Archive for the ‘Boca Grande’ Category


9 Reasons Why There’s No Place Like Boca Grande

BocaGrande-DSC_5689 (2)Boca Grande is like a Floridian Brigadoon. It is as enchanting as it is distinctive, as untouched by time as it is by snow. And from my first visit to the island to every excursion that has followed, I’ve never been to a place that is more transformative.

This island is more like a mind-set than a destination. It’s as if the Boca Grande experience is the embodiment of those signs you see decorating vacation homes: “Gone fishing” or “Fuhgeddaboudit” or “On beach time.” (more…)

Discover Affordable Waterfront in Cape Haze….at least for now

Waterfront property is like a covered parking spot in Manhattan – all residents want one but only the very wealthy need apply. However, let it be known heretofore that there is affordable waterfront land available within Charlotte County and (like a Manhattan parking space) it is still close to everything.9300-Hialeah-Terrace-D5780222_14



Charlotte County: Leading Florida in Sale Price Increases

Englewood Homes for Sale

View Englewood Homes for Sale. A home for sale in Charlotte County where home prices have seen some impressive increases. (This home has sold.)

Interest in Charlotte County homes for sale is explosive. The Michael Saunders & Company Realtors in Englewood, Burnt Store, Boca Grande, and Punta Gorda have been witnessing an impressive increase in real estate activity. The following article, published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, outlines just how remarkable these gains are.

Charlotte enjoying a home-price bump


Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

After months of trailing the region in home price recovery, Charlotte County saw its residential prices roar past the entire state last month. (more…)

23 About Me – The Theatrics of Marybeth Tvaroch

23LogoIn continuing our series, “23 About Me,” the blog takes a turn southward to our Boca Grande office where Realtor Marybeth Tvaroch answered our introspective questions. Not only an expert in Boca Grande homes for sale, Marybeth could probably teach you how to do a two-step or even something about your own psychological preferences!  
Read on to learn what she enjoys – from dinner at South Beach to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Choose one: mountain hideaway, city penthouse or beach house?
Beach house in Del Mar, CA. City penthouse in Chicago and San Francisco. I am too much of an extrovert for the mountains, but I have stayed in a log cabin for a long weekend. (more…)

Gulf Coast Vacation: Hot Summer Deals on Rentals

MSCRentalGetaway Are you are feeling the enticement of white sands and waves … or the lure of lush, tropical golf courses under blue skies? Summer is an ideal time to find great values on rental properties. Michael Saunders & Company is announcing a number of deals during the summer months for island and golf get-a-ways that you won’t find anywhere else! Note Summer Rental Deals subject to change after the season.

  • Golf get-a-ways in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice & Englewood with weekly rentals from $97/night
  • Island get-a-ways on Longboat Key, Boca Grande & Palm Island with rare weekly rentals from $625/week (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – Gasparilla Island

One of several barrier islands extending along the Florida Gulf Coast, Gasparilla Island is a gorgeous destination located in southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Sarasota. The largest town on the island is Boca Grande, and the island is also the site of the Gasparilla Island State Park. Gasparilla Island is largely considered one of the most beautiful Barrier Islands on the Gulf Coast. The pace of life here is as relaxed as it is opulent, as this tranquil, seven-mile long island has no high-rises or traffic lights. (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – Little Gasparilla Island

Discover a relaxed way of life on Little Gasparilla Island. Photo courtesy of James Royce Photography.

Enjoy a perfect vacation destination with balmy breezes and dazzling sunsets. A barrier island located just north of Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla Island is where you will find peace and tranquility while engaging in your favorite water-based pastimes. This bridgeless tropical respite is a world away from the rush and hurried pace of the mainland, as there are no roads and no traffic. (more…)

Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to welcome Kevin Hyde to the Boca Grande office.

Kevin has a long history with Boca Grande. As far back as the early 1970s, while living in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, Kevin would come to the island with his family during tarpon season and stay at the Gasparilla Inn. In 1992, Kevin moved to Alaska with his young family. When they returned to Florida, he began his full-time real estate career working with clients in Boca Grande, Little Gasparilla Island, Palm Island, Manasota Key, Placida and the Cape Haze peninsula. Kevin loves Boca Grande and the dynamic nature of the real estate business.

A member of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Kevin was chosen one of the top 50 “Realtors on the Rise” in 2007 by Real Estate Magazine, winning for the high level of customer service and outstanding results that his clients and customers consistently rave about.

A specialist in luxury home sales, Kevin also belongs to the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and their Million Dollar Guild. He has also earned the title of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and has been Transnational Referral Certified since 2007 by the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations.

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