Built in 2012, the gated Mineral Branch Lodge is an all-inclusive ranch-resort majestically sited on picturesque countryside within a ninety minute drive from Tampa or Orlando. The scope of the extraordinary lifestyle options available on this 340-acre estate is truly incredible. Mineral Branch would make an idyllic permanent residence, as well as a spectacular second home, or corporate retreat, and a thriving retirement investment.
The amazing compound is anchored by a 6,659 square-foot lodge, comprised of three separate buildings: the entertainment/common area, a master suite retreat, and three bedroom, three bath guest suite. Covered walkways connect the three buildings providing ease of use as well as privacy when entertaining large groups.
You’ll immediately notice that no expense was spared during the construction of this impressive resort. The exterior consists of cypress lap siding and natural stone, while interior features include rare pecky cypress on walls and ceilings and reclaimed white oak on the floors. The entertainment building, offers a true hunting lodge atmosphere with wildlife-themed décor and all the accoutrements of grand southern hospitality. A striking 19-foot high double-sided fireplace, covered with natural stone soars to the ceiling and an expansive nail-head trimmed soft leather sofa beckons you to prop up your boots. The adjacent game room, with full wet-bar, is the ideal spot for watching sports, conversation and billiards. Located on the opposite side of the common area, a gourmet chef’s kitchen with commercial-style appliances and natural stone countertops is augmented by a fully-equipped and screened outdoor summer kitchen. The master suite retreat has a full set of French doors leading to private porches, with stunning views of the property. The three guest suites also offer lovely views and full baths in each room.
Let your stress melt away in the two-person Jacuzzi overlooking the 10-foot waterfall, cascading into a 2.5-acre fully stocked pond. The enormous back porch, constructed by hand, incorporates massive rough-sawn cypress timbers. The row of cozy rocking chairs provides the perfect front row seat for the panoramic views of the picturesque countryside.
Accessed by a catwalk through the woods, the resort’s 9-hole professionally-designed golf course, meticulously maintained, has natural Bermuda grass fairways with artificial greens and tee boxes. The 2,900 square feet Pebble Branch Pro Shop, also built in 2012, features a bar for lounging after you play a round of golf. And, if you have any energy left, the challenges of a 200-yard shooting range and five-acre sporting clay range await you.
This retreat is a stunning, comfortably appointed venue for entertainment, a place where you will be pleased to offer hospitality to friends and prominent visitors to the area. A landing strip for small aircraft is also conveniently located on the grounds.
The financial rewards offered by adjacent agricultural operations involve over 70-acres of producing citrus groves and a 100-acre pasture for cattle. Net profits are projected to be approximately $300,000 annually. Sale includes all furnishings, livestock and equipment. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is currently available and waiting … imbued with grand southern comfort.
Marty Wohl, Heartland Real Estate
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