Welcome home, or home away from home! This Longboat Key paradise is situated on a beautiful canal with the convenience of your very own dock and boat lift. This charming three bedroom/two bath, multi-level home is located on an oversized lot, set on a bayou. For the boating enthusiast, the canal leads directly to Sarasota Bay and the inter coastal waterway. The inviting private sand beach, and the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico, are an easy walk. This perfect island home features a large open living room, with graciously high ceilings, and a chefs kitchen with an eating area suitable for over 15! Imagine a family holiday on this sprawling level, overlooking the stunning water views. The home is surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping and has an inviting screened pool, with 2 separate enclosed outdoor seating sections, as well as a lower level covered patio area for enjoying the outdoor Florida lifestyle. Need a break from the heat? the bottom floor recreation room spans the entire length of the home and is fully accessible from the pool area and air conditioned. Frequent the restaurants nearby like a local. For a fun outing, St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota are just a short drive away. This is the perfect island retreat, or family gathering spot, nestled in the picturesque isle of the esteemed Longboat Key.