Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About IAN STURGEON
Myself Ian and my wife Sheena originate from Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Northumberland near Newcastle Upon Tyne in Northern England some 30 years ago. We live in a little ancient Market town called Morpeth. We have two children Fraser 29 and Nikki 27. We love travelling and Florida is our favourite destination. We use our beautiful villa 2 times per year and we get so much pleasure sharing it with our very valued clients. We take great pride in offering a home with so many great features and during every visit we carry out many upgrades to keep our home in good condition
Why IAN STURGEON chose Calabay Parc
Calabay Parc for us was the best location overall that we could find.It is convenient for all the theme park's with Disney only 15 minutes drive away.There are plenty of shops, supermarkets, Bars, Restuarants, and Golf Courses only minutes away. With interstate 4 only 2 minutes away you are perfectly located for the scenic 45 minute drive to the beaches.
What makes this Villa unique
Having stayed at many villa's prior to buying our own, we put together a list of negatives which when buying our own property we could refer to and make sure we eliminated them at the building stage of our own home. The main issues with other properties we rented were as follows. Not enough bathrooms, not enough pool deck space to have lunch,dinner and also to entertain. With other small pool decks when we were sunbathing and the kids were splashing about in the pool,we got wet. We doubled the size of our pool deck to include a 12 seat dining table a separate 8 seat dining table. There is a further 4 seat table which can be used to provide a prep area for you BBQ food. The Ping Pong Table on the pool deck provides great fun for all the family. I have not seen another pool deck that offers so much space. It is vital that the pool deck is south facing (as ours is) as that is the only way you will get sun on the deck from dawn to dusk. Throw in the 20 exotic palm trees surrounding the pool deck and you have a unique setting. Having a cinema system at home in England we knew that this always produced the WOW factor with our friends when they visited. We decided that this would be a great idea for the villa and our massive 9 FOOT WIDE SCREEN has probably has been the best investment we have made. With over 75 FREE DVD's to watch you are spoiled for choice.This along with the game room pool table and ping pong table on the pool deck means the kids are never bored and are not in your face after a long day at the parks. The villa has so much space you are sure to have a relaxing vacation.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Spacious house, fantastic location for theme parks
We stayed here as a family of 5 mainly to visit Disney and Universal theme parks. The house is perfectly located for this, outside of the Orlando sprawl in a nice neighbourhood, 30 minutes drive from the Disney parks. Also close to Walmart (just past the 192 North of the house) where you can get discounted park tickets - we saved $500. The house is spacious, with lots to do on days you are not doing theme parks - cinema screen with English sports, pool table, poker set, table tennis, and a pool which is very welcome on those hot Florida days. Friendly and helpful owner who responded very promptly to all our queries. If we came back to Orlando we would definitely look to rent this house again. No hesitation in recommending it.
Paula thank you so much for your 5 star review. I am glad you enjoyed the house and all its great facilities. You were the perfect guests and it was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. I sincerely hope we can see you again in the future
2 weeks July 2019
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ian’s home. Beds were all comfortable and there were plenty of towels and linens. Kitchen was well equipped and clean. The grill outside needs to be replaced and we were unable to use it because it was in pretty bad shape but that was our only issue. Ian was very responsive and helpful the one time we had a question.
Kathy thank you so much for your 5 star review of our villa.
I wish you had messaged me to inform me of the grill and i would have had a brand new one there within 24 hours. The next guest who checked in the day of your departure did message me re the BBQ and that's exactly what I did. A brand new BBQ installed within 24 hours. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and you were very respectful of our home and that is greatly appreciated.
I do hope we can see you in the future
Very, very disappointing.....unclean, unkempt, not well maintained, NOT 5 star
This property is located in a nice estate with good access to I4 and 192. The villa is large and spacious.
We arrived to find a very dirty pool area, tables green with slime, dirty ash tray, threadbare, worn, dirty old poolside furniture.
Dead flies and dirt beside couch in lounge at the site of a previously spilt drink and corners thick with dust.
All towels and bedding are needing replaced, they are by their best.
