Watch the Manatees play in the salt water canal just a few feet below while dining in your Panoramic Glass "Ocean Room"! You can literally look down and see into the water from inside the home! With all the warmth & character of a northern home it is ideally positioned with spectacular views & privacy! It's the ultimate tropical boaters & beach lovers paradise! From your back yard, you can cruise directly out to the Intracoastal waterway, Longboat Key Pass or the Gulf of Mexico within minutes! Anchor at the waterfront restaurants! Highlights include a cozy stone fireplace, Built in Wine bar, Private Hot Tub & Pool overlooking the length of the canal, TONS of storage, Indoor Jenn-aire grill for barbecuing in your Kitchen, Goldfish pond, Exotic birds, Indoor Utility room with full size laundry tub, , Banana tree forest, Lush landscaping, Large 2 car garage, Additional parking for small boat or RV! Throughout the home, you will find large rooms but if that's not enough, you can convert the enormous attic for even more living space! There's so much to love about this house! Why pay millions for a home like this on the island? Enjoy your vacation lifestyle with all the comforts of home. Close to shopping, dining & entertainment. The owner has updated everything! Two new air conditioning units (2013), New Roof (2010), New Hardie-board concrete Siding (2013) Plus, LOW cost flood insurance (See quote in attachments!), Bring your boat and move in! Live the dream in this move-in ready, unique home in paradise!