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This is the fourth villa we have rented in Orlando in the last four years. Out of the 4 it is the smallest and most tired looking villa we have stayed in. This is obviously reflected in the price which is why I gave 4 stars. On arrival we were shocked to see the front views rather than just the lake as shown in the pictures online, there is a building site straight in front and to the right. In time no doubt these will be nice occupied homes but at present they are an eyesore. Noise from the building site is minimal and didn’t disturb our peace. The rear of the villa is nice and private and backs up to woodlands.
On entering the villa I was disappointed to find the alarm system didn’t work (according to Maintainance. It hasn’t for a year) this was quite concerning with the secluded location and it did give a feeling of insecurity. Also the pool or the jacuzzi were not heated and so couldn’t be used at this time of year. This was rectified by Chris the Maintenance man the following evening, but we had already lost 2 of our 7 evenings using these as they didn’t reach temperature until the following day. The heating is quite erratic and goes up and down constantly.
The inside of the villa is quite tired and dated, but clean and perfectly useable.
So before you think I’m a serial complainer, the good points!
The air con is one of the best I’ve experienced. The beds were very comfortable. The ice machine once I’d worked it out was brilliant and the fridge kept everything cool too. A nice large LCD TV in the lounge and once again very comfy sofas to relax on..
The rear of the property only has one neighbor and they are a lot further away than used to with a villa. The pool and deck are visible from the road the other side but you never see more than a dozen cars in a day going past and 2 or 3 dog walkers. The rear is woodlands with squirrels playing in the trees, we also spotted an opossum which was lovely to see and also a regular visit by Sandhill cranes.
Response from Orlando4Villas was second to none and John was very quick and helpful with his emails, definitely 5 star service from these guys.
So all in all, it’s not the Ritz, but for the price we paid it was a good villa, we’ve paid more than double this price on all 3 previous occasions, with a little bit of modernisation in the kitchen and bathrooms this would be a superb 5 star property.
Rob, Leicester. England.
My family have had the best time at this villa. It has been refurbished to a good standard and is fully equipped for all your needs.
It is located in a great position, very quiet residential estate but also close to restaurants, shops and banks and most importantly the parks!
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.
The owner was fabulous to deal with and very helpful.