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Stunning 4BR Villa Overlooking Golf Course

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Villa Carmen comes furnished to an executive standard with a 28 foot south-west facing heated pool and stunning views across the 10th Tee. She boasts a spacious master bedroom over-looking the pool deck with a fabulous ensuite, a huge family room equipped with 42' HD TV, hundreds of Cable channels (including English Premier League football), surround sound and internet access. Our beautifully appointed kitchen has everything you could need including a huge 'walk-in' fridge, and breakfast area. We have recently added a Games Room which includes a Pool Table and Fussball.

Should you wish to dine at home, our fabulous dining area will provide the perfect setting. There are three further bedrooms, each with flat screen HD TV's plus two more bathrooms. The villa also has a double garage and laundry room. Our management company are two minutes away and will ensure that you are well looked after. So whether you are on a family holiday checking out the Parks, or simply looking for a bit of golf and relaxation, this really is the perfect setting.

Highlands Reserve is one of Florida's most prestigious golf courses located approximately 40 minutes south west of Orlando International. Airport, on US27 just 5 minutes north of Highway I4. Within Highlands, Villa Carmen is located away from the main road, adjacent to the 10th fairway with no villas behind. The Club House is a one minute walk away..!! Local shops and amenities are a two minute drive, with plenty of restaurants located along US192 only 10 minutes away by car. If you fancy a trip out to the Coast, you'll find either the Gulf or Atlantic just an hour away in either direction. Perfect also for checking out the Kennedy Space Centre or Busch Gardens.

Orlando International 40 minutes. Sanford International 50 minutes. Tampa International 1 hour. Miami International three and a half hours.

Keywords: Villa, pool, disney, golf, private, carmen, 4 bed,

More Details

Property Manager
Kevin & Fiona Graham
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Kevin & Fiona Graham

Firstly, a little bit about us. I am a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, (London) with over 29 years service, and my wife, Fiona is a Market Research Recruiter working from home. We live in Windsor, Berkshire with our youngest of two daughters, the eldest of which flew the nest early 2014.

Kevin & Fiona Graham purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kevin & Fiona Graham chose Davenport

Fiona and I spent a week visiting around 35 Villas for sale covering around 18 developments. We then found a villa under construction on Highlands Reserve, and instantly fell in love with the view. It was a 'no-brainer' and we put an offer in straight away, and to this day, we have never looked back. So, if the Villa itself is to form part of the holiday for you, rather than just being a “sleeping base” and you want the assurance that when you walk in you won’t be disappointed (we’ve all been there..!!) then we may be able to help. Fiona and I have spent a phenomenal amount of time (and money) making Villa Carmen somewhere we could live, and hopefully one day, who knows, perhaps we will.

What makes this villa unique

It would be easy now to go into all the things that set us apart from most of the others out there….but we reckon you’ve heard it all before, and why should you believe us anyway..??...doesn’t every parent say their baby is beautiful…?!! Enough said. All we shall do is point you in the direction of our Reviews, of which there should be over a hundred now, and you can make your own mind up. These are all the comments written in our Guest Book which we leave (obviously) at the Villa, and copy out following each of our visits.

Guestbook comments from the manager

(Comments copied from Villa Guest Book). I have enjoyed my stay at the villa. I loved the pool and the Disney Parks.
Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Irish Bar
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Highlands Reserve
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Highlands Reserve in Davenport

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
PS2, TV/DVD's in each room, wireless or cable internet connection, high chair


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Stunning 4BR Villa Overlooking Golf Course
average rating of 4.952381 based on 157 reviews

Home from Home with everything you could wish for.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully warm welcoming home in an ideal location, within easy drive of international drive and the I27 yet set within a lovely golf course and so was very peaceful. kevin and Fiona (owners) have thought of everything, literally open the door and settle in.. Rooms are tastefully decorated with some personal touches which only add to them. Pool area is perfect with views over the golf course which we made use of every day during our two week stay. The simplest question of all is would I return again and the answer is absolutely yes. Cannot fault the villa or its location in anyway. Had a wonderful time... an incredibly easy 5 🌟? plus..

