Vol 7 No. 26 - March 21, 2007

L'Plage is for the discriminating buyer

L’Plage is one of Anna Maria’s newer condominiums and is packed with amenities.
By Louise Bolger
sun staff writer

Anna Maria is all about beaches and although everyone has their favorite, there isn’t a bad one on the entire island. Sitting squarely on one of the very best beaches to be found anywhere in the world is L’Plage, technically a condominium, in reality a small piece of nirvana.

L’Plage is one of Anna Maria’s newer condominiums and also one of the more expensive ones built in recent years. It is comprised of 11 residences, one being a stand- alone, single-family home, ranging in size from 1,700 to 3,000 square feet.

The location couldn’t be better —Gulf Drive between 64th and 65th Streets in Holmes Beach. It’s close enough to everything on the Island without being too close to winter traffic patterns and public beaches. Add the stunning Gulf of Mexico in your back yard, and you’ll never want to leave.

Mediterranean in feel, L’Plage is packed with amenities: gated entry, heated pool and spa, poolside gazebo, two parking spaces per unit, elevators and impact resistant glass.

Spacious in size, there are three-bedroom and four-bedroom floor plans with three baths. The units closer to Gulf Drive have obstructed views of the Gulf, but the others have spectacular beach and Gulf views from the lianas.

Units in the new buildings started to be occupied in 2003 with closing prices ranging from $1,490,000 to $1,900,000. According to the Manatee County tax records, there was one resale last year of a three bedroom unit closing at $1,950,000. None have closed in 2007.

Currently there are two listed with Island brokers and both are three bedroom units with more than 2,000 square feet and direct Gulf views. One is listed at $1,875,000 and the other at $1,925,000.

L’Plage is certainly for discriminating buyers with the means to fulfill their dreams of beachfront living. In fact, L’Plage is French for beach, specifically a sandy beach, but in any language it’s what Anna Maria Island is all about.

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