Interior of home in Latitude Margaritaville. Light colors reminiscent of a beach house

The largest collection of homes in Latitude Margaritaville is the Island models, even Jimmy Buffett has one.

At Latitude Margaritaville in Daytona Beach, residents are discovering a lifestyle that’s active, social, and customized to the desires and comforts of each buyer. With planned pools, fitness centers, a town center, and a retail shopping area, the amenities will go well beyond what most 55+ communities offer.

Developers are finishing up the on-site restaurant as well as the private beach club where Margaritaville residents are shuttled to enjoy unlimited beach days on the Atlantic Ocean.

Active adults looking at homes for sale in Florida will want to consider this community for its unbeatable location, resort-like amenities, and the Parrothead lifestyle made famous by Jimmy Buffett, the part-time resident and namesake.

There are also the homes themselves. Minto Communities believes in attention to detail and customization, and that’s easy to see in this community’s Island Collection, which has Latitude Margaritaville’s four largest floor plans. We’re taking a closer look at those homes today.

The Bimini Model

A formal entry and a foyer provide a luxurious welcome to homeowners and their guests in the homes that make up the Bimini models. These properties have two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a den, and a three-car garage. The master suite has two walk-in closets and a garden tub that’s separate from the shower.

There’s a formal dining room and an open kitchen that includes a breakfast area and a family room. The lanai is off the master bedroom and the living room. Homes in Bimini have around 2,310 square feet. And, guess what? This is the model Jimmy Buffett chose for his Margaritaville home.

The Aruba Model

With 2,336 square feet, the Aruba model features a master suite at the back of the house, with a lot of privacy. There’s a den as well as two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a dining room right off the kitchen, which makes entertaining easy and social.

The great room is huge, and it leads to the outdoor patio space. With a large laundry room, an open floor plan, and a three-car garage, this model is spacious and well-planned.

The Saint Bart Model

There’s a lot of space on a single story with the Saint Bart model. Buyers who want three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a room that can be used as a den or an office, and a three-car garage will find these 2,438 square-foot homes very comfortable. The master suite has double sinks, a garden soaking tub, and a separate shower.

There are two walk-in closets and a lot of privacy. The two other bedrooms have their own bathrooms, and the den is right off the formal foyer. There is a breakfast area off the kitchen and a large, open great room that includes a dining area and access to the outdoor lanai.

The Trinidad Model

For the largest new homes in Latitude Margaritaville, look at the Trinidad model. These homes have 2,564 square feet of space, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms. There’s a den, a three-car garage, and a huge outdoor lanai.

A formal dining room is right between the kitchen and the living room, and there’s also space for a breakfast area and a family room. The kitchen has an elaborate island and a walk-in pantry.

Customizing The Island Collection

All of the homes in the Island Collection are single-family and single-story. There aren’t any stairs to worry about, and the living is practically maintenance-free. For a homeowners' association fee that’s not much more than $200 per month, you’ll have all of your landscaping, exterior paint, communal amenities, and security taken care of.

One of the best parts about buying a Florida retirement home in the Latitude Margaritaville community is that customizing your home is easy. From the moment you decide to buy, the builders will work with you on finishes, paint colors, and details to ensure you’re moving into a home that fits who you are and how you live.

When buyers are ready to think about decorating the home they’ve chosen in the Island Collection, there’s help available from Ethan Allen. The furniture giant has teamed up with Minto to provide residents with design packages that can really help turn houses into homes.

For the properties in the Island Collection, buyers might appreciate the Beach House style, which has weathered finishes, seashell color hues, and furniture that looks like it belongs in a beach cottage.