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Luxury and Waterfront Homes and Condos in the Sarasota Area

By Shannon Moore & | Broker in Boca Grande, FL
  • 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  |  2,221 views  |  No comments
    Concession

    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.
  • Pierre, Longboat Key – Beachfront Condominium Living at Its Finest

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, In My Neighborhood in Longboat Key  |  September 6, 2011 8:10 AM  |  2,541 views  |  No comments
    Pierre Condos

    If you want a condominium at the beach, Pierre Condos in Longboat Key may be just what you are looking for in a community. This development boasts 66 units that have 420 feet of private beach. The beaches of Longboat Key are among the best around Sarasota. This barrier island sits just off the coast of Sarasota. Residents of this Island often do not want to leave its beautiful beaches and fantastic sunsets. That is definitely the case with most residents of the Pierre. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within a short distance of the building. Residents can drive or walk at their leisure. 


    Condominiums in Pierre Longboat Key start at just over 2400 square feet and go up from there. All of the condos have a minimum of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Every condo has a balcony that has a view towards the bay or the beach, depending on the condominiums location in the building. Those on higher floors have great views that are hard to match. The building sits on 7 acres with mature tropical landscaping. With private beach access, residence will feel as if they are on a remote island beach and may never want to leave. 


    The amenities available at Pierre Longboat Key are excellent. The building boasts a large heated pool and hot tub for those who want to luxuriate in the sun without the sand. There is a toddler pool for the smaller members of the family. There is a large pool deck great for gathering with neighbors and friends. The athletic center provides easy access for exercise. The tennis courts are great for getting a bit of recreation throughout the year. The building also has three guest suites available for out of town guests that overflow your condo. 


    The Pierre condos opened in 1990. Most units have undergone renovations over the years. The building management is keeping the building and the grounds in top shape. That means that this building and its condo units are excellent investments for your future. With easy access to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, you will not worry about a thing living on at the Pierre. Prices in this building start at $800,000 with penthouse units approaching $2 million. Prices will vary on whether the condo has ocean or bay views. Higher units will also command a larger price as well. You can find the perfect place to live at the Pierre. 



  • Beaches of Longboat Key Florida – Easy Luxury Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, In My Neighborhood in Longboat Key  |  August 24, 2011 7:06 AM  |  2,469 views  |  No comments
    Beaches of Longboat Key Florida

    Beaches of Longboat Key is in close proximity to the Longboat Key Club, which offers members some of the best activities in the area. The Gulf of Mexico is easily accessible, and you'll be able to visit the adjacent beach whenever you want to. The Islandside Golf Course is also adjacent to the property. This golf course offers a fun golfing experience all year long. The building has stood since 1984, and has undergone improvements so residents can maintain a luxury lifestyle. This is one of the most sought-after properties in Sarasota.

    Residents in this building have access to some outstanding amenities. Covered parking spots are provided to ensure that your car is protected from the elements. Beaches of Longboat Key Florida features good security, so residents know that they are safe at all times. 24-hour concierge service is available to attend to the needs of residents. A fitness facility is located on-site for residents who want to stay in shape without having to leave the building. Tennis courts are available for serious players. You can also enjoy a beach side pool that features its own spa. The pool is heated so that it can be used all year.

    Beaches of Longboat Key condos offer excellent views. You can choose from either views of the Gulf or the golf course. Many people consider the views to be one of the property's most valuable assets. Wraparound terraces provide a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Six of the units on each floor have corner locations that provide exceptional views. Two or three bedrooms and at least two baths are found in each unit, and the units provide plenty of square footage. These condos are a very comfortable size for most buyers.
    The living areas of the condos at Beaches of Longboat Key have open floor plans. You can walk right out to the terrace from your living room. If you frequently entertain, you'll find that the units are perfectly designed for such a purpose. The dining areas in most units also open onto the terrace. You can easily enjoy the nice view while dining. The terraces are large enough for outdoor dining or drinks. Kitchens feature updated appliances and plenty of cabinet space. The bedrooms feature large full baths.  You might be able to find condos that have undergone custom decorating by their previous owners. This will help make the experience of living in this building even more unique. 





