Welcome to Orange Harbor!
Orange Harbor Manufactured Home Community and RV Resort is a beautiful 55+, resident owned community located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.
The community boasts 364 homes and 130 RV lots, with many lots that are waterfront as the community is almost totally surrounded by water.
Boating, fishing, watching the dolphin and manatee are some of the activites we enjoy! You can too. Come visit and see why we are known as the jewel on the river! The community is pet friendly where two dogs up to 25 pounds or two indoor cats are welcomed. Two pets only per household.
About Orange Harbor
Orange Harbor is one of more than 650 resident owned manufactured home communities in the state. Prior to Oct. 15, 2012, the community was a rental community where the residents owned their homes but rented their lots.
On October 15, 2012, the residents purchased the community becoming a cooperative that is governed by Florida Statute 719, The Cooperative Act. Under a cooperative, residents who purchased shares gained two types of ownership: ownership in the not for profit corporation that owns all of the community and a share for the lot on which their home sets.
New residents moving into the community have a choice: They can purchase a home and rent the lot or they can purchase a home and the share for their lot. The monthly maintenance fee for those who purchase home and shares is $300, while lot rent continues to increase each year for those who decide to rent.
Orange Harbor is also an over age 55 community and complies with the senior only exemption to the U.S. Fair Housing law.
Hurricane Irma Update
When Hurricane Irma hit Ft. Myers on September 10, 2017, it was a Category 2 hurricane with gusts in a Category 3 range. According to the National Hurricane Center, a Category 2 hurricane has sustained winds from 96 to 110 mph. These are extremely dangerous winds that will cause extensive damage to well-constructed frame homes, according to the center. Category 3 winds are 111 to 129 mph and are those that will cause "devasting damage," explains the hurricane center.
Considering the winds and the potential storm surge, the community did not know what to expect. Fortunately, almost every resident evacuated and no one was injured. The community fared well--there was no flooding and there were only a few homes that had extensive damage. Approximately 40% of homes had minor damage--trim or a few pieces of siding that were missing. Approximately 50 to 60% of the homes had no damage!
Full-time residents quickly organized after the storm and manned the front gate, served hot meals since the community didn't have electricity for five days, and took numerous phone calls from residents who were out of state. When the electricity returned, clean-up began in earnest.
Just like the rest of Southwest Florida, Orange Harbor is returning to normal and is looking forward to an active winter season! Come on down!