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Lake Thomas Villa

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in Robbins Rest, Florida

From £496 per week

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Villa to rent in Robbins Rest, Florida

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine

Villa overview - owner's description

Lake Thomas Villa - Unique luxurious pool home with amazing lake views, private deck, extensive gardens, and just 10 mins from Disney theme parks

WELCOME to Lake Thomas Villa an executive lakeside 3 bedroom 2.5 bath villa, nestled at the foot of Lake Thomas, a beautiful warm springs natural lake. The villa has an extensive garden with private deck overlooking the lake, the pool is SOUTH FACING and fully screened. Furnished to the highest standard in a unique and luxurious style, there are many added extras including full air conditioning, ceiling fans throughout and original artworks. Wireless internet, and baby facilities (cot, strollers, high chair) are provided FREE of charge. Supermarkets, cash dispensers, gas stations, fast food outlets, restaurants (providing home delivery), and golf courses, are all no more than 5 minutes drive from the villa.

Living Area the LIVING ROOM has wonderful views over the lake and pool, and is luxuriously furnished with a 42 inch ultra slim flat screen HD cable TV, a DVD player, and ceiling fan. The room is complimented by original artwork and an intricately carved leather suite and coffee table. A child safety alarm is provided on the patio door leading to the pool.

Kitchen the KITCHEN is fully equipped for all your needs with a 4 ring stove, oven, and microwave oven. Also provided is a dishwasher, fridge freezer with ice maker, waste disposal, blender, electric kettle coffee maker, glassware, china and cutlery. Laundry facilities consisting of a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board are also provided for your convenience. A gas BBQ is available upon request.

Dining Area the DINING AREA overlooks the pool, lake, and conservation area, it is open plan to the kitchen and seats up to 8 people around a beautiful dining table delicately inlaid with mother of pearl. A child’s high chair is provided FREE of charge.

Bedrooms the EN-SUITE MASTER BEDROOM overlooks the lake, has a ceiling fan and is fully air-conditioned, with an intricately carved king size bed and luxurious bed linen, 19 inch ultra slim flat screen HD cable TV, clock radio, and telephone are also provided for your convenience.

The 2nd BEDROOM has a queen size bed with luxury bed linen, 19 inch ultra slim flat screen HD cable TV, ceiling fan, and air conditioning.

The TWIN BEDROOM has a ‘hippy chic’ theme, luxury bed linen, and 19 inch ultra slim flat screen HD cable TV, ceiling fan and air conditioning. An additional child's cot, and stroller are available and provided for your convenience FREE of charge.

Games Area includes full size pool table, foosball/soccer table, and table tennis table.

Pool Deck Area The private screened pool is SOUTH FACING, overlooks the lake and the villa’s extensive garden with private deck. A two seater bistro set with umbrella shade, loungers, 2 chairs and 2 tables are provided on the pool’s deck area. Relax and enjoy the pool whilst you watch the lake’s abundant wildlife, in the evenings you can sit with a glass of wine and listen to the unforgettable sounds of Florida as the sun sets over the lake.

Garden, Lake and Deck The villa’s location situated on the edge of Lake Thomas is what makes this home so unique. Surrounded by an extensive garden with its own private deck, palm trees and Florida flora and fauna, you are in the perfect place to experience first hand amazing lake views and the exotic wildlife only found in natural lakeside habitats such as these. Guests are welcome to use the private deck for fishing or as the perfect place for viewing the magnificent lake.

Amenities Part of a small community known as Robbins Rest, and ideally located in a small enclave consisting of just four homes directly off Ronald Reagan Parkway, Lake Thomas Villa is situated within 5 minutes drive of the I-4 Champions Gate Exit 58, and just 10 minutes from the Disney theme parks. Old Lake Wilson Road is nearby, providing direct access to the 192, whilst Kennedy Space Center or the coast is only an hour's drive away. We are sure you will enjoy the unique vacation experience this family home has to offer and warmly invite you to experience the sights and sounds of Florida's natural delights, whilst conveniently combining your stay with all the thrills of Orlando’s theme parks.

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Family from Musselburgh, United Kingdom Dec 2016

