Excellent

38 reviews

1 / 15 Swaying palm trees welcome you to the villa

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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
10
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

Experience our Canadian-owned spacious vacation rental pool home near Disney World - you'll pay less than you would at a quality hotel AND have a much better time!

Our villa has a southwest facing pool with no rear neighbors for privacy, all day sun, and beautiful sunset views. It's located in a small, secure gated community surrounded by orange groves, and just about 12 MINUTES FROM DISNEY WORLD.

Orlando Sunshine Vacation Villa is a family-owned holiday home which is available for short-term rentals to families and groups of up to 10 people. Two families of 5 can stay in the villa for less than you would pay for a hotel - and with the privacy and amenities of this villa, you'll have a much better time!

You can stay for as little as 3 nights, or as long as you want. Normal stays are one or two weeks with arrival after 4pm on Saturday and leave by 10am the following Saturday. It's got the perfect blend of privacy and access to all the big Orlando attractions:

- 12 minutes from Disney and ideally located so you're close to everything

- large 14' x 28' south-facing screened-in, heated* inground pool open to the south and west for all day sun on the pool; with a huge pool deck and plenty of loungers and chairs to soak up the sun; plus a covered lanai so you can relax in shade if you want

- 4 Bedroom /3 Bath spacious open concept single level floorplan has 2 master suites, each with their own bathroom

- backs onto open space and has no rear neighbours and corner lot gives space at the sides, so neighbouring homes don't block the sunshine or restrict your privacy

- located in a prestigious, exclusive gated community that's secure, exceptionally well maintained and private, with just 35 recently built homes

- sleeps up to 10 people so two families can stay together - saving money and having much more fun than in a hotel

- 37" high definition flat screen tv in the great room, and cable tv's in 3 bedrooms

- fully equipped kitchen so you can choose to cook if you want

- AIR CONDITIONED games room with high quality 8' pool table, 32" flat screen tv, computer desk with multifunction printer and wifi high speed internet, and electronic dart board

- free wifi high speed internet access, so you can communicate with friends and family back home from your laptop, or ipad; and a multifunction fax/scanner/laser printer to print boarding passes or take care of business

- free long distance calling anywhere in the U.S. and Canada plus free local telephone calls - you won't get this at hotels

- security alarms on all doors leading to the pool area to warn of small children going into it

- fully air-conditioned and heated for your comfort (even the games room)

- central to the big attractions of Orlando and Florida, plus lots of stores, a hospital and restaurants minutes away

- fully cleaned, all bed linens changed and fresh towels supplied before each new arrival - just like a hotel

- complete laundry facilities in the villa, including washing machine, dryer, ironing board and iron, so you can pack lighter and don't have to go home to loads of laundry

- rented directly by the Canadian owners (who live near Toronto, Ontario), with professional property management and local on-site assistance readily available

