|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||2336 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Luxury, Other, Lake, Resort, Other|
Description from the owner
Rent Direct From Owner! David & Fran's Orlando Lakefront Villa. Our 'closest to Disney' 5-bed 5-bath vacation home with private pool & spa is on the lakefront at Windsor Hills Orlando Resort.
Spacious 5-bed 5-bath lakefront villa
+ Lakefront pool and spa - not overlooked
+ 2 master bedrooms with king beds, ensuite baths and walk-in-closets
+ 3 bedrooms with twin beds and bathrooms
+ Cable TV with DVD in all bedrooms
+ Comfortably furnished living room with 55" big screen cable TV, DVD, stereo
+ Kitchen with Dishwasher, Range, Microwave, Refrigerator
+ Washer & Dryer. All linen and towels provide...Read more
Windsor Hills Orlando Lakefront Villa
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location! Location! Location! David & Fran's Orlando Lakefront Villa is located on the lakefront at Windsor Hills Orlando Resort, the closest vacation rental community to the magic of Disney.
Windsor Hills is only 2 miles to Walt Disney World main gate, and within easy reach of Universal Studios and Sea World. Also close to family restaurants, shopping and golf, our vacation home offers a one-of-a-kind combination of the facilities of a top vacation resort and a superb location.
Location Type Lake, Resort, Other
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$210 - $295||$210||$1,470 - $2,065||$0||1 night|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 26 2013
|Apr. 27 2013 - May. 24 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 27 2013
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 29 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Nov. 30 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|Jan. 5 2014 - Feb. 8 2014
|Feb. 9 2014 - Mar. 28 2014
|Mar. 29 2014 - Apr. 25 2014
|Apr. 26 2014 - May. 23 2014
|May. 24 2014 - Aug. 29 2014
|Aug. 30 2014 - Sep. 26 2014
|Sep. 27 2014 - Nov. 28 2014
|Nov. 29 2014 - Dec. 19 2014
|Dec. 20 2014 - Jan. 10 2015
|All Other Dates||$210||$210||$1,470||-||5 nights|
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- Taxes - 13% of rental - Tax - State & Local Tax
Additional notes from owner
Subject to State & Local Taxes 13%
Optional Pool & Spa Heat $25 per day
Minimum rental 5 nights (Holidays 7 nights)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Thank you so much for helping to make our vacation restfull and fun. Your home was spacious comfortable and clean. no problems with anything
Costello Vacation Enjoyable
First day was a little upsetting because Global Rentals tried to get us to pay another $100.00 for cleaning. They then realized that we booked longer than a week.
Coffee Pot broke but was replaced by Global the next day.
Jacuzzi was not working but was repaired in 2 days
I believe you have our old address. Please correct to send refund of security deposit
3800 Rosemont Blvd
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
We have stayed at David and Fran's Orlando villa a number of times. The location is unbeatable - just a few minutes to Disney and Universal and lots of great shopping (including groceries). The pool and hot tub are spectacular. The house is wonderfully clean and the kitchen well equipped. The check in process is extremely efficient and David and Fran are absolutely fantastic to deal with. Thanks for another magical family vacation.
Relaxing and very comfortable home
We were very impressed by both the house, with its wonderful pool and spa, as well as the resort facilities. The house was well appointed and spacious - perfect for a large family or for two families. The location of the house on the lake was very peaceful and it was well located to Disney and other attractions. The clubhouse offered lots of distractions including live entertainment, a great pool and the pool table itself. The management company responded quickly to our request about the pool heat. We would return - no problem.
Sorry to be leaving so soon : (
We stayed at this very nicely appointed property in Mid Jan. 2013. We were fortunate to be traveling for business to sunny, Orlando, and David and Fran were kind enough to rent us this home. It was nice and quiet so sleeping in a couple of mornings was accommodated. The pool was lovely and we swam several times during the week !!! It was very relaxing sitting in the hot tub, watching the birds over the lake. We had one unexpected turn of events right before we left on this trip, and I ended up on crutches ! This house, even if not advertised that way, is extremely handicap/crutch friendly !! thanks for a great week David & Fran !!
Jill, Scott, Ben and Kat
Went to this location based on the many positive reviews that were on the website and wasn't dissapointed. David is great to deal with and was very accomodating when we requested a late checkout due to a late flight. House was great and more than advertised. You cannot get closer to Disney without actually working there or paying 3 times the money for 1/3 the value. We'll be back!!
Perfect Retreat For Families With all The Comforts of Home
This is by far, my favorite place to stay when we visit Disney World each year. There are two master bedrooms on the main floor so that no one is fighting over just one. My kids love to stay in the cozy downstairs bedroom with twin beds. The dining area is big enough for everyone in your crew. And after a long day at the theme parks, the pool deck is the ideal spot to relax. If you have kids in your group, be sure and visit the larger playground in the community that features a large castle, bridge and moat.
New Years 2012 family vacation
We took our family of 10 for New Years vacation to Windsor Hills Orlando. We had a marvellous time, spending several days at Disney and LegoLand but this home was our family sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of people. Just having the opportunity to watch our grandchildren play in the pool after a long day at the parks, and the big kids enjoyed the hot tub each night! This home was so close to all the Disney Parks, we could take a mid-afternoon break and head back to Hollywood Stuidos for New Years' Eve. We found the home to be in great condition and situated on a lovely street, close to the park and the clubhouse..it was just ideal. I would not hesitate to recommened to any family who want to enjoy Disney at a more relaxing pace.
