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Beautiful 3/2 Villa in Virginia Trace - walk to Lake Sumter Landing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,402 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 29 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, 5 Minute Walk To Pool, free Wifi & daily newspaper

This Courtyard Villa has a beautiful large open kitchen. We can't even imagine how to fill all the cupboard space. The kitchen has a full length bar/pass-thru open to the dining and living area and an ample pantry off to the side. The overall house plan is open and inviting. Particularly if you are entertaining, you are always within ear and eye shot of your guests.

The floors were just recently done in a rich wood throughout with the main living areas and master bedroom. The lanai was also recently redone in a very nice tile. The guest bedrooms have comfortable wall-to-wall carpet.

The Master Bedroom has a king size sleigh bed and is furnished in natural wood colors while the Guest Bedroom has a queen size bed and is in an old world white style. The Third Bedroom has a Murphy bed (queen size) with a small office setup with desk and chair - the perfect spot to check your e-mail or scan the Internet.

The Master Bedroom has a large walk-in closet and also a flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player for those evenings when you simply want to relax in bed and watch your favorite program or DVD. You can also step outside from the Master Bedroom through your private entrance onto the lanai for a breath of fresh air.

The Master Bath has a nice sized walk-in shower, while the Guest Bath has a full size tub and shower.

The Guest bedroom and bathroom can be separated from the main living area by closing a pocket door.

The living space has an entry to the lanai and also a large flat panel TV and DVD player for your watching enjoyment. A variety of table games are also included.

The fully enclosed lanai is a great addition in that you can use it year-round. The floor-to-ceiling glass panes can slide closed to keep the rain out, or slide open to allow the fresh air in thru the screens.

Outside the lanai is a wonderful custom patio area which is perfect for that first cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, or even maybe privately working on your tan since the backyard of this Courtyard Villa is completely enclosed for privacy. Plus there is a propane gas grill for those you love to do a bit of 'grillin'.

The garage provides ample parking for your one car (needed only to come in and leave from your vacation) and a golf cart (main mode of transportation while in The Villages).

Also included is of course free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Service and free daily newspaper delivery (The Villages Daily

Sun).

More Details

Owner
Jeff and Judy McNiece
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jeff and Judy McNiece

My Father-in-Law moved to The Villages 20+ years ago. Living nearby, we visited him often while our kids were growing up. It didn't take long before we knew we wanted to also retire there someday. When a 2/2 villa right outside of Lake Sumter Landing in Virginia Trace became available, we were hooked and immediately bought. Then recently we decided that we really wanted a 3/2 but didn't want to leave everything that Virginia Trace offered. When one became available right around the corner, we sold the 2/2 and bought the 3/2. My wife and I are professionals: Judy is a Speech/Language Therapist for 'special needs' children and I was a VP of Engineering until I retired in November 2016. We've since bought an additional home in Virginia Trace are now living in the The Villages. Judy is still working very hard at her new job with children in the area and retirement seems to keep me still very busy - but I'll learn to adjust. As such, we do most of our e-mail and phone call responses in the evenings and weekends.

Why Jeff and Judy McNiece chose Virginia Trace

My Father-in-Law moved to The Villages 20+ years ago. Living nearby, we visited him often while our kids were growing up. It didn't take long before we knew we wanted to also retire there someday. When a 2/2 villa right outside of Lake Sumter Landing in Virginia Trace became available, we were hooked and immediately bought. Then recently we decided that we really wanted a 3/2 but didn't want to leave everything that Virginia Trace offered. When one became available right around the corner, we sold the 2/2 and bought the 3/2. My wife and I are professionals: Judy is a Speech/Language Therapist for 'special needs' children and I was a VP of Engineering until I retired in November 2016. We've since bought an additional home in Virginia Trace are now living in the The Villages. Judy is still working very hard at her new job with children in the area and retirement seems to keep me still very busy - but I'll learn to adjust. As such, we do most of our e-mail and phone call responses in the evenings and weekends.

What makes this villa unique

if you enjoy a drink or two at the free music nightly at the Lake Sumter Landing town square, you can easily walk home. You don't need to worry about driving your car or golf cart and possible 'problems'. Or if you prefer to have a nightcap at home, you can go out into the back yard and still listen to the music coming from the square (not too loud though).

The lanai affords protection from the weather when needed or opening up the full height sliding glass panels to let the fresh air in through the full height screens. Of course, you can always step outside the lanai and enjoy the fresh outdoor on the custom back patio.

Amenities

Virginia Trace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1402 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Six sets of towels for both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding door to lanai, walk in closet, ceiling Fan, TV
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan, TV
    Office/3rd Bedroom - 1 murphy bed , Queen bed, Ceiling Fan, Desk/Work area
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans, drawers, exterior windows and closets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Newspaper is delivered daily to your home - Free of charge. Hi-Speed WiFi is included - Free of charge I can help with Golf Cart Rentals (delivered and picked up to the house)

Reviews

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Beautiful 3/2 Villa in Virginia Trace - walk to Lake Sumter Landing
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Kansas City MO
5

Perfect Location and Great Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

"Perfect" is the best word to describe our stay from December 30 through January of 2018. Great location, a nice spacious home that is well equipped with everything you need, and a well organized property manager that makes everything well orchestrated made our first time being away from home more than a week a wonderful experience. The real testimony to our satisfaction is we have already booked this property for next year and can't wait to go back. Thanks Jeff for the welcoming gift and sign with our names on it. It made it feel like home. P.S. I am a huge Big 12 and SEC basketball fan and really appreciated the variety of sports channels and full array of TV programs you subscribe to that exceeded my expectations. It was icing on the cake!

