The perfect base for the perfect vacation
Submitted: May 3, 2010
Stayed: April 2010
We returned from our 4 week extended stay (thanks to Eyjafjallajokull...) yesterday and want to fly back tomorrow. The property is located about 1/2 mile away from the US 192 - the main highway cutting through Kissimme. Within less than 10 minutes you can be in all of the Disney Parks and other Orlando attractions.
The house itself is wonderful - very spacious, airy, light and full of every home from home appliance you could possibly need. The pool was wonderful - warm, large and had a great aspect overlooking the Oak Island lake and its resident black crane which spent hour upon hour cooling down from sun in the fountain!
We had booked 2 weeks but were lucky enough to be stranded for a further 2 weeks following the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull. Thankfully the owner (Kathryne) made plans for us to extend our stay and even gave us a discount (sharing our pain!). We met Kathryne several times and you could not meet a nicer person - nothing was too much trouble. She gave us some great recommendations for restaurants (not the usual fast food joints that sprawl across much of the 192) and where to shop and avoid the tourist prices.
The kids (6 & 4) had a wonderful time in the Orlando area - but it was further enhanced by the property's wonderful pool, spa (our 4 year old's 'pirate ship'), games room and the Mickey Mouse TV in the kids bedroom. They, naturally, want to go back as quickly as possible - but not necessarily for the theme parks but to jump into the wonderful pool and to simply relax in 'their Florida home'.
I cannot recommend this property enough - we've been home just over a day and have done so a few times already. We are a well-travelled family and have stayed at some of the best hotels and resorts in the world (all 5* - we like everything to be absolutely perfect!) and we're a little apprehensive about holidaying in a house - but it was a choice well made - one that we shall never forget.
If you're considering this area for your stay and this property is within budget then I would not look any further - make the enquiry today!
Families with Teenagers,
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Helpful votes: 6/7
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