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Most Elegant Home *3 min Cart Ride - Lake Sumter Square* Gorgeous Florida Room

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights


About the property

Enjoy a short walk or Golf Cart Ride to the Heart of The Villages - Lake Sumter!

NOTE: For 2020 Winter, 3 month minimum (Jan-March)

DECORATOR ELEGANCE + 2 Golf Carts... In the HEART of the VILLAGES - WIFI and 4 Flatscreen TV’s – WALK to LAKE SUMTER LANDING Town SQUARE & Restaurants & Entertainment. Or take the golf carts to the various golf courses for FREE GOLF!

Beautifully decorated... 3 bedrooms, PLUS STUDY and youth bunk beds for 2 kids, PLUS gorgeous Florida Room, ideally situated in Caroline, considered to be the most ideal area of the Villages ... within one-half mile of Sumter Landing Town Square and close to shopping, restaurants, golf and activities.

This home has been lovingly upgraded to a high standard with all tile bathrooms and kitchen, granite counter tops, rich hardwood floors and high end decorator furnishings to provide a luxurious stay. The interior rooms and Florida Room are filled with light and give you a perfect place to entertain or wind down and relax. This is an elegant home with every amenity, giving you luxury and comfort to enjoy.

We named our home The Sweet Caroline because of it’s elegant décor and charm in the heart of The Villages, just a short stroll from The Lake Sumter Town Square, with restaurants and entertainment galore.


Nestled in the Mallory Hill Caroline Golf Course and Pool Complex, our CAROLINE location is ideal for all amenities ... FREE golf, access to all the facilities and pools and billiards, tennis, pickle ball, shuffle board, horse shoes, bocce ball, petanque, polo fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, free wifi in all those facilities as well as the home, entertainment every night in the town squares, croquet fields  - and the equipment for all the sports.

And don’t forget that the golf is free on any of the 32 Executive Golf Courses! Or pay a small premium and play one of the 12 Country Club Championship Courses such as The Arnold Palmer or Nancy Lopez Course.


There are great restaurants around the area.Try any of the Country Clubs that often have music or entertainment as well. One of our favorites is The Tierra Del Sol Country Club that boasts Opera Singers who circulate around the tables most nights, and a fabulous Irish couple... singer/entertainers on Thursday nights.

We also enjoy going to the Town Square where a dozen or so restaurants are located, many with outdoor eating. You’ll be spoiled for choice!

And most of all we love going to the Town Squares from 5-9pm for the free entertainment and dancing on the Square. They serve 2 for 1 beer and wine at a certain time each night and supply chairs for you to enjoy the music!

The Square is easily accessible by foot or golf cart! It’s amazing to see so many golf carts which people use instead of their car. It’s a fun way to take advantage of Florida’s wonderful warm weather.

If you want to eat in, there is a Winn-Dixie market conveniently located on the corner of Caroline, so you will never run out of essentials.


The home is on a quiet Loop, just off Morse adjacent to Lake Sumter Landing Town Square. In the Master Bedroom there is a Queen Size 4-Poster Bed for 2, a second bedroom with a Queen for 2, a 3rd bedroom with a very comfortable trundle bed that converts to a King on request. In addition, in the study there is a comfy sofa for a 7th person, plus the youth bunk beds for the kiddies when you need extra guest sleeping space. All linens are supplied.

You’ll have cookware and china in the kitchen and dining areas, and all linens and towels freshly laundered for your use.

If you are considering exploring the area, you can rent a car and take in the Disney attractions about an hour away, and all that Orlando has to offer. Or travel further afield and take in the renowned Florida beaches.


You might want to take advantage of The Villages Transport that will pick up up at the Orlando Airport for a small fee and deliver you back again at the end of your stay. Many visitors to the Villages feel that there is really no need for a car, as your golf carts can take you most places.

Check in is normally 3 pm, and check out 11 AM. However early check in can be accommodated if the home is available before 3pm.

We'll try to do all we can to make your stay enjoyable. We’re world travelers ourselves, and know how nice it is to have friendly, helpful landlords, even on short term stays. We’ve made the home nice for ourselves and our guests, and hope you will enjoy every minute of it. We look forward to receiving your enquiry. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.



Our recent visitors suggested that we stress how nice it is to stroll or jog or bike along the tree lined golf cart paths. It's truly beautiful with it's Old Florida Oaks, moss, and foliage. And don’t forget the activities! As a renter you can partake of the 2000 clubs – yes 2000 – covering every imaginable interest, sport or art! People are friendly and are use to newcomers popping in for a Club activity. There is a weekly ‘Rec News’ available at all the Rec Centers on Thursday with the weekly activities and locations. Or check the Villages TV and radio stations for announcements.

