Are you ready to rent a home in The Villages?
Maybe, you are tired of cold weather and just want to try a month in Florida. Or perhaps you have had enough and want to spend an entire winter in The Villages Florida (or as they are affectionately called; Snowbirds!).
Whatever the reason, you have made a fantastic decision. Renting is the easy way to experience life in the world’s best retirement community. But what is the best way to go about it? Let’s take a look.
When renting in The Villages, you will want to first assess your needs. How many bedrooms are necessary? Bathrooms? Will you require a golf cart? And of course, what is your budget.
Once you have the list, it is time to go to work. There are many places to check out rental homes including The Villages Sales Office itself. If you want other options, you can try Zillow, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Homeaway, Airbnb, among others. You can also utilize this site as it continues to add renters. The local paper also has many rental homes for you to check out.
When renting, ensure that you check out reviews if available for previous renters. If you see negative reviews, keep looking. Make sure it is clear what is included in your rental agreement. Is a golf cart included? What about passes to the recreation centers and golf courses? Know exactly what you are getting for your money.
And speaking of money, check the fine print on the rental agreement for hidden costs, pet fees, deposits etc. There should never be any surprises in an agreement. And of course, ALWAYS get a rental agreement signed before you access your new home.
Once you are settled, enjoy the many things The Villages has to offer. You can get an idea of what it is like to live in The Villages by reading more on our website.
If you can’t decide whether you should rent a home in The Villages or not, just do it! It is an experience you will never forget.