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Beautiful 3/2 Villa in Virginia Trace - walk to Lake Sumter Landing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,402 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 29 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, free wifi and newspaper

This Courtyard Villa has a beautiful large open kitchen. We can't even imagine how to fill all the cupboard space. The kitchen has a full length bar/pass-thru open to the dining and living area and an ample pantry off to the side. The overall house plan is open and inviting. Particularly if you are entertaining, you are always within ear and eye shot of your guests.

The floors were just recently done in a rich wood throughout with the main living areas and master bedroom. The lanai was also recently redone in a very nice tile. The guest bedrooms have comfortable wall-to-wall carpet.

The Master Bedroom has a king size sleigh bed and is furnished in natural wood colors while the Guest Bedroom has a queen size bed and is in an old world white style. The Third Bedroom has a Murphy bed (queen size) with a small office setup with desk and chair - the perfect spot to check your e-mail or scan the Internet.

The Master Bedroom has a large walk-in closet and also a flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player for those evenings when you simply want to relax in bed and watch your favorite program or DVD. You can also step outside from the Master Bedroom through your private entrance onto the lanai for a breath of fresh air.

The Master Bath has a nice sized walk-in shower, while the Guest Bath has a full size tub and shower.

The Guest bedroom and bathroom can be separated from the main living area by closing a pocket door.

The living space has an entry to the lanai and also a large flat panel TV and DVD player for your watching enjoyment. A variety of table games are also included.

The fully enclosed lanai is a great addition in that you can use it year-round. The floor-to-ceiling glass panes can slide closed to keep the rain out, or slide open to allow the fresh air in thru the screens.

Outside the lanai is a wonderful custom patio area which is perfect for that first cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, or even maybe privately working on your tan since the backyard of this Courtyard Villa is completely enclosed for privacy. Plus there is a propane gas grill for those you love to do a bit of 'grillin'.

The garage provides ample parking for your one car (needed only to come in and leave from your vacation) and a golf cart (main mode of transportation while in The Villages).

Also included is of course free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Service and free daily newspaper delivery (The Villages Daily Sun).

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff McNiece
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

About Jeff McNiece

My Father-in-Law moved to The Villages 20+ years ago. Living nearby, we visited him often while our kids were growing up. It didn't take long before we knew we wanted to also retire there someday. When a 2/2 villa right outside of Lake Sumter Landing in Virginia Trace became available, we were hooked and immediately bought. Then recently we decided that we really wanted a 3/2 but didn't want to leave everything that Virginia Trace offered. When one became available right around the corner, we sold the 2/2 and bought the 3/2. My wife and I are professionals: Judy is a Speech/Language Therapist for 'special needs' children and I was a VP of Engineering until I retired in November 2016. We've since bought an additional home in Virginia Trace are now living in the The Villages. Judy is still working very hard at her new job with children in the area and retirement seems to keep me still very busy - but I'll learn to adjust. As such, we do most of our e-mail and phone call responses in the evenings and weekends.

Jeff McNiece purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jeff McNiece chose Virginia Trace

Location, location, location! Being able to take a 10 minute walk and be in the heart of all the Lake Sumter Landing activities is incredible. Being able to drive a car or golf cart to the same activities is nice, but having the option to walk is fantastic. Plus 5 minutes into the walk, you are at the Community Center with swimming, dog walk, horse shoes, and shuffleboard. Of course, all 30 Executive golf courses and 11 Championship courses only a short golf cart ride away is 'icing on the cake'.

What makes this villa unique

if you enjoy a drink or two at the free music nightly at the Lake Sumter Landing town square, you can easily walk home. You don't need to worry about driving your car or golf cart and possible 'problems'. Or if you prefer to have a nightcap at home, you can go out into the back yard and still listen to the music coming from the square (not too loud though).

The lanai affords protection from the weather when needed or opening up the full height sliding glass panels to let the fresh air in through the full height screens. Of course, you can always step outside the lanai and enjoy the fresh outdoor on the custom back patio.


Virginia Trace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1402 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and small TV in bedroom.
    Office/Guest Bedroom - 1 murphy bed , Queen size Murphy bed and office/desk area. Ceiling fan.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding door to lanai. Walk in closet. Wall mounted LED TV.
  • All Bedrooms have ceiling fans and exterior windows.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Newspaper is delivered daily to your home - Free of charge. Hi-Speed Internet is provided - Free of charge. I can help with golf cart rentals with free delivery and pickup if needed.


