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Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc.

4020 S. Del Prado Blvd Ste B-2

Cape Coral, FL 33904

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Sand Castle Realty 239-603-6100

Daniel G. Starowicz, P.A.

and associates

239-603-6100

Toll Free 1-800-301-4341

International 00-1-239-603-6100

Skype: dan.starowicz

 

Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc.

4020 S. Del Prado Blvd Ste B-2

Cape Coral, FL 33904

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Dan@TopWaterfrontDeals.com

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Cape Coral Sailboat Access Canals.

PAGE 2 of Cape Coral Waterfront Guide section

The Cape Coral Yacht Club

Next up is the best known section of Cape Coral, the Yacht Club. (Located in the SE corner of the city). This was the very first section of the city to be built, with groundbreaking beginning on November 7th, 1957. Here you will find the Yacht Club community park which includes a small riverfront beach (634 feet of beachfront), a fishing pier with snack bar, barbecue grills, a city pool, tennis courts (5), racquetball courts (2), a boat ramp, and of course, a marina / yacht basin.

Yacht Basin info: Though most buyers in Cape Coral tend to want to park their boat directly behind their boat, a convenient alternative for large vessels or those visiting the area by boat is the Cape Coral Yacht Basin.  It is located at 5815 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL  33904, or near ICW marker 78[A], by boat. There are 89 wet slips (plus 4 transient slips), supporting up to 55 foot vessels.  Slip rentals are available daily, monthly or annually and there has indeed been available slips in recent times (especially in slower summer months).  Amenities here include fuel/diesel, bait, ice, restrooms with showers, laundry, pump out station and it is adjacent to the beach, pier, pool and all other Yacht Club amenities.  30 & 50 amp service is available. 5 foot draft.  Staff monitors channel 16 or call them at 239-574-0809 for more info, 8am-5pm daily.  Most recent rates: $9/ft + $35/m utilities on an annual basis. Monthly $12/ft + $35/m utilities.  Daily $2/ft + $3.50/day utilities. 

If you like, click on the image below to bring up (in a new pop-up window) an interactive aerial map to get a feel for this section of Cape Coral is like.

Cape Coral Yacht Club

Though this area is referred to as the ‘Yacht Club’ the name is a bit misleading.  Though there are various club type organizations here (ex: tennis & racquet clubs) the name really is just referring to the Southeastern most edge of the city. Properties falling into the area we refer to as the Yacht Club are easily identifiable by their street names.  Whereas most all other sections of the city use a numbering system (ex: 2007 SW 35th St), the Yacht Club addresses are easily identified as they almost all just end in ‘Court’ (ex: 5602 Delido Ct).  Also, so that you are aware: you do not have to be a member of a club or even a resident of the Yacht Club section of town to make use of these city facilities.  Some features (ex: the pool) charge nominal usage fees.

In addition to all these amenities, all waterfront homes in the Yacht Club are a very short run to the river.  And on top of that, many of these properties are direct sailboat access too. All this adds up to some of the more sought after land in the city.  It should come as no surprise that the combination of older homes plus valuable land has meant an increasing number of homes have been leveled to make way for modern new residences.  Some of the new homes in this area are significant, especially on the riverfront sites.  If you want to invest in waterfront property for future appreciation, this area is a prime target.  However, if you are very particular about the neighborhood all being very ‘conforming’ of similar style, age, and upkeep it truthfully may not be the best choice. Because it is an old area, a number of old homes still exist today.  Some have seen very nice updates, some have not and are very much vintage 1960’s homes. It makes for quite a variation from one street to another. But if you place more importance on low prices (ex: mid $200s) and short boating runs than age of homes, this is a good target area.

Vacant lots are, at the time of writing this, occasionally found around $200k, on up.  Old foreclosure homes (1960’s) can also be found a bit over $200k+ (yes, sometimes even cheaper than vacant land). very new homes will be roughly $500k on up. Note: the closer you get to the river itself, the pricier they get, in general.  Canal width also directly affects prices. There are 80 foot wide canals between most streets, but take note of the 200’ canals just off of the Southernmost riverfront streets. Those huge canals can accommodate very large yachts and you’ll probably see a few parked here.  

