Waterfront. Discover a secret paradise in this beautiful waterfront home nestled on the tree-lined banks of Sarah Ann Bayou, across Rocky Bayou from Bluewater Bay Marina. A perfect location for nature lovers, sailors, water ski and kayaking enthusiasts. This newly remodeled 3-bedroom, 2 ½-bath home is located on a protected deepwater inlet, not in flood zone. It has a dock with two slips plus a lift for two jet skis. Not only will you have access to the open sea (if you are the adventurous type) but while others are trying to shelter their boats from approaching storms, your yacht will be securely tied up in your own slip with no worries. There are no association fees with this property.
Picture yourself coming home after a particularly stressful day at work and sliding your kayak into the bayou. Imagine a front-row seat for wildlife displays that include bottlenose dolphins playing in the shallows, blue herons and pelicans cruising by with an occasional fish or two literally leaping out of the water right before your eyes. Watch as the bayou's own family of ospreys fly overhead with their distinctive call. Hear an occasional beaver slapping its tail to alert others of your arrival.
The newly constructed, 2-level deck is inspired by the surrounding vegetation to create a tree-house effect. Take time to sit and relax, night or day, and commune with nature. Watch humming birds, cardinals, turtledoves, and little red-throated geckos with emerald-green bodies pass by in a kaleidoscope of colors. On the lower deck listen to the small waterfall fountain and meandering stream designed for a mental retreat with rocks and Bonsai trees bordering it's edges. The author/owners used the surrounding natural beauty as artistic inspiration and so can you!
The home itself is a lovely two-level cottage-style house with wood floors on the lower level and carpeting on the second. As you enter through the front oriental garden and covered, brick-paved porch you will first notice the formal dining area and living room with its cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace and broad, sliding-glass doors opening out onto the upper deck. To the right is a wrap-around kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The kitchen has a dining area and serving bar.
The secluded master bedroom suite includes it's own separate access to the upper deck and a travertine tiled bathroom with shower. Upstairs on the second level you will find a large second bedroom with a walk-in closet and a small third bedroom that can serve as your own personal theatre or workout room. Finally, there is a cozy loft overlooking the living room where you can escape to read a book or just relax.
For the man toys there is a spacious garage/shop below where you can setup shop and look out over the lower deck and bayou through one of your large sliding glass doors. Bonus: on the side of the house is a separate fenced-in area for your four-legged family members. The neighborhood is intimate, and so safe, we have left our bikes, and kayaks outdoors and they were always right there when we came back for them.
Barons 2011 ranked Niceville as the best place to raise kids and the schools are ranked some of the highest in the state. We are walking distance to Publix and Panera bread with many restaurants close by.