New 1874sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath courtyard villa across from Brownwood Square
About Betty Knighton
Retired from IBM. Native of North Carolina.
Betty Knighton purchased this House in 2015
Why Betty Knighton chose Antrim Dells
I will move to The Villages at some point in the future. I quickly fell in love with the lifestyle; the number of activities ; the ease of getting involved and ease of meeting new people. After being there for several months, I was convinced that the area around the Brownwood Square was the place to be, as it is new and growing very quickly; new stores and restaurants opening monthly. I felt that I needed to buy now while I could buy a house in a neighborhood directly across from the entrance to the Brownwood Square. I also wanted a newly constructed home. I love courtyard villas and the privacy that they provide with the walls that allow you to leave your windows open and really let the outside in. This drastically enlarges the feel of the house. My NC home is over 4,000 Sq ft. and yet this villa did not seem smaller to me during the time I spent there getting it set up to rent due to the openness of the floor plan, extension to the outside and amount of light that comes in the house. The house has a very large feel. Between Brownwood Square ( entertainment at night, restaurants and shopping) , Eisenhower Recreation Center /sports pool, and Evans Prairie Golf Course/Country Club, you could do everything you wanted and never go more than 2 miles from the house! This villa is in a "all courtyard villa" neighborhood. This is very unique in The Villages. This makes the neighborhood much smaller and thus the pool (which is same size a ones in neighborhoods many times this size) and mail station is very convenient and is a short walk from this villa. My villa is also a corner lot. This adds another layer of privacy as it allows you to lock the gate on the side of the house, thus no one can come beside or behind the house. The walls are also higher (6ft + stackstone walls) which allow for total privacy for sunbathing, entertaining or just relaxing with the family.
What makes this House unique
Location is walking distance from Brownwood Square and Eisenhower Recreation Center. Short golf cart ride to numerous golf courses and Sarasota Golf Practice Center. Located on the side of The Villages that provides easy access to I-75 and Florida Turnpike for ease of day trips to other Florida attractions. Courtyard Villa design and corner lot provide the ultimate of privacy with 6ft + stack stone walls surrounding the sides/back of house. This is the largest 3 bedroom/2 bath courtyard villa model that is built in The Villages. The open floor plan with large windows/sliding patio doors make the house feel even larger than its 1874 sq ft. and makes the home very light and welcoming. The home is new (Jan 2015) and everything in it is new and is high quality. Every effort was made to make living in this home very enjoyable and no less than how you would live at home. Two person golf cart is provided for rentals of one month or more. Owner pays Florida sales taxes, fee for resident ids, credit card processing fees and end-of-lease cleaning fees.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Children not allowed
No children under 18
Minimum age of primary renter:50
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Instructions will be provided to renters to help navigate and maintain the house as I require. Copy provided on request prior to rental agreement.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location and first-class furnishings
You will love the proximity to Brownwood Square and the Eisenhower Rec Center. The beds and bedding are super comfortable, and the back porch is perfect for relaxing. The house is immaculately clean, and the furniture is comfortable and lovely. We will visit again! Thanks-
Florida The Villages
The home was beautiful. Location was perfect. Close to everything. Food music golf. Clean and beautiful surroundings.
Fantastic home and great location!
Our stay was wonderful, beautiful clean villa home in a great location, very convenient and comfortable!! It has everything you can think of, or need in a vacation home. Walking distance to Brownwood square was a big plus. The lanai is very, very comfortable, we spent many hours out there with our morning coffee and a copy of the Daily Sun. We really enjoyed our time at this villa and in the villages. Believe me, it's hard to leave Betty's "Piece of Paradise"!! I would Highly recommend this villa, book it and enjoy!!!
Jay, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and that my villa lived up to all your needs and expectations. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this very nice review.
Beautiful home, great location
We had a wonderful stay at this courtyard villa in The Villages. The home is beautifully decorated and is supplied with high-end appliances, kitchenware, linens, towels, TV's, and washer/dryer. It is located within walking distance to the adult only pool and the Brownwood town square. I especially enjoyed the lanai and spent many hours there reading. I would highly recommend this home if you want a nice place to stay in The Villages.
Linda, thank you so much for taking the time to write this very nice review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at my villa and had a great vacation!!!!
Immaculate and Spacious Villa
Villa is like a show home with top notch appliances and furniture and has everything you need during your stay. Owner provides you with oodles of information. The villa is nearly new and decorated for adult stays in my opinion. Owner wants to ensure your stay is positive so responds quickly to any questions and offers all kinds of recommendations. Village is quiet and in the south of the Villages with the neighbourhood pool just a 5 minute walk and a 4 minute cart ride to Brownwood Square. Property managers are a great couple.
Perfect location and perfect designer home. Everything you could want was there and all new. The lovely blue and brown color palette was soothing. Definitely a five star experience. The DVR is a bonus for TV sddicts. Would love to return.
The Villages, Florida is an active adult (55+ year old) community where you can have fun 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Even though the entire community is golf cart accessible, this is not a small community; this is a city of 100,000 people with excellent medical/ shopping/ restaurants readily available. Rental gives you resident privileges, which includes free use of any of the 65+ swimming pools ; the 29+ Recreational Centers; the 32 Executive Golf Courses; the 4 Golf practice facilities; the 11+ Country Clubs and the members only nightclub (Katie Bells). Any of the 11 Championship Golf courses can be played for a fee. Courses can be taken , for a small fee, at the College of Continual Learning on every imaginable subject from ballroom dancing to digital cameras. The recreational centers have numerous scheduled activities in addition to the equipment for self initiated activities (billiards, ping pong, tennis etc). A weekly sixty page paper list the clubs/group activities for the week. The Villages has three major shopping/entertainment/restaurant areas, called "Squares". Each of these Squares have live entertainment every night. The newest Square is Brownwood, which is directly across the street from the entrance to the neighborhood for this rental. Thus you can easily walk (or drive golf cart) to eat, drink, shop or dance the night away!!! If this is not enough, you can drive to numerous beaches on the east or west side of Florida within a few hours. Orlando is a hour drive from the Villages which is home to Walt Disney World (Disneyland), Universal Studios and SeaWorld .
It is not a requirement to be 55+ years old to rent a home at The Villages. However, it is not meant for children under the age of 18, who are restricted on the length of their visit. Anyone under the age of 30 must go to family pools as they are not allowed to use the neighborhood pool. This is an inconvenience, especially for this rental which is only a short walk to the neighborhood pool. Thus, it is advisable for this rental that all members of your party be over the age of 30.