34 other reviews
Taichet R. and family, US
So cozy it feel like a second home. Since the moment my family and I arrived we felt the warm welcoming of the house. It is such a comfortable and spacious place to stay, with a lot of amenities. We had everything near, the Disney parks were just 20 minutes away, Orlando was 30min., a Walmart in less than 10 and a Publix too. We love having everything near and this villa was just perfect. We hope to stay there again in our next trip to Orlando and we will definitely recommend. Thank you so much
Joanne P. and family, Georgia, US
I would highly recommend this great home! The owner is so well organized, we had no worries our entire stay. This home was easy for my folks to access (both of whom use a cane to walk). The ramp up to the front door was very nice to have! Beds were very comfy, even the bunk bed! The back porch was a favourite place to eat breakfast as it had a great view out to the lake! The home was very clean and obviously well maintained. We had a problem with the blinds out to the back porch not opening completely, but a call to the caretakers and the problem was quickly resolved! The home is so close to Disney and we really enjoyed walking around Disney Springs! Overall, a great place to stay!
Charmaine and family, UK
Completely fantastic place got more than I bargained for. Great service from the owners and much more. Very clean and lots of useful information to hand. It is very close to all the parks so with a car it is easy to find. The locals are very friendly with lots of places to eat and drink near by and could actually walk to. Definitely recommended a stay here.
Sue C and family, UK
A very spacious and well equipped villa. Beautifully decorated throughout with a palm tree theme. The main bedroom has a large en suite with a huge round bath which I thoroughly enjoyed, being a bath person. Loved the conservatory, which was great for just lounging around in. Short walk to the sites pools and jacuzzi, loads of sun loungers available. Site has a Pizza Hut, a chinese and a Dominos not too far away. Close to the Longhorn Steakhouse and the Bahamian Breeze restaurants. A great villa for a perfect base for a florida holiday for guests of all ages. Loved it and hopefully will return!
Chris D. and family, UK,
Would just like to say a very big thank you for all your help with our last minute holiday. We absolutely loved your villa, our favourite part was the back porch which we spent 90% of our time in it, we had a really lovely time there from the moment we arrived I can't explain how lovely it felt your home had such a great vibe to it, we really felt at home there and certainly didn't want to leave, as I'm sure you could tell from the fact we stayed extra days!
Once again thanks for everything and we hope very much to stay there again some time.
Richard and Cathy B., USA
We just stayed here and we loved it! There are 5 of us, 2 adults, 3 kids, and we stayed very comfortably! It is really close to Disney, but we went to Universal this stay, which is a 30 minute drive. The house was very clean, smelled good, and very homey. It was nice to stay somewhere so welcoming. The owner is very friendly and gets back to you quickly. Very well equipped house. Even the view behind the house was cool, there is a big pond and my kids swore they saw some alligators! I really can't think of one problem we had, almost hate to tell anyone because it won't be available next time we come down.
Peter and Joanne M., Middlesbrough, UK
We have stayed in a few villas on Vista and I can safely say this is the best one we have stayed in. Everything you need for a great holiday is in the villa. The villa is clean and is maintained to a high standard.
After a hard day at the parks or shopping you can come in and just relax in comfort.
Sandra and Jeff the owners go out of there way to make sure your holiday is perfect.
We will be back.
Vanessa S. and family
19th December 2014 - I can just recommend the House and the booking with Sandra. Sandra is a very kind and helpful Person. The house is beautiful and equipped with everything you need. The Condo is very nice and good located. We had a wonderful stay and we will come back.
Emma C. and Family, W. Auckland
A bit of a late review, but important to say what an amazing location to experience Orlando. One of the most comfortable stays we have all had on a holiday with the villa having a range of appliances and household items available on hand. Sandra was the most helpful person from the moment of enquiry, right through to us arriving home. This was our second time to Orlando and most certainly won't be our last and if available on dates we require we will request to book with Sandra!! Thanks so much
P.S. My husband and dad-in-law loved the fishing ponds on site, they spent every spare moment they had at one, especially the one directly out the backs!!
Marie H. and family, Washington, UK
Fantastic location, spacious, beautiful. Great for families
We stayed here as a family of four in November. A gorgeous place where we really felt at home, with spacious rooms and a beautiful view of the nearby lake from the back porch.
A real plus point was its location. Just 15 minutes drive to Disney, which for us with younger children was great because they do get a bit fed up of being in the car every day.
Sandra and Jeff were so accommodating and really went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed.
The children enjoyed the nearby pool and it was nice to meet other holidaymakers there as well as some of the locals.
All in all, a great holiday home and we will definitely return!
Yvonne M.S. and family, Cheshire, UK
A Fantastic Place to Stay!
We have stayed in Vista Del Lago before because it is so close to the Disney Parks and we all agreed that this was the best villa. It was clean and well looked after. There was plenty of space for the five of us to spread out and relax after long, hot days in the Parks. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of towels and having the washer and dryer was great as we didnt have to go home with a suitcase of washing.The screen porch was an extra room with a very comfy sofa and TV. The owner was very helpful with detailed instructions on how to reach the villa from the airport and recommendations for places to shop and where to eat out. We would certainly recommend it to friends.
