4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, fully equipped townhouse in beautiful Regal Palms Resort
John & Christina Willis
About John & Christina Willis
I am 71, semi-retired, but working as a self employed Flying Instructor. I live in Biggin Hill, just south of London UK, and I am married to Christina. We have two daughters, ages 24 and 21, and I have a daughter aged 40. We also own a holiday home in the Algarve in Portugal. I have visited Orlando several times, and did some of my US Licence flight training in Crystal River to the north of Tampa. I have always liked the idea of having a holiday home as an investment in Orlando, and my wife and I decided to purchase this property as an investment in March 2015, following a short visit to view a number of properties. We took it over from the existing Danish owners as an existing rental business, and have appointed management agents who specialise in properties at Regal Palms Resort. It is rented out for most of the year, allowing us to use it only out of season.
John & Christina Willis purchased this House in 2015
Why John & Christina Willis chose Regal Palms
We have previously stayed in Davenport, and love the area with its easy access to all the theme parks. The gated community of Regal Palms Resort offers everything for a family vacation in a secure location away from the bustle of Orlando itself, yet just a short drive away We are certain you will love staying in our Florida home and will absolutely love the very special resort facilities on offer. It is perfect for that special family vacation in Florida.
What makes this House unique
We loved the comfortable feel of Regal Palms, with the wonderful clubhouse/restaurant with two pools, lazy river, water slide, and outdoor jaccuzi. There is literally everything for a perfect family holiday. With a large Publix supermarket just a few hundred yards away, and several restaurants within easy walking distance it was perfect for us. The house itself is perfectly located within the resort - away from the potential noise of the club and pool area, and yet within an easy 300 yard stroll. (some houses on the resort really need a car just to get to the pool area!) All this, but just a short drive from all that Orlando and Disney/Universal and other Florida theme parks have to offer.
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A great rental
Our family of six enjoyed staying at the townhouse. It was quiet, very clean, and convenient to the resort amenities. Although this did not terribly affect our experience, we would suggest the sliding glass doors to the patio and balcony be replaced as they were very difficult to open and close. Overall, we would stay here again.
Nice pool area ok house
Great space. Lots of space for privacy among renters (4 bedrooms), 4 bathrooms (awesome!), lazy river is small but nice to be at (need to bring your own tubes or noodles). Slide is entertaining...nice wading pool for younger kids, activities offered for kids (tye dye, cookie frosting etc), great pool towels issued with towel ticket. Appearance of unit was nice upon arrival BUT we encountered cockroaches both alive and dead, all bed mattresses were old and uncomfortable, only two burners on stove worked, one TV not working, and if you are not use to the heat, the unit is not very cool despite turning it to the coolest setting possible. Despite those obstacles, we enjoyed our stay but may not return.
Thank you for your honest review of our home - we can only apologise for the Cooker and TV, which we were not aware of, and really wish you had contacted us during your stay so that we could have tried to rectify these obviously unknown faults for you.
Regarding the mattresses - we have never experienced any previous criticisms of these and would have acted had we been informed. I have asked our agents to check them carefully for us, and we will check them ourselves on our return to the US. Rest assured, if these need replacing, that will be done.
The air conditioning was completely replaced just over a year ago and has the ability to be set to a conventional room temperature. We do not allow unrestricted use of temperature selections as we found previously that some guests were turning it right down in a "fridge-like" fashion and then leaving the door and widows open. This resulted in costs to us that almost exceeded the rental incomes. We are sorry if you felt this setting was not sufficiently low for your needs. Once again though, had we known at the time of your stay, it may well have been possible to have it set slightly lower for you.
Finally, in Florida temperatures cockroaches are a common problem, but of course we do try during the turnaround clean to treat the property and clean to ensure that guests do not have to experience them during their stay - we can only apologise if you experienced these. We do take care to fumigate and clean the property regularly to avoid this issue, but it is unfortunately unavoidable in these climates to eliminate them completely.
Having said that, we are really pleased you enjoyed your vacation with us and would love to have you return.
Great vacation spot!
This was a great unit and perfectly suited for our family needs. We have stayed at several units at Regal Palms over the years and this is among the best! Well taken care of and well outfitted! Absolutely recommend!
Thank you so much for those lovely comments. It is always so pleasing when we hear that our efforts to keep the house nice for our guests are appreciated.
We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future if you return to Florida
Great home and owners
Well taken care of home.
Easy folks to work with. Would definitely book with them again.
Thanks so much Paul for the nice review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you as our guests again when you next return to Florida
Great location for the whole family.
We stayed in this property in 2018 as well as 2019 and have booked for two months next year.
This is a very spacious home that is clean and comfortable . Quiet neighbourhood with a short walk to the pool. The house was equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable.
Thank you for your nice comments. Hope you had a good journey back home.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in our Regal Palms home again, and we look forward to you staying with us next year.
John & Christina
Great condo, close to Disney parks and restaurants.
We enjoyed our stay in this condo as it is close to Disney Parks as well as to restaurants. Perfect for a large family or a couple smaller families. Quiet gated condominium complex with security 24/7. We did not utilize the pool area as we were busy with Disney parks and SeaWorld while we were there. The owners were great and took care of any concerns that we had right away.
Thanks for those kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Florida home. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope you will come and stay with us again should you return to Orlando for another vacation.
John and Christina