|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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Welcome to our Florida holiday home web page, which we hope you find helpful. The villa has 4 bed/2 baths and a lovely screened pool and patio area close to Disney, sleeps max 8 + child cots if required. The Palms Lake Davenport Estates offers a free communal pool, basketball, tennis courts & a kiddies playground with numerous nearby golf courses & Lake Davenport is a 5 min drive away for fishing. 4 beds; master with queen bed & en-suite (tub/walk-in shower & closet/twin sinks); 2 further queen doubles & a twin. 2nd family bathroom - shower/ tub. Formal dining/living room leading to more casual open-plan family room/kitchen/breakfast room with full amenities. Cable TV & DVD in master bedroom & living room,TV in 2nd double and flat screen cable TV in family room. Fully air conditioned, fast free Internet connection & Sat Nav provided. Safety alarmed gorgeous private screen pooled area providing 8 sun beds & alfresco dining. Small welcome pack, bedding, all towels, including beach towels, supplied.
The pool privacy screen will allow in the beautiful sun light, but provide privacy for you and your family whilst on holiday.
Safety and Extras: The French windows that open out onto the extended pool area are alarmed for your safety and peace of mind.
All local phone calls and internet access is free of charge.
A satnav, with all major attractions saved in it, is available for your use free of charge if desired.
A small charcoal BBQ is provided free of charge or a gas BBQ can be hired for the week through our manager.
Cribs and highchairs can be hired for a small cost through our manager who ensures that they are immaculate and fully working, adhering to all safety standards.
Distances to Disney: We have seen other villa owners in our vicinity advertise their property as only 10 minutes from Disney. This is slightly stretching the truth. The Palms is a lovely quiet area 20 minutes by car to Disney Main Gate. We have done the journey in 15 minutes, but we hit an exceptionally quiet period on the roads and so 20 minutes is more the average. We love the drive, as it goes past many great looking restaurants and shopping areas. For example, the drive to Sea World takes you right past a brilliant Outlet Centre that houses numerous high street named shops with goods so reduced as to really make it worthwhile a stop in.
Our own Berry Town Centre is the small shopping and restaurant area near the Palms and is literally less than 3 minutes drive away with the larger Wal-Mart store only 10 minutes away.
Military Discount: For those guests who are either in the American, UK or other allied Armed Forces, you will find that many shops offer military discount if requested.
Catherine was born in Germany, as her farther was in the British Armed Forces, but from the age of 7 she was raised in Yorkshire. She joined the Royal Air Force in 1985 and enjoys a career as a Logistics Officer. Her husband, Mark, has just left the British Army and between them they have 3 teenage children who all love visiting their villa in Florida.
Catherine or Mark purchased this villa in 2010
Cathy and Mark chose New Moon Villa as they particularly loved the fact that the pool was not directly overlooked, as so many of the villa pools are, and they really liked the open plan living area. The villa is a well loved second home to Mark and Cathy's family. Mark says that Cathy keeps spending out on too many extras for the villa, making it more homely and beautiful than a usual rental property. He is likely right, but Cathy wants her guests to feel as if they are in a really loved home. It is smart and modern, but cosy with a friendly feeling. It is immaculatley kept by their managers, Robert and Emma. Mark and Cathy are righlty proud of New Moon Villa which is loved and cared for, pretty and immaculate and for what it costs to rent, it is an absolute bargain. Their reviews are genuine and they have been blessed with guests who have treated their home with care and respect. They are now into their 5th year of business and have guests returning for the 4th time, which speaks volumes.
The villa is located on a well cared for private estate which homes many locals as well as other rental properties. Christmas time is especially beautiful as the Amercians go to so much trouble decorating the outside of their homes and some are truly stunning. The villa is close enough to Disney to make it really practical to visit daily (15 to 20 mins), but far enough away to give guests the peace, rest and recuperation required on a holiday. It is also very close to brilliant shops, and lovely restaurants.
The villa is only one hour from many beaches and other places of interest, so for those who do not want to go to parks every day, there are other great choices within a good driving distance.
The two lounges are a real boon in the villa, especially for larger parties. It allows that little extra 'me' space if you don't want to be in the main area or to watch a TV programme that no one else is interested in. It means that even with 8 people in the home, you never feel crowded in or claustraphobic.
Cathy and Mark have kept their prices relatively low to reflect the current financial climate and to make the villa affordable for normal families who have to pay really expenisve flight costs or park tickets. Visiting Disney Land is not a cheap holiday option, but the villa allows for luxury without breaking the bank giving guests the chance to experience the true fun of Florida .
The review below was sent directly to the owner after he was unable to get it directly on line through the web site due to a technical fault:
The villa was just as lovely and welcoming as you see it on the website. We arrived on Monday 29th July and stayed for 14 nights and nobody wanted to go home as the villa had everything you would need to make your stay a memorable one. I booked the villa direct with Cathy the owner and she made sure it was all hassle free and would not hesitate to book her lovely villa again and would certainly recommend her to family or friends.We have been to Florida 5 times now and this was by
far the best villa we have stayed in. The villa is well situated for all the theme parks and if you are looking for a quality steak house the Longhorn Steakhouse or Logan's come highly recommended.When you have had a long journey and want to relax the bottle of wine or tea and coffee Cathy provides for her guests is very welcome. Her manager Rob and his family are on the end of a phone should you need them and they are very pleasant and professional. We spent a lot of time in the pool
as it gets the sun most of the day and the other nice thing is it has got a separate area with sun loungers which are of top quality and comfortable.So anyone who is looking for a villa and a hassle free holiday then look no further speak to Cathy and your holiday is sorted.Thank you again Cathy for letting us stay in your lovely villa.
