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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 4 / Sleeps 10 / Villa
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 4  Sleeps: 10  Type: Villa
FLIPKEY: WINNER TOP VACATION RENTAL THREE YEARS!!
TripAdvisor property ID 2185212

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Book this 5 bedroom villa in Orlando today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 45 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1145 to as high as $1310, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 15, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Mr G.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 Aug 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Orlando Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa


  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features


  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • DVD player
  • Games room
  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Outdoor


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (45)

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“Just as described, Perfect for Families with young children. We highly recommend”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2015

We found this home to be just as described on the website and the owner was very responsive to our inquiries. The house was very clean and well maintained, the carpet on the main floor appeared to be virtually brand new, though I'm not sure carpet is the best choice for the main living area, tile or hardwood floors would be better, but that's just a personal preference. The sofas in the living room were very comfortable and the large TV was nice as well. The kitchen is very well appointed with basically everything you need to cook. They even have plastic cups, plates and utensils available which were great for the kids. Our kids were in love with the game-room/toy area in the garage which has tons of great toys, and we had to drag them out of there every morning to leave for the park. The park by the way is about 20 minutes away and there is quite a lot of traffic, so plan accordingly. The pool was very nice and clean, and it appeared the pool decking was just freshly painted. My only issue with the pool was the temperature; it was extremely cold which I honestly didn't expect since the temps outside were in the high 80s and low 90s. The kids enjoyed the pool despite the temperature, but the adults rarely swam because it was just too chilly. I mistakenly thought the pool was heated, but after contacting the management company and the owner realized that you are required to pay extra daily for pool heat. It was my mistake for not reading the description more closely, but I do disagree with charging a daily fee for the heat. It is necessary during the non-summer months and should be included in the rental price. I would much rather the rental price be slightly higher and include the pool heat, than be forced to pay an exorbitant amount each day, and have to deal with the management company to come and turn on the heat. Which by the way, when I called the management company to turn it on, they didn't show up when they promised and the heat was never turned on. To be honest, the lady who came to check the pool chemicals while we were there was quite rude and a little nasty to us, but the owner has no control over her behavior. Despite all of that, the pool was a big hit with the kids, which is all that really matters anyway. Additionally, the patio furniture was nice and in good condition, with plenty of comfortable seating. The only real maintenance issue we had was with the sliding glass door to the pool area; it kept coming off the track and was a bit difficult to close and probably needs some repair or adjustment, but it wasn't a big problem. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all fantastic, there is a lot of space if you have a large family, and the closets are very good size for a vacation trip. We used the washer and dryer several times, which was very convenient as well. We also thought the home was very tastefully decorated throughout. The stroller came in very handy; we thought our 4 year old would be fine without one but quickly discovered he needed one. Luckily we didn't have to rent one at the park since the owners provided them. I would highly recommend this property and will consider staying here again on our next trip. Overall our stay was very pleasant, the issues we had we minor and certainly did not take away from our trip.

“Fabulous”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2014

Thank you for a wonderful holiday . The villa was all we expected and more. The comfort of a home from home. The outside pool area was just lovely and very private.And the covered area was great for relaxing out of the sun. Your outdoor furniture was also very comfortable. Most of our days and evenings were spent there when not in the Parks or shopping ! The availability of wifi is a must for travelling with our daughter so thank you for that . I have no negative comments only positive ones and we all would love to return and were sad that the holiday was over.

“Fabulous Orlando Residence”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2013

Everything about this home worked out well, even before we got there. My iPhone SatNav app let us down, so we fell back on the written directions from the owner which got us there perfectly. On first entering the property we had great first impressions. It's such a cliche to say "the pictures don't do it justice", but they really don't. It's impossible to convey the sense of space you get with this generously sized villa. As a family of five we occupied just three of the five bedrooms (two of the kids shared), so we had plenty of space to store suitcases and holiday shopping. The downstairs bedroom suite is self-contained with ample room for another adult couple if you wanted to take grandparents or friends along. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped, with everything we needed to cater meals in (and we had a fair few meals in the villa). Not once did we say "Oh there's no such and such", everything we needed was at hand including plastic everything for safe use out by the pool. There's nothing nicer than having breakfast outside in October, knowing that it's cold and damp back home. Massive TV in the lounge kept the kids busy when not swimming. Spongebob seemed like it was on 24/7! Hardly needed to watch Tv on this holiday though. Outside the pool area is lovely, we could hardly keep the kids out of it. Every spare moment they had, they wanted to be swimming. We probably should have paid for pool heat at this time of year, but the kids didn't seem too bothered. Safety is well taken care of, with a locking bar on the pool patio doors and a pool fence to stop younger children wandering out there. Nearby restaurants and supermarkets are extremely handy, although the drive to the parks can take longer than expected if the lights are against you. We spent a wonderful 19 days at the property and never regretted the decision to book. Super-helpful owner, great price and a fantastic holiday home make this one we'd not hesitate to recommend.

