bayfront real estate Tag


Property of the Century: Privacy & Sweeping Views on Sarasota Bay

18 Nov 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Gulf front, Lots and Land, Uncategorized, Videos of Sarasota, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

Survey Says: Privacy is the Ultimate Luxury

The other day I was reading an interesting Business Insider article (“Privacy is becoming the ultimate luxury for wealthy homebuyers”) that talked about a recent survey of the world’s wealthiest people. The Luxury Portfolio International survey asked people this question: “If you were wealthy enough to afford whatever house you wanted, what would be first on your list?” And the most frequent answer to the question was privacy.

Privacy is so sought out by the wealthy that often people purchase the homes on either side of their house and across the street. A home with privacy is a retreat from the busy world outside and a refuge for friends and family members.

One of the Most Private Properties in Sarasota

I’m not exaggerating – my listing at 3250 Old Oak Drive is one of the most private properties in Sarasota.

This waterfront property near the North Siesta Key Bridge is almost three acres, a size practically unheard of these days. The large lot size, plus dense foliage of beautiful oaks and specimen plantings, means you won’t see your neighbors or people driving by to take a look. You’ll just see greenery and a sweeping view of Sarasota Bay.

Now is your chance to snap up this one-of-a-kind ultra-private property that’s been owned by one of Sarasota’s oldest families for over 60 years. Listed at $3.95 million, you really won’t find a more private property in such an ideal location that’s just minutes to downtown, Southside Village and our world-class beaches.

And this property is the perfect place to build your dream house. Don’t settle for a home that’s not quite to your liking – here you can create a custom luxury compound to your exact specifications.

You’ll be hard-pressed to top the privacy and beauty of 3250 Old Oak Drive. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch this virtual video tour of the property. It just might inspire you to make this special place your very own.


Harbor Acres at its Best

06 Oct 2015 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Luxury Home, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

Harbor Acres Sarasota FLFor decades, Harbor Acres has been one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Sarasota.

It offers stunning views of the Bayfront, elegant waterfront and garden homes and convenience to the best areas in Sarasota. The neighborhood is just a short walk to the ever popular shops and restaurants in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village.

Professionals, retired executives and families make their home in Harbor Acres, seeking the classic charm of the quiet Sarasota community.

Harbor Acres Real Estate Sarasota FLIt can be hard to find the perfect home in Harbor Acres for one main reason – people don’t want to leave. Harbor Acres homeowners tend to live there for many years, so when a stunning Harbor Acres home goes on the market, you have to snap it up quickly.

That’s why I’m so excited about my new listing at 1204 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres. It’s a timeless 7,600+-square-foot home , listed for $7,750,000, built in 2008 and designed by award-winning architect Clifford M. Scholz.

Harbor Acres Luxury Homes Sarasota FLScholz is known for his stunning coastal classic homes. In fact, a Scholz-designed home on Longboat Key was a finalist last year in the Wall Street Journal’s House of the Year awards.

The five-bedroom+ home at 1204 Hillview Drive has sweeping Bayfront views that span the tip of Harbor Acres. All the major rooms enjoy beautiful views plus the two 50’ terraces are perfect spots to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the nightly sunsets.

Harbor Acres Homes Sarasota FLAnd the home’s waterfront master wing gives a true sense of luxury, with his and hers baths, closets and a study. The perfect place to relax and prepare for the night’s gala.

The resort-like pool area is the ideal spot for entertaining and enjoying some weekend family fun. A refreshing swim in the pool can be followed by a bay cruise – the home includes a dock for quick and easy boating expeditions.

Harbor Acres Waterfron Homes Sarasota FLGiven all of the many attributes, it’s easy to see why homes in this neighborhood are so prized and why 1204 Hillview Drive might just be the ideal Harbor Acres home.

Introducing One88 – Sarasota’s Newest Building On Golden Gate Point

09 Apr 2014 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Downtown, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate

One88 on Golden Gate Point will be a very exclusive building of only eight residences, each over 3000 sq. ft and featuring East and West balconies. The five story Contemporary architectural exterior combines stucco, tile and glass.

ONE88front day

Each residence focus on a open floor plan with a seamless integration from inside to the room-like balcony . All units included European style kitchen cabinetry and professional series appliances, spa-like master ensuite and a boat dock.


