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  • 3568 Roanoke St.

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything was as promised. Everything we needed was there."
    Guest: St. Amand Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 2, 2015
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  • A WONDERFUL HOME AWAY FROM HOME

    "EXCELLENT HOME TO VACATION IN......EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS.....SO CLEAN AND BRIGHT AND ORDERLY....YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE TOWN SQUARES AND EASY ACCESS TO COUNTRY CLUBS AND GOLF COURSES AND RECREATION CENTERS BY THE GOLF CART THAT IS AT YOUR DISPOSALE."
    Guest: SHIRLEY Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • Enjoyed

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: All was good and we enjoyed our stay. However, we were never able to get the TV in the living room working. we called and were told they would send someone to look at the issue (Direct TV did sent a signal but it still did not work). we were told that it would looked into on Monday, a little too late. Also the carpet at the entrance from the foyer needs to be cleaned."
    Guest: Manuel H. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Cozy and Clean

    "We stayed at Karen's villa in Feb. 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This home had every type of cooking utensil you could possibly want and then some. The location is ideal - right in the middle of the The Villages and the owner lives in The Villages as well if you should need her for anything. We had no issues except the month of February could have been warmer but that is out of the owners control. There was a wonderful gas golf cart available and it was just about a 10 minute ride to Lake Sumpter square."
    Guest: Grandma Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 28, 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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