If walls could talk, Hacienda del Sol’s would be chattering away, for the grand South Merritt Island Estate has hosted many a great party. Kings and queens, government dignitaries, astronauts and sitting presidents have all been charmed by Hacienda’s hospitality through the decades.
“From the moment you pass through the enormous iron gates, you are transported to a long-ago time, a magical time,” says listing agent, Stephanie Moss Dandridge, a luxury waterfront real estate specialist with Dale Sorensen Real Estate.
The majestic 7.6 acre Historic Mediterranean Estate overlooking the Indian River, boasts over 22,000 square feet of living including the 14,755 square foot main residence, pool house/pavilion, guest cottage and caretakers residence. The finest of finishes throughout the estate include hand painted walls, Pecky Cypress vaulted post and beam ceilings and stunning antique tile and marble from around the world.
Hacienda embodies a luxury resort style setting with a world of amenities including a lighted tennis court, 50,000-gallon saltwater pool and a koi filled 1/2-acre man-made lake with waterfall. The 500+ feet of riverfront on the Inner Coastal Waterway comes complete with private boat dock and boat ramp.
The main residence includes six suited bedrooms, six baths, and a three-bay stackable garage. The grounds are adorned with old growth live oaks, banyan, and eucalyptus trees, plus a bamboo forest and rose garden.
Hacienda's charm goes well beyond its majestic presence and also includes plenty of history. Dave Thomas, famed founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain, owned the estate for a time.
The one-of-a-kind property is being marketed internationally, with emphasis on European, South American and Chinese markets. Listing price is $7.5 million.
"You can never replicate the history and uniqueness of this house," Moss Dandridge says. "It is such a magnificent place."
Stephanie Moss Dandridge
Luxury Waterfront Specialist