Saturday, December 26, 2009

Casey Key Real Estate - December 2009 Update

Casey Key Gated Waterfront EstateCasey Key real estate, along with the high end market, has lagged behind the lower priced home market in Sarasota.  Lower priced homes have been purchase quickly on the Western coast of Florida.  Recently, we have several requests for high-end information and especially information about Casey Key.  Located south of Sarasota and north of Venice, this tropical island is charming. Casey Key is one of Sarasota's barrier islands which also include Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key.

Stephen King owns a home on Casey Key and many other celebrities have purchased on the Key from time to time.  Visitors, vacationers and buyers of luxury properties come to Casey Key each year to wander its pristine beaches, collect seashells and sharks teeth and "get away from it all." Many of these buyers have mad a trip to Casey Key an annual event just waiting for an opportunity to purchase a property in Paradise.

Private Cabana on Casey Key Beach
The Sarasota MLS currently reports an excellent selection of homes for sale on Casey Key including Gulf to Bay estates offering potential buyers boat docks, cabanas, tennis courts and swimming pools. Property selection is excellent for the luxury real estate buyer.

Casey Key Real Estate Activity

Active Listings: 46

Single Family Homes for Sale: Priced from $900,000 to $14,999,000

Pending Listings: 3

Sales Last Six Months Closed Transactions: 7

Selling Prices Closed in Last Six Months: From $958,000-9,900,000

Casey Key real estate still favors the buyer. It's a good tim to may an offer as many of these homes for sale on Casey Key have been on the market for several years. Paradise is a phone call away!

For all of your Sarasota real estate needs, visit our main website for all Sarasota, Florida properties.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Longboat Key Real Estate at Sanctuary

Longboat Key real estate at Sanctuary includes condominiums built from 1989-1991 which are behind the famed gates of the Longboat Key Club. Residents at Sanctuary can walk right out to the beach and enjoy walking, shelling, fishing as well as just relaxing by the sea. Waterfront views from the condos at Sanctuary on Longboat Key, like those at Beaches, Privateer and Pierre are panoramic. There is a 24-hour guarded gate to Sanctuary’s entrance. The five buildings are well maintained and have outstanding amenities including a sundeck with a gazebo.


Currently the Sarasota MLS reports 11 condominiums for sale at Sanctuary. A 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath unit is listed and is the lowest priced condo at $849,000. The unit has 1823 sq.ft. Amenities at Sanctuary also include: heated pool, tennis courts, walking paths, and a fitness room. Looking for more space, the MLS also reports a 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath unit, Gulf-front with over 3000 sq.ft that is listed at $2,995,000.

Sanctuary Real Estate Update

Lowest Priced Condo: $849,000
Highest Priced Condo: $2,995,000
Pending Sales: 2
Condos Sold Last 6 Months: One unit at $1,300,000

St. Armands Circle is a quick drive from your Longboat Key condo for shopping, dining and downtown Sarasota’s cultural activities are close too.  Dry Dock on Longboat Key, the Chart House and Moore's are popular for dining too.

For more information Longboat Key real estate or to search the Sarasota MLS for a condo at Sanctuary, visit our main site. If you need help with your search or would like to book a showing, give us a call.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Golden Bay Waterfront Condo in Sarasota

With all of the features of upscale island living in a city setting, is regarded as one of Sarasota’s newest crown jewel. Situated on Golden Gate Point, this Mediterranean inspired bayfront condominium offers only 10 sought after units with breathtaking views of the azure waters of Sarasota Bay accented by the twinkling lights of downtown. Eight of the units include three bedrooms and a den, three baths, a living room, dining room and master suite, totaling approximately 2100 square feet each.

Ensuring privacy with only two units per floor, each of these units also includes a 28-foot porch and a private 2 car garage. Two penthouses with 4200 square foot living space include 360-degree views of the bay front and marina, the ultimate gourmet kitchen, a lavish master suite, two additional suites, library/office, gym, home theater, private roof top deck, a pull up dock, and an oversized two-car garage.

Ideally located between St. Armand’s, Lido and Longboat beaches, and downtown, Golden Bay is within minutes from Sarasota’s finest shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment districts. Current prices start at  $900K with prices going up north of $1.5M for the luxurious penthouse.

