Presiding over sensational views of the Gulf of Mexico behind the private gates of the Sanderling Club, this beachfront property has few equals when it comes to tranquility, privacy and the rarity of stepping directly onto the sand. Enveloped by magnificent tropical palms, the 1.3 acre site spreads 150 feet across the shoreline and encompasses a 2 or 3 bedroom principal residence and private 1 bedroom cottage, all extending along one of Siesta Key’s most glorious stretches of sand. With a distinctly Caribbean personality, the interior spaces unfold in an open design that brings a sense of calm and purpose to every day. The warm palette of cream, taupe and coastal woods, along with luminous skylights and French doors, are a natural fit for the dreamy beachfront setting. It’s easy to feel culinary inspiration in the graceful kitchen, featuring a practical island with Wolf cooktop, built-in GE double oven, Sub Zero refrigerator, walk-in pantry, and wine refrigerator. A great room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, study, second level loft and ground level living space provide a wealth of environments for everyday moments and entertaining. A restorative ocean view escape, the owner’s suite is superbly appointed. The island magic continues outdoors, where a wrap-around terrace, screened lanai and private pool deliver unparalleled beachfront spaces to enjoy alfresco living, day and night. Tremendous first level storage is a bonus. A private dock on Heron Lagoon is the gateway to serene kayaking adventures through the mangroves. The Sanderling Club is privileged to feature a clubhouse and beach cabanas designed by one of the founding fathers of Sarasota Modern architecture movement. Boat docks are located on Bayside. While offering a sense of seclusion and peace in a private gated enclave, this property is within easy reach of fine restaurants, organic markets, excellent health amenities, golf courses and more.