This perfect holiday home and location in Hunters Creek, Orlando is less than 10 minutes drive from Disney's main gate. It has its own pool and spa that is not overlooked at the rear. The house is beautifully furnished, well equipped and fully air-conditioned. The private pool areas are screened so you can sunbathe and dine al fresco without being bitten by nasties! Two children’s playgrounds, BBQ area, tennis, basketball courts woodland walks. Within 5 mins walk there are numerous restaurants & shops to include a 24 hour giant supermarket.
The villa backs onto a lake where you can make use of large canoe and enjoy the fishing.
Things to do.: There are numerous fine restaurants serving steak, chicken, pasta, seafood, oriental dishes etc. (some in huge portions!). Because the properties are so close to Disney you can easily leave the park (remembering to have your hand stamped - it's invisible and doesn't shower off) and then return to Disney later than evening (free of charge) for the night time parade and fireworks show. There is also very easy access to The Wild West Show, American Gladiators, Arabian Nights and numerous other dinner shows. For those who have not completely exhausted themselves during the day visiting the theme parks, Citywalk where there are several shops, bars and restaurants and Pleasure Island featuring 7 clubs, live bands, street parties, dancing, fireworks and a New Years Evening Party every night are only a short drive or taxi ride away.
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The description of the house was bang on in every way. A few more pictures showing the house would be great because it is lovely home
.The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived .
The people who were there before us had left a few pointers. also there was some handy vouchers.
location! location! location.!it was only 10 minutes from sea world park .15 minutes from universal and islands of adventure and i mean that close. we also went to tampa quite easily .out on to the john young parkway and your on international drive with in 10 minutes ,Very near the florida mall and logans publix and target and cvp pharmacy up the road
ruth answered all my questions and made it easy for me to pay .
i would be more than happy to recommend this home to anyone.i choose it because of the great reviews i read so i hope this helps another family.
Just a note -get your car insurance sorted before you go ,invest in a temporary sunpass if your going out side the orlando area some tolls dont take cash. have a great holiday we did.
We are so happy we chose to stay here; this is a fantastic place to stay! We had a great time in Orlando and in the villa. Everything was perfectly clean upon our arrival and everything we needed and more was provided to make our stay even more comfortable. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished: the pictures do not do it justice! The accommodation also offers a telephone which allows free local calls and free internet, which was a positive bonus for our teenage son.
The lovely private pool is screen enclosed and overlooks a scenic private lake, where you can fish or take a gentle ride in the canoe provided by the owners. This is a home from home, set in a quiet and peaceful community within lovely surroundings which are maintained to an immaculate standard.
The location is great: close enough to all the attractions, yet far away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas (10- 15 mins to all parks) making it a wonderful place to relax after a long day in the parks or exploring central Florida. The villa is just a short drive away from a variety of restaurants and shops ('Logan’s Road House' off John Pkwy and 'UNO' on International Drive are highly recommended as good places to eat). If you don’t fancy a drive out, there is a large 'Target' superstore where you can buy all foods and conveniences and also a ‘Buffalo Wild Wings’ restaurant which are both within a short walking distance.
The villa is one of the best holiday values we have ever experienced and the owners are wonderful to deal with. I can't recommend your home to enough people! May I suggest you place a logbook in the home, so guests can record their comments: I am sure they will all agree that it is a delightful home in beautiful surroundings. We felt right at home here, my only regret was, we had to go home! Thank you again for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable!
We rented this property in order to spend the Christmas holiday in Florida with family. The property was everything as promised. It was very clean, well maintained and stocked with linens and amenities so that in no time, it felt like home. The villa is located in a quiet, safe neighborhood perfect for that morning or early evening stroll. It is not only twenty minutes to the major theme parks (Disney and Universal), but to Orlando International Airport as well. Grocery and other shopping is only minutes away, as are several good restaurants. We recommend the Cuban and Sushi restaurants only minutes away. The open layout of the house made for a great family gathering, and nothing beats having your morning coffee while setting out by the pool looking out over the lake adjacent to the property. However, the best part of the whole experience was our dealings with the owners. Despite the fact that all of our communications were via e-mail, it seemed like we got to know them, and the Christmas card they left us was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone, and look forward to even revisiting it again next year.
As the title suggests one of the main reasons we chose this house was because of its great location, it is very central, being closer to the malls (Florida Mall and Millenia) than kissimmee but fairly close to the parks also. The neighbourhood is lovely with a fantastic lake behind the house where we went canoeing and the lady next door even lent us her pedalo to use on the lake.
The house was spotless and nicely laid out and the pool area was lovely, there really is nothing bad to say about it. There is a large Target just around the corner (walking distance or a very short drive) where you can also find TGI Fridays and a CVS pharmacy as well a few other shops and restaurants. In the other direction from the house are more shops and places to eat and just a couple of miles down the John Young Parkway is a development called The Loop where you can find bigger department stores as well as more restaurants and a cinema.
We were there during Halloween so as well as taking the kids to Mickeys not so scary Halloween they also went trick or treating which for 2 British kids was a great thrill. In general I would definitely recommend Hunters Creek as an area to stay in and this house ticks all the boxes as far as we are concerned. Ruth was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with and you can see what sort of a community it is when the neighbours pop round to see if everything is OK
We stayed in the villa from 7-21 May 2009. The villa is very modern and situated close to both John Young Parkway and the Orange Blossom Trail so getting out and about is quick and easy (you do need a car!). We did rent a satnav and this was a real help as the roads in downtown Orlando can be confusing and US maps aren't as detailed as UK Ordnance Survey maps.
The carpets and furniture are new and the property is light and airy with good air conditioning. It also has a lovely pool, we paid extra for pool heating and it was well worth it! Being able to float in lovely warm water after a busy day was so relaxing.
The property is extremely well equipped. As well as a hammock, parasols, canoe and other garden furniture, there are dvds, books, and all sorts of kitchen equipment such as a juicer, coffee maker and and excellent selection of sharp knives and other culinary things which you don't often find in rented properties.
There are masses of towels, both beach and bathroom as well as plenty of spare bedding. It's just like being at home!
The lake at the back of the villa is very large and you can see pelicans, herons, ducks, squirrels and loads of other birds that I couldn't identify. One was bright red all over!
The property was spotlessly clean and I would certainly recommend it.
We enjoyed visiting restaurants on International Drive. Miller's Bar is very good value and has loads of screens showing sports. It's also busy with a good atmosphere and has daily menu offers . Wednesday is a whole lobster plus sides for $15. Excellent value!
We also went to BB Kings R&B bar. There is an entry fee of around $5 but at weekends they have live acts (R&B bands) so it well worth a visit if you like that kind of music.
Harry P Lui Gardens and house are a nice place to visit, but by May many of the plants have already flowered so time your visit for earlier in the year.
We watched the shuttle launch from Cocoa Beach (about 55 miles from the villa) which was extremely exciting. The beach is lovely but you do need a parasol as it gets very hot. We went to the beach on several days and took the beach chairs with us from the garage.
All in all, a wonderful varied holiday. Near to beaches, theme parks, wonderful restaurants and some fantstic discount shopping too!
The villa is a short drive from the 417 toll road. Ten mins drive to Disney’s main gate. It is also within short driving distance to numerous Orlando attractions such as Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, M.G.M, Epcot, Seaworld, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Wet & Wild etc. There are several superb Golf courses nearby including the Palms and Orange Lake among others. Within walking distance Hunters Creek Golf course and many others.
Other Activities: Golf, Theme park attractions.