The Sanctuary is an opulent gulf-front community developed within the gates of the Resort at Longboat Key Club. Besides its wonderful beachfront location, this community also sits directly across west of the greens and fairways of the Links on Longboat (formerly Islandside), one of the two golf courses on the barrier island of Longboat Key.
Developed from 1989 to 1991, the Sanctuary is an 18-acre community consisting of five residential structures—three eight-story buildings and two adjacent five-story buildings. All combine for a total of 181 homes which are definitely standouts among high-end Longboat Key homes for sale.
The values of Sanctuary residences for sale have appreciated tremendously over the years. During their launch in the 1990s, homes in this community were selling at price points around the $500s. In comparison, market activity this 2016 has been recorded at price levels within the $800s‒$2.5 million range for three-bedroom Sanctuary residences with floor plans of between 1,800 and 3,115 square feet.
These homes parade prime value in their lanais and terraces allowing residents to fully enjoy the Sanctuary’s exquisite coastal setting. In select Sanctuary residences for sale, walls of glass extend this scintillating experience to serene views of the Links on Longboat which has recently undergone an extensive renovation. For residences on the higher floors facing east, the panorama sweeps even farther to the skyline of downtown Sarasota.
This community features a guarded entry gate manned 24 hours and an onsite management staff. The amenities within the Sanctuary include a heated swimming pool and spa, walking/jogging trails, two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a clubhouse with a fitness center, dining areas and catering kitchen. These residences are provided with private elevators, secure under-building parking areas and personal storage lockers.
Additional amenities are available as well for Sanctuary residents who opt for a membership at the neighboring Resort on Longboat Key Club. Besides the golf links, its five-star facilities include social and dining venues for casual and formal occasions. Additional life and leisure possibilities are as easily accessible, given the Sanctuary’s location at the southern end of Longboat Key which is in close proximity to St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota.