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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This Courtyard Villa, Village of Palo Alto- Villas of Tierra Grande, is conveniently located between Lake Sumter and Spanish Springs town centers. Each town center offers unique boutiques, national retail, restaurants and groceries, movie theaters and nightly free entertainment.

Our 1400 square foot two bedroom, two bath home has been recently redecorated. The living room is a large open sunny space with large sliding glass doors onto the lanai. The kitchen has new stainless steele appliances and is equipped with everything you will need for your cooking and dining pleasure. The large Master Suite includes a king size bed, loveseat sofa bed, on suite bath with shower with shower seat, double sinks as well as a large walk in closet. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds, large closet and chest of drawers. The guest bath has has a tub with shower. Flat screen HD TV's are located in the living room and both bedrooms. Cable andWiFi internet access is included.

Gas golf cart included.

While relaxing in the hot tub on the screened in lanai, you can enjoy the vista of the beautifully landscaped courtyard. The yard is completely enclosed by an eight foot wall for your privacy.

Upon arrival you will be furnished with a gate pass and guest ID card. The ID card will allow you entry to dozens of pools and golf at resident rates at all golf courses.

Shuttle service runs every two hours from the Orlando Airport non-stop to the Villages. Pack your suitcase and visit Paradise.

Keywords: Courtyard Villa

More Details

Darlene and Steve Austin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Darlene and Steve Austin

Steve & Darlene live in Southern Indiana near Louisville Ky. We share four children and six grandchildren.

Darlene and Steve Austin purchased this villa in 2010

Why Darlene and Steve Austin chose The Villages

As golfers we have sought out retirement golf communities in warm weather. Nothing beats the Villages. The activities here are unlimited, weather is great, shopping never ends and restaurants are bountiful.

What makes this villa unique

Our home is located on a quiet street with no through traffic. We love opening the glass sliders in the living room bringing the outside inside. The lanai is so relaxing with its large screened area and hot tub.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in The Villages in Sumter County

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Very large master suite bath room with shower. Second full bath has a bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas Golf Cart will take you golfing, shopping and eating. Unlimited options for both with in 20 minute golf cart ride.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A Winning Choice

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental in The Villages and we could not have been happier! It was everything we expected. The villa is clean, comfortable with a lovely lani and enclosed backyard as represented in the photos. Our interaction with Darlene was wonderful, she was responsive, supportive with a clear and easy communication style. Darlene told us just to bring our clothes and everything we needed would be there and it was!

The location was ideal. We have friends in Lopez Legacy which made travel either way very convenient. Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter village centers were close via Mores Boulevard, the main road near the villa.

We were also pleased to be able to include our small dog because Steve and Darlene offer that option as well. This was a key decision making factor for us and we felt fortunate to have found such a lovely home and location which provided us this choice along with the enclosed yard.

We were there during a hurricane warning and Darlene called to check on us which was very thoughtful. Fortunately there was little rain and wind but the kindness was greatly appreciated.

It’s no surprise that we highly recommend this villa and that we would make this our first choice upon returning. We had family visit with us and they too agree should they return they would choose this rental.

Thank you very much Darlene and Steve!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Property / Rental !

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best property we have rented in the Villages and we have already booked it for next year. Darlene and Steve are fantastic to deal with. Everything was as they said and in some cases better than we expected. It is beautifully furnished and nice and bright. The location for us was perfect. Right between Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing. So easy to get to both squares in the good golf cart which was included. Great neighbourhood for walking and it's very quiet. We loved it.

Thanks Darlene and Steve for renting your place and looking after us. Can't wait to get back there.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We were here Aug 2014 and had a wonderful time; House was furnished beautifully; Weather was as expected; nice and hot! Walked through neighborhood; everyone friendly; Restaurants near by; We suggest Too Jays for great sandwiches and dinners; Enjoyed the hot tub and using the golf cart; This is senior citizen Disney World; something for everyone; Thanks to the owners for making us welcome in their rental home; Would recommend this home to friends or family;

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa Bay, FL

Look no further...this is the answer -

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location...this clean, fully furnished home in The Villages is your answer as to where to stay during a visit to central Florida. The owners & property manager had everything ready for us as advertised. There was plenty of gas in the golf cart tank, the villa was spotless and there was a local newspaper delivered daily during our stay.

It did not take long to discover that any and all extracurricular activities where close by and golf cart accessible & out of e - there are two Publix nearby as well as the regional hospital, just in case you ever need it -

The oversized backyard is fenced in so that our dog was able to run & play at his leisure and safe and secure as well. Our stay was shortly after the "snowbirds" had left, so we had no problem with traffic or getting dining out occasionally. We did attend Katie Belle's one evening and got front row seats -

One of the highlights during our visit was attending several polo matches - we participated in the "divot stomp" and were rewarded with a glass of champagne - a couple of our matches qualified for the "Four in Four" and FREE beer. Everyone has a great time and with our optional "Resident" passes we received the discount ticket price

Golf is king (or queen depending on your persuasion) with over 30 nine hole executive courses and a dozen championship courses - There a multiple swimming pools nearby and this guest villa has its own hot tub - which is great after a couple of rounds of golf.

The WiFi was OK and there were enough TV channels to meet ones minimum requirements, but that's not why we came here for. Relax & Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activities are unlimited in this active adult retirement community. A golf cart is provided for your convenience. The occupant can take advantage of over 30 golf courses,numerous pools as well as national retail, restaurants and grocery stores just a golf cart ride away!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in The Villages, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Jan - March
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
April 1, 2019- April 30,2018
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
November 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
December 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

GuestCard4Golf/Swim/Aciv £38.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £382.4
Pet Fee £76.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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