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Portobello Condos for Sale – Longboat Key, Florida 34228


An exciting choice between a beachfront and bayfront condo lifestyle comes as the unique selling proposition of Portobello on Longboat Key. This property whose name denotes a lovely seaport was developed in 1975. It consists of two buildings opposite each other at 3235/3240 Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD) midway of the 12-mile length of the island-town.

The eastern section of Portobello at 3240 GMD is home to a six-story building adjacent to lush mangroves fronting Cranes Bayou that spills into the Intracoastal Waterway and the picturesque Sarasota Bay. A five-floor condominium built next to the immaculate white Longboat Key beach at the other side of the street forms the western 3235 GMD side of the Portobello property.

Pioneering developments


Portobello is one of the frontrunner island developments in the 1970s that helped build market demand on Longboat Key condos for sale. Bay Isles, an expansive, upscale property development also started shaping east of Portobello condos for sale during that decade. The championship caliber Harbourside golf course of the Longboat Key Club Resort located southeast of the condominium followed suit and opened in 1982.

The Portobello property shares much of the island delights in its neighborhood. Its western section has a 600-foot beach facing the glistening azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The condominium’s eastern twin, on the other hand, has a 260-foot verdant frontage towards Sarasota Bay wherein the community’s boat dock and kayak launch are located.

Facilities in tip-top shape


Condos for sale in Portobello have so much more to offer besides boating and fishing in the bay and the gulf which is home to a wide variety of game fish including flounder, spotted sea trout, snook, and redfish. The condominium complex lists an enticing collection of amenities including a clubhouse, a newly resurfaced tennis court, a bike path, a heated swimming pool, and barbecue and picnic areas.

Quite comforting to prospective buyers of Longboat Key condos for sale, Portobello’s condominium association boasts of fully funded reserves, thus ensuring efficient maintenance of all common facilities within the well-landscaped complex. It’s also reassuring that 24-hour emergency maintenance is available for Portobello residents.
Choices on the gulf or bay Portobello condos for sale typically center on units having floor plans of between 1,260 and1,500 square feet designed with two bedrooms and two baths. The asking prices of these units could be expected in the $400s and $500s range.

Coveted rare gems

Highly prized among these condos are those upper floor units which afford magnificent water views from a pair of terraces. Premium likewise goes to residences which have had extensive upgrades and well-appointed interiors including spacious walk-in closets, custom wood cabinets and stone countertops.

Given these superior home features and Portobello’s superb location and amenities, it is typical for owners to hang on to their properties for the long-term, and thus available units come few and far between in this complex. Quick decision may be needed too on a buying opportunity as an available Portobello unit can quickly land a contract just weeks after its listing in the MLS of Longboat Key condos for sale. There may even be instances that a buyer would put a unit here under contract without having personally seen the property and trust solely on the advice of a realtor specialized on waterfront condos.

Portobello Condos for Sale

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