Maybe you are having lunch as you read this description. Probably dessert too. I mean, who doesn't like a good cannoli every now and then--I hear you. Well, you can always eat, but you only have one opportunity to buy this freshly painted and updated residence in River Strand! If you want to live in a manicured resort style community with a vibrant social calendar--and without the added expense of a golf membership--this is it! Seriously. It's awesome...and all at a price point BELOW 300K! With the burgeoning Heritage Harbour Marketplace in front of the community, you can SKIP THE TRAFFIC and have access to shopping right at your front doorstep. Some condo locations in River Strand are just BETTER. Let me shoot you straight. Every great condo starts with an outstanding view, we all know that....but this one takes the cake, with whipped cream, and a cherry on top (maybe some peanuts too, unless you have a peanut allergy, but I digress). This gorgeous condo has a broad sweeping view of a TWO BEAUTIFUL LAKES. The golf course in the backdrop adds some depth at varying elevations and offers alluring areas of interest, including greenery that shimmers on a sunny day. Of course, the cascading preserves for this NO ROOFTOP REAR VIEW is the final brush stroke to this scintillating tapestry of color. There is even a cozy patch of greenery in the back--grab some Adirondack chairs with a cold drink, hang out with Fido, and take in the magnificence of this view all at once--pretty awesome. The great room is the perfect place to strike up a conversation, cozy up on the couch, or kick back and read a book. The large kitchen has plenty of cabinets, granite counters, S/S appliances, and a breakfast nook. Crown molding and tile on the diagonal extend through the main areas too, and the bedrooms have NEW laminate floors--who needs carpet, anyway? A split bedroom plan for maximum privacy, the owner’s retreat is roomy and has two walk-in closets, an en-suite bath, and a front row seat to that magnificent view. There is even a storage closet for golf clubs, beach gear, and bicycles! Want more? This condo residence is located right near a COMMUNITY POOL! It's like having your own personal pool without the hassle of maintenance! Restaurants and shopping are at your fingertips and I-75 is a quick commute to downtown Lakewood Ranch, a bustling Bradenton main street, the beaches, and Sarasota. Located within the gates of River Strand Golf & Country Club, living in EASY, SECURE, & CONVENIENT. This condo comes with a Social Membership to the Country Club, w/ access to 8 HAR-TRU lighted tennis courts and on-site tennis pro. There are TWO clubhouses, two resort style pools, and 2 fitness centers too!. Slip away to paradise...its waiting for you!