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Try B4 you Buy, Golf Cart, Wifi, Corner Lot,... Wow!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,148 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 29 nights


About the property

House-Ranch, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)Vaulted Ceiling

The Villages is one of the premier, gated, adult communities in sunny Florida. It has been highlighted on National TV during major golf tournaments, and in magazines such as Reader's Digest, AARP, etc. There are so many activities (500 per week) that you can find almost anything to your liking. If you just want to relax, the community has lakes, many beautiful vistas, nature preserves, and the only walking path in The Villages is near our home. If you want to go to the beach it is only about an hour to Daytona Beach and 1.3 hours to Clearwater. Go to the beach in the morning and come back in the evening. Disney World is only 1.2 hours away... Go yourself or take the grandkids.

The location of our rental home is particularly advantageous because of its proximity to golf courses, practice greens, tennis clubs, recreation centers, country clubs, and shopping. We have a large corner lot with a private back yard such that you aren't looking into someone else's lanai when you want privacy.

The Mulberry Grove shopping center with a grocery store, restaurants, and department stores is not far away. All these can be visited with the included custom Golf Cart. There are golf cart paths throughout the Villages that allow your to travel by this means if you should choose.

There are a few extras at our home. We have a Nintindo Wii that you can have fun with and exercise along with Wii games.

We have Sony speakers that accept your iPad/ iPhone so you can play your own playlist.

Our home in The Villages is a delightful place that you will really enjoy!

Keywords: Vacation Home

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Russ

I am a retired engineer and my wife Lisa is still working in the child medical health area. I am an avid tennis player, pickleball player, and play a little golf. I also do Tai Chi every other day as well as playing guitar and singing with the Folk singing group.

My wife is an avid reader who also enjoys needlepoint and hiking.

Russ purchased this house in 2005

Why Russ chose The Villages

Why Rent This House

Beautiful Modern House on Corner Lot, Large Lanai facing private backyard. * Comfortable, Pillow top Mattresses on both King and Queen size beds * Golf cart included, Gasoline powered, All weather * High Tech, HD Smart TV, Computer, TheVillages-net (make T-Times),Activities * Location- Near one of the “Best” Executive Golf Course (Amberwood) and the Best Championship Courses (Glenview& Lopez). * Location, just down the road from Savanah Center, Venue for wonderful concerts, i.e. Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson,etc. * Location, located near one of the most beautiful place in the Villages, “The Bird Sanctuary at Glenview”, Egrets, Swans, Blue Herron, Mallard Ducks, etc. * Available Equipment- 3 sets of golf clubs, tennis rackets, pickle ball paddles, zero gravity Lounge, foldable soccer chairs to take toTown squares at night. * Exercise at home! Nintindo Wii (Lets Dance, Wii Play,Sports), dumbbells Wts, Stretch bands. * Located near the a Walking Path. There is a dog walking path also. walk through meadows,etc. * Daily Newspaper * Competitive Pricing

What makes this house unique

We play golf on one of the best Executive course(Amberwood), tennis, pickleball(8 courts at Mulberry Grove), walk on the walking path in Villages, play cards, and go to the town squares in the evenings where we listening to the live music and go dancing under the stars. We also enjoy the many wonderful restaurants in the area, some with an ethnic flare.


Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1148 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master Bath- walk in shower Guest Bath - Bathtub/Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Master Bedroom with Pillow top mattress. Walk in Closet. Guest Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1)with pilotop mattress. Sofa or Futons (1) Hide away bed in couch in the Sunroom. One full size blow up mattress.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
WHY RENT THIS HOUSE: Rent because of the Location, and Features. This beautifully decorated 1140 square foot ranch is uniquely located less than a mile from three Executive, Two Championship golf courses, two Recreation Centers, and the Nancy Lopez Country Club. For Golfers, this location offers the Amberwood Executive course that locals like to play most. There are a puttting/chipping practice greens as well as a driving range less than a mile away. The house sits on a large corner lot (102 foot by 91 foot) with beautiful flowers and landscaping. You can practice your golf swing in the side yard(foam balls available). Why rent a home with a closed in, postage stamp sized yard when you can rent this house with room to walk around. Make tee times, check email, and check your investments with a provided Computer with High Speed Internet Service & WiFi. HD TV & Sony iPhone/iPad speakers available as well as exercise equipment like hand wt., bands, and Nintindo Wii w 'Just Dance


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great time at The Villages

  • 5 of 5

Russ' home is well maintained and very well supplied with everything for your stay. He even includes golf clubs and balls, tennis and pickleball racquets and balls along with weights for exercising and floats for the pool and the four seat gas golf cart. Well furnished too and Russ is always available for questions. Would recommend this home for your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as advertised

  • 5 of 5

I can only repeat what others have said. Russ is very thorough and there were no surprises. I plan on using his home again.


