4 Bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8
John, property owner
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Family Reunion in Florida
The house was ideal for our needs and perfectly equipped to be our base while we visited all the usual Florida attractions. Our son's family used the upstairs rooms and it was ideal that my wife and I could use the spacious master suite downstairs. It was in a good location as well with lots to do near by.
The only small criticism we would make is that the property does need a bit of TLC and redecoration in places.
Thanks for the positive review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay.
Also, we do have plans to do some upgrades in the fall and we hope you're able to return in the future.
Less than good experience in this Kissimmee rental
We stayed at this rental for almost three months so we are well able to review this property; but we almost walked out after the first day. Way too much of our vacation time was spent dealing with cleanliness and maintenance issues. We documented everything to the property managers and it was all witnessed by other people. To us, the issues we encountered indicate that no one has the responsibility of inspecting this rental between renters, or checking periodically for needed deeper cleaning or maintenance.
When we arrived there was “caked on” dust and dirt on baseboards in the kitchen, living, and dining areas. Fan blades, window sills, and valances were likewise dirty and had dust falling from them. All carpets needed to be vacuumed, and the tile floors were so dirty they needed to be steam cleaned. The property manager and a cleaning person had to come on the second day and attend to all of this.
There were no clean, usable kitchen pots and pans. Cupboard shelves were gritty and greasy and some dishware had caked on food. The toaster only heated on one side, the clothes dryer did not dry the clothes, and the vacuum cleaner would not clean a carpet. The property manager bought new cookware, toaster, coffee maker, glassware, vacuum, and dryer for us. We asked the property manager for a ‘Swiffer’ wet mop so we could clean the tile floors, which we then did on a regular basis. We also vacuumed carpets and rugs every week, including the stairs.
Several light bulbs and TV remote batteries were missing or not working. There was a bedroom lamp with no bulb and a missing switch. Three bathroom sink stoppers were missing or non-functional. Two dining chairs were broken. My wife sat on one of these chairs and was almost injured because the seat was not even attached to the chair frame.
The gated community always seemed to be safe for walking or bike riding. The living room furniture was comfortable, but the TV is a bit small. We thought the mattresses in three of the bedrooms were well beyond their useful life. The WiFi was sporadic and could not be counted on.
We were told the swimming pool was heated, but for 80 days it was not. If you don’t care about the types of issues we had to deal with, this rental may be fine. We are still trying to figure out if the property managers are not fulfilling their job to the owner, or the owner is just not proactively maintaining the property. No apology or partial refund has been offered for our inconveniences.
Thanks for the review but I think you have over exaggerated the issues. Most other reviewers have been highly satisfied with the home and have said so. I get that issues will arise but the management company went above and beyond, at my expense, to address all your issues in a timely manner. After all, that is their job.
If you recall when you first booked and sent me email after email with issues and concerns, even before you even got there, I offered to cancel the booking and refund your money if you were not happy. So it’s puzzling to me that you would stay the full 89 days you booked if the home was as terrible as you say and you had a refund offer on the table??? Can’t figure this one out??
The place met all of our needs with a downstairs master for wheelchair accessibility. Close proximity to stores and Disney parks. Secure development. Place was clean and kitchen provided everything necessary for cooking. Beds were comfortable. Nice quiet location. Parking always available. TV's in upstairs rooms are very small but we did not need to use them. Plenty of channels available on the TV in the living room. WiFi good. Did need to contact property management once for bugs inside. And they were helpful and responsive. Would stay again.
Great attention from owner. Two small issues that were resolved quickly!
Even though we didn't come to watch TV would be nice to have some updated flat screen tvs. I like to watch TV at night, kind of hard to see 12 inch tube tv. Like I said great home would definitely visit again!
Nice place. Would stay again.
Nice, clean and family friendly.
Love it is so big and quiet
Thanks, it was a pleasure working with you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay
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