|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Check out the 'Average Rating' selection on the homeaway 'sort by' page, or simply read the guest reviews. This villa speaks for itself and is equipped and maintained to a very high standard, as the guest reviews confirm. The property has all that you could wish for, it is a well found and comfortable home.
Each of the four spacious bedroom's is provide with its own en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms are fitted with a 26” LCD TV and DVD player, and the whole home is serviced by cable tv. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with double beds whilst the remaining two bedrooms are equipped with twin beds.
The kitchen is equipped with a full range of modern electrical devices, with all the utencil's, crockery and cutlery you would need to feed a family and manage a home proficiently. A breakfast bar with stools is adjacent to the kitchen area and provides an additional dining area, often favoured by the children. The formal dining area adjoins the kitchen with a counter height dining table, chairs and stools, which seats eight persons.
The open plan lounge contains a large sectional sofa and comfortable lounge chairs. The entertainment centre comprises a 50” HD multi channel cable TV with cinema sound bar system incorporated, Blu-Ray DVD, and a WII games console, a growing collection of DVD's and games are provided for guests use. Also a number of books are located within the lounge as well as in the Master bedroom for your use.
A laptop computer is available for use with free high speed wireless internet access provided throughout the villa. Telephones are located within the Master bedroom and Kitchen, local calls being free.
The games room is fitted with full size pool and foosball tables. A fully equipped laundry, including washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing table and detergents are provided for guest use.
French patio doors lead out to the Spa and Swimming pool which is screened to covered the large sun lounge area, the area provides uninterupted sunbathing throughout the day.
A portable rechargable blu-tooth speaker system is available for indoor and outdoor use, it is compatible with Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad as well as other blu-tooth devices and for those without blu-tooth then a jack plug lead is provided. The speaker is plugged in for recharge in the TV/Entertainment console.
The pool/sun lounge area is equipped with several sun-loungers with coffee tables, and a dining table and chairs suitable for alfresco dining. Additional a smaller table with parasol is also provided.
The pool area looks out onto a large lake which itself attracts a number of Florida's native wildlife, alligators, small deer, turtles, raccoons and numerous species of birds including eagles and large cranes have been regularly sighted by guests. This goes to prove that the Bellavida resort is a truly peaceful oasis, which attracts an abundance of wildlife.
At the opposite end of the lake from the villa is a clubhouse open to all Bellavida resort guests, the clubhouse consists of a large zero entry pool, perfect for children, a spa pool and large sun lounge area equipped with many sun loungers. Cold drimks are available there from a vending machine. Within the clubhouse itself is a well equipped gymnasium, internet cafe and quiet TV lounge.
For those guests who may wish to cook and eat at the villa then a large Walmart supermarket is located but 5 minutes drive from the property, approximately 10 minutes walk if you would like the exercise. If you wish to dine out or order take away then all palates can be catered for within close proximity to the villa with some excellent restaurants being readily available.
Other supermarkets such as Target (great for quality home ware, shorts, t-shirts etc) and Publix (wide variety of quality food items) are also available near by.
The property is ideal for families and couples alike who may wish to stay within luxury accommodation which is located close to many of the famous attractions for which Florida is renown, Disney, Universal Studio’s, Islands of Adventure, Legoland, Bursh Garden's, Sea World, Gatorland and Cape Canaveral, to name but a few. There are also many fine restaurants, serving some great food which caters for all tastes and budgets, bearing in mind this is the home of the hamburger, hot dog and philly cheese steak sandwich, one of which is a 'must have' during your visit. Remember Orlando is often referred to as the world’s number one holiday resort as it caters for many tastes, shopping, golf, fishing, flying, beaches, horse riding, rodeo, air boat rides, kayaking, beautiful parks, historic sites such as 'St Augustine' and many other pastimes to engage in or places to visit close by.
Also do not forget some of the larger natural features of Florida such as the 'Everglades' national park, the Florida Keys and a number of state parks such as 'Wekiva Springs' which is local to Orlando and a great peaceful alternative to a busy day at a theme park.
For those guests who may be travelling from overseas please remember to check your visa requirements for entry into the USA. UK citizens will require to complete an ESTA registration, the following link is the official US government web site for such applications - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
On booking a reservation/security deposit of £200 ($300) is required. This payment must be received within 7 days to guarantee and confirm your reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a security deposit upon your arrival. The deposit is NOT applied to any rental cost but it is fully refundable within 21 days of your departure from the residence, providing the provisions within the Chapter 4 of the Rental Terms and Conditions have been met.
