Rarely available gulf-side estate, Villa de Napoli ($8,900,000) was masterfully designed by architect George Merlin with every possible feature appealing to family living. This gulf-to-bay residence is replete with elegant finishes and was built in 2003 on concrete-driven pilings. Upon entering the foyer, the sight lines draw you into the formal great room with an exquisite coffered ceiling, fireplace, and out to the large terrace, pool and “wow” views of the Gulf of Mexico and gulf-side pool. The amenities include five generous en-suite bedrooms; marble floors and counters in all baths; one is organized as an au pair suite with separate living area and separate entrance; four balconies facing the Gulf and one situated off the dining room over the porte cochere; there is an outdoor kitchen off the family room with ample seating area. The master suite feels as if you are entering a spa with its generous bath and exquisite marble columns flanking the Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen features Yoder custom cabinetry; “blue eyes” granite on the countertops and in the wrap-around butler’s pantry; two laundry rooms; a generator; 4-vehicle garage, dock with lift; an elevator that even goes to the attic. Casey Key is an 8-mile island with fewer than 400 single family homes; with no traffic lights, and no high rise condominiums. Located within minutes of the historic walking town of Venice, with its own airport; The Oaks Country Club is just 10 minutes away, and you are 15 miles south of the cultural mecca of downtown Sarasota.