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Luxury Waterfront Living at Bel Mare at Riviera Dunes


140 Riviera Dunes Way #402, Palmetto, FL 34221This gorgeous condo is located in Bel Mare at Riviera Dunes, a landmark address known for luxurious living. Situated on the North side of the Manatee River overlooking the eighty-eight acre Riviera Dunes Marina and Yacht Basin and located within minutes of shopping, restaurants, theatres and more. This secure and gated high rise offers amazing views and an array of amenities that go beyond “resort style.” This condominium has it all and then some with amenities that rival any posh private clubWithin the community center you’ll find a well equipped fitness facility, a lap pool, tennis courts and a golf pitch and putt practice courseBel Mare also features a pet park, a private beach area, walking trails, bocce ball/croquet courts, two additional swimming pools, spas and a volleyball court. Each fifteen story tower dedicates the entire second floor to amenities and private air controlled storage for residents. In each tower you can find a social gathering room complete with fireplace, TV area, wet bar and kitchen area. The billiards/card room also has its own wet bar. A theater room with wet bar and microwave (for the must have popcorn during your movie.) The business center/conference room is an expected find but the handyman workshop and hobby/crafting area is an unexpected pleasantry to enjoy. This condo even has guest suites for insanely inexpensive rates just for its residents so you can have guests stay with you but not directly in your personal living space. The outdoor deck is complete with BBQ grills and a shade providing pavilion allowing you to take your family BBQ’s to the next level. No doubt, living in Bel Mare is like a permanent vacation.  

The vast array of amenities prove how well thought out each aspect of this development is. The units are equally well planned and executed. This Levante floor plan provide a spacious home with two bedrooms, an added den, two full bathrooms and one half bath, two private garage spaces in the under building garage and an extravagant thirty-seven foot waterfront balcony. A semi private elevator delivers you to your front door with your private passcode.  

Once delivered to your private elevator foyer we enter the front door. The half bath/powder room is conveniently located just inside the front door, if we continue through the entry we are met with the Grand Salon. Soaring ten foot ceilings meet the fine detail of the crown molding. Full floor to ceiling sliding glass doors provide gorgeous views and brilliant light throughout this unit. Just off the entry to your right you’ll find the den which is currently being utilized as a great office space. This room features gorgeous warm wood floors, crown molding and French door access.  

Opposite to the den’s French doors is the second bedroom which is truly like a second master. En suite this bedroom offers glass sliders to the balcony, those warm wood floors, a walk-in closet and a full bath with a large walk-in shower. The vanity is of solid wood construction and topped with gorgeous granite. 

Back into the Grand Salon we continue to the open gourmet kitchen. Highlighted by a tray ceiling detail and recessed lighting. The center island offers high bar seating and a double sink and the dishwasher. Outfitted with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and solid wood cabinetry, this kitchen will make any home chef happy. The gas Cooktop is a feature most chefs will love. A large walk-in pantry and access to the inside laundry room can be found through the kitchen. A back door leads to the service hallway, making trash disposal a breeze via dual chutes. Designated chutes for recycling and of course for normal garbage. 

 The Levante floor plan is a split bedroom plan. The master bedroom is located on the far side of the Grand Salon. This true master is en suite and offers those wonderful warm wood floors, large glass sliders to the balcony, two walk-in closets, and a master bath featuring a large garden soaking tub, a separate walk-in shower, two separate solid wood construction vanities topped with granite counters and a private water closet. 

Your favorite space is sure to be the large thirty-seven foot balcony. It is centrally located with access from the Grand Salon and both bedrooms. While this home offers gorgeous views from most of its rooms, this is the place where you can experience the best of the breathtaking views. Facing the immense yacht basin but also offering views of the Manatee River and beyond, the balcony’s eastern exposure provides stunning sunrises. So very appropriate for the sunshine state. Schedule your tour today, and start living a truly luxurious lifestyle in Bel Mare where their motto is: Some call it paradise, the fortunate ones call it home!