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Highgate Luxury Villa

Villa with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and swimming pool in Highgate Park, Florida

From £470 per week

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Villa to rent in Highgate Park, Florida

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Villa overview - owner's description

Lovely single storey four bedroom villa in a great location with fantastic south facing pool, spa and extended pool deck in Highgate Park, Davenport. Easy access to Disney attractions.

AUTOMATIC LATE BOOKING DISCOUNTS UP TO 15% OFF!!!

Our privately-owned high-specification luxury villa is located on a premium corner plot and is furnished to a superior standard. With 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms, the spacious villa accommodates 8 guests with privacy and provides the ideal location and facilities for a fantastic family or group holiday.

The villa has been furnished to a superior standard – when selecting our furniture package we opted for quality rather than economy.
All equipment has been provided for a fully self-catered family holiday, to ensure your stay is enjoyable and to remove much of the worry in planning your vacation.

The highlight of the villa is undoubtedly our SOUTH-FACING private pool/spa on an extended pool deck.
What better way to end the hectic days at the theme parks than relaxing around the pool, or taking a dip in the spa and enjoying the sometimes spectacular sunsets over the conservation area!
The pool deck area is surrounded by an insect screen and includes a removable safety fence to prevent toddlers straying into the pool area.
We have also taken measures to improve guest’s privacy around the pool area – the corner location and rear buffer zone provide improved privacy over other similar properties, and this has been enhanced by the planted hedgerow around the pool deck area. PLEASE NOTE - the hedge has rapidly matured since the photos were taken!
The SOUTH-FACING aspect is of particular importance to our winter guests, as north-facing pools sometimes suffer from being almost permanently in shade during the winter months!

To keep everyone entertained during the occasional rainy days, we have provided a PlayStation games console, converted the double garage to a games room and provided high-speed wireless internet access (guests to provide their own PC/laptop)

Included in the costs of your holiday are the services of our professional management company to promptly and efficiently deal with any problems you might encounter with the villa or its contents. We have employed a small family-owned company to manage and maintain our villa since we purchased it, and we have received very favourable comments from guests that have had reason to request their assistance.

The following paragraphs provide more details on various areas of the villa

LIVING AREA:
The open-plan villa is light and airy, with vaulted ceilings. Being single-storey, the villa is ideally suited for the elderly or guests with restricted mobility

Furnished to a very high standard, the family area is fully-carpeted and includes:
- 2 X 3-seater leather settees,
- large-screen Cable TV with VHS and DVD players,
- multi-CD player/radio,
- overhead ceiling fan to improve air circulation
- casual tables, lamps, pictures, ornaments etc to make the villa a real “home from home”

Patio doors lead out to the pool deck area, and all other areas of the villa are directly accessible to the living area

KITCHEN AREA:
The tiled fitted kitchen is fully-equipped, and includes the following equipment:
- full-size range (oven) and hob,
- microwave,
- large fridge/freezer with ice-maker,
- dishwasher,
- kitchen sink/drainer with waste disposal,
- coffee maker, kettle, toaster, food blender, food mixer, electric can opener, full range of crockery/cutlery and cooking utensils,
- all dinnerware and glassware for internal dining, and plastic ware for external dining,

The adjacent nook includes seating for 4 at the glass-topped breakfast table, with additional seating for 2 at the breakfast bar
A telephone is available with free local calls

DINING AREA:
The dining area adjoins the Family area, and provides seating for six at the quality glass-topped dining suite.
All place-settings and napkins/rings are provided for those who prefer a more formal dining experience

MASTER BEDROOM:
- a large American KING-SIZE bed, drawer unit, bedside cabinets/lamps, overhead fan, large walk-in wardrobe, TV/DVD, hairdryer, telephone,
- patio doors provide access to the pool deck.
- large private en-suite bathroom with huge roman bath and walk-in shower, separate WC, double vanity units, mirrored walls with spotlights

GUEST BEDROOM:
- American Queen-size bed, drawer unit, bedside cabinets/lamps, walk-in wardrobe, TV/DVD, hairdryer,
- access to adjacent bathroom with WC, bath, shower and washbasin

