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“Fantastically equipped villa with everything!”
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A 5 star villa, we have stayed before and had to come back to Ray's villa when staying in the Disney area. This home has everything we need. We particularly enjoy the use of the Jacuzzi and Pool table and enjoy how clean this property is on arrival. We will return again in the future no doubt
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This is our second visit to Ray's villa and we were not disappointed. I remember last time we were there mentioning that the villa could do with some swim towels that could be used for park visits. Needless to say they were there as requested for this visit.
The villa is large with plenty of room for all of the family. It is always spotlessly clean on arrival with a few basic supplies to start the holiday off. There is plenty of information for visitors with a detailed folder and contact details for the management company if needed. We had a reason to call them regarding the outdoor table. The table was replaced within one day of the phone call. The villa entry is coded so no need to wander around the area looking for offices to pick up the keys.
The villa itself allows the family to have plenty of room to enjoy some time together and away from each other. The swimming pool and games room were definite hits with our family. The television room provided exceptional comfort for those wishing to sit and chill taking the weight off their feet!
The location of the villa is fantastic, literally about 10 to 15 mins to Disney property, about 25 - 30 mins to Universal and supermarkets and abundance of restaurants on the 192 within 5 minutes. We tend to use the toll road to Disney but other routes are available. This villa is located in a quiet residential with a variety of different styles and size of villas. The area is maintained to a high standard.
Ray is very quick at replying to queries and did his best to reply to any query swiftly (even whilst he was on holiday!) I would certainly recommend him as a villa owner to do business with. Have a wonderful holiday.
Fantastic holiday villa
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I would highly recommend this holiday villa to any one planning to go to Florida. It was a short drive away from all the Disney parks and local shops near by. This villa has all the essentials needed, great pool, games room, laundry facilities, kitchen equipment etc. Very spacious, we had 8 people including two children but it never felt crowded. We spent several relaxed afternoons just enjoying the pool etc. A beautiful villa which helped make our holiday a fantastic one, we were all sad to leave.
"A First Class Home Away From Home"
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From the moment you arrive on the quiet road towards the villa, everything in sight is top quality; It's clear that there are a mixture of homeowners and holiday makers on the wide, green street and everyone appears to take great pride and care in their surroundings. The home itself is bright and spacious whilst the finish in every room exudes class and quality.
Each bedroom is furnished with either a huge supersized bed or twin singles for the kids along with an abundance of storage, we also had two baby cots on request at no additional charge. It seemed that the homeowners had thought of everything, and anything additional was no trouble for them to provide. There were so many small touches that made us feel so welcome and important that it made our holiday the best we have ever had, having visited Florida on numerous occasions, we are now in a position where the bar has been raised so high that we are going to have difficulty to not be disappointed if we ever stayed anywhere else.
Our travelling party consisted of two large families, each with three noisy kids ranging from 18 months to 9 years old, ten of us altogether including the grown-ups, and I can safely say that there is enough room in the well designed house that every single person can satisfy their wants and needs without affecting anyone else; be it air hockey in the games room, somersaults in the pool, movies on the huge cinema screen or relaxing in the jacuzzi with a bottle of bubbles...
Dealing with Ray, the homeowner prior to our stay was a breeze, it's refreshing to speak to someone who genuinely cares about your stay and clearly is so very proud of his home and the guests that he welcomes into it. I honestly do not have anything other than the most positive of reviews for this property - the pictures speak for themselves, but they can only go so far - the scale and feel of the house can only be experienced first hand.
I'm quietly hoping this stays a hidden gem, so that we will have no problems booking when we return in a year or two, but alas I fear I shall have to book long in advance. Thank you again to Ray and his family, who have made us feel like old friends of the family, we can't wait to return!
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As detailed in the description this Villa is a luxurious clean house with plenty of room and is a great sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. We especially appreciate the hot tub and pool room. The owner was extremely helpful as were the management company when we had need of them. The Villa is only 20mins away from Disney World and about 30mins away from Universal, SeaWorld and International Drive while being out of the busy hub of Orlando.
I would highly recommend this Villa for families or adult groups as it caters to all.
