Orlando vacation pool home in the Blue Ridge subdivision of Southchase
Description from the manager
This Excellent Vacation Home is of the Excellent Standard category. The villa is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac (no through traffic) in the Blue Ridge sub-division in Southchase, Orlando, close to the intersection of SR417 (Greeneway) and Orange Blossom Trail. 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 and long-distance calling within the United States and Canada.
The villa has plenty extras to make your stay very enjoyable. It has been furnished to a good standard. When entering the villa the living room is straight ahead, with the dining room, kitchen and breakfast corner to the left of it, the 3 bedrooms to the right. There is a spacious, very well fitted kitchen. The breakfast corner, living room and Master bedroom all look onto the pool area. From the kitchen 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, 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 is right next to the kitchen. The living room with digital cable TV leads through the sliding patio doors to swimming pool area, with fences on both sides for your privacy and open in the back, offering a wide view of the large pond behind the villa. Pool deck chairs and sun loungers allow for late night, pool side relaxing. The pool at this home is heated by direct sunlight only; additional pool heating is not available at this time.
On the right, next to the living room area, you will find the three bedrooms. The master bedroom with Queen Bed is in the rear, with large walk-in closet and the en suite bath room, with vanity, garden tub with 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 right in between them, and has a vanity, shower tub and toilet. All bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans.
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.
Dear Teresa, thank you for an excellent review score. We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
TN, United States
"vacation home in orlando"
Left on 06/02/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Amanda A.Reviewed Jun 2, 2013Stayed May 2013
cant beat it for the price and was pretty pleased overall but the house was not clean when we arrived there was dust on all of the electronics and stains here and there on carpet which is common for rental property's .towels and rags smelled(stunk) like they had stayed in the washer for days before they were dried. pool bottom was stained but water was clean. pest prob in main bathroom and back sliding door every morning. no light in car garage.cracker,cookies and train tracks inside couch cushings . used toilet paper behind tv stand in main bedroom. blinds missing various fins. but as stated cant beat it for the money. neighborhood was decent but there was a few nights you could here loud car music and tire burnouts late. guest bathroom would run longer than main bathroom .furniture was nice. beautiful ceilings and fans. awesome central heat and air system . dishes and kitchen appliances were clean . house style and layout beautiful in and out . a++ for alarm system . working internet and cable . good screen system around pool...would highly recommend and use again in future
Dear Amanda, thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate your points regarding the cleanliness and hope that during a next visit you will contact us immediately as the items indicated by you are well below our standards and would have been corrected right away if pointed out to us. Also, every property is treated very regularly to prevent pest issues in the first place. However htis being Florida cannot prevent a few bugs entering the house every now and then but when pointed out to our Guest Services during yor stay our pest control team will come by and do an extra treatment, on the spot. We are happy to read that these issues did not take away too much of your overall experience as you are indicating that you still highly recommend this wonderful home and would definitely use it again in the future. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you visit the area.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Stoneville, New Foundland, Canada
"great place to stay"
Left on 05/17/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 17, 2013Stayed May 2013
our family enjoyed staying here, it was a great location,close to everything,the house was clean,we had no problems. thanks
Dear Tina, thank you for an excellent review score. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
"centrally located house"
Left on 05/15/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Gerben V.Reviewed May 15, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
The house is located in a quiet residential suburb. Location was not far from shopping and theme parks. The house was clean and in good condition. Everything worked just fine. Nice pool, just needs some paint. Very good price for what 's on offer!
Dear Gerben, thank you for a great review. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful home and all the area has to offer. Point taken on the pool; the pool bottom shows some discolorations in the concrete, built up over the years. The home owner is currently considering resurfacing the pool to make it look 100% again. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
OH, United States
Left on 04/17/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Mark P.Reviewed Apr 17, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Definately a great place for the price! Not a bad location either. Relatively short distance away from all activities!!
Dear Mark, thank you for a great review. Glad you enjoyed this great value and location. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Cambs, United Kingdom
"Nice place, close to the parks"
Left on 04/15/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Louise T.Reviewed Apr 15, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
Very clean property, very attentive staff - couldn't find the towels on the first day, but eventually found them in the airing cupboard(!) - staff rang moments later much to our chagrin...doh.
We were lucky with the weather and moments by the pool with squirrels running around the screens were fun.
Would recommend this property very highly.
Dear Louise, thank you for a great review. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful vacation home. No worries about phone call where you were asking for more towels; the home has many closets and cupboards so yes, it does take a little bit to familiarize oneself with all its contents. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Il, United States
"nice place to stay at a reasonable price"
Left on 03/29/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Christopher P.Reviewed Mar 29, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Very good, but a couple of suggestions. We were expecting TV with cable in each room. The living room only had it which was dissappointing. The twin bedrooms can use new mattresses. And the couch in the living room was very uncomfortable. I would still hoghly recommend this property and the company for a quality experience.
Dear Christopher, thank you for your review and feedback. Sorry we did not meet your expectations regarding TVs in each bedroom. Please note that the home is advertised with a flatscreen in the family room and only one other TV in the master bedroom. Your comment about the matresses must be the result of personal preference, as all matresses in this wonderful vacation home are brand new as of this last January (2013), and are said (by other guests since then) to be very comfortable. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Culberson, NC, United States
"Nice house but not clean"
Left on 03/05/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 5, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The house and location in general were okay. The problem with the house was the cleanliness of it. It was not very clean at all we actually found plates in the cabinet that looked like someone ate chocolate cake on them and put them back in the cabinet. Spent the first day cleaning it enough to feel comfortable in it. I would check into what your cleaning crew are actually doing.
