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Welcome to Havenside Properties! Top realtor Melissa Nelson brings 30 years of service to the table for real estate business in the Jacksonville area. We have extended our experience to help generations of families find the right connection with the perfect home.


Yankee born and bred, Melissa Nelson won the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Humanitarian Award in 1999 while working with Watson Realty where she excelled for 25 years.


On the road to The First Coast she acquired her BA degree in Miami. She followed that up with a Masters and Doctoral studies here in Jacksonville. Melissa found her passion as a math and English teacher who was adored by students citywide. She continued her professional learning curve with employment in banking and psychiatric rehabilitation.


Melissa acquired her real estate license in 1987. She added her GRI, CRS, CDPE and certifications which culminated in her developing an $11,000,000.00 beachside community. All of which have shaped her experiences giving her insight, success and making her an invaluable asset in all areas of your real estate needs.

Please give me a call!  Melissa Nelson 904 607 2794 or email


    106 Myra Street Neptune Beach


This is a one of a kind beach house. The unique 2 story, five bedroom home is constructed of solid brick. The beautifully landscaped corner lot provides exceptional ocean views and easy quick access to the beach via the Myra Street walkover.


There is a spacious, attached 3 car garage and a wide driveway providing 6 additional parking spaces. The first floor is tiled and has 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a full kitchen for guests and parties. The comfortable living and dining area has a fireplace and is surrounded by 3 walls of windows.


You will enjoy the convenience of the outside access shower room for beach goers. The flooring on the second floor is original hardwood. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living, dining room, fireplace. There are 2 balconies which enjoy ocean views.

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Directions: S on A1A (3rd st.) to left on Myra, House on corner of Strand and Myra

2647 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082


This pristine home has been totally updated - kitchen, baths, siding, roof, HVAC. windows, doors with the finest quality materials. One floor bungalow on preferred northerly location. 100' lot with 3 car garage. Vaulted ceiling gives you a spacious feeling in this split bedroom plan with great room featuring expansive ocean views and original fireplace for those cool evenings. Master bedroom has walk in storage, private oceanfront patio, 2cnd bedroom has beach access for easy cleanup, 3rd bedroom also has ocean views. Side, rear yard for family picnics. Circular drive fro ample guest parking and safe road access.

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$549,900.00 SOLD


Directions: I 295 to Alta Rd. (40) Exit, S. on Alta Rd., cross bridge, 2nd right into River Enclave.

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2583 River Enclave Lane Jacksonville, Florida 32226


Fabulous contemporary waterfront custom home built by  architect for personal use. Nothing but  the finest materials. Intimate gated community. Concrete block construction on first level, three car courtyard garage with additional closet storage., architectural shingle roof and stucco exterior with stone accents, high quality interior appointments provide luxurious living. 4000 H&C, 5 BR/4BA fabulous living space plus Florida room accommodates comfortable multi-generational living.


A 1.66 Acre lot affords the homeowner privacy and room to enjoy fishing, sports, gardening within the confines of your own private paradise with plenty of room to add a  pool. It is handicap accessible with no impediments to living on the first level. His and her master baths-handicap bathroom with walk- in tub adjoins master suite with separate garden bath, huge walk - in closet, hardwood flooring and sitting area. Open living enhances entertainment- living room, dining room with

built -ins for banquet serving to guests, additional granite serving table adjoins kitchen and family room w/fireplace. sunroom and Florida room spilling out to covered patio and pergola with Northern exposure to enjoy cool evening breezes. Custom storage in office with built-in TV niche, kitchen boasts custom storage,TV niche and dry bar in kitchen allows cooks to enjoy family living. Walk - in pantry and separate laundry room with access from garage/ utility hallway.


