About the Property
The bright, fresh, air-conditioned accommodation sleeps up to 8 people (10 by using the sofabed in the lounge). There is a spacious open-plan lounge, diner and kitchen, two master bedrooms (each with en suite facilities), one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. There is also a shower room and a half bathroom which is next to the pool. Both master bathrooms have a grab-rail in the shower for safety.
All bedrooms have ample storage space with the two masters having walk-in wardrobes. All bedroom carpets were new in 2017.
This villa was built in 2007 and during 2017, several upgrades were made. These include new lounge furniture, new beds, new carpets, new washer and dryer, new coffee and side tables, and new patio furniture. There were also several smaller items such as new lampshades, a new rug, a bedroom chair, and a new patio umbrella. In addition, during the previous 2 years, there has been a new cooker and a new microwave oven.
There is a 46" television in the lounge and smaller TVs in each of the master bedrooms. If you enjoy reading, there is a bookcase with numerous books from which to choose, and Wireless Broadband (WiFi) is available at no extra charge.
All ages are well catered for with a pool table/table-tennis table and a darts board in the garage. Outside is a 28-foot screened pool, spa and a spacious pool deck. On the pool deck there is plenty of pool furniture, including a table and sun umbrella. For the safety of young children, there is a mesh fence extending the full width of the patio. This can remain folded back if the party is all-adult or when children are being supervised. Hand-rails leading into the swimming pool and spa have been installed to improve access and safety for guests, particularly older visitors, children or anyone with impaired mobility. It's just great to be able to relax in the sunshine by the pool. Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall - what could be nicer!
Screen enclosed (heated) pool/spa with hand-rails
4 Bedrooms (Single storey - sleeps 8/10) :
Bedroom 1 – Queen size Bed with ensuite bathroom + TV
Bedroom 2 – Queen size bed with ensuite bathroom + TV
Bedroom 3 – Double/Full bed
Bedroom 4 – Twin beds
Sofa bed in lounge
3½ Bathrooms :
2 Master ensuite - Large Bath, Walk-in Shower, His & Hers sinks
1 further full shower room
Half bathroom next to pool
Kitchen & Dining :
Full kitchen facilities, including
Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Cooker with oven, Microwave oven
All utensils, dishes & cookware
Dining Table & chairs (Seating 6)
Great Living Room :
Large cable TV
Modern Sofas (Largest converts to bed)
Book cases housing a variety of books
Dryer & Washer (New in November 2017)
Iron & Ironing Board
Pool Table/Table-tennis table
Private pool (heating available).
To sit pool-side listening to the birds singing is a wonderful way of relaxing, especially after a day at the theme parks, shopping or playing golf.
Personal touches, for example there are two book cases with a variety of novels to suit all tastes. What could be nicer than relaxing on the patio next to the pool in the sunshine with a good book?
Also currently available at no extra charge is a charcoal bbq, a travel crib and a child's stroller.
There is also a corner nook which has lift-up seats. Perfect for storing lap-top, small toys, puzzles or books for the children.
Taking a trip to the beach? Feel free to borrow the fold-up chairs housed in the garage and take them with you for your comfort.
Why Kids Love It
The lounge area is spacious enough to accommodate as many toys as the children can cram into their suitcase!
The pool offers hours of fun. A special feature is a door leading directly from the pool area and into the house, just opposite a separate WC. This is so great for when the children need to clambor out of the pool to 'use the facilities'!
They can use their 'own' corner nook as their exclusive breakfast area or for doing puzzles, drawing etc.
The villa is ideally placed to give access within easy driving distance to the Disney theme parks. Universal and Sea World are just a little further away, but still within easy driving distance. To the south, Legoland is only 30 minutes drive away and Busch Gardens approximately an hour.
The villa is also close to the Posner Park Retail Centre with its shops, hairdresser, restaurants and a cinema. Supermarkets such as Walmart and Publix are situated not far away on the US27. Also on the US27 are number of diners, restaurants and bars, but a car is a necessity as these are not easily accessed on foot.
Being in Central Florida, both coasts - the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts - are approximately an hour to an hour and a half's drive away.
Several golf courses are situated nearby, the closest within less than 5 minutes' drive.
The whole area is dotted with numerous lakes and interesting places to visit. It would take a very long time to see everything on offer in this beautiful part of Florida.
Favorite Places To Eat
Ovation Bistro and Bar - Trip Advisor's #1 place to eat in Davenport - is less than 5 minutes drive from the villa.
Manny's Original Chophouse - Trip Advisor;s #1 place to eat in Haines City - is also easily accessible down the US27.
