Tranquil and tropical, this large (1,595 SF Under Air and 1,705 SF Total) 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom maintenance free condo has one of the best locations in the community. With the privacy of a side entrance and professionally landscaped grounds surrounded by a golf course and minutes from the bay and beach, this first floor home provides great serenity and easy living plus the convenience of a direct walk-out to the community pool/spa and your assigned covered parking. As you approach this home, you're greeted by a private gated patio perfect for enjoying the Florida sunshine, al fresco dining with friends or lounging with a good book and cold drink after a round of golf or tennis. Entering your spacious new home, the easy to maintain tile floors will guide you through a large great room and out to the attached screened lanai with garden views and nearby walkway to the pool. With a lifestyle focused on easy access to nature, a central location and maintenance free living, this is an ideal home for a full-time or part-time resident. What could be better! The primary bedroom suite has a walk-in closet, reach-in closets, linen closet, ensuite bathroom, and direct access to a screened lanai perfect for enjoying a morning coffee and gentle tropical breezes. With a split bedroom plan, your family and guests will love the very private second and third bedrooms which have direct access to their own lanai and shared bathroom. The eat-in kitchen is sunny and bright with a pass through to the great room so the cook can join in the fun. And when you want to venture outside your personal Florida oasis, life at Valencia Gardens is a dream come true with its proximity to golf, tennis, beaches, boating, kayaking, the semi-private IMG Country Club (you don't need to be a member to play/dine), and downtown Sarasota. With ample square footage and a great layout, this home is ready for you to love it and live in it or do your dream updates and personal touches to make this spacious home your own. One large pet up to 100 pounds is permitted. Rentals are permitted after two years of ownership. Being sold turnkey furnished with a few minor exclusions.