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Recent The Villages reviews

  • Excellent Place for Visitors with pets

    "My wife & I were in the process of moving to The Villages and we needed a home to operate out of as we made our purchase and prepared for the transition. This villa was perfect! It is centrally located to all of The Villages, whether it is the shopping around Spainish Springs, the activities around Lake Sumter Landing, or all the new homes in Brownwood, you are never more than 15 minutes away. AND did I mention pets... We have 2 mini-havenese, who go everywhere with us. With the tiles floors in this villa there is never a worry that your animals will damage the floors with their claws. Like I said perfect place."
    Guest: Paul from Arkansas Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Property #171274, Village of Glenrook

    "My wife and I have stayed at this residence for 2 consecutive years(2013 & 2014). The house is spacious beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained. It is centrally located in the Villages, convienient to 2 Village entertainment squares, various golf courses, and a nearby shopping plaza. It is close ( about 1 hour 15 min) to Orlando and we have made trips to Disneyworld and the WinterPark art festival. The Villages and recreation centers provide a wide choice of activities and of course a many golf courses to play (golf cart included in rental). There are many restaurants to choose from both on and off property. The owners are both efficient and accomodating. We plan to to vacation there next year and would recommend this property to all."
    Guest: Greg and Judy Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 9, 2014
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  • LOOK NO FURTHER FOR A FABULOUS RENTAL

    "My husband and I rented this Villa for five weeks while we shopped for a home in The Villages. If this rental was for sale, we would be the new owners. It is conveniently located to restaurants, entertainment and shopping plazas when we felt like going out. If we were looking for some alone time with each other and eating/staying in, it was perfect for that too. It's located in a quiet neighborhood with a private, gorgeous yard (BBQ included) and we loved eating and relaxing in the screened lanai. As we both enjoy cooking, we were happy to be in a rental with a well stocked kitchen including sharp, not dull, knives for preparing meals. We travel often and this is the cleanest rental we have ever rented. The landlords, Helena and Frank, thought of everything including a breakfast basket for our first morning in the rental and a toiletries basket in the bathroom in case we had forgotten a needed item. Overall, a perfect rental."
    Guest: Denny & Barbara Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 17, 2014
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  • We Love The Villages!

    "We loved staying in Nina and Mike's beautiful and convenient home. The Villages is wonderful and their home is convenient to everything. A 10 minute walk to the pool, an 8 minute drive to Sumter Landings town square and restaurants everywhere make this is the ideal location to stay in The Villages. The owners are easy to work with and checked with us to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We hope to return soon..."
    Guest: Alan L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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