Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Delightful End Unit Villa Now Available in The Meadows Golf Community

  Located within in the popular and award-winning Meadows Golf Club community in Sarasota is this well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa with a 2 car garage in the very desirable Chanteclaire Association portion of the community. Built in 1985, this 1,610 sq ft villa home at 5528 Chanteclaire #30 includes an spacious air-conditioned lanai with peaceful and relaxing views of mature landscaping, local wildlife and beyond that, one of the three golf courses in the Meadows community . This attractive end-unit villa features an eat-in kitchen spacious living/dining room area and 3 large bedrooms in an open split bedroom floor plan

  From the moment you drive into this beautiful association neighborhood, you’ll notice how well-kept this neighborhood is with new paver driveways, walkways and expansive courtyards. The well managed and well-funded deed-restricted Chanteclaire Association has an active social calendar and many planned events and offers this in spite of a modest monthly association maintenance fee.

  The 1,600 acre Meadows is a charming Sarasota golf & country club community offering a variety of lifestyle choices to fit the interests of young professionals, single families, and active retirees where residents are treated to a number of outstanding amenities. In addition to the three 18 hole golf courses, (2 private courses and one public course) the Meadows includes 17 Har-tru tennis courts, most of which are lighted, a newer junior Olympic swimming pool, biking and fitness trails and three comfortable restaurants. Centrally located within the community is The Meadows Shopping Village with a bank,a dentist, a travel agency, restaurants, a convenience store, cleaners, boutiques, a barber and beauty salon and more. The Meadows community is conveniently located near Interstate75, the Sarasota airport, the new University Town Center Mall and the new Nathan Benderson Competitive Rowing facility.

  As a resident myself of the Meadows community myself, I can tell you all about the attributes of this lovely Sarasota neighborhood.

  You can have this fine villa home for the attractive price of just $269,000 and all that sunny Sarasota Florida has to offer if you get here quickly to tour it before it's sold to some other lucky buyer. Please mention MLS # A4126158 when you call me at 941.266.2512 to tour this attractive property. If this paticular home isn't exactly what you're looking for, you may also want to visit my Sarasota real estate website to view other Sarasota Florida area homes and communities.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sarasota Luxury Home For Sale in University Park Country Club Community

In the upscale University Park community, this 4,247 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 and 1/2 bath luxury home overlooks the 4th fairway of University Park's top rated golf course. This beautiful home combines high level construction and finishing details in a superbly convenient location.

  With approximately $250,000 in upgrades, this modified Todd Johnston Manchester II model offers luxurious living in many ways including custom cabinetry and built-ins, hardwood, marble, ceramic and porcelain tile floors, granite vanity and counter tops, double step ceilings, shell and bell flower crown moldings, gas fireplace with stone hearth and face, 8 foot solid-core doors, gourmet kitchen with a 6-burner gas cooktop, GE Monogram stainless appliances, wine bar, wine refrigerator, wine closet, central vacuum system, recirculating hot water system, a media" room pre-wired by Tempus which could be a 4th bedroom with addition of closet, an upstairs bonus room with a wet bar, balcony and en suite bedroom.

  Outside, this home with three Trane 18 SEER HVAC units with humidistats, there's a beautiful quartz finish vanishing edge pool and spa, 400,000 BTU gas pool heater, a paver lanai deck and veranda, and an outdoor kitchen and gas fireplace. The pavered circular drive leads to a spacious 3-car and golf cart side load motor court.

  From this Sarasota luxury home, you are close to shopping, dining, entertainment and our wonderful beaches and, for those who love golf and tennis, the the IMG Academy is only 12 miles away.

  When University Park was first being developed, the decision was made to preserve the natural environment to the greatest extent possible. That natural environment is the backdrop to the University Park Country Club, voted the "Best of the Best" by Sarasota Magazine for 18 years.

  The University Park Country Club golf course is semi-private allowing daily-fee players to enjoy a golf course voted the "#1 Golf Course" in Southwest Florida. With 27 holes of golf, a fitness center and the Park Grille & CafĂ©, University Park is a great country club. The University Park Tennis Club has 11 lighted courts and the community also offers lawn bowling and a croquet greensward. You are going to fall in love with this community once you visit it.

  If you would like a tour of this Sarasota luxury homes at 8335 Grosvenor Court priced at $1,195,000, call me, Judie Berger, at 941.928.3424 and please mention MLS # A4114960. If you wish, you may also review other homes for sale in University Park and elsewhere in the greater Sarasota Florida area on my Sarasota Luxury Homes website.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Introducing the Fine Homes in Laurel Oak Estates

  Laurel Oak, located 1.5 miles east of I-75 off Bee Ridge Road, is a gated golf course community where homeowners enjoy the casual country club lifestyle in elegant homes with 24-hour security, well-lighted streets and sidewalks for biking and walking.

