|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Are you planning that once in a lifetime holiday to Florida? If you are, you’ll want somewhere to stay that provides superior accommodation, but which doesn’t break the bank. You’ll want your own private pool with views to die for as you soak up the sun and you'll want to be within easy striking distance of all the main attractions, restaurants and shopping malls but not next to any main roads or noise. We searched long and hard on several trips to Florida to find a villa that meets these criteria and finally, we found it! Now we are looking to rent it out to you.
We are Andrew & Gemma Hansell & Kids - The "Hansell" family, living in Hampshire, UK. We have owned the villa for 10 years since just after it was built in 2002. We love getting out to there as much as possible, and enjoying all the sights and attractions that Central Florida has to offer.
Our kids (all 5 of them!) just love playing in the pool - we can't keep them out of it!
Our plan when we retire (in about 20 years time!) is to spend a couple of months a year over the winter soaking up the sun...but until them we'll just have to make do with the occasional trip.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2002
The main reason we bought this villa is two fold:
The location: The villa is set amongst lakes and wetland areas. It truly is idyllic…peaceful, quiet, friendly and beautiful. We are a short drive to Disney and all the other attractions in the area. Getting to the beaches is also simple. The coast (both Gulf and Atlantic) are about an hour away via the interstate.
The space: The villa is really very spacious...the pictures just don't do it justice!
The location was great, close enough to all the attractions and amenities but secluded enough to be quiet and safe.
The house was a perfect size for the 4 of us, and the pool was a safe size and depth for the kids.
The house was really well equipped with everything you'd need for the stay, apart from food etc we didn't need to purchase anything extra as we have had to with other properties. The house was immaculate on arrival.
I would heartily recommend a stay at this house for families visiting orlando, we will certainly book here if we come to Florida again.
The house was well kept, very clean and felt secured due to the gated community. The property management company responded to my call in a timely manner and we really enjoyed our stay. Our two boys are already talking about plans to return next year.
Davenport nice place to stay a lot quieter than Kissimmee. Very spacious villa that had everything you need and the games room was an added bonus. Everything including pool clean and owners very patient and helpful with all my questions. Universal and shopping malls about 25 mins and Madeira beach 90mins would definitely go back
This was our first visit to Florida and we were very pleased to find that the villa was as described on the website being very clean and well maintained. The facilities provided were excellent including the lovely heated pool, games room, views and everything that you would need.
The villa is in a great location close to shopping being within easy driving to designer outlets and restaurants such as Chilli's, Applebee's and our favourite Longhorn Steak House. The various attractions such as Disney World, Universal Studios etc are also within easy driving on the excellent Florida roads. We really liked the vintage vehicle attractions found in old town Kissimmee on a weekend evening.
All in all a wonderful experience and we would recommend this holiday and this villa to any family wanting to enjoy all that Florida has to offer.
The house is in a gate it neighborhood that is lovely . The house is overlooking the lake so it has fantastic views.
It is very close to the parks only take 15-20 so we sometimes went to the parks and have a rest in the afternoon and go back in the evening to see the fireworks.
They houses was spotless.
We have a great time using the pool and we will love to go back in the future.
Lovely clean, spacious villa in a nicely kept, quiet resort. Interesting layout with lots of space for all the family. The children loved the games in the garage. The pool area was clean and fresh with great views of the nature reserve and open space, very quiet and relaxing. Everything we needed was there, and the information we were given both beforehand and in the villa was very good. Everything was within easy access - a short drive to a good supermarket, and we found the journeys to all the parks very easy (only around 15 minutes to Disney, with Universal and Seaworld a little further along the I4). Kennedy Space Center definitely worth a visit, a bit further but an easy route. We called the management company out for one issue and they were very helpful and arrived within the hour. We recommend Logan's Road House and Red Lobster on the 192 for good food, atmosphere and service. Would definitely recommend and love to visit again.
Situated in the heart of Florida, beaches are about an hour away on either the gulf or atlantic coasts - take your pick!
Orlando International Airport is 25 minutes by car. A very easy drive along the highway 417.
Champions Gate Shops and restaurants are about 2 minutes by car. The 192 at Westgate is less than 10 minutes.
|Refundable damage deposit||$120|
We have flexible changeover days
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
The charges specified above are fully inclusive of all sales and tourist taxes
£75 cleaning charge for reservations less than 1 week in duration
Pool heating is optional, if required it is charged at £9 per night.