Manatee Resort was built in 1998 with luxury in mind. A striking 5 story mid-rise with 19 units total. The longest building on the bay with very generous interiors. Public Records have the floor plans from 2,082’ sq. ft. to 2650’ square feet under air although numerous professionally measured floor plans net many more square feet than recorded (you are always encouraged to verify).
There are four floors of residential over the generous lobby and under building parking. The first 3 floors of residential hold 5 units per floor. The 5th floor penthouse level is comprised of 4 units. These beautiful floor plans live east to west with three banks of privately keyed elevators that open directly into the units.
All offer 3 bedrooms, 3 en suite baths plus a den and powder room. Nine foot ceiling heights rise to ten feet on the penthouse level. Residents enjoy bountiful bay vistas from their rear lanais that span the length of each unit as well as peek-a-boo views to the Gulf off of many a guest room (depending on the height of the unit). Generous open terraces flank the west end of each unit where many residents create additional outdoor sitting areas. Sunrise to sunset, Manatee’s exceptional floor plans feel more like luxurious waterfront homes.
Manatee offers one of the most beautiful backyards on the bay that spans the length of the building. A tremendous 60’ ft by 20’ ft pool, spa, two traditional Chickee Huts (an open sided wooden hut that has a thatched roof of palm or palmetto), 2 adjacent barbecue areas, and a floating boat dock that boasts 16 slips with lifts allowed. The Chickee Hut at the south end of Manatee is equipped with a wrap around bar, small sink, refrigerator, microwave, & large TV. In addition, Manatee boasts 9 cabanas, extra storage, and under building parking with extra guest spaces both under building and outside. A wonderful long time Manager is on site each week day morning.
Like many of the boater’s havens in the Vanderbilt area, Manatee’s boat slips are subject to a Submerged Sovereignty Land Lease with the State (SSLL) as well as a 6% sales tax upon transfer.
Summer of 2016 Manatee’s lobby was wholly refurbished to echo a serene coastal motif. A stunning transformation of the largest bay front lobby in all of Vanderbilt.
Bay front aficionado’s decree their preference for the bay where life on the water remains vibrant through the night. Beach access is just across the street via a sweet beach path that leads to a very beautiful stretch of sand and sea. Sited at the south end of Gulf Shore Drive within walking distance to Vanderbilt’s fine eateries, convenience store and more. The “Uptown” excitement which is the Vanderbilt area begins a scant mile and a half away- from movie theaters, dancing, tennis, fitness, shopping and more.