Welcome to this 4-bedroom plus den with loft, 4-1/2-bath Bayou home in Bay Isles, backing onto Cranes Bayou, with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. As you enter this bright, spacious, split floor plan, you will immediately notice the soaring 16-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling family room window, loads of natural light and neutral colors that welcome you into the next room. The kitchen boasts space, functionality, updated appliances and granite countertops. In addition to the inviting sit-down breakfast bar, the family room has a wood-burning fireplace and soaring ceilings. The convenient master bedroom is located on the main floor with 3 walk-in closets, loads of natural light, updated bathroom with easy access to the office/den. The laundry room just off the kitchen includes a “dumbwaiter” that brings your groceries from your 3-car garage. Upgrades include ceramic plank flooring on the main level, updated trim, baseboards and doors throughout. All windows are high impact, except windows facing the western exposed backyard, as they are equipped with hurricane shutters. If you’re looking to invite family and friends, this is the place to be. From the 4 bedrooms to the den and the additional loft area, everyone will find their private spaces. All bedrooms have direct access to their own bathroom. Outside offers a screened-in spa and lanai overlooking the water. A forty-foot-long pool is perfect for swimming laps or soaking in the sun as you watch the array of wildlife idle by. Explore the waterways from the convenience of your own private dock, venturing out to nearby Sarasota Bay or for waterside dining. Bay Isles offers a private beach club included in your annual fees. Just around the corner from Publix, CVS, tennis, banks, places of worship, library, St. Armands, Sarasota and all that it offers.