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Suntwist villa is detached and facing south, with a private pool and in close proximity to fantastic local facilities. Located right next door to an exclusive resort, this villa is perfect for families with children! Beautifully set in spacious parkland, it’s also a walk away from the best shops and restaurants. Get fit and relaxed with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa membership. And feel connected with reliable wireless internet (wi-fi); free u.S. And canada-wide phone calls. Amenities include gym, private pool and jacuzzi, and golf nearby. Ideal for a single family - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 people, with wifi access.
Vacation Rental Owner/Manager Name: Wendy Seetahal
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With these great amenities and features, Suntwist Villa distinctly stands out, close to the exclusive Regal Palms Resort at Highlands Reserve, less than 15 minutes from Disneyworld and just a half hour drive from the airport or Universal Studios. Feeling green? You’re just 100 yards away from a beautiful golf course overlooking the resort. If you’re looking to cool off, around the corner are lush tropical pools, water slides, lazy river, and a hot bubbling Jacuzzi. And built for luxury, Suntwist Villa boasts its own heated, always sunny, south-facing private pool.
Set among the 554 lakes of Polk County at Highlands Reserve, this prime location is part of Florida's major national conservation woodlands; a fully protected nature reserve with the community settled in the rolling countryside, highlighted naturally by pine trees and orange groves. The professional golf course comes complete with a snack bar, driving range, practice area and putting green. Villa residents have complimentary access to the course and admission to the members-only resort. Take advantage of the restaurant and bar, fitness studio, spa and beauty salon, children’s play area, conference center, and free WiFi access. Suntwist Villa is an ideal base for families, golfers, and theme park visitors alike!
Suntwist villa houses two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms and two bathrooms, so up to 8 people can enjoy this luxurious south facing villa, with a roomy 530 square feet open space living area. When you’re looking to unwind and relax from the crowded atmosphere, remember you have your own private pool with patio table, chairs, sun loungers, and a child safety fence.
Bring your whole family, leave your worries behind, and live it up!
Suntwist villa – a true home away from home!
Overall, this property is as advertised correctly and there are no hidden costs if you read the ad properly. There were pros and cons and I will try and list our experience and opinion.
- Price compared to other rentals is affordable.
- house was clean
- pool area was clean
- There WAS a BBQ on the pool deck which had full propane, which I was not expecting due to a previous review
- only 20 mins to Disney
- Owner was very quick to respond to inquiries
- Access to Regal Palms Resort was great and was literally across the street, we spent many hours there every day.
- Very child/infant friendly house and resort
- 2 families can stay here comfortably
- Washer and Dryer
- No issues with shower water temperature as mentioned in a previous review
- nice park in the neighborhood for the kids
- safe and pretty area to walk
- Close enough to walk to the stores for groceries, etc
- Easy check-in/check out
- Cable tv with DVD player
- Long distance phone line included no charge
- Free WiFi
- Lots of towels
- Pool heat pump was broken so we didn't get to have the pool heated for a couple days as requested (however, response by owner when notified was fast and she was working on the problem for us. It was too close to the end of our trip so we decided to cancel the pool heating and a refund was provided to us with no issues)
- No dish detergent provided for either the sink or dishwasher. It would have been nice to have at least 1 dishwasher tablet provided to use halfway through our stay instead of having to buy a whole box I wouldn't get to use.
- fridge door did stick, which is minor, but it did become somewhat annoying.
- No dishtowels or cloths provided for dishes
- The house was a bit dated which is why I stated in the title that it is not "luxurious". With a few hundred dollars, it can be updated to make it feel less dated.
The rental is exactly as pictured in the pictures provided with the exception of one picture of the front door which is not for this property. There is an extra resort fee that is mandatory, but well worth it either way as its a fairly cheap price to pay for a family day of fun use. When you add this daily cost to the price of the rental it is still an affordable rate. I spoke to others staying in the neighborhood who did not have resort access and they seemed envious.
I'm running out of space, so, bottom line......I RECOMMEND THIS RENTAL TO OTHERS and will return as well.
My family stayed at this villa in January of 2016. Nothing went wrong, nothing was bad, but it was not the best vacation experience for us. Then again, these things are very personal. It may be the exact RIGHT vacation place for you, so let me lay out the pros and cons and you can decide.
•Excellent location (probably the closet private home to the Regal Palms resort pool, right across the street: a 4-minute walk) (right near a grocery store and CVS) (a 25-minute easy drive to Disney)
•Web site photos are accurate
•Friendly and responsive maintenance crew
•Friendly (if overworked) resort staff
•24-hour check-in at the resort across the street
•Nice above-the-counter kitchen radio
•Villa is in a pretty, walkable neighborhood
•I would not say this villa is luxurious. It's an economy villa that is pretty dated.
