|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Welcome to our lovely home. This is not like walking into a hotel room - this is like being a guest in a private home in the up-scale community of Calabay Parc.
The family room is at the centre of the 2000 square feet home with open plan living. The comfortable seating area is ideal for watching TV, playing games or just chatting. Large patio doors open directly onto the south/west facing pool with an oversize gas heated pool and ample space for sunbathing.
Alarms on all outside doors alert you when children venture outside, and as you step out into the covered patio area, beside the pool area, a pool fence is erected to stop small children being able to run into the pool.
A ceiling fan in the covered lanai allows you to escape the sun's rays and relax in comfort.The fully fitted kitchen includes large fridge/freezer complete with ice maker, oven, hob, grill, microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster, blender and much, much more.
The games room has pool, XBox and darts.
Amenities: Waste disposal‚
Telephone (free USA calls)
Tv‚ cable tv‚
TV in master bedroom‚
TV in other bedrooms‚
Bedroom ceiling fans‚
Family room ceiling fans‚
Private gas heated pool‚ pool lights‚
Pool door alarms‚
Kiddies play area‚
Theme Parks: All the Disney theme parks, Universal Studios, Sea World are all within 20 minutes drive.
Luxurious Highlands Reserve Gold Course is within 5 minutes drive.
Shopping outlets are within 5 minutes drive.
My wife and I stayed at this property for 3 weeks in May 2012. The property is amazing! Private pool area, where no one looks in on you, with a great green conservation area out of the back of the property. So peaceful and great to relax after long days at Disney.
I would recommend this property to anyone, the games room is fantastic, and they even have Fox Soccer on the cable TV subscription so that the guys can keep up to date with the Premier League.
We loved our holiday, and have booked again for next year.
This property is on a nice, quiet development that is reasonably close (in US terms) to most of the major attractions apart from Universal. The villa is spacious; particularly so the kitchen/dining area and living room. Bedrooms are a good size and the ensuite in the master is also large. It has an excellent utility room with a washing machine and dryer and the usual garage conversion into a games room with pool table and a games console. The kitchen has just about every appliance you could want and is well stocked with crockery, glasses and cutlery. As with many properties like this, there are patio doors that lead directly to the pool area. This has a good selection of chairs and loungers and a good sized pool; with space to spare for our family of four. The villa was very clean when we first arrived and the furnishings generally in very good order. The aircon was on the whole very efficient, with the exception of the master bedroom which never really got as cool as the rest of the house; it still wasn't uncomfortably warm however. We didn't order pool heating and in hindsight, it may have been a good idea. Our trip was during August, but with a few less sunny days, the pool temperature dropped quite a bit. The only minor niggle we had whilst there was that the freezer/ice box didn't work properly for the entirety of our trip. It was reported to the management company who did send out an engineer, but this still didn't fully resolve it. Otherwise, a very good property that I would recommend to others. I've knocked off one star as it took over 2 weeks, lots of messages and a complaint to HomeAway (OwnersDirect) to get our security deposit back. There was no suggestion that there was any reason not to return the deposit, but it just took longer than it should have. I was surprised as all of the previous communications with and support from the owners had been really good.
We previously stayed at this villa 2 years ago (see my other review below) and enjoyed a fabulous time again.
Everything in that review applies again and it's a pleasure to stay somewhere in a great location for the Disney parks and local amenities, but also it seems far enough away from the madness of the parks that you can escape from the craziness for a while.
Can also recommend the Chilli's restaurant, Champions Gate mentioned elsewhere in these reviews. Publix supermarket located at Champions Gate too, about 10 mins from the place. Head in another direction from the Villa and there's a Walmart 10 mins away.
Only four of us in the place, so it seems particularly spacious, however there is plenty of space for two families. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and hope to do so one day.
We had a great time on our trip to Orlando that was made better by staying at this villa and dealing with the owners. The location is perfect for the Disney parks and getting to all the main attractions in Orlando. The street it is on is lovely and secure. The villa is just like the pictures, very spacious, very easy to relax in after a long day out and the pool feels very private. The owners are really easy to deal with and where great throughout, helping with questions before we went away.
The Walmart just up the road is great for getting in all your basics, we loved Chilli's restaurant, Champions Gate is a nice area too with a Publix and cracker barrel was really nice too.
I'd certainly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a nice home from home experience. Its about a 45 min drive from the airport and is about 20 mins or so from most of the Disney parks. The kitchen, living room and master bedroom/bathroom are so spacious we didn't really venture to the left hand side of the villa lol
We can't wait to go back again, to Orlando and our new 'home from home' that is this villa
We heard about this villa through a friend who recommended it and we have to say it fully lived up to our expectations. Although there were only three in our party, the villa is large enough to accommodate two families comfortably, with the layout lending itself to sharing without feeling too cramped. The villa is well maintained and clean throughout and really does feel like a home from home.
The Disney parks are less than 30 minutes away and Universal and Seaworld are also within easy reach, but the villa is set on a very quiet development although it is easy to find and easily accessible from the main road.
There are a number of family-friendly reasonably-priced restaurants within easy reach, or there are two supermarkets less than 10 minutes away if you prefer to eat in.
The pool is ideal for families: not overlooked but with a lovely view to the rear of the villa as you can see from the pictures.
The games room was great providing a very relaxing place to wind down after a long day, especially the pool table!
The air-conditioning and ceiling fans kept the whole villa beautifully cool despite the outside temperature not dropping below 80 degs at night and exceeding 100 degs during the day.
We would thoroughly recommend this villa (and have done since we've been home!) to anyone considering a trip to Orlando, and we hope one day to return there ourselves.
We have been to Florida many times but we think this villa was one of the best.
Well equipped, plenty room for kids to play, and the pool and patio very just the job after a day at Disney. Our grandson (who is 3 years) thought it was our house. we wish.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would go back here in a heartbeat.
Had a wonderful stay at this villa. Lots of room for 2 grandparents, 2 couples and 2 teenagers. Everything exactly as promised or better. Owner was terrific to deal with and helpful with very last minute booking. Beautiful open view out the back of pool area..perfect for relaxing. Beds comfy too. Thanks for everything
On entering the impressive Twin Towers at Calabay Parc you will drive through the tree lined avenues and mature landscaping which gives Calabay Parc an air of privacy and beauty. You will feel sure you have made the right decision to enjoy your long awaited Holiday/Vacation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 10 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$389|
£300 security deposit due at time of booking. Security deposit returned 5 days after departure. Rental and pool heat due 60 days prior to arrival.