Located in the quiet Iona area of south Fort Myers near the Caloosahatchee River, Colonial Shores is a hidden oasis of single-family homes perfect for families or those retiring to the Florida good life.
There are 171 homes here and the community was developed by Meritage Homes. With an ideal location near the end of Iona Road off historic McGregor Boulevard, Colonial Shores is just minutes from the famous Lee Island Coast and some of the state’s most beautiful beaches.
There is a variety of residential architecture styles within Colonial Shores, each with their own upscale curb appeal and attractive design. The Fort Myers gated community is built around 3 large lakes, offering many residents beautiful water views.
Colonial Shores Real Estate
Homes here range in size from approximately 1,800 to just over 4,000 square feet of living area, with prices from around $275,000 to the upper $700’s. The Homeowners Association, (HOA), fees are a very reasonable $895.00 per quarter.
A stately 3-bedroom plus den, 2-bath home with 2,292 square feet under air was built in 2004 and features a beautiful pool and lanai. New updates include stainless steel appliances, custom cedar kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops and an inviting, open floorplan. There is also a spa for relaxing and watching the sunset over the beautiful lake views. The property sold in 2021 for $520,000.
Another residence with 2,046 square feet of living area has 3-bedrooms, 2-baths and was also built in 2004. Appointments include gorgeous plantation shutters, large, screened lanai with custom pavers and a tropical lakefront setting. This home also boasts storm shutters and a remodeled master suite. The home sold in 2021 for $440,000.
Colonial Shores Amenities
Even though most homes here have their own private pool, residents also enjoy socializing at the neighborhood pavilion and pool, catching up and lounging on the oversized pool deck. The kids will love the playground while you take a refreshing dip.
Yet the most appealing aspect of living in Colonial Shores is the community’s premier location, close to everything yet tucked away far from any congestion or major roadways. Leave your gate-guarded, private entrance and go shopping at dozens of venues large and small, visit your doctor or bank or enjoy a meal out at several restaurants from family-casual to fine waterfront dining, all just minutes away by car.
Sun seekers will love the easy drive to the Gulf of Mexico beaches of Fort Myers Beach and charming Sanibel Island, each just a 15-minute drive from home.
Colonial Shores is a rare find in southwest Florida – the perfect, quiet residential enclave in an idyllic setting.