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Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa)

Member since: 2011
Speaks English

Gorgeous Villa with HUGE Pool Deck and Pastoral Views--You Want To Stay Here!

31 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Davenport - Pastoral Palms Villa

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8) 2 En-suites w/King Beds

Pastoral Palms Villa is located in the quiet country setting of Wildflower Ridge. Situated on one of the largest lots in the subdivision, the east-facing, extended pool deck is not overlooked and provides a wonderful pastoral view of the countryside. Yet guests will find they are only minutes away from all the Orlando area has to offer.

Our villa is completely new inside and out! We have gone above and beyond to ensure the highest quality accommodations for your vacation. Our home has been freshly painted and all carpeting is new. All of the furnishings and decor are new too!

UPDATED: 12/2015 New plush memory foam matresses in both en suite king master bedrooms.

Beds/Baths: We offer 4 well appointed bedrooms featuring all new furnishings, mattresses and linens. The 2 master en-suite bedrooms are equipped with King size beds and offer the ultimate in privacy and comfort. The 3rd bedroom is set up with a plush queen size bed and is decorated in soothing blues with beautiful crystal accent pieces. The 4th room has two twin beds featuring an African decor. All bedrooms have TVs and ceiling fans. i-home/alarm clocks have been included in both the King rooms and the Queen room. Our sleeping accommodations will leave you well rested, to get the most out of each day of your vacation!

Our home has three baths, two of which are en-suite. The third has direct pool access. Each shower is equipped with a water conserving shower head that increases water pressure and decreases the amount of water used. One master bath includes a large garden tub with separate shower, dual sinks, and water closet. The other master bath features a HUGE walk-in shower. The pool bath has a tub with shower. All baths are equipped with hair dryers.

Kitchen and Dining: Our kitchen is equipped to the highest standards offering a full sized stove with oven, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, a large side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker offering both ice and chilled, filtered water in the door. We have also included for your convenience a blender, coffee maker, electric kettle, electric mixer, and waffle maker. Cookware, serving pieces, flatware, utensils, dinnerware, glassware and even plastic ware for poolside dining, have all been included. If you are looking to eat-in, we have provided all the things you will need to prepare an unbelievable meal! Remember though, you are on vacation!

Our home offers three dining areas for our guests. The breakfast room overlooks the pool and offers a beautiful counter height table with seating for 8, for your informal meals and snacks. In the dining room we offer seating for 8 at a large, formal dining table. For those that like to dine alfresco, a poolside dining table is set up on the covered lanai.

Relaxing Inside and Out: In our large, bright family room we have a massive sectional seating arrangement that offers two over-sized recliners and a huge reclining chaise. There are no bad seats in this room. All offer extremely comfortable viewing areas of the 47'' LCD-HD flat screen TV with over 300 channels, a DVD player and a large collection of movies for your enjoyment. A ceiling fan provides additional air circulation for the room. This room looks out onto our covered lanai and pool deck with access via a large sliding glass door.

For those looking for a place to enjoy quiet conversation, reading or those that need a work space (isn't this a vacation?), we offer a beautifully appointed den. With a comfy sofa and chair, multiple end tables, lamps, and a desk, this room is a great multi-use room for a quiet escape. This room also has a ceiling fan for added comfort.

Out on the pool deck we offer comfortable patio furniture for soaking up the sun! Enjoy the pool & spa, lounge in the sun with a book or take in the view from the covered lanai. An i-home has been provided for use on the pool deck. We have installed a great new ceiling fan on the covered lanai! Not only does the fan look amazing but it also helps provide a gentle breeze for those seeking the cooling shade of the lanai as a respite from the warm Florida sun! New in 2014, the outside living space has been expanded to include an extended patio for grilling up tasty meals on the gas barbeque grill.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa) (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English

About Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa)

