3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom / Pool Home
This lush landscaped lakefront home is nestled among stately palms and oaks. The expansive plantings provide privacy and beautiful secluded views of the lake and its abundant wildlife from the backyard courtyard, pool, and main living areas. Blue Heron, Ibis, Egrets, and Roseate Spoonbills are just a few of the birds that make daily appearances on our shores, while turtles, ducks, and squirrels come out to feed just beyond the pool area each evening on the wide expanse of lawn protected under towering oaks.
The interior of the home is light-filled and cheerfully painted in bold hues. The comfortable living area has bright woven carpets and art from around the world. There is bar seating with four stools near the cedar dining area overlooking the pool. The kitchen has new appliances, and every dish and service you will need for dinners in or outside on the patio. The laundry area with washer and dryer is conveniently located just off the kitchen. Entertainment is available from the stereo CD player, Cable TV with VCR/DVD player and wireless Internet.
In the master bedroom, you'll luxuriate in a king-sized bed, a walk- in closet, enjoy Cable TV, and an en-suite bath with shower. A small office area overlooking the pool is the perfect place to use the high-speed wireless Internet, or take your laptop to the pool and anywhere in the surrounding garden. A second bedroom in the front of the house has ivory beach hues with a queen-sized bed and walk-in closet while the third bedroom has Florida Beach-themed bedding on a king-sized bed with ample closet and bureau space. The two back bedrooms share the central bath with both tub and shower.
We know you will enjoy your stay at this lush garden home where Florida landscapes are seen from the inside out!
Pets: Yes-we welcome well-mannered pets!
Keywords: House, villa, lakefront property
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.
Our family coming from CT, NYC, and California enjoyed your lovely, comfortable home! We recently lost our dear sister and appreciated being able to be together in such a peaceful setting, close to the water, the stores, pharmacies, main roads and anything we might need. Watching the birds on the backyard lake and daily parades and visits by the "red hat lady ducklings was very nice. Thank you for making available your delightful home which was perfect for our needs!