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Why you should buy her home in Port Jefferston Station

Darlene Roma serves Chris Rios at a beach-style

Darlene Roma serves Chris Rios at a beach-style bar in the finished basement of her home at 6 Cayla Lane in Port Jefferson Station. The house is priced at $649,900. (Aug. 31, 2013) (Credit: Heather Walsh )

SELLER. Darlene Roma
ADDRESS. 6 Cayla Lane, Port Jefferson Station
ASKING PRICE. $649,900
THE COMPETITION. A five-bedroom Colonial on Sweet Woods Court is listed for $546,900.
RECENT SALE IN THE AREA. A four-bedroom Victorian on Janet Street sold in mid-May for $350,000.
TAXES. $13,385
TIME ON THE MARKET. Since March
LISTING AGENT. The homeowner, who is selling the home privately, can be reached at 631-474-1282.
WHY IT'S FOR SALE. Roma, 51, who is president of her own company, Luxury Travel, says she’s planning to relocate to South Carolina.

Sitting on a little more than a third of an acre, this 2,900-square-feet, four-bedroom, 2½-bathroom Victorian was built in 2002 and by all appearances supports the homeowner’s claim that vacation resorts were her decor inspiration:

“I made it like a resort. There’s a beautiful heated pool with a waterfall and professionally landscaped tropical plants. There’s a man cave in the basement with a 125-gallon fish tank. We have a little home theater area with Surround Sound. Part of the basement was done in a sandy, beachy way with a bar area, a dance floor and a game room and the other side has a Serengeti feel about it . . . We have a big family room overlooking the granite kitchen with an open floor plan. The kitchen comfortably seats 10. The living room area has a two-story coral-like column tower. We entertain in there a lot as well. . . . The master bathroom has a Jetta tub, a TV with cable, a separate glass shower enclosure, a vaulted ceiling, skylights and a telephone.”

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