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*SIZZLING SEPT SPECIALS* Solterra Villa, Lakeside dreamy villa

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,826 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Solterra Resort, Davenport, Kissimmee, Florida Orlando, USA - PLEASE BEWARE OF SCAM EMAILS ASKING FOR FULL PAYMENT & GIVING A DISCOUNT - THEY ARE FAKE!

Solterra Villa has been professionally decorated by an interior designer to ensure quality and attractive looks throughout the home. It has the most amazing uninterrupted lake views from its south-west facing pool deck. The sunsets will take your breath away as you look across the countryside and watch the birds and wildlife in the conservation area. The villa is on a quiet court just a stone's throw from the fantastic new Solterra Clubhouse. An open plan floor design ensures all guests are able to enjoy the home together. Lots of seating and a huge custom kitchen with granite mean it's a great place for entertaining either enjoying the indoor dining rooms or the outdoor patio area where there are two 6-seater dining sets and sun loungers with side tables.


Owner
Kathy D.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Kathy D.

I am an ex-IT professional, on a career break as a stay-at-home mother of three girls. My husband James and I live in Canada, originally from England and are a military family who have lived in various places both with the RAF and the RCAF.

Kathy D. purchased this villa in 2014

Why Kathy D. chose Disney / Orlando

My husband James, myself and our three daughters have enjoyed visiting Walt Disney World, Universal & other resorts many times staying at various resorts in the Orlando area.

We chose Solterra Resort due to its beautiful location surrounded by conservation areas and beautiful countryside, along with the security that this virtual-manned gated community provides.

The new clubhouse has amazing facilities and a large family friendly pool area, playpark, tennis courts and beach volleyball court.

All these amenities, the location of our villa (completed in Feb 2014) on the resort, the resort's closeness to Disney without the road noise of living off the US-27 helped us to decide that Solterra Resort was perfect for our newly built vacation home.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is located on one of the best lots in Solterra Resort. Our south-west facing screened pool enclosure enjoys the most incredible sunsets and overlooks a sparkling pond where you can watch birds and wildlife across to the countryside beyond.

We chose to extend our pool deck to enjoy space outside for entertaining and sunbathing and added extra outdoor furnishings for this purpose.

Inside the high quality finishes of the home have been accented by little extras we added: granite surfaces, under cabinet lighting in the kitchen, USB wall chargers and beautiful soft furnishings.

We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just returned from a two week vacation in Florida and staying at this villa was the icing on the cake. My family and I have spent numerous holidays in the Davenport area of Orlando and stayed at villas ranging from excellent to average. However, this is easily the best one so far, size is easily big enough for 8 people with room to spare, furnishing and decor is beautiful, location is spot on and the local club house is like a well-appointed spa. Communication with Kathy was easy and the support we received from the agents while away was perfect. Location in relation to the numerous Florida attractions (Disney, Universal, Sea World etc) is great with none being more than 30 minutes away and simple to find. Local shops and restaurants are good (Publix, Chilis, McDonalds) and a ridiculously cheap 'gas station'. Do be conscious that the area is still 'work in progress' so some building work is going on. However, this is certainly not obtrusive and, other than having to slalom through a few work vans in the morning, does not cause an issue. I honestly cannot fault the villa and will certainly be hoping to stay again the next time we visit my favourite part of the world (other than my home town) in 2016.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Davenport Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2826 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • u/s master ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    d/s master ensuite - toilet , tub , shower
    Family Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Family Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cloakroom - toilet , pedestal sink
  • En-suite to Master Bedroom 1: WC, Bath, Separate Shower, Granite topped Vanity Cloakroom: WC & Sink En-suite to Master Bedroom 2: WC, Bath/Shower combo, Vanity WC Family bathroom 1: WC, Bath/Shower combo, Vanity Family bathroom 2: WC, Bath/Shower combo, Vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master 1 - 1 king , Ensuite shower & bathroom
    Master 2 - 1 king , Ensuite shower/bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 bedrooms & sofabed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - D/S Master with Super-King sized bed Bedroom 2 - U/S Master with Super-King sized bed Bedroom 3 - U/S, King sized bed Bedroom 4 - U/S, 2 x Single beds Bedroom 5 - U/S, King sized bed Bedroom 6 - U/S, 2 x Single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: BBQ, baby equipment rentals, babysitting, private chef and other concierge services can be arranged, for an extra charge, through our managing agent. Outside: - Large 40ft x 30ft pool deck at rear of property - 2 x 6 seater tables and 5 cushioned sun loungers - 30ft x 15ft large private swimming pool with Spa/Jacuzzi in screened pool enclosure. - Pool heat can be arranged and is usually required during the months of October to March Utility Room: Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Iron Ironing Board Mop/Bucket Brush & Dustpan/Brush Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels & linens are provided Other: Games Room - professionally converted games room with 7ft Pool Table, Air Hockey Table & TV