Give Annette Smith a call at 941-504-3922 if you have an interest in Golden Bay or any other downtown Sarasota condos. Annette and her partner Sandy Whitehead are downtown Sarasota experts.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Downtown Sarasota Waterfront Real Estate - Bayfront Park

Snuffy Smith and I spent a beautiful morning visiting with friends and doggies at Sarasota's gorgeous Bayfront Park.  From the Dolphin Fountain to the new sculptures on the waterfront, the Bayfront was bustling with activity.  Children, even tots, their parents and doggies were everywhere.  Boats were preparing to pull out and LeBarge, Sarasota's party boat was preparing for a cruise.

Snuffy and I saw lots of doggies that convene every Saturday morning, a tiny tot with her Daddy, walkers, runners, and bikers, all along the park's waterfront path.  We also saw pelicans diving for their morning catch.  This is one of our favorite spots and one of the beauties of our home city!

The children's fountain area was quiet as the Sarasota weather was a little chilly.  I didn't see the fountain spraying until 10:00 am which I believe is opening time.

The Tiki Bar at O'Leary's was very quiet but by sunset, it will be humming until the wee hours.

If you are searching for downtown Sarasota real estate, contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922.  Maintenance free condo living is available right across the street from the Sarasota bayfront with highrise condos such as Essex House, Tessera and Regency House.  For grand living, search the Sarasota MLS on our main site and make an appointment to see a condominium in Sarabande.  We regularly show in all these downtown Sarasota condo buildings.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sarasota Real Estate Inventory Update

Sarasota Florida’s real estate inventory is slowly diminishing as Sarasota’s real estate market recovers. With hundreds of homes for sale in Sarasota, buyers still have an excellent selection of homes. Pick a lifestyle: golf course, equestrian, country club, waterfront. You’ll find a home for each here in Sarasota.

Sarasota is the no. 1 Best City to Buy a Home according to Barbara Corcoran of the Today Show. Ms. Corcoran was interviewed this week by Al Roker and pointed out that not only does Sarasota have excellent beaches, Sarasota is a sophisticated urban city. Cultural venues in this city feature the opera, ballet, symphony and theater. There are numerous art galleries including the Ringling Museum of Art as well as several artist colonies.

Take note that home prices are edging up after a 33% drop last year.

If you are interested in purchasing a Sarasota home for sale while the inventory offers a great selection, contact one of our Sarasota real estate agents to assist you in your search.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Casey Key Real Estate Update

Casey Key Gated Waterfront EstateCasey Key real estate has been rather quiet until recently as has most high-end properties. As buyers rush into the Sarasota real estate market to scoop up the lower priced listings, the high-end has lagged. In just a few months, Casey Key has seen more buyers as showings and requests for information from our websites are up on this private tropical island located south of Sarasota and north of Venice. Casey Key is one of Sarasota's barrier islands which also include Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key.

Many celebrities including Stephen King have homes on Casey Key. Visitors, vacationers and buyers of high-end properties come to Casey Key each year to wander its beautiful beaches, collect seashells and sharks teeth and relax. Many of these visitors have been to Casey Key year after year just waiting for an opportunity to purchase a property.

Private Cabana on Casey Key Beach
The Sarasota MLS currently reports a great selection of homes for sale on Casey Key including Gulf to Bay estates offering potential buyers boat docks, cabanas, tennis courts and swimming pools. Property selection is excellent for the luxury real estate buyer.

Casey Key Real Estate Activity

Active Listings: 48

Single Family Homes for Sale: Priced from $999,000 to $14,999,000

Pending Listings: 1

Sales Last Six Months Closed Transactions: 4

Selling Prices Closed in Last Six Months: From $1,075,000-6,200,000

Casey Key real estate favors the buyer at this time. Many of these homes for sale on Casey Key have been on the market for several years. It could be the time for buyers to make offers if they are seriously interested in this exclusive area in Paradise.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bird Key Real Estate Update - 2009

Bird Key Waterfront HomeBird Key real estate is located between St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota. A boating community where resident yachtsmen navigate deep water canals and open Sarasota Bay. Many homes on Bird Key were built in the 1950s when the neighborhood was developed by Arvida. New owners have been replaced some of the older homes with luxury mansions and others have updated to standards of today’s market luxury home buyers.

