The public this week is getting its first glance at the vacation cottages that will be available at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is scheduled to open in late 2018. From the look of things, Floridians might feel right at home.
“Inspired by Key West, Bahamas, Jamaica, coastal Carolina, the Florida Keys, and towns along the Gulf Coast, these homes are designed to reflect those diverse architectural styles and periods while capturing that unmistakable Margaritaville paradise,” said Pat McBride, CEO of the McBride Company, which leads the design process of the Margaritaville properties.
“Together, the project teams selected dozens of atmospheric architectural details intended to transport visitors, both mentally and physically, to the Margaritaville state of mind,” McBride said in a news release.
The rendering released on Wednesday shows units in one-, two- and three-level designs. The dominant colors are pink, yellow, aqua and white. Other touches seen are shutters, Adirondack chairs and, naturally, palm trees.
Margaritaville has nine resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean. The Central Florida version is under construction along Highway 192 in Kissimmee, east of State Road 429..
When complete, the 300-acre Margaritaville Resort Orlando resort will feature 1,000 vacation homes, 300 timeshare units and a 187-room hotel. The properties are inspired by lifestyle of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett. “We are thrilled to showcase unique and one-of-a-kind vacation homes, which will truly let owners and renters escape to paradise through Margaritaville-inspired architecture and theming,” said James Bagley, project developer.
In addition, plans call for a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, retail space, wooded fitness trails, a water taxi system and a 3-acre — and swimmer-ready — freshwater lagoon.
Margaritaville says its vacation-home pricing starts at $250,000.
Source: Orlando Sentinel