Looking for affordable maintenance-free, country-club style living close to downtown Sarasota? This beautifully maintained villa in the desirable gated Avalon community in Palm Aire Country Club may be it! Its floor plan (popular Congressional model) features 2 bedrooms plus a DEN, 2 full baths, and a 2 car garage with built-in storage. The extended screened lanai wraps around the master bedroom and has a cut broken stone pattern created in 2017. The spacious kitchen has a welcoming center island / breakfast bar, closet pantry, wood cabinets and natural gas is available! The stainless steel dishwasher is brand new. The range and microwave are relatively new (2013). HVAC was new in Dec. 2015. The tile roof was totally refurbished in July 2018 and is "like new". Tile floors throughout with carpet in the bedrooms, plantation shutters in the master, a roman shower in the master bath and a security system. Reasonable HOA fees include lawn care, heated community pool, basic cable, gate & road maintenance, building repainting every 7 years, and roof pressure washing every 3 years. Do you play golf? Avalon enjoys a back golf cart gate to the OPTIONAL private Palm Aire Country Club offering two 18-hole golf courses, 8 Har-Tru lighted tennis courts, Olympic swimming pool, pickleball, social & fitness memberships. Located west of I-75, Avalon is just a short drive to UTC Mall, Sarasota Bradenton Airport, downtown Sarasota, lots of shopping, theater, entertainment & dining, and, of course, our famous beaches.