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HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! - ORLANDO 2017!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Large 2050 sq ft bungalow 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathroom, accomodates 10 guests

WE LOVE OUR VACATION HOME! And we hope you will LOVE it as much as we do. We offer a very bright, clean, comfortable, spacious, well maintained, vacation home to help families create some great memories to last a life time!.

We use our vacation home all the time so we've gone to great lengths to CREATE A HOME NOT JUST ANOTHER VACATION RENTAL. This renovated, modern, privately owned 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation home boasts 2050 sq.ft. of living space. Our Villa is located in the prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Course Community and is only a 15 minute drive to Disney's Theme Parks and a 1 hour drive to each coastline. Highlands Reserve has an award winning 18-hole golf course you can walk to and is set amongst beautiful homes, rolling hills and orange groves. Our home has its own private, south facing screened in pool backing onto a natural conservation. It has a beautiful eating area with large table, seating for 6, privacy screen and BBQ Grill to use throughout your stay. You can enjoy sun filled days lounging on the deck or swimming in the pool while experiencing total peace and privacy. Our self catered home is exceptionally clean and bright and has a well laid out floor plan, with plenty of space to relax. It is equipped with all the amenities you would expect to find to make your stay comfortable, relaxing and carefree! Come stay at your Home Away From Home! GUEST REVIEWS ARE GREAT WITH MANY REPEAT GUESTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

Our Villa: This beautifully appointed 4 bdrm/2 bthrm villa is located in Prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Community with club house, pro shop and snack bar. The villa's private, enclosed pool faces south offering sun all day on the deck. There is a community pool, tennis courts and playground for your use during your stay as well. The large family room and master bedroom have direct access to the pool deck via sliding doors. The spacious kitchen is equipped with all the amenities you will need to make use of the kitchen for each meal. This will save you 100's of dollars on eating out. The Family room has a 42' HDTV TV/Cable/DVD player and surround sound. The sliding doors to the pool deck are equipped with a child proof alarm. All other rooms are equipped with a TV/cable and ceiling fan to keep the air conditioned rooms even cooler on those hot nights. Laundry room is located inside just off the garage, available for your use during your stay.

Pool Heat: Pool heat is required October through April and we have added this into the nightly rate listed. When you receive a quote from Home Away, pool heat is included in the rate quoted, rather than a seperate fee listed.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms: The large Master Bedroom has a 4 piece en-suite with soaker tub, walk in shower, dual sinks and separate toilet area. There is a large walk in closet, dresser, night stands, chairs and side table for dressing and sliding glass doors to the pool deck. The vaulted ceilings in this room give it an open and airy feeling complimented by a ceiling fan and TV/cable/phone.

The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan, TV/cable/phone and access to the second bathroom right beside it.

Bedroom 3 has a double bed and a single bed allowing sleeping accommodations for 3 in this room and bedroom 4 has 2 single beds. Both rooms have dressers, ceiling fans and Cable TV with access from the second hallway to the bathroom. They are large spacious rooms allowing the guests to unwind and relax at the end of the day watching TV or reading a good book.

The second bathroom has a shower/tub combination, dual sinks, blow dryer and two access doors for the 3 bedrooms

Amenities: Disney World Theme Parks and Downtown Disney are just a short 15 minute drive from the villa via the I-4 highway. 30 minutes from the villa you can go to Universal Studios, Sea World and International Drive. You are a 60 min drive to each coast line to visit tourist attractions like Clearwater Beach, St.Pete's, Busch Gardens, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Beach, Daytona Nascar Raceway. There are 11 major shopping malls within easy driving distance, a Publix Supermarket for your grocery needs only 2 min away, Walmart and Outlet Shopping offering discounts of up to 80% off. Regal Palms located across the street from Highlands Reserve offers a full day spa for various beauty treatments, massage and facials.

More Details

Owner
Carrie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Carrie

Co-owned by 2 Canadian Brothers and their families. This is our vacation property to enjoy year round and share with our family, friends and guests, YOU! We have made many improvements in our home since we purchased it in 2008 and we continue to do so every time we are at our home. We've updated furniture, fixtures, lighting, flooring, linens, and pool/deck furniture for everyone to enjoy. Between our two families, one lives in Eastern Canada and one in Western Canada, we spend about 7 weeks a year in the sun, relaxing and enjoying much needed family time with our kids. We have not gone overboard in our decorating since we have such a variety of people using the house. Florida is not just about Disney. There are so many things to experience and we try something new every time we are down for a holiday. Just our community alone offers you 18 holes of golf professionally designed and challenging for the avid golfer.

