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Skeeter

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Skeeter's Villa - 6 bedroom, sleeps 14 - private heated pool & taxes included

21 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Davenport House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 14)

Skeeter's Villa is a two story vacation home. It has six bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, and is located in the Aviana Resort, a gated community.

The first floor master bedroom has a king size bed with a flat screen TV and en suit bathroom. This bathroom has a large relaxing bathtub, stall shower and private commode. There is also a half bath on the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, a kitchen island for additional work/storage space and wooden cabinetry. There is a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen, and a separate dining room. The family room boasts a cathedral ceiling as well as a large HD TV, DVD player with assorted movies and a home theater sound system.

The home furnishings are high grade and comfortable. High speed secure Ethernet wireless service is provided – bring your laptop! There is a carpeted game room with a pool table, air hockey, dart board and a small table with chairs. The second floor has a den area with its own work station complete with computer and printer. There is also a TV, DVD player, Playstation 2 game console with a small library of DVDs and Guitar Hero! No boring rainy days here! There are five bedrooms on the second floor, each with its own TV and some with a DVD player. One of the bedrooms has two bunk bed sets for the small folk. There is one king suite with bath, another king and a queen bedroom, and one bedroom with two single beds. Three full bathrooms complete this castle! In the rear of the home is the screened pool with a unusually large patio deck. A conservation area is in the rear of the pool area, and is not overlooked by another house. There are beautiful shrubs on each side of the pool for added privacy. There is a removable fence that can be easily installed around the pool for safety’s sake. The home has a monitored alarm system.

The gated community complex has many amenities. Some of the outstanding features of the complex include a large community pool, child's pool, resort hot tub, gazebo, putting green, playground, and beach volleyball court. A clubhouse is on site with a reception/social area, cyber café, and fitness room. The home is just minutes away from championship golf couses, and the sights that made Orlando famous! Make your family vacation an exceptional one!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Skeeter (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Skeeter

Skeeter and Sandy were childhood sweethearts. But went their separate ways after high school, marrying different spouses. Both were widowed and many years later re-connected, married and combined their families. Total of 6 children, 5 in-laws & 16 grandchildren. Skeeter sold & retired from his construction business (P & C Construction, Chattanooga TN) in 2008. On a visit to Florida that same year, purchased their first Aviana Resort villa and named it Skeeter's Vacation Villa (HomeAway #234821). In January 2013 they purchased the villa next door, and of course it had to be named - 'Sandy's Vacation Villa' , HomeAway #3537465, also a 6 bedroom 4 1/2 bath.

Skeeter purchased this house in 2008

Why Skeeter chose Davenport

For many years we have rented vacation homes in the Disney area, as well as ocean front home in Panama city and Cape San Blas area. We were getting close to retirement age, and thought why not try it on our own. Since we have big family, 6 kids and 16 grandchildren we needed a large home. Disney area is so exciting to the grandchildren, and We truly enjoy 'family and friend get-togethers'. Davenport was close to the attractions, yet in a quite country setting. Aviana was a gated resort, so it appealed to all of us. Thus Skeeter's Villa was created, an hope all our guest enjoy it as much as our families and friends.

What makes this house unique

Skeeter's villa is a large beautifully decorated two story home with high ceilings. It can accommodate large groups, or several small families and or friends. You don't feel crowded with the high ceiling and open spaces from the first and second floors. The beautiful private pool is not overlooked by another home, but has a rear conservation area. There are shrubs on each side for added privacy. A great place to relax with family and friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Skeeter & Sandy,

We had a wonderful visit in Davenport & Lake Wales area. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your villa. We had 4 families (4 teenagers,1 infant). We had plenty of room, and never felt crowded. We enjoyed delicious southern breakfast in the well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed morning and evening walk around the resort. It was a very nice place to relax and enjoy a few days with family and friends!
Jan 2015
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Skeeter's Villa - 6 bedroom, sleeps 14 - private heated pool & taxes included
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
5

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Florida many times in the last ten years and stayed at various places and I can honestly say this is the best home I've ever stayed. This spacious home has rooms that are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds in each of the bedrooms. This was the only home that I have stayed at that has offered a computer with Internet service, which was especially helpful if you wanted to look up area attractions or find driving directions from the property. Not only is there a giant screen television is the living room (as well as tvs in each of the bedrooms) and an inground swimming pool, but there is also an awesome gameroom with a nice pool table and air hockey table. You won't regret renting this home for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Time had by all

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at this property. Plenty of room, plenty of fun for the children in the garage with the air hockey. Men enjoyed the pool table. The pool was enjoyed by everyone. We would highly recommend this property that was offered at a very fair price for the time we spent. The club house pool was a lot of fun too.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are so glad the "Men" enjoyed Skeeter's Villas' pool table. as well as the "Children" the air hockey. Family times are so precious, and glad you all could get together. We welcome you back anytime. Regards, Skeeter & Sandy
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Ooltewah, TN
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Skeeter's Villa was perfect. The house has all of the amenities that you need for a family vacation. It was so nice to walk out the back door and enjoy the pool. The game room was a big hit as well. The kids and grandchildren enjoyed the air hockey and billiards table. In addition to the pool at the Villa, we also enjoyed the pool at the clubhouse and the grandchildren loved the playground at the clubhouse. We spent 4 days at Disney parks and 2 days relaxing at the Villa and clubhouse. We had 6 adults and 4 children and would have been forced to stay in two motel rooms if had not stayed here. This was so much better. We could all be together and enjoy ourselves. I would recommend Skeeter's Villa to anyone planning to visit the Disney parks.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad your family enjoyed our home, the pool and game room. It is so much better when a family can spend quality time together in a large home, instead of two or three motel rooms. We welcome your family back anytime! Skeeter & Sandy
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5