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable home that offers all you need for a perfect holliday at the Villages.

  • 4 of 5

This home is located in the upper area of the Villages, it offers a very peaceful environment with easy access to Golf, pools, and Commerce. The house is well equipped and very comfortable with all you need. Our experience dealing with Russell was excellent, Russell went out of his way to make our stay perfect and provide guidance to ensure we had a great experience. This was our first visit to the Villages and I can't find one thing I would change and I would not hesitate in recommending it.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

I just returned home to Ontario, Canada after 3 very enjoyable weeks (December 11th, 2015 to January 1st, 2016) in The Villages. Renting a home in The Villages was a fantastic decision and it was certainly nice to arrive, walk in, unpack and relax in a fully equipped home rather than settle for a tiny hotel room. The home was immaculately clean and very well maintained and extremely comfortable.

I was initially overwhelmed with the size of The Villages and all it had to offer. Within 24 hours I was feeling comfortable tooling around in the little red convertible (my affectionate term for the golf car included with the lovely home) discovering every route took you past beautifully manicured golf courses and well cared for homes. Russ was quick to respond to requests for guidance and was happy to provide a wide variety of information to assist in making the stay a pleasure. Internet service was extremely important to me and proved to be excellent. I also like keeping up on the news and watching some TV and that was also excellent. Having a fully equipped kitchen was a blessing as well, whether for a quick snack or for a nice home cooked meal as an option to the amazing variety of dining options.

Live nightly entertainment is available 365 days a year (366 this year) in any of three village squares and is thoroughly enjoyable and well attended. Lake Sumter Landing had everything you could imagine and became our favorite with Spanish Springs a very close second. Restaurants, shopping, beautiful areas to stroll, more restaurants, recreation facilities and more and more.

The Villages is certainly a golfers paradise but if you're not a golfer there are still more things to enjoy than you can even imagine. It would be very difficult to become bored with this place. I will certainly recommend this home to friends and relatives and very much look forward to returning for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

A Great Place to Stay in The Villages!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Russell and Lisa's home for the month of December and had a great experience. We have stayed in The Villages in prior years and by far rate this our best experience. The house is very comfortable and well stocked with whatever you may want or need. The neighborhood is a real plus with great neighbors who help get the uninitiated familiar with the lifestyle The Villages offer. The owners were great to work with and go out of their way to insure that everything is right and that the stay is as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a location in the Villages. You will not be disappointed and you can be sure we will not hesitate to rent this home in the future!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neenah, Wisconsin

We Had A Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
orlando, florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lopez or Glenview
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lopez, Amberwood or Glenview
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lopez or Glenview
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: recommended

Entertainment: Every night of the year there is free music and dancing at both town squares. The best music from the 50's-80's is played and enjoyed. There is every cuisine imaginable at or near the Villages. There is Italian, Greek, Thai, Chinese, etc. There is also casual or fine dining at any of the nine Country Clubs onsite. There are 15 heated pools, 40 recreation centers, 29 nine-hole executive and 9 championship golf courses, two 32 lane bowling centers, 9 softball fields,12 fishing lakes, two polo fields, a Regional Hospital, a large VA Veterans Clinic and Villages own radio & TV stations. Over 500 scheduled activities per week including sports, crafts, clubs, music, lessons, fittnes, etc. The house comes with FREE use of a custom, all weather, gasoline powered, Yamaha golf car. There are also three sets of Golf Clubs (2 Rt & 1 Left Hand) available at the house for your convenience in case you didn't have room to pack your own. Tennis rackets, Pickle ball paddles,swim floats, zero gravity lounger (sun bathing),and folding chairs for the Town Square are also available.

You can get to many places by car in a short time. Here are some examples of times by car in minutes: Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge 4 min, gas station 5 min, Grocery 5.5 min, Churches: Baptist 4.5, Catholic 6 min, Walmart 9.5 min, Town squares 14 min.


Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
29 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $80
Damage Deposit $400

There is a $400.00 refundable Damage/Reservation Deposit that is due along with signed lease.
Rent Incl:Utilities, Cable TV, WiFi Internet, use of Golf Cart,Clubs,rackets,Pickleball Paddles, Swim floats.Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
The deposit would be non-refundable if the reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to agreed date of occupancy; however, if the owner is able to rent the home to another tenant then the deposit will be returned less any additional marketing cost required to have to home re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.