Hello, to all our exchange friends! If anyone is looking for a property in Florida, we may have it! My husband and I are both retired from Textile business and real estate development. Our primary residence is in Greenville, South Carolina. We have five grown adults children and three wonderful spouses. We are blessed with nine grandchildren. We live on a horse farm with our horses our mini donkey and our 145lb lab Archer. We have someone that will dog sit for us so we can travel when we can., One of our granddaughters horse competes in barrel racing. We love to go and support her that requires some traveling. It would be nice in the future to do exchange where she competing. We’re open to doing exchange in the United States and Europe. Italy is on our bucket list!!!!
About our vacation home and what makes it so special! Our vacation house in Florida, located in a well-known unique town.
Air conditioning, Barbecue, Cleaning service, Disabled access, Dishwasher, Doorman/Security, Garage, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Swimming pool, Television, Washing machine
Sorry no pets
Sorry no children
Car swap not available
Why are The Villages so popular: Everyone is living the life in The Village’s as a kid again. We have 50+ golf courses, 50+Swimming pools, three Town Squares. Each town squares offer amazing restaurants, outdoor markets, shopping, bars, spas, movie theaters shows, diners shows, live entertainment every day. You can get by golf cart or drive. The Villages offers activities, exercise, outdoor sports, golfing, water sports. There are more than 3,000 social clubs and resident lifestyle groups in The Villages, including car clubs, state clubs, creative clubs, plus over 130 different types of single-specific clubs. The Villages is made up of quaint Village neighborhoods where you can access all your daily conveniences just a short golf car ride away.
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The Villages are the largest and most diverse single-site golf facility in the world with more than 50 Championship and Executive golf courses and more under development, a handful of 18-hole Putting Courses, a variety of Practice Facilities, and Pitch & Putt Courses all to enjoy throughout the year with more on the way! Fulfilling our mission to provide the friendliest golf and country club experience in the world. Golfing Galore in The Villages
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Hello, to all our exchange friends! If anyone is looking for a property in Florida, we may have it! My husband and I are a retired couple and our primary residence is in Greenville, South Carolina. We own our second house in Florida, located in a well-known community for retirees called The Villages. We are both retired and very flexible to travel. Our travel will be my husband and me but may travel with our friends.
About The Villages
The Villages is a 55+ community made up of a collection of quaint neighborhoods located in the heart of Central Florida. We’re nestled between two beautiful coastlines, ports of travel, and theme parks. For the 14th consecutive year since 2008, The Villages is again America’s top-selling, master-planned community (MPC’s) for active adults 55+. This prestigious, annual ranking from RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, is based upon The Villages’ active adult lifestyle and quality-built homes. The Villages is a fun, affordable community where everything you can possibly ever want, need, or dream of is only a golf car ride away.
The Villages offer many safety and security services including gated neighborhood entries and The Village's Public Safety “Home Away” house check and community watch program. The Village has one of the lowest crime rates thanks to our security and safety measures in place, along with the close relationships Villagers have with one another and the watchful eyes of neighborhood friends.
The Villages are rated #1 world retirement community:
The Villages is made up of quaint Village neighborhoods where you can access all your daily conveniences just a short golf car ride away.
How Big Is The Villages:
North of SR 44 there’s approximately 37 square miles. From SR 44 to CR 470 there’s approximately 20 square miles. Currently, under development and complete, combining both of these areas there’s approximately 57 square miles. The Villages are located in Central Florida and spans over three counties – Marion County in the north, Sumter County in the southwest, and Lake County in the east.
Why are The Villages so popular:
Everyone is living the life in The Village’s as a kid again. We have 50+ golf courses, 50+Swimming pools, three Town Squares. Each town squares offer amazing restaurants, outdoor markets, shopping, bars, spas, movie theaters shows, diners shows, live entertainment every day. You can get by golf cart or drive.
The Villages offers activities, exercise, outdoor sports, golfing, water sports. There are more than 3,000 social clubs and resident lifestyle groups in The Villages, including car clubs, state clubs, creative clubs, plus over 130 different types of single-specific clubs.
