|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
Newly built in late 2001, our luxury villa is close to the heart of Orlando's world famous attractions, yet is situated in a peaceful, upscale, 24 hour monitored development, offering the perfect setting for your Orlando vacation.
Close to an abundance of restaurants, shops and supermarkets, you will enjoy easy driving to all the area's attractions and beyond.
The fully air conditioned villa contains all the comforts of home, has a South facing pool with a large deck area and is not overlooked at the rear - sunbathe in privacy! The villa is very spacious - larger in floor area than the average 4 bedroom villa - plenty of space to relax in after a long day at the parks!
We have complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and free phone calls.
Always striving to upgrade and improve our villa, in 2012 we placed all new furniture in the master and double bedrooms and in 2013 did the same for the twin bedroom.
In 2014 we upgraded the entry system to keyless, providing each guest with a unique access code so there are no door keys to worry about losing and auto lock on exiting meaning the front door cannot be unintentionally left unlocked for your security.
2015 saw a new leather suite for the living room, a new A/C system and a complete pool refurbishment.
January 2016 has seen the whole house re-carpeted in luxury super soft stain proof Smartstrand!
We also recently invested in all new bed linens and pillows, new cutlery, crockery and utensils, iPod dock, indoor/outdoor grill, new coloured pool light, fast wireless internet, free phone calls and an HD TV package inc UK football.
FIRST TIME FLORIDA VSITOR? We now have as an additional amenity for our guests, a sat nav device, pre-programmed with all the destinations you could ever need! No getting lost, cut journey times and see more of Florida!
Website: For more pictures, information and links to other useful sites eg. theme park sites, flight and car hire sites, contact us for our web address. We will do our best to help you in any way possible to plan your trip and can arrange with other owners for 4 bed villas next to us on the same development if a large group wish to travel together.
Golf: Owner a golf fan! - email or telephone to discuss local courses and shops and how to get the best from a golf vacation.
We are 5 minutes from Champions Gate, home of David Leadbetter's academy and close to Orange County National, home of Q school finals for the PGA Tour in 2003 and 2005, 2007 and 2010.
Many other courses available locally to cater for a wide range of abilities, eg. Falcons Fire, Southern Dunes, Diamondback, Highlands Reserve, Orange County National, Champions Gate, Ridgewood Lakes, the 4 Disney courses, Providence, Eagle Creek, Grand Cypress, Shingle Creek etc.
Myself, Jeremy and my wife Tracy, have been renting our villa for 14 years now.
We met in 1991, married in 2004 and have 2 young daughters, aged 8 and 7, Abigail and Harriet.
We live in Blackburn, Lancashire so any opportunity to see some Florida sun is welcome!
Our early years of villa ownership were spent really getting to know the Orlando area, visiting all the parks etc and gaining a depth of knowledge that we hope we can pass on to our guests in the form of good, sound advice and suggestions. This knowledge enables us to provide detailed information to the guest before arrival and helped put together a comprehensive information folder for guests reference in the villa also.
Our latest trips have involved upgrading and enhancing the villa facilities to provide all those extra touches that make such a difference.
The most pleasurable thing about our recent trips though is the expressions of joy on our little girls' faces - seeing Disney through their eyes is a wonderful experience. Meeting the characters with them, the water parks, the fireworks, the parades, Cirque du Soleil etc. all take on an extra dimension now.
We're thrilled to be able to let them have such a privilege and their excitement and enthusiasm about Florida is beginning to match ours!
Jeremy Thompson purchased this villa in 2001
Our second trip to Florida, July 1997 and on an early morning bus ride along US27 from our Kissimmee hotel to Busch Gardens, our driver mentions that frosts in the late 80's ruined the orange crop and now the groves are making way for homes. Tired eyed, we don't fully appreciate the significance of that statement.
Fast forward to March 2001, and we are stood on a cleared piece of ground with a stake numbered 108 - this is our plot that is to become our pride and joy, our home in Florida.
