|Minimum Stay||4 - 31 nights|
A well kept 3 bedroom villa with its own private pool on a quiet neighborhood backing onto a small lake, yet just 20 minutes from all the parks. Our large 3 bedroom home with a narrow 30 foot southerly facing solar heated screened pool has everything you require to make your Orlando holiday a great holiday. Our home is on a single floor, and has an amazing master bedroom en suite, with its own double shower and toilet, walk in wardrobes and patio doors to the pool area. Two other large double bedrooms, one set out as a twin room, share the other bathroom, both having walk in wardrobes.
The remainder of the villa comprises of a large lounge, formal dining area, family room with cable TV and bed settee, double garage with large washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. The kitchen and breakfast area has a large oven, 4 ring hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher plus all kitchen equipment you could need Of course, it is air conditioned, with free WI-fi.
My wife and I have always been keen on the USA, visiting many states over the years. We chose to buy a villa in Florida however as it really gave the whole family an chance to relax and enjoy. I am a sport fan, and so being within 2 hours of top class Football (Soccer), Basketball and Baseball really appealed while the proximity to so many great shops and restaurants also appealed. My children however were obviously keen on the proximity to the parks. My wife however was happier to have a home from home and to enjoy the largely un-overlooked pool and view of the lake and setting sun.
My children have now grown up, but still come to the villa with us, and we still visit the parks, but now we also do other activities like the eco-safaris, visits to the Beach as well as to Tampa and Miami on day trips.
Brian Charlick purchased this villa in 2000
We have furnished our villa to ensure it meets your holiday needs. Indeed we take our family holidays here, so we ensure it really is a home from home.
The location of the villa took some time to find, but we think we have found an ideal location, with a lake behind and mainly south facing pool.
We are eager that the villa is in good order, and annually spend time in the autumn ensuring the villa is painted, clean and in full working order.
Can you imagine sitting in a pool, drink in hand, watching the ducks in the lake behind the villa and the birds soaring high above in the deep blue sky?
We have the opportunity to do just that every year in our villa. That is the benefit of being in a quiet residential area. Yet from here, just 20 minutes away are all the theme parks of Orlando; Disney world parks, Sea World and Universal parks as well as International drive and many water parks. Closer still are shopping malls galore and even closer to grocery stores and restaurants
My preference however is to occasionally drive away from the parks, to either the eco-safari less than an hour away, to the air boat tour, 10 minutes away, to Tampa and beaches 2 hours away or the space centre and cocoa beach with Ron Jon's less than an hour away.
It really is a blend of a relaxing sun and pool, nature drive and theme park bonanza all in one.
House is local to everything. Great house 3 bedrooms tv in every room.. pool is right out the back and screened in which is great. My family and I loved every minute of it... they used the pool every day it got good use. It was a home away from home for us. I definitely will be back and have already referred people. Wifi was a great thing also. Washer dryer thank you for that. It was very spacious and had lots of space. 2 dining areas and 2 living rooms. Kids enjoyed the Disney room. And lots of channels for them to watch while not swimming. And the weather was perfect the whole time couldn't have asked for a better place. Thank Brian, Rob, Glenda. Even though I didn't need for anything I loved this place.
Our family enjoyed our stay at the home, everything, stores, parks, etc, is fairly close by and easy to find.
All, Beds were extremely comfortable, which we all appreciated greatly.
I would like to suggest a change to the bathroom toilets to fit handicap needs and some safety bars on walls to the showers. Also the drainage in master bedroom sinks need to be addressed.
And it was sad but pool doesn't have a heater, so our kids couldn't really enjoy to much time in it.
And we took our playpen for the baby but if we hadn't there were no amenities to fit infant/toddler needs, such highchair/booster seat, or playpen.
But we definitely will stay again.
Overall the house was a good size for a our party of 6. The pool was in good order and our kids really enjoyed the swim. Owner was responsive to queries when sent.
Unfortunately the house it self was not clean or well maintained. Some of the sheets were stained, the dishes had crusted on food and the vents were packed with dust.
If you need a place to crash and don't mind a little mess the value is good.
The house itself was ok. Took a while to get the necessary info from the owner initially(possible miscommunication or lack of) but once pressed,they were very courteous and helpful. The wifi came and went sometimes. There was a basketball hoop in the garage but the basketball was dead and we couldn't find a pump for it. The pool was on the smaller side. Good for a 3-4(maybe)kids. It was pretty dirty when we arrived. Called to ask about it being cleaned and was told "pool day" was the next day and it would be cleaned. Didn't really appear as though it was cleaned and it didn't help that the only dirt remover they had was torn to pieces. There was a tiny camping grill that looked like it was never cleaned in the garage. Kitchen was fine and there were plenty of clean dishes to use. TVs were available throught the house but they werent all HD. If your on a low budget and plan to spend most of your time outside, this house would be fine. If you are looking for a place to host any family get togethers or bbqs, a little more money will probably get you a lot more(bigger pool,bigger deck,bigger grill).
Near Disney world, Sea World and Universal as well as International Drive plus many water parks.
Eco-safari's and air boat tours also in close proximity.
many grocery shops, restaurants and malls abound in Kissimmee and Orlando, all within 25 minutes drive.
Holiday periods including those over Christmas, Easter, Canadian & US Thanksgiving and Independence day require a minimum 4 days booking.
Please note BBQ's are not permitted.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.