Barry,Christine & Family
This was our first experience of using homesaway and it couldnt have been any better. Good communication from Cathy from the start and a really detailed welcome pack. The villa itself was fantastic, it was huge, very clean and had all the things we could of need. The pool was a massive bonus and a great way to relax after a day in the parks.
The location was great, 20 mins drive from Disney and about 35-40 mins from universal. 2 large supermarkets less 5 minutes drive and numerous places to eat within 10 mins drive.
Rob was a great help and gave us plenty of advice and guidance, especially with the impending hurricane. Thankfully we had no issues while staying here, so didn't need to call rob but he made us feel that we could speak to him if there were any problems.
We had a brilliant time and would love to be able to go back again in the future.
A well kept, clean and homely villa. The pool was not overlooked and the sun poured in from morning to early evening.
Not too far from conveniences and about 25 minute drive to main parks. Location is fine - a non-gated residential area with no passing traffic.
The villa was very welcoming. On arrival it instantly felt like home. The description is exactly how the villa is set out, with its facilities, location and layout. It was very clean and well looked after by Rob and Emma. Rob was especially helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to visit Orlando, and will definitely return ourselves one day. The villa is about 20 minutes from Disney and about 40 minutes from Universal Studios. The villa was great as our base for all the activities and a godsend for those relaxing days in between all the mayhem. I wish we could have stayed longer.
The villa was absolutely wonderful. So spacious and had all the conveniences (and more) of home. Everything was very clean, and very well maintained. Cathy and Mark keep it well stocked, lots of towels, bedding, and everything you could think of available in the kitchen. We were at the villa for February and the better part of March. We just enjoyed every moment of our time there, relaxing and enjoying the pool, which is so convenient right out the back door. We spent many hours lounging outside in the sitting area. We have now been home for just over a month, and have on many occasions reflected on our wonderful time there. Some very good memories. We enjoyed it so much, we have booked it again for a couple of months next year. On a few occasions we had to contact Rob or Emma regarding a few questions about the pool, and they always got back to us right away, and having them around the corner was such a convenience for us as well. There are several great restaurants close by. Our favorites were Orlando Miller Ale House, and Manny's, both on the 192. Both places have great food and good prices!! Cathy is such a lovely person to deal with. You can tell she has a genuine concern for her guests to totally enjoy their stay at the villa. Thank you Cathy and Mark for allowing us to stay at your villa. We had a wonderful time, and are looking forward to returning next year.We have stayed in the Davenport area for the past 6 years, and New Moon Villa is by far our favorite!
We were so pleased with the villa. It was beautiful and very clean. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots, utensils - everything we could need. The weather was fairly cool while we were there, but the pool was still warm enough for our kids to enjoy. Two separate living rooms gave us plenty of space to have my in-laws join us for a few days. We loved being able to do laundry with machines that worked well. Cathy responded promptly to my e-mails and we were always able to reach Rob, the property manager, when we needed to or he returned our calls very quickly. Orange picking is just down the road and there is a back way to Disney that avoids the traffic on 192! We loved the home and hope to stay there again next time we're in Orlando.
We stayed at the villa for 17 nights and it truly was fantastic. The villa is very comfortable and so homely especially with a bottle of wine waiting for you on arrival. There were 4 adults and 1 4 year old on our holiday and the villa was big so we almost felt like we had our own living space each. The pool was lovely my little boy loved a morning swim. There is a small shopping centre 2 minuets away which you can drive to or walk if you feel like it. My husband played golf at the highland which he states was really good, and only 2 miles from villa. We tried the local Indians at the berry town publix, we really did not like at all. However the Chinese was lovely, just be aware they do two portion sizes and large is very large. We ate at chills, and apple by which were both lovely. We spent most of put time at Disney and universal so we did spend a lot of time driving so my little boy would fall asleep on the way home which made the villa ideal, as I put him down and we all relaxed ready for a new day. Cathy was amazing from my very first contact, she answered so many questions I had, and really did make this run smoothly. Thanks Cathy for helping us have an amazing holiday xx
The Palms is set on an established community just 1.5 miles south of the junction of the 192 and 27. It is a mixture of holiday and residential homes, so at festive times, such as Christmas, it has a feel of the 'real America” as residents decorate their homes. There is a supermarket within half a mile south and there is easy access to the I4 and both coasts, all the shops and restaurants along the 192 and the new Posner Park shopping mall just south on the 27. It is close enough to the theme parks if you want to return during the day and if you want a game of golf there are numerous courses all within 5 to 30 minutes drive that will suit all levels of play.
We have tennis and basketball courts, a community pool with changing facilities and a children’s play area all free for our guests to use. All in all The Palms is a haven of peace yet still close to the action.
Other Activities: Disneyland and all the amazing attractions around Orlando.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mid Season 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Dec 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Year 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$183|
Please note that pool heating is charged seperately at £14 a day and the payment for this can not be taken from the direct payment scheme on HomeAway, so best to always book directly through the owner. Also do ask the owner for more dates prices after Easter 2015 as they were not able to be added to the site.