Calm retreat from Theme Parks.
Everything you could want and more besides. Well equiped, clean, modern and set in beautiful surroundings. A great place to come back to after a busy day at one of the nearby theme parks. The pool and plunge pool were lovely to relax in. The villa is in a wonderful convenient location close to all the parks. Rental agents very helpful and located near to villa.
Fantastic House, Perfect Location.
8 of us stayed at the villa, ages ranged from 21 to 40; every one of us loved the villa and all that it had to offer.
We arrived in the night time so we were nervous about collecting keys etc. This was unnecessary as our welcome pack was in a safe outside the offices, this pack had all we needed to get the holiday going. And when leaving all we had to do was shut the front door. It was that simple.
The holiday itself went smoothly with no issues at all regarding the Villa.
I thoroughly recommend this villa whether you're a family or a group of friends. But if you're a group of friends don't expect a bustling nightlife as Orlando isn't really geared for that kind of holiday. You'll probably want to spend your nights in Downtown Disney or Universal's Citywalk.
Great house for family and friends vacation
As mentioned by other guest, Dave & Fran were very professional and friendly from the start. Even assisting to recover items left behind in our rush to leave. The house was very comfortable. The lake front property allowed for a private relaxing "lime" on evenings, around and in the pool. The house is located close to the clubhouse, park and playground in the resort. A short walk for the adults and kids. I would definitely stay here again. My only recommendation for improvement is to have ceiling fans in the 3 other bedrooms to assist with the hot summer months.
Amy R. Miller
Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
My family and I had an (awesome) vacation staying in Dave & Fran
Dave & Fran have been professional and friendly from the very start. The e-mails they sent were informative and provided me with everything I needed to arrive at their home. Their home (upon entering) was beautifully set and well furnished with anything we might possibly need during our stay (to include beach towels). The location was beautiful and very peaceful and provided many entertainment attractions to include (all four Parks at Disney World). The only thing that I like (least) about my experience was the Company that I had to check in with (Global), the receptionist was unfriendly and she questioned the Voucher that (the owners Dave and Fran) had sent to me. I was rather taken back as I assumed this was normal procedure but she said she had to call someone to see if I was (who I was saying I was). I was very tired after flying, renting a car etc. and this experience was a little unsettling. The receptionist that I saw upon departing was very professional. Other than this experience with Global, I have no other bad experiences to state about our trip as we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Dave and Fran for sharing your home.
Just Like Home!
Our family just spent one of the best vacations ever at this wonderful home in Orlando. Each bedroom had its own bath and the two master suites on the first floor overlooked the pol area. Because it was only 10 minutes from all of the Disney parks we were able to come "home" for lunch each day. The kids would cool off in the pool, eat lunch and then we all took naps. Two or three hours later we were refreshed and went back to the parks and closed them down. A quick swim and shower when we got home then everyone slept like logs. All of the beds were extremely comfortable, which is a huge plus. While the resort was also nice and had a lot of amenities, we were all so comfortable in our new "home away from home" that no one wanted to leave. The owners, David and Fran, always quickly responded to my many email asking questions and they provided pages and pages of tips for their guests about the area, including favorite restaurants, locations of grocery stores and a little about the rides in each park. I often wonder how they could have such a great home in Orlando and just not live there themselves. It was that nice and I would go back in a heartbeat! Check in was fast and everyone we met was extremely helpful. If there was ever a true family home that close to Disney with a five-star rating, this one would get six stars! (my sincere thanks to all the people who vacationed here prior to our family and wrote such honest reviews. I literally spent weeks searching for the perfect place for our family of 10 to stay in Orlando and these reviews definitely helped in my decision process. I hope my review will also offer the same to others.)
Perfect! A beautiful home in an ideal location
David and Fran's holiday home is an absolute joy to stay in. Every detail is attended to and it is a very comfortable residence. The pool with its outlook over the lake is a particular pleasure which is private and peaceful. Everyone just relaxed when they saw this house. We all felt so much at home
Great House for Family Vacations
We really enjoyed staying at David and Fran's place in Windsor Hills. It was extremly convenient to the main gate at Disney and was near to all sorts of other amenities: stores, restuarants, and the Florida Hospital at Celebration (yes, we went there in the middle of the night and the Emergency Room is first class).
This property meet all of my expectations and needs. I would highly recommend this property to all...espicially families who need a lot of space.
Thanks David for all your help setting this up. We had a great vacation!!
A wonderful home in a fantastic location
This was our third time staying at Windsor Hills but our first time staying at David & Fran's Lakefront Villa and this was by far the best villa & location.
The villa was very clean, spacious and well appointed with everything you would need. The best thing by a mile was the pool and spa which was wonderful, it's not overlooked at all and with a view that can't be beaten looking over the lake at the superb Windsor Hills resort. The management company Global were always on hand and easy to contact should you need to. Windsor Hills itself is a gated resort/community which we really like and the proximity to the parks is a bonus being only one junction from the highway, 5 to 10 minutes and your on Disney property. There is a Target superstore 5 minutes away which stocks everything you could possibly want. The whole booking from start to finish was very smooth and David was more than helpful.
We are already looking forward to our next trip to Orlando and staying again at David & Fran's villa
Thoroughly fantastic !!!
