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Luxury Five Bedroom Villa South Facing Private Pool, Hot Tub, Games Room, X Box

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,785 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom - Sleeps 10 & 2 babies - 15-25 minutes to attractions

The 'Real' Calabay Parc NOT TOWER LAKES

Two storey, five bedroom luxury villa built 2002.

Three bathrooms and a downstairs toilet.

Sleeps 10 plus 2 babies

Luxury Carpet

New Settee/Sofa November 2015

Updated Bedrooms November 2015

Fully air-conditioned including Games Room with Arcade Machine, PacMan, 8ft Slate Pool Table, Air Hockey, Football

Security Alarmed

South facing Semi-Transparent Screen extended sun deck.

Large Outside Dinning Table

Large 33' x 12' heated swimming pool 3' to 6' deep.

Pool Basketball

Hot Tub

Cool shady lanai.

10 Sun loungers, chairs, tables and pool toys, Basketball.

50" Smart Cable TV with Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Wifi, DVD and Hi-Fi entertainment.

Two Combination safe for guests personal use.

Downstairs Huge Master suite.

Second Master Suite plus Three Twin Bedded Rooms.

Ceiling fans in lounge, master bedroom and lanai.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Breakfast area and kitchen bar.

Formal dining room.

Patio doors to the pool from lounge, master bedroom and breakfast area.

Separate utility room with large washer and drier.

Smoke detectors and pool alarms.

Free Wireless Broadband Internet.

New (2015) Flatscreen TV's in every bedroom.

Closet space in all bedrooms.

All bed linen and towels inc

Barbecue New January 2016

New June 2016 Bose Docking Station for IPods and IPhones

Nutribullet - February 2017

Web page: Visit our webpage for a 360 degree virtual tour together with more information. (As purchased)

Stays of less than Seven Nights: Stays of less than seven nights will incur a cleaning charge of £100/$150/Euros 100.00

Other Equipment: New June 2016 Soft Beach Towels plus others

Two Booster Seats

Two High Chairs

Travel Cot

Cot

Electric Pump

Large 60 gallon Cool Box and ice packs

Small Cooler Bag and Ice Blocks

More Details

Owner
Nicole and Steve Griggs
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Nicole and Steve Griggs

Im a Mum of four. Its been our dream to buy a property in Florida since I was carrying my first child in 1989. After two bad attempts, we finally got lucky and we used my inheritance having lost both my parents at a young age as a deposit.

I hope to be able to pass this home down generation to generation.

Nicole and Steve Griggs purchased this villa in 2009

Why Nicole and Steve Griggs chose Davenport

Ideally situated, south facing pool with many palm trees which are my favourite. Calabay Parc is one of the nicest best kept and safest communities in Davenport

What makes this villa unique

I fell in love with this property as soon as I saw it. The palm tree out the front was a happy site and we especially love the shape of the pool. Enjoyed putting our mark on the villa.

I have great respect to my potential guests and upon receipt of a booking, I will arrange a convenient time to telephone them to answer and questions and make them feel at ease that they are not just communicating with a robot. We are human I like to put my guests at ease as at the end of the day they are parting with their income. A holiday is meant to be a time to relax and enjoy after all their hardwork throughout the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our whole experience, from initial enquiry with Nicole to sadly closing the door behind us when we left, was just AMAZING !

Nicole was easily contactable and responded to my enquiries promptly. Although the Villa looked fantastic in pictures, you never really know until you turn up. Well we were NOT dissapointed, and the Villa was more than we could have asked for. Extremely spacious, clean, lovely attention to detail. It was evident that both the owners and management company care about standards. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could need and more, making it easy to prepare and cook a meal. The fridge and freezer is HUGE. Although we didn't use the dining room, it was nicely set out, and is a lovely space for a special family meal. We spent most of our meal time outside, sat around the huge table overlooking the pool. The pool was a good size, big and deep enough to swim. The loungers were extremely comfortable, and the hot tub was very popular ! The garage was a great entertainment space for the kids (and me !). Trouble is, the kids now want me to get a pinball game.

The main living space was really comfortable, with a huge L shaped couch and a massive high quality television. The air conditioning was excellent. Very effective throughout the Villa.

The location of Calabay Palms makes it easy to access from the highways, and its approx 25 minutes drive to Disney, and 35 to Universal. There are loads of shops and restaurants within a few minutes drive.

I have no hesitation at all in recommending this lovely Villa to families, and the fact that Nicole is pleasant to deal with makes it a wonderful choice. !
Jul 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Posner Park
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Cape Canaveral
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Champions Gate
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway I4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applebees
Nearest Beach
81 Miles
Cocoa Beach / Clearwater
Car: necessary

Calabay Parc is one of the nicest planned communities in the Orlando area. Set in the pine tree and orange grove landscape on Highway 27 approximately a five minute drive from Highway 192 and Interstate 4. It has easy access to shops including Walmart (6miles) and Publix, restaurants, golf, and most importantly, all of the Orlando theme parks and attractions.The house is just twenty minutes easy drive to Disneyworld, twentyfive minutes to Universal Studios, twenty minutes to Seaworld, thirty minutes from Orlando International Airport and one hour from Sanford Airport. Cocoa Beach and Kennnedy Space Center are approximately 1.5 hours drive and Busch Gardens in Tampa 1 hour drive. Florida's largest Shopping Mall is 27 miles drive and International Drive is 22 miles.

