$2.45M Waterfront Home on the Former Grounds of Floridaland

SARASOTA, FL (July 29, 2016) – A $2.45 million waterfront home has been co-listed in the Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Susanne Losso and Jo James of the company’s St. Armands office. The property is located at 457 Yacht Harbor Drive, and resides on the former home of 1960’s tourist destination, Floridaland.

Floridaland, a theme park that opened on Christmas Day in 1964, was a re-enactment of an old west town, complete with exotic gardens, covered wagon rides, and a “Porpoise Pool,” where trained porpoises and seals performed throughout the day. Bustling until 1970, the theme park closed its doors with the growing popularity of competing Walt Disney World®.  The land was then purchased by a developer who constructed homes in what is now known as the Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club.

“Although the property is right next to the Southbay Yacht Club, the home is not actually a part of the club, so it is not bound by the Homeowners Association rules,” said Susanne Losso. “That provides flexibility for the next owner to develop the property as they see fit, but still benefit from the ambiance of Southbay.”

The 4,968 square-foot luxury residence was constructed in 1985 and rests on nearly two acres of land. The property boasts 210-feet of Intracoastal water frontage with a private dock and boat lift. Boaters can easily access Little Sarasota Bay or the Gulf of Mexico right from the property.

The main house features three bedrooms, two baths and a spacious, open chef’s kitchen, complete with granite counters, custom cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a wine fridge and breakfast bar.  A screened lanai includes a pool and spa overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.  The two bedroom, two bath guest suite has a separate outside entrance, a great room with a kitchen, a private lanai with water views and its own two car garage.

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