Arundel waterfront cottage lists for less than $500,000

A waterfront bungalow on Nabbs Creek in Anne Arundel County awaits the buyer who appreciates living right off the Chesapeake Bay.

The two-story brick and vinyl-sided home at 434 Carvel Beach Road, with an asking price of $479,900, is part of a quaint established community.

"This is probably the best-priced waterfront property in Anne Arundel County," said listing agent, Jennifer Sowers of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. "The property offers 4-plus feet of water depth [at the pier], which is critical because if you don't have that depth, you can't keep a boat out there."

In addition to the private pier, other outdoor amenities include a fish-cleaning station, boat lift, koi pond with waterfall, exotic and mature landscaping, and a gated enclosed front yard with a vegetable garden.

Sellers Beth Roche and Brian Roe spoke of the home's easy access to the bay for fishing, as well as the great crabbing off the pier and the quick ride by water to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

"We see it as a tranquil, quiet spot, but minutes to major roads for an easy commute," Roche said. "We like the wildlife — ducks, geese, herons, swans — [and the] beautiful sunrises."

Built in 1935, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has had numerous updates over the years. A renovated kitchen is off the foyer, where wood flooring gives way to new carpeting in the living area of the open floor plan. There is also a wood-burning fireplace and a first-level bedroom and bathroom.

"What I love is the double French door that opens on the covered deck and the water view," Sowers said. "That's my favorite thing. I imagine sitting there and enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and listening to the [pond's] waterfall"

Kitchen appliances include a dishwasher, dryer, refrigerator, stove and washer. There is an unfinished basement and an outdoor shed.

The specs

Address: 434 Carvel Beach Road, Carvel Beach

Asking price: $479,900

Taxes: $4,849

Square footage: 1,628

Listing agents: Jennifer Sowers, Marge Prickett, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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