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About Hidden Bay

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Private Community Boat Launch Do you dream of living in a community with a private boat launch? The Hidden Bay boat launch into Shackett Creek leads you to Dona Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, fishing, beaches, waterfront restaurants and more Florida fun. There is ample space with mature landscaping to have multiple garages and keep a boat, personal watercraft or a recreational vehicle at home—yet keep them concealed. Eleven Large Lots and Five Home Designs Sites two through eleven are located on large wooded lots between Laurel Road, Bayview Drive and Orange Avenue. Site one is uniquely situated on Hidden Bay canal with a long water view and a private dock. Hidden Bay canal feeds into Shackett Creek, Dona Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. New Construction Hidden Bay offers new home construction at values unmatched in the area. There is nowhere else to choose your lot and build your home at prices starting in the mid $300’s with no CDD or HOA fees. This Nokomis, Florida neighborhood is right in the center of Sarasota County. Build your new home at Hidden Bay and you will be close to beaches, marinas, golf, shopping and the arts. Every necessity from schools and groceries to more than 100 restaurants make living here easy and fun.

Your Home

New home sites are located between Laurel Road, Bayview Drive and Orange Avenue. The lots feature mature oak, pine, palm and cedar trees and the privacy of an old Florida neighborhood. Homes are one or two-story with three bedrooms and two baths. Options include extended third garages for your Florida boat and recreational equipment, fourth bedrooms, additional powder rooms, multiple master suites, pools, spas, expanded patios and more. There are five home designs to choose from with multiple floor plans to suit your lifestyle. A private community boat launch at the end of the street makes it easy to reach the Gulf of Mexico. One premium home site fronts Hidden Bay canal which leads to Shackett Creek, Dona Bay and the Gulf of Mexico and is permitted for a dock.

Natural Attractions

Wildlife in this area is extraordinary. The rare scrub jay nests in Oscar Scherer State Park, a stop on the Great Florida Bird Trail, and bird lovers travel from around the world to see it. The Venice Audubon Society is just a few miles away. Majestic herons, brown pelicans, cormorants and anhingas share the neighborhood- and the fish. The waters in this area are teeming with marine life and you may see loggerhead turtles lay eggs on the beaches, dolphins playing in the surf and manatees playing with their young. The parks, preserves and the wild and scenic Myakka River are all within minutes of Hidden Bay. Avid kayakers appreciate that the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail begins in Pensacola and ventures right by Nokomis on its way to Jacksonville.

Your Style

JM Communities in Sarasota, Florida is building semi-custom homes at Hidden Bay. Semi-custom homes are an affordable alternative to a custom home yet offer much more customization than a moderately-priced community development. Beginning with existing floor plans can reduce the number of decisions you need to make and give you a place to start making a home your own. The JM Communities design team will work with you to make your selections. Choose floorplan options, finishes, interior colors and start living in your home much sooner and more cost efficiently than building an entirely custom home. Hidden Bay offers the best of old Florida with all the advantages of a brand new residence. There are no fees for a CDD (Community Development District) or HOA (Home Owner Association).


The Nokomis/Osprey area is filled with outdoor recreational activities and adventures. You can bike the Legacy Trail, shoot sporting clays at Knights Trail, kayak or canoe in Oscar Scherer State Park, tee off at seven golf venues within five miles, play tennis at one of nine facilities within five miles or spend the day at Nokomis, Venice, Casperson or Siesta Key Beaches. Local outfitters can train and equip you for more daring pursuits like wake boarding, wind surfing, kite surfing and scuba diving. If you enjoy boating or fishing you can reach Dona Bay and the Gulf of Mexico quickly from the private boat launch at Hidden Bay. Sarasota Youth Rowing, State and National champions, practice at Spanish Pointe Marina and the Masters row at Bay Preserve at Osprey. Whether you are a rower or spectator you can relax on Little Sarasota Bay as the sun slips into the Gulf of Mexico beyond Casey Key. Rowing is such a graceful sport and tropical sunsets are the perfect backdrop.

Cultural Enrichment

Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis and Venice are overflowing with visual and performing arts. The Venice Symphony is a professional orchestra deeply rooted in its community, offering a variety of concerts and educational programs and the Sarasota Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year. Sarasota is the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. The renowned Sarasota Opera attracts international patrons with an increasingly ambitious repertory season as well as a youth opera. The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast in Sarasota offers unparalleled musical training to young string players of rare and special talent. With a world-class faculty led by Itzhak Perlman this program is developing the future leaders of classical music within a nurturing and supportive community. If you love theatre, you will struggle to see a fraction of the available shows. The Venice Theatre is one of the biggest and busiest community theatres in the nation. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe wins awards and applause with an action-packed season of musicals and drama. Asolo Repertory Theatre is in the midst of an ambitious five-year project that will examine and celebrate the extraordinary people, culture, history and experiences that make our country unique. Throughout the American Character project, the seasons will feature select productions that explore, embody, and attempt to define what it truly means to be an American. It is also home to the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.Florida Studio Theatre is a campus in downtown Sarasota comprised of five venues offering contemporary theatre, cabaret and comedy. If you love dance, The Sarasota Ballet is a full resident ballet company performing World Premiers and the works of the finest choreographers of past and present. The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art is the State Museum of Florida and in addition to art, sculpture, a rose garden and historic homes- it is also one of the most spectacular settings on the entire Gulf Coast of Florida. If you would rather make your own art, visit the Venice Art Center which has been offering classes and mounting shows since 1956. They have tools of the trade for many artistic endeavors. Art Center Sarasota has a similar story in a different location. If that isn’t enough, check out the concerts, dance troupes, touring Broadway shows and children’s entertainment at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Festivals run all year long but some of the biggies are the Sarasota Film Festival, the Sharks Tooth Festival, Siesta Fiesta, and Florida Winefest & Auction. Your home at Hidden Bay is at the center of it all.


