Close to attractions and Field Club

'West of the Trail' community of custom built single-family homes

Home for sale at 1235 N. Lake Shore Drive in Oyster Bay
1235 N. Lake Shore Drive - $2,495,000

Whenever you see a property for sale that is “West of the Trail”, meaning the Tamiami Trail, you are given the clue that this home is near the water. It’s a popular advertising statement whether the home is on the waterfront or is within a short distance. The community of Oyster Bay qualifies as “West of the Trail” and is a good location for a home.

But Oyster Bay has other amenities that make this community very attractive to home buyers and I outline some them in my REALTALK™ #150 video. Driving among the 168 custom built homes in Oyster Bay you have a feeling that this area is a wonderful place to raise a family. The large lots with unique homes grab your attention.

Anywhere between the Trail and Roberts Bay you are a short distance to the Field Club. This exclusive club is one of Sarasota’s oldest, named for Stanley and Sara Field who built a villa in 1925. Their wealth was amassed as heirs to the department store chain of Marshall Field, based in Chicago.

The home was purchased in 1957 to be used as a private club. Today members can reserve any one of nine tennis courts on the grounds. Lessons are available to individuals and groups of all ages by two of the area’s leading tennis professionals. Tournaments are held in the late winter and early spring. A wellness Center was added in 2015 with state of the art fitness equipment and group activity room.

The marina is open to Florida Council of Yacht Club and reciprocal yacht club members but must be reserved in advance through the dockmaster office. It is a full-service marina with electricity connections at the boat slips. Gasoline and diesel fuel is sold onsite. Fishing tournaments and poker runs are arranged on a regular basis by club members. A large pool with multiple swimming lanes is near the marina.

REALTALK #150 on the Field Club
The Field Club discussed in REALTALK™ #150.

There are five dining areas and one bar to choose from. The Grill Room offers a casual experience while the main Dining Room is the flagship experience. The Captain’s Room can be reserved for banquets or gatherings and the Commodore’s Room is for smaller groups. The Lagoon Terrace is a nice outside dining experience.

Oyster Bay is also known for its proximity to the Pine View School system, south in Osprey, a magnet school that attracts gifted children in grades two through 12. Any resident of Florida can apply to this school and demonstrate their need for an accelerated program. Living in Oyster Bay makes transportation to the school a little easier. U.S. News and World Report ranked Pine View as the number one in the state and number seven in the United States. In April a team from Pine View travelled to New York City and finished third in the National MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge.

If you are into golf, there are plenty of courses to choose from including the TPC Prestancia, a par 72 championship 18 hole course. TPC Prestancia has hosted a number of professional tournaments. Its social club is active and the 35,000 square foot club house offers the best in private meeting spaces and dining rooms.

The area has four fine nature parks. Phillippi Estate Park is on the southern edge of Oyster Bay across Phillippi Creek and includes such attractions as the historic Edson Keith Mansion, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A little further south is Oscar Scherer State Park, home to the threatened Florida Scrub Jay. Pinecraft Park is in the heart of Sarasota with hiking trails on 22 acres of land. Sand and water lovers will greatly appreciate Siesta Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

4557 Camino Real
4557 Camino Real - $1,095,000

There are some good selections to purchase homes in Oyster Bay, I have two active listings and one to be listed soon. Water views in the front and back of this four-bedroom plus family and bonus rooms home create an idyllic backdrop for tranquil family living at 1235 N. Lake Shore Drive. You will love the charming courtyard, wonderful updates and boating access.

The home at 4557 Camino Real is a charming four bedroom Oyster Bay home for sale in a central location near the Field Club, only minutes from downtown Sarasota and unforgettable beaches. Move right in to this beautifully updated courtyard pool home.

Ready to be listed is a beautifully landscaped two-bedroom home for sale at 1331 Quail Drive. This light and open estate has a large home office on the second level. I recently sold a four-bedroom home at 4509 Camino Real that was designed by the famed architect Guy Peterson, closing at $2,295,000. Click here for a complete list of homes for sale in Oyster Bay. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing of any homes for sale in Oyster Bay or if you have a property to sell or buy.


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