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Kevin & Fiona Graham

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Stunning 4BR Villa Overlooking Golf Course

17 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights

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Overview

Davenport Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Villa Carmen comes furnished to an executive standard with a 28 foot south-west facing heated pool and stunning views across the 10th Tee through the pine trees. She boasts a spacious master bedroom over-looking the pool deck with a fabulous ensuite, a huge family room equipped with 42' HD TV, hundreds of Cable channels (including English Premier League football), surround sound and internet access. Our beautifully appointed kitchen has everything you could need including a huge 'walk-in' fridge, and breakfast area.

Should you wish to dine at home, our fabulous dining area will provide the perfect setting. There are three further bedrooms, each with flat screen HD TV's plus two more bathrooms. The villa also has a double garage and laundry room. Our management company are two minutes away and will ensure that you are well looked after. So whether you are on a family holiday checking out the Parks, or simply looking for a bit of golf and relaxation, this really is the perfect setting.

Highlands Reserve is one of Florida's most prestigious golf courses located approximately 40 minutes south west of Orlando International. Airport, on US27 just 5 minutes north of Highway I4. Within Highlands, Villa Carmen is located away from the main road, adjacent to the 10th fairway with no villas behind. The Club House is a one minute walk away..!! Local shops and amenities are a two minute drive, with plenty of restaurants located along US192 only 10 minutes away by car. If you fancy a trip out to the Coast, you'll find either the Gulf or Atlantic just an hour away in either direction. Perfect also for checking out the Kennedy Space Centre or Busch Gardens.

Orlando International 40 minutes. Sanford International 50 minutes. Tampa International 1 hour. Miami International three and a half hours.

Keywords: Villa, pool, disney, golf, private, carmen, 4 bed,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kevin & Fiona Graham (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Kevin & Fiona Graham

Firstly, a little bit about us. I am a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, (London) with over 28 years service, and my wife, Fiona is a Market Research Recruiter working from home. We live in Windsor, Berkshire with our youngest of two daughters, the eldest of which flew the nest early 2014 (wahey..!). We own further rental properties in the UK and also in Dubai, but Villa Carmen is without doubt our pride and joy..!

Kevin & Fiona Graham purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kevin & Fiona Graham chose Davenport

Fiona and I spent a week visiting around 35 Villas for sale covering around 18 developments. We then found a villa under construction on Highlands Reserve, and instantly fell in love with the view. It was a 'no-brainer' and we put an offer in straight away, and to this day, we have never looked back. So, if the Villa itself is to form part of the holiday for you, rather than just being a “sleeping base” and you want the assurance that when you walk in you won’t be disappointed (we’ve all been there..!!) then we may be able to help. Fiona and I have spent a phenomenal amount of time (and money) making Villa Carmen somewhere we could live, and hopefully one day, who knows, perhaps we will.

What makes this villa unique

It would be easy now to go into all the things that set us apart from most of the others out there….but we reckon you’ve heard it all before, and why should you believe us anyway..??...doesn’t every parent say their baby is beautiful…?!! Enough said. All we shall do is point you in the direction of our Reviews, of which there should be over a hundred now, and you can make your own mind up. These are all the comments written in our Guest Book which we leave (obviously) at the Villa, and copy out following each of our visits.

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Comments copied from Villa Guest Book). I have enjoyed my stay at the villa. I loved the pool and the Disney Parks.
Apr 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Stunning 4BR Villa Overlooking Golf Course
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 153 reviews
5

There are villas, then there is Villa Carmen!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a mere days at the end of our vacation. Having previously stayed in villas via package deals we knew what to expect roughly , but this villa was way out in front. I was a little apprehensive arranging myself, but the owner Kevin was a pure delight to deal with from start to finish and as a customer I feel rather important to have a reassuring feeling when booking a property. He was thorough, polite , and replied to emails and phone call extremely quickly. By the end it felt that his friendly manner felt less of a business transaction.

It was clear to see upon arrival how well loved it is. Immaculately clean, little hints of the owners by extra little touches they have thought of for their guests that a big company tends to overlook.

Many soft fluffy towels, bath and beach, a hairdryer in most of the bedrooms which is a plus with 2 women. Everything you could need in the kitchen, even a wall mounted clothes lines in the garage for your delicate clothes.

Also my husband found the location the best out of the three villas we have rented in Orlando.

