We have just returned from a very nice 1 week stay here. We were we a party of 4 adults and 5 kids (all under 6).
Now we have previously rented homes around the corner at Reunion Resort and Windsor Hills. Now unlike these communities Sandy Ridge is not a gated community and did not have that over-the-top fancy feel to it ..which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Some places didn't seem a nice as others....but this was not the case with this place. The location was great, just off I-4, less than 5 minutes from a Publix and Disney was 20mins front door to parking lot.
The house was clean and nice yet had a bit of a lived in feel which was great considering travelling with small kids you don't want to feel like you are walking on eggshells. The house had everything we needed as far as dishes, accessories, and essentials for the 1 1/2yr old (high chair and pack and play). The house was big enough that we never felt crowded and the kids had space run around and have fun. The only real complaint (f you could call it that) was a bit of the layout..2 of the bedrooms are on the main floor...the master just off the kitchen and living room...which isn't the best for early a.m.'s or late nights.
Now the best part....the pool and patio area was by far the best of any house we've rented. The pool was big, jacuzzi was warm (after you let it warm up for a bit), the entire patio was huge with a great covered section for shade. there was more than enough room for all 9 of us outside at one time with room for more. We ate all our meals outside on the patio table. With the pond and woods on the one side and rear, the only neighbour was to the one side. Even then their screened in patio was fogged out for total privacy.
The house is located at the back of the community so it is on a very quiet street which led to the patio area offering peace and quiet and total relaxation. With that being said there is a railroad track very close by with the odd train that does go by. However, the train last no longer than 5 -10 seconds and never once really noticed it or felt bothered by it.
For half the price, a bit smaller house, double the pool and patio, and privacy compared to our place in Reunion....this was a great find..we really enjoyed our time here and would not hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are debating staying here...just book it already!