Are you ready to enjoy the exceptional resort lifestyle on our tropical barrier island, in a peaceful community located between the meticulously maintained “White Egret” Golf Course and a meandering serene waterway bordered by native mangroves? This lovingly updated and maintained 3BR/2.5BA, 2.224 sq.ft. villa offers enchanting water, nature and wildlife views and is situated in one of the best locations of Harbour Oaks, which is located behind the secure gates of the Longboat Key Club, within the popular Bay Iles community. With a heated lap-pool at your doorstep and 2 kayak launch spots just across the way, this spacious home feels like a completely private residence with all the right ingredients. The customized interior space, which includes a European Designer Kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite counter tops, a cozy dining area with mesmerizing canal & Bay views, tranquil light-filled living spaces, an inviting sunroom off the master suite, several private sitting areas inside and out, and so much more. The truly remarkable aspect of this joyful home is the sprawling outdoor spaces, which include an expansive Trex patio, enhanced by raised decks & planters, surrounded by enchanting trees & plantings offering filtered sunlight, magical surroundings and quiet privacy. The attached 2 car garage completes this perfect island home, and did I mention, the plant nursery with a watering system off the 2nd bedroom which can easily be converted into another screened patio. All this and more, plus everything in this “gem” is only “gently used” since the owners were only able to enjoy a maximum of 2 months per year here. All Harbour Oaks residents have access and privileges to the gated Bay Isles Beach Club, where you can enjoy miles of sugar sand beaches, the turquoise gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and spectacular sunsets year around. Shopping is a breeze & you can simply walk or bike to get your groceries at nearby Publix or even CVS, and there are several fine dining restaurants, shops and all necessities are nearby. St. Armand’s Circle and downtown Sarasota, with its world class museums, performing arts, galleries, boutiques and fabulous eateries are just a short drive over the bridge. Life is short, so why wait any longer? Timing is everything!