Have you considered living in Boca Grande, Florida? BCB Homes is the best custom home builder for luxury waterfront and estate homes on Gasparilla Island, where contemporary tropical architecture mixes with Mediterranean, coastal chic, and old-Florida style homes.
BCB Homes is the largest custom home builder in Naples, Florida and is known for our innovative construction methods, unparalleled quality and custom home building expertise. We build and remodel the most impressive custom waterfront and estate homes in Southwest Florida.
Founded nearly 30 years ago by a group of second-generation builders who set out to raise the building standards in Southwest Florida, BCB Homes builds quality and livability into every home and provides clients with access to resource-saving shortcuts.
We also offer spacious estate lots in Boca Grande’s Hill Tide Estates, the “Jewel of Boca Grande,” which is magnificently positioned along the shores of Boca Grande Pass. The luxury coastal home sites have panoramic seascapes that are unmatched anywhere on the island, and feature picture-perfect views of the Gulf of Mexico, Boca Grande Pass, and Charlotte Harbor.
Life in Boca Grande
Boca Grande is the main attraction on Gasparilla Island, located off the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida and northwest of Fort Myers. From the moment you cross over the Gasparilla Island bridge, you begin to appreciate the alluring charm and privacy of this small residential community.
Its name (Spanish for “Big Mouth”) comes from the mouth of the waterway, called Boca Grande Pass, at the southern tip of the island, which is over a mile wide and up to 86 feet deep. The island was named for Jose Gaspar, an infamous pirate who is said to have stored his plundered loot in the area.
The island’s first small hotel, the Hotel Boca Grande, opened in 1911. Sunday trains brought visitors for a day at the beach, and some of them purchased property on the island and built homes.
Enlarged in 1913, the hotel became an elegant world-class resort. Renamed the Gasparilla Inn, it doubled in size again a few years later, when the island became a major vacation destination for wealthy northerners. Today, the Gasparilla Inn & Club is one of the largest surviving resort hotels in Florida and a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Residents of Boca Grande enjoy a historic downtown area, azure waters, and seven miles of sugar sand beaches, while recreational fishermen from around the world come are attracted to the area for the thousands of tarpon that converge in Boca Grande Pass, the deepest natural inlet on the Gulf of Mexico, from April through August.
As you look for the best custom home builder in Boca Grande, Florida, consider BCB Homes. We have a reputation for building impeccably crafted luxury homes. Call us at (239) 643-1004 to explore our capabilities.