- Grand Clubhouse
- Swimming & Tennis
- Kayak/Canoe Launch
- Fitness Center
Corkscrew Shores: …Come, Possess these shores with me; The winds and seas are troublesome, but here we may be free. – from Ullysses and The Siren by Samuel Daniel
The Coming Soon at Corkscrew Shores
Two masters in the business of master-planned developments are collaborating on the creation of new luxury community which is not only certain to enhance their already esteemed legacy in Southwest Florida, but is also sure to entice home buyers seeking quality in both architecture and lifestyle amenities. Corkscrew Shores is a new offering by the pioneering developers at Cameratta Companies and craftsmen from Pulte Homes (an enterprise that has earned more national awards for customer satisfaction over any other builder in their industry). Located on Corkscrew Road in Estero (only some three minutes east of the access on to Interstate 75), Corkscrew Shores encompasses more than 720 acres of space graced by green preserves and a glistening lake. And that’s an honest-to-goodness LAKE, not a retention pond or drainage ditch described as a lake, no. In this instance, given its dimensions of more than 240 acres, the lake adoringly complements almost a third of the entire property. Yet, for those who decide to reside in this community of single-family homes, lake-front living is only one of the luxuries.
Cameratta Companies and Pulte Homes are acclaimed for incorporating amenities that cater to a variety of active lifestyles. One need only consider the quality inherent among previous developments such as The Preserve at Corkscrew, or The Quarry, or Twin Eagles in Naples; these and numerous other projects spurred to life by this team have earned recognition as some of the most highly sought after sites for homebuyers, not just because of the architectural integrity and beauty of their environments, but because of the attention-to-detail in the delivery of recreational activities and neighborhood features which make living within these communities so phenomenal. Corkscrew Shores will be no different in that regard, but make no mistake, it will be complemented with some characteristics one couldn’t find elsewhere. For example, that massive marvelous lake will be stocked with sport fish and complemented with decks beckoning anglers of all ages. There will also a small marina for docking kayaks and canoes, after all, sometimes it isn’t enough to just be beside the water … you gotta be ON THE WATER! Landlubbers may prefer to hike along several miles of walking trails that will run throughout the community or simply lounge beside the outside fire pit which is perfect for intimate encounters under the stars during winter nights. Of course, winters in Southwest Florida seldom get that cold; fires are relied-on more for the imparting of ambiance and mood, rather than providing of warmth, either way… you’re going to love it.
The Grand Possibilities
Additional plans call for the creation of a grand clubhouse which will not only offer a community kitchen and ample space for all manner of society gatherings, but will also come with a state-of-the-art fitness center and aerobics/yoga studio. Beyond the clubhouse, residents will revel in the resort-style swimming pool and spa. Corkscrew Shores will also be complemented with a sports field, tennis courts, pickle ball courts and bocce ball courts. After working-up a thirst, residents can step over to the Captain’s Club which will sport a full service bar. It will be a great to make a toast in celebration of all that life has to offer at Corkscrew Shores. Of course, what significantly adds to the exceptionality of this community is the greater community that surrounds it. When it comes to location, residents of Corkscrew Shores can indulge in a quality of connectivity for which few communities can compete. To put that in perspective, consider the fact that given its central location between Naples and Fort Myers, as well as its proximity to the main corridors of Highway 41 and Interstate 75 (not to mention Southwest Florida International Airport) residents of Corkscrew Shores can readily travel to all points north, south and beyond. Then again, one might not necessarily want to travel too far. As it stands, so many of the places that so many want to go just happen to be in the immediate vicinity of the community.
