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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • Spacious Family Vacation Home

    "Property owner's/property management easy to reach, answered all of my questions, and returned full deposit very timely!! Our group consisted of two families, (10 total people), and the home had plenty of space. The directions to the home were great. Grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and Wal-Mart close to the home and the trip to Disney/Orlando Studios is a simple. The playground closest to the home is a small, but there is a bigger playground closer to the other entrance. The basketball court was great! The grill is a park style located outside the pool enclosure so be ready for those Florida bugs. The neighbors were friendly and kept to themselves. The home was clean when we arrived, but there were numerous spider webs with spiders in them throughout the home. One of the twin bedrooms had a small infestation of gnats. Both of these issues we resolved with the vacuum. The master bedrooms have very comfortable king size beds and private bathrooms. Kitchen was equipped with many dishes, pots and pans. The kitchen table top is glass, not secured to the base, and we had several close calls from the kiddos pushing on it to stand up or leaning on it. The washer and dryer worked great! The rec room (in the attached two car garage) was well equipped with games, water toys, a high chair, and two strollers. We made sure the boys kept the door that led to the rec room closed as the garage door was not weatherized and there were plenty of critters crawling around outside that could slip in (we saw lizards and a snake outside of the house). The enclosed pool was nice with enough outdoor furniture for everyone to lounge by the pool at the same time if we wanted to. We loved that the two king-size bedrooms each had separate doors leading to the pool area. We were not informed in advance that the pool was scheduled to be cleaned and were alarmed when the pool cleaning staff attempted to enter the pool area without knocking on the front door first. We also felt very secure that all entrances/exits were alarmed. All of the bedroom TV's were very dated and the kiddos could not hook up their X-Box or Playstation in either twin bedroom. So basically, there were several little things that could be better but in the end we would recommend it. It is a beautiful, spacious home in a beautiful neighborhood that is conveniently located and allowed our family to relax and enjoy each other."
    Guest: Family Group Of Ten Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Nice Place to Stay

    "The home was very nice and comfortable for our group. We had a blend of families in town for AAU Junior Volleyball Nationals. It was clean and conveniently located. Our only suggestions would be to have more towels in each bathroom (4 instead of 2), garbage bags and a little extra toilet paper. We would definitely consider staying there again."
    Guest: VBall Crew Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • My Disney adventure - Group of twelve

    "Daydream Escape is located two homes from a gated entrance at Windsor Hills Resort. Unfortunately this entrance is only available for use by home owners, so basically you are at the back of the resort. Because of the location of the home, the resort facilities are not within walking distance. (We were really to busy to use the facilities anyway) On the bright side the house is basically on a dead end road except for a few owners that use the back gate, so traffic is minimal. The home itself is as described. The home is roomy, we had a group of 12 and we had enough space for everyone. The pool and spa overlook a small fenced in pond, the kids loved the pool. The pool was also private enough so neighbors on either side were virtually unnoticeable. The kitchen was great for the rare occasion we were actually back from the theme parks to use it. The home is dated, not out of date but some of the furniture starting to show wear, some of the bedroom televisions are small tube TV's, and the gaming system is a play-station 2 etc. etc.. The two eight year olds were disappointed by the play-station. (No games, and good luck finding games for this old system.) We spent so much time at parks this was not an issue, especially for the adults. We had 3 cars, and the driveway will only accommodate 2 cars. Parking on the street didn't seem to be a problem since the traffic was minimal because we were at the back of the park. Location is extremely convenient, most Disney parks are within 15 to 20 minute drive. Restaurants, convenient stores and coffee shops all within five to ten minutes. Overall I am satisfied with Daydream escape, I would use this rental again and I would also recommend to large families."
    Guest: Stiffishnickel Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "What a wonderful vacation we had the house was awesome super clean my family and I was pleased with the pool and game room. This was the first time we ever booked a house to stay at I can't wait til our next vacation we will be in touch when we plan our next trip."
    Guest: Linda W. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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The Villages Travel Tips

The retirement community of The Villages is located in sunny, central Florida. It is 20 miles south of Ocala and 57 miles northwest of Orlando in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties. This development is home to more than 51,000 people and the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the U.S. as well as the fastest-growing small town.

The Villages' history dates back to the 1960s when Harold Schwartz, a Michigan businessman, sold land to retirees looking to escape to a warmer climate. Today, the descendants of Harold Schwartz and his son H. Gary Morse still control The Villages.

The Villages Attractions

The master-planned retirement community offers several forms of recreational activity. The Villages has numerous golf courses and offers "Free Golf for Life." Thirty-two of the courses are 9-hole layouts while the remaining 10 are country club championship courses. Two additional courses will be 27-hole layouts with a total of 621 holes of golf by the end of a final course build?-out.

Visit the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort and take a step back in time. This museum is home to the largest collection of antique horse-drawn carriages in the U.S. and is one of the largest in the world. There are more than 160 carriages from Europe and America, including the 1850 Ambruster Dress Chariot that once carried Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth.

You can do plenty of shopping without leaving The Villages. There are boutiques scattered throughout the town squares, including many of the country's most popular brands. There are also grocery stores, pharmacies and superstores that will help you find everything you need. You can even venture throughout The Villages on your golf cart, the most fun way to travel through a small town.

Things to Do in The Villages

- Recreation: Aside from golf, there are three recreation centers in The Villages. These include neighborhood centers, village centers and regional centers with pools and bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts as well as tennis and pickleball courts. Regional centers feature courts and fitness facilities. Those who have dogs can take their furry friends for outdoor activities at any of the 11 parks, dog parks and trails owned by The Villages.

- Entertainment: There are three town squares in The Villages, including Lake Sumter Landing's Market Square, Spanish Springs Town Square and Brownwood Paddock Square. These town squares feature nightly activities such as live music and a farmer's market. If you want to watch sports rather than participate, you can also catch a game at one of numerous softball fields or The Villages Polo Stadium. There are also opportunities to learn woodworking or take a class at the Lifelong Learning College in The Villages.

- Wineries: Visitors to The Villages can take a tour and enjoy wine tasting at Lakeride Winery and Vineyards. The winery is located in Clermont and is the former center of Florida's grape industry. There is an extensive tasting room with annual festivals and a gift shop. More than 80,000 cases, or more than 960,000 bottles, are produced at Lakeride Winery each year.

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