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Lofton’s Island in Caloosahatchee River back on the market

Do you ever have days where you want to escape it all? You won’t have to go far if you can afford to buy an island in the Caloosahatchee River near downtown Fort Myers.

Lofton’s Island, between the Edison and Caloosahatchee bridges, is up for sale.

“They always have their mystique. Someone always wants to own their own private island,” said Lamar Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Auction Company.

Fisher has auctioned off his fair share of islands, but the feeling remains the same.

“The aspect takes over of what can I do with it, and so the imagination just roams,” he said.

Coming in at 9.3 acres, there’s room to roam on Lofton’s Island, which has access to water, sewer, and electricity, so it would be possible to build a home there.

“Or even someone putting multi-family townhomes, and even a hotel, a resort-type property, so uses run the gamut and the interest has been that way as well,” Fisher said.

The interest goes beyond Fort Myers. Fishers said people from 21 states and countries have responded.

“It’s exciting and the interesting part about this auction is it’s a no-reserve auction. It’s an absolute auction, so there are no reserves or minimums, so it’s going to sell to the highest bidder.”

The online auction starts July 21 and closes July 23.

While auctioneers don’t have an estimate of what Lofton’s Island might sell for, it was previously listed at $5.9 million.

Reporter:Stephanie Byrne
Writer:Jackie Winchester
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