This impeccably updated villa is a true haven, featuring a spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom layout, complemented by a generously sized, sun-drenched den. Sunlight pours into the inviting Florida room, offering delightful views of a lush greenbelt and native flora, creating a tranquil atmosphere that’s both captivating and serene. The addition of large impact windows and sliders adds not only to the aesthetic appeal but also enhances security and energy efficiency. They let you enjoy the natural surroundings while providing peace of mind. The open floor plan seamlessly connects living spaces, making entertaining an absolute pleasure. A beautifully designed, modern kitchen, shaker cabinets and white quartz counters, boasting ample storage, elevates the culinary experience in your new home, ensuring both functionality and style. Both bathrooms have been tastefully updated. With easy-to-maintain tile and laminate flooring throughout, daily upkeep becomes a breeze. Plus, there’s the convenience of an attached carport, allowing for sheltered parking, and ample guest parking nearby. Additional storage is thoughtfully provided in the laundry room and an exterior closet, perfect for housing tools and beach essentials, keeping your living space clutter-free. Nestled in the welcoming community of Strathmore Riverside, this villa is perfect for those aged 55 and above, offering a wide array of amenities. These include a heated pool with a marina view, a clubhouse with a fitness room, library, sauna, billiards, shuffleboard, meeting rooms, and on-site management. Residents can take part in a diverse range of planned activities, from game nights to dancing, aerobics, tai chi, crafts, book clubs, card games, and bingo, ensuring an active and vibrant lifestyle. This property is embraced by lush trees and bordered by a tranquil canal that meanders into the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. The picturesque views and serene surroundings make it an idyllic location. For boating enthusiasts, there’s the option to secure a boat slip in the community marina, available on a first-come, first-served basis for a nominal annual fee of $1,284. This convenient amenity opens up endless opportunities for water adventures. Animal lovers, take note: Strathmore Riverside is a pet-friendly community that permits residents to have two pets under 15 inches at the shoulder, ensuring your beloved four-legged companions are warmly welcomed. Lastly, the property’s proximity to the famous Siesta Beach, just 4 miles away, offers access to its renowned white sands and azure waters, making it the ideal retreat for beach lovers. While the roof has no known issues, it’s reassuring to know that it’s currently being replaced by the association, ensuring the property’s maintenance and longevity, and providing peace of mind for the future. This villa is not just a home; it’s a lifestyle, offering a tranquil yet active community within close reach of the best Sarasota has to offer. It’s a perfect year-round residence or a wonderful escape from northern winters, providing a blend of comfort, convenience, and natural beauty that’s truly captivating.