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5* Villa - few 2016 dates remaining!

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Davenport Lakes Villa Rental Photos and Description

Magical villa close to Disney and Golf - all reviews genuine!

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Donna

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

Why Donna chose Davenport

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Sep 2013
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  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great family stay in Florida, stop your search now

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do my best to keep the villa updated, I want it to be the way I would expect to find a holiday home myself. The home should I believe be an enhancement to a holiday and not just a place to rest your head. Florida is often a once in a lifetime experience and should be the best we can make it.
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A beautiful home in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

This home is very comfortable, clean and up to date with all the amenities one could expect and more. We have rented in this neighbourhood in the past (in fact the house next door) and this one is our favourite. The neighbourhood is quiet and friendly and we like being a little further away from all the tourist action (but it is still a short drive away.) It feels like home while there and we look forward to renting this home again.

Some features that make this home ideal include the very good array of electronic goodies that our daughters enjoyed such as the excellent televisions (6 of them!) and the Xbox system. The games room got lots of use as did the wonderful pool. We also liked access to the BBQ and best of all our very own orange tree that in February was loaded with fruit. Lastly, we took advantage of access to the communal areas on Old Lake Devenport just a short walk away.

The home owner was very good to deal with both before our rental period and while in the home. Her attention to detail is evident in her communication and in the presentation of the home itself. Feel confident in choosing this home for your next vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Very quiet, well furnished and well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described by Donna, and more. Every thing we needed was there and a lot more that we never got around to using (the Xbox One for example :) ). Huge TV and comfy chairs and bed meant we could totally relax after each long hard day vacationing. A very quiet, clean and well kept neighbourhood with fantastic access to Orlando, Kissimmee, Disneyworld, Tampa, and Legoland. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay. We stayed for 2 weeks in April 2015. The location is perfect, being in a quiet area that feels very safe and only a short drive to the Parks.(about 15 mins to Disney). The villa is maintained very well inside and out. The children loved the games room, pool and X-Box. Everything you need and more is supplied, I really can't think of anything that was missing. Communication with the owner, Donna was excellent. She was really willing to offer help and advise with holidays plans including where to purchase best tickets for the parks etc. Thanks Donna for our 2 wk stay & sorry it's taken me so long to write review. Lindsay

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Cape Canaveral
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Polo Park
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Winter Haven
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach - Clearwater Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Davenport Lakes Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2016
Dec 5 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $243

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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Davenport Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2028 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The family bathroom has access to the pool area. There is an abundance of towels, face clothes and pool towels which are regularly replaced to ensure that they are the best quality. There are also hair dryers in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Super King with temperpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Queen sized bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All of the bedrooms have feature walls to add colour, warmth and a homely touch that our guests really love. New carpets have recently been laid.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that if you require a mid stay clean this can be arranged at an extra cost. There is a folder in the villa which is full of useful information. Local telephone calls are free. There are pool alarms fitted to all doors opening to the pool area as Florida Law demands, this is for the safety of guests and if tampered with the authorities will charge a $5,000 penalty. There is a fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms and all are regularly checked for our guests safety and to comply with Florida Law.

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