After much debate Jodi and I decided to go ahead and get a golf cart for the duration of our stay in the Villages. We checked and double checked prices and found that the lady Jodi had spoken with originally was the best deal.
We weren’t sure about getting a cart from someone’s house. So we decided to just go there and see if it seemed legitimate or not. I’m happy to say that it did indeed look legit. The lady that rents them had about 4 carts on hand. Plus, she was more than 50% less on the price.
We first stopped at the ‘official’ golf cart store at the Villages. While the carts were nice, they wouldn’t budge on the price even a little. It was just too much money. They were asking $963.00 for one month. Yes, that is an insane amount of money for a golf cart. Their carts also have governors installed that limit the speed. The carts at the small business have no governors. I was hitting speeds of 25mph in the right wind.
The small business that we rented from was instead $500.00 for 6 weeks. That’s a huge difference.
Let me say quickly that the golf cart is not a necessity to stay at the villages. But, it does make it a lot easier and convenient. The whole community is designed to accommodate golf carts as a major mode of transportation.
From what we’ve seen in our short time here so far is that every place has ample golf cart parking and minimal car parking. So, there you have it. We had not budgeted for a golf cart, so we’ll have to do that in the future. Lesson learned. We also could’ve tried to find a house to rent that came with a cart. But again, lessoned learned.