"We have just returned home from our 9th Disney World vacation in as many years, and this was our 7th stay in Julie Anne and Chris' beautiful home. The only times we stayed elsewhere were the very first year we came to Disney (hadn't yet discovered this one) and a year or two after that, when we didn't make our plans early enough to book this one. We vowed never to make that mistake again!!! As far as the amenities, these are well-documented in other reviews and on the home's site itself, and they are every bit as described. We feel as though we are staying in our own home, that we built, decorated, furnished and stocked--everything you might need has been thoughtfully anticipated. The house is spacious and airy; well-designed so that each bedroom has its privacy (and each has a private bath) but the common areas are welcoming and comfortable; and the quality of the construction, furnishings and decor have well withstood the test of time, especially given how heavily used a vacation home typically is. Chris and Julie Anne are constantly evaluating, maintaining and upgrading their home, whether its the bed linens, the pool toys, the kitchen supplies or the appliances, to keep the home feeling fresh, new and inviting for each new family. And this house is CLEAN!!! We never have to worry about coming across dust, grime, cobwebs, bugs, etc.--so much so that we have come to take this for granted! I am so glad I took the time to write out my thoughts here, because it reminded me what a complete and total GEM this property is and what a privilege for our family to have so many memories here. Oh, and one more thing--the level of attention and service we have received from both Chris and Julie Anne, as well as their local management company, has been simply excellent. We have only needed to call for help once or twice during our many stays, but when we have the responsiveness has been top-notch (a certain embarrassing incident years ago when our children were very young and a swimming diaper failed to perform its duties admirably comes to mind--and was handled with aplomb and courtesy, even with its being on a weekend). I apologize for perhaps providing too much information in that last example, but I did so simply to illustrate how utterly at-ease and at-home you will feel (no matter what happens during your stay!) if you make this property your Disney vacation home, as we have made it ours. Thank you to Chris and Julie Anne for everything!!!"
Guest: Melinda D.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 16, 2015