Mattamy Homes prepping for next phase of Solara Resort on Westside

Mattamy Homes delivered its first vacation homes in Solara at Westside this month, and now the homebuilder is prepping for the next phase of its first short-term rental resort community.

Orlando Division President Alex Martin told GrowthSpotter that since launching the community last summer, Mattamy has sold more than two thirds of the 312 homesites in Phase 1. 

"We've sold 210 homes so far in Phase 1," he said. "So we've submitted our (Site Development Plan) for Phase 2."

The homebuilder also opened its 12,000-square-foot clubhouse this month and moved its sales offices there. The amenity center has a full-service restaurant, ice cream parlor, fitness center, gaming lounge, resort pool and splash park with a Flowrider surf simulator. It also has a soccer field/event lawn, basketball court and sand volleyball court.

Solara currently has seven models on site, and Martin projects a total buildout of Phase 1 by next summer.

The 247-acre resort spans both sides of Westside Boulevared at the intersection with Sandmine Road/Monaco Boulevard. Phase 2 will be immediately south of Pulte's Windsor at Westside resort community.

The Phase 2 SDP calls for 210 vacation home lots and 60 townhomes, but Martin said the final lot count would be determined when the plan is approved. 

Mattamy offers 13 floorplans in the resort, starting at $300,000 for townhomes. Detached homes start in the mid-$400,000s. Martin said the best sellers, so far, have been the larger models with eight to 10 bedroom suites.

The community has appealed predominatly to international buyers, though not from one particular region, he said. "We've had buyers from Brazil, Argentina, Asia, the UK, Europe and Canada," he said. 

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