|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
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.
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
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.
Travelers will enjoy the many amenities The Villages have to offer.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Wonderful winter get-away! The property was well stocked and immaculate. Every detail was thoroughly organized for us, allowing us to relax right from the start. We enjoyed all that The Villages had to offer-golfing, dining and entertainment!
The owners were great. We had an issue with the air conditioning that was fixed immediately. We'd highly recommend renting this wonderful property!
|Check out cleaning fee||$100|
|Refundable damage deposit||$650|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.