The Islands on the Manatee River is a waterfront community—a boating community—but it is also a community of residents who share a deep appreciation for the pristine natural beauty of the surroundings and the active, luxury lifestyle available here. Among the professionals, local business owners and retirees who call this community home, many are avid boaters who take full advantage of their private backyard docks, marina parks and the community dock of The River Lodge, the development’s central meeting and recreation spot, in order to explore the calm waters of the Manatee River or the open expanse of the Gulf of Mexico. Others are drawn to the opportunities afforded by the peaceful setting of The Islands, such as exploring the community’s network of walking paths, bird-watching, and nature photography. Sports enthusiasts will delight in area golf courses, tennis courts and an abundance of recreational amenities.
Rio Vista Estates
The prestigious neighborhood of Rio Vista Estates features 65 homesites, all waterfront. This unique neighborhood combines nature’s beauty with homes of architectural distinction. As you pass through a private passive gated entry, tumbled clay brick streets greet you as you wind your way to Channelside Lagoon. The largest estate sized homesites are located directly on the Manatee River with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Estate homesites on the Central Harbor have direct access to the Manatee River and are all pre-approved for boat docks. Three new models, directly on the Manatee River, are being constructed by the area’s most sought after custom home builders. These skilled professionals can build your dream home, custom-suited for your Rio Vista homesite.
Harborside at The Islands
Forty-six waterfront estate lots comprise the gated enclave of Harbourside within The Islands, all are waterfront and approximately half an acre or more in size. Two marina parks within the neighborhood also harmonize beautifully with the natural surroundings and provide boating slips for our lakefront lots. Community planners Cooper Johnson Smith Architects designed Harbourside and oversee adherence to its architectural guidelines, which encourage the community’s preferred builders to offer homes in varying shades of white, with metal and barrel tile roofs, tasteful tropical plantings, and distinctive architectural details. The homes feature Spanish Colonial, traditional or modern British West Indies designs. Harbor estate lots are currently for sale. Choose between the seasoned luxury custom home builders which are Arthur Rutenberg, John Cannon Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes to create your dream home at Harbourside.
The Islands neighborhood consists of a unique selection of 67 estate lots located on the Manatee River, East Harbor and Preserves. Estate lots range from a half acre to over three quarters of an acre in size. For those who prefer not to live on the water, The Islands has a large selection of Preserve lots nestled in a bucolic natural setting. Homes in the Mediterranean, Tuscan, West Indies and Old Spanish style can be found in this beautiful and scenic neighborhood. The River Lodge, a community gathering place exclusive to residents of The Islands, along with the Riverfront Park and community boat ramp are also located in The Islands. Adjacent to The Islands, the Fort Hamer Park and the new Hidden Harbor Park provide additional first-class facilities for boaters, fishermen and residents that just want to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful stretch of the river.
The River Lodge – An Exclusive Gathering Place
Residents enter The Islands on the Manatee River from the Fort Hamer Bridge via the community’s gated entry. Amenities include the waterfront River Lodge, where residents and their guests can gather to eat, drink, play games and watch collegiate rowing teams training on the river. In addition to a community dock and launch, the facility includes an inviting great room with a grand fireplace, a bar area, large-screen televisions, card tables, and a catering kitchen. An outdoor fire pit, barbecue areas and seating are provided for picnickers, as well. An expansive covered patio with an outdoor kitchen and a large deck area provides for watching relaxing sunrises. The business center at The River Lodge is equipped with WiFi, computer access, newspapers and magazines, and the fitness center offers cardio and weight-training equipment with a terrific view of the river. Residents of The Islands also have a choice of memberships in several private nearby country clubs that feature golf courses, tennis courts, fitness facilities and more.
The Islands – Waterfront Community Site Plan
The Islands is nestled in a natural setting along the historic Manatee River on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
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Waterfront and Preserve Real Estate Pricing House and Homesite Packages From The $800's.
The Islands on the Manatee River has two neighborhoods of luxury residences and estate lots. The following is a listing of available estate lots and pricing in Rive Isle and Harbourside.
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