greatl house for intergenerational family
Submitted: May 11, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
This house is great.It is a particularly good value…at least in mid/late April.The furniture and appliances are all in very good shape and the house does seem to have been remodeled recently.Samantha,the owner,is wonderful to work with.We found the house to be very clean and the photos online were accurate.I appreciated the quick responses from Samantha to my questions before renting the property and after arriving.Our one disappointment was the pool/spa wasn’t heated after paying extra to have it heated.However,I was fully and quickly refunded for the amount.It seems the lengthy instructions to heat the pool/spa were not in sync with the control panel.Plus I received one phone call from the management company saying I hadn’t paid to have the pool heated.That was followed by a phone call admitting that phone call should not have been made.So if you rent this house, you might anticipate pool/spa issues.But maybe we just had a fluky experience.Also keep in mind that the drive to Magic Kingdom parking lot will most likely take at least 30 minutes even though it is reported to be 8 miles and 10 min. to the main gate of Disney.I don’t know what is considered the main gate. My time mentioned is to the Magic Kingdom parking lot,and we were not there at a busy time since spring break had ended.I think Epcot may also be 30 min,although I forgot to record my time.Animal Kingdom should be a little closer. Route 192 has a lot of lights and traffic. Also renters should be aware that they are responsible for small items like salt and pepper, coffee filters, soap for showers and dishes, laundry detergent, and most likely they will need extra tp. Dishwashing soap was provided and a minimum number of trash bags . Samantha makes this clear in the instructions that are found in the house, but it is not made clear beforehand.Best to arrive with these items although shopping is close by.We cooked in every night and found kitchen cooking supplies basic and limited,but adequate.The games that are listed all worked great and our group really enjoyed them. The pool table and air hockey are in the garage. There is no fan and no air conditioning in the garage. That could be a problem during certain times of the year, but we had cool weather the third week of April so it really wasn’t a problem.I am able to give this house 5 stars as long as you arrive knowing all of the above. Bottom line, it was a fair value in April and I would definitely rent the house again.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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