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Review submitted by Colin from Ashford Middlesex (Submitted: 22 Aug 2012)
Excellent value for money for just the twoof us. Property a long drive from most attractions, but this is reflected in price. Ideal for our short stay.
Review submitted by michael from liverpool (Submitted: 12 Aug 2012)
my family all found the villa to be good for our stay in florida the villa was upto the standard of other villas we have stayed at in florida the pool area was excellent the villa rooms were very good and upto our expectations we would certainly consider a future booking i`m sure other people will enjoy a stay at this property regards m.p
Review submitted by SIMON from CWMBRAN (Submitted: 26 Jul 2012)
The property was excellent value for money,we have been to Florida many times and this is a very large villa with loads of room.The only thing I would advise is that families must look on the google map and see how far the villa is away from the parks.As we didnt do them this year it didnt matter to us,as we just had a relaxing holiday and this villa was spot on.This is reflected in the rental price and the pool is fantastic thank you for the use of the villa.(the weaver family).
Review submitted by Rory from Oxford (Submitted: 14 Jan 2012)
Nice clean property in a very quiest residential area. Friendly neighbours. Very good size, well equipped. Really nice pool. My only criticism would be that the pool heating didnt work very well. The pool was still cold although warmer than without heating. Apart from that we had a great stay and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Review submitted by ANA MA from ECUADOR (Submitted: 6 Jan 2011)
Our stay of 18 days for our Christmas vacation in this house
were great, because we found the house very broadly, we were all very very comfortable.
The house also widely is equipped with everything you need for everyday use. When we arrived, we found everything clean and tidy.
The rental price, really good.
The only regret was not being able to use the pool, we did not have or we do not find indications of this.
My only suggestion is more contact with the manager of the house, because some days we call and do not locate the manager.
They were a nice family vacation in this house.
Hi there, We are pleasesd that you had a good stay and that your overall verdict was EXCELLENT. Am puzzled however as to you saying that you did not use the pool, was it because of the few days of cold weather that hit Florida? I am however glad that everything went well for your vacation. Best Regards, The owners
Review submitted by john from sunderland (Submitted: 18 Feb 2010)
it is clean and comfortable, however the pool hedating was not turned on when we got there, the agency said that was because they didnt know we were coming. They came out the next day to switch it on but it wasnt working so we had to wait for an engineer. By the time the pool heated up it was the end of the first week. Communication between the owner and the agency needs to be better!
Review submitted by Patrick from colmar pa (Submitted: 3 Jun 2009)
the house was spacious
it had every thing we needed
the house was not that clean and the furniture
there were very few tv channels . our biggest
compliant was being misled on line when we booked, for driving distances to the parks.
the drive is at least an hour and on line it said about 25 mins
not a good property to rent if you are going to the parks .
over all the house was nice
and the kids loved the pool
Glad the house was nice for you and the kids loved the pool. I am however concerned about your complaints, the first being "house was not that clean and the furniture smelled". I would be grateful if you could give more details if possible and whether or not you contacted the management company about your complaint. This will enable me to get some feedback from them as they organise the cleaning. The other complaint of you being misled online about driving distances. We Do NoT advertise online that the parks are 25mins away. We Do however advertise 35 mins to Disney Maingate
(as per yahooo naps/directions. Please do let us know if you have seen different and if so where? so we can investigate. The TV is cable so I am puzzled as to the amount of channels as you say.
Review submitted by Belinda,paul from spalding lincs (Submitted: 26 Apr 2009)
The villa was spacious there was much more to the villa then were in the pictures loads of space to move around in or just to sit n chill or just take 5 mins to yourself bedrooms were spacious with lots of drawers/closet kitchen was nice n cosie washing machine was easy to use pool was lovely when heated slight problem with the heating(pool)
even without a car the transport out there was good we found it easy to go places
neighbours were friendly
the management were very nice if there was a problem with the villa they were there to sort it out as quickly as they could
Review submitted by micki n dave from dorset (Submitted: 17 Mar 2009)
It was brilliant value for money. It was clean and bright, well furnished and the place felt sooo relaxing!