BEDROOM 3:
- 2 X twin beds, drawer unit, bedside cabinets/lamps, walk-in wardrobe, TV/DVD, hairdryer,
- access to shared en-suite bathroom with WC, bath, shower and washbasin

BEDROOM 4:
- 2 X twin beds, drawer unit, bedside cabinets/lamps, walk-in wardrobe, TV/DVD, hairdryer,
- access to shared en-suite bathroom with WC, bath, shower and washbasin
- a PlayStation 2 Console is also available for guests use

UTILITY AREA:
- full size washer
- full size dryer
- ironing board, iron

GAMES ROOM:
- Pool table, table football, electronic darts.
- Tennis racquets and balls are provided for those energetic types who want to make use of the free tennis courts

POOL DECK AREA:
- SOUTH-FACING pool/spa with extended pool deck, outside shower and large covered lanai
- receives sunshine all day all year round!
- the whole area is fully enclosed by an insect screen and includes top quality pool and outdoor dining furniture
- the pool/spa is heatable (at extra cost)
- a removable safety screen is also provided to prevent toddlers from straying into the pool area.
- a hedgerow has been planted around the outside of the insect screen - this, together with the corner location, slightly raised elevation and rear buffer zone provides improved privacy over other similar properties.
- the pool area also benefits from views over the conservation area in the West, with the occasional spectacular sunset!

The community and location
The Community:

Highgate Park is a prestigious gated community in a prime location adjacent to conservation area. All construction work on the development has now been completed and the landscaping is well matured. It provides a safe, tranquil and pleasant environment for the villa guests and it is strictly maintained to a very high standard by the Home Owners Association.

The community is completely enclosed and self-contained, and is only accessible by automated pedestrian and vehicle gates, which require security codes to gain access.

Private tennis courts and a children’s playground are available in the community only a few minutes walk from our villa – these are free to use by all our villa guests.

The Location:

The community is in a tranquil location near the US27/US192 junction, so it is convenient for all local points of interest

The location provides easy access to all Orlando theme parks:
- Disney (10 - 15 mins),
- Sea World (20 mins),
- Universal Studios (30 mins),
- Busch Gardens (60 mins).

The closest public golf course is 3 minutes away, and Champions Gate complex is about 15 minutes. There is an extensive range of shops and dining establishments on US27/US192, and International drive is also only a short drive away, also with a vast array of entertainment and dining.

The villa is easily accessible via all local airports:
- Orlando (30 mins),
- Sanford (45 mins),
- Tampa (60 mins).

If you fancy a trip to the seaside, both the Gulf Coast (75 minutes) and the Atlantic Coast (60 minutes) are within easy reach.

SUMMARY OF AMENITIES
Recently built 2000 sq ft luxury single-level villa on recently completed gated community (no building works!):
4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 with privacy)
3 bathrooms (all en-suite)
Tastefully furnished to a very high standard
Fully air-conditioning home
Ceiling fans in some rooms
Fully carpeted, except kitchen and bathrooms
Includes spare sets of bed-linen
Includes full set of towels for personal use and for the pool area (can be taken to the beach)
Fully-equipped kitchen with everything for those that want to self-cater
Cable TV/DVD in all bedrooms
Large -screen Cable TV/DVD/VHS in family area
Telephones with free local calls
Fire alarms
Emergency lighting
Security alarm chimes on all windows and external doors
PlayStation 2 Console
High-speed wireless internet (broadband 2MB/10MB)
Games Room
Free use of children's play area and tennis court (racquets available)
Private screened pool and spa - SOUTH-FACING!
Pool heating available
Extended pool deck
Covered lanai with ceiling fan
Privacy features - external hedgerow, slightly raised elevation, premium corner plot, rear buffer zone
Restricted views of conservation area
Fantastic location - close to everything
Peaceful community, located well away from main highways
Secure gated community
Diligent homeowners association (who insist on maintaining the community to a very high standard!)

Reviews

This villa has 10 verified reviews.

