Knee Deep in Paradise is the ideal beach house for family gatherings or getaways. Beautifully designed, it is packed with amenities and activities. Constructed on this beautiful cottage was completed in 2009 and stocked top to bottom with brand new furnishings. Every detail from the construction planning to type of cookware was selected to provide a comfortable and enjoyable gathering place regardless of the weather outside! With approximately 2500 sq. feet on three floors, four bedrooms, covered front porch and large back deck, there is plenty of versatile space to spread out and enjoy a nice beach retreat. The comfort of guests is a high p...riority. Each bedroom has new, high quality mattresses, a down comforter, 300 thread count white sheets, shelving and hanging space in the closets, decorative hooks on the walls for bulky coats and sweatshirts, plenty of drawer space, and lots of extra pillows and blankets. In each bathroom, you will find piles of thick white towels and a hair dryer. The layout on the top floor includes two bedrooms, a laptop/desk area with 2 nautical chairs, a balcony and a full bath. The first upstairs bedroom is perfect for a family with three younger children. It has a queen platform bed, built in bunk bed with a trundle, large 8 drawer dresser, walk-in closet, pack and play pen. A 32” wall mounted flat screen TV and X-box 360 allows you to watch a DVD movie (in the X-box) a cable TV show, let the kids watch cartoons in the morning or just play a game. Plenty of floor space makes the room perfect for the whole family. The second upstairs bedroom was designed to be ideal for one couple. There is plenty of light provided by the west facing room and surprise quiet space, a private balcony. The furnishings and wall color were all selected to create a cozy adult environment. The main floor has a master bedroom with a queen bed and a twin trundle underneath. The large bathroom has double sinks and built in shelving. A 37” flat screen TV hangs on the wall so you can relax and watch a Cable TV show before going to sleep. The spacious living room has a good quality twin sleeper sofa, plenty of soft comfortable seating, ceiling fan, 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, an i-Pod HDMI connection, HD cable TV and the i-Pod/android music dock. The large dining room has seating for nine, plus the breakfast bar provides a spot for four more! The kitchen is fully stocked to cook for a large group, with service for 20. The spacious open floor plan, breakfast bar, granite counters, and natural gas cook top make it a pleasure to prepare family meals! The chilled mugs and margarita glasses in the freezer should help keep beverages cold while you soak fresh crab in the crab pot or grill some local catch of the day on the BBQ. You will find most appliances you need including a 12 cup coffee maker, coffee grinder, espresso maker, griddle, Vitamix blender, waffle maker, toaster, ice maker, crock pot and hand mixer too. The half daylight, 1,000 sq. foot basement is extremely versatile with its main focus being recreation for all ages. There is a large bedroom with a King size bed -- the most comfortable bed in the house! The living area has 2 full size futons for additional sleeping capacity. But most of all, the basement is designed for fun! Play with the full sized air hockey table, pool table, or kids play area - - complete with foam padding on the floor, toys, and a perfect sized table and chairs. The full entertainment system, including a 55” 3D Smart LED TV provides huge sound to play the X-box 360. The state of the art Kinect makes your body the controller instead of a hand held device for active, off the couch games for all ages and are guaranteed to make you laugh and smile. The 3D Bluray DVD player, 3D glasses and 3D TV means you can enjoy the latest 3D movies provided or bring your own. The smart TV includes the free unlimited Netflix movies and TV shows, web browsing, and downloadable TV apps. All of this is available while staying toasty warm by the gas fireplace. You’ll also find a kite on the wall ready to draw you outside again. A full bath, laundry room, and door to the outside fenced private garden make the basement complete. The garden is wind protected and is a wonderful intimate place for a couple just to step outside for some quiet time and summertime fragrances. It’s gated on both ends so your youngster or fido will stay safely nearby. Enjoy lunch outside on the glass lattice enclosed deck with seating for 13. More Adirondack chairs are on the front porch if you need them. A soak in the large 7 person Pergola covered hot tub with a view over Olivia Beach is an ideal ending to a day of fun at the beach. You must visit the reef at the bottom of the beach access stairs at low tide. The pools are close enough to easily walk to, but also safely away from wandering little feet. Follow the charming boardwalk to the beach lined with beautiful cottages. Also enjoy the Olivia Beach neighborhood park and sand volleyball court! You’ll find a volleyball for your use in the basement or garage. The two old fashioned bikes fit the community and are a great way to tour the neighborhood. Start a campfire to cook s’mores and meet the other wonderful neighbors! Olivia Beach is a charming community that has a very special feel, perfect for feeling like you are truly on vacation. Being comfortably near the ocean in a beautiful community with so many amenities is relaxing medication for the entire group. Make your reservations and you will find your own kind of paradise here. Knee Deep in Paradise sleeps 14 and can accommodate 3 additional children in bunk beds. 1 or 2 dogs under 30 pounds are welcome This home is designed to accommodate 4 vehicles for parking. Street parking is not allowed. Guests need to use approved parking spaces provided at the home.
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