An escape from the ordinary. If you are looking for space inside and out, you have found it. Spaciousness abounds in this special home with over 4000 square feet of versatile space nestled on almost 7 gorgeous acres. Bring the family, bring the pets and animals. Currently, there are 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. The dramatic 30’ brick fireplace with a solid wood mantel in the living room will welcome your family and friends. It is stunning when decorated for the holidays. The family room is open to the kitchen and dining area providing another friendly gathering place. Note the gorgeous wooden staircase leading to the second floor where there is an en-suite with its own gathering room, ideal for extended family plus 3 other bedrooms. Surround yourself with nature – enjoy the quiet, secluded woods and views of deer and other wildlife from three 50’ porches and from the gazebo overlooking the pond. There is a 3-stall barn with tack room and an extra pen for chickens or growing some plants. There are approximately 2.5 acres of dry pasture. Myakka Valley Ranches is located 7 miles east of I-75 and 14.4 miles from world-famous Siesta Key Beach. It is away from the crowds and yet only 20-30 minutes to all of the wonderful shopping, restaurants, beaches, and cultural events in Sarasota. Myakka Valley Ranches is considered a premier equestrian community. The subdivision is comprised of approximately three hundred 5+ acre parcels, with privately owned and maintained paved roads. There are easements on both sides of the 17 miles of paved roads designated as riding trails as well as several miles of other trails winding through the neighborhood. The roads have low traffic which creates an ideal setting for bike riding and jogging. Two private waterfront parks are located within the subdivision for residents' use. You can launch a kayak into Howard Creek which leads to the Upper Lake in Myakka River State Park. Myakka River State Park with 28,875 acres of natural Florida vegetation is situated adjacent to Myakka Valley Ranches on the east side. The park contains miles of hiking trails, two lakes, and a wild & scenic river. It is typical to see native wildlife species: gopher tortoises, alligators, armadillos, fox, deer, otter, and even an occasional bald eagle. So if deluxe country living is calling you, come breathe the fresh country air and relax in the splendor of this natural Florida setting. You may discover a location that will be the backdrop for a lifetime of extraordinary memories.
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