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Super Special June to August $699/wk. -Complete damage deposit insurance for $89

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10

- Fully equipped dine-in kitchen

- Private heated pool with security gate & in screened lanai

- 5 TV's with DVD player and Play Station gaming console

- Secured community with 24 hour security guard

- Free high speed WiFi internet access

- Free long distance phone calls to USA, and Canada

- Games room with Air Hockey & Foosball

- Baby Gear included (Pack 'n Play, booster seat, high chair & umbrella stroller)

- Fresh bathrooms/beach towels and linens included

- Hair dryer, ironing board & iron included

- About the ROOMS -

Our home is complete with fully equipped kitchen with all the modern convenience (Coffee Maker/Blender/Slow Cooker...)

- 2 beautiful MASTER SIZE King-size bedroom suites

- 2 cozy rooms with twin-size beds, and

- a sofa bed in the living room area

All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans.

- About the LOCATION -

- 10 minutes from all the Disney Parks

- Easy access to I-4, shopping, dining and numerous golf courses.

- Universal Studios about 25 minutes from home

- Downtown Orlando is only 30 minutes away

- 5 min. from Champions Gate golf course

- About the SHOPPING -

- about 3 minutes away there is a Publix store, and then just 8 minutes away is Memorial Highway which has many dining options, stores and all conveniences you could want.

Disney World is only 10 minutes away so going to the park for a few hours and then heading home to swim and enjoy the pool and eat, then head back to the park in the evening which is VERY convenient.

- About the OWNERS -

Owners Ken and Stella (parle francais) were Disney CAST MEMBERS and can share all the tips about avoiding line-ups . They will be happy to also customize a list of the best Disney attractions and rides especially for your family.

Safe - convenient home away from home!

More Details

Owner
Ken or Stella
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Ken or Stella

Having purchased this rental property is a dream come true for our family....

Our love for Disney started many years ago when we (Ken and Stella) met as Disney Cast members. Our hope is that in a few years we will be able to retire, in the beautiful State of Florida!

Ken or Stella purchased this house in 2012

Why Ken or Stella chose Davenport

What attracted us to this particular villa:

- the proximity to the Disney Parks/Universal Studios and

- the safe community

Guestbook comments from the owner

My brother's family and my family had a great time. The location of your home is great, close to everything. It was great to fix breakfast at the house, then head out to the parks and come back mid afternoon and be able to swim, fix dinner and head back to the parks if we wanted to. We all had plenty of room, the house was equipped with enough towels, and dishes, cookware, etc. We truly loved having the washer and dryer there, it was nice to bring back clean clothes.
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Sandy Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in the living room area
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
Notes:
10 Beach Towels provided

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Super Special June to August $699/wk. -Complete damage deposit insurance for $89
average rating of 4.6981134 based on 57 reviews
4

Great property in Sandy Ridge

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in your property. We stayed 9 nights. The property was clean and and accurately represented. We have been to Disney multiple times and always stay in Sandy Ridge. We love the neighborhood and its proximity to the parks. I loved that the hot tub at this house actually gets hot (a lot of the homes have "spas" which have bubbles but is the same temperature as the pool) and that the pool heat was included. The pool and the hot tub felt so good after a long day at the park. The house was in good shape. We had plenty of wash clothes, bath and beach towels. The kitchen was also well stocked. Some of the furniture could use a few fixes and or updating. The headboard on one of the Spongebob beds was not connected on the one side, so it would bang the wall if you sat on the bed and the lights in that room were quite flimsy and leaning sideways. Many of the knobs were missing off the drawers in several rooms but that didn't really affect us at all. We loved the foosball table. The air hockey table was fun too but it has definitely seen better days. Regarding the previous review about the dryer, it has been replaced with a new one that works well. And parking is tight like the previous person said. You can only fit one car in the driveway, but that's how Sandy Ridge is. My kids did report that the master bathroom shower (by the pool) was "the coldest one" (in the house) and "didn't get as hot as our shower" (at home). My husband and I stayed in the back master bedroom and the hot water in that bathroom was awesome! I loved the shower head too. The wifi is on the slower side but does work. My husband would actually just log onto the neighbors wifi because he said it was faster. (We stayed at the house next door before so his phone automatically connected to the neighbors wifi!) I would recommend that they get a second key made. There is just one an it's a pain to have to get it out of the box every time you are going in and out. We like to have one we can keep on us and leave the other in the lock box. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely stay here again. Ken and Stella were friendly and easy to work with. And the house was priced well.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michelle for your comments. We appreciate the suggestion of the 2nd key. It was never suggested to us and we will have one made up. We found out that our WiFi only needed a reboot (only after reading previous guests' review). WiFi currently reading at 24 Mbps. We were not made aware of the missing knobs and will definitely have them replaced. Thank you again Michelle to you and your family for your feedback and suggestions, we are taking them to heart. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family in the near future! Warmly, Stella and Ken
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Just ok...

