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Gorgeous 3/2 Villa In Virginia Trace - 10 Minute Walk To Lake Sumter Landing

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, 5 Minute Walk To Pool, free Wifi & daily newspaper

Our Courtyard Villa has an open and inviting floor plan. Particularly if you are entertaining, you are always within ear and eye shot of your guests.

The home was recently redone in large neutral tile, new paint, crown molding, custom valances, soft rugs, and the Master Bed now is a king size Select Comfort bed.

It has a beautiful large open kitchen with lots of cupboards and a small rollable center work island. The kitchen has a full length bar/pass-thru open to the dining and living area and an ample pantry off to the side. There are 4 nice padded swivel bar stools if you chose to eat at the pass thru.

The Master Bedroom has a king size Select Comfort dual side adjustable bed and furnished in an old world white. It also has a large walk-in closet with plenty of storage. A 32' wall mounted flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player is provided 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 Guest Bedroom (second bedroom) has a queen size bed and is also furnished in the old world white color. This bedroom also has a 32' wall mounted flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player for your guests.

The Third Bedroom has Trundle Bed with lots of comfortable pillows for just lounging around and reading a good book. It also has a pull out single bed and storage underneath allowing for sleeping for two guests with the option to put the beds together or leave them as individuals. Also, within this room is a small sitting area by the window consisting of a table and two chairs. This is the perfect room to relax in, check your e-mail or scan the Internet.

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 simply closing a pocket door.

The Living Room has an entry to the lanai and also a large 46' flat panel TV and DVD player for your watching enjoyment. A variety of table games, DVDs and books are also included.

The screen enclosed lanai is a great addition to the home providing a nice area to eat or lounge outside but still somewhat protected. The full height screens let in just the right amount of fresh air.

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). I can even help you with golf cart rentals if required.

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

More Details

Jeff and Judy McNiece
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Jeff and Judy 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 and Judy McNiece purchased this villa in 2011

Why Jeff and Judy McNiece chose The Villages

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 with its full height screen panels to let the fresh air in. Of course, you can always step outside the lanai and enjoy the full outdoors on the custom enclosed back patio.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous 3/2 Villa In Virginia Trace - 10 Minute Walk To Lake Sumter Landing
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for 9 days. It was perfect in every way. The house was beautiful with upscale, comfortable furnishings. The kitchen was well-stocked. The home had everything we could possibly need. Jeff was very good to work with and very responsive. The location was a short walk or golf cart ride to Lake Sumter, right where we wanted to be. I would highly recommend this rental to any visitors looking to rent in the

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff for the very kind words and great review. It was a pleasure dealing with you as well and looking forward to helping you in the future. Sincerely, Jeff & Judy
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Great owners and Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Jeff was SO good to work with, he was always prompt answering questions, giving great suggestions, information, advise and was so organized! The location couldn't have been better, right by Sumpter Landing. We had two couples staying in the house and there was plenty of room and privacy in the house. Everything you could ever want was there in the house. If we don't buy our own house, we will definitely give Jeff a call again :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shelley for the wonderful comments. You were great renters and we were glad to accommodate you. Of course, if we can ever help you in the future with any rental needs, we would be grateful for the opportunity. Sincerely, Jeff & Judy
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa for 10 days while visiting family in the area. It was clean and very spacious for our family of 5. Had all the comforts of home and was very close to shopping, restaurants and the family pool in the area. The owners are easily accessible and very accommodating. Would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann-Marie for the very nice review. We loved having you and would certainly enjoy having you come back and rent from us again in the future. If we can help on any future rentals, simply ask. Thanks, Jeff & Judy
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Clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this villa for 3 days of golf. It was centrally located to most golf courses and restaurants. Very clean and had everything we needed. Hope to stay here next year.Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe for the nice review. Glad that golfing was good for you and look forward to your gang staying with us again! Sincerely, Jeff & Judy
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Wheeling, WV

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a joy! This villa was perfect in almost every way. The kitchen, dining room and sitting area are arranged for comfort and convenience. The outside areas are clean and convenient. The outdoor grill is new and works extremely well. This residence is located within easy walking distance of the post office and the town center. The owners are friendly and available to help with any problems.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dick and Kay, You guys are wonderful renters and we always enjoy having you. You treat our home as your own and it is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Jeff & Judy
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Excellent villa rental

  • 5 of 5

Decorated and stocked as well as my own home. Very accommodating and. Comfortable. Perfect location being able to walk to the pool and lake Sumter square. Would Definately rent this property again

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth. It was great having you stay at the home. You were so helpful and accommodating for the minor things I needed your help with. It was TOTALLY appreciated!!! Hope to rent to you again, or maybe just see you hanging out at the Villages!!! Sincerely, Jeff & Judy
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Orlando & Tampa International Airports (MCO & TPA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants/bars)
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Mallory Hills Country Club (50 Golf Courses total)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike and I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants)
Nearest Ski
600 Miles
Beach Mountain North Carolina
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 30 Executive golf courses and 11 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

Virginia Trace Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
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Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Resident IDs $50
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly rates are for generally 4 weeks. Please ask ahead of time for specific dates.
Resident ID charges ($50) are waived on Monthly or longer Rentals.
Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 9:00 am unless otherwise negotiated.
Please contact us ahead of time for reservations and I can better explain if these prices are not clear.
Weekend nights do not change Daily, Weekly or Monthly rates.
Security Deposit of $750 required within 7 days of reservations
If you'd like help renting a Golf Cart, I can help you with this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Virginia Trace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1402 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • 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
  • Six sets of towels for both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding door to lanai, walk in closet, wall mounted TV/DVD.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and wall mounted TV/DVD.
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed w/lots of pillows, small sitting table area too.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans, chest of drawers, exterior windows and closets. The couch in the living room is a fold out Double bed providng total sleeping room for 8.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Newspaper is delivered daily to your home - Free of charge. Hi-Speed WiFi is included - Free of charge I can help with Golf Cart Rentals (delivered and picked up to the house)

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