For a less expensive meal, visit the nearby diners - Bob Evans, Perkins and Crackerbarrel. These have extensive menus and serve satisfying and homely meals.
Also love the Olive Tree - there are two on the 192.
For a really cheap and filling pizza meal, why not try CiCi's in Posner Park, just a few minutes drive up the US27. Very close to the villa.
If you have a quiet day when the theme parks seem just too much, why not visit Bok Gardens and Tower. This is like an oasis when you are all theme-parked out. There are lovely walks, a small restaurant, children's areas and a beautiful Italian style house to visit called Pinewood Estate. Really well worth a visit.
A little further afield but well worth a visit is Lake Eola and Harry P Lieu Gardens, both in the centre of downtown Orlando itself. These offer peace and quiet in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The villa is roughly 30 minutes from Orlando Airport, 1 hour from Cocoa Beach and 50 mins from Busch Gardens.
It is situated just off the I4 on the US27 just 3 minutes from the Posner Park shopping mall which also has a cinema.
Walmart is roughly 7 minutes from the villa and Publix even closer.
There are plenty of places to eat nearby on the US27.
Disney is roughly 15-20 minutes from the villa and Universal 30 minutes away. SeaWorld is roughly 20-30 minutes from the villa and LEGOLAND about 25 minutes south.
The neighborhood itself is very quiet - just perfect for relaxing.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Feb 01 2019 - Mar 31 2019
Apr 01 2019 - Jun 30 2019
Apr 01 2019 - Aug 31 2019
Jul 01 2019 - Oct 31 2019
Sep 01 2019 - Dec 21 2019
Nov 01 2019 - Dec 21 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 02 2020
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 02 2020
Pool heating per day: $30
Insurance per booking: $45
Bking fee(5days or less): $25
Relevant US taxes incl: $0
Cleaning (5days or less): $90
Any stays 5 days or less will attract a cleaning fee of $90 and a booking fee of $25.
Stays of more than 2 weeks may attract a discount. Please request a quote.
Monthly (or longer) rates on request.
Quoted fees include relevant US local and state taxes.
A property insurance payment against damages will be required per booking, currently $45.
Pool heating is recommended October thru April. This is an additional $30 per day, but please ask for a quote as discounts may be available from time to time.
A 10% deposit and receipt of our booking forms will be needed to secure a booking. This includes submission of credit card details. If you wish to book please email us as soon as possible and we will hold your dates pending receipt of these items.
Payment may be made by sending a check to our bank if there is time to do so. If time is short, however, it will be necessary to pay using PayPal which will incur an additional 5% surcharge. Payment can also be made by internet transfer, but this will incur a fee of $20, being the amount charged by the US bank for this service.
A last minute booking, where the arrival date is 10 weeks or less away, will require the full payment on booking.
Last updated on January 21, 2019
Christine and John Palmer
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: John and Christine are a retired couple who live in the UK.
We bought our Florida home ten years ago, using a small inheritance as our deposit.
Over the years we like to think we have made many friends as a result of successful rentals. The majority of our guests return for a second visit, some returning 3, 4 or more times. We try to offer a friendly and helpful service, which cannot be found when booking with one of the big companies.
We visit the villa once or twice a year, staying a little longer now that we have both retired. We try to make sure that all the facilities in the house are maintained to a good standard for the comfort and pleasure of our guests.
Why this property? Originally we purchased this property off-plan as an investment, based on its proximity to the theme parks and the accommodation offered within the villa. We then experienced the crash of 2008!
However, this lovely home has grown on us and we now realise there is much more to this part of Florida than Disney - fabulous though the theme parks are!
We, together with family and friends, have had some wonderful vacations here over the past 10 years and we have taken pleasure in knowing that many others, previously strangers, have enjoyed it too.
Calendar last updated: January 21, 2019
Phone number: +44 (145) 477-8733
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a safety deposit box in the villa?
Yes. This can be hired at a small additional cost.
Is there a hairdryer in the villa?
Yes, there is a hairdryer in each of the three bathrooms.
We are arriving late at night. Can we order a welcome pack?
Yes, there are several welcome packs to choose from at varying prices. One can be delivered to the villa by our management company, prior to your arrival.
Is there a BBQ?
A charcoal grill is provided at no extra charge, but this must be cleaned before you leave. Alternatively a gas grill can be hired via our management company.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed.
What is the maximum number of guests?
The villa sleeps 8 comfortably, with 4 double bedrooms, two ensuite bathrooms and a shared shower room. There is, however, a double sofabed in the lounge, so it would be possible to accommodate an additional 2 guests. There is also a portable travel crib provided at no extra charge, which would be ideal for a baby or small child. Guests are requested to provide their own bed linen for the crib.