 4888 Empire Ave  $324,900.00

This is an opportunity to remodel a classic home, bring  it back to life as your own personal treasure, seller has vacated home, but not before 100k was invested in

structural updating- roof, re-pipe, windows, pool finish, tree trimming, exterior vinyl, irrigation system, etc. etc. look in documents for complete list. Magnificent 2 story entry foyer with curved staircase,formal living  room     w/fireplace and exquisite bay window, formal dining, spacious family room. 2 downstairs bedrooms share a bath w/additional 1/2 bath for guests. Kitchen in need of updating is enhanced by breakfast room, additional rooms off kitchen area, additional1 /2 bath , pantry storage area, laundry room and sun room which previously housed an aviary. Second floor boast  a master suite with fireplace.

Directions: Take Atlantic Blvd. East from San Marco. Left at light on empire avenue. Left at first corner on Empire Ave.

805 Rembrandt Ave Ponte Vedra Beach                                         $215,000


Michael Kraus 904 860 0010

Jesus Moneo   904 318 9667

Like new. Single owner home with open floor plan and wood burning fireplace. Many upgrades including laminate wood flooring, new appliances, new washer and dryer, crown molding, upgraded toilets, WiFi, thermostat. Featuring a trey ceiling in master bedroom with upgraded light fixtures. Vinyl fencing creates privacy in backyard. Full irrigation system for keeping your yard looking beautiful! Enjoy an evening walk by the nature preserve located at the end of the street.

Directions: South on Phillips Highway about a mile south of 210. Turn left on Renoir then right on Rembrandt, follow to end.

Directions: South on PonteVedra Blvd. to approximately .5 miles North of Exxon convenience store.

1481 marsh View Ct. Atlantic Beach

$292,000.00 sold

Small intimate waterfront community in Atlantic Beach. Canoe storage with launch. walk ride to ocean. "THE CORNER" entertainment district Gracious entry porch. appealing, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings- carefree wood/tile in living area. State of the  art appliances, high end 42" cabinets, plenty of counter space for entertaining. Newer 2" blinds. Master suite downstairs-generous bath 

with garden tub and separate shower- walk in  closet,3  spacious bedrooms upstairs. Cool screened porch, plus    open patio for outdoor pleasure and separate deck w/pergola off master accessed by french doors. Newer paint on exterior and interior. Short walk to Dutton Island Preserve. Atlantic beach has many, many parks for In tracoastal WATERWAY and/ or OCEAN access all within walking/biking distance.

Directions: Atlantic Blvd. East towards ocean, cut off on Mayport flyover. Left on Levy rd. proceed to end of Levy Rd.  Left on Marsh View Ct.

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8200 Jose Circle W
Magnificent 'FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT' style home. Large walls of glass affording outside- in feel, luxurious foliage all around. Post and beam construction. Privacy abounds on this riverfront parcel with pool. Seperate dock with lift.
Owners have brought this mid-century home up to state of the art standards with newer roof, windows meeting current wind codes, fabulous entertainer's kitchen, 3.5 beautiful baths, 4 car garages , plus workshop.
This split level plan allows maximum privacy for all while enjoying spacious open plan living including river room, breakfast room with onyx flooring and gorgeous granite gas firplace, adjoining casual river room. The design team has been here maximizing the livability of the rooms with windows all around-living dining-intimate conversation area-2 galleries.

Directions: S. on San Jose Blvd. Right on Jose Circle W, home is all the way around circle to riverfront.

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956 Aspen Ridge Ct.


Best of all worlds. updated all BRICK pool home in established neighborhood with negligible assn. fee. Newer roof, newer windows, fresh paint, carpet and hardwood flooring in master suite. There's a man cave with bar, poker table, custom pool table (all included in sale). Huge family room with fireplace, breakfast room and updated kitchen with ss appliances. 4 very spacious bedrooms, one with loft! Backyard built for KID FUN-huge cul de sac lot.


Directions: S. Blanding Blvd, Right on Foxridge Rd, 1st left on on Circle Ridge, Left on Aspen Ridge Ct.

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This is a charmer. Total renovation - kitchen and bath, repiped, electric update, newer roof, gleaming wood floors.