This was our fifth stay at this home and again were thrilled with the proximity to theme parks, wonderful pool and hot tub, and cleanliness. The management company is excellent, responding unbelievably quickly to any concerns. We will readily return for another magical holiday.
Eric & Krista & the kids
Another wonderful stay
Our second time renting David & Fran's beautiful home in Orlando. As before, check-in was easy and the home was clean and in good repair. The adults particularly enjoyed the fully-equipped kitchen and proximety (5 - 7 minutes max) to Disney World. The kids particularly enjoyed the pool! Thanks again, we'll definately be back.
Family of four.
This is a great home,this is our fifth time in Windsor hills, and this house has the best view ever. It also have a great locations in the community,its just a short walk to the clubhouse. The bed are very comfortable, and the villa has every thing you need,the price was very resonble. We will recommend this villa to all our friends, thank you David and Fran.
A nice, comfortable and secure place to spend your vacations
It was a very pleasant experience in your home, the bedrooms and bathrooms, very comfortable for 10 people, just as you see in the pictures in internet. The house is well located, very close to all Disney Parks.
Very good house at Windsor hills
The house is very good for 2 or maybe 3 families getting together. The resort has pool, games, Sanck bar and security and it´S very close to Disney attractions. We thank MR. David - owner, always concerned about us and our stay. It was a good experience.
A fantastic villa in a wonderful complex
We travelled as a family of 6 adults and 2 children and had a terrific holiday in David & Frans luxury villa.The location is in the ideal position for all the orlando attractions.The villa and complex are of the highest quality.From the time we booked nothing was too much trouble,we received replys to all our questions and queries and the best recommendation is that when we return to Florida it will be to this villa.Thanks again David & Fran
Barbara and Robin
A great place to unwind and have fun
David and Fran's home is an absolute delight to stay in. It is very well appointed with every detail attended to. We wanted for nothing - the pool is great and the spa is a wonderful place to relax in after a day (or evening) out. Each bedroom is very comfortably furnished and provided for and the living areas have all you need, with lovely comfortable sofas, a well-equipped kitchen and 2 dining areas. The house looks freshly decorated and is spotlessly clean, as is the pool and pool area. There is a "library" of books provided which cover most tastes and Dvds as well. The situation of the house, overlooking the lake, is unbeatable. You can watch the birds over the water, see the fireworks at Disney and enjoy the privacy from neighbours as the pool area is not overlooked directly. It is a short drive to the main Disney gate - 10 minutes, and restaurants and stores are nearby too. Altogether a place to recommend very highly. Can't wait to go back!
Chapel Hill, NC
Great place to stay for your WDW vacation
The house is great. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, pool, hot tub, dishwasher, washer and dryer, etc. And if that's not enough, there's a nearby clubhouse with a large pool, hot tub, game room, exercise room, and a small theatre. There's also a nice playground less than two blocks away and the complex has 24 hour security.
The house is very close to the entrance to the Disney World parks. We could watch the 9:00 fireworks at Epcot (which end about 9:20) and be back at the house by 9:40.
We were there with our adult sons and two grandsons, and it worked out very well. The price was very reasonable, especially considering the cost of accommodation on the Disney property.
The house is near good shopping (Target, Publix, and a ton of souvenir shops) and many restaurants. We got take out from China Star (next to the Publix). Very good food; reasonable prices, but agonizingly slow service. Our order took 45 minutes and was "almost ready” for the last 20 minutes.
Bring your own laundry and dishwasher detergent, and, if you plan to cook, bring your own condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, etc.)
We rented some baby equipment from No Hassle Vacations (nohasslevacations.com) and that worked out well too. A little expensive, but the stuff was good and they deliver and pick up.
If we go back to WDW, we will certainly want to stay here.
Stuart & Sue
Fantastic Disney Tour 2011
The best holiday with the kids ever!Thankyou david and fran the villa was 5* clean neat and comfortable, we had 4 adults and five children in our party and everyone of us had the best holiday and the kids loved the pool.The short drive to the Disney Theme parks and local Eateries.we hired a 15 seat passenger van to move us around I strongly recommend this if you have kids.We loved everything about our Holiday and to come back from a big day at the parks and have a swim was fantastic ,thankyou again david and fran we will be back!!!
Wonderful Vacation Place
I could not have picked a beeter place to stay with my family. The house is wonderful and close to all attractions and Restaurants. My kids loved the house and the pool was there main attraction. The community is very clean and the guards were wonderful and respectful. I would recommend this house to all family and friend visiting Orlando. I am signed up to become a regular visitor at the orlando property.
A wonderful spacious holiday home close to all the parks!
We stayed at this property for ten days during our trip to Florida.
From the initial booking right until we left Windsor Hills, everything went smoothly.
The location is second to none! It is a great base for an Orlando trip, and much better value for money than the resort hotels. The villa is minutes away from the Disney parks, which was particularly welcome when it came to driving home after all the long days. The house is also close enough that you can actually see the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks! Universal and I-Drive are only a 20 minute drive away at most.
The villa was clean, very comfortable and nicely laid out over two levels. The bedrooms have large beds and great storage. A bathroom for each bedroom is also a great feature. The kitchen is large and stocked with everything you need.
A major advantage to this property is that the house overlooks a lake, not backing onto other houses. This gives the house a greater degree of privacy when you are in the pool and outside area, making it a lovely place to spend time lazing in the Florida sun!
