Insider Look at What’s Coming to Longboat Key
October 14, 2020
Longboat Key, located off the mainland in Sarasota, Florida, has always been known to locals as the “quiet neighbor” to the bustle of St. Armand’s Circle and the more touristy Siesta Key. The barrier island stretches along the Gulf of Mexico, connecting eventually to Anna Maria Island to the north. With big announcements of new additions to the Key, there’s never been a better time to consider moving here. In the Sarasota region, nearly a billion dollars is expected in new construction, with 1,411 new condominiums being introduced to the market. For the coveted Longboat Key address, the availability of new residential supply is much more limited, but there are exciting options on the horizon. Let’s take a peek at 3 exciting announcements in this hot destination.
The Buccaneer Restaurant Returns
The legend is reborn on Longboat Key! Sarasota developer and Longboat Key luminary Herb Field opened The Buccaneer Inn on March 17, 1957. It was closed in 1992, and later razed to make room for the Grand Mariner condominium. As any Longboat Key native will tell you, in its prime this classic dining restaurant was the place to be and be seen, known for beloved menu items, such as oysters and prime rib. The Gonzmart Family of Restaurants will open The Buccaneer in late 2020 on the site of the former PattiGeorge’s on Longboat Key. The new restaurant will still have boat slips for access by land or sea. Keeping with the Buccaneer tradition, antiques and artifacts from the “golden age” of the buccaneers will adorn the new restaurant. Longtime Keyer’s will celebrate the new restaurant, and while it’s certain to be sentimental, it adds a joyous new excitement to the Key.
Sage Longboat Key
Perhaps the most anticipated development is the contemporary-designedSage Longboat Key Residences. This boutique new condominium has been designed to incorporate the latest in environmental and wellness features into a spectacular Gulf-front lifestyle. With only 16 residences available, construction will be progressing quickly with delivery scheduled for 2022. These luxury beachfront residences offer panoramic 360-degree views of the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Sarasota Bay to the east. The residence’s 4-bedroom/4.5 bath designs range from 4,100 to 4,300 sq. ft. It’s a brilliant new concept in environmental design, and Sage has unique amenities and technology features that make it the most exclusive gem of Longboat Key.
The resort lifestyle at Sage Longboat Key is designed around environmental and physical wellbeing. The innovative amenities include an beachfront heated lap pool with kid-friendly area, an expansive sundeck, private cabanas, fire pit, modern fitness center, meditative garden and yoga promenade, and a welcoming lobby with concierge. This pet-friendly community features a dog walking path, and grooming is also available. In addition to its enviable amenities, Sage will offer its residents 24-hour white glove security and concierge services, a pool & beach attendant, and dedicated enclosed parking garages.
St. Regis Resort
As any local knows, the 17.6 acre site of the former Colony on Longboat Key is now set to be developed for the St. Regis Resort. For years the land was vacant, so this project brings new energy to the Key. The five-star St. Regis Resort will deliver a new level of luxury vacation to Longboat Key, as well as exciting new dining venues. St. Regis is a five-star luxury brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which is part of Marriott International Inc. — the world’s largest hotel brand. Longboat Key will shine even brighter with its prestigious new neighbor.
To learn more about the exciting things happening on Longboat Key, visit SageLongboatKey.com. This stunning beachfront oasis will be home to just 16 discerning owners with an appreciation for environmental wellness, high style, and the best smart technology. Priced from $4 million to over $7 million, Sage Longboat Key is now selling fast. Contact Premier Sotheby’s International Realty at (941) 919-3903 to schedule an appointment to take advantage of this very special, extremely limited offering.