About the property
- Villa1402 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
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).
Jeff and Judy McNiece
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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 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 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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A well appointed home in a great location.
The home was very clean and comfortable with all the things we needed to feel at home. The owner made the check-in process very easy. Great location - close to Sumter Landing and the community pool. Very nice patio (lanai) with plenty of furniture for relaxing or entertaining.
A GREAT PLACE TO STAY
We came to the Villages to evaluate the area as a retirement site. Our experience throughout our stay was very positive. That particularly includes this villa. The owners were very hospitable, providing us with complete information before we arrived, including suggestions for golf cart rentals, club use, etc. Very responsive when we had a minor issue with the key (our issue, not theirs). We strongly endorse their villa for a stay (clean and nicely appointed), and them as owners.
We have been renting from Jeff and Judy for 4-5 years. They are available to answer questions. The villa has everything you need to make it feel and look like home. It is a quick golf cart ride to Sumter Landing or a short walk. When we rent we do not rent a car and just use the golf cart and it works out fine.
This Villa is the best
We have made three trips to the Villa over the past three years. The landlord is just great. The property itself is everything the website claims. You will not be disappointed. We have already booked for three months in 2019.
Thanks Richard and Kay for the great review,
We love having you as renters and look forward to seeing you again next year! If there is anything more we can do, just let us know.
Just Perfect !!
This villa has everything you might need. Fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher. Laundry room as well. Tastefully decorated and spacious living areas. Beds very comfortable. Owners very easy to work with and great communication. Looking forward to spending another vacation with them.
Thanks Martha for the wonderful review. It was great having you as renters and of course, I would really love to help you in the future for any rental needs you might have. So glad you liked my villa (you can thank Judy for the décor), and also glad that you made it home safely to that cold snow place up north, burrrr - lol.
Lovely home and great location. We loved our stay.
Would highly recommend !!!
Thanks Pat. Love the "short and sweet" review:-) It's actually all I could ask for and hope to be able to help you again with your future rental needs.
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
Additional information about rental rates
I prefer payments via E-Checks. A 3% Convenience Fee will be deducted from Security Deposit for Credit Card payments. Extra Guest are welcome to visit and stay overnight but the renter is responsible for cleaning their linens. I can preorder Resident IDs transfers for you which will be paid ($50) to the Villages when they are picked up. However, monthly or longer rentals will have the Resident ID transferred for free. Please ask for more info if you are unsure about Resident IDs. Additional fees will apply if the following items are not returned upon departure; house keys, garage door remote controls, security gate cards & mailbox key (if furnished). Monthly rentals may exclude one day in order to allow for cleaning in preparation for next renter. E.G. January monthly rental is for 30 days. Please check with owner on this for all monthly or longer rentals. 2 Propane tanks are supplied in a "pay it forward" mode where no tanks are to be left empty. If you need help renting a golf cart, let me know and I can help with this.