Many of Florida Lifestyle Homes' properties offer waterfront living with beautiful views, such as the Key Largo at Naples Reserve, shown here.


While the Sunshine State’s weather continues to be a top draw for new home buyers, the preference for waterfront living ranks at the top of their wishlist, real estate professionals say. With that in mind, luxury home builder Florida Lifestyle Homes has waterfront options in locations across Southwest Florida.

“The number of registered boats in Florida continues to increase, and for boaters, waterfront access has always been a priority,” said Bill Ennen, president and founder of Florida Lifestyle Homes. “In addition to the recreational activities that waterfront living provides, there is also the appeal of a serene water view, the enhanced privacy, and the enjoyment of Florida’s rich wildlife population. Water frontage creates a very special environment for the homeowner.”

With that in mind, Florida Lifestyle Homes offers homes with lakefront living as well as homes with Gulf and river access.

“Part of the appeal of our newest model at Naples Reserve, the Sunset Key, is its location on one of the community’s smaller, serene lakes with a beautiful eastern exposure,” said Kelley Reischl, sales professional with Florida Lifestyle Homes. Naples Reserve is a 688-acre master-planned community off U.S 41, east of Collier Boulevard. “The Sunset Key offers a tranquil setting reflective of the natural surroundings within Naples Reserve. At the same time, owners may enjoy all of the amenities of the community, including the 125-acre recreational lake with opportunities for boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and sailing.”

Now under construction, the Sunset Key includes three bedrooms plus a den, three full baths and a half bath in 3,090 square feet of air-conditioned living area. From the double-door entry, visitors will enter the impressive great room and enjoy the views to the pool and lake beyond. A sliding glass “zero-corner” opens the entire great room to the lanai, expanding space for entertaining to include indoor and outdoor areas.

The Sunset Key is priced at $1,395,000 fully furnished. Completion is anticipated by March 2019. While the new model is under construction, buyers may tour the company’s current model at Naples Reserve, the Key Largo. For more information or to arrange a private tour, contact Kelley Reischl, Florida Lifestyle Homes, 239-919-4040

Florida Lifestyle Homes’ capability to create a completely custom design to meet the buyer’s individual needs expands the opportunities to achieve that perfect waterfront property, Ennen notes.

“We have large estate homesites available in the private boating riverfront community of Caloosa Preserve,” Ennen said. “Caloosa Preserve is a secluded, gated community along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River. There is a private state-of-the-art boat ramp and dock space. Residents may also enjoy a nature trail and park.”

Florida Lifestyle Homes’ unique ‘tear down and build new’ program also gives buyers the option of taking advantage of waterfront home sites in the area’s most desirable established neighborhoods, Ennen said. “Our in-house architectural designer works with our clients to create a home that is exclusively their own, from the initial floor plan to every finishing detail.”

The option for a custom build is also available at Babcock Ranch, a new eco-centric town being developed in Charlotte County east of Fort Myers off State Road 31.

“Babcock Ranch has recently released a selection of premium home sites on Lake Babcock, the largest lake in the community with 250 acres,” said Michael Knoerlein, sales professional with Florida Lifestyle Homes. “These are spacious, 70-foot wide sites, perfectly suited for a custom lakefront home.”

Homeowners may enjoy a variety of activities on the lake ranging from electric boat tours to canoeing and kayaking to casting a line from the community’s fishing dock.

Knoerlein noted that buyers may see the quality construction, craftsmanship, and attention to detail that is characteristic of Florida Lifestyle Homes at the company’s current models at Babcock Ranch. For information about Florida Lifestyle Homes opportunities at Babcock Ranch, contact Lori Hilding, at 941-228-7146 or email

“For the fishing and boating enthusiast, we offer something unique at Cape Harbour,” Ennen said. Cape Harbour is a luxury community in Cape Coral with deep-water access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. “We have created the ‘Funky Fish Houses’ of Cape Harbour, Cape Harbour’s newest residential neighborhood.”

The neighborhood incorporates 19 single-family, one-of-a-kind waterfront Key West style beach cottages. Owners have access to all of the Cape Harbour amenities, including shopping at The Promenade and Marina Boutiques, dining and socializing waterside, relaxing by the beautiful resort-style pool or entertaining friends at The Clubhouse.

“Whether a buyer is a boater looking for access to Florida’s waterways or a nature enthusiast who simply wants the enjoyment of water views, Florida Lifestyle Homes offers options throughout the area,” Ennen said.

For information about Florida Lifestyle Homes, visit Founded in 1993 by Bill Ennen, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Inc. is located at 14311 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 101, Fort Myers, FL 33912.

Florida Lifestyle Homes, Inc. is a preferred builder within Southwest Florida’s premier luxury communities, including Quail West, Naples Reserve and Treviso Bay in Naples, West Bay Beach & Golf Club in Estero, and Cape Harbour in Cape Coral as well as Babcock Ranch in south Charlotte County. The company also has large estate homesites available in the private boating riverfront community of Caloosa Preserve and builds custom homes on owners’ lots throughout Southwest Florida.

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