Reviews

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*SIZZLING SEPT SPECIALS* Solterra Villa, Lakeside dreamy villa
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews
5

Superb modern villa and excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at this villa, which must only be 3 years old? We rented back in July 15 and returned again July 2017. There were two families sharing (4 + 6 party) and the villa accommodated us well. The quality of furnishings are exemplary and the pool/spa was sufficient for all to enjoy. A very nice villa well worth considering. The Bass / McMillan families, Scotland, UK.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so pleased you have enjoyed our villa on both occasions.
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Beautiful House ~ Unpleasant Experience

  • 2 of 5

Prior to arriving, I corresponded with the owner Kathy several times and looked forward to our 8-day family vacation in Orlando, FL. We landed in Orlando after a nearly 5 hour flight from Las Vegas. Stopped by the store to get a few items and headed to the rental home. Our check in time was 4pm, but upon arriving at 6:45, we noticed two cars in the driveway. Immediately our heart sank as we wondered if we had been scammed. Tired and hungry, we learned the cleaning crew was still working and that the house wouldn't be ready until 7:30PM. I immediately called the property manager and left a voice message. Then I called Kathy who promptly returned my call. We were able to get into the home and try to settle in. Soon we learned there were no toilet paper, no paper towels, no dish soap and only four sets of towels. We had reserved the house for 10 people, 5 adults and 5 kids.

Several calls to the property management company and days later towels were delivered, along with the starter kit that should have been available upon our arrival. By then we had purchased most of the items so we take care of the necessities. The owner gave us a late checkout time and said she would compensate us for the inconvenience.

By day 3 we were enjoying the vacation and stayed another 5 days. Upon departing we followed the cleaning procedures, washed and folded the towels, stripped the bed, bagged the trash and left the home in good condition.

I was surprised to hear from Kathy two weeks later indicating that she gave us 75 dollars (1/2 cleaning deposit), but then charged us 75 dollars for the microwave door handle that was broken. I explained to her that the handle was missing a screw at the bottom, but it was that way when we arrived. Kathy stated we should have said something when we arrived, as her property management company does an inspection prior to the arrival of renters. I explained that our focus for the first few days was getting into the property and getting basic supplies and towels; and that clearly the property manager didn't inspect the property before we came. I asked Kathy if she would reconsider charging us and she said she would check with her husband and get back to us. Sent a few follow up emails, Kathy said property management was in disarray, nearly three weeks later no decision. I was hoping we could resolve issue.

We rent vacation homes 2x per year and this has changed my experience. We will document and report everything moving forward.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

EPIC VACATION

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in this beautiful house. We made lots of memories and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great villa

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at other villas on two previous Florida holidays, this was definitely the best with everything our family group could need. After long days at the theme parks it was easy to call in at the nearby Championsgate supermarket or takeaways and return here to admire the unspoilt view over the lake while the kids played happily in the pool. The SW aspect also meant that we got to see a lot of great sunsets. With 6 bedrooms there was plenty of space, and all the adults were delighted with the high standard of accomodation. We also found the resort clubhouse was a good place to spend a relaxing day with its great pool, free coffee and the two tennis courts. Kathy and the management team were always helpful and answered any questions we had ahead of arrival so that the villa felt like a real home from home as soon as we arrived. Great memories, great villa !

