Submitted: July 28, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
We have just returned from a week in this absolutely palace like villa! The house was immaculate - probably the most beautifully presented accommodation we've ever stayed in - lovely touches with the folded towels etc.
Far from being inhibited by the beautiful environment, we were immediately at home in the house with our three teenage children. Although beautiful, the place was very family friendly and we had enormous fun with the full size pool table and the air hockey game!
We used the pool most evenings. It heated up well and I had a lovely hot spa while the kids romped and played in the pool.
The house was extremely spacious and looks even better in real life than on the internet. The washing machine and dryer were excellent and there was an endless supply of towels if needed for pool or bathroom, with easy facilities for washing.
I didn't meet the caretaker Emily in person, but spoke to her several times by phone to sort out minor things (eg a temporary problem with the burglar alarm that caused us no hassle). I got the impression she was easily available if needed at short notice. Usually Em visited the house when we were out at the parks if anything needed done.
It was nice to be contacted by Brian and Margaret, the owners, before going out, though Brian always seemed to catch me in the middle of something so we never had a long chat! It was a personal touch which we appreciated and made it feel that although hotel like in standards, this was really truly their home from home.
The house was easily accessible by car. We were very close to Disney (five to ten minutes quite genuinely) but more like twenty plus to Universal or Seaworld etc.
My husband went for a 6 mile run every day and found it a good place to find safe routes from. My daughter swam at the 50m YMCA pool every morning which was just under 20 mins away, but it was a good facility for someone mad enough to train for 1-2 hours before the parks open.
A great holiday all in all. I had worried that we wouldn't get the benefit of the house as we'd be at the parks all the time, but we still squeezed in a pool swim most nights.
We ate out once in a local steak house which was good value and quality and also had a Chinese carry out! We used the expensive but close local supermarket Winn Dixie - we didn't bother going further afield though there are others listed in the house.
A great place to stay - would recommend it and would go back again!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thanks Patricia.
We love our home and enjoy renting it to people who make use of all that it has to offer. Hope to see you back there soon!
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