Description

Beloved "Wasted Time" is a special home in an extraordinary location where you can take in views of a coastal lake, preserved dunes, and the gulf all at once! It is a place that recharges your energy, uplifts your spirit, and helps you refocus on what is truly important in life. This magical three-bedroom vacation home is only available for rent a few weeks each year and will provide an opportunity for cherished time for your group. It has been remodeled and has a new kitchen, updated bathrooms, new furnishings, light fixtures, interior paint, and a new roof.

Wasted Time has a sensational location is in the exclusively gated Old Florida Beach residential enclave – beside the beautiful beach and the large coastal dune lake Draper Lake. The neighborhood features a private community pool with a lovely patio for sunning and convenient bathroom facilities. This gracious vacation home has a gorgeous lakefront beach setting with a staircase leading down the sugary dune to its own dock where you may relax and have morning coffee, take in the wildlife in the late afternoon, or and go fishing. It is the only rental available on Draper Lake. Coastal Dune Lakes like this one are a true treasure and a rare natural phenomenon –found hardly anywhere else in the world. They provide an abundant natural habitat for fish and wildlife. A creek-like estuary crosses over the coastal dune to the Gulf and creates an exotic salted freshwater mix as the waters flow in different directions depending upon the tides. Get a kayak or paddleboard to enjoy exploring the lake, catch some fish, or skim across to the bright white beach!

This home takes full advantage of its heavenly waterfront location with stunning views of Draper Lake, the coastal dunes, the shimmering white beach, and glowing waters of the jewel-toned Gulf. It is placed high up on a dune and rises three stories tall so you may experience the precious panoramic views from every level. Two floors of open columned porches wrap three sides of the house with views of the spectacular seascape and natural areas that surround the home. The bright open living area on the first floor has walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors leading out to the comfortably furnished veranda, which provides sweeping panoramic views. This Great Room encompasses the living, kitchen, and dining areas.  A light wraparound couch and two armchairs face these views, along with a wall-mounted flatscreen TV above a  mantle. Thick amber and terracotta-toned tile flooring flows throughout, providing a rich classic look. A rustic, tropically inspired rectangular hardwood dining table with eight high-backed straw woven chairs sits beneath a charming multi-candled lantern. The open state-of-the-art kitchen nearby has a long gleaming white bar with saddle stools for wining and dining. Cream-colored custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances inspire a fun family feast.

All bedrooms are on the second floor. The Master Bedroom with an enchanting four-poster king-sized bed has a spacious built-in banquette with gulf views for reading or lounging. The Queen guest bedrooms include bathrooms for each bedroom. The Master Bath includes a deep soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower. All the bedrooms have direct access to the wraparound porches offering enchanting views and private areas to sit and relax. A very spacious tower room has bonus guest quarters with three twin beds beside walls of windows overlooking the sparkling surroundings, a brown leather couch, queen-sized sleeper sofa, two patterned accent armchairs, and a wall-mounted flatscreen TV for entertainment.

This Old Florida Beach locale is very close to popular restaurants, including Goatfeather's Seafood, the charming Café Tango, and the Local Catch Bar & Grill, which are right outside the gated entrance. The Santa Rosa Beach village center of Gulf Place is two minutes away, providing other dining spots, boutiques, seasonal festivals, and concerts.

First Floor: Living Room with Patio Access, Kitchen, Dining, Hall Bath with Walk-In Shower, Laundry.

Second Floor: King Master Bedroom with Walk-In Shower and Soaking Tub + Balcony Access, Queen Bedroom with Shared Walk-In Shower and Balcony Access, Queen Bedroom with Balcony Access, Hall Bath with Walk-In Shower.

Third Floor: Loft with Three Twin Beds and Queen Sleeper Sofa.

Based on the daily temperature and at the HOA's discretion, the community pool is typically heated during the fall and holiday weeks.

Amenities
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  • Amenity Icon Dock
  • Amenity Icon Grill/BBQ
  • Amenity Icon Gulf View
  • Amenity Icon Heated Community Pool
  • Amenity Icon Internet
  • Amenity Icon Laundry
  • Amenity Icon Parking Spaces: 3
  • Amenity Icon Walk to Beach: 0-1 Minute
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