This magnificent home was built with love and care. The construction process took almost 4-years, and the location was carefully chosen to provide access to the Gulf of Mexico while also providing an extreme sense of serenity.
The tree-lined driveway reveals a majestic home towering into the bright-blue Florida sky. All around is nature and privacy. This home’s closest neighbor is a sparkling blue lake that leads right to the Gulf of Mexico. The lake’s brackish water keeps alligators away, but the fish are always jumping! The family who built this paradise have enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and birdwatching; it is not uncommon to see an American Bald Eagle, Osprey, or even a Pink Flamingo strolling or flying around the grounds.
The base of the home is a workman’s paradise with well over 2000 square feet of garage and workshop space. The main garage bay will fit 2-cars, bay #2 could fit two additional cars and, bay #3 is a GIANT workshop area that could be used for just about anything your heart desires. There is a full bathroom in the garage area too. Outside is an additional 2-car tandem carport area as well. The soaring majesty of the home might make toting groceries inside a bit daunting, so the owner installed a lift that supports up to 1000 pounds used for groceries, suitcases, or even a family member or friend who doesn’t like stairs. The lift motor and concrete pad could support a larger lift for wheelchair access.
No cost or corner was cut in the construction of this Coastal Retreat. The home is entirely Block-Concrete and Steele Construction. In the event of a Tsunami, the home’s blow-away walls (in the lower garage area) and detached concrete slab base would release to protect the main structure from ever failing. The thickness of the home’s concrete floors is 7,” and the hurricane protections would suffice in 240-mile per hour winds. The upstairs patio deck is 5.5” of concrete with #5 rebar placed 14” apart and 9” apart at any corner. Studs are double anchored to every wall. Simply put, if there is ever a category 5 hurricane to hit Tampa Bay – I will be going to Betty Street.
Inside, you will find the warmest and most inviting environment; oak wood floors, wood beam ceilings, impressive faux fireplace, and views to live for! The main floor guest bedrooms each offer lovely lake views, and the family room, breakfast room, and kitchen are bathed in sunset every evening. The upstairs master suite is the ultimate escape featuring an oversized room, lots of closet space, and a wood, cathedral ceiling in the master bathroom.
8647 Betty Street is genuinely a fantastic structure, home, and location.
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There are over 7 state and local parks within 2 miles of this home. A quick bike ride or golf-cart ride gets you to Brasher Park, Port Richey Water Front Park & Nick’s Park Boat Ramp where you will find Gill Dawg, Hooters, Kayak Rentals, Tropical Breeze Casino Yacht, and more!
4951 Koons Dr. Port Richey Florida
Located just 1.3 Miles from 8647 Betty Street, Brasher Park is a free park where leashed dogs are welcome. There are multiple covered picnic tables, BBQ Pits, a Playground, Fishing areas, and places to launch your Kayak or Canoe into the Gulf of Mexico. You can spend the day here and use the park’s clean bathroom facilities.
Port Richey Waterfront Park
8203-8207 Old Post Rd. Port Richey Florida
Located just .8-miles from 8647 Betty Street, Port Richey Water Front Park is a glorious location where you can reserve the pavilion for parties, enjoy the playground, green space park areas, or walk the many trails. You might even see a Manatee! There are plenty of spots for fishing and nature watching. And, if there is a concert going on at Gill Dawg, you can catch a glimpse from the park’s fishing dock.
Nick’s Park & Boat Ramp
7929 Bayview St. Port Richey Florida
Located just 1 mile from 8647 Betty Street, Nick’s Park Boat Ramp is a wonderful place to spend the day or an exciting evening! Here you will find the SeaSide Inn featuring dog-friendly Gill Dawg Tiki Bar and Grill. Enjoy waterfront dining along the Cotee River while watching your favorite teams on the large-screen TVs. Each week, Gill Dawg offers live music on the deck and larger musical acts on their main stage, ‘Wayne’s World Event Center’.
Area Features: Hooters
You can also visit the Hooters on the Cotee River with a large outdoor deck for waterfront dining or sunset drinks. You might see a Dolphin!
Area Features: Tropical Breeze Casino
If you are feeling lucky, you can hop on the Tropical Breeze Casino Yacht with game favorites Blackjack, Let it Ride, 3 Card Poker, Roulette, War 21, and Craps!
Area Features: Port Richey’s Bait Depot
Just wanting to fish from the docks? You will love The Bait Depot, Port Richey’s Live Bait, and Tackle Shop. The Bait Depot is always fully stocked with live and frozen bait, tackle, ice, drinks, cold beer, snacks, apparel, and more!
This thing is built like a brick – well you know..