Planning to visit the Orlando area? Do you want luxuriously appointed accomodation and peaceful relaxation in between visits to the attractions? Look no further!
Villa Amarilla, Our four bedroom, three bathroom villa on a half acre wooded site provides a perfect base for all that the area has to offer. The Villa is situated in the Doral Woods area of Kissimmee, a small, exclusive development in a nature preserve three miles from the Orange Blossom Trail, and fifteen minutes from downtown Kissimmee. The Villa sleeps 8 adults, and has 2 principal ensuite bedrooms, so that two families or perhaps three couples can share in absolute comfort and privacy.
Due to limitation with my job, we ended up booking Villa Amarilla last minute, despite this the process was dead straight forward. We had contacted David & Jenny a few times before, but had never managed to get there.
We had 10 nights over in Florida and for the first time we did it without the children (grown up and at Uni etc) and we found the Villa perfect for us.
We were initially concerned about the privacy, only because in the photos of the pool area you can see through to the neighbours pool. David sent us pictures though of the back garden now the plants have all grown. In reality though the privacy was beyond our expectations, the area is so well built up now that we felt totally secluded and private.
The fact that you can access the garage is a big bonus. I never put the car in it but it was so easy to hang washing up on the line in there as it gets so so hot in the day. Mind you, we had the hottest November day since 1912 at 93 deg!!
We spoke to Ken the manager and met him when he came to clean pool, but fortunately never had a need to call him, but good to know he is literally only down the road.
We have stayed in Doral woods before and were used to the area, find it very easy to get to and the peace and tranquility that the villa provides is superb.
We have already started too plan (not easy with my job) for 2016. We will definitely return again. We loved the villa, the space, the area and were very pleased with the cleanliness of the whole space.
July 30th 2015 - August 27th 2015
This villa is just wonderful - It was all we could wish for during our month long vacation in Florida.
David & Jenny were really good in confirming dates for our booking and even when we had to make a late amendment to the required dates, they were very helpful and accommodating to ensure our holiday went smoothly. As mentioned by another reviewer, when they sent through the welcome information, David kindly also included 6 quarters (USD1.50) to go towards any Toll Charges we might encounter, when going to the villa from the airport - very kind and helpful.
The villa was just as described and had everything we would require during our stay. It was lovely, light and spacious, so that our family of 5 was not tripping over each other. the outside area was where we spent alot of time relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. It was lovely to go and sit out in the evening - even if it was raining! The kids loved using the pool and playing various water games or to simply improve their swimming technique. All was clean, tidy and very welcoming to come back to at any time - especially at night after a long day out and about. The Property Manager was easy to contact and speak with and also helpful by extending our leaving time from the villa - Thank You Sam!
The villa is situated nicely just enough away from the main tourist trail but close enough to be in amongst it all with 15 minutes drive, which makes the area nice and quiet and relaxing.
There are plenty of attractions and eateries outside of the Major Parks (Disney & Universal), to include Kissimmee Old Town, various Mini Golf, Steak n Shake, Chillis, Cracker Barrel, Golden Corrall, Longhorn Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden (Italian) and especially Smokey Bones (BBQ).
Our family cannot recommend this villa or David & Jenny Shenton enough.
Every one of our family were in agreement, that this was the nicest villa we have stayed in and it was unanimous that we did not want to leave what we referred as "Home".
We are already planning our next trip and will not hesitate to stay in this villa again.
This was our first trip to the USA and this Villa was just the perfect place to spend our holiday. Attention to detail with the interior decor, was so pleasing and relaxing. The pool was so inviting, even late at night. Everywhere was so clean and tidy along with every thing you could wish for, even the computer and wireless availability. The Doral Woods area is so openly planned with lovely, well maintained, spacious villas. It is situated approx 30 mins from most of the Theme Parks, which was just nice. Maybe around an hour, on a slow drive, to the Space Center.
It is always a worry when you book your accommodation, if it will live up to your expectations, even after reading the details and reviews, well we can assure everybody, just relax and expect the best, trust us! The only bad thing, was we had to come home and leave the villa behind us.....but we shall return, guaranteed. A special thanks to David and Jenny for all their help, information and the 'Quarters' for the Tolls.
Our stay in Davids and Jennys home was excellent and was as described on the website. Situated in a quite rural area with good road access and far enough away from the hustle and bustle but not that far away that you cant get somewhere quickly. The house is extremly clean and well appointed. The fact that we were sent quarters for the toll booths really showed the care that David and Jenny give to their customers. free phone and internet came in very handy when checking on return flights.
An excellent home that I will be telling all my friends about.
Forgot to say in my previous review the bonus of the free Internet access. Not only have the owners provided a PC for you to use, they have also provide a wireless access point, so that if you need to use your own laptop it is extremely easy. I wanted to mention this point as despite enjoying a very restful holiday at the villa, I did want to keep in touch online and attend to the odd business matter.
Spent a week at this lovely villa before travelling to the Gulf coast. Extremely comfortable, clean, well equipped villa. Pool superb. Loved the BBQ, used most days by my brother-in-law!
David and Jenny very helpful with any queries answering promptly. Lovely touch to send quarters to use on toll on way to villa from airport. Directions to villa easy to follow.
Felt like home from home. Looking forward to returning.
Thank you David and Jenny for sharing your holiday home.
Villa Amarilla is ideally situated to make the most of your holiday, Just 15 minutes from the bustle of Highway 192 With its Restaurants, Bars, Shops,and holiday attractions and 25 minutes from the Disney Parks. You`ll feel a world away from the bright lights and full on fun of the theme parks when you take a relaxing days break sitting by your own pool in the tranquil syrroundings of the villa.
Doral Woods is situated in a wildlife corridor, eagles soaring overhead. Reedy Creek Nature Reserve is just minutes away where you can get a taste of the real Florida
The Orlando area has some of the best shopping in the world, designer labels included, at a fraction of European prices- don`t forget to bring an empty suitcase!
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