"Living the dream"
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Just got back from our holiday in florida, a family holiday with 6 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 6. On arrival to the property development we were impressed with the entrance, the layout of the villas and the general cleanliness of the area. When we walked into Rays villa wow it was amazing, so spacious we didnt feel on top of each other at all, spacious rooms huge beds every thing you could ask for and more.The games room got lots of use in the evenings especially the pool table. Our two grandaughters loved the pool and kept them occupied. One of our best holidays ever. Without doubt I would recommend this villa to all, it was so clean and well looked after in a lovely quiet area and the swimming pool was not overlooked at the back.Ray was so easy to deal with, email were answered straight away and nothing was to much trouble. When we come back to orlando in future we would definatley book again .
"Fantastic villa close to all the parks"
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This villa was the perfect base, it had everything you would need and more. Really enjoyed the hot tub after a long day at the park. The 192 is just down the road with so many restaurants to choose from we are going to come back so we can try them all. Disney is 15mins away by car. I wish we had more time to spend in the villa to use all it had to offer. Thank you Ray for all your help and allowing us to use your home.
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Like the majority of people reading this I always read reviews but rarely write them. Following our Feb/March 2016 stay I have made a point of adding a review as our experience was so good. The booking process from start to finish was great! Ray certainly makes things clear and simple which is a big help when trying to organise all the other complexity's that are associated with an Orlando holiday and is always on hand to answer any questions we had. In my view the Villa is even nicer than advertised and the location is great being in a quite residential type area but located within a very short drive of countless restaurants and supermarkets of all shapes and sizes. There are numerous small touches that you wouldn't usually find in this type of property such as full cable/netfix, huge tv's, ice maker, plentiful towels, hairdryers in each room plus many more. We had plans to visit parks etc every day of our trip but we ended up having a few lazy days at the villa due to it's comfort and features, which actually added to our overall experience. Our party of 6 included and 18month old toddler and we found the facilities to be great with minimal items to be knocked over and alarms on all doors leading to the pool. There are 2 travel costs available and a nice touch was the vast selection of books and soft toys which our little boy loved. Location is great for Disney (15 minutes) and the I4 (5 minutes) to travel to other parks/areas and easy to get to from the airport. A couple of personal recommendations for you try would be Twistee Treat Ice Cream, Pollo Tropical far a great takeway meal, Texas Roadhouse and the all within 5 minutes drive. Thanks to Ray for allowing us to enjoy your property and I'm sure we will return as well as recommending to all of our friends.
"Fantastic villa at great location"
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Beautiful very well equipped villa, very clean and an ideal place located close to Disney and 192's location where plenty of supermarkets, shops and restaurants can be found. Our 7th visit and we enjoy Florida every time. One of the best villas we have stayed in and we will return in the future. Had very good communication with Ray the owner and had everything we needed. Highly recommend Applebys and the Texas Roadhouse restaurants. For very good shopping visit Lake Buena Vista Factory stores and Orlando Premium Outlets.
“Beautiful Villa in ideal location”
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Where do I start? We were looking for a villa near to the 192 so as an easy trip to Disney. Couldn't ask for better. Location checked out as only a minute or two from the convenience of restaurants and shops on the 192. Calabria is a non gated community but feels very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful villas all around in a great setting. Ray answered my 20 pre booking questions and was very informative and helpful and our booking was complete. Very easy to deal with all along the process from beginning to end and still answering questions all along the way, We arrived at the villa and it was just as described. Beautifully presented with great fixtures and fittings and very welcoming. Plenty of space with the four bedrooms upstairs and a fifth downstairs which suited my son and myself as I didn't have to see any of the untidiness he created! I loved the fact the villa had two sitting areas as it was possible to escape the television if you needed some quiet time with a book. We were able to spread out around the place and enjoy some alone time as well as enjoying time with each other. Bliss. My son and daughter gained the most from the games room and the one thing they commented on was the fact it was air conditioned with its own unit in there. Many of the games rooms we have experienced previously have lacked air conditioning. A small thing but it made a difference. Good facilities such as washing machine and dryer meant that I did not bring washing home apart from last day bits but as these were situated in a utility space in the games room the washing did not impact on our holiday. Ice maker in fridge was great for keeping drinks cool for our parks visit - ice in the cool box and left in the car during the day meant cool drinks on your return before the drive home. Very much needed. The kitchen is well stocked with cutlery and crockery and all other implements needed if you do decide to cook. Have to say our cooking at home was minimal but facilities were there for us to use if needed. We enjoyed our time in the pool each day. The pool was not overlooked at all and the hot tub was fantastic with very strong jets for a relaxing massage at the end of the day or in our case the middle of the day before another trip around the parks. Beds were very comfortable and en suite bathrooms ideal for all the family. Air conditioning was good and non intrusive as sometimes can be noisy and sleep disturbing. Had no problems at all sleeping. Location in relation to Disney is excellent. We chose to use the 192 and then the toll road 429 onto Disney property - 15 mins door to park if that, most occasions. About 30 mins to Disney Cove, Aquatica etc and perhaps 40 to Universal, if that. Depends on traffic on the I4. Location was perfect for us. So much so we have booked again for next year and will look forward to dealing with Ray for our next holiday. If you are looking for a beautiful villa in an ideal location and want to deal swiftly with any queries then you cannot go far wrong with staying in " My Disney Villa".