*pool heating is an additional cost

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

Orlando Sunshine short-term holiday rental villa is ideally located in Davenport, an easy drive just about 12 minutes from Disney and central to everything else that makes Orlando the top vacation destination in the world. The villa is tucked into an exclusive enclave in a quiet area, close to interstate 4 and highway 27. It's across highway 27 from the huge new retail development Posner Park, which is a brand new retail development on the site which used to be the Kansas City Royals baseball team spring training facility. Some stores are already open, and when completed Posner Park will have an incredible variety of shopping and activities available just a mile or two from the villa. Our villa is in a small, exclusive, secure and exceptionally well maintained gated community of just 35 villas, built in 2003/2004. It's on a corner lot so neighbors at the side are not too close, and it backs onto open space so there are no neighbors behind to restrict your privacy. This direction also gives the pool full sunshine pretty much from mid-morning until sunset (you'll have a great view of the sunset since the view is completely open to the west). The direction of the pool is important in these villas because if the pool faces north, for example, the villa and neighboring villas will block the sunshine on the pool - and a sunny, warm pool like ours is definitely preferred. Unlike other vacation home communities which may have many poorly maintained properties, where grass is not cut or watered and the whole area is in decay; the street and homes in our community are all incredibly well kept and there's no nasty surprises in the environment as you're approaching the villa - it's an absolutely beautiful location and you'll feel good arriving at it. The small gated community was built in 2003/2004, and is unusual in how small it really is - there is only one street that loops around, and has just 35 homes. In many gated communities, there are dozens of streets and literally hundreds of homes - there are far too many people about to really give you the seclusion and privacy a gated community should provide. Some of the largest communities are the resort communities which boast a community pool and other facilities. The thing they don't tell you is that almost all the homes in their community are much too far away to actually make use of those facilities. Plus, do you really want to swim in a community pool with dozens of other people when you can have your own large private pool all to yourself? Our Disney area vacation rental home is centrally located to all the big attractions and activities Orlando and Florida have to offer, including: - Disney World: about 12 minutes (9.5 miles) - Orlando International Airport: about 34 minutes (30 miles) - Tampa Airport: about 1 hour and 9 minutes (64 miles) - Clearwater Beach: about 1 hour and 40 minutes (82 miles) - Daytona Beach: about 1 hour and 30 minutes (84 miles) - Universal Studios: about 27 minutes (23 miles) - Sea World: about 24 minutes (19 miles) - Busch Gardens: about 1 hour and 4 minutes (58 miles) - Professional sports teams nearby: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (National Football League), Tampa Bay Rays (Major League Baseball), Tampa Bay Lightning (National Hockey League) and lots more! - Cape Canaveral: about 1 hour and 15 minutes (74 miles) - Daytona International Speedway: about 1 hour and 25 minutes (82 miles) Our villa's location also offers all the essential services in the neighbourhood, along with other shops, restaurants and services that you'll find are nice to have nearby during your stay: - Hospital: 4 minutes (2.6 miles) - Fire Station: 15 minutes (6.7 miles) - Grocery Store: 4 minutes (2.6 miles) - Liquor Store: 2 minutes (.9 miles) - Pharmacy (in Target store): 4 minutes (1.9 miles) - Gas Station (just befoe I4 and 27): 4 minutes (1.8 miles) - Restaurants: many to choose from - closest is a British Pub 2 minutes (.9 miles) away - Banks: 10 minutes (5.4 miles) - Shopping Centre: Posner Park 4 minutes (1.9 miles)

Owner profile

Julie C

Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (38)

Excellent – based on 38 reviews Excellent
38 reviews

“Nice home”

Reviewed 26 Dec 2016

We all enjoyed staying at this villa! My kids loved the pool and game room and it was conveniently close to Universal Studios and all the stores and restaurants. The owners were fantastic to deal with and always emailed me back quickly whenever I had a question. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

“Very Close to Disney World”

Reviewed 7 Jun 2016

The house was nice and comfortable. It was close to Disney which was great. We will be using this company again when we come back to Florida.

Owner's reply: Thank you Sheena, glad to hear you had a great time. Hope to hear from you again soon! Julie

“The Savage vacation 2016”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2016

The house was very nice, and the pool is fantastic. When you go out you return to your home that's what it feels like. We all had a fantastic time from age 10 to 73. I will recommend this home to everyone I can who is going to take a trip to Disney area. It is very covenant to everywhere, we went to Tampa, Clearwater, Miami Beach. Thank you very much

“Disney 2016”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2016

House was very well kept and nice would definitely recommend to other beautiful neighborhood as well

“The Perfect Vacation Spot!”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2016

My husband and I rented this property for the month of February, 2016. It was all it was advertised to be and more! The house is clean, conveniently located, well appointed and the perfect size for our requirements. We spent part of the month alone and were joined by various family members and friends for different periods of time during the month and every person who visited could not have been more enthusiastic about the place. I have given the contact information for this property to several of these people, as they indicated that they would be more than interested in renting themselves. Although the weather was a bit cool for the first week or so, the pool was warm and inviting so it got used a lot. Even though we didn't go to Disney, we did go to Orlando for shopping, etc. and found it to be a convenient distance to travel. We found that the area near the house had lots of stores, a great movie theatre five minutes away and plenty of restaurants, etc. so that we didn't have to go too far afield. During the last week, we unfortunately had a family emergency that caused us to cut our vacation a few days short and when I contacted Julie to advise her of this, she was incredibly kind and compassionate, which we appreciated more than I can say. Also, Debbie and her husband stopped by during our first week in the property and spent a considerable amount of time with us, giving us some local information, which was also greatly appreciated. All in all, despite our personal emergency, it was a wonderful holiday and I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for a conveniently located, well-kept and private place to stay.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much Gillian for your kind words and this wonderful review. We would love to have you back anytime! Julie

“Soooo Awesome!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2015

It was a great stay! The condo is perfect. It gave us a very "home" feel for our entire trip. It was a great location, and the pool was a lot of fun! If we ever return we will absolutely stay here again. Everything was as pictured & the owners were extremely accomendating! Highly recommend!!