We had a super holiday over Christmas in Florida! We choose to stay in lake Thomas villa primeraly for the view, which I have to say didn't disappoint. Communication with Janet the owner was very good and directions to the villa great.
However there were a few things that did disappoint regarding the villa. When we arrived everything was in darkness and as you can imagine after a very long day traveling we had to hunt around for a torch in order to get in, the kids really fancied going for a dip in the pool but due to the pool cover not being on was really cold (we had to put the cover on ourselves and it did warm up after a couple of days as we had paid for pool heat).
On looking around the villa we felt it was very dirty which I did report to the management company and took photos, which if Janet would like to see I am happy to sent to her. One of the bathrooms had toothpaste marks and hairs around it, there was a dead coakroach under one of the chairs in the dining room we found a boarding pass from May 2016 under the bed. There was a huge amount of dust behind the tv and in the master bed room the fan was so thick with dust we couldn't use it. On our first day of holiday I cleaned the bathroom and hovered up. A bit disappointing.
Other things were also very tired, bits of the blinds were broken and shoved under the couch I bought tape and fitted them back up temporary, the tap in the kitchen leaked every time you used it and one of the sinks in the bathroom was rusted through which we felt was quite dangerous as it left very sharp edges. There are also out of date signs all round the villa from a previous management company so when I called to report all of the above spoke to them in the first instance. These are all things that could be really easily fixed but do disappoint when you have hoped to stay in an "executive" villa. We had to call the management company on a few occasions. I have to say when we reported we were getting bitten by some form of bugs round our feet they did send pest control out that day which solved that problem. The noise from the road was very loud I'm not sure if it was the time of year but it was much louder than we had anticipated much more than a background noise I think due to its proximity to a junction and all the trucks and cars stopping then speeding up again. I don't think it would have bothered me too much of the villa had been up to scratch but combined with the other that were tired and dirty wasn't great. On a positive you could see the pool area had all updated furniture, it was lovely to sit out looking at the view and the owner has updated TVs and they left us a small Christmas tree and lights to put up which was nice. We just felt a bit disappointed as the villa could be really nice with a bit of a clean and tlc.

Reply from Janet

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday, particularly the view of Lake Thomas. Your kind remarks are most welcome, and it’s great to know the Christmas tree and lights were a success. It was a pleasure communicating with you and great to hear the directions I provided to the villa were helpful.

I requested you send the photographs to help contextualise your concerns which I immediately raised with my property management company, whose contact details were provided in the Welcome Pack I sent prior to the start of your vacation, and were also available along with other useful information in the company’s advisory brochure placed in the villa.

My property manager confirmed that the external lights should have been turned on in advance of your arrival as is normal practice for all bookings. It seems that in the busy run up to Christmas this was unfortunately overlooked ahead of your arrival, I do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Lake Thomas Villa is furnished to an executive standard with recently updated pool furniture and flat screen televisions throughout as you mentioned (you had specifically asked if we planned to update the TV’s ahead of your arrival, and we made sure we did). The property is professionally cleaned after each booking, and so I was surprised to learn of your experience upon arrival. Upon receipt of your review I immediately arranged for any issues to be rectified, and appreciate you bringing them to my attention. Owed to the tropical climate in Florida, we have an ongoing service package in place with regular treatments to keep bugs at bay both internally and externally, extra callouts are included in our package and I am glad to hear the company attended promptly when required.

The pool heater was turned on, but dependent upon the weather, it can take up to 24 hours to heat up to the desired temperature. Due to increasing safety concerns for children, the pool cover is not automatically used.

Lake Thomas Villa is advertised as being situated directly off Ronald Reagan Parkway, with satellite imagery of the villa’s location provided in our location map so that guests can familiarise themselves with the surroundings ahead of booking their stay. We, like many of our guests, regard the location as unique and ideal for a holiday home which provides Florida nature on your doorstep, combined with convenience and ease of access to theme parks, retail shopping, nearby beaches, and all the excitement Orlando offers.

It was a pleasure accommodating you and your family at Lake Thomas Villa, and I do hope you will consider returning soon.

With best wishes,
Janet.



Family from Kent, United Kingdom Aug 2016

The villa was easy to find. It was clean but needed updated there were cracks in the sinks and I had to call out the man looking after it to do the toilet system and one lounger was missing and 1 was broke . No net left for the pool to get rid of insects. And the main bedroom needed a new bed completely dented in the middle and the wooden surrounding made it so noisy and I kept hitting my knees in the end of the bed as it was so near a st of draws but above all the picture shows a large pool which isn't and a lovely lake and surroundings which it was very beautiful BUT the house is in a close and the main road is on top of the villa and with no proper double glazing I did not sleep due to the noise of the traffic especially at 4.30 am and when sitting by the pool it was still noisy from the traffic so no one slept well at all. The couch was leather with wood in the decoration which was so uncomfortable . However I had a lovely holiday but would not return to this villa again .

Reply from Janet

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you found the villa with ease and that it was clean on arrival. We take our responsibility as vacation home owners very seriously, and do our best to ensure guests are happy and comfortable, my property manager is accordingly looking into the points you raise. Just before you checked in, the villa was updated with new flat screen HD televisions, a 42 inch in the lounge and 19 inch in each bedroom. We have also added a two seater bistro set with an umbrella for shade so guests can enjoy al fresco dining. I informed you upon arrival that new pool furniture cushions had also been ordered following damage to the furniture caused by our previous guests, these were delivered within a few days, the missing lounger is being investigated. A net for cleaning the pool is essential and always provided, had you reported it was missing our property manager would have replaced it for you immediately. I am pleased the toilet issue was addressed straight away; if and when guests raise concerns my property manager is at hand to resolve any problems as soon as is possible. We make every effort to ensure that our advert accurately describes what is on offer at Lake Thomas Villa. We state it is ‘ideally located in a small enclave consisting of just four homes directly off Ronald Reagan Parkway’, and provide photographs of the villa, its furnishings, the garden, and the pool with its wonderful lake views, which I am delighted to hear you enjoyed. A google map is also provided with satellite imagery of the area which clearly shows where the villa is situated. My responses to your queries have been instant, and you confirmed receipt of our detailed welcome pack with ideas for fun days out when sent. I wrote to you upon your arrival at the villa and again upon your return expressing gratitude for your kind remarks about my daughter’s artwork which is hung in the villa. It’s good to know you had a lovely holiday, and we do hope you will consider returning again soon.


