A private island-style paradise, this secluded bayfront hideaway is one of the most beautiful and unique properties in all of Sarasota. Connected to the mainland by a land bridge alone is an awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind oasis with lush greenery, beautiful views, blue sky and tranquil water at every turn. Located in the historically significant McClellan Park Area, near downtown Sarasota, Bayview Island offers a tropical resort-like setting on exquisite grounds surrounded by a concrete sea wall for your protection. Beyond the palm tree-lined drive and gated entrance lies a property graced by mature oak trees and tropical vegetation, a heated in-ground saltwater swimming pool, decorative pond, tennis court, boat dock, detached 2-car garage with a top-floor guest apartment and magnificent home with multiple outdoor spaces that befits the setting of this exclusive property. Indulge in the allure of living and entertaining in style in a backdrop of natural beauty. The Colonial Revival Style home, built in 1941 and sited on the National Register of Historic Places, has been meticulously re-created, renovated and expanded into today's tastefully designed quarters. Great care has been taken to preserve its historic integrity while incorporating the finest modern luxuries. Boasting large dramatic rooms, airy living spaces, intimate indoor and outdoor venues, and a show stopping top-of-the-line kitchen, this grand home offers stunning views from every vantage point and premium materials/finishes in every detail.