Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8), 5 TVs
Owner / Property Manager
About Owner / Property Manager
Parents of a large family who understand the needs of vacationing families and interested in accommodating your needs in the Disney area. Sincerely, Dave & Carla
Owner / Property Manager purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Davenport
This property is elegant and spacious and perfect for our family to vacation in the Disney area.
What makes this Villa unique
Quiet gated community, no rear facing neighbors and private heated pool. Community fitness center/pool also available.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Parties/events not permitted.
No pets allowed
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
HOUSE NEEDS UPDATING
We like to rent a home with a pool each year because we just want to relax and swim; we've done the Disney thing. This home was OK but has issues. We weren't able to swim for the first three days because the pool heat hadn't been turned on; it took two trips by two different people to get it warm enough. Also the day we arrived, the toilet in the ensuite was broken (had to wait until the next day to get it fixed), we could hardly open the door to the pool area (that was fixed but never actually got easy to open and close) and the burners on the stove were raised and wires were showing. I knew there was no jetted tub in the ensuite but I wasn't prepared for how tiny it actually was; only one sink so we had to use both bathrooms. The home doesn't show as well as the pictures on line; in fact it's not that bright and sunny and I think the pictures were taken some years ago. It's probably more suited to people who just want a place to sleep after visiting Disney. This is the third home we've rented and unfortunately it was a disappointment.
Thank you for your response and we will consider your points. We are happy the management company attended to your concerns in a timely fashion. As discussed, renters need to take note of what is specifically disclosed in the rental agreement regarding pool heat. Heaters are designed to operate optimally when weather temperatures are at a certain range. When too cold, and it was in very early April, heaters do not have access to warm temperatures to pull from the air to pump into the pool. I am glad this self corrected, as climate temperatures changed. The pool access door is sturdy and this is welcomed as there are young children at the home all year long. In addition to the alarms we installed, this serves as an added precaution regarding access to the pool area by unsupervised children. This is not typically been viewed as overburdensome to other guests. The ensuite bathroom is exactly as is advertised in the pictures on this site. Not sure how else to have presented it. We were happy to welcome you to our home, which has served so many people very positively as evidenced by other reviews. We were happy to offer certain discounts to you such as very inexpensive daily pool heat rates, complimentary BBQ for one week and nightly rate reduction to accommodate the unfavorable USD/Canadian foreign exchange rate that affected you. We thank you, regardless.
Great Place for a great price !
Overall we had an excellent experience we were happy to have the heated pool the family enjoyed themselves. The house was laid out really well. The only things I would recommend are better mattresses although the ones we had were not uncomfortable I guess I'm just spoiled and used to a better mattress also I would suggest having somebody take a look at the burners on the stove because they tilt making it hard to cook on and we did use the stove a lot to save on expenses. Also the prior tenants did not take the garbage out to the curb nor did housekeeping so the bin was overfilling making it hard to follow procedure. I had to speak with Connie at Blue Ribbon management at one point you could tell she could care less as to what I had to say had a bad attitude and overall I was unimpressed with her customer service other than that I would highly recommend this location it was nice and private a quiet gated community we felt safe and secure. We would book again! our host Dave made everything simple to follow he was quick to respond and it was a pleasure dealing with him.
Life Savers!!...Runnig away from Hurricane Irma
I would like to begin by saying thank you to Dave and his wife for allowing us to stay at their home. My family and I were running away from hurricane Irma and we were at a desperate time to find a place and relocate too. We live near the Florida Keys (Homestead, Fl) so we had to evacuate. David kindly rented the house to us and even though no pets are allowed, he took a chance and trusted us with his home. We were allowed to bring our pups and keep them from harms away. I have no words to express my gratitude, and how lucky we were to find your home at a time where nothing seemed to be available, since everyone is S. Florida was trying to evacuate and head north. Our 4 year old daughter LOVED the house, the pool & screened patio is so convenient. The house itself it's very lovely with plenty of space for a large group. Full size kitchen and with everything you need for a perfect vacation (even a pool table and Ping-Pong table is available). Conveniently located near restaurants, supermarkets and only 20 mnts away from the Disney Parks (which my little one was also thrilled about going, and she did). The neighbors were also very lovely ....the community is gated and very well secured. I truly recommend this home. You can't ask for better landlords than David and his wife and the great management company they have in place. I will definitely come back soon!
