Janet from Tolleshunt D'Arcy
Stayed 05 Mar 2005
The Property is located in one of the remaining unspoilt areas of Florida, it is very peacful but only 10 mins from Supermarket and 15 mins from large shopping mall, also within easy reach of beaches and restaurants.
Communication with the owner, leading to our vacations was very prompt and very helpful. The villa provided everything we could possibly require during our stay.
The only negative comment, if I have one is that it is not possible to use the telephone as the area codes are too restricted, also the tv progamming is restricted and we were not given the necessary code to unlock - however this did not in any way spoil our vacation.
Not only is this a large, comfortable, superbly presented property, but it is professionally managed with courteous and helpful owners. The welcome pack was very welcome indeed after arriving from the UK.
It is well located in a fantastic area of Florida, whether you want to laze on a beach visit the offshore islands or compete with the 'gators from the boat dock for fish - great fun!
Thanks Barry. We'll certainly apply to return to this property if and when we visit again, if you'll have us, of course.
Luxurious accommodation in a peaceful setting.A drive away from good eateries.Chance to see florida native animals up close e.g. racoons,toads and gators.
This villa was absolutely fantastic - I couldn't recommend it more highly.
It is very large and comfortable and is in a good location for anyone with a car, being close to Gasparilla island and Englewood.
It's also on a canal which means you can watch the herons and alligators in safety from the dock!
There is lots of really useful information in the villa on local restaurants, beaches, sports, medical info etc. which is really useful.
The local agents are very friendly and helpful and gave us excellent recommendations on things to do and where to go.
The pool backs onto the 2 main bedrooms and it's great to get out of bed, open the bedroom doors and jump straight in the pool.
I went to villa Heron View in May 2005 in a party of 4 people on a golf holiday.
It's located in a great spot with easy access to the following championship golf courses which all cost around $20 including buggy hire
Palms etc. etc...
All of these courses would probably cost £65+ in the UK.
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Thank you for returning our deposit. I also wanted to share what a wonderful time we had at the Villa. Our party included multiple generations and the home offered space to share as well as privacy. We visited the area beaches shown in the villa manual. As the weather was little cool, thankfully, we had the pool and the hot tub and thats where we spent the majority of our time. We appreciated you arranging the pool heat at the last minute it made a difference in our stay. We look forward to coming back another time. Thanks again, Ana Asilis 28/01/13 (email address withheld)
Thank you for the use of your lovely villa. Weve stayed in quite a number of different villas over the past 10 years and would rate your villa as one of the best. We had a holiday. Best Regards, Gordon & Eleanor. 21/08/12 (email address withheld)
Hi Barry, The villa was everything and more, we had a wonderful time at the villa and in the surrounding area of Port Charlotte as it is so nice.
Finding the villa was very easy from Tampa. The Golf courses where fantastic, even in better conditions than those in Orlando, and that takes some doing.
The villa was very comfortable and clean and the guys loved the pool and the dock, they were fishing every night after golf. We left the villa early so as to have a day in Clearwater before our flight home.
Many thanks again Barry we all had a great time.
Best regards, Terry Russell. P.G.A. 08/05/12 (email address withheld)
Hi Barry, just wanted to let you know that we very much enjoyed our stay at you house in Port Charlotte. The house was lovely and very comfortable. Although we did not see your alligator, we did catch a nice dinner of redfish and sheep’s head from the dock, and enjoyed being able to bring our boat to the dock through the canal system.
Thanks again Pat Nevius & family 6/02/12 (email address withheld)
Hi Barry, We had a wonderful time, I cannot say enough wonderful things about your villa and the area, and it was magnificent. We had a fantastic holiday there.
The villa is beautiful, my husband and I had the main master suite and it was amazing.
The bathroom was the biggest I’ve ever been in and we had a steady stream of visitors for a dip in the tub!
Your resident gator made a visit most days, we were thrilled to bits and got some fantastic pictures of it, think he enjoyed his rather nervous audience.