We had to call Global, the management company, on only one occasion - a shower door had come off its runner and a refrigerator bulb had burned out. They sent someone out within one hour and both issues were quickly fixed.
Overall, David & Fran's villa is a fantastic place to stay and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Orlando. For comfort and location, it is excellent.
King and Johnson 2011 Family Vacation
My families experience at Windsor Hills was exceptional from the time we checked in until the time we checked out. The was very relaxing and beautiful! There are future plans for our return :)
New York City, New York
The house was spectacular
The home was one of the best vacation accomodations. I would reccomend it to singles and families young or old. The lay out was suitable and having a pool was a definite plus.
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Nice Place Close to Walt Disney World
We stayed in this home for a three week period during our trip to Walt Disney World. The home was nice, but was not cheap.
Check in was very easy as long as you get there before the office closes, otherwise you have to go back and provide a credit card etc...later. We barely made it on time. The clerk was very nice and stayed late to check us in. It was so close to closing that she had to get our package from the outside lockup.
I know it is hard to maintain a property, but the maintenance people should do a little more through job.
The ice machine was not working, the hot tub would not stay hot, nor would the pool. We called the maintenance person and they did come over and look at the hot tub and pool, it worked for a couple of days, then was cold again. When the pool was working it was very nice, and the hot tub was used a lot by all when it was in operation as well. The ice machine freezer they said they would fix after we left.
The bathrooms were very nice to have and worked well in the king suites, in one of the other bathrooms upstairs the shower rod fell on my son and maintenance had to come and install an new one as the old one was of no use and held together improperly. It was however nice to have five bathrooms for reading ourselves in the morning.
I never realized that the garage was as small as it is and does not have a garage door opener. It would have been nice to pull the vehicle inside, but with how small the garage doors are it was too difficult to pull the van in and out. In addition without powered openers it was a bother to use the garage. As a result it was a waste of space to us. it may serve better as a game room as others have done.
Another nice thing about the home was the free long distance via Voip. My son used this a few times to call home.
The home is in a very nice location close to Walt Disney World which was the reason we chose it in the first place and we enjoyed our time at this rental home.
Nature view was great to unplug
We stayed with 5 kids age 7 to 15 and a grandparent. The house has a wonderful layout if you like the folks you're with - and we did! The two master bedrooms are big and bright and face the view in the back. They are even nicer than the pictures. The living room is central and it's easy to see the pool from the chair. (inside in the airconditioning!) The eat in kitchen is warm and cheerful and stocked with all the basics like pots and pans and bowls. byo dishwasher soap and papertowels. You get one each of consumables like those. (We found we needed to buy those and ziplock bags, tp, dishsoap, salt, pepper, coffee.) It was great to have two separate tables. Also, I loved that the master bedrooms were quiet. We couldn't hear my mother's bedroom television from the adjoining room and she listens to it loud. The only negatives.. if you were sharing with more than two couples, the other bedrooms are fine but far less appealing than the two big bright master bedrooms with the views..
We spent a lot of time in the pool. We ended up requesting the pool heat even though it was July so that we could have the heated spa and enjoy it more in the evening. The light in the pool and spa is the bomb!!
The management company (global) was extremely pleasant and easy to work with. They probably would have come if we complained about the cleaning but it was mostly clean. It was just little things like the table was sticky and the master bedroom windows have a great view, but the panes were very dirty and the sills were coated in dust. Actually, I think we were just too busy and too tired to call so i didn't take away a star for that.
Overall, the absolute best thing for me was the lake behind the house. Every time i walked through the living room i'd look out and see water and birds.. I swear we saw a gator one morning. It was so soothing after busy days packed with crowds.
This is a wonderful alternative to the expensive Disney Resorts. It was clean, well appointed, and the location was fabulous!
Disney Family Vacation
Great location and space!
This home is very close to all Disney attractions and is a great jumping off point. The spaciousness and pool were other big sellers for my family. We only had one problem. We had trouble finding the off sight check in location.
Wonderfully relaxing home!
We had a fantastic time in Orlando and this house was the perfect place for our stay. We love the layout; it has two large master suites for the parents and plenty of bedrooms for the little ones. It is in a safe neighborhood with tons of activities and playgrounds but also a short drive to all of the amusement parks and atractions. The pool overlooks a very pretty pond and taking a dip is a fantastic way to end the long days. We will return often- Many thanks!
A Home away from Home
What really stands out about this vacation home is the how close the location is to Disney property, the great amenities such as a private screened-in pool and spa and spacious bedrooms. After a day at the Disney parks, it's the perfect place to put up your feet and unwind.
We had a great time staying at Dave and Fran's Villa! The villa provided us plenty of space for the 8 of us (2 families). The kids enjoyed the pool as the adults enjoyed the hot tub after long days at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. It was very nice to be able to relax in a quiet setting after a day of dealing with crowds of people. The location was fantastic for everything that we did. We would definately recommend this villa to anyone. Thank you!
5 star family vacation home
Absolutely perfect home for a family vacation. Very safe gated community with resort club house and pool, and great kids castle playpark. Windsor Hills is extremely close to Disney parks, SeaWorld and great shopping. The house is fantastic - the highlight being the pool and spa. We would definitely stay here again !!!