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Just returned from 2 glorious weeks at this property. Couldn't have asked for more. Would recommend this property to anyone.
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable 12 night stay in this villa. We have stayed in many villas over the years and this was the nicest we have had. The Calabria development is only a couple of years old and as such, the villas are more modern than those on Highway 27. The 80" TV with Netflix and surround sound in the upstairs cinema room was great. The pool and hot tub had lots of space for loungers anywhere around the pool. 2 of the bedrooms were en suite, the 3rd had its own bathroom right next to it and the other 2 shared a Jack and Jill bathroom - very handy with 4 children, 3 of whom are girls! The location was ideal for all of the parks, between the 192 and Highway 27 with Walmart and Publix a couple of miles away for supplies and lots of restaurants within easy reach on the 192. Well placed for the outlet shopping too. The owner Ray was extremely helpful with any queries we had and went out of his way to assist when asked. All in all, very highly recommended.
“Perfect for large Families”
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We (3 generations of family) booked this approx 12 months in advance and eagerly awaited the day when we flew out. When we got to the Villa it fully met our expectations. We had many busy days with the grandchildren at Disney, but it was a joy to return to such a large and comfortable base. On our non-Disney days we were able to relax, or swim by the pool and our 3 youngest were much more confident in the water when we returned. The Games Room and Cinema area were also much used and a great bonus for us, especially in the evenings when the children went to bed. Location is great for Disney and our favourite restaurant was Bahama Breeze, close by on the 192. It would be wrong not to mention Raymond and his efficient way in dealing with the booking and any subsequent queries we had. Thank you so much for allowing us the use of the House and it would be great to return in the future.
"Great Family Holiday"
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Great, spacious house in a very peacful location but very handy to Disney and other parks. Disney door to door 15 mins but not surrounded by all the associated noise and chain restaurants! Pool was lovely, especially enjoyed the spa after a hard day walking around the parks, I found 20 mins in this gave me a fresh set of legs and was just the tonic! Would highly recommend, we have been to Orlando many times in the past, and in my experience this Villa is ideally located and a great place to relax on 'down days'. Good tip - the management company can arrange for pretty much anything to be hired and delivered - we had a full size cot for 2 weeks delivered by them which really made a difference for a peacefull family holiday.
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Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay in this amazing villa for our holiday. We were a party of two families with 4 teenagers, and 5 adults and this villa has ample space along with all the amazing touches that make it outstanding. My family have visited orlando 3 previous times and this is by far the most superior villa we have stayed in. For the other family it was their first visit to Florida, and the villa and Orlando more than met their expectations, in fact has spoilt them. The villa is perfectly located for all the amenities in the local area along with easy access to the main traffic ways for those trips to the parks and beyond. Now the key does not need to be collected from the management offices as access to the house is via a electronic keypad this was a perfect start to our holiday. When arriving the cleanliness was second to none, the layout of the villa was perfect allowing everyone to enjoy the various facilities, not being on top of one another yet still having that feeling of being on holiday together. The pool and hot tub were firm favourites along with the whole out door area, this was perfect to have a chill out morning before heading out or a late evening relax after a busy day. The games room and the movie area was a great way for the teenagers to chill out and have some fun. We didn't actually switch the cooker on at all, but in saying that the kitchen was fully equipped and the fantastic fridge freezer has a hit with the ice and chilled water. The bedrooms were very spacious and the beds huge and extremely comfortable. We had the most amazing holiday with many memories made and staying at this villa was one of those memories. The outstanding service, facilities and palatious villa is highly recommended and would enhance anyones holiday.
