Sandcastles: Spotlight on The Pointe at Midnight Pass – A personal note from Phillip Mongeau, a resident of The Pointe at Midnight Pass

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What’s hiding at the south end of Siesta Key?

At the southernmost tip of Siesta Key, past the flashing road signs announcing no outlet or turn-around, a simple gate leads to a hidden gem: The Pointe on Siesta Key. This condo complex consists of two 10-story buildings on five acres of perfectly groomed property on a peninsula with water on three sides.

Overlooking the Neville Marine Park on Little Sarasota Bay and Blind Pass, this magical enclosure is home to some amazing wildlife: some of the most beautiful birds in Florida, mullet leaping without warning, and dolphins playing with abandon. Thanks to the Pointe’s state of the art kayak racks, residents can join the constant flow of aquatic life without having to paddle out of sight of their homes. Within minutes, kayakers can explore hidden coves in the par, or take a picnic to the isolated beach at Midnight Pass where sandpipers rush back and forth with the receding waves as the sunset spreads its golden glow on the sparkling water.

For less athletic souls, a small island attached to the property beckons with welcoming benches and a gazebo equipped with a barbecue grill and tables. You might be visited by manatees or dolphins while you dine or be serenaded by osprey chicks from a nearby nest. There is also a clubhouse at the opposite end of the property, equipped with a deck with barbecue equipment, tables and heat lamps. The clubhouse, with a full kitchen, is also available for hosting private events. The Pointe’s regular social functions are for all residents.

A new seawall surrounding the property features a rambling sidewalk that allows for leisurely strolls about the property. Private docks (available on the eastern side), can accommodate boats up to 25’ and complete the Pointe’s aquatic surroundings. There is also a lighted tennis court, pickleball courts, and a pool with a hot tub. Each building has a gym for keeping in shape, a game room, and restrooms with showers and saunas.

Three-month minimums on rentals ensure that you’re not living next door to a weekly rental unit. Your neighbors become friends in this very social environment. Watch for units that may become available for an active life in a beautiful setting.

From Realtor® partners Sheri and Bob Ruiz of Key Solutions – Facts and stats on The Pointe at Midnight Pass:

LOCATION – From Sarasota’s mainland, drive across Stickney Point Bridge and turn south (left) to the more tranquil, less traveled end of Siesta Key.  Tree canopied bike and walking paths meander alongside the length of Midnight Pass Road.

VIEWS – Situated at the southernmost end of Siesta Key, residents enjoy panoramic water views in three directions.  Watch the sun rise over tranquil Neville Preserve on Little Sarasota Bay to the east; look south to the serenity of Casey Key and beyond; and enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico to the west.  Nature lovers revel in the diversity of wildlife seen from the property. 

CONVENIENCE – A short walk to beautiful Turtle Beach and three restaurants ranging from a casual, seaside pub to the finest haute cuisine.  Known the world over for its fine crystalline sand, #1 ranked Siesta Beach and the fun, eclectic Siesta Village are just a few minutes’ drive.

SPECIFICS – The Pointe at Midnight Pass is a gated enclave of 122 units, impeccably maintained in a beautifully landscaped five-acre setting. Boat docks as well as kayak and canoe racks and launch are readily available. No bridges to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy great fishing right off the docks. Each unit comes with its own assigned covered parking space and visitor parking is plentiful. Resort-style amenities include newly renovated clubhouse with complete kitchen, heated pool with hot tub, lighted tennis court, men’s and women’s saunas, fitness facilities, and private island with gazebo and grills – perfect for entertaining. The Pointe at Midnight Pass is an exceptionally well-maintained property with substantial reserves. Spacious two bedroom/two bath units and one bedroom/one bath units each boast a large lanai for outdoor living and abundant storage.

A NOTE FROM REALTOR® BOB RUIZ – One of the best values on Siesta Key, here are two units that my partner and I had available at The Pointe at Midnight Pass as of press time; please feel free to call for status updates or with any questions. Many additional photos of these two units (and others) are available online at

LISTING #1 $789,000
Unit #901 of The Pointe at Midnight Pass – 9397 MIDNIGHT PASS RD – SARASOTA, Florida 34242-2949
Beds: This is the only THREE BEDROOM unit
Baths: 2
Year Built: 1975
Heated Sq. Ft: 1,630
Pool: Community
Garage: Yes, Attached, 2 Spaces
Water Access: Bay/Harbor, Gulf/Ocean to Bay, Intracoastal Waterway
Water Frontage: Bay/Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway
Water extras: Bridges – No fixed bridges, dock – composite, dock –
Slip 1st come, Dock w/electric, Dock w/water supply, Fishing pier, Seawall – concrete
Pool: Community

LISTING #2 $539,000

Unit #906 of The Pointe at Midnight Pass – 9397 MIDNIGHT PASS RD SARASOTA, Florida 34242-2949
Beds: 2 Baths: 2
Year Built: 1975
Heated Sq. Ft: 1,029
Garage/Parking Features: Assigned Parking, Guest Parking, Portico
Carport: Yes, 1 Space
Water Access: Bay/Harbor, Intracoastal Waterway
Water Frontage: Bay/Harbor
Water name(s): Little Sarasota Bay
Water extras: Bridges – No fixed bridges, dock – Slip 1st come, Dock w/water supply, Fishing pier, Seawall – concrete
Pool: Community

For additional listings at The Pointe at Midnight Pass and other Siesta Key locations, please go to  or feel free to contact us: BOB & SHERI RUIZ, REALTORS® Key Solutions Real Estate
941-544-3299 – Bob
941-400-4186 – Sheri

Referrals are sincerely appreciated. If you know of someone considering buying or selling A home in Sarasota, please pass along my name and contact information. Thank you.

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