Recreational Opportunities in The Villages®
The Villages are known as a “Pickleball Mecca,” with over 230 pickleball courts open year ’round for residents and guests alike. The Villages also plays host to many pickleball clinics, tournaments, and open play all over The Village's community.
The Villages are the largest and most diverse single-site golf facility in the world with more than 50 Championship and Executive golf courses and more under development, a handful of 18-hole Putting Courses, a variety of Practice Facilities, and Pitch & Putt Courses all to enjoy throughout the year with more on the way! Fulfilling our mission to provide the friendliest golf and country club experience in the world.
Golfing Galore in The Villages®
The Villages offer a variety of amenities that Villagers can enjoy across our hometown. There is always a growing number of restaurants, diners, and food trucks located throughout the community. Villagers can choose from country clubs or local town squares for a wide variety of culinary options. There are cozy cafés, popular chains, authentic food trucks and elegant dining options for everyone to enjoy.
Explore shopping and dining.
Shopping opportunities in The Villages are endless, from nationally known to locally owned! Whether you’re looking for name - brand clothing, national retailers, exclusive specialty boutiques, home furnishing, jewelry or specialty gifts, the Village has it all in a golf car ride away!
Fishing is extremely popular in The Villages. There are resident clubs dedicated to fishing and many of The Village's local lakes are home to Florida freshwater fish species, including large mouth bass, bluegills, sunfish, catfish, and crappie. The shores of neighboring Lake Miona that borders The Village has public boat ramp access, while other lakes in The Villages are accessible via the shoreline.
Water Sports are also very popular in The Villages at Lake Miona, Lake Sumter and Lake Okahumpka. There is water-skiing on Lake Miona, kayaking on Lake Sumter and Lake Okahumpka, as well as dragon boat racing on Lake Sumter. Ponds and lakes throughout The Villages also are home to radio-controlled sailboats and speed boats.
What is the Entrainment like:
Entertainment in The Villages
The Villages is ideally located in Central Florida, approximately 40 miles (ca. 64 km) from the west coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico and 70 miles (ca. 113 km) from the Atlantic Ocean to the east. This makes a trip to the beach easy and convenient.
We are central located in Florida where you can take day trips or overnight trips. To the Gulf and Atlantic beaches, visit Disney, sounded by many springs to go kayaking or exploring Florida nature. Must visit our World Equestrian in Ocala.
We have it all right here in The Villages and surrounding areas.
Now About our home and amenities:
BRAND NEW Patio Villa built in late 2022. Everything is brand new!! Totally furnished with a golf cart.
Our home has been decorated and furnished with love! We have made it our home and your home during your stay!! It has everything you could ever think of. We want to make your stay a lifetime of memories.
The home features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. The screened lanai leads into a spacious living room, dining, & kitchen area with a sliding glass door that opens to a screen furnished patio area. Corner lot.
Kitchen: Open kitchen with valeted ceiling and many cabinets. Comes Fully stocked with everything you will need, gas stove, stainless-steel appliances, and an oversized island with 4 bars stools including a built-in desk including a printer. Stocked kitchen list provided on request.
Laundry: Gas washer/dryer included. Mop, broom, vacuum cleaner, ironing board, iron, and cloths drying rack.
Dinning room: furnished with a beautiful wood dining table to set 6 people. Open Living room with vaulted ceiling, furnished with a
Beautiful gray sectional recliner sofa, with storage and cupholders along with 2 USB ports. Additional 2 nice swivel chairs, TV console with 55” smart TV.
This home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Primary Suite: king bed with plat form bed that has a remote control that allows you to raise your mattress up for reading or enjoying your 45” smart TV. 2 nightstands, 2 lamps, a dresser with walk-in closet; ceiling fan.
The master bedroom features dual vanitys and a private bathroom and walk-in shower.
Bedroom linens and bath towels are supplied for your stay.
Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, remote control platform as included, 2 lamps, 2 nightstands, chest of drawers, bench, ceiling fan and smart TV.
