With only twenty-five percent of the land currently developed, deed restricted Burnt Store Lakes exudes Old-Florida charm and characteristics, which is what many residents were drawn to.
As their names suggest, both Burnt Store Lakes and Pirate Harbor do not mislead; they are both waterfront communities, offering everything boaters and water enthusiasts love about living on the Gulf Coast.
Bordered by Pirate Harbor to the north, and Burnt Store Marina to the south, the Burnt Store Lakes community boasts eleven lakes in addition to being very close to Charlotte Harbor. While The Lakes do not offer gulf-access, homeowners have a short (1-5 minute) drive to the Burnt Store Marina, where many residents stow their boats.
Located on the western shore of Charlotte Harbor, Pirate Harbor is perfectly positioned midway between Punta Gorda and Pine Island and only approximately twelve miles by water from Boca Grande Pass. Covering 260 acres, Pirate Harbor was initially platted back in 1958; however, properties did not begin to be constructed until the ’70’s. As of 2009, there were 185 developed lots and 182 undeveloped. Unlike Burnt Store Lakes, Pirate Harbor is a non-deed restricted community where enthusiastic homeowners are dedicated to improving and enhancing their immediate surroundings. Pride of home ownership shines along with the sun here!