Hurricane Guide

It is never too early or too late to prepare for hurricane season. Please see the link below for an excellent guide on hurricane season and how to prepare.

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Short Term Rental Scams

The South Bay HOA has been alerted by a fellow homeowner that they were the target of a rental scam in the Orlando area. Please be vigilant of unwanted guests trying to enter you or your neighbors properties.

These scams operate by creating fake rental listings – potentially of high end homes – on craigslist and other social media platforms using past real estate photos and public information from the tax and property appraiser offices.

What You Can do:

  • Post signage by your front door stating your home is not and will never be a rental
  • File a complaint with the state attorney or the IC3
  • Save all surveillance footage in case of further issues

More Resources:

Rental Listing Scams –
Rise of Rental Scams –
News: Home Rental Scams Trending –

Coyote Sightings

Once again there have been reports of coyote sightings around the South Bay and Bay Hill areas – specifically Lost Cove and Cypress Cove.

Please be vigilant of small pets and children during evening, night, and morning hours as coyotes with a tolerance for humans can be dangerous.

For more resources on coyotes in Central Florida please visit the coyotes page on the Florida Fish & Wildlife website and also take a look at the FWC coyote sighting map for recent reports of coyotes in our area.

2021 Notices and Reminders for Our Community

As we enter 2021 your South Bay HOA board would like to wish all residents a Happy New Year.

The SBHOA board works around the clock to keep our community safe and well-maintained for all of our residents and their visitors.

We would like to outline some general notices and reminders for our wonderful residents below.

Off-Duty Sheriff Deputies

Our South Bay HOA dues do not just go towards keeping the community looking beautiful, they also support the off-duty Sheriff Deputies which keep our community safe during the morning through evening hours. Please give them a friendly wave when passing by and if you feel that they have not been present in your area of South Bay please contact the HOA with your concerns.

Tennis Courts

Due to COVID and the beautiful weather in Central Florida, our tennis courts have been experiencing a high volume of usage. Please remember that they are for residents only and that guests need to be accompanied by a resident. Any visitor using the courts without a resident will be asked to leave.

Walking Paths

There are no motorized or electric vehicles allowed on the walking paths or common areas in South Bay. Please be careful and courteous to others on the walking paths when using them. If you or your children choose to ride bicycles on the paths, please watch your speed and be vigilant of other patrons using the paths.

Common Grounds

Please contact the grounds committee with any concerns you may have about South Bay common areas by using our website If you see any areas in disrepair or that may need attention such as planters, trees, or fencing – please let the grounds committee know. We maintain all of these items as frequently as possible but residents who see these areas often may be able to let us know when items need to be taken care of directly.

HOA Meetings

We encourage residents to please attend any scheduled HOA meetings that they can in order to stay in touch with your HOA board and happenings around the community. Your SBHOA board feels that it’s important for residents to be involved and stay informed. We will continue virtual Zoom meetings in 2021 for all who wish to attend. Information is always updated on our website

We hope you have a wonderful year ahead and we look forward to keeping our community safe and beautiful at all times.

Hurricane Information & Safety

As hurricane season approaches many homeowners have asked the board about hurricane preparedness and information.

SBHOA has a checklist you may view on the website at any time which is very helpful in planning for hurricanes as well as listing needed items to have in case of emergency. View it here.

Remember that the SBHOA website has online links for the Orange County Sheriffs Office as well as the local energy companies on the bottom of the page.

Latest official hurricane tracks and info can be accessed at the official NOAA website:

Lake Tibet Dock Repairs

UPDATE: This project was completed.

The community dock on Lake Tibet will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, June 3, 2019.

We expect the dock will be reopened for use in late June 2019.

Dock Refurbishment 2018

UPDATE: This project was completed.

The Board will repair the roof of the gazebo at the community dock and will add downcast lighting during the Fall of 2018.  The dock may be closed temporarily during the work.