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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • Disney holiday extrodinair

    "Pleasantly located ideal family setup for a family that wants to be together. Very family friendly layout. Would recommend to anyone. Our flight was changed and required an additional night. Very kind and accomoadating on very short notice. Great time was enjoyed by all."
    Guest: Douglas C. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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  • Great vacation home

    "We stayed in this home for a week in February and it was such a nice break from winter! It was clean, spacious and having our own private pool as an option was very convenient. The clubhouse was just steps away and provided our family with plenty of options from swimming, hot tub, to gaming and even catching a mid day movie! Best of all, the Disney parks were only 10 minutes away. We can't wait to return!"
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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  • Impecable condition

    "We certainly enjoyed our stay at the Hogwart's Home. We visited with our group of 14 including 2 families and 2 sets of grandparents and 6 children ages 9-18. The home was in impeccable condition and spacious enough for all of us. The kitchen was perfect to prepare our Thanksgiving meal while we enjoyed our appitizers pool side with the swimming pool and hot tub. The gated community was very nice as well. We enjoyed playing tennis and basketball during our stay. We no longer have babies in our group, but the house would be well equipped for one. There were pack and plays in the closets and other equipment and toys for young children. We enjoyed the pool table and the board games. Thank you for a wonderful stay! The Williams Family"
    Guest: Tricia W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Beautiful Home!!

    "We took our first full family vacation and arrived at this beautiful home! We all absolutely loved it and felt very safe with it in a gated community. The home is set up so that everyone has their own space and we all felt as if we had tons privacy. I would recommend this home to anyone for rental. Great price and location. We were only about 15 minutes from Disney and tons of restaurants and shopping. The management was also awesome to work with and helped out with any questions that we had."
    Guest: Dontee N Cathy W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: February 12, 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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