This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beachfront condo is a ground floor, corner unit that offers quick and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in America. There are only 2 floors in this building and 16 units in total so the building and its location are ideal for a quiet, relaxing vacation.
With beaches just 50' away, the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean are right on the back doorstep. Facing west, the property gets all day sun and spectacular sunsets throughout the year.
The master bedroom has a high profile king bed, multiple sets of 100% cotton sheets and a connecting master bathroom. Glass sliding windows into a lanai provide wonderful outside views. The 2nd bedroom has twin XL beds, a wall mounted flatscreen TV and an adjacent bathroom. The kitchen has been recently updated and is fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils. Just off the kitchen is a sitting area, with sliding glass doors facing the tennis courts, which provides a great place to enjoy a morning coffee. The living room is spacious with a wall mounted 42 inch Sony flatscreen TV, a DVD player and full HD programming. Secure, high-speed Wireless Internet service is provided throughout the unit.
The screened-in, open-air lanai faces the Gulf and is a wonderful place to relax and have drinks at the end of a day. The westerly exposure not only provides great sunsets but there is quite commonly a gentle on-shore breeze that is really refreshing. Vegetation and wildlife just outside the lanai are uniquely southern. Turtles can be frequently seen around the property, dolphin sightings are common and occasionally manatees can be seen in the ocean, which are incredibly large, but gentle, sea cows.
The unit comes with a washer/dryer, central AC with an accessible thermostat and humidity control, variable speed ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room, lanai and sitting area beside the kitchen, a dining table for 6, a communal gas BBQ and an outside deck facing the ocean with 2 'steamer' chairs and a table in between.
Our unit is part of the Boca Grande Club which is a gated, 62-acre private residential community on the Gulf side of Gasparilla Island. Amenities offered include the casual 'Upper Deck' restaurant, a more formal 'Clubhouse' restaurant at beach level, 3 pools with complimentary towel service, a 'Tiki Bar', poolside lunch and drink service, beach chaises and umbrellas around the pools and along the beaches, an expanded and very popular fitness facility, 8 clay tennis courts with 2 tennis pros 'in-season' offering organized drills and matches, a small retail tennis shop and a spacious Library/Quiet Room that has books, a TV, comfortable couches and a piano for those times when guests prefer a little 'out of the way' quiet time.
Programs offered at the Club include Yoga, Aquatics, Zumba, Bridge and Circuit Training.
Bicycles and golf carts can be rented at the Club which are both excellent ways to explore the island.
Boca Grande (formally known as Gasparilla Island) is located off the southwest coast of Florida, north of Naples and south of Sarasota. It is part of the 'barrier chain' of islands that includes Sanibel and Captiva. Connected to the mainland by a short, tolled ($6) causeway, what makes Boca Grande unique are its miles of beaches and its tranquil, relaxed, Old Florida feel: no highrises, no malls, no traffic lights, and no neon signs. Despite its small size, the town on the island is charming with excellent shopping and several very good restaurants.
This is a higher end island with property values ranging from $400,000 up to $15 Million. The unit, the Club, and the island offer privacy, relaxation, and rejuvenation....a fantastic vacation getaway.
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