In 1999, we were stuck for holiday ideas - we decided to return to Florida as we never tired of things to do our first two trips-we'd got a flavour but not fully explored the area or played enough golf!
Golfing at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club led us to a chance pairing up with an American named Tom. Our love of golf bonded us in an instant. As guests of Tom and his wife in their Orlando home in 2000, on an early morning stroll around their neighbourhood, we realised that holidaying the American way in a residential area was far removed from staying in a hotel. The seed was sown, and after much research, our villa was purchased in March 2001. We were the first to stay there in November 2001.
Calabay Parc was the only development we fell in love with, even though at first there were just a handful of homes built. But its potential and 'feel' was unmatched by any other- and our villa could be south facing with a private outlook to the rear and with an internal layout that suited us perfectly.
Why is the villa the way round it is? We went for a 'garage right' orientation so the open end of the lanai is towards the sunset.
25 trips later, we still enjoy every minute at the villa - even when cleaning the windows or dryer vent!
We only wish we could stay more often. The parks, restaurants, shops, golf, all keep us coming back for more and there is always something new to discover each trip.
We hope that you'll feel at home and have a happy stay, hopefully on more than one occasion!
Beautiful South facing location with a private rear outlook.
Digital, keyless entry system.
Our large sized lanai is a very comfortable place to relax and our swimming pool and is hedge screened to the sides for privacy.
Spacious floor plan, a well maintained, air conditioned haven from the hustle and bustle of the parks.
High speed wi-fi provided as are free phone calls.
Quality towels and linens provided. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living room and lanai.
TV's in living room, master bedroom and twin bedroom. Master has HD cable service including channels showing UK soccer.
DVD player in living room and twin bedroom. iPod dock in living room and Bluetooth speaker.
BBQ grill and George Foreman indoor/outdoor grill.
Plenty of information given before travel and in detailed folders and guide books provided in the villa
Efficient management company on hand for our guests 24/7.
We strive to provide excellent customer service - just see our reviews!
Once again our vacation at your home was superb. Your villa is always clean, very well equipped and homey.
As for next year please book us!
What an amazing vacation we had in this Calabay parc villa!! The house was so clean. The beds were nice and comfy and the rooms were all a great size...plenty of room for our 3 kids. The couches were so nice and comfy to come back from the Disney parks. Disney was about a 20 minute drive and very easy to get to. There was a ton of restaurants, stores, etc. within 10 minutes or less of the villa. The best part about this villa was the pool!! We paid for the heater to be on and it was heaven!! My kids were in there every minute when we weren't at the parks. Even when we got back late at night, they would take a swim before bed with the pool lights on. Publix and Walmart were within 10 mins away for groceries...saved lots of money cooking at the villa on the charcoal grill rather than eating at restaurants. The villa was fully stocked with whatever you could possibly need. Jeremy could not have been more helpful and accommodating !! We will definitely be back!
We had a truly lovely stay! The house was quite large and impeccably clean! The pool space was great with a heated pool. It was great being able to have breakfast outside on the patio in the screened in pool. The house was so nicely decorated. The use of the GPS was appreciated and the Christmas tree was such a nice touch, thank you! We look forward to returning to Florida again and will rent from you again! Your home helped to make our Christmas vacation so memorable. Thank you!
Bit late in posting this review as we stayed for 2 weeks in August 2016. We had a superb holiday and the villa was just lovely - a home away from home. Every amenity catered for and Jeremy (the owner) was so helpful with any aspect of the stay, prior, during and afterwards. The villa is near to all the major parks and the drive is simple and straight forward but the use of the sat nav from the villa did help us to get around for the first few days until we found our bearings. Shops very near by and restaurants too.
The use of the washing machine and tumble dryer was a God send for us all.
The pool was a good size and very clean - we all enjoyed a dip in there after long day at parks of shopping!!!
I would highly recommend the villa to anyone visiting the Orlando area and we shall certainly book the villa again on a return visit to Florida.
