Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 12 Sleeps, Game/Wifi
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Functional Holiday Home
House was clean,tidy, the swimming pool was good and beds comfortable
1) the TV in main room was broke, that was particularly annoying
2) several towels had holes and bleach stains, however were clean
3) the green recycling bin was left more than half full on arrival
4) there was no gas for the bar-b- que on arrival that impacted our cooking plans
5) the air conditioning controls were isolated and if changes were required the property service company needed to be contacted
6) several table lamps were not working and were missing switches that inconvenienced the flexibility in reading
7) considerable number of light bulbs not working
8) the sink in the first bathroom was badly corroded and very unsightly
9) the kitchen knifes were in bad condition and not sharp, one of our party cut their finger because of a damaged knife.
10) the blinds in the front bedroom were insufficient and needed to close out large open glass space.
11) there was a small hole in the insect screen below the door handle
12) there was conflict in the garbage notices on the wall and the rule book. On page two (2) it stated green bin to be left out before 06:00am on Friday morning and on page eleven (11) it stated the pick up was Thursday
* one of the neighbors emptied ordinary trash in the green bin
1) replace the main room TV
2) replace defective towels
3) clearly define the recycle bin pick up day and clarify the uses of the three (3) garbage bins in the rule book.
4) review your checkout time of 10:00 am because it is impractical to start the laundry of so many bed clothes prior to departure. We had to get up early to ensure compliance.
5) review the blinds in the front bedroom
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the house, however we used the house mostly to relax in the evening/night after visiting all the parks attractions and amenities during the day/evening.
Thank you for your review. I just come back from the house. Have fixed what I can during my two weeks stay. Purchased new pillows, new comforters and bed sheets for every beds. Also new towels for every bathroom. Cable tv was working for all rooms. I have standard service from spectrum. If you ever see tv is not working, please contact our local management staff. If it is issue with cable, they can contact customer service for you.
For the garbage collection: Thursday is yard waste. Monday is regular garbage collect, when you checkin, it is Saturday, half load in the bin needs to wait coming Monday to collect.
We provide grill machine for your convenience, no charge to use it if clean it after use. Guest needs a o fill up the tank for their own use, if there is left over in the tank, you can use it, otherwise you need to fill up yourself. When you email me said “fill up the tank within 1/2 hour... my local management staff was confused. I have to pay for it to calm you down”
Wish you could be polite when asking for help. Especially for something is not a part of their job.
Spacious and relaxing
We had a wonderful stay at this home. It was incredibly spacious and well equipped. There wasn’t as much sun in the pool area as we would have liked, but we had paid for the pool heating, so it was wonderfully warm.
Nice residence. Quite neighborhood Pool not available without extra $Front porch light not working
Worked out great for our group. Had HVAC issues and it was handled timely and profeaaionally
Comfortable and roomy, however in need of many updates
The home is roomy, the beds had some memory foam pads on them so for a week they were acceptable. The refrigerator worked, however, ice maker did not and the door shelves were all broken as were 2 of the drawers. The oven worked but was no where near the correct temperature. We had to set it at 450 to get any heat. Cooking / baking dishes were extremely poor, the owner did provide new items after contacting the management company. Rugs were torn in areas and runner in front of sliding door curled on the ends making it a trip hazard. The directions referred to a pool cover that was not present, however pool stayed warm. We did not try the jets in the hot tub area as the control wires looked to be in poor shape and we were concerned about possible issues. One bathroom had a fair amount of mold around the window caulking. Light on end table did not work because the switch to turn on/off was missing. Chairs in kitchen area are loose and we had concerns that they could break and lead to a fall for some people. The home advertises 6 televisions and cable tv, what you get is 4 or 5 stations tops. On a positive note, the owner was very easy to work with and polite and responsive to texts. As noted above replacements for severely burned pots and pans were obtained quickly. This could be a very comfortable and pleasant rental if home updates are made.
Thank you for taking time to write us a review, it helps us to improve our service. I appreciated. I thought only the cookingware needs to buy new, I asked management to buy a whole set of cookingware as well as baking ware for your convenience. If you could let me know the fridge parts need replacement, I could buy during your stay. Sometimes appliance in vacation house cannot serve as long as at home. The fridge is 2 years old, but some shelves are broken. I have already ordered ice maker and shelves, looking for new stove now. Thank you for passing information along, I love to make our house more comfortable and enjoyable. Hope you will come and stay again and you will see our improvements. :)
The property is very well located, near shops and supermarkets. The house was in Excelent conditions, very comfortable and with all the necessary devices to make your stay pleasant.
