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Gorgeous 3/2 Villa In Virginia Trace - 10 Minute Walk To Lake Sumter Landing """

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,402 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 8, 5 Minute Walk To Pool, free Wifi & daily newspaper

Our Courtyard Villa has an open and inviting floor plan. Particularly if you are entertaining, you are always within ear and eye shot of your guests.

The home is done in large neutral tile, new paint, crown molding, custom valances, soft rugs, and the Master Bed now is a king size Select Comfort bed.

It has a beautiful large open kitchen with lots of cupboards and a small rollable center work island. The kitchen has a full length bar/pass-thru open to the dining and living area and an ample pantry off to the side. There are 4 nice padded swivel bar stools if you chose to eat at the pass thru.

The Master Bedroom has a king size Select Comfort dual side adjustable bed and furnished in an old world white. It also has a large walk-in closet with plenty of storage. A 32' wall mounted flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player is provided for those evenings when you simply want to relax in bed and watch your favorite program or DVD. You can also step outside from the Master Bedroom through your private entrance onto the lanai for a breath of fresh air.

The Guest Bedroom (second bedroom) has a queen size bed and is also furnished in the old world white color. This bedroom also has a 32' wall mounted flat screen LED TV with a built in DVD player for your guests.

The Third Bedroom has Trundle Bed with lots of comfortable pillows for just lounging around and reading a good book. It also has a pull out single bed and storage underneath allowing for sleeping for two guests with the option to put the beds together or leave them as individuals. Also, within this room is a small sitting area by the window consisting of a table and two chairs. This is the perfect room to relax in, check your e-mail or scan the Internet.

The Master Bath has a nice sized walk-in shower, while the Guest Bath has a full size tub and shower.

The Guest bedroom and bathroom can be separated from the main living area by simply closing a pocket door.

The Living Room has an entry to the lanai and also a large 46' flat panel TV and DVD player for your watching enjoyment. A variety of table games, DVDs and books are also included.

The screen enclosed lanai is a great addition to the home providing a nice area to eat or lounge outside but still somewhat protected. The full height screens let in just the right amount of fresh air.

Outside the lanai is a wonderful custom patio area which is perfect for that first cup of coffee, reading the newspaper, or even maybe privately working on your tan since the backyard of this Courtyard Villa is completely enclosed for privacy. Plus there is a propane gas grill for those you love to do a bit of 'grillin'.

The garage provides ample parking for your one car (needed only to come in and leave from your vacation) and a golf cart (main mode of transportation while in The Villages). I can even help you with golf cart rentals if required.

Also included is of course free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Service and free daily newspaper delivery (The Villages Daily Sun).

More Details

Jeff and Judy McNiece
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jeff and Judy McNiece

My Father-in-Law moved to The Villages 20+ years ago. Living nearby, we visited him often while our kids were growing up. It didn't take long before we knew we wanted to also retire there someday. When a 2/2 villa right outside of Lake Sumter Landing in Virginia Trace became available, we were hooked and immediately bought. Then recently we decided that we really wanted a 3/2 but didn't want to leave everything that Virginia Trace offered. When one became available right around the corner, we sold the 2/2 and bought the 3/2. My wife and I are professionals: Judy is a Speech/Language Therapist for 'special needs' children and I was a VP of Engineering until I retired in November 2016. We've since bought an additional home in Virginia Trace are now living in the The Villages. Judy is still working very hard at her new job with children in the area and retirement seems to keep me still very busy - but I'll learn to adjust. As such, we do most of our e-mail and phone call responses in the evenings and weekends.

Jeff and Judy McNiece purchased this villa in 2011

Why Jeff and Judy McNiece chose Virginia Trace

Location, location, location! Being able to take a 10 minute walk and be in the heart of all the Lake Sumter Landing activities is incredible. Being able to drive a car or golf cart to the same activities is nice, but having the option to walk is fantastic. Plus 5 minutes into the walk, you are at the Community Center with swimming, dog walk, horse shoes, and shuffleboard. Of course, all 30 Executive golf courses and 11 Championship courses only a short golf cart ride away is 'icing on the cake'.

What makes this villa unique

If you enjoy a drink or two at the free music nightly at the Lake Sumter Landing town square, you can easily walk home. You don't need to worry about driving your car or golf cart and possible 'problems'. Or if you prefer to have a nightcap at home, you can go out into the back yard and still listen to the music coming from the square (not too loud though). The lanai affords protection from the weather when needed with its full height screen panels to let the fresh air in. Of course, you can always step outside the lanai and enjoy the full outdoors on the custom enclosed back patio.


Virginia Trace Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1402 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower.
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Six sets of towels for both bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and wall mounted TV/DVD.
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed w/lots of pillows, small sitting table area too.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sliding door to lanai, walk in closet, ceiling fan, TV/DVD.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans, chest of drawers, exterior windows and closets. The couch in the living room is a fold out Double bed providng total sleeping room for 8.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Newspaper is delivered daily to your home - Free of charge. Hi-Speed WiFi is included - Free of charge I can help with Golf Cart Rentals (delivered and picked up to the house)


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Gorgeous 3/2 Villa In Virginia Trace - 10 Minute Walk To Lake Sumter Landing
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Groton, CT

Just Perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you might need. Fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher. Laundry room as well. Tastefully decorated and spacious living areas. Beds very comfortable. Owners very easy to work with and great communication. Looking forward to spending another vacation with them.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Martha for the wonderful review. It was great having you as renters and of course, I would really love to help you in the future for any rental needs you might have. So glad you liked my villa (you can thank Judy for the décor), and also glad that you made it home safely to that cold snow place up north, burrrr - lol. Sincerely, Jeff
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Lovely home and great location. We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat. Love the "short and sweet" review:-) It's actually all I could ask for and hope to be able to help you again with your future rental needs. Sincerely, Jeff
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Ontario Canada

Location says it ALL

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Villa for a week in the Beginning of December.