If the 2000 FREE Clubs and FREE golf aren’t enough, you can join a short term class at The Lifelong Learning Center in the Villages for a small fee.


1. LOCATION - heart of the gorgeous Villages - walk or take a cart ride to restaurants galore, or shop 'til you drop in the Town Square. Or jump on your cart for a ride to the Country Club for lunch, dinner or GOLF

2. GOLF CART - 4 SEATER – take guests and family around with you. That’s a thrill for our family – everyone from 1 to 100 has enjoyed it immensely.

3. LUXURY DECOR - relax and soak up the elegance! It’s your vacation – make it memorable.


We fell in love with this property because if it's Location and Charm.

Not noisy, yet in the heart of everything, with everything walkable. We especially love the proximity to Lake Sumter Landing Town Square with all it’s amenities – less than 2% of Village home have that luxury!

We also love Screened Outdoor Patio, with it vaulted roof (known as a ‘Birdcage’ here) and the Study, which can be divided from the Living Room by French Doors, giving it seclusion. The comfy sofa in the Study gives a retreat to watch TV or curl up with a book while others go about their activities. The Florida Room is a great place for breakfast, or a glass of wine in the evening, soaking up the great Florida weather!


1. One visitor said: “What amazing décor. Every nook and cranny has something beautify! Nothing has been overlooked.”

2. Another visitor suggested we emphasize that our location in the Villages is really walking distance to everything. Other homes she looked at advertised themselves to be '10 minutes' from the heart of the Villages, but they were actually a 10 minute drive, whereas ours is actually walking distance to the Town Square.


Here are the 20 most popular visitor activities, many of which you can walk to from the house, and all are a golf cart away.

1. Try one of the 32 executive golf courses, all 9-hole layouts. FREE (i.e., no green fees) and you can walk the courses free as well; a small fee is charged for riding a cart on the courses.

2. Choose from 32 Recreation Centers offering various facilities such as pools, bocce, horseshoe, shuffleboard courts, billiards, croquet, meeting rooms for activities etc.

3. Take the grandchildren to one of the Family Pools, or go off to the adult pool for water aerobics or water volleyball, of just soak up the sun!

4. Enjoy a wide variety of entertainers 365 days a year. Every night from 5 – 9 you can enjoy FREE live entertainment in the gazebos at all three town squares.

5. The Villages Polo Stadium, not only for polo, but parades, and seasonal events.

6. 10 country club championship golf courses, including notable course architects of Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez.

7. 1,000 activities... games, hobbies or activities to choose from.

8. 2000 Clubs of every interest. If you can’t find an interest field you can start one!

9. Churches and synagogues offer a friendly place to worship... all accessible by golf cart!

10. Parades & festivals plus guest visits from well known personalities – there is always something special happening.

11. You’ll find a great selection of retail outlets.

12. Over 60 restaurants - all just a golf car ride away.

13. Many country clubs and restaurants have entertainers of their own to enjoy during dinner or happy hour.

14. Enjoy Lake Sumter Landing’s colorful waterfront setting. It reminds people of the quaint seaside villages they visited during their childhood.

15. Visit the Lighthouse on Lake Sumter has become a landmark. Enjoy food, fun and FREE nightly entertainment all year long!

16. A popular activity is to watch the Amazing Sunset across the water at Lake Sumter, from your golf cart, just north of the Lighthouse. Bring a picnic or a bottle of wine to share.

17. Catch a film at one of the three town squares that feature modern, multi-screen movie theaters.

18. Staying healthy is easy ... fitness centers, fitness trails and health care facilities are just a golf car ride away.


We'll try to do all we can to make your stay enjoyable. We’re world travelers ourselves, and know how nice it is to have friendly, helpful landlords, even on short term stays. We’ve made the home nice for ourselves and our guests, and hope you will enjoy every minute of it. Please feel free to call us with any questions you might have.

All best, Tom and Christine

More Details

Tom & Christine
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Tom & Christine

Here we are on vacation. We purchased this beautiful home from a couple who were decorator professionals. Every nook and cranny has been meticulously designed. We will be happy to share our home with you while we are away.

Tom & Christine purchased this house in 2014

Why Tom & Christine chose Caroline

Possibly the most beautifully decorated in The Villages. And, it is perfectly located very near Sumter Landing and all its activities.

It's a beautifully decorated DESIGNER HOME with 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 adults comfortably, PLUS STUDY and youth bunk beds for 2 kiddies. The sofa in the study can accomodate a 7th adult.

