LA JOLLA at BAY FOREST Information
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Built in the late 1980s, La Jolla at Bay Forest is located approximately 4-miles north of the shopping and restaurants at the Mercato Shopping Center and approximately 1-mile east (as the crow flies) of Barefoot Beach. La Jolla is a non-gated community within Bay Forest comprised of condominiums on a cul-de-sac with detached garages, Spanish tile roof, a private community pool and lake views.
- The residents of La Jolla have access to Bay Forest's country club, and other amenities.
- There are 10-units in La Jolla
- The pool has good sun exposure
- Underground Utilities
|Amenities and Features|
- Community Pool
- Sundeck and pool furniture
- Walking Paths
- Lush Landscaping
- Each unit may keep 1 dog or 1 cat.
- Four legged pets must be leashed or carried under the owner's arm at all times while on the common areas.
- Each pet owner shall be responsible for the immediate removal and disposal of their pet's excrement.
- No reptiles, amphibians, poultry or livestock may be kept in the unit.
- See Use Restrictions for details.
|Leasing / Rental Restrictions|
- No lease shall be for a period of less than 30 days.
- No lease may be for a period of more than 1 year.
- The board may, in its discretion, approve the same lease from year to year.
- See Use Restrictions for details.
- There are age restrictions for occupants of units.
- Guests may occupy the unit with limitations (when the owner is present).
- Family and Non-family guests may occupy the unit with limitations (when the owner is not present).
- Minors under the age of 18 shall be closely supervised at all times by an adult.
- See Use Restrictions for details.
|What are the Benefits of a Spanish Tile Roof?|
Spanish Tile roofs are traditionally made from clay or slate but modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used to make tiles. Modern clay and slate tiles are coated with a waterproof glaze. One of the advantages of a Spanish Tile roof is that it keeps the temperature in the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to its absorbent properties. In addition to their long lifespan, Spanish Tile roofs require little maintenance and are fire-resistant. One of the disadvantages to a Spanish Tile roof is that the tiles are heavier than most roofing materials; your structure will need to be able to support them adequately. The lifetime of a Spanish Tile roof can last over a half century.
|What is the Difference between an Apartment and a Condominium?|
Condominiums are usually attached to one another similar to apartment units. The difference between an apartment and a condominium is that a condominium owner owns the unit and shares ownership of common areas with other condominium owners such as the clubhouse, pools, elevators, stairwells, parking lots, etc. Apartments on the other hand are not for sale; one must pay monthly rent to the landlord aka owner of the apartment building. As a condominium owner, you are a member of an HOA (Homeowners Association) and pay a monthly fee to the association in exchange for maintenance of the common areas.
BAY FOREST Information
Built in the early 1990s, Bay Forest is located approximately 4-miles northwest of the shopping and restaurants at the Mercato Shopping Center and approximately 3-miles northeast of Delnor-Wiggins Preserve and Beach. Driving to Bay Forest from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) takes approximately 35-minutes and driving to Fort Lauderdale takes approximately 95-minutes using "Alligator Alley". Bay Forest has a pass key gated entrance with metal swing gates. Comprised of 17 sub-communities, Bay Forest has multiple floor plans and architecture styles. Several sub-communities have their own community pool and cabana. Bay Forest has amenities such as Tennis, Fitness Center and a Clubhouse. Please see below for further information and links to Bay Forest and its sub-communities.
- Low density area.
- There is a half mile long boardwalk that works its way through the mangroves and extends across the back bay.
- Canoes and Kayaks available to use in the bay.
- Good fishing off the boardwalk.
- Underground Utilities.
- The pools have good sun exposure.
- Active community with plenty of amenities and social events.
- There is no golf, dining or main clubhouse pool in Bay Forest.
|Property and Home Style(s)|
- Bay Forest sits atop hundreds of acres of land and is set amid multiple lakes.
- Attached Villas
- The Bay Forest Clubhouse is the central meeting place for many social events and club meetings. The clubhouse includes a library and a complete fitness and exercise center. The Bay Forest administrative offices are also located in the clubhouse.
- There is no pool at the main clubhouse.
- Bay Forest has 4 Har-Tru tennis courts with plenty of tennis activity for players of all skill levels.
- There are 8-swimming pools throughout the community.
- Fitness Center with professional equipment in the main clubhouse.
|Amenities & Activities|
- Active social committee has many functions and events throughout the season such as Friday night Ice Cream and movie on the big screen, pool parties, fashion shows, Art shows, etc.
- There is a boardwalk to back bay with pier & canoeing. There is also a nice Tiki Hut at the end of the pier.
- There are 2-1/2 miles of nature trails, throughout Bay Forest.
- 4-Bocce Ball Courts
- Shuffle Board
- Canoe's and Kayak's available for resident use.
|Beach Access (South)|
- The Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is only 3-miles away. The beach park is 166-acres in size and has a 1-mile long beach. There are restrooms and showers at the beach plus food concessions and equipment rental (kayaks, paddleboards, scuba, beach chairs and umbrellas). There are 5-parking lots connected by trails and boardwalks. There is a boat ramp that feeds into Turkey Bay, which is where the Cocohatchee River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The docks at the boat ramp are disability accessible.
|Beach Access (North)|
- Barefoot Beach is just 4-miles away. This beach is 8,200 feet long and is located in a 342 acre park. The beach entrance is located coast side, south of Bonita Beach Road on Barefoot Beach Boulevard. Barefoot Beach has 136 parking spaces and Barefoot Beach Preserve Park has a 356 parking spaces. There is a one-mile nature trail, showers, picnic area and a concession stand where equipment may be rented and food and drink may be purchase. The preserve also offers handicapped beach wheelchair access. Dr. Beach rated Barefoot Beach number 6th in the country in 2013 noting "The surf is gentle with waves generally being measured in inches, and the water is very shallow, making this a great beach for bathing and swimming for families. The sand is fine and contains many small shells."
|What is a Villa?|
Real Estate agents in Southwest Florida use the word VILLA to describe luxury residences that are either rented or bought as a seasonal vacation homes or permanent residences. A villa is a privately owned unit that is unattached, semi-attached or attached to other villas with no occupants above or below (only shared walls if attached). Villas commonly have balconies or terraces with fine interior furnishings and appliances. Each villa owner pays monthly into an HOA (Home Owners Association) and in turn the HOA maintains the common areas such as the gardens, pools, elevators, stairwells, parking, etc.
What is a Townhome?
A townhome is more about the style of a building rather than a style of ownership. A condominium and a townhome are similar as far as ownership goes. Both pay into an HOA to maintain common areas and both own and maintain the space inside four walls. The difference is that in a townhome, you own the ground under you and air above you, whereas in a condo, you do not singularly own the ground under you or air above you. A Townhome in southwest Florida is commonly a multi-storied and skinnier building with one or two car garages. Townhomes usually run along a row in which sharing walls and roofs is the norm.
What is a Low Density Building or Neighborhood?
The term (Low Density) when used by Southwest Florida Realtors is meant to describe an area with lots of elbow space. Buildings with plenty of courtyard space and parking would be considered a low density building. A single family home on a large lot with plenty of space between surrounding neighbors would be considered a low density neighborhood and a condominium with fewer stories and spaced further apart would be considered a low density condominium complex.
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