And thank you so much for the discount off our next booking, we will be back next year to use it!
If you would like to use anything I’ve said as a testimonial for your websites, please feel free. Once again, thank you. Liegh UK. 2012
Dear Barry, We all had a wonderful two weeks at your beautiful house. We look forward to booking again with you next year. And thank you for returning our deposit so quickly. Mara Dils, Science, Teacher West Middle School
20/04/12 (email address withheld)
Once again, my family was very impressed with your holiday home. We all had a lovely time, thank you.
We are not sure of the dates yet when we will be returning to Florida, but rest assured, when we do, it will be to one of your houses!!
Thanks again, Rhonda WV USA. 25/07/2011.
Many thanks for a great holiday and agreeing to a late departure time from the villa on Sunday.
An enjoyable time was had by all, at your villa. Its location was perfect and for us, it was a "good" find on the owner’s direct web site. We did have a couple of small problems which were dealt with promptly by Brenda. These in no way lessened the good time we had. Again many thanks Garry & Jacqueline and family UK.
Just a note to say thank you for the quick return of our security deposit.
May I take this opportunity, on behalf of our party, to thank you for allowing us to use your exceptional villa? We all agreed, it provided an excellent base, for what turned out to be one of the best and most relaxing holidays we have ever had.
And thank you for your offer of the 10% returning guest discount, we hope to be able to take you up on that in the near future.
Regards, Peter Simmons UK. (10/06/11)
"Not only is this a large, comfortable, superbly presented property, but it is professionally managed with courteous and helpful owners. It is well located in a fantastic area of Florida, whether you want to laze on a beach, visit the offshore islands or compete with the 'gators from the boat dock for fish - great fun! Thanks Barry for two great weeks. We'll certainly apply to return to this property if and when we visit again, if you'll have us, of course. Fond regards The Nelly family. CA, USA. 9ᆫ February 2008.
Our extended family had a wonderful time while vacationing in March at your wonderful home. It is a beautifully clean and very well stocked/equipped. We really enjoyed the pool area and nice open kitchen and family rooms. I would happily recommend your home to our family and friends. Best Regards Teresa O'Brien. Date of Arrival: Mar 9, 2008
Hello Barry,We had a wonderful time we wish it could have been much longer. I will definitely keep your email address as we would like to return next year. Thank you for the use of your villa. And thank you for the speedy return of my security deposit. Sincerely Christy Greene. USA. March 2008.
Hi Barry,Our vacation was absolutely wonderful and your villa Heron View is just beautiful!!! Thanks for your patience when we were trying with our two families to get this set up. And for confirming so promptly with your Management people that they found the villa in order after we left and the prompt return of our Security Deposit. Thanks again, Kathie Kschweikart. USA. May 2008.
Hi BarryI just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at your villa. The weather was great (Very Hot) and we made full use of the pool and spa. My son was over the moon that there was a Shamu in the pool (As in your pictures). Out of the three villas we stayed at during this tour, yours was the cleanest, and the best, we loved it. The villa was complete with everything we could have needed.Thank you for such a great time. Sue Wakeford. UK (July 08)
Hello Barry Just a line to let you know that we had a fabulous time and that your villa is wonderful. Many afternoons spent on the dock fishing, sadly, not catching much but who cares, great fun. My boys are convinced they saw alligators in the canal?Without question we will return next year all things permitting.Best regards, gran t Wallace UK (Aug 08)
Hi BarryWOW! What an amazing house with every comfort of home. Thank you for the lovely time we spent with our friends over Christmas and the New Year. The house was perfect and went above and beyond every expectation we had.I can't tell you how much we appreciated all the special touches.We just felt right at home. The house is beautiful, the neighborhood is quiet, what a wonderful place to get away and relax! We can't wait to come back, again. Thank you so much. Chris & Fons. USA. Dec 08.
