"Lovely old-Florida style home in prestigious Siestas Bayside community. Ideal location - minutes to the Beach and Siesta Village and a short drive to downtown Sarasota. Built on a large corner lot at the intersection of 2 canals a very short boat ride leads to the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf just beyond. This 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is the perfect island retreat. Made for entertaining, the living area's pocketed sliding glass doors open directly to the very large screened lanai and pool. Step through the lanai door into the back yard and the boat dock with 10k lift on the wide canal/protected harbor. This property is beautifully landscaped with a pavered circular driveway which extends into sidewalks around both sides of the home culminating in a lovely patio overlooking the water. The one level home with abundant sliding glass doors and windows, ceiling fans in most every room, and terrazzo and bamboo flooring throughout is light, bright and airy. Open the house and bring the outdoors in! A split floor plan, this home features 12 foot ceilings in the family room, a newer kitchen with breakfast bar and sitting room just beyond, a separate dining room, a large bonus room, oversized laundry and two car garage. You really must see this property!"