Santa Luz, a new coach home community located within a gated enclave of Gateway Golf & Country Club, is hosting an open house Aug. 25-26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to mark the completion of phase one of construction. Santa Luz is offering $10,000 in upgrades for homes purchased through the end of August. Santa Luz has begun construction of building five, and two newly constructed homes are now available for immediately occupancy, with prices starting at $179,900. Tours of the model homes and refreshments will be offered to guests.

Introduced by the developers who pioneered the first residential high-rise communities along the Fort Myers waterfront, Santa Luz is located within one mile of the new Red Sox stadium.  Many of the residences overlook the golf course, lakes and nature preserves of Gateway. Santa Luz offers two floor plans, both featuring a one-year home warranty. The Cerrado is a 1,640-square-foot home located on the first floor that includes three bedrooms and two baths. Located on the second floor, the Estancia is a 2,134-square-foot home that offers a spacious media room, three-bedrooms and two-baths. Standard design features for both floor plans include granite counter tops, a screened lanai, tray ceilings, raised panel cabinets, wind impact glass/sliding door, Moen kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and energy-efficient appliances.

“The home features and floor plan options, as well as the community amenities, privacy and location are attracting a wide variety of people to Santa Luz,” said Ron Edsell, Director of Marketing for Santa Luz.  “Santa Luz homebuyers include first-time buyers, seasonal residents, investors, buyers relocating to Southwest Florida for employment, as well as several Boston Red Sox fans.”

Santa Luz, a debt-free community, is approved by Fannie Mae and the FHA, allowing qualifying home buyers to make a 3.5 percent down payment on new home purchases. A new community pool and cabana are currently being built within the Santa Luz community for residents, which will have lush landscaping for comfort and privacy. Model homes are now available for tours and a virtual tour can be viewed on the website at

The center piece of the community is the Gateway Golf & Country Club that features a championship 36-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio. Other amenities within Gateway include the Gateway Commons pool complex, which boasts an Olympic-size heated pool with a designated lap lane, as well as a wading pool and new playground area. Other features include a covered area with picnic tables, lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas. The Sherman Soccer Complex located in Gateway has six regulation-size soccer fields, a playground, restrooms and a concession stand. The Gateway Fun Park features a playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, a BBQ grill and picnic tables

Santa Luz at Gateway Golf & Country Club is an 8.4-acre subdivision of 64 coach homes located within a gated portion of the Gateway master-planned community. The luxury multi-family community features a neighborhood pool and maintenance-free living with spacious floor plans starting at $179,900. Visit the sales center at 12111 Santaluz Dr. at Westlinks Drive in Fort Myers to tour available models. VIP Realty is the listing broker, professionally represented by Michaele Prange, 239-770-7900.  For more information call 239-333-3447 or visit the website at