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Popular amenities for The Villages vacation rentals

Stay near The Villages's top sights

Lake Sumter Landing70 locals recommend
Spanish Springs Town Square75 locals recommend
Brownwood Paddock Square53 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter7 locals recommend
Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center16 locals recommend
The Villages Polo Club14 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in The Villages

  • Total rentals

    770 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    400 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    350 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    260 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    670 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    13K reviews

Your guide to The Villages

All About The Villages

Comprising more than a dozen planned retirement communities and neighborhoods and three unique downtown squares, The Villages is designed to cater to every whim of recreation and entertainment, all within a short drive of Florida’s dual coastlines. The Villages’ history goes back to the 1960s, when the area’s land tracts were sold via mail order. Officially named The Villages in 1992, the community has grown in leaps and bounds. It now spans 32 square miles and is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state. Featuring bungalows, patio villas, and custom homes, The Villages’ offerings have grown with the development. The area is home to 50 golf courses and boasts more than 2,700 social clubs; its world-famous polo club draws 30,000 spectators each year.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in The Villages

Typical for central Florida weather, The Villages experiences long, oppressively hot summers and short, cool winters. Due to the humidity, it’s wet pretty much year-round, and cloud cover can come and go quickly depending on the winds. Temperatures average in the high 80s and low 90s Fahrenheit in the summertime, waver between the 70s and 80s during the shoulder seasons, and very seldom drop below 40 degrees in winter. While sunshine is abundant year-round, the best time to visit is late spring or early summer, before things get too sticky. Alternatively, early fall is pleasant.

Top things to do in The Villages

Lake Sumter Landing

One of The Villages’ three main squares, Lake Sumter Landing has the feel of a small waterfront town. Featuring a long, old-fashioned boardwalk that circles the lake; a picturesque lighthouse; and a movie theater, it’s one of The Villages’ entertainment hubs. If you’re visiting over the holidays, don’t miss the golf cart Christmas parade.

Sharon Rose Wiechens Preserve

Located at the southern edge of The Villages, this natural preserve is home to gopher tortoises, alligators, herons, cranes, and other regional wildlife, as well as an impressive variety of native marshland plants. Enjoy the short nature walk, and bring binoculars to check out the fauna from the observation deck.

Lake Griffin State Park

Home to one of the state’s largest live oak trees, this 620-acre park connects Lake Griffin to the Harris Chain of Lakes. It’s the perfect spot to see wildlife like osprey and river otters while canoeing, kayaking, or hiking along the scenic nature trail.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in The Villages?

    The Villages has a warm and humid climate all year round. Temperatures in the summer reach up to 90°F (32°C) while in winter, they drop to around 50°F (10°C). Rainfall is more frequent from June to September, and the driest months are from October to May.

  • What are some of the best things to do in The Villages?

    Popular activities in The Villages include golfing at one of the over forty courses, watching a performance at the Savannah Center, or enjoying a scenic walk around Lake Sumter. Visitors can also explore the numerous shops and restaurants at the town squares.

  • What is the best time of year to visit The Villages?

    The most popular time to visit The Villages is from November to April, when the weather is cooler. Events like the Spanish Springs Art & Craft Festival in February, and the Lake Sumter Art & Craft Show in March, draw many visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in The Villages?

    Popular areas to stay in The Villages include Lake Sumter Landing, Spanish Springs, and Brownwood Paddock Square. These areas have a variety of accommodations, dining options, and are close to leisure facilities.

  • What are the best places to visit in The Villages?

    Popular places to visit in The Villages include the Morse Museum of American Art, Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, and the Lifelong Learning College. Visitors also enjoy the town squares, which host nightly entertainment.

  • What are some hiking trails in The Villages?

    While The Villages isn't renowned for hiking, there are several walking paths and trails in the area. Some of these include the paths around Lake Sumter, as well as the Fenney Nature Trail, which is home to various wildlife.

  • What are some family activities to do in The Villages?

    Families can explore the Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, enjoy a picnic at Paradise Park, or play a round of golf at one of the many golf courses. The Villages also has numerous parks and nature preserves for family outings.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in The Villages?

    Popular day trips from The Villages include visiting the city of Orlando, exploring the Ocala National Forest, or taking a drive to the Gulf Coast. All these destinations are within a two-hour drive.

  • Are there The Villages villa rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 60 villa rentals with pools in The Villages, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • How much does it cost to stay in villa rentals in The Villages?

    Experience the best of The Villages with our villa rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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