Owner's reply: Hi Joleen: Thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you stay with us on your next trip. Just let us know when! Julie

“Great Family Vacation Home”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2015

Overall very happy with the house. There were a few issues that we found as soon as we arrived, but the Staff were very quick to help and make sure they were taken care of. Plenty of towels in each bathroom, and a closet with a pile of extras! The pool & spa were wonderful. Just be aware that an alarm will sound every time you open the sliding door to go out to the pool area. We were worried we had set off the security system alarm! A sign next to the door would have been nice to let us know. The kitchen was nice, would have been nice to have a few more cups, bowls... but we made it work! Loved the location.. We didn't want to be too close to the Disney Parks.. but not too far away either.. It was an easy 20 minute drive to Downtown Disney! We would recommend this home for your next Florida Vacation!

“Great Vacation at the Villa”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2015

This was best vacation my family has ever had. We absolutely loved the villa and its location. And it was everything it was advertised to be and more. Anytime we decide to vacation in florida, we would like to stay here. Thanks for the wonderful experince.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much, we would love to have you return anytime! Julie & Graham

“Amazing Comfortable Vacation Home”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2015

When we went to book out vacation this year and realized the house we always stayed in was booked, I was devastated. Once I get comfortable using a home change is very hard for me. We came across this home and the price per night was under our budget. We said what the heck and we stayed!! We loved this home. So clean and decorated very nicely. It kept very cool and all around made us feel like we were at home. Loved the pool and the kids loved the ping pong. Made us feel safe knowing we were in a gated community. The weekly rate was amazing. We will definately stay here again in 2017 if its available. Thank you! We love your home!

“Joe, completely staisfied”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2015

I was satisfied with the home. The house was clean and well maintained. It's proximity to all our destinations was bit farther than I had expected. Over all we were completely satisfied with the property. Thank You for the opportunity! We had a blast.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

"We were very happy with the house, it was absolutely spotless and looked exactly like the pictures (which of course we liked). The little extras like the computer/printer and the free Canada/USA phone calls were a nice bonus and helped us a lot with our day to day planning. The area/location of the house was very nice also, quiet and safe and we were very comfortable there. So comfortable in fact, none of us wanted to leave.....ha ha.

Thank you so much for making the rental process of your house very easy and for all of the communication (right down to the info. binder in the house). We would for sure, stay there again and we would definitely recommend it to our friends and associates."

J.M. January 2009



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"A family member recommended this amazing villa to me and I was not disappointed! A very easy drive from Orlando Airport and located in a very well-maintained gated community.

This first thing I noticed when I walked in the front door was how clean the villa was. My husband travels around the world for business and we have stayed in many fine hotels, but I can say without a doubt that this villa is the cleanest place I have every stayed!

The location is perfect because the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful; however, it's just a short drive to lots of shops and restaurants. Another huge plus was the pool area, which got sun all day. It was lovely to sit outside in the sun as soon as I woke up in the morning. The villa had plenty of room for 8 more. The three bathrooms would be great for a larger group. The bed I slept in was very comfortable - better than my mattress at home.

I would recommend this property to anyone and have already told all of my friends about it. Hoping to return again soon. Owners were very pleasant to deal with."

Susan G. October 2008

"We loved your villa and would gladly return to enjoy more time there. The week went by way too fast!! Everything stated in the ad is as advertised on personal inspection of the villa. I really liked that you showed the dates the photos were taken as sometimes what you see in pictures is not what you get.

You were extremely easy to deal with and I was impressed with how quickly you responed to our inquiry. The community was quiet, clean and safe. The exterior of the villa is inviting, and well maintained. I love palm trees so was happy to see the one on the lawn.

The interior was immaculate, an excellent layout, spacious, well equipped and just how I would decorate a vacation home. Loved all the lighthouse decor!!!! The villa was extremely clean in all areas. Everything looked well cared for (an improvement over previous rentals).

We loved it (the villa) and would love to own it! The games room was a fun bonus and we loved the pool. There wasn't anything we didn't like. The pool temperature was fine and we had great fun in it - even my brother who usually doesn't swim!

