An extraordinary site. The buildings on Vanderbilt Beach follow a fairly straight line perched to the west over the sand. Enter Vanderbilt Gulfside- 2 handsome high rises that conceal their secret from the street. Enter the grounds and discover the largest parcel of green space on Vanderbilt Beach with some 8 acres that culminate with two botanical arbors that serve as gateways to the beach shaped from the native sea grapes. Swaths of flowers, and palm trees guide your way down the paths to the Gulf. With so much land both towers were cast in a decidedly southwestern exposure (see photos).
Vanderbilt Beach’s two tallest high rises, Vanderbilt Gulfside I and II, built 1980-1981, rise 16 floors a piece with 71 units per building. Near identical interiors offer 15 floors of residential with 5 units typically per floor. Two exceptions being the first floor with 4 units a piece where the guest suite is devoted to in each building and the 16th floor PH (penthouse) level with 2 units per building.
The typical end units in both buildings, the 01 & 05 stacks, offer nearly 2000’ of living under air with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. The 3 interior 2 bedroom/ 2 bath units, the 02, 03, & 04 stacks, offer approx. 1500’- 1600’ square feet of living under air. The 16th floor PH (penthouse) level in each building with 2 units a piece offer nearly 3000’ square feet of living under air with breathtaking roof top terraces that rarely come to market. Generously sized covered catwalks lead to each unit.
Numerous improvements occurred since 2007 including all new carports, taller port cocheres to accommodate fire engines, a new fitness room and more. Amenities include one of the largest pools beach side pools, 2 tennis courts, BBQ station, 2 guest suites, 14 cabanas per building, community room, fitness room, extra storage, and bicycle storage.
Every unit is assigned one parking space either under the elevated tennis structures, in a carport or inside one of the 11 enclosed garages. No pets are allowed.
A gated enclave with an on-site Manager, Vanderbilt Gulfside I & II are located toward the northern end of Gulfshore Drive where walking the beach is made special with the award winning Delnor Wiggins Beach Park nearby where there is no development extending north to the inlet, Wiggins Pass, where the bay waters meet the Gulf.
The vistas are unspeakably beautiful here. There is something especially potent to behold the dance of the Gulf’s morning turquoise tones beyond Gulfside’s gorgeous green space. Like the best of land and sea.