Residents of Bird Key are privy to a private yacht club. The Bird Key Yacht Club is a member of the Florida Council of Yacht Club’s and is a great place for residents to socialize and mingle.

Buyers of Bird Key real estate can enjoy privacy in a neighborhood of over 500 homes. Bird Key’s inventory of homes for sale is 38 according to the current Sarasota real estate, MLS stats. The data of pending sales (under contract) and solds from the last six months indicate Bird Key real estate sales have been very active in the last six months. We've seen a general decline in inventory for the Sarasota real estate market.

Bird Key Real Estate Neighborhood Update:

Least Expensive Home: $595,000
Most Expensive Home: $9,990,000
Average Home Price: $2,536,444
Median Home Price: $1,738,500
Under Contract: 10
*Solds: 18

For additional news and information on homes for sale on Bird Key, contact me at 941-544-6467. Our agents regularly assist buyers who are searching for Bird Key homes for sale and has the expertise to guide you to a successful purchase. If you are planning to view homes on Bird Key, please give us some advance notice so we can schedule appointments with other real estate agents and sellers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Condo on the Bay - Sarasota FL Condos

Condo on the Bay, Sarasota FL Condos
Sarasota Condos with Fabulous Waterfront Views


Condo on the Bay, Sarasota condos right on Sarasota Bay, offer residents outstanding views of the water. The boat docks at this popular condominium are being totally redone. The two buildings were built in 1982. Located at 888 and 988 Blvd. of the Arts, these condos are right across from the Van Wezel and Gee Whiz.

Amenities include: heated pool, library/gathering room, exercise room, boat docks & tennis courts. Residents enjoy walking to Sarasota's fine restaurants, excellent shops, and Palm Avenue galleries. Pets are permitted in the 988 building at Condo on the Bay.

Sarasota International Airport is within 10 minutes too!

There is a concierge on duty and a 24 hour guard gate.

Currently the Sarasota MLS, report 15 active listings at Condo on the Bay. Prices are from $399,900-$1,000,000.

Contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 if you are interested in any Sarasota condos or need more information on Condo on the Bay.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vacation from Sarasota Waterfront Real Estate

Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina

When you work full-time selling Sarasota waterfront real estate, it's hard to get away for a few days especially since Siesta Key is now no. 2 on the recently published America's Best Beaches 2009 list by Dr. Beach. This week I took a break and went to visit family in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville mountain real estate is fun to visit in the summer.

Elizabeth Bagley and Annette Smith at Cafe Azalea
I caught up with my friend Elizabeth Bagley over lunch at Cafe Azalea in Asheville too. Elizabeth and I worked together for several years at King & Spalding in Atlanta. She grew up in Asheville and returned home to live and work just as I moved to Sarasota. Elizabeth has a thriving jewelry business.



Nancy Rivers, one of my hostesses, took me on a quick late afternoon tour of Asheville's new Arboretum. Nancy knows I love landscaping and plants, and this daughter of a Mississippi planter is truly amazing with her landscaping abilities. She's a nurse in "real life" at the Veteran's Hospital in Asheville and enjoys playing in the dirt when she is home.



I look forward to implementing some of the great ideas from the Asheville Arboretum in the yard and pool area of my home. Landscaping can increase the value of your Sarasota home for sale even if it's a small project to make a statement at your entrance.



If you are purchasing Sarasota waterfront real estate in the next few months, give us a call to add you to our showing schedule. We show homes on the water on Siesta Key, Bird Key, West of the Trail, Lido Key, and Longboat Key regularly.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Crossed Palms Gallery - Pine Island Florida Art Gallery

Crossed Palms Galleries, Pine Island, FL

Charlotte HarborWhen my friend Melanie Wright called last week and said let’s go on an adventure to Pine Island, I quickly agreed as we haven’t been to Crossed Palms Gallery in 5 years. Melanie and I took a day trip from Sarasota in 2004 right after Hurricane Charley caused its havoc on the state of Florida. I was anxious to see the progress of Pine island since that mess and to visit this quaint little art gallery in its tropical setting right across the road from beautiful Charlotte Harbor.