Beautiful and worth the stay,

  • 5 of 5

Skeeter's Villa was one of the most comfortable and relaxing vacay stays I've experienced in a long while. The property was amazingly well kept and clean, everything that you needed was pretty much at your finger tips. Cookware, Utensils, flatware, sheets. towels, and w/d for dirty laundry. All of the amenities of home. Even a burglar alarm for folks that feel they need it. My family had a great time and the owner even called to check if everything was going well. I would recommend this property to anyone. The home is a short drive to Disney but its ideal for planning and sightseeing. We experienced the hustle and bustle of the parks, museums, and other sights and returned where it was quiet and peaceful and a private pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You KJ for your review. We are delighted that you had a relaxing time at Skeeter's Villa! The parks can be draining on your energy levels, and it is nice to have a quite relaxing place to recoup and spend quality family time. Hope you are planning your next trip to Skeeter's Villa, or maybe try Sandy's next time. Blessing to you and yours! Skeeter & Sandy
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Oakland County, MI
5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

First I must say a HUGE THANK YOU to Mr & Mrs Skeeter! I had paid for another house and the booking agent cancelled 3 days prior to arrival!! Beware of booking agents who don't own the properties!!! I looked beyond Orlando and found Skeeter who put frantic me at ease. He had everything ready, and our vacation back on before I had to tell my gang it was off. This was a turn for the BETTER after all! Location for certain! Skeeters' is close enough to the attractions, just minutes away (two exits from Disney Village), and yet out and away from it all when we needed it to be. This was a 5 year over due gathering from various points in the country (13). We found plenty of space for guys/gals old and young alike, respectfully. The pool was wonderful and DON'T purchase toys before looking in the storage bin, many pool toys are there. A nice surprise was the back patio beyond the pool where we star gazed and enjoyed Crane visits during the day. We liked using the same area for grilling away from pool activities. This was the perfect property for the coming and goings of so many busy people, Skeeters' entry system worked great. We found the property spotless, and all reported that their beds were quite comfortable. A lot of the crew appreciated the game room, the pool table especially. I appreciated the second full sized fridge in the game room. The large TV was great, we hooked the computer up for a nostalgic slide show, kids used their netflixs accounts, cable provided for the kids cartoon needs and the WiFi worked great. What I really appreciated about this property is besides having the ample sleeping space and bathrooms, there was a large table and enough chairs so we could enjoy a meal all together. The kitchen was well equipped and we didn't miss a thing when preparing dinner, even with added guests! We had a real Chef cooking. We appreciated the security of the gated community and our grand daughter liked the play ground, her scooter and walks. We were pleasantly surprised with two thermostats, one for upstairs and one for down. Last but not least, it was sunny and 80's during the day but cool at night, sometimes low 40's. Having the pool heated allowed us to enjoy swimming no matter the chill. Be confident if you are looking at this property, easy access to the OWNERS with quick easy transactions, and a great management team after booking. NOTE: first and second floor masters make this perfect for 3 generational families!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Margaret, Wow !!!! What a review!!! We are so glad we could be a part of making you family reunion a success. You also were wonderful to work with, and appreciate all the nice comments about "Skeeter's Villa". Tell the gang hello and you all plan another trip real soon!!
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5

AMAZING HOME!

  • 5 of 5

The photos online do this place no justice what-so-ever! Beautiful home is located in serene family oriented gated community right outside the areas surrounding hustle & bustle near the theme parks. My family just loved it. Best vacation home ever. This is now my official vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and found it to be more than expected. We believe your vacation rental home should be one of the most important decisions of a vacation!!! Come back and visit us anytime. Skeeter & Sandy
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Car: necessary

Depending on traffic Skeeter's Villa is only a 12 -18 Minute Drive To Walt Disney World theme parks. about 15 to 20 minute to Universal Studios, 5 to 8 miles to various golf resorts, and 8 to 15 miles to various shopping malls. 5 miles to Publix Grocery, CVS pharmacy, restuarants, banks, gas stations, and post office. So close to the attractions, yet in a quite country-like setting. Only 5 minutes to the unique-old town of Davenport, Florida. Approximaely 1 1/2 hours east or southwest to Florida sandy beachs.

Other Activities: Health/beauty spa, shopping.

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Rates & Availability

Aviana Resort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Standard Rate
Jan 4 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
2016 Christmas / New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
2017 Standard Rate
Jan 8 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
2017 Holiday Rate
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

2016 Weekly rate (7 nights) is $1500.00 includes pool heat & taxes. / additional Cleaning fee of $125.00.
2016 Christmas / New Year's Holiday Rate is $2000.00 per week / 7 nights (includes taxes and pool heat) / additional $125.00 cleaning fee. $500.00 to book and hold dates, then balance 45 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Davenport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 2sets of bunk beds
  • Downstairs: One king master suite w/ bath Upstairs: One king master suite w/ bath One king bedroom One queen bedrooms Two twin beds Two sets of bunk beds Two shared baths
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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