With all its bays and inlets, all its coves and canals, Sarasota must have hundreds of miles of waterfront property. That’s what makes it so perfect for boating enthusiasts. And the luckiest ones don’t even have to drive to the marina or worry about boat storage — they have a dock right in the backyard. This is a luxury that can be found all over town and at all price levels. Let’s take a look at three properties currently on the market that are ideal for backyard boating.
1752 Lincoln Park Circle
It isn’t easy to find a home downtown with a dock, but this beauty in Lincoln Park (an eight-home enclave just off Osprey
Avenue) solves the problem quite nicely. Built recently — 2003 — it’s designed in the chic coastal style, with hints of New England and Key West. Large (more 3,100 square feet) with four bedrooms and four full baths, it has a traditional interior with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace in the den, and a bonus room upstairs. You can walk downtown. The dock itself is 23 feet long, but keep in mind there’s a 9-foot clearance under the Orange Street bridge.
Priced at $1,410,000. For more information, call Sandra Gardner, of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, at 587-7289.
1835 Southpointe Drive
This well-priced home in the southern part of town is a real Florida classic. From the impressive great room — with its vaulted
and wood-paneled ceiling — you’ll see the pool, the dock and a wide canal view. This is deep sailboat water, and the dock itself has a lift that can support 10,000 pounds. The home was built in 1974 but has been well maintained and updated and is full of
charming touches like the screened lanai and a wood-burning fireplace. It has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, in more than 2,500 square feet of living area.
Priced at $995,000. For more information, call June Howell, of Michael Saunders & Co., at 350-7521.
1541 Harbor Cay Lane
Here’s a luxurious home on Longboat Key that’s perfect for the serious boater. Located just a short distance from Sarasota Bay, it
boasts 200 feet of seawall and docking for a 65-foot boat. With more than 4,500 square feet, the house is large, light and sunny. Among its special features: volume ceilings, skylights, an elevator and a gas fireplace. The master suite has two large walk-
in closets, an enormous bath and its own private terrace. It has everything you want in a Longboat Key home, including a prestigious gated community.
Priced at $2,749,000. For more information, call Cheryl Loeffler, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, at 308-6554.