Pastoral Palms Villa is located in the quiet country setting of Wildflower Ridge. Situated on one of the largest lots in the subdivision, the east-facing, extended pool deck is not overlooked and provides a wonderful pastoral view of the countryside. Yet guests will find they are only minutes away from all the Orlando area has to offer.
Our villa is completely new inside and out! We have gone above and beyond to ensure the highest quality accommodations for your vacation. Our home has been freshly painted and all carpeting is new. All of the furnishings and decor are new too!
UPDATED 4/2012: We have installed a great new ceiling fan on the covered lanai! Not only does the fan look amazing but it also helps provide a gentle breeze for those seeking the cooling shade of the lanai as a respite from the warm Florida sun!
Beds/Baths: We offer 4 well appointed bedrooms featuring all new furnishings, mattresses and linens. The 2 master en-suite bedrooms are equipped with King size beds and offer the ultimate in privacy and comfort. The 3rd bedroom is set up with a plush queen size bed and is decorated in soothing blues with beautiful crystal accent pieces. The 4th room has two twin beds featuring an African decor. All bedrooms have TVs and ceiling fans. i-home/alarm clocks have been included in both the King rooms and the Queen room. Our sleeping accommodations will leave you well rested, to get the most out of each day of your vacation!
Our home has three baths, two of which are en-suite. The third has direct pool access. Each shower is equipped with a water conserving shower head that increases water pressure and decreases the amount of water used. One master bath includes a large garden tub with separate shower, dual sinks, and water closet. The other master bath features a HUGE walk-in shower. The pool bath has a tub with shower. All baths are equipped with hair dryers.
Kitchen and Dining: Our kitchen is equipped to the highest standards offering a full sized stove with oven, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, a large side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker offering both ice and chilled, filtered water in the door. We have also included for your convenience a blender, coffee maker, electric kettle, electric mixer, and waffle maker. Cookware, serving pieces, flatware, utensils, dinnerware, glassware and even plastic ware for poolside dining, have all been included. If you are looking to eat-in, we have provided all the things you will need to prepare an unbelievable meal! Remember though, you are on vacation!
Our home offers three dining areas for our guests. The breakfast room overlooks the pool and offers a beautiful counter height table with seating for 8, for your informal meals and snacks. In the dining room we offer seating for 8 at a large, formal dining table. For those that like to dine alfresco, a poolside dining table is set up on the covered lanai.
Relaxing Inside and Out: In our large, bright family room we have a massive sectional seating arrangement that offers two over-sized recliners and a huge reclining chaise. There are no bad seats in this room. All offer extremely comfortable viewing areas of the 47'' LCD-HD flat screen TV with over 300 channels and a DVD player. A ceiling fan provides additional air circulation for the room. This room looks out onto our covered lanai and pool deck with access via a large sliding glass door.
For those looking for a place to enjoy quiet conversation, reading or those that need a work space (isn't this a vacation?), we offer a beautifully appointed den. With a comfy sofa and chair, multiple end tables, lamps, and a desk, this room is a great multi-use room for a quiet escape. This room also has a ceiling fan for added comfort.
Out on the pool deck we offer comfortable patio furniture for soaking up the sun! Enjoy the pool & spa, lounge in the sun with a book or take in the view from the covered lanai. An i-home has been provided for use on the pool deck.
Both my husband and I grew up in families where spending time in Florida was a common family vacation. As teachers, we have the opportunity to get away for extended periods of time over the summer as well as for shorter periods at the holidays. Being from Michigan, we love to get out of the cold and escape to the Florida sun in the winter. In the summer we love the heat, so Florida is a great choice! We frequently travel to the Orlando area because it has so much to offer. We love that we can have lazy days by the pool if we choose, just taking in a book and the sun. We also love that there are things to satisfy every interest just minutes away. Some of our favorite things to do while in the area are visiting the theme parks, shopping, playing golf and enjoying the great restaurants. We also like to try new things and have once in a lifetime experiences! Some of our favorites have been hot air ballooning, kayaking trips, and space shuttle launches! As we frequently travel with family and friends, having a vacation home allows everyone to be together, yet have their own space and privacy when they need it.
We began renting homes in Florida for our vacations in the late 90s. After several years we decided we should look into getting a place of our own and began causally looking in 2006. When the real estate market crashed in 2008, we were ready to take advantage of the situation and actively began searching for our dream home in 2009. With the help of our realtor, we looked at over 250 homes from December 2009 through December 2010.
Pastoral Palms caught my eye on one of my real estate shopping trips in March of 2009. I knew the moment I saw it, that it was the ONE! It was everything we wanted! The neighborhood was small and quiet. The home was is great shape. It had a large pool deck with a spa and covered lanai! The floor plan was great-- exactly what we had been looking for. When I made my next "shopping" trip, I told my husband "if it is still on the market--we are putting in an offer". It was then I found the home was off the market--temporarily! After seeing the home, my husband agreed--we had to have it! In July we put in the offer and waited only to find out they accepted another. Devastated, we went back to searching for a property. In October, the home came back on the market! A second chance! In November we were again told another offer had been accepted. In December we made another "shopping" trip, ready to put down an offer on something--after all it had been a year of looking! After our first day of viewing properties, we had a couple we could settle for but nothing special. On December 23 our Realtor called and said "Merry Christmas, the other offer fell through and yours has been accepted!" This was the best Christmas present EVER! In the end, what sold us on this home was the quiet location, the floor plan, the premium lot, and my favorite--the view from the pool deck!