With the arrival of the warm weather, thoughts turn to the waterfront and outdoor activities: Swimming, sailing, playing tennis and house hunting for a place that provides a wealth of recreational opportunities.

The house at 65 Bermuda Road in the town's Saugatuck Shores area, now on the market, fits the bill. Built in 1975, this Contemporary-style house has immediate proximity to Bermuda Lagoon and Long Island Sound, allowing its owners to take advantage of the local waterfront amenities, which include deeded use of a deep-water dock on the lagoon that can accommodate a 20- to 30-foot sailboat or motor craft.

The property also had its own regulation-size tennis court, as well as a patio and terrace for relaxing outside.

On those days when the weather chases people inside, fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the large, dedicated spa room with a 35-foot long Gunite lap pool with a solar cover. The pool is 9 feet wide and 5 feet deep. There is also a steam shower and room for gym equipment.

The house encompasses 3,976 square feet of living space, including two fireplaces, two balconies, a wet bar in the first floor game room, four bedrooms and ample closet and storage space. Views of Long Island Sound are unobstructed and cannot be otherwise because the property across the street is partially wetlands, and therefore no one can build on it.

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Because of the numerous skylights throughout the house, natural light floods all three floors, even on a gray or overcast day, but water does not. Despite its location in a coastal flood zone, this house did not suffer water damage from Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy.

The current owners said light drenches the house from sun up to sundown and then after dark, especially when there is a full moon, and the nighttime views of Long Island Sound are "indescribable."

The house is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The road itself attracts more pedestrian and bicycle traffic than motor vehicles. The driveway entrance is marked by stone pillars topped with lanterns that lead to the paving stone driveway. There is a two-car attached, under-house garage as well as an area under one of the second-floor balconies that provides a covered parking area for an additional vehicle, if necessary.

The main living quarters are on the second floor, which includes the formal living room, dining room, kitchen, master suite and two other bedrooms. The master bedroom contains a wall of closets plus a walk-in closet and a marble bath.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Contemporary
ADDRESS: 65 Bermuda Road
PRICE: $2,295,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
AMENITIES: waterfront property, easy walk to water, beach rights, private beach, use of a deep water dock, unobstructed views of Long Island Sound, proximity to Bermuda Lagoon, spa room with indoor lap pool and solar cover, tennis court, cul-de-sac, wet bar, two fireplaces, minutes to Saugatuck Railroad Station and downtown Westport, skylights, summer rental income potential, bluestone patio, awnings, large deck, security system, storm doors and windows, two balconies, French doors, stone wall, many recent updates and upgrades
OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, three full baths, two-car attached under house garage, zoned baseboard oil heat, zoned air conditioning, 0.50-acre property, no basement, sewer system, city water, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, attractive landscaping with mature plantings and specimen trees including copper beech and Japanese maple
SCHOOL: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $1,238,000
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills
TAXES: $22,173

There is a large deck off the dining room and kitchen and a second deck accessed in a hall at the back of the house between the master suite and another bedroom. That second deck provides a view of the backyard, the tennis court and the wisteria vine-covered fencing. It also has stairs to the yard.

On the lower level, which has ceramic tile flooring, the front door opens to a wide foyer from which residents and visitors can access the family room, spa room and game room. There is also a laundry area. The patio can be accessed from the game room and the spa. A third-floor loft contains a fourth bedroom, utility area and two storage rooms.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house contact Evi Coghlan and Robin Welling of Coldwell Banker at 203-247-6691 (Coghlan) or 203-858-2998 (Welling), or email them at evi@evicoghlan.com or robinjwelling@yahoo.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 65 Bermuda Road

PRICE: $2,295,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10

AMENITIES: waterfront property, easy walk to water, beach rights, private beach, use of a deep water dock, unobstructed views of Long Island Sound, proximity to Bermuda Lagoon, spa room with indoor lap pool and solar cover, tennis court, cul-de-sac, wet bar, two fireplaces, minutes to Saugatuck Railroad Station and downtown Westport, skylights, summer rental income potential, bluestone patio, awnings, large deck, security system, storm doors and windows, two balconies, French doors, stone wall, many recent updates and upgrades

OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, three full baths, two-car attached under house garage, zoned baseboard oil heat, zoned air conditioning, 0.50-acre property, no basement, sewer system, city water, hardwood and ceramic tile floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, attractive landscaping with mature plantings and specimen trees including copper beech and Japanese maple

SCHOOL: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $1,238,000

TAX RATE: 17.91 mills

TAXES: $22,173