West of Trail, 5 Homes from Glistening Bay View Located in the Ringling Museum area of Ballentine Manor Estates, this 3x2x2 home sits just 5 houses from Sarasota Bay with infinite views to the west across the widest expanse to Longboat Key and beyond to the Gulf of Mexico - right from your front yard! This is a rare opportunity to live near the bay WITHOUT having to pay costly flood insurance. This home boasts an open floor plan with a new metal roof installed 2017 on both the main house and concrete block shed. The property is surrounded by mature landscaping and has a huge private backyard. The neighborhood boasts one of the few wide open unencumbered salt water stretches for almost .25 miles. Great for evening walks and enjoying the natural beauty of Sarasota Bay. Convenient to downtown Sarasota, this home offers proximity to the amenities of living on Florida's cultural coast - world class beaches, the Arts, museums, theaters, Opera,, IMG Sports Academy and the Donald Ross designed Sara Bay Country Club. Less than 1 mile to University Parkway. Other updates include a new electric panel (plenty of room to add a swimming pool), new garage door, and $1700 front door with sidelite. (All information is deemed to be correct but must be verified by buyer). Hot Tub does not convey. Contact Dennis Kuty 941-626-1093 for your private showing today or TEXT 39815 to 25678 for more details!