Ideal for families and traveling with grandparents
This was really the ideal situation for us traveling with two families with small children and granparents. I was nervous about being off the disney property and not having the perks, but it worked out great and honestly who needs to be at the parks at midnight. It was nice to come back to your own big space and your own food. Location was very close and easy to get to the parks. the pool was perfect and I recommend heated for sure! I only wish that there was three bedrooms with queen, not two. And some of the delivery food services were really difficult to deal with and not the best. But othere than that, it was awesome!
Great Family Vacation
Dianey Family Vacation
David and Fran's is a great home for a family or several couples. Close to the attractions yet quiet and secluded from the action. A nice place to return to in the evening. Kids and adults swam, hot tubbed, prepared meals together and had quality family time. All while vacationing and creating good memories for the whole famiily.
Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
The right place to stay for us
Spacious, most emenities included, get the heated pool option during the cold months - definitely worth it, easy to get to and from all locations, very safe community, gated with people who pay attention.
The most honest thing we can say is - We would stay here again
São Paulo, Brazil
Comfortable, close to Disney villa for families
This villa is a great rental property, real close to the Disney parks and spacious enough to accommodate a large family. The value is great, the check-in at the management company is quick and the house is well maintained, with everything on it: plenty of towels, dishes, appliances. Maybe the only one issue is the very poor reception of the TV sets around the house! The pool is great, clean and hot and proved to be of great use after a day at the parks. Windsor Hills is a fine resort, security is enforced and the pool/game room quite interesting. We had a great time and would surely recommend it, hoping to come back ourselves.
New York City
Perfect Vacation Stay for a Large Group
Our extended family of 9 stayed here over Christmas and New Years and were very pleased with the size of the house and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The location was very convenient to visit Disney World etc. The kids and adults loved the pool although we had to call several times as the pool did not seem to be heated properly.
We did most of the cooking and eating at home and because there was no large pot called Global to ask for one and they promptly delivered one the following day. The knives provided were not of a decent quality and made cutting very difficult. The safe provided in the kitchen would not open and we called Global but no one came or if they did come was not able to open it. We complained about the poor TV reception but no one came to take a look.
Despite these small glitches, all went well and we had a good time.
Great for families
Nice place, Really close to Disney @ 10 minutes away
location location location!
Lovely villa, beautiful pool and view across the lake. Very clean, very spacious and so convenient for the Disney parks. Would definitely recommend! (3* for check-in cs it took hours for us to find the key pick-up place. It's not between the mile markers given on the sheet!!)
Safe, clean and beautiful place to take friends & family
The security office were already closed when we arrived, however, the security package was left in a box for us. The premises were very clean and you got a real homely feeling when inside. The pool and hot tub were very enjoyable after a long day at the theme parks. The kitchen was fully stocked with necessary items to cook. There was also a washer and dryer. Garbage came on time at 7:00 a.m every morning, the recepticle is the plasitc bench outside the front door...nice disguise!! The environs were well manicured and the resort facilties were nice as well. Overall I would recommend David's and Frans place to anyone, it's a home away from home.
Excellent Villa ,Great Value, Wonderful Location.
This Villa has an excellent web-site,with a great many accurate photographs of the Villa and Resort factilities.
All fixtures and fitting are of a high standard,and the Villa has the benefit of being managed by a good local Company. Best location for visiting the Disney Theme Parks.Very competitive rental rates
Truly closest to Disney
We absolutely loved staying at Fran and David's lakefront villa. The home was spacious and lovely. We loved having 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Even with teenagers we were all able to get ready to go in a timely manner in the morning. Everyone was pleased staying here. The pool was great and the view was pleasant.
This home is absolutely as described as being closest to Disney. We couldn't believe that in a few minutes we were on World Drive and at a Disney Park.
The value was great for a large or extended family. We would have had to pay for two hotel rooms for our group and it made much more sense to rent a home. It was way more comfortable for everyone too. I would highly recommend staying here !!
Rick from Louisville, KY
Great place to stay 10 minutes from Disney
Great house for a big family! Room for 10+ and easy in and out of Disney and all its parks. Private pool plus main pool with slide is fantastic.
we enjoyed the house and the location ta disney and area
Nick & Jodi
Total relaxation close to attractions.
We stayed with our family of four, two mother-in-laws, and friend of the family. Everyone had their own bedrooms and bathrooms, which was very wonderful. The pool at the house made relaxing easy and convenient. The kitchen was perfect for the relaxing days and the close pizza delivery was even better on the attraction days. The house and surrounding property were well maintained and easy to access. All of the staff were very helpful. We enjoyed the home more than any other location we have stayed on any vacation. If we venture back to Orlando, we will definitely try to rent this property again.
Heaven so close to Disney World
We really wanted to stay within the Disney World resorts, but with three adults and two kids for 9 nights it would have cost far too much (plus we would have gone crazy in hotel rooms for that length of time). Luckily we compared the houses close to Disney World, because it was sooo wonderful and luxurious to stay and David and Fran's villa. We had a car anyway, so it really didn't matter if you were driving between theme parks and a resort hotel, or the villa as it was only 15 minutes drive (maximum). The villa was a gated community of other holiday houses and the security was amazing. The villa itself had everything...from dvd's that the kids could watch, excellent kitchen with all crockery/cutlery, a great pool overlooking the lake, great beds and bathrooms, wireless internet access, washer/dryer, I could go on and on. I had trouble getting my mum to go to Disney World as she ended up hanging out by the pool most days! The kids loved coming home in the afternoon for a splash (we didn't end up getting to the complex pool/park).
