Lovely villa in a peaceful, convenient location.
We've just come back from a 2-week stay in this lovely villa. After a long day's travelling, we arrived at the property somewhat tired (to say the least!) but we were immediately buoyed by the sight of our home for 2 weeks. And we certainly weren't let down when we entered the villa. The place was beautiful, spotless and so well equipped we wanted for nothing. There were plenty of towels, bed linen, kitchen utensils, all the things you take for granted at home. And the villa did feel like a home, it never felt like a holiday property somewhat sterile and clinical, it felt like people had been living there for years. The whole house felt comfortable and we could really relax. The facilities as described on the site are accurate.
The pool area, recently refurbished, was wonderful. There are plenty of sun loungers and chairs. The pool is 3 feet deep in the shallow end and 6 feet at the deep end. The jacuzzi was a blessing at the end of a long day at the parks. The pool gets the sun all day long, and is not overlooked by any other houses.
From our first enquiry onwards, we had nothing but excellent customer service from the owners. All our questions were answered promptly and satisfactorily.
We went to both Universal parks, Seaworld, Kennedy Space Centre and Busch Gardens - and enjoyed them all. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be Seaworld. Actually feeding a dolphin was a wonderful experience. There are many good restaurants along the 192 - Applebys, Dennys, Golden Corral (the breakfast buffet there fuels you up for the whole day!), Perkins - any of those will satisfy most appetites. Only one place fell short of expectations and that was the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal - overpriced and not the best service, which was disappointing.
The property is well located in Whispering Oaks, and was lovely and quiet. But you are just a 2 minute drive from the US 192 highway and we found that, from there, you can get to any of the big parks within 30 minutes. If we left the house at 8:30am, we were parking at Universal Studios by 9.
This holiday was the trip of a lifetime in many ways, and the villa was ideal for our purposes, having everything you need for a holiday base and being quiet and peaceful, yet so convenient to get to the places we wanted to see. I would certainly recommend this property to others.
Owner's Response: Dear Andrew and family.
What can I say, many thank's for your most excellent review of our property. It's always our intention to make our guest's feel comfortable, relaxed and feel at home. Your comments have justified that our efforts that we have put into the property are being recognized. We are so glad you all had a great time and we were able to be a part of your family holiday. From the both of us we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Carole & Peter
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