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Create Your Custom Outdoor Living Space To Enjoy Florida's Beautiful Weather

August 13, 2018

One of the biggest benefits to living in Florida is the beautiful weather we experience year-round. Warm winters and hot summers mean you can take advantage of Florida's outdoor living spaces with family and friends year round.So, it’s no surprise that most wish to take advantage of the weather as much as possible.  When creating your custom luxury home at The Islands consider creating a welcoming and accommodating outdoor living space so you can enjoy the beautiful weather and the breathtaking scenery.

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The Perks of Living in a Waterfront Home

August 10, 2018

Homes on Florida's Gulf Coast are widely known for being excellent second home investments. Of course, the vacation home that you choose will depend on your own specific needs and interests. Homes on Florida's Gulf Coast have numerous amenities that cater to a wide variety of vacation needs. Do you like to spend time outdoors? Do you like being on the water? Gulf Coast developments like the Islands on the Manatee River provide their residents with everything from fishing and views of wildlife to luxuries like a golf course along with access to some of Florida's most beautiful beaches.

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One of the main benefits of owning a vacation home is the freedom to customize your vacation in your preferred location, but what about waterfront homes specifically; what benefits do they provide? Consider the following:

They are Calm and Peaceful
When you have no neighbors on the side of your property that faces the water, it can help your vacation retreat to feel more secluded and more private while also providing spectacular views of the open water. The Manatee River’s tranquil atmosphere can bring a sense of calm to enhance your relaxation.

They Provide Numerous Water Sports Options
Being surrounded by water opens up a variety of water-oriented summertime activities. For example, boating, kayaking and fishing are all popular pastimes on the Manatee River. Fun on the water is not only enjoyable in itself, it also presents excellent opportunities to meet and bond with your neighbors. Additionally, if you own a boat, you may have the option of docking it nearby, even in your own backyard, so that you have easy access to it whenever you want. If you are not interested in water sports, you can enjoy other outdoor pastimes like golf. Along with enjoying the outdoors, you have the opportunity to experience the culture and nightlife in the nearby coastal cities.

They Can be Financially Rewarding
Waterfront homes also offer benefits in terms of their investment value. There are a limited number of properties available on the waterfront, which means that your vacation home will retain its value over a longer period than properties further away from the water. Along with its excellent resale value, a waterfront home can be an excellent rental opportunity. People want to rent waterfront homes for the same reasons that you want to own one, because they offer an excellent place to relax.

Even if you have no desire to rent your property out, it can still provide you with a great place to have guests in from out of town.The fact is that there are very few disadvantages to owning waterfront property. Investing in the right home can ensure your family's enjoyment for years to come and can prove a worthwhile investment for your financial future.

To learn more about why a waterfront home could be right for you, visit our blog or contact us today!

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How The Islands on the Manatee River Can Fit Your Needs

August 6, 2018

If you have always dreamed of waterfront living with a view of the gorgeous Manatee River, The Islands is the place to be. Located conveniently just to the east of I-75 and immediately next to the Fort Hamer Bridge, The Islands is the perfect community for you to spend your retirement days, or to raise your family.

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Choosing the Right Custom Luxury Builder for Your New Waterfront Home

August 3, 2018

You found the perfect location for your new custom home, at The Islands on the Manatee River, now you need to find the perfect builder.  There are many custom home builders here in Southwest Florida, and The Islands on the Manatee River has hand selected 3 of the top custom builders in the area, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, John Cannon Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes.  Because building your luxury home will be one of the largest investments that you make, it’s natural that you want to find the right fit for your needs. Below are some things to consider when choosing a custom home builder. 

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Sarasota's Vibrant Culture

August 1, 2018

Sarasota is your slice of Florida paradise. This south-central Florida location is close to perfect. Here you can enjoy year-round events and activities, sample some of the most delicious restaurants with the freshest seafood, and you are minutes away from the world-famous, white sand Gulf beaches. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of big city conveniences with small town living, you’ve come to the right place.

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Award Wining Builders at The Islands on the Manatee River

July 27, 2018

The Islands on the Manatee River is a private waterfront community that brings together three of the biggest names in southern homebuilding to provide you with a tremendous selection of luxury home designs. You will find several different aesthetic styles highlighted by the likes of Arthur Rutenburg, John Cannon and Lee Wetherington Homes. Each designer has a unique background that influences their designs and makes them truly one of a kind.

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5 Reasons why People Retire in Sarasota, Florida

July 25, 2018

Are you looking at Florida communities and wondering where to retire? Sarasota should be at the top of your list. Sarasota is one of the Sunshine State communities that have become popular with retirees, and for good reason. This town on the state's west coast has a population of a little over 53,000 residents and offers cultural diversity along with a variety of activities and gorgeous home options to fit your Florida retirement lifestyle. Below are five reasons to consider retiring to Sarasota:

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Best Water Activities in the Sarasota and Bradenton Area

July 23, 2018

The Sarasota area is a great place for you to escape and relax, hang out on the beach, and enjoy a peaceful vacation… or staycation! However, if you are interested in doing more than just kicking back, you are in good company. From parasailing and kayaking to fishing and boating, the number of water activities means there is something for everyone:

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Entertaining is made easy with these Custom Outdoor living areas

July 20, 2018

Escape in your own backyard at The Islands on the Manatee River with these breathtaking outdoor living areas. Perfect for entertaining or just kicking your feet up, these custom patio designs are a must see by our preferred builders, John Cannon Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes.

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