The pool took a while to heat up but that didnt stop us! Plenty of pool toys in the garage!
We expected the drive to the attractions to be long, but the villa benefits from the peace of the suburbs, which really did make up for the driving!
We will be returning to the same villa next year, but will take fewer clothes as the laundering facilities are excellent!
The free calls to the uk made our holiday as we were able to keep in touch with back home. If the internet connection seems slow, just sit as near as you can to the modem and things soon speed up! :-)
DVDs are supplied too. look out for the squirrel in the garden. The neighbours are lovely too! Twas just the bestest holiday home!
Review submitted by Sukhdev from Derby (Submitted: 17 Dec 2008)
The property is as advertised, a fair drive away from the theme parks. However,we were out for some relaxation and to enjoy the sun and pool, so this was not a consideration for us when booking.
Our major disappointment was with the pool, and the lack of any response to our email pointing out the issue with pool heating, which we had paid for. As we were at the villa at the end of November, pool heating was vital for us to enjoy our stay. The heating only came on from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and as there was no pool blanket supplied, any heat evaporated overnight. During our whole stay,the pool was never at a useable temperature. This could easily have been fixed by the provision of a pool blanket, or by leaving the heating on for longer, but the agents informed us that the owner had refused to sanction a blanket despite their requests, and they could not change the heat timings as we had only paid for heat from 9.00am to 5.00pm (this was the first time we were made aware of this). They suggested we add our voice to theirs and that maybe the owner would take some action. Unfotunately, the owner has not deemed it necessary to even reply to our suggestion that we are refunded the money we paid for pool heating. Unfortunately, this issue spoiled the holiday for us.
Review submitted by Geoff from Mountain Ash (Submitted: 10 Oct 2008)
Thoroughly enjoyed our vacation here, would recommend to friends who are not geographically challenged!
Had a few questions for the agent whilst we stayed - these we replied to promptly and accurately.
Great place for a holiday with lots of local shops.
Thanks to the owners for making their property available to rent.
Review submitted by Elaine from Stockport (Submitted: 4 Sep 2008)
This villa was very good value for the money. It had everything we needed and was very spacious. The kids loved the swimming pool. We did have difficulty finding it but that was because we arrived in the middle of tropical storm Fay and could not land in Orlando but Fort Lauderdale instead. It was far from Disney etc but we knew this already as we have stayed in Poinciana before and with a car it was not a problem. I would definitely recommend it.
Review submitted by Michael from Ramsgate (Submitted: 1 Sep 2008)
9 year old sons loved the pool, shame about the weather. Teenage daughter was able to live out her American Dream fantasy. Very spacious and comfortable. Villa clean and well equiped. Car is vital as youre far from the throng, situated in a quiet residential area, ideal, if like me you dont like to be constantly reminded of your tourist status. Nevertheless, good access (by car) to all of the Orlando attractions. The children cant wait to hear when well be returning.
Review submitted by Ben from Bonifay (Submitted: 7 Aug 2008)
Our week in this home was pleasant and uneventful. The home is a good 20-30 minute drive from most everything, which we knew when we reserved the home for our vacation, and yes there was a brand new shopping complex within a 10 minute drive that did have all we need for our stay. The home is as described and is a good value for the low rates the owner charges. We received our deposit back within 5 days after the date promised by the booking agency. The unit was well equipped for kids and infants with toys, pool toys, high chairs and two cribs. to be honest we will pay a little more on our next visit to the area to be closer to Orlando/Disney and have a little more updat ed home... I will leave it at that. Thank you allowing us to stay in your home !
Review submitted by Samantha from Blackburn (Submitted: 8 Jul 2008)
this was our 1st trip to the states and we were going blind, we had problems finding the property and then couldnt get in due to the door being locked from inside, we had 45mins sat on the doorstep which was a nightmare in the heat with 2 kids that had been up nearly 24hrs. After this everything ran very smooth, it took a while to get our bearings but once we did, it was great, we will reccomend - and have already done so and will return.
