Privacy and proximity! This 3 bedroom renovated canalfront cottage in Carova has the best of both worlds. With bulkheaded water frontage on a protected canal, this home sits just 6 lots from the ocean on a corner with direct pedestrian beach access. The lot, at over 28, 000 sq ft, is nearly twice the size of most Carova lots and has mature growth live oak trees, pines, and Russian olives completely protecting the cottage. Decks abound with great Southern exposure around the outside while inside on the main level you'll find warm and inviting high end furnishings and casual beach decor with lots of natural lighting in the kitchen and great room. Also on the main level is a generous bedroom, with adjoining Florida style sunroom great for a reading room, den, or for guest overflow. Upstairs you will find two more large bedrooms, updated full bath, and southwest facing sundeck looking down the canal. Originally built in 1990, the current owners have taken exceptional care of the home and have done extensive updates. Within the last several years updates include new roof, new siding, well, septic, hot water heater, HVAC (inside and out), water treatment, flooring, all appliances and more. This would make a perfect getaway spot for those who enjoy boating or want to commute over by boat from the mainland but also want a private setting close to the beach! New preliminary floodmaps indicate this home will be placed in the X flood zone so flood insurance should be voluntary.