It is true - location location location! Fabulous boating community rarely available in this “west of the trail” home. Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club features their own marina plus a lively community with activities for all ages! This home has been renovated and updated inside and out and offers warmth and charm just perfect for a coastal community! Southbay offers walking paths, playground, a kayak launch and storage, pool, jet ski slips, tennis and pickleball courts, bocci ball, fitness center, plus a renovated clubhouse perfect for all the activities that are offered. The large marina off the ICW will accommodate just about any size boat with low slip rental fees for residents only. Lookout Point Park is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the intracoastal water way. The amenities in this home are plenty! Everyones hot button - hurricane rated windows on the front and sides and front door in 2007. The back of the home offers hurricane shades so that all patio furniture can be put under cover for safety along with keeping the back sliding glass doors and windows safe. The expansive lanai was recently renovated in 2022 and features a 4’ extension on the back and side, new screen enclosure with full-view, new pavers and pool tiles along with custom waterfall bowls. Plus an outside patio area perfect for your grill. Inside, the renovations include decorative coffered ceiling in the greatroom and diningroom, bump-out bay in the greatroom, custom kitchen including Fisher Paykel double dishwasher, Sub-zero refrigerator, Wolfe cooktop, built in oven and microwave, wine cooler, breakfast bar area plus center island. Plenty of room for casual dining open to the greatroom plus a formal diningroom with sliding glass doors to the lanai. Two of the three sliding glass doors offer full extension pocket sling glass doors - perfect for letting the outdoors in and make for a large entertaining area. The kitchen window also telescopes back to open completely - another great entertaining feature. Just off the master bedroom is an extra large bonus room currently used as a music room. This space has endless possibilities such as a quiet retreat for office and private lounge area, a workout room, extra sleeping area for guests…just use your imagination and enjoy the extra space! Also included is a spacious 12x11 utility room with epoxy floor; a great space that is your Florida basement! The wide double doors from the utility room lead to the outdoors and make a separate entry to the bonus room. Or how about golf cart storage! Main living area recently painted. Another renovation was the underground pipes that were re-lined in 2022. Full house HVAC replaced in 2010 and refurbished in 2020. Most of the roof was replaced in 2010. Located on a cul-de-sac street with walking path behind the property. The sellers have taken meticulous care with the landscaping and is a delight to see! About the location…convenient to both downtown Venice and Sarasota, shopping, restaurants and major roads. Also close to renowned Pineview School. With so much to offer, come take a look for yourself and see why this home and Southbay may be just what you are looking for!