Ashley Manor house rental - Our sparkling 32 ft pool overlooks the lake and conservation, so offers privacy.
Our sparkling 32 ft pool overlooks the lake and conservation, so offers privacy.
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

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Your 5 bedroomed home from home offers fun, comfort and a great location

Looking for somewhere different to stay for your Florida vacation? Ashley Lodge is only eight miles from Disney World and offers amenities that are tough to match.

Don’t like the idea of sharing a pool with a hundred strangers, for example? Your family can hog all the padded lounge chairs situated around our huge, screened, in-ground pool and in the adjacent lanai. While relaxing in your private, newly claimed kingdom, watch for Florida wildlife and flora—we’re located in an intimate lakefront development, and the pool area offers great views of the water and backyard garden. What you won’t see is the neighbors—and they won’t see you. Because we’re an end house with a sprawling yard, no other properties or pool areas look into ours.

We also have a carpeted games room with a professionally lit pool table, plus foosball, air hockey, and table tennis. The garage door in this room rolls up, giving the games room open access to the outdoors.

A hot tub beside the pool means the adults can soak their tired feet after a long day of walking the theme parks, and at the same time keep an eye on the kids as they expend even more of their limitless energy in the pool. When you all hit the hay for the night, don’t worry about the little ones getting into the pool area—the door is fitted with secure locks and devices out of their reach and will warn you if it is opened.

Everyone will sleep well here, thanks to pillow-top mattresses and flexible sleeping arrangements. With 5 bedrooms (including two masters!) and 3.5 baths, Ashley Lodge is perfect for multiple families traveling together, or for one big multi-generational family making shared memories in Florida. We even consider pets, so you can bring your furry family member (just make sure to check with us first).

The Pool Master Bedroom is located on the ground floor (great for Grandma and Grandpa), with direct access to the pool area. Boasting the most luxurious bathroom on the property, this suite has a walk-in shower, corner tub and double-vanity. The lucky occupants of this room will also get a king-sized bed, a flatscreen HDTV, and a separate seating area near the sliding glass doors that open to the pool.

The Lake Master Bedroom includes an en suite bathroom, queen-sized bed, and second-story views of the pool and lake. It’s a great spot to recharge with a book, and you can still take a peek at the family having fun below. This room has its own flatscreen, too.

The Garden Bedroom can be arranged into either one king bed or two twins, depending on your needs, and features a flatscreen television and plenty of storage.

The Disney Bedroom is a hit with kids, thanks to its vibrant Disney-themed décor, two twin-sized beds, and even a PlayStation 2. Don’t be surprised if they stay up a little past bedtime imagining all the fun and magic they’ll experience at the park the next day.

Lastly, the Aqua Bedroom, with its two twin beds and sea-themed décor, calls to mind Florida’s gorgeous coasts, which are an easy hour drive in each direction.

The living spaces have a lot to offer, too.

The kitchen is spacious, fully stocked and includes a dishwasher (we’re firmly against hand washing dishes while on vacation) and a breakfast bar so you can serve up your family’s fuel for the day. For more formal meals, gather at the eight-person dining table or dine “al fresco” on the lanai, with garden views and seating for ten. No one has to eat standing up here!

The family room is equally inviting. Watch your favorite family flick while lounging on one of the sumptuous sofas. There’s enough seating for at least eight guests—a rarity in most vacation homes, even those as large as ours.

We’ve had many guests come back for multiple stays at Ashley Lodge, which we think says something about the quality of our vacation retreat. Our calendar fills fast, so give us a call today and book your dates!

Keywords: House, villa, two storey, vacation home, private pool, games room, two masters, hot tub, home from home, luxury.

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We are a retired couple from the UK who enjoy getting away from the British winters and having a luxurious lifestyle in a warm climate. Having such a spacious and comfortable home in the sun, and our very own, private swimming pool, is still exciting for us and we love to share it with discerning guests.

Lynne Temple purchased this house in 2005

We thought that we had the best of all possible worlds by buying here. We were close to all the obvious attractions of Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc. but we also realised that there is so much more to Central Florida than Theme Parks. We enjoy the lakes and National Parks as well as the theatres and cinemas of the local area. No holiday would be complete without a vast range of high quality restaurants to sample and enjoy.

We love the privacy of our location and the size of our plot. So few properties have large side gardens and private pool areas. We love the airiness of the villa and the fact that everything we need, including shops are nearby.

25 Reviews of Property 14279 in Ashley Manor, Florida

Lakeside Villa Near Disney with Huge Pool and Hot Tub — Bring the Whole Family,
average rating of 4.5 based on 25 reviews
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Ashley Manor Davenport Area
England
5

Another great week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Four adult members of my family spent another smashing holiday based at Ashley Manor Lodge. We loved it last time and were not disappointed this time, either! A lovely, welcoming villa with loads of amenities. We liked the extra new settees in the lounge, and new beds in two rooms, all very sumptuous and comfy; a real 'home from home.' Everywhere was very clean and tidy. Lynne had given us very full information and was very happy to answer our queries. The pool area is great - lovely warm pool and hot tub; very enjoyable even in March! Can't wait to go back again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Jacksonville, Florida
5

Very spacious, well equipped. A fantastic place for vacation with friends or extended family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We've vacationed in Orlando several times before, always staying in hotels. This time, we decided to try out a rental home and are so glad we did. The house was perfect for relaxing and catching up with family - far more personal than a busy hotel lounge, or crowding into each other's hotel rooms would have been. As another commenter mentioned, it really is a home away from home, and feels welcoming from the second you step through the door.

