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On A Golf Course, 4 Seat Golf Cart, 3/2 designer, Very near Pool. + LOCATION!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property


Bake your Christmas Cookies and Celebrate in this lovely home. Rolling Pin, Mixer, Cookie Sheets, measuring cups and spoons -- Everything is here for you to fill this house with the aromas of Christmas baking. This is a 2000 sq. ft. Three bedroom, Two bathroom Designer home, which includes a 4 seat gas golf cart. Both the Master bedroom and first Guest bedroom have king size beds with adjoining full baths which make this home ideal for two couples or one couple who plan to have guests during their VACATION. The third bedroom has a daybed which converts to a double bed or two single beds. There is oak laminate flooring and tile throughout the house, a screened and windowed lanai overlooking the golf course and the fenced patio area with two rocking chairs, a gas grill and a electronically retractable awning. The fully equipped kitchen has a table and six chairs, plus an island with two bar stools. The living room has a 60 in. 3D, HD TV, a recliner and sectional sofa. The separate dining room has a table which can be extended to seat 8. Please take a moment to view the pictures of this home and READ the GUEST REVIEWS. This home has 19 Five Star reviews. I live a mile away from the house so I am always available to help my renters. You'll have a true Florida vacation in this home which is decorator furnished, backs up to a golf course and has large beautiful windows to let in the sunshine. I try to keep it equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation, including all paper products and cleaning supplies. There is never an extra charge for guests although I do like to know who is staying in my home.

This 2000 square feet plus, beautifully decorated home comes with a new 4 passenger gas Yamaha golf cart , five (5) cable TV's (one 60in. with HBO, DVR, 3D. There are 2 smart TV's and WIFI.) There is a Tempur-Pedic king-size bed in the master bedroom, and another king size bed in the guest bedroom and a day bed which can become a double bed or two single beds in the third bedroom. It is near Sumter Landing and the Arnold Palmer golf course and country club. Of course, your amenities pass includes access to all Village golf courses and activities. And this house is loaded with extras. A recliner to kick back in, all the dishes and glaswear ( red and white wine glasses, margarita glasses) and kitchen appliances (food processor, crock-pot, blender, rice cooker, Keurig coffee maker, electric mixer, rolling pin, rotisserie, roaster, etc) you could want, daily newspaper delivery, etc. The master bedroom even has a unique Starscape ceiling for special evenings. Plus this home is pet friendly (one pet, housebroken only, please). Imagine yourself enjoying breakfast in the morning or watching cable TV looking out at the fourth tee of Churchill Green golf course from the screened and windowed lanai on a true Florida vacation in this designer home, south of 466 in the Villages. The home is a very short walk to the neighborhood pool. I live a mile away from this home and this is the only monthly rental I own so I am almost always available to meet my renters needs. And the neighbors are very nice. this house really does have it all. Thank you.

Keywords: Designer House

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Karen Francis
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Karen Francis

I live one mile from the property, so I am available almost 24/7 for any problems that may arise. I love owning this house and having renters. My greatest pleasure is having renters say, " this house is beautiful in the pictures. It's even more beautiful now that we are here." I always want my renters to have a wonderful vacation and I think that is the reason that I have so many terrific reviews. I go out of my way to make sure my renters are happy in my home and in the Villages. I try to do anything I can do to help them.

Karen Francis purchased this house in 2005

Why Karen Francis chose Belvedere

Great location, 4 seat golf cart, 2 king size beds, third bedroom which sleeps 2, beautiful, comfortable, completely stocked home. Motorized awning on patio, great for kicking back. Very near neighborhood pool. Beautiful home. Please see Guest Reviews.

What makes this house unique

Owner lives very nearby and is almost always available.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Belvedere, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Refill gas tank in golf cart. $25 reduction from security deposit if you forget. (no one ever has)
  • If you use the gas grill, clean it. Cleaning tools provided. My cleaners hate this job.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Village ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) master bedroom and second bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed with trundle. May be used as double or 2 singles
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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On A Golf Course, 4 Seat Golf Cart, 3/2 designer, Very near Pool. + LOCATION!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Spectacular Home

  • 5 of 5

Although interrupted by Hurricane Irma, our stay was just great. The rental home was extremely comfortable an d so well appointed, totally stocked with all amenities you would ever want or need. We truely enjoyed our stay and hope to return in 2018. If your thinking of going th The Villages, this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: 3-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait To Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this house and we hope it isn't our last. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, we felt as if we were home. Early morning coffee in the lanai would start our day, as we read the provided newspaper. Following a swim in the community pool, we would be off in the golf cart to participate in some of the many activities available at The Villages. Nights that we didn't eat at one of the many local restaurants, we prepared meals in the fully equipped kitchen. When our day of touring around ended, we would wind down with a movie or some TV at the house.

The house is beautifully laid out with an amazing amount of space. There were three in our group and we could have easily accommodated a couple more without issue. The owner thought of everything, including wonderful table displays to greet us when we arrived.

The Villages is becoming an annual vacation goal for us and it is primarily because of the location of the home in proximity to restaurants, shopping, activities and entertainment and the warmth and enthusiasm of the property owner.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly as described. It was a beautiful and comfortable home. It was very clean and had all the supplies needed for your stay. I would rent again.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Berlin, WI USA

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home during the month of April, 2016. The home is wonderful - well decorated with all of the amenities including a beautiful TV in the family room area. Karen, the owner, is great to deal with and is always available to help with any questions or issues. Probably our favorite feature was the lanai overlooking the golf course. Whether is was my wife having coffee and reading the paper in the morning, or sharing happy hour drinks with friends, it was a 'happy place' for us. The 4 seater golf car is a great way to take in The Villages with the Lake Sumter village square about 15 minutes away. Our trip to The Villages was made special by this home and we hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: 5-May-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Best House Ever

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been renting homes in The Villages for the past 13 years and Karen's home is by far the best!!!!! She has thought of everything. Her home is beautifully

decorated and very comfortable. We enjoyed ourselves so much and found Karen so easy to deal with that we have already booked for next October.

  • Submitted: 3-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, wonderful owner, ideal location... no stone left unturned to provide an amazing home-away-from-home experience. This owner is so client-centered, all you need to bring is your toothbrush. I visited The Villages for a week in August with my mom, looking to see if this is a place we want to move to in a couple of years. (The answer is a resounding "YES," by the way.) The house was perfect as a central vantage point - close to town squares, grocery shopping, restaurants - especially with the golf cart. The house is decorated beautifully, with a low-key Provence style that most folks will love... no need to be drab and neutral to be attractive to a wide range of people. The house was very clean when we arrived, the furniture comfortable, the lay-out ideal, and the TV huge! I recommend this rental without reservation, and in fact look forward to staying here again one day.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

pickleball, bocce ball, crafts and adult ed. classes


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Belvedere, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
15 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
29 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
29 night minimum stay
January 2019
Jan 1 2019 - Jan 30 2019
30 night minimum stay
Flat fee
February 2019
Feb 1 2019 - Feb 27 2019
27 night minimum stay
Flat fee
March 2019
Mar 1 2019 - Mar 30 2019
30 night minimum stay
Flat fee
April 2019
Apr 1 2019 - Apr 29 2019
29 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

amenities pass C$63.32
cleaning C$158.31
Refundable Damage Deposit C$759.9
Pet Fee C$189.97
Tax Rate 9.0%

If this house is not booked 60 days before occupancy, I will rent weekly. Damage deposit will be returned within 15 days of departure if there are no damages. If there are damages, renter will be notified in writing within 15 days. There will be an additional cleaning charge and damage deposit if there is a pet.

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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