We got a bit scared in the beginning as we arrived to pick up the security keys/numbers from the Management Office at 8pm (with office hours being advertised till 9pm) to find the office closed...luckily there is a lockbox with instructions to pick up the info to get into the villa right outside the office, but it was a bit of a fright after a long drive from Miami to think we mightn't get in...after we got into the villa it was fantastic!! I would recommend to anyone to rent the villa (and escape the noise and crowds) after a big day at the theme parks, and recharge to go again the next day!
5 stars in every respect !!!
This was our third stay at David and Fran's wonderful villa. It continues to be our hands-down favorite spot in Orlando. David and Fran are fantastic to deal with and the house contiues to be very well maintained, clean, bright, private and quiet. The pool/hot tub is a highlight and the location is perfect. Many thanks for another outstanding vacation.
Well looked after villa in an excellent location
We really enjoyed our two week break here. Everything in the villa was well
maintained. It is very close to the Disney parks which made getting there early
so much easier. Unlike other places we've stayed at the mgmt company
seemed very efficient. Hope to return again.
Best house to stay at!!!
This rental home is the best place my family and I has stayed at in Florida. We have been going to Florida every year since my 15 year old daughter was 6 weeks old! Some times twice a year. We stumbled upon David and Fran's lakefront villa two years ago. We've stayed twice and will be going back next year as well. We have already recommendedit to family friends, and we recommend to anyone that wants a great Florida/Disney vacation. Joy Decker
London, ON, Canada
Amazing week at David and Fran's Lakefront villa
This vacation home is perfect. It was completely
spotless and had every comfort you can imagine with
en suite baths in every bedroom, along with a TV. The
pool and spa are wondering and receive sun most of
the day. It is super close to Disney and was amazing
to come home to the peace and tranquility after the
day of crowds at Disney. This place has it all. We
had a blast and highly recommend it.
great place to stay
this was a great place. perfect location, very quiet and clean. I would highly recommend it, so much better than a hotel.
Orange Park, FL
Would Definitely Stay Again
This was the first time we had ever rented a vacation home. We usually go to hotels or condos, but with 8 adults (us and our adult children and their spouses) we decided to try the home rental route. We would do it again in a heartbeat. This house was very clean and had all the amenities you would want in a vacation home. It's proximity to Disney World was an added plus as we would be so tired at the end of a long day at the parks and not having a long drive back to the house was great. Being able to all eat breakfast together before we would leave for the day and then enjoying each others company at the end of the day in the great room was so appreciated. We also liked the fact that Windsor Hills is a secured gated community with 24 hour guards manning the entrance. The home is nearby grocery stores, and fast-food restaurants - just perfectly located. Prior to renting the home I had several questions for David & Fran and they responded right away to my emails. The rental process was easy and the gentleman at the rental office was extremely courteous and helpful. All-in-all, we had a wonderful experience. My kids keep complementing me on my 'find'!
Eric and Krista Lavonas
Perfect vacation rental experience
Absolutely a flawless rental experience.
Communications were excellent, check-in was easy, directions were simple. The house is exactly as described, and the photographs were accurate/representative. The property was spotless, spacious, and everything we could have asked for. Location is < 5 minutes from the south entrance to the Disney property. Actual travel times were 45-50 minutes to the Magic Kingdom entry turnstiles (mostly spent on parking tram and monorail), 15-20 minutes to the turnstiles of of Epcot and Animal Kingdom, 10 minutes to Downtown Disney. Pool and spa were very refreshing after a long day of walking the parks. Publix and Super Target grocery stores are < 5 minutes west on Rt. 192.
We will definately return, and definately rent the same home again.
Two bits of advice for fellow travelers:
(1) We made breakfast in our rental home. For lunch, we packed sandwiches and snacks, and purchased drinks and ice cream from WDW. Although WDW claims to ban food from outside, they clearly were not enforcing this rule at the time of our visit. All bags entering WDW are searched, we weren't hiding anything, and they let us through with a "Have a Magic Day" every time. Saved at least $8 /person /day that way, and ate healthier as well.
(2) Commute times from the home are as above. These are as fast or faster than using the Disney transportation system from their resorts, with the sole exception that guests in one of the hotels on the monorail line (Polynesian, Contemporary, Grand Floridian) get to the Magic Kingdom faster b/c they bypass the Transportation and Ticket Center. Of course, we paid less than half what the guests at those hotels paid, with more space, our own pool, and not held hostage to Disney Dining.
This was a great property.
christchurch, new zealand
We booked a late deal with David and Fran for a very reasonable price given what we had been spending in hotels previously. It was easy to find and the key code approach is way easier than having to keep track of keys.
It was pretty weird driving in to Windsor Hills. It really is a US style gated community with all the houses in the same style and painted beige. Driving along in our enormous mini-van with very cool automatic doors made us feel right at home.
The house has 2 garage doors if you need to park up inside. The hallway led into an open plan style kitchen, dining room and living area. 3 bedrooms downstairs (2 master, one twin) and 2 twins upstairs, all with their own bathrooms which is very nice...as well as tvs in every room (with dvds).
The kitchen is large and well equipped with dishwasher and huge fridge/freezer. Washer machine and dryer was in the garage and was very handy.
