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Chris and Nicole

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Stunning Grand Bahama Penthouse Villa - Upgraded, Rated Platinum, Fantastic View

55 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bahama Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleep 6-8 people

Bahama Bay is a beautiful, Caribbean-style, 24 hour gated resort on the banks of picturesque Lake Davenport; our vacation home, the Grand Bahama is the most spacious of the three bedroom villas, not to be compared with the smaller Abacos. With more than 1,700 square feet of air-conditioned penthouse comfort, the villa provides the epitome of quiet relaxation. The best beaches in America are just forty five minutes away, or you can venture onto the many championship golf courses or take the family to world renowned adventure parks, such as Disney, Universal, Sea World. That's when you are not enjoying Bahama Bay Resort’s many fabulous amenities, which include 17,000 sq.ft. recreation center & clubhouse, pool bar & grille, four swimming pools with whirlpools, children's pool & play area, full service spa & salon, fitness facility, Internet access, mini-market, volleyball, basketball, tennis, billiards, walking trails, sandy beach, fishing, and more!

Dining Options On-Site: At Bahama Bay Resort when it comes to dining you can have the best of both worlds... If your passion is cooking or saving on food cost, then our self-catering villa is perfect for you. There is a store within the resort where you can buy basic grocery items, but if you're looking for something specific then there are both Publix (supermarket) and Walmart Superstore (supermarket/department - open 24hours) stores just minutes away. There may, however, be times when you want to eat out... 'Mambo's' is a casual poolside grill where you can get snacks throughout the day. You can even have pizzas delivered to you in your villa! 'Tradewinds' lakeside restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and alfresco lunches. The dinner menu is extremely varied and we’re sure there’s something for the most discriminating palate! Need a drink? There are two poolside bars and the 'Tradewinds' cocktail bar, offering weekly activities (Karaoke), happy hour and live entertainment.

Dining Options Off-Site: If you wish to try some local establishments, ‘Orlando Ale House' boasts the best for daily specials on food and drink! Or for the family with varied tastebuds, 'Golden Corral' is a good inexpensive buffet. These are just a few of the various establishments found in the vicinity, from pizza to sushi..

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris and Nicole (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Chris and Nicole

This is Chris and Nicole from Toronto, Canada! We are both professionals working in competing high-tech companies. When we aren't working, we enjoy spending time with friends and family and, of course, travelling to somewhere warm!

Chris and Nicole purchased this villa in 2010

Why Chris and Nicole chose Davenport

We decided early on that we wanted a home in Florida for our future retirement and to enjoy during our time-off while we were working. We visited over 30 properties in the Orlando area, and while each one had some unique characteristics that we liked, only Bahama Bay hit the mark for us.

Located on over 70 acres of land, the resort is truly that - a resort. The buildings are all offset, so you aren't looking into your neighbour's windows. There are pools and tennis courts and barbecues and walking trails and a fitness centre and a sauna and... well, Bahama Bay just had it all. When you settle in, even though you are about 10 minutes from Disney, you feel a world away.

What makes this villa unique

All of the villas at Bahama Bay are great, but what makes our unit just a bit more unique than the others is LOCATION.

Our villa overlooks the central pond whose fountain is lit at night. Our screened balcony is the perfect spot to enjoy an early breakfast or a late-night book. We are literally a two minute walk along a lighted path to the main Club House with oversized pool, fitness centre, hot tubs and children's splash pad, Two minutes across the parking lot will take you to the resort's barbecue area and children's playground.

We are at the centre of the action, and as our realtor always tells us - LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION.

I hope you will have a chance to share our unique piece of paradise in the midst of the hustle and bustle that is Orlando.

