The Islander Club is a well-developed luxury condominium and one of the top draws of the real estate market on Longboat Key. Its development on the southern part of the island in 1970 came about during a construction bonanza that set in motion the town’s rise as one the top island-resort destinations in the U.S.
This community is located directly beachfront at 2295/2301 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Across the street to the east sprawls the Harbourside golf links of the Longboat Key Club, a nearby five-star resort which could be counted too as a driver to values of Islander Club residences for sale.
The superb features of Islander Club, nonetheless, are already quite enticing by themselves. Its tropical Florida landscaping recently underwent a masterful makeover. The community’s grounds present a refreshing rendition of lush trees, verdant shrubbery, and charming gardens.
As endearing, pavered driveways and footpaths stretch toward the residences and their exciting collection of amenities.
Superb Condominium Design
The Islander Club consists of 133 residences developed in two 12-story buildings. This pair displays an identical Y-shaped structural design that harnesses to full advantage the eight-acre beachfront site of the property. Their upper floors offer commanding views not only of the gulf and the property’s 400-foot private beach. East-facing Islander residences for sale also overlook the Harbourside golf course and Sarasota Bay.
The amenities of the Islander Club are as upscale and as varied as those in its neighboring Longboat Key Club. This community’s facilities include tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, saunas, billiard and table tennis room, a library, and a social room with kitchen.
A Junior Olympic-size swimming pool with a well-furnished deck is conveniently located between the two residential buildings. Additionally, there are two newly built fishing piers extending out on the north and south ends of the property’s beachfront, which also serve as a buffer against sand erosion.
Beyond and Above the Basics
The development likewise features several rows of covered parking spaces for the community’s residents and guests. The Islander Club’s elegant lobbies and fast-service elevators are but some of the essentials that spur market interest to this beautiful community.
Prospective buyers touring available homes in this community can find choice updated residences with modern and contemporary furnishings, newly installed hurricane sliding glass doors, as well as sprawling private balconies and lanais. Typical residences for sale at the Island Club feature floor areas of 1,235 square feet designed with two bedrooms and two baths.
Their current pricing start from the upper $300s and top at close to the $1 million mark. Its high-end price points bespeak not only of this community’s upscale features but also reflect Islander Club’s proximity to area amenities, such as the Shoppes of Bay Isles, St. Armands Circle, and Sarasota’s downtown.