Check out the luxury real estate on Florida's Bay Island.
It's one of the most beautiful barrier islands anywhere on the coast of North America, covered with majestic palms and lush tropical foliage. Bay Island, just off Sarasota, is also one of southwest Florida's most coveted and desirable residential communities, the definition of stylishness and distinction. It's the site of 169 single-family luxury and ultra-luxury homes and estates, some inland, but many on the waterfront. Traditional colonial homes and "old Florida" bungalow-style residences share Bay Island with ultra-prestigious waterfront mansions. Several properties include large pools and tennis courts. Boaters and fishing enthusiasts especially love Bay Island; the waterfront homes in Siesta Key provide deepwater docks with immediate access to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Was Once a Part of Siesta Key
Bay Island was part of Siesta Key until 1911. That's when a developer building the Bay Island Hotel dug a canal to separate his property from the rest of the island. The Bay Island Hotel closed in the 1950s, but Bay Island retains its graceful, laid-back, old-Florida sensibility. The community's warm sense of neighborliness is enhanced by community picnics at Bay Island Park on the island's eastern tip. Bay Island is only minutes from Sarasota's thriving, cosmopolitan downtown and the city's charming arts district. Several championship golf courses are less than a half-hour away. Maybe best of all, Bay Island sits immediately adjacent to world-famous Siesta Key, site of America's number one-ranked beach in 2011. If you're seeking ultra-luxurious living in an island setting, you'll want a closer look at beautiful Bay Island.
2BR to 6 BR single-family luxury and ultra-luxury homes and waterfront estates.
Bay Island sits immediately east of Sarasota, just off the northeast tip of Siesta Key.
Waterfront homes provide private deepwater docks. Many homes provide spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and the downtown Sarasota skyline. Single-access entry (Siesta Drive).
Bay Island Park, Siesta Key, downtown Sarasota.