With well over 45 courses in the area, calling Sarasota a golfer's mecca might be an understatement. Suffice it to say, golfers who live here are pretty happy with the choices available to them, but if you really want to get in the game -- like most things in real estate -- it's all about your location. Let me share with you a few homes on the market now that will surely appeal to avid golfers.
In the Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, only a short distance from Siesta Key and bordering the Legacy Bike Trail, an affordable single-family home at 11974 Tempest Harbor Loop is a prime place to be immersed in the Florida lifestyle! An open, modern floor plan features a defined entry leading you to the combined dining and living area, with glass sliders overlooking private preserve views. The outdoor space comes complete with a covered, screened enclosure and a fully fenced yard, the perfect area for pets or kids to play. The interior has all-modern fixtures and appliances, full hurricane protection, over nine-foot ceilings, 18-inch tile throughout all living areas, neutral décor, and so much more. Stoneybrook's amenities include a newly updated resort-style pool and spa, fitness facility, community activities, and sports of all kinds. For only $199,900, this beautiful 3-bedroom home is a great place to start the search for a golfer's paradise.
If you're a golfer and a nature lover, you must check out the 3 bedroom/2 bath villa at 7024 Old Tabby Circle in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club. The $299,900 asking price gets you perfect views overlooking the lake and natural rookery with all types of wildlife. The open plan features tile flooring throughout, and the master suite has tray ceilings with crown molding, a generous walk-in closet, and a private master bathroom. This one won't last long.
Also in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club, 7211 Presidio Glen is a Pacifica-style model by Neal Communities. The gorgeous 3 bedroom/2 bath home features a paver drive and walkway, an expansive foyer, stunning wide-plank distressed maple flooring, a spacious kitchen, maple cabinets, black and stainless appliances, a new stove and refrigerator (August 2015), light Corian counters, glass block windows, a sunny breakfast area, and a large dining area between the kitchen and family room. The extended master suite holds two large closets, and the master bath offers dual sinks, cultured marble counters, private water closet, and a grand walk-in shower. Only $389,000 for 2,173 glorious square feet.
12807 Deacons Place in Lakewood Ranch features almost 3,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms, a den, and an extended lanai with a resort-style heated pool and spa, covered entertaining areas, and an outdoor kitchen. The oversized, tiled great room with fireplace and custom-built entertainment center flows into the kitchen, creating a marvelous area for hosting family and guests. In addition to the kitchen's custom wooden cabinets, ample granite countertops, center island, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, breakfast area, and separate dinette, this $775,900 home features a three-car side load garage with brick paved driveway, three zoned heating/cooling systems, extensive landscaping on all sides, and a cul-de-sac location with incredible views.
Speaking of cul-de-sacs, the custom-built Taylor Woodrow Sienna model at 9206 Mcdaniel Lane in The Founders Club has one of the best lake and golf course views around. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the extremely efficient floor plan for this 3,700 square-foot home includes separate living and dining rooms, a combined kitchen/family room, an office with wood floors, and a spacious bonus room. It's also been upgraded to include leaded glass front doors, crown molding, voluminous ceilings, and a luxurious master bath. To find a home of this quality on a great site like this for under a million dollars is a rare thing, and it's definitely one you should consider as a golfer's Shangri-La.
Not far away at 3361 Founders Club Drive, this 4,153 square foot Kingston model fuses Italian/Mediterranean architecture with innovative design that blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living areas. The private, lush courtyard includes a spa and firepit with seating area. The pool is beautifully designed with a fountain and raised planter, and features a cleverly located bath and an outdoor kitchen with granite countertops, grill, refrigerator, and sink. The kitchen has a great walk-in-pantry, double islands, and top-of-the-line appliances. The master suite holds two oversized walk-in closets. And if four bedrooms aren't enough for you, the separate casita is the ultimate guest room. At $1,590,000, this one is really a complete treat.
Those are just a few of the options, and as you can see, the options are many and varied. Whatever your price range, if you live and breathe the game of golf, there's a place for you in Sarasota.
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist