"We are from North Carolina and we stayed here for one week for our daughter's high school graduation trip to Orlando/Universal Studios. We took all the grandparents with us and my cousin and her family from Nashville, TN also joined us. We had plenty of room for everyone and the best thing was each bedroom having its own bathroom. And believe me, with 3 teenage girls, that was an absolute necessity!!
Staying at a villa with its own pool is also an absolute for us and this villa had a fantastic pool area. The view of the lake made it very private since there are no houses behind the house. There are plenty of chairs & 2 tables for everyone to be able to sit outside.
The villa has has a gas grill and a charcoal grill, so it really helps not having to run an oven in the house when cooking dinners. We only ate out one time for dinner, as we really enjoyed just hanging out in the pool and grilling dinner.
There is one master bedroom downstairs which is great for anyone who may have difficulties going up and down stairs. The other bedrooms are upstairs and there really is a lot of room in the bedrooms/bathrooms. Plenty of closet space as well in each bedroom.
There are two full-size sofas in the main living area, which is tremendous for a villa that sleeps 14 people! Most villas only have 1 couch and it's always a mystery as to where people are to sit while watching TV when you have a big group. The kitchen overlooks the main living area, so everyone can be in that area together. The kitchen has plenty, plenty, plenty of storage. Huge pantry!!
The neighborhood is gorgeous, clean and quiet. The only thing that we had issues with was coming back into the neighborhood during the hours of 8pm-10pm and the security guard not being there to open the gate for us. We waited several nights, with the longest wait being 20 minutes. Note, this has nothing to do with the owners or the villa, but I just wanted to make you aware that this is a possibility and could be an issue if you have anyone in your vehicle needing to get to your villa ASAP.
Overall, this is the best villa we've ever stayed in while vacationing in Florida (and we vacation a lot in Florida). The owners were an absolute delight to work with and made us feel very comfortable during the entire rental process. This will be our 1st villa choice for all future FL vacations, even if we don't need all 7 bedrooms!
Thank you Sheila and Gary!
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 6, 2016