|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
An exceptionally spacious, modern and open plan 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single storey villa with privately enclosed Swimming Pool - a relaxing and tranquil haven after a busy day in the parks. For guests of all ages the fully equipped Games Room is a welcome addition, it contains a 6ft pool table, air hockey table, basketball, darts, and a corner bar with 4 stools. The villa is ideally located on a friendly and welcoming estate just off Highway US27 and an easily reachable 10 minute drive from Disney main gate. Lake Davenport, a natural lake, is only a 5-10 minute walk from the villa and the dock offers a fantastic opportunity to take in the beautiful surroundings. Our guests have access to the large private Community Pool by the lake which has its own changing facilities. There are also Basketball and Tennis Courts, a Picnic area and Children's play area.
The villa is a discerningly decorated self-catering air-conditioned retreat with cathedral ceilings and tiled floors in the living areas all bedrooms have newly laid carpets. For the further comfort of our guests all rooms have ceiling fans. Our guests are greeted on entrance by the large formal 24ft living/family room with feature wall. It contains ample comfortable seating for your party, a large 60 inch flat screen HDTV with premium HD cable channels and DVD player. The living room has recently been refurnished and now contains three new leather reclining sofas to ensure your comfort. Access to the kitchen and quaint breakfast nook, which overlooks the bench seating in the front porch, is through the archway on your right. The kitchen is fully equipped to a high standard and there is a separate laundry area containing a large washer and separate dryer. Unlike many other villas we have chosen not to create two seating areas as we prefer to take full advantage of the airiness. Beyond the kitchen area is the sizeable dining room which overlooks the pool area where 6 can be seated comfortably at the table, an entertainment system has been provided with the facility to connect an MP3/iPod so that you can enjoy your favourite music while you dine. There is also in this area an X Box One with games and a 50 inch TV, giving hours of entertainment for both small and 'big' kids.
The freshly decorated master suite is set away from the remaining bedrooms, giving an air of privacy and is furnished with elegant marble inlaid furniture. The bedroom which looks out over the pool has a super king size four poster bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress, flat screen 37 inchTV with premium cable channels and DVD player, alarm clock with iPod dock and cordless telephone. The expansive master bathroom has a large walk in shower enclosure, separate bath and large walk in closet with ample hanging and shelf space. The remaining bedrooms and family bathroom are located in a passage way off the dining room. The second bedroom which adjoins the family bathroom has a view of the pool area complete with Queen sized bed, flat screen 40 inch TV with cable channels, DVD player and alarm clock with iPod dock. As with all Floridian housing there is ample closet, drawer and shelving space. The third bedroom features a large double sized bed, ample closet space, alarm clock with iPod dock and flat screen 40 inch TV with cable channels and DVD player. The final bedroom is furnished with twin beds, has a flat screen 40 inch TV with cable channels, large walk in wardrobe and drawer space. All the bedrooms are carpeted for extra comfort and the linens and towels including pool towels are replaced regularly to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
The privately screened Swimming Pool and deck area can be accessed through the patio doors that lead out from the dining room. The deck area has plenty of sun loungers and chairs for all our guests to enjoy the day long sunshine. A large patio table and chairs which seats 6 is situated underneath the covered area, allowing for alfresco dining, respite from the sun or just a place to enjoy evening cocktails! Just outside the screened pool area are the recently laid patio areas, one side features our Orange tree which is often laden with fruit, if the fruit is ripe just enjoy. At the other side of the pool is the second patio area which has a patio set with umbrella. If you wish a BBQ can be hired from our Manager for a reasonable fee.
The villa is non-smoking and is disabled friendly,for all guests with young families we have provided a crib, high chair and car seat at no additional cost. We provide free unlimited access to wireless broadband internet connection (Frontier FIOS) and free local telephone calls. A recent addition to the villa has been the installation of a safe as extra security for our guests use and convenience.
Prior to arrival, all our guests will receive a guest information booklet which provides them with specific details about the villa, general information about Florida, distances to attractions and some other key points. Further Orlando information including local attractions and shopping malls can be found in the villa in the leaflet holder. The villa has keyless entry which means that all our guests have direct entry and there is no need to stop en-route to pick up any keys.
A mid-stay clean can be arranged at an additional cost. Our manager is available 24/7 to deal with any urgent issues and ensure that our guests receive the very best care.
Safety features: The villa is fully fitted with the requisite number of carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers to ensure our guests are safe during their stay. For additional safety, and as required by Florida Law, the three access areas to the pool have been fitted with mains wired pool alarms to ensure that the children cannot access the pool area without your knowledge.
Guarantee: We can guarantee that all the photos that have been placed on the advertisement are a true reflection of our villa and we take pride in ensuring that the villa remains at an exceptional standard for all our guests. We have been very fortunate to have many guests repeatedly return to what they consider to be 'a home away from home that provides a welcoming haven from the busy parks'. We can guarantee that every one of our reviews has been genuinely submitted by past guests who have taken the time to give their independent thoughts and feelings on what has been a fabulous stay.
