|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
Best described as a home from home, we want our guests to be as happy staying in our villa as we are.
Be wowed by the feeling of space and light in our huge vaulted ceilinged living area, and love our unique open fireplace and floor to ceiling windows.
Sink into two sumptuous luxury sofas, dine at our colonial style dining table in the spacious dining area, eat al-fresco under the lania, or breakfast/ snack at our bistro area in the large, well stocked kitchen, fully equipped with everything from microwave, dishwasher and ice-maker and all the flatware , glasses and crockery you will ever need.
Walk through the patio doors and onto the huge (double size) sun deck and dive into the cool, blue refreshing (heated in winter!) pool or just relax in the sun on the many loungers ( beach towels provided).
The spacious master suite is on the ground floor, the queen bedroom and further two bedrooms are accessed via the sweeping staircase from the Great Room, all kept cool by air-conditioning, a welcome relief from the Florida heat.
All towels and bed sheets provided. ( laundry room for personal use)
There is an electronic digital safe fitted in the walk in closet in the master bedroom, where our guests can store their valuables during their stay.
Pool heating is provided at no extra cost when required.
Most owners charge up to £150 per week extra, but since having solar pool heating installed, our thoughts are that it is not fair to charge for something that is free - the sun.
We only have one rule for our guests "Our home is your home whilst you are on vacation, please enjoy it as much as we do".
After 45yrs of work, we took retirement and decided to buy our dream home in the Florida sun, we have furnished it to how we would want our home to be, rather than rental standard. We feel lucky that over the last five years, we have averaged over 85% occupancy and perhaps it"s a sign that we"ve got something right, that well over 70% of our reservations are from guests returning for the third, fourth and even fifth time.
We think that the reviews submitted by our guests give a much better insight into what we offer, than anything we could add.
Susan Oliva purchased this villa in 2009
Convenient for the 1st tee (3 minutes), but far enough from the fairways not to suffer from the inconvenience of being woken up by mowers cutting the fairways at 5am, not to have wayward golf balls hitting the pool enclosure netting, and not giving up our privacy when enjoying the pool.
Why else did we choose this house - basically because we fell in love with 1st time we saw it.
It will comfortably accomodate 2 families (2 mums, 2dads and 4 children), it is close enough to all the attractions (an easy 15/20 minutes), but far enough to be away from the 'tourist' areas.
What better after a hard day at the theme parks (or on the golf course), than to jump in your own pool (not overlooked), or to laze on our huge sun deck (will hold 8 - 10 sunbeds with ease).
One major benefit (we are told by previous guests), is that small area of the pool deck is always in the shade (the pool itself is always in the sun). We are told that 'mum and dad' like this since it means that the children always have somewhere to play - out of the direct midday sun.
Highlands Reserve is unique in somuch as well over 50% of the homes are owner occupied, which means the gardens, facilities etc. are immaculate and stunningly beautiful and well cared for. It is an extremely safe area, policed by our own friendly sherriff and security personnel.
Have stayed at Highland Reserve many times, but this is the first time we have stayed at this villa, and what a pleasure it was.
Everything we needed was provided, including pool heating if we needed it included in the rental.
That was appreciated since the last villa we stayed at charged an extra £210 for the 2 weeks pool heating.
The other thing we really liked was, that whilst we were literally only a couple of minutes from the golf shop, unlike other villas we have stayed at, we didn't get woken up at the crack of dawn by the mowers going past cutting the fairways/greens, AND we didn't have golfers staring at us when we were on the pool-deck!!
All in all the best villa that we have stayed at, in a perfect location at a good rental price with no nasty extras.
We want to come back please.
Always difficult to chose a villa from Internet however we were very happy with our choice as we had a wonderful holiday in Orlando and your villa provided an excellent base to travel to the numerous attractions. (I4 was busy though)
We arrived safely at the villa using supplied directions and were very happy to find a beautifully presented villa with everything we needed and more.
Happy to say I have been impressed with all aspects, from booking, cost, communications and of course the villa.
We've been to Florida a number of times now and this home meets the needs of our family perfectly and is great value compared to other properties. This is our second visit to the villa and we are always very impressed by the lovely owners, Sue and Roger, who do everything they can to make your stay as perfect as possible. The location is brilliant and is very close to a supermarket, takeaways and on a lovely, quiet resort with a golf course. We would highly recommend this villa and its owners. If you want fantastic value for money, do not hesitate to book this villa!!!
The villa is in a great location, well maintained, spotlessly clean, great facilities and small things that all add up to enhance your holiday. No hidden charges or maintenance issues to be actioned. Great links to major roads right on US 27 and eat access to the 192 and I4. Close to supermarkets and various resteraunts.
Arrived later on at night to great instructions provided by the owners as the sat nav decided not to behave. Villa is sat in a great neighbourhood and kerb appeal looks a very high class property. When we went inside we were not disappointed a massive double height living room, massive master bedroom with ensuite and 3 big bedrooms upstairs, all with more than enough towels and spare bedding. Big washer and dryer made our holiday so much easier and made the return home much easier also. Beach towels also provided for a great enclosed swimming pool area. kitchen with massive cooker, big fridge freezer and well stocked cooking utensils, pots, crockery and cutlery. Really good wifi coverage in all areas of the house which made it easy to Skype and whatsapp family back home without incurring big phone bills.