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Halinka Sep 2016

Heavenly bliss: Lake Thomas villa from the outside looks so inviting and then the inside 'wow!!!! the décor was superb. The location is ideal everything so close to hand theme parks, petrol station, conservation parks, and supermarkets where I would buy food for dinner and cook a lovely meal which was easy with all the kitchen equipment you could wish for. The villa is stands quite a way back from the road and the traffic sounds did not in anyway disturb our sleep, the massive comfy ornate bed did help somewhat. During the day you could hear the traffic slightly but when you are in good company and having fun in the gorgeous pool you hardly notice it, plus most guests are out and about. Though we loved days just chilling around the pool overlooking such a picturesque lake and watch the wildlife pass by. A variety of birds a large hawk used to visit regularly and eat his breakfast at the same time we ate ours Yuk!!. plus a resident alligator visited quite often and the fishing is good too. Many thanks to Janet (the owner) for making our stay so wonderful and the management team who are great.

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Location

This villa is:

45km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 3km from the nearest restaurant 3km from the nearest supermarket 35km from Orlando International airport 88km from Sanford Airport 10km from Disney Theme Parks 20km from Universal Studios 3km from Supermarket/restaurants/fast food outlet 60km from Daytona Beach/Cocoa beach

Local activities

Flying 20km Golf 5km Horse riding 10km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 15km Sports center 5km Tennis 45km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Local food market 500m Museum 20km Night club 2km Shopping 5km Theatre 15km Theme park 10km Zoo 15km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in Robbins Rest, Florida
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the waterfront. It has a pool, outside lighting and a garden. 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.

Prices and availability

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Extras

Compulsory

  • End of stay clean

    £70.00 per booking, paid with booking

Optional

  • Pool heat

    £100.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Gas BBQ

    £45.00 per week, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 7:

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

There is also 2 cots

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 en suite bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating

Entertainment

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

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, 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

Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Leisure

Snooker / pool table, Table tennis

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

The amenities you can enjoy whilst staying at Lake Thomas Villa include: • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7 guests • 1 king size bed with en-suite bathroom, 1 queen size bed, 2 twins • Screened south facing private pool overlooking natural warm springs Lake • Extensive garden with 450 ft lake frontage and spectacular views • Private deck for fishing/viewing the lake • Fully air-conditioned and luxuriously furnished • GAMES AREA - Includes full size pool table, soccer/foosball and table tennis • FREE high speed wireless internet • FREE Baby facilities - cot, high chair and stroller • FREE Calls within US, Canada and Puerto Rico - telephone/answer machine • Gas BBQ provided upon request • Safe provided for your valuables • Cable TV, and DVD player in lounge • Remote cable TV's in all bedrooms • Ceiling fans throughout. • Child safety alarm in pool area • Luxury bed linen and towels provided. • Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, washing machine, dryer, and dish

Janet

Average rating from 2 reviews

Private Owner From Ilford, United Kingdom Member since Mar 2004

Florida property owner since 2004 Florida has been the 'happy place' for my family and I since our first visit in 1998, we have many wonderful memories of family holidays at the 'Lake House' to cherish. The warmth and blue skies of the sunshine state, make me smile from the moment I arrive until it's time to go back home to the UK. Having a love for nature, we especially enjoy visiting the State parks especially Lake Louisa, which is where my profile photo was taken. We are lucky to have made many close friends over the years and enjoy catching up whenever we can visit. Lake Thomas Villa has a mystical atmosphere which draws you back time and time again. The wonderful lake views and exotic flora and fauna, are a constant source of fascination and entertainment. A stay at Lake Thomas Villa provides the best of both worlds - Florida nature on your doorstep, whilst all the excitement of Orlando's theme parks and retail shopping is just minutes away.

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Florida property owner since 2004 Florida has been the 'happy place' for my family and I since our first visit in 1998, we have many wonderful memories of family holidays at the 'Lake House' to cherish. The warmth and blue skies of the sunshine state, make me smile from the moment I arrive until it's time to go back home to the UK. Having a love for nature, we especially enjoy visiting the State parks especially Lake Louisa, which is where my profile photo was taken. We are lucky to have made many close friends over the years and enjoy catching up whenever we can visit. Lake Thomas Villa has a mystical atmosphere which draws you back time and time again. The wonderful lake views and exotic flora and fauna, are a constant source of fascination and entertainment. A stay at Lake Thomas Villa provides the best of both worlds - Florida nature on your doorstep, whilst all the excitement of Orlando's theme parks and retail shopping is just minutes away.

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