Distances to the attractions: As you will see from the advertised properties for holiday rentals many state they are a short distance from Disney and sometimes people within the vicinity of our location do tend to underestimate the time that it takes to get from their property to Disney. We can assure all potential guests that our villa is located in Zone A which is the same zone as Disney itself. We have driven to Disney many times and enjoy the drive, you can decide where you wish to eat that evening when passing the numerous restaurants. It takes between 10 to 15 minutes, including the traffic to actually get onto Disney owned property via the Animal Kingdom entrance (Black Lake Road). Our estate can be accessed via the first entrance on your left after leaving Highway US192.
I was born and brought up in Yorkshire. After completing my degree at University I pursued my ambition to join the Royal Air Force. I joined in 2001 as a Logistics Officer and thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle and fast pace. I still go home to Yorkshire and enjoy quite a hectic social life.
Donna purchased this villa in 2004
Having spent several holidays in a villa on this estate I had no hesitation when I decided to buy a villa in looking for one on this estate. I was more than delighted when I found just the one for me, a beautiful location in an area I knew, as a previous holiday maker, to be just perfect for everything I wanted in a holiday, shops, dining and of course all the attractions and most of all close to the Magic of Disney being the first turn off at the top of the 192. I have now owned the villa for ten years and still thoroughly enjoy it's location. Having spent many holidays since this 90's in this area I have seen it grow and take steps forward in what it has to offer the holiday maker. Another added bonus is that it has many permanent residents which gives a greater sense of security, you also gives a better feel for the American way of life.
The first welcome sight is that of the bench in the front porch area. A perfect spot to sit and soak up the atmosphere. On entering the villa the space is quite striking, so much of it. The pool area is one of my favourite spots with the welcoming sight of a playful Dolphin, tropical fish and coloured light show at night, it also has the benefit of an under cover seating area and is very private. A great benefit is the games room, just the spot to relax after the parks. When we go to the villa we are always doing something - decorating, changing things around just as you do at home. Without a doubt I see the villa as my second home and treat it as such. We have welcomed many guests, many have returned several times because they feel so comfortable and at home.
We stayed at your beautiful home for a short visit. Loved the pool for water exercises. The new patio area and BBQ facilities is a fabulous addition from our last stay. We do appreciate everything the home has for our convenience. The housekeeper, Petra, has a natural and wonderful way of making people feel welcome. Thanks for letting us stay in your wonderful home Donna and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!
The home was well kept in a quiet neighbourhood, close to all amenities. Donna went about and above to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The kids loved the games room, pool and personal Tvs. The kick up couches were exactly what our tired feet needed after a long day at the parks! I'd recommend this home to anyone!
The beautiful, warm, huge and cozy house is located in a beautiful and quiet closed neighborhood, given the dates all the houses were adorned by the holiday season !! To 2 minutes we have a Wallmart and a Lowes, pharmacies and 20 minutes to the parks ... the house is ideal to rest with family, has two bathrooms and four rooms, all hambientes have TV. The pool was delicious! Donna is an excellent hostess and always responded to my requests !! Thanks Donna for making my family's vacation a joy !!! I will not go to a hotel again!
I forgot to mention that the house has a games room! The photos on the website do NOT show how marvelous the house is !!
La hermosa, calida enorme y acogedora casa esta ubicada en un hermoso y silencioso barrio cerrado, dadas las fechas todas las casas estaban adornadas por las fiestas navideñas!! a 2 minutos contamos con un Wallmart y un Lowes, farmacias y a 20 minutos los parques... la casa es ideal para descansar en familia, cuenta con dos baños y cuatro habitaciones, todos los hambientes cuentan con TV. La pileta deliciosa! Donna es una excelente anfitriona y siempre respondio a mis requerimientos!! gracias Donna por hacer felices las vacaciones de mi familia!!! no volvere a ir a un hotel!
me olvidaba de mensionar que la casa cuenta con una sala de juegos! las fotos de la pagina web NO muestran lo marabillosa que es la casa!!
We had a lovely stay at this very homely villa which is perfect for families visiting Florida. Donna provided great customer service in advance in terms of instructions etc and how things will work when you get there. The house is lovely, very clean and well set up for families with a great games room and a lovely pool. The house is very safe and secure in a nice neighbourhood that is close to the Disney parks and numerous good restaurants. We had a great stay and would definitely stay here next time we visit Orlando. Would definitely recommend the property for others to stay in.
