Vol 5 No. 28- March 30, 2005
Westbay Point & Moorings: older can be better
By Louise Bolger
SUN STAFF WRITER
The next time you drive over the bridge taking
you out to Key Royale, glance to your right and behold Westbay Point
& Moorings wrapping around the point overlooking Tampa Bay.
Westbay Point, like its sister complex Westbay Cove, has been around
a long time. Built in 1978 and 1979 along Flotilla Drive, tucked
behind Holmes Beach City Hall, its an easy complex to forget
about. But if you like being on the water, love great water views
and sunsets and are interested in having a boat dock, you may want
to take a look at one of the Islands institutions.
Westbay Point & Moorings have both two and three bedroom floor
plans. The almost 100 units are built on grade and one up with lanais
on canals or the bay. There is a heated pool with a spa, and tennis
courts; rentals are permitted for a minimum of one month.
However, with commercial mariners disappearing practically on a
daily basis, available boat slips at Westbay Point may be the real
draw. Some units already have slips assigned and deeded, but slips
may be available for those units that do not have this prior arrangement.
Since the beginning of 2005, there have been three sales: $395,000,
$460,000 and $535,000. As of this writing, there were three on the
market with listing prices of $485,000, $525,000 and $545,000 (a
three-bedroom, two-bath with a boat slip).
All enviable numbers based on some of the new construction on the
Island and Gulffront resales. Maintenance fees are under $1,000
a quarter, and pets are permitted.
Its easy to be overwhelmed with all the new condos and homes
being built on the Island and forget about our vintage complexes,
some of which occupy the best pieces of land. So show a little respect
for your elders I promise you wont be disappointed.
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