Homes by WestBay Expands Reach to Southwest Florida

Islamorada II Great Room by RHP

Spacious interior of Islamorada II Great Room by RHP

TAMPA, FL — Homebuyers in Venice, Florida will have the chance to purchase a Homes by WestBay home in Wellen Park, one of the best-selling master-planned communities in the nation as part of the homebuilder’s newly announced expansion south of Tampa.

Homes by WestBay, Tampa Bay’s largest locally owned, privately held homebuilder, is among four regional builders selected to develop luxury, single-family homes in the recently announced EVERLY neighborhood in Wellen Park. Two professionally decorated model homes are currently under construction, with a grand opening and sales release anticipated in late 2023.

Featuring 40 homesites on spacious 62-foot lots, Homes by WestBay will cater to discerning buyers who appreciate the livability of its open-concept floor plans, blending epicurean kitchens, large grand rooms, and dining areas that flow to outdoor living spaces. Floor plans will range between 2,535 and 3,657 square feet and highlight Homes by WestBay’s popular features, including gourmet appliances, beamed and tray ceilings, walls accented with stone, linear gas fireplaces, and shiplap. Master bedrooms feature spacious closets with ensuite bathrooms designed for ultimate relaxation. Homeowners will also have the option of a second-floor bonus room for entertaining or use as an additional work retreat or play area.

“We’re thrilled to expand and grow our business in this area,” said Willy Nunn, founder and president of Homes by WestBay. “We believe that Homes by WestBay will be able to offer discerning homebuyers’ exceptional value and luxury for their investment. Our floorplans are thoughtfully designed with the Florida lifestyle in mind.”

Located along West Villages Parkway and Manasota Beach Road, homeowners of EVERLY at Wellen Park will enjoy the neighborhood’s inviting waterfront lifestyle. An impressive main entry with a land bridge bordered by a fountained lake will greet homeowners. Inside the gates, select homesites will be located along a 50-acre lake with spectacular sunset views. The gated community’s amenities will include a private clubhouse with social hall and fitness center, a resort-style pool and private cabanas. EVERLY homeowners will also have access to pickleball courts and a chip-and-putt golf facility.

“We’re excited to welcome Homes by WestBay as part of our first multi-builder neighborhood featuring luxury and custom homes,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “EVERLY expands the homebuying opportunities and introduces custom choices in our community while offering well-rounded lifestyle amenities focused on connections and a waterfront vibe.”

EVERLY is conveniently located near Downtown Wellen, the region’s newest social and gathering spot, offering restaurants, boutiques, beauty services, and medical and professional offices. The downtown’s thoughtfully designed spaces create unique outdoor experiences that enhance EVERLY’s lifestyle offering – from intimate parks, a natural playground and a living room shaded by a decades-old relocated live oak tree to larger gathering spaces like the Great Lawn for community festivals, markets, celebrations and events, and the lakefront fountain and splashpad.

With an emphasis on outdoor living, Wellen Park provides an extensive network of trails, parks and green spaces for activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and picnicking. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy even more access to trails with the future Oakheart Nature Trail, which will wind alongside the EVERLY neighborhood and north toward a future Sarasota County School District high school site, stretching across East River Road and ending at Playmore Road.

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About Homes by WestBay

Founded in 2009, Homes by WestBay is Tampa Bay’s largest locally- owned, privately held homebuilder. Throughout Tampa Bay, including Pasco, Hillsborough, Polk and Manatee Counties, Homes by WestBay designs and develops the finest communities and best neighborhoods. We deliver exceptional quality and value in our price range, superior design and lead the market in customer satisfaction. Homes by WestBay is a recognized Energy Star Market Leader, earned the 2019 Platinum Builder Award from the Annual Builder Achievement Awards Program through 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty, and has received numerous other awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the Southeast Building Conference. For more information, visit or get social with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.