Carrie purchased this house in 2008

Why Carrie chose Highlands Reserve

Our home is a HOME, NOT JUST ANOTHER VACATION RENTAL. It is truly a comfortable, clean, well maintained, well equipped vacation home. It's a place you can settle back and relax, all day by the pool if you like or to come back to after a long day at the theme parks. You can put your feet up, have a glass of wine by the pool, watch TV, read a book, all in quiet and comfort. With a south facing pool/back yard and beautiful deck with table, chairs and loungers, there's space for everyone to unwind, chill and relax. Super quiet neighbors on either side and no one behind. A stay here will convince you to never stay in a hotel again, not when there is the option for an entire home. You just can't beat it.

What makes this house unique

When we bought the house, the first thing we noticed compared to so many other homes we'd stayed in or looked to purchase, was the difference in size. Our home had such a great floor plan, all on one level, it was wide open, bright and inviting. But it lacked color and warmth. We started by removing all the carpet in the living areas (except the bedrooms) and had tile laid throughout. This helps in the hot summer days to cool the house down. We then added color through curtains, new light fixtures, new art work, pillows, new bedspreads and furniture, flat screen tv's, etc. It felt like home. We have before an after pictures and it's hard to believe it's the same house. We loved the location. Highlands Reserve is a great community in comparison to so many around. It's well manicured lawns and higher end homes in addition to the Golf Course, Tennis courts and community pool make it an attractive alternative to other communities. It's location to Disney was perfect. You can avoid the I-192 and all it's traffic, lights and people, and take the I-4 to exit 67 in about 15 minutes. This takes you right to all the Disney Parks and Downtown Disney hassle free. We also loved that we could be on the road to the Gulf of Mexico in 5 minutes, and be in Tampa in 45 or Clearwater in an hour. We love to drive there for a day at the beach, to take a dinner cruise or just walk along the beach to collect shells. It's an easy, relaxing drive in a day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carrie and Family,



Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our first family vacation to Florida. Your home was wonderful! A great place to come home to after a very long day!!



Jordyn and Hayden spent as much time in your pool as they possibly could! It was put to good use.



We hope to use your summer home again sometime. The tips and extra information was so helpful in helping us plan our days here. Thank you for making our trip planning so easy.



We do not want to go home but we must!!



Take Care

Deliah, Brian, Jordyn and Hayden
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Highlands Reserve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests maintained BBQ Grill.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , En-suite with corner soaker tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
  • The Master En-Suite is a bright spacious room with a soaker tub in the corner next to a large walk in shower. There are dual sinks in the vanity with a well lit large mirror and a built in blow dryer so you don't have to bring one. The toilet is in it's own separate room. There iS tiled flooring in the Master Bedroom bathroom. The second bathroom has two entrance doors from two different hallways for the remaining three bedrooms to access. There are two sinks in the well lit, large vanity/mirror, tub/shower combo, built in blow dryer for getting ready. Stocked linen closet is located inside the second bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master-En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
  • The spacious master bedroom has a luxurious king-sized bed with a large 4 piece en-suite bathroom, complete with a soaker tub to relax in. The master bedroom has access to the pool deck with sliding glass doors. It has a large walk-in closet, TV/Cable and ceiling fan. The quiet, private location will ensure you have a very relaxing sleep. The ceiling fans in each room add extra air flow and compliment the air conditioner, keeping each room a very comfortable temperature all day and evening long. Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed, dresser, TV/Cable, ceiling fan, small sitting area, it's very spacious, room for a crib if needed. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and a single bed, dresser, TV/Cable/ceiling fan. Bedroom 4 has 2 single beds dresser and TV/Cable/ceiling fan. All the rooms allow guests to have a personal space of their own at the end of the day to relax, play some games, watch TV or read a book. Bedrooms 2 and 3 access the 2nd bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The house is equipped with FREE wireless Internet connection and cable TV in all rooms. Guests may use the telephone to make free local calls as well as unlimited long distance calls to anywhere in Canada or the US. Please inquire for Long Distance calls outside of North America. The bungalow layout allows for easy access for wheelchair capability as well as tiling in the main living areas for easy movement through the villa. All towels and linens are provided although we do ask that no linens be removed from the house. The living room and dining room areas are set up for the kids where there is TV/Cable/DVD player, PS2 with loads of games, movies, DVDs, board games and books, while the adults enjoy the family room with it's large 42' HDTV/surround sound system.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 56 reviews
Canada
5

TREMENDOUS VALUE!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than we had expected. It had everything, two dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, TV in every room, Large HDTV in living room, great location (Very close to all the large attractions), very clean, and the great thing about the pool is that it gets the sun the ENTIRE day!! Alot of pools only get partial sunlight, but part of the deck is covered so there is a shaded spot for eating and relaxing. Carrie was very helpful and friendly. Can't say enough about this home. This will be the first place we inquire about next time we go! Don't pass this one up!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time in Florida and the villa. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. I hope you relaxed and enjoyed your family time together and got to enjoy the deck and pool. I hope we can accomodate your family or friends in the future. Thanks again for your kinds words! Carrie
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

