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Jeremy Thompson

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa, 15 minutes from Disney, WiFi, South facing pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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Overview

Calabay Parc Villa Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps max 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + private, South facing pool deck

Newly built in late 2001, our luxury villa is close to the heart of Orlando's world famous attractions, yet is situated in a peaceful, upscale, 24 hour monitored development, offering the perfect setting for your Orlando vacation.

Close to an abundance of restaurants, shops and supermarkets, you will enjoy easy driving to all the area's attractions and beyond.

The fully air conditioned villa contains all the comforts of home, has a South facing pool with a large deck area and is not overlooked at the rear - sunbathe in privacy! The villa is very spacious - larger in floor area than the average 4 bedroom villa - plenty of space to relax in after a long day at the parks!

We have complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and free phone calls.

Always striving to upgrade and improve our villa, in 2012 we placed all new furniture in the master and double bedrooms and in 2013 did the same for the twin bedroom.

In 2014 we upgraded the entry system to keyless, providing each guest with a unique access code so there are no door keys to worry about losing and auto lock on exiting meaning the front door cannot be unintentionally left unlocked for your security.

2015 saw a new leather suite for the living room, a new A/C system and a complete pool refurbishment.

January 2016 has seen the whole house re-carpeted in luxury super soft stain proof Smartstrand!

We also recently invested in all new bed linens and pillows, new cutlery, crockery and utensils, iPod dock, indoor/outdoor grill, new coloured pool light, fast wireless internet, free phone calls and an HD TV package inc UK football.

FIRST TIME FLORIDA VSITOR? We now have as an additional amenity for our guests, a sat nav device, pre-programmed with all the destinations you could ever need! No getting lost, cut journey times and see more of Florida!

Website: For more pictures, information and links to other useful sites eg. theme park sites, flight and car hire sites, contact us for our web address. We will do our best to help you in any way possible to plan your trip and can arrange with other owners for 4 bed villas next to us on the same development if a large group wish to travel together.

Golf: Owner a golf fan! - email or telephone to discuss local courses and shops and how to get the best from a golf vacation.

We are 5 minutes from Champions Gate, home of David Leadbetter's academy and close to Orange County National, home of Q school finals for the PGA Tour in 2003 and 2005, 2007 and 2010.

Many other courses available locally to cater for a wide range of abilities, eg. Falcons Fire, Southern Dunes, Diamondback, Highlands Reserve, Orange County National, Champions Gate, Ridgewood Lakes, the 4 Disney courses, Providence, Eagle Creek, Grand Cypress, Shingle Creek etc.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jeremy Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeremy Thompson

Myself, Jeremy and my wife Tracy, have been renting our villa for 14 years now.

We met in 1991, married in 2004 and have 2 young daughters, aged 8 and 7, 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 really getting to 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 Davenport

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again our vacation at your home was superb. Your villa is always clean, very well equipped and homey.

As for next year please book us!
Mar 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)
Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa, 15 minutes from Disney, WiFi, South facing pool
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 46 reviews
5

Awesome in every sense of the word!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. The house is truly a home away from home! The house was super clean, everything in order, it was equipped with everything we needed and more. The owner of the home was very available for any questions or needs and so was the housekeeper. We were there for Christmas vacation and the accommodations of this home truly made us feel in the season, the house had a decorated christmas tree for the occasion which was perfect. The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Most importantly the owner and his housekeeper are very helpful and oh so gracious. My 7yr old daughter lost her beautiful James Avery charm bracelet full of all her beloved charms in her room, she was devastated when she realized it on our flight back to Texas. We contacted Jeremy the owner immediately and he did everything possible to keep us updated and informed us that there had been previous items left behind in the past and that they were all located and sent back to the owner safely. He also informed us that the house was going to have several other people other than the regular housekeeper in and out of the house for upgrades but that he would inform each one of them to keep an eye out for the bracelet. Long story short the bracelet was not found during the time of the upgrades and cleaning, so of course we were a little bummed out and thinking that for sure our little girl lost the bracelet at one of the parks, so we left it at that. Jeremy however did not give up, a whole month and a half he was in town and personally found my daughters bracelet under the bed. Immediately he contacted us with the great news and promptly arranged for the bracelet and several other items left behind to be UPS'd to us at no cost! We recommend this place to all of our friends and family and we will definitely be making this our permanent home away from home when back in Florida!!! We LOVED it!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, firstly for staying with us but also for such a nice review, it's appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay so much and we'd be happy to welcome you back in the future. It was my mission during my week's maintenance visit recently to find your daughter's bracelet! Having daughters myself aged 7 and 6, I know only too well how they feel when they lose something precious to them. As you know, the clean team and my property manager didn't locate it, neither did the carpet guy when he came to measure, nor did the next guests in after yourselves - indeed, once I was there myself, I couldn't locate it either at first despite being laid flat out on the floor in the twin room! All was revealed however, once we removed all the furniture to recarpet the whole house - only then did we find the bracelet hiding behind the bed leg against the wall in the furthest corner - a hide and seek champion! Very happy to be able to reunite your daughter with it. Jeremy
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Yorkshire
5

