IslandWalk - West Villages Sarasota Real Estate

IslandWalk - West Villages Sarasota Real Estate

The West Villages master-planned community offers a wide array of neighborhoods for nearly every buyer, with IslandWalk being one of the most sought after resort-style communities in the West Villages. This particular neighborhood community is being developed by Divosta Homes, who offer several models of villas and single-family homes to fit every style and budget. Let's take a look at some of the options that Divosta offers Sarasota home buyer's in the IslandWalk community.

Attached Villas - these villas start in the low $200's and can go up into the mid-$200's. All come standard with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage and range from 1,448 square feet up to 1,602 square feet. A third bedroom is an available option on some of the models. The maintenance-free villas are a great option for retirees, empty-nesters, young couples, part-time sun-birds...really anyone who desires an open and functional living space at an amazing price in a world-class resort community!

Single=Family Homes - Divosta offers a number of single-family home options at IslandWalk. Not only will you notice differences in floor plans and square footage on these models, but there is quite an array of different front elevations and exterior finishes for a potential Sarasota home buyer to choose from. Pricing starts in the mid-$200's into the low $300's for their 2 bedroom/2 bathroom models with between 1,433 square feet to over 1,900 square feet. You will find the 3 bedrooms start at just over $300K with around 1,700 square feet and go up to the low-$400's for a nearly 2,000 square foot 3 bedroom/3 bathroom single-family home. These are perfect family starter homes, or great for anyone who needs a bit more space and prefers a detached single-family home over a villa.

As with many Sarasota new home construction builders, Divosta offers upgrades to their basic new home construction packages. Upgrades can include interior and exterior finishes, pools/spas, flooring, etc. However, IslandWalk is a Smart Home community where all of the homes are built with internet connectivity in mind. As we continue to progress with the "Internet of Things", internet connectivity is becoming increasingly important in our lives. How we live, work, and interact with each other, our homes, and our mobile devices is becoming a central component in the construction of our homes and other buildings. As such; Divosta is at the cutting-edge of this technology, offering a "basic" Smart Home package with every home they sell. Here is a breakdown of the Smart Home options that Divosta offers at IsalndWalk:


* Wiring Enclosure - a centrally located wiring housing unit. This is where the router is housed and all the wiring comes together.

* Wireless Access Points - a pre-wired location(s) that is optimally located for a homeowner to place a WiFi antenna of their choice.

* Hardwired Room - a CAT-6 and RG-6 pre-wired outlet comes wired from the family room. Additional locations are available if the home buyer        wishes. Hard wiring your internet connections are optimal for live-streaming, gaming, and other internet based activities that require large                  amounts of bandwidth to be properly viewed or played.

* CAT6 Wiring - Divosta only uses premium CAT6 wiring in their homes. Many builders (and others) are still using the old CAT5 cable, resulting          in slower internet speeds. CAT6 cable has been shown to be up to 10 times faster than CAT5 and has up to 6 times more bandwidth.

Upgrade Package

* Voice Control - control all your WiFi enabled devices from your Amazon Echo or Google-Mini devices. Everything from lighting and                          temperature control to security and window blinds can be controlled via voice activation.

* Wireless Access Points - in the upgrade, your entire home is wired with CAT6 cable to allow for superior internet access for all devices in the          home. 

* Climate Control - all Divosta homes with the upgrade Smart Home package will receive a Nest smart thermostat(s) that they can control via            voice command (connected device required), a cell phone...or even old school...manually. One really cool thing about the Nest thermostat is                that it's the only thermostat that maintains its EnergyStar rating over time. Why? Nest thermostats have AI (Artificial Intelligence) built into                them. This allows the thermostat to "learn" how you, the homeowner, behaves relative to your climate control. Instead of you having to adjust              the temperature all the time or program the thermostat (who really does that?), Nest will figure it out and start doing it automatically as it                    learns more.

* Garage Door Opener - allows you to open or close your garage door from any location where you have internet connectivity with your mobile          device. Forgot to close the garage door before you left? Just grab your phone and close it!

* Door locks - Schlage brand front door locks are provided to every homeowner, allowing remote access into the home. Giving keys to service          providers and sub-contractors is never a good idea. Cleaning crew coming at 9am but you have to be somewhere by 8? Simply grab your                  phone and let them in!

* White Glove Service - your Smart Home will be wired and completely set up to your specifications. Hassle-free. Guaranteed.

A La Cart Options (this is pretty neat)

You can get any number of added options to your new Smart Home...check it out:

* Smart Switches/Lighting - connect and control all of your lighting, appliances, ceiling fans, etc.

* Distributed Audio - Sonos brand speakers will be placed throughout your home that can be voice activated and controlled.

* Additional door locks

* Smart appliances

* USB outlets (so convenient)

What is life like at IslandWalk? Pretty darn good! This welcoming, resort-style community at the West Villages will have you minutes from the area's Gulf beaches, shopping, and waterside dining. Enjoy some relaxing time by the tropical resort-style pool and spa, up your court sports game, or plan to attend special events and neighborhood outings organized by the Activities Director.

Interested in learning more? Contact us here at The Coffey Group Fine Homes International to schedule a tour of the homes and amenities this West Villages neighborhood community, and others, has to offer!