Come experience what it feels like to live in tropical paradise all year long! You will be officially on island time when you arrive at this lovely beach home located in the peaceful community of The Lakes! This beautiful Willow Oak floor plan was built in 2022, and it has a remarkable water view! Construction has been completely finished in this phase. If you're looking for low maintenance, this is the place for you. It has a Southern-style balcony where you can enjoy the ocean breeze along with a front porch where you can sit back and relax. As you open the elegant glass front door, you will notice 9ft ceilings and wide plank laminate flooring throughout the main living area. The kitchen features quartz countertops, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, and 36" cabinets along with a big island, a farmhouse sink, pendant lights, a tile backsplash, and a large pantry. This is an energy-efficient home in a natural gas community, therefore it has a gas range, tankless hot water heater, and gas heat. This stylish home has an open floor plan with a bar, which is great for entertaining. The breakfast nook can be used as a dining area and it has a nice water view. The spacious primary bedroom overlooks the water as well. It has a tray ceiling, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom with a tile shower, dual sinks, and a water closet. This special floor plan came with an extended living room and owner's suite for additional square footage. There is a 13x11 flex room on the 1st floor that's currently being used as a workout space, but it could easily be converted into a 5th bedroom, an office, a craft area, or a formal dining room. There's a drop zone for coats and shoes beside the garage along with a separate laundry room and a powder room for guests on the main level. After you walk up the hardwood stairs, you will see a huge loft that can be used as a den or game room. The balcony can be accessed by everyone from this loft area and there's also a 9x7 space that can be used as an office. One of the bedrooms upstairs could be considered a second master, because it does have its own private bath. There are two more guest rooms on the second level along with another full-size bath. There's an attic above the 2nd floor with a pull-down staircase and plenty of storage. The covered porch in the back is a great place to grill out with friends and a 26x17 patio extension was added for extra room to spread out. The backyard is the ideal size for all your pets to play and fences are allowed. You can also have golf carts and motorcycles. This remarkable home has durable concrete fiber siding on the exterior and long-lasting architectural shingles. This is a Smart Home and you can control the thermostat, garage door, and front door lock with your phone. It comes with Alexa and a Skybell. Some of the furniture will convey and other pieces are negotiable. There's a community pool where you can take a dip or lounge around in the sunshine. It's a wonderful place to meet your neighbors. The Lakes is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in this area, and it's close to everything that the Grand Strand has to offer. There are several top-notch golf courses, delicious restaurants, and places to shop. This move-in-ready home is located in the award-winning Saint James school district. Surfside Beach is only a few minutes away along with the Marshwalk and Garden City. This one is truly a must-see, and you don't want to miss out! Schedule your showing today and don't forget to check out the virtual tour! Square footage is approximate and not guaranteed. Buyer is responsible for verification.