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Luxury 4 bed 3bath air conditioned villa on golf course private pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious spacious 4 bedroom villa, private heated pool, a golfers delight.

Best described as a home from home, we want our guests to be as happy staying in our villa as we are.

Be wowed by the feeling of space and light in our huge vaulted ceilinged living area, and love our unique open fireplace and floor to ceiling windows.

Sink into two sumptuous luxury sofas, dine at our colonial style dining table in the spacious dining area, eat al-fresco under the lania, or breakfast/ snack at our bistro area in the large, well stocked kitchen, fully equipped with everything from microwave, dishwasher and ice-maker and all the flatware , glasses and crockery you will ever need.

Walk through the patio doors and onto the huge (double size) sun deck and dive into the cool, blue refreshing (heated in winter!) pool or just relax in the sun on the many loungers ( beach towels provided).

The spacious master suite is on the ground floor, the queen bedroom and further two bedrooms are accessed via the sweeping staircase from the Great Room, all kept cool by air-conditioning, a welcome relief from the Florida heat.

All towels and bed sheets provided. ( laundry room for personal use)

There is an electronic digital safe fitted in the walk in closet in the master bedroom, where our guests can store their valuables during their stay.

Pool heating is provided at no extra cost when required.

Most owners charge up to £150 per week extra, but since having solar pool heating installed, our thoughts are that it is not fair to charge for something that is free - the sun.

We only have one rule for our guests "Our home is your home whilst you are on vacation, please enjoy it as much as we do".

We do not increase our rental rates for school holiday periods - we do not think that it is fair to ask you to pay extra, whilst our overheads remain the same.

More Details

Owner
Susan Oliva
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Susan Oliva

After 45yrs of work, we took retirement and decided to buy our dream home in the Florida sun, we have furnished it to how we would want our home to be, rather than rental standard. We feel lucky that over the last five years, we have averaged over 85% occupancy and perhaps it"s a sign that we"ve got something right, that well over 70% of our reservations are from guests returning for the third, fourth and even fifth time.

We think that the reviews submitted by our guests give a much better insight into what we offer, than anything we could add.

Susan Oliva purchased this villa in 2009

Why Susan Oliva chose Davenport

Convenient for the 1st tee (3 minutes), but far enough from the fairways not to suffer from the inconvenience of being woken up by mowers cutting the fairways at 5am, not to have wayward golf balls hitting the pool enclosure netting, and not giving up our privacy when enjoying the pool.

Why else did we choose this house - basically because we fell in love with 1st time we saw it.

It will comfortably accomodate 2 families (2 mums, 2dads and 4 children), it is close enough to all the attractions (an easy 15/20 minutes), but far enough to be away from the 'tourist' areas.

What better after a hard day at the theme parks (or on the golf course), than to jump in your own pool (not overlooked), or to laze on our huge sun deck (will hold 8 - 10 sunbeds with ease).

One major benefit (we are told by previous guests), is that small area of the pool deck is always in the shade (the pool itself is always in the sun). We are told that 'mum and dad' like this since it means that the children always have somewhere to play - out of the direct midday sun.

What makes this villa unique

Highlands Reserve is unique in somuch as well over 50% of the homes are owner occupied, which means the gardens, facilities etc. are immaculate and stunningly beautiful and well cared for. It is an extremely safe area, policed by our own friendly sherriff and security personnel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Have stayed at Highland Reserve many times, but this is the first time we have stayed at this villa, and what a pleasure it was.

Everything we needed was provided, including pool heating if we needed it included in the rental.

That was appreciated since the last villa we stayed at charged an extra £210 for the 2 weeks pool heating.

The other thing we really liked was, that whilst we were literally only a couple of minutes from the golf shop, unlike other villas we have stayed at, we didn't get woken up at the crack of dawn by the mowers going past cutting the fairways/greens, AND we didn't have golfers staring at us when we were on the pool-deck!!

All in all the best villa that we have stayed at, in a perfect location at a good rental price with no nasty extras.

