Former Home of World-Renowned Writer. This timeless beauty with resort style pool, spa, and lavish outdoor entertainment area overlooking canal will awaken your senses. All of this this, complete with a new dock and 24,000 pound boat lift. Relax, enjoy, and entertain seamlessly in this indoor/outdoor meticulously and beautifully designed home featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, den/office, formal dining room, chef's kitchen complete with natural gas, wine storage, wet bar, and oversized 3-car garage. Enjoy the amazing bonus room, overlooking the pool and water, with private entrance and en suite bathroom. This could easily be a fourth bedroom, billiard room, theater, or in-law suite. At day's end, retreat to the luxurious master suite that faces the water and rest while awaiting a new day. All of this, minutes from world famous Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Village, shopping, dining, and night life. A short drive to downtown for arts & entertainment or over the bridge to St. Armand's Circle to relish in even more shopping, dining, and exciting nightlife.