AND you'll have 2 golf carts, including a 4-seater and a 2 seater to enjoy with your guests and family!

Ideally situated in Caroline, considered to be the most ideal area of the Villages ... within one-half mile of Sumter Landing Town Square and close to shopping, restaurants, golf and activities.

You'll love riding the golf carts up to the town square, and around the whole of the Villages to the Sports Centers, Recreation Canters, Adult Pools and Family Pools!!!!

What makes this house unique

We wanted a location that was easily walkable to the Town Square. This home is just over a half mile to Lake Sumter Town Square, perfectly located in the middle of the Villages, making it easy to get to any of the Recreation Centers, pools and golf courses and Country Clubs!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Caroline around the The Villages

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom, Dual sinks, Granite counters - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom 2, Granite counter - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , CUSTOM BED IS 6" WIDER THAN A QUEEN, + 40" TV, walkin closet
    Guest Room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , PLUS Flat Screen TV, plantation shutters overlooking palms
    Guest Room 2 - 2 Single Bed , Very Comfy Trundle bed, converts to King if desired. Linens.
    Study - 1 Bunk Bed , Youth Bunk Beds + comfy sofa for 7th person, Flat Screen TV
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
INCLUDES HIGH SPEED INTERNET and DESK with PRINTER in case you want to work between golf games and trips to the pool!


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Most Elegant Home *3 min Cart Ride - Lake Sumter Square* Gorgeous Florida Room
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was in an ideal location very close to Sumter Landing Town Square where we spent most evenings listening to music and dancing. The restaurants in the town square varied in cuisine, but all were very good and affordable. The house was excellent, wonderfully decorated, immaculate and fully equipped with anything you could possibly need. The two golf carts worked flawlessly and were in constant use since we played golf most days. Tom and Christine were a joy to work with and responded promptly to any question we might have. I would highly recommend this home to anyone wanting a beautiful home in an ideal location!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck and Cindy, How kind of you! We loved having you too. I'm so glad that having 2 Golf Carts was a bonus for you. I'm also pleased to hear that you found the house to be immaculate and well decorated. And yes, I love the location too. We usually manage to get up to the Town Square every night, even if only for a fun break on the golf cart, some refreshing Florida Fresh Air, or a glass of wine. We would be delighted to have you again next year. Thanks again. Kind regards, Christine and Tom
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Beautiful home, clean & well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Our group of ladies had a lovely time. Their was enough room for the 5 of us to sleep comfortably with more than enough sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc. The kitchen was well outfitted and everything was high quality.

Our only comment would be to encourage the owner to have a golf cart map available to renters. We had a road map, but that is different from the golf trails. We spent much of our first day getting lost until we got the map!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, centrally located, convenient to Lake Sumter.

  • 5 of 5

We had an extremely enjoyable time for our 30-day visit to The Villages. The owners were very pleasant to deal with and very accommodating.

Ed & Jenny G, Chesapeake, VA

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely gorgeous! Lots of space for 2 or 3 couples or a family. Very close to Lake Sumpter in The Villages. Would highly recommend. The owners are very accommodating. Thank you for an awesome vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington, IA

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Enjoyed our stay in The Villages. Home owners were very nice and accommodating. Will rent again on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We absolutely loved it!! The home is beautiful and we were truly blessed by all it had to offer.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the villages and the home was beautifully put together. We will definitely have to stay here again!! We recommend it to all families 😀

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Florida Turnpike
Car: not necessary

Sumter Landing Town Center - hosts free musinc and dancing under the stars nightly, with happy hour from 5-6pm.

Also be sure to enjoy the surrounding restaurants and shopping.

27 Recreation centers to choose from with pools and activities, including our local Coconut Cove Rec Center with family pool. The adult pool is close by too.

The Savannah Center is a short ride away with plays and musical events, and The Sharon hosts internationally known stars, plays and musincal events.

There is never a dull moment in the Villages. There are over 2000 Clubs which you are welcome to join in on during your stay, covering every possible interest. The woodshop is one of the largest in the nation. Or join a dance class or cards, or crafts, or music. Come and see for yourself.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Caroline,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
12 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
21 Nov 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
January - April 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
60 night minimum stay
for 60 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08
Pet Fee £75.36 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £60.29 + Tax

2017 - 2018 BOOKINGS:
- Price includes All Utilities, High Speed Internet WIFI, Cable TV, trash, Lawn Care and use of the Golf Carts (2 in winter and July, 1 in Aug/Sept).
- Price does not include 9% rental tax.
- The $300 security deposit is payable by check, which we hold and return at check out, assuming no damages.

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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