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8 out of 10 people recommend staying here

Family from Ballynahinch, United Kingdom Sep 2017

we have stayed in the area before. The villa was clean and well presented.

Couple from Consett, United Kingdom Jun 2017

Good Size property and location
Arrival:
On arrival at 16.30 on our booked day, we were surprised to find a car on the drive and the garage door open, immediately making us think had we the correct address. It turned out the previous clients had left the property late leaving the cleaner having less than the normal six hours for her deep clean routine. We had a brief chat with her, left our luggage and went to do our supply shop. The closest Publix is literally a five minute drive away or a 30 minute walk if feeling energetic. We arrived back after about an hour and were finally able to start and settle in. Although the cleaner had made it habitable for us we felt she had been rushed and with more time she would have had time to clean the glass on the doors the glass table and dusted the coffee table, removing quite a number of sticky finger prints, but then again may be we are being picky.
Accommodation:
The following day we had time to check out fully our ‘home’ for the next 3 weeks. All rooms are a good size, we only used the main living area and the master bedroom. The master bathroom has two walls of mirrors with an abundance of lights surrounding them. A good size shower and separate toilet. I liked the laundry area being within the property and not the garage. Next to the laundry area is another bathroom which was useful for when doing laundry and closeness to the living area. The kitchen has good amenities everything you need to cook and bake which we did most nights. Bottle opener/corkscrew was broken and the ice-maker in the freezer compartment didn't work. The owner was aware of this so letting future guests know beforehand would be useful as bags of ice can be bought quite cheaply in the supermarket.
Living room sofas were comfortable but as they are leather and a little worn, we used a couple of throws we found to enable us to sit more comfortably. The carpets were very marked around the sitting area and corridor, previous guests had obviously not cared when spilling liquids to mop them up as there were trails from the kitchen along towards the bedrooms. We found the kitchen plug was broken and stuck in the sink. The lanai had three broken panels resulting in debris getting into the pool and possibly creatures. As these were not emergency issues we waited until the Monday morning to contact the management company. Sharon made arrangements to call in later that day. She quickly fixed the sink and took photos of the broken panels. Mark turned up the next day to clean the pool and check the damage to the lanai. On the following Saturday, workmen turned up to repair and replace the panels, and after a further clean of the pool the following week we felt able to finally use the pool in comfort. The pool is a decent size, and once we removed the child safety gates it gave us more room to use the sun loungers around the pool. The pool was not heated, but not too cold that we couldn't use it, especially on the very hot afternoons following our golfing in the mornings. The planted hedge made it fairly private, although it was rather tall, Mark turned up one day to reduce the height of it, once it was reduced on our second week, it let more light into the pool area.
The mattress in the master bedroom is rather lumpy and uncomfortable, not sure if it has been regularly checked and turned but I think it needs a little attention. The garage has a pool table, and dart board, although we couldn't find any darts, but were able to play pool a little on the wet afternoons. The garage makes a good drying area, due to the heat. There are a couple of bicycles but are locked, when we enquired to how much to rent we decided to give it a miss. For the length of time we were there we could have bought cheaper ones from Wal-Mart and left them behind for less money.
On our last week we were asked to accommodate the management company in assisting them to have the carpets cleaned, as the villa was booked out back to back. We didn't want anyone to come in when we were out so we gave up a morning, it took just less than two hours, he made a very good job of them removing all the previous spillage marks, including the seats on the dining chairs, so good in fact it meant we had nowhere to sit as the chairs were left very wet, luckily we had made plans to eat out for the evening.
We followed the instructions to the letter in the welcome manual and feel we left the property as others should hope to find it, bedding removed and washed and placed into the dryer, towels in the washer and dishwasher left on when we left the property before 10am, as there were only two of us the cleaner would welcome less to do in the six hours she had allotted for her deep cleaning routine.
We chose the area for the closeness to golf courses, there are plenty close by, and if you use a good website to find discounted rates, you should be able to satisfy all levels of experience. On days you don't want to spend in the villa and pool, everyone you could want is on your doorstep, the closeness to Disney and surrounding areas, the estate is just off the 27 which made journeys short. We found the management company very easy to contact when needed and dealt with any or our queries very quickly, Mark has a very good knowledge of the golf courses and gave us some very good recommendations. The current owners were very easy to communicate with and answered all our enquiries timorously. If our plans for future travels to Florida include the Davenport area then I would look again to booking this villa, once we got over our few issues, we found it suited our needs.

