Uniquely out of the ordinary and not your typical gated home. Situated in the quaint Village of Cortez on the northern reach of Sarasota Bay, the area is known to fisherman as the kitchen for its abundance of fish. With views of Anna Maria Island, miles of white sandy beaches are just over the bridge. The Cortez Fishing Village dates to the mid 1800's and is full of vintage Old Florida Charm. Purchase local seafood or enjoy bayside dining at several eateries including the famous Star Fish Restaurant. Another local treasure resting on the bay is one of Florida's oldest privately owned 55+ mobile home parks. The Village boasts a 95 acre wildlife preserve with mangrove and raw woodlands protecting the area's pristine environment. This home is surrounded by more than two acres on 300 plus feet of bay front. The spacious main residence and adjoining guest house are designed by Jack West and built by Brent Whitehead. Offering custom features including heated floors in all bathrooms, a climate controlled butler's pantry, granite, beautiful woodwork and built-in's, and soaring stone fireplace. Climb the spiral stairs to the Widow's Watch for spectacular Gulf sunset views. 4 guest cottages, affectionately called Charlies Fish Camp, have been meticulously updated with hardwood floors and cottage chic d?cor. A boater's paradise, with deep water dockage, lift systems and a watercraft garage. This home has been impeccably maintained and all home care vendors will be passed along to the new owners.