Coming to one of Southwest Florida’s last available stretches of waterfront are The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. Situated within 500 acres of lush lands and beside the natural beauty of the state’s first aquatic preserve of Estero Bay presents a rare opportunity in a sheltered oasis for the legendary brand, unlike any other. Uniting luxurious living and nature’s wonders, an architectural masterpiece of two towers will rise 22 stories.
The visionary behind this unparalleled property is London Bay Development Group, which announced today its foray into the market and sales commencement for the first tower, comprised of 112 distinguished condominium homes. Embracing a vision of creating unparalleled lifestyles in Southwest Florida’s premier locations, the company has built a legacy delivering luxury residences in prestigious coastal zip codes.
Nestled between Sanibel Island and Naples, Florida, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay will overlook endless water views and the Saltleaf Marina. Imagined by globally-acclaimed design firm Arquitectonica, the cascading façades are inspired by the undulation of the waterfront setting, integrating harmoniously into the surrounding topography. Allowing for maximized vistas from every residence, the buildings’ rounded form was purposefully crafted to frame the sky and capture natural light, from sunrise to sunset.
From the $2 millions, residences range from 2,628 to 3,885 square feet, and include two, three- and four-bedrooms. Homes will have a dedicated private elevator entry, unobstructed sunset views of the bay and spacious balconies that enhance outdoor livability, spanning up to 2,200 square feet. Each is available with a den, for flex use to serve all lifestyle needs, including an office, family room, or library. The Residences are slated to break ground by year’s end.
Airy and bright floorplans flow through a contemporary palette and timeless design. Homebuyers will have a selection of three finishes for both the kitchen and master bathroom in light, medium and dark tones. Storage will be abundant, with very generous bedroom closets and a private storage unit for each homeowner located on the resident’s floor.
A grand port cochere at the main entrance welcomes with stunning vistas of the coastal sanctuary, igniting instant tranquility upon arrival. With interiors by award-winning, New York design studio Meyer Davis, natural colors, raw textures and soft touches honor the essence of the Gulf Coast. These amplify the senses of this balanced ecosystem, both within the awe-inspiring property and beyond. Incorporating elements of the tropical haven, millwork will bring warmth, while exquisite, rare stones and luxury fabrics blend to exude the pinnacle of an elevated lifestyle.
Legendary Ritz-Carlton service and personal connections with residents will be apparent in all facets of ownership. High-touch concierge care will combine comfort and convenience with bespoke experiences, making everyday life seamless. From private training sessions and on-site pet grooming to the beauty salon and treatments in the spa, all desires are met.
A rich program of amenities speaks to all residents’ pastimes and passions, with 36,000 square feet of indoor offerings. For health enthusiasts, a Wellness Center with garden views offers fitness, a yoga and Pilates studio, a private training section, and locker rooms with steam and sauna. For children, dedicated kids and teen lounges will be welcomed distractions for parents, who may work in the boardroom or business center, or grab a snack at one of the many on-site dining options.
A centrally-located, 8,000-square-foot space on property caters to both memorable activities and downtime. As an evening ritual, enjoy sundown at the Sunset Lounge, gather with family or friends for an intimate dinner in the private dining room, or to catch a game at the Sports/News Café. And, entertainers can indulge at the wine and whiskey bar, host a game of poker in the card room, or head to the demonstration and catering kitchen, perfect for interactive cooking classes.
The serenity of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay’s outdoor oasis stimulates wellness as a centerpiece. Bask by the three pools for relaxation, or escape throughout the property to discover enchanting vegetation, with landscape design by EDSA. Floating pavilions are also awaiting at the expansive lagoon water feature, where residents can recharge or socialize with friends. Cabanas will be available for sale, optimizing seclusion and luxury leisure. Bocce courts promote a competitive match, while multiple firepits and barbeque stations make for group gatherings.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay. The property will be transformative in all of its attributes, from its immaculate design and amenities to its placemaking character, creating the most magnificent coastal lifestyle one can seek,” said Mark Wilson, CEO of London Bay Development Group. “The Ritz-Carlton is the quintessential brand for prestigious living, which will transcend luxury in Southwest Florida.”
Living in rare harmony with it all, neighborhood trails lead to beautiful destinations to explore nearby activities. Residents will be able to walk to the Saltleaf Marina, which is part of the new Saltleaf community underway, a master-planned coastal village with a championship golf course and experiences abound.
The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve affords a life around nature, nurtured by The Ritz-Carlton brand. Centuries-old mangroves, thriving oyster beds, and people-curious dolphins create a natural elegance that inspire the colors and textures of this habitat. Venture into the waters of the neighboring Estero Bay estuary, with beautiful trees that clean the air, protect the coast, and hold centuries of indigenous history. In a place with this much natural beauty, everyday life feels vibrant and healthy, inspiring deeper connections between people and the sea.
Kayak the bay, round up the family for a pop-up concert or a picnic on Sanibel or Captiva Islands. A short drive to Naples brings luxury shopping on Southwest Florida’s “Rodeo Drive,” or spend time in the nearby friendly town of Bonita Springs, with its sugar-white sand beaches, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Getting to The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay is easy, only 20 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, visit www.theresidencesesterobay.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay are not owned, sold or developed by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. or its affiliates (“The Ritz-Carlton”). LB Estero Bay Investments, LLC uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under a license from The Ritz-Carlton, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein.
This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: Introducing the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay