Submitted: April 28, 2010
Stayed: April 2010
My family and I have just returned from an unexpectedly long stay in this super villa. We had booked to stay a week but thanks to some volcanic activity we stayed on for two...fortunately it's a lovely place so we were more than happy to extend our trip.
The villa is exactly like the photos, clean, simple and spacious with everything you could need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The kitchen is well equipped (particularly liked the ice machine) and good for cooking if you don't want to eat out every night. The proximity of the golf course is a bonus as the open outlook really adds to the feeling of peace and quiet, and while some of the golfers could use a little practice on their long game, they were a universally friendly bunch.
The pool was lovely and warm ( we paid for heat and would definitely recommend that in the cooler parts of the year) and well maintained. The deck is south facing so we had sun all day and the children were almost never out of the water.
We were travelling with a seven year old and a five year old who were thrilled to be able to watch cartoons in their own bedrooms. We purposely chose a villa without access to a Wii or play station as we wanted a bit of a break from the usual technology...this worked out well, as the children spent a lot of time outside instead. However, as our trip was disrupted by the volcano and we had to do a lot of re-scheduling, WiFi would have come in really handy.
The management company were great...responsive, helpful and pleasant to deal with, as is John, the owner. The arrangements were very informal and everything was just as he said it would be.
We'd stayed in the Davenport area before and appreciate it for its peace and quiet. If you're looking for lots of hustle and bustle, or to be able to fall out of bed and straight into the theme parks it might be wiser to stay a little closer to Kissimmee as traffic can make the journey to the parks a little longer than expected (40 minutes to Universal).
There are plenty of restaurants nearby, an amazingly convenient and well stocked supermarket on the doorstep, and my favourite...a Super Target... about 10 minutes drive away.
All in all, this is a great place to take a break from things. I would wholeheartedly recommend the villa and would definitely go back.
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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