Homes by WestBay debuts upscale model homes during Dec. 16 grand opening in EVERLY at Wellen Park

VENICE, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Homes by WestBay is hosting the grand opening of two furnished model homes Saturday, Dec. 16, in EVERLY, Wellen Park’s first multi-builder neighborhood featuring luxury custom homes, exclusive private amenities and a scenic setting nestled along a signature 50-acre lake and a future nature trail. The event marks the onset of new homes sales for the Tampa Bay-area builder, which offers upscale single-family residences on the gated enclave’s 62-foot homesites.

            “We’re excited for Homes by WestBay’s debut as a new builder in Wellen Park,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “The model opening provides homebuyers with the first look inside these amazing homes and the EVERLY lifestyle.”

The fully decorated models showcase two of the builder’s 10 home designs. The two-story Gasparilla II features a sought-after open-concept floor plan flowing between kitchen and grand room, its spacious 3,618 square feet amplified by 12-foot ceilings and wide sliding glass doors to the covered lanai elevating Florida’s year-round indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The home has four bedrooms – three on the first floor, including the owner’s retreat – four bathrooms, a den, a roomy second-floor bonus room, and one- and two-car garages.

Designed for family time and entertaining, the Gasparilla II features a gourmet kitchen with a large center island, a butler’s pantry and an oversized walk-in pantry. Both first-floor guest suites have walk-in closets; one boasts a private bath and is next to the single-car garage making it well-suited as a multigenerational suite.

The owner’s retreat features an oversized walk-in closet. Its luxurious bathroom has a dual-sink vanity with a built-in makeup table, a garden tub and glass-enclosed shower. The second floor offers the bonus room, a bedroom and full bath.

The four-bedroom, four-bath Biscayne II model spans 3,138 square feet on two floors. It has 12-foot ceilings, a three-car garage and an open floor plan blending kitchen, grand room and a dining room into a spacious main living area. Sliding glass doors open to the covered lanai extending interior spaces outside. The kitchen features a cafe for casual dining, a walk-in pantry and a freestanding island which can be enlarged for additional storage and workspace.

The secluded owner’s retreat features walk-in closets and a well-appointed bathroom offering a garden tub, a separate shower and two vanities, including one with a dressing table. Three bedrooms on the first floor provide flexible options – as a den, a dining room, an office or whatever the homebuyer desires. Upstairs, there’s a large bonus room, the fifth bedroom and an additional bathroom.

Homes by WestBay’s one- and two-story floor plans in EVERLY offer three to five bedrooms, three to five bathrooms, three-car garages and 2,535 to 3,657 under air. Designer finishes include quartz countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, 17-by-17-inch ceramic tile flooring in main living areas and bathrooms and crown molding on all upper cabinetry. Deluxe kitchens feature spacious islands with workspace and seating per plan, designer recessed panel cabinets and stainless-steel ranges, microwaves and dishwashers.

Floor plan-specific options allow homebuyers to personalize their home by adding sunrooms, dining rooms, dens, extra bedrooms and bathrooms, wet bars, fireplace and tray ceilings and elevated outdoor living with extended lanais, pools and spas.

Homes by WestBay’s upscale residences in EVERLY start in the $660,000s.

Ranked No. 65 nationally on Builder 100 and recognized as a top Florida workplace, the independently owned and operated builder offers quick move-in home opportunities with anticipated occupancy as early as January 2024.

EVERLY also features luxury custom homes by John Cannon Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes and Neal Signature Homes on 75-foot and 85-foot homesites, including select properties along the 50-acre lake with prime sunset views. Floor plans offer three to four bedrooms, up to five baths and 2,500 to nearly 4,200 square feet. Professionally decorated model homes are currently under construction.

Luxury homes in EVERLY are complemented by extensive lakefront amenities emphasizing unique indoor and outdoor areas for an active, social and healthy lifestyle. Highlighting spectacular water views, the clubhouse features a social hall with a kitchen and reception area, a resort-style pool, spa, private cabanas and an alfresco dining area with a fire pit. Additional amenities include a separate fitness center, pickleball courts, fishing platform, dog park, event lawn and putting facility.

Located along West Villages Parkway and Manasota Beach Road, EVERLY makes a dramatic first impression with a land bridge main entry foreshadowing the neighborhood’s waterfront vibe and its connection to Wellen Park’s future Oakheart Nature Trail.


About Wellen Park

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns, Wellen Park offers a mix of single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. The community currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within its three distinct districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

Wellen Park’s expanding residential choices include new-construction single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a dynamic new lifestyle concept for active adults 55+, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Rental options in Wellen Park range from one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes to an apartment community for adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care.

Wellen Park is close to top-ranked Gulf of Mexico beaches and the area’s many attractions, including the fully opened Downtown Wellen offering outdoor recreation, restaurants and retail.

To learn more about living at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]

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