Hammock Bay’s only bayfront community, Steamboat Landing, is where you can build the perfect dream home you have always wanted. For the first time since Hammock Bay’s inception, the large Steamboat Landing lots are now available. This gorgeous bayfront location includes a 500-foot Hammock Bay dock, a brand new clubhouse with a balcony overlooking the bay, nature trails, and the most stunning sunsets. This highly anticipated community will sell fast, so don’t hesitate to contact a Hammock Bay Realtor now.
Steamboat Landing at Hammock Bay has it all. Not only do you have access to all Hammock Bay amenities, Steamboat Landing has direct access to the bay, its own clubhouse for all Hammock Bay Residents, and some of the best sunsets around. This image gallery is from the Steamboat Landing subdivision.
The Hammock Bay Lifestyle.
The list of amenities at Hammock Bay is endless and impressive. From the dual resort-style, zero-entry pools, to the event stage with massive LED TV and a replica 1920 General Store, all Hammock Bay residents can enjoy an unmatched lifestyle. As a Steamboat Landing owner, you have access to all Hammock Bay amenities.
The lovely community of Steamboat Landing has a very noble past as a port for many local steamboats, including the Charles E. Cessna and the Capt. Fritz. The Cessna and Taunton families were Freeport locals who saw the immense beauty of this particular property over 100 years ago. Known for their visionary ambitions, these families saw Freeport as the next coastal city of the future with the potential to become a bustling town full of commerce and entertainment. Their vision has become a reality. The new is inspired by the old, the modern, exquisite community of Steamboat Landing, paying homage to the bellowing paddlewheel steamships that traversed the bay delivering goods and people to Freeport’s historic steamboat landing.
Originally platted and sold for $30 per acre as Bay View Subdivision by the Santa Rosa Plantation Co, (with its own ‘Steamboat Landing’ see the historic plat below), Hammock Bay’s Steamboat Landing grants you exclusive access to the same waters these magnificent steamships traveled. Charles E Cessna, President and sole owner of the Santa Rosa Plantation Company and owner of the famous steamboat, once owned 60,000 acres of land at Bay View, Santa Rosa, and in the Choctawhatchee Bay territory. His sales material for Bay View included fascinating quotes, like “I have always said if I cannot sell this land, or anything else, for that matter, on a straight, honorable, business basis, I would keep it till doomsday.” And that, “I am not in the general real estate business.” Cessna was an astute Chicago businessman with a grand vision of promoting the Florida lifestyle; however, he didn’t want to take advantage of anyone. So much so he said, “Florida is the most dangerous state in the Union in which to buy land without seeing. Our advice has always been, whenever possible, “see before you buy.” Soil is the one great stumbling-block in buying land in Florida, sight unseen. Possibly nine-tenths of the state is a very light sand. In order to facilitate purchasing land by mail we mailed out a liberal sample of our soil. What other Florida land company ever did such a thing? Why don’t they sample their soil?”
Mr. Cessna knew the true splendor and beauty of what is now, Steamboat Landing. Furthermore, this beautiful natural setting is enhanced by an amazing 120 acres of permanent nature preserve being its neighbor to the north. As you sit on Steamboat Landing’s dock, imagine the distant steam as it approaches closer and closer until it arrives for a new set of passengers for their next journey to the beautiful area which we now call home.
Buy your lot today and enjoy contemporary elegance where it meets memories of the past.
“Nothing would give me more pleasure than to take a lot of northern skeptics down to Bay View (Steamboat Landing) in July or August and “show them” the surprise of their life.” – Charles E. Cessna, Circa 1920
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