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Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa, 15 minutes from Disney, WiFi, South facing pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,915 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps max 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + private, South facing pool deck

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.

More Details

Owner
Jeremy Thompson
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Jeremy Thompson

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

Why Jeremy Thompson chose Davenport

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!

What makes this villa unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Mar 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1915 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En suite master bathroom with His and Hers sinks, walk-in shower enclosure, large bath tub, separate WC. Guest walk-in wardrobe/closet in master bathroom. Second bathroom located between double and twin bedrooms with WC, sink, with shower over bath tub. Hairdryers supplied in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Large master bedroom with queen sized bed, 2 nightstands, dresser, TV, en-suite bathroom and (alarmed) door access to pool deck. Ceiling fan. Double bedroom with full sized bed, 2 nightstands, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe. Ceiling fan. 1 twin bedroom with 2 single beds, nightstand, chest of drawers and 2 built in wardrobes, TV/DVD combo. Ceiling fan. Cot available by arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Daily maid sevice, pool heating and cot all available by arrangement.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa, 15 minutes from Disney, WiFi, South facing pool
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 54 reviews
Fife, Scotland
5

Our ideal holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

You would be hard to beat this villa.

We have been to this villa many times and it gets improved year by year.

It's location is superb.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us once more! Happy to have had you come back. Yes, our improvements carry on year after year, I'm always looking for ways to make our home better and better - any suggestions are welcome. Hope we can accommodate you again shortly! Jeremy
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5

Wonderful Vacation Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here on our vacation. The villa was perfect for my family of five. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The villa is exactly as described by the owner. Jeremy is very easy to work with and he is available if you need him for anything. My kids loved the pool. It was nice to relax in after a long day. The villa has everything you need. We forgot my child's arm floaters and we found some the owner had near the pool. That was a life saver because my boy couldn't wait to go swimming after being in the car for 9 hours. I didn't have to make a trip to Walmart! The villa is very clean and has plenty of linens, kitchen items, and all the necessities to make you feel at home. The villa isn't difficult to find and there are plenty of places nearby to shop and eat. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, much appreciated! So pleased that you such an enjoyable stay. Yes, we do keep a supply of pool items that we've accumulated over time, though only the ones we think are suitable! They come in handy for making the most of the pool, although some of us do find a trip to WalMart quite therapeutic... I hope we can welcome you back again some time. Jeremy
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5

Truly amazing and luxurious.

  • 5 of 5

To all you folks wondering where to stay in Orlando Florida, well this Villa is the one. Washing machine and tumble dryer provided. Next time we are taking one suitcase not four !!! The Owner (Jeremy) is so helpful. A Sat Nav is provided and all places you want to visit is registered in Sat Nav. Just press the button and away you go. So easy and effortless. A wonderful laid back holiday. On the days we did not go out, to relax by the pool on a lounger with a Pina colada in your hand or just cool off in the pool. This is heaven !!! Book now to avoid disappointment !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and such a lovely review, we appreciate it. I have a few more destinations tp input into the Nav when I'm over in March as well as a few upgrades and additions in the pipeline.... Now, I just need to know where you got your Pina Colada from as I would love to do the same sitting by the pool! Wal Mart I'm guessing.... Hope we can welcome you back again. Jeremy
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5

Best vacation ever!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic review, many thanks! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. And your kids sound just like my kids too, they become marine mammals when in Florida.....can't get them out of the pool some days! Whatever makes them happy I guess, in spite of Walt Disney's many temptations. Would be glad to welcome you back, thanks for staying with us. Jeremy
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5

Wonderful, VERY clean home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and the very quick review! Glad you found everything was clean, our management will be pleased but not surprised, that all was well. They do an inspection after every clean, before each guest stay but I'm happy all is being well managed for me. We make a great team! I love having my breakfast on the pool deck too, though as being UK owners, the first few mornings we get to see the sunrise, such is the jet lag... I'd be happy to welcome you back again in the future, so happy you had a memorable Xmas and wish you all well for the New Year.
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5

Absolutely brilliant holiday and superb villa

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Many thanks for staying with us and the review, we appreciate it! So glad you had such a good stay and I hope we'll be able to welcome you back again sometime. Jeremy
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Beef O'Brady's
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Champions Gate Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4, junction 55
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Applebee's
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
early summer
23 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£356
for 7 nights
£356
 
 
summer
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
10 night minimum stay
£591
for 10 nights
£414
 
 
early fall
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£359
for 7 nights
£359
 
 
fall
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£344
for 7 nights
£344
 
 
fall
1 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£336
for 7 nights
£336
 
 
xmas
17 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£367
for 7 nights
£367
 
 
winter
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£298
for 7 nights
£298
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
early summer
8 Apr 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£468
for 7 nights
£468
 
 
summer
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
10 night minimum stay
£745
for 10 nights
£522
 
 
early fall
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£472
for 7 nights
£472
 
 
fall
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£456
for 7 nights
£456
 
 
fall
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£444
for 7 nights
£444
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are inclusive of taxes and post-stay cleaning.
Pool heating - additional $125 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 $20 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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