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Well reviewed Designer Model Near Bonifay Country Club

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Beautifully Decorated Designer Model With Golf Cart & Privileges.

This is a three year old home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in Fernandina. This designer model home with golf cart and golf cart garage is located between Lake Sumter Landing Market Square and the recently opened Brownwood Paddock Square. Colony Plaza Shopping center is also close by for groceries, pharmacy, shopping, and restaurants. Recreation centers, pools, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and shuffleboard are a short golf cart ride away. Also within a couple of blocks is Bonifay Country Club with a championship golf, pro shop, and excellent restaurant.

You will find Lafayette Lodge to be bright and open with a spacious relaxed ambiance. There is a fully equipped kitchen with both a formal dinning room and an adjacent eat-in kitchen. The great room is equipped with plenty of comfortable sitting and a brand new flat screen television. The master bedroom has a pillow-top king bed, a second flat screen television, walk in closet, private master bath with walk in shower. The second bedroom boasts a pillow-top queen, additional closet space, and is adjacent to the second bath. The den/office contains a spacious desk and futon. Finally, there is a comfortable lanai with patio furniture to enjoy the evening air.

This home comes with electric golf cart, wifi, and two Villages ID Cards (free for monthly or longer rental). This allows free use of all 29 executive golf courses (low cart fee only), and special resident only rates on all 11 Villages championship courses. This is also the entry to all pools, recreation center activities, and much, much more.

More Details

Renee Castleberry
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Renee Castleberry

Jerry, a law enforcement officer and retired Naval Base Commander, and Renee Castleberry, an attorney, purchased the Lafayette Lodge as their future retirement home after renting various Villages residences for the last 7 years. Renee's father has lived in The Villages for the last 10 years. They love The Villages lifestyle and look forward to beginning their life there in a few years.

Renee Castleberry purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Renee Castleberry chose The Villages

This property is conveniently located near the new Brownwood Paddock Square and Lake Sumter. It is extremely close to shopping and is a newer home with all furnishings and appliances.

What makes this bungalow unique

Travelers will enjoy the many amenities The Villages have to offer.


Fernandina Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath has walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • racquetball
  • swimming
Please see The Villages' website to view all the amenities available.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Well reviewed Designer Model Near Bonifay Country Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
North Lancaster, Ontario, Canada

Deserving of the very high praise!

  • 5 of 5

For first timers not only to The Villages but as snowbirds we were highly skeptical of finding a place to please both myself and my husband for a month. It was Renee's warmth, charm and enthusiasm over the phone which initially won us over to take the plunge. Lafayette Lodge is everything you could possibly want for your stay and much more. It is located in a newer part of The Villages in close proximity to golf (both country club and executive courses), recreation centres, driving range, groceries, restaurants, shopping, banking, gas station and more. All of this is within a few minutes car ride or be adventuresome and try the golf cart to ride the dedicated trails to where you wish to go. The house itself is a welcome respite after a busy day or enjoy the lanai while sipping on your favourite beverage. The kitchen is very well equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, glasstop stove, plenty of plates and cutlery, cooking utensils as well as bakeware and small appliances such as a blender, toaster, even a crock pot. There are also a few pantry items to get you started. The linens for the master bedroom and ensuite are generous and the decor is soothing and inviting. The pride of ownership is evident in every appointment Renee and Jerry have chosen for their future retirement home. The owners were readily available by phone to address any of our concerns and went to great lenghts to ensure that our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We have only been in our own home a few days and I already wish we were back in Lafayette Lodge! Thank you both for sharing your vision of Florida life!

February 2017

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely fully equipped home. Renee & Jerry were excellent to deal with.

Conveniently located to all The Villages have to offer.

Lafayette Lodge is more then worthy of the 5 star rating it has been receiving.

Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

the home was very clean, the bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable, the couch in the living rooms has a recliner which was very comfortable to read and watch movies. It was fun to ride around in the golf cart and the people were extremely helpful when I got lost (which was several times.) I played pickle ball every morning and evening, visited the town centers a few times and really enjoyed myself. It's like adult summer camp. I recommend the home and visiting The Villages. Hope to go back and visit soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woolford, MD


  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable from the minute we walked in, well furnished and everything that you would need and expect. The location is great not far from anywhere you would like to go. Renee was just a phone call away for any questions and help, we highly recommend this property to anyone, what a great place.

Gloria & John McWilliams

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and spacious with a great floor plan. All furniture is like new, perfectly arranged and coordinated. The 2nd bedroom & bathroom layout is ingenious. The pocket door open makes the bathroom accessible from any room. Close the door and it’s a private bathroom for the bedroom. The kitchen has everything and more needed to prepare and serve meals. All the glassware, dishes and silverware match, are coordinated and there is plenty of each.

The internet is very fast and dependable. Great TV reception & TVs are easy to use. There are loads of channels including music & OnDemand. Daily delivery of the local paper was a nice bonus. Another nice bonus is ample paper goods for a month stay.

Having a golf cart is great. Just about anywhere in the Villages in accessible by cart. Several recreation centers are within a few miles on a golf cart trail.

There were a few disappointments, most of which can be easily remedied: only 1 towel bar per bathroom and no hooks or rings, only one lamp in the living area, making it difficult to read. That’s a shame because the couch is wonderful. It’s soft leather with built in recliners. A clock in living room area would be a welcome addition.

We needed to walk into most rooms to turn on a light. There are no on/off switches to light from one room to the next.

As is the norm in The Villages, there is no privacy in the rear of the home with the blinds open. Thankfully, it was totally quiet at night.

There are many great restaurants within a few miles, one of many, many advantages of staying in the Villages, especially in the south end where this house is located. I highly recommend Square1 in Pineallas Plaza.

The owners are a dream to rent from. We had one little problem and it was fixed in a day. We extended our stay and it was easy to book for another week. We hope to return next Autumn.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woolford, MD

Lafayette Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The minute we walked in we felt at home and very comfortable. The owners were very great to work with. The location for all the activities we did was perfect. We would recommend this home to anyone and we are coming back next April.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Fernandina Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January-March 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January-March 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650
Check out cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary


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