Thank you for viewing our property. This is our first Florida home and we hope you love it as much as we do. Sunridge Woods is a quiet and very well maintained community with both residential and holiday homes. Unlike most holiday homes, this villa does not have a splash pool but has a 30ft x 13ft covered swimming pool with an extended deck backing onto a wooded conservation area making the back of the property very private. The 3 bedroom villa is one of the largest on the estate and as well as having 2 totally separate living rooms we have a very large outside veranda,complete with all the necessary furniture Our Sonshine villa has been lovingly cared for, is fully air conditioned and is furnished to a very high standard with new soft furnishings throughout. It has a bright and airy open plan living area with new 55" Smart TV, Cable/ DVD/VHS player. The cable TV has been upgraded providing 100's of channels and there is high speed 5G WiFi. Free local and USA telephone calls. There is a safe and a 'vintage' Nintendo games console with games, air hockey table and darts board, computer, monitor and printer set up in the carpeted Games Room. Our local supermarket is 2 minutes away by car and you will find a number of fast food eateries and restaurants on the same complex. We are situated 2 miles from the Interstate 4 and the golf courses at Reunion and Champion Gates. It is a 12 minute car journey to Disney, 15 minutes to Sea World and 20 minutes to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure. For time away from the theme parks drive West to the beautiful beaches of Clearwater or head East to Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach and the Kennedy Space Centre.
- Villa1686 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Villa in Sunridge Woods, Davenport, Orlando. A few minutes from Championsgate/Reunion Golf Courses - NEW TO THE RENTAL MARKET. Perfect location for Access to Parks, Beach & Golf. Air Conditioned.
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- 15 Nov 2018
About Craig Sharkey
Hi we are Craig and Alison Sharkey with two grown up daughters, Laura and Beth. Our home town is Wigan in Lancashire but have always considered Florida to be our second home. We have owned a Photography/design business for over 30 years and are now looking forward to spending more time in the lovely Florida sunshine. After spending many years of travelling over the pond,searching the internet and trawling through countless emails, we have finally found the one that ticks all our boxes - and we love it! We built our own home here in the UK so Craig will be quite happy spending his time pottering round with paintbrush and toolkit in hand while Alison will be happy just to relax (although this is not always the case and she usually ends up a ladder with paint brush in hand!). We enjoy sharing our second home with our guests and its great to be able to help and offer advice when needed.
Craig Sharkey purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Craig Sharkey chose Sunridge Woods
After many years of looking around we found this area to be our favourite. Sunridge Woods is a lovely, peaceful community. The homes appear to be very well looked after and the gardens well kept. We loved the fact that it backs onto a conservation area and the homes are on large plots, set well back from the road. The theme parks and the beaches are easily accessible as the Interstate 4 is close by. For the keen golfers there are two fabulous golf courses at Reunion and Champion Gates or do what many do and just enjoy a pleasant stroll around the area. New note.October 2015. We have just returned from a week at the villa after a 3 week stay in Florida. We flew to Miami and then drove up the west coast to Naples, Fort Myers, Anna Marie Island, Clearwater then home to Sunridge Woods. We would have returned sooner but the villa was booked up! After looking around at other properties we are pleased to see how well cared for this residential estate is. The house opposite has just received an award for his garden from the HOA. Our Villa is one of the largest 3 bedroom villas in the area, with an exceptional large outside veranda which is great in the evening for outdoor dining or just to escape the sun and cool down under the ceiling fan. We have updated the lounge with a 55" smart TV, hands free telephone and new soft furnishings. Master bedroom has had a complete makeover with new 46" flat TV, new bedding ,cushions, curtains and blinds. Master Bathroom now has twin shower heads, bright blue mats and new white towels. New flat screen TVs in all bedrooms, a computer and printer for guests to use. The villa has been very busy, booking very quickly since our purchase in January and we are pleased to report our rental guests have really looked after our home in our absence.
What makes this Villa unique
Staying at the property is like home from home with a large swimming pool and deck to enjoy. The house is comfortable, bright and airy and whilst the big shopping malls are easy to get to there are supermarkets and restaurants close by if you don't want to leave the sunbed for too long. We try to fly back twice a year in order to make sure everything is up to the standard we would expect for our guests. Our last visit included making the new games room and adding all the new 12 in 1 Games, storage cupboards, carpeting and decorating. We fitted the wall mounted streaming TV which now provides You Tube films, music and lots of programmes to choose from. Alison painted all the white skirting boards, wardrobes doors and entrance hall. We cut back some of the front bushes, trimming and dressing our super tall pine trees at the front of the house and added some nice purple plants at the front and some bushes to the rear. We also added a new writing bureau in the front formal lounge with new curtains in the bedrooms. Finally we added a touch of colour to the Master bathroom wall to match the new window pelmet......So much for a holiday!!!! 2017 - We have just returned home from spending a glorious month there during which time we have done some re-decorating both inside and outside and have updated some of the soft furnishings. We also saw that around Champion Gates there are new shops and restaurants being built and the speed at which the buildings go up it won't be long before they are ready. With each visit we are always amazed at how quickly things improve and how well it is done.
