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Lovely Villa with Private Screened Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa on Hamilton's Reserve, Kissimmee, Florida, USA - Private Quiet Estate

Three bedrooms (two doubles one twin) with two bathrooms on the Hamilton's Reserve estate on Siesta Lago. Less than one mile form the 192 highway where you can find all shopping and eateries to satisfy everyone. About 18 miles from Orlando International Airport you can reach our home in 30 mins via the 417 Greenway (toll road). Free wi-fi and local phone calls are available. Our private pool has a complete screen covering together with sun loungers and chairs to relax in the sun. All bed linen and towels are provided. The patio doors lead out to the heated (optional) pool with its steps down into the shallow end.


Owner
Bob Huxley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Bob Huxley

Living and working in London as we have been for a number of years, the lifestyle in Florida is just such a great attraction for anybody. We have been to lots of places but we still head back to Florida every time. Even the children who are now in there 20's won't miss a trip.

Bob Huxley purchased this villa in 2001

Why Bob Huxley chose Kissimmee

Our family enjoyed our first few trips to Florida so much that it didn't take us long to want our own place in the sunshine state. Choosing the Hamilton's Reserve estate for our home gave us a mixture of residential and holiday properties on a quiet location, but less than one mile from shops and restaurants on the popular 192 H/W. We love it here so I hope you will too.

What makes this villa unique

Hamilton's Reserve is less than one mile from the 192 highway, which has a multitude of shops and restaurants, and attractions. So if you want to you can just pop to the shops for bits and pieces. Just so close to it all but far enough away to be quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We leave a visitors book in our Villa for guests to comment, we are pleased to say that we can leave this out for all to see as a testimonial.
May 2010
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Amenities

Hamilton Reserve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master en-suite to main bedroom with his/her basins, double sized bath, shower enclosure, separate WC. The second bathroom between the other two bedrooms, has a bath, WC, shower over bath and a basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with Queen bed, cable TV, en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, with a built in floor safe for use if required. Bedroom 2 with full double bed, cable TV, and large built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and large built-in wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Our single level property is very suitable for the young and old, no stairs and steps down into the pool, make it easy for all ages. Full Wi-Fi internet with secured password protection. Password details are on the Wi-Fi box. Free Telephone calls within the state of Florida. Outside: Grass and flower beds all around the property with good spacing between properties. There is a barbeque and a complete set of patio/pool furniture for use. Outside table and chairs for eating within the netted enclosure (no flys or bugs). Your own private pool (kidney shape) approx 25 x20ft which can be heated if required. Front drive for two cars, together with a double garage. Utility Room: Separated off from the kitchen area there is a washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: An abundance of towels and bed linen is provided during your stay. The villa is completely cleaned after your visit. Other: Adjacent to the family area there is a large family dining table with chairs.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Lovely Villa with Private Screened Pool
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Great rental property

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a great stay at this house. Many thanks to Bob for making the process very straight forward. The house had everything we needed and more and was in a great location. Would definitely recommend and will definitely look to book again in the future. Thanks again Bob.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, you kept the house clean and tidy which we are grateful for. Hope you can visit us again. Best wishes Bob
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U.K. Kent.
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A nice villa that appears to be not very well maintained.

  • 2 of 5

This is an older (1993) villa that appears to be maintained on a very low budget. The first thing we were greeted with upon arrival with our shopping in hand were cockroaches on the the kitchen worktop around the sink, this was possibly a one off, as we never see anymore again. The family dining table was laid out very nicely with china wear and glasses, when we looked closer, all were thick with dust, as is the light fitting and bulbs above the table. I cleaned one fitting just to see if it was dirt and not age related. The sofa's were possibly my biggest issue, the large frame was clearly broken, someone has tried to patch it with a metal bracket and wood and some foam pushed down the back of the cushions, but you still fall down the gap when trying to sit on it, as I found out with a cup of coffee in my hand,(These need replacing). We ended up laying a quilt over the sofa with cushions packed under it just to be able to use it. The smaller sofa did not smell good either, we also covered that with a quilt to mask the smell. Both sofas appear to be quite aged. All the plastic plants that were scattered throughout the villa were also caked in dust, so we just put most of these out the way.The lid to the swing bin in the kitchen was covered in previous liquids and stains and had not been cleaned. The head board top on the main bed was thick with dust (which we cleaned) as are the bedside lamps and bulbs. We found prescription tablets in foils (not bottles) left in the bedside drawer belonging to the villa owners.The bath was lovely and spacious, however,the sink overflows in the double vanity are filthy with old dirt mould and the tap outlets had mouldy black gunk coming off when touched.The pool area was ok,the pool was very disappointing,the pool is heavily stained in a lot of places and there is green algae around a lot of the tiling and overflow.There is some rough grout on the edges of a couple of the steps into the pool which scraped my wife's ankle.Reading through the guest book, there seemed to be some issues with the pool turning green a few times previously.There does not seem to be any pool maintenance, after a few days the pool water was very cloudy and was making us and our swimsuits smell,there seemed to be no evidence of chlorine or chemicals and the water had a greasy feel to it.The neighbours on the right had cars pulling up with music booming.