  • 2 of 5

Well we booked this property for a last minute Orlando vacation, and for someone who vacations in Orlando a lot, I should've made a better judgement call. Firstly, when we arrived to the property there was trash already on the side of the house from previous tenants and there was a man in the home (assuming he was the property manager) taking towels out of the washing machine. He said that the dryer had ironically broken that day and a new one wouldn't be in the unit until the day that we checked out of the property. He proceeded to say if we needed beach towels he had hung some out by the pool to dry (who wants to use air dried towels) and he would be back after he dried the towels at his home, im assuming. End result of that was we ended up spending money to buy washcloths and towels bc the property manager never returned that night. 2nd issue was the water in the master bath shower (closer to the pool) was not hot. I love a hot shower but this was barely warm. We slept in that bedroom but ended up showering in the master bath towards the back of the house. Parking is tight (we have a SUV). It wasn't noisy at all so that was good. The pool was descent for the kids. All appliances worked and were clean. The wifi sucked, it only worked one out of three days. The property does need some updating, I'm extra clean so I felt a little itchy in the property. I reached out to the the owners about the towel/washcloth situation and her suggestion was for me to air dry the towels or take them down the street to the laundromat....WHAT SENSE DOES THAT MAKE? I'm on vacation, whyyyyy would I want to be drying towels at a laundromat. She could've offered a better resolution or taken something off of the price for inconvenience, but she didn't...TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To Ashley and potential future guests: Ashley, we are sorry that your stay in our home was disappointing to you, your 3 nights stay was not optimal as you stated in your review. It is important to us to address each issue you brought up. Situation with the dryer: - On April 1st, we learned from the guests who were staying in our home that our dryer had just seized to work. We sent our Property Manager Mike to check it out. Based on his recommendation, we decided to purchase a new dryer. - You contacted us on April 2nd (24 hours prior to arriving in our home) to book our home. We hesitated to rent it to you as we typically do not like to rent to guests who book last-minute. You never completed our rental agreement as requested which made us nervous about your intentions in our home. - April 3rd: Mike introduced himself and explained to you what the last minute situation was and that he would get pool towels back to you ASAP. We have a closet full of additional sheets, towels of all sizes so our home is fully equipped. - April 3rd at 4:54pm: you sent us this email: "we definitely need a dryer...we have wet clothes from the pool and nothing to dry off with" . My husband Ken tried to contact you that evening to offer you some options. The temperature was in the mid 80's that afternoon, it should have taken less than 2 hours for everything to dry. Ken ended up sending you an email offering you a couple of options. - April 4th AM: Mike showed up with a basket of pool towels. After his visit with you, Mike contacted Ken to let him know that his sense was that you were angling for compensation. You confirmed Mike's suspicion with your last sentence "should have taken something off of the price for inconvenience". Other issues: Temperature of the shower: Very first time we have heard of this issue. Checked it, takes 30 seconds as it is furthest to tank. Wi-Fi: our modem just needed a reboot. Reading now at 24 Mbps. We wish you would have mentioned it as this was an easy fix. Parking: our driveway is of a standard size (see pictures on our site) Your comment "I'm extra clean so I felt a little itchy in the property". Dozens of previous guests have commented on the cleanliness of our home. To potential future guests: This is our first review with 2 stars out of 56 reviews. Our average is 4.7 out of 5 stars. We are hopeful that our previous guests reviews speak for themselves and will influence you in selecting our home. Stella and Ken
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Very nice property. We all liked veru much

  • 4 of 5

Just need to change some of the shades.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Humberto, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for letting us know about the issue with some of the blinds in our home, we have taken steps to ensure they are repaired as quickly as possible. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Stella and Ken
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5

Great Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for two weeks and it was well worth it. It was beautiful and well situated for Disney World (about a ten minute drive) and Universal (about a thirty minute drive.) If you are to rent this property DEFINITELY RENT A CAR. We did not and after a $110 taxi drive from Orlando International Airport we could not reach any transportation company (cab, limo, etc.) to pick us up the next day. Seeing as there was nothing in the house to eat you can see the predicament we were in with 2 kids under 10! Finally at noon we were able to get a limo and drive to Kissimmee to rent a car. A side from the lack of public transportation the house was AMAZING. It was a blessing to have the pool to relax on those two days we decided not to go to the parks. The house is wonderful and would definitely stay again. Ken and Stella are great to deal with before and after our trip. They emailed us before with a list of tips and tricks for the parks, which were extremley helpful. I would recommend this property to family and friends and will probably rent when we return. Thanks Stella and Ken you made the experience a wonderful one and we appreciate it immensely.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly Jennifer for sharing your experience about your stay in our home. Based on your feedback, we now have added an important note to our guests in our checkin/out form, to ensure they rent a car out of the Orlando airport. As you unfortunately discovered the Orlando/Disney area is not well served by the local transportation system. Our apologies for not warning you in this matter and we are so thankful that the situation will not prevent you from being our guests again in the near future. Until next time... Stella and Ken
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5

Magical Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

First of all I wanted to take the time to thank Ken and Stella for being the most hospitable hosts in our 7 years of visiting Florida and renting vacation homes! You are both incredible and warm and made the booking process super easy. Mike the property manager, was also a gem and the moment we contacted him he was there within minutes for a small closet door issue. He took a measurement and a new door arrived the next day to be fixed upon our departure. Ken and Stella really do take pride in their home as did we while we stayed there.