Posner Park has recently opened at the junction of Highway27 and Interstate 4 (3miles away). Stores open include J C Penney, Target, Belk and Best Buy, Dicks, Michaels, Sally's, Dollar Store, Ross's and IMAX Cinema.

Golf: Champions Gate - 5 Minutes Drive

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc in Davenport

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2785 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Twin sinks, Hairdryers
  • Towels included. Five Hairdryers, Hair Straighteners, English Adaptor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Door to Pool, Walk-in wardrobe, Travel Cot, New 32' TV, safe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wardrobe, New Flat Screen 24' TV, Chair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , New 2015 - Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , New for 2015 - 24' Flat Screen TV
  • The spacious downstairs master suite has private access to the lanai and swimming pool. The well-appointed room has a king size bed, TV, telephone and a ceiling fan. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and a private en-suite bathroom with a separate loo with disabled handle, double vanity units, a big corner tub and a large shower cubicle. The master suite also houses a combination safe. The other four bedrooms are located upstairs at either end of the galleried landing. Each bedroom has an ample built-in closet and a personal TV. Shared Bathroom between Bedroom 2 and 3 and between Bedroom 4 and 5. Cot can be removed from bedroom upon request. Travel Cot, Stairgate, Booster Seat, Two Highchairs All bedlinen and towels included.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Furnished in a contemporary style giving it a light and airy feel. Sunny, south-facing sun deck with an extended pool complemented by a cool deep shady lanai. The screened pool sun deck is very private. Palm tree planting gives the property a naturally secluded feel. The full air conditioning will keep you cool on the hottest day. The family room is the central feature of Calabay Palms Villa looking out to the pool with wide sliding door access to the lanai. This spacious room with high ceiling fan and windows looks up to a large galleried landing above. At the centre of the home the family room is comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs, coffee and end tables to help your relax and enjoy your surroundings. It contains the entertainment centre with cable TV, DVD player, VHS recorder and Hi-Fi system. Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine, 8ft pool table, table football, Playstation 2, Arcade Machine, Ice Hockey Play Area within Calabay Parc

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 100 reviews
5

A fantastic home, with a great owner.

  • 5 of 5

This is was our second stay at Nicole's Villa, and just as the first time, it could not be faulted. This a a very roomy villa with a huge pool, high quality furnishings and excellent facilities. All the rooms come very well equipped and the internet and TV 's are of high specification.

The location is safe and very quiet and Nicole the owner is extremely helpful and really shows she cares for the needs of her clients.

Thank you again Nicole.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Very much appreciated . Thank you for recommending my villa to your colleagues. I look forward to welcoming you back again but book early to avoid disappointment. Best Wishes Nicole 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
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5

Such an amazing time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Nicole. The villa was amazing. We've stayed in Florida six times but this villa had everything. It wasn't spacious, comfortable and great fun.

The quality of furnishings were very good but we even had great support from Nicole and the management company. A storm damaged some netting around the pool and it was fixed the next day!

The location is perfect, close enough to the parks etc, but not so close that you don't get a chance to relax.

We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. You wrote 'wasn't ' spacious but I know that was a typing error. I very much appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back again at which time you will receive a discount. Many thanks again Nicole 🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴
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5

Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful villa for two wonderful weeks. Nicole has made this vacation rental a real home with lovely decorations, nice furniture and high quality of linnen, kitchen appliances etc. and everything was very, very clean. Our two teens (and we did also) loved the gameroom which is exceptionally good equiped with even a pinn bal machine I personally loved. The pool and pool deck were very spacious with sun all day. The large table outside is great and we eat all of our meals at the pool deck if we didn't go out to eat. The villa is close to Disney and a 30 minute drive from Universal parks. Calabay Parc is a very clean and safe community and we liked being on that location. Nicole is great to work with and I enjoyed speaking and e-mailing her. She is a very nice person with great love for of her home, which you can feel in every contact and in the whole house. Thanks for having us Nicole!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a real pleasure having you stay and I look forward to you returning someday where you will receive a 10% discount. I take real pride in my villa and my guests and from the first point of contact I offer a bespoke service. You can follow my villa on facebook 'Calabay Palms Villa' where you will see added updates of the villa and surrounding area. Thank you again
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Burnham on crouch
5

