A sprawling gulf front house with 5 bedrooms, a new heated pool, and a spa, Brightmore House is ideal for a multiple family getaways or a reunion of family or friends. Its only drawback: Because it’s so fabulous, you may never want to leave!
The appropriately named great room, like most of the bedrooms, opens up onto an expansive balcony that overlooks the sugary sands and the Gulf of Mexico. Furnished with chaises, gliders, tables, and chairs, the balcony gives you a front-row seat to the fiery sunsets over the gulf and to the dolphins and manatees swimming among the boats.
With a brand new heated private pool, this lovely 5 bedroom beach front home is HUGE! Each floor has sliding glass doors that walk out to large sun decks overlooking the gulf.
Slide open the glass doors and let the salt-scented breezes perfume the great room, which is furnished for maximum comfort and elegance alike. The 3 oversize couches provide room for everyone (and then some!) to gather together to watch a favorite movie on the HDTV. Want to host a poker game? A separate area of the room has its own games table. Other spaces where you can curl up with a good book, surf the web via the free wifi, or play a game with the kids abound. The great room offers as much togetherness or privacy as you want!
The dining area table can easily seat 6 people, and there’s room for several more at the adjacent breakfast bar. Or you can bring the feast outdoors: The lower-level patio has its own luxe dining table beside the pool and beneath a roof so that you can enjoy lunch even amid the midday sun. The patio has a grill as well, perfect for barbecuing any fish you reel in… or hamburgers and steaks, for that matter.
If you have more elaborate culinary plans, you’ll adore the newly updated kitchen. Not only is it a beautiful space to spend time in, but it’s equipped with everything you could need to prepare even a holiday feast: dual ovens, a full-size refrigerator/freezer, a range, a microwave, and plenty of smaller appliances, pots, and pans, prep tools, and tableware--plus the all-important dishwasher.
Because there’s a bathroom for each bedroom, you could argue that each bedroom is a master bedroom. But the largest of the rooms is easily as spacious as many a big-city apartment! In addition to a king-size bed, a wealth of storage, a TV, and a seating area, it has two sets of doors that open onto its own beachfront balcony.
Bedroom two has a queen-size bed and TV. Bedroom three has a king sized bed, TV, and a door that opens up to the balcony. Each of the remaining 2 bedrooms is furnished with a pair of twin beds and, yes, its own TV, and one of these bedrooms has direct access to the balcony as well.
All 5 bathrooms, as well as the powder room on the main floor, are designed to the same high standards as the rest of Brightmore House, with beautiful tiling, plenty of light, and vanities with loads of storage. Even the laundry room, with its full-size washer and dryer along with a desk, is a lovely space in which to spend time!
But why linger in the laundry room when you could be swimming in the pool, lazing in the hot tub, or lounging on the deck? The pool area is adjacent to the beach, so you can spend entire days outdoors in or by the water. To prevent you from tracking sand into the house, there’s a handy outdoor shower.
Not only is the beach your backyard, but you’re also within walking distance of Doc’s Beach House, a legendary local hangout for food and drink. While you’re there, you can rent jet skis, paddleboards, and sailboats or book a parasailing session.
A few miles farther afield is Lovers Key State Park, a must-visit for anyone who wants to see turtles, marsh rabbits, seabirds, and manatees in their natural environs while hiking, biking, canoeing, or kayaking. Mini golf, Everglades Wonder Garden, restaurants, and shops are just a short drive away as well.
Then again, you could happily while away your stay at Brightmore House itself, with its wealth of amenities inside and out. Experience it for yourself: Book your stay today!Get the full listing »