A note from Steve and Laurie:
Having raised a family in South America while teaching internationally, we were naturally drawn to Southwest Florida’s tropical climate and serene beauty. We spent our first year on Ana Maria Island, and quickly grew used to our evening beach walks at sunset, weekend swims with dolphin sighting, and some of the best fishing in the country. As we moved out to explore the Boutique city of Sarasota with its artistic influence on museums, theater, and outstanding restaurants, we realized there was a great deal more to experience in the area. Our present home puts us right in the center of everything!
The Owner purchased this house in 2003
Location, location! Our lakeside-boating community is beautiful, active and friendly. It is central to all the activities we enjoy: beach, bike riding, hiking, and boating to the West near the Island Intercoastal waterways; live music, art, upscale restaurants, and shopping at Saint Armonds and Sarasota to the South; international theater and sailing in Tampa to the North; and one of the best discount shopping areas for miles around in the Prime Outlets of Ellenton, just minutes away to the East!
We prefer the natural aspects of our community best! We have access to a boating ramp at the end of our street and can quickly be enjoying the beauty of the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico- a fisherman's paradise. Taking in the tranquil views of nature at Sunrise is a great way to start the day. A wide variety of magnificent shorebirds feed on the sunlit water, while playful ducks, squirrels, cardinals and jays vie for attention and seed treats on the wide expanse of lawn! Darting turtles will swim in droves and gather on the beach in hopes of a piece of action, as well. If you need a heavy dose of rest punctuate by outdoor adventures, cultural sightseeing and diverse cuisine, come to our unique home.
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