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Sunrise Shores Condos for Sale – Longboat Key, Florida 34228

Sunrise Shores

Locking in on an opportunity to own a unit at Sunrise Shores on Longboat Key may entail a bit of waiting as this condominium has only eight residences. It also teems with features encouraging permanent residency and thus the low resale. This property at once captivates with its well-manicured courtyard that exudes a Zen-like ambiance with its layers of lush foliage, trees and plant ornaments. Sunrise Shores’ condo townhouses were masterfully set within this refreshing landscape, blending perfectly with their contemporary modern design.

The condominium’s location is a quiet mid-island, bayfront site coveted for prime Longboat Key condos for sale. The development of Sunrise Shores is very much intertwined with the early growth of the town as a top residential and tourist destination. The first building in this property was constructed in 1959, just four years after Longboat Key residents voted to incorporate the island as a town.

Waves of developments

Sunrise Shores

It was also that same year that developer Arvida Corp. went on a property buying spree in the island and nearby keys which served as the backbone for several real estate development projects in the area during the 1960s and the 1970s. Following these waves of developments, additional Sunrise Shores condos for sale were built in the early 1980s.

These latter units have smaller floor areas ranging from 1,145 to 1,289 square feet, designed with two bedrooms and valued in the market starting at around the $300s. Sunrise Shores’ first condo unit built in 1959, larger at 3,193 square feet, features three bedrooms with estimated value at more than $1 million.

This prime unit truly stands out as the crown jewel of the complex. Flaunting a dramatic courtyard entrance, this condo basks in natural lighting courtesy of its large windows and airy French doors. Its high open-beam vaulted ceiling allows magnificent bayfront views which provide a pleasing counterpoint to the unit’s natural stone fireplace and covered private pool.

Enticing waterfront features

Sunrise Shores

Similarly, Sunshine Shores’ smaller units generously allow the outside in with their floor-to-ceiling sliders, thereby enabling residents to enjoy the waterfront panorama not only in the living/dining areas but also in the masters’ bedrooms. Enclosed terraces expand the living space in these units, and in choice condos, spiral staircases have been designed at their balconies for convenient walk-down access to the sprawling courtyard and the condominium’s heated swimming pool. In addition to these community facilities, Sunshine Shores provides a deeded private beach access, a bayside boat dock and under-building parking.

Transit to nearby points of interest is very convenient for residents of Sunshine Shores via the Longboat Trolley, an air-conditioned, hourly bus service plying the route to and from the Sarasota downtown to Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island. This trolley service has stops at the Publix Super Market at the Shoppes of Bay Isles, Mote Aquarium, and St. Armands Circle.

Exploring the island on foot or on a bike is a convenient alternative too with the extensive biking lanes of the Gulf of Mexico Drive. For pedestrian safety, the Florida Department of Transportation is putting up in 2015 several crosswalks with flashing signals like those already installed in Siesta Key. One of these crosswalks is set near the Banyan Bay Club, a property next to Sunrise Shores that similarly has some hidden gems in Longboat Key condos for sale.


Sunrise Shores Condos for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale at Sunrise Shores.

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MLS# A4176632 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 5220 GULF OF MEXICO DR #202
  • Price: $379,000
  • Zip Code: 34228
  • 1145 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SUNRISE SHORES CONDO
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • Views of the bay from this unique residence snuggled in a peaceful setting of a small 7 unit complex. Enjoy Island living in this very nicely updated 2 bedroom furnished unit which includes a den, an open kitchen, granite counters, tile flooring thr ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Michael Saunders & Company