Location

View Larger Maplongboat key map Longboat Key Florida is within a few miles of Sarasota but feels like another country. Commercial development has been controlled through careful planning, so signage, strip malls and roadside attractions have been restricted. Year round population is 8000 and peaks at 22,000. The island’s proximity to Sarasota provides cultural attractions, shopping and dining when needed and if required Sarasota also has the highly rated Sarasota General Hospital.

The house is located approximately 125 yards to a deeded private beach that is approximately 5 miles long. The sand is pristine, white coral and a lovely stretch to stroll. Within two miles are 2 markets, restaurants, post office, banks and Durante Park.

Sarasota has an airport served by major airlines and is approximately a $25 cab ride to the home. Tampa International Airport is one hour away.

Longboat Key House Rental Outside View Longboatkey-livingroom seagulls

Furnishings

Home furnishings are a blend of period classics and modern design, selected to be casual and comfortable. It has a perfect blend of Sarasota Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary. It has original art, restored objects, recycled vintage fixtures and polished terrazzo floors.

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

While renovating the home, careful planning insured a seamless transition between the interior and exterior. The kitchen, dining, living room sunroom, patio and private garden all flow together for an open out door feeling.

Gardens

The grounds have many mature and exotic plants, trees, shrubs, cactuses, epiphytes, and orchids. At last count over 250 different specimens. Other highlights are large potted arrangements, sculptures and dramatic out door landscape lighting.