Bella Rosa is a waterfront Spanish style inspired castle with 2 turreted spiral staircases , complete with boat and 2 x jet ski dock (boats and jet skis not provided) plus floating dock to sit and fish to your hearts content. Situated privately on the Inter coastal Waterway with breath taking views from all balconies and lush garden terrace. I have remodelled and rebuilt Bella Rosa after Mathew and Irma spending a small fortune. Although not greatly affected I took this opportunity to carry out all the building modifications I had in my mind (as usual went over the top) installed brand new large kitchen with all new appliances, new top of the range furniture, 100% interior repainting, new background lighting, new concrete driveway, new solid wood floors, new giant TV cabinet and bookcases filled with books in master living room.
Over 400 glass blocks in the turrets were tinted to keep out summer heat, poured new patio decks on roof and IC side decks, new sliding patio doors on all floors, and in particular in rear garden on inter coastal water built a large wooden patio deck and Pergola/s with lattice roofing to shade you as you sit and take dinner on new garden dining room furniture and watch vivid sunsets on the water. Now also completed a new stone patio filled with pot plants where you can lounge and watch the wildlife together with a new pergola covered BBQ area all with night time outside lighting. In all the rear garden dock area can seat 20 people. Boasting views of the ocean and Matanza River, this 3-story dream house includes a rooftop deck, many sun balconies and patios, and a gourmet kitchen. So luxurious! Indoors and outdoors delightfully purr in the layout and design of Bella Rosa.
Walk up from the boat dock (for you should certainly arrive by water if you can) our covered dock can accommodate a boat (16 foot max) and 2 jet skis plus floating dock - we do NOT provide boats or jet skies - into the large, fenced garden lush with plants. Sit in the large covered Spanish-style patio with casual garden furniture and ceiling fan -- the perfect place to enjoy that first cup of coffee in the morning or toast the sunset with a glass of wine. When it's time to go indoors, slip through the sliding-glass doors and find yourself in the large open plan kitchen and dining area. It's so convenient to have the kitchen on the ground floor -- no carrying groceries upstairs, no toting platters of food down to the patio when you want to dine Al fresco! And our kitchen is beautiful, with stainless-steel appliances, stone counters, and a large central island with range. You'll feel as though you're in a fine restaurant as you open the cabinets to find stacks of dishes, rows of glasses, drawers of utensils, and shelves of cookware. Do a quick grocery run and you can prepare and serve just about anything in this large open well-equipped space!
The central island in the kitchen doubles as a breakfast bar, with 4 comfy island chairs, and a main dining table that easily accommodates 8. For entertaining, throw open the sliding glass doors and set up on the patio, wooden decks, pergola, stone patio dock or lush gardens if you like too, all in all room for about 20 people!
With bathrooms (3 full 2 half) on all floors the first floor has a full bathroom in the main living room. One first floor bedroom is tucked into a sunny corner with door entry to gardens and dock and stairway to main living room. Here find 2 sturdy bunk beds great for kids or for singles in your group. Sunlight pours through the big windows, with a door leading into the fenced garden. It's a great bedroom for the early riser in your group, who like to be up and paddling a canoe or kayak enjoying the wildlife along the Inter coastal before breakfast.
Walk up to the second floor and enter the amazing great lounge room at Bella Rosa set up as a TV cinema room with spacious plush seating for 10. This space was designed for a big, active group -- there's room here for hundreds of books, DVD movies, Lego, chess, yoga mats, a twister game and more. Set up a game or puzzle at the table and gaze through the huge plate-glass window at the water and sunset. The huge circular sectional sofa reclines, and the 60'' HDTV includes cable TV and DVD player. Everyone can stay together in this room and do exactly as they like without getting in each other's way!
The second floor contains 2 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom tub and shower: one with a queen. The other with 2 sets of bunks, sleeping 4 and leading out to a lovely balcony plus spiral staircase to the roof deck. A full bathroom and a half-bath are here for your convenience.
Take the spiral staircase up to the third floor, where the luxury master suite awaits to soothe and refresh you after a busy day on the water or in historic St. Augustine. The bed is king-sized, the TV is flat-screen with DVD player, and the en-suite bath contains both a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower, so nobody has to wait! Best of all, the master bedroom contains a separate small sitting room area overlooking the water with luxury recliners . Magnificent views lots of space, - you will fall in love with the master suite!
Finally, an extra large rooftop deck with garden furniture awaits you at the very top of Bella Rosa leading from the master suite! From here you have 360-degree views of the ocean, the Matanza River, and the Inter coastal. It's a great private space to sunbathe, bird watch, and enjoy both sunrise and sunset.
Bella Rosa is an extremely large immaculately maintained family house with a washer and dryer, all linens and towels, free WiFi, and plenty of great spaces to keep your whole group happy and comfortable, double garage and outside parking spaces. Won't you stay here soon bring the kids and see for yourself?