Holly L. and family, Texas, USA
Plenty of room!
16th July 2014 -We spent 10 nights at this property and really enjoyed it. There was plenty of space to spread out and relax, unlike a hotel room! Weve rented condos in Orlando before but this one was a better value for the price. There were more than enough towels, blankets and dishes as well. Our favorite thing was the proximity to the Disney parks (we could see some of the fireworks from Magic Kingdom)! The house was also very well stocked! It was a great place to stay and my 8 year old considered it home while we were there. It really made for a nice relaxing evening after a crazy busy day in the Disney Parks! We also really loved having the washer and dryer handy. There was a grill and bicycles available but we did not take advantage of those items due to a busy schedule. Thanks Sandra for letting us stay in your home. Ill be recommending it to all my family and friends that travel to the area.
Laura H. and Family, N.J., USA
Great location, great communication, great experience!
Our family of 4 stayed here and couldnt be happier. The communication with Sandra through the booking process was excellent. She was always quick to respond and provided us with wonderful directions and tips for the area (which there are tons of chain stores and restaurants all around). We were about 10 mins from Disney and just over an hour drive to Clearwater. For the days that we didnt want to travel by car we could walk to one of the 3 pools on the property or just enjoy the home itself that was fully stocked with everything we could ever want or need. My family will treasure the memories of this vacation and we cant wait to come back!
Vaughn E. and family, USA
It was everything we hoped it would be, help provided for first timer, and owner was very accommodating - we will be going back!
Susan, Sue & Barbara C, NE UK
28th Sept 2013 – 7th Oct 2013 This was our sixth stay at Vista del Lago and once again we were not disappointed, Jeff and Sandra go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible and really care that you have everything and more to enjoy your vacation. With Disney (20 mins), Universal (30 mins) and several shopping locations and restaurants nearby this really is the perfect place to stay. Although this was a park holiday I would be quite happy to stay in the villa sitting in the sun room and look out at the palm trees and lake, occasionally going to the clubhouse pools for a swim and chat to the friendly staff and locals. We really love staying here and can do nothing but highly recommend this villa. Cant wait to go back.
Kathy F, Naples, Florida
“All-around great place to stay!”
The pictures of this rental do not do it justice. We LOVED it! It was beautifully and tastefully decorated, included all the amenities you could possibly need, and was close to Disney which was the reason for our stay. The owner is straightforward and honest - there was even a $20 cash refund waiting for me when I arrived, because of a slight overpayment due to the exchange rate. Totally not necessary! The place is WELL worth what we paid! Cant wait to stay again!
Marion D. and family UK
22nd June 13 – 29th June 13 - We all had a fab time at your lovely house. You thought of everything!!
It’s a lovely comfortable house with everything you could possibly need.
Denis and Elaine S. West Yorks, UK
3rd April 2013 – 28th April 2013 This was the second time we have stayed at this bungalow. We did not think it could get better than the first visit but it did.The bungalow is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, very quiet and has a lovely view of the lake.We spent hours just relaxing on the patio then cooling off in the pool just across the road.Disney is just a couple of miles away and there are dozens of great restaurants nearby.
Cant wait for our next visit [already booked].
Rashed and family, Ann Arbor, USA
Excellent home in a very nice neighborhood. Middle of everything. Very safe gated community. And the icing on the top is that the owner is super nice. Even though we did not get to meet her. She was more than accommodating of our needs. We will definitely rent this beautiful home again.
30th Dec 2012 – 31st March 2013 - We are snowbirds and this is our 8th year in this house. We find it great. We have everything we need and more. Sandra and Jeff are always improving conditions around the house. We are extremely happy with the accommodations. We just hope we can continue to come for years to come. If there ever is a problem, it is attended to immediately. We would certainly recommend staying here.
Joyce and John L. Ontario, Canada
We all just loved the place. It had everything we needed plus lots of extras like the fishing lake and bikes, and pools. The location was perfect and we just did not want to go home. 5 out of 5.
Donnie & Marlene J. Sth Carolina US
Nov 2011 -The house is really perfect. Nice location, silent and safe condo and Sandra is brilliant. She takes care of every single detail. We have been for 15 days during end november in 3 adults. We can not imagine ourselves staying in a hotel instead of Sandras house. We strong recommend. The view, silent and comfort are unbeatable.
Robson L. and family, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Stayed for 2 weeks from 15th Sept. Its a beautiful home, very spacious, comfortable and extremely clean. Great base for the whole of Orlando. Disneys right on your doorstep, as is great eateries.... we love the Ale House 2 mins from Lago ... then theres the Longhorn Steakhouse across the road (with a deal at $29.99 for two) and Carabas which is one of the beat meals weve had in Florida and we eat out every night !! Go, you will not be disappointed .... We will return. And yet again, the owner Sandra is a lovely kind and most helpful young lady. Thanks again Sandra. Ooops and Jeff.