Beautiful villa, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this villa after just spending a wonderful holiday here.

The owner, Jeremy was amazing, providing detailed information of the villa prior to our holiday. Upon arrival two folders have been prepared which are full of information about the villa, attractions, restaurants and also instructions for all appliances. We have stayed in many villas, but Jeremy's attention to detail is outstanding. We were also very pleasantly surprised by the very welcome bottle of wine which had been left for us upon our arrival.

The villa itself is beautiful, very clean and well-maintained. The new sofa and chairs were very comfortable. We also loved the fact that the majority of the rooms have ceiling lights, most villas we've stayed in only have table lamps, especially in the bedrooms.The pool area is lovely, very peaceful, with open views and a very large deck area, which was perfect for sunbathing and entertaining.

The location is perfect, ideally close to the I-4 which we used to visit Disney, Universal and the shopping malls, but it's also close enough to the US 192 for access to restaurants or Disney via this route.

We purchased tickets for Disney's 'Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party' for this trip and for anyone who has not been, we would definitely recommend. The fireworks, parade and trick or treats were amazing!

We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful villa and we didn't want to leave.

We hope to return to this villa in the not too distant future!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review, it's much appreciated. We try hard, both ourselves and our management company, to maintain our villa to the highest standard we can and are always looking to add little touches and extras where possible. It's reassuring to know that these are taken notice of and appreciated by our guests. In fact, the ceiling fans in the master and twin rooms were as a result of a suggestion made by some regular snowbird guests so we take on board our guest recommendations and implement them if we can. I'm out in January on a maintenance trip, I plan on getting our photographer round again so we can update our images to show both the refurbished pool and the new living room furniture. Hope to welcome you again some time! Jeremy
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Surrey, United Kingdom
5

Excellent Villa for a Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are late giving this review as we stayed in April 2014. The villa was excellent in every respect - spacious, comfortable and with a large, heated pool that was just perfect to jump into when we returned from the theme parks. Jeremy, the owner was exceptionally helpful ahead of our trip, giving lots of useful information. Everything we needed was provided including Sat Nav with all addresses pre-programmed. The villa is extremely well placed for visiting all the parks. We would not hesitate to recommend this villa for a great family holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Lots has changed since you stayed - new A/C, new living room suite, new washing machine and a total refurb of the pool with new tiles and a fresh plaster finish. I'm looking forward to my next maintenance trip so I can see the pool for myself and arrange the photographer so I can update the website images. Onwards and upwards in search of constant improvement! I hope we can welcome you back again some time. Jeremy
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5

Great location - family friendly

  • 5 of 5

After searching many villas this ticked every box. The location for Disney and surrounding attractions could not have been better. We were close enough to 'pop back' for a nap and then go out again later. We are a family of 4 - two adults with two children aged 9 and 10. The villa is very comfortable and clean and we felt very secure. There is an abundance of towels and pool towels and bedding. Utensils in the kitchen are excellent and appliances easy to use. Food shops are close by as are many restaurants. The Sat Nav has restaurants stored in its memory also.

The pool was a luxury on our 'chill' days letting us recoup for an evening event.

I think I was most impressed by Jeremy's care and attention. We were able to contact him prior to our visit and he always replied. There really was no need to contact him during our stay as it was all in order ( and he provides great information prior to your trip ) but he did send a courtesy email to ensure all was ok as did the agent by phoning. Our holiday has given us great memories and I believe finding the right place to stay only enhances this.

