Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Well reviewed Designer Model Near Bonifay Country Club

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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 -
(14 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Well reviewed Designer Model Near Bonifay Country Club
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Town squares were fun...great was well was well supplied

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This Designer Home welcomed us with its beautiful decor inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

As a first time Village renter I was impressed how the owners thought of everything. There was no need to call for any assistance. Location, Location, Location, a perfect spot to enjoy Brownwood and great Club House at Bonifay. Thank You for sharing your home.

Lappin's from Michigan.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $650

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.