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Stephen King’s former Longboat Key rental hits the market

The $5.4 million estate, spanning 2.5 acres, rests on the largest tract of land available on Longboat.

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The largest tract of land available on Longboat Key has just hit the market at $5.44 million.

The 2.5 acre waterfront property, at 5444 Gulf of Mexico Drive, is one of the tallest single-family homes on Longboat at 52-feet tall with three levels of living space and a rooftop terrace, a news release from Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate said.

Author Stephen King rented the house for a few years while writing his horror novel, “Duma Key,” which was published in 2008 about a man’s escape to a remote island. He rented this home before he bought property on Casey Key.

The property was constructed with a concrete and steel frame with floor-to-ceiling hurricane-impact windows. The home, which was designed by its current owners, has four bedrooms, all on the top floor, and each has a private bathroom and view of the Sarasota Bay. The master ensuite is complete with a private sunroom with sliding glass walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the pool, nature preserve and bay.

The property also boasts deeded beach access, a private boat dock, 6,000 square-feet of living space, a spacious kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, marble flooring in common living spaces, an office, glass elevator, recreation space on entry level, a pool on the second floor, multiple decks, a window-enclosed dining room and a private, tree-line driveway with a gate and two-car garage.

The property is listed under Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate at their Longboat Key office. The listing agent is Oliver Geisser.

“The property is stunning,” Geisser said in a news release. “Visitors have sweeping views of the bay, downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods from a birds-eye level. On a clear day, you can even see the top of the Skyway Bridge.”




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