5 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms: sleeps 12 comfortably
Wendy and Joe White
About Wendy and Joe White
We are a close knit family. Wendy is the Principal of a large College in Merseyside. Joe is a Retired Primary School Headteacher. Our adult children are Kate and Ben. Kate is a doctor in Preston and Chorley Trust. Ben is an Economics Graduate at LSE. Kate is married to Jonny - a teacher from Leyland.
Wendy and Joe White purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Wendy and Joe White chose Highlands Reserve
The villa really stood out for us. (Literally and metaphorically!) We've had it a long time now - and are delighted and immensely proud of its quality, location and views. It sits in a prominent and very private position at the top of one of the highest points in Florida looking across the golf course and the panoramic views of Wellington Woods in the distance. Because the plot is so large, it allows the unique combination of privacy (through not being overlooked) and views. This is probably the most private deck in this part of Florida - which is important to us. The villa is aesthetically very pleasing and is laid out extremely well for families sharing the accommodation - so when it became available - we snapped it up!! We have been delighted with the villa ever since and await with great joy our opportunity to "get away from it all" and spend quality time sitting on the pool deck and "chilling out!" We narrowed down to Highlands Reserve since, from the outset, the development gave the impression that it was going to be high calibre and prestigious. It has certainly lived up to that expectation. We hoped that, due to being on a golf course, the area would be highly maintained - and that is exactly what has happened! Highlands Reserve has become a very sought after location for rental villas and justifies its excellent reputation by shrewd management of the houses and environment by owners, the golf course owners and the home owners association. Its a genuinely wonderful place to stay due to its quality - and builds further upon this due to its easy access to the major attractions. Potential guests would, of course, expect us to say "we love it" - but we can say so with great sincerity!! We absolutely love it - its wonderful!!
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is situated at the end of a cul de sac in one of the most prestigious developments available for short term letting (Highlands Reserve.) Being literally at the end of the cul de sac means that the plot is extra large, fanning out is a wide sweep / arc of land to ensure that the nearest houses are further away than pretty well any other villa in the area. To the rear of the property, the nearest villas are significantly lower in height - making it difficult for them to see "up the hill" further enhancing the privacy. We invite potential guests considering the property to visit the privacy section of our own detailed website - where the issue is dealt with in greater depth. Inside the property, the villa is equipped to very high standards. We basically threw away the "package" furniture - employed an interior design expert and set the villa out beautifully. The layout oozes quality and style - and the combination of a lot of space in terms of square area (for two families for example) combined with "Cathedral Ceilings" really establish a deep sense of space and volume - which we believe is extremely important for guests when, for example, two families are sharing the villa. One's own space is very important - and that can be achieved here. One of the other great "unique selling points" of the villa is the hot tub. Its simply wonderful - and ideal for weary limbs at the end of the busy park type days where legs have done rather more walking than they are used to!!! Its a luxury that no-one should pass up. It heats to a maximum of 104 degrees (optimum is about 102) and really soaks away the aches and pains and invigorates the soul!!
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House is awesome!
Big and roomy. Plenty of things to do. Pool was the best feature. Bedroom furniture could use updating. Chemical used to treat spa is very, very strong. But spa worked and was enjoyable the few mins I got to use it (chemical was too strong for me). Quiet neighborhood and neighbors were nice. A couple of the small appliances did not work but they weren't crucial enough to affect my opinion of the house. Owner was very informative and responsive. Everything was set up and ready to go upon my arrival. Was even able to get into the house sooner that expected. As others have mentioned, thermostat must stay at 75 degrees. With most of the bdrms being upstairs and it is the end of June, it made for a few warm uncomfortable nights. So plan to sleep with as little on as possible if you want to keep from sweating all night. Leaving the ceiling fans running does help but closing the bdrm doors will negate that. The game room in is the garage where there is no AC. So gets a little warm in there during the summer.
Overall , the house was great and the family really enjoyed it.
Hi Cheryl, Firstly thanks very much for the five star review - which is very much appreciated. Just running through a few of your comments...Yes - we have invested heavily in the pool replacement - glad it was something you enjoyed! Its a shame you didn't have the chance to see the information we sent through to you about dialling down the water hygiene flow. Obviously its essential to have the hot tub safe for use - but the rate can be managed according to personal preference. Similarly - its very straightforward to change the air con temperature - though to be fair, when the patio door is left open - it does put extra pressure on the air con system and makes it harder to get he house down to temperature (it lets the hot air in) - no need for any warm uncomfortable nights!!
As you will have seen, following the heavy investment in renewing the pool and downstairs furniture and games room facilities, we're already well on with the bedroom updates! More than anything else though - glad you enjoyed yourselves so much. Thanks again for the five stars!
Another amazing stay at this excellent villa
Second time staying in this wonderful villa. Private location and excellent amenities Great holiday had by all
Excellent Vacation property
This was our eleventh stay on Highlands Reserve in the last 9 years. We have stayed in several different villas and this one goes down as one of the best. The location and privacy is 2nd to none. The villa has all amenities required and lived up to all of our expectations. A most enjoyable experience from start to finish. Also a massive thank you to the owner for excellent communication and fast response times.
Beautiful Home with a great view of the golf course!
Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. It is one of the nicest locations at Highland Reserve Golf Course. The pool was recently refurbished and was absolutely gorgeous! The house was clean and well equipped. The owners were very responsive with any questions that we had. We will definitely consider coming back to this location in the future.
Jeremy and Judy
Brilliant! Really pleased you enjoyed it so much!. Naturally you will be welcome any time! Thanks very much for the review.
I've stayed in many villas in this area, this is one of the best. Peaceful location.
Thank you so much for your review, Joyce. I'm delighted you had such a good stay. Very much appreciated!
An excellent villa in a wonderful location
A terrific stay. Weather was excellent reaching nearly record levels for February! The villa was perfect for our requirements and was in great shape with lots of new furniture, decoration and games. The pool had recently been re-lined too - so was looking stunning! The views from the pool deck are amazing!
Thanks very much for the review and your very kind words. Very much appreciated!
I know you've been to the villa before - so appreciate the comments about the many upgrades we've been putting in too!
Troon Circle, part of the highly prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Community is located just off Highway 27, approx. 3 miles south of Highway 192. I4 Junction 5 min south. Disney resorts just 10 - 15 min away. Nearest Supermarket: New Publix just 2 min drive away. A huge array of eating establishments within 5 - 10 min drive.
Other Activities: Communal Highlands Reserve Children's play centre
Golf: Highlands Reserve:
Set at the top one of the highest areas of the state, Highlands Reserve is not your typical Florida golf course. This Par 72 championship design by Mike Dasher gives you tree-lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses, and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees dotting the countryside.
Large, fast, undulating greens make this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers. Conveniently located just minutes from Walt Disney World and all major attractions, Highlands Reserve Golf Club is a Central Florida favourite!
Highlands Reserve has been one of 'Golfpac's' most requested courses by golfers worldwide, and customers continually rank its customer service, course conditions, and professional staff as top notch....Course Knowledge: Highlands Reserve is one of Central Florida's brightest new stars on the golf course circuit. The course boasts over 120 feet worth of elevation changes, making it one of the few, hilly courses around. Open fairways and large greens are the signature of Highlands Reserve. Putting is the real challenge here as the double, and sometimes triple-tiered greens can create their share of three-put opportunities.
107 Troon Circle overlooks the short Par 3 12th Hole with panoramic views over the 'links style' course.