If you are thinking of spending a holiday in Florida to give your children magical memories of Disney then stay here!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your time and effort in writing such a positive review of your stay at our villa, it was a pleasure to have you. Glad all was to your satisfaction, our hard work, both us and our management company, is rewarded when we hear that our guests have had such a good stay and would recommend us. I hope we can accommodate your family again in the future. Jeremy
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5

A Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Thompson’s villa for 2 weeks from 24/07 to 07/08. Since the family treat this villa as their home you immediately feel at home as it has everything you need with lots of thoughtful touches. The villa is in a pleasant, friendly and quiet neighbourhood. Access is very secure via a coded lock fastened to the handle which is simple to use and far better than worrying about keys. The interior of the villa is very clean and modern with its AC and ceiling fans. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils and equipment to make self catering easy and it was ideal having a table in the kitchen area for relaxed meals or a larger table for bigger parties in the large open plan family area. There is an abundance of towels and clean bedding and plenty of hangers. The pool has recently been redone and is a lovely size. The view from the screened patio is over grassland and is private and not overlooked. (Get up early enough and you can see the hot air balloons). Jeremy is a pleasure to deal with and on the ball with answering emails. The family have put together 2 folders which contain everything you need to know about the area and places to visit which means that you can enjoy everything the area and villa have to offer. A Sat Nav is provided for guests use during their stay if required for exploring as is a good selection of tourist books or reading books if you want to relax and chill. Just 15 minutes from Disney and approx 30 minutes to Universal the villa is ideally located with lots of choices enroute to get something to eat or pick up supplies. Definitely recommend booking this villa as it was a pleasant experience from start to finish and we were sad to leave and hope to have the opportunity to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much firstly for staying with us and secondly for the review - it's gratifying to receive such positive feedback and it tickles us to know that our guests enjoy their stays as much as we do. Over the years, we've accumulated lots of experience and knowledge and we're only too happy to pass this on via both our email contacts before guests arrive and with the in-villa information folders which are frequently updated. We hope to make our guest stays as rewarding as possible. The pool was re-surfaced and re-tiled in June this year - updated photos will be added on this site in January once I've been over on a maintenance trip and arranged with the photographer. Likely I'll make additional improvements at that time too though from another reviewer, there was nothing needed adding! (but I'm always on the look out for ideas....) I hope we can welcome you once again in the future. Jeremy
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5

Perfect holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this villa and it did not disappoint again. The area is very quiet, the pool is screened by bushes and not overlooked, the perfect spot after your busy day. And this is being upgraded at the moment. Inside new furniture has made it really comfortable. Every need for your stay is provided. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough. Jeremy again dealt with our booking in professional manner, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rowland, thanks once again for choosing to stay with us and writing a review., its much appreciated. As you point out, the pool is currently being upgraded and is finished as of today and our new living room suite was delivered in March this year. I'm so far thrilled with the pictures the pool company sent me on its completion and I can't wait to see it for myself. As you know, we are constantly striving to maintain and improve our home for our guests. In January when I'm over again, I'll be getting the photographer in to update our photos for this site to reflect the changes we've made. Rowland has very kindly given me some information for some activities and visitor attractions that I've not been to myself. These details will go in our ever growing guest information folder in the villa so our future guests can sample the abundance of offerings Central Florida has besides the theme parks! Thanks again, hope we can accommodate you again some time! Jeremy
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Beef O'Brady's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Champions Gate Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4, junction 55
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Applebee's
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Calabay Parc Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$92
$609
 
 
late summer
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$84
$537
 
 
early fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$569
 
 
fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$569
 
 
Xmas
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$609
 
 
winter
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$489
 
 
easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
10 night minimum stay
$602
 
 
early summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$602
 
 
summer
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
early fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$609
 
 
fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$582
 
 
fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$569
 
 
xmas
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$622
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are inclusive of taxes and post-stay cleaning.
Pool heating - additional £85 per week - optional - likely of most benefit during cooler months of October to April. Pool heating can always be turned on by managment and payable locally at $25 per day if pool temperature / weather are too cool.
Long stay discounts available on rentals of four weeks and above. Contact owner for a quote.

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Amenities

Calabay Parc Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 178 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En suite master bathroom with His and Hers sinks, walk-in shower enclosure, large bath tub, separate WC. Guest walk-in wardrobe/closet in master bathroom. Second bathroom located between double and twin bedrooms with WC, sink, with shower over bath tub. Hairdryers supplied in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Large master bedroom with queen sized bed, 2 nightstands, dresser, TV, en-suite bathroom and (alarmed) door access to pool deck. Ceiling fan. Double bedroom with full sized bed, 2 nightstands, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe. Ceiling fan. 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds, nightstand, chest of drawers and 2 built in wardrobes, TV/DVD combo. Ceiling fan. Cot available by arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Daily maid sevice, pool heating and cot all available by arrangement.

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