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Review submitted by Lisa from Surbiton (Submitted: 4 May 2013)
An excellent property that has clearly been furnished to a very high standard.
The pool area is slightly larger than others giving you the opportunity to sit in the sun for longer if you wish to. Ample sun beds, chairs, tables.
The wifi worked perfectly and you could get wifi around the pool area too.
The kitchen was very well equipped and was clean.
The parks were approx 20 mins drive away so perfect, and the nearest supermarket was only 5 mins drive away.
Any queries I had before the trip were answered by the owner very quickly and she was extremely obliging. The management company responded quickly to resolve one minor issue that we had whist there.
Only one very constructive criticism - the electric BBQ did not get very hot and was quite slow at cooking etc requiring food to be cooked in the oven first. Although we fully appreciate the convenience of an electric BBQ - not requiring gas bottle changes etc, it was not perfect for the avid BBQ chef!! Maybe a gas BBQ could be considered?
Overall this was a lovely villa and we had a great holiday. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend to anyone, and I would certainly return there myself.
We can arrange for hire of a gas barbeque but this would be additional cost to guests. In that case it has to be used outside our pool screen too. We have not had a complaint before - so will check out if it needs replacing. It has been well used.
Review submitted by Terry from Bay City,. Michigan (Submitted: 28 Feb 2012)
The home was fantastic! It was everything it was advertised to be. A very safe and secure area. It was a very quiet area. Shopping, restaurants, parks and services easily reached. When we arrived the home was clean and ready for us. Do get the pool heat option if staying for several days, well worth it! Having laundry facilities was a big plus. Next time we take less clothes. I should mention the home was supplied with everything we needed, from all the small kitchen appliances, dishes, linens, toys, games and even a garlic press. Our expectations were more than met. THANKS Jean.
ps: In the past we have done the week Disney package staying with them. This was MUCH nicer even with a small drive to the parks.
Review submitted by Abigail from Richmond (Submitted: 25 Mar 2011)
We have just returned from spending a week at this house. There were 6 of us staying here, my mum, husband, 1, 5, and 6 year old, and myself. I cannot think of anything to complain about. I had a couple of questions prior to and during our stay, and they were answered almost immediately by the owner. Our boys loved the pool and the smaller pool was perfect for the one year old. Everything we needed for the one year old was provided (crib, high chair, strollers, baby gates etc.) Its conveniently located for the parks as well as groceries, shops and restaurants. Fabulous week here!
Review submitted by Michael from Dartford (Submitted: 14 Aug 2010)
Great access to Disney, but far enough away to be peaceful. Loved the pool. House decorated to a good standard and the managing agents we good.
would recommend to anyone
Review submitted by Lynn from Lenzie (Submitted: 16 Jul 2010)
This villa was excellent having recently been redecorated by owners. The accommodation was much bigger than we expected and the photos dont do it justice. Beautifully furnished and fitted out. Very close to Disney but away from the busier parts of town. Great supermarkets within a couple of minutes drive from the house. Secure entry to complex which was appreciated at night and during the day when you are at the parks. Would definetly return to villa. Thanks for a great vacation. The Smiths July 2010
Review submitted by Michael from Fort Rucker, AL (Submitted: 16 Jun 2010)
It was one of the major highlights of our vacation. Even with 10 family members, there was plenty of room and very accommodating. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to doing it again.
Review submitted by Linda from Concord (Submitted: 10 Jan 2010)
Our family was extremely pleased with the beautiful accommodations. The home was well decorated and clean, and the neighborhood felt very safe and secure.
Our only disappointment was that we paid for the pool to be heated and the water was too cold to enjoy. We didnt realize until we got there and read in the notebook provided that the pool is solar heated and the heater only turns on when the outside temp. is 55 degrees or above. Wish we had known this detail so we could have opted out.
Otherwise, the place was perfect for our family of eight. we even found the alternate travel route to Disneyworld that cut out the I-95 traffic. All in all, a great value and vacation.
Our pool like most in Florida is an electric air source heat pump (not solar) and works during the day when the air temperature is above the safe working limit. Last January we had severe frost - the ground was white in the morning but the pool was up to temperature in the afternoon. (I have great photos of my 1 year old grandson enjoying the pool) If you are going on a short break and will not be there during the day we advise that it may not be worth heating the pool in the colder months, and to always use the solar blanket provided to keep the heat in as long as possible. If you turn on the spa all the heat is directed to that and it will always be warmer than the pool.It is a personal choice and that is why we offer it as an option only. I wish we could control the weather. I am sorry that spoilt an otherwise good vacation.
Review submitted by Pierre from Brugge (Submitted: 30 Dec 2009)
It was a pleasure to stay in Moorgate Villa.
Everything was nice,good location,easy access
to Disney & Universal Studios.
If we come back to Orlando we would,for sure,
choose for the same villa and well recommand
it to our friends.
