A Secret Island In Florida Sets The Stage For One Epic Splurge vs. Steal

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Low-key island living and loving it! These finds in secluded Manasota Key, Florida are perfect for a beachfront escape. In fact, Coastal Living named Manasota Key one of Florida’s 10 secret islands.

It’s admired for its four white sandy beaches and low-key Gulf Coast vibe that includes thrilling watersports, plus a fabulous local tiki bar. Here we highlight two of its gems. Take a tour with our Splurge vs. Steal, then tell us which is your favorite.

Splurge: Island Beauty In Heart Of Manasota Key For $2.999M

Island life in a stately splurge? No problem! This one sits in the heart of Manasota Key and offers multiple levels of luxury. Even better, there is nearly 3,000 square feet of outdoor and balcony space to soak up the sun and enjoy those incredible ocean views.

Built in 2016, this island splurge offers what the listing says is “an escape from the hustle and bustle of the high rises and traffic of nearby Sarasota.” 

“Take a bike ride through the long canopy of trees hanging over this thriving beach community and enjoy the many amenities that Manasota Key has to offer,” it adds. 

Inside the four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom an easy breezy open floor plan. There is a chef’s kitchen for the cook and an inviting master suite for the homebody. But that’s not all.

Highlights include a gracious home office overlooking the Gulf, a game room for the kids, a private elevator, sparkling pool and spa, and even an eleven car collector’s garage for storing all your hot rods and cruisers. We of course can’t get over the fact that it is mere steps to the beach. Paradise found!

Zachary Flowers with Keller Williams Realty South Tampa has listed 5086 N. Beach Road, Englewood, Florida for $2.999 million.

Steal: Old Florida Style Beach Babe With Ocean-View Deck For $1.4M

It’s quirky, it’s colorful, it’s right on the beach! For nearly $1.6 million less, you could shack up in this fantastic beachfront steal.

The Manastoa Key island home offers a direct gulf view and what the listing calls a “casual beach lifestyle with that ‘Old Florida’ relaxed pace.” 

Sounds like heaven to us! And the three-bedroom, three-bathroom steal is everything you want in a waterfront retreat.

First off, it’s situated right on the water. Secondly, it comes privately gated. Lastly, it offers great bones matched by impressive ocean views.

There is a screened in covered lanai, an open kitchen and living, plus a second level master with your own private deck. All this beach babe needs is your decorative touch!

Maryann Casey with Michael Saunders & Company has listed 3042 N. Beach Road, Englewood, Florida for $1.4 million.

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