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About Walt Bethel:
Walt Bethel is a fifth generation Floridian, born and raised in Arcadia,  with a vast knowledge of all areas of Florida Real Estate and an ardent appreciation for Florida history.    

The purchase and development of his first orange grove when he was just sixteen years old fueled Walt's passion for real estate.  

Since then, he has bought, owned, and sold a wide variety of properties throughout a successful business career.  His investments have included acreage, agricultural properties, residential homes, condos, and commercial properties. 

Walt's marketing and sales experience was cultivated over time at his family's business, Bethel Farms, where he marketed, managed, and sold products to "Big Box" retailers across the Southeastern

 and  Midwestern United States.

 From an early age, Walt's dad instilled in him the values to work hard and always have a goal, to look for a better way of doing things, and to constantly improve on them.  

The daily implementation of these principles, coupled with his enjoyment of networking with new people and his experience in business, sales, and marketing, have contributed to Walt's success as a Realtor.


 Walt has served on various boards and committees throughout the years. He has coached and actively supports local youth athletic programs and leagues. 

He and his wife Jill, also a fourth generation Floridian, reside in Punta Gorda. They have two teenage children, a daughter Peyton and a son   Truman.
Note From
Our Neighbors

Captain Lamar Joiner, Sr. and
"Miss Sarah"

Local, Licensed, Professional Captain
of 40+ Years 

Come experience the excitement of hooking into a tarpon with Captain Lamar aboard "Miss Sarah," a 31' Morgan, which seats up to six people and their gear comfortably. From the months of April through July, Captain Lamar specialized in tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass, but is also available throughout the year for chartered back bay and offshore fishing. 

Call to Book Your Next Trip:

Did you Know?
Tarpon Fishing Notables

Thomas Edison & Henry Ford
"At The Fishing Hole"

Dating back to the mid-1800s, tarpon fishing was a popular pastime. Over the years, such notables as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Frederick Remington, J.P. Morgan, the Vanderbilts, and even the nefarious Al Capone fished Charlotte Harbor's bountiful waters. Conservationist and outdoorsman President Teddy Roosevelt fished Charlotte Harbor in March 1917 and while records do not indicate whether he caught a tarpon, he did land 16-foot manta ray. More recently, Gasparilla Island has been host to famous fishing enthusiasts including President John F. Kennedy and Presidents George H. and George W. Bush.
The average tarpon weighs between 90 and 130 pounds, but catches over 200 pounds are not unknown. Recent fish tales claim a 276 pound tarpon was caught in Boca Grande Pass in 2004. The largest tarpon caught and released alive during a tournament happened during the 2009 Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (http://www.ptts.tv/) when Team Miller's Ale House landed a 217-pound silver king.

Welcome to the Spring  Edition of my  "Real Estate Resource" Newsletter.

Please  check out my website waltbethel.com  to view my listings, search for property, or to enjoy one of my archived newsletters.

As  always , I welcome your feedback and suggestions. 
Spring has Sprung
Hope you and your families had a great Easter weekend!! We spent ours on a wonderful charter with Mr. Lamar and the "Miss Sarah". 
Gorgeous Punta Gorda
Check out this video highlighting what
Punta Gorda has to offer!!

Source: ReelTimeFilms
Featured Listing
Furnished Boca Vista Harbor Corner Unit
13113 Gasparilla Rd. Unit 205A Placida, FL 33946


BACK ON THE MARKET AND REDUCED OVER $40K!! This MOTIVATED SELLER is offering a fully FURNISHED 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Boca Vista Harbor that is immaculately adorned with coastal decor, ornate furniture and rich colors. 

Just minutes from Boca Grande, shopping, restaurants, pristine beaches and world class fishing sits this 1500+ square foot corner unit with views of Coral Creek Lagoon, offering the most privacy available in the complex. The eat-in kitchen with Corian countertops also has a breakfast bar and is open to the living room and dining area with bay windows. 

The large covered, screened lanai is accessible from the 3 door slider in the living room or the single sliding door in the master bedroom. His and her master walk-in closets adjoin the master bath with its glass shower enclosure, deep soaker tub, and his and her Corian vanities with under mount sinks and large 3 way mirrors. Ceramic tile flooring laid throughout with custom tile mosaic featured in the foyer. Spacious laundry area contains stacked washer and dryer to maximize space. 

