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Villa Venyce Waterfront Homes Boast Deep Water Access to the Gulf of Mexico

Just across the bay from the Pensacola Real Estate Market and just east of Gulf Breeze Proper and The Naval Live Oak Reserve, you will come across the first Waterfront Neighborhood: Villa Venyce.

santa rosa sound 3Villa Venyce is a traditional, canal and sound-front neighborhood south of Highway 98. It is across the street from Grandpointe and is built along the Inter-Coastal Waterway of Santa Rosa Sound.

Built around an extensive network of canals, Villa Venyce’s Waterfront Homes boast Deepwater Access to the Gulf of Mexico. It is not unusual to see large sport fishing boats moored in many of the backyards in the neighborhood. The homes were built mainly in the 70’s and 80’s. Most are brick and ranch-styled, with a few custom split plans and two stories sprinkled throughout, here and there. These older, Canal-Front Homes are often the best value in protected Deepwater, Waterfront in the Gulf Breeze Florida Real Estate Market.santa rosa sound 4

Although the neighborhood has a few years on it, many of the homes have had extensive upgrades and renovations. The neighborhood is well-established and is considered a great place for kids since its inception. It is in the highly-coveted Santa Rosa County School District. Children attend Gulf Breeze High School, Gulf Breeze Middle School and Gulf Breeze Elementary School.

Santa Rosa Sound is created by the Gulf Breeze peninsula to the north and Santa Rosa Island to the south. Santa Rosa Island stretches from the Pensacola Pass to the Destin Pass and is home to Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach,  The Gulf Islands National Seashore and Ft. Pickens National Park.santa rosa sound 1

peg leg pete'sPensacola Beach is home to many Waterfront Restaurants. They can be visited by water, and many residents of Villa Venyce make the short boat ride across Santa Rosa Sound to dine at such places as The Grand Marlin, Flounders, Peg Leg Pete’s or The Paradise Bar and Grill. These eateries all have boat docks for their customers, great food and live music.

Next to Gulf Breeze Proper and the Gulf Breeze neighborhood of Grandpointe, Villa Venyce is one of the closest bedroom-community neighborhoods to Downtown Pensacola and all of its historical Real Estate.

If I can help you locate the home of your dreams, please contact me here or call me, Jim Holland directly at 850-206-6140, and I will be happy to assist you.

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Moving to the Gulf Coast? Let Me Show You Coveted Gulf Breeze Real Estate!

If the wind is blowing you to Northwest Florida, let me show you the coveted Real Estate that the city of Gulf Breeze, Florida has to offer!

It is difficult to write a complete article concerning Pensacola Florida Real Estate, without mentioning Real Estate in the charming and desirable area of Gulf Breeze, Florida located across Pensacola Bay and the City of Pensacola, Florida.

gulf breeze florida photo 1Gulf Breeze was originally a small bedroom community on the part of a peninsula that lies west of the Naval Live Oak Reserve. Over the years, it has expanded much farther east. The Naval Live Oak Reserve is a large green belt area that is part of the National Seashore, which is in turn, part of the National Park System. It creates the eastern boundary of what is now known by locals as Gulf Breeze “proper”, or in other words, the original core neighborhood of Gulf Breeze.

Gulf Breeze Proper was developed primarily in the 1950’s through the 1980’s. It includes some of the highest residential waterfront elevations in the State of Florida. There are elevated, multi-million dollar homes sitting atop high bluffs, overlooking picturesque bayous, surrounded by huge Spanish moss covered oaks. There are also lower-elevated beach level homes. Gulf Breeze has some, if not, the most desirable Real Estate in all of Northwest Florida. The interiors area of “the proper” is also highly regarded as a great place to live, for its laid back Florida lifestyle, sense of community and highly-rated Santa Rosa County Schools.

Even though the term “location, location, location” has become a real estate cliche, there may not be another area in Northwest Florida that it applies to better, than “the proper”. Because it is only three miles across the Pensacola Bay Bridge, you can be in downtown Pensacola in minutes, to enjoy a Blue Wahoos’ baseball game,blue wahoos 1mcguires pub 1a Pensacola Ice Flyers’ hockey game, or to eat at one of the many great restaurants including McGuire’s Irish Pub or Jerry’s Drive-In, which have both become Pensacola landmarks and tourist attractions. Or, if you prefer to go to the beach, you can be on Pensacola Beach in minutes as well, to visit the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier, or Ft. Pickens, a pre-Civil War era fort that has been preserved as part of the National Seashore, or just enjoy some of the world’s whitest beaches.

