Super Villa nr Disney; 4/5 bed (spare playroom/bd). Overlooks lake; two lounges; heated 30ft pool and spa; Premier lgue games; 3gb online access;dvd's;ps2.
Since we bought a house on this estate we have had some of the best times of our lives there. When we decided to buy a second and bigger house, we looked everywhere in Central Florida, at all the old and new estates, but we kept coming back to Crescent Lakes. The estate is lovely. It is built in the middle of the conservation area and you will see eagles and cranes flying overhead as you laze in the spa. The rear view is outstanding as the covered and heated pool backs onto one of the lakes. When we saw this house for sale we knew it was a dream come true. It has over 2700 square foot of living space and has been beautifully furnished by a professional team in 2005. In 2014 we refurbished a good deal of it with new bedding and furniture from top end stores. We absolutely love it there and our kids cry whenever we come back from Crescent Lakes. It is only 15 to 20 minutes from the edge of Disney and Universal and Seaworld are only a few more minutes away. Down the road you will find an animal petting zoo, horse riding stables, and boat rides on the massive lakes to see alligators in their natural habitat. (In season you can also go nightime alligator hunting if you are feeling brave!) . There is an array of excellent golf courses only 10 minutes away. We have tried to put into the house as many extras as we can to make your holiday perfect. There is a tennis court available for free on the estate as well as a basketball court , great kiddies park with adults exercise machines so you can work out and keep an eye on your kids at the same time! There is a brochure in the house with directions to and from all of the facilities and some helpful hints to aid your enjoyment of Orlando. Have a look below at some of the many extras in our gorgeous home.
The home has two lounges: the first has a 55 inch flat screen smart tv with dvd and video (a number of dvd films have been left at the home for your use). There's cable tv with over 70 channels. There is also the option to watch live premier league games. There is a Bose cd player with radio and beautiful furnishings with french doors onto the pool and spa area. The second lounge is at the front of the home and again is furnished exceptionally well. The 'photo on this web page is of the second lounge.
Also downstairs is an unbelievable kitchen breakfast room. The oak kitchen has a huge stainless steel fridge/ freezer, stainless steel range cooker, matching microwave and all the usual utilities such as tea and coffee making facitlities, blender, iron, ironing board, waste disposal, cutlery, crockery etc. It also has a breakfast table where you can eat overlooking the pool with wonderful views of the lake beyond. The separate dining room is of a classical style and completes the downstairs living area again here there are view over the lake. However, there is also a ground floor bathroom and shower; utility room with washer and dryer. This is a HUGE house. The garage has electric doors and there is a remote control for your use whilst there. In the garage is a pro-standard bar football table; Air Hockey table and table tennis table; balls and bats included. There are 4 new bikes in the garage suitable for 2 adults and two kids which are onsite and are available for hire. There is outside security lighting to the front and rear. Whilst we are downstairs we should mention our 30x15 feet heated pool. It is covered by a mesh surround which allows sun to get in (factor 15 protection) There is also a spa in the pool (this is not separately heated) and a large deck and covered lanai to get out of the sun. Luxury patio furniture including 4 loungers, table and chairs allow you to watch the sun go down over the lake with marguerita in hand.
Upstairs there is a fantastic master bedroom with a stunning view of the lake. It's a huge room with his and hers walk in wardrobes and ensuite bath; separate ensuite shower cubicle; large his and hers twin sinks and separate w.c. The decorators have done a fantastic job here: this room must be seen. There is a 27" tv with dvd in the master together with a safe which is available for your use free of charge. There are alarm clocks in all rooms and hairdryers dotted about the house. The other bedrooms comprise the following: one has a single bed and a further bunk bed next to it sleeping three individuals- there is a large wardrobe and lake views here. The next room is a twin bedroom with lakeview comprising two single beds and a wardrobe flat. Screen tv and dvd. There is another double bedroom with dresser wardrobe flat screen tv and dvd completing four formal bedrooms in all.
There is a choice available to you for the open plan fifth bedroom. At the moment we use this as a playroom. It has a number of games and books; tv; p.c. with free high speed 3Gb wi fi access; playstation 2 with ps2 games. Other kid's and family games are also available free of charge for your use. There is a futon here in the playroom which converts into a double bed should you wish to use the fifth bedroom. However, this room will remain open-plan.
Finally, upstairs there is a family bath with twin sinks, bath and shower above. Towels, beach towels, linen, pillows, blankets and spares of everything are included.