Booking this villa could not have been easier as the owner responded to emails very quickly and was very reassuring. The villa itself was easily identified upon arrival as it matched the photo, including the lovely tree outside and inside met our expectations of being clean and homely. Having TV's in all bedrooms was great for us with two teenage boys and the reclining sofas in the living room a bonus after a long tiring days at the parks. Although the villa was not on a gated community and was mainly residential, it felt safe and was quiet (except for the early morning refurbishment work being carried out to the pool area on the villa behind during our stay!!) The pool also matched the photos and was a good size. The pool itself was serviced twice by the owners pool company during our stay. Once bearings are established, it is easy to find the big Walmart which is literally 2 mins drive away and is surrounded by about 4 fast food restaurants if you're feeling peckish late at night - Maccys, BK, Taco Bell and KFC. As our visit was during peak season, with US kids still off school, the journey to the Disney parks even when using the Black Lake/Sherberth Rd shortcuts was a good 20 minutes and a good 40 minutes to Universal due to the volume of traffic on the I4. Travel times would be less at a quieter time of the year. Having been to Florida, we re-visited favourite restaurants including Longhorn and Millers Alehouse which were 5-10 mins drive away from the villa, at Fourcorners (I think) where other eateries can be found including Bahama Breeze, Outback, Logans, etc. We used the games room in the villa a few times but could not get the score board on the basketball or air hockey to operate - still had a good laugh anyway. All in all, it was a good stay and I would recommend the villa. We travelled as a family of four (2 adults and 2 teenagers) so had plenty of space and the lads had a double bed each, and there was a 4th bedroom with two single beds which we didn't need to use.
If your a family searching for a great villa to relax and just kick back after the long days out enjoying the parks and many attractions that are all in short travelling distance from your villa then this is the villa for you.
We had the pleasure of almost 3 weeks at Donna's villa and I sadly can't think of anything bad that I could say about the villa, it had everything you could possibly need to keep the little ones entertained with the like of the pool table and not to mention the swimming pool as well.
The local Wallmart is less than 5 minutes drive away and on the 192, many American diners to temp your fancy. The parks are about 15 minutes away but we found in the main the travel was always very easy.
Something for me that made a big difference, was how helpful Donna was and no question being too much trouble, we knew we'd found our villa. That was leading up to the holiday but at all times while away and even the welcome home note was all very much appreciated.
I have to say a big sorry to Donna for the amount of time it's taken me to leave this review but just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making our holiday so easy and trouble free and we hope to be back again in the years to come.
The villa is well furnished with newer, comfortable furniture. the master bed is very comfortable. The large screen TV and luxurious leather seating in the living room are a big plus. The owner is very helpful and responsive to guests needs. Excellent location, close to all the area's attractions. Overall, one of the best rental homes we have stayed in.
Located on Highway US27, only 0.5 miles south of the junction to the west end of the Highway US192, and a short distance from Interstate 4, the ideal location - so close to all the action! Davenport Lakes is a perfectly situated residential estate with welcoming neighbours. It boasts a large community pool, with changing facilities, by the lake, alongside are tennis and basketball courts and a children's play area, and as our guests these facilities are for your use. The villa is just a 5 minute drive from two very large supermarkets, one of which is open 24/7, and close to a vast array of restaurants. The shopping malls are not far, Posner Park is located only 8 miles away, all the designer shops you can handle. There are golf courses ranging from walking distance to a 30 minute drive and beyond. The villa falls into Zone A which is the same zone that Walt Disney World falls into. Universal Studios and Seaworld are approximately 20- 30 minutes drive and Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Centre a further 40-50 minutes drive.
Golf: For all the golf lovers, we have a well manicured 9-hole Executive course which is located right on the door step of the villa, only 0.5 miles away from the front door. The Polo Park East Golf Course is located within the estate, and is an amentiy that not many other villa owners on this site can offer such close access to, especially as Florida has many of the best golf courses in the world. The course is open to all members of the public and players can tee off at any time of the day as the course does not tie players into tee time reservations. The course also offers a men’s scramble each Wednesday and Saturday at 8.00am and a women’s scramble each Tuesday and Thursday at 8.00am. This executive 9-hole golf course measures 1,235 yards from the women’s or red tees, 1,521 yards from the white tees and 1,850 yards from the blue tees. The par is 29. Golf memberships are available on a six-monthly and yearly basis to non-residents which makes a visit to Florida even more affordable and a reason to make a return visit.
Ridgewood Lake Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole golf course open to all members of the public and is only 12 miles away from the villa. It offers banqueting facilities, food and beverage service, driving range, and a pro shop to mention but a few.
Highlands Reserve Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course open to all members of the public and is only 3 miles from the villa.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$247|
Please enquire for early bird booking discounts.
Pool heat is an additional charge.
A refundable security deposit will be required.
All rates are inclusive of taxes.
Payment can be made through Paypal, Homeaway site or via bank transfer. A small fee will be charged for bookings taken via Paypal which will be listed in terms and conditions. Fees may apply to bookings taken via Homeaway site.