The Cape Haze Peninsula is a quiet, little-known community, off the coastline, located southwest of Florida, between Sarasota Florida and Fort Myers. The peninsula includes the communities of Cape Haze, Boca Grande, Placida, Manastoa Key, Palm Island, Don Pedro Island, Gasparilla Island, Knight Island, Grove City and Englewood, Florida.
This area has the "old Florida" moniker and enjoys all the comforts of home without the jams of our biggest bigger communities. As its name indicates, the peninsula is surrounded by water and the place attracts sailors and fishermen, hikers and nature lovers. In any part of the peninsula, it is not just a few minutes from the Intrasan seaside promenade, the Gulf of Mexico, the port of Charlotte, the lemon, Gasparilla Sound or any of the tributaries.
There are numerous marinas, boat rental companies, state parks, boat ramps and hundreds of professional fishing guides to help the visitor enjoy the water. I recently rented a kayak at the Grand Tour for $ 25 for a two hour rental and I explored Coral Creek, which runs parallel to the Intra-coastal waterway to Rotonda.
I have visited many of the holiday rental communities and found that the vacation rental values are huge everywhere. Luxury condos along Placida Rd, which sold for $ 500,000 or more a few years ago, are already available as vacation rentals often for less than $ 500 a week and, in some cases, even less of $ 1,500 per month. These are Hacienda del Mar, The Hammocks, Cape Haze Resort, Boca Vista Harbor and Angler's Club. Apart from these resort-style condominiums, in the Rotonda community there are also large private-owned houses that include private pools.
The Cape Haze Resort is one of the favorites, as it offers luxury services such as an excellent pool and spa, tennis courts, a green area and surrounded by nature trails within walking distance of the waterway intra-coastal Anglo's Club de Boca Grande and the port of Boca Vista have spectacular views of Gasparilla Sound and are located next to the marina of Gasparilla and just half a mile from Boca Grande. Hacienda del Mar and The Hammocks have luxurious suites overlooking the Intra-coastal waterway and were designed as luxury private residences.