Just read the folder at the front door table and you won't go far wrong.
Would I book this villa again? Absolutely, wish I could put down for more holidays here, property itself fantastic and the help Roger and Susan have given us with tips and help and keeping in touch with us pre travel has been invaluable and made this the least stressful holiday we have had to negotiate. Thank you
We have stayed in many villas over the years and can honestly say that this villa was exceptional. Beautifully and tastefully decorated, the master bedroom bed was so comfortable I wish I could have taken it home! The pool was heated to the optimum temperature which is a big plus for us. It was cleaned to a very high standard and we loved the privacy outside on the lanai which is secluded by well kept hedges. I could not find one fault with this villa. The owners are very attentive and really want you to enjoy every moment of your stay. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone. Finally, I loved being so close to my favourite restaurant, Sunday's because we have become friends with them over the years. I would certainly book this villa again!
We booked this property for a family holiday, primarily to take our grand children to visit the areas’ amusement parks and also to play a little golf, the party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children aged 13 and 10.
This was my first experience of renting a house in the USA and after extensively reviewing what was on offer this property stood out head and shoulders from all the rest. The owners, Roger & Sue, were extremely helpful from the outset and communication and information from them was excellent from start to finish. On arrival, the house itself exceeded all expectations and was equipped with everything you could possibly want, (and more), for a family holiday. The Highlands Reserve development is very well kept; it is not a gated community but felt extremely safe and in no way threatening, the golf course is just a couple of minutes away, as was the communal pool, tennis court and children’s play area. Less than 5 minutes away is Berry Shopping centre with a Publix supermarket, petrol (gas) station, and several restaurants, bars and take away outlets. The Disney World resort is only 20 – 25mins away, with Sea World and Universal Studios a little further approx 40mins.
We all felt extremely comfortable and at home in this property, the kids loved the pool and games room and the adults appreciated the comfortable spacious layout. The whole holiday was a great experience which was greatly enhanced by the house and its situation; if we holiday in this area again we will certainly look to re-book. Thanks once again Roger & Sue for all your help.
This house was extremely clean. I use to have a house cleaning business and I couldn't have been more impressed with how clean the house was.
We always rent houses when we go to florida This house had the most linens and towels .I've stayed in bigger houses but this one came with so many dishes,pots and pans . everything you need and then more.
The bbq was really nice and again spotless. They font even charge for it like so many other owners do.
The pool and deck were in great shape and very clean. The solar cover works so great and one person can easily roll and unroll it .
The only negative thing I would say is that the king mattress in the master could use a replacement. You mind if sink in where other people slept.
Overall we had a great time in the house. I would recommend this house to anyone. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths there is plenty of room for everyone.
Let me add that there was plenty of deck chairs and seating by the pool. They thought of everything even the beach towels..
This 18 hole, par 72 golf course gives you pine tree fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas. The clubhouse is a friendly place open for snacks and manned by professional golfers, providing all the golf lessons you need.The tree lined boulevards are a safe environment for children, and boasts tennis courts, community swimming pool and play area, and all this within walking distance of Berry Town Centre which has a Publix supermarket and a range of tasty take-always ranging from fish and chips, to Japanese fine dining.
Highlands is wonderfully placed alongside Highway 27 and just off highway 192, close to all the Disney attractions, with Interstate 4 just minutes away provides easy access to Tampa, Clearwater and the West Gulf Coast, or the East Space Coast beaches near Cocoa and Melbourne, and the Kennedy Space Centre. All Central Florida attractions from the lakes at Claremont to the Everglades to the South are within easy reach, suiting fishermen, thrill seekers or sun-worshippers.
Golf: The prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf Course Community is situated on Highway 27, ideally located just off Highway 192 for easy access to all the major attractions. Interstate 4 is just minutes away providing quick access to the beaches near Tampa on the Gulf to the West, or the Atlantic East resorts of Cocoa beach and Melbourne.
This is not your typical Orlando golf course!
It sits atop one of the highest areas in Florida and offers remarkable scenery along with a course designed for hot golf! This championship 18 hole par 72 course gives you pine tree lined fairways reminiscent of the Carolinas, open spacious fairways likened to the great Scottish courses and a bit of old Florida with citrus trees and large undulating greens making this course challenging and fun for all levels of golfers.
It has a club house, pro shop, café and snack bar and all within 5 minutes walk from the house.
There are 30 more golf courses within an hours drive of the house, all with their own characteristics, and occasional alligator!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
The villa is strictly no smoking including pool deck.
10% discount available for 3 weeks plus.
10% early booking discount (11 months plus in advance).
(discounts not combineable)
Pool heating included when necessary.
Party leader Age Restriction over 21yrs.
£250 damage protection deposit payable with final balance, refundable within 14days, once management company confirm nil damage
For bookings of less than 7 nights a cleaning charge of £85 is added to the total rental.
70 days before departure - deposit,
30 - 69 days days before departure - 50% of total rental,
0 - 30 days before departure 100% of total rental