Frequently Asked Questions

AED Program
  • chevron_rightDoes De La Mesa have an AED neighborhood program?
    Yes, De La Mesa has a neighborhood AED program made up of volunteers from our community. Having an AED program in our community increases the chances of survival for our residents/renters who have heart-related emergencies.
    In case of an emergency, ALWAYS call 911 - 911 will dispatch our AED responders as needed.
  • chevron_rightHow is the AED program funded?
    The AED program is solely funded through donations and other fundraising events held by the group. It is not part of our HOA fees. The team raised money to purchase two Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and continues to pay the monthly fee for the dispatch service.
  • chevron_rightCan I volunteer?
    The team is always open to new members. You do not need to have a medical background to be a part of this program. New team members will go through a 2 hour training program offered by the Fire Department.  If you are interested in becoming a team member, please call Linda McMahon at 352-633-3159.
  • chevron_rightCan I place yard decorations in the front of my Villa?
    No yard decorations of any kind are permitted in the yard visible from the street, except pots that are designed for plants and flowers are permitted. Pots must have live plants growing in them.
  • chevron_rightHow long can I keep my Holiday decorations up?
    Outside decorations for holidays shall be from ten days before the holiday to five days after the holiday, except December holiday’s decorations may be from Thanksgiving until January 7. Excessive or intrusive decorations, by sight or sound, are subject to removal at the discretion of the HOA Board of Directors
Pool/Park Rules
Villa Painting
Villa Renovations/Improvements
  • chevron_rightDo I need Architectural Review Committee (ARC) approval for all my modifications?
    Yes, any and all improvements or changes to the outside of your villa and property, no matter how small or large, must be approved by The Villages Architectural Review Committee (ARC). No exceptions. For additional information, go to the  The Villages ARC Website.
  • chevron_rightCan I paint my driveway?
    Yes, with restrictions. A petition to allow painting of driveway was approved by ARC in April 2021. Because this procedure is already approved, you do not need to submit for additional ARC approval prior to painting/staining your driveway. You must use only approved colors, and you must use a splatter technique for application of the two spatter colors. For the most professional look, it is strongly suggested you repair cracks and holes in your driveway prior to painting. Using Shark Bite in the paint prevents slipping.
    The only approved colors are Florida Paint Company colors:
    Base color: Natural Concrete V9215
    Heavy splatter color: Sandstone
    Light splatter color: Pina Colada
    Your painter may use a different brand of paint, but it must match the colors listed above. No exceptions.
    The painter who painted our villas has offered a special price of $850 for the AVERAGE driveway and walkway. This includes patching cracks and filling holes, powerwashing the driveway, sharkbite for a non-slip surface, and the paint/stain application. Patching broken out areas, grinding or leveling of concrete is not included and should be done prior to painting by another contractor. If interested, contact Weldon Painting at or phone 352-288-2885. However, you may use any painter you wish.
    With proper cleaning the application should last as long as the paint on your villa. Future refurbishing cost will be much less than the original cost.
    For further information, or if you are unclear how to proceed, or don't understand any of the above, contact a HOA Board Member.
  • chevron_rightWho is responsible for roof repairs?
    Homeowners are responsible for any roof repairs and/or shingle replacement.
  • chevron_rightWhat are the approved roof shingles?
    Your roof shingles must be within the same color spectrum as our original color. For our neighborhood villas, ARC's definition of "same color spectrum" is in the brown spectrum. You must gain ARC approval for your chosen shingle color to ensure you are in compliance.
  • chevron_rightCan I have a garage door screen?
    You may install a garage door screen, but it must be of the roll up type, and may only be white in color. It may not be a sliding to one side type. No exceptions.