|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Villa La Serena. A 5-bedroom, 4 full bathroom townhouse. Private pool, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, large flat screen TVs in living room and in all 5 bedrooms.
This beautiful and extremely well maintained villa has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, safety deposit box, free wireless internet access and cable TV, a covered lanai with a private screened pool. Some of the amenities include: large flat-screen TVs in the living room and in all bedrooms, DVDs, clocks and radios, hairdryer in every bathroom, iron and board, linens and towels, kitchenware, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, blender, juicer and many other kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaner, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, free starter pack, and free use of the facilities of the clubhouse. The luxurious clubhouse features a 'Tropical Oasis' lagoon pool, with waterfall, grotto, spa and slides, with a separate kiddies's pool and play area for toddlers. Both pools have spray jets. There is a tiki bar and grill, which serves food and drinks. To exercise, Paradise Palms has a state-of-the-art fitness center and sauna, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Inside the clubhouse, there is a meeting room, a concierge desk, a 50-seat cinema, an aquarium, an internet café, a sundry shop and deli, a video arcade and games room.
In addition to this excellent location and amenities, Paradise Palms Resort provides the tranquility of mind to its guests by having a 24 hour manned security.
An easy drive of 10 to 15 minutes to all of the Walt Disney Resort attractions in Orlando, and about 20 to 25 minutes to Universal Studios and Sea World. Many supermarkets are within a few minutes' drive, such as the food store Publix, a 24 hour Walmart, and Target (at 1 to 3.2 miles from the resort). Easy shopping facilities, including a premium outlet about 15 minutes away, very close to golf courses and close to the many restaurants on Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (known as hifgway 192), which is a couple of minutes away from the Paradise Palms Resort main entrance.
Born in Brazil, from Portuguese parents, I live in Florida since 1997, where I obtained my law degree. I am also licensed as a real estate sales associate by the State of Florida. I love to travel and learn about new cultures. I am also a proud grandmother.
Fatima Dias purchased this villa in 2011
The Disney area always attracted me and having family from Brazil and Europe visiting frequently, I purchased this property to be able to accommodate large families and have them 'feel at home' when visiting Disney, rather than staying in a cramped hotel room. I loved theses brand new built houses, the fabulous club, and proximity to the Disney attractions, shops and restaurants. A great find! Truly a home away from home.
Beautifully decorated and extremely well maintained and clean. Everything is in good working condition. Children and parents can watch different television programs as each room has its own TV set; because of the clubhouse facilities, some may prefer to stay 'home' rather than joining others to the attractions or shopping; although the community is gated with 24-hr manned security, an addition peace of mind comes in providing a safety deposit box in the house, which most of the other vacation villas in the community don't have; a dedicated property manager accessible 24 hrs a day if needed for anything; electronic door locks with unique code for each tenant for added security.
Optional pool heating: $25 per day (minimum of 3 days)
We truly enjoyed our stay at this property. Everything was nice and clean. The house had more than enough room for 8 adults and 3 kids. We had two pools to enjoy. One was a private pool and the other was a big community pool. They have a theater on site also. The community was safe and gated. It was not far from Disney and all other attractions. The home was surrounded by restaurants and a grocery store. It was in a pretty neighborhood. We had no problems what so ever. If I can make a suggestion I would say provide more towels but that was no big deal. Also it was easy to contact them if you needed anything. My mother forgot her purse at the home and didn't realize it until after we drove 11 hours home. We were so worried but the staff secured the purce and mailed it without anything missing. Again this was a great place to stay.
Our overall stay was amazing! We had an excellent time and the facility also offered activities for the kids to do on days we weren't visiting Disney! That was great also and very helpful! Our family also took advantage of the basketball court, volleyball area and tennis! There was plenty to do in the community and we enjoyed that very much!
The house was beautiful and very clean. The mini pool which I was so worried about was perfect. There was enough room for the kids to swim and for everyone to be in and float around. The best thing was that it made us feel like we were all together in one area and not spread out so much. All of our kids, their spouses and grandkids were there (9 all together) and it was amazing that everyone had their own room and bathroom! (some couples of course) Made getting ready a dream. An easy trip to Disney and all of the attractions. The amenities the community offered were wonderful as well. Splash pad and an amazing pool area was perfect. The landlord was so nice, easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs. We look so forward to the next time and hope we can work with them again. Thank you for a perfect family vacation.
Overall our stay was very enjoyable. We stayed in the 5 bedroom 4 bath town home and it was exactly what was depicted in the photos and description. Fatima was extremely helpful and responsive prior to our vacation. She answered our emails right away as well as the management company. The house was complete with all kitchen appliances, utensils, gas grill (which we did use), linens as well as bath towels and bed linens. There was a vacuum which i did use through out our stay as we had kids with us. The house is very close to the community pool and the fitness center which is really convenient, since we were two families. We didn't really use the small pool at the house, as we were exhausted everyday after the parks. Paradise Palms is extremely close to Disney and maybe about 30 minutes from Universal.
Overall the house was nice and the air conditioner worked wonderfully! The only small thing that we encountered, was the house wasn't as clean as i was hoping it would be when we arrived. The kitchen floor was extremely sticky, not sure if they mopped it before we arrived, but my husband went out and bought a Swiffer mop and once we used it, the floor was a lot better. We left it at the house, so we hopefully others will be able to use it.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation Fatima!
We enjoyed everything about this property. It was very clean, comfortable, great for a variety of ages. The pictures accurately depicted the interior, in fact, upon our arrival we were even more impressed. We loved this property, and hope to stay there again. The location was perfect for being close, but not too close, to all of the desired attractions.
My family of 8 stayed here for 3 nights. It is a short distance to Disney with a lot of stores near by to include a super target. I would say that some of the pictures left us to believe the pool that came with the house looked bigger but it is actually quite small. We were fine with it and it was actually fun to our little kids. The resort pool is great and big. The ventilation is not the best the main ac unit is upstairs and the air flow down stairs can get hot I recommend adding a ceiling fan down stairs. A few things would have been nicer to help us get settled in. There was not even one roll of paper towel, dish soap or dish washer soap when even hotel suites accommodate this for us. So I recommend owners adding these things and a couple coffee filters and a trash bag or two just for the first night. overall it was a great place only one king bed was in the 3055 unit we stayed in the pictures made us think there were more. But I would recommend to other familes.
Villa located in Paradise Palms Resort, a gated community about 10 minutes away from the Disney attractions and about 20-25 minutes from Sea World and Universal Studios. An impressive clubhouse features, amongst other facilities, a large pool with waterfall and spray jets, a Jacuzzi, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a fitness center,a games room, a children's play area, a convenience store, and a 50 seat cinema.
Very close to golf courses and close to many restaurants on Irlo Bronson Hwy (known as highway 192), which is a couple of minutes away from Paradise Palms Resort's main entrance.
Many stores and supermarkets are within a few minutes drive such as the Publix food store, a 24hr Waltmart, Lowes and Target (at 1 to 3.2 miles from the resort). A premium outlet is located about 15 minutes away.