Mesmerizing direct Gulf views welcome you into this charming beach retreat located on the idyllic beaches of North Longboat Key. Enjoy watching sea birds soar over azure waters and dune grass sway in the gentle breeze from your living room. Step out onto your 20-foot balcony and watch the sun slip into the sea as you listen to the soothing sound of waves gently lapping the beach. With an open floor plan and expansive views, this one-bedroom condo lives much larger than its square footage suggests. A 6 X 10 bonus room, currently furnished with a futon, provides a flexible space for working or relaxing. Featuring tile floors throughout, impact glass sliders, newer appliances, an updated bath, and turnkey furnishings this inviting condo is an ideal personal retreat or income property. The flexible rental policy, allowing 12 rentals a year at a minimum duration of one month, makes it possible to do a bit of both. Several rentals are already in place for the 2019/2020 season. Whitney Beach is a well maintained Gulf-to-Bay community offering lushly landscaped grounds, heated pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard, picnic area with barbeque grills, tiki huts, fishing pier, kayak launch, and boat dockage on Sarasota Bay. Recent community upgrades include new roofs and exterior paint on all buildings, upgraded landscaping and paver driveways, and new pool equipment.