Monday, February 19, 2018

Windward Passage


 
Windward Passage

Siesta Key’s fame has a lot to do with its three beautiful beaches. This barrier island has been featured in a number of travel magazines and channels. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has even ranked Siesta Key Public Beach as the best in the entire country. But this tropical island is not your ordinary holiday destination; it’s also home to about 15,000 full-time residents.

Siesta Key Public Beach has the finest and whitest sand in the entire world. With a nearly pure quartz sand composition, the main public beach’s shores are powdery fine. Because of the island’s unusual sand quality, Siesta Key has been a favorite venue for sand sculpting contests and vacationers can spot world-class sculptors making their amazing creations along the beach’s shores. These contests are usually held in early May. Aside from that, beach-goers may also notice dolphins frolicking in the not-so-distant waters.

As part of Sarasota, Siesta Key made it to the very top of Employment Review’s “Top 20 Best Places to Live and Work” list in 2000 and again in 2001. In order for the magazine to have come up with that decision, they compared Sarasota’s unemployment rates, cost of living, population and other factors with that of 300 other cities. It definitely helps as well that investing in Siesta Key real estate has become much more affordable since prices of most Siesta Key condos for sale have currently been reduced.

Windward Passage

Windward Passage at 4712 Ocean Blvd. is a residential community which sits right on the northern end of the barrier island. The development overlooks Big Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, granting residents striking views from right through their windows. Built in 1981, Windward Passage is a maintenance-free community making it perfect for individuals who are interested in purchasing vacation homes.

Because there are only around 22 units in this residential complex, finding listings for Windward Passage condos for sale may be a challenge. But most of the units in this community come in 1,600 square feet floor plans with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and 2,300 square feet floor plans with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The smaller units are priced at around $700,000 while the more generously spaced residences have an asking price of around $850,000.

Windward Passage has its own private swimming pool and an expansive seawall. Each unit also comes with a garage. Nearest to the development is Siesta Key Public Beach. This stretch of sand is packed with so many amenities including courts for volleyball and tennis, nature trails, picnic areas and numerous concession stands.


Windward Passage Condos for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale in Windward Passage of Siesta Key.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.

MLS# A4204212 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 4708 OCEAN BLVD #E4
  • Price: $1,585,000
  • Zip Code: 34242
  • 2277 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WINDWARD PASSAGE
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • When only the best will do.....this residence is for you! With sweeping views of Big Pass and the Gulf of Mexico this 3rd floor unit has been meticulously renovated with over $300,000 in improvements. From impact glass, new electrical, new plumbing a ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: One Sarasota Realty Group

MLS# A4204194 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 4712 OCEAN BLVD #W8
  • Price: $839,000
  • Zip Code: 34242
  • 1626 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: WINDWARD PASSAGE
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2
  • This stylish Siesta Key waterfront condominium is designer decorated and renovated throughout. From the moment you enter the unit you will see the refined appointments and upgraded features, but when you see the magnificent blue water and open views, ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Premier Sothebys Intl Realty