My wife, sons age 16 and 14 and I stayed at this villa for 17 nights. This Villa has everything you need for a perfect holiday. It is in a great location for the Disney parks and a 5 minute drive to a good variety of restaurants. It was great to come back and relax in the huge pool or in the jacuzzi and not be overlooked by anyone. There is a beautiful lake directly behind the villa that has lots of wildlife,we were lucky enough to see an armadillo. We would happily visit again.
We stayed in Ann's villa during June and July 17 and found it to be perfect for our needs. Lovely big pool, well equipped throughout and terrific location with rear looking out onto the lake. Who wouldn't want to jump into the toasty hot tub after a tiring day at the parks. The location is ideal and definitely the closest we have stayed to Disney whilst still feeling as if we were in our own little island when we returned and closed the door. We would not hesitate to request this villa on our next trip.
Great location for all attractions and for exploring further a field. This was our fourth stay and the facilities with all its amenities makes you feel as it is home from home (with plenty of warm sunshine). If you like interesting wildlife then Otters Lake is the place to be as I was able to see an alligator, raccoon, squirrels and many birds some of which some come right up to the property boundary. Ann (the owner) is most helpful in giving advise for interesting places to visit and to dine out. I will definitely be booking again.
You will not be disappointed with this villa. Close to all attractions and easy to find from the airport. Owners were very helpful and provided a wealth of information on the villa and tips on the locality. The pool was amazing to relax and the hot tub is a must... very relaxing.... you will not be disappointed with this!! highly recommended and we will be back for sure!!
We stayed here for a week with our two kids, aged 9 and 10. It was a fabulous base for the parks and an oasis of calm; a well equipped house, immaculately kept and spotlessly clean. The view onto the lake and trees was so tranquil and pretty and the pool area is so well screened from neighbouring properties that we didn't see a soul (other than the guy who came to the pool and said he's come back the next day as we were using it). I really cannot recommend this house enough for those looking for their own space, but wanting to be close to all the parks. Perfect for us!
We have recently returned from our two week stay at Otters Lake, ok, so we need another vacation, but that's Orlando for you!
On arrival at the villa, getting there by the excellent directions sent by Ann, we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the villa. The family immediately ran around to claim the various bedrooms, one in the twin room, one in the double, and us in the master room, a great en-suite with shower enclosure, bath and Jack and Jill sinks.
I didn't get chance to have a proper look around outside until the morning after, but was very impressed. The pool and hot tub, as everyone else has commented on, were great, a perfect way to start/end a busy day at the parks, especially as it was 'unseasonably warm' while we were there. The table and chairs were good for sitting out at night, plastic crockery and glasses provided, and loungers for the 'rest days' spent at the villa, we also made good use of the various inflatables and pool toys from the garage.
The kitchen was well laid out and had plenty of crockery, pots and pans, the cooker and fridge freezer clean and working well. We only used the small dining table, but just in through the front door is a beautifully laid out dining table (I didn't want to disturb it!) and plenty of sitting room, my husband claimed the recliner chair with the pocket for the tv remotes! Beautiful views from the living and dining areas, out through the pool area and onto the lake, excellent for wild life spotting.
The bed in the master room is huge, and extremely comfortable, just what you need when your legs are tired after all the walking.
I made plenty of use of the laundry room and dishwasher, which helps tremendously when on holiday.
Getting to and from the parks is easy, and there is a Publix supermarket fairly close, with restaurants, fast food etc all close by.
We really did feel 'at home' at Otters Lake, it is the best of the villas we have stayed in so far in Florida, and would definitely look to re book there if we go again, and with all the updating Disney and Universal are doing at the moment, I hope it won't be too long before the withdrawal kicks in!
I would definitely recommend Otters Lake to anyone, whether a couple or a family, at such a good price you can't do any better, and Ann is such a help when you need information or help with the booking process, you won't regret it!