Disney Home Away from Home
Submitted: October 13, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
My family consists of me (dad), my wife, and teenage son. We just got back from a great week at Disney. We plan several months out and usually stay on property but was looking at spending a lot. We can only go during our son's school breaks and Disney wasn't giving any discounts. I know several people at work that have rented houses for Orlando trips and one recommended vrbo.com so we decided to give a rental house a try. We found this house was available and had all of the requirements we were looking for such as single level, 3 full baths, WiFi, screened pool, washer/dryer, at least one king bed, generally open floor plan, and close to Disney. This home had that and more. The owners were very responsive and helpful with questions (I always have a lot of questions). We reserved the house and the management company sent the information package quickly. We arrived on Saturday 10/6 and checked in the office. The house is just down the street from Highway 192 so there are lots of nearby food and shopping choices.
The house was easy to find. It was very clean inside. We found all lights, fans, appliances, and air conditioning in proper order. The house is a single level so no stairs/elevator which is a plus. We unloaded the van and put our food items in the cabinets and refrigerator, then headed to the parks.
During Disney trips we don't spend a lot of time at our hotel room but staying in this house allowed us to change our plans. We were able to have multiple baths going at the same time. My wife and I could shop while our son played video games. We stayed in later some mornings and when one or two were awake they didn't have to disturb the ones sleeping. The WiFi kept everyone occupied when there was downtime. And we enjoyed the pool a few times (the houses are very close together so you may hear others if they are talking loudly - not unlike most resorts). There were insects outside of course but the lanai kept most out while enjoying the pool. There seemed to be several spiders in the garage/game room and we addressed that with the owners.
Overall we had a great time at Disney and renting this house was a great experience. We will definitely check on this house's availability next Disney/Orland trip!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very honest opinion of our home, the many pros and a few cons. We always respond quickly to any problems which may arise in addition to our Management's 24/7 care. Pest control is, of course, a major issue in Florida and is our number one priority. We certainly hope we will be able to accommodate you and your family again in the future and really appreciate this very detailed feedback which I feel fairly reflects how hard we try to make our vacation home a wonderful place to stay. Lisa
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