Real Estate Junkie: August 2012

By: Bob Plunket

The Ultimate Vacation Home No town understands the second home better than Sarasota. It’s in our blood. From Bertha Palmer’s The Oaks to the quaint beach bungalows of long-ago Siesta Key to the pioneering golf communities of the Meadows and Palm-Aire— we’ve spent well over a century designing, building and servicing some of the best […]


Home of the Month: Vacation Home - Unit 407The Ultimate Vacation Home

No town understands the second home better than Sarasota. It’s in our blood. From Bertha Palmer’s The Oaks to the quaint beach bungalows of long-ago Siesta Key to the pioneering golf communities of the Meadows and Palm-Aire— we’ve spent well over a century designing, building and servicing some of the best getaways imaginable.

Which is one reason we like the Hyatt Residences on Siesta Key Beach so much. Sure, you can buy one and live here full time—and yes, people do. But these beachfront condos are perfect for a part-time lifestyle, luxury division. They come beautifully furnished, the staff is great, and all the problems of running a household—hiring a cleaning person, buying a TV, calling a plumber—are nonexistent.

Relaxation is in the very hallways, the elevators, the beautifully groomed beach that provides the view from your balcony.

Take Unit 407, one of our favorites. With more than 2, 250 square feet of living area, there’s plenty of room for kids, grandkids and nannies. Two of the bedrooms face the Gulf, and the master suite has the sort of bath that luxury downtime demands—it’s 20 feet long, with a toilet that literally glows in the dark and a view of the water from the Jacuzzi tub. There’s another sleeping space/den/media room with its own bath and rustic wooden floor.

The kitchen comes completely equipped with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, gourmet cookware, dishes and glassware, coffee machines. (By the way, you can order food from Morton’s.) There’s a washer and dryer, a powder room and a big entrance hall. The furniture is top of the line, somewhat British Colonial in feeling, with a living room coffee table we recognized as a design by famed T.J. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

Unit 407 is priced at $1,899,999. Monthly charges are $2,749 and they include electricity and all other utilities. There is also a rental program for owners.

For more information, call Kelly Asfur at (941) 346-5949.

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