March Springs Thrilling New Market Choices


Longboatkey, Florida | March 26th, 2019 –  The break of spring this March brings so much thrill for our Judy Kepecz-Hays team, as we brought to the market several exciting residential choices on the Longboat Key real estate market.


Two of these newly listed residences are located in the small, gated enclave of Bonaire on 5005 Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Located on 3.5-acre parcel on the western flank of the scenic GMD highway, this community notably has the distinction of cornering the last developable beachfront acreage in Longboat Key. Two well-developed condominiums notably border Bonaire: Club Longboat to the north by and Positano to the south.


Caribbean Theme


Only nine home sites have been platted at the Bonaire property, which was formerly an idle woodland of Australian pines considered as invasive in the local environment. Our market offerings here are the last two residences to be constructed in the enclave whose development began in 2014. Bonaire’s name was adopted from a southern Caribbean island-municipality which is a quaint travel destination.


In keeping with the development theme of Bonaire, its residences come in the British West Indies architectural design. Trademark to this style are soaring ceilings, bright and spacious interiors, and striking facades.


Prime Property Picks


One of our Bonaire listings, lot 2, is on a 0.55-acre beachfront lot. Its residence features a floor area of 4,420 square feet designed with six bedrooms, six full baths and two half-baths. Priced at $8.1 million, this property also comes with a private pool and spa.


Our other listing in the enclave is Bonaire’s lot 9 which is nearer to the GMD corridor, but it nonetheless provides panoramic views of the gulf. Sales-listed at $7.8 million, this residence flaunts a floor area of 3,490 square feet, featuring four bedrooms and four full baths. A pool and a spa also are included in this market listing.


The designs of these residences are from the drawing boards of Sarasota-based Phipps Home Design, while their construction is tasked to the Eason Builders Group of Longboat Key. The construction of both our Bonaire listings are expected to be finished by this summer.


Sale Pends at Emerald Harbor


About one and a half mile north of Bonaire, our Judy Kepecz-Hays team has a pending sale this March at the Emerald Harbor community. A canal-front single-family residence, it was built in 1972 featuring two bedrooms and two baths within a floor area of 1,668 square feet. This market listing of ours has a tag price in the low $800s.


Aspiring buyers will find in Emerald Harbor several wide canals enabling easy and unobstructed access to Sarasota Bay onwards the Gulf of Mexico. This community at the northern side of our island consists of around 80 residences.


The residents of this community enjoy deeded private access to the beachfront in the Gulf of Mexico. Harris Bayou, one of the popular spots for recreational fishermen in Sarasota Bay, is also easily accessible from Emerald Harbor.


Only about a quarter of a mile south of Emerald Harbor, our team would be showing to prospective buyers the condo we listed this March at Longboat Sandpipers. This condominium is located gulf front and boasts of a private stretch of beach as well as a swimming pool. Our sales listing in this property is priced at close to $1.05 million, featuring two bedroom and two baths within a living area of 1,786 square feet.


Spring 2019 indeed entered vibrant in our market territory. Make sure to contact our Judy Kepecz-Hays team if you’d like to partake of this bubbly mood whether as a seller or as a buyer.



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