Excellent experience staying Christmas 2010
Submitted: January 7, 2011
Stayed: December 2010
Everything in the house is perfect even if the variable weather made it cold at times. Space! Space! Space! The Master bedroom is as big as your average upstairs in a UK house. The management company was polite, friendly and responsive. We had a battery low in the smoke detector which was beeping and they offered to come around immediately. Equally, Lynda is also friendly and helpful. Having the internet at the Villa meant we exchanged many e-mail's.
You must make yourself aware of the heated pool operation around the December/January period when weather isn't guaranteed. Like most of the heated pools it works by heat exchange. It will only work if the temperature is above 60 deg F (because you don't want colder heat exchange) and if you have cold nights, like close to zero then you will probably lose more heat than you were able to put in. Unfortunately, the temperatures were against us and we only had about two nights out of nine when it was OK. This isn't the fault of the Villa. Its just bad luck.
Location-wise Cumbrian Lakes has a huge Walmart close by and its worth noting for the shortcut making of a loop of 192. 10 minutes from LBV Outlets, 15 mins Orlando Premium Outlets (approach via I-Drive). 12 mins away from The Loop with many shops, including a JC Penney.
Good for Disney. 5 mins to 192 then turn left. Many eating places and take-away's on 192. Suggest Panda Express for fresh Chinese food abt $6 for what we'd pay £8.00 in the UK. If you go to The Loop then eat at Panera for sandwiches you won't see anywhere else.
Walmart = Tesco, Publix=Waitrose so I suggest you mix n match your supermarket visits.
Be aware of traffic in Kissimmee/Orlando. (Oh, and get a USA map on your UK sat-nav or hire one!). If you need to use I-4 to go north to Orlando then go left onto 192 and then onto I-4 to avoid mid-town congestion. Go up I-Drive and then round the back of the Orlando Convention Centre if you are going to the Premium Outlets at the top of I-Drive (used to be called Belz). Do the same if you want to vist the Millenia Mall (waste of time). Use Orange Blossom trail for North/South and visiting Florida Mall.
The Villa is a great and spacious welcome after your trips or just to mooch around. We have stayed at three villas in the Kissimmee area and this one is the best.
5 adults - 1 child
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this fantastic review of our home and management co and all the tips regarding where to eat and shop are really appreciated, even we have not eaten at either of the two places you have recommended listed so we will be trying them ourselves when we are over in March, but its great to get information from our guests which in turn hopefully help our future guests to enjoy their vacations even more.
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