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Recent The Villages reviews

  • robbie

    "We had the pleasure of staying in Toms house for 2 weeks. The house is delightful! It is immaculate! It is close to everything including town squares and grocery stores. The golf cart made getting around a breeze! The house is set up in such a way if you have friends stay over you both have your own privacy. The kitchen was very well stocked. The lanai was wonderful for morning coffee, watching the golfers, lunch and evening meals, and just relaxing!! Wi Fi was much appreciated also. My husband really enjoyed the comfortable lounge chair in living room! Very nice neighborhood also. We will be back!!😉"
    Guest: robbie Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
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  • Beautiful Villa in the perfect location!

    "Situated equally close to both town squares: Spanish Springs and Sumter Landing, this is a fantastic property to enjoy while at The Villages! From our initial contact, Rose responded to all of our inquiries very quickly and we appreciated her communication with us throughout the entire process. We were very pleased with the cleanliness and maintenance of the home and featuring beautiful furniture and hardwood floors. The electric golf cart was a huge asset for us and we managed very well without a rental car. We were able to play golf and tennis --with facilities just a stone's throw from the villa.It was one of our best vacations ever and thanks to Rose for her part in making this possible. We hope to return to this property in the future!"
    Guest: DJ Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • GREAT LOCATION!

    "No more than a stone's throw from anywhere! Wanda & Dick are great people to rent from...house was neat, clean, and comfortable. Yard tastefully landscaped. Golf car made stay even more enjoyable...thank you."
    Guest: Jack Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • Enjoyable house and good location

    "The house has met our expectations with a few minor exceptions. A large garbage can in the garage would be nice. The tires on the golf cart are badly worn on the drivers side due to being out of alignment which also make it harder to steer. Everything else works fine and it is well stocked with cooking supplies and linens. We are renting it for future years. We have been coming to the Villages for 15 years and we thoroughly enjoy it."
    Guest: Jerry J. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 12, 2015
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The Villages Travel Tips

The retirement community of The Villages is located in sunny, central Florida. It is 20 miles south of Ocala and 57 miles northwest of Orlando in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. This development is home to more than 51,000 people and the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the U.S. as well as the fastest-growing small town.

The Villages' history dates back to the 1960s when Harold Schwartz, a Michigan businessman, sold land to retirees looking to escape to a warmer climate. Today, the descendants of Harold Schwartz and his son H. Gary Morse still control The Villages.

The Villages Attractions

The master-planned retirement community offers several forms of recreational activity. The Villages has numerous golf courses and offers "Free Golf for Life." Thirty-two of the courses are 9-hole layouts while the remaining 10 are country club championship courses. Two additional courses will be 27-hole layouts with a total of 621 holes of golf by the end of a final course build?-out.

Visit the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort and take a step back in time. This museum is home to the largest collection of antique horse-drawn carriages in the U.S. and is one of the largest in the world. There are more than 160 carriages from Europe and America, including the 1850 Ambruster Dress Chariot that once carried Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth.

You can do plenty of shopping without leaving The Villages. There are boutiques scattered throughout the town squares, including many of the country's most popular brands. There are also grocery stores, pharmacies and superstores that will help you find everything you need. You can even venture throughout The Villages on your golf cart, the most fun way to travel through a small town.

Things to Do in The Villages

- Recreation: Aside from golf, there are three recreation centers in The Villages. These include neighborhood centers, village centers and regional centers with pools and bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts as well as tennis and pickleball courts. Regional centers feature courts and fitness facilities. Those who have dogs can take their furry friends for outdoor activities at any of the 11 parks, dog parks and trails owned by The Villages.

- Entertainment: There are three town squares in The Villages, including Lake Sumter Landing's Market Square, Spanish Springs Town Square and Brownwood Paddock Square. These town squares feature nightly activities such as live music and a farmer's market. If you want to watch sports rather than participate, you can also catch a game at one of numerous softball fields or The Villages Polo Stadium. There are also opportunities to learn woodworking or take a class at the Lifelong Learning College in The Villages.

- Wineries: Visitors to The Villages can take a tour and enjoy wine tasting at Lakeride Winery and Vineyards. The winery is located in Clermont and is the former center of Florida's grape industry. There is an extensive tasting room with annual festivals and a gift shop. More than 80,000 cases, or more than 960,000 bottles, are produced at Lakeride Winery each year.

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