Hidden Bay Homes

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The Homes

Remember the days when people bought land and built houses to suit their taste and lifestyle? Hidden Bay is an old-fashioned neighborhood where homeowners have independence from Community Development District fees and overbearing HOA rules. There is enough space with mature landscaping to keep a boat or recreational vehicle at home-yet keep it concealed. Homeowners at Hidden Bay can feel free to plant a garden, add a fire pit or build a treehouse. Welcoming open kitchens with granite countertops are perfect for entertaining family and friends. All home designs open to blend indoor/outdoor space. There are options for extra bedrooms, home office space, a man cave or crafts room, extra garages or storage space for your boat or other recreational pursuits. Choose from the home designs and floorplans below or bring us your plans. This is a neighborhood you will want to call home.

Standard Features

A gourmet kitchen and luxury interior finishes are standard features in the JM Community homes at Hidden Bay. All homes are designed to be energy efficient, water efficient and hurricane resistant. Every JM Communities homebuyer also receives the security that comes with a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. This 10 year structural warranty, 2 year systems warranty and 1 year warranty against defects in systems, workmanship, and materials provides added protection. See the full list of Standard Features…

Personalizing Your Home

You will have an opportunity to work directly with Jim Moynihan, Founder and President of JM Communities, when selecting the building options for your home. Whether you choose to build a den instead of a dining room, add another master suite or add a resort-style pool with a tiki bar, you can rest assured that your customization is being handled personally by the builder. You will also work one-on-one with our on-site design consultant to look at samples and guide you through your selections. The JM Communities design consultant will make suggestions and help you make the best decisions regarding your home. We can also recommend professional interior design expertise for more elaborate customization on a fee for service basis. There is a vast assortment of colors, finishes and materials for roof, wall, counters, cabinetry, and more. The possibilities are endless. Whether you choose to meet with our design team before or after your purchase decision, we are excited to help you visualize your new Hidden Bay Home.

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Partners Realty of Sarasota is the exclusive representative for Hidden Bay Homes. For more information contact Ellen Ross, Broker, Partners Realty of Sarasota

941.809.2466 or email



The Developer

Developer Projects

Jim_HeadshotJim Moynihan, founder and president of JM Communities, brings 35 years experience as a developer and builder of homes, condominiums and commercial buildings to the Gulf Coast marketplace. He has built more than 600 homes and condominiums in his career and is excited to present the new homes at Hidden Bay in Nokomis, Florida. JM Communities is known for quality craftsmanship, exceptional value for homebuyers, and friendly and responsive service. JM Communities makes the process of building your home or condo as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Jim Moynihan lives where he builds and his reputation depends on satisfied customers. Whether you are buying your first home or a vacation home, JM Communities offers floor plans and options to suit your family and lifestyle. JM Communities builds homes for the way you want to live in Florida.


Home Buyer Tools

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There are many reputable lenders in Sarasota and Venice to consider when financing your home. JM Communities and Partners Real Estate of Sarasota have had good experiences with BB&T and Fairway Funding Group.

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The New Home Construction Process Simplified

Construction Tremendous planning, hard work and care go into the building of each JM Communities residence. Construction can be pretty complicated. Each site has differences and every homeowner is unique. That is why we monitor the process from beginning to end and pay special attention to how all the different systems and finishes interact. It all starts with you choosing your Hidden Bay lot. Click on the following steps to give you an idea of what to expect:

Excavation and Foundation
Quality begins from the ground up and we oversee the job site from start to finish.
Masonry, Exterior Walls and Interior Framing
The “bones” of the structure are put in place and it starts to take shape.
This is where many maintenance-free and energy-saving elements are incorporated to help you keep your home looking fresh and operating at an optimal level.
Mechanical and Insulation
Connecting the systems for optimal efficiency and convenience while keeping the elements out.
Drywall and Trade Finishing
This is when all the selections you have made for cabinets, wall and floor finishes, fixtures and appliances make this your home.
The bow wrapped around your new home.
Inspection and Punch List
We want to be sure everything is working properly before we hand you the keys to your new home.



Contact Us

New Residential Construction
Ellen Ross – Broker
Partners Realty of Sarasota
1188 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite #205 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-809-2466
Building & Development
Jim Moynihan, President
1188 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite #205, Sarasota, FL 34236