Genova, the new gated, resort-lifestyle luxury condominium community in Estero, has attracted buyers from around the globe. One such world traveler is Jane Brown, who moved to Genova in 2019 with her husband, Leroy, from Honolulu, Hawaii after living there for 36 years.
“We knew that we wanted to move to Southwest Florida and purchase new construction, preferably a no- or low-maintenance mid-rise condominium,” recalled Brown. “We searched for days. Finally, our realtor brought us to Genova, and we were shown a virtual tour in the Sales Center. We both knew immediately this was the place for us. This was our new home. It had everything we dreamed of – and more.”
The Hawaii residents were impressed with Genova’s premier location, perfectly located in Estero, just north of Bonita Springs and between Naples and Fort Myers. It’s within a short five-minute drive to Coconut Point mall, less than a 10-minute drive to Miromar Outlets and the Southwest Florida International Airport, as well as just a few minutes from the sugar sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
“Everybody talks about how much they love Genova’s central location. You’re less than 10-minutes from everything,” said Brown. “My friends in Naples are jealous of our perfect location!”
The location aside, the incredible list of amenities at Genova is reason alone to purchase here. In fact, it was another one of the major factors that helped the Browns determine Genova was the ideal place for them to call home – and enjoy – both inside their residence and out.
An Italian Riviera-style clubhouse is the centerpiece of the community with an expansive gathering room equipped with a large-screen TV, lounge seating and a hospitality prep kitchen, ideal for hosting private events.
There’s also a beach-edge, resort-style pool that overlooks one of the community’s lakes, a lakeside sundeck that overlooks Genova’s water features and a covered 25-meter lap pool, perfect for year-round swimming.
The fitness center, which hosts classes, as well as private sessions, is a state-of-the-art facility. Adjacent to it lies the aerobics studio for exercise, yoga, Zumba and dance. Locker rooms with showers, as well as a sauna and massage room are also a part of the extensive amenity package.
And finally, at the front entrance of the clubhouse, are two regulation bocce courts.
Residents also have the ability to customize their home and make it a reflection of their own personal style, which is another added value at Genova. There are many design options, upgrades and single-family home features to choose from.
The floor plans at Genova allow for modifications that potential buyers often seek, which many residents take advantage of, including the Browns.
“The quality of the amenities and upgrades available were very attractive to us,” added Brown. “It was fun picking out whatever you wanted like you were designing your own home. You don’t find that at other condo communities.”
Such upgrades include converting bedrooms to a home office or art studio, adding a double shower to the master bathroom, a multitude of finish options for the flooring, cabinetry and counter tops, combining rooms to make for larger great rooms and adding coffered ceilings and wall niches, which adds architectural interest and additional detail.
“Our buyers are always very excited to hear that our floor plans and residences can truly be made their own through the endless upgrade options we offer,” said Karen Duncan, Sales Associate at Genova. “The flex room that is included in our floor plans gives residents a spare room to use for whatever best fits their needs: an extra bedroom, additional office space or hobby room. It affords them the ability to really showcase their individual personalities.”
Prospective buyers can witness these upgrades firsthand in Genova’s recently completed model located in Building D.
The new model, which is the Spinola floor plan, is a two-bedroom/two-bath plan with 1,476 square feet under air and 2,336 total square feet. Priced from $389,000, the Spinola features a large great room, expansive outdoor living area, gourmet island kitchen, guest bedroom and bath en suite.
“The spaciousness of these condominiums needs to be seen to be believed,” Duncan said. “When you add in the fact that life here is maintenance-free, it’s a win-win for our buyers.”
Like every Genova residence, the new model in Building D has a private, two-car garage with an 18-foot door, 24-foot depth and remote-control opener. Guest parking can also be found in the under-building garages
“When we saw the two-car garage that comes with each Genova condo we said, ‘Where do we sign?’” laughed Brown. “It was a huge selling point for us coming from our single-family home in Honolulu. We see our neighbors use the garages as their man caves, for storage or even a wood-working shop.”
Residents of Genova live an active lifestyle thanks to events that are hosted by the community’s resident life director. Currently, residents are able to attend socially distanced events like guest lectures and Food Truck Fridays.
“We love the social life and safely attending events and parties in the outdoor courtyards with my fellow Genova-ites,” concluded Brown. “We couldn’t be happier with Genova.”
Each residence in Building E, which represents the final phase in the community, overlooks either a courtyard, atrium or lake, with a number of condos offering a combination. Seven floor plans are available ranging in size from two to four bedrooms and 1,476 square feet to 2,206 square feet. Prices range from the mid-$300s to the $700s.
“With all aspects of our community taken into consideration, the value Genova provides is simply priceless. And you can start this new chapter in your life from just the mid-300s,” Duncan said with a smile.
Potential buyers can visit the Sales Center and tour select residences Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Prearranged appointments are preferred, but not required.
Genova is located at 21530 Strada Nuova Circle, #101, in Estero, at the intersection of Via Coconut Point Road and Corkscrew Road, between U.S. 41 and Three Oaks Parkway. Contact the Sales Center for more information on which floor plans are available to tour.
To learn more about Genova’s luxury condominiums and incredible amenities, visit Genova-Florida.com or call 239-948-2929.