When the Pointe was built in the late 1970’s, Siesta Key was still a relatively sleepy barrier island, whose inhabitants included many local fisherman. Midnight Pass was still open to the Gulf and early residents of the Pointe could watch schools of shrimp swim past their lanais. Today they have been replaced by kayakers and paddle boarders enjoying the beautiful mangrove islands of the Neville Marine Park.
Just before the Pointe was developed as one of the premier properties on Siesta Key, Mercury Marine maintained a testing facility for their engines where our gazebo island is today. Across from us in Blind Pass, Mote Marine studied the behaviour of sharks in huge underwater tanks, funded by the U.S. Navy and National Institutes of Health.
Over the years, Siesta Key developed into the great tourist destination for which it is known today, drawn partly by the beach that has been named as the best beach in the U.S. on more than one occasion. Our little corner of the key has still managed to retain much of its original serenity by being surrounded by water on three sides, at the very most southern tip of the island. The Pointe with Midnight Pass open before 1982