Hello, Barry.First, let me thank you for allowing us into your lovely Florida home, we had a marvelous time! Your home was everything we could have asked for and more. It was spotlessly clean, very spacious and so well stocked with linen, kitchen necessities, toys, etc. The pool and hot tub got a LOT of use! Our 3 year old granddaughter was in heaven!We appreciate all your help you gave us in arranging our trip.With all our thanks, Mary DeVries, Ontario Canada January 2009.
Hello Barry, We want to thank you for allowing us to rent your Villa Heron View. It is a very beautiful place. There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and do what they wanted (rest, sit out on the lanai, watch TV). It was a quiet and relaxing vacation-as we had planned.It was the perfect way to meet and enjoy our new grandson. Which was also a nice way to spend time with our family-we came from RI, MA and MO to meet the baby. We are already planning on doing it again next year. Although we may need to rent 2 villas because more people want to come. So, looking forward to doing it again next year?Thank you very much, Steven and Erica Charboneau (13 March 07)
Hello Barry!We came home last Friday from our wonderful trip to Florida, and our stay in your wonderful house! We really had a great and relaxing time!It was so nice when we arrived at your house very late Sunday July 2nd, and found the food that was for our breakfast - that was very kind of you!We walked around the house, and it was so nice and clean, and when we woke up the next morning, the sun was shining from a blue sky and we had our breakfast by the pool! The kids had a lovely time with all the toys that were in the house - so thanks for that!We made several trips to outlet malls, Disney World and the beach, but most of our stay we were in the house enjoying the pool, Spa and reading the books that were there! We have a nice tan and are now very relaxed. We had a nice flight back home; the kids slept the whole way :-) So thanks again and maybe we can contact you again next year?Best regards, Jannicke & Hans Reinmann. Jannicke.Reinmann@ebv.com 28/07/06Hi Barry!WOW!! What an amazing house with every comfort of home! Thank you for a lovely time spent with friends! The house was perfect and went above and beyond every expectation we had! I can't tell you how muchwe appreciated the special touch of having the bread, cereal, tea, and coffee, milk, orange juice, butter, and jelly there when we arrived.We just felt right at home! The house is beautiful, the neighborhood is quiet...what a wonderful place to get away and relax! We can't wait to come back again!Thank you so much! Tom and Shannon Rogers. email@example.com 24th of May 2006.Hi Barry – Villa Heron View.Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much my family and I enjoyed our stay at your Villa! We came away with many wonderful memories that will be with us all for a very long time. The house size was more than we expected and very comfortable. The location was great as well. We hope to be able to come again in another year or two. Thanks for everything!Karen Maxham & Family firstname.lastname@example.org. 3rd of April 2006
Hello Barry,My family and I just want you to know that we had a wonderful time in your Port Charlotte villa Heron View, this last week - we only wish we could have stayed longer. The home was everything we expected and fully equipped with all that we needed. Thank you again for allowing us to rent your home and we hope that we can do it again next year and extend the vacation time. Cyndi Sullivan. email@example.com 27th of June 2005. Hi Barry, I just wanted to say big thanks for the use of the villa Heron View.We all loved the villa, had an excellent time and would recommend it to others.Thank you for returning our security deposit so promptly!I intend to email Villarenters.com, and provide them with our positive feedback to be included on their Web site description of your villa.Many thanks, Andy Gibson.20th May 2005. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Barry, It's more than two weeks since our return from Florida and the wonderful holiday we had in your fabulous villa. We were very impressed with all your villa had to offer, It provided an excellent base for our week in Port Charlotte. Many thanks for the welcome pack of groceries, these came as a very pleasant surprise. Best Wishes David FisherD J & Mrs E A Fisherdavidjfisher@joyleadltd.freeserve.co.uk 31/05/04 Hi Barry we have just got home and felt I had to drop you a line to say how wonderful the house was, we all had a great time, the pool was well used.You have a great house management team in Ben and Shirley they were very helpful, sorted out our every need.Thanks again Bert Everett. Berteverett@aol.com 31/03/04
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