We love Vista, we have been here before, the location of the home and the community is excellent. The rear patio is a sun trap, the house itself is so comfortable and well equipped, it felt like home. We loved the pools, particularly the main one at Reception, and the friendly cafe. We used the cycles to ride around the estate. Great access to all the parks, particularly Disney, but also close to all the main road networks. We will definitely be going back!
If you are planning a trip to the Disney area in Florida this is the place to stay! We have rented from the owners here on several occasions now and have had such pleasurable experiences every time! They are very nice and it is evident that they care about their home for it has been decorated with much love. I definitely recommend you stay here! It is so cozy and clean and has plenty of space. There is a wonderful screen porch off of the back that just screams for you to play cards and laugh with family and friends! There is also a covered patio off of the porch that suits well for unwinding after a long day of sightseeing! The neighborhood is very quiet and calm and the streets are lined with big oak trees! You feel as if you have had a breath of fresh air after a week’s stay in Vista del Lago. It is only 5 miles or so from the entrance to Disney and 10 miles from wonderful outlet malls! There is also a state park, Super Target, Publix, and Walgreens within a few miles from the neighborhood! While staying here you have access to the pool, clubhouse and great playground and tennis courts which all sit on a large lake. I think I have said enough! This is the best place to stay for the best deal in the area!
Beverley C and family, Sth Carolina USA (Can be verified)l
We are lucky enough to regular visitors to Florida and consider Vista del Lago our home from home, and quite simply Sandra and Jeffs house is fabulous! Its a beautiful house which is set out so well for really comfortable living. As do visit regularly we dont spend all our time running about, we really enjoy the house and the park, our 2 children love it because they always make friends at the pool, we play tennis, cycle around the park and love watching the sunsetting as we sit on the patio. Sandra provides everything and more for a wonderful holiday. A holiday Florida doesnt have to be manic, and this is the perfect chill out zone!
We loved our stay at Sandras villa! It is in an ideal location for all the themeparks and the complex was lovely, with a pool just up the street and a lake out back. We spent most of our days at the themeparks then returned for a couple of of hours relaxing in the pool, which was really quiet the whole time we were there. The villa itself is lovely, really homely and has everything you could need. We would highly recommend this villa to our friends and family and we will hopefully be returning some day soon. Thanks Sandra!
Thanks Sandra for an excellent stay at Vista. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!!!
The Villa is well maintained to a high standard and is very clean. All your needs are catered for and you want for nothing around the villa. Even had walkie talkies for using around the parks! The kids (11 and 5) loved it turning the conservatory into their play area. The pools are great for all and excellent eateries are within 10mins drive. You couldnt wish to be any closer to Disney yet still have peice and tranquility around the home.
Sandra is very helpful and is at the end of the phone in case of any questions.
We will be returning and would highly recommend this villa to anyone.
Keep up the excellent work!!!
This property is ideal for a fun packed family holiday. This our second visit to the villa and we will return. The villa is home from home with every requirement catered for. The onsite ameneties are excellent catering for all ages. I would not look at staying at any other accommodation in Florida and would highly recommend to family and friends. The vendors are really helpful and are available for any questions even when on holiday!!
Stayed for a week in May as a base for golfing week. Its a beautiful home, very spacious, comfortable and clean. The pictures not doing justice. Great base for loads of golf courses and Disney.... all on your doorstep. Plenty of eateries for every taste near buy. We will return. Oh, and the owner Sandra is a lovely kind and most helpful young lady. Thanks Sandra.
We travelled to your villa with 10 people, six of them being kids. This was our first visit and we werent really sure what to expect. Upon arrival we were elated! The house was way beyond our expectations. The pictures dont quite describe how beautiful the whole set up is. The pool was refreshing after a long day at Disney. The kids had an amazing time and no one wanted to leave. Accommodating six children can be challenging sometimes, but not here! I dont think they watched t.v. once. Thanks to Sandra for being so helpful in making our vacation a home away from home. Hope to see you next year.
Reply from Sandra
This review was entered in error and relates to our other property,Palm Tree Villa!
Loved it loved it loved it! Exceeded expectations in every way. Location of Vista superb for shopping and theme parks, but sufficiently out of the hustle and bustle that when you come back to the house you can relax with ease. House is very well maintained and spacious, could easily accommodate large family. Everything is there!! We really could have take a few tshirts and shorts and nothing else, I think Sandra and Jeff have thought of everything. And what thoughtful and considerate owners, checking we were happy on arrival and helping out when we were stranded due to Iceland volcano crisis. Would recommend to anyone. Highly recommend watching the sunset over the lake whilst enjoying that holiday cocktail on the patio !
August 2004 - "Fabulous - the photographs don't do it justice"
June 2004 - "It wsa just son nice to be able to relax and put your feet up after a day at the parks, and feel at home."
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