|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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This luxury villa is situated overlooking the 5th Fairway of Highlands Reserve Golf Course, with long distant view over the conservation. As you walk into the villa it is light and airy, on your right there is a sitting lounge, then the formal dining area leading into the fully equipped kitchen with granite work tops and stainless steel units, the stove has a ceramic hob, the fridge freezer has water, ice and crushed ice dispenser, there is all the equipment you could possible need, to entertain, as you move through the kitchen there is a breakfast bar, and then the breakfast nook, with dining table and chairs; a flat screen TV situated on the wall in this area. There is a second large sitting room with large flat screen TV and ample comfortable seating, There is also a DVD player. There is a king bedroom on this floor with a full bathroom with overhead shower, these 2 rooms are situated away from the main living areas. The staircase is a feature of this floor, as you go upstairs, the master bedroom has a king bed, large walk in closet, there is the en-suite bathroom with large bath and separate walk in shower. Next to this bedroom there is a twin room, across the open deck there are 2 more bedrooms, one is a twin room with flat screen TV, the other is a queen bedroom, with flat screen TV; another full bathroom with overhead shower; is situated between these 2 rooms, all the bedrooms have closets, ceiling fans. Night stands and dressing tables. From the side of the breakfast nook there are the patio doors leading out onto the extended pool deck, south facing pool and spa, with patio table and chairs for alfresco dining situated under a lanaii and lounges for just relaxing around the pool. Highlands Reserve Golf community has a communal swimming pool, tennis court, children’s play area; only 15 minutes away from Disney.
This villa could have been nice but too many things either not working, dirty, broken or missing. Nearly all the blinds wouldn't open as the mechanisms were broken. One blind collapsed and fell off. The basin plug in the upstairs bathroom wouldn't work meaning the water wouldn't drain away. The bath plug was the opposite and wouldn't hold water! There was only one pool cue for the pool table, which was broken and by the end of the stay was unusable. The carpets were dirty, there were insects constantly crawling all over the kitchen worktops. The safe didn't work, remote controls didn't work ( probably only needed batteries, but wasn't willing to supply these ourselves). The bottom of the pool was dirty on arrival and the pool light didn't work. The pool light was fixed by the management company promptly, but there was no pole to clean the pool and despite asking for this, it was never supplied. The pool wasn't cleaned for the whole time we were there, and by the end of the 2 weeks we couldn't use it due to the green algae that had formed. The pool screen was also ripped in various places, meaning bugs were found in the pool every day. All in all it was a nice house with a great view in a nice area, that was spoiled by the lack of attention to issues in the house. Been to a lot of villas over the years and this was the worst maintained I've seen (and also the dearest).
Very pleased with stay property was exactly as described on the internet very clean and organized. Small issues were addressed right away. Did submit a note of things that were there prior to our arrival. Would definitely recommend property and organization to others. Just one complaint having to leave before 10 am it is not possible to get all linens laundered. Previous stays at other properties all linens had to be placed in a tub.
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