Andalucía is a prestigious gated waterfront community in Apollo Beach, Florida. This neighborhood holds an exceptional location right on the shore, providing panoramic views of south Tampa Bay. There is a lot to love about Andalucía from the community lake to the luxury homes. The weather in the area is hot and humid in the summer time, but mild and cool in the winter.
The homes in Andalucía are elegant and luxurious. Most of the homes, if not all of them, have indoor or outdoor swimming pools, and these pools are exquisite. Some homes also have dreamy winding staircases and semicircular driveways. Andalucía is full of spacious two-story, four to six bedroom single-family homes. All of these homes are nothing short of spectacular with palm trees tropically decorating the front lawns, maintaining the old southern Florida atmosphere this area is known for.
Some of the outdoor amenities Andalucía provides residents with include: a beautiful clubhouse, a playground, and multiple tennis courts, all on the open bay. A lake lies in the center of the community providing many of the homes with waterfront views in the front and back of their homes. You can watch ducks swim in the lake from your front yard. Then, you can step out back and see the waves crashing in the crystal blue ocean. These bodies of water attract a variety of wildlife for residents to observe. A gorgeous fountain compliments the community as well, with vibrant flowers decorating the front. The community of Andalucía can feel safe with the 24-hour manned security gate house at the front gate to protect the residents and homes from any outside dangers.
Andalucía has a yacht club and marina making the area a hot spot for boating enthusiasts. Lands’ End Marina is a deep-water marina that securely houses ships and ensures an exceptional boating experience. Take your boat out for sport fishing or pleasure cruising and bring it safely home to Lands’ End. The marina is full-service and has over 100 wet slips. The marina’s fixed docks with wide finger piers can hold boats up to 100 feet. Andalucía’s private marina also has an award winning restaurant and Tiki bar surrounded by lush tropical scenery. Circles Waterfront Restaurant is a relatively upscale restaurant that provides fine dining on the waterfront. Enjoy breathtaking views of the water with your gourmet meals and cocktails. Circles is a great place for special occasions and date nights. The Tiki Bar is a relaxed bar right by Circles with a fun south shore vibe.
A great way to get outdoors and enjoy the weather is to head to one of Andalucía’s two private beaches. Sunbathe, go for a swim, or take your boat out on the water to explore uninhibited islands. In the neighborhood, you can play a few games of tennis at the courts available or bring your kids to the park to have a picnic. If stress from work has built up tension in your muscles, or you’ve got family in town and would like to treat them to a nice relaxing day, go to Magic Touch Massage Studio. This local studio is known to be very accommodating and enjoyable. Choose from a variety of massages, facials, waxes and more. The warm mud therapy and scalp massages are intriguing alone. Magic Touch is affordable and has specials on holidays, so come in and see what they can do to make your day better. You will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take the world by storm.
There are several restaurants, stores, communities, golf, parks, reserves, fitness centers, and more nearby. The closest reserve is the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve that was made to provide outdoor activities for locals to enjoy. The beautiful preserve is a great place for fishing, bird watching, beaching, or just to appreciate and observe the nature around you. Another preserve nearby is the Manatee Viewing Center. This is a great place to observe wildlife you normally wouldn’t see otherwise. Manatees like to make an appearance during the winter months. There’s an observation tower for viewing, trails for hiking, a café and shop for gifts and warm drinks, and a boardwalk. If you are not into nature and would rather go to the mall and see what new styles are out, Westfield Brandon is a great shopping mall in Brandon, just twenty minutes north. Thirty minutes south, you will be happy to find Ellenton Premium Outlets with huge brand name shops at outlet prices.
Tampa is about thirty minutes away as well, but to the north. Tampa is full of amusement parks, museums, restaurants, and even more shopping malls and opportunities. Orlando is a small one-and-a-half-hour road trip away with about five times the fun that Tampa has to offer. As you may already know, Walt Disney World is located in Orlando, as well as Sea World, Universal Studios, and far much more! The fun never ends in Orlando, so plan a weekend trip out to enjoy the excitement for yourself. Then come back to your quiet home in Andalucía right on the shores of Tampa Bay until it’s time to go back again.
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