Enjoy spectacular views of the bay and skyline from every room of this quiet condominium in a prime location at the south end of Longboat Key. Bay Harbour is a smaller complex and offers privacy and convenience. Dock space is available at our small private marina for a low monthly rate. It is great for all types of boats and jet skis. Your friends can pick you up in their boat or you can just enjoy the ambiance while relaxing at our quiet bay side pool. Overnight docking is also available for your visitors or short term needs.
Our unit is on the third floor close to the elevator and covered parking. The master bedroom features a king size bed, private bath and TV. The library closes off to form a second bedroom with a comfortable queen size pull out sofa and adjacent bathroom. The unit sleeps four. The dining area seats six. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and microwave. Relax on the lanai overlooking the bay and watch for the dolphins!
Art, Culture and Entertainment: The Longboat Key lifestyle is the perfect blend of the casual and sophisticated. There are a many fun art and cultural events at the Ringling Museum including cocktail parties with live entertainment at Cad Z'an, the beautiful recently restored Ringling Mansion. The Ringling Art collection is one of the finest private collections of art in the country. The museum complex also includes a Circus Museum and and the Asolo Theater, dismantled, imported from Italy, and reconstructed on the Ringling Estate. There are also a number of other theater, opera and music venues to satisfy all types of music lovers. There is plenty of antique and boutique shops in a number of fun shopping districts. All types of dining options are available and the famous shops and restaurants of St. Armand's Circle are your nearest neighbors. St. Armand's has everything from ice cream to fine dining, T-shirts to tropical fashion, trinkets to fine art and jewelry, and frequent antique and exotic car shows.
Beaches: The Sarasota area has one of the best collection of public beaches you will find anywhere. If you are a beach lover, there is a different fabulous beach minutes away for each day of the week! Whether it is solitude, volleyball, bird life or happy hour you seek, you will find it all close by. The small public beaches on Longboat Key are perfect for solitude. Look for sand dollars at the Lido Key Public Beach or find some shaded beach front at the South Lido Key Park. Wrap up your beach day with a stop at one of the Lido Key beach front pool bars. Take a trip over to Siesta Key Beach with its famous award winning white sand (bring your sunglasses) and then stop by the Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar for some old Florida style refreshment. Further south you can search for shark's teeth at Venice Beach. If you head north Coquina Beach on Santa Maria Island is right over the bridge. (Repeat this as often as you like)
Don't want to go out? Then just relax at the quiet Bay Harbour pool.
Watersports and Golf: There is fishing 24/7 at New Pass, which separates Longboat Key from Lido Key, from either the bridge or boardwalks. The tackle and bait shop is right around the corner. There are numerous boat and jet ski rental places in the area and charter deep sea fishing, parasailing and fishing equipment rental is also available. Rent a boat or a jet ski for a day, a week or a month and keep it right at Bay Harbour! Space is available at our small friendly marina at a reasonable rates. Overnight docking for our Tenant's visitors is also available. Longboat Key and Lido Key also feature numerous nature trails for walking along the coastal salt water environment. For an all day hike or a look at some gators, Myakka State Park is located an easy drive over in Sarasota County. There are several private glof courses on Longboat Key and numerous public and private golf courses in the Sarasota area. We are located across the street from the Longboat Key Club golf course.
The Sarasota area, known as Florida’s cultural center, has theater, symphony, opera and the fabulous Ringling Museum. We are close to St. Armand’s Circle’s upscale shopping, dining and nightlife. There are many beautiful gulf beaches nearby including the small quiet public beaches of Longboat Key and the popular public beaches of Lido Key, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island. Our location is across the street from the Longboat Key Club golf course and their are many fine golf courses nearby. Fishing at the New Pass Bridge is minutes away.
Other Activities: Theater, Museums, Symphony, Opera and Dining