I was so disappointed. I stayed here 3 years ago and was so impressed with the home that I couldn't wait to go back. We arrived a little early this year so I did call management to let them know that we had arrived early due to our travel and wasn't greeted in the most polite manner but hey I did arrive early. I was told well luckily the house had been clean already. That was NOT the case. I looked at the beds as I do anywhere I stay and was so disgusted that there was hair on the pillow cases and underneath the sheets. The pillow cases had drool stains. I stripped all the beds and washed all the sheets and pillows that we were using. The bathroom downstairs smelled like urine. The kitchen glass table looked like it was never wiped down. The vents in all the rooms were black and dusty so much so that it was on the ceiling. The dining room chairs which had plastic on them were all ripped up. The owners are amazing however they may want to reconsider who they hire to clean their home.
Reply from Martin
I did in fact get a call from the agent on the day you moved in who had not received any calls from you saying you were going in early. You certainly ddidn't ask me. I sent you a sheet saying that check in wss 3pm so that we had time to clean the house before you arrived. The agent got there at around 11am and called me to say you had already arrived and were in bed!! So I'd don't know what time you arrived. So clearly the house wasn't cleaned and prepared after the last guest moved out because you had moved in early without asking me! It isn't the agents fault I'm afraid.they keep the house spotless. If you went to a hotel you would expect to wait until the room was cleaned. That is why we say 3pm. If you had asked me if you could check in early I would have said no on this occasion because there was already a guest there. So I am very disappointed you have left this review when we work so hard to keep this property in tip top condition for guests. I don't usually rant on like this but I think you have been massively unfair and I am a little upset. Martin
The villa was perfect for our holiday, exactly as described in the advert and even bigger than it appears on the photographs. Equipped with everything you would need and more, it feels like your home away from home. On arrival the house was spotlessly clean, and the managing agents Jess and Lee were brilliant at answering any queries, including where to get the best electrical bargains!
Immediately after the booking was confirmed, the owners were in contact asking if there was anything we needed and recommending places to go that they had found on their visits that would suit the age group of our party. Extremely helpful in answering the queries you always have when booking a holiday about the area if you don't know it.
As described, the house is in a quiet location and a car is essential for getting anywhere, but the payback is the peace, quiet, and the views over the lake at the back where you can just sit for hours watching the wildlife!
An amazing villa and I would definitely stay here again when Florida comes round o9n the holiday wish list.
This is the second time we have stayed on this property and once again loved every day we were there. The location of the house is great and close to all the attractions. However, it's hard to tear yourself away from the lovely home with the pool and spa overlooking the lake.
We had three generations there at there was plenty of room for everyone. The owners were great and communicated quickly and answered all of our questions and went above and beyond to makes sure we had all the information we needed to make our stay great. Their management company was very helpful as well and kept the place looking great. We would definitely go back again and hope to have the opportunity to do so soon!
Wow what a fantastic house to stay in for our family. We were a family of four and on arrival we thought there was plenty of room for more another family to join us. The house is so spacious and the decor just right all over the house.
The kitchen was well equipped and was open plan which is great for a family on holiday. The living area for the evening by the TV was comfortable and the TV huge which the boys loved. Plenty of DVDs too.
Bathrooms had powerful showers and plenty of towels and the beds were good quality which meant a good nights sleep.
The outside area was very nice with an enclosed pool area by the lake. It was a lovely warm pool and great to hang out by the pool and watch the birds fish and fly above.
The boys loved playing ping pong in the garage when the sun went in. Our eldest son also tried his luck at fishing the lake which we discovered didnt need a licence as he was under 16. He didnt catch anything unfortunately.
We wish we had had time for two weeks and would love to stay again and visit the places we didnt have time to on this trip.
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We just returned from our wonderful 2 weeks vacation in the villa, which was as nice as we had expected. The villa was spotless clean and had all the equipment to make yourself comfortable. Crescent Lakes is a very nice community compared to others. Ok, the parks and restaurants are not around the corner but instead you can enjoy the tranquiiity and nature and that was what we came for. The pool/patio was our favourite place, where we spent most of our time. The views to the lake are gorgeous and there are lots of birds, fish and turtles in and around the lake. We never got tired watching.
Self-Catering was great, especially our barbecues.
We highly recommand this villa as a perfect home away from home.
Our stay in Florida has been wonderful. We've had some magical moments espec. Discovery Cove. Some days were very tiring so coming back to such a beautiful house helped us to relax straight away. Thank you for helping to make our trip more memorable.
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Our house is fantastic! We owned a house for 7 years on the same estate before we bought this large brand new house overlooking the lake. We had it professionally furnished as the show home and have plenty of extras that mark this home as outstanding. Playstation's,dvds- tvs in all rooms and a huge 55 inch smart tv in the lounge with 3d sound bar. We have been to Florida many many times and we really believe our house is one of the nicest available