It was a lovely touch that both the kitchen and dining tables were fully laid out....very welcoming. The living area had a large sofa which could seat 7 people no problem as well as a couple of armchairs and a massive tv as well. they had some dvds and plenty of books to read including guides to Disney.
It's a great spot for accessing Disney. Took us 10mins door to door to get to the parks. Lots of shops close by but if you are looking for decent food try Whole Foods which is just of the I-4 and Sand Lake road.
We didn't use the pool area as it was way to cold to even heat the pool. Also as we were only there for 4 nights we didn't use any of the resort facilities so can't comment.
Overall a great place to stay for Disney and especially good for families.
Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
Wonderful stay in a lovely home
The paperwork with David and Fran was a breeze. Communication was easy and quick.
The house has a lot of space. There were eight of us (including six adults) and we could have easily fit two more people. Pots, pans and dishes and plentiful. Only two teenie-weenie situations were the lack of dishwasher liquid (single dose for a week's stay) and detergent (we are asked to wash any extra towels we use but are not provided any detergent... we had to buy some, as well as toilet paper, but I think that is typical of house-renting)
The house temperature programming is tricky. Manual override was possible in six-hour frames, daily, but we woke up to 65 degrees every morning. On the opposite, during the day, the heat was set to 80 degrees. We actually turned the system off for a day and the house remained at about 70 degrees, even though it was in the low 50's outdoors.
Pool heat did what it could in the cold. It's only on for eight hours a day. That was sufficient enough to heat the spa up (close to 100 degrees I believe), and we used it for three days, even though it was about 50 degrees outside. We also managed to get in the pool (in the 80's I believe) on those days.
The clubhouse is great. Pool was heated (80's), the spa was very popular, as was the water slide. The sundry store proved very useful, and the kids enjoyed the arcade.
We did not use the sports courts, but went to see them and everything looked A-1.
I highly recommend this house, and I wish we will be back one day.
Two thumbs up.
A great experience
It was the firts time that we rented a house for our vacations and all my family loved!
The house is great. All rooms are very confortable and it has all you need to have a good stay.
Parry Sound Ontario Canada
Great home, close to everything
We enjoyed our stay at this home. It was clean and plenty big enough for our 2 families. The pool and hot tub are great. We had 3 babies in our group and this house was very child friendly. It is close to shopping and attractions and the airport. We would definately stay here again.
Florida at it's best!
We have stayed in numerous villas in Florida and
can say this is best we have had.
It's ideally located at the west end of Kissimmee
very close to the Disney area and near the I4 which
will take you to Universal and Sea World.
The location helps if you want to take a midday
break from the theme parks and return on the
The gates to Windsor Hills have 24 hour Guards
which helps peace of mind and all the facilities
were well maintained.
The villa itself is well maintained and luxurious.
The villa management company are friendly and
We would certainly visit this villa again and would
have no hesitation in recommending it to friends.
home away from home
We had an awesome time!!! The home was clean and bright and had everything we needed. The rooms were spacious and the pool was a big hit with everyone. We did have a couple of hick-ups, but they got resolved by the mangement fairly quickly. All in all we had a wonderful experience! So much better than staying in a hotel. Loved the fact that it was a gated community and so close to Disney. We will definately come back again. I would recommend David & Fran's villa to all my friends.
The Proberts family
A wonderful base to experience the many activities of Orlando
From the first contact through their website to the actual stay in Windsor Hills the assistance given could not have been easier or more helpful. The Villa itself was well equipped, furnished to a very high standard and felt very secure within the security guarded gated community.The combined features of the Air Conditioning and the swimming pool area made it difficult to entice our boys away to the theme parks just a short car ride away.
Overall our first visit to Orlando was a great success with David & Fran's Orlando Villa being a significant factor.
Better than Expected
David and Fran's Lakefront Villa was more than we could have expected. We opened the door and it was even more beautiful than the pictures. It was a perfect place to bring our family and extended family. So close to Disney that we could go to the parks in the morning, return for a dip in our private pool, then return to the parks later in the day. The main pool was fantastic also when we wanted a little bigger area to play in. I highly recommend the home and we can hardly wait to return.
A wonderful family vacation
We stayed at Fran and David's for a wonderful 4th of July week. We arrived late
at night after a long drive to a clean, inviting, spacious home- so welcoming
and exciting! We were traveling with our 1 year old and found the home to be
perfect for adults and children alike. The rooms were large and comfortable,
the shared spaces open and the pool and hot tub beyond words!! Thank you
so much for sharing your home with us. We will be back and will tell all of our
friends and family about it!
A great place to stay - very relaxing.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the house - the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, the bathrooms are excellent and the living room is a great place to spend time together. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the pool/hot-tub are great for lazy days in the sun or cool summer nights. I recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit Orlando. It's perfectly situated for access to downtown Orlando and the Disney parks.
WINDSOR HILLS ORLANDO LAKEFRONT VILLA
Our family had a wonderful vacation when we stayed here in July 2007. The home was everything that was promised and made vacation wonderful with our children. We have stayed onsite at Disney many times and found that staying in this home was so much more relaxing with young children and much more economical. We look forward to staying here again.