I loved every minute of my vacation. I usually stay in Davenpor. However, this home had all the amenities to make our stay more enjoyable. Although it rained a lot which hindered our use of the pool, getting up early and just lying the chairs was more than relaxing. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortuble and cleness

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacob, Thank you for your review of our home. I know you travelled a very long way to visit Orlando and I'm so glad our home was comfortable and accommodating for your holiday time there. I hope you had a great vacation and safe travels home back to the UAE. Carrie
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Enjoyed , only thing ants were really bad

  • 4 of 5

Enojoyed

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We have let the property manager know about the ants. Due to the humid environment bugs are in abundance in Florida and our home is sprayed regularly inside and out like most homes there. Ants seem to make their way in through sink drain pipes in bathrooms and kitchens or find any open door or cracks to get in through. We will be sure to have the cleaners check this on a regular basis and encourage our guests to let us know if there is anything during their stay that needs attention immediately. If we had known about them during the stay I would have been able to send our Property Manager out right away to deal with them. Please don't hesitate to contact us during your stay in the future should this happen again. Thank you again for your review and it was our pleasure to host your family.
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5

Great accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Great location for theme parks and to both coasts...75min to the east cocoa beach and 100min to the west clearwater. Good location to stores, restaurants of all kinds within 15 min.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, Convenient, Felt Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

It was a nice relaxing home to come back to after long days at the parks. Everyone had there own space to spread out and relax. The kids loved the pool! We are so glad we decided to rent this house instead of going to a Hotel. It was such a quiet area, I didn't even hear neighbors. I slept better hear than at home. It was so close to everything, stores, restaurants, gas stations.

It was also very easy to get to Disney and Beach from this location with no delays! I would love to have stayed forever, but had to go home. I would highly recommend you stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Applebee's
Nearest Golf
Highlands Reserve
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 4 and Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applebee's
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St. Pete's Beach
Car: necessary

Located only 15 minutes from Disney's Main Gate and 1 hour from either coastline and located in a golfing community, this vacation property has everything you could ask for. It's private south facing pool backs onto a conservation area, relax at the pool and enjoy sun all day long. Whether you are relaxing after a day golf, a busy day at Disney or just getting away from your day-to-day grind, relax and soak up some warm Florida sun. For the sporting enthusiast there is Daytona speedway, professional football, basketball, hockey, baseball, spring training, Petty racing experience and many golf courses from amateur to pro, all within an hours drive. For families there is an endless amount of activities within minutes of the villa. 5 Disney parks and 2 Disney water parks are just 15 minutes away, Universal studios, Sea World, International Drive, mini-golf... the list is endless.

For the shopper there are dozens of malls from high-end to discount to outlet all minutes away!

Golf: Highlands Reserve Golf Course is a professionally designed 18 hole course, set at the highest altitude in the Orlando area. Green fees vary throughout different times of the day and cart rentals are included in your green fees. There is a driving range, golf club rentals available, lessons, a pro-shop and snack bar. The clubhouse is a 8 minute walk from the villa and located across from the community pool/tennis courts/playground. It is open to the public but books quickly, especially after 3:00 p.m. Be sure to book tee times in advance.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Damage Deposit - Home Away charges a flat rate of $59.00 non refundable damage insurance charge - this rate will be added in the quote - this eliminates the need for collecting a damage deposit

Pool heat is needed during the months of October through April. The cost of pool heat is included in the rate quoted for the nightly/weekly stay, not in addition to the nightly/weekly rate.

The cleaning fee is charged for each booking at a rate of $95.00

Cancellation policy; We understand that things happen and cancellation may be necessary. We assess each individual case based on the circumstances and time line. We will always try to be as flexible as possible for our guest. The guidelines below are just that, guidelines and can be altered to accommodate the situation.

a) The following cancellation charges will apply to all rentals cancelled:
• More than 5 months prior to check in date – 100% refund of all deposits made less a $25.00 processing fee and any Pay Pal fees covered by the owner or fees that Home Away may charge.
• Between 90 – 120 days of check-in date – 50% of the deposit refunded
• 31 – 90 days – 25% of the deposit amount refunded
• Within 30 days – loss of 100% of rental

b) In the unlikely event that circumstances beyond our control necessitate the cancellation of this Short Term Rental Agreement, we reserve the right to cancel any bookings at any time and will only be liable to refund monies already paid by the RENTER.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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