The Villages of Matanzas Shores was an idea for a planned community that sprung out of the sand and palmettos in 1989. A1A was re-routed to accommodate this massive project. The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the common amenities, Las Brisas, Lakeside by the Sea and Surf Club, aka Surf Club I, was the first phase followed by Surf Clubs II & III, and the last phase being Las Casitas, Los Lagos and Surfview at Matanzas. Each residential entity is its own association made up of its members [owners].
Matanzas Shores Owners' Association, Inc. is the Master Association. Sea Colony was the first member of our WWTP association which provides sewer service their community as well as all the associations that make up the Villages of Matanzas Shores aka (MSOA).
As the Master Association, MSOA provided structure for all associations to mirror, as close as possible, in order to maintain a harmonious community; both aesthetically and characteristically. The MSOA maintains the common elements and amenities that are open to all residents.
Access Control is a common feature controlled by MSOA. The objective of Access Control is to maintain a knowledge base of all owners and residents to provide access into the community. We also
process authorized rental and vendor information provided to us by the residential associations.
Common elements are used by all residents, such as roads, gates, streetlights, sidewalks and parking lots. Other common components are entrance walls, fencing, landscaping, lighting, guard buildings, and the wastewater treatment compound. Common amenities are available for use by all residents and their guests, such as the Beach Club, the Boat Club and the Rec Center complexes. Some of the complexes contain pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, shuffleboard courts, a bocce ball court, a horseshoe play area, a boat dock, and beach walkovers. Other common amenities include community clubhouses, a library, and restroom facilities. All common components are maintained and/or replaced by the MSOA. The MSOA also oversees the storm water drainage system.
The kayak area is maintained and run by MSOA although it is not a common amenity. Owners rent the racks to house their personal watercraft. The rent money is used to pay for the upkeep of the racks and administrative services.
The MSOA Board of Directors is represented by owners from each association. These members volunteer their time and knowledge to help run this massive community. The board meets several times a year.