Surrounded by nature within the highly sought after Blue Cove community in the historic river town of Dunnellon, this inviting home sits high and dry on a hilltop above Blue Cove Lake. One of the most affordable options within the community, the home provides abundant curb-appeal thanks to a gated and landscaped front courtyard and gentle shade from nearby trees. Offering a total of 3-bedrooms and 2-baths, the home is warm and welcoming with lots of natural light, a split bedroom floor plan, tall cathedral ceilings, and wood laminate and tile flooring throughout the majority of the home. The kitchen has modern flair with open, natural wood shelving, solid surface countertops, a stainless steel hood, adjacent breakfast nook, and an open window with breakfast bar that keeps conversation between the kitchen and formal dining room flowing. All bedrooms are nicely spacious, but the master suite is a true gem with a large walk-in closet and private en-suite complete with a large vanity with tons of counter space, walk-in shower, and large garden tub. The secondary bathroom features a barn-door style shutter, bath/shower combo, and an attractive vessel-style sink. Accessible via a set of sliding glass doors in the formal living room is a large screen-enclosed covered lanai, which includes ceiling fan and lots of space for seating and entertaining. Adjacent to the lanai is a sparkling in-ground pool with screen enclosure and direct access to both the lanai and the spacious backyard. An indoor laundry room is also present, as well as an attached 2-car garage with lots of space for additional storage needs. For those who enjoy spending time outdoors, this property is a wonderful option! Several trails are located nearby, including a 46 mile paved trail for bicyclists, the Withlacoochee State Trail, and miles of scenic hiking trails. The spring-fed Rainbow River is also nearby for kayaking, tubing, and relaxing riverfront dining all within walking distance. Blue Cove also provides the opportunity to access the pristine Rainbow River from a private, keyed boat ramp and park area for a voluntary annual fee of $75. This property is located conveniently close to all that Dunnellon has to offer and just a short, scenic drive to Ocala or Crystal River’s many additional shopping, dining, event, and medical options. This property is a true gem that must be seen in person!