Community features include clubhouse, heated pool and spa, outdoor grilling and dining areas, and tennis courts. Off-site boat docking and storage are available at neighboring Gasparilla Marina. Boat docks, accessible only to Boca Vista Harbor owners, are available for purchase or lease through a separate association and provide direct access to Boca Grande Pass and the Gulf beaches. 

Don't miss this opportunity!!

MLS #: C7223376
List Price: $319,000
Heated Sq Ft: 1,701
See  My Listings  for more information.
Featured Listing
Joshua Creek 12+ Acres Estate
3410 County Rd 760, Arcadia, FL 34266


Beauty and privacy abound in this 12.64 acre estate set among oak hammocks, a gently flowing creek and manicured pastures. 

As you enter through the private gate down the paved drive you are welcomed to this custom built 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick home. With over 2,700 heated sq. ft., this meticulously maintained home features soaring ceilings, an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and a spacious screened back patio perfect for relaxing & enjoying the natural Florida habitat. The kitchen is complete with breakfast bar, dining area, dual dishwashers, updated appliances & opens to the formal dining room & family room ideal for entertaining. Downstairs is complete with a Guest Room/Office lined with windows and a large master bedroom featuring fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub & separate tiled shower. Upstairs a catwalk, overlooking the family room, leads you to two additional guest bedrooms & a guest bathroom.

 Additionally, there is an attached 2 car garage, screened gazebo, a detached 30X52 garage-for your RV/boat, multiple RV hookups, as well as a huge workshop. Workshop is outfitted with kitchen & office area, ideal for home business.

 Much of the acreage is cleared pasture land with a pond & lends itself to cattle and horses. Property is within 5 miles from Publix, shopping, and downtown Arcadia. 

Come home to privacy and peacefulness on this beautiful, natural property nestled along Joshua Creek!

MLS #: C7238071 
List Price: $895,000
Heated Sq Ft: 2,779
See  My Listings  for more information.
Featured Listing
Exclusive Waterfront Property 
13180 Joseffa Ct. Placida, FL 33946


EXCLUSIVE FLORIDA WATERFRONT Located within the exclusive and gated Placida Bay Estates. Build your waterfront dream home and enjoy the incredible views! 

Over one acre nestled along the ICW with 85' of waterfront. Dock permits are already in place. No fixed bridges and minimal "No Wake Zones" provide direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through Gasparilla Pass in just minutes. This ideal location makes for a pleasurable boat ride to Boca Grande Pass, Cayo Costa State Park, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands not to mention miles of back water flats fishing in between. 

Enjoy dining, shopping and golfing on the prestigious island of Boca Grande, JUST 2 MINUTES AWAY! You are only minutes to the Gulf beaches and just an hour from both Sarasota and Ft. Myers.

MLS #: C7202817
List Price: $325,000
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Featured Listing
Cozy Little Gasparilla Island Retreat
84 12 Little Gasparilla Island Placida, FL 33946

Looking for an island retreat? This cozy 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home located on the bayside of Little Gasparilla Island is it! 
Partner up with your buddies and own your own fishing getaway! Cook your catch on your private wooden deck and enjoy the weekend away from the office. 
Spend the days fishing right off of your ~40ft deepwater dock or taking your boat out into Placida Harbor and the Gulf waters to find some of the best Florida fishing around. Just minutes from the back waters of Bull Bay, Whidden creek, Turtle Bay and the worlds greatest Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. 
Then after a day on the water, fix a cold beverage and stroll down to the pristine seven mile beach where you can catch the gorgeous sunsets.
This home offers that unique getaway where peace and tranquility prevail! Make an appointment today!

MLS #: C7224300
List Price: $375,000
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Previously Featured Listing
Gorgeous Custom Home in Historic Downtown Punta Gorda
624 W Marion Ave. Punta Gorda, FL 33950


MLS #: C7224085   
Heated Sq. Ft.: 4,480
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Previously Featured Listing
Beautiful Home on 12+ Acres
9846 Jernigan St.  Arcadia, FL 34266


MLS #: C7233506   
Total Acres: 12.27
See  My Listings  for more information.