Location, Location, Location, Great Base for Parks
Submitted: April 20, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
This was a fantastic location for both the Disney Parks and Universal Studios. It was peaceful and quiet, away from the noise and traffic of International Drive, but only a 10 minute drive if you wanted to go to I-Drive to eat out. You didn't have to go near the I-4 (Interstate) which was like a car park during rush hour. It was around the corner from Walmart (best place for supplies, petrol and Disney souviners). Also close to Universal, Discovery Cove, Seaworld, etc and as you tended to be travelling on roads not used so much by tourists we didn't hit traffic. This location is perfect if you are visiting both Disney and Universal as it is in the middle of both.
Because it was away from all the traffic and noise of International Drive and Kissimee the kids could get a good night's sleep ready to start the next day.
Villa was very large and comfortable after a long day at the parks. Cooled down in the pool or just relax on large sofas with cold drink. Good showers and bathrooms clean. Kitchen had everything you needed, included an ice maker in the freezer. Even a BBQ outside, but we didn't use it. Laundry in garage meant we didn't pack as much and therefore saved room in our luggage to fill with souvenirs. Beds were comfy and air conditioning kept you cool.
Instructions were clear to follow and neatly in folder. Directions provided by owner, and all communication was brilliant. They answered all the questions I had prior to going over. I would recommed this villa to anyone visiting Florida.
Discovery Cove was amazing, if you have never scuba dived and are unlikely to do so, this is the place for you. Expensive, but brilliant.
Space Centre is worth the hours drive, great to get away from Parks for a day and it is totally awe inspiring, if you visit in late 2013 the shuttle might be there as well.
Dennys and Waffle House did excellent breakfasts on your "rest days", but don't order too much as the potions are huge! You can always order more if not enough.
Doughnuts and Coffee are great & a good way to recharge your batteries, Dunkin Doughnuts was our favourite, but even the 7-11 and Walmart did good doughnuts.
Our favourite restaurent was Bubba Gumps, great selection even if you don't like fish / scrimp. Good service and good choice for kids meals.
Wendys is better than McDonalds and Burger King. Taco Bell is great if you are fed up with Burgers.
Make sure you pick up all the vouchers for restaurants, as can save you money.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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