     
  • Queens Harbour Longboat Key - Amazing Views and Great Florida Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, Shopping & Local Amenities in Longboat Key  |  August 10, 2011 2:50 PM  |  1,103 views  |  No comments

    Queens Harbor

    Queens Harbour on Longboat Key sits near Longboat Key Club and Bay Isles in the sunny state of Florida. Construction on these runs from 1995 to 1999 and the units range in size from 2,000 square feet to a massive 4,000 square feet. Offering high quality waterfront living the units have access to some amazing amenities such as pools, tennis, golf, a clubhouse and deep water marina for some of the most prestigious boats available. Thanks to the constant work of the homeowners' association the neighborhood is always pristine and in fact takes on new paint every five years like clockwork.

    The well manicured grounds are not the only attraction to Queens Harbour Longboat Key. There are amazing views from every angle of the community some, like that from the golf course; sport the serenity of a lake filled with the most exquisite wildlife around such as wading birds that pepper the shore. In addition, views of the Bay and the Intracoastal areas are visible from many locations throughout the community. Much of the pricing for the homes is based on the view of the home and the access to the amenities. These views of so much beauty can be enjoyed from many areas of the community and are great draws for residents. 

    Thanks to the location of Queens Harbour on Longboat Key residents can easily access much of the Sarasota downtown nightlife, the cultural attractions, fine dining and the many events that are offered on an ongoing basis in Sarasota for those interested. The location allows for easy boating and outdoor activities as well as multiple beaches and exceptional shopping for all walks of life. The nearby services easily attract anyone who wants the lifestyle with the vacation feel even for the full year around. Queens Harbour has deeded beach access and through Bay Isles Beach Club the entire family can enjoy great sun and surf in just minutes. 

    Finding great real estate in Longboat Key is as easy as knowing what you are looking for, whether it is a condo unit or single family home, and seeking the help of professionals experienced in the area. You can easily be in a new home in this area and enjoying the beaches and golfing for yourself. This well rounded amenity-filled community offers a little something for everyone and will certainly go far to creating the life that you desire. 
  • Beachplace on Longboat Key, FL - Luxury Oceanfront Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, In My Neighborhood in Longboat Key  |  August 9, 2011 10:53 AM  |  653 views  |  No comments
    Beach Place Longboat Key

    Located at 1045 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Beachplace on Longboat Key is a luxury condominium complex that offers not only a place to live, but the lifestyle and community spirit that ought to come along with it. Built between the years 1979 and 1981, Beachplace plays home to 336 different condo units, and these condo units range significantly in size from 1,172 square feet to 1,819 square feet. With such a range of sizes and configurations, it should not come as a surprise that the listing prices for these condominiums range significantly as well, typically falling between the low $500s and more than $1.2 million depending on which condominium unit is to your liking. 

    The Beachplace on Longboat Key condominium complex is set on 31 lush acres of tropical landscaping, and there are a myriad of fun and entertaining outdoor activities to take advantage on the grounds. Whether you are a resident or a seasonal guest, you will be able to take advantage of the resort style pool, the tennis courts, the club house, the athletic facility and so much more. Owners of residences in the complex also get to take advantage of a full 1400 lineal feet worth of beachfront land, which means easy access to what is essentially your very own personal beach, as you are only sharing it with other residents of your complex, your neighbors and friends.

    The Beachplace on Longboat Key condominium complex is actually comprised of 11 different buildings, each of which is six stories tall. Some units are two bedroom condos while others are three bedroom condos. Many of the condos in this complex actually look out over the Gulf of Mexico, and so you can rely on fantastic views all year long. Take advantage of all of the ample amenities offered by this community, or enjoy the convenience of being so close to the beach and a myriad of other activities including shops and dining.

    The Beachplace on Longboat Key community is located only a short drive away from downtown Sarasota and the St Armand's Circle shopping district. You can find this complex at the southern end of the Longboat Key, offering a pristine location and ample views. Whether you are looking for a place to retire in beautiful Sarasota or simply someplace to put down roots with your family, Beachplace is an excellent option for you to consider. 




