Mirabay is an award-winning master-planned waterfront community in Apollo Beach, Florida. The resort-style community feels like a never-ending tropical vacation that you will never want to leave. Mirabay is located off of highway 45 along Tampa Bay in the South Shore region providing easy access to the beach.
The homes in Mirabay have a unique coastal architecture and vibrant landscape, with a Key West style atmosphere. These homes come in a variety of styles including low maintenance cottages, single-family homes, and luxurious waterfront homes. You will find great satisfaction in knowing that all of these homes were created by award-winning builders. The community is gated to protect residents from any potential outside dangers. The homes are energy efficient, and the backyards have docks. The prices of homes in Mirabay can range from the $200,000s to over $2,000,000. Military families stationed nearby at MacDill Airforce Base will be happy to know there are benefits provided specially for them by Mirabay.
The Mirabay Club likes to host free activities and events for residents to come and enjoy in their spare time. The club also has free Wi-Fi inside and outside on the deck. Take advantage of one of Miramar’s greatest perks by treating yourself to spa services provided at the club for residents. When you’re done relaxing at the spa, take a dip in the community pool if the weather allows. Not only is there a community pool, but a resort-style pool, a lap pool, a waterslide and a toddler pool. This family-friendly swimming area will bring joy to all ages, and it will feel like you are on vacation every summer. The fitness center is a great tool to help you stay in shape and improve your overall quality of life. Mirabay also has its very own café called the Galley Café for fresh poolside meals, snacks, and drinks while you are out soaking up some sun. Some of the other great amenities in Mirabay include several parks and playgrounds, five tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, and a basketball court. The school year is made easier by Mirabay’s close proximity to local schools. Apollo Beach Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School, East Bay High School, Apollo Beach Preschool, Creative World Preschool, and several other schools are located nearby for students to attend. The Mirabay community provides reasonable afterschool care rates for residents who won’t make it home quite on time to pick the kids up from school.
There are lagoons in the community that connect to Tampa Bay and offer lots of fun opportunities like kayaking, small motor boating, and canoeing. An on-site boat lift gives direct access to the bay, so residents can enjoy a long afternoon out on the water. Nearby, the Wolf Branch Creek Nature Preserve provides plenty of outdoor activities for local residents and visitors to participate in, such as: bird watching, fishing, hiking and nature study. Local gourmet and casual places to dine include Latitudes Apollo, Four Lakes Brewing Company, Kim’s Ice Cream and Sweets, and Circles Waterfront. Shopping is available at Ellenton Premium outlets, Hyde Park Village, and Mirabay Village. When you need to get our grocery shopping for the week done, there are grocery stores such as Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, and Sam’s Club nearby. Errands can easily be taken care of at the local department and specialty stores available for everything you may want or need on your trip.
Latitudes Apollo is a friendly restaurant with a close-knit family atmosphere. The food here is exceptional with dishes such as the Ahi Tuna Asian Salad and the Grass Fed Chargrilled Filet of Beef. This restaurant and lounge is a great place for family or friends to have a meal together or kick back with a few drinks. The menu changes often, but the food is consistently delicious. Four Stacks is one of Tampa’s craft beer hideaways and watering holes. Grab your friends and head over for a delicious seasonal craft beer by the coast. Circles Waterfront is a gourmet restaurant on the water that provides excellent coastal views and great service. This gourmet restaurant provides delectable bites including the Bone-In Ribeye Steak and the Twin Fillets with Half Lobster. There’s nothing like eating your meal while overlooking Tampa Bay waters.
Tampa is only about half of an hour away from Apollo Beach and provides endless opportunities for shopping, dining, and playing. Children and adults alike will enjoy places like Lowry Park Zoo, Busch Gardens, several museums including children’s museums, Dinosaur World, and many other theme parks, outdoor parks, and more. If you are willing to take a small road trip to see more, Orlando is only an hour and a half away. Orlando is full of incredibly fun places like Sea World, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and several other theme and amusement parks. Your next family vacation is less than two hours away!
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