5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, 2 half bathroom, gamesroom, sleeps 12
Why Michael Cook chose Cumbrian Lakes
Location, location, location! The villa is located in a well maintained community, with a strong home owners association that really care about where they live, and maintaining the development. The villa itself is situated on one of the premium plots in the community offering peaceful, private surroundings with a lake/forest view and south facing pool deck.
What makes this Villa unique
The only advice I'd give when comparing villas is to ensure you're comparing like with like. Just because the listing says they're all 5 bed, 3.5 bath villas doesn't mean they're all the same . . . far from it. When you drive past the guests in villas with North facing pool decks and see them sunbathing on towels in the driveway in full view of the community, or villas that look directly into the pool deck of the house behind with no privacy, you begin to see not all villas are the same. When you stay at Disney Paradise Villa you'll find a home maintained to the highest standards, great facilities, a private view to die for, tropical planting, and day long sunshine on the pool deck.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Must be supervised on pool deckMust be supervised on pool deck
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Cumbrian Lakes
We had an amazing stay at Michael’s villa. Very spacious, bright, BIG pool, and stunning scenery. We are all nature lovers, and we saw so much wildlife from our pool. Would love to return in a couple of years! Thank you
Very easy to book with Michael, all details sent regarding the property were easy to follow.
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
Thanks for choosing to stay with us, and for taking the time to write a lovely review. We hope to see you again in 2019, you'll be welcome back anytime.
We absolutely loved our stay at the villa! The villa is a brilliant size which meant that our big family had enough space and weren't on top of each other the whole time. It has a games room that was perfect for the evenings. We spent most evenings playing on the pool table! The swimming pool is a really good size too and is in a really good condition. The views of the lake are pretty nice too! (The neighbours are also lovely and didn't mind when we were a bit loud!). The villa is also in an ideal location! We were spending most of our time at the Disney and Universal parks and they are all about 20 minutes away. There are also plenty of supermarkets and restaurants about a 5 minute drive away. The owners made our whole experience really easy and I would 100% recommend this villa!
Overall it was a nice place. However, there were a couple of problems. The biggest problem was that we never had wifi. I emailed the owner and he said he did not know what to do. I then called the rental company and the woman was very kind and talked me through one way to fix it. Well, it did not work and she said that she would contact the owner and SPectrum. We never heard from them again and we did not get wifi.
Also, the drain in the upstairs tub was extremely slow.
I won't be renting this house again.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I would like to address your comments.
With regard to the wifi, please see the email conversation between us:-
You: Hi there- we are currently at your house and we are having trouble logging into the wifi. Several of us tried the network and password that you listed but we can't get it to work. Please help. Thanks.
Me: I don't know why I'm afraid, the details given and posted on the wall are the settings for the wifi, and the settings are locked so no one can change them. All I can suggest is to try the factory settings which should be printed on the wifi router next to the computer upstairs.
You were unable to log in to the wifi, to which I offered a solution, having heard nothing back from you, I assumed the problem was resolved with the factory settings. To state that "I emailed the owner and he said he did not know what to do" is factually incorrect. At the time I did not know why there was an issue is correct, however I now do. The frequent storms in the area had resulted in a fault with Spectrum affecting the performance of the internet connection. The same storms that had unfortunately caused the travel chaos for you, shortening your groups' stay to 4 nights.
I'm pleased the management company were of assistance, it's what they are there for, to resolve the day to day issues quicker than ourselves, who are not in Orlando. As stated in the Guest Pack on page 1: If you have any problems with your arrival or during your stay, we have a local Management Company to take care of the villa and our guests, please feel free to call them should the need arise. Followed by the Management Company phone number.
With regard to the bath tub draining slowly, apologies we weren't aware of it and will now have the drain cleared. Did you make a report of it to the management? If you do not report the issue it gives us no opportunity to remedy the problem.
Finally, when reviewing you as guests we chose to be pragmatic and balanced in that given the failed rental payments, discussions of cancellation 8 days after booking, and after booking wanting to include additional guests over our occupancy license, we too could have quite easily chosen to write a 2* review of you, we didn't.
You chose to write a 2* review of us, based on untruths and a slowly draining bath tub which you gave us no opportunity to fix.
We can agree on one thing however, you will not be renting this villa again.
Great villa for our fantastic holiday in Orlando
The villa was spacious and comfortable and had plenty of room for our party of 10, with lots of different options to entertain the children (swimming pool, games room, the lake and all its' wildlife).
The villa was well located for access to the Disney parks, and International Drive (Sea World and Universal parks) and was in a quiet and friendly gated community. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. We all enjoyed brunch at Perkins, and steaks at the Longhorn steak restaurant, both situated about 10 mins drive from the villa.
The booking process was easy, and Michael was very helpful and responsive to emails. He kindly accommodated our request for a late check-out, which we very much appreciated.
We had a wonderful stay at the Villa!!! The pool was great to relax in after spending the day at Disney or Sea World. The Villa was close to everything we wanted to do during the day and was in a quiet community at night. The Villa was LARGE and gave our family lots of room to relax and unwind. We were able to eat most of our meals at the Villa and stay away from restaurants. We each had our own bedroom and bathroom, which you wouldn’t get at a hotel. We will be back the next time we are in Florida. Thank you to the owner Michael for all his reply to my emails.
Thanks for choosing to stay with us, we're pleased you had a lovely time in Florida and look forward to seeing you next time!