Thank you David & Fran
The FitzGerald Family
Great locations just a couple of miles from Disney - would recom
Just a quick note on our return from your villa to pass on our thanks - a great home and location - we had a wonderful time. I will pass-on my recommendation to anyone who asks. Thanks again - we hope to use again in the future.
kansas city, missouri
Best place we've ever stayed
We feel very lucky to have found Dave and Fran's Lakefront Villa. It was perfect for our family of nine, which included two people with disabilities. They were very easy to deal with and good with communication. Do not have any reservations about the quality of service you will receive from them.
The villa is very clean and looks fantastic. The pool and jacuzzi were the highlights for our three kids. They would swim first thing in the morning, and end our busy days with a swim. The area is very safe and secure and very very quiet. It was a great respite from Disney. Those Disney resorts seem to be packed with people and very busy and loud. The house was sort of our vacation within our vacation. We would sit outside at night and unwind and could see the Epcot fireworks in the distance.
It's close to everything you would want to do in Orlando. The resort area also has a fantastic pool that our kids loved (ages 5-6-8). Everything was top notch and the VALUE that you get for the money can't be beat.
I highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed. We are going to start saving today in order to make a return visit. Do it and enjoy!
The Miller Family
St. Louis, MO
The home had everything we needed and a great view of the lake! It was very roomy and felt like home. It is close to everything - Disney, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, etc. The rental process was a breeze and we had great communication from David & Fran! We will definitely be back to stay!
Marion and Tony
GREAT ORLANDO VILLA
All that you could ask for. Lovely, well equipped & maintained house in an excellent location with easiy access to Disney, local restaurants and shopping. A great place for all the family
Bedford, United Kingdom
Peaceful retreat near to the fun!
This house is a real "home" with everything you could need. It is near to restaurants and shopping malls and only 10 minutes drive from Disney parks. It is so peaceful as it backs onto a beautiful lake - just what is needed after a hectic day of fun.
Nothing could better it- the pool, the beautiful peaceful outlook, proximity to restaurants and shopping. Something for everyone.
We had a fantastic time there, again, and highly recommend it to families and couples alike. We would certainly like to return!
London, Ontario, Canada
Wonderful home -- great proximity to Disney Parks!
We just spent a wonderful week at the home. This was the first time
that we stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel -- and it
was perfect. The house was closer to the Disney resorts than we even
planned, just a short drive away. Everything was in order when we
arrived. We'd definitely recommend this house - especially if you're
bringing kids and want to spend some of your vacation to take a "day
off' from Disney and rest by the pool. :)
Keith and Sue
Burlington, ON Canada
Great home close to Disney and attractions
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful villa for 10 days with good friends of ours. It was perfect for the 8 of us, plenty of space and beds for everyone. It is very close to Disney World and shopping. We opted for the spa heat as well as a BBQ rental. Both were worth the extra money. To have the spa heated after a long day at the park was heaven and it was great to cook an easy meal on the grill once we got home.
The pictures don't lie. The villa looks exactly like the pictures. The only things that seemed to be absent from the home were BBQ utensils, a cutting board and a dish drainer.
Check in was quick and easy. We were handed our welcome envelope with our security code for the front door. We really liked that they change it for each rental. We also really appreciated the gated security within the community. Having young children, it's always nice to have that extra piece of mind.
The community itself is beautiful. Great playgrounds for the kids and the community pool and slide are great fun!
The house backs on to a little pond. We had birds walking right up to our enclosure. It was so peaceful. We even got to watch fireworks one night while sitting in the hot tub - it doesn't get better than that!
All in all, we had a fabulous holiday and we are already talking about going back!
We truly enjoyed our stay at David and Frans lovely home. We had 8 adults and 2 children. This home was very comfortable for all of us. Home is in a very beautiful neighborhood. Great play area for the kids just a half block away. Pool and Hot Tub were great. Close to all Disney attractions. Would definitely recommend this property. Wonderful people to do business with.
We had a fantastic holiday, and the villa was superb. Fitted with everything we needed for a great family holiday.
Great Location. When we return to Orlando, which we will surely do, then we will check out your villa first, and will recommend to friends.
Wonderful Vacation Home!
This was our first Disney vacation as a family, so we weren't quite sure how much we would like it . . . the house made ALL the difference for us. We could leave the crowds and enjoy the peace, quiet and privacy of the home and pool. On several occasions while we were at the parks, we'd ask the children what they wanted to do next and they would unanimously respond, "Let's go to the house and swim!" And as we were leaving Orlando to go home, our nine year old grandson said "I wish we could stay a month"
We WILL go to Orlando again for vacation and we WILL rent THIS house again! We cannot speak too highly about the house, pool, facilities, community, etc! Everything was EXACTLLY as described . . . clean and well maintained and the service providers were exceptional!
Can't wait to go back again!
Our group of 6 (2 adults and 2 kids) couldn't have asked for anything more for our most recent trip to Florida. Windsor Hills is a wonderful and quiet resort, and the owners of this property are a pleasure to deal with. This house is beautifully maintained, bright and very clean. The location couldn't be better. Disney, Sea World, shopping and dining all are a short drive away, and a gorgeous view from which we could see Magic Kingdom fireworks and, unbelievably, the launch of the Discovery shuttle. The pool and hot tub are phenomenal. There is also easy access to a community pool with water slide and hot tub, a fantastic playground and a great clubhouse for teenagers. Highest recommendations. Can't wait to come back for a third visit.
This place ROCKS
This place is awesome. Very clean and well maintained. It is right in the middle of everywhere. Your own private pool and hot tub is fabulous.