Located in the coveted neighborhood of Monte Cristo in Tierra Verde, this island home is sure to impress. Seated on just over a 10,000 sq ft lot, this block constructed single story residence offers a 2,071 sq ft open floor plan with (3) bedrooms, (2) bathrooms, office/(optional 4th bedroom), and oversized (2) car garage. Driving up to this home on Monte Cristo Blvd, you'll notice plenty of street parking in addition to a large driveway. Curb appeal abounds with meticulous landscaping along the walkway to the front door. Upon entry, you immediately feel the openness of the home with the vaulted ceilings and wall of french doors leading to the pool with natural light pouring through the windows, doors and Two VELUX skylights. Your eye is drawn to the backyard anyone would envy featuring over 500 sq ft of covered lanai, a 16x30 pool and lush landscaping offering privacy. Most buyers are looking for a split bedroom floor plan, which this property offers. The primary bedroom is on the east side of the home overlooking the pool & backyard boasting vaulted ceilings, large walk in closet, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, dual vanity and separate door with toilet. The office/optional 4th bedroom is just outside the primary bedroom with glass french doors and a nice closet. On the west side of the home, you'll find the additional (2) bedrooms, main bathroom and plenty of storage space with (2) closets. The kitchen and bathrooms were redone with granite countertops and custom wood cabinetry as well as new ceramic tile flooring. Enjoy an indoor laundry room that leads to the oversized 2 car garage. Additional upgrades/notable features include: newer kitchen appliances, newer washer/dryer, 4 ton HVAC unit (2012) that was just serviced, TILE Roof (2012), newer hot water heater, dual pane energy efficiency windows and sliding doors replaced (2019) with hurricane shutters, irrigation system on reclaimed water, exterior/interior paint (2019). Located minutes from St Pete Beach, downtown St Petersburg, and Tampa International Airport, you will feel like you are living on vacation year round in this breathtaking island home!