  Laurel Oak Country Club’s West course and clubhouse opened in August 1990 and was redesigned by Rees Jones in 2005. In 1995 the 18-hole East Course opened for play. The two courses are situated in a pristine environment of wetlands and nature preserves. The Club is private and member-owned. The 45,000 square foot clubhouse has a busy social calendar with activities for all ages. The club's other amenities include 12 Har Tru tennis courts, a full-size heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. Membership in the country club is available but not required

  The Laurel Oak Country Club community is comprised of about 400 maintenance-free homes in three separate subdivisions. The 400+ homes range from about 2,200 square foot maintenance-free villas to estate-size homes with up to nearly 10,000 sq.ft. of living space. While villas start in the $300's, most of the homes in Laurel Oak Estates, which sit on over-sized lots to preserve the natural enviroment as much as possible, are priced between $600,000 and $2.0 million.

  An example of the type of homes one can find in Laural Oak Estates is this 3 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath home with an office on a cul-de-sac - a home with a great floor plan for entertaining. No pool to maintain, just swim at the country club. The kitchen features 42" wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances including the newest cafe-style refrigerator, breakfast bar, large pantry, and breakfast nook. The open kitchen family room is the perfect place to relax with the wood burning/gas fireplace with private views. A brand new a/c, newly painted, large ceramic tile flooring, new carpeting, tray ceilings with crown mouldings, french doors, powder room & custom closets are some of the enhanced features. The split floor plan with large owner's retreat and 2 guest bedrooms ensures privacy for all. The master suite features dual sinks, garden tub, walk-in shower & a large bedroom with views from sliding doors. A side-entry garage completes the picture. This lovely 2,452 sq ft home sold recently for $439,000.

An example of a larger Laurel Oak Estates home recently sold is this This 6 bedroom, 5 bath plus den sold turnkey furnished. You'll appreciate details such as tray ceilings, crown molding, travertine floors, aquarium windows, wet bar, in-wall termite system, central vacuum, neutral colors, manicured landscaping, over-sized gas heated pool, side entry 3 car garage with extra storage & more. With views of the 15th hole of the East Golf Course, the new owners will enjoy magnificent lake views while grilling in their outdoor gas kitchen or watching the deer run. This 5,084 sq ft estate home recently sold for $1.1 million.

  I would be happy to show you Laurel Oak and Laurel Oak Estates golf course homes and condos in your preferred price range. Contact Me with any questions you may have about Laurel Oak or other Sarasota golf course homes and country club communities. For an immediate response to your questions, please call me at 941.266.1799.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Introducing Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club of Sarasota Florida

    Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club is a gated golf course country club community within the vast and beautiful Palmer Ranch development, one of Sarasota Florida's best master-planned developments. Its location on the southern edge of Sarasota, next to the town of Osprey is sought-after because of its proximity both to the fine dining, shopping, arts and cultural and entertainment venues of Downtown Sarasota but also to the beautiful, soft beaches on Siesta Key. The landscaping in Stoneybrook is beautifully maintained making it a delightful place to take a stroll or a bike ride along sidewalks that meander past lakes, foliage and lush landscaping. Altogether, there are about 950 homes and condos in the Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club community.

    Residences in Stoneybrook range from maintenance-free one and two bedroom garden condos to spacious single-family homes to stunning estates. For those not so enamored with golf, Stoneybrook has a section with homes without the fees typically required in a country club community. And, there are multiple community swimming pools throughout the development. The Stoneybrook community is also located close to the Legacy Trail biking and walking trail that extends for nearly 17 miles through Sarasota County all the way to Venice.

    The 18-hole, par 72 golf course designed by Arthur Hill surrounds a country club facility offering the full range of amenities that you'd expect at a premier country club including a pro shop Har-Tru tennis courts, a fully-equipped fitness center, a lovely restaurant and a grille room.

    Many of the home and condos offered for sale in this pleasant community are turnkey-furnished and, for those interested in this community as an investment, there's an active on-site rental office.

    If you are looking to buy a home or condo among the collection of homes for sale in Sarasota Florida, this year, we would definitely recommend that you consider Stoneybrook. There is almost surely a Stoneybrook Country Club home, condo or villa that will be just what you are looking for and we also believe that Rich Stover is the trustworthy and honest Sarasota Realtor we would suggest you call. For an immediate response to your inquiry, call Rich on his cellphone at 941.266.1799.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Re-introducing Lakewood Ranch - It Just Keeps Getting Bigger and Better

    Lakewood Ranch, an award-winning master-planned community situated between Sarasota and Bradenton Florida and in the process of growing from its original size of about 8,500 acres to over 15,000 acres in size, is comprised of a number of individual "villages." The community offers everything you could want or need to enjoy living on Florida's Sun Coast regardless of your age or income level; beautiful homes, friendly neighbors, gourmet and casual restaurants, top notch schools, unique shopping opportunities, a hospital and medical facility, three private golf courses at the Lakewood Ranch Goilf and Country Club plus other smaller public and private courses, a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes 18 lighted tennis courts, 9 polo fields at the Sarasota Polo Club, over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves.

    Lakewood Ranch expanded from the original seven villages first to nine and now to ten "villages." For families with school age children, it is important to note that Lakewood Ranch includes top-rated elementary and middle schools right within the community.

