Sarasota Condo in Gated Community / Bird Sancturary/ near Siesta Beach
Condo, near the beach with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, second home, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
1) April 01 2014 - October 01 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our Condo in Sarasota, which is on the west coast of Florida. It is located in Pelican Cove, a gated community of 72 acres which is like a tropical garden on Little Sarasota Bay. Our home is a 2-story air conditioned condominium, with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is bright and modern; the kitchen and all three bathrooms have been newly remodeled. The downstairs includes an office, a fully equipped kitchen with eating counter, a den with a 46" flat screen TV, a living room with a two story ceiling and a dining room. There are patios in both the front and back of our home. The back of the condo consists of 2 1/2 sets of sling glass doors which open to a large treed (including fruit trees) common back yard area. The upstairs has two bedrooms (one queen and one king bed) with a TV in each and two full baths. Our condo includes two bicycles and a tandem (2 person) Kayak, everything you need for the beach and lots of toys and games. Use of a car can be arranged. The condo has high speed internet and Comcast TV.
Accommodation and facilities
Central heating, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Gym, parking, tenniscourt, garden, bicycles, swimming pool
Tennis, water skiing, hiking, swimming, paragliding, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Our condo is located in gated community known as Pelican Cove, which many people describe as paradise. The community is on 72 acres which fronts the Little Sarasota Bay. Our community has several thousand extremely mature trees with large amounts of Spanish moss hanging from them. We have 6 swimming pools (one heated to 85 degrees), a hot tub, four tennis courts, and three club houses which include an exercise room, ping pong, bridge games, a grand piano, art, photography, a wood working studio, a library, dancing and exercise programs and more. The community includes its own harbor with an 80 slip boat marina, and a walking path along the bay with a gazebo where you can watch the sunset and the jumping fish and, of course, the birds, as we are a bird sanctuary. There are 5 miles of walking nature trails, exotic trees and shrubs in Pelican Cove. Around 65% of the people who live in our community are only here from November to April so in the summer, it is very quiet (and not all activities are available). Most of the year round residents are retired. The community is very welcoming and friendly.
Something about ourselves
My husband and I are both in our sixties and retired. I was a civil rights attorney for most of my career and also the CEO of a large non-profit organization for which I am now a part-time consultant. I also run a very small internet business. My husband worked as a high government official though most of his career and, for the last 10 years, as a lobbyist/consultant for hospitals and human service organizations. We enjoy walking, playing bridge, tennis, kayaking, reading, movies, politics, travel, and spending time with our seven grandchildren. Pelican Cove is our winter home; we live the rest of the year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We have done two home exchanges -- one in Paris and one in Amsterdam.
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