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Tavares, FL, is the home of around 15,000 people, located in central Florida. With schools like Tavares Elementary School, Tavares Middle School, and Tavares High School, children of all ages can obtain a solid education. 

Community Highlights & Activities

Tavares hosts many events and activities for its residents! Their public library has tons of events, such as Tiny Tykes Storytime, Family Game Night, a knit and crochet club, and a variety of crafts for adults and children alike. Known as "The Seaplane City, the town also hosts many water sports and competitions -- such as watercraft drag racing or vintage boat racing. Tavares is bolstered by a heavy senior population, so there are various events geared toward that age range as well! 

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Brand New Tavares Listings

4 Beds 3.5 Baths Tavares Peninsula Tracts A-G Rep SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
When the years of achievements have culminated to the moment of owning a remarkable residence on the Harris Chain of Lakes, this single-story pool home in the enclave known as The Peninsula on Lake Harris blends refined yet casual elegance, wide open water views, and breathtaking sunsets to settle your days. The .9-acre homesite sits high and dry, elevated above the water’s edge dotted with stately cypress trees. The sweeping panoramic views begin at the stately Sapele double front doors, with incredible sight lines out through multiple living areas, lanai, swimming pool, summer kitchen, primary suite, and private guest suite. The intentional transformation of this home began approximately 2 years ago, combining both timeless interior features and improved and updated mechanicals. The Owners took a detailed approach in selection of the vendors and designer to ensure quality of workmanship, reputation and performance would not disappoint. The “Chef’s Kiss” kitchen took on new life with sophisticated quartz countertops and full height backsplashes, all new appliances including a Sub-Zero® 48” refrigerator, dual Wolf® wall ovens with convection, Wolf® Warming Drawer, Wolf® 6-burner Pro Series Gas Range. Hosting or catering in your home is effortless, with a beautiful brand-new butler’s pantry that was created just behind the kitchen. The primary suite offers a haven-like feel with remote controlled Kirsch® cellular shades to allow serene views of the pool and lake. The en-suite bathroom rivals a 5-star spa with a new custom walk-in shower, a wall mounted towel warmer, new freestanding soaking tub, and all new sinks and toilet. A set of remote-controlled Kirsch® cellular shades allow them to be lowered to any height for privacy, or completely retracted for unobstructed views. On the same side of the residence is a private office, an updated powder room, and the one-car garage that has a mini-split HVAC offering many uses for additional air-conditioned space. The dining and living room area feature high ceilings, custom moldings, travertine floors and a gas ventless fireplace. Sliding glass doors extend this space out to the covered and screened in lanai with space to relax or entertain. The renovation to the outdoor kitchen resulted in a high-end Hestan® cooking system, wet bar area, and stylish NaureKast® weatherproof cabinetry. New outdoor fans, a multi-phase quiet pool motor and saltwater cell generator make pool days even more enjoyable! Take note of the gorgeous new Plantation Shutters, and all new LED lighting, Decora® switches, outlets, and dimmers, designer light fixtures, all bedrooms have walk-in closets with custom closet organization systems, additional exterior flood lighting – all the extra touches that make everyday living better. Extensive home projects include 2 brand new heat pumps with air purifiers, Honeywell® Home Pro Series thermostats, new Rinnai® water heaters for each side of the residence, and re-piping with PEX® throughout the entire home. Live like you are on vacation with the 15,088-acre Lake Harris as your backyard, or explore the 75,000+ acres of the Harris Chain of Lakes, offering old Florida scenery, waterfront dining options, and quaint, walkable downtowns. If a beautiful, well-designed, thoughtful, and efficiently operated lakefront home and lifestyle is on the top of your list, we invite you to schedule a private tour, and request the full brochure for 1370 Peninsula Drive.

1370 Peninsula Drive, Tavares

4 Beds 3 Baths Hidden River Lakes SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
Bring your Boat, your Bathing Suit and get ready for a Fishing Adventure - because this house has it all! A Modern Waterfront Farmhouse with 12 foot ceilings and a pool with private dock-able access to the Harris Chain of Lakes, all from your own private backyard. Immerse yourself in the epitome of Florida living. Over 1.5 acres located in a private gated community, this immaculately presented 4 bedroom, 3 bath single story home, offers versatile accommodation that includes a generous bonus Game Room, three car garages and an expansive covered lanai, complete with an outdoor shower. Slide open the oversized pocket sliding doors from the main living area spilling out to your private outdoor oasis, welcoming in the stunning natural Florida that surrounds you. Enjoy relaxing under the shaded covered lanai or in your screened in pool or as you entertain with gas hookup and outdoor kitchen plumbing for an outdoor entertaining and culinary experience! This home welcomes you from every angle, with its open concept plan layout, elegant decor and tasteful custom finishes. You'll love cooking in the gourmet kitchen, with your built-in oversized double column stainless refrigerator, gas cooktop range, and modern styled cabinetry. Enjoy the peace of mind with your own private video surveillance system, video doorbell and wifi controllable lighting. The Primary Master Suite is a tranquil haven that offers a luxurious freestanding soaker tub, dual vanities, generous oversized walk-in shower with Rain Shower Head, and two spacious walk-in closets. There are 3 well appointed additional bedrooms, served by 2 additional full bathrooms/pool bath that boast well considered and beautiful decor selections. Launch your boat for a fun day on the water of boating and fishing from your own backyard or the conveniently located private access community boat ramp. Welcome home and start living Lake Life in the tranquility of Hidden River Lakes!

