About Samantha Frank
I'm Sam and I live in Cheshire, UK. As a family we have been going to Florida for over 20 years and adore the climate and the lifestyle. I am married to Mike who is a Managing Director of a company in the oil and gas industry, and we have two adorable young boys Josh and Jake, the next generation of Disney fans. I hope you will experience as much enjoyment as we do in Orlando.
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Head count within the house must not exceed the number booked and listed on the guest list at any time during the stay.
Only guests listed on the guest list will be permitted to stay in the house at any time.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This was a beautiful and clean house. I loved that it had a lot of towels. I did see one cockroach it was pretty huge. I was so thankful I only seen one!! If I seen more I would of left.. It did creep me out. We bought donuts and the next morning their were ant all over. You could hardly see the ants due to the granite tops. I did wash the counters every night to make sure there was no crumbs. But that did not stop the ants from coming. I only seen ants in the kitchen mostly by the toaster outlet. The house only had a pole table no hockey table like in the picture. The PS2 did not work. Which having an autistic child made that horrible. If it dont work than DONT have it available and have it listed as an item!. I did spend extra money to get it heated as when we got to the house the pool was freezing. They came out that day to turn on the heat!! They told me it would take a day to heat so the next day it was super warm we loved it. However the next day it was super cold. Its like they shut the heat off for the pool every other day because everyother day it was warm then freezing the next. The whole time we were out there it was 80 degrees. So not sure why one day the pool was super warm and the following day freezing. The hot tube did get hot and was wonderful. Over all the house was great. It was well stocked with cups and plates. The pancake grittle worked great the for the first batch the other batch stuck and was a huge mess. So that could be updated. I did have an issue with the door. Each time I called the 800 number they were super helpful. and sitting around the pole table would of been amazing. Overall I love the house. just take away the ants and cockroach and It would of been my dream home!
Beautiful house, not as close to Disney as you think
Wonderful house, minor problem with gate code and pool heating, as well pool lights didn’t work for beginning of stay, and only one was repaired while we were there. Mattresses in every room were very firm and noisy, not great for sleeping for our family, we like more comfortable pillowtops. Somethings in the kitchen are a little worn, dishwasher is hard to close and top rack is broken, microwave door is also cracked and stove burners not all working or properly seated on stovetop, but overall a nice home. The layout is great for larger families, but don’t bring more than two cars, no street parking in the community. Plenty of dishes and useful things for preparing meals. Lots of space for everyone to have their own area. Recommend bringing your own pool towels, the house has them, but they are not very big.
We tried to use the community pool and fitness area, but our code didn’t work to enter the facilities and they didn’t have a basketball net, so we did not bother to remedy that.
With Orlando traffic it does take a lot longer than you think to get to the park or the outlets, And there is not a lot by way of eating without driving at least 15 minutes, plenty of grocery stores nearby. Quiet area, very peaceful and pleasant to sit by the pool.
Thanks for your review and comments. Glad you thought the house was wonderful, that's great news! Sorry that you found the mattresses firm and noisy, I haven't had that mentioned before so will get them checked out. The problem with mattresses is everyone has a personal preference but they shouldn't be noisy. Will ask the management company to look into the maintenance issues you mentioned. I am glad you found the home had plenty of space for everyone to have their own area, I understand how important this is when families/friends are sharing.
Overall I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back again.
Kind regards, Sam.
8 of us stayed in this villa for 2 weeks (4 adults, 4 children) and we loved it. We found it clean and well presented throughout and had only a couple of very minor issues (code for the main gate was wrong but we got the right one eventually from another resident! The pool lights didn't work and if more than 6 people want to sit together to eat you need to get creative with the tables), but generally really happy with the place. Pool is a good size and the jacuzzi was lovely (though a note to advise where the timer switch is located would be handy!)
Sam replied quickly to my email queries before we arrived and the office staff were helpful too.
We would recommend this villa without a doubt.
Hi Ian, thank you very much for leaving a fantastic 5* review, we are thrilled you had such a good time. Will look into your comments and suggestions also! Very pleased you would recommend the home.
Thanks again Ian.
Best wishes, Sam
Perfect. Great location, yet quiet. Easy access to all of central Florida
Very comfortable villa. Had everything we needed. Nice quiet retreat after hectic days. Will stay here next year hopefully.
Many thanks for your 5* review of the home. We would love to welcome you back next year and we are so pleased that you had such a great time.
Thanksgiving in Florida
Stayed as a party of 6 adults, could not have been happier. Even though we made the request to turn the pool heat on a day before arrival, the host's quick response meant the water was already warm on arrival. Everything was clean and accommodating. There was plenty of dishware and the grill was easy to use. The fencing allowed us absolute privacy in the backyard though there are neighbors on both sides. The area was quiet and well lit so we felt very safe the entire time. I was worried there wouldn't be much to do within a short drive, but there is a movie theater and a string of box stores within 10 minutes of the house. Plenty of beach towels were provided which was a plus. Would love to stay here again!!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of the villa. It was a pleasure to deal with you and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much.
Lovely villa in quiet gated community
In general the villa was lovely, few niggly issues but nothing major and didn’t ruin our stay. The pool is a good size though the outside furniture does need updating.
The games room was disappointing and not as advertised only a ps and sloping pool table in there, needs seating area.
Unfortunately we did have to make numerous calls to the Management Company who we found to be very unhelpful and never returned calls regarding no access to the clubhouse being organised and they dropped in the access card the afternoon before we left which we were not impressed with.
We have stayed in various parts of Davenport and did find this one very private as mostly residential.
Overall I would recommend as the villa is comfortable but unfortunately I would think twice myself because of the issues we had dealing with this particular Management Company.
Overall I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the villa lovely. I'm also happy that you found it to be very private.
Naturally I am disappointed with the other points re the clubhouse/management company. Obviously I was aware of this during your stay and did everything possible to rectify but unfortunately the clubhouse card system was faulty (an issue not the fault of the management but regardless I understand this must have been frustrating). That has now been fixed, but my sincere apologies it happened during your stay.
I will look into the points re the games room and pool furniture, thanks for bringing them to my attention as this helps us to continuously improve the villa.
Thanks again for your booking with us Diane.
Very best wishes,
Bridgeford Crossing is a beautiful community nestled in Davenport Florida. The community is located near Interstate 4 and Highway 27. The community offers a pool, cabana, billiards room, theater room, tennis court and fitness center. It is also conveniently located near Central Florida theme parks, mainly Walt Disney World which is approx 12 miles away.