If you're reading this, you have probably been waiting for another home to come up for sale in DeSoto Acres. If your new to the area, let me explain. DeSoto Acres is a one of a kind area that is located right near everything between I-75 and US 41. Just a few miles from Sarasota Int'l airport, the new UTC mall, shopping, dining, beaches/boating and more. But this (in town) community has room to roam, allows for horses, and with most all lots when developed in here, were platted at approx. 2.25 acres. This is where families grow, make memories, have pets, build workshops and garages out back, and keep a nice neighborhood. Country style living without being miles away from town and secluded from civilization. Neighbors close enough to engage with, or space enough to have some privacy. They have a meeting once a year, a community cleanup once a year and a community garage sale once a year. HOA dues are optional and are only $35.00 annually. Many of the homes here were built many decades ago, as was this one in 1986. But it's not all about the home, it's about getting a chance to land your forever property which are so seldom available in DeSoto Acres. You can order new tile, cabinets, appliances and paint for any house, but you can't say, "Excuse me Sir, I'll take a couple acres for a detached workshop, some huge oaks and a few mature 20 ft. fruit trees to add to my cottage". Can't happen! You have to be fortunate enough to be able to land one of these opportunities when they appear. So, to go back to this property, it is beautiful! Approx. 2.25 acres with amazing oak trees, shade trees, Mango trees, palm trees, but yet not a high maintience property. Built in 1986, this 3/3/3 home is right at 3,000 sq. ft., 2,977 to be exact. All the rooms are very large, and the garage approx. 31x25. The kitchen/dinette is just big, big, big, and has sliders on two walls leading out to the spacious screened lanai. Sliders from the master, 3rd bed, patio bath and living room all access the rear patio lanai. The family room with fireplace, along with the living room is about 35 ft. long and 18 ft wide which will allow for almost any gathering. With a split plan design, the master is on the east with kitchen, laundry and garage, and the other beds and baths are on the west side of the home. Equipped with central vac system, and complete with attachments. This home had a whirlpool spa but never had a inground pool even though it may appear that way, and certainly has room for one. Inside the newly screened lanai, it has a 40x16 garden area. Choose whatever you would like to plant in there and never have to chase little furry friends off your salad starts!. A great place for tomatoes/veggies or a flower garden, you decide! This is a great home, completely funtional. Buy today, move in tomorrow type. Well cared for and maintained since new by the original owners. Don't get tunnel vision, strictly focused on thinking you have to update everything right away, as this house can be lived in right now. Pick a few priorities and leave other things for later, (a little at a time) otherwise you will talk yourself right out of a forever home opportunity! Make a plan to come see for yourself how comfortable the future can be. You may not get another chance. Realtors, please read Realtor remarks.