Custom three-level waterfront home on sailboat depth canal, one in from the Bay. Designed to capture sunrises, sunsets & light throughout the day. Fantastic boating. Direct access to the bay. No fixed bridges to the Gulf of Mexico. Deeded beach just steps away. Large heated pool with integrated spa. Composite dock, 10,000 lb lift & seawall. Meticulously maintained home. New roof in 2016 meets hurricane code & includes full 25-year warranty. Siding includes a full 50-year warranty. Main living area is on the third floor to maximize views: open floor plan featuring kitchen, great room, dining plus separate cherry library. Solid oak tongue-in-groove 3/4-inch wood floors; fireplace with coral surround and carved mantel & hearth; decks & balconies oriented for sunrises and sunsets; water views throughout; 8-foot doors; volume ceilings; and custom features. Second floor features a split bedroom plan. Master captures both bay & canal views; large walk-in closet; and spacious master bath. Bedroom two en-suite with full bath; bedroom three with bay views; lots of closet and storage space; plus a convenient laundry. Split garages: deep tandem garage on one side; plus oversized two car garage with dumbwaiter. Mature tropical landscaping with automatic sprinkler system. This custom home captures the essence of island life: bay & water views; sunrises & sunsets; deeded beach; boating; quick Gulf access; and a relaxed island lifestyle in one of Longboat's best year-round neighborhoods.