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  • Village Rental

    "Wonderful time, clean home, our hostess was so gracious and made tee times for each day as we were having trouble doing it on line. If I had one suggestion it would be that the street signs were lighted at night. We found it difficult to travel after dark."
    Guest: Suzi Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • Beautifull vacationhome!

    "This year we arrived for the second year in row at Martha's beautifull vacationhome. As always upon arrival the place was miraculas clean. We were a party of 4, mom,dad,daughter and son in law. Mom and dad are visiting Florida for the 25th time and daughter for the third time, but son in law for the first time. We have seen many villa's during those 25 years but never one as clean and tidy as this one. Staying for three weeks was a bless. Many shops nearby and a lot of things to do too. We went to KennedySpaceCenter, the Everglades, the Beaches on the Eastcoast and of course St.Augustine. Dear Martha, thanks for letting us visit your home for the second time and maybe till next year!"
    Guest: Rolf G. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • This home is great!

    "The house was exactly as described. It is well kept, clean and has everything we needed to feel at home. Although, we were at the Disney parks all day, we, especially the kids, enjoyed going back home to pool. We would definitely stay again!! Brenda, you are wonderful host; great to deal with...fair and awesome!!!!"
    Guest: Debbie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 13, 2014
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  • Great Vacation!

    "My family spent several days in this beautiful home. We had a wonderful time. The kids spent so much time in the pool, playing video games, and playing in the game room. We practically had to force the kids to go out to Universal Studios. Everything was immaculate. This house is very spacious, and everything we could think of and more were provided. We will definitely be going back."
    Guest: Lerah S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 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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