I would say (rating enjoyment of the villa) 9.5 out of 10. The pricing was fair and current with what we have paid previously. Absolutely (would recommend the villa to others), we have already been singing your villas praises!

As a final comment I would just like to thank you for the opportunity to stay and feel at home in your lovely villa. I hope you don't have to wait too long before you can enjoy it! As they say in the movies - we'll be back!! "

L.S. February 2009


Charlie and I wanted you to know, we had a great vacation....Your villa was wonderful. All the nice things of home. The girls, my son in law, and the grandchildren loved the pool. I am glad that I found your place....Some of our friends have asked about your place, I will be telling them the good news....I will refer them to your site. Again, thank you for having such a wonderful villa. We definately are coming back, and longer the next time.
Thanks for the awesome villa. D.G. Oct.2010

Hard to believe our amazing family vacation has come and gone but our smiles are still on!!!!! We had a fantastic time! Your villa felt like home and we treated it as such! We are talking about coming back in two years and would love to stay in your villa again! We have already praised your rental to family and friends this past Easter weekend and we will definately offer up your info to anyone who asks us! I hope everything was left in great condition with your villa! You have been a pleasure to deal with throughout this whole process which made our trip and stay that much more enjoyable!!!! Thank You J&B L. Apr. 2010


The villa was spotless on our arrival; freshly scrubbed and vacummed. Thank you for the abundant supply of towels, including beach type towels for use by the pool. I would rate our experience as 10 out of 10!!! The pricing/value was fabulous for us; a 10/10. The math is easy: my husband and I funded this trip as our Christmas gift to the family. To stay at a hotel/Disney resort I would have needed 3 rooms to accomodate this adult group; we did well at your home for a fraction of the cost and enjoyed enhanced privacy and amenities. Thank you for that! Hope to contact you again for future adventure!!! C.R. Jan.2010

We have enjoyed staying at your villa during our stay in Florida. We would not have changed a thing. Everything was well kept up and the neighborhood was quiet. I know several people that are planning to visit Disney in the furture and have already given them the info and hope that they will contact you and stay in your home during their stay. Thank you for helping to make our trip a success. Thanks again. S.M. June 2010

My family - husband, 2 daughters, 2 sil - 3 grandchildren could not have enjoyed your villa more.. Well one daughter and husband who had the twin beds did say a queen would be better. On arrival it was so warming to come to a home and step outside to the pool so kids, young and old could swim off the travel stress. One night after the kids were asleep the adults had a movie night, complete with pop corn, cheese and a glass of wine for the ladies. The dads challenged their sons to basketball and pool and many laughs were shared and memories created. This trip we did the Villa for 4 nights and then moved to Disney property for the New Years Eve. Our next trip will all be spent in the comfort of your lovely, well supplied, safe home. Thank You for sharing. The Pierceall's Jan.2014

Dear Julie and Graham,
My family and I stayed in your Florida home in November, 2009. We loved it and had a great time. I have since stayed in other privately owned homes and been disappointed. We have often talked about how nice your place was and my step-mother has just passed your information to a friend of hers.
I just wanted to let you know we have often reflected fondly of our time in your house. You put a great deal of thought into making your guests feel comfortable and have done a great job. There were tons of details that you thought of- thank you! We have talked about renting your house again in the near future.
I just reviewed your photos and see that you have updated things since we were there. I know it has been several years since we have stayed in your home but we wanted to let you know you did a superb job with this place.
C.C. Saginaw, MI

Hi,
I just want to say thank you for letting us stay in the villa. We enjoyed the house very much. I hope that you found everything OK after our departure.

M.C.

Hi Julie and graham
Just a quick note to thank you for my returned deposit.
And to say we really enjoyed your home,what a wonderful time we had there,our kids were so sad to leave. Might be back next year!!!
We could of stayed another week it was that relaxing, Again thanks for everything Kind regards, S.D.

Dear Julie and Graham
We had grate time at your house with our children (who loved the play room and the pool)
I also loved it very much especially the decoration
I left you something (small- just a memory from our country) I hope you will get it (left it with a note for you)
Thank you again we will recommend our friend and family to rent you house if they visit Florida
You are welcome to visit us in Israel if you ever come for a visit
R. & A., Netanya, Israel
Sept. 2015