If the best of both is what you seek, look no further than this beautiful home located in Marco Polo Village II; a 55+ deed-restricted community located on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of SW Ocala...while still remaining only minutes away from shopping, dining, entertainment, medical and I-75 access! Offering a desirable split floorplan, over 2,000 sqft of open living space, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large den, enclosed and tiled lanai, and nestled on nearly half of an acre of land - this home aims to please! Upon entry, you are greeted with soaring cathedral ceilings above a light and bright open living area, adorned with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Many windows and a set of giant collapsible slider doors allow natural light to abound. To your immediate left find a large den, currently being utilized as a dining space but easily converts to an additional gathering area, office, craft or hobby room. The enormous primary suite is situated just off of the living room and features additional lounge space to relax after a long day, private access to the enclosed lanai, and an en suite bathroom complete with dual vanities, soaker tub, walk-in shower and a huge walk-in closet! Making your way back toward the front door, find the open-concept kitchen with ample cabinet storage and counter space for preparing meals for friends and family, bar seating at the peninsula, and a breakfast nook overlooking the expansive, lightly wooded backyard! Beyond the kitchen situated in the guest wing, find two additional, well appointed bedrooms, a laundry room, full guest bathroom, and garage access. Pride of ownership shines with important details such as a new roof in 2021, AC unit in 2019 and rain gutters around the entire perimeter! Stay in with all the luxuries of home, or seek entertainment within a 20-minute drive to venues like the World Equestrian Center, Florida Horse Park, EPIC Movie Theatre, Shalom Park and so much more.