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Recent The Villages reviews

  • A little reluctant ?

    "Yes I am a little reluctant to leave 5 STARS in fear that I may create such a demand that we would not be able to rent again when we would like to. However, all our expectations after reading the above description were gladly met and the most accurate. Could not have met nicer folks to rent from and work with in relationship to initial application to minor issues we experienced while there. The home was nicely appointed with all one would need for a comfortable stay, close to stores and restaurants and was especially close to 3 neighborhood pools. The Villages are immense and may take some time to navigate but once you get the lay of the land you will discover an enjoyable vacation home. Hopefully,we will be doing it again, thank you for the opportunity."
    Guest: John L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • We Had A Great Time!

    "From the moment we walked in we loved this place. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. The neighborhood was great and close to what we needed. We took the golf cart to "our" pool, to the mailbox and to the dog park, and just for tooling around the neighborhoods. Jack is very much into grilling, and we enjoyed delicious meals on the lanai several times a week. The restaurants were not far and the food was always great. All in all we had a wonderful stay, loved the home and accommodations, and would happily recommend it to anyone."
    Guest: Jack and Sandi Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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  • Great stay!

    "Our rental was just like the photos. It was nice and clean and comfortable. We stayed two months and enjoyed our time very much. The house is in a good location for golf courses as well as a short golf cart ride to the pool. Shopping is just a few minutes away and so are the town squares and restaurants. We had a problem with internet and the golf cart and Barb and Glenn had it all taken care of within a day. Things can happen and it means a lot to know you're renting from people who care about your stay. Yes, we would recommend this house to others. We already have it reserved for next year."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • Buttonwood, The Villages

    "We enjoyed our stay,the owners were very helpful. Very nice house and the neighbors friendly. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 20, 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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