The Benita’s luxurious outdoor living area overlooks the 700-acre freshwater lake

MIROMAR LAKES, Fla., Jan. 24, 2017 – The Benita model by London Bay Homes at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club evokes an Old World ambiance enhanced with the modern luxury of maintenance-free living. Set along a cobblestone street shaded by royal poinciana trees and royal palms, the single-family luxury waterfront villa model is open for viewing in the exclusive Portofino neighborhood, where just four homesites and four models remain available for purchase.

“As with all homes in Portofino, the Benita delivers the size and comfort of a large single-family residence with the exterior, landscaping and swimming pool automatically cared for,” said Mark Wilson, president of London Bay Homes. “Residents of this special neighborhood enjoy the natural beauty and resort-style amenities unique to Miromar Lakes.”

The Benita is perfect for Southwest Florida’s casual, carefree lifestyle. It encompasses a total of 4,554 square feet with 3,102 square feet under air. The waterfront residence is presented with three bedrooms, a study or optional fourth bedroom, four bathrooms and a three-car garage. An open floor plan emphasizes a connection between indoor and al fresco living spaces, which overlook the 700-acre freshwater lake.

Inside, the décor showcases a transitional design with a sophisticated, coastal twist. The focal point of the layout is the great room which includes a living room, separate dining area, and large gourmet kitchen with GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and a freestanding island. White walls and surfaces create a crisp background that draws sunlight throughout the home, while bright pops of tangerine, cranberry, jungle green and vivid blue 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 shower with a frameless glass enclosure, and his-and-her vanities.

The home wraps around the outdoor living space with access from sliding glass doors that pocket in the great room and cafe. The swimming pool is flanked by an arbor and sculptured trellis tails and features a spa as well as water bowl atop a pedestal that gently cascades water into the pool. Decorative up-lighting adds drama as the sun sets. Motorized retractable screens and a misting system create an insect-free outdoor environment. The Benita also offers the option for a private backyard boat dock.

Portofino is an enclave of just 20 luxury villas crafted in a distinct Mediterranean style. 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 for $2,150,000. Seven other floor plans are also available to choose from in Portofino.

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has received more than 170 local, regional and national 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 the 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 swimming, 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, concierge services, three restaurants and a dynamic social scene. 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. Boating, beaches, championship golf and world-class amenities are all within one luxurious setting at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.

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