Mid-Sumer Rental 2012
Submitted: August 18, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
Neighborhood is clean & quiet. No traffic or trouble getting to Disney [or Universal, though it is a bit further.] Property is clean and outfitted as described.
Contrary to reviews we found some paper goods & other staples at the house, so you might check in before shopping. We always leave left over items such as dish soap, paper towels, garbage bags for the next family. Note: clothes washer uses HE detergent. We shopped at the Walmart which is very close...right out of the development then right into the parking lot....about .7 miles. If you are going to and from the parks, the Super Target is on your way.
Kids enjoyed the PS2 & Wii. We brought some old games and left them to add to the library, as the kids are using PS3 here at home. Put new batteries in the remotes and Wii controllers so they should be good through the fall. Kids enjoyed foosball and the pool table. Air Hockey was out of commission while we were there. WiFi worked great for the whole family....smartphones, iPad, work computer.
Layout was great for two families. We used main master [grnd floor] and two of the bedrooms for our group. And had friends of the family visit from Tampa & Daytona during the week. Each family made good use of the second master & the adjoining bed rooms. Plenty of places for everyone to be without stepping on each other...nice after a long day at Disney...our older son made good use of the front room...the other loved the hot tub & pool. Both enjoyed the loft with the ps2. Wide selection of cable stations & large screen made for enjoyable tv viewing in the family room & the kitchen.
Everyone cooled off in the pool during the evening. Houses are close; you will hear if neighbors are in their pools. Their enclosures prevent them from seeing you or you from seeing them while in the pool. The lounging area is out of view. It is great having the lake behind the house...how nice to be bird watching rather than staring in on another's vacation.
As you would expect the house does show some wear given the number of folks in & out, but nothing unreasonable. One improvement would be a motion detector on the light at the front door. We arrived late...in the dark. Making out how to enter the code the first time was difficult for me given my poor vision.
Owner was easy to deal with; prompt replies to any inquiry. When all was said & done he refunded security deposit quickly. Local management checked in a couple of times during stay.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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