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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • We'll Be Back!

    "We just completed our second wonderful stay at "The Lake House" in as many years. Centrally located (1.5 hours or less from "everything" - Disney/Universal/Orlando, Space Center/Indian River/East Coast, Tampa/St Petersburg/West Coast) for those touring central Florida. Nice quiet neighborhood, boat launch just down the lane and the Crooked Lake Prairie Natural Area within walking distance (for a cool morning jog or afternoon hike). Very comfortable and well appointed vacation home with incomparable views to the north across a broad reach of Crooked lake. Enjoyed spending quiet mornings with a good book and a cup of coffee on the large covered deck interrupted only by the resident birds (Bald Eagle, Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Cardinals, Blue Jays . . .). Evening barbecue on the same deck while enjoying the play of sunlight until dusk sets in with twinkling lights showing from homes across the water. Life as it was meant to be enjoyed! Thanks for all you've done to make this a favorite of our's and our kids (14 and 8)."
    Guest: Hal M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "This beautiful, clean home provided us with everything we needed and more. It was easy getting everywhere we wanted to go in Orlando. Owner always responded quickly to any questions we had. We can't wait to stay here again!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
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  • Great Holiday

    "I stayed in Andy's condo at Reunion Resort last week and commuted to Ponte Vedra Beach for The Players Championship at Sawgrass. Everything was as described and very clean/tidy. There were spare towels, kitchen utensils, etc. I had a great time and Andy refunded the deposit within a day or two of leaving. I would stay here again and recommend the condo to anyone. Thanks Andy!"
    Guest: Paul W. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
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  • Fun fun fun

    "Great home, clean very nice."
    Guest: Sunseekers Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 25, 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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