Sleeps max 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + private, South facing pool deck
About Jeremy Thompson
Myself, Jeremy and my wife Tracy, have been renting our villa for 18 years now. We met in 1991, married in 2004 and have 2 young daughters, aged 10 and 9, Abigail and Harriet. We live in Blackburn, Lancashire so any opportunity to see some Florida sun is welcome! Our early years of villa ownership were spent getting to really know the Orlando area, visiting all the parks etc and gaining a depth of knowledge that we hope we can pass on to our guests in the form of good, sound advice and suggestions. This knowledge enables us to provide detailed information to the guest before arrival and helped put together a comprehensive information folder for guests reference in the villa also. Our latest trips have involved upgrading and enhancing the villa facilities to provide all those extra touches that make such a difference. The most pleasurable thing about our recent trips though is the expressions of joy on our little girls' faces - seeing Disney through their eyes is a wonderful experience. Meeting the characters with them, the water parks, the fireworks, the parades, Cirque du Soleil etc. all take on an extra dimension now. We're thrilled to be able to let them have such a privilege and their excitement and enthusiasm about Florida is beginning to match ours!
Jeremy Thompson purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Jeremy Thompson chose Calabay Parc
Our second trip to Florida, July 1997 and on an early morning bus ride along US27 from our Kissimmee hotel to Busch Gardens, our driver mentions that frosts in the late 80's ruined the orange crop and now the groves are making way for homes. Tired eyed, we don't fully appreciate the significance of that statement. Fast forward to March 2001, and we are stood on a cleared piece of ground with a stake numbered 108 - this is our plot that is to become our pride and joy, our home in Florida. In 1999, we were stuck for holiday ideas - we decided to return to Florida as we never tired of things to do our first two trips-we'd got a flavour but not fully explored the area or played enough golf! Golfing at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club led us to a chance pairing up with an American named Tom. Our love of golf bonded us in an instant. As guests of Tom and his wife in their Orlando home in 2000, on an early morning stroll around their neighbourhood, we realised that holidaying the American way in a residential area was far removed from staying in a hotel. The seed was sown, and after much research, our villa was purchased in March 2001. We were the first to stay there in November 2001. Calabay Parc was the only development we fell in love with, even though at first there were just a handful of homes built. But its potential and 'feel' was unmatched by any other- and our villa could be south facing with a private outlook to the rear and with an internal layout that suited us perfectly. Why is the villa the way round it is? We went for a 'garage right' orientation so the open end of the lanai is towards the sunset. 25 trips later, we still enjoy every minute at the villa - even when cleaning the windows or dryer vent! We only wish we could stay more often. The parks, restaurants, shops, golf, all keep us coming back for more and there is always something new to discover each trip. We hope that you'll feel at home and have a happy stay, hopefully on more than one occasion!
What makes this Villa unique
Beautiful South facing location with a private rear outlook. Digital, keyless entry system. Our large sized lanai is a very comfortable place to relax and our swimming pool and is hedge screened to the sides for privacy. Spacious floor plan, a well maintained, air conditioned haven from the hustle and bustle of the parks. High speed wi-fi provided as are free phone calls. Quality towels and linens provided. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living room and lanai. TV's in living room, master bedroom and twin bedroom. Master has HD cable service including channels showing UK soccer. DVD player in living room and twin bedroom. iPod dock in living room and Bluetooth speaker. BBQ grill and George Foreman indoor/outdoor grill. Plenty of information given before travel and in detailed folders and guide books provided in the villa Efficient management company on hand for our guests 24/7. We strive to provide excellent customer service - just see our reviews!
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Just returned from a 2 week stay in Thompson villa. The photos are exactly as we found it, recently refurbished kitchen which was very well equipped, lovely lounge with comfy leather sofas. The pool area was just perfect for a quiet day away from the theme parks.
Jeremy the property owner was very helpful & knowledgeable, alway quick to respond to any questions we had.
I would highly recommend the villa & would definitely stay again.
Amazing villa in a great location!
We have just returned home after an amazing two week stay in Jeremy’s villa. The villa was clean, spacious, well maintained and equipped for our family of 4. It has a wonderful pool area which gets the sun all day and the kids and adults alike had great fun playing on the inflatables which were provided. The pool dining area is covered which is a must for us in Orlando as it’s allows us to take shade whilst eating etc and means we can watch the tropical storms in safety.
We loved the location of the villa as it was close enough to all the main attractions/shops which Orlando has to offer by our hired car, but in a quiet and peaceful area which meant we could relax after a busy day at the parks.
