By Terri Harrison
You’re invited to fall in love with Useppa Island. Located between Sarasota and Naples, an enchanted paradise of sea and sky awaits just three miles from mainland Florida. Useppa Island boasts abundant natural beauty, coveted “Old Florida” ambiance and barefoot luxury.
This exclusive private island is accessible only by air or water. Residents and visitors find themselves enamored with another time and place...where adults play croquet and ride bikes, where afternoons are spent soaking in the sun, or on the water, and where children are free to explore, splash, dive and dream.
Home to 110 residences, this 110-acre jewel offers pure tranquility, year-round recreation, modern conveniences and community amenities. There are no cars … just golf carts. No stop signs, only turtle crossings.
Brian and Mary McColgan are no newcomers to Useppa Island. Resident Island Real Estate Specialists, they discovered and made their home on Useppa Island in 1985, initially commuting from Atlanta, Ga.
“We’ve welcomed many new faces to Useppa over the years. Young professionals and families from as near as South Florida to as far as Canada and England have discovered Useppa as theperfect place to unplug and escape their demanding daily schedules,” says Mary McColgan. “Some of our residents have been here for generations. We’ve watched children grow up and return with little ones of their own to play hide-n-seek, chase butterflies and learn to swim.”
Distinguished by its metal-roofed “Old Florida” architecture and lush tropical foliage, homes on Useppa range from just under $500,000 to over $2M. From expansive single family homes in excess of 5,000 square feet, to coastal cottages and quaint Villas, the island promises a perfect home for any size family, and their boat.
Club amenities include a private marina, tennis and Bocce Ball courts, croquet lawns and a community pool. There’s also dining, fitness and lawn chess, with some of the best fishing around.
Useppa’s welcoming community has become the destination of professionals, retirees and families who seek more out of life, with far fewer distractions. Both Young and Young-at-Heart have discovered Useppa Island -- Paradise Without a Passport!
The Useppa People
Brian & Mary McColgan