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The Boating Lifestyle

Sarasota and Manatee Counties are surrounded by glistening blue water, winding rivers, serene lakes and ponds providing opportunities for the yachtsman to the kayaker.

As avid boaters, we understand the concerns with access, depth at low tide, low bridges at high tide, seawalls, dock permitting, mangrove restrictions, and a number of other considerations that need to be addressed when selecting the perfect home for your boat!

We'll work with you to identify communities and homes that meet your boat's specific requirements or make marina, dry dock, or alternative storage/use recommendations.

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10 Most Recent Boat Friendly Homes & Condos for Sale

3 Beds 2 Baths A4617801 MLS
Multi-Million Dollar VIEWS!!!! Almost 15,000 square foot Lot!! Welcome to your dream Waterfront oasis! Nestled on the picturesque Phillippi Creek Bay, this stunning Florida ranch offers breathtaking water views that span West towards Siesta Key. Located just across from the highly coveted Landings Community, with robust shopping and restaurants, this home is mere minutes away world famous Siesta Key Beach, eclectic Gulf Gate Village and vibrant downtown Sarasota. Step inside to discover an inviting open floor plan adorned with tile and laminate flooring throughout. The spacious living area features a charming fireplace and large sliders that lead to a massive lanai, perfect for entertaining. The primary bedroom boasts panoramic water views and direct access to the lanai, ensuring your morning coffee comes with a serene backdrop. Beyond the incredible and rare lot, the centerpiece of this home is undoubtedly the oversized, heated swimming pool with an attached spa, offering the perfect spot to unwind while soaking in the beautiful sunset views over the "Little" Bay. With almost 15,000 square feet, the lot provides ample space for outdoor activities and future expansion. This exquisite waterfront home on Phillippi Creek Bay features a concrete seawall and a large dock with mooring pilings, making it an ideal spot for boating enthusiasts. Enjoy stunning sunsets with a refreshing beverage or a glass of wine as you soak up the serene views. The expansive dock provides the perfect location to catch your dinner, load up your boat, or welcome friends arriving by water. Located mere minutes from exclusive clubs like The Field Club, Sarasota Yacht Club, and Venice Yacht Club, this property offers unparalleled access to Sarasota’s vibrant boating community. River Forest, a voluntary HOA is a hidden gem of a neighborhood, offering a tranquil waterfront lifestyle, A-rated schools and direct access from Highway 41. Here, you’re not just buying a home; you’re investing in a Florida lifestyle marked by convenience, luxury, and natural beauty. Whether you’re an avid boater or someone who enjoys a peaceful waterfront setting surrounded by nature, this home meets all your needs. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of paradise with unmatched views, a prime location, and luxurious amenities - this is your opportunity to experience the magic of Sarasota waterfront living at its finest!

5324 Carmilfra Drive, South Sarasota


3 Beds 3 Baths A4617789 MLS
A boaters tropical paradise awaits. Imagine your daily routine is waking up on an Island on the West Coast of Florida to warm breezes as you enjoy your morning coffee on your patio after your morning beach walk. That’s island living for you. This three-bedroom, three-bath home is on a quiet cul-de-sac in Holmes Beach! This home has direct access to Tampa Bay from the canal and your 50-foot dock. There is also a 5000lb boat lift. With your private dock, you can be out on the open water in minutes, with no bridge restrictions for boat height. This property has one of the widest deepest canals on the island and offers direct access to Bimini Bay, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This property has been lived in by a multi-generational family and is designed for comfort and relaxation. The primary bedroom features an ensuite bathroom, a generous walk-in closet with the original terrazzo flooring. Relaxing in the Florida room you can spend all your time watching the wildlife, dolphins and manatees in the canal. The second floor offers an efficiency with 1 bedroom, 1bathroom and living room. This second story addition offers a panoramic view of the island and wonderful sunrise and sunset views. This well-loved home is ideal for full or part-time residents, or for investors looking to rent on a monthly or annual basis. Come live the Island life and enjoy all that Anna Maria Island has to offer!! Hop on the Anna Maria trolley to spend the day exploring Anna Maria Island. Also, just a short golf cart ride away are Anna Maria Island’s famous beaches and a variety of local dining and shopping opportunities. For golfers, there is no need to drive to the mainland to get in a round. The only golf course on the island, the private Key Royale Golf Club, a nine-hole private course, is only a short golf cart ride away. Turnkey is an option. This home needs some updates and repairs. The sellers did have an inspection done.

508 65th Street, Holmes Beach


4 Beds 4.5 Baths A4617797 MLS
This gorgeous island paradise is sure to be another award-winner from notable home builder Allegra Homes. The coveted sailboat water location allows for quick and easy boating access to the IntraCoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home has been perfectly designed with extraordinary thought and precision. Easily described as elegantly comfortable, the open family room provides a wonderful space for personal relaxation or a great spot for special gatherings with built-in entertainment center, two-story ceiling, linear electric fireplace with stone surround, and wall of sliders opening up to a vast covered outdoor living area. Next to the family room is an incredible chef-styled kitchen with large center island, Cambria quartz countertops, SubZero refrigerator and wine cooler, ASKO quiet series dishwasher, Wolf 36” cooktop and oven, drop-down microwave, and walk-in pantry. The spacious main level owner’s wing is a delightful oasis and set completely on one side of the house for the utmost in privacy. Its spa-influenced bath feels grand with a free-standing tub, stunning walk-in tiled shower with rain head, private water closet and double vanities. The huge bonus room features corner sliders which can open up the room to become part of the covered outdoor living room with a complete cook center. With a backdrop of lush landscaping beautifully lit at night, the rear of the house is all about the tropical lifestyle with lots of covered square footage and a gas heated pool/spa. The media room with wet bar is upstairs as are 3 bedrooms (2 are en suite) and a balcony overlooking the main level below. Additional highlights include 3-car garage, elevator shaft, tankless gas water heater, 240-gallon propane tank, brick paver driveway and entry, 3-zone A/C, 5” cove molding, European oak flooring, covered front entry, Moen and Kohler fixtures, bedroom closets are walk-in and shelved, and irrigation system with well. Just a short distance away is worldrenowned Crescent Beach and quaint Siesta Village with an impressive selection of shops and restaurants. There’s nothing much better than living in an amazing new home on the picturesque Florida waterfront. NO bridges to the open bay.

