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Home on private island off Longboat Key hits market at $8.95M

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  • | 4:10 p.m. June 20, 2024
The home at 7147 La Lenaire Drive is only accessible by boat.
The home at 7147 La Lenaire Drive is only accessible by boat.
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A five-bedroom home on Jewfish Key located at 7147 La Lenaire Drive was listed on June 12 for $8.95 million by RE/MAX Alliance Group Agent Christy Travis.

The 1.3-acre waterfront property is owned by Jewfish Holdings LLC and FKA Kaleta Island LLC. Both companies’ registered agent is Sight Development of Tampa, according to records.

The property features a Polynesian-inspired style and 3,503 square feet of living space. It sits on the Intracoastal Waterway near the mouth of Sarasota Bay. The property is only accessible by boat.

The home at 7147 La Lenaire Drive sits on a 1.3-acre waterfront parcel.
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Jewfish Key was recently a subject of local interest after property owners on the island filed a petition for de-annexation from the town of Longboat Key. 

The petition was met with widespread opposition from Longboat Key residents and was retracted by Jewfish Key owners prior to a June 3 public hearing before the Longboat Key Town Commission where a denial appeared likely. 

If the de-annexation petition had been approved, Jewfish Key would have become a part of unincorporated Manatee County and thus been exempt from Longboat Key’s ordinances, including its short-term rental ordinance which requires a minimum stay of at least 30 days. 

According to the Manatee County Property Appraiser, there are 22 parcels along La Lenaire Drive on Jewfish Key. Jewfish Key property owner Steve Ellis told the Observer there are a total of eight homes on the island.

“The mystique of this island, of its history, is fascinating,” said Travis in a media release. “There are not many places like this left in Florida, let alone the world, that combine elegance, adventure, and connection to the past.”

The property at 7147 La Lenaire Drive features a pool and spa area.
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The home at 7147 Lenaire has five-and-a-half baths, a renovated kitchen, pool, spa, deck and private dock. It also features sliding glass doors that allow in natural light and foster a connection to the outdoor space. 

The primary bedroom features a seating area with a bar and wine fridge, an ensuite bathroom, screened-in porches and wrap-around decks.

Property taxes for 7147 La Lenaire Drive in 2023 were $33,725.12, according to Manatee County Property Appraiser records. 


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