CHARMING BEACH HOUSE ON A BARRIER ISLAND, 3 MINUTE WALK TO A SOFT SUGAR SAND BEACH, in one of the most exclusive upscale residential private beach communities. Nestled between the wide intracoastal waterway for boating and the Gulf of Mexico for swimming and enjoying spectacular sunsets. You won't find high rises on this beach, only lovely multi-million dollar custom homes, sparkling clear water, pristine sand and occasional sea turtles nesting. This solid block pretty little gem has been updated, while preserving some of its original mid 1940's character; tall ceilings (8+), durable hand textured plaster walls and ceilings, decorative crown and trim moldings, and stone and copper sheathed wood burning fireplace. It's a perfect place to entertain family and friends while enjoying a carefree lifestyle, an amazing beach, outdoor recreational activities, and the natural beauty of tropical Florida. Bright and light living room opens into a very spacious dining - kitchen, hard surface counters, lots of storage, ss appliances and a great open space for a center island. The large BONUS room is a step down off the living room and also accessible from the kitchen - makes a comfortable office/guest OR a 3rd bedroom. Master bedroom is large enough for a king and all your furnishings, 2nd bedroom is also spacious, and both share a sweet tub/shower tile surround full bath with bead board, slate tile, and a view of the tall palms. After a day at the beach, come home to your little piece of paradise and enjoy a relaxing "open air" shower in your very private fenced pool size yard, surrounded by tall palms and tropical foliage. Fire up the grill for dinner, drinks on the wooden deck, birds chirping and balmy sea breezes. Ahhh .. now, this is a wonderful beach life! Some updates: New GAF Timberline HD roof (4/2021), mostly double hung easy clean tilt windows, new plumbing lines (2017), new electrical panel (2016)/ separate panel for washer dryer, 2.5 ton AC (2009) and electric heater (2018). LOCATION IS PERFECT ... 7th St, Intracoastal private boat ramp to launch your watercraft, fish or watch for dolphins. 9th St, tennis courts, Bayside Park, or take a walk over the stunning Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge and enjoy the view. Belleair Beach Marina is only a few minutes up the road. Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp over the bridge has boat ramps, fishing piers, and your pooch is sure to enjoy playing in the dog park. Shopping, delicious dining and entertainment are only moments away. 5 minute drive over the bridge, 15 minute walk into our bordering IRB, 10 minute drive to Clearwater Beach, or a short drive to vibrant downtown St Pete or Tampa for more dining and nightlife fun. This charming beach house is perfect for a full time or seasonal owner at an affordable price. And, if you wish to build up, out or build new, you'll never have to be concerned about overbuilding in this exclusive beach community. Come visit, fall in love and make your best offer today.
Listing courtesy of CHARLES RUTENBERG REALTY INC.
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