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words. We're delighted you managed to dodge Irma. Next time you're planning a trip to Florida, you'd be most welcome to stay again.
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Outstanding words cannot express how satisfied we are

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on Saturday the 15th and we were immediately amazed that as great as the pictures are, Villa Carmen is even more beautiful in person. The whole area is very easy to navigate we were kind of tired and decided to eat in so we got Dominoes take out,, only a 5 minute drive away. Neighborhood is very laid back we hung out by pool a lot and relaxed and other than occasional golfers going by it was quiet and easy to relax. Kevin and Fiona have equipped the home with absolutely everything you need, we especially enjoyed playing pool at night. Kevin is very easy and extremely accommodating as well as Andy the property manager we had a couple questions about some minor details and he took care of us right away. We have stayed in Florida many times and Villa Carmen is far and away the best we have ever stayed, we have already booked for next year and can't wait to go back. Thank you again Kevin and Fiona for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind words, it means an awful lot us and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. You are officially the first guests to have used our pool table I believe, and I'm happy it enhanced your stay. Already looking forward to welcoming you back again next year..!! Kind Regards, Kevin & Fiona.
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Fantastic villa, fantastic location and lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Orlando for the past 15 years and have visited many villas in that time span, Villa Carmen is up there with the best of them. Located roughly 20 minutes from the Disney parks and 30 minutes from Universal Studios the location was perfect. The villa was well equipped with all necessary amenities (including TV's in every room which was very handy when hurricane Matthew hit!!) which enabled us to obtain a home away from home for the few weeks we were there.

The owners Kevin and Fiona were an utter delight to deal with from start to finish. They treat you more as a friend than a customer and I will definitely be keeping their details and using them on my next trip 100%.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uxbridge, Middx, UK

Fabulous Villa Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a few different villas within the Davenport location for our Orlando holidays and this villa is by far the loveliest of them all. The decor is beautiful, the location is perfect and was the icing on the cake of a fabulous holiday. The villa is definitely a home away from home - a lot of time and effort has obviously gone into the interior design. Our daughters were very happy having a bedroom each and often disappeared into there to watch their individual TVs. Having a pool outside the back door is incredibly welcome after a hard day walking around theme parks. There is a supermarket and lovely restaurants all within a short drive away. All correspondence from Kevin and Fiona was answered incredibly quickly and with utmost politeness and helpfulness. We would be delighted to stay here again next time we holiday to Orlando.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil & Terri. What a lovely testimonial....thank you so much. Kevin and I are delighted you had such a wonderful holiday. Despite spending lots of time at the Theme Parks, we're pleased you got some "villa time" too. Welcome back anytime. Thanks again..! Fiona.
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There are villas, then there is Villa Carmen!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a mere days at the end of our vacation. Having previously stayed in villas via package deals we knew what to expect roughly , but this villa was way out in front. I was a little apprehensive arranging myself, but the owner Kevin was a pure delight to deal with from start to finish and as a customer I feel rather important to have a reassuring feeling when booking a property. He was thorough, polite , and replied to emails and phone call extremely quickly. By the end it felt that his friendly manner felt less of a business transaction.

It was clear to see upon arrival how well loved it is. Immaculately clean, little hints of the owners by extra little touches they have thought of for their guests that a big company tends to overlook.

Many soft fluffy towels, bath and beach, a hairdryer in most of the bedrooms which is a plus with 2 women. Everything you could need in the kitchen, even a wall mounted clothes lines in the garage for your delicate clothes.

Also my husband found the location the best out of the three villas we have rented in Orlando.

It was very comfortable throughout, and sadly wished we had longer. We love Orlando and should we visit again, which I am sure we will, I would book this villa again in a heartbeat!! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. Fi is delighted her washing line got a mention...!!! Really pleased you enjoyed your stay....you'll have to make it longer next time. All the best now.
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Scott and maria

  • 5 of 5

5 star rating is fully deserved for this beautiful home.i have been coming to florida for the past 10 years and i usually have stayed in the same community but as this was me and my wifes honeymoon we decided to book something a little different.(a little apprehensive at first.).After scouring different rental homes we choose this rental.From the moment you arrive in the driveway you know you have made a wonderful choice.The home sits within a beautiful street and is ideally located so that your within a 10 minute walk from local supermarket ,pubs and restaurants.The house inside was immaculate and very well looked after.The pool area was perfect and clean and also had a great view of the golf course.Every morning i would sit by the pool with my coffee and watch the golfers tee off.The owners really have thought of everything when it comes to this place,from the tvs in the rooms and the utensils around the house and even the small things that make a big differnce like the bikes in the garage to the extra beach towels that you are very welcome to use.The largest of the bedrooms has a large en-suit and walk in wardrobe.The large kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and eating as well as a large fridge for keeping our beers cold..The pool area gets the sunshine all day long but also has a shaded area which was great for my wife as she likes a bit of shade to read.Given this homes location and standard i would definitely recommend it to freinds and family and im already considering booking again for next year.5 star all round.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott & Maria. Such a lovely review, thank you for taking time to write it. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we'd welcome you back anytime. Kind Regards, Kevin & Fiona
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Highlands Reserve, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Mid Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool Heat, (should you require it) is an additional $18 a day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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