Location is the Key – Bellagio, Venice Florida – the only gated community on the Island of Venice
Bellagio is the only gated community on the Island of Venice. The community of 150 homes is a private sanctuary, with all the amenities you desire: a spacious club house with a small library, a large heated community pool, a well-equipped exercise room, a clay tennis court, and miles of paved walking/hiking/biking trails to downtown Venice, to the beaches or along the Intracoastal Waterway – Bellagio on the Island of Venice truly offers something for everyone to love.
Once you have passed the gate you will notice how beautifully landscaped Bellagio is. This maintenance free, upscale community has really a stunning tropical landscaping. If you have ever dreamed of living a life of ease in a gorgeous and luxury setting, this would be your opportunity to do precisely that. Mediterranean style homes are nestled into lush subtropical landscaping; some of them are almost invisible. The single-family homes in Bellagio were built between 2000 and 2004, using the same design that provides character to the City of Venice.
When driving through the streets of the City of Venice it is notable that the northern Italian renaissance style is dominating the architecture of its vintage buildings. Many buildings are meticulously preserved to maintain the charm of the city which stems from the late 1920s when the city planner of Venice at that time wanted to make his dreams come true – a community designed after the Italian city he loved so much. Today an Architectural Review Board is strictly enforcing that any alteration, renovation or new structure is in harmony with the city’s original design.
Although many of the Italian style buildings in the Historic District of Venice are from the 20s or 30s, the younger single-family homes in Bellagio match the Italian theme perfectly. The Mediterranean style homes of the community are its most distinctive feature. Prospective buyers can choose from a variety of two and three-bedroom homes, with one or two bathrooms, and 1,700 – 2,200 sq ft of living space; all of which offer upscale appliances and generous floor plans. Some of the homes come with a cozy court yard, many with their own private pool. Quite a few properties are next to the picturesque scenery of the Venetian Waterway Park, which includes a section of the Intracoastal Waterway. Prices are starting around $300,000 for a smaller home with about 1,7000 sq ft; Bellagio homes for sale with a 2,000+ sq ft floor area have a price tag in the low $400,000.
The proximity to the downtown Venice area with its numerous attractions and activities, including theaters, shopping, fascinating art galleries, nightlife and restaurants, is what makes Bellagio so attractive. As soon as you enter the area after a brief walk, you will sense the charm of this city, and you will feel that you arrived home.
Mi Pueblo, Cassariano Italian Eatery or the Shogun Japanese Steak House are only three examples out of 106 restaurants located on the Venice Island and the Mainland. However, the Venice Island is not only about shopping and dining. A golf course, a public library, an art center, a supermarket, a hospital and several parks are also located on the island. Once you have crossed one of the three draw bridges to the “mainland”there is much more shopping and entertainment.
Forget something? Of course, the fabulous and uncrowded area beaches are a stone’s throw away. Caspersen Beach, worldwide recognized for the annual Shark Tooth Festival, and Sharky’s on the Pier, a favorite seafood restaurant, have become famous landmarks; both are only a three minute drive from the community called “Bellagio”. Click here to view all current homes for sale.
Pictures of the Community