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Recent Central/Disney/Orlando Area reviews

  • Five star Fairway View!!

    "We are a family of nine, five adults and four children ages between 16 to 5, and stayed at Fairway View for 16 nights in October 2014. The house is amazing, huge and very well equipped. This is the fifth house in Orlando that we have rented over the years and by far the best! Having a first floor and three bathrooms meant everyone had their own privacy! The large swimming pool was the focal point and we all spent many happy hours there. It was also lovely to have a view of the golf course instead of the back of another house. Early morning hot air balloons could be seen passing overhead. The teenagers enjoyed the games room accasionally but as the weather was so good most of our time was spent outside. The large fridge and ice maker were very well used. This house has everything you need for a family holiday, it was lovely to visit all the parks but we couldn't wait to return in the evening to swim in the pool! The management company were responsive efficient and friendly. Fairway View was well equipped and beautifully furnished and decorated but we also liked the homely touches, DVDs, books and even dolls for our five year old granddaughter to play with, she loved them. We cannot imagine when we do return to orlando again looking at any other homes!"
    Guest: Chrissie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • fantastic for families

    "This home was perfect. Clean, well supplied with everything. Pool was excellent & rooms were great. Perfect home for our 1st family vacation. Definitely will return & recommend to anyone!"
    Guest: ohio sports family Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • needed a "very good" star

    "WE stayed at this property over Thanksgiving, and it was the perfect place for a Thanksgiving dinner! I have never stayed at a property that had a kitchen any better equipped for a large family dinner. And the pool was better heated than any other, also. The lanai was our go-to place for lunches and most dinners, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We love Davenport, and stay there at least twice a year and have for the last 10 yrs or so, so we've been in a lot of properties. Highland Reserve is great for a family get together, for golf, for walking, etc., and is close to everything...even a Starbucks. That being said, this property has a few "glitches". it IS NOT IN ANY WAY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. We needed two ramps to get a chair into the house, and had to have plywood cut to allow the chair access to the lanai. The house itself is certainly accessible, being on one floor and nicely tiled throughout. The master bedroom suite works wonderfully for a wheelchair, too. It does not have the advertised golf course view unless you walk down the street and look through someone's yard. It is really not set up for children and the Wii is on an old TV in the closet of the smallest room (should be in the sitting area in the entry?) which would barely allow one person room to play. The washer/dryer unit is pretty old and there are no toys, games, anything in the garage as most houses have. And some of the molding in the bathrooms is rotted. As I said, minor things but should be mentioned. So, all in all it is a very comfortable property, and if pool and hot tub/eating or reading outdoors is your thing, this one fills the bill to a "T". Adults, teens and supervised youngers will LOVE the pool and spa, and I would suggest renting a grill if you are doing a lot of eating in. Even in the rain, you can sit/read/eat under the roof of the lanai, and continue to enjoy the warmth. It is a very good value for the rent asked."
    Guest: Pammi Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Excellent Stay!

    "The house was excellent. It is the third time we have stayed and it is the most comfortable place imaginable. The house is well maintained(it looked as if the exterior of the house was recently painted) and has all of the conveniences you would ever need for a vacation stay. The location can't be beat. Only 10 minutes to Disney world. The neighborhood is gated and very safe and I hope I can get back again soon!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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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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