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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Screened Lanai, Fenced for Privacy. Golf Cart Included.

Fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, professionally decorated, fully fenced for your privacy, villa located in the Whitney Villas section of the Village of Dunedin (Dun-Eden). Close to the new Brownwood Square and a short golf cart ride to Lake Sumter. One block from the community pool.

I have tried to think of everything needed to make your visit as pleasant as possible. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessities to make this home feel like your home away from home. From bakeware and small appliances to plates, wine glasses, and silverware, it is all here.

The living room has a comfortable couch, two plush end chairs, and a 50 inch LED TV with a preferred cable package.

The master bedroom is outfitted with a comfy king sized bed, 32 inch LED TV, remote controlled ceiling fan, and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed, large closet, and remote controlled ceiling fan.

Also, we know that sometimes you just need to print out some directions, coupons or reservations, so we include a computer, printer, and 30 megabit wireless internet for your pleasure.

If you like to dine outside, we have included an outdoor dining set and bench for you to use in the screened in lanai, and a Char-Broil electric grill with apple wood smoking chips.

Lastly, I have fully stocked the home with everything you would need to enjoy your time vacation in comfort with paper goods, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, laundry and dish supplies, Pickle Ball set, his and hers bicyles and a gas golf cart!

If you want to see the newer side of The Villages then this home is for you. It is only a short cart ride to the newest town square, Brownwood, the Manatee recreation center, the beautiful Eisenhower recreation center (which is something everyone needs to see; the military memorabilia housed in Eisenhower is amazing and inspiring), shopping at Pinellas Plaza and Colony Plaza (with a Publix and Winn Dixie), Evens Prairie Country Club, Bonifay Country Club, Belle Glade Country Club and numerous executive courses (with new ones being built right now); even better, the home is walking distance to two community pools with bocce, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and more! All 31 executive courses and 11 Championship courses can be reached by golf cart. With your temporary resident ID card you can play for free on any of the executive courses or pay a nominal fee for the championship courses.

All taxes, utilities, cable TV, internet, trash, lawn service and phone service are included.

Pet free so perfect for those who may have allergies.

The Villages is an active Senior Community for residents 55 yrs +.

More Details

Carol Santoro
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2017

About Carol Santoro

I'm a real estate broker in California that is looking forward to retiring in The Villages.

Carol Santoro purchased this villa in 2014

Why Carol Santoro chose Central Florida

I chose this property because of it's location. I have another property in the Village of Summerhill on the other side of The Villages. This property is newer and closer to the new golf courses, new recreation centers, and the new town square, Brownwood. The Villages is very large, so it's nice to have options when choosing a place to stay. Some people are villages aficionados and want to stay near the newer attractions to see what's new and exciting; others want to see and experience the older, more established areas.

What makes this villa unique

When I saw this home I knew that it would be a fantastic home for my guests. Many properties in The Villages are not fenced, which can make privacy a bit of an issue. This home, and all the villas for that matter, has a tall fence that surrounds the backyard for privacy. Additionally, the guest bedroom and bathroom can be partitioned off for a little interior privacy when family or a friend comes to visit. But what I also love about Zydeco is the openness of the floor plan. When you open the front door you are greeted with a good sized kitchen that overlooks the dining area and the family room. This is coupled with the vaulted ceilings which makes this home feel much larger than it is. When looking at properties I noticed many homes in The Villages felt so constrained by low ceilings.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • We try and make your stay as comfortable as possible. To do so, we include quality bath towels, makeup mirrors, hair dryers, and we make sure to stock the home with toilet paper, bar soap, hand soap, paper towels, and a first aid kit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Nice quality mattresses with extra pillows for your comfort. The Master bedroom has a large walkin closet and private bathroom. The guest bedroom and bathroom can be partitioned off (via a pocket door) to provide extra privacy.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

The Villages has a huge range of activities plus golf galore!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more comfortable! Great area...5 min via car from Brownwood Square...Brand new shopping Ctr also minutes away...driving range 10 min via golf cart...who could ask for more?

