This is a dream getaway for boaters and beach-lovers. This elevated canal-front home will sweep you away to paradise with its breathtaking views and relaxed coastal decor. It is also just 5 minutes from the beach.
We fell in love with this property because, while being a beautiful waterfront home with incredible views, it's also centrally located to take advantage of the great beaches, restaurants, activities and shopping that Florida has to offer.
The Outdoor Space:
Located on a wide canal, this coastal getaway features three levels of beautiful outdoor living space. On the ground level you'll find the pool, complete with comfortable seating and lounging options. There is also a table and grill for poolside barbecues. Next to the pool there is a big dock, perfect for fishing and launching kayaks, as well as a boat lift. The canal leads out to Palma Sola Bay, which is a nice open space for water sports. From there you can continue out to the gulf or pull in to one of the many beach or restaurant docks.
The next level up features a big deck that flows right into the living room and kitchen, making it the ideal place to enjoy meals outside, overlooking the canal and pool. You can then follow the spiral staircase up one more level to the rooftop deck, where you can sip wine and enjoy an incredible view all the way out to the bay. As a side note, it's not uncommon to see dolphins jumping or manatees poking their heads out of the water right in the canal.
Throughout the house you'll feel the relaxed, coastal ambiance. The open floor plan gives it very spacious feel, while making it seem like everyone is together. There are 2700 square feet of indoor living space, not counting the garage area on the ground floor. The living room features plenty of comfortable seating and a large 65 inch TV. The kitchen has a large farmhouse-style table that comfortably seats 8 people and overlooks the canal.
The master bedroom feels like something out of a resort with its comfy, canopied, king-sized bed. It also features a large closet with plenty of room for storage and a roomy master bathroom, with a large walk-in shower and two separate shower heads. The other two bedrooms feature fun coastal themes, queen-sized beds and large walk-in closets.
Above the living room you'll find the loft. The loft was designed to be a fun room for kids, but has plenty of space and comfort for adults. The large bunk bed has two full-sized beds. The futon is queen-sized and can be moved to any position from upright seat, to recliner, to lie-flat bed. There is also a table, which is a fun place to play one of the many board games in the wicker basket by the bunk bed.
-High-speed wireless internet that reaches throughout the house and pool area. This house is equipped the highest speed available for our area at the time of purchase (100 Mbps). Video streaming runs smoothly.
-Connected to the living room there is a laundry room with a large washer and dryer
-There is a second bathroom next to the laundry room that has a bathtub and shower
-The first floor consists of a very large garage with space for four vehicles inside and room for at least 4 more in the driveway
-The Entertainment center features a 65 inch Smart TV with a multitude of cable channels included as well as a Netflix subscription. There is also a Blue-Ray player that is capable of playing either Blue-Ray movies or DVDs, and an Apple TV. If you'd like to rent movies there are many options that can be purchased on the Apple TV.
-The kitchen is stocked with many cooking materials and spices for your cooking needs. There are many appliances including: programmable coffee-maker, toaster, toaster oven, large Foreman grill, large electric griddle, blender, food processor. There are also many pots, pans and utensils. Please don't hesitate to ask us about your specific needs.
-The pool is not heated. We have 5 life jackets (2 adult, 2 child and 1 baby)
-We have some items for guests with babies: crib, stroller, booster seat, 2 fences for stairs, outlet plugs, baby bath tub
-There are two tandem kayaks that can be used. If you really enjoy kayaking and want to take them out to great kayaking spots like Robinson Preserve, I recommend bringing a truck or renting one during your stay, as the kayaks are pretty big.
Check-in is after 5pm
Check-out is before noon
-If you'd like an early check-in or late check-out, and it is available, there is a $25 fee. Sometimes we can't offer it because of other bookings and our cleaning schedule.
We will send you an email with house information and entry instructions about 1 week before your arrival.
The whole house will be open to guests, with the exception of a storage room in the garage and one closet in the master bedroom, that will be used for owner's storage.
Please exercise extreme caution around the pool, canal, and rooftop deck. Nothing will be closed off, but guests using those areas will do so at their own risk. It is not safe to jump off the 1st story deck or rooftop deck into the pool. It is also unsafe to leave the rooftop deck and climb onto the roof.
We'd like to make ourselves as available as possible to our guests. Guests may contact us any time, day or night. However, we travel frequently, so we will also leave the information of family members that live in the area, should anything come up. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your stay. If anything is wrong, we'll do all we can to fix it.
The house is listed as a 4-bedroom because we are counting the loft. As mentioned above, the loft is furnished with a bunk bed and a queen-sized futon.
About the beds:
8 total beds. Each can comfortably sleep two, though two adults may not want to share beds like the top bunk, sleeper sofas or futon.
-1 king in master bedroom
-2 queens, 1 in each bedroom
-2 queen sleeper sofas in living room
-Bunk bed in loft consists of a full bed over a full bed (2 beds)
-1 queen futon in loft
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at a house we're very proud to present. We look forward to providing incredible hospitality and a dream vacation for our guests.
No smoking or pets please. Additional fee for smoking or pets is US$1,000.
No parties of any kind.