By day, the wide expanses of pristine beaches that extend the entire length of South Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island invite sun worshipers to unwind, take in the view, and enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
For the more active at heart, outdoor adventures of all kinds, including boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and shelling, are a prime attraction. In the early evening, residents and visitors gather on the beach to applaud the setting sun as it sinks into the horizon. Once the sun goes down, life on the island is all about moonlight walks on the beach, dining, and music. Suffice it to say that no matter the time of day, the living experience on South Fort Myers Beach is relaxed and presents a variety of choices for enjoying every facet of life.
Named for its panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay, and stunning sunsets, the Grandview at Bay Beach 11-story luxury high-rise being developed by London Bay within the gated Waterside neighborhood at Bay Beach on the southern tip of South Fort Myers Beach will offer residents the best of Southwest Florida’s internationally renowned lifestyle. Grandview will be the first condominium tower built in Fort Myers Beach since 2008 and the final tower in Waterside at Bay Beach. It is the only new high-rise tower in Southwest Florida offering walkable beach access. The building will feature 58 open-concept residences ranging from 2,400 to 2,900 square feet with three or four bedrooms, dens, three or three and a half bathrooms, and private elevator access. Each residence includes covered outdoor terraces oriented to the southeast, south, and southwest. All six of the residences on the top floor will be exclusive penthouses with 11-foot ceilings, and a private two-car garage per unit. In addition to its fully-amenitized ambiance, Grandview will offer a pet-friendly living environment with no weight restrictions. Pre-construction pricing for the residences at Grandview at Bay Beach starts in the $900s. Reservations are now being accepted.
“As we did our research and envisioned what the consummate Southwest Florida high-rise experience could be like, it became apparent early on that South Fort Myers Beach offered an ideal location for Grandview,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes. “Obviously, it was important to ensure the residences in our building offer excellent views of the water and Estero Island’s remarkable sunsets that are a magnet for people from all over the world. The beauty of the Grandview location is there are spectacular views in every direction. Every view corridor from the building has been designed to showcase either Estero Bay or the Gulf. The laid-back lifestyle of South Fort Myers Beach was equally important. Whether they’re full-time or part-time residents, or simply on vacation, people come to Southwest Florida for the beach, the boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and to enjoy the local restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and specialty stores. South Fort Myers Beach is a place that checked every box. We’re excited to know the residents of Grandview and their guests will enjoy a genuine Southwest Florida experience, as well as a beautifully designed coastal contemporary building with an up-to-date aesthetic and open-concept residences that are on trend, luxurious, and remarkably livable. It’s a wonderful combination.”
Like most of Southwest Florida, Estero Island and South Fort Myers Beach are best known for their emerald-toned waters and sugar white beaches. Unlike the coastal areas farther to the south, however, South Fort Myers Beach puts virtually every aspect of life at the Gulf at its residents’ doorsteps. In addition to fishing charters, dolphin or sunset cruises, and just relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches that are the community’s hallmark, nearby marinas will provide boating and fishing enthusiasts with docking and maintenance services while offering deep-water access to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Power boat, sailboat, and jet ski rentals are available. Kayakers enjoy the area’s backwaters and inlets lined with mangroves or traversing the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that weaves its way through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County. Lovers Key State Park is located two miles south of the Grandview site, and is known for its wildlife sightings, bird watching, shelling, and dog beach. Fort Myers Beach residents also enjoy taking in Southwest Florida’s magnificent sunsets while socializing at one of the community’s beachfront bars and restaurants.
South Fort Myers Beach is known for its mix of traditional Southwest Florida influences and newer, more up to date styles. That mix is reflected in the community’s shopping venues that include a selection of new boutiques and old-time markets to satisfy shoppers of every ilk. Restaurants ranging from casual, flip flops on the beach, to fine dining are located at Santini Plaza that is within walking distance of Grandview. The restaurant choices are as unique as the establishments’ names and the differences in their menu selections and ambiance. Savvy diners enjoy a taste of South Fort Myers Beach’s native seafood harvest that is fresh off the docks and delivered to local restaurants. After dinner, the evening can continue with the community’s vibrant music scene that includes performances by musicians at the bars and late-night restaurants that line the beach.
For those who prefer to enjoy the South Fort Myers Beach lifestyle closer to home, Grandview will feature an array of resort-inspired amenities that will encourage a vibrant social scene. Residents will host guests in two luxuriously appointed suites that offer privacy for visitors and access to the building’s amenities. Residents will also take advantage of the building’s fitness center that will feature strength and cardio equipment. The adjacent yoga studio will include a mirror wall, barre, and cushioned flooring for impact absorption. Men’s and women’s changing rooms have been elegantly envisioned with sleek stainless-steel fixtures and finishes, along with a shimmery wallcovering in a soft blue hue.
A floating staircase will gracefully curve from the first-floor lobby to Grandview’s second-floor amenities level, “The EL,” a reference to the tower’s brand tagline of “Elevated Waterfront Living.” A catering kitchen will be available to those enjoying the EL’s lanai and outdoor bar, while a series of covered and open-air gathering spaces with built-in seating, green spaces, floral displays, grills, and fire pits will encourage a connection with nature while maximizing outdoor views. An interior club room will include more intimate gathering areas as well, as a bar and fireplace. Grandview residents will also have access to the activities and amenities offered within Waterside, including a resort-style swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, walking and jogging paths adjacent, an expansive private open space, a fishing pier, beach access, and the nearby marinas.