5 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, Pool/Spa Heater, Private Backyard, Comfortable, Theme Parks
Mark and Eunice
About Mark and Eunice
We really appreciate what the sunshine state provides in the quality of life. So much to do here: theme parks, multiple state parks, golfing, large number of shopping malls, and day trips to the beaches of both the east and west coasts of Florida.
Mark and Eunice purchased this House in 2013
Why Mark and Eunice chose Davenport
We liked this property due to its spaciousness and the quality of the upgrades. Since the property was only used as a family vacation home a few weeks each year and had never been a rental property until July 2013, its condition is like new. It has also extensive upgrades, as well as elegant decorations to make it comfortable as home. The pool and spa use a salt water chlorination system and the landscape is well maintained. The west-facing pool/spa extends the day after the Disney visit. The location is ideal since all of the Disney parks are close by, along with state parks and day trips to the Atlantic Ocean and Golf Coast beaches. There are many golf courses and a handful of spring training sites nearby. It is located just off of Rte 27 and a short distance to I-4 or Rte 192 and very convenient to many stores for grocery, shopping, and restaurants. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. A community playground is also available in the common area.
What makes this House unique
Proximity to Disney Theme Parks, Universal Studio, shopping and both coasts will keep you busy during your visit. It is conveniently located, just off Rt. 27, close to I-4. The neighborhood is a quiet residential area built in 2005. West facing pool and spa provides sun late into the early evening. Upstairs family room provides an additional gathering space and when necessary a work environment. The bathrooms upstairs have the solar light tubes providing a daylight effect. The additional extras does make it seem more like home rather than temporary lodging.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The house is spacious and beautifully decorated. We had nine in our party and had plenty of room. Communication with owners was great and all info was very detailed. Games and pool was a plus. Street little congested which has nothing to do with property. Overall loved it and would definitely stay again. Thank you
My family and I had a great stay.The only concerns that I have Is to let the renters know up front about the extra cost for the heating of the spa and the use of the grill. That fee could have been added to the cost of the house. Also rails for the pool would be a nice addition for seniors citizens.
Great stay, beautiful home
One note is extra cost to use things at home. Grill, bikes and hot tub heated is extra cost. Be sure to review what is not included in your nightly rate and request it. I was able to get hold of management company and owner to have access turned on within the day. I enjoyed my stay, thank you!
Fun 4th of July
This house was amazing! Pool was big and warm! Very spacious! We enjoyed everything!
Good, but not great.
Overall, this house served my family well. It was spacious, clean and the pool was a welcomed sight at the end of the day. I took exception with the additional $60 charge to use the grill. I've rented many VRBO homes and have never been charged for grill usage. Also, it was stated as "self cleaning", but I was prompted several times to clean the grill before leaving. There wasn't anything special about the grill. Also the towels / wash cloths were of poor quality. I suggest bringing your own. Lastly an umbrella would have been nice on the back patio. The homes on either side had these (both appeared to be short term rentals as well) and the shade while eating outside would have been nice. Again, overall not bad.
Thank you for your review. We welcome all suggestions as that is how we learn what guests want. We will review your suggestion regarding the umbrella, it seems like a good idea.
We inspect the towels and wash cloths 3-4 times a year and replace when necessary. In addition, when our management company informs us that they need replacing they are replaced. However, we understand that personal taste can be important for towels and wash cloths and we have no issues with guests bringing their own.
The grill is an option that we provide for the guests that want to use it. The housekeeping fee does not include cleaning the grill and since not all guests use the grill it is not fair to increase the housekeeping fee to cover the grill. Another option is that our management company can arrange a grill rental where the guest does not have to clean the grill, but that is somewhat more money. We do stress cleaning the grill to for the next guest that uses it.
Overall, the property was really good. The communication with the home owner was great. There were a few issues, with the main one being the air conditioner would never get below 72F. There was an enormous amount of towels. That was a huge plus. A few things were in short supply such as toilet paper and the only trash bags were the ones in the trash cans. The pool and hot tub were great, but I believe the extra $35 / night for the pool / hot tub heater should be part of the rental fee. The house is in a very nice neighborhood.
Thank you, Chester, for your time on the review. The housekeeping was provided through our management company, they only provide initial toiletries. The temperature settings is also recommend by management company as a common practice among vacation rentals. Considering the size of our home, we could keep up the standard for our guests.
We are happy you liked the pool and spa.
Disney theme parks are short distance away, 4 state parks with very large lakes and walking trails are close access to which allow engage physically fit activity while enjoying the unique undisturbed nature and beautiful scenery. Plenty of grocery shopping stores, restaurants, and activities nearby (within 20 minutes) such as visit an orange ring for fresh oranges from the local farmer. One hour to one and half hours drive to the Atlantic Ocean or golf coast, enjoy Ocean state parks, and car racing, or take a beach walk. 30 minutes to Orlando premium outlet (180 stores) for shopping. Plenty water parks for kids to keep cool in Summer. Western facing private pool/spa extends the day after Disney theme parks.