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Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   Jamaica Royale is a beachfront resort of 175 units, including several style units — including one-story villas, two-story townhouses, and two towers featuring two-bedroom Gulf condos. The community is best known for its three heated pools, one directly on the beach, and its expansive stretch of private beach and miles of […]

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Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beachside Resort Style at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club By Roger Drouin Condominium owners at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club have a lot to love when they are here. But for the majority of owners, that might not be that often. Built on over 13 acres of beachfront property, with four tennis courts (including two […]

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crystal sands

Crystal Sand views and strong rental history in iconic building

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Drouin Crystal Sands is an iconic community, easily recognizable by the S shape of it’s 12-story high-rise on the beach. Located right on Crescent Beach, in addition to 131 one and two-bedroom units in the high-rise, there are 22 villas in the luxury community. Units rarely come on the market, with only four […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

New construction just off the Key By Roger Drouin When Lou Cerchio and his wife purchased their villa in Esplanade by Siesta in May, 2015, it was after an exhaustive search. Cerchio initially was looking at condos on Siesta Key, including Peppertree Bay, where they could stroll to the beach. But the Esplanade villa offered […]

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Sand Castles - Excelsior, Gulf to Bay

Sand Castles – Excelsior, Gulf to Bay

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Serene, from Gulf to Bay, at Excelsior By Roger Drouin A tornado came from the Gulf at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2016 and bore down on Excelsior Beach to Bay Condominiums. Several storms landed in the area that evening, including the tornado that hit Excelsior condominiums on the Gulf before crossing Midnight Pass Road and […]

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white sands village

Sand Castles

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Great location and value make White Sands Village a unique choice By Roger Drouin In 2003, Carolyn Varilek and her husband Ron decided to move down to White Sands Village, where they had owned a unit for several years. The couple owned an RV and property on Hilton Head, South Carolina and ended up selling […]

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Sand Castles - Modern Style on Crescent Beach

Sand Castles – Modern Style on Crescent Beach

January 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin On the south end of Crescent beach, the Crescent Siesta Key is a boutique luxury condominium community in the cosmopolitan contemporary architectural style, featuring lush landscaping and two pools, including one on the beach with a spa. Owner Stacy Durbin compares the building’s crisp architectural style to the post-war Miami Modern movement […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Summer Cove blends history with new residences  By Roger Drouin At Summer Cove, two contemporary concrete condo buildings, built in 2007 to modern hurricane codes, include under-building parking and private elevators. The buildings house 45, three-bedroom luxury condo units. Yet not everything is brand new at Summer Cove. The former, iconic Summerhouse restaurant was preserved […]

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Harbour Towne Yacht club

Harbour Towne Yacht Club is boaters’ oasis

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin             Located mid-Key, Harbour Towne Yacht Club is a gated community of 50 town-home style units amid a landscaped oasis. But for Realtor Bob Ruiz, who lives in the community and has represented either seller or buyer in three separate recent sales there, the prime feature of the […]

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Gulf & Bay Bayside: A retreat that’s hard to leave

Gulf & Bay Bayside: A retreat that’s hard to leave

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   It’s difficult when Peter Urbain leaves Siesta Key behind to head back to his home in the suburbs of Chicago. “Going back in the winter is very hard,” said Urbain. “It is like, ‘why am I doing this?’” In addition to the change in weather — from balmy to cold — Urbain and […]

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On the Bayou at Somerset Cove

On the Bayou at Somerset Cove

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Somerset Cove is located on the north end of the Key a short stroll from Shell Beach.     The gated boating community of five single-family homes and six duplex townhomes sits on Coconut Bayou. “It’s very quiet back here,” said John Garrity, who has owned a home with his wife in Somerset […]

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Surrounded by water, the Pointe makes an impression

Surrounded by water, the Pointe makes an impression

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Roger Drouin When John Billowitz visited Siesta Key in the late 1980s, he stayed with a friend who lived at the Pointe on Siesta Key. The five-plus acre condo community, surrounded by water on three sides, made a good first impression. “I thought this was really special,” Billowitz recalls. Billowitz visited the Key again the […]

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