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This is a great propery and is exactly as described. We stayed between October 20th to 27th, 2018 as a family of four; my wife and I plus our children (11 yo girl & 8 yo boy).
Arriving from UK in early Saturday evening, the drive is about 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Take some cash for tolls as cards aren't accepted.
It was dark when we arrived at the property but access was no problem and the exteior lights were left on for us.
The property is exactly as described so I will not cover the features in detail. There were a few provisions / welcome pack for us (milk, bread, coffee etc.) which was a nice touch and very welcome. The entire property was very clean and well maintained. All the appliances are new and high quality and there was no problem settling in quickly and enjoying the family trip. The children especially appreciated the fast WiFi which was easy to configure on everyones' devices.
We opted for pool and hot tub heating which I would definitely recommend for October. The outside / pool area is very peaceful and there is plenty of direct sun for sunbathers but also shade for those not wanting direct sun.
There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the vacinity, a short drive away (for those unfamiliar with Florida I would recommend Publix as the best supermarket for food shopping)
We visited Universal Studios on three days (very similar drive as to the airport) and the JFK Space Center (again a similar drive as to the airport but further (approx 90 minutes in total). We had not been the Space Center since 2003 and it has been upgraded significantly since then and well worth a visit if you have not been recently. For those plannig to visit Disney, it's very close indeed and you can watch the fireworks every evening when sitting outside the property.
The service and communication we received from the owner was second to none. All in all, I would 100% recommend this property to anyone planning a family vacation in Orlando.
We have recently returned from a 16 night stay at this property and would very much recommend to others. Lovely large property set in the wonderful Formosa Gardens estate that truly is the perfect location for the Disney parks. You'll read many descriptions of many properties that say "close to Disney" but this is literally a 10 minute drive so you can easily pop home for lunch and then return for the afternoon, if you wanted to. You are right on the doorstep of the 192 so have lots of restaurants and supermarkets close by.
We booked this at the very last minute and the owners were exceptionally prompt in their replies to us and very helpful and accommodating. Any questions we had, including while we were there, were answered quickly.
The area is quiet and you are not directly overlooked at the back.....whilst you have neighbours, the plot sizes in Formosa are huge so they are far away from you, and with this house, there are trees or hedges in between. The view over the lake is wonderful and we saw lots of different wildlife during our stay.
In terms of the house itself, it was exceptionally clean and has been well maintained. The beds are VERY comfortable and there is plenty of space for all. Great pool and deck area that we spent a lot of time by.
Overall, a great property that is well managed and we very much hope to return next year! Thank you for having us at such short notice!!