Amenity-rich Sanctuary beach residences

Community spotlight on the southern end of Longboat Key

The Sanctuary buildings
The Sanctuary - The Sanctuary five buildings were built in four phases, completed in early 1990s

Imagine this lifestyle. Playing golf on a championship course that is outside your front door, strolling on white sand with the sounds of waves curling up on the beach, having a fine dinner cooked by magnificent chefs at a nearby restaurant, then completing nearly every night gazing at a stunning sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. This is a life of an owner in the Sanctuary community on Longboat Key.

Throw in some great amenities and your life gets even better yet. Relax in the resort style heated swimming pool or keep up your stamina with a short course Olympic length lap pool of 25 meters in the center. You can stay active on two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, half-mile jogging path and fitness center. When it’s time to relax, consider the wading pool, sauna, spa and clubhouse with social rooms. Owners have the opportunity to join the prestigious Longboat Key Club with two championship golf courses, marina, restaurants and tennis courts. Security is controlled with two 24/7 manned guard gates, one at the entrance to the Longboat Key Club and the second into the Sanctuary community.

The Sanctuary heated swimming pool
The Sanctuary heated pool - The resort style swimming pool has a 25-meter lap pool in the center

With all the amenities offered at the Sanctuary you may never want to leave the confines of the property that rests on 18 acres at the southern end of Longboat Key. It is close to fine dining and shopping in St. Armands Circle and the cultural diversities offered in the Sarasota arts center. The community is friendly to small pets and owners have the option to rent their residences.

The Sanctuary, built in four phases over three years beginning in 1989, offer condominiums in five buildings with six different floor plans ranging from 1,785 to 3,115 square feet. Depending on the building, there are five to seven floors with under-building parking for the residents that own one of 181 units. The Ascot, on the beachfront corners in Sanctuary II, III and IV offers the largest of the floor plans. The master suite has direct access to 800 square feet of open terrace for beach and sunset views.

The Dorchester floor plan in the center of the Sanctuary IV building has a wonderful layout with split bedroom plans and two terraces totaling 460 square feet, one facing east for the morning sun accessible from the guest bedroom and den, the other facing west from the master bedroom for glorious sunsets. The Dorchester has the second highest amount of floor space at 2,590 square feet.

Similar in size and layout is the third highest amount of floor space is the Carlyle at 2,580 square feet. The Carlyle also flows through the building at the center of Sanctuary II and III and next to the Dorchester in the larger Sanctuary IV building.

575 Sanctuary Dr, #A202
Residence for sale - My 3BR/2.5BA listing at 575 Sanctuary Dr, #A202 is selling for $899,000

The Brittany is next in size at 2,375 square feet under air and 725 square feet of wrap-around terrace space. These floor plans were constructed in the east-facing residences of the buildings in Sanctuary II, III and IV next to the Ascot floor plan.

My listing in the Sanctuary I building at 575 Sanctuary Dr, #A202, has an Essex floor plan of 1,823 square feet and overlooks the Islandside golf course of the Longboat Key Club. This magnificent residence offered furnished is visually stunning with walls of glass and mirrored walls in the living room, extending the outdoor scenery of lush landscaping. The master suite has his and her walk-in closets, whirlpool bath tub and separate shower.

The Monaco floor plan, opposite the Essex in Sanctuary I is 1,785 square feet with two bedrooms and a den that can be converted to a third bedroom. Sanctuary I has two of the five buildings mentioned earlier.

Consider purchasing in the Sanctuary, on the beach and with all of its amenities. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing here at the Sanctuary or if you have a property to sell or buy.