Bert's Bar, Matlacha, FL
We left Sarasota about 10:30 am on Sunday morning and were having lunch on the water at Bert’s Bar and Grill in Matlacha by noon. Bert’s was slowly filling up with locals, and we had a two-hour seafood lunch enjoying the sites and sounds of fishermen, friends and families. One group was celebrating a 50th birthday and another had just arrived by boat to plan their 4th of July Celebration. Bert’s has been in Matlacha since the 1920s and is the “local watering” hole so to speak.

Our main objective on this adventure, as I said, was to visit Crossed Palms Gallery at Bokeelia. Crossed Palms showcases fine art, pottery, blown glass, sculpture and jewelry. Meandering from room to room, I found a mermaid chair that I just loved. The price tag was approximately $1,200. My next closing of Sarasota real estate, and I’ll head back down to Crossed Palms for the mermaid.

Cheryl, one of the owners, kept us entertained with her island stories while we browsed. Cheryl suggested the Tarpon Lodge if you plan to spend the night on Pine Island. The Tarpon Lodge Restaurant is open daily from 11:00 am-9:00 pm if you’re enjoying Pine Island for the day.

Crossed Palms Gallery is located on Charlotte Harbor at 8315 Main Street, Bokeelia, Florida.

You can reach Cheryl at 239-283-2283. Tell her Annette and Melanie from Sarasota, Florida say “we’ll be back soon”!

For information on Sarasota waterfront homes, contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 or send an email for a prompt reply.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Longboat Key Condos on the Water at Tangerine Bay


Sandy Whitehead and I met some customers at a waterfront condo in Tangerine Bay, Longboat Key condos for sale Monday evening.

Tangerine Bay's grounds are exquisite. The tropical landscaping is breathtaking and in early evening the glow from the Gulf and Bay waters reflected by the sunset is outstanding. There's a lagoon in the center of the complex with a beautiful fountain adjacent to a resort style pool and clubhouse. Several white bridges cross the lagoon from one side of the complex to the other. Tangerine Bay offers its residents nice square footage with towering ceiling. Some units have lofts and incredible Bay views. Boat docks are available as well as private garages on the ground floor of each building.

Tangerine Bay has 5 spacious condos for sale listed in the Sarasota MLS. Prices start at $779,00 for a condo close to the entrance at Gulf of Mexico Drive but the view is full Bay. At $1,250,000, you can purchase a 2,274 sq.ft. unit with direct waterfront views. There is one unit with a pending sale in this Bayfront complex.

If you are searching for a well-maintained condominium on Longboat Key, Tangerine Bay may deserve your attention. Contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 to arrange an appointment to view Longboat Key waterfront condos. View virtual tours, photographs and other properties available on Longboat Key. We show regularly at Water Club, Grand Bay and as well as Tangerine Bay.
Photos Copyrighted by Annette Ashley Smith

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sarasota Waterfront Condos at Golden Gate Point

Downtown Sarasota Florida BayfrontAcross from the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota off Ringling Blvd in downtown Sarasota is the waterfront community of Golden Gate Point. This community is undergoing a street renovation and once completed, Golden Gate Point condo owners will have a facelift.

La Bellasara and Grande Riviera are two of the most outstanding condominium buildings in this enclave of residences. The Sarasota MLS reports 40 active condos for sale at Golden Gate Point.

More Popular Golden Gate Point Condos

Pier 550
Harbor House West
Harbor House South
Alta Mer
Vista Bay Point

Visit your downtown Sarasota condo friends and enjoy urban life. Meet at Epicure for dinner, a restaurant near downtown Sarasota condo. Take in a movie, a play or just watch dolphins play!

If you are searching for a condo at Grande Riviera and La Bellasara where you can enjoy urban life too, contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 to schedule a showing. Golden Gate Point is conveniently located close to downtown Sarasota restaurants, shopping and dining.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Siesta Key Real Estate - Waterfront Siesta Key Condos

Siesta Key Real EstateThis season Siesta Key real estate was very active. Many buyers of real estate on this key have been visiting the area of decades. Through the years, some people stay at the same condo complex over and over. The dream of owning a Siesta Key condo is vivid! Now they are realizing their dreams of owning Siesta Key real estate as prices are affordable, interest rates low and the selection outstanding.