We loved having our own private pool and hot tub, and being able to do things at our own pace. We found the home to be bright, clean and nicely equipped, from the big flatscreen TV to the games room & free wi-fi, it's clear a lot of thought went into making sure there's something for everyone here.

All the major things you'd want to do and see in Orlando are just a short drive away; we were absolutely spoiled for choice for restaurants and entertainment, all within a few minutes' drive. We visited Disney's Hollywood Studios during our stay and again, getting there was easy and fast.

Having now tried it and not really knowing what to expect, we're completely sold on this type of vacation and would definitely come back. We would highly recommend Ashley Manor to anyone wanting an Orlando Vacation that's more personal than a hotel stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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What I didn't like about this home

What I didn't like about this home
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
It was quite a nice home but the beds were not very comfortable the mattresses need to be replaced. The pool cover is in bad shape and hundreds of pieces of tiny plastic comes off every time you takes the cover off. Andy the caretaker was excellent he attended to any needs we had quite quickly and was very friendly.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that you didn't find the beds comfortable. The beds in the two master bedrooms were replaced with high quality pillow tops in late 2012. We know that they are soft, because of the pillow tops, but most of our guests really like them. We last slept in the master bedroom in November 2013 and my husband, who had had both his hips replaced during the year found the bed wonderful. All the beds have been replaced within the last 5 years as part of our regular improvement and maintenance programme. We really do try to ensure that everything is of a high standard but it is difficult to match everyone's individual requirements.

Sorry that the pool blanket had worn. The Florida sunshine means that they do decay. Fortunately the air temperatures were reasonable during your stay and so the cover was not essential. Once you mentioned the issue of the plastic to Andy I understand he advised you to take it off. The cover has now been removed and a new one will be in place when the cooler weather returns. I did refund an additional 3 days pool heat because you mentioned the state of the pool cover.

We are pleased that Andy was able to respond so quickly and resolve the unavoidable problems you experienced after the electrical storm. We agreed the $400 repair costs to the heater and electricals immediately to limit the inconvenience to you. Unfortunately lightening is a common occurrence in Florida, although this was our first problem with it. Andy lives nearby and is always very helpful and practical.

We really hope that you enjoyed the location and all the other great facilities at the villa and that the vacation was a success.
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4

A great vacation house

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We had a wonderful vacation. The house was very clean and well stocked. I don't think we needed anything that wasn't supplied. The pool was fabulous and it was larger than anticipated. The water was nice and warm for early morning or late night swims. The children enjoyed the games room. We used both strollers to go to the parks and they were both in great shape and we really appreciated having them. The new countertop in the kitchen is beautiful.
The location was great. It was a short drive (minus the traffic) from the parks. There was lots of space in the house and we never felt cramped with the 10 of us there.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. Our large pool is a hit with most of our guests and the fact that it is heated by gas is much appreciated, particularly in the cooler months when the temperatures can fall significantly overnight. The gas heater gets the temperatures up again quickly for your early morning swim.

We only bought the second stroller last year but do try to provide anything that will be helpful for our guests.
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We're Coming Back

We're Coming Back
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The house was beautiful and the kids loved the pool also the gameroom

It was a very nice and cozy stay. The rooms are amazing. Love it!
The house was awesome! We’re for sure coming back
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Stunnng Villa

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Villa was stunning could not ask for more location was great . Had a great holiday would recommend villa to someone else.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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A Comfortable and Fun Place to Stay

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a great time here staying in this lovely villa. The pool was a hit as it was great to cool off in while it was very hot. Also the games room was a great place to relax and to play table tennis in the evenings. We have really enjoyed our stay here and visiting all the theme parks!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Home from Home in Florida

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a great time in Florida, the house was excellent, with the pool and sauna + close proximity to all attractions. Best of all the house felt like a home and not a hotel.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Ashley Manor Davenport Area
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A Wonderful January Vacation for All the Family

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Thanx for having us. We enjoyed our stay. The house was lovely. The kids really enjoyed the pool, and we adults enjoyed the hot tub. The location here was perfect, as it was close to everything we had done (Disney, Clearwater & shopping) The weather was amazing compared to our -22 degrees at home right now. We really enjoyed ourselves here and plan to return again next year.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Ashley Manor Davenport Area
Hampshire, England
5

Fabulous villa, fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your fabulous villa, Lynne. We found it spacious and very well presented. You have thought of everything! We found everything you could possibly think of needing in a holiday home available here.
The bedrooms were gorgeous, each with an individual style and we all found the beds very comfortable. The en-suites were a dream!
The living area was very cosy and beautifully furnished, with comfortable seating. Lovely for a quiet sit down after a busy day out at the parks. The kitchen area was very well equipped and we found everything to be very clean and tidy on our arrival.
We all loved the pool area. What a treat to have such a beautiful private pool and a hot tub! Had fun with the toys, too!!
We enjoyed playing on all the activities you have in your games room! That was a real hit.
We found loads to do in the area, and tried lots of the super eating places you suggested. It was really helpful to have such comprehensive information, Lynne. (Thanks for that; loved the pancakes at Cracker Barrel.)
Can’t think of a single downside.
We had a wonderful holiday, too soon over, of course. You really have a super ‘home from home’ and we can’t wait to come and stay again! Thank you.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3