Thank you again!
The Richardson Family
Hello and Thank You to the Richardson Family,
We are so glad we were able to accommodate such fine guests like yourselves and would welcome you back anytime, hopefully under better circumstances. We are glad all worked out well upon your return home. We are glad your little girl found the home fun and enjoyable too. Means so much to us!
Thanks and all the best to you,
We were very impressed by the house and it amenities and if we were to go back to the Orlando area, we would not hesitate to go to the same house.
When we got there we relaxed in the pool and noticed that a section of the screen around the pool was detached from the frame and we were going to phone up and tell them and we forgot and two days later it was fixed without us even saying anything so these people are on the ball.
The house was very clean and spacious.
We had left two jackets in the closet and after we got back to Canada we called the owner who got us in contact with his maintenance people who had brought the two jackets to their office and a friend of mine who was in the Orlando area was able to go to their office and pick up our jackets and bring them back with him to Canada.
So we would recommend this place to anyone who would like a safe and spacious home.
Thanks David for having us in your lovely home.
John and Lynn
Hello John & Lynn,
Thank you for your thoughtful response and review! We are very happy the home suited your needs and provided tranquility and comfort during your stay. Also, we are very happy our management company accommodated with the successful return of your jackets! We look forward to being there for you again in the event you all may return to Central Florida. Extremely happy to have you as our guests.
Great stay in a Vacation Home near all.
To begin with, this home was immaculate and really made a 'home' for me during my 2+ week stay.
Nicely set up with plenty of room and near to everything. Love the fact that it is in a gated complex. Also, for a place mostly comprised of rentals and temporary stays the area was extremely quiet and well maintained. Highly recommend a stay here for small to large groups needing a reliable place to come home to after a day of Orlando adventure and thrill-seeking!
Hi Mr. Palen,
We are so very grateful our vacation rental home suited your needs. We were very happy to have you as a guest and we look forward to providing accomodations to you again if you ever need us to.
Dave & Ann Marie
This place was okay for the price, however the property is in need of some updates and a POOL CLEANING! It had greenish brown residue. I was also not impressed with the lack of pool towels and pots and pans. We ended up calling the property management who brought some over which was nice. The biggest problem for us was the alarm system that went off if you did not push a button EVERYTIME you went in and out the door to the pool. We asked about turning it off but was informed it was for safety of children. I would not recommend this house for anyone who wants to go in and out or leave the door open. When our daughter was sleeping the alarm was very disruptive and this was not listed in the rental.
Thank you for your review and for staying in our home. We always appreciate feedback from our guests, even if constructive. Please note the pool door alarms are a necessity, especially for a Disney area rental home. For a majority of the year, the home is rented, almost always to families with many children. Most guests appreciate this safety feature for the safety of their children around the pool area. As parents of 4 children ourselves, we feel. as home owners, that the safety of children is tantamount and of utmost importance to anything else, even if it means the parents must push a button to enter/exit to the pool area. We invest significant time and dollars into our home, and installing the pool safety alarms we feel is one of the most important things we could have done since children are always involved. Also, the home is continuously cooled by a central air cooling system. It would waste significant energy if the doors remained opened for an extended period. Regarding pool cleaning, please note the pool is filtered and is cleaned and maintained weekly by our management company. Weekly cleaning is common in the rental community area. With that, in the event weather conditions prompt anything unusual that requires immediate attention, guests were advised in the welcome letter to contact our management contact and would have addressed any of your issues and concerns immediately. Lastly, there are sufficient towels (plus extra) at the home for 8 guests. A washer and dryer are maintained in a laundry room for guests to use for towels and their clothing when needed. This is common practice for most rental homes in the Central Florida area. Regardless, we are happy the management company brought you additional ones immediately when you requested them.
Located within easy reach of the theme parks and attractions of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and CityWalk. Also in the vicinity of restaurants and shopping in the Kissimmee/Davenport areas.