Ocean's 1180 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom quality, coastal, private residence on the small and laid back Singer Island - a 2 block walk to the Atlantic Ocean and one of the top beaches in Florida. The island is just across the inlet from Palm Beach Island and a ferry ride to Peanut Island. There are beautiful parks, restaurants, spas, fishing , diving, snorkeling all within a short bike ride.
Our combined living, den and dining area offers a larger space for entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked, has an electric range, and has an open pass through bar to the back patio.
A split bedroom floor plan makes our space ideal for privacy. The west section of the home has two bedrooms and a zen-like bathroom which opens to the patio. The first room offers two twin beds and desk with 2 closets. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and TV. There is a beautiful newly redone bathroom serving both of these bedrooms. There is a door that can be closed if only one bedroom is in use making it a suite connected to the bathroom.
The east section of the home has the master bedroom with a California King bed, TV, a full bathroom with 2 sinks, a shower and whirlpool tub, as well as a walk in closet. As you enter the home, you will see a very open plan with the living room, dining room, kitchen, and family room all open to each other, and looking out to the screened in patio. Across from kitchen and just inside from the garage is a separate laundry room with full sized washer and dryer. There is a 2 car garage with an electric door and a large driveway.
Ocean's 1180 is on approximately a quarter of an acre with an oversized
Avocado tree, Key lime tree, Hibiscus, Banana and other tropical delights. Enjoy the ocean breezes while barbecuing on the deluxe gas grill. Grab a bike and head to the beach or to the sailfish marina for lunch. The PGA Spa - one of my personal favorites is just 15 minutes away by car.
Only 10 minutes away is Publix, a full service grocery store. We are one block East of the Intracoastal Waterway and just six miles north of downtown West Palm Beach and the island of Palm Beach. The Gardens Mall, ten minutes north, offers upscale shopping and entertainment. Ocean's 1180 awaits you!
Turtle Viewing Season is Starting!
March 1 was the official start of the sea turtle nesting season in Palm Beach County, and the experts are predicting another good year ahead. Our county is one of Florida’s most important loggerhead nursery areas in the Western Hemisphere. Every year, thousands of loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtles come ashore to nest on our beaches resulting in over 2 million hatchlings!
The process starts when the female sea turtle crawls ashore at night to dig a nest, deposit her eggs, cover the nest and return to the water. While on the beach, sea turtles are timid and vulnerable and can be easily frightened away, if disturbed. It takes from one to three hours for the female turtle to lay between 80 to 120 eggs (shaped like a ping pong ball).
The nests are located approximately 18 inches below the surface, and are generally found above the high-tide line on the dry beach. Eggs and nest must remain undisturbed in the warm sand for 47 to 60 days before they hatch.
The majority of the hatching occurs from July through September and hatchlings usually emerge from their nests as a group at night. In a natural situation, they crawl down the beach to the water where they must swim for many hours to reach the open sea.
Unfortunately, thousands of hatchlings die every year in their attempt to reach the water. Instinctively, newly hatched sea turtles follow the natural light reflected on the water by the moon and waves. However, they become disoriented by artificial light from homes, businesses, street lights and cars, and crawl in the wrong direction. Consequently, they die from exhaustion, dehydration, predators and debris.
Here are some simple tips to help protect sea turtles:
Beaches must be free of debris and potential obstacles. Sea turtles have poor vision on land and cannot go backwards. Many times, they return to sea without nesting if an obstacle is encountered.
Do not disturb sea turtles, nests or eggs; it’s against the law.
If you encounter a nesting turtle, keep lights off, remain still and keep your distance.
Turn off coastal lights and keep flashlights and phones off while on the beach at night.
Keep pets away from nesting females, nests and hatchlings.
Do not disturb nest markers. Numerous organizations including the county’s Environmental Resource Department monitors sea turtles.
Operate your boat with caution. Sea turtles are found offshore, nearshore and inshore and have to surface to breath.
Sea turtle facts:
Sea turtles are among the oldest creatures on earth, unchanged for over a million years.
After epic migrations at sea around the world, loggerhead sea turtles return to almost the exact spot where they were born to mate and lay their own eggs. Reportedly, this is based on the coastline’s magnetic signature, which the turtle remembers and uses as an internal compass.
Sand temperature can determine gender. For example, cooler sand tends to produce male hatchlings.