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A resort-like, island lifestyle isn’t as out of reach as you may think. That’s because developer Bob-Lo ISLAND Developments (an affiliate of Amico Affiliates Inc.) is building a master-planned island community on Bois Blanc Island in the town of historic Amherstburg.

Located just minutes south of Windsor, Bob-Lo Island offers a unique escape from the big city with all the urban amenities just a short ferry ride away. The island itself is a local landmark and was once the home of the Bob-Lo Island Amusement Park from 1898 to 1993. Today, many of the park’s old landmarks remain, including the Albert Kahn-inspired Dance Hall, the 19th century lighthouse and the recently restored blockhouse built in 1839.

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Set among these historical remnants, the island is now being transformed into a 272-acre residential community with an approximate 400+ homes and residences.

“People work and save up all this money to take a vacation, but most times, it’s only a week,” says Gena Boschin, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bob-Lo Island Developments. “Yet the residents here get to escape year-round, and live like it’s vacation everyday – all in an exceptional island atmosphere. It really is everyone’s number one dream location.”

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Priced from $240,000, the diverse collection of homes on Bob-Lo Island were designed to suit all types of lifestyles. Prospective homebuyers can choose from a wide selection of model homes, condominium suites or custom home options. For example, those looking for a maintenance free lifestyle can opt for a suite in the Harbourview Condominium complex. The five-storey residence offers spacious one- or two-bedroom plus loft layouts overlooking the island’s eastern shore and beautifully landscaped grounds.

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Homebuyers who need more space can choose from several options, including attached villas or single family ranches and more. Inspired by its island location, these homes feature Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Craftsman-style New England architecture.Plus, the in-house team of Amico Design Build Inc. is ready to assist should purchasers want to fully customize their own designs.

“We can build anything anyone wants,” says Boschin. “We have an in-house design team so someone can come in with a design on a napkin and we can deal with it and make it happen.”

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Within the island, residents will have access to a wealth of local amenities, natural attractions and green spaces such as Lighthouse Park and Whitesands Beach. On the west side of the island, they can enjoy some local fare while partaking in a lively theme night at the Bob-Lo Beach House Restaurant, or perhaps indulge in a scoop of Moose Tracks ice cream at Captain Bob’s Island Ice Cream and Coffee Cabin. Nature lovers will enjoy the scenic trails and walking paths and may even catch a glimpse of the local fauna including deer, bald eagles and 56 species of birds.

Of course all your regular urban amenities can be found in the charming town of Amherstburg which is easily accessible in just about 3 to 4 minutes, via the 24-hour ferry or a boat ride from the private marina. Here you’ll find everything from small boutiques like the Towne Shoppe to big box stores like Walmart and Canadian Tire.

To learn more about Bob-Lo Island visit boblo.ca.

For more information call 519 736 1111 or email inquiries@boblo.ca.

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