Melbourne Beach is beautifully tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. It’s a sleepy town, offering a slower-paced lifestyle, broad sandy beaches, and lovely riverfront panoramas. The beaches are a favorite spot for sea turtle nesting, and a stretch of them are at the heart of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for loggerheads and green turtles. Just minutes away is Highway A1A, a bustling corridor of great shopping, tasty local restaurants, and everyday conveniences. The Melbourne Causeway is a seven-minute commute, taking you to the mainland and I-95. This particular area of Melbourne Beach is just steps to the river, and a seven-minute bike ride to Spessard Holland South Beach Park, a public oceanfront venue.
This beautiful abode is a fusion of modern farmhouse style and Key West flair, with a delightful touch of Arts & Crafts architecture. Bright flowers and tropical trees accent a big tiled rockin’ chair front porch welcoming you to sit down and stay awhile. This multi-dimensional property encompasses a 2,093 square foot 4 bedroom/3 bath main home topped with a metal roof; a two-car detached garage; and a 300 square foot garage apartment. Inside the main home, slate tile and hardwood floors sweep throughout the open great room plan. A generous formal dining area promises memorable meals around a large table full of family and friends. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, white cabinetry, a marbled tile backsplash, and a farm sink surround a casual family-style eat-in space. All areas flow into the liberal living expanse. A front first-floor room with drop ceilings, a cozy built-in seating spot, and under staircase storage is ideal as an office or playroom, but could also be the fourth bedroom. Upstairs, the sizable master suite includes a granite vanity, tiled shower, and linen closet. Two additional second-floor bedrooms and a tub/shower bath with dual granite sinks offer comfortable accommodations. Back downstairs, an area off the kitchen provides the third bath, exhibiting a pedestal sink and tiled shower. There is also an exterior door accessing the detached garage, and a door to the laundry room equipped with a sink and cabinetry for storing household items. Glass double doors from the great room lead to a fenced backyard with a step-down deck, a stone pavered patio with a fire pit, and a colorful garden. A stone pathway ushers you to the detached garage outfitted with a staircase to the garage apartment. Beadboard shiplap-style walls line the charming air-conditioned suite appointed with a butcher block kitchen counter, a sink, and a small bath that features a subway tiled shower. This is a perfect set-up for guests, teenagers, or as a fun game arena.
The property’s perks also include surround sound and a security system. The optional homeowner’s association fee is an affordable $50.00 per month, which allows use of the community dock.
Welcome to your enchanting homestead by the sea!