|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Our beautiful two storey, 3,450 sq.ft air conditioned home, has been furnished by an interior designer to an exceptionally high standard. Located in 'Four Corners' a lovely new development set amongst the pine forest and orange groves, in an area marked for outstanding beauty, with lakes forests,meadows.There is a community pool, cabana, recreational and BBq area on the development.
The home is only a 12 minute drive to Disney World and close to all the other major Orlando attractions. Situated just 2 mins from the I4,which provides fast and easy access to all attractions. We are conveniently situated with a Publix supermarket and a strip mall containing a Pizza Parlor, takeaways, bank and shops within a few minutes, also a SUPERWALMART just 5mins away. Restaurants also within 3mins!
Within a 10 mile radius of our home there is a huge selection of excellent championship golf courses. CHAMPIONSGATE IS ONLY 5 MINUTES FROM THE HOUSE, with its 2 fantastic courses and a 5* hotel complex which is open to all.
The house is very spacious even by american standards.On the ground floor there is a Formal Sitting Area, Formal Dining Area, great for comfortable relaxing or formal dinners.
A large Family Room with 56' HDTV Big Screen Cable TV (200+ channels including premium movies on demand)a DVD/VCR with a selection of movies, a CD stereo system. The Kitchen Dining Area seats 10,and a fully equipped Kitchen with top of the range appliances, fridge/freezer with icemaker,microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker,kettle and TPOT (especially for our UK guests),and everything the most discerning chef could ever want.
The King Master Suite with 'superking' 7ft bed, UPGRADED CABLE/DVD/VCR, en-suite bathroom with tub, shower, marble his/hers basins, DRESSING ROOM, also on this floor, there is an extra half bath.
On the second floor there is a FANTASTIC large GAMES ROOM - equipped with PROFESSIONAL POOL TABLE, AIR HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, PLAYSTATION AND XBOX with games, PLASMA TV/DVD, and a comfortable seating area. WE also have FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS and a selection of board games. wE BELIEVE OUR HOME IS UNIQUE WITH SUCH A LARGE GAMES ROOM ACTUALLY PART OF THE AIR CONDITIONED HOUSE - NOT in the garage as most homes!!!!!!
There are 4 bedrooms on this floor: a second SuperKing bedroom with en-suite showeroom,Cable TV/DVD, 1 Queen bedroom also en-suite and further 2 Twin bedrooms (1 of which is jungle themed,the other beach)all with Cable TV which share the remaining full bathroom.The washer & dryer is also on this floor.
Outside there is a large heated pool & spa with underwater lighting. We have extended the deck to provide lots of space for our luxurious padded patio furniture.The area is also landscaped for privacy, and a has various forms of lighting,making this a beautiful place to sit day or night! We are soon to have a patio outside of pool screen for sunworshippers and GAS BBQ, we overlook a retention area,so have no one backing directly onto us, making the whole outside area very spacious. We get the sun from early morning, warming the pool area.The sunrise is spectacular, great to sit for morning coffee and admire the peace and quiet!
We welcome LONG TERM STAYS with great discounts.
'FREE LOCAL/NATIONAL TELEPHONE CALLS', FAST SPEED INTERNET ACCESS....
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Here we are, my family and I on xmas day in sunny florida. My name is Diane and along with my husband and 2 sons aged 22 and 17 we live in Wales, UK, For our USA guests,we are not part of England as many think but a separate country with our own government and language. Wales is the opposite to florida, we have many mountains and valleys and lush green fields, a very beautiful but rugged coastline, unfortunately the weather here is such that we only get a few short of gorgeous weather to appreciate our beautiful country. Our love affair with Florida began many years ago When the boys were small,Orlando,FLorida and all its attractions was and still is the best vacation spot in the world! Who wouldnt love it!
We spent several years first staying in hotels, then appartments, then finally villas and never got fed up. In fact each time we visited we found something new to do! being such a contrast to Wet Wales how could we not love it! We began just 'looking' into the possibility of owning something here 6 years ago, and in one visit spent 10days looking at resales, nothing really 'floating our boat', then 3days before we were returning home our realtor called us and said that a fantastic opportunity had just risen, the chance to buy a piece of land and have our own home built to our specifications, impossible we thought! But we went along anyway, the rest you can read below!
