Historic Kibler Ranch – A 1,009+/- Acre Florida State Treasure

2.5+/- Miles of Riverfront – Orange Groves, Home, Ponds, Wildlife- Just South of Tampa

Historic 100 yr old state treasure that is being offered to the public for the first time. Just minutes from Tampa Kibler Ranch offers trophy hunting & fishing, 2.5+/- miles of riverfront, orange groves, 4 BR home, pastures, ponds & rare wildlife.

Began: 06/06/13 at 4:00 PM EDT
Location: 3715 Kibler Ranch Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

    Now Showing By Appointment – Now Accepting Offers – Owner Financing

Auction Begins at 4:00pm with Registration beginning at 3:00pm

Call For More Info: 800-579-1174

Now Accepting Offers – Now Showing By Appointment

One way to tell that a property is truly exquisite is by observing who has been there. Historic Kibler Ranch has been visited over the years by many notable individuals including former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson, US Senators Lawton Chiles & George Smathers, Florida Governors Claude Kirk, Farris Bryant & Spessard Holland as well as renowned members of the business and legal world such as Ben Hill Griffin, George Jenkins (founder of Publix), Armand Hammer, Jim Walter (founder of Walter Homes), Gary Drummond, Leon Jaworski (Watergate prosecuter) and Chesterfield Smith (once described by NY Times as America’s most influential lawyer.

This exquisite trophy property is an absolute gem nesstled in Central florida just 20 minutes from Bradenton. Despite having 2.5+/- miles of riverfrontage on with an abundance of rare wildlife on 1,009+/- acres the property is quite convenient to desirable areas such as Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Boca Raton.

Located in east central Manatee County just south of Tampa, the ranch is only 20 miles from Bradenton. The property, which is offered for sale to the public for the first time, has approximately two and one-half miles of frontage on the beautiful Manatee River, a 60±-mile-long waterway brimming with largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and bream. The Manatee River flows into Tampa Bay before making its way into the Gulf of Mexico, providing excellent locations for canoeing, kayaking and boating.

The working ranch offers a number of exceptional highlights — 1.75± miles of frontage on State Road 64, hundreds of acres of improved pastures, improved cowpens, orange groves, wooded pastures, barns, outbuildings, employee housing and manicured hunting grounds. The main residence is a four-bedroom, four-bath waterfront lodge with massive rock fireplace. Mineral rights convey with property.

Buyer will receive a credit equal to 1% of the Buyer’s winning bid price ONLY if Buyer closes with cash on the day of the auction.


  • 1, 009± Acres
  • Mineral Rights Convey with Property
  • 2.5± Miles Frontage on Manatee River
  • 1.75± Miles Frontage on Hwy 64 
  • 50± Acres Hamlin & Valencia Orange 
  • Groves • Partially Irrigated
  •  Income-Producing Cattle Operation
  •  4-Bedroom Riverfront Lodge & 5 Employee Houses
  • Stocked Lake & Watering Ponds • Pastures 
  • Barns, Coral, Pens & Dog Kennels
  • Perimeter Fencing • 15 Miles from I-75
  • World-Class Hunting & Fishing

Bidder Deposit: $100,000 being in business check, personal check or certified funds. Refundable if unsuccessful bidder.

Terms: 10% down payable with business check, personal check or certified funds. Closing in 30 days. 

Owner Financing: 25% down payment at 7.5% interest with 8-month balloon with interest only payments due monthly.

Auction Site: The auction will take place at the property — 3715 Kibler Ranch Rd., Myakka City, Florida.

Pre-Sale Inspection: Property is available for viewing daily by appointment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning May 30.  Call 1-800-579-1174 to make arrangements to view prior to May 30.

Broker Participation: Broker Participation welcome subject to certain guidelines. Call 1-800-579-1174.

For More Information: Call 1-800-579-1174 or (256) 547-3434. Beginning May 30, call on site, (256) 504-1141.

Directions From I-75, take Exit 220 East towards Zolfo Springs/Wauchula on FL-64. Drive 15.6 miles and turn right onto Kibler Ranch Rd. Property located at 3715 Kibler Ranch Rd.

Thomas J. Bone, FL #AU3433

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