Gorgeous 12+ Acre Joshua Creek Estate 
DeSoto County
3410 County Road 760 Arcadia, FL 34266

MLS: C7238071 

List Price: $895,000

Heated Sq ft: 2,779

Beauty and privacy abound in this 12.64 acre estate set among oak hammocks, a gently flowing creek and manicured pastures.

 As you enter through the private gate down the paved drive you are welcomed to this custom built 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick home.  With over 2,700 heated sq. ft., this meticulously maintained home features soaring ceilings, an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and a spacious screened back patio perfect for relaxing & enjoying the natural Florida habitat. The kitchen is complete with breakfast bar, dining area, dual dishwashers, updated appliances & opens to the formal dining room & family room ideal for entertaining. 

Downstairs is complete with a Guest Room/Office lined with windows and a large master bedroom featuring fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub & separate tiled shower.

 Upstairs a catwalk, overlooking the family room, leads you to two additional guest bedrooms & a guest bathroom.

 Additionally, there is an attached 2 car garage, screened gazebo, a detached 30X52 garage-for your RV/boat, multiple RV hookups, as well as a huge workshop. Workshop is outfitted with kitchen & office area, ideal for home business. 

Much of the acreage is cleared pasture land with a pond & lends itself to cattle and horses. 

Property is within 5 miles from Publix, shopping, and downtown Arcadia. 

Come home to privacy and peacefulness on this beautiful, natural property nestled along Joshua Creek!

A Look Into the Past

International Ocean Telegraphy Company at 
Joshua Creek
According to Canter Brown Jr., in  Florida's Peace River Frontier, one of the "testing stations" along the International Ocean Telegraph Company's (IOTC) line built from Gainesville to Punta Russa to Cuba was "Joshua Creek." The area was homesteaded by Lewis Henry Parker and in a few years he was joined by his brothers John Wesley Whidden and Robert Calvin Hendry.   By 1872, the Western Union connection from the TransAtlantic cable had reached Lake City in northern Florida. The IOTC line was constructed south from that point, through the central part of the state, including through Arcadia, to Punta Rassa, near Fort Myers. From there, the underseas cable reached Key West and Havana. Many areas of Florida still have roads names "Wire Road." indicating the road built to construct and maintain the telegraph line, although most residents are unaware of the historic connotation. The International Ocean Telegraph Company line and undersea cable, built by British and Spanish investors, provided the only telegraph link between Europe and the islands of the Caribbean, and eventually many countries in Central and South America, for seven years until more direct cables were laid. Finally, European countries were linked telegraphically with many of their colonies in the western hemisphere.

Call me at (863) 990-1748 or 
email me to schedule an appointment for a showing or to learn more about this listing.

Walt Bethel
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite 1129
Punta Gorda, FL 33950