Submitted: January 25, 2011
Stayed: December 2010
We are 2 families (5 adults + 3 children), wanted to visit the Disney World. We figure that house should be much more comfortable than the hotel, and we don't have to worry about the kids been loud to disturb the others, and it can offers enough space for everyone to stretch out and roam around. This house is about 10 minutes away from Disney, there are 24 hrs Walmart nearby.
We rented the house during the Christmas week. The house is simple, cozy and functional, decoration is very modern, mostly from IKEA. There are 3 bedroom upstairs sharing 1 bathroom, 1 master bedroom down with the bathroom inside, and 1 queen bed room down with bathroom down the hallway. Upon arriving, you can tell the house is just clean from the strong odor of chlorine, it takes some time to get use to. Before we unpacked, we checked for bed bugs, there was none. When we inspecting the house, we found few minor things which got addressed the very next day (breakfast light was lose from connection at top, upstairs shower was draining slowly, etc). The house does not have toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, etc. So the trip to Walmart was unavoidable. Upside is that we were able to do some grocery shopping, having a home cooked meal is very satisfying. There are enough serving wares/silver wares that you can wait until dish washer to be full before running them. Love the DLP in the living room, there are few DISNEY movies in the selection.
Now the down side:
1. Our kids were so looking forward to the pool, but with the below freezing weather at night, the pool was not able to heat up. Kids was very disappointed. (This is not owners' fault).
2. With the high ceiling, the upstairs gets heated much more especially up the stairs. Inside the room are cold. Suggest to install a ceiling fan in the family room so the air gets circulated better.
3. Walmart closes on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. One roll of toilet paper is not enough when the store does not open. (I later found out that there is a 24 hrs Walgreen which is ALWAYS open, no holidays).
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, whenever the problem arises, we were able to get a hold of Winnie (instead of reading the packet on the counter for local support), and the issues get resolved quickly.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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