Great plan, featuring a spacious formal living room with wood burning fireplace. Formal dining room with 2 built - in corner hutches.Three spacious bedrooms. Kitchen totally redone with granite, newer appliances. Back porch leads to garage with automatic opener, washer and dryer.


Directions: North on Park Street, Left on Belvedere to corner of Tivoli.



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3257 Tivoli Street

St. Augustine
224 St. Thomas Street



Fresh inside and ready to occupy - this concrete block home is truly special. Great community of Eagle Creek boasts pool, children's pool and playground. Lovely marsh views all around - drop in your kayak at the end of the block and go fishing. Great room plan with fireplace, study/play nook with shelves for storage, beautiful master bath with newer glass enclosed shower and separate Garden tub, huge walk in closet. Convenient kitchen overlooks dining room and great room, so cook can join in the fun. Screened patio + open patio with private fenced yard. New hvac, fresh interior paint- move right in! This location is so wonderful - commute easily to St. Augustine and all it's historic treasures, or to Jacksonville to shop/work.

Directions: US 1, North of St. Augustine regional airport, Right into Eagle Creek (Island Landing Dr.), Left on Inagua Dr, Left on St. Thomas

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8153 San Rafael Drive

Better than new in this beautiful, established riverfront neighborhood. This home has been totally updated - top to bottom. New roof, new plumbing, 3 new baths, exquisite new gourmet kitchen. Master suite boasts of dressing room and sumptuous bath. 4 bedrooms + office with private entrance perfect for home office. Spacious living room with fireplace, huge dining area, separate media/rec room with private bath would make great in - law suite. Original hardwood flooring has been beautifully restored throughout living areas and bedrooms. Kitchen is tiled, as is rec/media room. Large .31 lot has plenty of room for a pool.

Directions: N on San Jose from Baymeadows, Left on Jose Circle, Right at T, Left on San Rafael Drive

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This home was custom built and has been lovingly maintained, roof 2010, heat pump water heater in 2016, newer range and microwave, newer laminate on lower level floors. there are 2 Master Suites- one up/ one down, both with private bath. 3rd bedroom is best used as study/office. the waterfront is deep, navigable Governor's Creek- just a short distance (within sight) from St. Johns river. Master suite and bath are only rooms on the second floor.

Directions: S Hwy 17, Right on Harbor Rd towards Magnolia point CC. Go past CC entrance bearing left at fork on Governor's Creek drive and follow to end to #1247

1247 Governor's Creek Drive

Green Cove Springs


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Green Cove Springs


2505 Westchester CT


Like new only better! This move-in condition home is fresh, clean, ready for your  holiday enjoyment. Fresh neutral paint throughout, new carpet and flooring too. Newer paint outside, privately situated screen porch with evening cool for cooking out. Spacious feeling with vaulted ceilings from kitchen through family    room. Family friendly floor plan - 3 way bedroom split. 4th bedroom could serve as formal  living room with     double door entry. private office, guest room.Huge kitchen with breakfast area, separate laundry room w/washer/dryer not  included (NOT a pass through from the garage.) family room  has snack bar overlook from kitchen, fireplace warmth for winter evenings. master suite boasts of garden tub, separate shower,

spacious walk-in closet .


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Directions:  Henley Rd, left on Branscomb, Left on Eagle Haven, RT on Westchester CT.

12372 Blue Stream Drive   $238,000.00    sold              

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Located a very short distance (walking/biking) from University Of North Florida. Also jump on to interstate system less than a mile away - easy access to airport, St Johns Town Center....Updates galore-1 year young roof, cementitious siding. Summer pleasure is awaiting you in this move-in ready pool home. Great floor plan with updated kitchen-granite counters, stainless steel appliances + porcelain floor and updated baths. Gracious entry, wood floor and volume ceilings in living area, carpet in bedrooms. Very spacious master bedroom, over sized master bath shower. All bedrooms have walk in closets.