Diane Dunford purchased this house in 2007
The first time we went to Four Corners it was nothing more than a big sand pit, we looked at a map with pins sticking out of it, then looked at the area of sand that we would call ours, by the time we returned to the office they were queing out the door for 'our' bit of paradise, that did it, we made up our minds there and then! (and spent the next 12months worrying about it!)We havnt looked back since, we love our home so much, all our guests comment that this can be seen and felt, and they find the house is 'just like home from home' but with lots of sunshine,very well furnished,and well looked after,the ambience makes guests feel really comfortable! That is the best compliment we can get!(along with the large number of return guests we have!)
IN FACT, WE RENAMED THE VILLA 'APRILS HOUSE'AFTER A RETURN GUEST OF OURS, UNFORTUNATELY 'APRIL' SPENT HER LAST VACATION WITH US AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN RETURNING EVER SINCE, THEY TELL ME THAT EACH TIME THEY RETURN THEY REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES THEY SHARED HERE WITH APRIL ,WE KNEW THEN THAT WE SHOULD NAME THE VILLA AFTER SUCH A LOVED AND SPECIAL PERSON... I love reading guest feedback, there is no better compliment than a recommendation or return visit, we have made many friends all over the world and have many many references, with permission I am happy to refer previous guests contact details to future renters, i think that must be the best form of advertising! So if you want to know anything about our home in the sun there are plenty of people to ask!
We chose Four Corners for our home for several reasons, We had looked at many older developments and also newer developments, we found both had their bad points, the older neighbourhoods looked tatty and unsavoury, the new ones seemed only concerned with how many homes they could get on the smnallest piece of land! Four corners was alrady half developed so we knew what it would be like, the lots were larger, ours was one of the biggest on the estate. We also wanted a home where there was a mix of residential and vacation, for safety reasons.
Each visit there are more developments, shops, restaurants etc. When POSNER PARK Shopping village opened just a few mins away we knew we were in the right place. All our guests comment that we are in a great location, less than 15mins from DIsney (even closer with the new link road)Our pool/deck gets the sun from sunrise through to early evening in summer, our favourite thing of all is to get up early and enjoy the first morning coffee in the peace and quiet of the sundeck,all you hear is the birds tweeting,no sign of human life - so calm and peaceful except for the gentle hissing of an airballoon overhead!
Our second favourite thing,after walking around the hot parks all day,coming home to a hot spa with a glass of cold vino staring up at the stars!!!!!
First time booking online so worried something might go wrong, Diane was so kind an helpful from the beginning. Opened door and nothing but WOWS each room we went into was better than the last. kids chose bedrooms before arriving and thought the touches like kids fluffy toys, games, Xbox and so many tv channels and movies, and of course the AMAZING gamesroom could have spent the hols indoors- but the pool was great, it is so private no neighbours or people behind can see into pool so don't have to worry. Great location - Disney turn off 10mins. Cant fault this house will definitely be back next year and year after, my brother just booked this house with Diane for next year. THANK YOU SO MUCH DIANE -EXCELLENT JOB
Would not recommend this house.. We stayed in the house in Oct. 2015. It was by no means the nicest house we've stayed in, but it was a nice house that was suitable for our family. Unfortunately, when we had first booked the house, the owner gave us a final price for our stay and even after recieving the final amount due (and already paid) with the CONTRACT, she told us A WEEK before we left we needed to pay more because SHE didn't look at the original paperwork and the number of people staying. REALLY!? Even after multiple emails confirming the date, amount, and the paperwork sent in and signed, we still had to pay a great deal more... Then, we paid the deposit and after weeks had passed, my inlaws had made many phone calls and emails to get their deposit back. They FINALLY got it back in February.....4 MONTHS LATER!!!! Unbelievable.. Okay house- horrible communication!!! Beware!
We arrived late Friday night to find out that the house had been double booked. This was during spring break so needless to say finding anywhere to stay was next to impossible. We had children ranging 1-13 that were up to past 3 am in the morning looking for a room to sleep in. That hotel room cost us almost $300. I have sent numerous emails over the last month asking when we will receive our deposit back and a refund for our hotel stay. I get limited replies saying she is still waiting on the check out report and electric bills. I still have not received anything back from here. I have used VRBO in the past and it was fine. I typically receive the deposit back in 2 weeks. This has been a horrible experience. Be cautious...
My family and I spent a week in Aprils House and had a great time. The owner Diane was great to deal with and very accommodating. Our little one enjoyed the pool area and the house is only about 20 minutes to Disney, which is nice. Thanks for opening your home to us, we had a great time!
