This South Gate charmer checks off all the right boxes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, over 1800sf, a wood-burning fireplace, a Florida room, and a screened patio with a plunge pool--all in the most desirable and central location in Sarasota. The original owners have lovingly maintained this home and recently made all the right updates: 2018 A/C, 2017 roof, 2018 pool/spa pump, newer water heater, impact windows, updated flooring, attic insulation, and security system. The kitchen and bathrooms retain the charm unique to the 1960's mid-century mod that this incredible neighborhood is famous for and are in pristine condition for those that appreciate well-crafted retro design. This split floorplan features a large amount of storage, and 2 of the bedrooms have incredible walk-in closets. And did I mention the plunge pool/party spa? There's enough room for 9 friends! The yard harkens back to this neighborhood's origins as a citrus grove, with mature landscaping including a loquat tree, in an area that features a variety of floorplans and looks--it's anything but cookie cutter. This home is only 10 minutes to Siesta Key Beach, and only 5 minutes to the shops at Siesta Row and Westfield Siesta Key, including Macy's, Cinebistro, Lucky's, Trader Joe's, and Publix.