This Excellent Vacation Home is of the Excellent Superior category. The villa is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac (no through traffic) in St. James Park, right off South Poinciana Blvd. All major theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World are within easy reach. Just like the many world’s best golf courses Central Florida has to offer. There are supermarkets and dining nearby. Everything you could possibly need really is close at hand. This villa offers free high-speed internet (Wi-Fi) plus free local and long-distance calling within the United States.
The 2 story villa has many extras to make your stay very enjo...yable. It has been furnished to a very good standard. When entering the villa the living room with comfortable sofas is on your left. The formal dining room is on your right. Straight ahead you step into the family room with cable TV and to the right of that room you will find the semi-open kitchen and spacious breakfast nook, seating 6.
In the rear on the left side of the villa you will find the Master Bedroom with King Bed, flat-screen TV with DVD player, plus walk-in closet and the en suite bathroom with dual vanity, walk-in shower, large garden tub and toilet. On the right side of the villa you will find the second bedroom with Queen Bed, closet, plus another spacious bathroom with dual vanity, walk-in shower and toilet. This bathroom also offers direct pool deck access. This is a very convenient feature; it allows you to walk-in and out from the pool deck right into the bathroom to take that quick shower and find your towels after those refreshing swims.
The other two bedrooms are upstairs. The first bedroom to the right has a Full bed, closet and bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet. This bathroom is shared with the other bedroom, which has a bunk bed sleeping 2 younger guests. Last but not least, you will find upstairs another family room with TV, plus access to the screened balcony, offering a wonderful view onto the pool and surrounding area. All bedrooms and the family room have ceiling fans.
The open kitchen is very well fitted. It includes a full size oven, built-in microwave, large fridge-freezer with ice-maker, waste disposal unit and dishwasher. There is also a full range of electrical appliances and utensils – pretty much everything you could want in your home away from home.
From the family room and the two downstairs bedrooms, you have access to the heated pool with Spa. Pool deck chairs and sun loungers allow for late night, pool side relaxing. The fantastic view from the great pool and Spa (jets only, not a hot tub) the pond plus the high trees in the back is very hard to beat. The pool heating is optional, at an extra cost.
The laundry room with washing machine and dryer are located in the garage. Iron and ironing board are present too.
As Excellent Vacation Homes is the local management company looking after this property 365 days a year, any technical or other issue is usually prevented before it even gets a chance to develop. But, our 24-hour cover service is always available should you require it during your stay. The villa is fully air conditioned for those very hot days and has reverse air for those colder days.
Left on 06/07/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Vanessa S.
Second stay at this property and I have to say that this time was much better. The house was really clean the pool lovely and the wildlife put on a show every day (who needs Disney!). The management company were once again, fantastic. Just a note to future holidaymakers, please don't feed the alligator in the pond, he bellows for food early in the morning and rushes out the water if he hears the screen door open. Not that he is there every day, he is quite small and it in no way impacted on the holiday, but treat the wildlife with a wary respect. The owner of the pond did get the wildlife people out to remove him on quite a few occasions but he proved difficult to locate on the days they came. All in all an exciting and memorable holiday. Thank you. Read more
Dear Vanessa, thanks again for your stay. Noticed you already reserved again for your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you then!
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Great Family Getaway
Left on 04/29/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Lu T.
We stayed for 2 weeks and loved it. The kids (and grown ups) loved the pool and there was plenty of room everywhere... inside the house and poolside. Behind the house around the pond is where all the animals live... We saw a gator, an otter, cranes, vultures, heron, hawk, turtles.
Management company was very professional and responsive when we called about adjusting the pool heating.
Only real complaint is that sheets/towels were not white and showed some wear. However, the house did come with everything a family would need.
We did not want to leave and we would definitely go back. Read more
Dear Lu, thank you for a great review and the feedback regarding some of the sheets and towels. We have addressed this issue by replacing several of them, bringing all sets back up to par. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Moncton, NewBrunswick, Canada
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Scott G.
The house is beautiful, spacious and tons of room
At first glance it seemed to be quite far from everything, but 10 minutes up Poinciana Blvd and you are at rt 192 and Old Town
Our only concern was the lack of hot water with 8 guests but if you stagger shower times it worked out.
Its a quiet and peaceful location, we would definitely stay again! Read more
Thank you Scott for an excellent review score. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful vacation home. Good point staggering the shower times. It is actually a brand new water heatertoo but if all guests shower in a very short time span it may still run low, as in any home. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Crestwood, KY, United States
Nice Getaway From the Cold
Left on 03/01/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | James N.
