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**JAN 2019 NOW AVAILABLE** Just Bring Your Toothbrush & Golf Clubs!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,392 sq ft
Property type house
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 43” HD 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 gas barbeque grill, 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, 32” 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, 32” 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. Opposite this area is a new Walmart grocery, Urgent Care and veterinary service. 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 LifeStyle ID's 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

Debra Fletcher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

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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Hemingway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1392 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.9555554 based on 54 reviews
Evansville, Indiana

The comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the home. It was as advertised. Comfortable and all in good order. It’s in a convenient location. Walking distance to the pool and a short golf card ride 12 minutes) to lake Sumter and other shopping. I used the grill a couple of times. It grilled perfectly. We would definitely stay again. Only negative is that we should have stayed longer! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Port Lodge and we have loved it both years. Close to town, golf cart, comfort, and accessibility to Debra has made our stays absolutely trouble fee. Pool just around the corner and a lovely back yard to relax in. Right at home. Thanks Debra!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dubuque, Iowa

Port Lodge is outstanding in every way

  • 5 of 5

This is one beautiful and well maintained rental property. We rented Port Lodge for our daughter, son-in-law and their family. This enabled our family to celebrate Christmas 2017 in The Villages.

We enjoyed this lovely home nicely furnished, very clean and well kept and had everything we needed. Excellent instructions for how things operated in the house and the three-ring binder with information about The Villages was most beneficial.

A comfortable king bed in the master bedroom, a wonderful queen bed in the 2nd bedroom. Large walk-in closet in the master. Everything we needed to experience all The Villages has to offer. Located conveniently between Sumter Landing and Colony Recreation Center in The Village of Hemingway.

The wifi was a huge plus too since our son-in-law was on call 24/7. The split floor plan gave him the privacy in the den to work with business clients; while we were able to visit with our daughter.

The enclosed lanai was used as an extra sitting room, sun room, and screened patio makes the house feel even larger. A gas grill was located outside of lanai.

Having an indoor laundry room was fantastic.

The four-seat golf cart replaced our car. We traveled throughout The Villages in the golf cart.

Debra, the property owner, and the manager was cordial in answering all our questions while making our reservations. Debra sent a gracious welcome letter and directions to Port Lodge. As we pulled into the driveway we were welcomed with a Christmas wreath on the front door. Such a thoughtful gesture.

Looking forward to December 2018

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our second time staying in this home and again a wonderful time! Very conveniently located to Sumter landing and to my parents (the reason we come to visit). All the comforts of home - everything really has been thought of!!! There was a minor issue with the garage door opener (let's face it - this is a home and things in a home wear down over time) when we were here this visit and Debra was very responsive in a timely manner - sending someone over immediately to take a look at the issue......and during a holiday week!!!! We could not have asked for a better and more friendly response to the issue. Recent updates to the home since our last stay four and a half months ago were wonderful. We brought our children (ages 13 and 22) with us this time who also enjoyed their stay and commented on how much it felt like being at home (with the exception of it being much warmer here). The entire process - from booking the home - to arrival - to departure is very easy. Debra is quick to respond to emails and super friendly! Our next stay at the Villages will be at Port Lodge for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galloway, NJ, USA

By far the best vacation rental I've ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! Beautiful decor, great location, everything we needed to cook was there. Need a beach bag? There. Need a cooler bag? There. How about freezer packs for the cooler, there! The golf cart and bicycles were great to have. Everything you need for a comfortable stay was thoughtfully provided. The beds were so comfortable. I can't say enough good things about Port Lodge so I hope this says it, I would stay here every year and if I could, I would live here because it feels like home

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cleaning fee ($100) 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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