Every thing I have mentioned in this review is all rectifiable for little or no cost

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking time out to review our Villa. I am very sorry that you had a bad experience; we do try to give all our guests over the last 15 years a good and enjoyable stay. We take all feedback very seriously, so contact has been made with all the people involved from the Florida Pest Control company, down to the pool man. Regrettably due to the semi tropical climate, Florida Pest control never say they can eliminate all bugs from entering homes, but its kept to a minimum with their monthly spraying of areas around the Villa. Some of the crockery that was laid out on the main table was used only a week before your arrival, so we are concerned that you found a high level of dust, we have had the Air Con engineer in to look at the system, and it is working in accordance with the Florida State Regulations in terms of air quality and filtration. With the large Sofa, the frame is not broken what you were looking at was the tie plate which connects the base frame to the cross upright, to stop any sagging in the middle. I would agree with you that the lower back support design is not as we would expect on UK furniture, so that’s why I put foam pads in the lower areas for support. The smaller sofa which I sat on just a week before you arrived did not offer any smells that I or any of my guests could detect, so that is confusing. The two plastic plants in the lounge area were dusted the week before your arrival, but admittedly they were not wiped off with a cleaning cloth, so my apologies for that. Again in respect of the”thick with Dust” situation on the main bedroom headboard and the bedside lamps, is something I do not recognise but I accept your comment and it will be checked out. The taps and overflow areas in the double vanity unit are wiped at every clean with a sanitising solution, so we are checking this out to see if that is sufficient enough for the future. With regards to the pool and to the other concerns that you have mentioned, why did you not contact the agents and request their attention. The guests after you who arrived later that day, were unsure about the pool so they made contact that evening and the pool man was there the following morning. Pools in the summer months can sometimes need cleaning more than once a week due to the dust from trees bushes etc being pushed through the mesh into the pool when it rains.You could have phoned our agents from the house, and they could have acted on your concerns immediately. Its free.
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5

Great location and lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

This lovely spacious villa is in a great location for the parks, shops and restaurants. The pool was great for cooling off after a long day in the parks. Very well equipped and very clean.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and many thanks for your kind comments. Best wishes. Bob
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5

Beautifull villa close to attractions

  • 5 of 5

We have had a lovely time in your villa. Our girls loved the pool. Everything was so nicely decorared andere homely. Weet had aan blaat doing the attractions andere it was nice to come home to this beautifull house. 1tip for improvement , it woud ben nice if the main shower had anti-slip on te floor as in fell in te shower stepping when it was wet.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive comments, we will have a look at the anti slip options for the shower.
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5

Lovely Villa, Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Bob for the use of your villa.

Fantastic villa, very spacious, spotless and had all the home comforts you need. Lovely private safe pool, the kids spent hours in there. Very close to all amenities, with plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. The villas location was in an ideal location with Universal studies , Disney etc only a short drive away.

Will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind comments. Bob
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5

Holiday Villa Home From Home

  • 5 of 5

The villa was well presented and spotless, and although open-plan and spacious was comfortable and homely.

Everything you could need is supplied in abundance,

and the pool is a very welcome feature. The location is excellent whether you want the parks, or shopping, or both.

My wife and I would certainly book again in the future, and would recommend the villa to family and friends.

I have to give particular thanks to the owner, Bob Huxley, for all his help and assistance.

Many thanks for a lovely 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very kind words Best wishes Bob
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Various Clubs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Various bars etc
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Coco Beach
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The white sandy beaches of the Gulf coast, with the resorts of Clearwater and St. Petersburg are about a one hour and a half away using the Interstate road highway. The Atlantic coast which has the fantastic Cocoa Beach and the Cape Kennedy centre is about one hours drive on the highway.

Travel:

Our nearest aiport is Orlando International (30 mins), Sanford to the north of Orlando and Tampa to the South West are about a one hour drive using the highway. To get the most from your holiday we would recommend a hire car during your stay.

Distances:

The Disney theme parks and Seaworld are a 10 to 15min drive away. Universal studios and the Wet & Wild water park is around 30 mins by car. Shops and restaurants on the 192 highway are less than a mile away, with International Drive only 10 mins by car.

Further Details:

We have 3 main supermarkets less than two miles away, (Publix, Wallmart and Super Target). Local shopping, banks, restaurants and the local helicopter tour are at the end of the Siesta Lago road.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.4

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100.00 ($150.00) is required to secure your booking. At 8 weeks before departure the balance of the booking is required together with a security deposit of £150.00 ($250.00) which will be refunded to you on confirmation by our management company that the Villa has been left in a clean and un-damaged condition.

Changeover Day:
Week end change over is preferred but we can try to accommodate wherever possible. Check in is normally after 4pm on the day of arrival, with checkout by 11am on the date of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. A 10% discount would apply for lets longer than one month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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