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Laura Shipley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Modern Villa, Pool, Spa, Games Rm, WIFI, Flat screen TV/DVD, 7 miles to Disney

11 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Sandy Ridge House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 8/10. 2 Master Bedrooms, 2 Twin Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Fully Equipped. SW Pool

There are 2 master bedrooms (both en suite) and 2 twin bedrooms, which share a family bathroom. All bedrooms have cable TV. Spacious lounge / dining area has a sofa bed, cable TV, DVD, Play station 2 & wifi. The fully fitted kitchen has an oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and full kitchen equipment. There is a utility room which has a washer and dryer. With the sofa bed in the lounge, the house can sleep 10 people.

After a day at the parks relax in the large, private, heated, screened pool, which has a Jacuzzi spa. The patio is south facing and is perfect for having some cold drinks on while watching the sun go down. There is also a games room with pool, table tennis, air hockey and a dartboard.

The villa is fully air-conditioned and also has ceiling fans. All linen and towels are provided and local phone calls are free. The pool has a child safety fence, and a cot & high chair can be provided. There is also a small children’s playground (short walk.) The pool is SW facing so gets the afternoon and evening sun.

The villa is in a great location for all of central Florida's main attractions.

Only 15 minute's away from Walt Disney World, and and a short drive from Route 192 and Kissimmee's Old Town - a haven of shops, restaurant and entertainment.

The parks at Disney include Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Wide World of Sports, Sea World, Epcot, Universal Orlando and a great choice of water parks such as Disney's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Discovery Cove offers the chance to swim with dolphins is a favourite with kids.

The Orlando area offers many more attractions which can be accessed via the I-4 or the H192 include Horse Riding , Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Titanic: The Exhibition, Central Florida Zoo, Air Boat Rentals, Gatorland, Green Meadows Petting Farm, Hot Air Balloon rides, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Holy land Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and not to forget the huge shopping malls.

Down town Disney is a great place for dining, shopping and entertainment and there's a huge choice of dinner shows in the Orlando area such as Arabian Nights, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Pirates Dinner Adventure and Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Shows. The Dixie Stampede is an impressive dinner show with incredible horsemen and women.

Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, Seaworld and International Drive are within 30 minute's drive away.

Space coast (Cocoa Beach, Daytona) and West coast beaches (Clearwater, St Pete's, Tampa) are approximately 1 hour's drive, and are highly recommended if you want a day off from the parks, or for a few days at the end of your holiday.

360º tour available at: http://www.croftitservices.com/vt/559_Sandyridge.htm

Notes about Pool and Spa

Pool heating is charged at an additional £115 per week (recommended Oct to April.) Please note the following:

The pool heater heats the water to 85-90 degrees F. The jacuzzi spa is attached the the pool so the water is the same temperature as the pool (it is NOT a steaming 'hot tub' which gets to 100+ degrees F so please be aware of this upon booking.) However, it is still lovely to relax in after a day at the parks!

Please note that the pool heater is not operational at air temperatures of less than 54 degrees F, so if you are visiting in the winter months, and the air temperatures are very low (especially at night), the pool heater may not be able to get to the 85-90 degree temperature during the day, and may therefore be unusable (especially if you have young children) until the air temperature increases. Please bear this in mind before paying for pool heating - it is advisable to check the weather forecast 1 week before travelling, and if required, the pool heating can be paid for and turned on before your arrival. It can take 24-48 hours for the pool heater to reach the 85-90 degrees F temperatures, and the insulated pool cover must be used at all times that the pool is not being used, especially in the winter months.

If pool heating is not booked before arrival, it can be paid for during your stay, but there will be an additional $25 charge made by the management company, and they will not attend out of hours or at the weekend to turn on the heater.

If you have any questions about whether you need the pool heating, it is advisable to contact me in advance to avoid any disappointment. Thank you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Shipley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Laura Shipley

Hi, I run a property rental business with properties in the UK, Florida, Spain and Bulgaria. I've personally chosen all the properties and have chosen the furnishings and decor to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I enjoy visiting this villa when I can - there's always somewhere new to see in Florida, and the villa is a great place to relax in the evenings too.

