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NEW DEAL NEW DEAL. The Christmas holiday season - December - is OPEN! Email us for very special deal! The Villages is spectacular iln December. The lighting, the Christmas golf cart parade and the festivities will amaze you. No snow...palm trees...Santa....dining out...no hassles....Give it a try and spend December in adult playland, where everyday is "your time to have fun."
You have just found one of the nicest - and in my wife and my humble opinion - absolutely the nicest vacation home in The Villages. A cliche and a self serving description :) you say. But really, it is sooo neat. Generally, we come here as our retreat in the off weeks of the summer and in the fall from a northern city in a northern state - Minnesota. And we are instantly in a tropical paradise with mood uplights casting shadows of palm trees on the private Spanish courtyard walls, the therapeutic spa, the Key West lanai, the huge private paved courtyard, and the soft tropical interior design. Inside, there is a spacious open floor plan, large heated and air conditioned lanai, separate kitchen with island, large master bedroom with a king sized bed, double vanity sink in master bathroom, and large walk-in ceramic master shower with built-in seat. There's a good-sized guest bedroom with a queen size bed and bathroom that is split from the master bedroom side for privacy if you have guests. This home is referred to as a Courtyard Villa. It is a block and stucco home with block and stucco walls replicating a Spanish Villa - very private feeling. A true get away - very different from a traditional wood frame home. The view is unparalleled with a post card view of the 5th green on the Hacienda Country Club Lakes golf course! Our Villa is situated ideally on the course away from any errant balls and elevated and landscaped with tropical plantings for privacy. Just out the front door - literally 8 minutes away by foot - is Spanish Springs Town Square. We are also located ideally for easy access to Sumpter Landing Town Square. By golf cart, we are nine minutes to Sumpter, and just a 15 minute bike ride.
Really Close To Major Shopping
We are in the closest proximity of any of the Villas to Sams Club, Target, Belks, Bath & Body, and several mini Mall areas - most all of which are available by golf cart in a matter of minutes. This location is truly the best!
Why Rent A Designer Villa?
Medira Drive is known as a Designer Villa which means that it has a 2-car garage (even when you are renting a 2-car garage is important for easy access to the golf cart), vaulted volume ceilings, laundry off the kitchen, and other interesting architectural features. It is much more spacious than a typical wood-frame Villa and rental house. It is block and stucco for a sense of sturdiness. There is a strong flavor of the Spanish Courtyard. There is a feeling of staying in a fun and unique experience as opposed to a typical house. The Designer Villa is free standing but different from the homes we all lived in in the North. And that provides a special experience - one of really being "away."
Playing Golf For Free
You have probably been to The Villages before or have checked out The Villages on line , so not too much will be mentioned about what there is to do in The Villages as there are literally hundreds of activities listed in the recreation section of the newspaper. But I will tell you about a few of our favorite activities. One of the best activities you could do when you rent Medira Drive is to play golf for free by having an activities ID card. For $50 paid to The Villages, you will receive a temporary ID that transfers all the rights of my wife and myself as owners to you while you are renting. That means that you can play any of the Executive Courses for free. And you wouldn't believe some of the stunningly beautiful executive courses, and the degree of difficulty if you choose to play off the back tees. One of my favorites is Pelican where from the "blacks" seven of nine holes is played over preserves and ponds. Chula Vista and Mira Mesa is just a 3 minute golf cart ride away from Medira Drive and features tough holes, picturesque fairways & greens, holes were you hit drivers, a beautiful lake, and typical par 3 iron holes. And these courses are free with your ID.
And we are right on the Hacienda Country Club course - a beautiful championship course!
Dancing In The Streets - Literally
If you like dancing to live music from the 60's and 70's by some really spectacular bands - many of whom have played with the "bigs" way back when - there's no place in the world like The Villages . And what's neat is that you can walk right out the front door and stroll to Spanish Springs Town Square just minutes away. And this happens EVERY night of the week from 5 pm to 9 pm! Or, just head over to the Key West Townsquare Sumpter Landing. All close by.
If you like to be active as we do, there's Pickleball just minutes away in either Chula Vista or Hacienda. Yes, that's a real game. And it's REALLY fun. Google "pickleball" for more of a description. Glenwood tennis club with its tennis raquet-shaped swimming pool (what won't The Villages think of next?) and Har Tru tennis courts is a close golf cart drive away.
Walk To The Best Restaurants
Great restaurants are within walking distance - just a phenomenal authentic Mexican restaurant, a great sports bar in Gators Dockside, and wonderful food at Paneras, Ruby Tuesday, and Katie Belles. Yes, all within an eight minute walk from the front door! And there's many more in the same close location such as McCalls, Margaritaville, Paulies Pizza, the New York restaurant, and more. Or instead of walking to Spanish Springs Townsquare, jump in the golf cart and a 9-10 minute golf cart ride away, our three favorite places: the Japanese restaurant, the Thai restaurant, and the Lighthouse restaurant. Again, there's so many more.
Attractions Outside The Villages
You may also know that we are just 15 minutes from the most beautiful horse country in the world near Ocala, 30 minutes from the spectacular Silver Springs where wild monkeys still swing from vines and where Tarazan was filmed, and just over an hour to either Coast - Daytona Beach and Clearwater Beach. But truthfully, most people just come to The Villages and never leave.
To get a real sense of what there is to do in The Villages, log on to The Villages web site and you will learn about their polo stadium, line dancing, bridge, the Texas two-step classes, pool, basketball, NY stickball, bocce ball, cheerleading and majorettes, lawn bowling, soft ball, and hundreds of other activities.
Or Just Read A Good Book
And if all of these activities inside the Villages and "outside" is not enough :) we have four chaise lounges in our huge brick-studded private courtyard for you to just sit down and read a good book! So there you have it. My wife, Nancy, and I cordially invite you to consider 918 Medira Drive for your next vacation to The Villages. We hope to hear from you.