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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


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

Susan Oliva
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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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Highlands Reserve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
'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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Luxury 4 bed 3bath air conditioned villa on golf course private pool
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

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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Happy vacation

  • 5 of 5

Always difficult to chose a villa from Internet however we were very happy with our choice as we had a wonderful holiday in Orlando and your villa provided an excellent base to travel to the numerous attractions. (I4 was busy though)

We arrived safely at the villa using supplied directions and were very happy to find a beautifully presented villa with everything we needed and more.

Happy to say I have been impressed with all aspects, from booking, cost, communications and of course the villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary and Michele, it is always a good feeling to know that our guests have enjoyed staying in our home, we look forward to welcoming you all back in the future.
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Great value holiday home in fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

We've been to Florida a number of times now and this home meets the needs of our family perfectly and is great value compared to other properties. This is our second visit to the villa and we are always very impressed by the lovely owners, Sue and Roger, who do everything they can to make your stay as perfect as possible. The location is brilliant and is very close to a supermarket, takeaways and on a lovely, quiet resort with a golf course. We would highly recommend this villa and its owners. If you want fantastic value for money, do not hesitate to book this villa!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa, we look forward to welcoming you back for your future vacations.
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Stunning property, Home from home

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a great location, well maintained, spotlessly clean, great facilities and small things that all add up to enhance your holiday. No hidden charges or maintenance issues to be actioned. Great links to major roads right on US 27 and eat access to the 192 and I4. Close to supermarkets and various resteraunts.

Arrived later on at night to great instructions provided by the owners as the sat nav decided not to behave. Villa is sat in a great neighbourhood and kerb appeal looks a very high class property. When we went inside we were not disappointed a massive double height living room, massive master bedroom with ensuite and 3 big bedrooms upstairs, all with more than enough towels and spare bedding. Big washer and dryer made our holiday so much easier and made the return home much easier also. Beach towels also provided for a great enclosed swimming pool area. kitchen with massive cooker, big fridge freezer and well stocked cooking utensils, pots, crockery and cutlery. Really good wifi coverage in all areas of the house which made it easy to Skype and whatsapp family back home without incurring big phone bills.

Just read the folder at the front door table and you won't go far wrong.

Would I book this villa again? Absolutely, wish I could put down for more holidays here, property itself fantastic and the help Roger and Susan have given us with tips and help and keeping in touch with us pre travel has been invaluable and made this the least stressful holiday we have had to negotiate. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John and Carole-Ann, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our home, and you are welcome back anytime.
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Absolutely superb

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many villas over the years and can honestly say that this villa was exceptional. Beautifully and tastefully decorated, the master bedroom bed was so comfortable I wish I could have taken it home! The pool was heated to the optimum temperature which is a big plus for us. It was cleaned to a very high standard and we loved the privacy outside on the lanai which is secluded by well kept hedges. I could not find one fault with this villa. The owners are very attentive and really want you to enjoy every moment of your stay. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone. Finally, I loved being so close to my favourite restaurant, Sunday's because we have become friends with them over the years. I would certainly book this villa again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liza, we are so pleased that you liked our home, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Great Property - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property for a family holiday, primarily to take our grand children to visit the areas’ amusement parks and also to play a little golf, the party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children aged 13 and 10.

This was my first experience of renting a house in the USA and after extensively reviewing what was on offer this property stood out head and shoulders from all the rest. The owners, Roger & Sue, were extremely helpful from the outset and communication and information from them was excellent from start to finish. On arrival, the house itself exceeded all expectations and was equipped with everything you could possibly want, (and more), for a family holiday. The Highlands Reserve development is very well kept; it is not a gated community but felt extremely safe and in no way threatening, the golf course is just a couple of minutes away, as was the communal pool, tennis court and children’s play area. Less than 5 minutes away is Berry Shopping centre with a Publix supermarket, petrol (gas) station, and several restaurants, bars and take away outlets. The Disney World resort is only 20 – 25mins away, with Sea World and Universal Studios a little further approx 40mins.

We all felt extremely comfortable and at home in this property, the kids loved the pool and games room and the adults appreciated the comfortable spacious layout. The whole holiday was a great experience which was greatly enhanced by the house and its situation; if we holiday in this area again we will certainly look to re-book. Thanks once again Roger & Sue for all your help.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jon and Fran, it is good to know that you all had a good time, and it is a compliment indeed that you want to come back in future - we look forward to it.
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Rates & Availability

Highlands Reserve Villa Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $312

The villa is strictly no smoking including pool deck.
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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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
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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