HIDDEN GARDEN – Dreamlike views from all 3 levels. Biggest home footprint available — under a million dollars – with direct boating access (no lifts needed) to Manatee River. Over 2,800 square feet with private elevator and up to 4 bedrooms with 4 full baths. Semi-private suite makes it the perfect home for multi-generation families. (Over 3,600 sq. ft. with garage, etc.) in a beautifully maintained gated community. Relax – You no longer will concern yourself with exterior painting, roofing, lawn, pool maintenance, etc. Your day’s stress will instantly drain away as you look over your “backyard” with live oaks hung with Spanish moss, pond with its gurgling fountain, & swimming pool beyond. Enjoy this awesome view from your new home’s 2nd & 3rd floor balconies & even from the shower in your big rear primary suite. Plus, your front suite looks out at a greenbelt. Stroll to Riviera Dune’s deep-water marina & restaurant. Boat slips are often available for lease or purchase. Flex-space gives you 2-4 bedrooms &/or office space for remote work. Huge 1st-level suite (with full-bath, walk-in closet, & brand-new luxury vinyl plank flooring) can serve as office, guest-suite, game room, crafts room, extra bedroom(s). Drive into your 2-car garage & bring groceries up in the private elevator to your 2nd level gathering room. Open plan living, dining, and kitchen with bamboo & tile floors, high ceilings, double sliders leading out to large balcony (with tap for natural gas grilling); kitchen with granite, high-end custom cupboards, Stainless Steel appliances, and natural gas for cooking. The 2nd level also contains a separate room for use as a formal dining room, office, or bedroom, plus a full bath. 3rd level has 2 primary suites: Rear primary with balcony & bath (two separate sinks/vanities, shower, soaking tub with whirlpool, BIG walk-in closet); Front 3rd-level suite also with its own bath & walk-in closet. Convenient 3rd floor laundry room. Beautiful location! Catch glimpses of the sky turning pink & lavender at sunset from the balconies & upstairs windows. Lots of natural light from your south-facing balconies. Features include natural gas HW heater & furnace; bamboo, tile, & vinyl plank flooring; 2 ACs; main AC & furnace are BRAND NEW in 2023; 2018 water heater; solid counters (granite and marble); lots of closets & storage; 3-story private elevator; ceiling fans; 2-car garage; pavers; ground-floor patio plus 2 balconies; & lots of upgrades.
Award-winning Florida charter school for the arts (grades 6-12) is a block from the community gates. Rivera Dunes is a gated community with an 80-acre protected marina leading directly (no locks or low bridges) to Manatee River/Tampa Bay & out to the Gulf. Live here on permanent vacation, and still be close to Sarasota/Bradenton/St. Pete/Tampa, I-75 & 3 airports. Easy commute to work/shopping/culture/sports. Quarterly HOA fees include Insurance (both exterior Hazard and FEMA Flood), Cable TV, internet, 2 Pools, Fitness Rm, Tennis & Pickle-ball courts, Exterior Painting, Roofing, Landscaping, ADT Security, Fire Sprinklers, Termite bond, marina, nature walk, docks, restaurant alongside harbor, Property Manager, etc. CLICK ON TOUR LINKs and come see your “hidden garden”. Leave the chores & snow behind. Enjoy your tropical paradise with resort-style living.