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Golf Course Frontage,VIEWS, 4 Seat Golf Cart, Bikes, More

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home, Sleeps 6

Papa’s Rest – Village of Hemingway

Beautifully appointed home on Kenya Golf Course with great VIEWS to the southwest down the fairway.

This DESIGNER 2BR/2BA HOME sits above the 2nd tee of Kenya Golf Course, looking down the fairway. Chapman Loop is a quiet neighborhood offering peaceful walks, friendly neighbors, and easy access to walk, bike, or take the golf cart to Havana Country Club’s highly-rated Cuban cuisine restaurant. We looked long and hard to find the combination of house and location we wanted and look forward to sharing it with you.

Biking, walking, swimming, and golf, are the activities we knew we would be interested in, and you can immerse yourselves in those, or any of the numerous other activities such as water volleyball, pickle ball, bocce, polo, softball, or join one of the activities such as dancing, weaving, art, or music while staying in The Villages. If you want to sample an active life style in a community designed to make that possible, then The Villages is one place you should try.

We came to The Villages without a lot of optimism that we would be comfortable in Florida, but found that not to be the case at all! The architectural layout of The Villages includes buried power, natural gas and cable lines, wide boulevards with large areas of flowering plants which, combined with 11 championship golf courses, 32 executive golf courses and expanses of prairie ground favored by wading birds, make for a wonderful pastoral landscape. We can’t wait to spend the majority of each year fully immersed in the numerous activities and hobbies available in The Villages, which advertises itself as “America’s Friendliest Home Town” and more than lives up to the assertion.

More Details

Jean and Tom Ward
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017


Hemingway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 master and 1 guest bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • One master bedroom, one guest bedroom and a pull-out couch in the den.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Car not necessary.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Golf Course Frontage,VIEWS, 4 Seat Golf Cart, Bikes, More
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Manchester, NH

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Property lived up to expectations! Clean, comfortable and in a great location. Tom was great to work with and very helpful. Would stay here again. Thanks Tom.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Papa's Rest

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the delightful experience of staying at "Papa's Rest" for the months of January and February. The pictures as advertised did not lie. The house had HD TV and Internet service which was great. The four seat golf cart was almost like new. Although we are not bikers, there were 5 bicycles available to us.

"Papa's Rest" in Hemingway Village was centrally located to many of the Village activities. Tom and Jean were great to work with and the total experience exceeded our expectations. I would strongly recommend a stay at "Papa's Rest".


  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 stayed in this lovely home from 7/24 to 8/1 while we were visiting family in The Villages. We hated to leave! Home looks exactly as it does in the pictures. I'm so glad we rented this house instead of staying at a hotel. The kitchen has everything you would ever need to prepare a meal, very well stocked. We loved the screened in porch and the views are amazing. The owners have done a great job of having everything in the home you would possibly need for your stay. The golf cart was great for going to the pools and town squares. The owners are very nice to work with and promptly responded to any questions. Thanks for the easy rental. If we return to the Villages, I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved "Papa's Rest" and it's location. Rental 600218

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I rented April 26th to May 3rd and my only regret was not renting for two weeks. The owner was so helpful about everything. We were very excited when we walked in the door how beautiful it was. The pictures were very good but it is so much more in person. Loved the kitchen and the screened patio right on the golf course. I also loved the golf cart for getting around. This was such a great experience and I can't wait to return. I had a few questions and I received great customer service. I would love to come in the winter when it is so cold here as to warm up but it will be way too expensive in the winter for my retired budget. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved "Papa's Rest." It was truly wonderful. The home is nicely appointed, convenient and in a great location. Our group of 4 used all of the nearby amenities - the Colony Rec Center, the swimming pool on Odell Circle etc. We also used the bikes and the golf cart. These owners have such a lovely home and we really appreciate the fact that it was available for our travel dates. We prepared one to two meals at the house daily. The grill was very helpful for cooking. Everything we needed was readily available. The golf cart was excellent as well as we used it almost daily to get around. Parking seems much easier in a golf cart than in a car now. We really enjoyed that experience. We highly recommend this rental at the Villages!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable home with a comfortable owner to work with

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this Village of Hemingway home for 6 weeks ending on the last day of December, 2014. The VRBO photos look exactly like it does in person so it felt comfortable from the moment we walked in the door. We prepared and ate most of our meals at home and we found the kitchen to have lots of cupboards and counter space and was equipped with all the cookware, utensils, dishes and small appliances that we needed. The home is on a quiet street with the back bordering a golf course so the views are relaxing and open. The Wi Fi issue was fixed soon after we arrived and we took full advantage of it’s use. The owner was always pleasant to talk with and if a problem presented itself, it was always handled quickly and professionally. The furnishings were comfortable, attractive and well put together. We loved using the quiet electric golf cart to get around and never found ourselves getting short on battery power. Very nice bikes were also provided although we just didn’t find the time to ride them with everything else to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay in The Villages.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Nearby attractions (easy driving distance):

• Disneyworld, Sea World, Universal Studios

• All other Orlando attractions (one hour away)

• Busch Gardens

• Kennedy Space Center (two hours)

• Atlantic Coast beaches (1-2 hours)

• Gulf Coast Beaches (1 hour)

• Winter Park, Tiffany Museum (1 hour)

• Homosassa Springs & swim with the manatees (1 hour)

• Tampa, St Petersburg (1.5 hours)

• Crystal River, and Gulf Coast fishing (1 hour)

Possible weekend excursions:

• “Alligator Alley, and the Everglades National Park

• Historic Key West, Florida

• Historic St. Augustine, Florida

• Fort Meyers & Sanibel Island

• Cumberland Island National Park

• Osceola National Forrest (hiking)

• Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

• Ringling Brothers Museum (Sarasota)

• Savannah, Georgia, and Jekyll Island


Rates & Availability

Hemingway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 15- Aug 21, 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 29-Sept 13
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposi $750
Cleaning $100
Village ID Transfer Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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