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Golf Villa De Encinas at Lake Jovita on 18th Green. 30 Minutes from Tampa.

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

1750 sq/ft Villa is a fully furnished 3BR/2BA very private location in a gated community overlooking the 18th & 9th green and lake with fountain on one of Florida's premier golf courses. Voted TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE, the Course was designed by PGA TOUR great Tom Lehman & award winning Architect Kurt Sandness.
This modern Florida-style community is only 30 minutes N of Tampa and 45 minutes N of Tampa International Airport ,90 minutes W of Orlando International Airport. This Villa is exquisitely decorated with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, porcelain & marble tiled floors, private master suite with 2 queen beds, large walk-in closet and separate guest rooms have private bath and laundry room. The Villa's 12' high ceilings and 40' lanai are dramatic. The Clubhouse is Mediterranean & walking distance to the Villa and you do not hear the noise from possible large events held at the Clubhouse.

This resort community offers two-18 hole golf courses, Pro shop, excellent grillroom with full menu & bar. Sunday Buffet Brunch, Optional Social or Fitness Membership. Come home to serenity with all amenities just a short drive away. Many of the best restaurants, shopping, museums & sports venues in Central Florida just a short drive away. Florida Hospital Health & Wellness Center in Wesley Chapel a short drive away.

Keywords: Golf Course Villa
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Rated as THE TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE this course is one of Florida' s premier golf courses. The North Course was designed by PGA TOUR great Tom Lehman & award winning architect Kurt Sandness.The South Course by Kurt Sandness. With dramatic elevations, grand oak and palm trees, freshwater lakes,native wildlife, and overlooking beautiful Lake Jovita, St. Leo College & the historic Abbey it is truly a "best kept secret". Only 10 minutes from Historic Dade City known for Antique Shops . Unique Restaurants and many southern traditional events. New Tampa Outlet Mall 20 & Wiregrass Mall 20 minutes....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    No video games but Poker Chips & Chessboard...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    Direct view of 18th & 9th Green...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    View from guest room of the dramatic and challenging driving range that is walking distance just a few feet away and direct view of the 18th and 9th green from living area and lanai....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Monument View:

    We consider our monuments the many 300 year old Oak Trees on the Golf Course!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Golf Resort Villa walking distance to Clubhouse....moreless

  • Water View:

    Wonderful to observe the Sand Hill Cranes from this shaded location under the Live Oaks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Garage for 4-person golf cart....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Please bring your own cell phone(s)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Villa Parking area....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    List of local Caterers available upon request. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete crystal wine and beverage glasses, and complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless Steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops and furnished kitchen &bar accessories. Walk-in Pantry.crock pot, coffee maker, blender, 'mixer, pots & pans, baking dishes, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above stove....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side by side...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    40' Table & 4 chairs, Rattan sofa and chair....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawncare included...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Fitness or Social Memberships available to Clubhouse and Amenities at extra fee....moreless

  • Heated Pool


from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure Cleaning Fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 9%


****Rates based on 2 adults.****

Peak Season: Monthly $2800(2 adults), $3200 (3-4 adults), Weekly $1400 (2 adults), $1800 (3-4 adults), Weekday $200, Weekend $260 Nov-April. Rate applies to 3 month minimum. Jan-March $3200 per month

Low Season: Monthly $2200(2 adults), $2500(3-4 adults), Weekly $1200(2 adults), $1400(3-4 adults), Weekday $180, Weekend $220 May-Oct

Contact Owner for Holiday Rates, Special Event Rates and last minute check in rates if available.

Rates subject to change. ****Rates based on 2 adults.**** Maximum 4 per Unit. Golf Tournaments 6 max per unit.

Prices do not include 9 0/0 tax, Departure Cleaning Fee or Refundable Security Deposit

3 night minimum Low Season

1 month minimum High Season

Pricing based on 2 occupants.

Prices subject to change.

Contact owner directly to make reservation and for payments.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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NEW TAMPA OUTLET MALL JUST 20 MINUTES! Day trips to the East & West Coast Beaches, Disney World, Busch Gardens, Tampa Museum of Art, Straz Performing Arts Center, The Florida Aquarium & History Museum, Lowry Park Zoo, Ice Hockey, Casino, Port of Tampa Cruise Ship location, Football, Baseball & Spring Training, Historic Ybor City, Salvador Dali Museum, Antique Auctions & shops, Wiregrass, International, West Shore, Ellenton Outlet & The Grove Malls.

And 15 minutes from Historic Dade City a charming Florida Town with a beautiful Historic Courthouse Square. Riding trails for cyclists in the Withlacoochee Park and many fresh water rivers and springs a day trip away, best kayaking at Ft. DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg Beach ranked #1 Beach in America.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I purchased the Villa as a Rental Property and loved the amenities and convenience of walking to the Clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, driving range, quiet location accessible only by golf cart. I enjoyed walking our Boston Terrier 'Bunker' on the beautiful tree-lined trails. She also loves riding in the golf cart! Our Villa is currently marketed as a rental property and we have had many guests from around the world enjoy our the unit and the amenities available.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Jovita Golf And Country Club, Saint Leo, FL, USA:
Quiet and peaceful with spectacular elevation changes. Walking distance to the Clubhouse and one of the most beautiful views of the 18th and 9th greens.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Meeting so many interesting people from around the world, watching the tournaments from our lanai, appreciating the feeling of staying in a place that is truly an 'Old Florida Paradise'. A best kept secret! The 300 year old oak trees, native palms, Florida cranes and wildlife. Natural beauty is a paradise! If you would like additional information on my Villa please contact me direct at 352-467-9034 or email

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Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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