I love referrals and I am never too busy for you and yours. A past tenant of mine recently referred me to one of his students from Minneapolis. Chris had stayed with me a couple of seasons in a row and apparently has quite the following at Bikram Yoga Sarasota.
Both husband and wife praised the practice and found many health benefits from the teaching and wanted to be close to a Bikram Studio with a Golf Course view. Since Sarasota has no downtown course we headed over to Longboat Key.
First stop was Harbor Links, a spacious townhome with a one-car garage, minimal updates needed with a pond and course view, listed at $499,000. Next stop behind the gates was Longboat Key Towers with more amenities. This 4th-floor unit needed some love but was also spacious with two balconies. One with unobstructed views of the gulf, the other with an unobstructed view of golf, slightly over the budget at $685,000. So now I had run out of golf courses so my next stop was downtown. I had scheduled the best condos with views and Sunset Towers was next.
With views of the Ringling Bridge and totally updated, I knew they were going to love Downtown and not miss the links. Well, I was wrong… they didn’t like it at all. Fast forward to the master community of them all, Lakewood Ranch. We circled around to Miramar off Lorain Rd and visited a lovely 4 bed 4 bath Townhome with a golf course view for $349,900 and low association dues. What happened? Welcome to the suburbs and Manatee County! Whew, I had redeemed myself and still had the secret weapon. The Mrs was having a grand time. It was her 60th Birthday and what better thing to do than go shopping for a home. Mr. Commercial Real Estate Attorney was doing deals in the back seat sending Jpeg files here and there. I expertly maneuvered back around to Lakewood Ranch Blvd, retracing my exact steps from the day before to ESPLANADE.
Welcome home to Resort Style Living in every sense of the word. After a nice chat over coffee with Michelle, she escorted us on a tour of only the modest priced models, gave us a quick golf cart ride and tour of the two amenity centers. The Mrs. was ready to go back to the Hotel and prepare for the Mr.’s Birthday the next day. She planned an Esplanade round of golf and a Bikram Class at the studio right down Lakewood Ranch Blvd. BINGO