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Diane Dunford

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

APRILS HOUSE - UP TO 40%LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT LUXURY 5bed4bath/UNIQUE gamesroom

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Davenport Villa Rental Photos and Description

5* EXECUTIVE DESIGNER FURNISHIED VILLA-AMAZING facilities, sleeps 10

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.

Our 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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Diane Dunford (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diane Dunford

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 villa in 2007

Why Diane Dunford chose Davenport

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!

What makes this villa unique

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!!!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Jun 2015
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Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
APRILS HOUSE - UP TO 40%LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT LUXURY 5bed4bath/UNIQUE gamesroom
average rating of 4.130435 based on 29 reviews
5

AMAZING HOUSE, GREAT FACILITIES AND LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in Aprils House in June for a week, we absolutely loved it. The house is HUGE so much space even my 4 little ones were running around.

IT is a beauful home, we have stayed in 7 homes before and for the price we couldnt believe what we had!

Definately the best villa we have stayed at.

Not only is the house furnished lovely but the things that the owner has in the house is amazing.

from dvds for all, music ipods and speakers, a lovely touch.

The kids had such fun with the soft toys in their bedroom and cost us a fortune cos Amelie just wouldnt leave the lion and monkey alone, she took them everywhere with us in the car, even in restaurants!!!

The information Diane gave us was great, and helped us a lot, when going somewhere new for your vacation you take ages to know where to go.

We did go to Mannys and Applebees, both were great for dinner.

The pool is lovely, and totally private, its so quiet down there only saw your neighbour once. There was plenty of space on the deck for sunbeds etc we have stayed in several homes where the pool is awful cramped and looked over, so i would say definately a great selling point..

We would definately recommend Aprils House to anyone , and Diane is a lovely, sweet lady nothing is too much trouble for her, she clearly loves people and explaing as much as possible.

Thank you Diane and Clive for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

ANGELA DOBSON , MIKE AND MARILYN DOBSON, Sherri, Louise, Amelia and Lawrence

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horrible Communcation- Slow Deposit Refund!!!

  • 1 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to say that we appreciate ALL feedback good or bad, its the only way we know that our high standards are maintained by our management company. I would firstly like to know why this person - who was a ' guest of a guest', took from October 15 to now to make their complaint-9months?? Re the price, well when booked there were only 2 persons, I checked with the guest as this is unusual being a very large house, she said that this was correct. So I considered the low usage of utilities and wear and tear, and the original cost of $2300 for 8 nights was reduced to $1075. I had a computer problem and lost info incl the original booking form, so a few weeks prior to their stay requested another, this had 10 names on it! Clearly I had been misled to thinking there were only 2!As a result I had reduced the rate by over 50% !which I thought was unfair. I therefore explained this to guest, I offered a full refund, but of course there was no way they would get a house of this standard for that money! As for the comment regarding 'having to pay A GREAT DEAL MORE' I requested an additional $400 -to which they disagreed, said it was 'ripping them off', they only paid me $200- , making the cost $1275 for 10 people for 8 nights, INCLUDING POOL AND SPA HEAT = $15.93 per person per night !!!! I felt I had been taken advantage of ! Before refunding deposit I always check the utilities, (as per my terms and conditions)I had only accounted for 2 persons, 10 people use a great deal more power and water! I finally received the bills and as I feared the power bill alone was $732 - and the water bill INCREASED BY $143 I did not feel I should return their deposit, and sought legal advice which agreed . However, after several aggressive phone calls, being in ill health my self I relented and returned their $400 and vowed to make sure this never happened again! I now insist my managers checking the house when the guests arrive or during their stay. I therefore feel this review is totally wrong, as for the standard of the house, it is EXACTLY as it is on the website, there are no complaints regarding the standard or cleanliness, however, their comment that ' IT WASNT THE NICEST HOUSE' they had stayed in, I bet IT WAS THE CHEAPEST! I therefore would appreciate future guests consider the above and making their own minds up as to my integrity and honesty I suggest the other reviews are read to give a true perspective. I look forward to any questions you may have.
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spring break bust

  • 1 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to publicly apologise to the guests as we had done several times with regard to their stay. To make a double booking is my major nightmare since having the house, in 7 years thank goodness this is only the 2nd time it has happened. That is 2 times too many! This was a misunderstanding between the guests and myself as they had changed their original dates after completing the booking, I had simply forgot to change my calendar. We all make a mistake ocassionally but the fact that these guests had children made the situation much worst. When my manager called me it was 3am. I immediately began looking for alternative accommodation for them and confirmed 3 rooms in a local hotel, I also called a friend whos villa was available and booked it for them, however I couldn't get hold of the guests on the number they called me on. I assumed they had found a hotel to stay at. I really cant express how sorry I was that this had happened, I felt dreadful putting a family through this when they had spent ages looking forward to this special vacation. The delay returning the deposit was down to the utilities, after suffering considerable losses with utilities due to guests NOT treating our home as they would their own, I now check, but can only do so once a month, when I got the power bill in I was deeply shocked at the amount, more than $390 OVER the previous 3 months. We also had a false alarm incident during their stay which is a fine of $450 . This had to be paid ASAP to avoid charges. Unfortunately, I have MS and other illnesses, I had a relapse and was admitted to hospital for over a week, we have no wi-fi so couldn't communicate this. When I came home I immediately took care of the deposit and the cost of the hotel room. I can fully understand Cindys complaint, and had instructed my managers to get some wine/beer, snacks and softdrink, candy for the chidren, I assume this was done as I didn't hear anything else . Once again I APOLOGISE PROFUSELY and can assure ANY future guests that this will not be an issue again as I now CHECK DATES SEVERAL TIMES, and I hope that any future guests will take the other reviews into consideration when deciding If our house is the right place for their wonderful vacation. Diane and Clive - Property Owners.
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Perfect Home for a Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Central Indiana, USA
5

All the comforts of Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FAB HOUSE AND REALLY GREAT OWNER

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SuperTarget
"great store for a bit of everything at very reasonable prices"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
orlando international
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beef O Bradys, Applebees, Mannys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
several public and championship courses
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Beef o Bradys, Applebees, Country Kitchen,Chillies
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Coco or Clearwater
Car: recommended

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

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Rates & Availability

Waterstone Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$139
$973
$3,850
 
 
autumn
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$89
$799
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
$1,045
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning- 5nights or les $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

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

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Amenities

Davenport Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3450 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , also marble top sink.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , also marble top sink.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , twin -seaside theme with toys tv/dvd
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , superking with luxurious pillow topped mattress-tv/dvd
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , super king with luxurious pillow topped mattress tv/dvd
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , queen-UK superking - pillow topped mattress tv/dvd
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , twin bed-jungle themed with toys tv/dvd
  • King size beds (2) BOTH ARE SUPER KING - with luxury pillow top mattresses- extremely comfortable, Queen size Beds (1) With luxury pillow topped mattress, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 BEDROOMS WITH TWIN BEDS - both themed rooms though not Mickey mouse or princess, both rooms can be used by guests of all ages., Baby Cribs (1) New crib/cot, playpen combined
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Free phone calls, Cable TVs, DVDs, Playstation , xbox, UNIQUE TO OUR HOME - LARGE, SPACIOUS GAMES ROOM - IN HOUSE ON FIRST FLOOR - NOT GARAGE AS MOST OTHER HOMES - has FULL SIZE PROFESSIONAL SLATE POOL TABLE, ELECTRONIC AIR HOCKEY, FOOSBALL, CORNER SOFA, FLAT SCREEN TV/DVD

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