722 Siesta Key Circle, Siesta Key

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP.

3 Beds 3 Baths A4617637 MLS
Imagine a picturesque John Canon home nestled within the exclusive gated community of the Island at Riviera Dunes, positioned on a double lot with expansive water frontage on the beautiful Manatee River. This luxurious residence offers breathtaking views that stretch across the horizon, showcasing water views and the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, the home embodies a blend of elegance and modern comfort. Its architecture is characterized by clean lines, large windows, and spacious outdoor living areas that seamlessly merge with the interior spaces. The exterior features pristine landscaping, enhancing the property's allure and creating a tranquil oasis. Inside, the interior spaces are thoughtfully crafted with high-end finishes and sophisticated décor. From the gourmet kitchen, and the inviting living areas, to the tranquil primary ensuite, every room exudes a sense of luxury and warmth. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame stunning views from almost every room allowing the natural light to illuminate the space throughout the day. One of the most coveted features of this home is its deeded 62-foot boat slip in the neighborhood marina located right across the street from the residence. Not only does this deep-water hurricane shelter basin provide the deepest and most secure harborage in the area, but it also ensures direct access to Tampa Bay, the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. This prime location offers endless possible boating adventures for the avid yachter. The outdoor living spaces are designed for relaxation and entertainment, a sparkling pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen create a fabulous retreat. Southern exposure at the back of the property provides steady warmth and light without the blazing heat of direct morning and afternoon exposure. Watch the sunset and sunrise from the private waterfront patio. Launch paddle boards and kayaks from the private beach or wade in and cast a line from your private beach area. Whether enjoying a quiet evening or hosting gatherings with friends and family, the outdoor areas offer the ideal setting for every occasion. Located within a private gated community, residents of the Island at Riviera Dunes enjoy exclusive amenities and a sense of security, ensuring a peaceful and prestigious lifestyle. With its prime waterfront location, stunning views, and luxurious amenities, this John Cannon home epitomizes waterfront living at its finest, promising a lifestyle of unparalleled beauty and comfort.

811 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto

Listing courtesy of COMPASS FLORIDA LLC.

2 Beds 2.5 Baths A4617179 MLS
The magic of Siesta Key Beach is known worldwide. The white-sand beaches, breathtaking sunsets, the gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the quaint but lively Siesta Key Village's shops, restaurants, sidewalk happy hours and nightlife has made this island a world-class destination for friends and families for decades. The northernmost section of the beach, Sunset Point, is a favorite for locals and those fortunate enough to have a home within this neighborhood: Gulf to the west and Village to the east, and only a few short blocks separating the two! At the center of this is an exceptional three-story home that lies just one block from the beach with great sunset and water views. This well constructed home was designed as side-by-side twin townhomes, with your own two-car garage and private elevator to the beautiful two-level living areas above. The main living area is an open floorplan with high ceilings that incorporates a totally updated kitchen, half bath, and a large dining area followed by the family/tv room with sliders to a balcony looking west to the Gulf and its sunsets. The third level features the primary suite with bath, and a viewing balcony for sunset views and bath. and a second bedroom and bath. Other than the obvious amenities, the beach and the village, there is a good-sized pool and outdoor shower for "apres beach" or just lounging and grilling out in your own fenced back yard. This is NOT a condo, and the maintenance fees are split, by written agreement, between the two owners, so no exorbitant HOA fees and rules and regs. BONUS: the home is currently managed by a top-notch company with offices around the corner, and zoning allows for 1-7 day rentals. Projections for $160k annual revenue are available on request. You won't want to miss this exceptional opportunity.

100 Columbus Boulevard Unit C2, Siesta Key

Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.

4 Beds 4.5 Baths A4617275 MLS
Experience unparalleled coastal luxury in this breathtaking new Whitehead build, just steps from the pristine beaches of highly sought-after Anna Maria Island. This exquisite 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath masterpiece offers every amenity for refined living. The gourmet kitchen dazzles with top-of-the-line appliances, a butler’s pantry, and a chic wet bar, seamlessly flowing into expansive, sun-drenched living spaces perfect for entertaining. There are 2 master suites each offering sparkling gulf views with touches of the palms trees flowing from the outdoor balconies. The 3rd bedroom suite offers a tranquil retreat with large paned window with palm tree views creating a luxurious space with en-suite bath. The 4th bedroom features built in bunks for the kids with shiplap accents and an ensuite bath. Additional features include foyer entry, elevator, artisanal accent walls, laundry room with built in cabinetry, a 3rd floor laundry, covered patios with epay decking and more. Outside, immerse yourself in the resort-style oasis featuring a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, a shimmering pool, and a relaxing spa enveloped by lush landscape and privacy fencing. Being offered fully furnished and weekly rentals are permitted, making this an extraordinary turnkey investment opportunity or the ultimate beachside sanctuary. Don’t miss your chance to own this spectacular piece of paradise, where every detail exudes sophistication and comfort in one of Florida’s most desirable locations!

102 75th Street, Holmes Beach

Listing courtesy of DUNCAN REAL ESTATE, INC..

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