Florida is known for its palm trees and beaches, Central Florida is famous for its parks and entertainment but very few know that only 13 miles from Disney’s Magic kingdom at the top of “Montverde” (the green mountain) between the rolling hills and the lakes lies a small slice of Tuscany, Florida’s tribute to one of the most beautiful and scenic regions in all of our world – and it’s called “Bella Collina”.
The Bella Collina Story
Bella Collina was the inspiration of Edward Robert “Bobby” Ginn III, an American developer and business man who created several world class communities throughout the USA including Reunion – one of Orlando’s most popular vacation home destinations.
Several of Ginns projects were in development when the property market crashed in 2006 leaving many of his projects incomplete – including both Bella Collina and Reunion. Good progress had been made on Reunion by 2006 but Bella Collina was in it’s infancy with only a handful of homes completed.
Fortunately, Ginns business strategy included the immediate construction of the community infrastructure and although the resort lay dormant throughout the market regression everything was in place when the market rejuvenated and development could resume quickly.
Bella Collina today is one of the finest examples of the Ginn construction protocol, a stunning 75,000 square foot clubhouse designed to replicate the feel and look of a traditional Tuscan Village, a world class private golf course designed by local resident and hall of fame golf legend Sir Nick Faldo and a location that feels a million miles from anywhere but still has a view of Disney’s Magic Kingdom fireworks from the hilltop clubhouse every evening at around 9pm.
A New Beginning
Bella Collina is under new ownership who have invested many millions of dollars into the community to restore it to its former glory and many millions more to improve the facilities and infrastructure – including a superb community pool, spa and fitness center.
From the exquisite landscaping, vineyards and manicured golf course it is easy to see how much pride has been instilled throughout and the confidence that everyone involved with Bella Collina has that they are truly involved in the revival of one of the most beautiful property locations in all of Florida.