Any Gulf-front view is nice, but this home on Siesta Key’s Point of Rocks boasts what may be the most spectacular one in town.  It’s set 12 feet above the beach on a sort of rocky cliff overlooking the water. Down a flight of wooden stairs you’ll find a sandy beach partly covered with ancient limestone rocks, with tide pools full of crabs, starfish and other sea creatures.

The home itself is actually a compound. The main house consists of four bedrooms and there’s a guest house, with a large swimming pool separating the two. The mood is very unpretentious, a sort of high-end version of Old Florida with deluxe finishes. The living room and kitchen, plus several of the bedrooms, lead out to a covered porch and pavered terrace overlooking the view.

The lot is narrow but landscaped in a way to provide plenty of privacy. Nice gardens have paths wandering here and there, and there’s a well-placed hot tub.

Point of Rocks is a tucked-away, hidden gem that not too many people know about. It’s just north of Sanderling, near the shopping center at the Stickney Point bridge. It’s the perfect mix of old-fashioned Siesta Key blended with up-to -date luxury. And sunset cocktails overlooking the dolphins playing out in the Gulf—that’s about as good as Sarasota gets.

7340 Point of Rocks is priced at $4 million. For more info call Susan Mitchell of Michael Saunders at (941) 780-5085.

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