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Recent The Villages reviews

  • Enjoyable & Relaxing Home

    "Home was exactly as described. We enjoyed having the preserve in the backyard and saw the turtles and many birds. Friends joined us and the house worked perfectly since we each had our private space. The golf cart provided took us on many fun explorations. There is great bicycling in the area also and places to walk your dog (we had our small Yorkie with us). The owners were great to work with and promptly answered our email questions. I gave this property 4 stars as it could use a little TLC but considering it is a rental, it was fine. We would vacation in this area again."
    Guest: Jane Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 2, 2015
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  • Beautiful Villa in the perfect location!

    "Situated equally close to both town squares: Spanish Springs and Sumter Landing, this is a fantastic property to enjoy while at The Villages! From our initial contact, Rose responded to all of our inquiries very quickly and we appreciated her communication with us throughout the entire process. We were very pleased with the cleanliness and maintenance of the home and featuring beautiful furniture and hardwood floors. The electric golf cart was a huge asset for us and we managed very well without a rental car. We were able to play golf and tennis --with facilities just a stone's throw from the villa.It was one of our best vacations ever and thanks to Rose for her part in making this possible. We hope to return to this property in the future!"
    Guest: DJ Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • Winter get-away

    "Beautiful home and fully stocked. Everything worked and all we needed were groceries. Played a lot of Pickleball and went to the Squares free entertainment. We did not play golf but the courses looked in great shape. We also had some great meals at some of the restaurants. The landscaping at the Villages is beautiful. Bring a GPS as the Villages is huge. Be sure to get a map at one of the information centers. There must be at least 30 Recreation centers so you never have to drive far to get to one. Had a great time and would rent this unit again."
    Guest: Jerry Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 24, 2014
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  • Great house to getaway!

    "The home was so much more spacious then it looked in the pictures. It was very neat, clean, great décor, very comfortable & had everything we needed(and more). Beds were super comfy. Plenty of extra pillows and warm soft blankets. The bedrooms were on opposite sides of the house which made for great privacy if you are with another couple. There is also a pull out couch for an extra guest. We enjoyed the outdoor patio which was great for your morning cup of coffee. It had all the kitchen amenities you would need, and included beach towels which was nice so we did not have to pack them. It was an hr. and a half to nearby beaches. We visited New Smyrna...it had beautiful sandy beaches and a fun restaurant which we ate at (Chase Landing). It was a little over an hr. to the theme parks in Orlando. We visited Wild Bills airboat Tour which was 30 minutes away. (Although Wild Willy's in Kissimmee was much better). The Villages were a fun places for shopping, dining & entertainment. One of the best restaurants we ate in the Villages was at Red Sauce...excellent food. Had a few restaurants on the water which were beautiful at sunset. People were very friendly in this area. A grocery store (Winn Dixie) is about 5 minutes away by golf cart, and this was very convenient many times. We had use to the golf cart with the house. This is how many get around in this town. We also made use of the family swimming pool which was minutes away. (Coconut Cove). The guys golfed 3 times during our week stay. Course were very nice. Bonifay was the nicest of the 3. The other two they golfed at were Nancy Lopez and Palmers Legend. This is the first time we rented a house as we are usually hotel kind of people. The owners were very helpful in answering any questions and were very knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience and would certainly do it again! THANK YOU so much to Patty and Richard for a most memorable week!"
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 8, 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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