When you are looking for a custom home and real estate in paradise, Port Royal, Florida is a superb choice. BCB Homes, based in Naples, builds and remodels custom homes in prestigious neighborhoods from Marco Island to Sarasota, and will exceed your expectations.
BCB Homes has been building and remodeling luxury waterfront and estate homes in Southwest Florida for nearly 30 years. Our homes are built by tradesmen who are dedicated to their craft. Since 1993, homebuyers have turned to our award-winning team with confidence for their construction needs.
When looking for waterfront homes in Southwest Florida, it’s important to partner with an experienced coastal builder like BCB Homes. Waterfront construction is different than building homes elsewhere.
We specialize in protecting the homes we build against water intrusion, and we never skip a step when it comes to installing high-performance, air-tight windows and doors, weatherproofing, and other processes that will safeguard your waterfront home.
Why Choose Port Royal?
Port Royal, Florida, named for the 17th century port city in Jamaica, West Indies, that was infamous for its buccaneers and their lavish displays of wealth, is one of the most prestigious luxury communities in Naples. The beachfront estate homes here command the highest prices for waterfront property along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The exclusive community is comprised of estate-sized residences located on beautiful waterfront lots with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Ten Thousand Islands. The yacht basin accommodates yachts from 20 to over 100 feet.
Residents enjoy the finest private club experience at the Port Royal Club, which offers a pristine manicured beach, fine beachfront dining, a full calendar of entertainment and social events, world-class exercise facilities, a full-service spa, and exceptional tennis facilities.
Expert Tips on Buying a Waterfront Home
One of the exceptional benefits of a waterfront home is the overall beauty of the surrounding scenery. However, like any other investment property, there are several issues you should be aware of when purchasing a waterfront home.
Know the Risks
Waterfront homes typically take more abuse from the elements as a result of their exposure to weather and storms. When you live on the beach, you can expect to deal with corrosion issues from salt air. And wind and storm surge are issues in hurricane prone areas. Ask the neighbors about their experiences in recent hurricanes. Insurance policies on waterfront homes can be more expensive than on other properties because of these unique challenges.
Be Aware of Restrictions and Limitations
It’s important to know that improving a waterfront home may be highly restricted. Many communities limit the way a home can be remodeled, expanded, or rebuilt. Limits include the materials that can be used, the size of the footprint, the distance of the home’s setback from the water, and more. There may also be specific requirements for piers, docks, and seawalls. Carefully review the community’s use restrictions to feel confident with your purchase.
Do Your Homework in Advance
Many waterfront homes are located on canals with ocean access. Some of those canals have fixed bridges that restrict access to the Intracoastal waterways. If you own or intend to own a boat, you will want to consider the height of your vessel as well as the depth of the canals surrounding the home. Do your homework to ensure that you will be a happy waterfront homeowner.
Having a waterfront home in Port Royal is a lifelong dream for most people, but purchasing waterfront property is often more complicated than buying traditional real estate. Call BCB Homes in Naples, FL at (239) 643-1004 to bring your dream home to life.