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Just Bring Your Toothbrush & Golf Clubs!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Our Amarillo Ranch home, which we’ve named Port Lodge, is tastefully appointed to create a cozy home away from home and is situated on a PRIVATE LOT! This section of Hemingway Village has 6’ surrounding fences for the ultimate in privacy! Our home was furnished for our family and friends, but as we can’t be here all the time we would like to share it with you! We are continually updating/upgrading to keep our home as comfortable as possible.

The open plan living area includes comfortable, cozy seating with a 32” television and digital cable. A DVD player, VCR and stereo are at your fingertips. The dining table comfortably seats 6. The kitchen comes fully equipped with every possible modern convenience and kitchen tool, for the times you dine in. There is a complete dinner service for 8 as well as outdoor dining ware to enjoy on the lanai. All linens and towels are provided. A large gas barbeque, an iron and board, beach towels, and hair dryers are here for your use.

The Master Bedroom features a king-size pillow-top bed, walk-in closet, 26” television, DVD, and stereo. The Master Bath has a walk-in shower and double sinks. The Guest Bedroom is complete with a queen-size pillow-top bed, large closet, 26” television, and stereo.

The Study is equipped with PC and high-speed internet, wireless connection (should you bring your own laptop), television, stereo, and high-quality futon to sleep two. There is also a large closet and separate entrance to the lanai.

The Guest Bath has been nicely fitted and the bath/shower has a shower door. There is a pocket door that can be used to create a private suite to include the Guest Bedroom, Guest Bathroom and Study. Many books and games can be found in the Study when you need some time off from golf and other activities. You’ll also find a nice selection of DVD's to choose from.

The indoor laundry room houses a full-sized washer and tumble dryer; loads of space and plenty of storage abound! In the garage there are two bicycles and a Yamaha gas-powered golf cart for your use. There is also seating on the front porch to enjoy a glass of wine among the palm trees as the sun goes down.

Port Lodge is just a 2 minute walk to Hemingway pool, 1/2 mile to Havana Country Club, 1/2 mile to Truman Rec Center, and 1 mile to Colony Regional Rec Center. The Colony Plaza is located adjacent to Colony Rec Center and is a bustling shopping center with Publix grocery, bank, Walgreens Drugs, clothing shops, beauty shops, barber, dry cleaners, liquor store, gas station, and many restaurants. Every convenience within a mile! We are located approximately four miles from two of the three downtown areas - Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. Perfect Location!

All taxes, utilities, digital cable TV, trash service, lawn service, The Daily Sun (newspaper) and nation-wide phone service is included in your rental. An additional one-time fee of $50 is required for your Temporary ID Cards to enjoy all the usual owner amenities (FREE visits to all pools and FREE golf on all Executive courses!!).

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More Details

Owner
Debra Fletcher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our second visit to Port Lodge. Every bit as enjoyable as our first visit. It's unbelievable how you have thought out everything. So organised, even down to having a newspaper ready for us each morning. This IS home away from home. We will come back. Thanks for making our stay so wonderful!

(Comments taken from Guest Book)
Oct 2011
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Amenities

Hemingway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large, 2 sinks, full length vanity, walk in shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower doors on tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have been upgraded and contain high-quality linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Luxury linens and duvet/duvet cover.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxury linens with duvet/duvet cover.
    Study/Third Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , High-quality, thick futon bed with luxury linens.
  • King size beds (1) High quality king sized mattress in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) High quality queen sized mattress in Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) High quality, very comfortable futon in Study (3rd bedroom)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Gas-powered golf cart for use on and off golf course, free daily newspaper, two bicycles

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 49 reviews
5

Very happy. Will stay again.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Port Lodge for 10 days in August and will stay again. We walked into a squeaky clean ( I check everything), cool and and pleasant feeling house so we immediately had big smiles. It had everything we expected from the description and positive reviews.

The kitchen was well appointed. There were plenty of fun things to look at on the walls – cool pictures from all over the world. The screened in patio was great. We made a 3D Camelot puzzle. The water pressure in the showers was excellent! We took the golf cart to the adult and family pools and to Sumter Landing and for ice cream at the plaza.

