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Carefree Retreat


Property Details

Updated: Feb 14, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Location - Silver Lake Village of the Villages in Central Florida. Within 1/2 mile of Spanish Springs Town Square. Great restaurants (Outback, Carabba's, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday and others) and shopping. Golf cart community and everything is accessible by golf cart.

House - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with central AC and Heat. Recently refurnished - new furniture and appliances. Kitchen - range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, toaster, complete set of dishes and utensils, pots and pans and many other items. Living Room - comfortable seating, 42 inch TV with cable and DVD. Master Bedroom - queen sized bed, bathroom within, walk-in closet, TV with cable and wireless internet connection. Guest Bedroom - queen sized bed, bathroom next to.

Vacuum cleaner, Ironing board and iron and all linens and towels. Washer and dryer in attached shed. Large screen room with table and chairs.

note: the Villages is a 55+ community - younger individuals are allowed for a short period of time

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

James Mahood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this VRBO property in The Villages. It is not a new patio home, It is a very nice cottage in the village of Silver Lake. built in the early years of The Villages. It has been remodeled and is very comfortable, modern, and "clean as a pin". The location is ideal and convenient by car or cart to Spanish Springs Town Square and all shopping along route 441. The owners are very nice and easy to communicate and work with; Jim takes care of all of the "odds and ends". We had a very enjoyable stay here in early May of 2016 and hope to return at some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

It is always a pleasure staying at the "Carefree Retreat", not one, not two but three times in a row, this is our favorite place to stay while we're in Florida. The house is perfect for a small family, a romantic getaway or vacation! This house is fully equipped, just show up with your groceries. The grocery stores, shopping centers, fast food, pharmacy, movie theater, bowling alley, park with an open yard gym, town square and gas station are only minutes away.

Jim is very hospitable and accommodating, he and the neighbors have been constant in doing so over the past three years.

This will always be our #1 choice when we visit Florida.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental unit was perfect for our family (2 adults and 2 children under 10 yrs old). We were very happy with the layout, cleanliness, and neighborhood. The owner was extremely helpful and nice. He was very quick at responding to my emails as well. I would definitely consider renting this unit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kengo and Yuka, Thank you for taking the time to write the nice review for us. Thank you also for leaving the home in such a tidy condition. It's appreciated. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we do hope that you can return for a visit in the future. Have a great year. Jim and Carol Mahood
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Petrolia, Ontario, Canada

Vacation rental in The Villages April 2014

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this unit in the Villages in April 2014. We were very happy with the rental and the location is very close to Spanish Springs and restaurants and golf courses. The owner was very easy to deal with and when we did have to contact him, his wife returned the call promptly. The unit is very well supplied and very clean. Our only regret is that we are not able to rent the unit next April as it is rented.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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sanford maine

extreamily happy

  • 5 of 5

In Oct my mom, two sisters and myself needed a place to stay in the Villages.I came across this sight and booked it. We were very happy with the layout, the cleanliness as well as the helpfulness of the owner. The house was well stocked with everything we possibly needed,right down to the laundry detergent and sugar.We would love to rent here again. This was a very quiet neighborhood and friendly neighbors.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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norton oh

More than expected

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the nicest places, most rentals are like rentals but this one is like home VERY NICE and the owner was great!! He had all the maps and things ready for us when we got there. We will always try to get this home when we come to the Villages. The grandchildren 15 and 4 said " it's the best vacation ever"

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Three town squares - Spanish Springs, Sumter Landing , and - Paddock Square - nightly entertainment and dancing - restaurants and shopping. Disney World, Epcot, Sea World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Lego Land - south of the villages - one hour or so traveling time. Silver Springs - north of the villages - 30 minutes.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
spring (1)
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
spring (2)
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 1
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2 temp. resident ids $50
cleaning $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Nightly Rate: $35 - $60

Weekly Rate: $250 - $425

Monthly Rate:$1000 - $1700

Jan. - Mar. - $1700/ month (prefer to rent together) June - Sept. $1000/month or $250/ week
April - $1400 Oct. - $1300 Dec. $1500
May - $1200 Nov. - $1400

Payment is due on arrival - check or cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: Feb 14, 2017
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Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 36 executive golf courses - no greens fee with temporary resident ID. 11 championship golf courses - minimal fee. note- golf carts are available for rental (weekly or monthly) from local dealers. There is a trail fee for use of golf carts on the executive golf courses. Swimming pools - one or more located in each village. Softball, tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, pool. Bowling - two complexes, 32 lanes each. Movie Theaters -three, 8 screens each. Churches, shopping centers, banks, several emergency health centers and a large hospital.

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