3409 Lake Diane Road, Tavares

4 Beds 2 Baths Etowah Ph 2 SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
Welcome to your Dream Home!! Four bedrooms, two full baths and a two car garage. It is located in the desirable, gated community of Etowah with a stunningly, landscaped entrance. The home is located in the picturesque Lake County in Tavares, Florida. Where water sports and fishing and nature paths and parks abound. This is a quaint town with aesthetically pleasing coffee shops and tasty restaurants and specialty boutiques. It also has many downtown community events including food and fun. Plus it is only minutes from downtown shopping and restaurants and only a short drive to the famous, artistic community of Mt. Dora. Where you can walk or ride to enjoy the many specialty shops from tea and spices to art and jewelry and all the family and community activities in between. This community can provide a fulfilling lifestyle. This is a lovely neighborhood with well lit sidewalks, canopied trees along with some super amenities. There is an amazing pool with grilling area and picnic tables to enjoy some time with friends, also tennis courts to get some exercise and a basketball court. Not to mention a playground for the little ones to enjoy, as well as a community dock to warch the sunset or enjoy a little fishing. As you enter the home there is a grand foyer to lead you to the spacious, open concept floor plan where the kitchen is the heart of the home. There is an island/sink and bar area that provides extra seating for entertaining or a nice breakfast space. There is also a large, closet pantry. This area is fully tiled for cleaning convenience. It is open to the dining area and the spacious living room. There are sliders to the gracious covered lanai and open paver lined porch to the large back yard which has nice sized trees providing some shady areas to enjoy a day of play or gardening. The back yard also has a private vinyl fence. The home boasts a welcoming, neutral pallet. It is a split plan with an en suite primary bedroom with a double sink vanity walk in, tiled shower and walk in closet. The primary bedroom is also carpeted. The other bedrooms share a bath with a combined full sized tub and shower. They are also carpeted areas of the home. This is a great place to raise a family or settle down to retire. The surrounding area is big enough to keep you busy enjoying life and it's only approximately 50 minutes from Orlando or the beaches on the coast. Definitely take the time to check out this well kept home and surroundings. You will not be disappointed.

3194 Bayou Lane, Tavares

3 Beds 1.5 Baths Sunset View SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
OVER 1/2 an acre CANAL FRONT home with Harris CHAIN OF LAKES ACCESS to Lake Eustis in a couple minutes. Can you believe the panoramic views of over 300 foot of water frontage for this home on .64 acre. You can even view Lake Eustis across the canal. Boat out to the lake for amazing sunsets or hit one of the amazing waterfront restaurants for a meal out on the 8 lake chain. Open floor plan with living/dining/kitchen combo, a breezeway/flex space for an office and a large utility room can be remodeled for another bedroom or more flex space. Covered parking for a couple vehicles and a fenced in area for pet enjoyment. This adorable 2/1.5 home is snuggled between Highway 441 and waterfront views. Maybe this property could become a business location since it has over 300’ directly in the main thoroughfare? You have enough sea wall/dock space for many boats, a covered boathouse and a couple sheds (one was previously a boathouse too). Walk the property through this link to the listing video You have some of old Florida and beautiful cypress trees on your shoreline and yet close to all the benefits of living in town have to offer. Huge boat ramp is basically next door, shopping, restaurants, entertainment are all so close. You’re just 50 mins to the MCO Orlando international Airport, Walt Disney World & Universal Studios. Luxury of Central Florida has you less than 90mins to either Florida coast lines where you can salty and dip your toes in the sand at some of the world’s most famous beaches. What are you waiting for? Come see this house and its waterfront views.

