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Three Siesta Key listings among HGTV's 'Ultimate House Hunt' competition

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The listing at 5131 Jungle Plum Road is an HGTV finalist in the Waterfront Homes category.
The listing at 5131 Jungle Plum Road is an HGTV finalist in the Waterfront Homes category.
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Three listed homes for sale on Siesta Key are among nearly 100 finalists in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2023. All three homes are offered for sale by Sarasota-based Michael Saunders & Co.

The Ultimate House Hunt is a monthlong online promotion held annually on, showcasing homes for sale across the country in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes With a History, Outdoor Escapes and Waterside Homes.

All nominees are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. Viewers can log into and vote for their favorite in each category through Aug. 3. The promotion generated more than 1.5 million votes last year.

Michael Saunders & Co.’s listings at 7340 Point of Rocks Road and 8324 Sanderling Road were selected by HGTV editors as finalists in the Beachfront Homes category. Its listing at 5131 Jungle Plum Road is a finalist in the Waterfront Homes category.

“We are delighted that three of our agents’ luxury listings on Siesta Key were among the properties from across the country selected as finalists in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt,” says Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Co in a statement. “We are also excited that people from across the country will have a chance to see these spectacular homes, which exemplify exceptional coastal living on the Gulf Coast.”

The remodeled home at 7340 Point of Rocks Road is perched 12 feet above the Gulf of Mexico at the southern end of Siesta Key. Surrounded by palms, 8324 Sanderling Road boasts private beachfront living with view of the Gulf of Mexico. The bayfront estate at 5131 Jungle Plum Road showcases updates, tropical landscaping and water views from nearly every room.

Before voting for their favorite properties, viewers can tour the more than 95 finalists by viewing photo galleries on A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing earning the most votes.

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