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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

  • Wonderful days!

    "Our stay was excellent, the house is beautiful and fully equipped with what you need for a great vacation, even a washer and dryer !!! The location could not be better, has restaurants and supermarkets nearby to make it easy and convenient stay. The parks are minutes away, but also and especially the location of the house offers tranquility and privacy. The communication with the owner / manager was excellent, although our holiday came at the last minute, we got the chance to enjoy thanks to the care and communication that we experienced. We will be back for sure!"
    Guest: Paul Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
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  • A Little Bit of Heaven

    "After a drive from Maine to Florida we walked into the most inviting home rental. Everything was clean and decorated in a lovely fashion. This was a perfect condo for my husband and I. Our one problem was that our stay was not long enough. The owner was very attentive. Although we never met she kept us well informed through e-mail which helped us greatly."
    Guest: kathleen b. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 28, 2015
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  • Excellent Stay at a Great Price

    "We had a great time in this wonderful villa! The house is the same as shown in the pictures. It was very clean and had plenty of towels and bedding for our large party. The pool access security system was great since we had kids with us. This home is located very close to shopping, restaurants, Disney and other theme parks. The owner quickly responded to our questions and it was a simple rental process. We will definitely stay at this property when visiting Orlando again. Thanks so much!"
    Guest: Louis Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 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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