Jeremy was a pleasure to work with from the moment we booked and throughout our stay, and all the information he provided was very helpful and easy to follow. He even had a bottle of wine waiting for us when we entered the villa on arrival which was a lovely gesture. We would definitely return and stay here again!
Glad you enjoyed your stay so much. I know it was a particularly rainy time over there recently.
Your comments are precisely why we feel a villa stay beats a hotel - the ability to chill out in spacious privacy, relax and escape the chaos that is the parks sometimes!
The pool inflatables are getting a bit of a thing recently! If only Aldi would stop tempting me to take a suitcase full each trip - although now I might not have to with the new one on the 192.....
Look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future.
Best villa we’ve ever stayed in!
We’ve had an absolutely wonderful stay in Jeremy’s villa and really don’t want to leave! It is without a doubt the cleanest villa we’ve ever stayed in and your every need is catered for. The villa is bright and spacious, comfy beds, large kitchen and two dining areas. Pool area is really lovely and the pool itself is gorgeous, warm enough to not need heating at this time of the year (end of May/early June). The kids (ok and us!) loved the pool inflatables and we enjoyed spending some rest time in the villa and by the pool. We will definitely book this villa again the next time we’re in Florida and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Jeremy is also super helpful, providing all the information you need for a smooth holiday. We’ve stayed in a few places in Florida but won’t stay anywhere else now. Thank you Jeremy and family.
Lovely villa in a great location.
We loved our time at this villa. Its modern and clean. The location is great, nice and quiet but within 30 minutes of the parks including Legoland. Jeremy is a pleasure to deal with, he replies within a few hours to any questions or queries you may have. My family and I would love to come back to Florida and would definitely stay here again.
Many thanks for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. I must say I can't recall the last time I went to Legoland! Hope it was worth the short journey there.
When you come back to see more of what Florida has to offer,we'd be pleased to have you stay again.
Comfortable and well equipped home
We stayed for 9 nights over New Year. The villa is well looked after and in a nice area. There are supermarkets and restaurants within a 5-10 min drive.
The owner Jeremy is really keen to ensure that you have a good stay - he provided lots of useful information in advance and was available for queries etc during our stay.
The villa is south facing so it was nice to spend a day relaxing by the pool getting sun for the majority of the day.
The beds and sofas were very comfortable. The carpet had a luxurious feel-we didn’t need to use our slippers!
I would recommend this villa.
Thanks for staying with us and for your kind comments.
Yes, we try to make your stay a great one - anything we can do to help is no trouble and if we can help you eek out something more from your trip, we'll help to do so - based on our 30+ trips over now, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. While exploring is fun too, some of our recommendations may not have been on people's radar.
I have a theory that anything tactile in the villa must be of high quality - so the crockery, cutlery, bed linens, towels and even the carpet, we make sure we get as good as we can. I bet you didn't realise you were walking round, slipperless, on recycled plastic bottles!! We love our Mohawk carpet too.
I hope we can welcome you back again.
It was nicely laid out
The overall experience and impression of the property was very nice. The neighbor across the street had his vehicle parked on the street a couple times which made it difficult to park in the driveway. We couldn't regulate the temperature in the house. The water to the dish washer was turned off. Other than those things the house was nice and organized. The owners were very friendly to work with.
Many thanks for staying with us and spending your Christmas holiday in Florida.
And I suppose it had to happen sometime, our first dropped star since October 2012!!!!
The house across the street (who are permanent residents) have a small Fiat 500 which occasionally gets parked across from us. I agree this can be a nuisance and it is in breach of the Community bye-laws, so this has been mentioned to the Calabay Board previously. Nevertheless, when this scenario occurred to us in the summer, we were still able to park our 7 seat van on our drive satisfactorily. I will however, be mentioning this to the Board again and appreciate you flagging this up.
While on the topic of flagging things up, neither myself nor management were notified of any issues with the A/C thermostat nor the dishwasher. Had we been, then we could have looked into it for you right away. In our pre- arrival email, the speed dial instructions to contact management are given to you in case you have any issues on arrival. We make things as easy as we can for our guests so management are only 2 button presses away! And emails we exchanged during your stay made no mention of any problems - we can't fix something we don't know about!
Again though, I will follow this up with our management co. and ensure any maintenance needs are dealt with promptly.
Have a great 2019!
Located on US27, our villa is a 15 minute drive west of Disney and is easily accessible from both the 192 and Interstate 4.
Situated on a quiet, upscale residential development but within easy reach of all the area's world class attractions.
Numerous shops and restaurants are 5 minutes away and 4 supermarkets are within a 10 minute drive.
Easy access to the Gulf coast for an alternative day out - e.g 90 minutes to St Pete's / Clearwater
High quality golf in abundance locally also.