Laura Shipley purchased this house in 1997

Why Laura Shipley chose Davenport

It's really close to Disney, yet still in a quiet residential area surrounded by trees and nature. The south-westerly facing pool is perfect for a sunset swim. Kids love the pool and games room - there's plenty to keep them entertained. Sitting on the deck with a g&t after a thrilling day at the parks can't be beaten!

What makes this house unique

My property managers are very reliable and will assist if you have any queries during your stay. I endeavour to respond to all booking / payment queries within a couple of hours (UK time zone.)

I hope to hear from you soon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a wonderful two weeks at this villa over Christmas and New Year and couldn't have asked for a nicer home. The furnishings are comfortable and everything is provided to make your stay easy. We loved spending Christmas Day on the terrace and in the pool, then enjoyed the New Year celebrations at Disney - their fireworks are the best I've ever seen! The booking process was straight forward and driving directions great. We will definitely book again with our family in the future.
Dec 2012
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Reviews

4.1
based on 11 traveler reviews

Modern Villa, Pool, Spa, Games Rm, WIFI, Flat screen TV/DVD, 7 miles to Disney
average rating of 4.090909 based on 13 reviews
5

It was a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was everything that I had expected and more. I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyable stay in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in other properties in Sandy Ridge so know how convenient the location is to Championsgate for shops, restaurants, etc & also only a short drive to Disney. Any queries we had prior to travelling were answered promptly by Laura. This villa is good value for money and was very clean. The pool area is excellent & the pool itself was one of the best maintained that we have ever had. The conservation area behind the villa provided privacy & a relaxing backdrop. The wi-fi connection was reliable throughout our stay which

pleased our 13 year old daughter and also my husband who had to keep in contact with work. Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it, would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, clean and tidy, the owner is extremely helpful, would recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Clare, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the villa. Please recommend me to any friends and family thinking of visiting the area in the future. Thank you again for your booking.
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4

Spring Break Stay

  • 4 of 5

The house is very large with lots of room for large families. Great layout for families with small kids. Newer furniture in the living room and the house was very clean. The pool was well maintained and had both padded reclining chairs and a table area with chairs for eating. The area itself is very quiet and a playground is less than a 5 minute walk. Groceries and take-out food are also in close proximity. It would have been nice to have a hot-tub instead of a jacuzzi spa for use at night. Also, there was no BBQ at the house (despite emailing the owner before arrival and being told there was one) and the mattress in the Master bedroom with the queen bed really needs to be updated, as the springs were in my wife's back all night.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Mickey's Place for the most part and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry the BBQ was not available. If I had known about this during your stay I would have replaced it for you. A new one was purchased in January but it must have been removed from the property. I will ask the management company to replace it and to check the mattress. I'm glad you enjoyed the pool and villa overall and welcome you if you wish to visit again in the future. Kind regards Laura
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5

Enjoyable stay - As advertised

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as advertised. My wife and I wanted a private home with the enclosed pool. This property had plenty of room with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. For one week of our 6 week stay we had three other adults, so this house work out great. Their are flat screen TV's in all bedrooms. There was a well equipped kitchen with easy to use appliances and plenty of utensils.

Our main concern was to have a heated and enclosed pool. The pool at this property was great and when covered nightly with the provided cover it maintained a constant temperature of 89 - 90 degrees. Also was one of the cleanest pools of any Florida property we have rented over the last 8 years of retirement.

Their is an installed alarm system and safe for your personal items.

Laura was always helpful and responded within one day, considering the 6 hour difference in time zones. Also the local property management people were very easy to contact and helpful with our questions.

If we decide to return to the Orlando area in the future, this would we our choice for a private home to rent.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great owner, great location

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a great location and was a good value. Laura (the owner) was attentive, helpful and worked with us to ensure we had an enjoyable vacation.

The only discrepancies we encountered regarding amenities was the spa (not a hot tub) and the pool heating (limited by outdoor temperature). If we had been visiting at a warmer time of the year, this probably wouldn’t have been an issue. We encountered a few minor problems (remote not working properly, some damaged game room equipment, no grill), but Laura worked with us to have them resolved quickly and fairly.