Family from Newtownabbey, United Kingdom Jul 2016

Fantastic villa, very quiet secure area, though you do need a car for convenience. All the parks are very easy to get to, shops and restaurants are just up the road. Really enjoyed our stay, pity check out is so early.

Reply from Geoff

Hi Alan. Thank you for the positive review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the check-out time of 10:00, that is standard across most hotel and villa accommodation. We do ALWAYS try to accommodate guests late check-out requests, however on this occasion we had new guests arriving that day at 16:00 so adequate time was required to fit our villa into the management agents cleaning schedule.
Geoff and Sharron

Family from Atherstone, United Kingdom Jul 2015

We stayed in this villa for 15 nights July/August 2015. The villa was clean, spacious and comfortable. It is located near to the entrance to Highgate Park but we felt this had no negative effect whatsoever on our enjoyment of the villa. Having stayed on Highgate previously we knew we loved the location, it is very convenient for Publix, and a huge Walmart 2 or 3 miles away. Loads of dining options either down the US27 or along the 192.

The deck was great, comfortable furniture, South facing with sun all day (but shade under the Lanai when needed) and noticeably larger than most villas. The hedging, as the description says, offers a nice level of privacy.

We had one or two minor niggles which were quickly put right by the management company. Recommended.

Reply from Geoff

Hi Daniel, thank you for the constructive comments and we are glad you had a lovely stay. Apologies for the "minor niggles" but we are glad they were quickly ironed out. If you consider staying at our villa again in the future, please make contact with us before booking and we will provide you with a code to obtain a modest discount.
Thanks you once again
Geoff and Sharron Taylor

Family from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom May 2015

We stayed at this property in May 2015 and we had a really great time. The accommodation is very spacious and in very good condition – if anything the pictures do not do it justice. There is a really good array of kitchen equipment and home furnishings which really made it feel like a home from home. We accidentally broke an internal door handle when we were there and the maintenance man was very accommodating and even offered to come out and fix it straightaway even though it was 8pm in the evening!

We have two small children (6 and 4 years of age) and they really enjoyed the pool area including the abundance of inflatables and pool toys that were left out for us to use. Whilst we didn’t need it as our children can swim, there is a mesh fence that you can use to restrict access to the pool so that children can play safely outside away from the pool area. The pool area is also surrounded by evergreen bushes which meant that it feels very secluded.

In terms of location, it is a very nice gated community and a very quiet location. It is ideally situated for all theme parks and there is a Publix (supermarket) less than 5 minutes drive away and a Walmart about 10 minutes away. It is also ideally situated for the retail outlets.
This was a great house to stay in and after a busy day at the theme parks it was a wonderful place to relax.

From Ivybridge, United Kingdom May 2015

My family and I stayed at this villa in may 2015. It was an ideal location to rest our weary feet after a long day at the parks. The communication from the owner was accurate and informative, the villa was as described in the advert and was everything we could have wished for. We would certainly recommend this villa and we will be back soon.


4 other reviews

Andre and Anastasia St Amand

After renting various homes for a month in this area, we found this beautiful villa 7 years ago and we now return here every year for 7 weeks. We are very happy to have found this villa as we know each year what to expect of our Florida vacation -- no bad surprises. The villa is always clean and well maintained. The pool is toasty warm and cleaned regularly. Between the owner and the management company we are so well taken care of. Any small maintenance issue that arises, as it will even at home, is addressed immediately. We would highly recommend this villa to any of our friends except for the weeks we want to come here. Andre and Anastasia St Amand Ontario, Canada