I am from west central Indiana. My family and I stayed at April's house from end of July through first week of August, 2015. This is not a house....it is a very lovely and comfortable Home! The layout of the home is perfect! Huge master bedroom and bath downstairs and good separation of "kids" rooms from other "masters" upstairs so everyone could have their own quiet space. We had grandma, 2 couples and a 7 year old. The kitchen is very well equipped with pots, pans, plates, glasses, etc. Only thing we didn't have was a muffin pan and found one at the Publix complete with cup liners. Pool is great and has very nice deck area with plenty of seating. We had a great time playing in the pool and I enjoyed my pool side morning coffee just as much! The neighborhood is very nice and quiet. The area is suburban with several shopping areas and restaurants nearby. I would recommend this home to anyone and already have to my friends and family. I would stay here again in a heart beat! Thanks again Diane!! Hope to get back there soon!!
spent a week in Aprils villa, first time booking online so worried that we would be disappointed, as soon as we put the key in the door it was WOW all the way, it is even better than it looks online. The house is so spacious, and beautifully furnished. IT feels homely and comfortable. THe gamesroom is amazing, never stayed anywhere with a gamesroom inside the house usually in the garage, where you cant use it either too hot or too cold, and after finding some poisonous spiders in the last one we decided no gamesroom, until we found Dianes house.
The bedrooms are beautiful and the extra special bits like toys for little ones, xbox for older guests, she really has thought of everything. The beds are so comfortable, just what you need at the end of the day walking for miles around the parks.
IT was amazing coming home from hot parks then jumping into a lovely pool, the kids were asking to go home so they could have a swim.
We had some great times and have wonderful memories, we will certainly be back and recommend this house to anyone who wants a fantastic holiday.
Diane the owner did everything she could to make the whole thing easy and has given us so much good advice, managed to save a lot of money following her tips.
Everything was amazing from the first email until we left.
Thankyou so much diane we do appreciate it
We stayed here at the end of May through to beginning of June with my wife and son of 8. We had a fantastic holiday and this villa was in a great location to centre our holiday around. This was my 15th holiday in Florida renting a villa and I would say the best for location so far.
Located just a couple of minutes from the I4 and the 192 it makes it easy getting anywhere including all the parks. Just a 5 minute car journey in any direction gets you to decent supermarkets and some very nice restaurants. Personally we really enjoyed Applebees which is just a couple of minutes down the road.
The villa itself is very big and very comfortable. The pool and spa are amazing and we must have spent at least a couple of hours every day in there. Lots of inflatable’s in the garage for the kids to use.
Bedrooms were all nicely decorated with a couple a fun themed ones for kids.
The "games" room was fantastic for our son and he played up there most days.
The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. One thing I can thoroughly recommend is buying some New York Strip steak from the supermarket and fire up the BBQ. YUM.
The longue/dining room is comfortable with a great open plan arrangement. Although the longue could get a bit cramped with more than 6 adults. There is a separate reception room though to cover this.
The only down side is that the whole villa could do with a freshen up in terms of paint, maybe a deep clean and some appliances changed. Obviously there will be lots of people coming and going so I understand it can get a little tired but a splash of paint would perk this up nicely. This should be the management companies job to stay on top of this.
The neighbourhood seems very nice and our son made friends with a little boy next door. They had lots of fun playing out the back of the villas.
We had to wait 39 days for our deposit to clear (31 days for a cheque, 8 days to clear) and I did have to chase it. Owner did explain the reasons though and all was good in the end. Just be aware of utility usage so you dont get charged and be very vigilant with the alarm system so that you dont get a false alarm fine.
Management company were very speedy with any communications and swiftly replaced a kettle for use which wasn't working.
As someone else put it "Home away from home".
DISNEY PARKS - 12MINS AWAY, SEAWORLD 15MIN, UNIVERSAL 20MINS, LEGOLAND - 15MINS
CAPE CANAVERAL - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
BUSCH GARDENS 1HOUR -
TAMPA GULF BEACHES 1 HOUR
COCO BEACH - 1HOUR
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|cleaning- 5nights or les||$150|
Rates subject to change at owners discretion,holiday weeks/weekends calculated individually .Dates not listed above calculated on individual basis. CONTACT OWNER for SPECIAL RATES Last minute discount/partial week CONSIDERABLE discounts! Request rates at time of enquiry. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO VRBO SYSTEM RATES ARE NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE-iePOOL HEAT , CLEANING CHARGE is 5nights or less Please -ASK OWNER DIRECT
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.