We have decided at the very last moment to make a stop at the Villages and luckily picked Jeff’s villa.

Mainly because of the location and the detailed description of the property and surrounding areas.

Jeff was more than accommodating to make the last minute arrangements for us, and was able to guide us through the process as well as giving helpful tips.

He even arranged a delivery of a local paper.

He called us when the Villa was ready and when we arrived all we could say was “WOW”

The location was perfect, quiet and peaceful. Each evening we walked to the Town Center and each morning we walk to the very nearby swimming pool.

The rest was a real adventure try to figure out the Golf Cars trails around the Villages.

All was clean arranged and ready to use.

We immediately felt like being home (less the Cold Ontario Weather)

The Internet connection was easy to set up and it was fast.

We also enjoyed the privacy of the backyard and the screened porch.

In the end it was our BEST week (of relaxation) through all of our travel and we have been to 87 countries around the world.

However our world excursions are done by us and now we found a perfect Jeff’s and Judy’s place to warm our worn bones in the warm Florida Sun.

If anything I can suggest is that a small wireless printer would be beneficial to have.

Maybe it would be in a locked place to use for a small fee.

Thank you for providing us with this great experience and we sincerely hope to do it again not in a very distance future.

Stefania and Jerzy

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerzy and Stefania for the wonderful review. It was great meeting you and I'm glad that your stay in The Villages was the highlight of your travels. Hopefully, there wasn't too much snow waiting for your return:-). It would be fantastic to help you come visit The Villages again in the future, just let me know how I can help. Sincerely, Jeff
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Ideal location and responsive owners

  • 4 of 5

The courtyard villa style home is in an excellent central location within The Villages near the Sumter Landing square and provides a very convenient location for dining, shopping and entertainment.

The kitchen was fully equipped with a gas stove, microwave, dish washer, coffee maker, toaster, etc. and utensils. The sheets and towels were good quality. A washer and dryer are available. There are 3 TVs in the house with cable TV. WiFi service was available with service fast enough for my needs.

The owners are very responsive to address questions and any issues.

I would recommend this house and am looking to book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave for your review of my villa. It was great having you stay there and I look forward to being able to help you book again in the future. As always, please feel free to let me know what I could have done better or different to receive a 5-star review in the future as I'm always looking forward to ideas on how to improve my renters experiences. Sincerely, Jeff
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fabulous and amazing

  • 5 of 5

best place ever, best owners, Nothing is missing in the home, everything is there, Enjoyed to the maximum, lucky finding availability to rent that unforgettable home. it is important to feel safe and comfort toward the owner of the home you will rent, and they have the best hospitality ever. we were 6 in the house, and the privacy was there, the rooms are a part from each others. Near the pool, lake Sumter landing and win-Dixie. I recommend to rent that home.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great villa, Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this villa for the month of July and enjoyed a great month in The Villages. The home was both clean and very comfortable. It is the PERFECT location since it is just a walk or golf cart ride to Sumter Landing where you can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment. It is also close to both the adult and family pools.

The owner, Jeff, was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to any questions or requests.

Since we have family with homes in The Villages we were able to have a fun night at Cody's for a family reunion.

We would definitely rent this villa again and would recommend it to anyone looking to rent in The Villages.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert and Teresa, First thanks for the great review and secondly for being so accommodating when as had the AC hiccup:-). It was a pleasure meeting your family and am super happy that everyone enjoyed their time staying, visiting, and generally "getting together". As always, if there is anything I can do to help your family out in the future, please don't hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Jeff
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Orlando & Tampa International Airports (MCO & TPA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants/bars)
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Mallory Hills Country Club (50 Golf Courses total)
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak station is in Sanford Florida
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Florida Turnpike and I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lake Sumter Landing (lots of restaurants)
Nearest Ski
600 Miles
Beach Mountain North Carolina
Car: not necessary

Location Location Location!!!

This home is only a brief 20 minute walk to Lake Sumter Market Square Landing - the middle of the three Squares that are the heart of The Villages, especially in the evening. Most all other activities are only a short walk away or a short golf cart ride.

Lake Sumter Landing has a wide assortment of restaurants, shopping, sights and nightly live music in the Lake Sumter Landing Square.

The Pool/Community Center is a brief 5 minute walk along the same path.

Or use a golf cart to reach everything you need:

There are 36 Executive golf courses and 13 Championship golf courses.

The community pool is only a 5 minute walk away.

Plenty of Tennis (normal, platform, and sand), Shuffleboard, Pickleball, Horseshoes, Billiards nearby in the various village centers. Plus most any other sport you can think of.

Plenty of Fitness Centers and classes available for those with exercise in mind.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

I prefer payments via E-Checks. A 3% Convenience Fee will be deducted from Security Deposit for Credit Card payments.

Extra Guest are welcome to visit and stay overnight but the renter is responsible for cleaning their linens.

I can preorder Resident IDs transfers for you which will be paid ($50) to the Villages when they are picked up. However, monthly or longer rentals will have the Resident ID transferred for free. Please ask for more info if you are unsure about Resident IDs.

Additional fees will apply if the following items are not returned upon departure; house keys, garage door remote controls, security gate cards & mailbox key (if furnished).

Monthly rentals may exclude one day in order to allow for cleaning in preparation for next renter. E.G. January monthly rental is for 30 days. Please check with owner on this for all monthly or longer rentals.

2 Propane tanks are supplied in a "pay it forward" mode where no tanks are to be left empty.

If you need help renting a golf cart, let me know and I can help with this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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