|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Serendib Villa is a splendid villa renovated in 2010 with brand new furniture. It is situated on the prestigious development known as 'Calabay Parc' which is only 15 minutes from Disney, and built on a conservation lot with beautiful views of forest to the rear.
While on vacation, we prefer the comforts of home. Therefore, we renovated our villa as a luxurious home away from home with brand new top-of-the-line furniture and state of the art equipment. Our villa offers ultimate luxurious and spacious accommodation with all the amenities you need to make your well earned vacation complete and memorable. It is the perfect place to return to and relax at the end of your hectic day in the theme parks.
It has amazing views from the decking area of sunset over the conservation land at the rear of the villa itself, should you be able to tear yourself away from the theme parks early enough.
We booked this house based on all the positive reviews and unfortunately, our experience was anything but positive and the owner was not helpful at all.
The house itself has a great layout, was spacious and the beds were comfortable. My issue wasn't with the house, it was with the way the owner dealt with issues that came up during our stay.
1st issue - the pool table and foosball table were not usable. The foosball table was in pieces and the pool table wasn't level, so we couldn't play on either one. The owner acknowledged that he knew the foosball table was broken but didn't feel like he had to let us know that it wasn't working. (one of the reasons we went with this house over others in the area was because of the presence of a foosball table AND a pool table.)
2nd issue - There were moldy plastic containers in the cabinet
3rd issue - The pool heat was not turned on Thursday like we requested, instead, it was turned on on Saturday. The owner did refund our pool heat, we are grateful for that, but he was very rude about it and told us to "enjoy our free pool heat"
4th issue - Glass in the pool. When the pool was finally warm enough to get in, my daughter jumped in and immediately sliced her foot on a large shard of glass that was at the bottom of the pool. The property manager and owner were not at all concerned about this issue and the owner went so far as to tell us that we must have put the glass in the pool.
5th and most serious issue - Someone was entering the house while we were gone at the parks. Everyday I would set the alarm (per the owners instructions) however 3 out of 5 times we left, we came back to find the alarm had been disabled. When I brought it to the owners attention he told me that I must not be setting the alarm right. When I insisted that I did set it correctly, he told me that it was not possible that someone was in the house while we were gone. We have since verified since that someone had in fact entered the house and disabled the alarm codes while we were gone, but we have no idea who it was.
The owners lack of concern and sympathy with our issues is unacceptable. Any other owner would have offered some sort of compensation on the property for similar issues, this owner did nothing and actually went so far as to blame us for the issues we experienced.
We rent vacation homes several times a year and we have never had such a negative experience. Renter beware.
The whole experience was great from booking to checkout. The house was huge so everybody had their own space to relax after a long day at the parks. The house was very clean and had everything you would need on a vacation (towels,kitchen utensils, tvs, internet, etc). We had a down day on our vacation, so the pool/bbq/games room provided plenty of entertainment. It took us around 20 minutes to get to Disney and 30-40 to get to Universal. The house was located in a great neighborhood and the management was great to work with. I would definitely recommend this property to anybody looking for a relaxing vacation near the theme parks!
Great house with lots of space. We travelled with our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids). Everyone had their own room AND bathroom. We were able to avoid meltdowns from running them at Disney and Universal - every little bit helps us parents! It was nice to come "home" and spread out - instead of being on top of eachother in a condo or hotel room. We were please with the house and neighborhood!
20/30 mins from Disney
40 mins to Universal
We didn't get a chance to use the pool or gameroom - too busy!
This home was truly beautiful our week there was comfortable and well spent
From the moment that I booked this house, it was quality all the way. Everything was spotless, plenty of kitchen gear. The house was huge, so we all had our own space. The pool was beautiful and PRIVATE. I felt like I was staying at a hotel because everything was so perfect. We were about 20 minutes away from Disney, a very easy drive. The neighborhood was secure and quiet. There are a variety of stores close to the house which made things convenient. If you're looking for a home to rent in the Orlando area, this one is it.
The photos do not do this villa justice! It has everything and more for a wonderful stay! Linda and Phill who manage the villa were extremely helpful and friendly we could not have asked for a better holiday, we were there christmas through to the new year which was fab!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$90 + Tax|
•$250 or £150 Security Deposit(refundable) due at prior to arrival. The deposit will be refunded after the property has been cleaned, a satisfactory status report has been received and the key returned (with in 48 hours after departure time)
•$90 or £60 Cleaning Fee
•Initial payment of 25% of full rental for booking under 15 nights. Minimum booking deposit is $200. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to stay. You may be able to use a multiple payment schedule for bookings over two weeks.
•Pool/spa heating is optional.