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Luxury and Waterfront Homes and Condos in the Sarasota Area

By Shannon Moore & Stephen S. | Broker in 34242
  • Golf and Beaches are Close at Heart in Concession, Lakewood Ranch FL

    Posted Under: General Area in Lakewood Ranch, Quality of Life in Lakewood Ranch, Parks & Recreation in Lakewood Ranch  |  September 15, 2011 8:53 AM  |  2,491 views  |  No comments

    If you want to have access to a world class golf course yet still be able to walk to the beach, the place to live is the Concession in Lakewood Ranch Florida. Located near the borders of Sarasota and Manatee counties, this community offers luxurious living for those who want that lifestyle. The community has 236 home sites available in a community of 1232 acres. Many homes sit on lots over an acre in size with a few half-acre lots available as well. You can find homes already built ready for you to move in. On the other hand, you can select a prime building lot and put your dream home in place.

    The centerpiece of Concession, Lakewood Ranch has to be the golf course. The Concession Golf Club covers over 520 acres and it meander throughout the Sarasota golf community. Its main designer is Jack Nicklaus with help from Tony Jacklin. In fact, the entire community got its name from a famous golf match those two played in. In 1969, Jack Nicklaus conceded a two foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole of the Ryder Cup, causing a tie. That concession was the inspiration for this golf club. The exclusive clubhouse hosts social events throughout the year including golf tournaments.  

    The community of Concession, Lakewood Ranch has three distinct neighborhoods currently. The Nicklaus Manor offer 33 maintenance free homes for those who want to live without the worry of keeping a house in good shape. Homes in this neighborhood go from 3300 to 5500 square feet. Residents enjoy a gated community, full membership to the golf club and access to private concierge service. The Lindrick and Birkdale neighborhoods offer home sites with views of the lake and preserve that are at the heart of this community.  

    Residents of Concession, Lakewood Ranch have access to all the shopping, entertainment, and restaurants just outside the gates. Within minutes, residents can go shopping at St. Armands Circle or grab a bite to eat at a restaurant in Venice Main Street. They have the option of catching a gallery premiere or performance somewhere in downtown Sarasota's arts district. With so much available plus access to world class golf, residents of Concession have much to enjoy. The natural environment at the Concession is something to behold. With towering old oaks and beautiful water, the residents can enjoy the finest of Florida without leaving home. Visit Concession and see what it has to offer at Green Lion Realty.
  • Fisherman’s Cove Siesta Key Florida - The Family Hot Spot

    Posted Under: General Area in Siesta Key, Quality of Life in Siesta Key, Parks & Recreation in Siesta Key  |  August 10, 2011 7:08 AM  |  901 views  |  No comments
    Fishermans Cove FL

    Everyone loves the great beaches of Florida and many look for a place they can call home, whether full time or on vacation in the areas that have the nicest beaches. Fisherman’s Cove on Siesta Key offers amazing beach access located both on the Turtle beach and on the bay. This means that you can enjoy time walking the beaches and basking in the sunshine or you can indulge in terrific boating into the Intracoastal Waterways with excellent fishing and boating at your fingertips. Amazing for families and terrific for casual relaxation this is the perfect spot for a vacation or even for those wanting long term living in paradise. 

    A myriad of amenities offered to the residents of Fisherman’s Cove Siesta Key you can enjoy such activities as boating from the private boat docks, enjoying sun and water at the beautiful Turtle Beach in privacy, swim and relax at the pool, entertain beachside shuffleboard, cook up something amazing to eat using the outdoor grills and even enjoy the local nightlife, dining experiences and terrific attractions nearby. This makes it easy to find something great to do each day of your stay whether it is simply relaxing or taking in the many sights that are available to you. 

    The prices for condo units at Fisherman’s Cove Siesta Key range from $300,000 to approximately $500,000 offering everything from two bedrooms up. The beautiful views and well respected seclusion offered by many of these condo units makes this bit of real estate well worth the effort. Although the buildings where originally built in the 1960's they have been fitted with all the modern necessitates and offer you everything you could want on vacation or as a long term resident. Sandy beaches and extreme sunsets are what this location brings to the table. 

