The focal point of this home is the spacious Family Room with over sized sliding glass doors that lead to the patio and pool area. Or is it the stunning and relaxing view of the common grounds and Orange Grove from the Family Room, Patio, Pool and Spa.The Kitchen, Dining Room, and Breakfast Nook are spacious and open to the Family Room. The Kitchen is fully equipped, ready for home cooking and dining. The laundry room is located just off the kitchen, and has a washer, dryer, ironing board and iron. The master bedroom and bath are on one end of the home, while the other two bedrooms and bath are on the opposite end of the home. The Den has a hide-a-bed sofa, if needed, and is near the Family Room. It also provides some quiet time for anyone desiring that after a hard day at the parks. Enter the patio/pool area from the over sized sliding glass door in the family room or master bedroom. There is also an entry from the patio/pool area into the back bathroom from the patio. The games room is located in the garage area, where the fun begins for both adults and children. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing, with two playgrounds for the kids. The Orange Tree community is one of the nicest places you can stay. You will get a great nights sleep here with your own private home away from home.
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Full Sun Pool and Spa, Open Floor Plan, Close To Disney!
Don & Cathy Clayton
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jul 2018
About Don & Cathy Clayton
My wife and I bought a rental home back in 2011, in Orange Tree. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent there for our own getaways, renting our home out, and meeting so many wonderful people through phone calls and emails. We had always enjoyed Florida so much, but we grew tired of booking hotel rooms and being disappointed with the quality of the rooms or suites. It was then that we decided we would buy a house to use for our own vacations, and share our home with others who desired a nice and clean home to enjoy their vacations, as well. Our main objective was to provide a rental home for others, with the same qualities that we expected in a home, and with the focus being on cleanliness, and furnishings that were much better than average. For us, that's what renting a home was all about… getting away from the unexpected, and being assured that we had a nice, clean and comfortable place to enjoy our time away from home. In the time we rented our home to others, we had close to 30 reviews, with all being a 5 star rating, and of course, we were proud of that. Our manager was wonderful, and deserves much of the credit for the 5 star ratings. After having made many trips to Orange Tree, and 2 1/2 years later, we decided to sell our home, thinking we would like to travel to other places. We did just that, but we were ready to make our way back to Florida, and here we are, having purchased the home shown on this listing. My wife and I are retired and have plenty of time to visit Florida, and would be honored and happy to prepare a quote for your next visit to Florida! By the way, we have the same manager for our newly purchased home, and without her, we wouldn't have made the decision to buy another home.
Don & Cathy Clayton purchased this House in 2015
Why Don & Cathy Clayton chose Citrus Ridge
We purchased this property after spending some time vacationing in this home, and loved it! Our friends owned the home, and were gracious enough to share it with us for several of our trips to Florida. We fell in love with the floor plan, the natural light within the home, and the beautiful view from the rear of the home. With the blinds open in the living room, you can look out and enjoy seeing the pool,spa and lanai. Beyond that are the common grounds and one of the Orange Groves that helped name Orange Tree. When you are looking out the door of the Family Room , there are no homes to get in the way of the beauty of the scenery, and the privacy is wonderful! The area is always well groomed and beautiful, and for us, that was enough,. We are now proud to be the new owners of this beautiful property. After looking at other homes that were sale, none compared to this one.
What makes this House unique
Orange Tree subdivision is in a friendly and quiet setting away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas, but close enough to be an easy drive when visiting points of interest. The benefits of choosing Orange Tree is because it is so unique, provides a feeling of home, and the freedom to enjoy the lighter side of life after a long day at the theme parks or other exciting adventures of your days. Here you will be able to get a quiet nights sleep and plenty of rest for another great day in Florida!!
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Wunderful home in lovely quiet neighborhood!!
We stayed in the home with six, me and my family plus my wife’s parents, but everyone had their privacy. Tha backyard was great ( patio to sit and a nice pool to swim. The view from the patio was great, wide and open, which really gave a rustic feeling while sitting there.
The garage was good for the kids with billiards and table tennis.
WiFi ( important these days) was really fast.
Location of the home was perfect. Everything in good driving distance.
Overall the home is an A!
Would recommend it too everyone who is looking for a great home to stay in during their holiday.
We would not look further!!!!!
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay.
Family getaways are so very important, making memories that will last forever. We so appreciate the details, as you have so eloquently expressed in your writing. Guest reviews are so helpful for us, helping us to realize what we do right, and where we need to make improvements, while also helping potential guests make a decision where they would like to stay, as well.
You have been amazing guests, as noted by our home manager, and we would be honored to have you stay in our vacation home again. Thank you so much for your recommendation to others!
Don and Cathy
Happy Daze is a very appropriate name for this property!
