Large family villa situated close to the Walt Disney World resort in the prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf and Country Club.
The villa was built by Lennar Homes to a very high standard,
and was the model home (show house) for the sub division. It is
equipped with ceiling fans in every room, air conditioning throughout
and a covered Lanai (patio) area.
Furnished to an exceptionally high standard, this superb villa has
everything you need for your stay in “The Sunshine State”. It comes
with all bed linen, towels, cutlery, cable TV, telephone, iron &
ironing board, and many more features to make your stay as hassle
free as possible.
The villa benefits from 3 bedrooms, den/fourth bedroom, 2 bathrooms,
Kitchen fully fitted, breakfast nook, family room, a formal lounge
and dining area. All 3 bedrooms have large built in closets, with the
Master Bedroom having a walk in closet. The villa can accommodate up
to 8 people.
On entering the property guests are welcomed with the large formal
lounge and dining area. This has large settee, easy chair, coffee
table, occasional table with lamp and rectangular glass top dining
table with 4 dining chairs. This is the ideal room for peace and quiet
to plan the itinerary for the following day, or to write postcards to
the family and friends, back home.
The kitchen has everything you need, including oven and hob, built
in microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal unit, large fridge freezer
with ice maker and filtered cold water dispenser, cutlery, crockery,
toaster, coffee maker and kettle.
The breakfast nook has a pine table and 4 chairs, and maintains
the theme of the décor included in the villa. The kitchen
and breakfast nook have a ceramic tiled floor.
The family room comes with cable TV, and DVD Player in a large pine
display cabinet with closing doors, a large corner settee, easy chair,
coffee table, and two occasional tables with table lamps.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, cable TV, a luxurious
en-suite, consisting of bath, his and her vanity units,
hairdryer, WC, and a walk in shower. This bedroom has patio doors
that open out to the pool area, which enables you, in a matter of 5
strides to go from the bed to the pool!
The second bedroom has a queen size bed and is located to the front of
the villa, this room has built-in closet, dresser unit and two bedside
cabinets with table lamps.
The third bedroom is furnished with a full size bed, dresser unit, easy
Chair and built-in closet.
The fourth bedroom is furnished with twin bed, dresser unit, and bedside
cabinet and chest of drawers.
The bathroom which incorporates bath with shower, WC sink and
Hairdryer and can be accessed from hallway between bedrooms 2 and
3 which will share this bathroom.
The Utility Room, off the kitchen, houses the washing machine,
drying machine, iron, and ironing board.
This is the ideal place for the children while you relax around the pool.
Equipped with full size Pool table, Air Hockey, Push Football and Playstation2.
Swimming Pool and Deck Area
The South facing private swimming pool, at the rear of the property has a
child safety screen, underwater light, and poolside furniture
consisting of 2 loungers and a large table with chairs.
The pool can also be heated in the cooler months but
please be aware there is a charge for this heating facility.
Eating outside in early evening, you can enjoy watching the sunset,
as the property is South facing.
Activities and Attractions
Highlands Reserve offers a children's play area, community pool,
tennis courts and a par 72 golf course with practise range, putting
green, clubhouse and professional golf shop all of which are a few
minutes walk from the villa.
The Disney parks are 15 minutes away.
Universal Studios are 30 minutes drive.
Sea World and Discovery Cove are a 20 minute drive.
Wet'n'Wild is 30 minutes away.
Busch Gardens are a 60 minute drive.
Kennedy Space Station is 1 hour away.
Beaches are also 1 hour away.
There is a large supermarket nearby.
Numerous shopping malls and restaurants are within easy reach.
We are happy to take provisional bookings whilst you are arranging
your flights, car hire etc, and will hold dates for you for 2-3
working days, with no obligation.
The property was in a great location within driving distance to all the Disney Parks and shopping. The supermarket is about 5 minutes drive from the villa. I would certainly have no hesitation to recommend staying in Highlands Reserve.
The Villa is spacious, with the exception of the additional small room located on the way to the games room, I was not happy to leave my 11 year old sleeping in there as the door had to be kept closed from the rest of the house for the air-con to work, we ended up putting his mattress on the living room floor for his whole stay.
The dishes and glasses in the kitchen could do with being replaced, we actually bough new plastic glasses to use during our stay! The villa could do with updating with the replacement of towels & dishes, some of the towels are actually very badly frayed.
My family enjoyed stayed at the villa and there was plenty of room for us. Everything we encountered was in working order and was ideal for the purpose of our visit. You may be interested in the following points:
1. We had no prior warning that the house would be alarmed. It was only by chance we used the keypad number or Id imagine we would have received a visit from the local police dept.
2. There was no outside trash bin on our arrival, although one seemed to appear sometime on Wed 5th Oct. This unfortunately was half full of unbagged rubbish and was infested with maggots.
3. 2 attempts were made to contact the management company regarding the trash bin. Fri 7th Oct and Sat 8th Oct. The bin was eventually cleaned after the owner became involved.
4. We were never visited by a member of the management company, or if we were, there was no note left.
5. There were no cleaning materials left in the house, ie. dishwasher tablets, washing detergent or toilet roll. We left an amount of these items in the house as these are mostly sold in bulk.
6. This is a small point, and one which you may or may find useful, but the house has many artificial plants on display which are extremely dusty. The house appeared clean enough, however the amount of dust and the dead insects on the carpet led me to believe it had been some time since the house had been cleaned.
I hope you do find these points relevent and are in no way meant as a complaint as we would recommend this villa to others.
We felt that more contact was needed from the property managers. We did arrive on New Year's Eve and gained access to the property as directed with no problem, but we had initially been told that we would be contacted the day after arrival in case we had any queries, which did not happen. An orientation tour is definitely recommended particularly if you have not rented an American property before. We could not contact the Property Manager on the number we were given as it was "out of area". We needed to know how to operate the safe. We needed to know where the air conditioning was and we needed the pool filter to work better. Luckily the owner of the property happened to ring - a very nice concerned gentleman - the third day of our five day stay if I recollect properly - and got in touch with the Managers. Everything was cleared up - the day before we left. Luckily we are quite laid back people and made the best of the situation and appreciate that the Property Managers had just recently taken over this property and it was the holiday season but that being said it was our holiday and we had paid good money to be there. That being said we loved the property, it was spotless and we would recommend it and would definitely stay there again. This was our 7th trip to Orlando and our second time renting a a house in Highlands Reserve - an area we like
1 other review
We arrived very tired from a 12 hour drive but were immediately refreshed as soon as we walked in. The villa is beautiful, very well decorated, everything we needed was there. The pool is small but very perfect for our family. We were surprised at how beautful every room was. We would definely come back again when we are in the Orlando area. It is close to anything you need and just a short drive to all the Disney facilities. The price was excellent and we would definately recommend itl