About the property
- Villa1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 ideally situated for all the areas Theme Parks
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Beautiful south facing lakeside villa with solar and electric heated pool. Great location for all the theme parks, Disney 20 mins, Seaworld 15mins, Universal 30 mins and Cocoa Beach/Kennedy Space Centre 45 mins. Local English management contact and fully inspected/licenced by the Florida Hotels Board. Accomodation consists of Master bedroom with queen sized bed and ensuite, Further double and twin bed rooms with family bathroom. Well equipped breakfast kitchen with large fridge/freezer/icemaker, dishwasher, microwave etc. Double garage with washer/tumble dryer/iron and board. Large lounge/dining room with cable TV (basic channel line up), DVD and CD HiFi leads out to poolside dining area with pool chairs/sunloungers. TV in living room features Windows 7 Home Theater PC. All linen,bath and beach towels are provided along with hairdryer. Approx 15 mins from Orlando International and 45 mins from Sanford Airport. Meet and Greet service and Welcome Packs available on request. Local restaurants,shops,banks and chemists all within 2 miles.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, turkish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely spacious property
The property is exactly as described. It was clean and well-maintained. There is a large lounge with sofas plus and a dining area, and the kitchen also has its own dining area. The pool area is nice, it overlooks a small lake where there are some birds, plus some shy turtles that we saw once but they dived back in as soon as they saw us. The pool is protected by a fine mesh, like all the pools in the area. There is a little shade around the pool from the shadows from the house itself, but those vary by time of day.
There are details in the house for a number to ring if you have any problems or queries. I could not get the main bathroom shower to work and the chap was round in 20 mins. Very helpful, very friendly. The trick is to let the bath tap run then pull-down an almost invisible section on the bottom of the tap itself. Similarly the TV was a bit fiddly. The local-helper said that he covers about 20 properties and 80% of his calls are how to use the various different types of shower or TV that are different in each house.
So my recommendation is to book this house and then don't hesitate to call the 'help' number if you get stuck on anything.
Finally, its just off one of the main roads and so close enough to all the attractions, given you need to drive to get to anywhere in Orlando. About a mile away is quite a few restaurants, ATM etc. About 3 miles away is Walmart for the main buy of groceries for your stay.
We would stay here again next time we come to Orlando.
Lovely comfortable sunny villa
The pictures of the pool and the master bedroom do not do this property justice, it is much nicer than we expected.
One really important thing to note is that the pool has sun from 8am until 8pm (or at least it did in August/September when we stayed). It was lovely having an early morning coffee followed by a swim in the Florida sun and this worked out great on the days we visited the parks too as the pool was warm in the morning and the evening when we returned. The view from the pool over the lake is lovely too.
We didn't really use the TV much but did like to fact that the radio was piped into all the rooms if you wanted. (There are lots of DVD's and books for those interested).
The villa is not brand new and so there are some signs of wear and tear - but it has everything you need for a great family holiday and is well located for the airport, parks and beaches. There are also good facilities nearby including shops, supermarkets, restaurants and take-aways.
The owner was also very helpful and responsive to emails and refunded our security deposit the day we got home (unlike in other properties we have stayed).
We would definitely use this accommodation again.
Lovely villa with beautiful lakeside view
Just spent a very relaxing two weeks at this charming holiday villa.
The villa was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay and we really felt at home from the minute we arrived. Although there were only two of us, the villa is plenty big enough for up to 4 adults and 2 children. The pool is quite large compared to some of the villas we've stayed at previously and it was great to come back from a hard day's shopping and relax in the lovely warm water whilst taking in the beautiful views.
Thanks to the helpful information supplied by Alan, we were able to find the villa quite easily - even in the dark! Although it is located at the quieter end of Kissimmee (which we prefer), it is still within easy reach of all the attractions (including the shopping malls and outlets) via Osceola Parkway or the Turnpike. The villa is also close to The Loop where there are some excellent restaurants and an ever-increasing number of shops.
Our favourite restaurants were Olive Garden and Logan's Roadhouse (both near to The Loop) and also P F Chang's at Mall at Millenia. For a cheap and cheerful burger and fries, we highly recommend Steak n Shake (one on Orange Blossom Trail on the way to Florida Mall and another on US192 opposite Wal-Mart and Medieval Times) where the shakes are to die for. We also visited Carlo's Bake Shop (i.e. Cake Boss) in the food court at Florida Mall. The queues can be quite long, but the cakes are definitely worth it.
We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend the villa to anyone wishing to stay somewhere peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of Disney or I-Drive.
A clean&well maintained Vacation Rental
Located in a quiet subdivision this well maintained rental was perfect for our vacation.The interior was very clean and fresh smelling.The 3 Bedrooms were perfect for us & our Grandkids. The best part was the nice sized pool out back which was also very clean.Nicely located as to travel distance to Disney and other area attractions.I would tell my friends & family about this rental!Over all very satisfied The Mason Family
Although this property has rave reviews on the Home Away site, it has many problems. Upon arrival, the whole house had to be given a thorough cleaning which took the better part of 2 days. The water smelled highly of sulfur and was nauseating. The solar panels failed. The roof leaked. The window in the great room leaked. The furniture in the great room was heavily stained and had to be covered before use. The kitchen was ill equipped. The dishwasher leaked. The umbrella on the pool deck was broken.
The location is too close to the airport and planes fly constantly over the house creating enough noise to limit conversation outside. The pool was only cleaned once using a vacuum during a 4 week stay. All other times, the manager simply used the scoop net to remove debris.
We would not recommend this rental. As stated, the property was not clean nor well maintained.
Thanks Bob, we always appreciate guest feedback although I take strong exception to many of your assertions. Some of you comments are clear misrepresentations of the facts and the tone is wholly inconsistent with more then 6 years of reviews and feedback left directly with me. To give this property 1 star is patently absurd. The local management company is available 24/7 and worked with all due diligence to address any problems brought to their attention. The Villa is nearly 8 miles from the Orlando airport and saying air traffic drowns out your conversation has no basis in fact. Equipment, such as solar pool heating panels, can fail and we provided electric pool heat at no cost to you. That system is being replace in April. Your comment about the water quality is unprecedented and without any corroboration from other users of the Villa or the community at large. Pool has a complete screen enclosure which greatly limits debris from getting into pool in the first place. The entire air conditioning and heating system were replaced in 2014 along with new televisions in each room. We care about our guest's experience and do our utmost to prevent them having problems and work speedily to resolve problems should they come up.
We appreciated so much our stay, the house has everything that we need during our trip, I would like to highlight Alan's patience because I sent to him a lot of messages and he asked all of them hurry and patiently. Also I would like to thanks Robert for your efforts to delivered all of items which I bought on online stores.
Situated in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Kissimmee close to the end of the Osceola Parkway which offers excellent access to all the major theme parks. Local shops, banks, takeaways and chemists are a short drive away. Local attractions include Boggy Creek Airboats, Gatorland and Lake Toho. Whether you are looking for the enchantment of Walt Disney World, the excitement of Seaworld/Universal Studios or simply to relax by the tranquil lake we are sure you will find this an ideal location. All bedrooms have TV's. Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 11am and these can sometimes be adjusting depending on booking schedule. BBQ is not available due to home insurance restrictions.
Other Activities: Airboat Rides,Gatorland.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Payment is accepted in US dollars. A non-refundable booking deposit of 100 USD per week is required to secure your dates. Rate INCLUDES all Florida state and local taxes. Electric pool heater available for $100/week. Snowbird specials - ask for details. Stays of less than 1 week please add housekeeping charge and inquire for daily rates. Meet and greet / Welcome packs available Please ask