We've been searching the Sarasota MLS daily for waterfront Siesta Key condos either on the beach or the bay. The beach wins if our buyers plan to rent. One of the first things a vacationer who is renting asks is "how far is the condo from the beach." The boating and water sports activity on Sarasota Bay is interesting so if our buyer plans to use their new condo as a first or second home, then possibly the bay will win. Many Bayside condos on Siesta Key have beach access across the street.

Some of our favorite Siesta Key Condos are shown below:

Siesta Key Condos Bayside

Midnight Cove
Harbour Towne
Summer Cove

Summer Cove on Siesta Key is a beautiful new complex on the grounds of the old Summerhouse Restaurant. The property is well developed and the restoration of the Restaurant into a Club House for residents is outstanding.

Siesta Key Condos Gulfside

Casarina
Crescent
Coquille

A contemporaray style Siesta Key condo, Crescent, is one of Siesta Key's newest beach condominiums. Built in 2006, there is an on-site management staff positioned to handle weekly rentals. This building is excellent for buyers searching for good rental potential. It's right on one the world's best beaches and from the South Bridge Sarasota's mainland is easily accesible.

If you are searching for a condo on Lido Key, Siesta Key or Longboat Key, we cover all the Sarasota Keys. We want to help so call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 or email Annette for a prompt response. We show Siesta Key real estate regularly as well as downtown Sarasota.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Longboat Key Condos Update

Water Club Condos on Longboat Key FloridaWhether you prefer a new condo on Longboat Key like the waterfront complex at Positano or a re-sale condo like luxurious Water Club, you can search all the Longboat Key Condos listed in the Sarasota MLS database of condos on our blogs or on our websites! Take a look at some Longobat Key condos and see if this manicured island is your dream lifestyle. If you don't have time to search, email us your preferences, and we'll automatically send information on Longboat Key condo communities that match your criteria.

The Sarasota MLS reports over 400 two bedroom, two bath condos, townhouses and villas for sale. Prices currently range from $239,000 to $5 million for a minimum of two bedroom, two bath condos. Of course, the closer to the water, the better the condition of the condo, and the more fantastive the view, the more expensive. It's all about the water and most of our customers prefer the Gulfside of Longboat Key.

The Bayside of Longboat Key is wonderful too! Waterfront condo residents on the Bay enjoy boating activity as well as twinkling city lights in the evenings -- there is more to see when the sun goes down. St. Armands Circle's activities and downtown cultural venues are a short drive away.

If you are interested in a Longboat Key condo or any Sarasota real estate, contact Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 for showings.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bird Key Real Estate Update

Bird Key real estate is prime for boaters and water lovers. This community has homes on deep water canals and Bird Key's Yacht Club is outstanding. According to the Sarasota MLS idx database, there are currently 50 homes for sale on Bird Key. The MLS data reports the lowest priced home on the Key is $449,000 for three bedrooms, two baths. The home is not on the water.



We last reported on Bird Key homes for sale in August 2008. Homes in this popular neighborhood, with 9 pending sales, go up in price to $11 million for a "spectacular" waterfront Mediterranean estate. Bird Key real estate is actively participating in this buyers market as home sales in the last six months total 16 with selling prices ranging from $432,500 to $2,800,000.

Bird Key homes, are located left of the first traffic light just over the Ringling Bridge from Sarasota, FL. St. Armands Circle is a very short drive from Bird Key for shopping and dining.

We specialize in all Sarasota real estate. Give us a call if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Sarasota. Make an appointment with Annette Smith for a specialized marketing plan if you wish local/global exposure for your Bird Key home.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Oyster Bay Estates - Sarasota FL Waterfront Neighborhood Update

Oyster Bay Estates home in Sarasota FLLuxury Homes in Oyster Bay Estates, Sarasota FL Oyster Bay Estates is a none gated, West of the Trail community with no through traffic. Homes are west of the Tamiami Trail or Hwy 41. Traveling from Tampa International Airport to Oyster Bay Estates takes about 90 minutes. Restaurants, shopping and professional locations are close to this Sarasota waterfront neighborhood as well as downtown Sarasota's cultural venues.

