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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 The Villages reviews

  • Comfortable & Convenient

    "Comfortable house, great location, owl preserve as a backyard, with Villages guest pass and a golf car included made this a wonderful choice for our two week visit to The Villages."
    Guest: Steve S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 20, 2014
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  • 2035 Peaceful Place

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was great. However, the screen porch could use some cleaning."
    Guest: Carl N. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Fabulous home in perfect area!

    "We just spent a month in this home and were more than pleased. It's beautifully decorated and has all of the dishes/pots/pans/kitchen gadgets that one needs for a comfortable stay. We used all of the beds and everyone rated them as very comfortable. We found this location within The Villages to be our favorite so far! It's extremely easy to get everywhere by car, or golf cart. There are two shopping centers within a very close distance and many, many holes of golf both Executive and Championship, within a stone's throw. This home comes with a membership to thevillages.net so you'll be all ready to start making tee times. We particularly enjoyed the Lighthouse Restaurant in Lake Sumter Landing for seafood and Square 1 Burger in the Pinellas Plaza. They had the best Bacon Bleu Burger I've ever eaten! We love going to the squares at night and this home is close to LSL and close enough to Brownwood. My husband was working remotely for part of the month and the office in this home had several things that were helpful, not the least of which was very fast internet. There is a sleeper sofa in that room which we didn't sleep on, so I can't rate that, but it was very nice looking. We spent many hours morning and afternoon on the lanai. The landscaping in the back provides some privacy and it's a very comfortable place to pass the time. We played pickle ball, went to line dancing classes and golfed every day. My husband's favorite pastime while vacationing in The Villages is playing basketball. He did that six days a week. If you are looking for a comfortable rental in a great location, I would highly recommend this home. You won't be sorry!"
    Guest: Alanna Farnsworth Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 1, 2014
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  • Wonderful Week

    "This is a delightful home to spend time! Everything needed is provided and arranged in a tasteful and useful manner. The Internet access is fast and easy. The use of a four place gas golf cart is a huge bonus that really adds to the good value of this home. We will be returning in the future!"
    Guest: chuck Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 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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