This charming 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage is located in the historic & eclectic Whitfield-Ballentine Manor neighborhood and just one block from Sarasota Bay. The home has been beautifully updated and redesigned over the years so that all of the main living areas open to an expansive screened patio and private fenced yard. The great room is full of light with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, dining room niche and fabulous wall of French doors. The kitchen offers mahogany cabinets, granite and a breakfast nook with easy access to al fresco entertaining. You, your family or out-of-town guests will appreciate the split floor plan that creates a sense of privacy for all. The large master suite also leads to the patio area and is just a few steps away from the outdoor garden shower. This tastefully landscaped paradise with its wide variety of tropical plants, palms, magnolia trees, bromeliads, orchids and fruit trees is the perfect retreat for Buyers looking for a traditional Florida lifestyle. Minutes to the Ringling Museum, Asolo Theatre, USF, New College, Ringling College, Sara Bay Country Club, Sara Bay Marina, Downtown and Sarasotaâs world-class beaches.