Mark Harpst

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for the great review. I am so glad everything worked out to your liking as this is what I strive for. Certainly looking forward to having you back next year as well. Hope you travels home were uneventful. Sincerely, Jeff
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5

Christmas in the Villages

  • 5 of 5

This Villa in Virginia Trace is perfect for any stay in the Villages. It was centrally located and the house was set-up to readily enjoy our stay. All you have to do is show-up! We were traveling with my in-laws, so I can't emphasize how wonderful it was for each of us to have our own rooms and bathrooms. Jeff and Judy made check-in and check-out super easy, and provided maps and other resources to help us with the details. Additionally, they were prompt in their responses and offered to help us with other arrangements as needed. I'll be reaching out to them for all future visits!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katherine, It was wonderful having you stay and you were a great renter. Thanks also for leaving the house in such nice shape. I am really glad that you found everything easy and helpful, as a property manager, that makes me feel really good!!! Hope your travels home were safe and uneventful, Jeff & Judy
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5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in the Villages. We spent a week at this location and everything worked out perfectly. Location was great. 5 minutes to Lake Sumpter Landing. House was ready for us with plenty of towels. Laundry room was a plus. Jeff was extremely helpful from giving us advice on golf cars to activities in the Villages. He made the rental easy for us. If you have 3 couples and split the cost it is way cheaper than a hotel room. Added bonus...our deposit check was sent immediately. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Rick, Thanks for the wonderful review and so glad that you found everything to your liking. A villa might be a bit tight for 3 couples, but depends on how friendly everyone is. I do have some larger 3 bedroom homes that might fit better, and still be way cheaper than a hotel. Please let me know if I can help you with anything more in the future and glad your travels home were safe. Sincerely, Jeff
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Midland, MI
5

Super!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great place in an excellent location. Super clean and very well appointed. The owner is a careful and attentive landlord. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aaron, I believe that this is the fastest review to ever come in - didn't you just leave?:-) Seriously, thanks for being great renters and I look forward to being able to help you again if you come back to The Villages. I will STRONGLY consider your suggestion to increase the rent - that was definitely a first. Travel Safely, Jeff
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5

Clean, very pleasant & convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this villa and we hope to stay here again! The villa is conveniently within walking distance to shops and the town square (Lake Sumter Landing, one of the three town squares in The Villages) and to the pools. The Villa is clean, pleasantly furnished, and all amenities are in good working condition. We enjoyed cooking with the gas grill outside; and there is a closed veranda which would be nice to use when we visit outside the really hot summer months. The host, Jeff, is wonderful: he knows The Villages very well and he is well organised, very helpful and responsive. Overall, we highly recommend this villa - we had a fully perfect accommodation and host.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julian and Sandra, As always, you were perfect renters and are always welcome here. I'm glad your travels back were uneventful and look forward to your next trip across the Atlantic to visit The Villages. Sincerely, Jeff
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5

Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a two week period. The house is spacious, very clean, well appointed with comfortable beds for a good nights sleep. It is also located very close to Lake Sumter landing which a very popular are for day and nighttime activities. Jeff, the owner/manager is very nice, with exceptional follow-up with communications. I would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting The Villages. It is a great value.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dick for the wonderful review. I am so glad the house worked out for you. I wish you nothing but good thoughts on your permanent home completion. If I can ever be of help in the future, let me know. Thanks, Jeff
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Orlando & Tampa International Airports (MCO & TPA)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants/bars)
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Mallory Hills Country Club (50 Golf Courses total)
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak station is in Sanford Florida
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike and I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants)
Nearest Ski
600 Miles
Beach Mountain North Carolina
Car: not necessary

Location Location Location!!!

This home is only a brief 20 minute walk to Lake Sumter Market Square Landing - the middle of the three Squares that are the heart of The Villages, especially in the evening. Most all other activities are only a short walk away or a short golf cart ride.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

I prefer payments via E-Checks. A 3% Convenience Fee will be deducted from Security Deposit for Credit Card payments.

If you need help renting a golf cart, let me know and I can help with this.
Extra Guest are welcome to visit and stay overnight but the renter is responsible for cleaning their linens.

I can preorder Resident IDs transfers for you which will be paid ($50) to the Villages when they are picked up. However, monthly or longer rentals will have the Resident ID transferred for free.

Additional fees will apply if the following items are not returned upon departure; house keys, garage door remote controls, security gate cards & mailbox key (if furnished).

Monthly rentals may exclude one day in order to allow for cleaning in preparation for next renter. E.G. January monthly rental is for 30 days. Please check with owner on this for all monthly or longer rentals.

2 Propane tanks are supplied in a "pay it forward" mode where no tanks are to be left empty.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.