"WEST OF TRAIL - Welcome to Whitfield Estates - With nearby Marinas and neighbors who often rent out their boat slips, you can enjoy the boating life without living on the water. This remarkable residence is a short walk to the bay and kayak launch area & minutes away from both downtown Sarasota & Bradenton. The courtyard entry is lushly landscaped & French Doors welcome you into the home. You will appreciate the gracious living space, beautifully designed kitchen and inviting pool and patio areas. The built-in cabinetry in the living room is perfectly positioned for your books, media & collectibles. French doors from the family room & sliding glass doors from the living room open to the Florida Lifestyle that awaits you. The covered back patio area has retractable screens that provide extra living space when closed and are electronic. The heated pool was installed in 2006, the kitchen completely remodeled in 2013 with Samsung/Boesch/Whirlpool appliances and a well designed work area for any chef! A/C was replaced in 2008 and the home boasts both 50 and 30 gallon water heaters. The roof was replaced in 2007 and the current owners installed beautiful new garage doors in 2018. The two car garage is roomy, offering a half bath and workshop area. The current owners also added an electrical upgrade, remodeled the master bath, added skylights, the electrical screens for the patio area, a mini-split and windows to the family room, hurricane shutters for the sliding glass doors, skylights and much more."