The full rental cost, inclusive of any additional requirements such as pool heating, cleaning, etc, are due 6 weeks prior to any guests arrival. Please read rental terms and conditions for further details in respect to these payments
Pool & Spa heating is available for £15/$23 USD per day (recommended from Oct through to March). Heating must be booked for a minimum of 4 consecutive days. This fee is shown on all website quotes, but only recommended as a standard in Florida during the winter months, between 1st Oct and 31st March.
All prices shown include 13% Florida Tourist & Sales Taxes, Addiional services may require you to pay tax's at cost
Any cancellation made by the Client for whatever reason shall be made in writing. If the booking is cancelled in excess of 6 months of arrival then 50% of the reservation/security deposit is refunded. If a cancellation is made within the period between 6 months and the final 6 week of anticipated arrival then the client receive a refund of 25% of the reservation / security deposit. Bookings cancelled within 6 weeks of the arrival date, will receive a refund of 50% of the total rental fee provided full payment has been received. If full payment has not been received at this time then no refund of the reservation / security deposit will be made. The home owner strongly recommends all clients to take out Cancellation Insurance cover to protect against this cancellation penalty.
Should the home owner not receive the balance payment by the due date then they will attempt to contact the clients using the contact details supplied. Responsibility to make timely payment lies with the client.
If the home owner has not received the balance prior to 4 weeks before the arrival date, then the booking will be deemed to have been cancelled, the deposit will be forfeit and the home owner will be free to rebook the property.
Check-in is from 5 pm on day of arrival and Check-out is by 10am on day of departure. If you require an earlier Check-in or later Check-out please contact us to arrange. Late Check-out's may be available if it is not a changeover day when other guests are checking in, a small charge will be applied for this.
Our aim has always been to provide a comfortable vacation rental in pristine condition and somewhere in which our guests would consider it to be their home from home, as you can see from our guests reviews we believe we have achieved just that. We endeavour to maintain and improve the villa and welcome feedback from guests.
The villa is ideally located within a very peaceful oasis of sub tropical foliage, tree line streets and lush green lawns throughout. The resort is within a secure gated community, which is manned 24/7 by security. There is no through traffic and no street parking which leaves the streets very peaceful and quiet. The villa itself is built to a Spanish style appearance, with a terracotta tiled roof, large covered porch entrance to the front and the buildings painted with warm Mediterranean type colours. The villa driveway can accommodate upto 4 cars. At the rear of the property is the enclosed spa/pool, sun bathing area, which looks directly out onto a large lake. The lake attracts much of the local wildlife, with small deer, raccoons, alligators, turtles and numerous birds having been sighted.
The resort itself is easily accessed from the two main airports and provides easy egress to all that Orlando and the surrounding areas have to offer, theme parks, shopping, restaurants, beaches that can be reached in approximately one hour etc.
We have stayed in this villa several times over the last few years.
Its always spotless, well maintained and a pleasure to be in.
John and Angie even managed to make sure this years hurricane did not hit until the day after we left.
This was our second time at this house! It was amazing yet again! Clean, comfortable and everything you need! Thank you! We look forward to returning end of December early January! :)
My family and I spent the most wonderful two weeks at this lovely villa on the Bellavida Resort in Kissimme. We booked almost a year ago and from the outset had a superb level of communication and help from John and Angie, we spoke on the phone more often than not as this type of personal touch is very much what they are about. It was clear from the outset that nothing was too much trouble and John and Angie answered a plethora of questions that my family had for them.
About a week prior to our departure we received lots of further information and assistance to make sure we knew our way around both the villa itself and Florida in general.
On arrival at the villa I heard sharp inhalations of breath followed by "it's gorgeous" coming from my family who snuck inside leaving me to the luggage.
The villa is generously appointed but is also homely, this is often a difficult balance to achieve but this place felt like home. The rooms were all very spacious and comfortable with everything we could possibly need and more,The property was spotlessly clean inside and out.
The kids loved having TV's in their bedrooms so that they could relax after a day in the parks but the bit they enjoyed the most was the fantastic pool. They spent hours playing in there often turning down a trip to a Disney park in order to stay in longer, my four year old son developed such confidence at swimming whilst there that it was invaluable time spent.