Are there facilities for young children/babies?
Currently in the villa we have a fold-up travel crib, for which guests are advised to provide their own bed linen. There is also a stroller in the garage. It is also worth waiting until you arrive before buying pool accessories for children, as often these have been left behind and will be stored in the garage for your use. There is no extra charge for these items, but if you wish to hire a full crib or other equipment, this can be arranged via our management company at a small charge.
We loved the home. We will reserve again, but there a few little things that need to be fixed. I have mentioned these to the Property Manager and they said they will be taken care of. The property management here is FANTASTIC!
Stayed: November 2018Submitted: December 06, 2018
Thank you so much Renee. So glad you had a good time. I will pass on your comments to our property management company, The Florida Store. Have a great Christmas. Chris and John
Made Our Vacation
The pictures online does not do this house justice! We had a hiccup with the dry and hot tub but maintenance came out ASAP and took care of everything. The house is spacious and everyone had their own privacy (5 Adults). The garage has a pool table, which we played on every night! It was peaceful, comfortable and made the vacation! Can’t wait to go back!!
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: May 02, 2018
Thanks, Danielle. We are so glad you had a good time and we are very grateful for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Taunton, Somerset, UK
Can’t wait to go back!!
Well, another fantastic holiday in the happiest place on Earth. 18 nights is this beautiful villa, in this beautiful area was nowhere near enough time and we’ve already booked to go back (can’t wait). Loads of space, homely and extremely well equipped with a wonderful pool that the kids couldn’t wait to jump into every day. A short drive saw us at Walt Disney World, slightly further and we were enjoying Universal Studios. A wonderful location, great communication with the lovely owners (for whom nothing was too much trouble) and a perfect family villa. Thank you!!
Stayed: March 2018Submitted: April 27, 2018
Thank you so much Clare, Doug, Lucy and Kate. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our villa and look forward to welcoming you back in 2020.
Awesome Very spacious Nice location Pool spa heated very relaxing
Stayed: April 2018Submitted: April 25, 2018
Holly, thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this review. We very much appreciate your comments and we are so glad you enjoyed staying in our home.
We rented this Villa from January 23rd to March 20th 2018. If looking for a Florida vacation home we highly recommend the villa owned by Chris and John Palmer in Davenport Florida. This home exceeded our expectations with a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable spacious living room, along with four bedrooms and three and a half baths. This Villa has everything one would want for a family vacation, including free phone calls to Canada and within the US were definitely a plus. The pool and hot tub with railings are an appreciated feature of this Villa. Pay for pool heat in winter months it is well worth it. Situated in a quiet safe neighbourhood, it is close to Disney and other attractions, with good restaurants and shopping near by. We are already looking forward to our 2019 vacation at this Villa. Completely satisfied vacationers.
Stayed: February 2018Submitted: March 25, 2018
Thank you so much Tom and Glenna for your kind words and for taking the trouble and time to submit this review. We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Chris and John
Florida Without Disney!!
We have visited Florida on many occasions and stayed at this villa several times over the past 10 years. The villa is spacious, well equipped, has large en-suites and walk in wardrobes to two main bedrooms and a further showeroom, which serves 2 more bedrooms. On our arrival last November we were surprised to find that most of the furniture in the lounge had been replaced/upgraded and looked very attractive and welcoming. The lounger cushions on the pool patio chairs had also been renewed, giving a fresh new look. Some of the beds were also new as were the bedroom carpets. The owners have obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the standard of the villa to a high level. Christmas in Florida is something to behold with a vast array of house and street decorations. We decided not to attend the theme parks this holiday but we had a super time exploring new places of interest. St Augustine, a historical town on the east coast, was very interesting and something quite different. At Christmas time all the streets and houses are covered in lights and the trams do tours around the whole area. Other places we visited were Ybor City, Tampa Bay, Largo, Clermont, and, of course no holiday is complete without several visits to Celebration and the walks around the beautiful lakes followed by ice-cream at Kilwen's!! After a long day out it is wonderful to return to the villa and chill out - it's like home from home. We hope we will be back!!
Stayed: November 2017Submitted: February 23, 2018
Many thanks, David and Janice, for such a lovely review. We very much appreciate you taking the trouble to write this for us. Best wishes John and Christine
South Gloucestershire UK
Three generations from uk
All the information we received was exactly what we were told. Excellent value for money. Close to all parks very easy to find. Spacious & spotlessly clean. We opted not to have the swimming pool heated in April would advise to have it heated. Quiet area. Home from home would definately use again & highly recommend
Stayed: April 2017Submitted: February 22, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to send a review. Much appreciated. We were so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our villa. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Christine and John.