"Wonderful vacation home!"
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We were a group of ten people (six adults, four children) staying for one week and this home was perfect for us. Since we arrived just after Christmas when the parks are busiest, we chose to stay at the house and enjoy the pool most of the time. The kids spent hours in the pool, game room, playing upstairs or watching the huge television while the adults took turns going shopping and eating out. The location was great for this! I have to agree with the past reviews about the amenities in and near the home. It was really nice to have some basics (toilet paper, paper towel, etc) provided since we arrived late in the evening. We didn't have to make a shopping trip until the next day. One thing the house was missing for us was some flat pillows but we bought a couple and left them behind for the next guests. Otherwise, the place was just awesome and we have no complaints whatsoever. I should add that we found the beds to be very comfortable. For us this is very important! I would highly recommend this vacation home.
"It was great"
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This was a great property for our family group consisting of 6 adults and 4 kids. There was more than enough space for everybody. The kids loved the home theatre room, especially since the tv remote connected directly to Netflix. They had lots of fun in the games room and the pool. This house was very clean, we have stayed in others that were not nearly as clean as this one. The location was great, it's located close to Target, Publix and many restaurants. Ray was excellent to deal with, very accommodating and generous with a late check out. We would definitely stay here again. Great house, great owners.
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Very nice house with lots of room. We stayed here while we were on Christmas break. We went to one of the theme parks every other day so we wanted to rest something large enough for everyone to spread out and do their own thing. Has all of the amenities you could ask for... air hockey, billiards, Foosball, home theater area, pool and hot tub. With our stay being over Christmas the large kitchen and dining room were essential for our family Christmas dinner. The house had everything we needed. Location was nice, not too far from Disney... though traffic was horrendous. Only downfall... need to add HD for the TV's. Television's in every bedroom and living rooms, though HD would be a nice upgrade.
...... Owner's note. HD Cable TV is now included.
"XMAS IN THE SUN"
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We are regular visitors to Florida at Xmas time and have stayed in quite a few villas. After staying at Rays villa it topped it for us. It is a FIRST CLASS villa very clean and comfortable with every thing you would need. As the saying goes HOME FROM HOME. Loved chilling out at night in front of the theatre TV after long days in the parks. Pool was great too. The pool table was a favourite with the guys. We had a fantastic time at the villa , and the location is great too. You will not be disappointed. We will be back next year.
"Awesome Fall Break Disney Vacation!!"
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We have stayed in several vacation home rentals and this was by far the best home we have stayed in! Very clean, very spacious, room set ups were perfect, lots of flat screen TV's and lots of sitting room! Garage turned into play room was perfect and loved by everyone! Pool was awesome and heated just right!! Will definatetly recommend to friends and stay again! Ray was great!! Thanks for a great stay!
"October Hols 2014"
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The villa was well laid out, and to a high quality and even with a large party the make up of the games room, TV room, pool area and living space, means that there was room for all to have some group and personal space. Visiting Orlando and Florida in October meant we had blue skies and comfortable temperature and apart from the US bank holidays the queues in all the parks were manageable. The choice of villa added to the holiday by providing a relaxing space for multiple families before and after park time to chill out and relax. The location to Disney was great and could be in the park within 15 min and 30 mins to Universal.
