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Comfortable, Charming and Carefree Living in Perrysburg



Just a short walk from a serene lake, the Stone Gate Villa at 9848 Connor Lake Circle in Bennett Ranch in Perrysburg feels like it s part of an intimate village. A burbling fountain, colorful landscaping and ample green space make it clear this isn t just a beautiful place to own, but a beautiful way to live.

In this villa community, a lively social life if you want it is there for the asking. An expansive clubhouse provides all the amenities for entertaining, including a snack bar, kitchenette with cherry cabinets, a gas fireplace and access to the inviting pool and patio. Cathedral ceilings, paddle fans and French doors make this adult play space stylish too. It s no wonder it was honored in 2005 with a nationally recognized award for "Best Clubhouse of the Year in Design and Decoration". Want to kick back with your neighbors? Check out the monthly activities, such as wine tastings, barbeques, and holiday festivities. There is also a fully-equipped exercise room for working off those party calories!

As for the villas themselves, each is connected to a set of four others in an award-winning pinwheel design that keeps your home totally private. They share only one common wall so you never hear your neighbors. For convenience, every villa is also a ranch, so there are no stairs to navigate. A two-car garage keeps you dry and protected summer or winter.

Outside your door, you can relax on a private patio bordered by a low fence, or wander the neighborhood beneath the glow of carriage post lights marking each front lawn. You ll have plenty of time for those walks too, since a professional team handles all outdoor maintenance, including shoveling the snow and ice deposited by Old Man Winter.

Inside, vaulted ceilings grace every room, making the comfortable living spaces feel elegant and even more spacious than they already are. The tiled entry leads into the great room, where a ceiling-high arched window spreads natural light throughout. A gas fireplace with tile surround and hearth adds warmth and charm. To the left is a four-seasons verandah or sunroom, if you prefer where wall-to-wall windows provide access to the garden views.

A den to the right of the entry boasts yet more cathedral ceilings and another stunning mile-high palladium window. Need extra bedroom space? French doors allow privacy, making this an ideal third bedroom. Next door is the guest suite, featuring, yes, another vaulted ceiling, access to a shared bath, and a large closet.

A luxury kitchen overlooks the great room, separated from it by a convenient breakfast bar. Functionality is key in this cook s haven, highlighted by Kenmore appliances, long counters, a built-in buffet, a spacious pantry and lots of lovely cherry cabinets. Plant shelves showcase flora, artwork or crockery in style. A door off the kitchen leads to a laundry room and two-car garage with pull-down stairs to the attic. You ll never complain about a lack of storage again!

Off the great room is a roomy master suite, with yet another palladian window and vaulted ceiling. The master bath includes a long double vanity, a step-in shower with tiled bench, and a water closet that can be made private by closing a pocket door. A walk-in closet with lots of shelf space completes the amenities.

The model home at 9848 Connor Lake Circle features Stone Gate Villa s Canterbury floor plan and contains many upgrades, but it must be noted that the vaulted ceilings and arch-topped windows are standard in all the villas no matter which floor plan you prefer. Other standard features include the fully-insulated two-car garage with opener, an air infiltration package, composite siding, a 90% efficient furnace, architectural shingles, and the great room s warm and welcoming fireplace. And all this luxury is priced at just $178,900 to $229,900, depending on which floor plan you choose!

The Stone Gate Villas at Bennett Ranch in Perrysburg are a fabulous place to call home with a fabulous lifestyle attached. It s all here: comfortable elegance, a charming village atmosphere, and carefree living that takes the work out of homeownership. Come see for yourself what it s like to Be Lifestyle Rich .

The villa at 9848 Connor Lake Circle is offered at $229,900. Stone Gate Villas is at the intersection of Thompson Rd. and Eckel Junction in Perrysburg. Three other floor plans are available. An open house will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information or a private showing, please call 419-873-9077.


2 Bedrooms

2 Baths


4-Seasons Verandah


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