“This is the vacation we all dream of !!!”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

Where do I start with this review, I could fill this box full of our vacation experience's and lifelong memories this vacation has given us, but put simply...book it!!! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

“A Home from Home in Sunny Florida”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2013

Just home from our second trip to Orlando staying at Garry & Ann's lovely villa - Closest to the Magic and all I can say is "when can we go back for a third stay?!" As soon as you step through the door you instantly feel at home, with a spacious living area, well equipped kitchen and large bedrooms. Not to mention the wonderful pool/spa/deck area - a real treat at the end of a long tiring day at the theme parks! The home is alarmed as well as being in a gated community, which adds a level of security to your stay. A safe is available for use too which comes in very handy for stashing away passports and the like. The views in the morning from the pool area are second to none - beautiful sunrises and hot air balloons in the distance. What a lovely way to start a day! With a Publix and a Walmart a short drive away, you can quickly make this villa feel like home after stocking up on provisions. A large fridge, an oven and microwave, as well as other small kitchen appliances allow you to have a meal or two at "home". A choice to eat out by the pool or at the large dining table. We feel this villa offers great value for money - it's huge! And we would hesitate to recommend Garry and ann's Closest to the Magic villa to our friends and family (and you, reading this review!)

“Best family vacation ever.”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2013

My husband and I were used to travelling to nice hotels. Then came along our 2 children... and we had to find a more spacious option for our family vacation. We quickly found ourselves on Flipkey, looking at various properties, and this is how we found Garry & Ann's house. As it was our first time renting a vacation house, we were a bit nervous and apprehensive. Communication was seamless, and the owners are very friendly as well, which helped putting us at ease right away. We were very pleasantly surprised when we first saw the house. It is located in a gated community. We felt safe at all times, and the neighbours were nice and friendly too. It was minutes away from the grocery & drug store, as well as a few restaurants. Very convenient location. The house itself is very well maintained. We were surprised at how clean it was, we didn't expect that from a rental. It had everything we needed, and more : the crib was perfect for our baby, my daughter had " her princess bed", and we were pleased with the master bedroom down the hall. As promised, they also had strollers, a high chair, games, movies, etc., everything they advertise and more. All in all, we had a blast and cannot wait to go back. I would totally recommend it to families, as it has everything young children (and their parents !) need. We will never stay in hotels again, and we are so glad we found Garry and ann's house.

“Dont think about it...just book it!!”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

"After nearly a full day of travelling to Florida (the joy of indirect flights) all 10 of us were shattered and just wanted to get to the villa and rest our heads...but we couldn't, as soon as we put our feet through the door of the villa, we all perked up and went busy exploring this beautiful holiday home, we couldn't believe our luck at choosing such a gorgeous place to stay, not only was it a very good size, ample enough for 6 adults and 4 children to live in comfortably, but it is also very tastefully decorated, with lots of extras and home comforts. The pool is amazing and the spa just perfect after a long day in the parks. The owners couldn't be anymore helpful or friendly, any queries were dealt with quickly. The villa is in a brilliant location to visit the parks with Disney being no more that 20 minutes drive, and Seaworld/International drive area an extra 10 minutes, but very easy to find! The nearest shops were only 1 minute drive away where there is a Publix and a CVS pharmacy amongst others. I doubt we could have found a more suitable villa for the amount of people we have with us and if we all venture out to Florida we wouldnt hesitate to book here again".

“Total Relaxation Vacation”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2012

My family and my in-laws stayed for 2 weeks at Garry & Anns fantastic home in Davenport. This was to be our holiday of a lifetime to celebrate my mother and father in laws 40th Wedding anniversary - which we planned to begin with a 7 day Caribbean Cruise and then 2 weeks in a villa. I know Garry from working together, so he really made the villa part of the plan really easy. And what a home!!. Right from the moment we opened the door it was perfect for what we wanted - quiet area, close to all the major parks and eating places (and shopping malls for the ladies of the group!!), private pool and masses of space which you could only dream of back home. Although we didn't require the Management Company as such, you were only a phone call away if you had any problems. Garry & Anne - thank you so much for making our holiday such a memorable experience by allowing us to live in your beautiful home for a fortnight. You deserve to be so proud of it!!.

“Wonderful Stay at Tuscan Hills Villa”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2012

We have just returned from a two week stay in Garry & Ann's beautiful courtyard villa in Tuscan Hills. The villa was just as the pictures on their website, immaculate and very clean - bedrooms were beautiful and very comfortable - and the many extras such as safe, alarm, ps2 and games, wifi etc etc made our stay so enjoyable. As it was so hot in our 2 week stay we certainly made use of the private pool - with no rear neighbours and privacy to the sides we spent many a happy hour in the jacuzzi and pool. Tuscan Hills itself we found very peaceful, and great secure entrance too. We also found the 'check in' very easy too with the key placed in a locked keypad at the door ready for us to access. Good positioning on the Us27 for both the I4 and 192, with restaurants and shops very nearby. All in all a fabulous holiday. The owners are so helpful too and always answered any queries extremely promptly. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

“Fantastic Holiday including a wedding!!!”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2012

We stayed the first two weeks of December 2012. Garry and ann's villa is an excellent property, in a great location.The pictures are a true image of this villa and there are loads of restaurants and supermarkets near by. We were just a party of four so had plenty of room!!! The Pool and spa were fantastic and the pool heat allowed us to use this both in the mornings and evenings. Garry was great at answering any questions we had. We would recommend this villa to friends and family. Thanks again for letting us stay at your home. Mr & Mrs Matthews and the new Mr & Mrs Matthews ( my husbands brother and new wife married out there on 6th Dec 2011)

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