Portofino on the Bay, Sarasota, Florida
Portofino on the Bay consists of about twenty maintenance free, gated community located in the southern part of Sarasota, minutes from Siesta Key, restaurants, the mall and other shops. It is a super convenient area just north of Tropical Shores on Little Sarasota Bay. These Spanish Mediterranean designed homes are in demand in the Sarasota real estate market as a popular architectural style.
These homes were built beginning in 2002 and there are still some lots available. Most are about 3000 square feet of air conditioned space(not including the garage or lanai). The builder had applied for permits for a marina, but nothing has happened and I'm not sure that it will. There is, however, a day dock and canoe/kayak launch and a storage rack as well.
During 2005 they were selling for almost $900,000. Currently, they can be purchased for a little over a third of that number! Another great reason to use a Sarasota buyer agent!