Our kids loved the house and it was exactly as described. It's located in a great area, close to Disney, Sea World! The Management acts fast with any issues and the pool was amazing after long days at the parks. It's a quiet area development and very peaceful! We would rent this house again!
The location was awesome!! The house was absolutely beautiful, better than expected just because its more beautiful than the pictures!! We had 6 adults and 7 children under the same roof and never felt crowded!! The rooms upstairs were plenty big enough to add an air mattress for the extra kiddos... The game room was such an awesome idea for the kids or even for the adult kid!!! It was fully furnished!!! We highly recommend paying the little extra to have the pool/Jacuzzi heated.. The nights were cool so it was so nice to jump in the pool in the morning and have the water in the high 80's already.... The highlight of this place for us was the Lanai outback with the pool/Jacuzzi, we practically lived out there the whole 18 days we stayed!! We even took naps during the day on the comfortable patio chairs that were there.. We are from Michigan so we took in every second of the outdoors that we could.... Our stay was absolutely amazing!! Our kids and grand kids loved it and can't stop talking about it.. They are already asking when our next trip is going to be... We definitely would recommend this place and will for sure be booking this home again for our upcoming vacations!!!!
Wonderful rental experience. The property manager was friendly and responsive. The owner was accommodating and also quick to reply and give us tips and pointers in the right direction to help us make our family vacation unforgettable. Will be returning for sure to rent again. House was clean and well maintained. Location was convenient for getting groceries and only 20min drive from Disney. The house was relaxing and we kind of felt like it was a mini resort in itself for us so we would hang out there for a day or two in between theme park days. Pool is nice with sitting area in back for bbq and enjoying time together.
Well, where to start with the Villa?
The photographs here don't really do it justice - It's absolutely massive. All the bedrooms are at least a respectable size, the master bedroom downstairs is decadently huge, and each and every bed is really comfortable. Our youngest loved the Mickey and Minnie bedsheets (a nice touch), whilst our oldest melted into bed after a hard day at the theme parks.
We only used one of the two separate living areas as there were only 6 of us staying, but did manage to eat at the dining table once.
The kitchen is easy to negotiate, with plenty of cups, plates etc, and lots of storage room for any food and drink you buy. (The Publix supermarket north on the 27 is only a short drive away, and will have anything you'll need.)
The pool and jacuzzi were a welcome sight after a long day out, and we're glad we paid for the heating, as it was mid-October so not as hot as the summer months.
The actual location of the villa is superb - easy to find, and handy for the 27. If you're sharp enough leaving in the morning (8am at the latest), you'll get to the Disney parks in 15mins, and Universal in 25. Anytime thereafter it'll be a lot longer, easing off a bit after 11am.
We found the best way was south on the 27, left onto Ronald Reagan, left onto Championsgate Boulevard and then east on the i4. Coming back to the Villa, the i4 west will be jammed after 4 till at least 6:30.
We ate at the Appleby's next to the Publix a couple of times, and loved the food and friendly staff, although the service was a bit slow. The local pizzeria (Pizzanos?) was brilliant, and deliver no problem. Also, Manny's Chop Shop 20mins south on the 27 (Haines City) is worth checking out. We love breakfast at Denny's, but the two nearest to Four Corners were disappointing - better to pick one nearer to Orlando.
Overall, the Villa was a fantastic base for our holiday, and we were all a bit heartbroken to have to leave it at the end of the holiday. We have no complaints at all about our stay, and would definitely go back. However, in the interests of an honest review, a quick coat of paint and good clean of the ceiling fans wouldn't be a bad thing, and there's some building works going on to the back of the estate. We absolutely loved staying here and have recommended it to family and friends already.
Stayed at the villa for 18nights in July. We were very impressed on arrival instructions very straightforward. First impression was "wow" the villa was amazing. Clean, modern and excellent condition. 8 of us stayed 3 adults & 5 teenagers - plenty of room. The garage/games room was a great addition and used by all. Outside space very good. Lovely clean pool and plenty of loungers. It was very handy to have the laundry facilities. Overall we were delighted & can highly recommend.