Here’s the ultimate in quarantine luxury: a lavish home on a private island, accessible only by boat. And it’s right in the middle of everything, just five minutes from the northern tip of Longboat Key.
It’s one a handful on homes on the oddly named Jewfish Key, that island off to the right as you drive over the bridge from Longboat to Anna Maria. You’ll find eight or so homes on the 38-acre key. There are no cars, of course, just a path through the pines and palms.
This home is designed in the Polynesian manner, with several separate “pods” connected by outdoor walkways. It’s large—3,503 square feet, with six bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths. The dining room can seat 16. The structure is mostly wood, with spectacular beamed and vaulted ceilings. Windows are everywhere and the views are stunning. The home is elevated 18 feet, and there’s a dock and a private beach. It's being sold furnished.
The location is so unique that the surrounding water attracts lots of boaters on weekends. Thankfully, they’re a lot more than six feet away, so they’ll provide a human element to the view from one of Sarasota’s most unusual homes.
7147 La Lenaire Drive, Longboat Key, is priced at $2.6 million. For more info call Kimberly Freiwald of Premier Sotheby’s at (941) 256-6775.