Originally we were the Bonaire Lodge circa 1925. This majestic and romantic Spanish style architecture has been preserved and cared for by many over it’s almost 100 years. The private and picturesque property of oaks and over 600 feet of shore line sits on beautiful Lake Pierce a 3,700 acre lake conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando.
Entering the restored mansion you can in vison some of its most notable guest such as Marilyn Monroe, Calvin Coolidge and yes Al Capone to name a few. The ceilings in the foyer and reception hall are original to the lodge constructed of pecky wood cypress and decorative moldings.
Today we are the BellaCosa Lakeside Lodge and Venue. The name BellaCosa describes this property well “beautiful thing”. To all who have gone before us you have our respect and appreciation for your efforts in keeping this historical site a beautiful thing.
BellaCosa is the perfect location for a destination experience with 15,000 square feet to include the grand foyer, private sitting room, reception area, 10 furnished apartments, women’ dressing suite, catering kitchen and beautifully appointed terraces.