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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • Excellent Community - Close to the Parks - Great Value

    "The house worked really well for our families. We had 5 adults and 3 children and a small dog and everyone had plenty of room. I may have misread the details of the home since I was surprised to learn only 3 of the 5 bathrooms were full baths and the other two were 1/2 baths. It worked out fine, but would have been nice to know prior. One 1/2 bath was outside, which was perfect when using the pool. The only other item I had a slight issue was with having to call the owner regarding the pool heater. We did not know we had to schedule time to have the pool heater started. The instructions should outline the need to call and schedule the heater. Once we called the owner they responded immediately, so this is not a huge concern, but just a heads up to others who are renting and pay for the use of the heater. The home was easy to access and was in great location within the community. The entire family enjoyed the pool and pool table, although we didn't spend a huge amount of time at the home, when we did, both were very popular. The house was a very good value. Very happy :)"
    Guest: Tracey E. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
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  • HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

    "This place is Awsome! It is just like the picture and is so close to everyting. We spent 5 days going to and from Disney parks and we were so eager to get back to our condo at the end of the day. The amenties are outstanding! We were originally going for a softball tournament but when it was cancelled Maury, the owner worked with us and we were able move our schedule without losing a dime. Any questions we had Maury responded very quickly! We felt safe and at home! If and when we go back we will be looking at staying here again! We already miss the place!"
    Guest: Daniel B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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