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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • Fantastic Family Retreat

    "What a fantastic home! Our large family of 12 stayed here for a wonderful Disney/SeaWorld vacation. It is truly just around the corner from these parks. The property is impeccably clean. The playground was awesome, just across the street. The community pool/center is a short walk and was awesome! The community convenience store was the best (they serve ice cream, alcohol, sandwiches, candy, and any extras you may need). They even have live music some nights. Definitely use the movie theatre, the kids LOVED it! The owner was helpful answering all of our questions and responding quickly. The children had a blast swimming, and sleeping in their themed rooms. I am a very POOL SAFETY conscious person and I can assure you that we weren't worried at all with the kids... there is a sturdy safety fence that goes just in front of the pool, the kids cannot get through it unless an adult opens it (but it can be removed when you would like it completely open), there is also a triple lock on the slider leading to the pool that even a 9 year old could not reach. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because we have stayed in 14 other VRBO's over the years and this is the ONLY one that was pretty much bare ... usually there is at least some paper products/trash bags/ dish soap, etc. that have been left by others for your use... Just know going in that there is NOTHING. Also, the kitchen has only the very basic supplies (utensils/cups, etc)... No koozies, kids cups, etc. Also, there was no baby gate as mentioned, the tables in the living room aren't wood as pictured - they are GLASS!! Super dangerous w kids (we removed the tops and placed them behind the couch for our stay). And the biggest ISSUE was the A/C... They are permanently set to 76 during the day and 80 at night... We did contact the owner who changed it for us by only a couple degrees (we are used to 70) and it was HOT the entire time! Just FYI in case. I also wish they would have a few toys for kids there or some board games/cards for adults, you have to bring everything. We all had a fantastic stay otherwise."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 4, 2014
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  • Fun times in Southview

    "We had a lovely time staying at this home. Everything was taken care of and was comfortable. One thing to note is there isn't really a great space for setting up cribs/pack n plays if you have young children and don't want them in the same room as the adult rooms."
    Guest: Remy G. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 1, 2015
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  • First time at The Villages

    "Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Well stocked with items that you would need: paper products, towels, linens, etc... Dog loved watching the little anoles on the patio...nightly entertainment and classes were enjoyed very much...Recommend the Nancy Lopez Country Club for dinner ~ great food"
    Guest: A guest from Westerville, OH Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 2014
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  • Vacationer

    "We were extremely pleased with the owners preparation for the vacationer's comfort, And also the location to Disney attractions and many theme parks."
    Guest: Big Rich Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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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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