Beautiful Calabay Parc Villa

  • 5 of 5

Nicole was really helpful when booking the villa and answered all our questions. We had a wonderful holiday here. The villa is beautiful, spacious and in a quiet area away from the main road. It was clean and very well maintained and we had no reason to contact management services during our stay. It is a real home from home with deep pile carpets, rugs, pictures and ornaments. The kitchen was spotless and is well equipped with everything you require. Although we didn't do any cooking as there are so many fabulous restaurants within easy driving distance. Our favourites were CrackerBarrel, Appleby's, Longhorn Steakhouse and Bob Evans. The villa is about 15 mins drive from Disney and it was wonderful to return to such as lovely home after a busy day at the parks. We stayed at the parks til 2 or 3pm then returned to chill out back at the villa swimming watching tv or using the fantastic games room in the garage. We went to all the Disney parks, Universal and Typhoon Lagoon water park. We also drove to Daytona Beach and drove along the beach. it is about 1hour 40 mins away. Our holiday was over too quick. Thanks Nicole for all your help and letting us stay in your wonderful villa. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Michelle for a lovely review. You are a truly wonderful guest who has gone beyond all that is expected, making a special effort to contact Home Away because your review was not posted. Most guests despite having a wonderful holiday/vacation do not bother with writing a review but reviews are so important. You appeared to be having an amazing holiday. The weather was exceptional too. Next time you must check out Mannys' Steakhouse on Highway 27 and a new one opened before Christmas on Highway 192. We are hoping to purchase a folding table tennis depending on room and a docking station for ipods/i phones etc later this month. Keep following me on facebook for regular updates on the villa and Orlando. I look forward to welcoming back where you will receive a discount as a 'returning guest'. Many thanks Nicole
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5

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from this wonderful villa. The area is lovely well kept and everyone says hello. This was our third visit and already thinking about next year. Excellent service from Nicole. Nothing too much trouble. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review much appreciated. Hope you enjoyed all the changes since your last visit. Thinking about adding a Table Tennis Table and a Docking Station later this year. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Calabay Palms Villa in the future.
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Chambersburg, PA
5

Wonderful vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at this property was wonderful. The descriptions of the villa were accurate, and the layout was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 3 children. The kitchen was well stocked, the living room very comfortable especially after busy days at the parks. The kids loved the pool and the game room. Nicole was so easy to work with, and I appreciated the phone call prior to our booking. We hope to return next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I always want my guests to feel special and it's important to me to make personal contact. It was a pleasure welcoming out to our villa and look forward to welcoming you again next year. Wishing you well for 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Medium
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 
 
Special Offer
9 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£770
 
 
Medium
20 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£529
for 5 nights
£740
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£607
for 5 nights
£850
 
 
Low
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£529
for 5 nights
£740
 
 
Christmas/New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
£760
 
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
£980
 
 
Medium
15 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£629
for 5 nights
£880
 
 
High
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
£980
 
 
Medium
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£629
for 5 nights
£880
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
£760
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£700
for 5 nights
£980
 
 
Low
1 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£543
for 5 nights
£760
 
 
Christmas/New Year
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,135
for 7 nights
£1,135
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short Stay less than 7 days will incur cleaning costs of £100 / $150 / Euros 120.00 and taxes of 12% which have been included in the nightly rate.
Long Stay Discount 10%

I DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS VIA HOMEAWAY BECAUSE THEY CHARGE THE GUEST 10% ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS CHARGING MYSELF. FURTHERMORE, SOMEWAY DO NOT CALCULATE THE PAYMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH MY RATES. I WILL PERSONALLY EMAIL AND I ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS VIA MY MANAGEMENT WITH 2% CHARGE

Approximate Driving times:
Air Boat Rides (Boggy Creek): 25 - 30 Minutes
Airport (Orlando International): 30 - 35 Minutes
Airport (Sanford): 60 - 65 Minutes
Aquatica: 25 - 30 Minutes
Arabian Nights: 10 miles
Beach on Atlantic coast (Cocoa Beach): 75-85 Minutes
Beach on Gulf coast (Tampa Bay): 95 - 100 Minutes
Blizzard Beach: 20 - 25 Minutes
Busch Gardens: 60 - 65 Minutes
Daytona: 90 - 95 Minutes
Dinosaur World: 40 - 45 Minutes
Discovery Cove: 20 - 25 Minutes
Disney's Animal Kingdom: 15 - 20 Minutes
Disney's Epcot: 20 - 25 Minutes
Disney's Hollywood Studios: 15 - 20 Minutes
Disney's Magic Kingdom: 20 - 25 Minutes
Downtown Disney: 20 - 25 Minutes
Florida Mall: 30 - 35 Minutes
Gatorland: 25 - 30 Minutes
Golf Course (Nearest is Providence): Less than 5 minutes
Islands of Adventure: 25 - 30 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center: 60 - 65 Minutes
LegoLand: 30 - 35 Minutes
Pharmacy (Nearest): Less than 5 minutes
Premium Outlets (Vineland Ave): 20 - 25 Minutes
Ripleys Believe It Or Not!: 25 - 30 Minutes
Seaworld: 20 - 25 Minutes
Supermarket (Nearest): Less than 5 minutes
Typhoon Lagoon: 20 - 25 Minutes
Universal Studios: 25 - 30 Minutes
Wet 'n Wild: 25 - 30 Minutes
Wonderworks: 25 - 30 Minutes
Let yourself be pampered. This is Florida living at it's best


Euros and Dollars inc of Bank Charges. Foreign deposits will show a GBP£ Balance Due.

Return Bookings Discount 10% on second and subsequent booking.

All prices are inclusive of local taxes

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Payment can be made by UK or US$

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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