Large 2050 sqft ranch home - 4 Bedrooms, 2 lrg Bathrooms, accomodates 8 guests
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A wonderful chilled out stay
From our very first contact with Carrie we found her to be VERY personable, quick to respond to any enquiry and, just a delight as is her home.
The Villa is situated in a well kept golfing community (my Husband and I aren’t golfers and just liked the look of the community)it’s also close to shops, restaurants etc and a very easy drive to the theme parks.
The villa is very comfortable and proper home from home.
Carrie and her family have thought of everything you might need for your stay.
The pool is a good size and south facing resulting in the sun shining on the pool area for most of the day, my husband and I were really pleased with this, our family is grown up and we literally go to Florida to basically chill..which we did in comfort (until the usual June afternoon showers!) and then would just enjoy the comfort of the villa or jump in the car to venture out as I mentioned before the villa is perfectly situated and, not far Highway 27 that leads you to all the major roads.
We would recommend a stay at Carrie’s home..a perfect home from home.
Eve, It was such a pleasure to host your family for your holiday and that our home helped to make it a great one! We look forward to hosting you again next year with some new improvements to the house before you arrive. We are always looking for ways to improve the house to make it more comfortable and accommodating for our guests and for our family who use it regularly. Glad you find to just chill and hang out! Have a great summer!
Our favorite family trip...
We had so much fun in Orlando and having a beautiful house to go home to after long days at Disneyworld was wonderful. It was nice to have a kitchen to make meals in instead of always eating out and the private heated pool was the icing on the cake. This house was spotless and has a very homey and comfortable feeling.
We loved our stay and will be back.
Hi Donna and family,
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was so much fun to host you for your holiday to Orlando and to hear about the great time you had. I am so glad that our home was suitable for your trip and you were able to find a bit of time to enjoy the pool. It's always busy in Orlando with so many things to do and after a long day at the parks, you just want to wind down and relax before you tackle another day. We loved hosting you and hope we can again in the future so you can explore more of Orlando and the 1000's of things to do there.
Thanks again, and Merry Christmas!
Really nice house!! I love it!!
the house is beautiful very clean!! Good for family with kids! is close to everything Disney universal, beaches supermarket pharmacys everything!!!! Me, my wife and my kids we love the house!! We recommend it to everyone who wants a wonderful vacation A+++++++
Thank you so much for your kind words Leonel,
I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Orlando and our home was a part of a wonderful vacation for you and your family. We always love to hear from our guests and more importantly that they had a great time and our home meet their expectations. Florida is a great place to visit and have a lot of fun! It sounds like your whole family did just that! Thank you for being such a great family to host in our home and we hope to host you again sometime in the future. There are so many things to see and do in Orlando, one trip is never enough.
Have a great rest of your summer,
We stayed in June 2018 for 10 days. It was a great stay at a reasonable price! The house was very clean and the pool was wonderful to come back to after a long day. The bathrooms were well stocked with towels for everyone, the kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need for cooking, they even had beach chairs that we could use to take to the beach. We loved having 2 living rooms where the kids could lounge out and watch whatever they wanted with no fighting. We only had 2 very minor issues. The first one was that the refrigerator was turned up way too high and it froze everything in it (lettuce, tomatoes, fruit, etc.) which we had to throw away and buy more. We turned it down and didn't have a problem afterwards. Next was that the outside grill on the patio only has half the burners working so it took extra time to grill everything. Other than those 2 very minor things, our stay was wonderful and I would recommend it to anyone!!
Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad you had a great time in Florida and your feedback is very much appreciated. It is only through our guests feedback that we can improve our home and our guests experience.
We have contacted our property manager who will ensure that when the cleaners clean the fridge out after a guest departs, they don't accidently turn down the fridge temperature button, as I'm guessing that's what happened. As for the BBQ, we will be replacing it with a brand new BBQ this week. So sorry that only half the burners worked. It was working when we were down in April but it sounds like it's time to replace it, we hadn't heard anything until now so I'm guessing the burners stopped working recently. Unfortunately because the BBQ is guest monitored or by us the owner when we're down at our home, our property manager would not have known only half the burners were working until a guest mentioned it to us or our property manager so I really appreciate you letting us know so we can get it replaced quickly.
Have a great rest of your summer and it was a pleasure hosting your family for your holiday!
We LOVED our stay!!!!
My family and I stayed at this home from March 30 until April 6. Everything about this home was perfect, from the inviting decor to the awesome pool. We enjoyed the fact that were was more than enough room for the 5 of us that stayed here. The house is nice and close to the Disney parks and the neighborhood was very nice and quiet.
We will definitely stay here again!!
Thank you to the owners.
Thank you so much for your review on our home. We are so glad you had a great trip for your first time at Disneyworld with your family. I know you've created some memories to last a lifetime. Thanks for taking such good care of the house, you were a great guest. I hope we can host you again in the future. There's lots to do and see in Orlando and the coast lines, too much for one trip.
Excellent Apartment and Facilities
An excellent apartment with all necessary equipment needed. Good Pool also added to the Grand-Childrens excitement.
Only downside was that a light bulb had been broken and small pieces were accidentally left on the bed cover and my Granddaughter cut her hand when accessing.
Would stay here again as walking distance to Town Centre and beaches.
Hi Alastair, I'm not sure this review is for our home as it's not an apartment rather an individual home located in a community in Davenport Floroda and we are not located or within walking distance to any beaches what so ever. The closest beach is over an hour away in Tampa area and we are also not in walking distance to any any town centre. Perhaps this review is for somewhere else you stayed on your trip. The review simply doesn't seem to line up with our home description.
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.