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Beautiful 3/2 Villa in Virginia Trace - walk to Lake Sumter Landing
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Christmas in the Villages

  • 5 of 5

This Villa in Virginia Trace is perfect for any stay in the Villages. It was centrally located and the house was set-up to readily enjoy our stay. All you have to do is show-up! We were traveling with my in-laws, so I can't emphasize how wonderful it was for each of us to have our own rooms and bathrooms. Jeff and Judy made check-in and check-out super easy, and provided maps and other resources to help us with the details. Additionally, they were prompt in their responses and offered to help us with other arrangements as needed. I'll be reaching out to them for all future visits!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katherine, It was wonderful having you stay and you were a great renter. Thanks also for leaving the house in such nice shape. I am really glad that you found everything easy and helpful, as a property manager, that makes me feel really good!!! Hope your travels home were safe and uneventful, Jeff & Judy
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in the Villages. We spent a week at this location and everything worked out perfectly. Location was great. 5 minutes to Lake Sumpter Landing. House was ready for us with plenty of towels. Laundry room was a plus. Jeff was extremely helpful from giving us advice on golf cars to activities in the Villages. He made the rental easy for us. If you have 3 couples and split the cost it is way cheaper than a hotel room. Added bonus...our deposit check was sent immediately. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Rick, Thanks for the wonderful review and so glad that you found everything to your liking. A villa might be a bit tight for 3 couples, but depends on how friendly everyone is. I do have some larger 3 bedroom homes that might fit better, and still be way cheaper than a hotel. Please let me know if I can help you with anything more in the future and glad your travels home were safe. Sincerely, Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

This is a really great place in an excellent location. Super clean and very well appointed. The owner is a careful and attentive landlord. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aaron, I believe that this is the fastest review to ever come in - didn't you just leave?:-) Seriously, thanks for being great renters and I look forward to being able to help you again if you come back to The Villages. I will STRONGLY consider your suggestion to increase the rent - that was definitely a first. Travel Safely, Jeff
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Clean, very pleasant & convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at this villa and we hope to stay here again! The villa is conveniently within walking distance to shops and the town square (Lake Sumter Landing, one of the three town squares in The Villages) and to the pools. The Villa is clean, pleasantly furnished, and all amenities are in good working condition. We enjoyed cooking with the gas grill outside; and there is a closed veranda which would be nice to use when we visit outside the really hot summer months. The host, Jeff, is wonderful: he knows The Villages very well and he is well organised, very helpful and responsive. Overall, we highly recommend this villa - we had a fully perfect accommodation and host.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julian and Sandra, As always, you were perfect renters and are always welcome here. I'm glad your travels back were uneventful and look forward to your next trip across the Atlantic to visit The Villages. Sincerely, Jeff
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Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for a two week period. The house is spacious, very clean, well appointed with comfortable beds for a good nights sleep. It is also located very close to Lake Sumter landing which a very popular are for day and nighttime activities. Jeff, the owner/manager is very nice, with exceptional follow-up with communications. I would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting The Villages. It is a great value.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dick for the wonderful review. I am so glad the house worked out for you. I wish you nothing but good thoughts on your permanent home completion. If I can ever be of help in the future, let me know. Thanks, Jeff
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Great rental for families

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out so well for us. It's in a great location (we walked to Sumter Landing with the kids) and everything is enclosed, letting us let the kids wander out the back and side doors with no worries. Jeff made everything so easy by being so accessible...I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, You were wonderful guest and it was nice to meet you and your daughter (she was very cute in her shyness). Greatly appreciate the wonderful review and you are always welcome back anytime. Thanks, Jeff & Judy
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Orlando and Tampa International Airport (MCO/TPA)
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Mallory Hills Country Club, +40 Total Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing Restaurants
Car: not necessary

Location Location Location!!!

This home is only a brief 10 minute walk to Lake Sumter Landing - the middle of the three Squares that are the heart of The Villages, especially in the evening.

Lake Sumter Landing has a wide assortment of restaurants, shopping, sights and nightly live music in the Lake Sumter Landing Square.

The Pool/Community Center is a brief 5 minute walk along the same path.

Or use a golf cart to reach everything you need:

There are 38 Executive golf courses and 13 Championship golf courses.

The community pool is only a 5 minute walk away.

Plenty of Tennis, Shuffleboard, Paddleball, Horseshoes, Billiards nearby in the various village centers.

Plenty of Fitness Centers and classes available for those with exercise in mind.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.0%

Extra Guest are welcome to visit and stay overnight but the renter is responsible for cleaning their linens.

Monthly rates are for generally 4 weeks. Please ask ahead of time for specific dates.

I can preorder Resident IDs transfers for you which will be paid ($50) to the Villages when they are picked up. However, the Resident ID transfer fees will be waived/pre-paid on Monthly or longer Rentals.

If you'd like help renting a Golf Cart, I can help you with this.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.