Relaxed, carefree, spacious, affordable and open are all words that describe the maintenance free villas at Ballantrae located adjacent to Palmer Ranch in south Sarasota. Built in the early 1980’s, the 101 villas located behind a secure gate have been well maintained within the manicured grounds. In fact, there are over 35 acres of green space. Owners are afforded wonderful long views of open green spaces, captivating preserve views with nature bringing a peaceful setting, or large lake views.
Unit sizes range from about 1,500 to 2,000 square feet in two or three bedroom and two-bath configurations. All units feature open plans, spacious lanais, and two car garages. There are two primary designs which include buildings housing four villas and the more desirable duplex design which offers an end-unit feel for both homes. Unlike many newer constructed projects, Ballantrae offers large and spacious settings with wide streets and an open feel. An evening walk is both relaxing and safe.
The beauty of a villa is they offer the best of the maintenance free characteristics of a condominium along with the elbow room found with single family detached homes. Fees include maintenance of the exterior, basic cable, reserve funds for larger ticket items like roofs, and security.
As with the manicured grounds that are kept to a park like setting, owners have generally kept the interiors updated to current standards. It is not unusual to find upgraded tile floors, granite counter tops and upscale appliances.
Street names include Royal Birkdale Drive, Gleneagle Drive, Muirfield Drive and Ballantrae Place.
Owners are permitted one medium sized pet.
Rentals are permitted twice per year with a six month minimum.
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