So, if you are considering buying a home in Pensacola, let me guide you across the bay to look at Gulf Breeze. You will be glad you did! Contact me here or call me, Jim Holland, directly at 850-206-6140.

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Waterford Sound Subdivision, the best value in Gulf Breeze Florida Real Estate

D.R. Horton Pensacola is building a new neighborhood of affordable homes in Gulf Breeze Florida that is convenient to Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base.

Waterford Sound Gulf Breeze Florida

Waterford Sound Gulf Breeze Florida

Waterford sound is also close  to Pensacola Beach, Ft Walton Beach and the Destin Florida beaches as well as the beaches of South Walton county. So,

If you are looking for a Florida lifestyle at an affordable price. Waterford Sound may be the place for you.  

To See This neighborhood, or any homes in Northwest Florida Real Estate call Jim Holland at 850-206-6140

 

Waterford Sound Gulf Breeze Florida

Waterford Sound Gulf Breeze Florida

  

Waterford sound is selling fast, and D.R. Horton is building some of their most popular floor plans.

 

The Madeline is an 1830 square foot 4/2.

 

Here is the Pensacola MLS write up from DR Horton Pensacola:

 

      Our D.R. Horton Madeline Plan is one of the most well designed plans you will find. This Beautiful home can be built with either a 4th bedroom or as a 3 Bedroom/2 Bath with a Study. Kitchen is Large and Open with Black on Black GE Appliances, Beautiful Recessed Panel Maple Cabinets, Tile Flooring, Granite Countertops and a Welcoming Entertainment Bar overlooking the Dining and Family Room. Master Bedroom is Spacious and Elegant with Crown Molding and Trey Ceiling; Master Bath is Perfect w/ Granite Topped Raised Double Vanity, Tile Flooring, 4′ Separate Shower with Glass Door, Large Soaking Tub with Frosted Window above, Enclosed Elongated Toilet and Large Walk in Closet. Tile Flooring extends to all Wet Areas including the Guest Bath, Foyer and Laundry Room. Additional Features include: 5 1/4″ Base Molding, Upgraded Lighting, Orange Peel Walls with Knockdown Ceiling, Fabric Shield Hurricane Protection and Finished Garages complete with Automatic Garage Door Opener. At closing Buyer(s) receive a one year Builder warranty and a 10 year Structural Warranty. Seller will contribute up to $4,000. towards total closing cost, plus owner’s title policy, documentary stamps on the deed and survey fees when Buyer(s) obtains financing through Builders preferred Lender. “Subject to program limitations.”

 

As you can see, at the time of the writing of this post  D.R. Horton is offering very generous closing cost contributions.Most buyers who use a V.A. loan will need very little money to close.

 

 

Dr Horton is also building a very nice 1580 square foot 3/2 they call the Camelia plan.

 

1580  square Camelia

1580 square Camelia

Here is the write up on it from the Pensacola MLS:

 

 Our D.R. Horton Camelia plan is Fantastic with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths and Large Open Family Room with Eye Catching Boxed Trey Ceiling. Open Kitchen has Welcoming Breakfast Bar with Granite Countertops, Tile Flooring, Lots of Beautiful Recessed Panel Maple Cabinets, Black Appliances, Walk in Pantry and Huge Eat in Kitchen that opens to Covered Back Porch. Master Bedroom is Spacious and Elegant with Crown Molding and Boxed Trey Ceiling. Master Bath is Perfect with Tile Flooring, Raised Double Vanity, Separate Shower with Door, Relaxing Soaking Tub with Frosted Glass Window above, Enclosed Elongated Toilet and Walk in Closet. Additional Features include: Tile Flooring extends to all Wet Areas including Guest Bath, Foyer and Laundry Room, 5 1/4″ Base Molding, Orange Peel Walls with Knock-down Ceiling, Finished Garage (Painted with Base Molding and Knock down Ceiling) complete with Garage Door Opener, 2 Remote Controls and Fabric Shield Hurricane Protections for all Windows. At closing Buyers receive a one year Builder Warranty and a 10 year Structural Warranty. Seller will contribute up to $4,000.00 towards total closing cost, prepaids and buy downs, plus owner’s title policy, documentary stamps on the deed and survey fees, when Buyer(s) obtains financing through Builders preferred lender. “Subject to program limitations   

  

These homes are either built, or being built as of the time of this post.

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