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Book this 6 bedroom house in Kissimmee today! A total of 12 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 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $971 to as high as $1295, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 26, 2017.
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Orlando Holiday Rental Homes
Orlando Holiday Rental Homes
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- 26 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kissimmee Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Satellite TV
- Smoking allowed
– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
“Great Villa and Great Location!”
My family of four plus my mother in law stayed at this property last month. Simply put, it is terrific. The villa has 6 plus bedrooms, numerous bathrooms, a huge pool and spa etc - all of which are luxuriously appointed. We were so close to the Disney parks it made the "Park Hopper" passes we bought very easy to use. We would travel to one park in the morning, return to the villa for lunch and then go to another park in the evening. The villa is located in a very upscale private community and it seemed very safe. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to anybody.
Arrived at the villa and on entering was convinced that I had made the right choice.Villa in an excellent location and very close to disney and restaurants. Good furnishings and six very large bedrooms. Would recommend this villa.
“Great Family Experience”
There were six of us staying in this home, plenty of room, the three separate sitting areas were great, the beds were very comfortable and the neighbourhood was quiet. The pool was wonderful, a little cool when we first arrived but the owner quickly fixed that. Close to shopping and restaurants, we really liked the location and we would definently go back.
Orlando Holiday Rental was great in the service they provided with an easy process for booking and checking in. Upon arrival, we saw that there was no foosball in the table upstairs. They promptly came by and left us two (and our boys were thrilled)! The house itself was great. Plenty of room for our large family of 7. The decor in the house was in great taste. It was elegant: great colors for the rooms and the furniture was classy and comfortable. Though there was no specific kids' decor, the whole family loved the house. It is only 6 miles from Disney, which make the trips back and forth a piece of cake. The only place for improvement would be the kitchen. The dishes are great, but the dishwasher could use updating. The pans were scratched up a bit where it's obvious someone used metal on them and though the house sleeps a lot of people, it's hard to cook for that many with the cookware provided. Aside from that, everything else is fantastic. The pool and hot tub were used almost every day and it never failed to entertain. We were even able to watch movies on Netflix through their TV in the living room. The place was classy enough for us to feel pampered, yet comfortable enough for us to feel at home. Thank you!
“Home away From Home”
This was my 1st time planning a trip for a large group and overall I must say I had an ammmaaazzziinnnggg experience. The house was lovely. From location, to decor, to up-to-date appliances and electronics. It was just perfect. The kitchen was beautiful, it had a great layout that allowed for cooking large, family-style meals. The living room was bright and colorful. Very warm and welcoming and def where most time was spent. The bedrooms were large and accomodating. Beds were very comfy and bathrooms were very clean. W/D was a plus! All I needed to but the entire trip was food and laundry detergent, as this home had everything else! Only cons to this home were: 1. Pool Heat is really not pool heat!!! Beware, like another reviewer stated, pool heat is $20/day and only available in 12hr time slots, 8a-8p, which was not stated up front. This was disappointing because I expected pool heat all day for each of the days I paid for it. Also the hot tub was actually a cool tub. The pool was warmer than the hot tub. We called about this issue on the 2nd day and were basically given the run around. No real solution was ever found and all our many, many calls to maintenance and the call center were in vain. Then when I spoke with the owners, they gave me some bs about temperatures, and offered a refund, which I've yet to see. Whatever the case may be, pool heat is Definately an additional fee you can do without!! 2. Home had a garage.+++ But you had to lift it manually.--- totally unsafe 3. Garbage disposal in kitchen didn't work, luckily we didn't need it 4. Spoke with owners Paul & Jill Melvin about late check out and they said it would be fine as long as noone was checking in the day we left. Yeah, it all sounded good until 10:30 the morning we were set to leave, a strange gentleman came to the door and said "I'm here to make sure you are out by 11am".He wasn't even open to hear of the previous arrangements for late check out. Otherwise, home is perfect. Would stay again!
Response from the manager I feel some comments here are unfair and I have forwarded my points to the guest 1 pool heat comments is unfair as member of staff went to the home on Friday which was day after guest arrived and heater is working fine. We have now produced a document to be provided to all guests explaining exactly what to expect from electric heat pumps.. It does take some time to heat spa in cool periods (give it 20 – 30 mins if you want it at optimum temperature) and a sign has now been installed next to pool explaining this. We agreed to refund for the pool heat as guests were difficult to get hold of over the weekend of their stay. This gesture was emailed to guest Friday 25th Jan and guest replied same day thanking us for this. To then write a review on Sun 27th stating she is yet to receive this refund which insinuates she would not be receiving it is a bit of a smack in the face in all honesty as it will always take a few days for this to arrive – especially over a weekend. To say they were given run around is also unfair reflection on member of staff. After visiting home on the Friday to confirm heater was on we then received a call from out of hours call centre asking us to contact guests again on Saturday. We rang home a number of times and also left message on renter’s cell phone explaining hours of operation of pool heater. The guest then rang out of hours call centre again to pass message that whoever was calling him back should just keep calling until he answered. I am sorry but this is not feasible to have one of the team sitting by a phone all day Saturday constantly calling until guest answers phone when message has already been left on answerphone. 2 We gave an early check in free of charge but no late checkout was agreed and I have email to prove this. Guest asked for late checkout between 10AM and 11AM and I replied that no late checkout was necessary as they didn’t need to be out of the home until 11am anyway – see extract from email below Renter email Good Morning Paul I was thinking we should arrive in Fla around 1pm..and possibly check out around 10-11a, if possible..thanks for the swift response!! *Leslie* My reply Leslie If you arrive early and the home is empty just go in. There would only be a problem if we had a departure that day and the cleaner were still in the home Checkout is 11am any way so no problem there Regards Paul Melvin
“Great time at Disney”
We had our family with grandchilden set up for a Disney World trip in December. The house was convenient to Disney and overall a great house for our group. When we were back from Disney and before leaving for the park we used the pool and games to keep the grand children busy, there is a TV in every room and eveything was neat and clean. I would recomend this home to anyone needing a place to stay near Disney.
