Unlike other beach towns in Florida, Venice lacks a great density of high-rise condominium towers overlooking the ocean. This architectural characteristic of Venice is entirely by design; there are zoning restrictions in place to keep the white sandy beaches from being crowded by real estate structures. The few exceptions to this zoning measure include Venice Sands, a condominium tower that stands 11 levels above the beach near the end of Castile Street.
The Venice Sands tower was initially developed in the 1970s along with others such as The Esplanade. The building sits on the southern section of the beach, which means that it does not attract as many seasonal crowds as the section closer to Venice Avenue. This is the kind of condominium where you really want the upper floor units because they provide the best ocean views. Along with The Esplanade, Venice Sands offers the most captivating Gulf of Mexico views in Venice.
With only 76 units with floor plans that range between 912 and 2,341 square feet of interior, listings at Venice Sands typically sell shortly after coming on the market. Pricing for a two-bedroom unit on the lower floors starts around $500K in 2021. The penthouse units with three bedrooms and panoramic views of the Gulf are usually listed at one million dollars, particularly if they include wraparound balconies. Another reason Venice Sands condos do not last long on the market is because sellers are known to offer turnkey units complete with furniture and decoration. All unit owners get covered parking spots.
As can be expected from a beachfront condo in Southwest Florida, Venice Sands provides amenities to residents and guests. The recreation center on the ground level is where you can find a swimming pool overlooking the beach, shuffleboard courts, and an outdoor lounge area that was remodeled in 2015. The beach is just a few steps away from this shared amenity.
The Historic Downtown Venice district is close enough for a bike ride, and this also applies to the Publix supermarket at the Venice Shopping Center near the Tamiami Trail. If you are looking for a solid real estate investment that will shine as a long-term vacation rental, Venice Sands is a great opportunity.
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