164 Tequesta Harbor Drive, Merritt Island
The DeWayne Carpenter / Kirk Kessel Homeselling Team represented both sides of the transaction in the sale of 164 Tequesta Harbor Drive in Merritt Island. The property sold for $390,000.
The sellers interviewed a few agents before deciding that the Carpenter / Kessel Team would be the best team for the job of listing and selling TWO of their homes in the quiet South Merritt Island neighborhood of Tequesta Harbor. An essential component of our team’s tried and true marketing strategy is holding Open Houses at our listings, usually hosted by Ashley Gardner, one of the team buyer’s agents. Ashley scheduled Open Houses for the Tequesta Harbor homes on back-to-back weekends and first up was 164 Tequesta Harbor. That same Sunday, a Colorado couple relocating to Brevard County for work had just started their Merritt Island home search. The rest, as they say, is history.
Scheduled to meet another realtor the next day, the couple found the Open House following the signs posted while driving along S. Tropical Trail and exploring the area. It was love at first sight as this house had everything they wanted in a new Florida home; completely and gorgeously updated, in a quiet neighborhood, and just a few steps from the Intracoastal with the ability to keep a boat at the neighborhood harbor. With Ashley’s help, they made an offer the next day and closed on the home a little over a month later.
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
Just off South Tropical Trail in Merritt Island, a hidden gem awaits in this 4 bed, 3 bath HAI “Smart Home” with custom designed updates. Located at the west end of a small, well-established riverfront neighborhood, 164 Tequesta Harbor Drive is the perfect everyday retreat for retirees or growing families with over 1800sf of thoughtful living space on 0.45 acres.
Take in the shaded landscaping and a taste of Intracoastal views from the front paver patio and oversized lawn. Inside, pool views spill into the main living space, which includes an updated eat-in kitchen and open living/dining area. A split bedroom floorplan gives the master bedroom an oasis feel, with a spa-like master bath and pool access from custom sliders. On the east side of the home, two guest bedrooms adjoined by a Jack and Jill bath provide plenty of space for children or house guests. A third guest bedroom can be used as an office or bonus room, with large glass sliders giving a poolside view with easy outdoor access. From the inside the screened pool lanai, relax in the sparkling water and enjoy the scenery from the beautifully maintained backyard with extraordinary space to garden or play. A thorough overhaul of the home in 2011 included a new shingle roof, screen enclosure, impact resistant windows and sliders, new A/C duct work and insulation, tankless propane water heater and upgraded LED lighting.
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.