This Excellent Vacation Home is of the Excellent Standard category. The villa is situated in a quiet neighborhood right off Osceola Parkway, a few miles east of the Florida Turnpike. It is therefore only minutes to the Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World theme parks plus some of the world’s best golf courses. There are supermarkets and dining (both formal and informal) nearby. Everything you could possibly need really is close at hand. This villa offers free high-speed internet (cable and Wi-Fi) plus free local phone calls.
The villa has plenty extras to make your stay very enjoyable. It has been furnished to a good sta...ndard. When entering the villa the family room is straight ahead, with the dining room (seats 6), kitchen and breakfast corner to your left. The 3 bedrooms are also located on the left side of the house. There is a spacious, well fitted kitchen. The family room and Master bedroom look onto the pool area. From the hallway you have access to the garage where the washing machine and dryer are located. Iron and ironing board are present too.
The kitchen includes a full size oven, 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.
The breakfast area (seats 4) is right in the kitchen and has lots of daylight. The family room with digital cable TV leads you to the sliding patio doors towards the swimming pool area, which is fenced in all around for your privacy. Pool deck chairs and sun loungers allow for late night, pool side relaxing. Pool heating is not available at this vacation home.
On the rear end of the house is the master bedroom with Queen Bed, large walk-in closet and the en suite bathroom, with vanity, walk-in shower and toilet. This bedroom has cable TV. The other two bedrooms have 2 Single Beds each and their own closets. The shared bathroom for these bedrooms is at the end of the hallway and has a vanity, shower tub and toilet. The family room, master bedroom and one of the bedrooms with 2 Single beds have a ceiling fan too, in addition to the central air conditioning.
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. A remotely monitored alarm system is present to give you that extra peace of mind.
The house was adequate but is VERY tired. It needs redecorating and some money spending on updating the furnishings and equipment as it felt like stepping back in time with the age of everything. Sitting on a piece of hardboard under the sofa wasn't great, they don't cost much to replace. The house was superficially clean, but there were thick layers of dust on the picture frames, there was dog hair everywhere (even out by the pool) and along the patio doors behind the blinds was pretty grim. We had more bug encounters here than we've ever experienced staying in Florida before, we've stayed in about 10 houses over the years. There were ants constantly around the sink in the kitchen (even after spraying)and a large cockroach in the family bathroom, it just added to the feeling that the house was old and not that well cleaned and cared for.
Apo, AE, United States
Nice and cozy!
Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Edgar C.
I'll keep it nice and simple, we stayed in the house from 26 June until 09 July 2013. The house is 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, is located in a nice neighborhood and it is in good condition. It's got nice pool, but my only "issue" was with the furniture being a bit outdated in our opinion. Nothing that should keep you from staying there, as most hotels or rentals don't have the newest furniture either. We'd definitely stay there again if we are ever in town again!!
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Left on 06/17/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Rick J.
The pool was dirty when we arrived and the grass was very high. One sliding door was sticking, pantry door was off track. Coffee pot way too small for 3 adults. The house is in need of some upgrades. Read more
Response from Excellent Vacation Homes - 09/02/2013
Dear Rick, thank you for your review. Inclement weather the day prior to your arrival caused some dirt to wash into the pool. As you know, it was cleaned the very next day. The lawn is mowed weekly and that also took place the next day. With the heavy late afternoon rain showers during June it doesn't take long for the grass to grow high here in Florida, but the weekly cut keeps it in shape. We have implemented a new, 12 cups coffee maker in response to your feedback and purchased a new sofa and love seat. We look forward to welcoming you again the next time you visit the area.
Llanrwst, Conwy, United Kingdom
Left on 03/02/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Pamela B.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the rental company very helpful,particularly when the smoke alarm went off and couldn't be stopped.
The villa was very clean but thhe furnishings and fittings are tired and could do with some TLC.
We loved the chocolates !!!!! Read more
Response from Excellent Vacation Homes - 03/30/2013
Dear Pamela, thank you for a great review. Glad you enjoyed this property and we were of course happy to assist when some culinary activity inadvertently set off the smoke alarm. The owner of this property has just agreed to replace the sofas in the family room, which will solve the issue of the less supportive sofa cushions as indicated by you and other guests. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you again in this pet friendly vacation home.
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