Paul & Jill Melvin
About Paul & Jill Melvin
Jill and Paul Melvin have owned their own home in Orlando since 2001 and have been involved in the short term rental industry since then. They now look after over 80 homes in the Orlando area on behalf their owners and have received numerous industry awards including Top Rental Manager in Orlando in 2012 by Trip Advisor followed by the Gold Top Vacation Rental Award in 2013, a Highly Rated Award in 2016 and their Certificate of Excellence in 2017. HomeAway have also rated them as a Premier Partner due to the quality of the homes they manage, a reliable bookings process, great feedback from guests and competitive rates which gives them the confidence to book again and again.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:1
The home was excellent, clean and beautiful.
The home was easy to find, the check-in process was smooth, the property manager was accommodating, very quiet neighborhood. The only problem was that, the bed mattress were a little uncomfortable and one of the chairs in the entertaining room had a long tear mark on it, which should of been covered before we got there.
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I have forwarded your feedback onto our property manager in resort
Great space for the price.
Nice house with lots of room. Dressers were a bit worn. And not as many place settings as you would think think for the number of rooms. Also make sure you buy detergents and garbage bags. They only provide you with one or two. But overall nice place and convenient location.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I have forwarded your feedback onto our property manager in resort. We do only supply enough garbage bags etc to get you through the first day or so until you have chance to do a shop. We do advertise as self catering and you will find this is very common amongst the holiday lets market.
Worn furnishings and no pool heat
We stayed in the same property four years ago and loved it. Our return visit was terrible. Flooring and furniture was very tired and worn. Worse: we paid for pool heat, as we travel with three young children who have disabilities. Their only joy in the trip is swimming in the pool. Even after multiple calls to the office- the pool and hot tub remained freezing cold our entire stay. I do not anticipate ever taking a chance on this property or rental group again. Too bad, as we have rented three times in four years.
Thank you for your review. I feel your comments regarding the flooring and furniture being very tired is a bit unfair. The home is not brand new but is priced very fairly for its age. The home is also on a beautiful development and is central to Disney and Shopping etc. I have spoken to our property manager who advises that you did call regarding the pool heat on Nov 19th and we subsequently had the Pool Technician there on Nov 20th. During a cold snap electric pool heaters can be effected by outside temperatures although the pool technician reported the pool working fine but did increase the temperature for you. We did not hear anything back from you at all so we assumed the pool heater was working fine at this point. We will have this checked out but I do wish you had called us again.
Beautifull in everyway.
Nice neiborhood,clean and quiet home,the staff are great...
Thank you for your review
House was great but mattresses definetly need to be replaced
Thank you for your review. I will feedback this to our property manager to take a look at, thank you for bringing this to our attention
Plenty of beds, terrific pool & patio area, 2 separate living spaces, even lawn space to play catch
We really enjoyed the pool that we paid to have heated! The patio/pool area was a very decent size so all 12 of us could be outside at the same time. In fact, 2 teenagers & 4 10-11 year olds were having fun in the pool at once. The neighbors were not super close so that gave us space to play catch in the yard.
We have a list of things that are minor kind of details but that we weren't happy with: several remotes didn't have any batteries, the main TV didn't have HD (this made it disappointing to watch the semifinals & final of the NCAA basketball tournament), the TV in the upstairs living room only got a few channels, there were no hand towels in the house and only one wash cloth, there weren't enough spoons for all 12 of us to use at the same meal, there were only 5 chairs for the patio table, none of the outlets in the island were working, the carpet was quite stained/worn (2 places tack strips poked out). Our kids were disappointed that the only game provided was a foosball table & the score counter was broken.
A bigger issue for 2 adults was the beds were not comfortable (very firm), so much so that their backs hurt in the morning and they didn't sleep much during the night. Of course, this issue is a very personal preference. None of our 8 children complained about the beds.
Thanks for the comments and review. I do apologise for the remotes having no batteries, it appears previous guest must have used them for something else (normally cameras) which is obviously very frustrating and whilst this would be picked up on the major monthly inspection of the home it wouldn’t necessarily be noticed on the minor inspection between bookings.
The HOA provide the Cable package at Calabria and I understand the whole system is being upgraded to fibre optics in May 18 so the choice of channels should increase significantly.
If you had called management about the spoons and hand towels they could have dropped more off that day and the outlet on the islands were just a tripped GFI which needed to be reset.
I have noted the comments about the beds and will see if this was just a personal preference or whether any other guest mention this.
Thanks again for the feedback.
Calabria is a small community of approximately 45 Luxury Pool Homes on oversized lots located on Westside just off the West end of Highway 192. The location is simply amazing as you can be on Disney property within 5 minutes via the slip road on US-192 that brings you in through the back of Animal Kingdom. You are also just a mile from a wide selection of supermarkets, shops attractions and restaurants.
In fact a number of our own personal favourites are just minutes away including Bahama Breeze, Joes Crab Shack, TGI Fridays, Applebee's, Carrabba’s, The Olive Garden, Outback and our brand new favourite "Bonefish".
This Beautiful development is set by the Old Lake Davenport and has stunning architecture with beautiful landscaping and a wonderful welcoming waterfall at the entrance to the palm tree lined roads.
The luxury executive homes are enveloped in peaceful surroundings with two central lakes and gives you conservation woodland views from the large plots that these homes occupy. You can certainly enjoy the benefits of outdoor living in these homes with their extended pool decks that offer a covered dining area and pools with spas, perfect for alfresco dining and some romantic drinks under the stars.
Orlando’s Premium Outlets with its huge range of discounted designer stores is just a 20-minute drive away and if you fancy a game of golf and want to test your skills at some nearby courses, there are around 40 to choose from within a half-hour radius, including the spectacular recently extended Champions Gate Resort, Reunion, Orange Lake and Mystic Dunes.
5 & 6 Bed Pool Homes
5 Minutes to Disney
Great Selection of Local Restaurants on Highway 192
Reunion and Champions Gate Golf Resorts Close By
Oversized Conservation Lots
Tranquillity, Peace & Privacy