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“Immaculate spacious home with pool, free golf and...”
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Review of Villa Valk

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Katharine...
Skaneateles, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
Immaculate spacious home with pool, free golf and unexpected extras
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Inverness in Citrus County north of Tampa and west of Orlando, has largely flown under the radar of many travelers. After all it is largely rural, just east of the Citrus Wildlife area and Crystal River, a jumping off point for those who love to kayak, swim with the manatees and hike and as you drive to the Van der Valk golf resort, you pass many orange groves, tall cypress trees and swamps. Also remarkable are the lakes, rivers and yes, hills that are in this part of Florida. So it is with great surprise and even excitement, to discover a community of immaculate houses and condos available for rental where three-and four-bedroom "Comfort" homes all come with large private pools, fully equipped kitchens with much more than a set of eight and a can opener and flat screen tvs and free wifi. We stayed in two homes, one a three-bedroom; the other a four. Both had a lot of extras you don't usually get with vacation rentals like two outdoor dining tables with cushioned seating for 12; comfy chaises for six and a spa that tumbled into the pool. The pool deck was larger than most we've seen and the kitchen had a huge array of up-to-date cooking appliances, utensils and serving pieces. The Dutch owner had even left basic cooking spices like cloves and salt and pepper as well as coffee, filters and other necessities.
Van der Valk, a well known hotel company from Holland, owns the 70 homes in the rental program and many of the owners are Dutch or European.When we arrived we found an amazing array of essential food supplies waiting in the fridge and on the counter, a service offered to all the company's guests. Thing like small containers of peanut butter, candy, snacks, cheese, packaged meats, eggs, milk, juice, bread — even water, soft drinks and beer. Jessica, the very efficient manager explained as many of their guests arrive after a long overseas flight, they welcome having such things in their home so they don't have to run out immediately to the store. There is an excellent on-site restaurant where you should be sure to order the lobster bisque soup. You can also use the Ports & Wellness Center at Citrus Hills, a truly beautiful facility. And did we mention, Van der Valk has an arrangement with nine golf courses in the area including one on site —good courses too like Sea View and Juliette Falls. We played several. Guests get free golf. All they have to do is pay the cart fee. Rates start at $99 per night for everything. It's one of the best values we've found in Florida. Sweet. Don't look for a whole lot of nightlife. This is a place to play golf, kick back and enjoy the parks and nearby beaches.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Quality of homes, service and golf plus value
Liked least: On-site golf course (not owned by Van de Valk) could upgrade its facilities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2015
Thank you
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Boo M
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
Wonderful Stay

We recently rented a house for a week through Van der Valk Inverness Inc., located at the Lakeside Golf and Country Club. The house was a gorgeous, modern property, which had everything we needed, including a large pool and a great view of the greens. Staff provided excellent customer service from the moment we inquired about booking, to the moment we left. They were a pleasure to deal with.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Vlodrop
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012 for a stay in August 2012
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
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Management Response
28 Oct 2012
Thank you, hope to see you back soon!

Regards,
Chris Matser
Golf Resort Inverness
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Cornelisv...
Neerpelt, Belgium
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Travelling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2015
Thank you for your review!
Graag tot ziens!
Van Der Valk Golf Resort Inverness
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NouwenMat...
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: Het persoonlijke contact met het management
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
27 Aug 2014
Thank you for your review!
Hope to welcome you back to our resort soon.

Chris & Ingrid Matser
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