Swift Creek Island Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida
Property Types: Waterfront, Home, Recreational
- Detached Garage
- Attached Garage
- Off Street
If you are looking for a secure place to escape and relax yet still be within minutes to every amenity imaginable; Swift Creek Island is a natural fit! This 8.2 +/- Acre Gated Private Access Only Island is located within the secure gates of the upscale community of Marsh Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It is truly the best of both worlds, serene seclusion on your own tropical private island, yet conveniently located within minutes to everything!
Swift Creek Island creates the perfect outdoorsman's paradise! Explore nature and enjoy this beautiful space as you navigate the boarded walkways which connect and lead to the 3 separate islands or simply roll out your yoga mat and take in the amazing scenery that surrounds you. It affords one the perfect opportunity to live the true "Farm to Table" lifestyle. Spend your mornings fishing as you watch the sun come up on your dock catching reds, trout and flounder to serve your family that afternoon as the "Fresh Swift Creek Island Catch of the Day!" Plant your own garden in one of the raised bed containers and harvest fresh delicious vegetables and herbs for your family. Have the kids pick oranges from the tree in the front yard to have fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast or use as the perfect mixer for a sunset happy hour in the comfy bed swing on the back porch. Enjoy the perfect family night making s'mores with the kids around the wood burning fire pit overlooking the tranquil views of the surrounding marsh. The options are endless to relax and enjoy this place you could call home!
There are countless activities to enjoy in close proximity to the island. TPC Sawgrass, designed by famed golf course designer Pat Dye and located only 5 minutes away, hosts' a major players tournament each March. This course is challenging for even the most seasoned golfer. For the avid tennis player, clay and hard court tennis facilities are located just minutes away at Ponte Vedra Inn and Raquet Club. For those who enjoy boating, the community of Marsh Landing has yacht slips and spaces to accomodate and store larger boats available to members of the yacht club. It is located less than 5 minutes from the island. If off shore fishing is a favorite past time, the Intracoastal Waterway is only 7 minutes by boat from your private dock on the island. Yoga on the dock at sunrise is the perfect way to get your "zen" on or for a more active option, kayak thru the brackish creeks and marshes that surround Swift Creek Island and enjoy the natural beauty of this peaceful paradise. It is truly the best of both worlds wrapped into one unique property.
Beaches of Ponte Vedra
Located only 4 miles away, the beautiful beaches of Ponte Vedra provide a fun alternative to catch a few waves, walk your dog or simply enjoy a walk or bike ride along the shoreline. Grab a drink and watch the sunset at the beach club after your walk to relax and unwind. If a little Rest & Relaxation is what the doctor ordered, take advantage of the world class spa at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.
Abundant deer and wildlife roam the property and provide frequent entertainment for the nature lover. The Islands of Swift Creek are home to many species of birds; osprey, ducks, songbirds and even majestic eagles can be spotted soaring the skies on any given day. Life on the island affords one the amazing opportunity to use nature's classroom to homeschool your children and teach them about any given subject thru hands on experiences right at your fingertips. Quality time spent together making special memories with the ones you love the most is a priceless treasure and this property provides the perfect atmosphere to accomplish that daily.
Swift Creek Island is unique to the area because no other property in Marsh Landing has gated private access to a private island. The main house on the property is a 2000+/- Sq Ft 2BR/2BA custom designed guest house with a 4 car detached garage. Once thru the private gated entrance, it is a peaceful drive thru tropical vegetation and beautiful landscaping along the winding gravel road leading to the main residence. The brick steps at the front entry give way to a cozy front porch with an inviting sitting area to have your morning coffee. Hand cut by a local craftsman, the front entry door makes a lasting first impression. The beautiful rough hune distressed oak door opens up to reveal the spacious family room area and stunning views of the open marsh and water outback. The immaculate hard wood floors complete with a wood burning stone fireplace encased with custom wood book cases create the perfect space for your family to gather. The entire home has an open feel with 12 ft ceilings throughout and affords breath taking views of the water from every room in the home. The master bedroom has a special gentlemen's closet designed to organize and accommodate every wardrobe detail for the man of the house. The second closet is a spacious walk-in closet complete with shelving and an area for storing shoes. Separate his and hers vanities with custom drawers offer plenty of space for storage of towels and bathroom toiletries. A stone walk-in shower and large jacuzzi bath complete the master bath area, making it the perfect spot to soak and unwind after a long day at work. The spacious guest room is situated perfectly to capture the beautiful morning sunrises over the open marsh.
For the chef of the house, the kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a large sub zero refrigerator with a gas stove top range. The back porch has a large rustic stone paved open area that is perfect for outdoor entertaining. A large bed swing on the back porch creates the perfect spot to take a nap, read a book or have family time catching up with each other.
There is a 3 car detached garage with a finished room above that is perfect for an art studio or remote office. Located behind the garage area is a large storage space to organize all of your extra items. An outdoor shower is situated in the perfect spot to shower off after fishing on the dock or working in the yard. The previous owners transitioned the 4th garage, located next to the guest house into a private detached bedroom for their teenager, adding an additional third bedroom. If you need a larger main house, there is ample room on the lot and approval to build your waterfront dream home. An existing deep well provides water for a 13 station irrigation system to easily water and maintain the beautiful tropical vegetation that surround the compound.
Located just 3 miles from the island on A1A is a Publix for all of your supermarket needs. There are endless waterfront dining opportunities to enjoy fresh seafood and most every cuisine imaginable at the beaches and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Upscale shopping for even the most discriminating buyer can be found at the St Johns Town Center, only 15 miles away.
The Ponte Vedra Beach/ St Johns County public school system has an A+ rating with a wide range of choices for private schooling as well. Bolles, Episcopal, Providence and Bishop Kenny would provide top notch opportunities for a private school education in the area.
The World Renown Mayo Clinic with cutting edge research and medical services is only 8 miles away. You are no more than 10 minutes to a facility that can handle any kind of medical situation.
If frequent travel is a part of your life style, Swift Creek Island is easily accessible to Butler Blvd. and Jacksonville International Airport is an easy 45 minute commute.
This is a rare opportunity to own a waterfront property that checks all of the boxes, whether you desire a life of private seclusion or the convenience of being located just minutes from everything. Don't miss your chance to purchase this unique private island paradise.