New Sanibel Island listing commemorates SWFL History

Dated: January 3 2023

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Originally the site of a fishing club that was active during the turn of the century, an iconic piece of Southwest Florida waterfront real estate is now available for purchase. Located on Sanibel’s historic Woodring Point, the home sits on over an acre of what was the island’s first-ever boarding house.

Before the beachfront resorts, seafood restaurants and ice cream shops, this age-old destination welcomed visitors from the north to experience a taste of paradise.

Originally purchased by Sam B. Woodring and his wife Anna in 1888, the property was once the site of their family home. When Mr. Woodring passed in 1899, Mrs. Anna Woodring opened the boarding house where she cooked for guests visiting from all over the country.
Decades later, descendants of Sam and Anna Woodring built their life on the same property. At the same location, they opened the island’s first-ever fishing guide company.

As pioneers of tourism and recreation in Southwest Florida, the Woodring family set the tone for the travel industry in Sanibel Island.
Today, the land still upholds an “Old Florida” charm while hosting a beautiful newly constructed estate.

Built in 2022 and situated on the bayside of Sanibel Island, the 3,783 square-foot property is more protected from harsh weather while providing incredible views of sunrise over San Carlos Bay.

Surrounded by nature preserve including the world-renowned J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the only nearby neighbors are subtropical birds and Southwest Florida wildlife.

With the best of Sanibel Island recreation within steps, this is a premiere property that feels entirely private while being close to everything the island has to offer.

This historic estate is listed for $7.75 million!

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Kynse Leigh Agles

Kynse Leigh Agles moved to SW Florida to begin her Real Estate career in 2000 as a personal assistant to a RE/MAX top producing real estate team. She currently lives in the historic district of Fort M....

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