Search for a waterfront home with view of Sarasota Bay in Oyster Bay Estates. Many homes in this neighborhood need some help from your handyman. Search for an older home that needs some work. Call us to write the contract and get started. If remodeling overwhelms you, some homes in the Oyster Bay have been remodeled. Tear down the least expensive home in this Sarasota neighborhood and build your dream home. Oyster Bay Estates Homeowners Association is optional, and no deed restrictions to worry about here.

The Sarasota MLS currently reports 16 homes for sale in this Sarasota waterfront neighborhood. Prices in Oyster Bay Estates range from $549,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with a wooded view to $5,495,000 million for a 6462 sq.ft magnificent Bayside home built in 2004.
Sarasota's prestigious Field Club located in Oyster Bay Estates.


School districts, at the present time, for this Sarasota community are:

Elementary - Phillippi Shores
Middle School - Brookside
High School - Riverview

School districts can always change so be sure to call the School Board for more information before your purchase your home if schools are important to your home buying decisions.

Call us for more information on Sarasota Florida Oyster Bay homes or check our websites for updates on listings. For photos, virtual tours and information about Sarasota golf course homes and real estate for sale on Siesta Key and Lido Key. Visit our Sarasota blogs and multiple websites on the happenings in the Sarasota area.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Oyster Bay Estate Waterfront Homes in Sarasota

Oyster Bay Estates
Oyster Bay Estates for Elegant Waterfront Homes


There are 168 single family homes in Oyster Bay Estates near downtown Sarasota. Many of these Sarasota homes were built many years ago, and this neighborhood provides lush foliage in its established community. Homes styles in Oyster Bay range from Old Florida-style to magnificent Mediterranean mansions on the waterfront. Some of the Florida ranch style homes are still available and waiting for some tender loving care or a major update.

Oyster Bay is minutes from downtown Sarasota's cultural venues, shopping and dining. Residents enjoy the convenient location to beaches, hospitals and all professional services of our city.

The Sarasota MLS reports in its database 16 active listings in Oyster Bay. Five beautiful MLS homes listed are on Sarasota waterfront: canal or open Bay.

In the last six months, there were three homes sold in Oyster Bay Estates and prices ranged from $300,000-$1,475,000 for this popular West of the Trail neighborhood.

If you are searching the Sarasota MLS for a waterfront homes in Sarasota and think Oyster Bay, West of the Trail in Sarasota, may be your new neighborhood, call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 or send me an email. We answer emails promptly. Schedule an appointment today to see the best homes in Oyster Bay.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lido Key Waterfront Condos

Lido Key, FloridaLast week, I took some buyers searching for a Lido Key condo out to view property. Since they were already familiar with the Sarasota area, our search focused on the particular Key that was of interest to them.

We only had from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon to search since these buyers were hurrying for a luncheon with friends at Word of Mouth in downtown Sarasota, Florida. We visited Lido Surf & Sand, Lido Beach Club and St. Armands Towers where they found several units listed as possibles with Gulf views. L Elegance was on their list. Condos with Gulf views at L Elegance start over a million dollars.

Sarasota MLS Data

Lido Surf & Sand
Active Listings 7
Price Range: $375,000-$899,900

Lido Beach Club
Active Listings 10
Price Range: $385,000-$1,100,000

St. Armands Towers
Active Listings 6
Price Range: $424,000-$2,495,000

L Elegance
Active 8
Price Range: $699,000-$1,850,000

Lido Key Beach is located right next to world famous St. Armands Circle and offers its residents quite an array of amenities in addition to its wonderful public beach. Residents enjoy specialty shopping, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors and galleries.

Shopping on St. Armands Circle

Foxy Lady West
481 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-5239

Lilly Pulitzer
443A John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-3091

Oh My Gauze
352 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-1964

Restaurants on St. Armands Circle

Cafe L'Europe
431 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-4415

Crab & Fin
420 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-3964

Tommy Bahama Tropical Café & Emporium
300 John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-2888

Area Hotels

Lido Beach Resort
700 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL34236
Phone: 800-441-2113


Holiday Inn- Lido Beach
233 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-388-5555

Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL34236
Phone: 941-388-2181

Limetree Beach Resort-Resort Properties Managed
1050 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL34236
Phone: 888-388-3921

For information on Sarasota and Lido Key waterfront condos, contact Annette Smith at 1-941-504-3922 or send an email for a prompt reply.