On the following map note that red indicates unrestricted sailboat access areas, while orange areas have bridges.  The access in that orange section is limited to it’s approximate 8.5’ (at high tide) bridge clearance under Del Prado Blvd.

Yacht Club, Cape Coral, Sailboat access locations

You can view Yacht Club listings at this link.  (Pop-up).

Examples of homes in Cape Coral Yacht Club, courtesy Dan Starowicz, www.TopWaterfrontDeals.com

Depths on canals is another item largely effecting usage and value.  While the Yacht Club has excellent depth at the Southernmost points for any large vessel that is appropriate for this area, some canals are a bit limited for larger, fixed keel sailboats. Do note when going through these guides the term ‘sailboat access’ refers largely to no bridge obstructions- it does not necessarily mean depth is significant.  That said, Yacht Club canal depths are sufficient for most any powerboats that draft a couple feet.  If you are trying to accommodate a vessel in excess of 28 feet, I recommend you check with me at 239-603-6100 for better assistance. For your reference, I’ve compiled a canal depth chart listed below.  Because it is very detailed, please click on the image below to open a much larger, legible version (opens in a pop-up window). 

Cape Coral Yacht Club Canal Depths

Note to other agents:

I realize many other agents utilize my site to better understand the Cape Coral waterways. That’s great as it gives everyone a better understanding of the complex system.  That said, please note the depth chart and all other portions of this website are copyrighted and were time intensive for me to develop. No portions may be copied or reproduced without my express written permission.  However, you CAN link or point to pages of my site. Just contact me if doing so.  Thanks.

Interesting in having access to canal depths for the entire region/county?  I have all that data available as well and it sure comes in handy, especially if trying to park a larger vessel or fixed keel sailboat!  Just give me a call at 239-603-6100 and I can get all that information to you.

The Orchid Community

Above the Yacht Club the river takes a turn to the North.  The next Northernmost neighborhood we find is the Orchid Blvd area.  This is a small neighborhood, with very wide canals which makes property here quite valuable! Due to it’s small size, there’s a limited # of homes for sale here (a fair % is condos just off Del Prado, but as you go further East to the river it is predominantly single family homes). This area is all sailboat access and is a very short drive over to Fort Myers too.

Orchid neighborhood, Cape Coral
Orchid neighborhood, Cape Coral
Examples of homes in the Orchid neighborhood of Cape Coral, Florida.

Next is Beach Pkwy.  This is a very well kept area of condos (very few single family homes here). At the end of the street is a great riverfront park: Jaycee Park. Again, this location is sailboat access and a short drive over to Fort Myers.  A good choice for those wanting condos with boat slips with wide water views. Many of the canals are over 200 feet wide so the water views are quite impressive!  Note that a fair percentage of condos here are 55+ age restricted.


Beach Pkwy area of Cape Coral, Florida
Beach Pkwy area of Cape Coral, Florida


Slightly further North is the Savona area. This is an area of sailboat access homes, ranging in age from the 1960’s to new construction. Most are well maintained in this area. Again, the closer to the river, the nicer the homes typically. There are a good number of oversized canals in this area, with the 200’ wide ones on the edges of this section being highly desirable and priced accordingly. Prices start at about $300k for old homes, $500k for newer properties. 

Savona Pkwy community of Cape Coral, FL
Savona Pkwy community of Cape Coral, FL

Wish to explore the Savona area and it’s current listings a bit more?  I have mini-community site dedicated to this neighborhood available for your review. It will open in a new window so you don’t lose your spot in this area guide while you view it.

SavonaRealty.com

Savona, Cape Coral

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Daniel G. Starowicz, P.A.    Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc.   4020 S. Del Prado Blvd. Suite B-2, Cape Coral, FL 33904     239-603-6100

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