Feedback

Available for July 2016 and Beginning October 2016!

The owner has been emailed.
This owner doesn't offer online booking through VRBO's checkout. You won't be eligible for our Book with Confidence Guarantee.
Never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Learn more

Front yard. Large 2-car garage, Porch with cocktail table & bench.

Calendar

Last updated: 03/06/2016

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 4 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 Lakes 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 both 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 Dockside Gators 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 11 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!

Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO

  • We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
  • You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
  • We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7

Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted only outside of the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We allow small, non-shedding dogs with an additional deposit and cleaning fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Guest: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) flat screens in Living Room and bedroom....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    The first hole of the Lakes Course on Hacienda Hills CC is directly across the Preserve from our backyard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband cable through Comcast....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2-car...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    No landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless router for use with your laptop....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    A golf cart is provided. Mixed set of clubs are also available....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Family and adult pools are located within a 5-minute golf cart ride....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 21 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$125
$600 $1,800
Fall
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$650 $2,000
High Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Pet Fee $50

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

The property's calendar has not been updated in over 4 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

Location

70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Orlando International
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Daytona Beach
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why the Owner Chose Santo Domingo (The Villages, FL, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 26
 

Photos

  • Front yard. Large 2-car garage, Porch with cocktail table & bench.

    Front yard. Large 2-car garage, Porch with cocktail table & bench.

  • Comfortable sleeper sofa & love seat face 42-in high-def cable television.

    Comfortable sleeper sofa & love seat face 42-in high-def cable television.

  • Master BR includes King bed, walk-in closet, large bath with walk-in shower.

    Master BR includes King bed, walk-in closet, large bath with walk-in shower.

  • Kitchenette includes table w/4 chairs, counter bar stools, view of preserve.

    Kitchenette includes table w/4 chairs, counter bar stools, view of preserve.

  • Lanai has table & chairs, gas grill and view of Owl Preserve.

    Lanai has table & chairs, gas grill and view of Owl Preserve.

  • Formal dining area.

    Formal dining area.

  • Golf cart is speedy, has headlights, lockable compartments.

    Golf cart is speedy, has headlights, lockable compartments.

  • Guest suite with walk-in closet, full bath, privacy door.

    Guest suite with walk-in closet, full bath, privacy door.

VRBO #77708

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

Partner Offers

Minimum stay 1-30 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book Get an Instant Quote
How to pay safely
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 60%
  • Calendar last updated 03/06/2016
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Travel with peace of mind.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Available for July 2016 and beginning October 2016!

The Villages #77708

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.