3818 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota


3 Beds
3 Baths
2,798 Sqft
.76 Acres
2 Garages

Here’s a chance to own a true Indian Beach estate. The designer's intent was to recreate Ringling Era drama with Mediterranean Revival details like decorative rafter tails, transom windows, tile roofs, coffered ceilings and wood burning fireplaces. Original inspiration came from the Bickel house, a Sarasota landmark designed by Dwight D. Baum, John Ringling’s principle architect responsible for his own home Ca d’ Zan, just blocks away. You’ll feel transported to a time when these stately houses sat on sprawling, tropical grounds with shade trees, walking paths and orchid houses. The main residence has a great room with a fireplace and French doors opening to the covered loggia and brick paver terrace. There’s a formal dining room, classic butler’s pantry and a large, eat in kitchen. Also on the first floor is an oversized utility room which could be used for an office or exercise room and a generous 2 car garage. Upstairs is the master en-suite with a fireplace and Juliette balcony along with two more bedrooms sharing a full bath. The advertised square footage only represents the 2 story main house so please note, there’s also a one bed, one bath cabana overlooking the pool and a 2 bed, 1 bath guest house with a detached garage. This property fronts Bay Shore Rd. and 40th St. so you can use the guest house as a 2nd residence or keep it as part of this magical property rumored to have once belonged to the Ringling family. It’s been said the mango trees were specially cultivated by Ida Ringling.

Essential Information
MLS® #A4453511
Full Baths2
Half Baths1
Square Footage2,798
Year Built1998
Sub-TypeSingle Family Home
Price Per Sqft$499

Spanish/Mediterranean, Traditional

Community Information
Address3818 Bay Shore Rd
SubdivisionIndian Beach Map Of
CountySarasota County
Zip Code34234
Pet Restrictions YNY
Pets Allowed YNY
Minimum Lease1 Week
# of Garages2
Has PoolYes

Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Propane, Public, Sewer Connected, Street Lights


Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Guest


Under Building Parking, , 2 Car Garage


In City Limits, Level, Near Public Transit, Lot - Oversized, Sidewalk, Street Paved


Auto Cleaner, Gunite, In Ground

HeatingCentral, Electric
CoolingCentral Air
# of Stories2
StoriesTwo Story
Master Bath FeaturesDual Sinks, Shower No Tub
Master Bed Size14x16

Brick/Stone, Parquet, Porcelain Tile

Interior Features

Built in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Coffered Ceiling(s), Crown Molding, Dry Bar, Eating Space In Kitchen, High Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments


Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer


Living Room, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning

Interior Layout

Bonus Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Great Room, Inside Utility, Eating Space In Kitchen, Walk-In Closet(s)

ExteriorBlock, Stucco
Lot Description1/2 Acre to 1 Acre
Exterior Features

Fenced, French Doors, Lighting, Sidewalk, Bamboo, Fruit Trees, Mature Landscaping, Oak Trees, Patio/Porch Covered


Insulated Windows, Window Treatments

Room Dimensions
Bedroom 213x14
Bedroom 312x13
Dining Room13x15
Great Room20x26
Inside Utility13x21
Master Bedroom14x16
Additional Information
Days on Market83
Normal SaleYes
HOA Fee$25
HOA Payment ScheduleAnnual
Homestead YNYes
Tax Year2018

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Listing information last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 5:45am EDT.