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Just Bring Your Toothbrush & Golf Clubs!

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights

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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Debra Fletcher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

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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Just Bring Your Toothbrush & Golf Clubs!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

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
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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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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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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I would give it more than 5 stars if I could! My husband and I, along with my parents stayed here for 10 wonderful days. The layout of the house worked out really well. The bedrooms we stayed in were at each end of the house. There is not much I can add to the positive reviews already given. Honestly, you will have a great time in The Villages and staying in this home. We did! Debra, the home owner I dealt with was a real sweetie too! She gets back real quick on e-mails. It was a very good experience for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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They thought of Everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to The Villages, and we loved Port Lodge! This home had everything we could have possible needed and more. We really appreciated all the information the owner left about the house and The Villages. We loved the location, because everything was easily accessible by golf cart. (Loved the golf cart!) We spent a lot of time exploring all that The Villages has to offer, and it was so nice to come home to our own little oasis. We hope to come back, and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had visited The Villages. We were delighted with the home we rented. It was so very comfortable, well equipped and extremely clean. Sitting on the lanai was so pleasurable, especially with the private back yard. The information provided with instructions on how to use things, where to go, what to do, etc. was very organized and detailed. The location of the home couldn't have been better. It was convenient to shopping, grocery stores and restaurants. Having a golf cart provided was wonderful and fun to use to go to places close by. A newspaper was also provided daily which was a real plus. The best local newspaper we have ever read and did not lack for any information to let us know what was going on in The Villages and the variety of things to do. We enjoyed this visit and the lifestyle here so much that we wanted to rent again in February, but we requested too late. Anyone would love to stay in this home. Debra was a joy to work with. She was very accommodating and answered all of our questions immediately.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Havana Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Hemingway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
29 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
June-August 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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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Hemingway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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
Gas-powered golf cart for use on and off golf course, free daily newspaper, two bicycles

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