Sailfish Point on Hutchinson Island might not be quite as idyllic as it seems in photos or in writing. In fact, Sailfish Point is even better than you might imagine. This beautiful sea-island community that boasts just a few less homes than it does acreage (520 to 534) is known more for being understatedly unknown (they like it that way) than it is for the glitz and glamour of some other competing real estate. There’s good reason for this. Sailfish Point is not interested in anything but being to true to itself and the people who choose to live there.
For all the communities that advertise a fabulous lifestyle, magical surroundings or magnificently manicured golf courses and homes, Sailfish Point stands out more for not stating the obvious. Where other planned communities come with a manufactured look, feel and prototype resident, Sailfish Point caters more to an understated elegance for those who need not advertise that they are part of a magical place that requires little exposure at all. Instead, it provides a quality of life that is nurturing to both the spirit and soul.
Consider this: How many hamlets offer “walk the beach” tours that are guided by the Florida Oceanographic Society, covering such topics as turtle nesting or bird watching? You usually have to leave home and go on vacation for something as intimate as that. At Sailfish Point, opportunity comes to its residents, not vice versa.
Gourmet wine dinners are held monthly during season and culminate next April with trailblazing, trendsetting California winemaker Paul Hobbs. Pour me a glass of that STAT.
Seemingly a quiet, serene and tranquil place to call home, Sailfish Point lends itself to privacy and those who seek it while managing to balance that need with enough activity to keep its residents close to home. It boasts numerous events that include the 30th annual Sailfish Invitational Tournament (running January 20-21, 2012), a beach volleyball tournament, “Movie Night at the Pool” and cultural events that are held each month throughout season, which are often combined with fine dining and intriguing guest speakers like James Stewart.
Sailfish Point has all the makings for a perfect place to call home.