+ Lido Key home sells for $6.35 million
Coldwell Banker Previews International sales associate Barbara Ackerman represented the seller of the home at 1219 Westway Drive on Lido Key, which sold for $6.35 million in December. Deborah Beacham, of Michael Saunders & Co., represented the buyer.
Built in 2003, the 12,000-square-foot, three-story estate has five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and 198 feet of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, along with a private 30-foot dock and private beach access.
The home was one of just three properties in Sarasota County to close for more than $6 million, according to a prepared statement.
+ Wagner Realty to manage Wicker Inn
Wagner Realty has assumed leasing and management responsibilities for Wicker Inn, according to a news release.
Bonnie Wiedman, Wagner’s Longboat Key property manager, will oversee the resort along with other Key properties.
The property at 5581 Gulf of Mexico Drive has 10 rental suites and one cottage, ranging from one bedroom to three bedrooms. A news release describes the property as “a classic, Old Florida-style beach resort with cozy suites gathered around a lushly landscaped pool.”
It is located on the Gulf of Mexico and has tropical décor that includes wicker rockers on front porches. Weekly rentals are available.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.