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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Haines City, Florida

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TAMMYANDD...
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“GREAT LOCATION!!!”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

First I want to thank Julie & John for making everything so easy. They were great through the whole process. The villa was perfect. We had the pool heated, and used it every night we were there! The location is great to see everything, from the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, to LEGOLAND just up the road, to Disney!! The villa was perfect, very comfortable, and had everything we needed. Thank you again John & Julie for letting us stay at your home!!! We will definitely stay here again!!!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Mar 2014
Many thanks for your lovely comments and taking the time to share your stay experience with others who maybe looking to book the villa.
I hope to welcome you back one day very soon.
So pleased the villa stay was one you will remember for a long time to come

john
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FlyingFif...
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A very comfortable villa to stay in with all the comforts of home.”
Reviewed 29 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We had a lovely time at this villa, a very comfortable stay was enjoyed by all. The gated community was very quiet and private. The facilities at the villa were very good. Communications with the owners John and Julie were first class from start to finish.
We would rate the villa highly and recommend it to others for a good value for money holiday stay in the sunshine state!

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: kitchen is small for the size of the house, not enough worktop space.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jan 2014
So pleased you and your family had a lovely three week stay. Thank you for taking the time to review the villa. It helps give others an insight into exactly what the villa has to offer. So glad your stay for Christmas and new yer was a memorable one. ....John.
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Jill H
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“"Best family holiday ever"”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

That was the vote as we drove back home from Heathrow.

To be fair it would be hard not to have a good time in Florida given the wealth of activities on offer.

This Vila made the stay very enjoyable. Great facilities, good central location, very nice pool.

We felt welcomed by John and Julie from our first email and all our questions beforehand were well covered (despite some computer/email delays apparently- time for a new pc/laptop, Julie/John?!)

In the end we concentrated on the SeaWorld based parks (Discovery Cove - for the dolphin swim and the snorkelling with rays etc, SeaWorld itself- twice, Aquatica- good variety of water rides and Busch gardens- excellent rides and animals, think Chessington *2), Universal for two days (stay at the Hard Rock Hotel for one night if your budget can cope- you get super express queue/line jumping tickets for both days in our case for a family of four and 1 hour earlier entry to go straight to the Harry Potter ride) Kennedy Space Center- brilliant piece of history, Kissimee Lake State Park- armadillos, tortoise and loads of different birds, and finally a baseball game at the Tampa Bay Rays where luckily for us the New York Yankees were in town.

If you're going to Florida, take the time to do your research- you don't want to come away thinking you've missed something but on the other hand we heard stories and met people who were clearly trying to jam far too much in and spoiling their stay!!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
14 Sep 2013
So pleased villa was all you wished for and that you packed so much into your stay. You were good enough to email over you very detailed itinerary which will now be used in my information sheet so I thank you for sharing that with me.
as for new laptop...all now working as well as can be expected after fault diagnosed and sorted by a very nice virgin media technical guy! Many thanks for taking time to submit your review & to share your memorable holiday with those looking to stay at Little Mermaid Villa.....John
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Sarah G
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous holiday villa would recommend to all.”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a fantastic villa, lovely and spacious. The kids loved the pool and would have stayed at the villa for 2 weeks if we hadn't have taken them out to the parks.
The location is ideal for Disney and Universal approx 20mins away by car.
The owners could not be any more helpful, gave us loads of hints and tips about the best deals and happily answered all our questions (which there were lots of). Fantastic holiday home wish we could go every year!

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Liked best: Spacious - ideal with two families
Liked least: Nothing it was all great
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2013
Many thanksfor taking the time to share your holiday stay with others reading this review. It is very much appreciated. i hope you will return again in the near future. No two, three four or more visits to Florida are ever the same. Every visit brings a new adventure!!!
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SGaskell2...
Leyland
1 review
“Fantastic holiday villa, great location”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We stayed at the Villa for two weeks from the 29th July 2013. It is a lovely spacious villa, pool is great the kids would have stayed there for two weeks if we had of let them.
Location is great approx 25mins from Disney and Universal easy to get too.
Julie and John were really good, gave us lots of advice about where to go and get the best deals around Orlando and really helpful.
I would recommend this villa anyday.
We will deffinately be saving up to go back again!

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Liked best: Roomy for two families you didnt feel 'on top' of each other at all
Liked least: nothing everything was brilliant
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
29 Aug 2013
Thank you for your lovely Comments. All the hard work pays off when I get such reviews. I hope you will return again very soon and enjoy the other side of what Orlando has to offer..away from the parks and the shopping..there is so much more to see and do. Thank you again
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