I suggest not renting. The pool and home were dirty on arrival. The air conditioning was broke it took 24 hours to fix. The refrigerator, freezer and cabinets had random OPEN FOODS. Surly there are food safety laws in Florida as in Indiana. I was instructed by owner (jan) not to through the open food stuff away,people like to share, YUK. we had to keep all the curtains and blinds closed in order to keep the temperature upstairs below 80 plus degrees, upstairs sleeping uncomfortable due to owner turning air up to 77 at 6:30 each evening. The "PRESERVE VIEW" from the pool area, is getting to watch the neighborhood take their dogs out to poop several times a day. most with no bags to pick it up. sometimes dogs are left tied unattended for a short time. I found a large piece of broken glass on the floor in family room, small cut on me (thank God the grandchildren did not find it first) the window must have been replaced at sometime and the sill was full of glass chips, I told the owner she asked me to clean it up!! When renting the pool heat, she also plays with the heat, we covered the pool with the old solar cover pieces that were left there so we could use the pool in the morning, because again the pool heat is turned off early and back on late the next morning. we found an empty gatorade bottle on the floor in family room, seriously how much cleaning could be done? dusting does not happen either. The upstairs full bedroom overhead light does not work and their is only one lamp plugged in, so if you want any light you would have to open drapes (let heat in) . the medicine cabinets are also full of used applications, sunscreens anti acids lotions, small unmarked plastic jars of?? loofah scrubs? The floor corners are full of dead ants, I wanted to mop but the mop was nastier than the floors. A huge cabinet full of all kinds of left over souvenir plastic cups and mismatched crap! Open boxes of sugar (4) I'm sure this doesn't help the fire ant population. I found a spoon that would cut meat. Poinsettias plastic plants in March? The air hockey table does not work, the motor runs but does not blow air. We have stayed with VRBO before but this was ridiculous. I want to inform you that the manager and owner are one in the same and they are in England trying to manage this unit. We waited for the air conditioning repairmen because Jan was going to have a "friend" let him in if we were gone, sorry not when all my belongings are there. We made the most of it and had a good time but would never rent this again. I still have not gotten my hefty deposit back over 450 U.S.and you will loose money on the foreign exchange if paying by paypal . PLEASE GIVE ME MY MONEY! There is more but its not worth the money or aggravation. I washed all the sheets and towels. Replaced the toilet paper and laundry detergent. everything was in order.
Very nice 4 bed villa great location Buena Ventura lakes kissimmi area, large TV with plenty of channels, swimming pool very private not overlooked,
The Villa was perfect, fantastic pool , great location for all the parks .
Easy to find from the airport.
I was not going to leave a review as there were some small things that I wasn't happy with whch I did not feel would be fair to tarnish the villa with, as its perfect for what we requiered and good value for money.
Unfortunatley we have beeen accused of burning out a kettle which melted onto 2 rugs and have lost $50 due to paypals terrible exchange rates. The money doesn't bother me. Its the fact that I know 100% that we did not do this and it must be down to the cleaners or someone else as I don't think Jan would do it on purpose.
I'll not go into detail but it is is terrble.
Anyway down to the review.
Good comunocation form Jan including lots of instructions which we would have been lost without.
Good quality items in the villa and well looked after
Good value for money
All the possitive reviews are true
Bit dirty in front of the front door including a scabby mat. This is the first thing you see. Fortunately when you open the door you realise it's OK but it doesn't give a good first impression.
the pool man didn't come until we had been there for 1 hour. Terrible first impression when this is your dream holiday. We thoought we wer egoing to have to clean it our selves. The whole pool area was dirty but you come to realise that this is impossible to avoid because of the storms every few days. Fortuntely it was great once he had finished.
Kitchen bin was a struggle to keep closed which was annoying.
Both myself and my 4 year old punctured our big toes on the carpet tacks. The maintenence man did come imediatly once reported to hammer them down.
The TV's were not tuned in when we got there.
It is a little dated comparred to some of the others I have seen on trip advisor even though in good condition.
We were Grandparents parents staying with our daughter's family ..inc.children 8 and 11 years old. It gave us the magical respite from the parks.The villa is exactly as described and it's quiet location backing onto a nature reserve was lovely.. It's very very comfortable and practical in everyway.The manager of the property was easily contactable and was a mind of local information, he couldn't have been more helpful. The pool was the highlight, especially for the children...when we weren't in the parks they were in the pool!
Access to the parks was good, taking about 20 minutes or so with traffic.
A large supermarket is just 5 minutes away too.
We have just returned from an amazing 2 week holiday here
A perfect villa to stay in for disneyworld 20 mins away from magic kingdom and other disney parks
Wall mart is 5 minutes away
Restaurants 10 mins away
We loved staying in this villa
The decor is lovely
The villa is very spacious
In a lovely quiet area
Especially loved the pool
The kids were in it loads
Great to come away from Disney and relax in the pool, on the sunbeds by the pool
We had a wonderful,if not exhausting time! Our Grandaughters loved the pool,they would have loved to have spent more time in it,but too many parks to do!!!!
We all found the villa a peaceful haven to return to at the end of the long days. Thinking about returning in 2018, hopefully we will be lucky and stay again.