For those who delight in designer shopping and fine dining, Corkscrew Shores is appreciably close to Southwest Florida’s finest destinations. From Gulf Coast Town Center and Coconut Point Mall to Miromar Outlets (a stone’s throw from this gated-community), residents have some five hundred of the world’s leading brand names in fashion, jewelry, home goods and more, as well as leading restaurants, which can all be accessed in mere minutes. Of course, some may prefer to collect shells as opposed to shelling-it-out at upscale shops. Fortunately, Corkscrew Shores is only a short drive from a few beaches which are not only respected as the most beautiful in our region, but are also nationally renowned. Should one desire to do the celebrated “Scoop” on the shores of Sanibel Island, or revel in a romantic interlude along the sands of Lover’s Key, or dip a dainty toe into the glam Gulf waters along Barefoot Beach, these and others are only a short distance away. In terms of outdoor retreats, Corkscrew Shores is also exceedingly close to a nature excursion like none other offered in the region. The Estero River is a gentle, winding waterway that flows west from Estero before spilling into the estuary waters of Estero Bay. These waters are an excellent place to kayak or go birdwatching, or go fishing, or simply escape among the mangroves. The scenic splendor is truly special.
There’s yet more to cheer for, especially for sport fans. Whether one is drawn to professional hockey, arena football or NCAA basketball, venues such as Germain Arena and Alico Arena are also only a few minutes from the community. For baseball fans, the ball diamonds at Jet Blue Stadium or Hammond Stadium respectively serve as homes-away-from-home for the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. These venues are only some 15 minutes from Corkscrew Shores. And though baseball takes a spotlight each spring, every season is spectacular for golf. Southwest Florida, with its per capita composite of public and private holes, is heralded as “The Golf Capital of the World,” but Estero is the indisputable epicenter of all that activity. Several of the greatest offerings in golf are just a few minutes from Corkscrew Shores. These include: Old Corkscrew, the region’s only stand-alone Jack Nicklaus Signature Course; Stoneybrook, at 3,753 yards, is one of the region’s longest courses; and Wildcat Run, an Arnold Palmer course that the legendary champion once suggested as among “the best” in the Southeastern United States.
There’s still more that is conveniently close to Corkscrew Shores. For aficionados of arts and culture, Germain Arena routinely hosts concerts and other events. Nationally recognized singing sensations and stage productions are also hosted at nearby Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center. Families will appreciate the connectivity to nearby schools, not only at elementary and high school level, but also higher institutions of learning like Florida Southwestern State College or Florida Gulf Coast University, only minutes from Corkscrew Shores. Likewise, there are churches, healthcare and a range of other professional service providers all within the proximity to Corkscrew Shores. Location, location, location is yet another of life’s luxuries at Corkscrew Shores.
As for affordability, potential home buyers will be able to select from eleven different floor plans which will be available in varying elevations. This will enable buyers to more effectively choose a plan that is not only suited for their lifestyle requirements, but also their budget. The single-family homes can range in size from 1,289 square-feet to more than 3,348 square-feet; at prices ranging from $243,990 to $481,990 (payments starting at approximately $1,325 per month). Regardless of the determined home design, Pulte Homes will deploy a range of their “life-tested” innovations that add certain finesse to the functionality of the home. The structured plumbing systems help mitigate risk of leaks from using fewer fewer connections, but also help ensure faster delivery of hot water to where it is needed is such a way as to prevent typical noise of water-flow throughout the home. The windows are constructed with special sill pans and flashing to help prevent leaks and keeps walls dry, and are then installed with high-performance caulking that aids in keeping the winter cold or summer heat outside. They also rely on a “HouseWrap” material known as “TYPAR” which serves as something of a raincoat for the home; protecting the structure from moisture as well as the elements. These and other innovations enable Pulte Homes to function 30% more energy efficient than average existing homes, which essentially allows homeowners to save on utility costs. As for design aesthetics, Pulte has specialized in creating homes that allow for greater storage space, improved access and enhanced comfort in high traffic areas of a home, and the building of private areas, spaces that ultimately allow homeowners to have a quiet retreat unto themselves, separate from other areas of the home where the family typically gathers. Corkscrew Shores will reflect Pulte’s long standing legacy in advancing superior construction standards that culminate in homes which are not only architecturally beautiful, solid and secure, but also fabulously functional.
From the quality and affordability of the homes to the range of community amenities that combine with its outstanding location and lakefront setting, one can anticipate that Corkscrew Shores will be greeted by great waves of interest. At present, there are awesome pre-construction opportunities, but you best believe these will wash-out with the coming tide. For those hoping to secure a sensational home site in Southwest Florida, it would be wise to stay mindful of ancient advice imparted by Virgil – “Hug the shores!”