Both my husband and I grew up in families where spending time in Florida was a common family vacation. As teachers, we have the opportunity to get away for extended periods of time over the summer as well as for shorter periods at the holidays. Being from Michigan, we love to get out of the cold and escape to the Florida sun in the winter. In the summer we love the heat, so Florida is a great choice! We frequently travel to the Orlando area because it has so much to offer. We love that we can have lazy days by the pool if we choose, just taking in a book and the sun. We also love that there are things to satisfy every interest just minutes away. Some of our favorite things to do while in the area are visiting the theme parks, shopping, playing golf and enjoying the great restaurants. We also like to try new things and have once in a lifetime experiences! Some of our favorites have been hot air ballooning, kayaking trips, and space shuttle launches! As we frequently travel with family and friends, having a vacation home allows everyone to be together, yet have their own space and privacy when they need it.

Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa) purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa) chose Davenport

We began renting homes in Florida for our vacations in the late 90s. After several years we decided we should look into getting a place of our own and began causally looking in 2006. When the real estate market crashed in 2008, we were ready to take advantage of the situation and actively began searching for our dream home in 2009. With the help of our realtor, we looked at over 250 homes from December 2009 through December 2010.

Pastoral Palms caught my eye on one of my real estate shopping trips in March of 2009. I knew the moment I saw it, that it was the ONE! It was everything we wanted! The neighborhood was small and quiet. The home was is great shape. It had a large pool deck with a spa and covered lanai! The floor plan was great-- exactly what we had been looking for. When I made my next 'shopping' trip, I told my husband 'if it is still on the market--we are putting in an offer'. It was then I found the home was off the market--temporarily! After seeing the home, my husband agreed--we had to have it! In July we put in the offer and waited only to find out they accepted another. Devastated, we went back to searching for a property. In October, the home came back on the market! A second chance! In November we were again told another offer had been accepted. In December we made another 'shopping' trip, ready to put down an offer on something--after all it had been a year of looking! After our first day of viewing properties, we had a couple we could settle for but nothing special. On December 23 our Realtor called and said 'Merry Christmas, the other offer fell through and yours has been accepted!' This was the best Christmas present EVER! In the end, what sold us on this home was the quiet location, the floor plan, the premium lot, and my favorite--the view from the pool deck!

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Gorgeous Villa with HUGE Pool Deck and Pastoral Views--You Want To Stay Here!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, WELCOMING JUST GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

No Smoke And Mirrors

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in this home and were very impressed. The owners were very responsive and checked on us upon arrival to ensure we were satisfied. The overall condition of the home was excellent. The pictures of the home and description were 100% accurate, which unfortunately is not always the case in some situations. The neighborhood was great and the location for us was perfect. You can escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Orlando to enjoy some peace and quiet but close enough to visit any of the major attractions if you so desire. When we return to the area we will definitely look to stay here again and recommend anyone traveling to the Orlando area to seriously consider this as their lodging option.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a great clean, maintained villa. Fully equipped with everything you would need for a home away from home for an enjoyable vacation. From the comfortable beds to the lovely heated spa and pool, it was by far the best villa that we have ever rented. Thanks Mindy and James for the quick response during the rental process. We will certainly recommend your beautiful villa to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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May 2015 - Excellent

  • 5 of 5

What a great villa!!!! Fully Equipped with everything you need in a great location close enough but still far enough away so that you get some peace and quiet when you want it. We stayed in May and it was (is) our dream holiday made better by the lovely villa, the quick and easy service. The pictures dont do the place justice - you have to go for yourself to appreciate how lovely it is. Highly recommended to everyone - we had a 4 year old and an 18 year old and they both loved it for very different reasons. If we come to Orlando again I cannot imagine staying anyweher else but here!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, MI
5