Reviews

5
based on 55 traveler reviews

Stunning Grand Bahama Penthouse Villa - Upgraded, Rated Platinum, Fantastic View
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

Beautifully designed... Rooms, property.. Everything

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again and again and again. Everything was even more beautiful than pictures. Location was convenient, staff was amazing. My new home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim! Thank you for spending your holidays with us - I am so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay! We consider StayBahamaBay our 'home away from home', and I am glad that our attention to detail shines through. It is a great pleasure to share our home with great guests like you! Thank you for staying with us and we would be very pleased to welcome you back in the future!
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5

Best holiday ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was so much bigger than we expected and I have never stayed anywhere so clean and comfortable. It catered for everyone and we all had our own space and TV.

There was nothing that we did not have and it was definitely home from home - they really have thought of everything and cater for kids of all ages.

Bahama Bay resort was excellent and such a peaceful and beautiful location. The boys loved the gym and we all loved the pools and it was never noisy or crowded.

Staff were excellent and so was the service and everyone was friendly and welcoming.

Chris had given us great directions to and from the airport, plus directions to the theme parks using back roads - this saved us so much time and we could not believe how close we were to everything.

Chris was so easy to deal with and was available if we needed anything, but we didn't, because he had thought of everything.

This is a great place for a family holiday for all ages. Our kids are 17, 18 and 23 and we definitely gave them a holiday to remember forever.

We would highly recommend this accommodation and the resort to anyone who wants a holiday to remember.

We'll be back with the grandchildren in a few years.

Thank you.

Debbie & David

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie & David, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! I am very pleased that you enjoyed our villa along with your family. Bahama Bay is truly a family-friendly resort! Over the years we have tried to add the things that we feel are most important for a truly special vacation, and your review reminds us that we have done fairly well. It is always a joy to have families like yours stay with us and share our enjoyment of our home away from home! We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future!
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5

Beautiful Villa just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

You will be blown away when you first walk into the Villa at not only how big it is but how nicely decorated, furnished, and kept it is. From the new carpeting to the new beds it really is a 1st class place to stay while in Orlando. The master bedroom and bath is bigger itself than most NYC apartments. The walk in closet alone could sleep two :-). My mom loved the 2nd bedroom with it's own private balcony. She went out there every morning while having her cup of coffee are read her book while overlooking the lake below. The kitchen is stocked with all the pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and flatware you need. Full size washer & dryer make it quick and easy to do a load of laundry for those week long stays. The resort itself was clean and very well maintained. The nature path right out front of the villa that loops around the lake is beautiful . We even saw a small alligator in the lake. It's less than a 2 minute walk to the clubhouse pool area and less than 5 mins to the beach area (Tradewinds). We will definitely give Chris a call the next time we're in need of a place to stay in Orlando.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robert, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review - it is sincerely appreciated! We are very pleased that you and your family stayed with us and enjoyed so much of what our villa and the resort has to offer. With growing completion on the property, I am finding more and more owners are trying to cut corners and offer up a 2.5 star villa for their guests. My wife and I have always felt that Bahama Bay is such a beautiful place to stay, and that your time inside the villa should be just as good. Hopefully our pride in ownership shows through to all of our guests that stay with us. It appears that it definitely did for you and your family. Thanks again for staying with us and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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5

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Bahama Bay is a great resort and Chris's condo is one of the finest on the property. Everything was just as described on the website and the location of the unit even better than described. Morning sunrise enjoyed from the front balcony is something you just have to experience, it's breathtaking on a clear morning. The condo itself is a great space with lots of room for a family and a TV in each bedroom as well as the living area.

Chris is very easy to deal with and very accommodating.

My wife and I enjoyed the pool and hot tubs almost every evening and really made use of everything the resort has to offer. A truly wonderful time.

