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Carefree Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


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

James Mahood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017


Silver Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Very comfortable, clean and generously supplied.

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we needed for me and two grandchildren. Spotlessly clean. I appreciated Mr. Mahood for providing a generous supply of essentials, soap and paper products, towells, etc. The owner was so very friendly and helped me with good referrals for other services.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This property was absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This home is quite comfortable and very well maintained. The owners are extremely friendly and easy to work with. We loved our stay :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Updated 2/2 home close to shopping

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th year we have rented this unit. Owner is excellent to work with. If a problem does arise he gets back to you promptly. Unit is close to shopping, golf and Spanish Springs square.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A perfect winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located in Silver Lake which is the historic section of The Villages. It is in a great location as it is near to the Town Square but in a nice quiet section. The home was ideal for our needs. It is very comfortable and recently renovated. Everything was there that we needed and we only had to purchase our groceries. Jim was very helpful in giving us information about The Villages, very accommodating and easy to contact. We stayed for three months this winter and enjoyed it so much that we have booked the property again for next winter. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone else.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Golf -33 executive courses. 11 championship courses.

* Swim.

* Nightly entertainment and dancing on 3 town squares.

* Shopping..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim.

* Golf - executive courses free green fees.

* Walking and bicycling trails...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim.

* Disney World.

* Bowling.

* Recreation centers..

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
2 temp. resident ids $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.