The property management company and the pool area were the best experiences from this stay. The property and it's furnishings are showing age and could be updated. Bed sheets and pillow cases need to be looked at. Kitchen was nice but we could tell families probably rent this property more often than just adults due to all the plastic dishes. Teaspoons need to be stocked. Other than those 2 comments, the kichen would work for anyone. TV's in the house were all very nice and including Wi-Fi and cable should draw lots of customers with children/teens. Location of the property is a pretty good distance from most restaurants but there are groceries nearby. The property management company were very prompt, nice to work with, and good agents for this owner. However, we would suggest that the owner invest a little money in this property to update it if a good rental income or sale price is in the future. Read more
Dear James, thank you very much for your review. Yes, this property (and vacation rentals in general) attracts lots of families. They offer a great value vs the many hotels in the area. The plastic dishes are really for use in the pool area, as the risk of pieces of glass and china ending up in the pool in case of breakage is unacceptable. We have now changed out several pillow cases and sheets too; thank you for bringing that to our attention. Tea spoos were added too. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
Lafayette, LA, United States
Left on 02/04/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Glenn B.
Wonderful experience, very nice stay. We would definetly stay here again! Read more
Thank you Glenn for an excellent review. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful home and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you visit Central Florida!
Uckfield, Sussex, United Kingdom
Excellent Service from the Management Company.
Left on 12/11/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Vanessa S.
House a bit 'tired' inside and could do with a bit of a spruce up and a really good clean. That aside, I have nothing but praise for the management company who were very helpful and rectified all the problems quickly and efficiently taking on board our complains and making us feel very valued customers. Overall we had a nice time. Read more
Hi Vanessa, thanks again for your feedback and the chance to correct the few issues upon arrival. The house now went through a 2 day annual deep clean which was really due before your arrival but was skipped due to a planning mistake on our end. Glad you enjoyed the house and wonderful pool and we look forward to welcoming you again in February!
Beach Park, IL, United States
A Great Vacation !!!!!!
Left on 05/12/2012 for a stay in May 2012 |
Upon arrival, we were amazed with the house. The house was very clean & had every thing we needed inside for a great vaction.Even without children, it was in a excellant location with great florida wildlife.We ordered heat for the pool and spa . It was excellant. Garage door was a bit of an inconvients because of it being manual.We did have a problem with the driving directions to the house from the Airport. We found a great way Back from the house to the airport took us only 20 min.Leaving the house we went R on Poinciana blvd (approx 14 miles ) turn L onto 535, Stay in the right lane go pass 1st light & Vf Factory shops,at the next light turn R towards airport & 417 (toll road ) continue on 417 to the Boggy Creek/Airport exit . Turn left and stay in left lane that veers toward air port . (about 9 1/2 miles on 417 and 2 tolls ) Great way to go to the airport. Thank you and we definitely will be back SOON . Would love to bring the Grand children also!!!! Read more
Thank you Porter family! It was great having you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Orange, CT, United States
Disney April 2012
Left on 04/23/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Sanjithraj R.
The place was great. Clean and neat, very spacious. I do wish that the management provided the welcome pack by default and not request it explicitly, it would have helped us very much as we arrived very late at night.
The hot tub is not really a hot tub, merely a place where the pool heats and filters - that was disappointing.
The pond behind the house is a good place to watch FL wildlife. We saw an Alligator, a few cranes, a raccoon, a woodchuck or a mongoose or some similar creature and a hybrid crow/buzzard - could not make out what it was.
The parking garage has a manual door opener not automatic and has the owner's car parked on one side, which is OK, since we had only one car.
Overall a nice place in a nice neighborhood, about 40 minutes drive to Disney world.
Overall a nice place in a nice neighborhood, about 40 minutes drive to Disney world. Read more
Hi Sanjithraj, thank you very much for your feedback. We are currently deciding on the contents of a default welcome pack as suggested by you. So far it has been our experience that most guests stop by a local supermarket to stcok up for at least the first few days of their stay, even before they actually check into the vacation home. Upon reserving the home, we will make the guest better aware about what welcome kit items are included and what items may be special ordered (like food and drinks). Sorry to hear about your hot tub experience. You had not ordered your pool to be heated so only experienced the normal pool filtration flow. Really a pity because one quick phone call to us would have solved that issue. Pool and Spa heating is optional to all guests that book one of our many vacation homes. Thank you again for your stay and hopefully see you next time you visit the area!
Toledo, OH, United States
Awesome home and location
Left on 04/15/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Patrick R.
The home was stocked with everything we needed, very clean on arrival, pool/whirlpool were enjoyed daily, location was private and no thru traffic and easy to get to Disney locations. Kids loved watching the alligator in the pond behind the house. The nearby neighbors were very kind,informative and the kids picked up a basketball game with the residents. Would recommend this property and renting from Excellent Vacation Homes! Thank you for a wonderful stay! Read more
Thank you, thank you, thank you! First time we hear about an alligator in that small pond, but it does back up to a conservation like area and this is Florida after all ;-) Nothing to worry about though, with the pool enclosure (pool area is completely screened in) keeping all bugs and other FL wildlife out. See you next time!
Wardensville, WVA, United States
Left on 03/17/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Gary D.
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