La Casa del Sol, Davenport

La Casa is a retirement community that was once used as housing by employees of Walt Disney World, and for those who do not want to live in a master-planned development, this community offers a nice alternative. There are more than 300 cottages snuggled in orange groves, and all are available for yearly lease.  La Casa is affordable and age-restricted, but not all residents live here year-round; many are snowbirds and only reside in La Casa del Sol during the winter months.

No long term-commitment is required, and the management company takes care of all maintenance issues, a definite plus for those who not like to stay home all year.  The community has a casual ambiance and is well-maintained, although the grounds are a little bedraggled.  Each private cottage comes semi-furnished and has a standard bedroom,, a bathroom, a living room with a Murphy bed and a kitchen.  The yearly lease is $3,995 and includes unlimited use of the resort clubhouse, pool and exercise room.  Additional options include a screen room and/or air conditioning.  All cottages are non-smoking

La Casa has a putting green, a shuffleboard facility, a clubhouse with large pool, a hot tub, billiards, an exercise room and a small library.   There are a number of regularly scheduled activities, including bingo, bridge games, dance lessons and movie night, as well as occasional ice cream socials, theme dinners, barbeques, pancake breakfasts and holiday events. 

For the best selection of cottages, April is the ideal time to put in a reservation for a standard June 1st to May 31st lease.  Call 1-800-597-1255 for more information.