S. Tropical Trail Riverfront Home on 0.88 Acres | Just Sold| $875,000

8620 South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island 

Front Exterior

The Carpenter / Kessel Homeselling Team represented the buyer in the sale of 8620 S. Tropical Trail, a riverfront home on 0.88 acres off S. Merritt Island’s premier stretch of riverfront properties. The home sold for $875,000.

This home was located on South Tropical Trail, learn more about what makes “the trail” so special in the video below.


When friends of the Carpenter / Kessel team are ready to jump in the market to sell or buy a home, we are always excited and honored to be called in to help. When a neighbor of Kirk’s was ready to expand her family’s home to a riverfront estate, she knew exactly who to call.  Even without the previous connection to the team, she was well aware of our reputation of providing Ritz Cartlon service across the board to both our seller and buyer clientele in all price ranges.

Kirk led the charge in helping our client narrow down the area; intially looking for a Lansing Island lot, she expanded her search to S. Merritt after Kirk suggested two of our listings along the Trail that checked off most all the “must-have” boxes for the family.  In introducing her to our waterfront listings along Tropical Trail, our client fell in love with the environment surrounding the island, which is known for its quiet, tropical beauty and gorgeous waterfront properties hugged by both the Banana and Indian Rivers. The team researched everything available exclusively on the Trail that matched their other criteria and within a week’s time, the perfect home was found, an offer was made, and we closed a month later, completing her family’s dream of living the ultimate Florida waterfront lifestyle at 8620 S. Tropical Trail.

One of our team’s most important client goals is to ensure trust and confidence in our ability to provide the best service and information possible, whether we are working with the sellers, the buyers, or both. We will always strive for the best outcome, consistently outperforming status quo to achieve the best results for our clients. Your home is your most expensive asset, it doesn’t cost more to work with the best, so why risk the investment?  Contact us


With almost an acre of land off the famous “Trail” that runs along S. Merritt Island and 123 feet on the Banana River, 8620 S. Tropical Trail is a surprising hidden treasure for any homeowner.  The spacious residence features over 3,000 sqft under air, with every room offering a fantastic view of the well-maintained grounds. The downstairs master suite is a splendid and private retreat with access to the pool from expansive glass sliders.  The 3 other bedrooms are located upstairs, along with a family-friendly loft/office and sitting area.   The great room downstairs showcases incredible river views, vaulted ceilings, designer tile floors, and a wood-burning fireplace, adding to the ambiance for both quiet family nights or entertaining guests. An open, eat-in kitchen overlooking the water features sand colored granite counters and an oversized island and breakfast bar.  Soaring ceilings and large windows throughout the home perfectly frame the spacious pool lanai out back and beyond that, the Banana River and Pineda Causeway. Dazzling salt water pool, dock w/lift & watercraft ramp, mature landscaping & multiple fruit trees enhance the setting of year round tropical living.

River Views from Pool Lanai

From your backyard, a Million Dollar View of the Banana River and Pineda Causeway.


Located between Mather’s Bridge and Pineda Causeway, South Tropical Trail is one of the more scenic routes along Merritt Island with an eclectic mix of homes ranging from Mediterranean estates to old Florida style homes. The homes along this route are situated between the Banana River and the Indian River (Intracoastal), and feature some of the best waterfront views in the county.

The city of Merritt Island is known for its riverside nature preserves and proximity to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Stretching river to river, the desirable South Tropical Trail area is lined with many remarkable homes with unsurpassed water views, as well as established communities offering larger lots and mature landscaping. Boating and fishing from either river, ocean access, and restaurants and shopping are all within a short drive north to Courtenay Parkway or west to Suntree/Viera.  Centrally located within Brevard County, Merritt Island is a close drive to Port Canaveral, the Space Center, I-95 and less than an hour to the Orlando International Airport.

S. Tropical Trail Homes for Sale

2016-10-15T00:20:19+00:00 December 5th, 2015|

Send this to a friend