    Great shops and terrific restaurants add to the convenience of Fisherman’s Cove Siesta Key living. Many are within walking distance and others are just a short drive away giving you options for each day you are there. If you are considering a vacation home in Siesta Key and want to be sure you have all of the amenities and maintenance managed for you this is a great choice. Remember that you can have many friends and family alternate their stay at the condo and perhaps sharing in your fees. In addition there is always the option to rent out during the time you do not occupy the condo unit. 

  • Redfish Key Villas Englewood FL - Lemon Bay Villas - Waterfront Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Englewood, Quality of Life in Englewood, Parks & Recreation in Englewood  |  July 30, 2011 5:33 PM  |  945 views  |  No comments

    Grand Preserve, Lemon Bay, Englewood Florida

    Redfish Key Villas Englewood is a collection of Villas located in beautiful Englewood, Florida on Lemon Bay. This collection of villas offers you a chance to own private and luxurious living directly on the water front. You will find a wide variety of amenities offered by the villas here including pool facilities, vaulted ceilings and private boat slips. Additionally, you will find that you have access and close proximity to fishing, golf and beach activities as well by living in this luxurious neighborhood community. Presented on beautiful Lemon Bay, Redfish Key is a protected community that offers direct access to the Gulf by way of boat as well as access to the Intercoastal Waterway.

    You will find here in the Redfish Key Villas Englewood, that you are conveniently located to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Englewood Beach. The airport is only an hour south from the villas, so it is within close reach but you are far enough away to truly enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the community. When you buy a villa here, you are able to relax on your very own balcony while you enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. These villas also feature granite countertops, gourmet kitchens, Bosch, Sub-Zero and Dacor appliances and designer ceiling fans just to name a few of the stunning amenities that you will find here. 

    Another gorgeous feature of these Englewood Florida Condos is that there are stunning floor to ceiling windows that allow you to experience the breathtaking views regardless of whether you are inside or out, and the sunlight comes in beautifully to the home as well, keeping things bright and cheery. All of the villas here are pre-wired for cable and internet, and so the homes are ready to provide you with entertainment options from the day that you move in. 

    If you are passionate about boating or fishing, then choose real estate that offers a private dock or boat slip right outside your home. Consider that you can keep your boat right outside your front door and it will always be there to you, granting you access to the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico as well. The entire community is beautifully landscaped and offers central access to shopping, dining and other entertainment options. This is the perfect luxury community, offering a nice sampling of amenities and plenty of things to do, see and experience as you put down roots in your very own home.

  • Misty Creek Country Club Sarasota – Golf Course Surrounded by Nature Preserve

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Quality of Life in Sarasota, Parks & Recreation in Sarasota  |  July 14, 2011 7:06 AM  |  466 views  |  No comments
    Misty Creek

    The Misty Creek Country Club is located in Sarasota, Florida. The championship golf course and clubhouse are set on wildlife preserve that is home to majestic bald eagles. Nearly all of the fairways are lined with oak forests and lush, green vegetation. The 18-hole golf course offers more than 6,800 yards of golf on a par 72 course. It was designed by Ted McAnlis and opened in 1985. Surrounding the course is a Sarasota golf community offering comfortable, luxurious living. The entire complex is located on 780 acres, just a short distance from Interstate 75. Golfers also enjoy an expansive putting green, a driving range and a full-scale facility for perfecting short games.

    The clubhouse is the ideal country club location to enjoy a snack after a game, relax over drinks and Friday night dinner with views of the course, or host a special event. The Eagle Lounge has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. The Misty Creek Country Club Sarasota restaurant offers lunch and dinner seven days a week. Snacks, soups, sandwiches and beverages are also sold during the morning and afternoon hours. Residents of Misty Creek have access to four tennis courts near the clubhouse. Lessons are available for groups and individuals. Both the course and the country club have a strict dress code and diners are required to wear dressy casual clothing for dinner.

    Misty Creek Country Club Sarasota is the ideal location for hosting your next special event. The country club specializes in private parties, banquets and weddings. Their experienced banquet staff provides top-notch service and attention to detail your guests will remember forever. The Cypress Room is perfect for both casual and formal events. It features a dance floor and views of the surrounding wildlife preserve. Event planners have a wide variety of menu choices, as well as customized options for meals and beverages. The staff can also help you plan a corporate or charity golf tournament.

    The Misty Creek Country Club Sarasota and Sarasota golf community are the ideal golf destination and community. Misty Creek is a member-owned club that is limited to 300 equity members. Residents of the community enjoy lush grounds filled with sandhill cranes, alligators, bobcats, deer, red-tailed hawks and even wild boar. The Misty Creek Leek is stocked with fish and the property is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The country club is the perfect place to live and play and the 302 single family home community is one of Florida’s best.

