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Charming Pet Friendly Villa with Golf Cart-Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,395 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleep 4

When you're ready for recreation, this courtyard villa in the Village of St. James couldn't be more convenient:

Just across St. Charles Place, a three-minute walk, is the Sterling Heights recreation center, where you'll find the family pool plus tennis, pickleball, bocci, shuffleboard, billiards, and a card room.

Right next to Sterling Heights is the starter shack for two executive golf courses.

A block and a half down St. Charles Place, a five-minute walk, is the neighborhood (adult) pool, bocci and shuffleboard courts, and a horseshoe pit.

There are nine more executive and three championship golf courses within 10 minutes by golf cart.

Seabreeze regional recreational center with Sports Pool and more pickleball, tennis, paddle tennis, and sand volleyball courts, is within 5 minutes by golf cart.

Moreover, the Village of St. James is conveniently located about halfway between Market Square in Lake Sumter Landing and the new Paddock Square in Brownwood. Both squares have nightly free entertainment and are situated in the midst of restaurants and retail stores. Brownwood's Saturday morning farmers' market is an added bonus.

And when you're ready to relax, come back to our villa with its 1400 sq ft of conditioned space, tastefully furnished by professional decorators, built and first occupied in 2012.

The villa is non-smoking and pet-friendly.

The master bedroom has a king bed, flat screen TV, and the master bath has a walk-in tiled shower and walk-in closet.

There is a guest bedroom with queen bed and a third bedroom set up as an office, with desk, chair, and printer. Bring your own computer and check in to the wifi.

The living room has a flat-screen TV and wireless-ready BluRay DVD player, so you can easily access your Netflix, Pandora, or other entertainment accounts.

Comcast provides cable television programming and a 25 MB internet connection with free HBO and Streampix.

The comfortably-furnished 150 sq ft screened lanai with “birdcage” offers an ideal space to sip your morning coffee or evening libation. It opens to the enclosed courtyard, which provides privacy and allows you to let your puppy out, off leash, without worry.

The kitchen comes fully-equipped with glassware, dishes, flat wear, pots and pans, coffee maker, toaster, blender (for mixology!)and utensils. Appliances include stove, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, and microwave. The laundry room is inside, unlike many other villas.

Also included is a full complement of linens, towels, blankets, cleaning supplies and equipment.

The rental rates shown include a 2-seat gas golf cart which is “Villages-ready,” meaning goes 20 mph and has drop-down curtains and a bag cover for wind and rain protection. A set of ladies' and men's golf clubs are included.

More Details

Patricia Lang and Howard Hammer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Patricia Lang and Howard Hammer

We are good friends of the previous owners, Jon and Marilyn. We visited our friends for many years and decided it was time to buy!. This property was listed as 423001. We'll take good care of you !

Patricia Lang and Howard Hammer purchased this villa in 2014

Why Patricia Lang and Howard Hammer chose St. James

Property Type

1395 sq. ft.

Courtyard Villa

1 story


Accommodation Type

Vacation Rental



Guests Provide Their Own Meals



Senior Adults Only Community

Non Smoking Only

Pets Considered


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

King size beds (1) Master BR, Queen size Beds (1) Guest BR


Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Bathroom 1

Bathroom 2


Kitchen & Dining

Dining Area Seats:





Ice Maker

Cooking Utensils

Dishes & Utensils


Coffee Maker





Parking Off Street:

Just across street from villa area guest parking


One and 1/2 car (room for a golf cart)

Washing Machine:

Laundry room within conditioned space

Air Conditioning

Clothes Dryer

Linens Provided

Towels Provided

Living Room




DVD Player:

BluRay player with wi-fi connectivity


In living room

Satellite / Cable



Broadband Access

Wireless Internet



Pool & Spa

Communal Pool:

Family pool within 3 minutes walk; adult pool within 5 minutes walk


Outdoor Features


11 Championship and 30 executive courses (540 holes in all)

Lanai / Gazebo:

Screened lanai opens to enclosed courtyard


Courts within 3 minutes walk.

Outdoor Grill



Sports & Activities



Basketball Court

Medical Services

Freshwater Fishing



Fitness Center

Massage Therapist




Fly Fishing

Equestrian Events




Roller Blading


Recreation Center

Live Theater




Health/Beauty Spa



Outlet Shopping

Horseback Riding





Bird Watching


What makes this villa unique

Other Activities

The Villages, America's premier active adult community, is well known for its 11 championship and 30 executive golf courses (540 holes in all). But it also offers a wide variety of outdoor and indoor sports and activities, with over 1000 offerings, from acoustic guitar to zumba, to satisfy anyone's interests. Bridge players will find 13 duplicate and dozens of social games each week.

Orlando/Disney World are just over an hour South and Gainesville, with the University of Florida, just over an hour North.


St. James Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1395 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Pet Friendly Villa with Golf Cart-Great Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Cutchogue, New York

Villa worth staying for the month!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this villa for the month of January. Although the weather was cold, the villa was warm and inviting!! It was pet friendly so that's why we booked this place. The villa had 2 bedrooms and an office. The master suite had a very comfortable king size bed. The master bath had a tile shower and large closet with many hangers provided. Sheets and towels were included with this rental. There are three t.v.'s in this unit. The living room has a very large smart tv and also a smart flat screen tv in the master bedroom. I know there is also a t.v. in the guest room but we never went in that room.

The back yard was enclosed with a small area of grass and bushes on the side. The dogs were very happy here. We have two Havanese! The kitchen was well equipped so I was able to prepare meals some of the time.

The villa came with a golf cart. Across the street was the Sterling Heights recreation center. This center offered pickle ball and other activities. For the golfer (my husband) there are 4 executive golf courses very close by.

The owners were responsive when I couldn't figure out how to get the stove to work and also the smart t.v. There is a binder with instructions for almost everything. I would recommend this villa to anyone interested in exploring the Villages. It's ideally located between the villages of Brownwood Paddock and Lake Sumter Landing.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Orlando, MCO
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Additional pet $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

An Owner's contract which will be updated and included on VRBO is part of your agreement.

Cancellation policy and Standard timing of payment terms are negotiable if you contact manager before making a reservation through VRBO

Pet fees are for ONE pet per the period of rental + Florida tax 9%

There is an additional fee for each pet.

Owner can arrange for Guest ID or Resident ID

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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