Drive up to this beautiful acre+ property and immediately feel the privacy behind the 8 foot high hedges. Swaying palm trees, tropical landscaping, and two bench swings enable you to relax sipping your morning coffee while watching the Florida birds dry their wings on the dock of this lakefront hideaway. Depending on the season, enjoy the scent of blooming jasmine or heady fragrant gardenias, pick a grapefruit from the tree or marvel at the huge, snaking roots of the giant ficus tree.
Or, simply jump into the refreshing pool or the warming hot tub after a fun and sun filled day at the gorgeous white sand beaches of St. Petersburg just minutes away. Sip your favorite cocktail prepared at the wet bar in the family room, bring your friends, and enjoy!
What defines this property is the spacious, cool indoors made all the more enjoyable by the privacy and quiet of the neighborhood.
This gorgeous three bedroom house with en suite bathrooms, a den with an additional bathroom, and a family room with wet bar is what you are looking for to recharge your batteries and have fun!
As you drive up, a gurgling fountain greets you, and the spacious dining room and sunken living room are light filled and airy with hardwood and tile floors, cathedral ceilings and french doors throughout leading to the pool deck, or the second lanai off the family room.
Sleeps up to 9 in 3 bedrooms and the den off the Master Bedroom (one King, 2 Queens, 1 full, 1 single). Each of the three bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and the fourth bathroom off the den doubles as a pool bathroom with entrances from the pool, the lake front or the house. It even has a huge double entry shower and skylights!
Cook in the spacious kitchen open to the family room while chatting with your friends or feeding the children at the bar. New kitchen tile in 2012 and an outdoor grill and patio furniture make outdoor entertaining even easier. Every room has a ceiling fan to cool you even without the AC, each bedroom has bahama shutters and the master bedroom opens to both the pool deck and the lake front via the Den. The master bedroom has 4 huge closets, built in shelves and cupboards with fantastic tropical murals by a South Beach artist! Weekly landscaping, security system, wifi, and pool service included. Several new additions since summer 2012: new couch and oversized matching chair, patio set for 6, gas grill, couch, dining chairs, master bed frame, and new kitchen tile.
This house also has a FANTASTIC location! You are less than 3 miles from St. Pete Beach where the magnificent historic hotel, the Don Cesar, presides over endless white sand beaches. Your choice of two Publix supermarkets is within a mile and downtown St. Petersburg is less than 10 minutes away. St Petersburg is like a little Riviera town: great restaurants, shops, art galleries and boats bobbing in the marina and another turn of the century historic hotel, the Renaissance Vinoy. Impressive collections at the Museum Of Fine Arts, The Salvador Dali Museum, the St. Pete Museum Of History and the Chihuly Gallery provide cultural options for those interested. Numerous golf courses are also available!
Available after November 6, 2013, email to check availability and price.
We loved living in our house before moving to the DC metro area where Lisa runs a health research non profit organization. Richard is in consulting and our twins are 12 years old. Lisa grew up all over the world since her Dad was in the diplomatic corps - France, Nigeria, Vietnam, Ireland, Australia. Richard grew up in Toledo, Ohio and also worked on international issues. This house is our annual hide-away and our future retirement home! So we take very good care of it.
When we moved to Florida for Lisa's work, we immediately fell in love with this property. It was everything we imagined a Florida house to be - full of light, windows, tropical plantings, and minutes from the beach. We love coming back every year and find that the stress and hubbub of every day life just melts away. We also have lots of friends and have had so many great dinner parties. It is a perfect entertainment home!
We love our property for its location and setting in a golf course community and on a private lake. We are only 10 minutes away from downtown. Lisa used to work at All Children's Hospital and her door to door commute was 8 minutes! And downtown Beach Drive is just wonderful for an evening out with many restaurants to choose from and strolling in the waterfront park. We are also only 10 minutes from the beach where we love to have sunset drinks at the Don Cesar!