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Beautiful Designer Home on Championship Golf Course w/4 Seat Golf Cart

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 31 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath home with magnificant private view in great location

Magnificent views from our beautiful 2200+ sf stretched designer home located on the first hole of the Laurel Valley Arnold Palmer Championship 27 hole golf course. It is just a very short walk from our home to the Arnold Palmer club house/ practice facility that includes a driving range, putting and chipping greens and great restaurant. Also within a short walking distance is the Bridgeport Recreational Center with bocce courts, tennis courts, pool, shuffle board, horse shoes, card room, meeting rooms and pool tables in addition to the adult (over 30) Winifred pool.

The Villages is a fully golf cart accessible community and our home comes with a 4 seat gas powered golf cart with side curtains for those cool nights. We are less than a 10 minute golf cart ride to Lake Sumter Landing downtown that features some great restaurants (Panera Bread, Codys, Too Jays Deli, Starbucks, Fridays, Red Sauce, etc) movie theatre, nightly music and dancing in the square, Barnes and Noble book store and lots of shopping. We are also a 10 minute golf cart ride in the other direction to the Southern Trace shopping plaza that includes a Publix, Walmart and more restaurants.

The home is a split floor plan with the master suite with a king size bed, 2 huge walk in closets and a large master bath. The guest side of the home has a guest bedroom with a queen size bed and an office/3rd bedroom with a full bath between the two rooms. There is a couch in the office that pulls out to make a full size bed. Home sleeps 6 not including the pull out sofa in the living room . Linens, bath towels, beach towels and initial consumables (bath soap, toilet paper, dish detergent, napkins, paper plates, laundry detergent, etc) is included. There is also a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board in the laundry room with solar tubes and 1 ½ car garage.

The dining room/living room features a beautiful glass top table with seating for 6 and a large leather sectional with a pull out bed. The living room also has an entertainment center with a TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of cabinets, microwave, electric range and oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans, place setting for 12+, utensils, breakfast bar with 2 bar stools and a glass top table with seating for 4.

There is also a large table and seating for 6 in the lanai overlooking the golf course and undeveloped land beyond for a very private setting. The lanai has a new tile floor and sun shades. A gas grill piped to the home gas service is also included so no need to fill a propane tank.

We also have a men’s and women’s bicycles and helmets, a set of women’s golf clubs, a set of men’s left handed golf clubs.

The rent includes high speed wireless internet.


More Details

Paul Marchionda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Paul Marchionda

Sharon and I enjoy an active lifestyle and have always talked about purchasing a home in a warm climate as we live in Lynnfield MA and could use a break form the cold winters. The Villages is the perfect place for us to enjoy out activities like golf, pickle ball, walking, bike riding, etc all year long.

Paul Marchionda purchased this house in 2005

Why Paul Marchionda chose Winifred

We visited the Villages in 2005 with no intention of buying a second home but we fell in love the Villages because of all of the activities, clubs, golfing, ability to access amenities by walking or golf cart and the friendly atmosphere. When we found this home with its perfect location and private back yard view to the golf course we couldn't pass it up. We purchased this home in 2005 and furnished it for our personal use and this is the first year we have decide to rent it.

What makes this house unique

The location of this home and the view out the back onto the golf course and acres and acres of undeveloped land beyond was just too much for us to pass up. Being able to walk to the driving range, putting green, restaurant, pools, activity centers was just and added bonus.


Winifred House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sectional has queen size pull out bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Designer Home on Championship Golf Course w/4 Seat Golf Cart
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Northern New York

Life Changing Adventure for Us

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our two month stay in this beautiful home. The amenities abound including the wonderful spaciousness. We were so taken with our experience of living in this home and experiencing all The Villages has to offer, that we bought a home a few streets away! We had no intention of buying, but we were captivated, as so many are, after visiting. Prepare yourself for a wonderful time and maybe a life changing adventure.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent Views - High End Furnishings - Spacious -Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for March, April and May 2013. The listing description and photos truly reflect the rental. The view from the Iinai is serene and peaceful. It is furnished to accommodate dining and simply relaxing enjoying the view. There are sliders to the linai from the master as well as the wall that slides from the living area. The furnishings are lovely, comfortable and new.

Paul is very responsive to inquiries about his home. You will love the location, one of the best in the area close to Lake Sumpter. It is in close proximity to Laurel Manor, Lake Miona Rec centers as well as the savannah performing arts center and tha Arnold Palmer Championship Golf Club. Everything Paul writes in his description of the property is accurate. I understand that renting from a stranger can be intimidating, however what you read and what you view is what you will experience. The property was spotless and very well stocked with supplies.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to The Villages and we were pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, we were also spoiled. This lovely home is in a great location with spectacular views (bring your binoculars for the preserve) and has all of the comforts of a home away from home, including Wi-Fi. The golf cart is an added bonus as are the bikes, though it is a short stroll to the Palmer Country Club for happy hour or dinner. We felt at home from day one. Paul is a gracious and responsive host. We considered returning next year, but we were too late. We were not surprised to learn that this home is already rented for the next winter season!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
many bars within
Nearest Golf
20 Metres
Arnold Palmer Championship 27 Holes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
many restaurants within
Car: necessary

The Villages is conveniently located in central Florida just an hour north of Orlando. The Villages is the largest 55 and over adult community in the country and is commonly referred to as a Disney Land for adults. It spreads across 3 counties and includes two on site down towns with a third down town currently under construction. Each down town includes shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, nightly music and dancing. You can access any part of the Villages by golf cart so you do not even need a car to go shopping at stores like Wallmart, Lowes, Publix, Sweetbay, and also all kinds of restaurants including Olive Garden, Outback, Cody's, Fridays, Paneara, etc.

The amenities and activities located on site include 10 championship golf courses with all but one including 27 holes, approximately 30 executive golf courses which you can play for free with a Villages ID, tons of recreational centers with pools, shuffle board, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, horse shoe pits, meeting rooms, pool tables, on site polo matches, and more all of which is also accessible by golf cart.

The various neighborhoods are referred to as villages. Our home is located in one of the most sought after villages called the village of Winifred due to its central location and being located on the first hole of the Arnold Palmer Championship Golf course. It is professionally landscaped and maintained.

There is so much to do and the people are very friendly. The Villages really is America's friendliest home town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee Approx $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets are not allowed. Renters are responsible for final cleaning and checking out procedures. Information sheet as t checking in and out will be provided. Check in time is 4 PM on day or arrival and check out time is 11 AM on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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