10 Minutes to one of Florida's most beautiful Gulf Coast beaches
Beautifully remodeled, bright and open 2100 s.f. concrete block home adjacent to the historic Bradenton Country Club just 10 minutes to the pristine white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island on the gulf coast. Shopping, medical facilities and restaurants are within walking/bicycling distance. 140 acre county park is walking distance with all the amenities; swimming, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, picnicking, and doggie park just to name a few. Just 30 minutes to the culture and entertainment of Sarasota and a mere 45 minutes across the breathtaking Sunshine Skyway bridge to Tampa and all that it offers. The area is also known for it’s excellent boating and fishing with numerous community boat ramps and marinas.
Tile flooring throughout in ‘03. New roof and A/C system including all new duct work in 2003. New windows (2005) with hurricane shutters/protection, including 5 new 6 ½’ hurricane rated windows (2007). Recently completed the state “My Safe Florida Home” program for wind mitigation, which lowered homeowners insurance by two-thirds.
New designer kitchen in 2008 with granite countertops and cherry wood cabinetry with many custom touches. Large laundry room just off the kitchen has matching cherry cabinetry with 2 additional built in utility closets and a pantry. All new top of the line kitchen appliances and washer and dryer. Tons of closet/storage space throughout the home. Large 450 s.f. screened lanai in addition to the interior living area. Small, year round 8’ x 14’organic garden in the back yard with very discreet compost tumbler unit, with plenty of room for expansion. In the winter you can pick fresh sweet lemons and oranges just steps from your back door.
Large 2 car carport in the back of the house is walled on three sides. You could add a garage door and enclose it to make a 2 car garage.
Home sits on 1/3 acre with seven mature queen palms and whole lawn/landscape irrigation system using your own irrigation well. Irrigation pump is on an automatic, adjustable timer and is inside an attached 5’ x 15’ storage room just out the back door next to the screened lanai. Home does not sit in a flood plain so no flood insurance is required. No HOA or deed restrictions. Very nicely maintained neighborhood.
If you're a golfer, home ownership entitles you to direct golf cart/pedestrian access to the Country Club via private gate located just a few feet from your back yard if you chose to become a member. Country Club membership is required for access. Not a public club/course. Electric golf carts only. If you're not a golfer, you've still got a peaceful parklike setting to view.
We are looking to swap for a similar size, 3/2 home with mountain view and/or water frontage/access (lake/stream/river) on at least 1 acre. We both telecommute so reliable high speed internet service is a must. We are looking to swap for an equal value home in the $279,000 range. Will consider lower valued homes, if owner can make up difference in cash, or higher valued homes (up to $350,000) and we will make up the difference.