Review submitted by Gord and Deb from Angus, On Canada (Submitted: 20 Aug 2009)
The house was amazing, comfortable, and clean! We were very impressed! Teenagers enjoyed the games room, and we all enjoyed the pool and hot tub...a little too hot... the pool... but can be expected for the month of August. It was so great to come home after a long and busy day at the Disney Parks and relax and unwind! We definitely hope to rent again and see some other sites in Florida. We will also highly recommend this house to all of our friends! Thanks.
Normally people would say that a pool is too cool - which we can do something about - with pool heat - but at this time of the year it up to mother nature. Glad to see that a you enjoyed your stay though and thank you for your kind words.
Review submitted by gloria from alabama (Submitted: 4 Aug 2009)
This was a perfect getaway. I was a little leary of renting a house, but you really cant beat the price and quality of what you are getting here. This was absolutely by far the best decision that I made in planning this trip. Thanks!
So glad you and your family were happy with your decision. In Europe we have known for years that renting a home gives you so much space and freedom but it is quite new in the US. Spread the word.
Thanks for the booking. Jean
Review submitted by Susan from Texas (Submitted: 24 Jul 2009)
We so much enjoyed staying in this home. It was wonderful having the room (no cramped hotel room). We also didnt have to "overpack" as we had access to a washer/dryer. That was awesome. Our next trip, I definetely will try to book this home again. The price also was great for the whole week we were there. It took us 10-15 minutes to get to Disney World. That was great also.
Review submitted by Tuan from Atlanta GA (Submitted: 21 Jun 2009)
Good place for family vaction, with pool .BBQ out door, convenience to Disney world ,restaurant, gift shop.
Review submitted by Patty from Inverary, ON Canada (Submitted: 4 Apr 2009)
Just returned from a lovely stay at "Jeans Florida Villa," and we were very happy with the accomodation. Our kids loved the games room, and of course, the pool. A lovely well kept home with all of the amenities one could wish for while on vacation. Thanks Jean!
Review submitted by stuart from dublin,ireland (Submitted: 8 Sep 2008)
was a homely home and was at its best a retreat when the mainstream themeparks needed a break to unwind from,the location was perfect,at most 30 mins away from the main attractions and yet isolated on the outskirts to give a feeling of peace, freedom and privacy,so much more to offer than a hotel suite could ever provide.all the main shopping and food supplies are just on hand too.it catered for everyones needs too,from our two sons 8months and 8yrs to those who wanted to enjoy the sun at any opportunity,the pool and games room provided an unlimited amount of fun and was a lifesaver to me because it gave myself a much needed break from driving,from the moment my family entered the house,it oozed hospitality and a sense of warmth,and those elements allowed us as a family to have a holiday of a lifetime.
Review submitted by Valerie from Gonzales, LA (Submitted: 9 Jun 2008)
Even with the few A/C problems due to a motion sensor, the home was the best deal of the trip. We thought it was wonderful and it fit all the needs of our blended family. Everyone had a bed of their own, own TVs, and separate space when needed. The game room and pool were truly a hit. We loved it so much we are looking into buying one of our own. At around $140/night, it was well worth it. The floor plan worked perfectly. Thanks for making our trip so pleasurable outside of the Disney parks!
We have recommended it to several people already. Thanks again!
Review submitted by Palle from Munkebo (Submitted: 24 May 2008)
128 Moorgate Drive is a really nice villa. Our opinion is that we got full value for our money. My family and I enjoyed our vacations very much. There is everything you need in the house and the quality is good. The children were using the pool several times every day. Only “minus” is that The house is a little bit long away from all the attractions – expect 45-55 minutes driving for that – but if you rent a car it is not a problem.
Palle Liebe, Denmark
I do not know what route Palle and his family took - but it proves what I say on my website - invest in a GPS system if you do not know the area. The maps of the area are very basic. It saves lots of time and arguments. As you will see from other reviews they all say how convenient our home is to the parks. I have never taken that long to get to the parks - even the furthest away from our home. We take our own GPS system from home and have a US and Canada SD card which you can buy on the internet - pop it into the sytem at the airport and press the address and ZIP code. It tells you which lane to be in and which exit to take. Simple. Even those with a really bad sense of direction can get there. I am glad they had a good time though and enjoyed the facilities we provide - we try to please.
Review submitted by Geoff from liverpool (Submitted: 10 Mar 2008)
The prpoerty was everything we imagined, it was very spacious very secure area, very clean, the furniture was too a very very high standard, it had everything you needed, i can not recommend this villa enough, the lady who i dealt with (owner) was just fantastic, she helped me with everything, the flights the car, superb
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 4 Feb 2008)
"By Don & Barb Gainer (Marathon Ontario Canada)
The major problem with this place is "HAVING TO LEAVE".For a family or people needing space this is the spot.Super clean, furnishings are all new and every thing you need is there except the food.There is a Wal-mart the size of 4 football fields(that has all you need) just minutes away.Try staying in a motel with 2 small children and no washer or dryer? The washer and dryer were a life saver.Upon arrival the handyman was there checking to make sure everything was ok and he noticed we had 2 small children and asked if a crib would be useful. My daughter-in-law said it would and 10 minutes later he shows up with a BRAND NEW crib.Although it was cool at night the heated pool meant swim when you like and we did.The park is gated but I felt very safe in the area gated or not. "
Don has also told me that he is very happy to talk to prospective guests if they want to ask him personally for his opinion.
