Luxury Gated Community in Estero, FL | Genova

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the community and club amenities?

    A manned gated entry, a private members’ clubhouse with hospitality prep kitchen, a beach-entry resort-pool and spa, a covered 25-meter lap pool, a fitness center, an aerobics studio, massage and sauna, regulation bocce courts, stocked lakes and pedestrian gates including two directly into adjacent 75-acre Estero Community Park.

  • In total, how many residences are there?

    In total there will be 131 luxury condominiums, 24 townhomes, and 16 single-family homes.

  • Are the club facilities and other amenities staffed?

    Yes. There is a general manager and lifestyle director.

  • Is there a charge to use the amenities?

    No. You can use all the amenities without charge.

  • Is Genova a secured community?

    Unlike other gated communities in Estero, the main Genova entry is manned with controlled access to the main community entry, the pedestrian gates and the club facilities. Genova residents will be provided chip cards. A valid driver’s license and instant security check will be required of everyone else.

  • What is the equity fee to join the Club at Genova?

    There is NO equity fee. Everything is included.

  • Is this a Community Development District (CDD) community?

    No. The common areas are owned by the condominium association (the homeowners). There is no annual non-valorem CDD property tax and no CDD lien on your property.

  • Do I need to obtain flood insurance?

    No. The residences are located at the 100-year storm level. And if for some reason flood insurance was ever required, it would be paid by the condominium association.

  • Can my family stay in my home while I’m away?

    Yes. Anyone directly related by blood, marriage or adoption can stay in your home up to 15 days while you are absent. You will be required to complete an HOA application and check for them 20 days prior to the intended stay. An application processing charge of $40 and a security check cost of $50 domestic and $100 international are applicable. Of course, your family can stay as long as you like when you’re in residence.

  • Can I lease my home?

    Yes. However, to discourage/prevent transient rentals, the lease period must be for at least two months and you cannot lease your home more than three times per year. If for some reason the lease is less than two months it will be deemed a two-month lease and the condo must remain unoccupied (for the un-leased period) either before or after the leased period. A processing fee of $100, a security check cost of $50 domestic and $100 international and a refundable condominium association security deposit of one month’s rent is required.

  • Can I loan my home to a friend?

    Yes. However, it will be deemed the equivalent of a two-month rental so if your friends occupied it for less than two months it would have to remain unoccupied for the remainder.

  • Is Genova in Collier County, Lee County, Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero?

    Although Genova is close to Naples and Bonita Springs, it is actually located in the incorporated Village of Estero, operating as a distinct municipality within Lee County of Southwest Florida. The postal code is 33928.

  • Who is the property management company?

    Genova is managed by FirstService Residential.