We want to come back please.
May 2014
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Amenities

Highlands Reserve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , en-suite with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , twin sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • En-suite to Master bedroom- walk-in double shower, separate large bath tub, his and hers sinks with large hollywood style mirrors and lighting above. Coordinated towels. Bathroom 2 Full size tub his and hers sinks large hollywood mirrors and lighting above, coordinated furnishings and towels. Cloakroom complete with sink conveniently placed down stairs off entrance hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , super king and suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Suite with super king size bed, bedstands and chests,flat screen cable tv,a comfortable chair, large walk in closet fitted with a safe for your valuables, en suite bathroom with walk in double shower and separate bathtub, his and her's sinks and hollywood style lights and mirrors.( Suitable for disabled) Modern coordinated comforters and bedding and an abundance of towels. Queen Bedroom with king size bed and coordinated bedding and comforter,overlooks the pool, large walk in closet , bedstands and chest, flat screen cable tv. Twin Bedroom 1 themed for children, cable tv, wooden blinds and blackout curtains. Twin Bedroom 2 teenage,cable tv, wooden blinds and blackout curtains All bedrooms furnished with modern comfortable bedding and coordinating sheets, comforters and sheets, and an abundance of coordinating towels. Large bathroom, bathtub and shower above, water closet, his and her sinks and hollywood mirrors above. All bathrooms have hairdryers. Further cloakroom downs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
'The Olivas' our beautiful 4 bedroom home is situated on the Prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Course. We include two sets of quality golf clubs and bags for your use on the golf course, suitable for beginners taking lessons with the professional golfers at the club house ( 3 minute walk), or for the pro appreciating the quality of the clubs. We have tried to think of everything to make your experience enjoyable, hustle free and relaxing. We have provided a stroller and car seat for the toddlers and even a sun umbrella for those sunny days at the beach. Our games room comes complete with table football and full size pool table to keep those teenagers occupied. The home is maintained by our professional management company who are available 24 hours a day should there be an emergency. ( Hire of cots and barbecue can be accessed through the management company-pool heating is included when needed) This is a great way to experience Florida and the Orlando area.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Luxury 4 bed 3bath air conditioned villa on golf course private pool
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England
5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at this same villa 2 years previously we knew that the standard of the villa was exceedingly good. But since our last stay the kitchen had been updated and a new sofa suite put in and the villa was spotless on arrival. We love the Highlands Reserve where the villa is situated on the US 27 which is about 20 minutes from Disney but very quiet on the estate. Roger & Sue make the booking and arrival all very easy and even gave us the tip off that there was a rocket launch from Kennedy when we were there, a really nice personal touch. We can't recommend this villa highly enough and will look forward to going back for our next visit.

Chris & June Chapman

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and June for your kind words, always gratifying to know that our guests are happy with our home. We look forward to welcoming you all back for a future vacation.
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Rochester
5

A little slice of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home kinda last minute for a relatives who wanted to enjoy a family vacation before they begin the next chapter in their lives. The owners were a pure delight to work with, who put us in touch with the management company, who helped make this rental a reality. The house was spotless upon arrival, very spacious and well decorated. The beds were comfy, and the pool a delight! I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to other families.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin for your kind words, you and your family are welcome back anytime. It has been our pleasure to have you as our guests.
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5

Fabulous spacious house in a quiet area and good location to all parks!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more from our holiday rental. A very well kept, spacious house with a lovely heated pool which our 2 boys loved! The games room was brilliant too and kept our boys busy. We thought the location was brilliant, there was a small shopping centre(Berry town) just up the road with supermarket and a few restaurants (We liked Applebee's). Also Walmart is fairly close,(just up the highway 27)which is very reasonable for food/souvenirs etc. The I4 is close which is the main highway linking to all parks/disney springs/downtown Orlando/Premium outlets. We had a lovely stay at this very relaxing location which really felt like a home, great after a long day at the parks to chill out in the pool. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a spacious, well kept home in a great location, we certainly loved it. Roger was very helpful before our stay and took time to answer any questions we had, which was especially reassuring being our first time in Florida. Thankyou Roger and Sue, we really hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anna We really enjoyed having you stat in our home, and thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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5