We have been staying at VRBO properties for the past 6 years as we have had daughters who golfed in college and their conference tourney is in this area. This is by far the best experience we have had so far - from the minute we booked the home the owner was in contact with me via email to make sure we were going to have everything we needed for our stay. The home itself was extremely clean and very well kept. Only thing that could have been better was the temperature of the home at night - very warm and not able to set the coolness any lower than 75 degrees. Also, be sure the pool heat is started before you arrive - the first day it was still pretty chilly. Other than those minor items, I would HIGHLY recommend this property for a family or couples stay!!!
Thank you for your review, and your kind remarks regarding our home. We always do our best to make sure our guests are happy.
Oh my goodness, I so apologize for the temperature in the home. It should have been set at a minimum of 72 degrees, which, the minimum is locked in at 72, and no lower. I wish you had contacted me, and I would have corrected the situation immediately. As for pool heat, you and I know that that should not have been a problem. I will see that that doesn’t happen again.
We appreciate that you have chosen our home for your getaway.
Beautiful and spacious home
This house was absolutely fabulous. The pictures do not do it any justice. The home was very clean and very spacious. I would recommend this property to anyone and I am also considering staying here again. The owners were very helpful when and if I needed them. I really enjoyed my stay and am glad we got to stay here during our vacation.
Thank you for the great review, Candace. The greatest compliment we are paid is when our guests post reviews like you have. It was certainly our pleasure in having you and your family spend your vacation with us, and we hope you will come back anytime you get a chance. We definitely appreciate that you will recommend our home to others!
Our best to you and yours, Don and Cathy
Unbeatable property, brilliant owners.
From first contact to last (we were fleeing Hurricane Irma) Cathy was above and beyond excellent in every aspect of communication, and helpfulness. The property is perfect, beautifully tended inside and out, furnished impeccably in quality and taste, and with management on hand (next street), this has to be undervalued with a mere 5 stars.....
Colin, thank you so much for a wonderful review!!! The best part of owning a vacation home is knowing that we have been a part of a successful getaway, and great memories. I appreciate your kind words very much, and I thoroughly enjoyed our communications, as well. You and your family were such a pleasure, and we hope you will come back again whenever you can. You certainly rated far more than 5 stars with us!! Thank you again! Wishing all of you good health and happiness! Cathy
We had three weeks here in August. It is a wonderful house, fully equipped and very comfortable. We needed Marion (who manages the property for Cathy and Don) twice during our stay and both times the problems were resolved very quickly. The neighbourhood is quiet and very clean. The pool is wonderful and the pool area backs onto a very large grassed area and is not overlooked. The house is about 30 minutes from Magic Kingdom and about 45 minutes from Universal. The local area has several supermarkets and restaurants. We loved our time at Happy Daze, from the booking process, communication and through to the actual stay was all excellent and we would love to return. Thank you very much Don and Cathy (and Marion and hubby!). Jackie and family, Manchester, UK
Spacious, clean, comfortable and well equiped!
We loved our time at Happy Daze! The house was more spacious than appeared in the photos and very comfortable. The pool area had a great view of the field beyond and we enjoyed watching the flocks of birds that roamed the area. Close to many restaurants and grocery stores, but out of the Orlando/tourist hubbub (about 20-40 minutes to most attractions). We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much for the great review!! We are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves, which is our ultimate goal in owning a rental home. Your family will certainly be welcome to return at anytime you have a chance for another getaway. Thank you for your excelllence in caring for our home. You are FIVE STAR guests! Our kindest regards and well wishes! Don and Cathy
The Clermont/Orlando area is a great location in the Central Florida region. You will never run out of things to do! Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World Theme Parks. You will also find water parks, golf, mini golf, museums, indoor parachuting or and endless supply of other interesting activities. Check out the large number of Florida State Parks and see some of the most beautiful Live Oak and Cypress Trees in the country. When you tire of all the excitement, you can sit back, relax and take advantage of the crystal clear pool and spa. If you have some energy left you can enjoy walks around the peaceful, quiet neighborhood of Orange Tree and pick your own fruit when they are in season.
Additional pricing information
Pool heat is $35 per day, which is not included in the nightly rate. We do not require guests to purchase pool heat for all days, however, there is a minimum of 5 consecutive days if pool heat is desired, and must be ordered and paid for at the time of booking. If unsure about pool heat, guests may pay our management company after arrival, cash only, plus tax. You may request a receipt when payment is made. Once your first payment is made, it is non-refundable, and once the balance is paid, it is non-refundable. We strongly suggest travel insurance to cover the unexpected. Damages that exceed the deposit must be paid by guests, in full, immediately. These terms are agreed upon when booking is confirmed by guests. Rates posted are for four guests (2 adults and 2 children). There may be additional charges for extra guests. Please inquire at time of inquiry.