The neighbors all looked nice and would wave to us.

No disappointments. Very happy.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited the Villages and stayed at Port Lodge for a week. We had an amazing time and have already scheduled our return visit - staying at Port Lodge once again. The communication with the home owner was timely and pleasant. She did an amazing job answering my questions (and there were several of them since this was our first visit to the Villages). The home owners have thought of everything! The letter we received prior to our arrival outlining the details of our arrival was excellent! The manual with instructions pertaining to the home were extremely helpful. The manual also provided us with general information about the Villages - which was very helpful given this was our first visit. The home was very clean, spacious, well decorated and provided us all the comforts of home. The golf cart was wonderful and was such a fun way to visit the town centers within the Village. This home's location is wonderful! Close to a shopping center which is super easy to drive to or take the golf cart to. An adult only pool is right around the corner. The neighbors were friendly, a few of them taking the time to introduce themselves to my husband and I and inquire about how we were enjoying our stay! I absolutely cannot say enough positive about this home and it's owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somewhat disappointed in this property!

  • 3 of 5

Three of us stayed at this property for 8 days in May. The house was in a good location in being right next to a pool facility and The Hemingway, which had wonderful food. However, we had a few things that we were disappointed with that need to be corrected. The towels in the master bath had an odor as did the bed pillows in the guest room. It was obvious that these things had not been washed in a long time. The second bath for the two bedrooms never produced more than a very slow stream in the shower and barely even warm water the entire time we were there except for once. It had nothing to do with others using the hot water, as it was that way all the time except for that one instance. As for accessing and being able to use the TV, the directions were completely wrong and I spent a couple of hours in attempting to figure it out. When I heard from her, she said she forgot to do that. We were instructed about where the house key would be and how to retrieve it in addition to the garage door openers and gate passes. We only found one garage door opener and no gate passes whatsoever which made it very inconvenient to enter our area. We had to push a button at the gate, wait for the phone to be answered and the gate was then raised. There were always several vehicles behind us that were extremely impatient. Further, as always with any home I rent, I have always made an effort to leave it in the condition that I found it and in some cases, have left it in better shape than I found it. After cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming both of the spare bedrooms and part of the living room, the odor got to me so badly that I had to stop. Having had pets when my children were young, it was obvious to me that pets had been in the home, but yet it was advertised as no pets allowed. The carpet literally stunk after vacuuming. With all three of us having breathing problems, this was not a healthy environment as advertised as being a no pet property. On a positive note, the kitchen was extremely well equipped and it is a very cute house. With a little tender, loving care, I would not hesitate to stay there again. For anyone interested in this home, the location is great, it has a nice golf cart and is close to many things, but I certainly would check to see if some of these problems have been corrected.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best vacation rental home ever !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and had everything we needed, plus more. It did not seem like a rent house.

It felt like we was staying in someones home. I really like the manual that was in the house. It answered all

our question and helped us throughout our vacation. This will ber our place to stay on all future visits to The Villages.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, beautiful, very clean home

  • 5 of 5

This property was very spacious and very clean!!! The owner had thought of everything to make the stay feel like home. The golf cart was excellent and was very useful to travel around the villages. I especially loved the manual that was left in the home that gave clean directions to every aspect of the home so there were no questions. We will return to this beautiful home for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

An amazing beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Dave & I so loved staying a week in this beautiful home. Debra was wonderful on having all the information needed in a binder for us to use and help us. Everything about this home was amazing. Very clean, nice decor, beautiful furniture and the golf cart was great. The only one thing that we could not use were the bikes, I love riding, but the bikes were not the best. We would recommend this home to anyone who are looking to stay at The Villages. I so loved The Villages too... Thanks Debra for being so kind and allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Havana Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Havana Country Club
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Crystal River State Park
Car: not necessary

Recreation Centers are nearby offering many clubs, sports, and other activities -- stay as busy as you like. So much to do here or just lounge by one of the many pools. Disney World just one hour away!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cleaning fee ($90) will be deducted from the Booking/Security Deposit at the end of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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