Purchase of a home in the Orchid Beach Club condominium is an indulgence in all the luxury that Lido Key could offer. Developed in 2005, this property captures in full the opulent island lifestyle at its prime gulf-front location at the south end of Lido Key.
This posh development features two 11-story buildings with a Caribbean-inspired architectural style that expresses quite well the affluent theme of Orchid Beach. Such extravagance starts in its buildings’ layout on 2050 Benjamin Franklin Drive. One was built east-facing to draw in forever views of Sarasota Bay and the city. The other building sits gulf-front for equally gorgeous vistas of Lido beach and the sea.
Rare But Large Gems
Orchid Beach Club has a total of 54 condo units, all quite spacious, well-appointed, and with elegant finishes. These residences’ floor areas range from about 3,000 square feet up to around 6,000 square feet. Their soaring ceilings, large windows, and sprawling balconies further enhance the luxury of space that these residences offer.
As to be expected, the premier choice of Orchid Beach condos for sale goes to the buildings’ penthouses. A current asking price of nearly $6 million is quoted for a rarely available four-bedroom penthouse unit with a floor area of 5,987 square feet. Expect pricing at between $1.6 million and $4 million for lower-floor units typically designed with three bedrooms and three baths within floor plans in the 2,936‒4,229-square-foot range.
An Extravaganza of Amenities
The extravagant views and opulent home features that Orchid Beach Club offers are matched by its rich collection of high-end amenities. A secure and gated complex, this condominium has a heated swimming pool and spa overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Its poolside features cabanas and a dining alcove for a complete resort-style setting.
As endearing to prospective buyers of luxury Lido Key condos for sale, Orchid Beach Club flaunts a social room with fireplace, dining room, and catering kitchen. There’s a fireside library and a game room as well, plus two guest suites and concierge service. Outside, the condominium’s pet-friendly policy manifests in a fenced 200-foot, well-landscaped dog run. Notably, two pets are allowed in this condominium, with no size restriction.
Outdoor and Urban Delights
West towards the Gulf, the exuberant island lifestyle can be enjoyed at the miles long white sands of Lido Beach. Eastward near the entrance of Orchid Beach Club, outdoor recreation is generously provided by the 100-acre South Lido County Park with a picnic area, a swimming zone, and a canoe trail.
For urban delights, the condominium is only a few minutes away from St. Armands Circle where there’s a profusion of boutiques and fine restaurants. Even more abundant life and leisure pursuits can be had with a short trip to downtown Sarasota, an indulgence that could very well follow after closing a deal on an Orchid Beach Club condo unit.