This Luxury Gulf to Bay Estate features 1.3 acres of manicured grounds. The home has over 7100 square feet of living area, with exquisite hand-crafted items created by craftsmen, carved book cases, 8-foot mahogany doors with stained glass insets, a carved stone fireplace, carved stone pedestals, hand forged railings, and curved hand painted ceilings are only some of the quality features within this luxury estate. Another 2500 square feet of outdoor living is part of this property.
This property features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, family room, office, 2 car garage, large outdoor lanai areas, and a private HEATED pool. The oversized rooms and layout can provide private accommodations for multiple couples or families.
Watching sunsets from your private beach walkover, relaxing by your heated pool, and boating from your private dock on Little Sarasota Bay, this gulf-to-bay estate offers the ultimate in waterfront living.
Our family selected this property due to location and were not disappointed. The house as just as pictured and is beautiful and well appointed. The beds were high grade and comfortable. The home is very private and spacious, full of tropical foliage. We enjoyed sunrise on the bay and sunset on the beach. If you are considering a house in this location I would HIGHLY recommend this property. We actually stayed in August of 2013 and enjoyed night stroll with occasional glimpses of hatching turtles. The property manager is extremely busy. If you don't get a call back right away be persistent. It will be well worth your trouble!!
The home is large enough to accommodate a large family. Great kitchen and access to the beach. Pool was very nice as well as grounds. Dock was large enough for boats and jet skis. Huge kitchen. Toilets were a little slow at flushing, however that was probably due to conservation. We would definitely stay again. Saw a number of turtles hatch on the beach and caught up our tans.
Used this home as a venue for my daughters wedding. The setting was perfect. Wedding on beach and reception pool/bayside. Interior large enough to accommodate quests if necessary Large upper covered area that we hosted rehearsal dinner was great. Would recommend renting with a few words of advice. Toilets were not working when we arrived and never did function properly (none of them). Had to be continually fixed by one of our family members. Appliances in kitchen not adequate. Fridge small and not very cold. Oven did not work, which we also had to fix to use. Caterers there-no stove. Also had to have cleaning service come back in. The largest problem with the property was the realtor/broker. He suddenly became absent once contract signed and money paid. Did not return calls, emails, text or messages. I was always told he was not in town by his office. (For months). Was promised pool deck would be cleaned, and lighting would be fixed before we got there. It was not. Had to have handyman there among us the entire time. Pool deck never cleaned. We paid a very large venue fee and cleaning fee and was hit for a bill at the end for extra charges like washing dirty towels and garbage disposal. We inquired about disposing of garbage and was told to leave it in garage by broker office. Then we were charged for it. Requested a walk-through at the end of our rental and they would not accommodate-he was out of town. Secretary of broker left to deal with everything and although she was avery nice her standard statement was, "I'm not licensed-can't help you". Had to "push" to get LARGE security deposit back in contract timeline, and then would not return calls to discuss charges deducted. Potential great venue but needs to have new broker and some common facility problems addressed. House has some age, but has some great positives like location and is very eccentric. Needs some major upkeep-Please be cautious of Rental Company of Venice/Tim Lacy. Do not recommend!!! We were left to our own devices to fix/maintain and clean property. Handyman was great that was sent, but we shouldn't have had to deal with that our entire visit.