Dear Cindy, thank you very much for your review and feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found food residue on some of the plates; that should obviously not have happened. I am afraid we can not check every single plate or cup in each kitchen during our standard pre-arrival inspections, but please rest asuured our housekeeping runs everything through the dish washer while they clean the house. I think during this particular departure clean the housekeeper did not pay enough attention to the plates coming out of the dish washer when putting them away. Great feedback though so thanks again. We look forward to welcoming you in the future.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Williamsville, NY, United States
"Great stay - convenient location"
Left on 02/28/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 28, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
I would choose this home rental over a hotel room 10 times out of 10. Clean, conveniently close to Universal Studios and affordable!
Dear James, thank you for an excellent review score. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful home and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Auburn, KY, United States
Left on 02/20/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 20, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
The home was comfortable and and the furnishing were nice,but needs some updates. The carpet was dirty and the stove burners needed cleaning. A little mold in the master bath tub;a poor repair on the tile. Did not get to enjoy the pool because of the weather.
Dear Jayne, thank you very much for your review and constructive feedback. This home is in the process of updating: the master bedroom was recently updated and next month (March) both bathrooms will be completely retiled and replumbed to create that more modern look. This work has been planned for some time but with the many confirmed bookings into this wonderful home we had to wait anothter month. This will take care of the tile repair concern too. Some carpet "stains" are actually cleaned areas but showing minor discolorations, left behind after deeper stain removal, which must be what you are referring too? Our apologies for the stove burners in need of cleaning; great feedback, thank you! We noticed that some grease residue on the flip side must have caused unnecessary burning of oil. We will make sure that during cleans we check the bottom side of each burner too. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time you visit the area.
Minnesota, United States
Left on 01/20/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Kenneth F.Reviewed Jan 20, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
Thanks Adam for your great feedback. So ants seem to be a problem again now that the weather offers very little rain. The best way indeed to keep them out is to clean up and take the trash out daily. We have now also caulked a few tiny hair cracks in the seal around the kitchen window which may have allowed the ants inside a bit too easilly in the first place. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you again.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Colchester, CT, United States
"Nice place to stay in Orlando"
Left on 09/27/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 27, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
This was a wonderful home in a wonderful location in Orlando. We only had one problem and that was with the shower in the master bathroom. But since we just used the other shower it did not matter to us. I did however leave a note upon our departure. I would stay there again anytime I was in Orlando.
Dear Maureen, thank you very much for your great review. The issue with the shower in the master bath had a very easy solution; the hot and cold water supply for this shower were reversed, so if you would have turned the knob the other way (towards 'cold') you actually would have received the hot water... Please accept our apologies if that caused any inconvenience. Next time anything comes up during your stay, simply call us as we are available 24/7 to attend to possible concerns. We look forward to seeing you again!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Orlando, FL, United States
"Well located but not very comfortable"
Left on 09/16/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
House was in an excellent location but furnishings, especially mattresses were cheap and not very comfortable. House lacked enough towels.
Dear Alfredo, thank you very much for this review. As each house should have enough towels for your use, we have done a recount after your departure and even though the inventory matched our guideline we decided to add a few extra. Next time just give us a call so we can correct this while you are here. We understand mattresses are very personal where it comes to preference for a degree of firmness. Most of our mattresses are of a medium to hard firmness, simply because the softer ones loose their firmness all together too quickly. Thanks again for staying that whole month with us and we look forward to seeing you again!
NC, United States
"could be better"
Left on 07/09/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Louise L.Reviewed Jul 9, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
ants were in the tub every day under main bed not vacuumed not enough storage dishes for leftovers need TVs in all bedrooms still tell friends to rent
Hi Louise, thank you very much for your feedback. Wow, sorry to hear that you had an ant problem and that the space under the bed was missed during the vacuum. In the event that something like this would occur again, please call us so we may correct such a mistake immediately. We take your feedback to heart and will add some storage dishes to the, other than that, well-equipped kitchen. A TV in each bedroom is recommended more often, and up to the home owner for consideration. If any are added we will update the listing details stating that bonus feature. We hope we may welcome you back next time you visit the area!
FL, United States
"5 STAR SERVICE!!!"
Left on 04/09/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Alba D.Reviewed Apr 9, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
IT WAS 9:OOPM SATURDAY, AND FOR MISTAKE I DELETE THE INFO IN MY GPS..INCLUDING OF CORSE THE ADRESS OF MY RENTED HOME. I CALL "REMBER" THE PERSON WHO HELPED ME THRU THE RENT PROCESS AND IN ABOUT 3 MIN. HE RETURNED MY CALL HELPING ME WITH THE ADRESS. EXCELLENT SERVICE!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THEM 100%.
Hi Alba, glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sharing the example of a service request during non-office hours; it is exactly why travelers often prefer to book a home with a professional Vacation Home Management company (like us); we are on calll 24/7, because you never know when a need for assistance arises. Hope to welcome you again soon.
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