The Ritz-Carlton managed Beach Residences on Lido Key belong to the crème de la crème of Sarasota residences for sale. This condominium, after all, flies the banner of one of the world’s leading hotel chains and follows up on the earlier successful entry of the franchise in Sarasota’s downtown.
The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences was finished in December 2005 just a few years after the opening of its hotel-condo counterpart in the mainland. Developed as a 12-story tower with a Mediterranean-inspired architectural style, this jewel among Lido Key homes for sale sits in a coveted site at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive just steps away from the famed Lido Beach.
Tucked in the southern end of Lido Key, this high rise is home to 88 upscale residences. All of these are designed with spacious, glass-walled wraparound terraces. These homes are thus a delight with their sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico towards west. Shifting east unveils the panorama of the South Lido County Park’s verdant mangroves set against the backdrop of the Sarasota Bay and the Sarasota skyline.
Eclectic Condominium Choices
The homes of The Beach Residences are designed with up to four bedrooms within floor plans of between 1,850 square feet and 5,250 square feet. Recent market records on available residences in this community showed activity at price points starting from around $2.5 million up to the $4.4 million range. Turnover of properties here has recently been brisk with one residence priced at $1.65 million receiving an offer after just some two weeks on the listing of Sarasota homes for sale.
Their highly desirable features indeed make The Beach Residences stand out on the market. For one, the condominium building was built to the newest hurricane code, incorporating newer wind-resistant windows. The interiors of select residences are as impressive with such features as private elevator foyers and marble floor entryways. Antique wood floors and custom floor-to-ceiling plantation shutters and sliders add up to a tropical vacation-style feel throughout these choice residences.
Loaded with Amenities
The Ritz Beach Club teems with all the amenities of a five-star resort complex. The pristine sands of its gulf front are but for starters. Within the community’s enclave of nearly eight acres are such delights as a private pool and spa, a modern fitness center, a theater, social room with bar and fireplace, conference rooms, massage room, and guest suites.
Other life and leisure possibilities are as easily accessible at the St. Armands Circle which is just about a mile north of the Ritz Beach Club, surely one prime destination for searches of Sarasota homes for sale.