Nestled in the heart of Manatee County's most popular equestrian community, Panther Ridge, is the perfect home and homesite for the family longing for a serene private paradise. Located at the end of a street and away from the main roads, you will find a 9+ acre homesite with a custom Cahill Homes 3-bedroom 2 bath plus den home centered on a beautiful lot with the one of the largest lakes in Panther Ridge. At any moment you might see deer, eagles, cranes, turtles, ducks, or herons. The home has been lovingly updated and has everything you could want. The popular Great Room floor plan includes vaulted ceilings, a skylight, brick fireplace, custom kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances (double convection oven), granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring, a heated pool and spa, lots of storage PLUS an extra deep 20' x 28' side load garage. The Owner's Suite has sliders leading to the pool, a large walk-in closet, and a lovely Spa Bathroom with a soaking tub and Roman walk-in shower. The home also includes a formal dining room and a roomy breakfast nook with large picture windows. The 2 guest bedrooms share a bathroom, and one of the guest bedrooms includes a walk-in closet. There is also a good-sized laundry room as well as a recently added infrared 2-person sauna. Take a dip in the saltwater pool, complete with travertine paver deck and tongue-in-groove wood ceiling lanai overlooking the spring-fed lake that includes a newly added beach. For a relaxing afternoon, enjoy some fishing, walk the trail around the lake, and gather around the firepit! This south-facing home lets you enjoy sunrise and sunset over the beautiful lake every day. The lake is always full, stocked with tilapia, and is perfect for fishing or canoeing. Enjoy over 30 mango trees plus avocado, banana, orange, lemon, lime, fig, blueberry, cherry, coconut, pear, cashew, pecan, pomegranate, sapodilla, loquat, guava, star apple, mulberry, elderberry, jackfruit, pineapple, olive, and moringa. MORE UPDATES: Added gig internet, New Roof 2018, new washer 2022, added new automatic solar driveway gate, converted pool from chlorine to salt system, and added new reverse osmosis water. You are allowed up to 3 structures, so you build a barn or workshop if you want. Panther Ridge offers charming country living with estate-property distinction. There is a neighborhood park that includes a soccer field, baseball area, “horse only” area, plus a basketball court and jungle gym for the kids. There are also miles of hiking and riding trails that you can enjoy for hours on end. Panther Ridge is contiguous to Lakewood Ranch, a new city, filled with shopping, dining, arts, entertainment, nature parks, recreational facilities, golf courses and top-notch schools. Plus, world-class beaches such as Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island are close by, and St Pete and Tampa are also a short drive away. It’s great to be close to everything you need, but coming home to a private paradise? That’s the best thing ever!
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