Review submitted by PEGGY from DEKALB (Submitted: 24 Jun 2008)
IT WAS NICE TO BE REMINDED OF OUR ARRIVAL DATES, HOWEVER, SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE REMINDED THE CLEANING SERVICE. I HAD TO CLEAN THE PROPERTY WHEN WE ARRIVED, THERE WAS HAIR IN THE SHOWERS! I DONT THINK THAT PUTTING A PAPER BAND AROUND THE TOLIET QUALIFIES AS BEING CLEAN. THE DISHES WERE NOT CLEAN AND HAD A GREASY COATING.THE TOWELS DIDNT SEEM CLEAN SO I FELT I SHOULD WASH ALL TOWELS, AND BED LINENS. THERE WAS ALSO SUPPOSE TO BE A GAS GRILL, WHICH THERE WAS NOT, THE ONLY GRILLL WAS IN THE BACK YARD FILLED WITH WATER AND RUSTED. THE SINK OFF OF THE MASTER BATHROOM WOULDNT DRAIN. BUT, I GUESS YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. THA PROPERTY, AS WE KNEW BEFOR WE RENTED IS NOT CLOSE TO ANYTHING, I JUST DIDNT EXPECT IT TO BE AS FAR AS IT WAS.
I am shocked and disapointed by your negative review and would like to know if things were as bad as you say, why did you not contact our management services upon arrival at the property as they would have done something about it? I would very much like to have your comments on this matter.
In over 16 years we have never received comments such as yours and I would very much like to know whether or not you did contact our management company in Kissimme in order that I can look into this matter further.
With regards to the property being not "close to anything" I have to totally disagree with you and full details of location and local amenties is shown fully on our websites.
Owner Reply Again:
I have now managed discussed this matter with our management company out in Florida and the reply from the lady owner was this ...(Quote) "I checked the house for their arrival and found everything to be fine". I did not have any concerns with the clean. "They did not bring up any of these points thru their stay".
"I also remember speaking with the lady of the group - they called me on the Wednesday and asked to book an extra night ( to leave Saturday) . I let her know normally that would be fine, but you had an arrival on the 20th - a same day and they would need to check out on the Friday. She disputed this with me saying the web site said it was available - so I let her know that the family arriving had planned to arrive the Saturday but had a flight change and would be arriving Friday and therefore even if the site looked open, this last minute change meant the house was not available".
"I also chatted with the lady, I presume Mrs Belluzi, as I had an arriving group into a Doral woods house, by the same last name ( which is an unusal name) on the Thursday - and wondered if they were just transfering from your home to the Doral woods one. It turned out to be a coincidence, as the group were not connected and she asked me for the home address of the doral woods party to see if they were any of her relatives, which they were not. She was very chatty at this point and at no point did she pass any negative comment on the home."
With reference to our management companys statement above, I therefore ask any persons who are looking to rent our home to ignore this review and instead to look at all other reviews on our property. One may ask "why dont i just remove the persons review?" The problem is that if I remove it, then I get down scored for doing so by Villarenters, so instead I will leave it on with my comments..
Review submitted by William from Wilsontown Forth (Submitted: 13 May 2008)
Many thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay at your villa we found it to be a great place to rewind after a long day at the theme parks it was located in one of the quietest places of kissimmee which is just what you need i would highly recommend this villa to anyone again many thanks William
Review submitted by Stephanie from Columbia, SC (Submitted: 4 Jan 2008)
This was a wonderful value for the money. The kids enjoyed the pool and I was especially pleased with the owners being able to accommodate our last minute reservations. The home is clean and roomy. With two living rooms we had plenty of space to spread out.
The only drawbacks are the lack of internet connection (which was remedied by sitting in the driveway and picking up other connections) and the distance from Disney (which was remedied by planning adequately when we had to be somewhere at a specific time).
Review submitted by Mike from Berwick -uopn - Tweed (Submitted: 20 Nov 2007)
i would recommed and return to the villa again on another holiday,]
it had all we need and erverything was there for us to use.
