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This was a return home stay for my family of three generations, and was delightful from beginning to end. The layout of the house itself is ideal , with a master en-suite on the ground floor, as well as another master en-suite upstairs, along with three other large bedrooms and two more full bath or shower rooms as well. The large living area was perfect for the whole family to lounge around together, with a comfortable , more quiet living room area offset beside the larger dining room for less rambunctious activity. Tho we were a large group ( 6)!, we tended to have our meals in the sunny breakfast room, because the view over the rear lake was so beautiful.
Which is another reason we return to this home...it is not overlooked, and has a spectacular view over the lake, and the natural woods beyond. Bird-watching is a high-light while staying here. There is a lovely walking/jogging path skirting the lake, sparsely but courteously used.
Needless to say, the “mechanics” of staying here, especially over Christmas and New Year, worked smoothly: all the kitchen machines worked, the codes for entry both to through the gates and then into the house worked perfectly. Shaun and Clare , managing the home, were immediately accessible if needed (which they weren’t ... not once).
Another “plus” of this home, at least in our view, is the fact that it is furnished robustly enough so that we could relax even with our young (6-9 years) very excited and extremely active children.
The home has always been spotless upon our arrival, communication with Keith and Louise (the owners) has been delightful over the years, and we look very much forward to returning .
One last point: the weather is just stunning!
We've stayed in many villas over the years. This one, as described was lovely and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It's perfectly placed to visit all areas of orlando, all within easy driving distance. We like to spend time in the villa and it comes well equipped with everything we needed. South facing pool and decent sized lanai was our main requirement, the pool is a decent size for swimming, pool heat worked a treat as we like an evening swim, pool cover kept heat to a lovely temperature, I'm a bit of a wimp if it's cold! Wall mart just up the road which we used regularly and also an Aldi across from it. Cumbrian lakes seems like a nice residential area, no problems at all. Easy commute to all areas, boggy creek air boat rides about a 20 minute drive and you feel your seeing a bit of the more natural side of Florida. Parks and shopping also only 10-15 minutes away so perfectly placed. Balcony in master bedroom a nice extra and there's also another toilet next to the pool which we thought was useful. Fabulous views from the pool while chilling watching the wildlife, very peaceful and yes, we saw a couple of deer on our last day!! Can't recommend it enough, hoping to return same time next year