Second bathroom with a single vanity and shower/ tub.
A plus with this home has a large open floor plan with plenty of windows in the main living area, and dining room that faces out to our large corner lot that borders with landscaping that gives you privacy when sitting out on your lanai and birdcage.
Guest passes will be provided
Keyless entry/ keys / gate and garage opener
Our home is non-smoking, no pets, and not recommended for kids.
Golf cart is provided only to the renters on the exchange agreement. Owner requires Driver license number for all guest upon rental agreement.
Getting around The Villages:
Owner includes a gas golf cart
There is a Village's GPS App available for download that is highly recommended. Directions are available for travel on foot, golf cart or by car
Neighborhood Overview: We are next to Wildwood Square.
Richmond is one of the newest communities in The Villages and near the NEW Lake Okahumpka Recreation Center. The Brownwood Paddock Square is a short 9-minute golf cart ride away and features nightly live entertainment, dining and retail stores. Sawgrass Grove is a short distance that features McGrady's Pub & Kitchen, The Market at Sawgrass Grove and nightly entertainment. Edna's on the Green features food trucks and nightly music under beautiful, big trees. The Fenney Grille is another favorite local place where you can eat and drink poolside if you like. The Richmond Recreation Center is located is just minutes away and features a Neighborhood Pool for guests 30 years of age and above (with resident IDs or temporary resident IDs), picnic pavilions, corn toss and additional activities. The Water Lily Recreation Center is only a short walk or golf cart ride across the Water Lily bridge over the turnpike and features a Family Pool designed for all ages of guests and their families, billiards, bocce, corn toss, darts, pickleball, shuffleboard, table shuffleboard and tennis.
Area Overview of our Locations:
The Village of Richmond is easily accessible from the Florida Turnpike and is located approximately 49 miles (ca. 79 km) from the Orlando International Airport and 65 miles (ca. 105 km) from the Tampa International Airport. Grocery shopping is a golf cart ride away at Magnolia Plaza. Fun day trips include the Disney properties, Mt. Dora's waterfront and quaint shops, Ocala and the beautiful horse farms and especially the World Equestrian Center and the Gulf Coast Beaches and waterways including Crystal River and Homosassa.
Village Details: Our home is located in Richmond Community inside The Villages. Each community has its Community name. We are in the most desirable location in The Villages.
Take time to experience The Village and what it has to offer! Residents and guests can enjoy all the fun ways they can experience their surroundings and the Florida outdoors. Whether you like to travel, walk, bike or run, stay connected with friends and new experiences in The Village. You are just a golf car ride away from the Brownwood Paddock Square, Edna's on the Green, the Magnolia Shopping Plaza and the Everglades Regional Recreation Center. Also nearby, enjoy the Waterlily Recreation Center, offering an Adult and family pool, outdoor exercise equipment, billiards, gathering rooms, and much more! This ideal location with plenty of golf and recreation and other Villages squares and events to stay active. These are offered though out The Villages during your stay.
All guests will be provided guest ID passes during your stay.
Orlando international airport
The Villages is approximately 45 miles (ca. 72 km) northwest of Orlando, via Florida’s Turnpike.
Tampa International Airport
in The Villages is approximately 75 miles (ca. 121 km) northeast of Tampa, via Interstate 75.
The Villages airport Transportation provided by The Villages (fee applies) Village Airport Van – Airport Shuttle/Transportation for The Villages
Private driver airport transportation service available. Upon request.
Getting around The Villages:
Owner includes golf cart
All Villages amenities are accessible by golf cart. There is a Village's GPS App available for download that is highly recommended. Directions are available for travel on foot, golf cart or by car. https://apps.apple.com/app/id765377272
Many Car rental available inside The Villages
My husband is Italian, so we would love to visit Italy again. Lake Como lake or the riviera would be lovely.
Our other choices on our bucket list is Greece, Sweden, Germany, Ireland
US choices Montana, Wyoming, Southwest Utah, Las Vegas. Arizona, wine country, San Diego Ca, Maine, but open for any request.
Jim and Donna