Review submitted by Lisa from Exeter UK (Submitted: 28 Aug 2007)
We had a wonderful stay at the villa. Would highly recommend it. Pool was excellent!
Review submitted by John from wirral (Submitted: 10 Aug 2007)
This was our second visit to this villa. We really do love it, the villa is clean, bright and spacious, and the pool area is superb. the villa is in a quiet residential area which really suits us, allowing for wild days at the theme parks and lazy quiet days around the villa pool. You do need a car if you rent this villa because it is away from the main theme parks area, however this for us is no problem, because driving feels so much easier over their (slower traffic, wider roads). plus it gives you the opportunity to explore the local area each time you go out. Roy and Alma are a really nice couple, very helpful, and their villa is great. We will definately be going back.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 30 Jun 2007)
Dear Mr & Mrs Shuttleworth
Please find enclosed key for the house. We had a fabulous time. Both weather and villa were brilliant. I would certainly recommend it to any interested parties.
Thank you for letting us rent the villa.
Review submitted by Colin from Blackburn (Submitted: 19 Jun 2007)
The property was very clean and adequately met our expectations. The location is within easy (with a hired car) reach of all Parks, Golf courses, etc. We couldn't just 'pop out' for milk but that was simple planning. Being able to jump in the (safe and private) pool every morning before breakfast was just what we needed. We would have no hesitation in going back.
Review submitted by Gordon from Leigh, Lancashire UK (Submitted: 13 Jun 2007)
While the property was exceptional we were mislead with the heated pool consequently most of the time we could not use it and there was no overblanket. Yet when we arrived the pool was inoperative for 8 days due to an electrical fault and numerous emails, letters, telephone calls , all to no avail to recover some of our loss which spoiled our three months stay. This was very dissapointing although the accomodation was very good.
Review submitted by Kay from Manchester (Submitted: 3 Jun 2007)
We spent a fantastic week at this villa. It's a well set out villa the bedrooms and living areas are all rather large. Cleanliness was great and the double garage with washing facilities kept the heat and noise out of the vila.
The pool area is very nice. Apart from being on a residential development and quite a drive every night if you wished for a variety of places to eat.
If your looking for a nice quiet villa away from the hustle and bustle of town then this is the place for you.
This is just what we were looking for away from the theme parks and will be recommending it to friends.
Kay & Paul
Review submitted by angela from widnes (Submitted: 26 Jan 2007)
weve been to the villa a few times over the past few years and we love it. its a bit of a drive from the main drag but we used to go a diffrent way each time just for fun. we couldnt fault anything about this villa, and roy and alma are really nice people to deal with. i have given the villa addy to some friends who are getting married in florida soon so hopefully they will book it.(plus its about 5 minutes away from winn dixie and walmart) what more could you want........lol
Review submitted by Helen from Noth Yorkshire (Submitted: 24 Dec 2006)
I made a review comment a couple of weeks ago regarding not getting my deposit back. I have since been in touch with Roy and we have sorted this out. He thought I had received my deposit back. Because he had not received my emails for some reason. I would like to say we did really enjoy our stay at Roys villa and I would recommend it to anyone.
Review submitted by Helen from Hull (Submitted: 17 Oct 2006)
We have been in this villa on two occassions. We where very pleased with the villa apart from. We have been trying to get our deposit back for two months now and we have still not recieved it. I have emailed Roy and Alma about 10 times and not recieved any replies apart from one when Roy said he was on holiday and he would be back on the 15th August. I have asked if we did anything wrong in the villa but know reply. If we did do anything wrong I would like to know but I know we didnt. Roy has always very good with us so I cant understand this at all.
Review submitted by Angela from 20 Vicarage Road, Torquay, Devon (Submitted: 2 Sep 2006)
The property was as described on the internet.
We found the villa to be very comfortable and it had everything that we needed during our stay.
The pool area was very pleasant and we didn't feel overlooked by the neighbours.
