A hidden gem of waterfront homes located in south Lee County, Tahitian Shores is a small enclave of just 75 residences with most properties boasting instant boat access to the Caloosahatchee River.
This quiet neighborhood was established in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and there are some smaller, original homes that remain. But in more recent years, some buyers have opted to replace the structure on their lots with stately new homes that are much larger and more modern.
Waterfront access in Florida is a primary reason the sunshine state is attracting so many residents, and buyers in Tahitian Shores understand that boating access to the river, barrier islands and the Gulf of Mexico will never go out of style.
Tahitian Shores is nestled off Iona Road, which is accessed via McGregor Boulevard about 2 miles to the east. Tahitian Drive leads into the neighborhood, which was perfectly planned in cul-de-sac roads located on 3 peninsulas that are separated by Gulf-access canals.
Tahitian Shores is perfectly located just minutes from charming Sanibel and Captiva Islands, either by car or boat.
Tahitian Shores Real Estate
The passion for life on the water propels the housing market in Tahitian Shores with even the original homes retaining impressive values.
A direct Gulf access home with 3-bedrooms, 2-baths and 1,290 square feet of living area is situated on a ¼ acre homesite. The home is on a quiet cul-de-sac, as are most homes here, and is being marketed for $628,000. It was built in 1960.
Another waterfront property featuring 3-bedrooms, 3-baths and 1,791 square feet boasts a private dock with a 10,000-pound boat lift right outside your back door. The home was built in 1984 and has undergone many updates in the kitchen and baths. It is being offered at $649,000.
Some owners here have created newer, much grander homes to take advantage of the rare waterfront access of their homesite. Homes on the northern side of Bahia Court are located directly on the Caloosahatchee River with deeper water access than most other area properties.
A 5-bedroom, 4-bath home with just over 4,000 square feet of living area is on an oversized homesite. The residence features a travertine pool deck, private dock and boat lift and truly stunning riverfront vistas. The property’s current estimated value is approximately $1,121,900.
There are no condominiums, deed restrictions or Homeowners Association, (HOA), fees within Tahitian Shores.
Tahitian Shores Amenities
As you may imagine, having your boat just steps from your back door and being able to access the river and beyond is a mariner’s dream, and Tahitian Shores is a prime example of true waterfront living.
The privacy within Tahitian Shores is enhanced by the one-road access into the neighborhood, creating an exclusive, quiet ambiance.
Because of the fingers of land that are home to most residences here, many homesites are corner, “pie-shaped” lots, with land area of ¼ to slightly more than ½ acre. This adds to the secluded feel of this waterfront community.
Tahitian Shores Surrounding Area
Even for the non-boater, Tahitian Shores is an ideal location to call home, offering convenient access to many area businesses, professional services and entertainment opportunities.
The sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, charming Sanibel Island and the other barrier islands of the Lee Island Coast are just minutes away by car.
Satisfy your shopping urge at the popular Sanibel Outlets, home to retailers like Banana Republic Factory Store, GAP Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger and dozens more, just 5 minutes from Tahitian Shores.
There are dozens of local businesses within minutes of Tahitian Shores for errands like grocery shopping, getting your prescriptions filled, doctor’s appointments, banking and other financial transactions and just about any other retail business you’ll ever need.
Enjoy a spectacular night out with dinner at one of many local restaurants like Café Italia or The Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant, within a 10-minute drive from home.
Golfers enjoy the easy proximity to Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club and Shell Point Golf Course, both open to the public and each just a 10-minute drive away.
If your plans involve a trip, the Southwest Florida International Airport, also called RSW, is a 30-minute drive, and you can access Interstate I-75 just 25-minutes from Tahitian Shores.
Few people know about Tahitian Shores, and even fewer are fortunate enough to have made their home here in this secluded, desirable boater’s paradise.