Highlands Reserve

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home and had a wonderful holiday. The house was everything we were looking for. We enjoyed the community and walked daily on the safe sidewalks with tree lined streets. We even walked to the grocery store! I used the owners golf clubs, which was convenient as I didn't have to lug mine through the airport. The property managers were great and were prompt to answer our calls.(One about the golf clubs and one about the pool heat). I would definitely book here again, and I would next year, but it's already booked.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Kim, it's good to know that you enjoyed our home. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future vacation. Sorry that we can't give you the weeks you want next year, but we are already 'booked' for almost 6 months of 2018, again mainly from previous guests returning for the 2nd or 3rd times. Guess this must show that we are 'doing something right'
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5

Beautiful house at Highlands Reserve

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in Highlands Reserve, a golf community in Davenport FL. The management company was awesome and responded quickly to our two calls. We enjoyed walking the tree lined sidewalks throughout​ the community. Davenport is centrally located and a short drive to Disney, shopping, restaurants and many golf courses. We would love to stay at this house again, maybe next year in March.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back for a future vacation.
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5

Lovely, modern, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

A pleasure to stay in this lovely house with garden and pool. Ideal for families and groups.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Gaynor, we hope to have you back for a future vacation
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Variety-Berry Town Centre
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
2 minutes away@Highlands Reserve Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Choice of restaurants/takeouts @Berry Town Centre
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Clearwater/Cocoa
Car: necessary

This 18 hole, par 72 golf course gives you pine tree fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas. The clubhouse is a friendly place open for snacks and manned by professional golfers, providing all the golf lessons you need.The tree lined boulevards are a safe environment for children, and boasts tennis courts, community swimming pool and play area, and all this within walking distance of Berry Town Centre which has a Publix supermarket and a range of tasty take-always ranging from fish and chips, to Japanese fine dining.

Highlands is wonderfully placed alongside Highway 27 and just off highway 192, close to all the Disney attractions, with Interstate 4 just minutes away provides easy access to Tampa, Clearwater and the West Gulf Coast, or the East Space Coast beaches near Cocoa and Melbourne, and the Kennedy Space Centre. All Central Florida attractions from the lakes at Claremont to the Everglades to the South are within easy reach, suiting fishermen, thrill seekers or sun-worshippers.

Golf: The prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Course Community is situated on Highway 27, ideally located just off Highway 192 for easy access to all the major attractions. Interstate 4 is just minutes away providing quick access to the beaches near Tampa on the Gulf to the West, or the Atlantic East resorts of Cocoa beach and Melbourne.

This is not your typical Orlando golf course!

It sits atop one of the highest areas in Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot golf! This championship 18 hole par 72 course gives you pine tree lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees and large undulating greens making this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers.

It has a club house, pro shop, café and snack bar and all within 5 minutes walk from the house.

There are 30 more golf courses within an hours drive of the house, all with their own characteristics, and occasional alligator!

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Rates & Availability

Highlands Reserve Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid season
Apr 2 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$744
 
 
high season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$744
 
 
low season
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$705
 
 
christmas/new year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
10 night minimum stay
$964
 
 
Low
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$705
 
 
Mid/High
Apr 9 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
$744
 
 
Low
Sep 10 2018 - Dec 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$705
 
 
Christmas/new year
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 6 2019
10 night minimum stay
$990
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$103
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

The villa is strictly no smoking including pool deck.
NO INCREASES DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS
10% discount available for 3 weeks plus.
10% early booking discount (11 months plus in advance).
(discounts not combineable)
Pool heating included when necessary.
Party leader Age Restriction over 21yrs.
£250 damage protection deposit payable with final balance, refundable within 14days, once management company confirm nil damage
For bookings of less than 7 nights a cleaning charge of £85 is added to the total rental.

Cancellation terms:
70 days before departure - deposit,
30 - 69 days days before departure - 50% of total rental,
0 - 30 days before departure 100% of total rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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