Review submitted by beverley from west yorkshire (Submitted: 1 Jul 2006)
VERY CLEAN AND SPACIOUS ,BEST POOL AND POOLAREA WE HAVE HAD IN FLORIDA. FOUND THE DIRECTIONS TO THE VILLA VERY EASILY. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VILLA AND WOULD DEFINATELY USE IT AGAIN.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 17 May 2006)
12th May 2006
Dear Roy and Alma,
Please find enclosed key for 144 Dorchester Court. We had a fabulous time. Both weather and villa were brilliant and I woul certainly recommend it to any interested parties.
Thank you for letting us rent the villa
Review submitted by Paul from Dorchester Court (Submitted: 31 Oct 2005)
I thought that this villa represented excellent value for your money. It is a fairly large property that was presented in a very clean and tidy state. The swimming pool was a huge hit with the family and well worth paying the extra to have it heated at this time of the year (October). The only slight problem we had was with one of the toilets leaking, this was soon put right after a call to the management company who proved to be very helpful.
Probably the biggest drawback is its location you have to be prepared to do a lot of driving, a car is a must. However this did not have any real impact on our holiday and I would gladly recommend this villa to one of my friends.
Review submitted by martin from 1 maplebeck close moorside sunderland sr3 2qu (Submitted: 21 Sep 2005)
Really good property for orlando, pool fanatastic looking forward to next time.
Review submitted by Heaather from Scotland (Submitted: 30 Jul 2005)
It was home from home. The photos on website did not do the property justice. Having all the amenities within the property was excellent, not having to go home and do loads of washing was terrific. The pool was fantastic. The only downside was the travelling distance at night when everyone tired, but villa more than made up for this. Definately be back.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 15 Jul 2005)
5 Meadow Grange Drive
Dear Roy and Alma
Please find enclosed the keys for your villa at Dorchester Court, Florida.
The villa was beautiful and both my family and I had a wonderful time. We will look forward to using your services again in the future.
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Sep 2004)
Geoff and Celia Little
Lincs LN11 7PT
18th March 2003
Dear Roy and Alma,
Just a short note to say a great big THANK YOU for the use of your villa in Florida, we had a wonderful time.
The flight over with Virgin was just as you said really good. Although we have been to Florida before this was the first time with our son and daughter in law and of course the grandchildren. Needless to say we are all saving up now for the next time, which hopefully will not be too long.
Once again thank you and I am sure we will be in touch again, soon I hope.
Geoff & Celia Little
PS Please find enclosed the keys to the villa
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Sep 2004)
44 Happy Valley Road
14th January 2004
Dear Roy and Alma,
Many,many thanks for the use of your villa in Florida, both Tricia and I had a wonderful time.
The groceries that were provided on our arrival were well appreciated, especially after the long flight.
I will ensure to pass on your details to any of our friends visiting Florida in the future.
Once again, thank you,
Jim & Tricia
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Sep 2004)
Dear Roy & Alma,
Please find enclosed the key to 144 Dorchester.
We all enjoyed your villa and Florida, very much.
Mr & Mrs Howard
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 16 Sep 2004)
12 St Dunthac Crescent
13th July 2003
Dear Roy & Alma
You couldn't have described your home in Florida better on your website and leaflets
It is beautiful, in a lovely area, comfortable and very homely.
We spent a lot of time lazing by the pool enjoying the sun, slightly shaded by the row of trees, perfect!
The house itself is wonderfully appointed with everything visitors may need. We especially liked the ceiling fans, which complimented the air conditioning making it the perfect atmosphere, never too hot or too cold just comfortable.
Once again thanks for making the whole process of booking etc very easy and friendly. Your leaflets have already been passed on to a few friends, so hopefully you may get some bookings from the noth east of Scotland in the future!
As far as we are concerned, there is only one villa we will stay in if we return to Florida!
Ken & Linda McIntyre
Review submitted by Ann from Dublin, Ireland (Submitted: 23 Jun 2004)
The only down-side to this villa is the distance from Orlando and Disney etc; the drive took us about 45 minutes, but the price reflected this. The property itself is quite spacious and clean, and the pool is a good size. The owners were very prompt replying to any emails we sent.