Additional amenities at One88 include a social membership to the nearby Sarasota Yacht Club, Bayfront pool area with loungers, sun shades, a fire pit and roof top terrace.


Developed by the 30 year old Ontario, Canada Company VANDYK. Priced from $2,599,900 to Penthouses at $3,899,900 with a private roof top terrace.

For additional information on ONE88 and other new construction in the Sarasota Area, contact Marcia Salkin at

Anyone who has ever spent any time in Sarasota will know the corner of Ringling Blvd and US 41, the site for the VUE next door to the Westin.

Sarasota’s Most Admired Waterfront Estate

18 Oct 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Luxury Home, Siesta Key, Single Family Home

With three barrier islands and miles of mainland bayfront properties, there is no lack of luxury real estate in Sarasota.  Most of the bayfront properties in the Sarasota area will have 100′ of water-frontage with 125′ depth to the property.  Although this is great, once you put a 3500+ sq. ft. home on the property with a pool and put your boat on the dock’s lift, most of your beloved property and gorgeous views are absorbed. 

Sarasota’s Most Admired Waterfront Estate

There is one property in Sarasota that rises above the rest–not only does it have 220′ of direct bayfront on Big Pass, it also has 280′ along the deep waters of Hansen Bayou.  The views never need to be blocked either- there is a private, deep water boat house at the rear of the property.  “Grandfathered- in”, this one of a kind boathouse in features two docks with lifts, remote controlled kayak lift, live well and a one-bedroom suite Captain’s Quarters.  Incredible!

Deep water boathouse at 3410 Flamingo Avenue on Siesta Key

In addition to the boating aspects of this property, the 6500+ sq. ft. custom Coastal-designed home is one of the beautiful in the area.  Reminiscent of a grand “Old Florida” inn with wood floors, large verandas and views from every room, this gated 6 bedroom estate is located on the Northern tip of Siesta Key overlooking the city lights of Downtown Sarasota and only seconds from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information on 3410 Flamingo Avenue or other luxury real estate in Sarasota, please contact Marcia Salkin at 941-376-6121 or Paulene Soublis at 941-356-0203.

Is Harbor Acres Your Favorite Sarasota Neighborhood?

01 Oct 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Single Family Home

1204 Hillview Drive…The Best Address in Sarasota

Location!  Location!  Location!  The tried and true mantra of the Real Estate business and, in Sarasota, there is no better location than Harbor Acres.

Being so close to Sarasota’s vibrant Downtown, the Bayfront, schools, the Hospital Corridor and basically, everything else that happens in Sarasota …. there is no wonder that Harbor Acres is home to many of our “who’s who”.  We love the feel of Harbor Acres-the streets seem a bit wider, the lots a bit larger and the architectural styles are so varied.

Harold Bubil, the Real Estate Guru of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, recently wrote an article on Harbor Aces heralding the community and it’s on going appeal.  Please click here to read Herald’s July story.

Today, there are only 7 homes for sale in Harbor Acres ranging in price from $1,693,000 to $6,900,000 and 3 homes under contract with list prices from $1,625,000 to $8,8500,000.  Definitely Luxury Real Estate in Sarasota.

On Sunday, October 7, we will be having an Open House at 1204 Hillview Drive,  the best location in Harbor Acres  (at the tip of the cul-de-sac with panoramic Bayviews!)  Once you visit this West of the Trail community and view this classic, never lived-in, home…you will surely understand why so many people call Harbor Acres their favorite Sarasota neighborhood.



Lawrence Point on Sarasota Bay

24 Aug 2010 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Downtown

The best kept secret in Downtown Sarasota…Lawrence Point, on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton with the most amazing bay views. 

Presently, there are four active units on the market:

97 Sunset Drive #2032/21,794 sq. ft.$499,000
99 Sunset Drive #3032/21,716 sq. ft.$525,000
101 Sunset Drive #3022/21,560 sq. ft.$685,000
101 Sunset Drive #4023/32,215 sq. ft.$795,000

In our opinion, The SalkinSoublis listing for sale in the 97 building is unquestionably the BEST VALUE on the market today.  It’s a corner unit with an extra balcony, hurricane shutters and an extended living area.

To see this unit and other luxury real estate in Sarsasota, please visit