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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,402 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 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 is done 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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.


Virginia Trace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1402 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
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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Gorgeous 3/2 Villa In Virginia Trace - 10 Minute Walk To Lake Sumter Landing
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The place was exactly what we were looking for. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott, Having a great time is what it's all about!!! Looking forward to helping you have more in the future😊�. Thanks, Jeff
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Perfect Villa and Location

  • 5 of 5

We came down to The Villages for a wedding, and this home was in the perfect location for restaurants, markets, and the wedding hotel. Jeff was always ready to communicate with any information or questions we had. It was clean and well stocked with any of our requirements. The grill was a very pleasant surprise and well used! I would recommend this rental for short or long stays. Excellent experience all around!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Natalia, Thanks for the wonderful review. So glad everything worked out well, especially the wedding😊�. You were perfect guests and welcome back at any time. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with in the future. Sincerely, Jeff
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this villa for the month of April. Jeff the owner had forwarded us a comprehensive arrival package, so no surprises. Arrived early, but unit was ready to go. Villa was clean and well stocked (for entire rental pd) with consumables ie: dish washer tabs, laundry soap and dryer sheets, garbage bags etc. Owner very responsive to any concerns we may have had. Unit was well situated for us to walk or take the golf cart into Sumter Landing and was only a short golf cart ride to several of the Country Clubs (Mallory Hill or Cane Garden). Although we didn't use the TV much, the network had plenty of channel options, the internet was fast and the phone was available for long distance or local calls. Really enjoyed sitting out on the private and well landscaped lanai area for morning tea/coffee and for dinner when we stayed in. Canal Street has 3 neighbourhood pools and 2 family pools within ten minutes cart ride from the villa so plenty of choice for swimming/sun bathing. All in all a great month in the villages.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 Train
50 Miles
Amtrak station is in Sanford Florida
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 20 minute walk to Lake Sumter Market Square Landing - the middle of the three Squares that are the heart of The Villages, especially in the evening. Most all other activities are only a short walk away or a short golf cart ride.

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 36 Executive golf courses and 13 Championship golf courses.

The community pool is only a 5 minute walk away.

Plenty of Tennis (normal, platform, and sand), Shuffleboard, Pickleball, Horseshoes, Billiards nearby in the various village centers. Plus most any other sport you can think of.

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


Rates & Availability

Virginia Trace Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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