Beautiful vacationing place

  • 5 of 5

To begin: We had a wonderful time. Reservation was quick and painless, the owner answered the reservation request very quickly and any questions I had were answered immediately. When we arrived at the place we expected to find something different from the pictures and we did but not in the way we thought of. Like someone else said, pictures don't do this house justice. Everything was clean, towels were more than plenty, kitchen had enough cookware, whirlpool heating is a must in February (we had it) and it is not just warm, it is as it should be, clean pool, clean garage, well clean everything. We had a wonderful stay, the area is close to most stores ( There are two wal-marts, one publix and other small stores close by, some 10-15 minutes away ), close to Disney parks, relatively close to Orlando. Quiet area. We met the person that takes care of the property too and he was wonderful, gave us a few hints about the area. Some wildlife (birds) can be seen from the pool area. It took me a long time to think and write this review and I still don't think it's enough. I am very pleased about the time spent there and I hope to be back time permitting. To finish this, the customer service was great from start to the end of our vacation. Thank you for being kind enough to let us spend time in your vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Valley Springs South Dakota
5

Can't be beat for a family

  • 5 of 5

The house was more then expected, everything about it was wonderful. I must thank you for the information you had provided in the house. The shortcuts to Disney World and other spots was priceless. Anyone with a family would be a fool not to rent this house instead of a motel room. Just one dip in the pool or the hot tub had me sold. Thanks for letting us stay at your house. Dennis

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Reunion, Providence
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Pastoral Palms Villa at Wildflower Ridge is the perfect location for your vacation! Our home is far enough away from the major attractions to be private and relaxing yet close enough to have easy access to all the Orlando area has to offer. It is only 20 miles from Orlando International Airport. The Disney Parks are less than 13 minutes away. Universal Orlando is just 25 minutes away. For the golfers in the group, our closest courses are Reunion, Providence, and Champion's Gate. Reunion and Providence are only 3 miles and Champion's Gate 5 miles. There are too many courses to list that are all within 15 miles. Our home is just 3 miles from the nearest supermarket, pharmacy, and bank.

Other Activities: theme parks, air boating, golf, softball center, professional sports

Golf: Golf is a great activity year round in the Orlando Area. Our home is only 3 miles from Reunion as well as Providence and 5 miles from the Omni at Champions Gate. There are great opportunities to enjoy a round of golf no matter you skill level. Disney courses are only 10 minutes away. There are more golf courses than one has time for!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Wildflower Ridge, Davenport

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Summer (No Pool Heat)
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£586
for 5 nights
From
£103
 
 
2016 Fall (Inc Pool Heat)
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£586
for 5 nights
From
£103
 
 
2016 Winter 2 (Inc Pool Heat)
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£608
for 5 nights
From
£107
 
 
2017 Winter 1 (Inc Pool Heat)
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£608
for 5 nights
From
£107
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£479
for 5 nights
From
£81
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday Rates $1120/week
Snow Birds $2000/month--minimum 6 week stay (available Nov-Apr)(Pool Heat NOT Included)
Pool/Spa Heat Included Sept-May
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Davenport in Disney / Orlando

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master En-suite 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master En-suite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared by Bedroom 3 and Bedroom 4
  • Master En-suite 1 offers a spacious spa-like retreat. It offers a large walk-in shower and a separate garden tub perfect for long soaks with a glass of wine and a good book. The dual sink vanity allows for two people to get ready at the same time, a real time saver in the mornings when everyone is trying to get ready to go to the parks. This bath also features a private water closet. Master En-suite 2 has an over-sized walk-in shower and would be suitable for guests with special needs. The pool bath is located directly outside of bedrooms 3 and 4. With direct access to the pool deck, there is no need to track water through the house. All showers and toilets are set up for water conservation.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , beautiful 4-poster bed with new plush mattress, 22' TV
    Master Suite 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , new plush mattress, 22' TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , new plush mattress, 19' TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , new mattresses, 19'' TV w/DVD
  • Master Suite 1 has direct access to the pool deck. The room is outfitted with all new furnishings and mattress. It features two walk-in closets. The master suite is separate from the other bedrooms creating a private retreat. Master Suite 2 has all new furnishings and mattress. It is located off the dining room, away from the other bedrooms, providing additional privacy. Bedroom 3 and 4 are located next to one another. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed with a tall bookcase style headboard. Bedroom 4 has two twin size beds and features a TV with a built in DVD player.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All carpets and upholstery are steam cleaned on a regular basis to ensure a high standard of cleanliness for our guests!

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