Enjoy the tranquil setting of this preferred North Englewood location. Natural vegetation surrounds the lush landscaping and mature trees on two acres. This custom built 3 BR/3 Bath home has numerous upgrades, including a luxury kitchen with glass cooktop, convection oven and microwave, dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a large eat-in area overlooking the pool. Three sets of pocket sliders open up the whole house to the screened pool area with large heated pool and spa/hot-tub surrounded by tropical plantings and red terracotta tiled patios with lots of extra space for sunning and entertaining. The master suite has a walk-in closet, a full bathroom with walk-in shower and an extra vanity. The Florida room and the kitchen have soaring vaulted ceilings with high celestory windows, and you will find a double sided gas fireplace that divides the living room from the Florida room. The dining room will seat eight . Two other bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two single beds.
Secluded Luxury. Set in 2 acres of woods.: This is the most peaceful place, and yet you are a few minutes drive to shops in Venice or in Englewood, and fine beaches, restaurants and golf are all close by. Catch up on your favorite movies, there are TV's with DVD & VCR's in the Florida room, Master bedroom and one other bedroom. Try the Karaoke Machine, perfect your pool or billiards skills. You can do it all or nothing at all in this tropical paradise. It is just like staying in your very own resort. We have equipped the house as our own. Pool and landscape service are all included.
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Golf:: Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Florida is a golfer's dream and draws more golfers than any other state. The Charlotte County area alone offers 21 golf courses and many more within an hour's drive.
The courses range from public to semi-private to exclusive private country clubs. Golfers have ample courses where they can experience typical Florida play. Naturally, the most common elements on Florida courses are water and sand. Challenging elements include the island green and prevailing coastal winds. But take heart, deep rough is uncommon
Why here?: Our guests love this house for its seclusion. They find all up to date conveniences in a woodland setting. You cannot see the house from the road. Your approach on a 'hidden driveway'. Others like it because the beds are so comfortable. Others because of the caged and heated pool surrounded by tropical plantings. Guests mention our art. Mostly by local artists. Our favorites are by Margaret and Gary Albritain who have a gallery in Placida, a short drive away.
Alec is a retired travel executive who was responsible for the contaacting and operation of charter flights to the Caribbean and Mexico.
Peace and quiet. This is a property on one of thoise hidden driveways. You cannot see the house from the road. as it is set back about 250 feet from the road and the same distance from the lot behind the house.
Furnished as our 2nd home. It will be our full time home when my wife Cheri retires from her job as a school nurse in Glenview, on the N side of Chicago. You will find good firniture, nice, local art work., a complete kitchen and more.