I want to thank Chris once again for the use of his fabulous vacation space.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi There Nancy & Bill, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We actually arrived at our villa the day you left to do some upgrades to the kitchen including a new backsplash, under counter lighting, and brand new cupboard doors. It looks pretty good if I so say so myself (although I suppose I have a biased opinion - LOL). One of the reasons we prefer to rent to guests through HomeAway / VRBO is because we know those guests, like yourself, will take good care of our home away from home. Thank you for taking such good care of our villa - it was in immaculate shape when we arrived! I look forward to welcoming you back in the future so that you can enjoy some more sunrise morning coffees, as well as our new kitchen! Thanks again!
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5

Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic. It was very clean and looked just like the pictures. The resort was great, with the club house, multiple pools, and restaurant that even delivers to the room. I would definitely recommend staying there and we are planning to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tonja, Thank you for your kind words. I am so very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our villa over Christmas. It was a pleasure having you. We are truly proud of the on-site team that maintains not only our villa to our very high standards, but also the property as well. I hope you enjoyed the decorations around the property over the holidays! I will look forward to welcoming you back in the future when we will strive to exceed your expectations once again. Have a very Happy New Year!
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10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic 6 weeks vacation at Chris and Nicole's luxury condo.

The booking process with Chris was very easy particularly because coming from outside the U.S.A I could pay by credit card.

This condo, that is immaculate in every detail, is one of the nicest if not the best on the resort. It has an unrivalled view and location.

The resort is a paradise and the staff, who run it like clockwork, can not do enough for you. All the facilities are maintained to a very high standard.

We met up with Chris and Nicole for a very enjoyable meal. It is obvious that they are very committed to the upkeep of their condo and want people to enjoy staying there and return for future visits.

Suffice to say we will be taking vacations there for the foreseeable future.

Pauline and Graham Dawkins

York, United Kingdom

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pauline and Graham, Thank you so much for your review - what a great way to celebrate our 50th 5-star review!! It was a joy meeting you both during your stay and a pleasure to be able to share our Florida home with such a wonderful couple. I can't promise that we will be in Florida the next time you stay with us, but rest assured that we will make every effort to ensure that our unit continues to offer you and all of our guests the very best at Bahama Bay. Nicole and I have a few upgrades for our villa planned for 2016, so I do hope that some of them will be complete the next time you stay with us. Until then, stay warm and we will look forward to welcoming you back in 2016!
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Our villa is set within the Bahama Bay Resort amidst 70 acres of lush landscaped grounds on the shores of Lake Davenport in central Florida. Just minutes away from local stores, 10min from Walt Disney World Resort, 20min from Seaworld Orlando and 30min from Universal Orlando Resort and downtown Orlando. Other nearby attractions include shopping malls, outlet stores and five 18-hole golf courses. You can also swim with the dolphins, visit wildlife preserves, ride in a hot air balloon and even schedule a visit to the Kennedy Space Centre. Bahama Bay Resort lies near the intersection of US-27 and US-192. It is a 40min drive from Orlando International airport and a 90min drive from Orlando Sanford International airport.

Other Activities: Basketball, beach volleyball, billiards, darts, video arcade, kids splash pad, table tennis.

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Rates & Availability

Bahama Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Spring Break 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice.

Discounts for stays of 7 days or more - please email for details.

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Amenities

Bahama Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1730 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master En-suite - toilet , tub , shower , His and Hers Basin. Double Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , His and Hers Basin. Double Shower Enclosure
  • After a busy day, relax in the sumptuous garden heart-shaped corner bath in the master en-suite or the garden tub in the shared guest bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Stunning En-Suite
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shared four-piece bath
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shared four-piece bath
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • For our youngest guests, a crib is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Our villa on the 3rd (2nd for UK) top floor features two full-sized bathrooms each with an oversized garden tub, extra-large walk-in shower enclosure and dual sinks; a king-size bed in the master bedroom with direct access to a spacious balcony connected to the living area, a queen-size bed in the first guest bedroom with patio door access to a private balcony, two twin beds in the second guest bedroom, and a sofa in the living room that opens into a queen-size bed. All guest bedrooms are equipped with 32-inch flat screen wall-mounted TVs and the living area with a 42-inch. For our young guests, a crib and highchair are stored in the villa’s master closet. For your convenience, there is also a full-size laundry room located off the foyer. Kindly note that some entertainment items (like pool tables, darts, video games, etc.) are located in the Club House or on-site poolside bar. All are located a short walk from our villa and are complimentary for resort guests.

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