Our house is located on Longboat Key, outside of the city of Sarasota, on the west coast of Florida. There is an airport in Sarasota, as well as in Tampa, which is a little over an hour away. Longboat Key is pretty and green, and is linked, by bridge, to Anna Maria Island to the north, and to St. Armand's Circle, to the south of us. We are about a 12 minute drive into Sarasota itself, which has great restaurants, and many cultural events and activities. There are also many places to eat, drink and be merry even closer to home.
The house itself is in a development called Sutton Place. It is a townhouse, attached on one side, two stories, with a full garage. The home has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, one of which is an en-suite for the master bedroom, and all of which have been newly renovated. The master bedroom contains a king sized bed; the second bedroom has a queen sized bed, and the third has two twin beds. There are three televisions, in the living room, the master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms. The downstairs consists of an open floor plan, with a large living and dining area, and a spacious, well equipped kitchen, which features granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances. The house has a/c along with a washer and dryer, and a gas grill off the dining room.
Our home is ideal for a couple, a family or a multi-generational group. Sutton Place is well maintained, beautifully landscaped and includes many wonderful amenities. One side of the development is on the Gulf of Mexico, with a private beach and beach pavilion, with showers and change rooms. A nightly ritual consists of gathering on the beach to watch the incredible sunsets and celebrate the end of another wonderful day.
The other side of Sutton Place is on Sarasota Bay, with a beautiful view of the bay itself, as well as the mangrove islands offshore. The view can be enjoyed from the bay side swimming pool, which is next to a small marina area, where owners keep their boats and kayaks,. There will be two kayaks available for you to enjoy the beauty of Sarasota Bay, and visit the mangrove islands, which are home to many species of southern birds and other wildlife. Dolphins and manatee are often spotted and sometimes swim right into the marina area. There are two large, heated swimming pools, one directly on the Bay and one almost across from our house, adjacent to the clubhouse and fitness rooms.
We often bike to the eight public tennis courts, which are a tenth of a mile from us. Two bikes will be available for you, to explore the area, on the bike lane, which runs the length of the island, and beyond.
Come to Longboat Key where you can be as active as you like to be,, or not. Life is good in our little corner of the world!