I would not hesitate to book again as the place itself was great and it was in a terrific location for supermarkets, shops and restaurants many of which are walkable in ten to fifteen minutes.
I think it's fair to say we all fell in love with this lovely home and cant wait to go back.
This was our fifth Florida visit but the first staying in a villa. We've previously stayed on Disney Property or I-drive but this year went with extended family so chose a villa.
And this was perfect.
Large spacious rooms, immaculate throughout, and had everything you could think of. Weather wasn't great when we went and so staying in the villa was so much better than a hotel. There was a full size pool table in the garage for family competitions, huge TV in the living room with a great choice of DVD's to watch on cold nights in and wifi worked well throughout the villa. Pool area was superb, and lots of room to soak up the sun when it did come out!
Location of the villa was good too, overlooking a lake which was lovely to walk round and managed to spot a turtle one day. Walmart is within easy walking distance as is a bus stop for the number 50 bus direct to Magic Kingdom which we took one day rather than the car. It was easy to reach all the parks from the villa by car and also close to Old Town Kissimmee and Celebration. Lots of restaurants close by too.
Would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a villa in Florida and it is so much better than staying in a hotel.
John and Angie couldn't have been more helpful with answering all our questions and gave us recommendations on places to eat and go in the local area. They obviouly take great pride in their villa and its apparent as soon as you walk through the door, it's a real 'home from home'.
Thank you so much for letting us stay.
We were so impressed with John and Angie's villa that I wanted to share this review as soon as we returned home.
We knew it was going to be nice from the photo's and the reviews, but it is not until we walked through the property that we really appreciated the space and the setting. Our two teenage daughters loved everything it had to offer especially an en-suite each!
The villa is really clean and well equipped, and will certainly not disappoint. The location is great, you look over a lake which has an abundance of wildlife in and around it and are really close to Walmart for all your shopping needs, which is also a huge bonus. Also the gated community makes you feel very secure.
Getting to and from the Disney Parks is easy and you are surrounded by all different kinds of restaurants to suit all needs.
Angie and John are really really helpful. From the moment I booked they could not of helped us more. They gave us lots of information about places to visit and where to eat and if we did have a question to ask they would reply quickly via email.
I cannot thank them enough for letting us use their villa and making our magical holiday so special.
We will hopefully return soon...
Fantastic accommodation, brilliant pool area and great games room. Really appreciated the gated entrance which gave added security. We have been to Orlando 5 times and this is by far and away the best home we have stayed in. The 2 weeks just flew by and we will definitely be back.
Thanks Angie and John
The villa is located in Kissimmee within minutes of the Disney Parks, Universal Studios, Islands of Aventure, Legoland, Seaworld and many other attractions. It is situated just off highway 192 (behind Medieval Times). A 24 hour Walmart Supercentre is within easy walking distance, with many shops and restaurants also close by on highway 192. Cocoa Beach (Atlantic Coast near the Kennedy Space Centre ) is approximately one hours drive East along the 192, and the Gulf Coast West toward Tampa, Clearwater area 2 hours drive, again via 192 and the I4. Busch Gardens a theme park and zoo near Tampa is approximately 2 hours drive. Malls such as the Florida Mall, Mall at the Millenia, and Premium outlets is available and only a short drive away.
Florida is truely a great holiday destination which caters for everyone with various activities around such as; Golf, Mini Golf, Horse Riding, Paint Balling, Petting Zoo, Kayaking, Cycling, National Parks such as Wekiva Springs or nearby Shingle Creek, zip linning/conservation trekking, helicopter and light aircraft aviation, Gatorland and Air Boat Rides, etc.
Other Activities: Disney, Universal Studio's, Sea World, Legoland, Shopping and Golf
Golf: There are a a large number of golf courses to suit all requirements within easy reach of the property please follow this link for greater details: http://www.thegolfcourses.net/golfcourses/FL/Kissimmee.htm
A full set of clubs with bag is available for use by guests at the villa and further equipment is easily accessible for hire or purchase from the numerous golf shops and club facilities.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
It is recommended that guests should consider pool heating from 1st October through to the 31st March. This is a standard recommendation for all pools in Florida due to the seasonal temperature changes. Pool heating is available at £15/$23 per day. This heating can only be booked for a minimum period of 4 consecutive days.