Thurell’s Vision

The rich history of Hunters Point provided a framework for a new project to be known as Hunters Point Resort & Marina.  While the property has had various uses over the years, in 2005 long time Cortez residents Peter and Eva Thurell had a vision for the property to re-locate historic cottage style homes to the site.   Continuing with that vision, Hunters Point Resort & Marina will be developed by Pearl Homes with cottage style residences designed to complement the Village of Cortez, only newly constructed so that the homes meet all current regulations, including flood zone elevation.  The cottages will include all modern conveniences in a resort setting.

Coastal Cottages

Hunters Point Resort and Marina, by Pearl Homes, is a new recreationally-focused property coming to the Village of Cortez, Florida.  The community, which features 86 cottages and 62 hotel rooms will also have 49 boat slips, a marina and amenity center, all designed to provide a modern, environmentally respectful and energy efficient fishing village style community.

Pearl Homes has designed Hunters Point to be an entirely Zero Energy Ready community, with each home capable of producing as much, if not more, energy than it consumes by working under the U.S. Department of Energy and their Zero Energy Ready Home program.

We’ve also taken a fresh approach to traditional cracker cottage style architecture. We’ve blended the best of the old with the best of the new to give a nostalgic, yet refined, look and feel. With several model options available, there is plenty of room to customize to your tastes.

Luxury Interiors

We know that your getaway home should have all of the comforts that you’re accustomed to, so we’ve designed several luxurious interior options for our cottages.  The cottages and community buildings will be developed and constructed to receive EnergyStar® certification and qualify to become LEED certified.

In keeping with being environmentally conscious and energy conservative, Hunters Point will also use innovative green design techniques to conserve water, save energy and preserve the environment. Each residence will feature Energy Star® appliances, and EPA WaterSense® faucets, toilets, showers and irrigation controllers, which help reduce water consumption significantly — with no reduction in overall performance while being zero energy focused.

The Development

Hunters Point Resort & Marina is located in historic and beautiful Village of Cortez, Florida.  The development has 86 residences and 62 lodge-style accommodations that are designed to be modern, environmentally respectful, and energy efficient. The fishing village-style lodge and residential community also features a bistro and amenity center, along with a private marina, water taxi, and 48 boat slips with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.

To ensure energy efficiency, and an environmentally sound design, Pearl Homes is working with the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) to produce the first and most eco-friendly community of its type in Florida. Hunters Point’s residences are being designed and engineered to deliver clean fossil-free power to Manatee County’s first “Smart Community.”

An Homage to Cortez

In September of 1888 a post office was established in Cortez, Florida. The area had been called Hunters Point by its early settlers. Stories have been told through generations about the origin of the name Hunters Point, varying from a man named Hunter who began homesteading the area, to some thinking the name referenced a place to hunt due to the wildlife that roamed the shores. In any event, when the residents of this small village requested a post office, there was already another Hunters Point with a post office in Florida, which meant the proposed name of the village had to be changed. When the request for a post office reached Washington, rumor has it that someone there thought it would be fitting to name the area after the “Great Conquistador,” Hernando Cortez, despite his never having been anywhere near Hunters Point.

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