As you walk thru the dunes of Watersound Beach 51 Shingle Ln sits on the edge of the Dune Ridge overlooking the conservation area leading to the beach. The Tower’s double deck sits proudly collecting breezes and sunsets. Created as the Coastal Retreat of a family whose roots gather friends and family from all corners it provides all you need to make memories and capture the gifts the Beach provides. The center of the home is a large gathering room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and a magical artistic chandelier lighting the space. Anchored by a gourmet kitchen with room for many cooks and a corner gas fireplace to warm and welcome all. This is the Dream Beach Home you have been looking for. This 6 BDR, 6 Bath Home has everything, heated pool, elevator, Carriage House, and so much more! The tower with 4 open porches greets you and invites you to partake in all this grand beach cottage has to offer. You enter thru the first floor screened porch to the first level casual den where guests and friends can visit. You will also find on the first floor two bedrooms with their ensuite bathrooms, a bunkroom, laundry room, wine closet with 2 wine coolers, and the hall that leads to a large glass paned door leading to the boardwalk that takes you to the dunes and the one mile of private beach frontage of Watersound. The stairwell here guides you to the heart of this special home surrounded by windows bathing every corner of the room with light that bounces off the architectual beams that support the 20 ft vaulted ceilings. Your eyes soar taking in the space anchored with a gourmet kitchen with a 12ft island, cabinets everywhere, high-end appliances with every luxury you can imagine including a Wolf steam oven, two dishwashers, 2 refrigerator drawers, icemaker, wine cooler, trash compactor and warming drawer. This kitchen has it all! The living room has 2 seating areas. One is centered around the large TV and the other the corner gas fireplace. French doors lead to a wide 2nd floor deck with an outdoor fireplace that overlooks the boardwalk to the beach. The room fills easily with friends, food, joy, and laughter. On the second floor the elevator is located directly beside the kitchen and across from the pantry for easy delivery of the groceries to their appropriate place. As you head to the rear screened eating porch you pass a 2nd large laundry room and another guest bedroom and bathroom along with the powder room for guests. The eating porch overlooking the pool with its grill and large table gives additional dining space for guests and family to break bread.
When day is done it’s time for everyone to head to their retreat. The master suite is one flight up and also accessible by the elevator. The landing with its bookcases and art gallery takes you to the Juliet balcony overlooking the grand living room and all the activities of the day. The hall gallery includes access to a coffee bar with sink and beverage center and the his and her closets. The king bedroom with vaulted ceiling has a desk closet and a marble master bathroom almost as large as the bedroom. A True Retreat. The hall gallery leads you to the third floor porch with
water and dune views where you can end the day and reflect on all that is good. The third floor porch is your portal to climb to the large double deck open tower that lifts you up and above the dunes to provide panoramic view of Watersound and the Gulf. The breezes cool and clear your mind as you connect with the blue green Gulf waters. You hear the sounds of the waves. At sunset you watch as the day comes to an end and the sun drops into the water the colors explode into amazing reflections of color as the miracles of mother nature occur one more time. You know why this is such a special place.

There is a Carriage House Guest Suite over the two car garage. You can enter through an exterior staircase, but you can also get there via a bridge over the pool deck off of the 2nd level eating porch. The 440 square foot vaulted ceiling guest suite has a king bed, a full kitchen, sitting area and a full bath. A perfect place to provide privacy for a friend or family member. The owners have used it to host accommodations for musicians performing at our 30A Songwriters Festival.
All the Bedrooms have king beds, there are towel warming racks in most of the bathrooms, hose bibs have been placed on porches which allows for easy cleaning. Speakers are in all rooms and on porches and controlled by a Control 4 System along with the thermostats. The Shingle Lane Golf Cart Boardwalk is 100 yards from the cottage driveway.
51 Shingle Lane is an Architectual SHOW OFF with an amazing location making it a standout in the Watersound Community.

Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Listing data last updated 2023-06-02T16:18:59
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