  • The Founders Club – A Young, Yet Promising Member of Luxury Sarasota Golf Communities

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Quality of Life in Sarasota, Parks & Recreation in Sarasota  |  July 12, 2011 4:20 PM  |  342 views  |  No comments

     The Founders Club

    The Founders Club is one of the youngest luxury Sarasota golf communities. Yet, it is a contender for being among the best. This community provides you the opportunity to purchase an already built home with a custom design or to choose your own lot to build your dream home. The choice is entirely up to you. With the community amenities, many find this is a great place to relax, retire, or just repose. It is a great place for retirees, older couples, or even those with children. Coming in on the beginning of this community offers you the opportunity to make your mark.


    Like many other luxury Sarasota golf communities, The Founders Club centers on the community's clubhouse. Its nickname is the "Golf Hall." At 24,000 square feet, this structure resembles a traditional Florida home more than a modern golf club. However, inside, it works quite well. It has a main dining hall, private dining area, lounge/bar, and outdoor dining terrace. Members and guests can enjoy the athletic center, locker rooms, sports therapy room, and pro shop. With a beautiful central fireplace great for crisp winter mornings, it is a great place to gather with friends.


    The golf course is the design of Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The design covers over 700 acres with fantastic landscapes and beautiful vistas. It plays much like a park course. This makes it a relaxing play that still offers a bit of challenge. Memberships come with a one-time contribution. The club offers caddie service for those who want a turn around the golf course by foot. The club also offers golf lessons for a fee. It makes a great combination for those looking for the chance to upgrade their golfing skills. The Founders Club is a jewel among luxury Sarasota golf communities.


    The homes in The Founders Club community will total only 262. The clubhouse rules only allow 275 members. This is exclusivity at its finest. This community receives from both local media as well as national ones. Lot sizes within the community average between ½ acre and 1 acre in size. Current homes in the community go from 3000 up to 8000 square feet. While the community offers real estate brokers, it is in your best interest to have a broker on your side of the deal. You will get the best deal possible in this finest of luxury Sarasota golf communities.

  • Prestancia – An Exclusive Community within Another

    Posted Under: General Area in Sarasota, Quality of Life in Sarasota, Parks & Recreation in Sarasota  |  July 12, 2011 4:13 PM  |  313 views  |  No comments

     Prestancia Pamler Ranch Sarasota Real Estate

    Are you looking for exclusivity among Sarasota golfing communities? Golf is a big part of life in this part of Florida. Many retire to the area to golf throughout the year. When looking for a residence though, you need to use discernment. If you want an exclusive golf course with top line luxurious amenities, Prestancia is the place to go. This golf community is part of the larger Palmer Ranch community. You might say it is an exclusive community within an exclusive community. The amenities and home in the area show this unique position.


    What does Prestancia have to offer? This part of the Palmer Ranch community is part of the Tournament Players Club, a network of golf courses around the country that encompass the finest in golf. The golf courses within the community offer 36 different holes. The first 18-hole golf course is the Stadium. This course offers gentle slopes and challenging shots. It plays at just less than 7000 yards. The other course, called the Club, has a 6750 yard run. It is a maze of classic design, which offers challenges even to the most seasoned veterans of the links. The club also encompasses a large driving range with areas to practice putting, chipping, and sand bunkering. It is among the finest of Sarasota golfing communities.


    Housing options with Prestancia range from condominiums through luxury estates. Condominiums start at less than 1000 square feet. The condominiums in this part of Palmer Ranch offer upscale condominium living with screened in porches or balconies. There is also an assisted living facility option in some areas for those that need a bit of help in their older years. There are moderately priced homes available as well. Many have around 2000 to 2500 square feet on a small lot. The larger estates can run up to 5000 square feet with direct access to the water and Gulf views. This variety of options makes it an accessible community among Sarasota golfing communities.


    It is easy to see why Prestancia is a great place to consider living. It works well for retired persons, singles, couples, and people with children. For those that love golf, this Palmer Ranch community is a jewel among Sarasota golfing communities. It offers all the access that anyone could want to golf. The country club offers access to spacious dining rooms, locker rooms, tennis courts, fitness center, swimming pool, and a pro shop.

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