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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

  • 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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  • Wonderful vacation home!

    "This was just the perfect house for our vacation! Having a larger, older family (6 total, only 1 under 18) we were looking for a home that allowed each member some space and privacy while still being close to the parks/attractions with amenities we could all enjoy and we found it in this home. Nicely situated at the rear of the neighborhood backed up onto the lake which allowed for more privacy than many of the other homes we looked at. The inside was exceptionally nice and well laid out (in fact we felt that the pictures on the site did not really do it justice, the home is even more beautiful than the pictures show). Just like the other reviews state this is just a couple minutes from the local supermarket providing the opportunity to do some grocery shopping to help minimize food expenses throughout the week we were there and is very close to all of the theme parks, this home had everything we needed. From the highly functional kitchen layout to the multiple bathrooms on each floor to screened in pool/spa area to the game room this home had everything we could want and then some (plus seeing the resident alligator in the lake behind the house one evening was definitely a highlight during out stay)! Overall it was a wonderful home that I would definitely recommend for anyone traveling near Orlando that is looking for more space than the resorts provide at a MUCH more attractive rate! We will be staying here again!"
    Guest: Brian Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Fantastic House in a Great Location!

    "My husband and I rented the house for a quiet getaway. When we arrived, we were surprised at how large the home was! And it was extremely clean and well maintained, inside and outside. The pool and spa area is just great! You can get sun all day long, lounge in the chairs, sit under the deck, BBQ, and just take in the beautiful wooded backyard. It is a very private area and very quiet. The master bedroom was right off the pool area, it was large and had a great bathroom. Overall, the house is just fantastic. As for the local area, the neighborhood is quite nice and very quiet. It is very close to Disney World, the airport, tons of restaurants and grocery stores. The house feels a little secluded from the hustle and bustle of the Disney area but you are so close to everything Disney has to offer."
    Guest: Pam R. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • Absolutely gorgeous!

    "Our stay in this lovely house was everything that was promised and so much more! Pictures do not do this lovely home justice. Helena met us at the house and made us feel totally at home. She explained everything in detail. The Villages is a fabulous place to spend the winter or any other time of the year and this home is a choice property. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy it again in the future."
    Guest: Teresa Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 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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