Lakefront Luxury Meets Maintenance-free Living in New Single-Family Villa

Miromar Lakes, FL (August 16, 2016) – A new single-family luxury waterfront villa is now open for viewing in the exclusive neighborhood of Portofino at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac lightly shaded by royal poinciana trees and royal palms, the Benita model by London Bay Homes evokes an Old World ambiance enhanced with the modern luxury of maintenance-free living.

The Benita is the epitome of Southwest Florida’s casual, carefree lifestyle and encompasses a total of 4,328 square feet with 3,102 square feet under air. The waterfront residence offers four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a three-car garage with an open floorplan emphasizing a connection between indoor and al fresco living spaces.

“The Benita takes full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings and dynamic lifestyle that make Miromar Lakes such a desirable community to live in,” said Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes. “From the fine architectural details to the elegant interior design, this model is a great example of the high-caliber homes we are building in Portofino.”

The Benita’s fresh interior décor showcases a transitional design with a sophisticated, coastal twist. The focal point of the layout is a great room with comfortable gathering spaces, including a living room, separate dining area and a large gourmet kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and a freestanding island. White creates a crisp background that draws sunlight throughout the home, while bright pops of coral, cobalt and lime green provide happy contrast. Oversized art in dazzling arrays of tropical color play up the beauty of waterfront living.

Other interior appointments include elegant crown molding, tray ceilings and beautiful shell stone travertine tile floors throughout all living areas. The master suite has his-and-her closets and a master bathroom with a freestanding tub, a double-entry shower with a frameless glass enclosure, his-and-her vanities and Kohler plumbing fixtures.

The home wraps around the outdoor living space with access from the master suite and sliding glass doors that pocket in the living room and kitchen. The swimming pool is flanked by an arbor and sculptured trellis tails and features a spa as well as a water bowl that gently cascades water into a circular shelf complete with decorative up-lighting. The Benita also offers the option for a private backyard boat dock allowing direct access to the 700-acre freshwater lake.

Portofino is an enclave of just 20 luxury villas crafted in a distinct Mediterranean style set among cobblestone streetscapes with sparkling fountains and impressive stonework. The architecture of the Benita features custom iron entry doors and a terracotta barrel tile roof set against a clean white stucco exterior. Residents can enjoy the size, comfort and privacy of an entire house, yet feel secure when they leave for any length of time, knowing that the exterior, landscaping and swimming pool are automatically looked after in their absence.

Portofino is located on The Peninsula at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, just a short walk from the Marina, which includes bocce courts, a fitness trail, a gathering place with a fire pit, and entertainment shade pavilions. A parterre garden leads to a round-about featuring the kinetic sculpture, “Dare to Be.”

The Benita model is offered for sale fully furnished on leaseback for $2,150,000.

London Bay Homes has been a leader in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than two decades. Named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine in 2008, London Bay Homes builds custom homes in some of the most exclusive neighborhoods and communities from Marco Island to Sarasota.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has received more than 150 local, regional, national and international awards including the Gold Award for #1 Community in the United States from the National Association of Home Builders, the only Florida community in history to win this top honor. Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse also received a gold award from the NAHB for the Best Clubhouse in the United States. No other community has ever won both awards.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club offers a 700-acre freshwater lake for boating, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing, three miles of private white sand beach, a European-style spa with full-service salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, 10,000-square-foot zero-edge infinity pool, two marinas, seven Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, three restaurants and a dynamic social scene, all within one luxurious location.  Miromar Lakes Golf Club has the only Arthur Hills “Signature” Championship Golf Course in Southwest Florida, a 2015 Golfweek’s Best Residential Course of Distinction.

For further information about Portofino or the many other residential properties available at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, contact the Sales Center at Miromar Lakes at (239) 425-2340 or (877) 809-9444, or visit