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Golf Villa de Encinas at Lake Jovita on 18th green

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

1750 sq/ft Villa is a fully furnished 2 BR/2BA very private location in a gated community overlooking the 18th & 9th green and lake with fountain on one of Florida's premier golf courses. Voted TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE, the Course was designed by PGA TOUR great Tom Lehman & award winning Architect Kurt Sandness.

This modern Florida-style community is only 30 minutes N of Tampa and 45 minutes N of Tampa International Airport ,90 minutes W of Orlando International Airport. This Villa is exquisitely decorated with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, porcelain & marble tiled floors, private master suite with 2 queen beds, large walk-in closet and separate guest rooms have private bath and laundry room. The Villa's 12' high ceilings and 40' lanai are dramatic. The Clubhouse is Mediterranean & walking distance to the Villa and you do not hear the noise from possible large events held at the Clubhouse.

This resort community offers two-18 hole golf courses, Pro shop, excellent grillroom with full menu & bar. Sunday Buffet Brunch, Optional Social or Fitness Membership. Come home to serenity with all amenities just a short drive away. Many of the best restaurants, shopping, museums & sports venues in Central Florida just a short drive away. Florida Hospital Health & Wellness Center in Wesley Chapel a short drive away.

Keywords: Golf Course Villa

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About The Owner

I purchased the Villa as a Rental Property and loved the amenities and convenience of walking to the Clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, driving range, quiet location accessible only by golf cart. I enjoyed walking our Boston Terrier 'Bunker' on the beautiful tree-lined trails. She also loves riding in the golf cart! Our Villa is currently marketed as a rental property and we have had many guests from around the world enjoy our the unit and the amenities available.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Owner chose Lake Jovita Golf And Country Club

Quiet and peaceful with spectacular elevation changes. Walking distance to the Clubhouse and one of the most beautiful views of the 18th and 9th greens.

What makes this villa unique

Meeting so many interesting people from around the world, watching the tournaments from our lanai, appreciating the feeling of staying in a place that is truly an 'Old Florida Paradise'. A best kept secret! The 300 year old oak trees, native palms, Florida cranes and wildlife. Natural beauty is a paradise!

If you would like additional information on my Villa please contact me direct at 352-467-9034 or email


Lake Jovita Golf And Country Club Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Jetted tubs and separate shower in each bath. Large walk-in closet in Master Bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Suite - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen Beds in Master Suite. 1 queen in each guest room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Rated as THE TOP 100 PLACES TO LIVE this course is one of Florida' s premier golf courses. The North Course was designed by PGA TOUR great Tom Lehman & award winning architect Kurt Sandness.The South Course by Kurt Sandness. With dramatic elevations, grand oak and palm trees, freshwater lakes,native wildlife, and overlooking beautiful Lake Jovita, St. Leo College & the historic Abbey it is truly a "best kept secret". Only 10 minutes from Historic Dade City known for Antique Shops . Unique Restaurants and many southern traditional events. New Tampa Outlet Mall 20 & Wiregrass Mall 20 minutes.


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Golf Villa de Encinas at Lake Jovita on 18th green
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Very nice. Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Owner concerned about guests and making sure they are happy

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Spacious Villa and a Fabulous Owner!

  • 5 of 5

The Villa located on the 9th & 18th holes was perfect. The Villa is beautiful, with plenty of space and up to date amenities. The grounds are well maintained. Parking is close by, and the golf cart makes it easy to get back and forth. All the amenities are with-in walking distance if you wanted to walk instead of take the golf cart.

The owner is absolutely fantastic to work with. She was available for questions at anytime.

From A to Z it was a perfect experience and would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxation in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved Lake Jovita with its big live oaks and hills, and found it more relaxing than the larger more populated tourist areas in Florida. The villa is beautiful, quiet, clean, and well decorated, and we enjoyed perfect low 80's nearly every day. We dined in our own private very large lanai overlooking a lake and golf course. Though we did not get a membership, we were still able to take part in some of Lake Jovita's activities and found everyone to be very friendly and helpful. We walked every day and marveled at the landscaping, wild life, and elegant homes. We did many day trips, as it is conveniently located to a lot of attractions. The owner, Julia, responded quickly if we had questions, and we would go back in the future. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Our first time to spend a month in Florida and it won't be our last! The Villa was everything we expected and more. Even on days when you weren't golfing you could watch play on the 9th and 18th holes. Centrally located with plenty to do and see. So many golf courses in the area to play there is no way you could be bored. Plenty of stores and shopping just a few exits away. Found some great restaurants as well. Good choice for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Villa for watching college golf

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect in every way. Being able to watch play on the greens on 9 and 18 from the screened in porch was an added bonus to this luxurious home. It is so close to the practice areas to watch all the kids and access to the clubhouse. Everything in this spacious villa was beautiful and it was fully equipped. It is easy to access and within driving distance to many tourist attractions. This elegant villa was cleaned thoroughly and the owner was most helpful as well as so welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Japanese Visitors

  • 5 of 5

Very impressive! Much more than what was expected. The villa was spacious, well appointed, and clean.

Everything necessary was provided by the owner for our comfort. We had a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

NEW TAMPA OUTLET MALL JUST 20 MINUTES! Day trips to the East & West Coast Beaches, Disney World, Busch Gardens, Tampa Museum of Art, Straz Performing Arts Center, The Florida Aquarium & History Museum, Lowry Park Zoo, Ice Hockey, Casino, Port of Tampa Cruise Ship location, Football, Baseball & Spring Training, Historic Ybor City, Salvador Dali Museum, Antique Auctions & shops, Wiregrass, International, West Shore, Ellenton Outlet & The Grove Malls.

And 15 minutes from Historic Dade City a charming Florida Town with a beautiful Historic Courthouse Square. Riding trails for cyclists in the Withlacoochee Park and many fresh water rivers and springs a day trip away, best kayaking at Ft. DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg Beach ranked #1 Beach in America.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

High Season and Low Season Rates are based on 1 to 2 ADULTS. Prices may vary based on Holidays, Special Events, weekend rate, availability and time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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