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Just Sold – 413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL

We have SOLD this home and we are ready to sell yours next.

If you are thinking of selling and/or buying give us a call and we will see if we can be of help to you.

What Has a State Park in Your Backyard and is a Short Drive to the Beach?

Savor this private and peaceful setting with the 1400 acre Oscar Scherer State Park as your rear neighbor.413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275 back yard

Discover this updated home in popular Sorrento East, a very friendly neighborhood.  This home offers 6 rooms, with a sensible split plan.
The foyer leads to a formal living room and dining room, however you may use the rooms however it suits you.

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_dining_room

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_living_room

The kitchen has just been updated with new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, stunning back-splash, new sink and faucet. The kitchen has a bright breakfast nook and is open to the family room.413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_kitchen

The kitchen/family room and living room all spill over onto the spacious lanai –  and provide ideal places to entertain family and friends.

The master bath has new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, linen storage, new tub, tile, plumbing fixtures and Travertine floor.

Master bedroom at 413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

The main bath has a new shower stall with tile up to the ceiling, new fixtures and new shower door.

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275 bedroom 2

Surround yourself with nature on the screened lanai or paver patio and enjoy the fenced yard teeming with butterflies and birds.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275If you like to walk early in the morning you will see awe-inspiring sunrises and likely meet your neighbors out walking with their dogs.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

Then be sure to head over to the beach for stunning sunsets – just 5 miles away.
Sunset Nokomis Beach Nokomis FL

Nokomis is conveniently located between Sarasota and Venice.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275
Offered at $267,000. Call us for a private showing – 941-321-3916

Bringing Families Together is Our Joy

Nokomis FL real estate. Waterfront home recently sold by Beverly Bowen and John Schnackenberg

Want to hear a wonderful story? This story starts with a family in the cold northeast – Pennsylvania specifically.

A couple of years ago a young couple contacted us about one of our listings and we met them and showed it to them. The wife had been an “Apache” helicopter pilot in Desert Storm and we so appreciated her service to our country. That initial house was not right for them however we continued to work with them showing more houses, writing a few offers and eventually finding them the right house, complete with a pool. Soon after they had a baby and then the fun starts.

The wife’s father came for a visit and of course, loved it here. “Paradise” he calls it and we agree. Serendipity – we had listed a house within walking distance of his daughter and new grandbaby. We helped him buy it last year and he is loving it.

The next chapter is when his other daughter and her husband decided they love it here too. They have a little daughter the same age as the other grand-daughter. Their dream was to give up the big house in the cold Pennsylvania weather and have a house here on the water, with a pool, near the beach. So we helped make that happen just recently and now all 3 families live quite close to each other.

Pool at Waterfront home in Nokomis FL

The grandparents now get to enjoy the 2 toddler girl cousins playing together and growing up together.

They have all been such a joy to be with and to work with – we would love to clone them.

Our work helping families is very rewarding. This story really has no end.

Our relationships continue to flow and to grow.

So who is next – whom do you know that does not want to spend another cold winter up north? Or what other families can we bring together?

Give us a call or message us so we can see if we can help. 941-321-3916

June 18, 2017

What’s With All the Wooden Stakes on the Beach in Florida?

Sea Turtle Nest on Beach in South Florida

This post is written by our dear friend Carol Jacobus. Thank you Carol for enlightening all of us and for the work you do to preserve our sea turtles.

Have you ever wondered while walking on our beautiful beaches what all the stakes and neon colored ribbon was all about?  It’s to mark and  identify sea turtle nests that are here in record numbers this year.

I started training this spring to be permitted to do my part in protecting this fascinating, ancient creature who has laid eggs on our beaches for eons.  We hit the beach at 6:15 each morning and start looking for  their distinctive tracks or crawl marks. She can weigh over 300 pounds so the marks are easy to spot. Following the crawl marks up the beach will hopefully lead us to her nest.  For many reasons there are “false crawls” where she turns around and goes back out to the water.

We do our best to pinpoint the location of her egg chamber and stake it off.  45-60 days later the hatchlings break through their shells and make their way to the surface.  This can take a few days as they wait for all the hatchlings to leave together.  They look for the moonlight or starlight on the water’s surface and scramble to the Gulf to swim away.

This is where turning out or shielding all lights along the beach is important as they can become disoriented and walk away from the water, falling prey to many predators or ending up on the road or drowning in a pool.  This is also when it’s important for all toys and furniture to be removed from the beach so they have clear access to the water.

Recently I watched a female loggerhead come to shore to lay her eggs.  It takes a little over an hour for her to pull her enormous body up the beach, lay her eggs and return to the water.  She digs a perfect hole about 2 feet deep, slowly and methodically switching back and forth between her 2 back flippers, resting between sets.  She lays about 100 eggs that look like ping pong balls then covers them back up, patting down the sand.  When finished, she throws sand over the entire area with her front flippers to possibly disguise the nest. She slowly pulls her way back to the Gulf. I’ve been told she repeats this process 3-4 times during the season and is so exhausted she won’t lay eggs again for 3 years!

Baby Sea Turtles Venice Florida

There are thousands and thousands of hatchlings this season but with the odds of only 1 in 1000 surviving to adulthood and adulthood being 25 years old (that’s before she can reproduce!) you can see why they are endangered.

