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Longboat Key – North, South, & Everything In-Between

LongboatKeyClubLike white sands, stunning sunsets, and a luxury lifestyle, Longboat Key is an essential element of Sarasota and Manatee County’s makeup. The island, which stretches nearly 11 miles between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, is the setting for lavish condos and waterfront estates. A balance of peaceful natural beauty and thoughtfully planned developments make it a recreational splendor for many of its residents.

Michael Saunders & Company has two offices on the island – Longboat Key South and Mid-Longboat Key to offer specialized expertise from one end to the other.

Realtor Hannerle Moore has been a fixture on the island since 1957. “It’s really a mostly upper end, active lifestyle,” she explained. “People love that it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota for the arts and restaurants. They can stay on the Key for outdoor activities and then go into town for dinner and shopping.” (more…)

A Room with a View: 5 Vistas That Will Take Your Breath Away

Florida’s Gulf Coast is known for its scenic splendor and lush natural beauty. This week, Michael Saunders & Company is presenting five luxury homes for sale where the views from within are truly magnificent.  It’s not too difficult to imagine yourself relaxing in one of these properties, gazing at the sunset, with an iced tea in one hand, and nothing but the endless horizon to keep you company.

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Why Did It Sell? – A Longboat Key Condominium for a Couple and Their 65’ Yacht

grand_mariner_balconyThe July sale of a luxury condominium on the north end of Longboat Key didn’t end the way that anyone quite expected. Realtor Michael Moulton with Michael Saunders & Company was helping his customers in their downsize from an expansive home to a more manageable condominium. But there was a catch.

Moulton explains, “My customers had all but given up on the idea of having a condo where they could accommodate their boat.”

Their boat is an impressive 65 foot yacht. They told Moulton they were interested in living on the south end of Longboat Key (which is convenient to St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota; boasts newer, luxury condominiums; and provides for a sophisticated social lifestyle). As they searched the neighborhood, they indeed found exquisite units, none of which could fully accommodate their boating needs. (more…)

Gulf Coast Vacation: Hot Summer Deals on Rentals

MSCRentalGetaway Are you are feeling the enticement of white sands and waves … or the lure of lush, tropical golf courses under blue skies? Summer is an ideal time to find great values on rental properties. Michael Saunders & Company is announcing a number of deals during the summer months for island and golf get-a-ways that you won’t find anywhere else! Note Summer Rental Deals subject to change after the season.

  • Golf get-a-ways in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice & Englewood with weekly rentals from $97/night
  • Island get-a-ways on Longboat Key, Boca Grande & Palm Island with rare weekly rentals from $625/week (more…)

“Infinity” Debuts, Bringing New Luxury Construction Back To Longboat Key

InfinityThe buzz in the media was palpable last week when it was announced that Infinity, the first new luxury condominium slated for development on Longboat Key in seven years, is now accepting reservations. That’s because intensified buyer demand for new luxury condominiums on the key has been frustrated by a lack of new construction to fulfill it. Until now.

Infinity, which will occupy a magnificent site on mid-Longboat Key, is offering just 11 beachfront residences designed in a sleek, coastal contemporary style.  Each luxurious residence will face the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy easy access to the beach; and command outstanding views of the Gulf and bay from expansive, oversized terraces. (more…)

Longboat Key Real Estate – Queens Harbour

Pictured: 3616 Fair Oaks Place

Queens Harbour on Longboat Key offers the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle embellished with the convenience of living behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club Harbourside.

The lovely homes of Queens Harbour are designed to embrace the casual Florida lifestyle. From courtyard to bayfront homes, each residence includes its own private swimming pool, and every waterfront estate has its own dock with direct access to the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. Ownership in Queens Harbour provides private beach access, golf, tennis and all the cultural opportunities that Sarasota has to offer. (more…)

New Listing Showcase – Sprawling Longboat Key Gulf Frontage

Discover this unique opportunity to own an expansive Gulf-front estate property with approximately 200′ of prime Longboat Key Beach frontage. The exceptional size and two-lot configuration provide the new owner many options for future development and enjoyment, including building a sizeable Gulf-front residence and guest home, or constructing a home on one lot and retaining the other for its investment potential. (more…)

Longboat Key Real Estate – Beachplace

Discover resort-style living in Longboat Key's Beachplace. Pictured: 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive, #206.

Set on the cherished south end of Longboat Key, the Beachplace condominium development is a wonderful community with a comfortable resort feel. Encompassing 31 acres and over 1,400 feet of prime Gulf of Mexico frontage, this sought after location enjoys proximity to the world-class shopping and dining of St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. Enveloped by lush tropical landscaping and well-maintained grounds, Beachplace is a beautiful place to call home with a wealth of amenities that include 24-hour security, tennis courts, a Junior Olympic-size pool, a children’s pool, a Jacuzzi, outdoor grills, and a clubhouse with a fitness center and an activity room overlooking the beach.

Beachplace is desirable for year-round residents and investors, as it allows one-month rentals and an opportunity for income potential. (more…)

Longboat Key Real Estate – Harbor Section of Bay Isles

Find the perfect waterfront lifestyle in Bay Isles Harbor on Longboat Key.

Located at the south end of Longboat Key, the Harbor Section of Bay Isles is a luxury waterfront community set within its own private gated enclave in exclusive Bay Isles. The Harbor Section of Bay Isles has 60 custom homes with boating access and deepwater dockage that leads directly into Sarasota Bay. Having long been considered by many to be among the most desirable communities on Longboat Key, Harbor Section offers its owners membership to the Bay Isles Beach Club, which is located right on the beautiful Longboat Key Beach with its 11 miles of white sandy beach.

Market Activity – Harbor Section of Bay Isles

Real estate activity on Longboat Key has been brisk. There are currently five homes for sale in the Harbor Section ranging in price from $1,295,000—for a home built in 1986 with over 3,800 square feet—to $2,495,000—for a home built in 2002 with over 4,500 square feet.

The most recent sale in the Harbor Section was listed by Michael Moulton of Michael Saunders & Company’s Longboat Key office. This was the highest sale in the Harbor Section this year. This breathtaking property was newly built in 2011 and designed by architect Cliff Scholz, builder Steve Carr, and landscaping designer Michael Gilkey. This home boasts over 5,000 square feet and sold for $3,097,000. (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – The Sanctuary

Located behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club on the gorgeous south end of Longboat Key, the Sanctuary is one of the most desirable developments in the area. Set on 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds fronted by Longboat Key’s pristine beach, residents of the Sanctuary enjoy resort-style amenities. These include 24-hour security, Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center, clubhouse with full kitchen, swimming pool, lap pool and Jacuzzi. (more…)

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