Upstairs toilets are a disgrace, worn disgusting toilet seat and toilets that need a thorough clean.
Games room with XBox that constantly switched off. Projector constantly flickers which is annoying when watching film etc.
Kitchen fine though the dirt in the fridge drinks dispenser was alarming.
Large washing machine and tumble drier provided, be sure to check tumble drier as the fluff dispenser was packed solid, which is a fire risk.
We did contact the owner while there regarding the state of the pool area. He very quickly arranged for this to be cleaned, however the attitude of the representative of the cleaning company made us very reluctant to contact on other issues.
When we contacted the villa owner initially about pool area we sent him photographs and he agreed that the area was filthy(his word). In our subsequent contact since returning home we sent photographs of some of the issues, eg toilet seats, toilets, drinks dispenser and he acknowledged the issues. However, that did not help our experience in the villa and we were very, very disappointed.
The owner has since stopped communicating with us, which again is disappointing.
Think carefully before booking this villa.
This guest did indeed contact me whilst I was on vacation in Cyprus about the pool deck not being cleaned and yes there was a mix up between our management company and the pool company and there was someone there within the hour to clean it thoroughly. Re their other issues isn’t it strange that they didn’t bother contacting our lovely man and wife management team to come round and sort their claimed issues for them. Let’s face it if you are in a hotel and you weren’t happy with something you would ring down to reception and get someone up to fix it. Re the x box and projector flickering that was simply a loose cable from the amplifier to the projector. A 30 second fix. They complained that the toilet seat upstairs was a bit worn as well as the toilet brush needing replaced. Hardly a life and death situation. Re the bedding and towels, we have had no issues with other guests. We did however decide to replace lots of towels for the next incoming guest as well as purchasing a brand new Gas BBQ unit for them too. They didn’t bother to ring my team during the whole 2 weeks they were there but waited until they got home to send me 6 pictures and then proceeded to try and extort money out of me with the threat of a bad review. If they had taken the trouble to ring my team I would have replaced anything they weren’t happy with but they saw this as a way to try to extort money from me. Well sorry that didn’t work I’m afraid. In my opinion these guests are your classic crash for cash clients. Byron my manager who went round to clean the pool deck said they were the rudest guests he had ever had to deal with. Our villa offers outstanding value for money and indeed the next guest voted us 5 stars. Reviews are opinions and we are very proud indeed of our 4.8 out of 5 stars average. That is up there with the best scores on any property website. If any of my guests need help or are not happy with something I react immediately to resolve all issues no matter how trivial I might feel they are and I am very proud of that.
Great home would definitely stay here again. Easy access to everything. Owner great to work with.
Christopher thank you so much for your 5 star review of our home. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you found me great to work with. I try to build a relationship with all my guests prior to arrival and I am available for each guest 24/7 should they need any advice or support. You were the perfect guest and for that I gave you a 5 star rating also
We really enjoyed our stay. The house was big enough to spread out, the pool was awesome and we loved the game room. The only bad thing was others obviously didn't take care of darts, pool cues, and xbox. We replaced tips on darts and pool cues and that solved that problem but xbox wouldn't stay turned on.
Overall I would definitely recommend staying here and when we go back to Orlando we will definitely try to stay again.
Thank you for letting us enjoy this property!
James thank you so much for your 5 star review.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and even more so that you would like to come back again. The huge pool deck area is a big favorite with all our guests and yes the game room with the 9 foot cinema screen is also a big hit with adults and children alike. You are right that if people do break things like pool cue tips they dont bother replacing but that said my management team should be noticing that therefore I have notified them to check this at every changeover.
I am not sure what the problem was with the X Box as its working fine for the guests who have been there after you and also the current guest so maybe whatever it was has resolved itself. I would have been happy to send my manager round to look at it for you.
It was an absolute pleasure having you stay and we sincerely hope you do come again
Close to everything
Spacious house close to major attractions.
are all conveniently located, We are 2 miles south of interstate 4 which means you have a great access route to the theme parks, 15 minutes from Disney means this house is the ideal location for the ultimate Orlando experience