Saturday, September 7, 2013

House Hunting!

When we came to The Villages this year in June, we were pretty certain that before we left in October, that we would be homeowners in this exceptional active adult community.  We actually did look at several properties, but we just did not seem overly excited could not commit to living here full time.  We've truly enjoyed the summers here -  but there are just too many people here in the Winter.

So we decided that we would look for a waterfront home on one of Florida's numerous lakes, buy a boat and get back into fishing, a sport and past time that we both enjoy very much.  We looked at several in the Leesburg, Fruitland Park area on the Harris Chain of Lakes, and considered a few in North Port along the Myakka River, and toyed with Appolo Beach.  This last week we looked at about eight homes in the Sebring/Lake Placid area on Lake Istokpoga and Lake June, both great fresh water bass fishing lakes.

By the end of today, we had found Three Homes that we really liked.

The first was in Sebring, on the canal to Lake Istokpoga.

This house had so much to offer, on a beautiful canal.  Beautiful inside....but by the end of the day we had eliminated this one.

And we are now at the final two!

Both of these are in Lake Placid on the canal to Lake June. ( The real name is Lake June in Winter).  Actually these two houses are neighbors.  They sit side by side on the same street.  So we walked from one to the other to see them.

The first one we saw:   Exact same price as the house next door - but this one comes fully furnished and has a big screened area overlooking the canal.  That's Rich and the Realtor standing on the dock.  Certainly big enough for that boat!

Next door...............This house is actually much nicer than these pictures.  The yard is beautifully landscaped with a walkway to the boat house.  And the sitting area/kitchen has a beautiful view of the lake. While I didn't get a picture of the dock - it is just as nice as the one above.

More to come.................which one will it be?

And before we headed for home we decided to give Nick and Tonyia a call since we were in the area.  We stopped to visit with them.  We enjoyed a refreshing drink and Tonyia and I sat and played a game of Mexican Train.   About 4:00 we headed down to the Watering Hole for a late lunch/early dinner.....  We had never been here before, but had heard it was very nice.

Nicely decorated inside, with alligator heads and wild boar...Yes that's Rich checking out the boar's head over the bar.  There's a huge outdoor bar where they frequently have karaoke.  The food was excellent.  A little pricey, but very very good. We'll definitely go back again.  And it was real nice to spend part of the day with our friends.

1 comment:

  1. All three of the houses look wonderful! The restaurant looks great too! Can't wait to see which one you do pick.