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  • Lido Key Beach Pavilion and Pool


Lido Key beach offers a public pool for all to enjoy giving guests the option to enjoy both the pool and the beach! The pavilion includes a 25-meter lap pool with five lanes for lap swimming. A concession area offers alcoholic beverages, food, and drink. Daily fees vary based on age; three-month seasonal and annual passes are available.



  • YMCA Waterpark


Keep cool this summer at the YMCA waterpark! This park is great place to take children offering many fun activities from water slides to a deep water diving area! Children under three get in for free as well as YMCA members, for everyone else it is 7 dollars.  Swimming lessons are also offered at the YMCA waterpark, ideal for young

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Establish a Price Range

First, establish a price range. Purchasing your second home should be enjoyable and not wear down on your finances. For purposes of a price range, assume that your down payment, closing costs, and furnishing will be 33% of the purchase price. In other words, if you have $50,000 in cash, your beginning price range should be between $130,000 and $170,000. However, with a second home a down payment can be a little as 10%, so if you are someone with $50,000 to put down you could qualify significantly more for a purchase price. Many borrowers may decide choosing a lesser price is ideal as it keeps monthly costs down. Second homes generally qualify at the same interest rate as a primary residence. These properties requires minimal

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Located in Downtown Sarasota is the Marina Jack's park, home to an abundance of activities for all to enjoy from water activities, drinking, picnicking, dining to working out. Marina Jack's has some of the loveliest views of Sarasota and home to stunning displays of artwork. 



Children’s Water Park and Playground

Marina Jacks is a perfect place for families to bring their children with both a playground and waterpark! The waterpark features fountains in the shape of different animals from fish to alligators. A perfect spot to cool down especially during the summer months when the sun is at its peak. 


O’leary’s Tiki Bar 

Right next door to the playground and waterpark is O’leary’s tiki bar offering pina coladas, live

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The heart of Downtown Sarasota offers an abundance of eclectic cafes and artistic ambiance. One of our favorite cafes is located in the well known historic district of Burns Court. It’s brimming with charm and features delicious homemade French options from breakfast quiches, quintessential Parisian pastries, and more! The cafe is decorated cozily with a changing gallery of artworks exhibiting paintings, photographs, and sculptures.

In addition, speciality fresh juices are offered along with gelato and sorbets. Breakfast and lunch are served from 8:30 to 4:00, re-opening for dinner at 6:00 until 10:30. Choose to sit indoors or outdoors both offering a romantic Parisian feel with twinkling fairy lights turned on at dusk for evening meals. Twice

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Sarasota has had an excellent start of the year from being rated #1 Beach in America on TripAdvisor to its mentioned in Vogue as “Florida’s Best Kept Secret.” Once again Siesta has landed itself on front page news as Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” has rated it the best beach in America!

 “Siesta Beach boasts that it has the finest, whitest sand in the world, which attracts sand collectors and beach lovers from all over,” says Dr. Beach in a statement. “Siesta Beach is not only a beautiful location for beachgoers, but it is also an environmentally healthy beach and offers first-rate beach safety for its visitors.”

 Siesta beach is stunning with its turquoise blue waters, soft rose quartz sands and the best sunsets. However, not only is

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 Last week team Coffey and Company had the opportunity to meet with developers of BLVD, a luxury condo planned to be built in Downtown Sarasota. The team got to try a one-of-kind virtual tour experience, showcasing the modern luxury residences at BLVD. This new technology allows potential buyers to imagine themselves in the environment of the condo before it is even built, yet giving them the freedom to create changes and add to the design style before construction with just a touch of a button. BLVD prides itself on its breathtaking views of the Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico offering two luxury style swimming pools overlooking these stunning views. The list of amenities this condo offers is extensive:  offering entertainment areas featuring

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The Ringling Bros.and Barnum and Baily Circus is a huge part of American history, especially here in Sarasota. It’s been a long standing circus having been around for 146 years and is now facing its last few shows this year. Feld Entertainment, who owns the Ringling circus explains that times are changing and so are the audiences. Today, there is not the same interest in the circus as there once was and even more so of a problem are the battles with the animal rights activists. The Circus has been fighting animal activists for years costing them million and after taking out the elephant act the circus revenues went down even further. With the high operating costs, expense of legal battles and lack of interest in the circus by audiences of the 20th

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Many question the value of hiring a realtor to buy or a sell their home often believing they can do it themselves by using the internet to do all their marketing. There are many reasons why you should have a realtor by your side when buying or selling your home. In the Sarasota & Manatee there are over 7,000 licensed agents, so it is advised to do your research and find a top quality realtor who will provide you with the best experience. We have listed several reasons why we believe it is important to work with a Realtor:

1) Handling High Emotions in Transaction 

The process of buying or selling a home is one of the biggest life decisions one can make and often leads to many overwhelming emotions that have the potential to negatively

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Summer has arrived and the first sea turtle nests of the year have been discovered in Venice, reported by the Mote Marine Laboratory located in Sarasota County!  Every year, starting at the beginning of the summer months, nesting season begins for sea turtles and ends in October. Sadly, sea turtles are a threatened species and it is important for locals and visitors to be aware of their impact on these creatures as it can prove devastating to the lives of the sea turtles. They are especially susceptible when they begin to first hatch and find their way to the ocean.


Over 100,000 sea turtles nest on Florida beaches each summer, the most common variety of sea turtle to be found is the Loggerhead. Leatherbacks and Green Sea turtles are endangered

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