The most personal expression of one’s success is the home you build for yourself and your family. And, when it’s time to move up to the home of your dreams, Carencia is a community you will want to visit and consider living in.
Located in Odessa between Lake Pretty and Lake Politz, Carencia is a 58-acre gated enclave of 18 homes being developed by Bayfair Homes, one of Tampa Bay’s most highly regarded custom homebuilders.
Carencia offers almost impossible-to-find waterfront lots with private docks on 84-acre Lake Pretty — a private ski lake that has no public access. For those wanting a more tranquil waterfront setting, Carencia also has lots with stunning views of lovely Lake Politz, an 12-acre spring-fed lake perfect for fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
The community also has wooded lots with water views — most with stands of mature hardwoods, including laurel oaks and even a massive live oak that is over 100 years old. All Carencia building sites are an acre or larger, and all provide exceptional privacy.
“This land is unbelievably beautiful, tucked away in rural Odessa, just minutes from excellent schools, entertainment and shopping, including Westfield Citrus Park Mall,” said Ryan Dougherty, Bayfair’s vice president of sales and marketing. “This combination of rural serenity and easy access to neighborhood conveniences is almost unheard of.”
“Carencia is exciting to bring to market because it’s a hidden gem that few people know about, and one that many families don’t believe exists in the northwest Hillsborough area,” said Dougherty.
Carencia is unique for a luxury home community because its developer is also the builder of its homes.
“This is 100 percent a Bayfair community, which means we are overseeing that the vision of Carencia is fulfilled, by ensuring that every custom home contributes to a luxurious streetscape as you drive through the community. In addition, each home will have the fine details and high-end finishes that Bayfair is well-known for. The combination of these elements sets a prestigious tone for the entire community,” said Dougherty.
Bayfair Homes has a long history of building luxury homes in Odessa and Lutz. It built many estate homes in Keystone Shores and Stillwater between 1998 and 2005, and also developed New Floresta and Haven Bend in Tampa’s Lake Magdalene area, along with several on-your-lot locations.
In addition to Carencia, Bayfair Homes is also building lakefront homes in Oak Reserve, a 10-home Lutz community located close to Avila, as well as water and non-waterfront custom homes in South Tampa.
Because of its custom quality construction and premier finishes, Bayfair Homes builds just 12 to 15 homes a year — or about 450 custom homes total since the company was founded 30 years ago. It has been locally owned and operated since it was established, and is one of few custom builders to provide an experienced architecture and design team, as well as providing in-house warranty experts.
Homes in Carencia, including the lot, begin at $1 million and start at 3,500 square feet. Sales began last fall, and already six homes are under construction or in the design process to start. The first families to build in the community will move in this year.
“We’re very pleased with the amount of activity we’ve seen in Carencia, especially considering we’ve done minimal advertising,” said Dougherty.
Dougherty said many Pasco residents are interested in Carencia because its location is 30 minutes closer to downtown Tampa and Westshore than where they live now in Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel.
Families looking to build in Carencia are attracted by its private waterfront and wooded lots, the flexibility to design their home the way they want it, the quiet and peacefulness of a rural community and the peace of mind of a gated entrance. They also like Carencia’s close proximity to the 16.5-mile Upper Tampa Bay Trail, which is just a five-minute bike ride from the community.
“Carencia is about the closest you can get to the hot spots of Tampa and still have the charm of living in a rural community,” Dougherty adds. “It is just 10 minutes to Veterans Expressway and the Gunn Highway entrance, which is where the new express lanes on the Veterans begin and end.”
For more information about Carencia and Bayfair Homes, call (813) 906-1000 or go to Bayfair.com. Carencia’s is located off Gunn Highway in Odessa, about a mile south of North Mobley Road, and then east on Copeland Road another half mile.
Carencia Inventory Homes
Lake Politz Home – Under Construction
This transitional-style home offers the best of lakefront living with an open plan design and an incredible outdoor living space. The rear of the home is filled with windows, maximizing lake views and providing exceptional natural light throughout the home. Completion January 2019.
5,065 square feet. Call for pricing.
5 bedrooms / 5.5 baths / study / bonus room
Master suite downstairs with spa-like bath
Outdoor living with pool, grill area and more
Luxurious finishes, including hardwood flooring, Granite counters, enhanced interior trim details, and gourmet kitchen
Wooded Home Site
Designed to complement the charming equestrian and farmhouse setting of Odessa, this traditional home offers an open plan on one level, with the flexibility of building out a second-floor bonus room.
3,582 square feet. Call for pricing.
4 bedrooms / 3.5 baths / study
One-story plan, with available second-floor bonus room
Oversized rear outdoor living covered porch
1-acre wooded homes site
Luxurious finishes, including hardwood flooring
Granite counters, enhanced interior trim details, and gourmet kitchen
Published March 28, 2018