Very nice and spacious! Great location!
This property is very spacious for large family vacations. It is conveniently located to parks and many other tourist destinations. It is also very near numerous restaurants and stores. I would highly recommend the house.
Local Area ---
*** Indian Creek ***
The Indian Creek community facilities include a tennis court, children's playgrounds, a putting green and multi-purpose sports fields, where you also can watch the fireworks on some nights. Close by are miniature golf, movie theaters, grocery stores, pharmacies, water parks, horseback riding, golf courses, parasailing, restaurants, boating, jet skiing and hiking.
*** Attractions ***
---MGM-Studios (5 minutes drive): In Disney's Hollywood Studios, you could take center stage as the star of your own Hollywood adventure: from rock 'n' roll fantasy to Broadway-style stage spectaculars.
---Magic Kingdom (5 minutes drive): At Magic Kingdom Park, you step into a storybook as your dreams come to life in this magical place.
---Animal Kingdom (5 minutes drive) Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park helps you Safari into adventures as you track the terrible Yeti and other creatures of both prehistory and present
---Epcot Center (5 minutes drive): Epcot celebrates the diverse cultures and wonders of the world.
---Typhoon Lagoon (5 minutes drive): Enjoy the wild waterslides, roaming rivers and wooly waves of Disney’s exhilarating water park adventure.
---Blizzard Beach (5 minutes drive): Take the plunge into an aquatic adventure as you slip, slide and glide through another Disney water park.
---Sea World (15 minutes drive): Sea World takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. It’s a place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement, and mystery of the sea and sea life.
---Universal Studios (Orlando) (20 minutes drive): Jump into the action of the movies! You're the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this real film and television studio you'll go behind the scenes, beyond the screen and right into the action of your favorite movies.
***Shopping Area & Restaurants ***
Shopping at Outlets, Kissimmee Loop and the Florida Mall are all minutes away, March is Spring Training and Kissimmee is summer camp for the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. The Cleveland Indians are 5 hours away in Winter Haven and the Detroit Tigers are 45 minutes away in Lakeland. Catch many of the PGA and LPGA tournaments during the 'Florida Swing. The Daytona 500 is an easy drive about 1 hour away, and the Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach are a little over 1 hour drive away.
---Formosa Gardens Mall (I mile)
Just on the highway 192, Formosa Gardens Mall has a very well stocked Winn Dixie supermarket and a number of excellent restaurants.
There are several great restaurants without even having to go into highway traffic. Some of the great restaurants in the area are Red Lobster, TGI Friday's, Outback Steak House, Giordano’s ' Pizza, Carraba’s Italian Cuisine, Subway, the old country store -- Cracker Barrel and Dairy Queen for ice cream treats.
There is also a full service grocery store with a deli, an urgent care facility and a Walgreen's Drug store in the same area.
---Florida Mall (15 mile)
Our broad range of shopping, dining and entertainment options means there’s always something everyone can enjoy.
---Orange Lake Town Centre (2.5 miles)
Head west on Hwy 192, this excellent public supermarket is on your right. It’s open 7am to 11pm.
---Cagan's Crossing Shopping (6 miles)
Continue to head west, turn north on Hwy 27 to a 24-hr brand new Wal-Mart
---Celebration Town Restaurants and Shopping
With some excellent small shops and a good selection of restaurants, it is the ideal place to take the family for a stroll around the lake, to spend a few moments sitting in the rocking chairs by the water’s edge and to enjoy a good meal.
*** Golf Courses ***
Kissimmee is in Osceola County which has many courses; some of the best are close to our villa.
---Mystic Dunes (2 minutes drive)
Designed by Champions Tour Player and NBC golf analyst Gary Koch, rated a Four- Star course by Golf Digest magazine and ranked number 2 in 'Orlando's Top 5 Golf Courses'.
---Champion's Gate Golf Club (10 minutes drive)
Designed by Greg Norman. The national is an impressive American style course in the best traditions of modern U.S. golf course design. The International provides the style familiar to those who have played the great old courses of Scotland and Ireland. It boasts the highest course rating in the state of Florida at 76.3.
---Celebration Golf Club (15 minutes drive)
Celebration Golf Club is a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course. The course is rated 4 1/2 Star in Golf Digest and ranked #12 by the Florida Golf News.
---Kissimmee Bay Country Club (15 minutes drive)
Century-old oaks, towering cypress trees, a dozen unique water hazards and friendly sand hill cranes provide the backdrop for a first-class golf experience at Kissimmee Bay Country Club.