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Exquisite courtyard villa on a corner lot. Complimentary Golf Cart

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,608 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Courtyard Villa model in the lovely Sharon Villas in the Village of Gilchrist, sleeps 6 and has a complimentary golf cart for the duration of your VIR Vacation. Courtyard Villas are very popular, prized for their enclosed back gardens, featuring a high degree of guest privacy. Waterbury occupies a corner lot, creating a larger than usual outdoor area. Location is everything and Waterbury is well-placed for all of the activities that make up The Villages Lifestyle! You are golf-cart close to Brownwood Paddock Square, the newest town square, modeled on the historic Central Florida "Cracker" (cattleman) village. Here you will find excellent restaurant, from New York deli to donuts and Southern BBQ to burgers. Unique boutique shops offer unusual items and gifts, perfect for your VIR Vacation souvenirs. The Dog Trot Porch features free nightly live music and dancing every evening from 5:00 to 9:00. Stop by to see the line dancing. (Do try it; it's easy and fun!) Look for the "history" signs that create the (not very factual, but very funny) story of Brownwood! Look also, for the stunning life-size bronze "Cracker, his horse and perfect photo opportunity. The Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings offers delicious breads, cheeses, meats and organic for a delicious BBQ. Recreation ("Rec") Centers are the second focus of Villages' free activities, and you are so close to Eisenhower Regional Rec, where you will find everything from aerobics to Zumba, tennis to Pickle Ball, that other Villages' obsession. Stop by any rec and ask for the weekly free activities list. You will be amazed at what is offered! If your interest is golf, you are a golf-cart jaunt from the Executive courses of Sandhill, Sweetgum and Roosevelt. You are extra close by cart to Bonifay and Evans Prairie Country Clubs, with their Championship courses, pro shops and superb dining options. The living room comfortably seats six and features a large flat-screen TV. The formal dining area seats four, with additional informal seating for two at the kitchen island. This well-equipped kitchen is perfect for meals at home, but please remember there are over 100 restaurants in The Villages, waiting to be sampled! The master bedroom has a king bed, a large walk-in closet a flat-screen TV and an en-suite with dual sink vanity units and a large walk-in shower. Bedroom two has a queen bed and flat-screen TV and is adjacent to bathroom two, with its tub and shower combination. Bedroom three, configured as a den, has a queen Murphy bed. The screened lanai is the perfect place for your morning coffee or juice; the outdoor dining furniture offers a Florida sunset alfresco BBQ option! All of our properties come with High Speed WiFi internet included. Linens, dishes, cutlery and towels are also supplied for your convenience. Each property has either cable TV or satellite TV available for your enjoyment. With the Village Resident ID card you can use any of the 36 executive golf courses with no greens fees. And these executive golf courses are not your typical "pitch & putts!" They present some challenging par 3s and the occasional par 4, with three sets of tee boxes to accommodate golfers of different skill levels. You will pay resident rates on greens fees at the 12 Championship courses. You are also entitled to use any of the family friendly and adult only (30 or older) swimming pools, organized activity swimming pools, bocce ball, shuffleboard courts, horseshoe pits, billiards tables, tennis and pickle ball courts, basketball courts, sand volley ball and over 1,000 organized activities every week through the recreation centers. This home is made for fun! Just bring your suitcase and we will provide the 'key' for enjoying The Villages lifestyle. Rent in The Villages, FL with The VIR Group and VIR Vacation Rentals.


Property Manager
VIR Rentals
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Amenities

Gilchrist House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1608 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Exquisite courtyard villa on a corner lot. Complimentary Golf Cart
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Collingswood, NJ
5

Enjoying The Villages - first class

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our rental experiences was superior. From the moment we unlocked the door - it was high class. Clean, well-appointed, thoughtful, beautiful "spa" music playing on the TVs, fluffy towels, beautiful bedding, and on and on. Our great first impression was never diminished.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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New Hope, PA
5

The Villa was great. Beautiful inside and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My wife and I had a great time in the Villages.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edward, it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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4

Annual vacation

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved the location! Loved the house! Had a couple maintenance issues, 1 fixed the other not.. on check in it required 3 visits to pick up passes. Resulted in paying full price for first round of golf.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alfred, thank you for your review. Unfortunately The Villages Temporary Resident IDs are not handed by VIR and are nothing to do with VIR. We receive daily complaints about the way temporary IDs are handled and the quality of the pick up process with The Villages. We are very sorry that you had this experience with them and if there is anything that we could do, we would :(
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Harbour Ward, ENG
5

New, luxurious home from home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This home furnished us with a relaxing space after the sporting exercises of the day. There is so much to do that choosing can be a bit mind boggling. At first, we found The Villages area rather overwhelming but that dissipated as we checked out the area using the provided golf cart, at our own pace, on the recreational trail. The whole area is pristine and I never tired of checking out all the lovely planted edges and gardens. All recreation centers are immaculate inside and out. The location of this villa is great as it is close to the main central road and Brownwood village square is an easy cart ride away. Every amenity in this home was easy to use, all we could ever need and almost brand new. We especially loved the walled garden space. Our only con would be the 'very firm' mattress which gave us both stiff backs but must be a personal preference. Thank you to VIR for the special touch of Yorkshire teabags and all the many welcome gifts. The company kept us well informed with lots of email communication (sometimes repetitive) prior to our stay. It was a shame that our house door would not open when we arrived and without the mobile phone that we had just set up to work in US, I'm not sure how we would have gained entry. Also, our refundable deposit needed requesting and took a month but was received. We are planning a longer, return stay to The Villages.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Irene, it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Shawnee Mission, KS
5

1725 Waterbury Place Review

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed at this rental to get a feel for what life would be like in The Villages. The location was perfect, came with a cart, was very comfortable and private.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Henry, it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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5

Great Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This was a beautifully decorated home that suited our needs perfectly during our stay at The Villages! We especially loved the air-conditioned lanai! The king-sized master bed was super comfortable! We would definitely return here when we visit our parents again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tara, it was such a pleasure to have you stay with us, we look forward to housing you when you come and visit your parents again soon!
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