Directions: East on J Turner Butler, Exit Kernan Blvd., Rt on Blue Stream

Wow... the view! Stunning marshfront home in Queen's Harbour! Great floor plan with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths downstairs and large bonus room and recently remodeled guest suite upstairs! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout downstairs living area and master bedroom. Separate office or formal living area. Formal dining room. Chef's kitchen with gas range, updated granite countertops, 42" wood cabinets, center prep island and walk- in pantry. Informal dining area with gorgeous marsh views. Large family room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Voluminous windows to let in the natural light and the incredible and ever changing marsh views beyond. Screened in patio and separate deck. Fenced in backyard, Three car garage. Bring your kayak and get ready to call this one home.

Directions Enter Queen's Harbour off Atlantic Blvd. Through gate, go past clubhouse to Harrington Park Drive and turn left. House is on left.

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1520 Harrington Park Drive  $556,000    sold

218 Beechwood Ct.  $180,000   sold

Great exterior with newer roof, double pane windows and stucco finish. Large Crepe Myrtles greet you as you walk through the decorative front door into the tiled entry way. Kitchen features granite counters, new beveled edge cabinets w/soft close feature, recessed lights, breakfast nook & all appliances included. Spacious Dining Room leads into expansive family room w/arched ceiling, exquisite beams, 2 solar tubes, wood burning fireplace & French doors leading to the spectacular 486 sq. ft. Florida Room! Down the hall to the completely

updated hall bath & on to the 3 spacious bedrooms including the Master Suite w/hardwood floors, walk- in tub, new tile, lights & walk in closet. Inviting paver patio out back wraps all the way to the front.

Directions: From I-295, exit Blanding Blvd. South. Left on Wells Rd. Right on Debarry Ave. Right on Bartlett Ave. Left on Beechwood Ct. Home on right.

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Great investment unit - 3 bedroom/ 2 bath attached patio home with 2 car garage conveniently located in the Baymeadows area. Floors are laminate and tile throughout. Kitchen is large with lots of cabinets. HVAC system was replaced in 2013. Screened patio leads out to a wood deck. Stucco over concrete block.

Directions: From I-95 - West on Baymeadows Rd. right into Pine Run community at light, Left on Deermoss Way South, Right on Deermoss Way West. Or, From San Jose Blvd., east Baymeadows Rd. Left Deermoss Way West.

8638 Deermoss Way West  $125,000  SOLD

2935 Brittany Bluff Dr.  $158,000   sold

Squeaky clean and ready for your family to have a carefree summer. This open plan 3Br/2Ba home with great room/dining room combination, eating space in fully equipped kitchen. Entertainer's dream with lot's of counter space. Comfortable split bedroom plan brags of spacious master suite-2 large his/hers closets, luxurious walk-in shower, separate commode room, double vanity. Neutral colors throughout this home for decorating ease. Pond frontage with preserve affording nature's pleasure across the pond. Comfy family home enhanced by nearby community parks for family enjoyment. This neighborhood shows pride of ownership in clay County's lower tax rate and great neighborhood schools, very low HOA fee and NO CDD fees.

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Directions: Blanding Blvd to Argyle Forest Blvd. L on Cheswick Oak Ave, L on Spencer Plantation Blvd, Rt on Redstone Dr, L on Brittany Bluff Dr.

2440 Oakdale Drive N  $175,000  sold

All brick construction, spacious corner lot allowing for side access to rear yard for future pool or boat storage., RV. Lovely landscaping- Camelias, fruit trees. Walk into a totally fresh interior-from the newly laid wood plank tile in entry foyer, plush new carpet throughout. Neutral paint ready for your personal touches. Kitchen and baths have been updated. Spacious kitchen boasts of breakfast room. Washer, dryer and upright freezer in utility room stay with home. Enjoy entertaining possibilities from formal living and dining room, cozy den with stone fireplace, breezy sunroom has multiple uses-office, guest area, craft room. Master suite enjoys a vaulted ceiling. Easy walking distance of Clay County's A rated elementary, middle and high school.

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