I have to mention how comfortable the Master bedroom was near the kids rooms. OH MY GOODNESS, we contemplated strapping it to our SUV to take home to Canada with us LOL. It was the best rest I have had in years in those lovely 10 days we stayed.

The pool was amazing and stayed clean even with all of the crazy storms over a few days, so refreshing!

The home was well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen. There were even books and board games, it just had it all. We enjoyed the Disney parks and shopping close by, I love that the community is nestled in its own little area, it was peaceful and very quiet.

We hope to make our 8th Florida visit back here in your home next year!

Thank you again for allowing us the privilege to stay in your perfect home.

P.S. Please feel free to ship that Master bed to us for such a great review (hahaha)

Take care, see you very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG, what a kind review you provided us Christina!! It is heartwarming to encounter people who appreciate our home and our services. We are so delighted that you had such a great experience. It is even more special to us given the fact you have rented many homes in the past, in the same area. We wish we could ship one of our master bedroom mattresses to you as we know how super comfortable they are, however we want to make sure future guests enjoy them as much as you did... and it will be there waiting for you, at your next visit! :) Thanks again for taking the time to write such a detailed and generous review. From the bottom of our hearts, we are very thankful. Warmest cheers, until next time... Stella and Ken
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CONVENIENT TO THEME PARKS

  • 3 of 5

This home is conveniently located to Orlando area theme parks. My husband and I shared this home with my daughter, her husband and two ten year olds. It was very convenient having a pool for them to swim in when they weren't going to a park or traveling for the day. We found the house a little worse for wear than anticipated. We probably should have notified the owner's management company about fire alarms that were just hanging from the ceiling in two locations. Also, one of the bed frames in the "guest" bedroom is not attached to the frame and falls forward. Coffee pot carafe must have been replaced and doesn't fit the coffee maker properly so that turned out to be unusable. Need to hold carafe against coffee maker or it will just fill up with water in the top and overflow. Wasn't until checking out that I found trash from a previous renter (soda bottles, candy wrappers, one sock) under a bed. "Game room" is really a garage, with trash cans and stuff in storage. Again, not usable space.

We did have plenty of room in the house, and the beds in the two masters were very comfortable. It was a good house for a handicapped person with lots of room in bedroom and bathroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always encourage our guests to report, early into their stay, any deficiencies or issues that may not look quite right . It is unfortunate that you never connected with us nor our Property Manager Mike while you were in our home. Mike would have corrected all of these matters on the spot. Now that we are aware of these issues, they will be taking care of within the next 24 hours. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, and clean home. In order to accomplish that, we rely on the assistance of our guests to ensure they report any deficiencies as soon as possible (as they would if you were to stay in a hotel/resort) so we can ensure the utmost comfortable stay in our property. Stella and Ken
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Map

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando Premium Outlets
SeaWorld Orlando
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Publix Super Market - Village Shops at Bellalago
Walt Disney World
Epcot: Canada Pavilion
Soarin'
Magic Kingdom Park
"The most Wonderful place on Earth!"
Epcot
"Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow."
Universal Studios Florida
Downtown Disney
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Universal Studios Florida
Pirates Of The Caribbean
The Haunted Mansion
Space Mountain
Spaceship Earth
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Orlando)
Epcot: Mexico Pavilion
Downtown Orlando
Florida Mall
Wet 'n Wild -- CLOSED
Rainforest Cafe
Outback Steakhouse
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
Olive Garden
Walmart Supercenter
The Cheesecake Factory
Earl of Sandwich
Emeril's Orlando
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Champion's Gate
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-4
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Area Information, Attractions & Distances;

Disney World Parks - 10-15 minutes;

Universal Studios - 25- 30 minutes;

Sea World - approx 20 minutes;

West or East coast beaches - approx 1 hour;

Kennedy Space Center - approx 1 hour;

Busch Gardens - approx 1 hour;

Golf - 5 minutes to Champions Gate;

Restaurants and Supermaket - 5 mins to Champions Gate;

Designer Shopping Malls - many between 15 and 30 minutes

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Rates & Availability

Sandy Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$699
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 7 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$699
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$995
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,199
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
$899
$3,500
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 2 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,099
$4,500
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
$895
$3,500
 
 
May 2018
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
$795
$3,250
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
$895
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$699
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Protection Plan $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

A $100 cleaning fee will be applied if your stay is less than 7 nights

Monthly rates available. An additional fee for Pool Heating may also be applied in some Seasonal Rates. All rates are subject to change. Please feel free to inquire with owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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