Halcyon House

Situated on Rum Cove, a protected basin on Useppa’s western shoreline, Halcyon House exceeds the expectations of even the most critical eyes. With jaw-dropping waterfront sunset views over the Intracoastal Waterway, at times it’s difficult to decide whether to marvel at the warm and luxurious home-finishes or Mother Nature’s masterpiece which is the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida.

While welcoming with open arms and embracing the stunning backdrop of our natural ecosystem with plenty of impact windows and doors, Halcyon’s builder, VIP Structures, designed and engineered the home with maximum hurricane resistance to withstand the darker side of Nature’s elements. Built to meet the Florida Green Home Standard, Halcyon was constructed with the highest-quality low-maintenance materials available to create an extremely efficient, solid and silent structure.

Stainless steel fasteners throughout, Hardi Plank siding, paperless drywall, blue-board ductwork and Ipe decking are just some of the notable construction materials of superior quality used.  “Rainbow Brown” serpentinite countertops resplendent with character and rich hardwood floors create a warm inviting atmosphere of a true home. Three large guest rooms and an impressive master suite with private westerly balcony offer functional live-ability. The huge outdoor living area has been entirely screened in, creating a fantastic entertainment area just outside the indoor living room’s French doors. A top-level “crow’s nest” observatory rounds out the house with what could become the area’s greatest home-office.  No shortcuts in quality or design were taken when this project was undertaken and the same care and attention has been given the home since it’s completion in 2009.

There are just too many quality design and engineering features in this gorgeous example of an island home to list. The only way for you to truly appreciate it’s integrity and poise is to tour it yourself. If you wish to own the most efficient, technologically-advanced home of timeless Old-Florida architectural design, Halcyon House is for you.

Interior living space: 3,074
Exterior porches and decks: 2,458
Furnishings: Negotiable
Dockage: Deeded ownership of slip at nearby shared dock
Asking: $2,795,000

Sea Level Cottage North

Sea Level Cottage North is a fantastic two bedroom, two bath, two story, twin family home located on the northwest shoreline of Useppa Island. This perfect getaway has stunning waterfront views of Charlotte Harbor, with Boca Grande pass and Gasparilla Island visible and a short distance away.

Well maintained and used regularly, this would make a perfect weekend getaway for a young family, or a long-term retirement retreat for anyone who is over the city-life. Perfect for our rental program, Sea Level can work for you when you aren’t using it. The bedrooms are split, one downstairs, the other upstairs. The outdoor decks are spacious on the main living area, offering fantastic grilling and entertaining opportunities.

Deeded use of the nearby “Coconut Grove” shared dock is included with the sale of this cottage. This shared dock, which was re-built in 2015,  has water depths of about 6′ at low tide and can accommodate sizeable boats.

The other half of this duplex, Sea Level Cottage South is also for sale at this time. This is a great opportunity to own both sides of a duplex to use as you please for overflow guests or enrollment in Useppa’s rental program. Or, pick your neighbor and find a friend to buy one side while you take the other. There are many possibilities for these two great cottages, so contact a Useppa Property Company representative today to discuss the options!

Asking $525,000
Furnishings negotiable

Sea Level Cottage South

Sea Level Cottage South is a two bedroom, two bath, two story, twin family cottage with stunning finishes and waterfront views. Forethought and modern interior design have transformed what was once a simple two bedroom island cottage into a luxurious island escape.

The spacious deck wraps around, transforming the exterior of the home into a waterfront entertainment area. With split bedrooms, the master upstairs with its private balcony and guest room downstairs,  Sea Level South presents a very versatile and livable floor-plan. This is an extremely well-turned out cottage which has been very well maintained by critical eyes. To have these views, finishes and dockage available on Useppa Island should come at a premium, however, the seller has priced Sea Level Cottage South very reasonably to sell

Northerly views across Charlotte Harbor have Boca Grande Pass and Gasparilla Island fixed on the horizon a mere 4.5 miles away. Deeded dockage at the nearby “Coconut Grove” shared dock, which was recently rebuilt new from scratch, can accommodate large boats with drafts up to 6′.

 Also available for sale is the other half of this duplex, Sea Level Cottage North, which also comes with its own dockage rights. Pick your neighbors, or negotiate a purchase price for both sides and utilize the Useppa Island Club rental program. It’s a rare occasion when both sides of a duplex are available, so start thinking outside of the box and imagine the possibilities!

Asking $595,000
Furnishings negotiable

Island Summer

Island Summer Fun
Thoughts and pictures by UseppaGin

Familiar faces, patio lunches, a seaplane ride, sitting by the pool, watching birds wade by on the beach, and good friends of all ages equal summertime on Useppa.  How lucky we are to spend these long, hot days together.

4th of July and More!

Cookies, Captains, Kids & Poolside Fun
4th of July and More on Useppa Part I
Words and Pictures by UseppaGin

Summer fun on Useppa included a 4th of July fun filled weekend and more.  The Cookie Brigade delivered cookies to island employees to say thank you to the men and women who take such good care of us.  They also shared cookies with Captains Daniel Andrews & Chris Whitman, founders of Captains for Clean Water.  Lots of fun in and around the pool.  Great music by Joe Harley and his band.  A perfect summer weekend!

Kids 4th of July Weekend Fishing Tournament

New Kids Fishing and Old Kids Helping
4th of July Kids Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament
Words and Pics by UseppaGin

Captain Eddie led the pledge.  Standing on one foot, one hand raised, children took the Kids Izaak Walton Oath.  “I promise to release unharmed any fish, always help my fellow fishermen when needed, and always have fun.”

It was quiet for a few minutes and then Madison caught a 12″ Catfish.  Cameron caught a 7″ Pinfish.  Helen caught a 7 1/2″ Pinfish.  Alexandra caught a 12 1/2″ and Austen caught a 10 1/2″ Red Snapper.

Kyle C., one of the best young Useppa fishermen, and his friend, Clayton P. kept track of all the catches, put shrimp on the lines, and gave advice when asked.

Kyle and Captain Eddie both fished the same tournament when they were new fishermen.  By example they passed on their knowledge to a new bunch of eager kids.   The tradition of Useppa Izaak Walton fishing continues.