Look Inside This Luxurious Mansion Featuring Beach Access For $3.5 Million

Ocean breezes, sand between your toes, the scent of the sea — it's the perfect vacation scenario. This coastal Florida property could be your everyday reality or a guaranteed getaway if you've got $3.5 million. Named the Sea Gem, the oceanfront home is steps down a private path to the sand and water. As part of the Cinnamon Beach Community, members have access to a large pool complex, equipped fitness center, grill and bar, and a clubhouse gathering space that's almost next door. The area of Palm Coast is flanked by a nature preserve, golf courses, and parks on one side, and the Matanzas River and the Atlantic Ocean on the other — a playground for the outdoor enthusiast or a prime spot for just relaxing and soaking up some sun. 

Within 30 miles, the historic city of St. Augustine offers wonderful examples of Spanish Colonial architecture — according to the official City of St. Augustine website, it was founded in 1565, preceding both Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. It became a winter resort town in the late 1800s and is the site of lovely beaches and the St Augustine Lighthouse. At just under a two-hour drive to Orlando, the property is a great home base for day trips to Disney theme parks. Per Zillow, the single-family home has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a salt-water pool; with the surrounding beauty of an oceanside location, Cinnamon Beach conveniences, entertainment, and history, this private property is the absolute family retreat.

Direct access to ocean frontage

The three-story home rises above the 6,316-square-foot lot to take in views of the brush and all the rest of the delightful sights already mentioned. It includes 45 feet of ocean frontage via an elevated boardwalk through the vegetation — sit for a while on one of the built-in benches. Three additional paths utilize the same weathered wood construction for a cohesive aesthetic that doesn't detract from the scenery. Columned front and back balconies on each floor create an imposing and luxurious exterior, while the Bermuda style speaks to local architecture and a casual resort atmosphere. A landscaped patio extends from the house to the fenced saltwater pool and spa area and has ample space for several outdoor lounging chaises. A paver drive leads to the front of the home, where two garage spaces provide covered parking, and the facade includes a shaded entry and double porches. 

Inclusive in the homeowner association membership are access to ocean and lakeside pools with a kids' area, a park-like manicured lawn, and clubhouse amenities, such as a state of the art fitness facility, business center, and a kids' game room, among others, according to Cinnamon Beach Recreation Association.

The interior is open and welcoming

According to Realtor, the turn-key three-level home was built in 2012 and features 4,658 square feet of interior space. It includes a first-floor bedroom and an elevator; it's an accommodating residence for guests or family not amenable to using stairs. Continuing with the subject of hospitality, a welcoming entryway features charming wainscoting and an upholstered bench, setting the stage for the common level. An open plan concept encourages hanging out while also allowing amazing ocean views through multiple sliding glass doors, making the rooms light and airy and offering access to the covered balconies. A whole wall of sliders off the main living area leads to a terrace outfitted with two dining tables and chairs, encouraging a leisurely flow between the interior and outside space. The glass doors are hung with natural curtains to soften the reflecting sun and match the classic coastal decor theme found throughout. The large room is divided into a lounge/TV area, comfortably fitting two sofas, a coordinating loveseat and swivel chairs for watching movies and shows, and a dining area large enough to house a dining table with seating for twelve. Easy to clean tile floors, a tray ceiling, and a paddle fan round out the details. 

Adjacent to the dining area, the gourmet kitchen offers not one but two breakfast bars and an island. Proximity to the common area and the open floor plan make entertaining a joy for the cook, as will modern stainless steel appliances and ample solid-surface countertop space.

Private spaces galore

Per Zillow, the home offers eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, eight of them full, providing abundant privacy and convenience for family and visiting guests; some baths incorporate granite countertops, tiled shower surrounds, and double sinks. Bedrooms feature walk-in closets and ensuite baths, and some are large enough to hold two full-sized beds; a smaller bedroom is a great flex space, currently being used as an intimate sitting room furnished with a sofa and TV. The majority offer outdoor access and gorgeous ocean vistas through sliding glass doors, as well as cozy carpeting and ceiling fans. Central air conditioning will keep everyone comfortable while they are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.

A one-bedroom in-law apartment located on the first level might be the most coveted spot for anyone desiring extra peace and quiet; it's equipped with a kitchenette, seating area, bathroom, and egress to the pool, patio, and ocean beyond.