It was very comfortable throughout, and sadly wished we had longer. We love Orlando and should we visit again, which I am sure we will, I would book this villa again in a heartbeat!! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Fi is delighted her washing line got a mention...!!! Really pleased you enjoyed your stay....you'll have to make it longer next time. All the best now.
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5

Scott and maria

  • 5 of 5

5 star rating is fully deserved for this beautiful home.i have been coming to florida for the past 10 years and i usually have stayed in the same community but as this was me and my wifes honeymoon we decided to book something a little different.(a little apprehensive at first.).After scouring different rental homes we choose this rental.From the moment you arrive in the driveway you know you have made a wonderful choice.The home sits within a beautiful street and is ideally located so that your within a 10 minute walk from local supermarket ,pubs and restaurants.The house inside was immaculate and very well looked after.The pool area was perfect and clean and also had a great view of the golf course.Every morning i would sit by the pool with my coffee and watch the golfers tee off.The owners really have thought of everything when it comes to this place,from the tvs in the rooms and the utensils around the house and even the small things that make a big differnce like the bikes in the garage to the extra beach towels that you are very welcome to use.The largest of the bedrooms has a large en-suit and walk in wardrobe.The large kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and eating as well as a large fridge for keeping our beers cold..The pool area gets the sunshine all day long but also has a shaded area which was great for my wife as she likes a bit of shade to read.Given this homes location and standard i would definitely recommend it to freinds and family and im already considering booking again for next year.5 star all round.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott & Maria. Such a lovely review, thank you for taking time to write it. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we'd welcome you back anytime. Kind Regards, Kevin & Fiona
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Durham, NC
5

A vacation to remember!!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the day I contacted them to inquire about the vacation home things were done to accomondate me. My email wasn't receiving emails for some reason in which I had no idea.. I then got a phone call from a really strang number to inform me they had made several attempts to reach out to me. I was actually amazed at how very promptly & pleasantly they responded to my every need & request. Ok, enough from my emotional side...☺️ I drove almost 700 miles, ( I'm not the driving type .. Give me a plane ticket) but as I pulled into the neighborhood it was worth every minute & every dollar. Readers you need to know I'm really funny & picky about places I eat & lay my head, but everything was EMACCULATE!!! My 70 year old mom was in need of a vacation & thats exactly wht she got there. She slept in the twin/ girls room, & stated this mattress slept just as good as my own if not better!!😱. My 16yr old & friend slept in the boys bunk room... They were in awh!! The King room was suited just for me. I absolutely loved it!!! The golf corse.. Well I don't play golf but the view was niiice & relaxing! Everything was clean & in order. The only thing that reminded me I wasn't home was.... My picture wasn't in the picture frames😂 I cooked...everything I needed was there. We found pool toys in the garage (16yrs old but a big kid). The shopping area was so close I could here it calling my name..lol. The parks were a few exits away. Not only will I make plans to vacation there again, I will also recommend them to all of my good, professional clients. Because of you all my family was able to end 2015 with a BANG!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ingleby Barwick, England
5

Birthday, wedding anniversary, retirement celebration

  • 5 of 5

This is our first holiday without children in 25 years and a more perfect location I cannot think of. This is our second and hopefully not last visit to Villa Carmen and we are already looking to bring our granddaughter in 2018. It is by far the best equipt villa we have stayed at and for us is in the perfect location. Close enough to make all the parks near enough but far enough so that the relaxing time we spend in the Villa is just that quite and relaxing. If I was going to buy my own villa, then Villa Carmen would be the perfect example I would use to choose my own. Cannot think of a single negative

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Egham, Surrey, UK.
5

Wonderful Home and Excellent Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hi Kevin and Fiona: This was our second stay at Kevin and Fiona's "Home from Home" Having stayed at other holiday rentals, the first thing that you notice is that their holiday home is beautifully and tastefully furnished just as you might furnish your own home. Its ideally located within the Highlands Reserve very close to all the local attractions so that there is only a short journey home at the end of any long days, and so peaceful and relaxing to return to. Nothing like a late night dip in the warm pool! Everything you need is very close by. For keen golfers the course has lovely views and the staff there are very welcoming. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when travelling to Orlando and would recommend it to anyone. You really won't want to leave !! Graham and Denise.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cardiff
5

excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Myself and family , all ages, have been visiting Highlands for about 5 yrs now. Every year we have stayed in different villas and know exactly what we want from a villa . Villa Carmen was perfect. Loved the fact you could tell it was a family home and loved looking around at the decor which was beautiful and cared for. Peace at night to sit around the pool area and lovely views of the golf course by day. Ideally situated to all the parks and amenities , especially Public just 2 mins away . All you could wish for in a villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Irish Bar
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Highlands Reserve
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applebees
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Highlands Reserve Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$113
$789
 
 
Late Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$108
$756
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
10 night minimum stay
$117
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$108
$756
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat, should it be required is an additional $18 a day.

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Amenities

Davenport Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
PS2, TV/DVD's in each room, wireless or cable internet connection, high chair

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