Wednesday, March 18, 2015 / by Chip Deacon
If you want privacy, paradise, and the perpetual beauty of Mother Nature, step into a peaceful oasis on north Longboat Key… The Hideaway Bay Neighborhood! Its location is secreted away from Gulf of Mexico Drive off General Harris Street on a small peninsula that feels like an island. The location is pure gold and worth the drive just to call this organic alcove home!
Formerly known as Wake Island (pre-1970s), Herb Field and son Tim created a development plan that was meant to protect the bay views of the originally named Condo Project, the Buccaneer (now the Harbour Villa Club) to the south. At the time, only the Arvida Corporation owned more land on Longboat than Herb Field! He was very influential in overall development of the town itself during incorporation and condo community construction. He served on the Sarasota County Board of Education and was part of the creation of the Sarasota County Technical Institute. Herb’s son Tim did a tremendous amount of work to get Hideaway Bay started, putting in six years of dedicated effort navigating government and environmental requirements, finally selling the first unit in 1980.
The Resident mix is varied from entrepreneurs and professionals to retirees and families. Most are year-round with a couple of Owners from Tampa and Orlando who are weekenders. The houses present in Tuscan, Spanish Med and Florida Contemporary architecturally distinction with lush mature landscaping. All are valued in the millions. The homes’ configurations are anywhere from a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a 2 car garage up to a luxurious 5 bedroom, 4 and a half bath home. From Public Records, one of the homes’ garage spaces appear large enough to accommodate 5 or more vehicles.
(All photos are from the Herald-Tribune website and taken by Real Estate Writer and Editor Harold Bubil.
Hideaway Bay… Call us to visit this little secret on North Longboat Key and discover WHY it’s such a special place to live!
CHIP DEACON, Broker-Associate
Cell: 941-302-8717 Off: 941-357-4031
The Extreme Home Selling Team
Keller Williams On The Water Sarasota
22 Links Avenue; Sarasota, FL 34236