Review from private guest (stayed at villa 27-05-11 to 10-06-11) This was our 2nd time staying at your villa, and once again the accomodation was wonderful! You provided us with a home away from home. It is situated in such a lovely community that a morning lazing by the pool is never interrupted by noises from other villas. The home itself is very luxurious, spacious throughout and all the fittings were of high quality. The management company were very friendly, and the one time we contacted them they arrived within 5 minutes. It is a perfect distance away from all the main attractions and also supermarkets and restaurants. A hotel just wont cut it anymore! Looking forward to our 3rd stay! Adie and Jennie C, Poole

Just wanted to say a huge thank you! We had an absolutely amazing time and so much of that was down to the lovely accomodation. The villa is absolutely gorgeous and so comfortable. We had such a great time. Thank you for all your help making it feel so easy to organise. It saved us a lot of stress. Adie loved it so much that he has already decided that he wants to return for the easter hols 2011!!Jennie and Adie C, Aug 2009

Our stay at your villa was great and I can't fault your property in any way.The furnishings were good and our stay was extremely comfortable!I will always consider your villa again for any future Florida holiday we may have and I will recommend you to any of our family and friends.Thanks again for making this so easy.G Smith**********************************************************Villa was excellent – quality of furnishings/contents exceeded our expectations. The booking process etc was fine and the information you supplied was very useful.The agents were fine – we used then once to fix a problem with the key code. They were in the area and turned up immediately.I would have no problem in recommending your villa to family and friends.S Driscoll***********************************************************We really enjoyed our stay at your home in Florida and would have no problem recommending it to friends or considering staying there again ourselves.We will certainly retain details of your offer for future consideration.C Keaney************************************************************We had a really great time, the villa was stunning and we will definatly be going back to florida again. we would like to book your villa again sometime next year if thats at all possible. D Kerins

Reply from Geoff

Note from Homeowner:
The previous reviews are GENUINE comments from some of our recent guests who have used our villa BEFORE we registered with rentalsystems.com.

Geoff Taylor, 22-12-08

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Location

This villa is:

1km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 30km from Orlando (MCO) airport 15km from Disney 3km from Golf Course 30km from Universal Studios 75km from Gulf Coast Beaches

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Swimming 15km Water skiing 15km Walking 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 45km Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Highgate Park, Florida
This villa is in the town. It has a pool, a barbecue, outside lighting, a garden and a tennis court. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 1 month of the arrival date.
  • Receive 20% off if the booking is made within 1 week of the arrival date.
  • Receive 15% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 15% off if the booking is for 28 days or more.
  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.
  • Receive 20% off if the booking is for 56 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Cleaning fee (short stays only)

    £75.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking

Optional

  • Pool/spa heating

    £12.00 per night, paid with booking

  • Gas-fired BBQ hire

    £25.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Crib/carry-cot Hire

    £15.00 per week, paid with booking

  • High-chair hire

    £15.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

5 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 3 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court

Leisure

Snooker / pool table

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

1. Free local telephone calls (calling card or credit card required for long distance) 2. TV/DVD in each bedroom and lounge 3. Cots available for hire 4. Internet is high-speed fibre 5. Games room and games console 6. Pool deck and landscaped area is south-facing 7. Pool area has surrounding hedge for improved privacy 8. BBQ available for hire 9. Restricted views over conservation area (nice sunsets!)

Geoff

Average rating from 10 reviews

Private Owner From Verwood, United Kingdom Member since Dec 2008

We are married with 3 children and have lived in Dorset on the South coast of England for 15 years. I run my own IT Consultancy business and my wife works as a Teaching Assistant in a school for Autistic children. We have owned our Florida Villa since 2005 and have been renting it out since mid-2006. In addition to renting the villa we take every opportunity to enjoy it ourselves and have had many happy family holidays there.
Geoff Taylor

Past bookings: 30 bookings

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Response time: within 10 hours

Last logged in: 5 days ago

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We are married with 3 children and have lived in Dorset on the South coast of England for 15 years. I run my own IT Consultancy business and my wife works as a Teaching Assistant in a school for Autistic children. We have owned our Florida Villa since 2005 and have been renting it out since mid-2006. In addition to renting the villa we take every opportunity to enjoy it ourselves and have had many happy family holidays there.
Geoff Taylor

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