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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

  • Great condo but had a couple of issues that were quickly resolved by the manager

    "I love this condo and the resort is fabulous! I have stayed at Vista Cay many times and the floor plan of this condo is my favorite! The condo is well kept and clean. I had a couple of issues, first, there were no starter items, like trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher soap, paper towels, etc. I went out and purchased supplies and then called the manager. I should have called him first! He came right over the next morning and dropped off plenty of NEW supplies and even more items that I hadn't mentioned. So, happy that he took the time to make sure we were pleased. The other issue was the dishwasher wasn't working. I didn't realize it was broken until the last day when I went to turn it on and nothing happened. I called the manager again and he said he had mentioned it to me but I must not have heard him. I let him know it was full and needed to be run and was told the repairman was scheduled to be there that day. This is a fabulous place and had there been no issues I would have given 5 stars. I do intend to rent this condo again in the future because the place is perfect and the service given by the manager was outstanding! Hopefully when I rent next time these issues will not happen and I can raise the rating! Overall, I would recommend this condo as a great place to stay!"
    Guest: Cathi D. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 21, 2015
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  • Great Family Property

    "We brought the family down for a Disney weekend and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The property manager was extremely attentive and responsive, and the property itself is immaculatlely maintained and close to Disney as advertised. Highly recommend this and likely any other property under management by the team. I use VRBO regularly and this was one of the best experiences I've had."
    Guest: Elliot B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Awesome!!!

    "We spent a couple of days in this house, as we wanted to visit the Parks in and around Orlando. Being 4 adults and 3 kids aged 9-11 we had an awesome time there. A car is necessary to reach supermarkets and the parks. The handling of our reservation by the owners was very friendly and our e-mails were answered without delays. The house is great if you stay with your family there and want some quiet time after exploring the parks in the Florida heat. The house is very clean and the furnishing pretty. The pool area is also wonderful and we all loved to swim in the very clean and well maintained pool. The kitchen has everything you need. After the tiring excursions to the parks, we stayed at home and cooked our own meals. Publix is a short drive away and offers everything you can possibly think of. The beds are very comfortable and the bed rooms offer enough space for the luggage. The house is very well managed and taken care of (we had a small issue with the washing machine which was solved in no time). You also find a big folder in the house with all the information you can possibly need. We truly recommend this Rental Home 100% and would go back there any time if ever returning to Orlando! Thank you for having us in your great home! All the best, Miriam"
    Guest: Miriam K. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Fabulous

    "Just to say Lois and Harold could not be better hosts, every time we stay in their home its better and they are so accomadating even down to loaning us their bicycles, the home is spotless,quiet and within walking distance to the terraces pool,which is our favourite, we would reccommend this property to any one, they went out of their way to make sure we had a perfect stay."
    Guest: BRADLY Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 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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