Mark and Tan,

Co. Durham, UK

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and resort

  • 5 of 5

The house way extremely clean and equipped with everything we needed. It is decorated very tastefully. We vacationed with my family there were 10 of us and we had more than enough room.The kids loved the game room, pool and resort pool so much they didn't want to go the the parks. The pool, yard and garbage was taken care of on a daily basis. We will definitely come back to this beautiful home on our next vacation to Disney. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our home provided all that was needed and more for your vacation accommodation. James and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to Solterra Villa whenever you wish to stay again and thank you kindly for your generous review.
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5

Faultless

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two week vacation in Florida and staying at this villa was the icing on the cake. My family and I have spent numerous holidays in the Davenport area of Orlando and stayed at villas ranging from excellent to average. However, this is easily the best one so far, size is easily big enough for 8 people with room to spare, furnishing and decor is beautiful, location is spot on and the local club house is like a well-appointed spa. Communication with Kathy was easy and the support we received from the agents while away was perfect.

Location in relation to the numerous Florida attractions (Disney, Universal, Sea World etc) is great with none being more than 30 minutes away and simple to find. Local shops and restaurants are good (Publix, Chilis, McDonalds) and a ridiculously cheap 'gas station'.

Do be conscious that the area is still 'work in progress' so some building work is going on. However, this is certainly not obtrusive and, other than having to slalom through a few work vans in the morning, does not cause an issue.

I honestly cannot fault the villa and will certainly be hoping to stay again the next time we visit my favourite part of the world (other than my home town) in 2016.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful holiday and enjoyed your stay in Solterra Villa. We want our guests to have the best time possible and have furnished and fitted the home with this in mind, it is good to hear that you felt we had gone some way to achieve this. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kathy & James
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 4
Nearest Beach
75 Kilometres
Clearwater/Cocoa

Coast/Beach:

~75miles to each coast:

West: Clearwater Beach near Tampa

East: Cocoa Beach near Cape Kennedy

Travel:

Orlando International Airport (MCO): 30miles ~ 35mins

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB): 55miles ~ 1hr

Tampa International Airport: (TMP): 70miles ~ 1hr

St Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE): 78miles ~ 1hr 20mins

Distances:

Walt Disney World: 9.5 miles ~ 12 mins drive on I-4

Universal Studios: 20 miles ~ 25 mins drive on I-4

Seaworld: 18 miles ~ 20 mins drive on I-4

Orlando Premium Outlet shops: 22 miles ~ 30 mins on I-4

Legoland: 25 miles ~ 35 mins drive on US-27

Busch Gardens: 62 miles ~ 1hr drive on I-4

ChampionsGate 2 miles: groceries, pharmacy, restaurants, bars, banks, golf.

Ovation 2 miles: groceries, restaurants, bars, bank, pharmacy

Posner Park: Target, JC Penney, Staples,. Michaels, restaurants.

Further Details:

The shops and amenities of ChampionsGate and Ovation are each within 3 miles of our villa.

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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

Booking Notes:

An initial deposit of UK£300 is required on reservation and full payment no later than 30 days prior to arrival date.

If payment is not received, your reservation will be cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited.

Cancellations - in writing only.
BEWARE OF FAKE SCAM EMAILS CLAIMING TO BE FROM US ASKING FOR FULL PAYMENT. WE NEVER DO THIS,

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Check-in from 4pm on date of arrival
Check-out before 10am on date of departure.
Early check-in and late checkout are subject to availability and extra cost through managing agent.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed are exclusive of 12% Florida sales & tourist taxes.
All reservations of less than 7 nights are subject to a cleaning fee of £78 + tax.
Optional Pool heat is chargeable at £16 + 12% tax per day. ( Usually Oct-Apr )
Please note: Prices are quoted in UK£ based on an exchange rate of 1UK£:1.22 US$ (22 Oct 2015), these are subject to change based on daily exchange rate.
NB bookings between 20Dec and 2 Jan are subject to a minimum stay of 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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