Private & Serene with mature oaks, mango trees & lush foliage ensconce this "Hidden Forest Gem" of a property that has been beautifully updated situated on a quiet acre with a secure backyard to enjoy your evening dips in the pool. This stunning 3 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home boasts dark rich hardwood floors throughout & tall cathedral ceilings that create such drama & light with many French doors opening up onto your burgeoning landscaped backyard, patio & pool. The open floor plan allows everyone to enjoy the gourmet kitchen with Bosch appliances, gorgeous custom cabinetry, a large island with a hammered copper sink that segues into the breakfast bar with stools. The polished granite countertops throughout this home are accented with tile backsplashes & beautiful custom pendant lighting, The stone fireplace & hearth in the adjacent family room add relaxation while enjoying a movie. The generous owners suite has a private patio, 2 closets, an inviting soaking tub with an aquarium shower for two, custom cabinetry & dual sinks with a linen cabinet tower. Both guest suites share a Jack & Jill bath with ample large closets, custom shelving & French doors throughout allow natural light & easy access to the lovely backyard. The bonus room has great potential beyond it's present use being, it boasts a full en-suite bathroom that is easy access for all those swimmers that are enjoying the pool, but it could be converted to an office, hobby room or a bunk room for your overflow company ! Additional upgrades include a NEW roof and HVAC in 2017. This property is not located in a deed restricted community, so bring your R/V, boat or work truck. This secluded and convenient location is a short distance to Jessica's Organic Farmstand (local favorite), minutes from UTC Mall, Whole Foods, I-75, Detwiler's Farm Market, the arts and culture of Downtown Sarasota, an abundance of shopping and dining, and award-winning Gulf Coast beaches just a short drive away .... This secret lil' beauty will not last long !