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Ritz Carlton Beach Residences | Lido Key, FL

Resort Pool at Lido Key Ritz Carlton

Located at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive on Lido Key, the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences personify luxury living.  The Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club is on the same site providing 400 feet of private beach, as well as its resort facilities. 


  • Elegant Entrance
  • Secure Building
  • 24-Hr Concierge Service
  • State of the Art Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Social Room
  • Conference & Meeting Room
  • Resort Pool & Spa
  • Theatre
  • Billiards
  • Multiple Dining Options
  • Two Guest Suites

Residents are within minutes of shops and restaurants of Saint Armands Circle, as well as the downtown area's shops, galleries and theater.


Beau Ciel | Downtown Sarasota, Florida

Luxuries Downtown Sarasota condos on the Bay

Located at 990 Boulevard of the Arts, Beau Ciel is adjacent to the Van Wezel on Sarasota Bay. The building is an architectural gem, and its beautiful presence, along with its outstanding amenities offers the ultimate in luxury Florida living. 


  • Elegant Entrance
  • Secure Building
  • 24-Hr Concierge Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Social Room
  • Resort Pool
  • Hyatt Regency Sarasota Benefits

Sales Activity

According to the Sarasota-Manatee MLS, there is currently one condo for sale in Beau Ciel. Selling price is $2,650,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath residence offering...

Crystal Sands on Siesta Key

Located at 6300 Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key, Crystal Sands offers private beach access to the No. 1 Beach in US. Built in 1969, these Siesta Key condos are centrally located on the Key. You can walk to the Village or relax by the Sand's oceanside swimming pool. It’s in the heart of it all: wonderful restaurants, the local drugstore, the bank or the grocer.

Sales Activity

According to the Sarasota-Manatee MLS, there are currently 3 condos for sale in Crystal Sands. Priced from $779,000 for a two bedroom, two bath unit with 1271 sq.ft. to $929,000 for a two bedroom, two bath condo providing stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Higest priced condo: $929,000
  • Lowest priced condo: $779,000
  • Pending Sales: 2
  • Sales Lasst 6 Months: 0


April Sarasota Real Estate Stats - 2015

The REALTOR Association of Sarasota and Manatee just released sales data for April 2015. “Property sales in April 2015 in Sarasota County totaled 1,224 (791 single family and 433 condos), exceeding the all-time high reached in April 2004 by a single sale. Manatee County recorded 813 sales (539 single family and 274 condos), not a record, but very high compared to recent months. The historic level of sales activity has been driven by several factors, according to local real estate leaders.”

The Sarasota real estate market is one of the hottest markets in the country. We’ve mentioned many times how fabulous this city is. We’ve got incredible weather, beautiful scenery, excellent...

West of the Trail, Sarasota, FL

West of the Trail Neighborhood

West of the Trail residents live in one of Sarasota's oldest and most pretigious areas. Many of the homes are listed in Sarasota's Historic Registry dating back to the 1920s. You'll find the area West of US 41 or the Tamiami Trail near Sarasota Memorial Hospital as the most popular of these neighborhoods. Convenient to the hospital, Southside Village, downtown, Southside Elementary School, as well as Siesta Key Beach, home prices start in the $400,000s and go up into the multi-million dollar range.

Builders have been on a spree in the last few years. Gobbling up older homes and demolishing them to replace with new structures. This area has really been hot!

Currently, there are approximately 53 single family for sale West of the Trail in the Sarasota...

Harbour Towne Condos on Siesta Key

Bayside Condos on Siesta Key

Harbour Towne, a boating community located mid-key on Siesta Key, is the perfect residence for boaters and beachgoers. The beautifully landscaped, gated resort is located just across the street from the Siesta Key public beach offering a small private private marina with docking for residents.

Complex amenities include: heated pool and spa, clubhouse with full kitchen, covered grilling pavillion, tennis court and attached one car garages.

Currently, there are 6 condos for sale at Harbour Towne Yacht Club. Prices range from $569,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with 1217 square feet to $749,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath unit. One condo has sold in the last six months...

Phillippi Landings Condominiums in Sarasota, FL

Condominiums in Sarasota, Florida

Phillippi Landings, located West of the Trail on the mainland of Sarasota, was built in 2006 providing beautiful views of Phillippi Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway. The community is just across US 41 from the Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar. Siesta Key Beach is within minutes for sun worshipers, and downtown Sarasota is minutes away for the cultural enthusiasts.

Building amenities include: private boat slips, clubhouse, heated pool and spa, fitness center, pet park. There are also lighted board walk, and the community's landscaping is stunning.

Currently, there are 4 condos for sale at Phillippi Landings. Prices range from $319,900 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with 1709 square feet to $435,000....

Beachplace Beach Condos

Beach Front Condominiums on FL West Coast

Beachplace, located at the convenient south end of Longboat Key, is a beach front condominium resort. The gated community has onsite management and secured buildings. One of Longboat Key's most sought after investment complexes, the rental policy allows owners to rent a minimum of one month, 12 times per year. Many condos offer outstanding views of the beach. Others offer expansive vistas of the Longboat Key Golf Course. There are assigned parking spots and plenty of guests parking in this community.

Building amenities include: a beautiful updated Club House, heated swimming pool, spa, grilling area and a fitness area. There are also four Har-Tru tennis courts.

Currently, there are 8 condos for sale at ...

Orchid Beach Club on Lido Key

Orchid Beach Club, located at 2050 Benjamin Franklin Drive, on the south end of Lido Key, is a luxurious condominium resort. Many residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, and the Sarasota skyline. The guard gated community was beautiful built in 2005, and its amenities are outstanding. Residents can enjoy an active social calendar or relax with a book in the private library. For entertaining owners' guests, there is a dining room that seats 36 people. For fitness, the center offers exercise equipment, massage room, steam and spa rooms. This pet friendly building even provides a dog run with a "no size" restriction for owners' pets.

Currently, there are three condos for sale at Orchid Beach Club. Prices range from...

1350 Main Street, Sarasota Condos

Downtown Sarasota Condominiums on the Bay

1350 Main Steet is a luxury highrise condominium building in the heart of downtown Sarasota. Built in 2007, this prestigious address offers its residents outstanding building amenities: upscale lobby with 24-hr concierge service and on-site management for full-time assistance, fitness room, resort style heated pool and spa, clubroom, business center and hospitality suites.

Palm Avenue shopping and Main Streets are steps from this condo. Living at 1350 Main, you can enjoy galleries, the library, restaurants, Starbucks and Whole Food. The bayfront and Marina Jack's are a short walk and various cultural venues are within minutes too.

For an investor looking for rental income, condominium owners can rent...