“Would I book Raymond M's villa again? In a Heartbeat"
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My Disney Villa was everything I'd expected. Not too far off the 192, not too overlooked as to be uncomfortable, and a whole host of lovely little touches to make the stay super comfortable. The location of the house was just how I like it. To our left the house was set farther forward so we didn't feel hemmed in. The view of wooded areas from the pool deck was lovely. House on our right was empty for the most part, but far enough away that we didn't have any sound disturbances. The pool and deck area was more than enough to cope with our group of 7 with plenty of seating / loungers for everyone. Great use was made of the games room, pool table, air hockey, table football and a wall mounted tv. The kids loved it and even though I barely scraped by with a win or 2 at pool, so did I ! The rooms were all a good size, the extra huge tv in the upstairs lounge room had Netflix enabled (nice touch) and with Wifi throughout the house we could stay in touch with no problems. Had a small issue with the tumble dryer but the management agents were right on it and arrived to fix it in excellent time. The house is tastefully decorated and very modern. Raymond, you have a little gem there and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. Thanks for the use of your lovely home. It was the perfect base for our adventures in Florida. There's a Twistee Treats booth on the corner of the road leading into the 192... it's highly rated and VERY good, give it a try !
"PERFECT LOCATION AND FABULOUS VILLA!"
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Having rented villa's in Florida for many years it was with great please to come across this villa at Calabria, Kissimmee. Located just off the 192 the villa gives easy access to all of the parks and has plenty of restaurants and shops close by (Twisty's Ice Creams and Shakes being a favourite among our three children). The villa is part of small and quiet community which looks mixed with friendly residents and tourists. The first thing I noticed on our pool (relaxing) days was how quiet the location is, with no traffic sounds or any kind of noise pollution (apart from the noise of our children) which made for terrific pool days. The villa is fitted out to the highest of standards and the prominent features which stood out to me are: Extra large pool deck area High quality sun lounges Fantastic quality pool table Cinema room (80" LED TV) + Surround Sound + Cinema Seating 55" LED TV in regular sitting room SPACE! (it is a lot bigger than it looks) Above written from a male perspective, if this review was made by my wife she would probably be complimenting the dining area, crockery, washing machine and bedding :) All in all the villa made our holiday even better than we had hoped for, if I was to make one criticism it would be that our children didn't want to go to the parc's because of the luxuries in the villa!! We have just the 5 in our family and the villa felt huge which was good, it can cater for 12 and I am sure would still feel roomy. The management team are professional and everything was as expected, the owner is efficient and a pleasure to deal with. We are already planning our 2015 vacation back at this same villa!
"FANTASTIC 5 BEDROOM VILLA CLOSE TO PARKS AND GOLF"
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This is a fantastic villa which is just off the 192 close to all attractions of Kissimmee and also theme parks as well as many great golf courses. The highlight for our family was the games room and the theatre room. We have visited Florida twice a year for past 10 years from the UK and this def 5* accommodation.
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We (5 adults and 4 children) enjoyed a stay in this villa very much. The villa is exactly as described: large, clean and luxurious. The kids loved the pool and game room. The location is perfect in a quiet area, but shops and parks are close by (with a car). We would recommend this villa!
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This was our 5th Florida Villa rental and it was one of the best. Arrangements/Directions were professional, accurate and courteous. House was well equipped and immaculately presented. Cinema room was 'immense' - in many ways. The owner maintained contact before/after the rental and was very keen to ensure everything ran smoothly. With the entertainment and games rooms I think the house would be particularly well suited to larger or extended families. We couldn't fault a thing.
“Fantastic home after a long day of Disney magic”
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We stayed here with our 3 children for 5 nights right before Christmas. I can't even begin to give it a good enough review to do it justice. The pictures don't even do it justice. This was a beautiful home with nice furnishings and everything you could need. The pool was very nice and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. The game room was a wonderful bonus for evening entertainment on the days that we had any energy left:) We would definitely consider staying hear again and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a nice place to stay near Disney.
Left on 08/14/2013 for a stay in July 2013
This property surpassed my expectations. We usually stay at a resort when we travel to Orlando. However, we were traveling with several other families and decided to rent a house for our week-long stay. Great decision! The 9-year olds in our party absolutely loved the pool and the 80-inch flat screen (video game heaven). The furnishings are immaculate. The game room (in the garage) was not completed when we stayed but, I am certain this will only enhance your experience. There are numerous places to eat nearby as well as grocery stores. Everything is within a 5-minute drive. The only negative about the stay is that the check in location is about 10-15 mins from the property (traffic depending). I could go on and on about the positives of this property. Highly recommended.
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