This $1.7 Million Florida Home Comes With An Amazing Amenity

Given the abundance of beaches in Florida, anyone with property in the sunny state could be within driving or even walking distance of a lovely beach to relax on. However, with a home that recently went on the market in Milton, Florida, as per the Realtor listing, the shore is even closer than you could have dreamed.

The recently listed Florida home was built in 1981 and has been on the market for 25 days. The relatively modest space has just 1,170 square feet with one bedroom and one bathroom, which may seem a bit at odds with the $1.675 million price tag. However, with this home, it's all about location — and a particularly jaw-dropping amenity.

Not only is the home mere steps from the water, but it's also located on a small parcel of land surrounded by water on all sides. That's right — you're not just getting a home, you're getting a private island as well, with a quaint wooden bridge connecting it to the mainland.

And though the space seems like a rustic retreat, it has a new roof, central AC, an updated water heater, and all the other conveniences needed to transform it into either a peaceful main residence or even a vacation home for those who want to relax by the water. Read on to learn more about this unique property that any privacy-loving homeowner will adore.

A peaceful retreat with breathtaking views

According to the Realtor listing, this home sits on 2.12 acres of land, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the Florida weather in the privacy of your own island. With over 1,000 feet of shoreline, the island treats you to 360 degrees of stunning views and natural beauty. There's also a deep-water canal next to the home, so if you opt to dock a boat, you can jet off on a getaway before returning to your private haven at the end of the day.

The island itself has been left in a natural state, with an abundance of trees dotting the landscape. A mixture of grass and shrubbery combines to create a beachy aesthetic. A small stone area tucked away on the property has a picnic bench set-up, allowing you to create an al-fresco dining area. Or you could put your own stamp on the grounds with some added embellishments, landscaping, or outdoor amenities.

The final perk of the home's exterior is the large balcony that stretches along one side of the house. The wooden railing gives it a charming feel, and there's ample space for a dining set-up, a space for relaxing, and much more, all while enjoying views of the water.

A cozy main floor

The entire home embraces a coastal aesthetic and capitalizes on the gorgeous water views visible from virtually every corner, as the Realtor listing photos demonstrate. There are hardwood floors throughout and a simple white hue on the walls that makes the room feel open and airy. Rattan pull-down blinds amplify the beachy feel, and the open-concept floor plan of the compact home makes it feel larger than its actual footprint.

A spacious living room with a ceiling fan and windows stretching along all of the walls is the focal point of the downstairs level, and the kitchen is tucked away towards the back of the home with peaceful views of the trees surrounding the property. The warm-toned wood cabinets add to the cozy feel of the space, and while the white appliances may not be as updated as everyone would like, they work with the coastal cottage feel of the home.

The bathroom downstairs has two vanities, a separate throne area, and a spacious walk-in shower. And there are a few eye-catching details throughout, from some textured portions of the wall in the living space to a hexagonal stained glass window with the image of a bird in the sky along the flight of stairs leading to the loft bedroom.

A charming loft bedroom

Given that space is at a premium in the sub-1,200-square-foot property, it isn't quite two full stories. As the Realtor listing photos demonstrate, the one bedroom in the home is actually a loft-style space that overlooks the main living area, with solid walls on three sides and the fourth featuring a wooden railing and a view of the living room.

If you ever decide to invite guests to your private island and bring them inside, you may need to tidy up since the bedroom is visible from the main living area, however since the home has just one bedroom, it likely wouldn't attract the type of owners who need absolute privacy in their living space — who knows, you may even enjoy the open feel of the loft-style bedroom. The ceiling is sloped, making the room feel a little more spacious, and a few well-placed windows allow natural light in, although the light flowing through the main living areas reaches the bedroom as well.