Prestigious gated (staffed 24 hrs) community of Calabay Parc at Tower Lake.
Sheila, Gareth & Sara Lewis
- english, Welsh
About Sheila, Gareth & Sara Lewis
We are a retired couple who have always lived/worked in South Wales. When our own children were young we enjoyed the occasional holiday in Europe but spent many holidays in a touring caravan travelling mostly in Wales/England. We had a static caravan in west Wales which was also enjoyed by some of our grandchildren. We had wonderful holidays at home but were smitten with Florida after our first visit 19 years ago. Since then we've been a couple of times. Retiring gave us the opportunity to look into buying a villa which we did in September 2016. We looked at about 25 properties but fell in love with our villa though it needed redecorating and new furniture, flooring, blinds, light fittings, bedding, towels etc., - everything really! We have been told that our villa looks like a new property now. We returned to our holiday home in January 2017 when we got all the work done except for the flooring (tiles) which was completed prior to our arrival. We couldn't have done it without having the decorating completed professionally. We love the location of our villa and have the best times and make amazing memories. Three more of our grandchildren will be coming with us in October with their parents for the first time - we can't wait. Next year three more grandchildren will be coming with us at Easter, they have been before with their parents but it was a few years ago - it will be wonderful. We all love the parks especially when sharing the experience with our children and grandchildren, however, when its the two of us we are beginning to discover more about Florida. For the first time in our lives we've taken up fishing (big mouth bass), cheap rods etc., from Walmart - we have the photos too. Lakes Eva (5 mins) & Toho (25 mins) are our favourites. Circle B Bar Reserve (25 mins), its pure Magic for wildlife enthusiasts and its free - look on their website. We couldnt think of a better location to invest in a property and absolutely treasure each moment we spend in Florida.
Sheila, Gareth & Sara Lewis purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Sheila, Gareth & Sara Lewis chose Haines City
We fell in love with the villa and it's location, very idyllic and located in an immaculately maintained secure gated community. The community is maintained to a very high standard by the Home Owners Association. Like a perfect street from the movies!! Locally you will find all the shops that you need, from Walmart to Winn Dixie & Publix. Along Highway 27 you will find many of the usual restaurants KFC, McDonalds, Popeyes, Perkins, Sonny's BBQ, Bob Evans etc., Posner Park a few miles away where you will find Target, Michaels, Dicks, JC Penney, Staples and much more. Davenport is near and has a fantastic sports bar/restaurants. Restaurants are located all along Highway 27. We love the pool area as it isn't directly over looked and has a conservation area behind, is a fantastic size and has a covered lanai ideal for shade from the sun. Photographers will love the wildlife found in national parks and local reserves, Circle B Bar reserve in Polk County is breathtaking, you will see a variety of wildlife in its natural habitat for FREE!! - just look on their website. Calabay Park has its own lake where you can enjoy seeing birds or go fishing. There are so many wonderful places to visit which we are beginning to discover. Our villa is the perfect location to explore Florida. Minniehaha Magic has all the features of a home from home, its spacious and immaculately presented. The bedrooms are spacious with ample storage/furniture. The two living areas are spacious and provide room for families to share. Just pack your things and everything is waiting for you at Minniehaha Magic. There is ample parking.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is amazingly spacious, from the large garage with a fully equipped games room to the ample spaces for people to relax and children to play. All bedrooms and living areas (two) have all the space needed for larger families and is also cosy for smaller families and couples. The private pool area is spacious and has sun loungers as well as tables and chairs for your comfort. The pool has a safety fence all around for added safety with children and is also fully screened. The pool area isn't directly overlooked and has a large conservation area directly behind.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We truly had a wonderful stay! The house was clean and fresh, the pool was wonderful, the only problem was that we had to leave and come home. Can't wait to stay here again one day! The owners really care about their guests and their villa!
Very nice home!
This is a very nice home. We were impressed with the size and comfort. The only problem we had was the upstairs air conditioner didn't cool The first two days we were there. On day one, we thought it was because it had not been turned down early enough. But by day two, the upstairs got to 82 degrees even though we let the air conditioner run all day. We called the management company and someone came the next day to fix it and it worked fine after that. Thankfully, we could sort of cool atthe upstairs night by opening windows.
But that's the only problem we encountered. Communication with the owners and management company are great and they answer promptly.
The downstairs master suite is very large and has direct access to the pool. There is a second master bedroom upstairs. The other bedrooms were also nice. The pool area is large and gets afternoon shade. The gameroom is in the garage and gets warm from the afternoon sun. They have billiards, foosball, air hockey, and darts. The kitchen was well stocked.
We would stay here again.
Experience the local amenities of Lake Eva, Lake Toho and many conservation areas, splash pads, outdoor swimming pools, fully equipped play areas, man made beaches and lakes for fishing.