•No shower-head in master bath
•Very little hot water (and I was the first one up in the mornings to shower)
•Very poorly outfitted kitchen (I am not a gourmet chef, but I need more than a plastic CVS cutting board)
•Bottom-of-the line appliances (fridge door kept sticking)
•Bottom-of-the-line linens, bedclothes, pillows and towels
•Decor and interiors had a very impersonal "motel" feeling. Signs everywhere. Bad art. Plastic flowers.
•No outdoor grill
•No yard to speak of
•The pool had several dead and living worms in it, the enclosed patio had several dead bugs and moths. That may have been a function of the villa staying empty for a while. Not that big a deal. But when my daughter saw the worms, that was it for the pool.
•I was fairly annoyed that although the villa had a pool, if you wanted to HEAT the pool, that meant a large extra fee. I do not recall the pool-heating fee mentioned on the home's web site description. That should have been made transparent.
•I was also charged a large resort fee when I checked in. I'm used to giving a credit card at a hotel "just in case," but they actually charged me the fee. The fee was reinstated the midnight after I checked out, but my credit card company didn't give me access to those funds for 3 business days. That was another charge I wish would have been explained before-hand.
•Lastly, Resort Palms is a B-/C+ resort. It feels like it has seen better days.
In conclusion, many of these cons may not seem like cons to other guests, and if so, that's great. Just wanted to give a honest accounting of my experience.
My family and I (9 of us all together) had a really wonderful week at Regal Palms. The kids were excited about traveling to Disney/Universal and then coming home to go swimming in their choice of pools or the water slide. Very nice staff greeted us and explained everything to us. We met a lot of people at the pool. Everything was so relaxed and the accommodations worked perfectly for us. Everything was already in the villa (dishes, pots, pans, etc.). They even had a pack and play and high chair for the baby
I definitely would recommend this as a destination for a relaxing place for everyone. And it is only minutes away from Disney/Universal and other attractions.
What a great location for a family or small group of friends! Our group consisted of two families (7 people in total) and we never felt crowded in the house. The two adult couples each had their own bedroom, and the three kids shared the other two. One bedroom (the master) has it's own bathroom and small walk in closet.
The kitchen was fully stocked with dishware, utensils, coffee maker, toaster and cookware. The refrigerator was large enough to stock all of our food for the 4 days we rented, and had an ice maker and water dispenser on the door. The inground pool attached to the house was a delight when the kids needed some downtime and had plenty of seating for the adults. The management team was quick to address any problems (the a/c unit needed to be reset when we arrived) and were very courteous by coming at a later time to service the pool when they saw we were using it. They even brought the trash barrel out front the night before collection day.
We drove into Orlando the first two days to visit Universal and Seaworld. Both drives took about 1/2 hour.
A Publix supermarket, CVS Pharmacy and some smaller shops were all within walking distance. A super Wal-Mart and Dunkin Donuts were located about 4 miles away.
Also within walking distance was access to the Regal Palms resort facilities. They had a great pool area including a waterslide and lazy river, a full service restaurant/bar with very friendly staff, and a small arcade where the kids won tickets to purchase prizes.
The new owners (March 2015) were quick to answer email and any questions about the property. The house actually changed owners from the time of booking to the time we stayed, but all went smoothly.
This property will definitely be added to my VRBO favorites for future stays.
Luxury orlando villa rental with private pool on the prestigious regal palms resort & spa.
All year we offer year round low prices. Executive rental villa near orlando, florida, convenient for disney world and theme parks,
Private heated pool, luxury interior, in villa high speed internet, highland reserve public golf course.
Regal palms resort membership: tropical pools, jacuzzi, water slides, lazy river, restaurant, main bar, a second bar complete with pool tables, outdoor tiki bar, beach, volleyball court, internet cafe, games room, fitness center and spa, full beauty salon.
An orlando villa rental direct from the owners is guaranteed hassle free. You get exactly what you booked, not a random villa resort, as we are chosen by the tour operator.
There is a maximum permissible legal occupancy of ten(10) people for this villa in Polk County.
These rental rates include tax. A fee of $12.95 (+12% tax) per day is payable to the Regal Palm Resort for the use of there amenities. This covers everyone in your group, and must be paid at check in, whether or not you use the resort.
The rental can commence and finish any day of the month.
A non refundable fee of 15% payable on reservation will be withheld for any cancellation.
Additional cleaning fees of $85.00 for stays of 5 nights or less.
Pool Heating is $88.00 for a four(4) day minimum or $154/week(tax included).
If you arrange pool heat at the resort it will cost $175 per week(tax included).
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirm.
Deposit of 15% payable on booking. Full payments 2 months before arrival.