Enjoy the best of both worlds in this 4/5 bedroom home on over nearly a third of an acre just minutes from the sugar white sands of Siesta Beach voted #1 in the United States and all that is beautiful, downtown Sarasota. Enter to an oversized great room concept, living/dining/kitchen, and entertainment area with recent upgrades. The volume ceilings and naturally light add to the welcoming atmosphere. On chilly nights, you can snuggle up to the brick fireplace in the living room. There are two generously sized master suites. The yard is plenty big for a potential pool, and the sprinkler system is on a well. Take advantage of Sarasota Bay via kayaks. You can launch them at either of two Bayfront parks within a mile. One is on the mainland. The other is just over the north bridge to Siesta Key. Or, if you desire, you may bike to the beach! This sanctuary of fun is conveniently located between the Westfield Southgate Mall and the new CineBistro theater to the east, Sarasota Bay to the West, Southside Village and all the shopping and dining it has to offer to the North, as well as Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Publix is just to the south around the corner! So whether you re in the mood for beach or the mainland, this is the perfect place to be. Don t miss this opportunity to take refuge here!