  • Inn on the Beach Longboat Key Florida - Living Right on the Beach

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, In My Neighborhood in Longboat Key  |  August 8, 2011 6:54 AM  |  598 views  |  No comments


    Located at 220 through 250 Sands Point Road in Longboat Key, the
    Inn on the Beach Condominium Complex offers luxury living at its absolute finest. Not only does this property offer condominiums for sale, but there are also lease terms available as well. There are 222 properties total, and the minimum lease is only between one and seven days, which means that you could feasibly spend a vacation in these condominiums if you wanted to try that out before making a purchasing decision. The Inn on the Beach offers a truly fun and enjoyable experience whether you are a permanent resident or only staying for a handful of days. 


    Inn on the Beach Longboat Key is considered to be a condotel, which is another word for a condominium hotel. The condo owners that own property within the building can actually put their home up as part of a resort rental program, and what this does is allows them to receive revenue generated when resort guests stay in that room, by as much as 50 percent. You do not have to put your home in the hotel rental program, however, if you would prefer to actually live in the property that you buy. Whether you are looking for a family home or an investment, Inn on the Beach Longboat Key has what you are looking for.


    You will find the Inn on the Beach on Longboat Key at the very southern part of the Island, and so the area is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side, and by 18 holes worth of golf on the other side. There are 45 holes total of championship golf offered by this condominium resort hotel, as well as 38 Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and five total restaurants for you to choose from when you want to eat out without going far from home. This is a really unique condominium complex because of the combination resort and condominium nature. 


    If you are looking for an ideal destination to put down roots, to retire or grow your family, or you are looking for a real estate investment that is going to grow with you, consider the Inn on the Beach Longboat Key. This unique condominium hotel concept is taking Florida by storm, and is becoming the next big thing in home ownership. If you buy property here now, it will only continue to benefit you in the long run for as long as you own it.





  • Queens Harbour Longboat Key - Amazing Views and Great Florida Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Longboat Key, Quality of Life in Longboat Key, In My Neighborhood in Longboat Key  |  August 6, 2011 1:37 PM  |  467 views  |  No comments

    Queens Harbor


    Queens Harbour on Longboat Key sits near Longboat Key Club and Bay Isles in the sunny state of Florida. Construction on these runs from 1995 to 1999 and the units range in size from 2,000 square feet to a massive 4,000 square feet. Offering high quality waterfront living the units have access to some amazing amenities such as pools, tennis, golf, a clubhouse and deep water marina for some of the most prestigious boats available. Thanks to the constant work of the homeowners' association the neighborhood is always pristine and in fact takes on new paint every five years like clockwork.

    The well manicured grounds are not the only attraction to Queens Harbour in Longboat Key. There are amazing views from every angle of the community some, like that from the golf course; sport the serenity of a lake filled with the most exquisite wildlife around such as wading birds that pepper the shore. In addition, views of the Bay and the Intracoastal areas are visible from many locations throughout the community. Much of the pricing for the homes is based on the view of the home and the access to the amenities. These views of so much beauty can be enjoyed from many areas of the community and are great draws for residents. 

    Thanks to the location of Queens Harbour Longboat Key residents can easily access much of the Sarasota downtown nightlife, the cultural attractions, fine dining and the many events that are offered on an ongoing basis in Sarasota for those interested. The location allows for easy boating and outdoor activities as well as multiple beaches and exceptional shopping for all walks of life. The nearby services easily attract anyone who wants the lifestyle with the vacation feel even for the full year around. Queens Harbour has deeded beach access and through Bay Isles Beach Club the entire family can enjoy great sun and surf in just minutes. 

    Finding great real estate in Queens Harbour Longboat Key is as easy as knowing what you are looking for, whether it is a condo unit or single family home, and seeking the help of professionals experienced in the area. You can easily be in a new home in this area and enjoying the beaches and golfing for yourself. This well rounded amenity-filled community offers a little something for everyone and will certainly go far to creating the life that you desire. 

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