About the property
- House1392 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights
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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- Apr 06, 2018
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Port Lodge is outstanding in every way
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
By far the best vacation rental I've ever stayed at
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
Home Away from Home
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!
Very happy. Will stay again.
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.
Home away from home!!!!!
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!
Somewhat disappointed in this property!
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.
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!
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee ($90) will be deducted from the Booking/Security Deposit at the end of stay.