|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Completely refurbished, this is an immaculate 2 bed/2 bath all year holiday self-catering rental on beautiful Lake Marion, close to 5 championship golf courses inc Diamond Back, only 40 mins from the Orlando theme parks and an hour to the Florida beaches.
The air conditioned condo offers 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite) sleeping up to 4. The living area comprises of cable TV (thats shows live Premiership Football), Wi-Fi and comfortable seating for 4. The open plan kitchen has all the mod-cons including washer/dryer, cooker/microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. The condo is perfectly situated on the resort, directly opposite the pool and clubhouse. Towels and bed linen are all included. Ponciana is a 5 min drive with plenty of restaurants & shops.
With tennis courts (2), basketball court, shuffle board, ping pong, swimming pools (2), child pool, Hot whirlpool, and child's play area there is lots to keep you entertained. After all the excitement of Orlando attractions you can enjoy peace and tranquility of the resort.
Something was very fishy here...
The only reason I didn't give this place a one star was because the owner did communicate back with me and was reasonably respectful.
This condo is one of four under the same roof in the same building. Noise wasn't a issue because none of the 3 neighbours were there.
The owner never gave us a fob (small little device that the gate scans then opens) , so every time we left and came back we had to wait 5-20min to have a security guard let us in.
The binder with all the information pertaining to the condo.... It tells you that they monitor the electricity, and if there's a " unusual " amount being used, you will be billed (naturally they don't say how much or anything along the lines).
The hot tub closes as soon as the sun starts going down, so come 6-7PM if you're not out of it they will threaten to call the police on you (they threatened a 50 yr old woman with a disability over the PA as she was trying to get out of the hot tub), granted thats not the owners fault.
You'd think a place in central Florida would have good central air. WRONG. In fact, you are unable to lower the thermostat below 74F, and if the unit freezes up the aforementioned binder says that you will be responsible for the service call. 74F, and I doubt it even got that 'cold'....
At the time of writing this, according to homeaway the owners speak 12 different languages? Doubtful...
One day as we were about to leave, we had a knock on the door. It was a guy from a bank, warning us that the place is going through a foreclosure -- he assured us that we were not being evicted, but in the near future the bank was reclaiming the property. Not very nice if thats when you're going to be arriving on your vacation. Owner professed the guy must have had the place mixed up with another.
Lastly... They tried charged us a massive cleaning fee. We left that place practically spotless. Absolutely ridiculous. One of the bed sheets got stained by coffee and when we tried washing their hand towels some stained (we were charged a absurd price for trying to be nice) It's funny that there was a picture of the stained sheet (which we do admit is our fault), yet there were no pictures of the 'mess' that we left that they tried to charge us a absolutely ridiculous amount.
My advice is don't be fooled by the price, they will retain some/all of your security deposit for ridiculous reasons. I will not stay here again
Nice an clean love the area quick respond when ac didn't work I will recommend to family an friends,etc
We loved it! We're planning on moving to Florida (reason for our stay) and we actually looked into for-sale options within the neighborhood. The condo is located in a fairly secluded area, but still close to everything you need i.e. Walmart, Publix, restaurants, Disney, etc. All the residents of the neighborhood were really friendly, and the pool/hot tub was great! I would definitely suggest this location to vacationers!
Katie and Rob were a very nice host. Katie was very flexible in terms of our booking rental. Very smooth to do business with. The condo was very clean, organize and in good location. The resort has a 24hr security guards and all of them are very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay at Katie and Rob's home. We'll definitely book again if we're gonna visit Orlando.
P.S: We originally stayed Nov.2013 but no option for the date.
We had a wonderful time in Lake Marion and your home was nicely furnished and loved the communal pools we could not believe how quiet they were, we had them to ourselves most of the time.
I would definitely recommend Lake Marion to friends and family in the future.... so much more relaxing than being in a hotel room!
We really enjoyed our time at Lake Marion,Rob and Katie were super easy to deal with. The condo was just as advertised and the resort area is very nice. The security staff is super nice and vigilante. If you want Pizza delivered this might not be the place for you, but if you don't mind a little drive and you really enjoy peace and quiet this is the place, spotlessly clean the resort staff works very hard keeping it that way. we personally never had an issue with cell phone coverage, probable depends on the carrier.
The lake was disappointing the dock area is almost overgrown with vegetation someone with boat would have to be real careful to not foul their prop.
Lake Marion Resort has it all. It is located on a 3800 acre fishing lake and is a quick trip away from restaurants and shops including a Supercenter Wal-Mart and Publix. The Clubhouse facilities include 2 all year round heated swimming pools, Jacuzzi, a pool table, shuffle board and table tennis.
Inside there is a Workout Room and big screen TV. A two minute walk takes you to the Lighted Basketball and Tennis Courts. You can of course just relax on the Lake front picnic spots or take advantage of the views of the beautiful Lake Marion.
Amenities include Swimming, tennis, walking, boating, fishing, golf, Outlet-Shopping, Pier-Fishing, Fitness-Center, Playground, Pond. There are also horse riding facilities 10 min away by car. Close to theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, the new Legoland and many water-parks. Tampa & Busch Gardens are just over 1 hour away and Cocoa Beach is also just an hour away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|