I think it is unfair to label the property as "tired" (from a previous review). I think you need to temper your expectations based on the price range. This is not a luxury home, but it's well appointed, a good value and provided some much needed space and relaxation after spending time at the Magic Kingdom.

I would strongly consider a return trip (at a warmer time of the year) based on the ease of commute, value and knowledge that the owner truly wants to provide a good experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Providence, Reunion
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chillis, McDonalds, Perkins
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona
Car: necessary

Sandy Ridge is an upmarket community located just 7 miles from Walt Disney World. This neighbourhood sits nestled just outside of Orlando, Florida and has quickly become one of the most desired resorts in the Orlando area.

Sandy Ridge is only a 30 minute drive from the Orlando International Airport, and is situated close to all of Orlando’s famous attractions.

PUBLIC supermarket and a CVS pharmacy are just 2 minutes drive from Sandy Ridge, with more shopping / eating places available at Champions Gate near the junction to access the Highway I-4 (4 minutes drive.) At Champions Gate there is a McDonald’s, Subway, petrol station, banking facilities and Italian and Chinese restaurants which both deliver to Sandy Ridge.

There are several outstanding golf courses within a few minutes drive of the villa, including Champions Gate and Reunion - the only place where you will find Signature Design courses by three of golf’s greatest legends: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer.

Sandy Ridge also has a small children’s play area within a minute from the villa.

Mickey's Place is on a very quiet safe road away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, and you will be able to relax and enjoy the lovely surroundings in this beautiful villa. At the back of the villa is conservation ground and a grassed area.

The villa is in a great location for all of central Florida's main attractions.

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Rates & Availability

Sandy Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
6th Sep to 15th Dec 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$117
$650
 
 
16th Dec to 7th Jan 2017
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$130
$650
 
 
8th Jan to 31st Mar 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$117
$650
 
 
1st April to 30th April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$130
$696
 
 
1st May to 30th June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$124
$676
 
 
1st Jul to 9th Sep 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$130
$696
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$130
$696
$2,731
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260

Pool heating is charged at an additional £110 per week (recommended Oct to April.) Please note the following:

The pool heater heats the water to 85-90 degrees F. The jacuzzi spa is attached the the pool so the water is the same temperature as the pool (it is NOT a steaming 'hot tub' which gets to 100+ degrees F so please be aware of this upon booking.) However, it is still lovely to relax in after a day at the parks!

Please note that the pool heater is not operational at air temperatures of less than 54 degrees F, so if you are visiting in the winter months, and the air temperatures are very low (especially at night), the pool heater may not be able to get to the 85-90 degree temperature during the day, and may therefore be unusable (especially if you have young children) until the air temperature increases. Please bear this in mind before paying for pool heating - it is advisable to check the weather forecast 1 week before travelling, and if required, the pool heating can be paid for and turned on before your arrival. It can take 24-48 hours for the pool heater to reach the 85-90 degrees F temperatures, and the insulated pool cover must be used at all times that the pool is not being used, especially in the winter months.

If pool heating is not booked before arrival, it can be paid for during your stay, but there will be an additional $25 charge made by the management company, and they will not attend out of hours or at the weekend to turn on the heater.

If you have any questions about whether you need the pool heating, it is advisable to contact me in advance to avoid any disappointment. Thank you.

Refundable security deposit of £200 to be paid with final balance.

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Amenities

Sandy Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms 3 & 4
    Ensuite bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom 1
    Ensuite bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom 2
    WC - ground floor - toilet
  • The bathrooms are spacious and well lit, with large mirrors and storage cupboards under the sinks. Large walk-in showers in bathrooms 2 & 3.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Flatscreen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Flatscreen TV
  • All bedrooms have luxurious linens, Flatscreen TVs, walk in closets, chest of drawers, air conditioning and ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
The TV Cable / internet / phone package has recently been upgraded to include 300+ digital TV channels, free wifi, and free phone calls within the USA & Canada. Additional baby / child equipment, mobility scooters, and BBQs can be rented at: http://www.nohasslevacations.com/

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