I'm Jan Stroup and my parents and aunt and uncle originally purchased this condo in 1984. We've had many good times here over the years, and I'm so happy my wife and I were able to buy it in 2007. We have done several renovations, but have left a little of the vintage old Florida charm here too. My family loves the shelling and bird watching on Boca Grande. There are many reference books at the condo for identifying shells and birds, if you are interested. We are also avid readers and have a large, wonderful library there, so if you're a reader, you'll probably find something you're going to like on the shelf.
I have an unusual combination of jobs; I am a community banker and a guitar player. These are two jobs that seldom share the same sentence, but I feel lucky to have two such interesting and challenging jobs, and I love 'em both. I live in Minneapolis with my wife who is a teacher, our teenage son and our dog,Ivy.
Every time we come to our condo, we find new things to do. We always love kayaking with a little picnic lunch over to nearby Bird Island. We have seen a number of manatees and dolphins in the area. The Englewood, Sarasota, Port Charlotte area offers just about anything we would like to do. There are many wild-life sanctuaries in the area that we enjoy. We enjoy an occasional all-day trip to Orlando as well. We also enjoy spending much of our time on the beach and just hanging out. I hope you get the same relaxed feel from our condo that we do.
The Owner purchased this condo in 1984
My parents and aunt and uncle owned it, so I knew it was a great place in a great location, with everything we wanted. I am happy that we can keep adding memories to this legacy.
We particularly enjoy the break this island offers from a hectic pace; with fewer people and more privacy--even during spring break the beaches are not crowded. We love and appreciate the opportunities to enjoy the ocean and the island flora and wild-life.