    A few indicators tell the story of what a wonderful place Lakewood Ranch is to live. Half of all the land in Lakewood Ranch has been set aside as open or recreational space Lakewood Ranch has been designated as the largest green-certified community in the U.S. Arts and Culture play a major role in the Lakewood Ranch lifestyle. Many arts and cultural events and festivals occur on Lakewood Ranch's "Main Street" including "Music on Main," "Evening Under the Stars", the "Sun Coast Wine Festival," "Art at the Ranch" and many more and within a short drive from your home or condo in Lakewood Ranch are all the arts, cultural and entertainment venues for which Sarasota is famous.

  &n bsp; Noteably, the opportunity for lifetime learning has always been part of the Lakewood Ranch master plan. Land was set aside for schools long before any homes were finished. Today, Lakewood Ranch's top-rated schools are one of the primary reasons families choose to live here but there are also many adult education and independent learning opportunities offered to residents.

    In a nutshell, Lakewood Ranch provides its residents a wonderful lifestyle with beautiful homes and everything else you could ever wish for to enjoy living here on the Florida's Sun Coast.

    Providing prospective home buyers with accurate and useful information on homes for sale in Sarasota Florida, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton in all price ranges is the goal of popular Sarasota area Realtors like Rich Stover. Contact him for a information packet about Lakewood Ranch and other Sarasota area real estate options. For a more immediate response to your questions, call him on his cellphone at 941.266.1799.

River Strand Golf & Country Club

    River Strand Golf & Country Club is on its way to being the perfect golf and luxury-living community in the Greater Sarasota - Bradenton area. River Strand Golf and Country Club will be all of this and more. Come take advantage of the opportunity to be in on the ground floor of this magnificent new community.

    As you enter the gated River Strand golf community, you'll view the cascading rock waterfall entry and Tuscan-inspired gatehouse. Once inside the gated Bradenton golf country club community, you will be struck by the sight of the country clubhouse and health spa situated between the 18th and 27th greens of this quite challenging golf course.

    With your home in River Strand, comes membership in the River Strand Golf and Country Club with all of the facilities and amenities you can imagine in a country club, including the 27 hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills, one of the top designers in the world. The course was laid out giving homage to the “river roots” of the area placing a challenging Bradenton golf course in a truly unique setting.

    At River Strand, you can choose a home that best suits your own personal lifestyle from coach homes, villas and single-family homes ranging in price from the $200's to the high $400's. Regardless of the type of home you choose, it's highly likely that the home of your dreams is available at the River Strand Golf & Country Club.

    If you would like to know more about the variety of River Strand golf homes and home styles, sizes, and prices, I would be delighted to show you around this wonderful Bradenton country club community.

    Providing you with information on homes for sale in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton Florida in golf course communities in all price ranges is my goal. call me at your convenience for assiatance At 941.266.1799.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Intro to Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice Florida

  Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida stands out among Southwestern Florida's premier golf communities because of the masterful development of its 1,300-acre site just a few minutes off the Tamiami Trail (US Route 41). The community was developed in the iconic theme of Old Florida plantations with their lush tropical environments.

  There are currently 22 distinct neighborhoods within the community in a setting of wetlands, woodlands and lakes. Among its neighborhoods are residences of just about every type and price point. At Westchester Gardens, for example, there are 975 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath condos starting at under $80,000. A 2 bedroom 2 bath single-family home in Augusta Villas with 1,175 square feet of space can start at about @130,000. while home with up to four bedrooms, three baths and from 1,800 to 3,800 square feet of floor space can price out anywhere between $250,000 and the high 's. There are even larger estate homes above 6,000 square feet in the exclusive Reserves neighborhood with prices above $1.0 million.

  Plantation Golf and Country Club is managed by an active homeowners association which sets and enforces architectural standards to maintain the elegance of its setting of the community.

  The community has two excellent 18-hole golf courses, the Panther course and the Bobcat course design by Ron Garl, both of which were renovated recently under the direction of Stephen Kay. The Racquet Club, with its USTPA registered trainers holds matches, drills and tournaments weekly on 13 Har Tru tennis courts. But the centerpiece of the community is its magnificent community center which has won honors such as the "Best Private Country Club in Venice" and the "Best Banquet Facility in Venice." The club includes two superb dining venues, the Bermuda Grill and the Grill Porch. There are also 13 tennis courts, a junior Olympic size swimming pool, a fitness center and spa. A variety of membership categories are available at the club for those who wish to have full golf, tennis and just social privileges.

  The community is close to such amenities as the Venice Pines Plaza and Venice Shopping Center at the Tamiami and the charming downtown attractions and Gulf Coast beaches are just a few minutes drive away.

  If you would like to know more about Plantation Golf & Country Club homes and condos or about other Venice FL real estate communities, as a Sarasota Florida real estate agent who specializes in homes for sale in Venice Florida, I would be happy to answer your questions. Contact Me on my website, or, for an immediate response, call me now at 941.724.3352.