Longboat Key, Sarasota

Deborah Beacham

Deborah Beacham
Michael Saunders Real Estate

With convenient access to both private and international airports, Longboat Key and Sarasota attract the discerning world traveler who seeks the finest in beachfront living with amenities you would expect to find in cities much larger.

Longboat KeyComposed of approximately 12 miles of crystal-quartz beaches framed by lush landscape, Longboat Key is a magnificent, sun-drenched destination that hosts all of the wonderful pleasures one could imagine for an active or relaxed lifestyle.

Elegant, perfectly manicured, Longboat Key is Sarasota’s center for glamor. Fifth Avenue style penthouse apartments co-mingle with expansive estates, the renowned private Longboat Key Club with world class golf and tennis and six restaurants for members and hotel guests.

During the winter season there are black tie events to support the many cultural arts in Sarasota almost every night. Reserve your limousine, and revel in the international lifestyle of Longboat Key’s residents. Or, if the nature lover in you beckons, you will find 32 acres to explore at the award winning nature preserve of Joan Durante Park where you can picnic in the gazebos, enjoy local varieties of plants, including a rose garden, or take a walk along the Couple Beach 2812965coastal hammock forest.

Just over the bridges, you can visit Mote Aquarium, Ringling Museum and Ca’d’Zan Mansion, Asolo Repertory Theater, Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, St. Armands Circle of shops and restaurants, Lido Beach, and nearby downtown Sarasota with boutique galleries, shops, restaurants, and much more.








Where To Find Luxury Golf Resort Real Estate in Florida

Jennie Heal

Jennie Heal
Supreme Auctions
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The Sunshine State is one of the most frequented by avid golfers – and, as such, you can expect to find plenty of golf resort real estate in Florida. But, just where are the most luxurious long-term golf resort communities? Here are my top 5 picks.

Palm Coast, FL – Ocean Hammock

Ocean HammockBetween St. Augustine and Daytona Beach on Florida’s Atlantic Coast is where you’ll find Ocean Hammock, a private gated oceanfront community in the city of Palm Coast. It’s within this community that you’ll find one of the most exciting pieces of beachfront Golf Resort Real Estate Florida has to offer – a sprawling three-level oceanfront retreat that boasts over 5,800 square feet of high-end indoor living and another 2,000 square feet of outdoor space on numerous balconies.

Golfers will love the home for its exclusive club access to the Hammock Beach Resort Golf & Spa Resort with its Ocean Golf Course

and Conservatory Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, respectively. For those who enjoy the greens, they will find more holes here than on any other golf course in Florida. And, those who love to hear the wind and waves of the Atlantic, they’ll love the serenity of where this Caribbean style plantation home rests, and the private wooden walkway leads to the soft sandy beach.




Jupiter, FL – Admiral’s CoveAdmiral’s Cove

Take, for example, the custom-built $9.75 million, 14,452 square foot property at 370 Eagle Drive in this Jupiter, Florida golf community and you’ll realize just why it’s considered THE luxury golf community of the greater Palm Beach area.

From custom homes ranging from the mid-$50s top $15 million to more modest $500K -$2 million condo and patio style homes, over 900 property owners call The Club at Admiral’s Cove home – and the waiting list to get into the community is longer still.

Stuart, FL – Sailfish Point

SailfishNestled on the southernmost tip of Hutchinson Island on the southeast Atlantic coast of Florida, Sailfish Point is a private and prestigious community that requires no tee times for play.

Named one of Golf Digest’s 10 Best New Remodeled Courses for 2008, prices range from $475,000 for mere lots on up to $29.9 million for custom finished single family homes – in the middle of that price range you can fetch detached golf villas, condos and patio homes with golf or water feature views. It’s an impressive community with spacious lots, 520 residences and plenty of land options from oceanfront to riverside and right along the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.

Naples, FL – Talis Park

Talis Park in Naples considers itself a luxurious golf community for the young and the young at heart. With village homes starting in the $800,000s on up to customTalis Park 4,500 square foot Park Estate Homes starting at $2.5 million, the architecture takes its cue from the Italian Renaissance style.

The Talis Park Golf Club features a course designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye, one of two in the world created by the partnership. The clubhouse boasts a spa, fitness studio and a market café – all lending to its hip spirit.

Destin, FL – Sandestin

SandestinMoving to Florida’s Gulf Coast is where you’ll find the Sandestin Community in Destin, Florida. Located on the famous 26-mile stretch of “sugar sand” white beaches of the panhandle, this is one of the most beautiful pieces of Golf Resort Real Estate Florida has to offer – and one of the most affordable areas. Unlike the more heavily developed South Florida areas of Palm Beach and Jupiter, Destin is less crowded, less “touristy” and tends to be a place where your dollar will go a bit further.

Featuring four amazing golf courses, including The Raven by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Sandestin has condos in the $200,000 range on the low end but most of the nicer luxury homes will run higher into the multi-million range. When it comes to great golf and a more small town feel, Sandestin is a fine choice.





Sarasota: Imagine the Complete Florida Lifestyle


Sarasota03Sarasota combines Florida’s most leisure-centric lifestyle with the upbeat rhythms of a small, progressive metropolis. Its natural beauty begins where the turquoise seas of the Gulf of Mexico roll gently onto the magnificent powdery-white sands of its lush barrier islands; then spreads eastward to encompass miles of in-town neighborhoods, gentrified horse farms, large acreage properties and majestic state parks.

Speak to anyone who knows Sarasota and you’ll hear raves about the unexpected array of cultural amenities that have long-since earned the city the undisputed title of “Florida’s Cultural Capital.” You will hear of a town that fiercely embraces the performing arts: its own world-class opera, symphony and ballet, one of Florida’s greatest art museums and botanical gardens. Sarasota supports more than a dozen live theater companies, scores of gourmet restaurants and the finest names in luxury retailing.

For water devotees, there are miles of open Gulf waters, sprawling bays and scenic rivers that invite boating, fishing and kayaking. Meanwhile, our award-winning beaches will become your year-round playground.

Sarasota07On land, abundant recreational opportunities cater to every interest—including numerous golf courses that challenge every level of play. No matter how you choose to spend it, each sun-drenched day gives way to a spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunset, after which the curtains go up on Florida’s most eclectic blend of cultural fare.

Sarasota’s ownership and rental opportunities offer just as much diversity. From luxurious waterfront estates and golf course villas to charming downtown bungalows, sleek high-rise condominiums and multi-level town homes, there are choices to fit every lifestyle and price range.

Serving the comprehensive real estate needs of Southwest Florida for nearly four decades, no other company is better equipped to familiarize you with Sarasota, its surrounding communities and neighborhoods, than Michael Saunders & Company. It’s our home town and no one knows it better.

Learn much more about Sarasota and its lifestyle opportunities by visiting michaelsaunders.com