The ultimate in waterfront luxury has to be the gated community at Bay Isles in the Harbor Section. Gated within the gated community of Bay Isles on Longboat Key (yes, a double gated community), all of the homes are on canal, lagoon, or bay front water with direct and quick access to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico without any worries about bridge height. Located at the southernmost end of Bay Isles, access through the south gate puts you just minutes away from St. Armand’s and downtown Sarasota.
Only sixty-seven homes are available making this one of the more exclusive enclave of luxury homes. The majority of homes are on deep water canal / lagoon lots with dockage and some have lifts. Lot sizes range from about 14,500 to large 27,000 square feet. The association maintains all the seawalls which can help homeowner avoid some very costly maintenance concerns. Home sizes range from just over 2,000 to 7,400 square feet and the oldest homes were constructed in 1977 while some have construction completion dates as late as 2014. Many will have paver brick circular driveways along with tile roofs.
Expect the level of finish to be current and modern with high end finishes. Many homes have three-car (or more) garages. Water access is what it is all about and several residences enjoy a premium full bay-view. Some have canal footage well over 100 feet and with an average depth in the four to five foot range; just about any yacht can be moored out back of the homes.
There is always a concern about flooding on any barrier island. Design requirements for all homes are quite apparent with all homes being elevated which mitigate potential water issues.
Being part of the Bay Isles community has some real benefits. The Bay Isles Beach Club is directly across the street, beachside, and offers exclusive access to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A rare commodity is access to Golf right on the key through the Longboat Key Club.
Streets are Harbor Cay, Harbor Sound, Harbor Pointe and Harbor Cove.
Considering a move should always include knowing the market. All of our listings are direct from the MLS and we updated every 15 minutes. Be sure to take a look at the recent Bay Isles Harbor Section sold properties to the left. Full and complete information for every listing including photos are included. The market report snapshot provides an easy to read report of all statuses along with cost per square foot, days on market, and well as market balance. Many times looking at the broad market can help any seller or buyer gain valuable insights that price alone doesn’t show.
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