Authentic natural Florida at it's finest in this unique waterfront property in Cortez, one of the Gulf Coast's last historic fishing villages and a National Registry of Historic Places community. Enjoy the laid-back "Coastal Lifestyle" in this spacious, well-constructed and updated home, now configured with two bedrooms and two baths, a wonderful open and flexible floorplan and a Florida Room surrounded with windows to showcase the natural beauty and provide a front-row seat for bird watching. Situated on the mainland side of the Intracoastal waterway, on a wide sheltered deep-water canal, it would be hard to find a more perfect spot for the boater or fishing enthusiast. The backyard Boathouse features two separate covered slips and there is additional open dockage, suitable for Sailboats, with no bridges to Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico. For beach lovers, the home is literally just over the bridge to the Gulf Beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key and all the fun dining, shopping and recreational opportunities you can imagine. Then it's home again to the tranquil, quiet and undisturbed beauty of this tucked-away gem. Impeccably maintained, the property has been updated with an Elevator, impact windows, new AC last year and a gorgeous kitchen that leads out to large open deck perfect for entertaining. Downstairs are two lanai areas and an over-sized 4-car garage.