"This is an absolutely wonderful house, in a perfect location. Literally 10 minutes from Disney (5 of which you will actually be IN the resort). 40 minutes from Legoland. 1hr 10min from Kennedy Space Center/ Cocoa Beach. There is a Winn Dixie supermarket on 192 on the way to the house and a Publix a bit farther down. Liquor stores close to both supermarkets.
The management company was very responsive, I did it all through email although you will get a phone number to call.
The property was in great shape. The Jacuzzi tub in the master bath was inoperable, as was the fan in the master bedroom. Very minor things and should not persuade you against this house. Otherwise it was clean and perfect.
The hot tub and pool were perfect for us, family of four, two old adults and two under 8 children. The deep end is 5ft, down to 3 feet. The hot tub gets HOT.
I am going to comment on some things that we learned, that was not in the literature and did not think to ask beforehand:
The kitchen was a good place to work, however you will not be able to indulge your inner Julia Child. Items include: French style refrigerator, blender (no food processor), dishwasher, duel fuel range (which was a nice discovery), microwave, nice deep sinks with disposal. Cooking utensils are modest, but workable. Salad tongs, but if you are careful you can cook with them. A set of grill tools if you choose to rent the grill (we did.) 9" and 12" non-stick skillets and an assortment of pans and glassware. Enough plates, coffee cups, tumblers, glasses and bowels to feed 8 or more people. Utensils as well.
The grill was a small two burner outfit that was nothing but a bunch of hot spots. Heat it up, then turn it down, then turn it down a LOT more and you will have good cooking heat, but do NOT take your eye off of it. I am used to box store grills, but this thing needed to be closely watched. I did give my Genesis a hug when we got home.
We loved the house and would rent it again in a heartbeat. Overall, considering that we were able to cook dinner for ourselves (we love to cook) we saved a ton of money over staying at the Disney Resort or a hotel.
Not to mention it was nice to come back after a full day, feed the kids, let them play in the pool, put them to bed in their own room. Then Mom and Dad could relax. If it was not for that, then our vacation would have been stressful instead of relaxing. Worth it all way."
Guest: David J.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 15, 2015