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Sand Dollar Condos for Sale – Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Sand Dollar

The Sand Dollar is a low-rise condominium in a low-density residential area, which can easily be a prime candidate for a short list of choice Lido Key condos for sale. This property was developed in 1984 as a townhouse row of just nine units in a three-story building.

It is located at 555 Ben Franklin Drive which runs parallel west of the Boulevard of the Presidents linking Lido Key with St. Armands Key. The condo’s frontage occupies the whole Ben Franklin Drive stretch from Coolidge Drive to Grant Drive, both roads allowing convenient access to the Boulevard of the Presidents and onward to the life and leisure venues at St. Armands Circle. Even more enticing, just opposite the Sand Dollar is the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion, the hub for the various facilities and services for those out to enjoy the white sands of Lido Key and the azure Gulf of Mexico waters.

Beach amenity upgrades

Sand Dollar

Relatively less crowded compared to other popular Gulf Coast destinations, Lido Beach offers complementary amenities besides its heated 25-meter lap pool. These include concessions, a gift shop, a handicapped-accessible observation deck, playground equipment, beach umbrella and chair rentals and rest rooms.

Notably, plans for a multi-million dollar upgrade are in the works for the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion. This project, which should be beneficial too for beachfront Lido Key condos for sale, calls for a $2.9 million, five-year spending for the pool’s renovation, the addition of a tiki bar, and upgrades on the bathroom facilities. Separately, re-nourishment of Lido Beach is set to start in 2015, an undertaking which is projected to widen the beach by some 100 feet.

Pleasant neighborhood

Sand Dollar

A popular beach and its amenities, however, aren’t the only plus factors for the Sand Dollar condominium. Its immediate neighborhood is dominated by charming single family homes and low-rise residential units which don’t mar the magnificent Gulf views of Lido Key.

As advantageous, commuting to the Sarasota downtown and its various lifestyle offerings is a convenient alternative to a short drive to the city. A SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) bus stop is just in front of the Sand Dollar condos.

Condo upgrades

The quiet landscaped setting of the property, which features a private pool, likewise brings on much of its appeal to prospective buyers of Lido Key condos for sale. Moreover, Sand Dollar condo units are more spacious and feature three bedrooms within floor areas ranging from 1,638 to 1,789 square feet. An available unit in this condominium is typically priced in the $700s and flaunts upgrades which can readily impress buyers of Lido Key condos for sale.

These recent condo improvements include repainting and new carpeting, as well as replacement of the concrete balconies. The Sand Dollar residences have attached garages with electronic door openers and interior entrance for security.

With such prime features and great location, Sand Dollar condos are suited not only as a private vacation getaway but also as a rental property. At Sand Dollar South, a sister development located a block down Ben Franklin Drive, advertised rents range from about $2,500 up to nearly $3,000 monthly.


Sand Dollar Condos for Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available at Sand Dollar

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MLS# A4201807 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 723 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DR #2
  • Price: $769,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1683 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAND DOLLAR SOUTH
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • Life's a Beach! Relax on your terrace watching the sunset or walk across the street to Lido Beach and put your feet in the sand. This 3-bedroom town house is ideal for maintenance free living without giving up the space and privacy of a single-family ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Coldwell Banker Res R E

MLS# A4193978 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 787 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DR #8
  • Price: $689,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1706 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAND DOLLAR SOUTH
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • Don't miss this rarely available Lido Key townhome. Across from the Gulf and Lido Beach and is in pristine updated condition. Turnkey furnished in designer furniture and dcor of exceptional quality including window coverings and electronics. Also, ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Realty Services Inc