Review submitted by Julie from Peterborough (Submitted: 8 Jan 2008)
The property was good value and was well situated. Lovely sized rooms. Pool facilities were excellent and clean. However the house was not as clean as we would have liked. Main bathroom tiles were splashed and the big bath was not clean around the edges. The carpets were grubby in places, not hoovered under furniture and the coffee table in the lounge had cup and finger marks all over the surface when we arrived. Was generally dusty throughout.
The games room had no darts for the board - no table tennis ball. We were unsure where to purchase darts but we did find some eventually which we left for the next guests.
Kitchen was very well equipped although not everything was clean.
The patio door would not lock and this was reported at the start of our stay but never fixed. It could only be secured by the metal fixing bar. Doors to the utilility room were not properly fixed and could not be closed - did not bother to report to the management.
This said - it was still a good place to stay - just need more careful cleaning.
We do not wish to be critical but feel unlees you know then you are unable to put it right.
I have spoken to Julie and thanked her for her honest review. As a result, I had the President of our home owners association check it out and he told me my home was being negelected. As a result I have changed my management company to one with a very high personal recommendation. They are deep cleaning our vacation home before the next guests arrive. Previous guests have been delighted but a change of personel has resulted in the standards I expect not being reached. I have sent Julie a token to thank her and offered her a discount on a future booking which she was happy to accept as she thought the villa was great otherwise and it did not spoil her vacation.
Review submitted by oliver from south woodham ferrers (Submitted: 6 Nov 2007)
excellent property, great value for money
Review submitted by John and Tracey from Preston (Submitted: 22 Aug 2007)
This was our first visit to Florida and we thought this was a great villa. Plenty of space, well equipped and a wonderful pool area. It contributed to a brilliant holiday. Thank you!
Review submitted by Rick from Ajax, Ontario, Canada (Submitted: 7 Jul 2007)
Excellent home and would recommend to friends. Great value when compared to Hotels. Looking forward to next visit.
Review submitted by Dee from Climax, NC (Submitted: 28 Jun 2007)
The property was beautiful. This was our first time staying outside of the parks and it was well worth it with the space that we had. The convience to Walt Disney World was fantastic. We will definitely recommend this property to anyone who has a need for more space then a hotel room would give you.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 20 Jun 2007)
We thought that this villa would be nice from what we saw on the website but when we got there it was beautiful. Absolutely wonderful. We have not stopped talking about it. The pool was fantastic - especially first thing in the morning before breakfast and after the theme parks. The solar cover made sure the water was warm and relaxing. I can not wait to return and take my grand-daughter with me - we already have our Disney tickets. What a fantastic holiday.
John and Ann from Norfolk, England
Review submitted by Pete from 1 Renda Road, Holbury, Hants (Submitted: 26 Apr 2007)
This georgeous villa was the icing on the cake to a superb holiday. It is idealy situated for not only the parks but for all Orlando has to offer. There was a homely felling and the pool with Jacuzzi was heavan to relax in after a very hectic day. The management company on hand were so helpful and nothing seemed to be to much trouble for them. I have no hesitation in recommending this villa. Thanks for a great holiday
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 14 Mar 2007)
We had a fab time in Florida, the house is absolutely fantastic and i don't think there is anything that you couod do to make it a nicer place , its great as it is.I would have no hesitaiton in recommending your villa to anyone and would certainly use it again myself.
Sue from England
Review submitted by John from New jersey (Submitted: 14 Dec 2006)
Nice home very well decorated.Location was very convient.We felt at home and would stay here again.
Review submitted by sharon from florida (Submitted: 29 Nov 2006)
This house is beautiful, well furnished. Felt right at home. Close to disney and 192 restaurants.
Review submitted by Vishal from Florida USA (Submitted: 6 Jul 2006)
This is just a great property. Really well maintained and great value for money close to all attractions and theme parks and close to grocery stores also.
Great job .. Would love to visit again.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 13 May 2006)
We had a lovely time. The villa was very nice and suited us perfectly!. Thanks again for a terrific holiday!. We had a wonderful time and would definately rent again with you if we go back. I'll recommend you to anyone we know!!
Corinna from Ontario
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 13 May 2006)
We had a great trip. The house worked out great for us because each of the kids had his her/her bedroom, plus we saved a lot cooking for ourselves instead of having to eat out all the time. The kids liked having the pool and got a lot of use out of it.
Kirk from Maryland
Review submitted by Jose from Chicago (Submitted: 4 Jan 2006)
Fantastic place with a swimming pool and spa and cable TV in every room.
The furnishings were top notch. Kids had fun with the XBOX system. The kitchen was well stocked with cutlery. The owner and vacation rental company were very responsive to our needs.
We will rent this place again when we are in the area.