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Brilliant stay as always
This is the third time we have stayed in this lovely villa and as always, we were very sad to leave. The villa is in a brilliant location, close to all amenities and has a lovely private pool. It is in a nice neighbourhood and has everything you need for a holiday. We would definitely recommend and look forward to our next trip.
It’s always nice to open my in box and see another review....especially when it’s another 5 stars Glad you had a good stay I did call before you left but couldn’t get an answer. Next years already getting busy
So keep in touch and thanks
Another Fab Visit
Once again another fantastic 2 week stay at the villa
As usual always immaculately presented with the attention to detail
That makes it stand out from the rest, also as I have stated Before
this villa has the best pool ever.
We will be back again soon Craig many many thanks.
Alan and Gail
So glad you had another good stay ( minus the hurricane this time !!)
Thanks for taking time to share with the review and you know your always welcome
Perfect and just what our family needed.
Why get stuck at a cramped resort when you have a spacious, beautiful home to rent? Our kids loved coming home from a long day at Disney and heading to the pool while us parents made dinner. Having a normal functioning kitchen is a money saver and made our vacation so comfortable. Publix is down the street so filling the fridge was easy. Washer and dryer is handy so you don’t feel the need to pack dirty clothes when heading back home. This is truly a home away from home. The owners are very detailed and communicate with you on a personal level. Any question you have will be answered promptly and with care. The Disney resorts were about 15 minutes away. This house is in a beautiful part of Davenport with beautiful landscaping and well-kept roads. The cost of renting this home was so unbelievably reasonable you may wonder where the hidden costs are. The owners have made this a Disney dream come true by making it reasonably priced for any family to afford.
Wow........thanks Andrea. The longest review yet. It was lovely to get your video of the cranes at the window and the children enjoying the pool, glad you had a lovely well deserved holiday. You know where we are if you need us again. Best wishes
Even Better than the pictures!
We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in Florida. The Villa was everything we hopped and more, so much space, stocked with everything you could need and the pool is just great. As a family with 3 children we could't have asked for anything better.
Craig was great to deal with before we went to sort out all the details and called us on our first day to make sure we were settled in ok.
The location is ideal for all the parks but situated in a lovely quite area if you want to just chill by the pool.
I'd recommend Craig and Sonshine villa to anyone.
Thank you for a lovely review and for taking the time to write it.
I’m pleased you all had a lovely time and thanks for leaving something in the shared Pantry.
Home is nice & clean. Owners take care of property and nice to talk and deal with.
This was our second year here. Towels, pantry, dishes are all available. Fans in all but living room which is fine. Davenport is nice town with many attractions within driving.
Thanks Dan for the review
And next years booking as well
But I m confused about the fan in the living room . We had it fitted in January !! If you mean the second room which we call the formal lounge there is a large portable fan in the closet if needed.
Perfect for three generations!
Believe me, it's every bit as good as the pictures! We loved the home; everything about it contributed to an unforgettable holiday in Orlando. Communication with the owners was smooth and timely, they went out of their way to ensure our stay would go without a hitch! The floor plan is brilliant; grandparents stayed in one "wing" with a lovely ensuite, while parents with six year old twins stayed in the other "wing" with two bedrooms and its own bathroom. The location is 20 minutes from most places you will want to visit, and only a five minute drive from supermarket and drug stores. But you won't want to leave the lanai with its heated pool and daily visits from a friendly family of sandhill cranes -- quite a sight.
Thanks Diane for taking the time to write a lovely review
This year has been our busiest with lots of guests coming again. Please keep me in WhatsApp because you would always be welcome again .
I will also order the extra wire for the Nintendo as suggested
Cocoa Beach approx 1.5 hour.
Clearwater (Nr Tampa) approx 1.5 hour
Daytona Beach approx 1.5 hour
Orlando Airport 25 mins.
Tampa 65 mins.
Sanford 45 mins.
Miami 3 hours.
Car hire essential.
Disney Parks 12 mins. Universal and Seaworld 20 mins
Kennedy Space Centre 1 hour.
International Drive 25 mins. Florida Mall 35 mins. Busch Gardens 65 mins.
Champions Gate 5 mins. US 192 10 mins. Cypress Cove 20 mins
NOTE all timings are approximate and dependant on traffic
5 minutes to Champions Gate where you will find excellent golf courses, The world famous Cypress Cove Naturist Resort is 20 minutes on the local roads.
Plenty of restaurants, shops, bank, chemist, supermarket, Nail Bar, Off License, McDonaldsonly a mile away. 2 minutes drive to Garage, further supermarkets, fast food restaurants & chemist. Just 10 minutes to the vibrant, bustling Hwy 192 with its shopping, restaurants, crazy golf and an array of souvenir shops.
Booking Notes: Deposit of £200 is taken to confirm booking. Balance to be paid 60 days before arrival date. 12% Florida Stay Tax not included. Payment can be made with Paypal, Cheque Debit/credit card or Bank Transfer. With card payments a 4% fee is applied. (usa) Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is 10 am (local time). Also an additional charge for pool heating if so required