Embraced by nature on over 8.4 beautiful acres, a custom Mark Cahill three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2,530 square foot home with a two-car garage, barn with power and water all set on 8-plus idyllic acres completely secluded from neighbors but centrally located. Enjoy no deed restrictions so bring your horses, cows and/or animals. Close proximity to Ellenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and St. Petersburg/Tampa. Platted as two parcels with frontage on Mendoza Road and 33rd Street E, the possibilities for this unique property are endless. The first parcel comprised of 6.4 acres, the south 3-plus acres with home, pond, fountain and barn provides an ideal setting to raise children, animals and entertain family and friends with Friday night bonfires. Welcome guests from the expansive 50-foot-wide front porch. Inside the home, you'll find a great room with 20-foot ceilings and fireplace, expansive kitchen with large pantry, new refrigerator, microwave, stainless steel sink, Corian countertops and lots of cupboard/storage space in the maple cabinets. Nook for the kitchen table overlooks the backyard. Generous owner's suite with French doors that open to the back porch and a large master bath featuring dual sinks, a Jacuzzi tub and a large walk-in shower. Take in views of this plant lover's dream from the huge back porch overlooking hundreds of bromeliads, ferns, orchids, palm trees, oaks and numerous other plants. The north half of the first parcel is another 3-plus acres of pasture adjacent to Mendoza Road with 225 feet of road frontage and a separate entrance gate. Affords fantastic exposure in an up-and-coming area. The second parcel is a 2-acre wooded section on the southeast side that affords privacy and is ideal for building a guest house, separate garage, storage and/or living for adult children. Your paradise awaits. Come and view this special property today.