We stayed at Ray and Julie's villa as a family group of five adults and were extremely pleased with our choice. Communication between the owners, Ray and Julie, and me were informative and ensured that our stay began well. We were sent details of how to enter the property along with travelling directions and further details of the amenities within the villa.
The villa is very well kept and contains everything that you need throughout your stay and more. The pool and hot tub are excellent and are cleaned on a weekly basis. We were notified in advance that there had been damage to the pool screen during the hurricane but this did not affect our visit at all.
The villa is well situated to take advantage of the attractions on offer in the area but a car is advisable. Driving in this area is straightforward and it is only a short distance to local attractions, local shops and restaurants.
The villa is spacious and we were all able to have our own space and separate bathrooms, which made getting ready in the mornings quick and easy.
The only drawback was the noise from the air conditioning unit and pool filter unit which could be heard in the second double bedroom but we were used to this after the first night and slept well. Beds are comfortable and bedrooms are tastefully decorated, as is the whole of the property.
The villa is spotless and well-maintained with furniture and decor of a high standard.
Whilst in the area we visited the three Universal Parks, International Drive, Busch Gardens and were able to research each location prior to visiting using the wifi within the villa, which was very useful.
We would highly recommend a stay at this villa and hope to visit again in the future. Our deposit for the villa was refunded promptly following our return home.
This is a lovely, comfortable and spacious property with all the amenities that you would expect (and a little more) in a nice location which had good access to the WDW theme parks which are less that 30 minutes away by car. Universal Studios et al are slightly further away but are still within easy reach.
There were 6 of us in our party (4 adults and two children) but the villa could take a couple more without feeling in the least crowded.
We had had a number of email conversations with the villa owners (Ray and Julie) before our arrival and had no problems with either the directions to the villa or access when we arrived. They also allowed us a late check-out as our flight back to the UK was not departing until the early evening. This late check-out is, of course, dependent on the arrival date of the following guests.
Due to my families main concern being visiting the theme parks, we did not make full use of the facilities in the villa (e.g. the BBQ) but found it a very comfortable and relaxing home to come back to in the evening to recover from the exertions of the day and the kids made full use of the pool whenever they could and my wife the hot tub.
There is a Publix nearby (could walk but we always used car) also a Walmart and a number of other shops/facilities in close proximity to the villa although we mainly ate out at either the theme parks or in some of the restaurants off the 192.
During our stay we had a couple of (self inflicted) issues but the Property Management company employed by Ray and Julie responded to our telephone calls swiftly and attended to, and resolved, the issues without any fuss.
All in all, a great stay in a lovely villa which we would have no hesitation in going back to should we again visit the Orlando area.
We have rented quite a few homes over the past 10 years, heading to Orlando area at least once a year, usually 2 or 3 times. This home was one of the great ones and will remain on our list for future reservations! We are heading back in July 2017 and were sad to see the house was not available. My fault for waiting so long to book. The house is set up nicely with updated furnishings and décor. The ability to have Netflix on the TV was a wonderful bonus, as we have T-storms every day we were there. The location is great, easy to find and close to the Rte 27 & Rte 192 intersection, super easy to head down the road toward the parks! If you want to get to a beach, I don't you can be much ore centered to decide on a sunrise on the east coast or sunset on the west coast, pretty much equal distance, just choose a direction on I4 and head out.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home. It was clean, nicely furnished and the neighborhood was quiet. Easy to locate and close to the main highway. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to spend any time in the heated pool or Jacuzzi, but the back of the home was private and nicely landscaped. Having a pool table, video games and movie DVDs available was a plus. The Disney parks are about 25 minutes away; Universal Studios and SeaWorld are about 45 minutes away. As mentioned by others, the owners, Ray and Julie are absolutely terrific to deal with. They are very responsive and sincere in wanting guests to enjoy their stay in this home. I don't think you'll find better rental owners in Orlando to do business with. Highly recommend.
We were travelling with older family members and wanted some where quiet and local to the parks. The villa was nicely decorated well furnished .
The Villa was on on an older community with mixed rentals and locals .
The first evening we arrived the neighbours had a party which did not finish till 3.am . The overall noise from the neighbours by their pool and the very load music meant no one could sleep. The next day the music stared up again around 3.00 in the afternoon till around 10.00 .It seemed every child from the neighbourhood was there . This also the same for the rest of the week days .We contacted the management company and they advise that nothing can be done for noise in the day time but after 10.00 in the evening we had to call 911 .I called round to the neigbours to see if they could turn down the music a bit as we wanted to enjoy some time by the pool , they were helpful in turning the music down but as more children arrived the music was turned up .
We then gave up spending time by the pool and went out most days . Fortunately the music was off before 10.00 in the week so we could rest .
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