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Skeeter's Villa, Near Disney, Sleeps 14, Pool, December - Holiday Decorated

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 14) Private Pool, Game Room,

Skeeter's Villa is a two story vacation home. It has six bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, and is located in the Aviana Resort, a gated community.

The first floor master bedroom has a king size bed with a flat screen TV and en suit bathroom. This bathroom has a large relaxing bathtub, stall shower and private commode. There is also a half bath on the first floor. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, a kitchen island for additional work/storage space and wooden cabinetry. There is a breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen, and a separate dining room. The family room boasts a cathedral ceiling as well as a large HD TV, DVD player with assorted movies and a home theater sound system.

The home furnishings are high grade and comfortable. High speed secure Ethernet wireless service is provided – bring your laptop! There is a carpeted game room with a pool table, air hockey, dart board and a small table with chairs. The second floor has a den area with its own work station complete with computer and printer. There is also a TV, DVD player, Playstation 2 game console with a small library of DVDs and Guitar Hero! No boring rainy days here! There are five bedrooms on the second floor, each with its own TV and some with a DVD player. One of the bedrooms has two bunk bed sets for the small folk. There is one king suite with bath, another king and a queen bedroom, and one bedroom with two single beds. Three full bathrooms complete this large villa. In the rear of the home is the screened pool with a unusually large patio deck. A conservation area is in the rear of the pool area, and is not overlooked by another house. There are beautiful shrubs on each side of the pool for added privacy. There is a removable fence that can be easily installed around the pool for safety’s sake. The home has a monitored alarm system.

The gated community complex has many amenities. Some of the outstanding features of the complex include a large community pool, child's pool, resort hot tub, gazebo, putting green, playground, and beach volleyball court. A clubhouse is on site with a reception/social area, cyber café, and fitness room. The home is just minutes away from championship golf couses, and the sights that made Orlando famous! Make your family vacation an exceptional one!

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Skeeter

Skeeter and Sandy were childhood sweethearts. But went their separate ways after high school, marrying different spouses. Both were widowed and many years later re-connected, married and combined their families. Total of 6 children, 5 in-laws & 16 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Skeeter sold & retired from his construction business (P & C Construction, Chattanooga TN) in 2008. On a visit to Florida that same year, purchased their first Aviana Resort villa and named it Skeeter's Vacation Villa (HomeAway #234821). In January 2013 they purchased the villa next door, and of course it had to be named - 'Sandy's Vacation Villa' , HomeAway #3537465, also a 6 bedroom 4 1/2 bath.

Skeeter purchased this house in 2008

Why Skeeter chose Davenport

For many years we have rented vacation homes in the Disney area, as well as ocean front home in Panama city and Cape San Blas area. We were getting close to retirement age, and thought why not try it on our own. Since we have a big family, we needed a large home. Disney area is so exciting to the grandchildren, and We truly enjoy 'family and friend get-togethers'. Aviana was a gated resort, yet seem like a quite country setting, even though Davenport was so close to the Disney & Orlando attractions. Thus Skeeter's Villa was created, an hope all our guest enjoy it as much as our families and friends.

What makes this house unique

Skeeter's villa is a large beautifully decorated two story home with high ceilings. It can accommodate large groups, or several small families and or friends. You don't feel crowded with the high ceiling and open spaces from the first and second floors. The beautiful private pool is not overlooked by another home, but has a rear conservation area. There are shrubs on each side for added privacy. A great place to relax with family and friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Skeeter & Sandy,

We had a wonderful visit in Davenport & Lake Wales area. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your villa. We had 4 families (4 teenagers,1 infant). We had plenty of room, and never felt crowded. We enjoyed delicious southern breakfast in the well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed morning and evening walk around the resort. It was a very nice place to relax and enjoy a few days with family and friends!
Jan 2015
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Davenport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No Smoking inside the Villa - guest may smoke outside at pool patio area. 2. Children must be supervised in pool /play area.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 2sets of bunk beds
  • Downstairs: One king master suite w/ bath Upstairs: One king master suite w/ bath One king bedroom One queen bedrooms Two twin beds Two sets of bunk beds Two shared baths
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Skeeter's Villa, Near Disney, Sleeps 14, Pool, December - Holiday Decorated
average rating of 4.962963 based on 49 reviews

Great villa for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Skeeters Villa! Our family of 8 adults and 6 kids stayed for 2 weeks and never felt crowded.

Amazing hospitality before, during and after our stay from the owners. We can highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carl & Families; It was a pleasure communicating with you as we processed your booking, and stay. We are so glad your families choose our villa for your Holiday and Birthday celebrations. We welcome all of you back anytime you can come! We hope you have a wonderful and safe 2018. You were great guest! Skeeter & Sandy
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loved it

  • 4 of 5

it was great

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun, Fun, Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your home. Spacious and rooms for everyone. The grandkids always want to get back early from the parks so they can enjoy the pool. Appreciate the expansion of the seating area around the pool as well. We will be looking forward to going back the next time we head to Florida. Thank you so much for sharing your place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The larger pool deck is a nice addition, especially for BBQ grilling, outside eating and relaxing. We are so glad we could accommodate your vacation to the Disney area again. You and your family were wonderful guest! We welcome you back anytime. Skeeter & Sandy
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Beautiful house! Had all the conveniences!!

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely do it again when we go back to Universal!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed Skeeter's Villa. We know our guest are usually busy and do a lot of theme parks. We try to make our homes comfortable and relaxing, after a busy day sight seeing. Hope you are making your plans to return. We appreciate your choosing our villa. Skeeter & Sandy
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Beautiful House, great hosts and great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Skeeter's house for several years when we bring our Track & Field team to Florida from Nova Scotia for Spring Training. We stay 2 weeks each time and the accommodations are excellent.

The house is well equipped and nicely furnished with a lovely pool area. Lots of room and never feel crowded even with up to 10 teenagers.

The gated community is wonderful - has a great club house with gym, pool etc.

Close to everything you want to experience in Orlando (theme parks, shopping, etc).

The owner's are wonderful to deal with the property management company they have locally taking care of things are quick to respond if there is ever an issue.

Highly recommend staying in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Canada, Thanks for the wonderful review!! So glad you chose our villa many years ago . We appreciate your business each year and treasure your friendship! Hope to see you again in 2018. You are always welcome!!
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  • 5 of 5

Very lovely house. Could not be more impressed with the response of the management. Had an AC issue however was resolved within hours of it being reported and Skeeter called me later that afternoon to check in on us. Enjoyed it so much we are looking forward to returning next July!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: JJ. Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad Apex Service was able to get the AC going so quickly. We will be replacing the unit as soon as the house is empty. We look forward to you returning in July 2017. Regards, Skeeter & Sandy
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Car: necessary

Depending on traffic Skeeter's Villa is only a 12 -18 Minute Drive To Walt Disney World theme parks. about 15 to 20 minute to Universal Studios, 5 to 8 miles to various golf resorts, and 8 to 15 miles to various shopping malls. 5 miles to Publix Grocery, CVS pharmacy, restuarants, banks, gas stations, and post office. So close to the attractions, yet in a quite country-like setting. Only 5 minutes to the unique-old town of Davenport, Florida. Approximaely 1 1/2 hours east or southwest to Florida sandy beachs.

Other Activities: Health/beauty spa, shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59

2018 Christmas / New Year's Holiday Rate is $2000.00 per week / 7 nights (includes taxes and pool heat)
$500,00 to book and hold dates, then balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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