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You discovered the essence of The Villages. A place where you will never be lonely or inactive unless you choose to be. So glad you had a good time and please come back.
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  • 5 of 5

clean,well stocked with necessities,having bikes was nice.Location good.Booking was seamless.Listing was accurate

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home from home.

  • 5 of 5

The overall impression of the villa was first class. We were very happy the minute we stepped in the front door. It really was like home from home. It was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The owner provided good customer service and their lovely maintenance couple Mr and Mrs Cunningham were very helpful and kind My husband just David and I would certainly recommend your Villa and The Village to our family and friends. My husband just loved all the golf courses . The three Village Squares provided great entertainment every evening and the films were first class, as were the restaurants. We would certainly come back hopefully real soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Janet, Thank you for your kind review of my property. I am pleased to hear that you were happy with everything and that you enjoyed The Villages. It is a golfers' paradise and being able to enjoy nightly entertainment on the squares is an added bonus. Please consider my property again if you return. Carol
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Appreciated all the plastic, paper and cleaner provisions. Plenty of sheets and towels. Computer and printer. Bikes and pickle ball supplies. Total privacy. Amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, So happy everything met with your satisfaction and hopefully you got to use all the amenities that The Villages has to offer. Please consider my property if you return. Carol
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Stoneham, Massachusetts


  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to connect with Carol and rent her wonderful home for a month in The Villages. Her home is spotless with every imaginable item necessary to make my stay comfortable. As a matter of fact, it was better stocked than my own home! Carol is very professional and went out of her way to answer all questions from someone who wasn't all that familiar with the protocol of renting in The Villages. Bikes with helmets, pickleball paddles and balls, gas golf cart, plenty of towels and linens, comfortable furniture, and on and on. 5 Star

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you were happy with the home and its amenities. I try to make it as comfortable for each guest as their own home and provide some extras such as pickle ball paddles and bicycles so a vacation in The Villages can be enjoyed that much more.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Villages - Dunedin

  • 5 of 5

The Villages is a wonderful destination for adults looking for an active lifestyle or a relaxing vacation in the sun. The numerous golf courses, swimming pools, and recreation centres are free to use as a temporary resident. We experienced a very welcoming atmosphere where staff and residents were friendly and helpful.

The villa we rented was central to all activities. Care had been taken to decorate and outfit the home with all the necessary items to make this villa a real home away from home. We found that this villa was everything it was advertised to be. Time and effort had gone into making sure that the villa was clean, attractive and well stocked. Having the use of the golf cart and bicycle assisted in the ease of getting around The Villages. The neighbourhood was quiet and well maintained.

The Villages is within a two hour drive to beaches on the gulf or Atlantic coasts. Mt Dora, a 40 minute drive, is an active town just waiting to be explored. Within The Villages itself are endless adventures -- from shopping, dining, concerts, free nightly entertainment, Veterans' Day ceremonies, farmers' and crafters' markets, Happy Hour; to interesting and unique neighbourhoods.

We loved all the activities that were available to us. We learned new sports (pickleball and shuffleboard) and tried new activities (yoga and aqua fit). There is no better way to spend a dreary Canadian November then in the sunshine and on the golf courses of The Villages!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you captured the essence of The Villages. A person can stay as busy as they want with lots of activities for all skill and health levels. Or.. Just relax and enjoy the Florida sun.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in The Villages, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April - May
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
June - September
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
January - March
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £63

25% of monthly rental amount will be forfeited if cancellation within 90 days of rental month. Rental contract and golf cart usage agreement will need to be signed and returned prior to access information sent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Orlando Internation Airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Evans Prairie Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Evans Prairie Country Club
Nearest Beach
76 Miles

The Villages is considered 'The Disneyworld for Adults! With your optional Temporary ID (FREE and included) you can join in on all the activities at any of the Rec Centers throughout The Villages as well as enjoy FREE golf on any of the 33 (and growing) executive golf courses. Championship Golf (13 courses and growing) is available for a nominal fee. Enjoy a myriad of activities including pickle ball, tennis, shuffleboard, horseshoes, archery, crafts, bingo, swimming, exercise classes, card games and much more. With three beautiful town centers, enjoy shopping and dining as well as live music every night from 5PM to 9PM. Besides the town centers, there are shopping centers for your every need.


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