Santa Rosa Beach Home with Private Pool under $500K

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Thursday, December 28th, 2023 at 7:30am.

Ocean Reef Real Estate Sales is pleased to offer an affordable, lovely three-bedroom home for sale with 1,737 square feet and a private swimming pool at 198 Whispering Lake Dr in Santa Rosa Beach. This residential enclave circles around a small, serene lake that has a neighborhood dock where you may try your luck fishing or enjoy the shimmering views. A protected forest borders the home, ensuring privacy and a tranquil setting.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

This home has a columned entry veranda beside a two-car garage and a nicely landscaped front yard. It features a three-dimensional shingled roof, a Hardie board front exterior, brick sides, and a brick back. It was completed about ten years ago, with a brand new water heater installed in 2021.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

A gunite concrete in-ground swimming pool is available for a refreshing plunge with a long submerged ledge on one side where you can relax. It also has fountains and lighting options available to create a magical effect at night. A sun patio comes off a nice-sized screen porch directly accessible from the open living, dining, and kitchen areas indoors.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

An elegant beveled glass door leads into an entry foyer with dark chocolate-colored hardwood tile flooring that flows into a den, office, or study on the left side.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

On the opposite side of the home, a living area also has dark hardwood tiled flooring, sunny windows, a glass door leading to the screened-in porch, and a vaulted ceiling with a fan and light fixture. This is the perfect place to relax with loved ones, enjoy a family movie night, or entertain for a fun occasion.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

The spacious open kitchen nearby is highlighted by parchment-toned tile flooring. Rich dark hardwood custom cabinetry is handsomely accented by latte-toned brick backsplash and mottled granite countertops. Brushed stainless steel appliances include an upscale French-styled refrigerator-freezer, and a kitchen prep island that adds more counter space to create culinary delights. A laundry room with a washer and dryer is conveniently nearby. A coastal-styled net domed chandelier is suspended over the dining area off the kitchen beside a wide-arched portal opening into the living area.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

The primary bedroom has a tall ceiling centered upon a regal coffer tray inlay with crown molding, dark hardwood tile flooring, and two sunny windows.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

A private ensuite bath includes a double sink vanity cabinet with a marzipan-colored granite countertop, a bathtub, and a walk-in shower.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

The two guest bedrooms include shiplap accent walls, a sunny window, and ample space for a king or queen-size bed.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

Both guest bedrooms utilize a full hall bath with a mottled granite-topped sink cabinet and a tub-shower combination that also serves as a convenient powder room.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

As most know, real estate value is primarily based on location, and this home has an outstanding locale just north of Emerald Coast Parkway in Santa Rosa Beach. A Publix grocery store, Great Clips Hair Salon, and an Ace Hardware store are very close by. The home is also less than three miles from the beautiful beach at the highly acclaimed Gulf Place coastal village center or a quick five-minute drive away. Gulf Place features a wonderful collection of shops and restaurants that wrap around a grassy lawn amphitheater adorned with royal palm trees. It serves as a wonderful gathering place for live musical concerts, art and wine shows, and fun festivals at different times of the year. During the summer, artists set up colorful mini-shops around the grounds showcasing oil paintings, watercolors, folk art, pottery, glass mosaics, sculpture works, photography, jewelry, and beach-inspired attire. This tropical setting includes some great local restaurants with friendly bars, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, a coffee shop, a bakery, an ice cream shop, and a salon. The Gulf Place village center led to Santa Rosa Beach recently being named one of the top five favorite towns in the nation by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

This fantastic location is only about ten minutes away from the enchanting Village of Baytowne Wharf and the swank, tropically urbane town center of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort towards the west. They feature a wide array of great restaurants, bars with live music, specialty shops, and boutiques. Grand Boulevard also has a Publix grocery store, a wine outlet, and a multiplex movie theater with a special VIP restaurant to watch new film releases. The captivating Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin was inspired by the charming architecture found in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It has a long wharf that juts out into the beautiful bay and showcases spectacular sunsets over the water during the summer months. Besides dining and drinking establishments, Baytowne offers delightful family amusements, outdoor concerts, fun year-round festivals, and fabulous seasonal firework celebrations.

198 Whispering Lake Dr

This incredible offering is listed for sale at $499,000, which comes in at $287.28 per square foot. Currently, only two other homes are for sale in the Whispering Lake residential neighborhood. They include a three-bedroom home with 1,827 square feet on the lake for $524,900 and a five-bedroom waterfront home with 3,091 square feet listed at $729,000. If you are interested in this well-priced home in the lovely Whispering Lake community, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate Sale team right away at 877-392-6085. We will provide you with complete information on this home, as well as a complimentary professional comparative market analysis showing details on the other two listings, any that may have pending contracts, and all that have sold in Whispering Lake within the past twelve months. Once you are fully and comfortably informed, we would be delighted to schedule your private showing!

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