“A Magical Retreat”
I would recommend the villa to anyone old or young as there is so much or so little to do. The kids disappeared for hours to the upstairs games room, surfing the internet, playing x box and foosball. Whilst we relaxed in the sun with a cold beer in the spa. In te meantime my father sat in the cool reading room enjoying his latest book enjoying the a break from the sun. Cracking facilities and really close to the shops and Disney - the photos and video did not do it justice. Jill and Paul made our stay brilliant.
“very clean but gruesomely hot”
well let me start out by saying house is beautiful def enough room for 10 people very clean provided a plentiful amount of towels and linens and there was a washer/dryer.i personally stayed in master suite on first floor. location was great literally 10 minutes to all disney parks, there is so many restaurants within seconds of house,and a publix every 5 minutes , they sell alcohol everywhere , now my reasons for not staying again are kitchen is not equipped to handle 12 people cooking as it states in can handle there is not enough cookware to handle that big of a group so if u plan on eatting in alot bring ur own cookware, the alarm on house is great nobody will get in but the downfall downstairs windows cannot be opened the is an alarm on every window that goes off everytime u try the back screen door cant be left open either . the pool and hot tub heat has to be paid for and u cant pick days so ur paying if ur at the parks all day and not able to use it it is a daily charge and the heat only runs 7am-7pm (book says 8-8 ) but it wasnt so by 9 at night pool and hot tub freezing so no relaxing after kids are asleep in hot tub and the air conditioning in house is ridiculous they state its set at a comfortable 78 degrees im from nj that is not comfortable it can be lowered to 75 before they start to charge u for it but it doesnt matter the whole house is controlled by owners from thier computer in another country . so we would set it at 75 before bed and by morning it would be turned back up. it was uncomfortabley hot in there sleepless nights. they were the downfalls i think it was 25$ a day for the heat in pool grill is 50$ extra there is not one there. they were very flexaible on allowing us to arrive earlier then checkin time. jill and paul were great with emailing and getting the info right back to u . i hope this helps the next family it just sucked to be that uncomfortable everynight we had 10 people in house 5 adults and 5 children .
Response from the manager In response to this mixed review We do take some notes on board regarding the cookware. The home was stocked for 12 but it does seem that a few breakages along the way means we do need to replace a few items. Some of the other comments are extremely unfair though 1. The alarms on all windows and doors which lead to the pool are required by Florida law to stop children wandering into the pool area. The alternative is a pool fence which most renters find intrusive. 2. Off course you have to pay for pool heat - This is the same with all homes in Orlando and it would be impossible to have this switched on and off each day as per a renters instructions. Also pool heat comes on each day when the pool pump kicks in. The manual in the home may state this comes on 8am – 8p.m and the timer is actually set for 7am – 7 p.m. We do this in the cooler months so that the pool is warmer in the day which is when most renters would like to use it. If the renters had contacted us and asked us to change the time of the pump we could have done this quite easily. 3. The air con is set to 78 degrees which is the recommended temperature for this time of year. There is no charge for air con as the renter states, there is simply a sign telling people should they set it below 75 then it can lead to the unit freezing up and breaking down which they would be charged for. This is pretty standard practice in all short term rental homes. Also if you alter the air con then it will stay at the altered temperature for 4 - 6 hours before gradually moving back to 78 degrees. If renters leave doors and windows open though then the unit will automatically revert to 78 degrees as this is a complete waste of power. Leaving doors and windows open with the AC on means you are effectively paying to cool the air outside the home. I MUST STATE WE HAVE HAD THE HOME FOR 18 MONTHS AND NOT ONE PREVIOUS GUEST HAS HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE AC 4. We offer BBQ hire for $55 per week. This includes delivery, cleaning and gas which I don’t think is excessive Paul Melvin - Owner of Orlando Holiday Rental Homes
“The wow factor”
Stayed at this property for a week in may 2012. We were a party of seven and there was plenty of room for us not to be under anyone's feet. Our 6 year old loved the games area on the landing with the swivel chairs . The pool and spa were great in which to cool off during the hot weather. The owner was very accommodating allowing us to stay on a few extra hours after the 11 am departure time as we had a late flight home. The home is in a new development just off the far east end of the 192. The nearby area has a Publix supermarket within a mile and other dining outlets springing up. We would almost certainly stay here in this home again.
“Beautiful House, Great Vacation!”
We stayed in this home for 9 days in May. The home is just as it is pictured and is very comfortable and quiet. The location is nice, about 15 minutes to the Disney Parks (including traffic). The patio and pool area is nice and relaxing. We had a wonderful time and would recommend to anyone!