If you are in the market for a dream vacation home that can also serve as a fine rental investment property, check out this lovely home at 12 Starboard Ct in Miramar Beach. It is located in the exclusively gated residential community of Shipwatch. This privileged community is nestled on Scenic Gulf Drive in a serene world besides the shimmering crystalline white beach. This enchanting community features a mix of golden Americana, classic Mediterranean, and Old Florida-styled designs.
Once you pass the front gate entrance leading into Shipwatch, a palm-lined drive crosses an arched bridge over a natural lagoon filled with Lilly pads and wildlife. It leads to the homes that overlook the water and the gleaming gulf. This remarkable setting allows residents and their fortunate beach-going guests to enjoy a prestigious world of private privilege compared to luxury high-rise towers near this coveted gulf-front location. Shipwatch has a beautiful private beach that spans 400 linear feet, which is longer than a football field's size in length. The glowing luminescent jewel-toned gulf beside it is truly stunning.
This warm, inviting two-story home features an Old Florida-styled design and faces one of the tranquil lagoons. It includes four beautifully furnished bedrooms and encompasses a spacious 2,574 square feet. Three bedrooms include luxury private ensuite baths, while the fourth bedroom has access to a full hall bath that serves as a convenient powder room. This home is steps away from the beautiful beach, and it also has a private lagoon-front swimming pool. A furnished open sun deck around the seasonally heated plunge pool overlooks the lagoon with westerly views and has a gas grill for fun cookouts. You'll find yourself wanting to spend a lot of time here, especially during the summer when heavenly sunsets light up the sky over the serene waterscape. This place is perfect for outdoor entertainment since the sun deck wraps around a columned veranda with a furnished dining area and a gas fireplace available for chilly evenings. Comfortable furnishings, rich hardwood flooring, beach-inspired décor, and sunny windows throughout this home provide bright upscale coastal surroundings. It's no wonder that our esteemed Ocean Reef Resorts property management company reports annual gross rental income data for this home at $175,000 per year!
The open living, dining, and kitchen area with three walls of windows features a crisp nautical look with light blue and creamy white furnishings. One window looks directly out across the pool patio to the lovely lagoon, while glass doors connect to the outdoor dining area and wraparound sundeck. A plush light blue couch and love seat ensemble around a white hand-carved cocktail table and a stylish abstract Persian rug. They face a large flatscreen TV for entertainment mounted above a rustic beach-washed captain's chest dresser.
Nearby, a charming cottage-style dining area has a cream-colored rectangular table beside a row of windows that is flanked by six matching spindle-backed chairs.
The open state-of-the-art kitchen has a long bar topped with cloud-patterned granite and features four raised golden hardwood chairs for wining and dining. There's plenty of white custom cabinetry accented by a gray subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances to create fun culinary delights.
The spacious master bedroom includes a king-sized bed with a beachy green headboard, a large walk-in closet, a wall-hung flatscreen TV, and private access to a breezy romantic balcony.
A lavish ensuite luxury bath features richly veined white marble flooring, tile adornment for the walls, and a smooth pebble stone-based walk-in shower. This bath also includes a deep soaking tub and double vanity sinks on a long white dresser with a quartz countertop.
Additional guest quarters include cream-colored coastal cottage-style furnishings. One of them features upper-level views of the lagoon and has access to a second upper-level balcony. All but one bedroom features a private luxury bath.
A fun beach-inspired bunk room for the kids includes four twin beds, coastal decor, a TV, and a dark hardwood sliding barn door.
This fantastic location is surprisingly close to grocery stores and bargain shopping for world-class designer goods at the famous Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Many popular gulf front restaurants with friendly beach bars are also just minutes away. Miramar Beach boasts a special locale halfway between Destin and Scenic 30A with endless entertainment options. You are less than half an hour away from both the bustling happenings at Destin's HarborWalk Village on the marina towards the west and the lovely laid-back beauty of the Scenic 30A coastal villages to the east. The charming Village of Baytowne Wharf is nearby in Sandestin, which was inspired by the incredible architecture of the New Orleans French Quarter. Baytowne straddles a forested lagoon with a long dock that juts out into the giant bay. Many walk the docks to experience heavenly sunsets in the summer months and magical full moons in the winter. Baytowne Wharf includes a wide array of great restaurants, bars with live music, wonderful family amusements, outdoor concerts, fun festivals, and vibrant seasonal firework displays. Also close by is the swank tropical town center of Grand Boulevard. It features great restaurants, casual bars, fashion boutiques, fine clothiers, galleries, specialty shops, a Publix grocery store, and a multiplex movie theater with a VIP dining room for enjoying dinner and drinks with your movie.
This comfortably furnished and beautifully appointed family beach vacation home is listed for $2,225,000, which comes in value-priced at $864.41 per square foot. Currently, there are only two other homes for sale in Shipwatch. They include a non-waterfront two-story home with three bedrooms and 1,958 square feet listed for $1,735,000. There is also a four-story beachfront home with eight bedrooms that encompasses 6,314 square feet, listed at $6,890,000. These homes come in with a combined average of $1,043 per square foot.
If you are looking to purchase a lucrative beach vacation property, contact our Ocean Reef Real Estate office today at 877-392-6085. We will provide you with complete details and a comparative market analysis showing all comparable listings, pending contracts, and homes sold within the past twelve months. We can also provide current and historical gross rental income data from our Ocean Reef Resorts property management team. We will be happy to arrange your private tour and make sure that you are fully informed when you are ready to purchase your new forever vacation home!