J Gallon and family
We had a wonderful holiday at this perfect villa. We've stayed in a few villas in the area but this has been our favourite by far! The customer service Jeremy provides is fantastic, he's always on hand to answer any questions and the straight forward information documents he provides are very useful.
The villa has plenty of everything so you'll never be short on anything and the added bonus of a sat nav is great!
The pool area is perfect and very private with no over looking villas.
Location wise its perfect for us as it's lovely to come back to your own peaceful villa after a tiring day at the parks.
You can really see this villa is much loved and very well looked after. Jeremy has been a pleasure to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to return to his villa during our next trip!
This place was awesome. The house is truly a home away from home! The house was super clean, everything in order, it was equipped with everything we needed and more. The owner of the home was very available for any questions or needs and so was the housekeeper. We were there for Christmas vacation and the accommodations of this home truly made us feel in the season, the house had a decorated christmas tree for the occasion which was perfect. The neighborhood was beautiful, quiet, and peaceful. Most importantly the owner and his housekeeper are very helpful and oh so gracious. My 7yr old daughter lost her beautiful James Avery charm bracelet full of all her beloved charms in her room, she was devastated when she realized it on our flight back to Texas. We contacted Jeremy the owner immediately and he did everything possible to keep us updated and informed us that there had been previous items left behind in the past and that they were all located and sent back to the owner safely. He also informed us that the house was going to have several other people other than the regular housekeeper in and out of the house for upgrades but that he would inform each one of them to keep an eye out for the bracelet. Long story short the bracelet was not found during the time of the upgrades and cleaning, so of course we were a little bummed out and thinking that for sure our little girl lost the bracelet at one of the parks, so we left it at that. Jeremy however did not give up, a whole month and a half he was in town and personally found my daughters bracelet under the bed. Immediately he contacted us with the great news and promptly arranged for the bracelet and several other items left behind to be UPS'd to us at no cost! We recommend this place to all of our friends and family and we will definitely be making this our permanent home away from home when back in Florida!!! We LOVED it!!!!
We can highly recommend this villa after just spending a wonderful holiday here.
The owner, Jeremy was amazing, providing detailed information of the villa prior to our holiday. Upon arrival two folders have been prepared which are full of information about the villa, attractions, restaurants and also instructions for all appliances. We have stayed in many villas, but Jeremy's attention to detail is outstanding. We were also very pleasantly surprised by the very welcome bottle of wine which had been left for us upon our arrival.
The villa itself is beautiful, very clean and well-maintained. The new sofa and chairs were very comfortable. We also loved the fact that the majority of the rooms have ceiling lights, most villas we've stayed in only have table lamps, especially in the bedrooms.The pool area is lovely, very peaceful, with open views and a very large deck area, which was perfect for sunbathing and entertaining.
The location is perfect, ideally close to the I-4 which we used to visit Disney, Universal and the shopping malls, but it's also close enough to the US 192 for access to restaurants or Disney via this route.
We purchased tickets for Disney's 'Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party' for this trip and for anyone who has not been, we would definitely recommend. The fireworks, parade and trick or treats were amazing!
We had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful villa and we didn't want to leave.
We hope to return to this villa in the not too distant future!
Located on US27, our villa is a 15 minute drive west of Disney and is easily accessible from both the 192 and Interstate 4.
Situated on a quiet, upscale residential development but within easy reach of all the area's world class attractions.
Numerous shops and restaurants are 5 minutes away and 4 supermarkets are within a 10 minute drive.
Easy access to the Gulf coast for an alternative day out - e.g 90 minutes to St Pete's / Clearwater
High quality golf in abundance locally also.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rates are inclusive of taxes and post-stay cleaning.
Pool heating - additional £90 per week - optional - likely of most benefit during cooler months of October to April. Pool heating can always be turned on by management and payable locally at $25 per day if pool temperature / weather are too cool.
Long stay discounts available on rentals of four weeks and above. Contact owner for a quote.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.