Gator Creek is an outstanding community of private acreage lots, yet close to all the amenities you need on a daily basis. Treed front yards line the streets and offer an oasis in the summer heat. Horses are allowed, with riding trails available. This is a neighborhood that caters to owners' privacy, a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees & separation between houses. Gated at night for added privacy. This house is one-story with a broad, pillared front porch, perfect for sipping your morning coffee as the birds arrive in the pasture, or for an afternoon wind-down beverage. The foyer leads first to an office/library that feels secluded, yet handy to all the activities going on in the living room. The traditional fireplace is welcome on chilly evenings. To the right is the separate dining room, with access to the kitchen as well as through French doors to the wood deck. To the left are 4 bedrooms, large game room, and laundry. There is a large Florida rm/hobby rm accessible to the family room game rm. The flexibility of the spaces offered by the French doors means that you can make this house fit your needs! There's lots of storage space and an attached side-load 2 car garage. Roof is 2 years old. Most appliances and water system are 3 years old. The wood deck leads to the big acreage back yard and down to the lake that is really large enough to canoe or kayak and fish in -- not just a puddle pond. This pet-friendly neighborhood has easy access to Publix and other shops, several parks, Drs. Hospital, Home Depot, restaurants, and I-75. Less than 30 minutes to Siesta Key or downtown.