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Fourth of July Weekend Special!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The house you will be staying in is beautifully situated on the Owl Preserve between two golf courses. This lovely designer home has tiled floors, vaulted ceiling, lovely furnishings - you will feel at home here. You can watch cable on two flat screen televisions plus DVD movies. Bring your laptop for easy connection to our Wi-fi network.

For the convenience of any guests, the second bedroom area has a sliding door which gives full privacy to this side of the house. The kitchen is fully stocked with all utensils and dinnerware for dining at home.

From the lanai, you have a beautiful view of the Owl Preserve and the first hole of the Hacienda Hills Palms course beyond. The preserve was designed specifically to harbor the burrowing owl. But there are plenty of other inhabitants, the burrowing gopher tortoise, sandhill cranes and myriad waterfowl that you might see crawling, flying or walking about. A bald eagle often eats a meal on a perch in the preserve. Relax on our lanai, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and relax in your comfortable chair in complete privacy. Look to your left and you will see, hanging over your backyard, Florida's finest - grapefruit and oranges. This is the good life!

Relax, but not for long. When the sun gets low in The Villages, the golf carts start streaming home from the courses and The Villages comes alive. Your wife is ready for dancing. The live bands start their evening gigs at 5 in all three town squares. So take your choice. Spanish Springs square is only a mile from your front door and Morse Blvd with its wide multi-modal trails only 6 doors away. Your gas golf cart (provided) should be ready. Don't worry about coming home in the dark or the rain. The cart is fully equipped with lights, weather covering and even locked compartments for any valuables.

The town squares are teeming with revelers every night, the outdoor dance pavilion rocking. Grab a beer, cocktail or glass of wine at the outdoor kiosks and join in the fun. When you get hungry, you can choose from dozens of fine restaurants in the square or close by. We especially like Gators Dockside for wings and sports at Spanish Springs and the outdoor bars at Sumter Landing: City Fire, Red Sauce and Cody's or RJ Gators for happy hour or outdoor dining.

You will no doubt want to play golf while you're visiting and you have plenty to choose from. Twelve championship golf courses with names such as Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez and 36 executive courses are located in the Villages. Look out the back door to the right and you will see the closest course, and one of our favorites, Hacienda Hills. Chi Chi Rodriguez calls the opening holes on two of the 3 nines his favorites to play. Each of the championship courses has a beautiful clubhouse and recreation facilities, including tennis and swimming. As our guest, your are automatically a member of all 12 country clubs. Enjoy their fine restaurants and bar areas.

There are so many other activities to choose from: both adult and family pools, shuffleboard, boccie, pickleball, tennis, horseshoes, basketball and billiards to name a few. Watch a polo match, play bridge everyday, take dance lessons, try your hand at archery or skeet, or choose from myriad social clubs and recreational activities at one of the Villages' regional recreational centers.

We were initially skeptical of retirement communities, but after one visit we were sold. The Villages is not your parents' retirement community; no one is retired here except from the humdrum of a 9 to 5 work schedule. Welcome to our home at the Villages. You will love it!

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Clint Hamm
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

Why Clint Hamm chose The Villages

We visited 20 or more Open Houses, but were enamored with the privacy of the animal preserve behind our house. Most houses in The Villages back on other houses or privacy walls.

The Villages is often called an adult Disneyland. Twelve championship golf courses and 36 'free' executive courses attract the golfer, but the town squares with nightly live music and dancing are our favorite venue. You can play bridge 7 days a week, tennis, pickleball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, archery, etc. The possibilities are endless. Or just relax at one of the numerous pools. You don't even need your car as everything is accessible by golf cart.

Located only an hour north of Disney World and the Orlando Airport, The Villages is easily accessible. The beaches of Daytona, Clearwater and St. Pete's are only an hour and a half away.

What makes this house unique

The view from the lanai across the expansive Owl Preserve to the first tee of the Palms Golf Course can provide hours of quiet contemplation and relaxation. The owls themselves have been driven out by foxes, but the burrowing tortoise and numerous species of flying creatures abound making it perfect for bird watching. Few rentals in The Villages provide backyard privacy. Most face other houses or walls. For us, this feature was a must.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again, it was great here in our "home away from home." Everything is so convenient. Thanks for all your hospitality. God bless!
Jun 2009
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Santo Domingo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) located in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) located in Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized in living area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Fourth of July Weekend Special!
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 49 reviews

January 2017 Will come Again!

  • 4 of 5

We were here for the month of January . Was so close to everything. Great Neighbors.

Nearby swimming , pickleball, golf courses, many great restaurants. Would love to come again. Also the weather was Wonderful. Was able to go to many concerts at The Villages.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located just right!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoy the house very much! Location was close to everything! Great activities. Golf cart was great also!!

Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Clint & Nancy, I really enjoyed your lovely home. This is the first time I've ever rented a home for a vacation, but I can't imagine ever staying in a hotel again. You have such a wonderful place. I loved the nature preserve, and spent a lot of time on the lanai relaxing and drinking in that view. I enjoyed having the full kitchen to cook in, and a dining room to serve guests. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place. I hope to come again!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable & Relaxing Home

  • 4 of 5

Home was exactly as described. We enjoyed having the preserve in the backyard and saw the turtles and many birds. Friends joined us and the house worked perfectly since we each had our private space. The golf cart provided took us on many fun explorations. There is great bicycling in the area also and places to walk your dog (we had our small Yorkie with us). The owners were great to work with and promptly answered our email questions. I gave this property 4 stars as it could use a little TLC but considering it is a rental, it was fine. We would vacation in this area again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and Jim, Thanks for your visit and review. We strive to make our house the friendliest and finest rental available in "Florida's Friendliest Hometown", The Villages. Stay with us again when your schedule brings you back to the Sunshine State. Clint and Nancy
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Comfortable & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house, great location, owl preserve as a backyard, with Villages guest pass and a golf car included made this a wonderful choice for our two week visit to The Villages.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean and everything you needed was there. The owners were a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Daytona Beach


Rates & Availability

Santo Domingo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Pet Fee $50

A deposit fee of $200 for a weekly rental or $500 for a monthly rental is required to be paid on booking. Rental payments are required to be paid no later than 30 days in advance if the booking is made more than 30 days in advance. The contract will include details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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