Florida is the #1 place for sea turtle nests in North America!  We can all do our part to help with the survival of our sea turtles by keeping our beaches clean, turning out beachfront lights during nesting season and leaving the beach exactly as you found it.

This week I ran across my first nest with hatchlings struggling to get to the surface.  It was 11 in the morning so the bright sun was disorienting to them and the heat of the day was dangerous for dehydration. My fellow turtle patrol people and I put them in a bucket and took them to the water where we watched them run to the waves and swim off to the complete unknown. Completely overwhelmed with emotion, I thought about them all night long, wondering if they survived.  Wondering if my small part will have anything to do with the 1 in 1000 that will survive.  I do hope so!

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL Updated Nokomis Home for Sale

What Has a State Park in Your Backyard and is a Short Drive to the Beach?

Savor this private and peaceful setting with the 1400 acre Oscar Scherer State Park as your rear neighbor.413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275 back yard

Discover this updated home in popular Sorrento East, a very friendly neighborhood.  This home offers 6 rooms, with a sensible split plan.
The foyer leads to a formal living room and dining room, however you may use the rooms however it suits you.

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_dining_room

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_living_room

The kitchen has just been updated with new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, stunning back-splash, new sink and faucet. The kitchen has a bright breakfast nook and is open to the family room.413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_kitchen

The kitchen/family room and living room all spill over onto the spacious lanai –  and provide ideal places to entertain family and friends.

The master bath has new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, linen storage, new tub, tile, plumbing fixtures and Travertine floor.

Master bedroom at 413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

The main bath has a new shower stall with tile up to the ceiling, new fixtures and new shower door.

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275 bedroom 2

Surround yourself with nature on the screened lanai or paver patio and enjoy the fenced yard teeming with butterflies and birds.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275If you like to walk early in the morning you will see awe-inspiring sunrises and likely meet your neighbors out walking with their dogs.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

Then be sure to head over to the beach for stunning sunsets – just 5 miles away.
Sunset Nokomis Beach Nokomis FL

Nokomis is conveniently located between Sarasota and Venice.
413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275
Offered at $267,000. Call us for a private showing – 941-321-3916

Coming Soon! 413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

What Has a State Park in Your Backyard and is a Short Drive to the Beach?

Discover this updated home in popular Sorrento East.

This home offers 6 rooms, with a sensible split plan.

Savor this private and peaceful setting with the 1400 acre Oscar Scherer State Park as your rear neighbor.

The kitchen has just been updated with new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, stunning back-splash, new sink and faucet.

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_kitchen

The kitchen has a bright breakfast nook overlooking the yard which is open to the family room.

413 Rubens Dr_Nokomis_FL_34275_family_room

They both spill over onto the lanai - and provide ideal places to entertain family and friends.

The split plan provides for a private, master bedroom

Master bedroom at 413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

The master bath has new maple cabinets, Hawaii granite counters, linen storage, new tub, tile, and Travertine floor.

The second bedroom has it's own bath

Bedroom 2
Guest Bath

Surround yourself with nature on the screened lanai or paver patio and enjoy the fenced yard teeming with butterflies and birds.

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

If you like to walk early in the morning you will see awe-inspiring sunrises and likely meet your neighbors out walking with their dogs.

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

Then be sure to head over to the beach for stunning sunsets and the drum circle - Nokomis Beach is just 5 miles away. 

Sunset Nokomis Beach Nokomis FL

Nokomis is conveniently located between Sarasota and Venice.

Kayaks at Jetty at Nokomis Florida

This home will be offered at $272,000

413 Rubens Dr Nokomis FL 34275

 

 

 

 

Find the Best Nokomis Homes for Sale

We just love the convenient location of Nokomis FL. Nokomis is a charming town with a small town flavor graced by a beautiful beach – right on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico.

Nokomis is situated between the cities of Venice Florida and Sarasota Florida and our visitors and residents are able to enjoy the benefits of both locales. Each city has it’s own flavor, and both have beaches, cultural activities, restaurants, shopping, golf, water sports, and year round farmers markets. There is no shortage of things to do.

Nokomis has easy access to the Interstate – I-75 directly off Laurel Road.

The Nokomis lifestyle often revolves around our wonderful beaches, area golf courses and fabulous restaurants.

Nokomis Beach is a public beach on Casey Key that is usually not as crowded as the beaches to the north on Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys.

Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach

 

You will find Nokomis beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, rest rooms and picnic tables. Don’t miss out on our drum circles held in the evenings on Wednesdays and Saturdays to celebrate our unforgettable sunsets.

Water activities include swimming, fishing, boating, shelling, beach combing, hunting for shark’s teeth, snorkeling and sailing. There are parks with boat launches at the North Jetty and at Blackburn Point.

The popular Legacy Bike Trail runs through Nokomis and we are proud to have such wonderful neighbor organizations as In Stride Therapy and Venice Challenger Baseball.

Nokomis homes for sale will offer you a wide variety of homes to choose from. We have waterfront neighborhoods on the bay and the creeks, we have new gated communities, golf course communities and older neighborhoods with larger lots and mature trees. Let us help you find the perfect place for you.