3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ray and Louise Watkins
About Ray and Louise Watkins
Louise and I (Ray) are Brits and live in the NE of England. We love to travel and enjoy road trips across the US. We are in our 60's and enjoy golf, good food and excellent company. We have three daughters and two granddaughters. We have US family who live in New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas.
Ray and Louise Watkins purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Ray and Louise Watkins chose Glenbrook
We made our second visit to the Villages in May 2016. We hadn't intended to buy that year. However because we met some wonderful people who are now dear friends, we thought we should find out what was involved. The telling sign was when we saw the logo on the original cart - Nebraska Husker's. (We have family in Lincoln, Nebraska who are keen fans) We fell in love with the place and saw the potential to further improve the facilities. Our guests have all left wonderful comments in our visitors book, and some have left 5 star reviews on VRBO. All love our property and say nothing was missing in respect of what they needed or expected. However we will continue to strive towards ever higher standards without a price hike. After all this is our home and we enjoy luxury.
What makes this Villa unique
It's close to our favourite Golf and Country Club - Glenview. The neighbors are so friendly - there is a Tuesday afternoon gathering in the street where you will be welcomed. The neighborhood is quite and in a side street, but with easy access to so many facilities. If you want you can easily forget the car and just use the cart. However if you are adventurous then there are a number of National Parks and other places of interest to visit. Disney and Universal are about 45 -60 minutes drive away, by Toll Road.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It was great.
The place was in the right location to everything, and the house was very nice and clean with a lot of room. We would go again.
Very nice property
Accommodations were superb - 5 star. Great features in house for comfort. Having access to an extra golf cart was beneficial. Owner communication and responses made process very easy. Will definitely rent again when vacationing in the villages.
This was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at. Everything we needed was included.
We were pleased and surprised by the accommodations. Everything was thought of for a perfect vacation.
--there were plenty of dishes, pots, pans, glasses, tools, paper products, etc
--the golf carts (2 seater and 4 seater) were perfect for having two of our children and their families visit. The accommodations for the families was perfect to meet our needs.
--your directions in everything were very helpful
--the whole process of renting, property management and leaving were easy, complete and efficient. Ilona was great.
--the beds were very comfortable
--the home was very modern and clean
--the location was great, right in between good friends and family who live in the Villages
If we could arrange it we would rent from the Watkins again. It was all great.
Great 4 month stay! The house was very well equipped and immaculate. Nice neighborhood, close to championship golf and practice facilities, and just a short drive to the Town Squares. Ilona, the property manager, was wonderful and now that we've purchased a place in the area we look forward to meeting the Watkins.
The home was very comfortable and had all the amenities needed. Great place and we would definitely recommend it.
Fabulous holiday. Superb accommodation, location, facilities.
Dear Ray and Louise,
Our nearly 3 month stay at your home in The Villages has been an absolute pleasure. For the last 16 years we have rented during the same period in many countries. Your home has been the best by a long way for comfort (love the way we could adjust the master bed for firmness etc.,) the cleanliness, location, facilities. The furnishing and kitchen equipment is so complete there was nothing extra we needed.
We have put a few miles on your new golf cart and as you know we rented a 4 seater when we had a visitor. We rented the 4 seater from Masters Golf Cars, Inc,. Phone 352-303-0111. They were a pleasure to deal with, delivered and collected, and we would recommend them to anyone needing extra seats.
The use of your and Louise golf clubs was a real bonus. Carrying golf clubs and suitcases when flying from the U.K. is difficult with all the transport changes, so thankyou for making them available for us too use.
Our thanks also to Ilona, your contact in The Villages. We visited friends in Naples Fl. and Ilona with husband Jake, kindly drove us to Ocala to catch the Red Coach and collected us again on our return. Ilona also kept regular contact with us and was available and helpful with information about The Villages.
Finally, Our thanks to you and Louise for the effort and attention you have given in making the rental such a first rate pleasure.
Ron and Martha. (Bearsted, Kent. U.K.)
Ron and Martha
Can we first thank you for this wonderful review.
Louise and I are so pleased that you felt that we had supplied all that you needed.
You have been perfect guests, and I know that Ilona would want us to pass on her thanks.
She has already told us how charming and pleasant you have been throughout your stay.
We hope you have a safe journey home.
Once again thank you.
Ray and Louise.