12149 Canal Street, Tavares

3 Beds 2.5 Baths Sunset Groves Unit 03 SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
Welcome to your own piece of tranquility on 2 acres with FANTASTIC Curb Appeal, boasting a MAJOR Remodel in 2022 with no expense spared and you can have Horses, Chickens, etc too. Oh, I forgot to mention, NO HOA. How about that? As you approach the home on it's long Paver Driveway, you will start to picture yourself relaxing in a rocking chair on the Wrap Around Under Cover Front Porch. This just brings the Country Feel very close to home. The attention to detail is evident from the moment you set foot inside with SOARING Foyer and Great Room Ceilings, Elegant Finishes, Porcelain, "Wood Look" Plank Tile Flooring throughout the First Floor and an Abundance of Natural Light that creates an inviting atmosphere for entertaining. Even the stairs to the 2nd floor are done in the same tile. Just off the Foyer is the Formal Dining Room that is graced with windows, just waiting to host your family gatherings. The Wonderfully Remodeled Open Kitchen with White solid wood cabinetry equipped with some large drawers, a built in trash area, Corner Walk-in Pantry, Quartz Countertops, Breakfast Bar with Pendant Lighting, Upgraded Frigidaire Stainless Appliances, and a Beautiful tile backsplash leads to the Dinette featuring a Bay area with windows allowing visibility to the Enclosed Heated and Air Conditioned Florida Room, Rear Patio and Fenced Yard area. Adjacent to the Kitchen is the Great Room featuring 19' ceilings. Crown molding is everywhere and is a great finishing touch. The main level Laundry Room offers a Sink and garage entry for your convenience. The Main Level Primary Bedroom Suite offers a Bay Window Area allowing great Natural Light, Tray Ceiling and 2 Walk-in Closets. The Primary En-Suite is Beautifully Renovated with a Classic Claw Foot tub, Separate Shower with Double Shower Heads, Comfort Height Double Sink Vanity, Quartz Countertop, and a nice sized Linen Closet. WOW, and that just describes the first floor. The 2nd floor is comprised of a great loft, Bedroom 2 with a Bay Window Area overlooking the front yard and Bedroom 3 has views of the rear acreage. The bedrooms are separated by the Jack and Jill bathroom offering a Comfort Height Vanity, Double Sinks, Quartz Countertop and a tub/shower. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and Crown molding accent the spacious 2nd floor. The extra deep garage has a professionally finished epoxy floor and a Storage Room with a sink. This could be converted to a bathroom, as the plumbing is in place. The home is equipped with a Generac 22kw Whole House Generator and a buried 500 gallon Propane Tank, Water Softener and Kitchen RO System (New in 2022). A Tankless Hot Water Heater (Installed in 2024) will provide endless hot water. As you exit through the Florida Room doors to the outside, you will find a Large Fenced in area, patio and firepit. Beyond the fenced area is an open out building used for storage, etc and a Large Chicken Coop. Surrounding the out building and the Chicken Coop is a fenced area of approximately 60'x55' to allow animals room to roam. The Well is approximately 350' deep and also has a Hand Pump if emergency water is needed. Irrigation and fireplace is (as-is). The Roof is 3 years old. The Seller's have pride of ownership in this home and it truly shows. This home brings you to a country lifestyle within reasonable proximity to Shopping, Dining, Downtown Tavares & Mount Dora. Orlando International Airport and Theme Parks are about an hour away. Don't miss out on this FABULOUS home!

28917 Shirley Shores Road, Tavares

2 Beds 2 Baths Lake Harris Shores Unit 01 SubDv. 32778 Zip Code
Welcome to luxury waterfront living at its finest! This newly renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with office boasts luxurious amenities and stunning features throughout. Step inside to discover a gourmet kitchen fit for a chef, featuring custom-built cabinetry, quartz countertops, and all new top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. Plus, a butler's pantry ensures seamless entertaining and organization. The kitchen seamlessly flows into the spacious living area, complete with custom built-ins and a cozy fireplace, perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying quiet evenings at home. This home offers an open concept living area while featuring beautiful custom built-ins and millwork as well as dry bar with wine fridge, adding elegance and functionality to every corner of the home. Indulge in the lap of luxury in the meticulously designed bathrooms, featuring exquisite tile work and premium fixtures. Retreat to the master suite, where you will find a spa-like ensuite bathroom and ample closet space. Step outside to your private oasis, where a screened boathouse and outdoor kitchen await, overlooking the tranquil canal leading to the chain of lakes. The boathouse is equipped with electricity and water as well as an electric boat lift. Whether you're enjoying a barbecue with friends or setting out for a day on the water, this outdoor space offers endless opportunities for leisure and recreation. Don't miss your chance to experience the epitome of waterfront luxury living. Schedule your private tour today and make this exquisite home yours!

26613 Cayman Drive, Tavares

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