Luxury Waterfront Villa Mixes Old World Charm with Modern Convenience

Miromar Lakes, FL (April 27, 2016) – Nestled along a cobblestone street lightly shaded by royal poinciana trees, the newest single-family luxury waterfront villa in Portofino at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club evokes a charming Old World ambiance enhanced with the modern luxury of maintenance-free living.

The fully furnished Benita model home, now under construction by London Bay Homes, is nearing completion and will soon be open for viewing. The Benita features three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a den and a two-car garage with an open floorplan emphasizing a connection between indoor and al fresco living spaces.

“Our homes in Portofino are characterized by unique style and comfort that blend seamlessly with the neighborhood’s serene natural surroundings,” said Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes. “Miromar Lakes provides our clients with the best lifestyle available in Southwest Florida, and Portofino is the epitome of gracious living.”

Portofino is an enclave of only 20 luxury villas set among cobblestone streetscapes with sparkling fountains and impressive stonework. Crafted in a distinctive Mediterranean style, the architecture features custom iron double-entry doors and terracotta barrel roof tile against clean white stucco exteriors. Residents can enjoy the size, comfort and privacy of an entire house, yet feel secure when they leave for any length of time, knowing that the exterior, landscaping and swimming pool are automatically looked after in their absence.

Encompassing a total of 4,328 square feet with 3,102 square feet under air, the Benita represents a casual, carefree Florida lifestyle. The focal point of the design is a great room with both formal and casual gathering spaces, including a living room, separate dining room, and a large family room combined with expansive outdoor living areas that provide ample space for family get-togethers and entertaining. The home wraps around the outdoor living space with double-door access in the master suite and sliding glass doors that pocket and recess in the living room, kitchen and family room. The Benita also enjoys expansive water views with the option for a private backyard boat dock allowing direct access to the 700-acre freshwater lake.

Impressive features within the home include a gourmet kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and a freestanding island. The master suite includes his-and-her closets and a master bathroom with a freestanding tub, a double-entry shower with a frameless glass enclosure, and his-and-her vanities. In addition, London Bay Homes offers a special optional luxury package which incorporates elegant crown molding throughout all living and bedroom areas, beautiful wood flooring in the den, wood-stained cabinetry throughout the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room, and a custom oversized pool deck with a raised spa. An alternate master suite layout, variations on indoor kitchen island configurations, an outdoor kitchen and a three-car garage are also possible.

Portofino is located on The Peninsula, just a short walk from the Marina, which includes bocce courts, a fitness trail, a gathering place with a fire pit, and entertainment shade pavilions. A parterre garden leads to a round-about featuring the kinetic sculpture, “Dare to Be.”

Homes in Portofino range from 3,694 to 5,481 total square feet with 2,975 to 4,286 square feet under air and are priced from $1.9 million, including the homesite. Eleven homesites have already been sold; six waterfront homesites are currently available for purchase.

London Bay Homes has been a leader in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than two decades. Named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine in 2008, London Bay Homes builds custom homes in some of the most exclusive neighborhoods and communities from Marco Island to Sarasota.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has received more than 150 local, regional, national and international awards including the Gold Award for #1 Community in the United States from the National Association of Home Builders and #1 Clubhouse in the United States.  Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is the only community in the state of Florida to have won this prestigious award in the history of the NAHB National Awards program.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club offers a 700-acre freshwater lake for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and other water sports, three miles of private white sand beach, European-style spa with full-service salon, fitness center with personal training studio and aerobics room, 10,000-square-foot zero-edge pool, two marinas, seven Har-Tru tennis courts, three restaurants and a dynamic social scene, all within one luxurious location.  Other amenities include concierge services and marine services. For the avid golfer, Miromar Lakes Golf Club has the only Arthur Hills “Signature” Championship Golf Course in Southwest Florida, a 2015 Golfweek’s Best Residential Course of Distinction.

For further information about Portofino or the many other residential properties available at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, contact the Sales Center at Miromar Lakes at (239) 425-2340 or (877) 809-9444, or visit