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7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
14 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in The Villages - 1257 Zydeco Court

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carol Santoro
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016

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.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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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Tom and Mary

  • 5 of 5

We were very, very happy with this Villa in the Village of Dunedin. It had everything we could have asked for and more. We used this as our temporary housing while we looked for a home to purchase. To have a golf cart, computer, printer, all kitchen accessories, supplies, electric grill, etc. etc. was much more than we ever expected. There was also lots of information in the unit about The Villages, the road system, cart maps, etc.

An easy cart ride or walk to the Dunedin pool as well as easy access to Brownwood sold us on this part of The Villages.

Everything regarding this rental unit was top notch, and we would recommend it to anyone coming for any length of stay, including an entire season or longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking a few moments to let me know you were happy with my home. I want everyone who stays to feel like it is a "home away from home" and to enjoy their stay. Best wishes with your new home in The Villages. . Carol
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in this Villa near Brownwood! The Villa had everything you could ever possibly need and more! We have rented in the Villages for the last three years and this was one of the nicest and cleanest places we have rented and had beautiful furnishings which made us feel comfortable and at home right away. We really enjoyed the Dunedin pool, which was only a short walk or golf cart ride away! We would highly recommend this Villa to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the Villages!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the accommodations. I hope you will consider my home again when you come back to The Villages. Carol
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Saginaw Mi.

Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were able to stay in this great home for the month of Feb. We were very happy with this home! The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need and more! The new golf cart was great loved going to the squares for entertainment with it. Husband was able to golf almost every morning. The house is set up great for guest and their privacy had sister visit for a week had her own bath use. The area is very safe! Was really surprised to have someone come and clean halfway through our stay. We have rented many years from VRBO and have never had that before. You will not be disappointed in this home or The Villages. The pool area is great and within walking distance. We did not want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary and Ellen, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed my home. It was my intention to make the property as comfortable as possible so my guest could fully enjoy their vacation. I hope you will return in the future. Carol
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in The Villages, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October - November
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
January - March
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in The Villages in Florida

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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