The Islands

The Islands on the Manatee River

Welcome to The Islands on the Manatee River, a private gated waterfront boating community nestled among world class golf courses that celebrates Florida’s natural beauty. Voted “Best Community” in the Sarasota-Bradenton Parade of Homes for the last 6 years. Our new River Lodge, exclusive to residents of The Islands, provides a riverfront gathering place for the enjoyment of our residents. The Islands is a place where nature’s bounty is just the beginning of the excitement that will take your breath away. Situated on 225 acres of pristine private islands, our sanctuary features up to 1.5 acre estate-sized homesites directly on the river or on picturesque harbors, all having navigable access to the tranquil waters of the Manatee River and onward to the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information, visit us at our Turnberry Model Home: 
3721 Caledonia Ln, Sarasota 34240

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm

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Community Amenities

The Islands on the Manatee River is not only a waterfront community, but it is also a community of residents who share a deep appreciation for the pristine natural beauty of the surroundings and the active, luxury lifestyle available here. Among the professionals, local business owners and retirees who call this community home, many are avid boaters who take full advantage of their private backyard docks, marina parks and the community dock of The River Lodge, the development’s central meeting and recreation spot, in order to explore the calm waters of the Manatee River or the open expanse of the Gulf of Mexico. Others are drawn to the opportunities afforded by the peaceful setting of The Islands, such as exploring the community’s network of walking paths, bird-watching, and nature photography. Sports enthusiasts will delight in area golf courses, tennis courts and an abundance of recreational amenities≠


Convenient Location

The new Fort Hamer Bridge brings Lakewood Ranch, I-75, Bradenton and Sarasota within minutes of our gated paradise. Expansive 1/2-acre-plus homesites allow for waterfront living in a highly sought after area. This is the lifestyle that you have always imagined, without compromise.

Discover The Difference

Featured Inspiration Home

The Windward

This inspiration home was designed to take maximum advantage of the waterfront setting at The Islands on the Manatee River. The home features large expanses of windows and doors looking out to the lanai, pool and water behind the home. Inside, the Great Room flows into the dining area and well-appointed kitchen, creating an impressive space for entertaining groups of all sizes.

If You Can Dream It, We Can Build It

From top to bottom, inside to outside, initial consultation to final move-in and beyond, Lee Wetherington Homes delivers personalized, high-end luxury and service to your custom home. We tailor every touch to the needs, desires and dreams of each discerning new home owner we serve. In addition, we can complement your custom design with a sparkling pool by our own pool company, LeeSure Water Pools. Visit our in-house design showroom or inspiration homes to help you coordinate everything in the custom build process.

Inspiration Homes to Drive Your Vision

Below are our additional homes that can be built in this community.

Lee Wetherington Homes Windward Model Home

3 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
3,341 SF Living Area • 5,077 SF Total Area

Lee Wetherington Homes Fairwater Model Home

3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
3,866 SF Living Area • 5,905 SF Total Area

Lee Wetherington Homes Nautica Model Home

3 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
3,231 SF Living Area • 4,682 SF Total Area

Lee Wetherington Homes Saviano Model Home

3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms
• Florida Basement • 3-Car Garage
2,950 SF Living Area • 4,636 SF Total Area

Lee Wetherington Homes Galleon Model Home

3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
2,800 SF Living Area • 3,975 SF Total Area

Lee Wetherington Homes Pinehurst Model Home

4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
3,516 SF Living Area • 4,679 SF Total Area