Tamaya – One-of-a-Kind Luxury Community Coming to Life


Imagine a beautiful new community with a superb location close to everything, a place where residents enjoy elegant surroundings and world-class amenities. An exclusive community where neighbors become friends.

This narrative describes what is happening at the Jacksonville community of Tamaya. The master-planned community located between the Beaches and Downtown Jacksonville is coming to life.

“Tremendous planning has gone into the development of Tamaya, and it is exciting to see the community coming to life,” said Don Wilford, Northeast Florida division president of ICI Homes. “Tamaya is a one-of-a-kind community and a special place to call home. I encourage everyone to visit and experience all we offer at Tamaya.”

The thriving new community is abuzz with activity. The first neighborhood, Bella Nina, is more than 50 percent sold. Homes are being built and families are moving in. ICI Homes at Tamaya recently hosted a special residents’ event at the community’s vision center with wine and cheese for the adults and special entertainment and activities for the kids. More events like this are planned in the future so that residents can get to know their neighbors and become friends.

“It is marvelous to bring our family friendly community together for a fun get-together,” said Sales Manager Lisa Sarraf. “Our residents at Tamaya share a wonderful enthusiasm for their new homes, the community’s prestigious amenities and lifestyle, and the sense of camaraderie that is emerging here.”

A new grand entrance and Residents Club are now under construction at Tamaya and planned for completion in early 2016. The $11 million Residents Club will be the crown jewel of the community and serve as a centerpiece for entertainment and gatherings as well as a place for fitness, wellness and relaxation for Tamaya homeowners. The 10,000-square-foot clubhouse will feature a resort-style pool and outdoor recreation areas, including tennis and an event lawn. The plans call for nearly 4,500 square feet of fitness space inside of the clubhouse including an expansive cardio room and a separate yoga and pilates studio overlooking a garden and fountain area. The Residents Club will have numerous social gathering places including a spacious great room with catering kitchen, a clubroom, a covered porch and an outdoor patio.

Tamaya’s new grand entrance fronting Beach Boulevard will lead to a tree-lined boulevard and a magnificent two-story gatehouse welcoming residents and guests to the community. Beautiful parks and meandering walking paths also will punctuate Tamaya’s special surroundings and luxurious Mediterranean-style homes.

“The Residents Club will serve as the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the Tamaya lifestyle,” said David Haas, chief development officer at ICI Homes of Tamaya. “The new grand entrance will add to the community’s style, providing wonderful surroundings for the residents of Tamaya.”

Since opening for sales in 2014, Tamaya has experienced extraordinary success. Tamaya homebuyers are drawn to the community’s family atmosphere and its proximity to top-rated Duval County public schools. The community is zoned for Kernan Trail Elementary, Kernan Middle School and Atlantic Coast High School. Tamaya also is located near many excellent private schools and is a short drive from several universities and colleges.


ICI Homes of Tamaya offers a wide variety of distinctive, flexible and customizable home designs showcasing Tuscan, Mediterranean and Spanish architectural influences. The plans feature flexible spaces for living and entertaining, spectacular outdoor living space and generous storage spaces. Homes range in size from 1,900 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet and range in price from the $300,000s to $600,000s. ICI Homes is known for its ability to completely customize a floor plan to uniquely suit the homeowner while delivering the highest quality craftsmanship, personal service and value.

“About 85 percent of our homes at Tamaya are customized for the buyers,” Sarraf added. “As long as the design fits on a home site, we can do anything.”

New home buyers who purchase this summer will move in to their newly built home approximately the same time the Residents Club and grand entrance is complete. For those who would like to move in to the community sooner, ICI has a selection of quicker move-in homes available for purchase at Tamaya. The move-in ready homes are located on 60- and 75-foot-wide home sites and feature special savings.

The best way to envision life at Tamaya is to visit the community and its model park and vision center. ICI Homes has eight designer-decorated model homes available at Tamaya. The community is located off Beach Boulevard, midway between Kernan and Hodges boulevards in Jacksonville, Fla.

For more information, call (855) 279-6053.