Archive for the ‘Venice’ Category

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Labor of Love: Top Ways To Spend Labor Day In Sarasota And Beyond

Historic Venice hosts a craft festival this Labor Day weekend

Historic Venice hosts a craft festival this Labor Day weekend

First celebrated in the late 1800’s, Labor Day was created to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. The very first Labor Day took place in New York City on September 5, 1882, and was marked with union speeches and a workers’ march from City Hall to 42nd Street. Flash forward just over a century to our modern day, and Labor Day is more celebratory in nature. It’s a time to enjoy the long weekend and mark the winding down of summer, complete with fun family outings, picnics and parades. Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles once said, “Without labor, nothing prospers”, so celebrate your achievements and savor your hard earned break with one of the great Sarasota area happenings: (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…)

Presenting Grand Oaks: Affordable New Luxury Comes to Venice

Grand Oaks VeniceAdding to the renewed vitality of the new homes market in Southwest Florida, Michael Saunders & Company is pleased to announce Grand Oaks, a gated enclave of 55 newly-constructed single-family homes—with maintenance-free landscaping and lawn care.

Situated on Venice Avenue, just three miles from the tree-lined boulevards, shops, restaurants and beaches of historic downtown Venice, Grand Oaks offers one of the few remaining opportunities to purchase newly-constructed homes west of Jacaranda Blvd.  Michael Saunders & Company has been chosen as the exclusive brokerage for the new community, where homes purchased now will be ready for occupancy in December. (more…)

Man Caves: One Man’s Quest For The Ultimate “Man-tuary”

I’m always on the lookout for over-the-top “man caves”   You know, that specially equipped room in a house where guys can pretty much do as they please without fear of ruffling feminine sensibilities.  A place where glasses and plates can pile up indefinitely without causing domestic Armageddon (at least until the scent of stale beer and decaying pizza escapes the cave).

Let’s face it guys, women rule our roosts.  Most have substantial—if not total—authority over the entire house in terms of its design, décor and uses. So man caves are our last stand against their domination of the shared domestic space.   Besides, every super-hero has one. (Think BatCave and Fortress of Solitude) (more…)

Venice Real Estate – The Venetian Golf and River Club

Located along the scenic Myakka River in Venice, The Venetian Golf and River Club offers its residents a wealth of amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, dining, a fitness center, a resort and a lap pool. A true nature lover’s paradise, within the Venetian Golf and River Club is The Venetian River Walk, a 70-acre nature park where you can stroll the boardwalk and find a variety of birds, animals and plants. (more…)

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Venice Real Estate – Venice Island

Enjoy a vibrant lifestyle on charming Venice Island. Pictured: 338 W Bay Drive.

A tropical sea, a wonderful beach, a city rich with the architectural beauty of the Italian Renaissance, mystic palms, glorious nights, boats slipping by noiselessly, the wail of muted violins, the laughter of happy people, the crash and rumble of the surf, Venice Island is truly a matchless setting. The new “Resort Supreme of Florida’s West Coast Riveira” was how various promotional brochures described Venice, Florida, in the 1920s, which rings true today with even more delightful aspects and amenities. (more…)

Venice Real Estate – Waterford

Pictured: 1763 Cartina Way

A prestigious, gated golf course community of 640 homes with welcoming neighbors, Waterford is located just moments from downtown Venice and beautiful area beaches. Waterford offers a variety of residential, deed restricted options, from homes of over 4,400 square feet to villas in the 1,300-square-foot range. It is composed of 10 smaller communities with individual homeowners associations, and a master homeowners association with architectural and property maintenance responsibility and oversight. The association fees are very reasonable. (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – Sorrento East

Pictured: 461 Duchamp Drive, represented by Laura Kovac.

What better place to live than adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park? Sorrento East, one of the most popular mid-county neighborhoods, offers a variety of housing styles, with approximately 600 single-family homes, 150 freestanding maintenance-free villas, and 48 multi-story condominiums. Residents enjoy its five fishing lakes, nearby boat docking privileges, central utilities, reasonable deed restrictions, public roadways and easy access to I-75. Its spacious lots and proximity to world-renowned Pine View School, as well as Laurel-Nokomis elementary and middle Schools, have attracted many families with children to the neighborhood. Nokomis Public Beach, public boat ramps, and Historic Spanish Point are all less than a ten-minute drive away.

Residents are encouraged to join and participate in the voluntary homeowner association that has, since the beginning of the community, made the neighborhood one where people want to live. (more…)

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The Neighborhood Report – Pelican Pointe

Find a range of remarkable options in Pelican Pointe. Pictured: 1011 Grouse Way, represented by Robert Goldman.

Just south of Sarasota in Venice, Pelican Pointe offers a wide variety of over 1,200 homes set on over 1,000 acres amongst majestic oak trees, meandering streams and protected wildlife preserves. A perennial winner of “Best of the Best” by Sarasota Magazine, at Pelican Pointe you can play a round of golf at its award-winning 27-hole golf course, engage in a set of tennis at its courts, swim in its junior Olympic-size pool, or enjoy the activities, events and dinners at your 22,000-square-foot clubhouse. (more…)

The Neighborhood Report – Venetia

Pictured: 5016 Bella Terra Drive.

A gorgeous, gated, deed restricted community in Venice, Venetia boasts a range of well-maintained properties enveloped by beautiful, lush landscaping. The location is ideal, just a short drive to Manasota and Venice beaches, and within walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Market Activity – Venetia

Venetia consists of four subdivisions with a varying number of residential options. Venetia Neighborhood Association has 375 single-family homes, Villa Vivaci has 66 maintenance-free villas near the Jacaranda entrance, Villa Paradiso has 42 maintenance-free villas near the Woodmere entrance, and Casa Di Amici has 160 maintenance-free condominium units. The master association, Venetia Community Association, oversees all the common areas and recreational facilities. (more…)

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