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Old 05-27-2011, 09:00 AM
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Would any of you singles suggest where I best rent in TV for a month's stay? Having enjoyed a lifestyle visit which turned out to be way too short I hope to come down for the month of October. My guess is a more or less central location, say between SL and SS might be the way to go. That way I would not have far to go to meet people around the squares. Too, I hope to try out the golf car lifestyle so hope to rent a furnished home having a golf car. At present I am undecided whether to fly to Orlando, take the shuttle to TV and use the golf car to get around. I could rent a car from Enterprise when needed for ventures outside TV. Alternatively I could drive from NM (1600) miles and have a car with me. How essential is a car to the TV lifestyle?

Please feel free to offer any suggestions you might have. I would greatly appreciate them! Thank you all in advance.

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:28 PM
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your idea about location and having a golf cart is good but driving 1600 miles is certainly not necessary...would be less stressful to rent a car occasionally if you want to venture out of the bubble, but why would you? rentals should be plentiful for oct... in fact i can pm you a friend's number who often rents her home out....or check 4rentinthevillages.com or scrolldown to our real estate section on this site....hope you receive lots of other good advice..
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Default Also check thevillagesdailysun.com & ****.com

Also check out the on line edition of www.thevillagesdailysun.com -- the classfied ads under "furnished homes for rent" and www.****.com.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:41 AM
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Thank you both for your kind tips. Right now I am away from home and the hard disk of my obsolete laptop which can not run the latest internet explorer crashed on me yesterday. Time for new hardware! I am in a public library writing this. After I return home in early June I would like to follow up with what recommendations I receive on this thread. And Chachacha, I would like your friend's number but I will not be able to get started on my final planning until I return home in early June.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:23 PM
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I rented a patio villa in August, 2010 in Woodbury and it "came" with a golf cart. I rented to figure out if I wanted to live in TV. I did fine without a car and actually enjoyed not having a car and depending on a golf cart.

I now live in TV in Buttonwood.
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October is a great time to stay. Sent PM. Have a great time.
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Good luck in your search. FYI, Oct weather here can be in the 90's so pack accordingly. I stay up until 3am so if you need someone to pick you up at the Depot let me know(unless you're taking the other shuttle that drives you to your door).
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I rented in August, 2010 and moved to TV in January 2011. In August, I didn't have a car-relying on a golf cart for everything. I was fine. It was actually kinda nice not having a car.
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Hi again guys. Thank you for your ideas and referrals. Following Schaumberger's suggestion on this thread I found one on **** that suits my tastes as well as my needs. Although it was my first choice it was initially unavailable in October. I decided to wait and kept checking back. Patience and persistence paid off! Their October renter canceled so I took it. I can hardly wait for October to arrive!
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Hi again guys. Thank you for your ideas and referrals. Following Schaumberger's suggestion on this thread I found one on **** that suits my tastes as well as my needs. Although it was my first choice it was initially unavailable in October. I decided to wait and kept checking back. Patience and persistence paid off! Their October renter canceled so I took it. I can hardly wait for October to arrive!
Glad to hear you got a rental.

I personnally would not drive 1,600 miles to TV to have a car. It probably would cost more than the plane ticket not to mention the effort invovled.

A golf cart that is the best option for getting around and you would be able to explore at a liesure pace. Renting a car for a day trip is the way to go.

Hope you enjoy your visit.
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I considered driving on account of all the paraphenalia I could bring but the 3200 mile round trip at 14 mpg in my Touareg with premium unleaded at $4.00/gal + or - I am definitely flying. $300 - $400 to fly. Gasoline alone would run over $900 not to mention three days each way, tire wear, hotels, etc.

The home I am renting comes with a gas golf cart which I plan on using to immerse myself within the TV lifestyle. Since I do want to check out the surrounding areas I'll just rent a car from Enterprise now and then.
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