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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Unveiling the Useppa Island Club

We’re excited to pull back the curtain and unveil one of southwest Florida’s best kept secrets - the Useppa Island Club. Thanks to our friends Brian and Mary McColgan, we were recently able to explore the island. It’s a place rich with history and beauty.

Useppa Island was originally home to Native Americans and has also been inhabited by the U.S. army as well as the C.I.A.

In 1896, a Chicago businessman built a hotel on the island, which was later bought by legendary New York advertising executive Barron Collier. He developed the island into a resort, adding things like a nine-hole golf course and tennis courts.

He decided to turn the island into an escape for industry giants, political bigwigs, and celebrities. Some notables who frequented the island include the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Shirley Temple, and Herbert Hoover. Mr. Collier fell in love with the island and made it his official residence from where he directed his real estate empire.

The island has changed many hands since Mr. Collier’s death in 1939. A posh and exclusive Florida island, Useppa Island is home to 109 residents who are lucky enough to call it their home. A leisurely stroll along the white, sandy beach will melt your heart with pride as you see one of southwest Florida’s most beautiful masterpieces.

There is lodging on Useppa for those who want to visit, but it’s limited. After all, the island is exclusive. Your options include the Collier Inn and Suites, Island Room and Suites, and the Useppa Village.

There is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy on the island.
There is no shortage of activities for you to enjoy on the island including tennis, swimming, life-size chess, and some of the world’s best fishing. There are some great dining options as well. The island is one mile long and half a mile wide. Its lush landscape can be explored by meandering down the winding paths throughout the area.

If you have any questions for us about the island or would like to take a look at it yourself, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.