Reviews 2012 -2013
Perfect Home to Relax in After a Day Out in the Parks!
18th July 13 – 1st Aug 13 - Just back from a 2 week stay in Sandra and Jeff’s villa in Orlando. This was our second year to go back and I can’t recommend this villa highly enough. It has absolutely everything you need, it is also quite close to parks, shops and some great restaurants, the perfect place to relax after a tiring day in the parks. Kids loved the pool and the games room. Only an hour and a half drive up to Clearwater where you can see the dolphin from the movie “Dolphin Tale” which my kids loved. Hope to go back next year!
Suzanne M. and family, Dublin, Ireland.
4th June 2013- 18th June 2013 - The villa was beyond perfect, my sixth time in Florida and this was the best villa I've ever stayed in. Soon as I walked in and looked around I got all emotional. Adam loved it as well, he wants to go back to Florida again but only if he can stay at yours!
Helen B and Adam, UK
6th -20th April 2013 -Absolute Perfection - My heading describes our two week stay at Palm Tree Villa. This spacious, modern villa accommodated 8 people in comfort. The four bedrooms were more than adequate with the master bedroom (Suite) being massive.The open plan kitchen diner and adjoining lounge was spacious and comfortable and overlooking the outside pool. The kitchen had all the necessary equipment that would be required.The villa also had a huge front lounge with three very comfortable settees and a TV with cinema surround sound and in fact all rooms had televisions.
The double garage was fitted out as a games room.The bonus was the heated pool. Our six year old grandson arrived barely able to swim and after many hours in the pool became a proficient swimmer, the two year old also learned to swim with the assistance of a swimming aid.
The size of the villa and amenities gave us the flexibility and freedom to time our visits to the parks in order to suit our needs.The villa is located within a gated community and therefore safe. It is within easy reach of supermarkets and eating establishments. The Disney parks are approx. 20 minutes drive.
Whilst a holiday in Orlando can never be described as relaxing this villa did in fact offer us the opportunity to do so.
Ron T. and family, Stockton on Tees
30/03/2013 – 06/04/2013 Booked here for 7 days for families first trip to Florida. Easy to book and owner very helpful, with plenty of information and advice provided before departure. The villa is on a quiet development within easy reach (by car) of all the attractions and plenty of restaurants, supermarkets etc. The villa itself is extremely well equipped with everything needed to make a stay comfortable and relaxing. Bedrooms are luxurious, kitchen has all the kit you need, plenty of living space so room to spread out, and a lovely pool. We had some mixed weather whilst we were there, but the facilities at the villa made that no great hardship. Slight hiccup with the pool when we first arrived, but this was quickly sorted and didn't cause any great problems. All in all, we would strongly recommend this villa for families looking to make the trip.
Mick D. and family, Lincolnshire UK
26th - 31st Dec 2012 -We were very pleased with this house! Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax, which was our goal. We stayed with our married daughter and son-in-law, and our 3 teenage children for a combined soccer tournament/work meeting/Christmas visit. We all were going in different directions and had our own schedules, but were able to enjoy the time without being crowded. The house was quiet, comfortable and very well equipped for our large crowd. Plenty of towels(even beach towels for the pool), extra blankets and pillows, a nicely appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, tv's in every room. The washer, dryer and ironing board were much appreciated. The pool area is great also. I can hardly believe Sandra lives so far away! Every detail was thought of. Even laundry hampers in the bedrooms, books, puzzles and cards! At one point we had a group in the game room, one in each living area and everyone was able to just relax and do what they wanted without stepping all over each other. Groceries just down the road, enough shopping without the heavy traffic and close enough to the Disney attractions to make getting around easy. We did have to call the care takers to let us in when we forgot to put the key in the box...oops. Greg was there within 15 min. I highly recommend renting this house. Sandra is very easy to communicate with and gives many tips to getting around if you're new to the Orlando area. Missy R. and Family, Sth Carolina, USA
13th-27th October 2012 - I can’t recommend this villa and its owners highly enough! The property is fantastic with all the home comforts you'd ever need, we had a call from Sandra on the day we arrived to make sure everything was ok and when Greg came to clean the pool he also checked if we needed anything and to let us know himself and Julie were always available if we had any problems (which we didn’t). It’s in a lovely peaceful area, just what you need after the hustle and bustle of the parks. Thanks again for the use of your lovely villa, we had a great time.
Allison S. and family, Hartlepool, UK
25th Sept - 11th Oct 2012 - Another great holiday in a fantastic house. This is our third visit to Florida and we have always stayed in one of Sandra and Jeff’s houses. This house caters for all your needs with an excellent pool and the introduction of the games room was also excellent - e spent many an hour shooting pool. The location is very peaceful which is just what you need after a heavy day in the parks. Sandra and Jeff think of everything and are just at the end of the phone if you have any problems or queries. I would not think of visiting Florida and staying anywhere else, it really is a home from home. Thank you for making our holiday amazing.
Jackie B. and family, Redcar, UK
11th Sept 2012 - 23rd Sept 2012 - First of all we'd like to thank Sandra & Jeff for the smooth running and excellent communication of our first family holiday to America - you really did help enormously. The villa provided everything you can think of and more. The villa was very comfortable and everyone enjoyed the pool & games room. It was like home from home. The street in which the villa is located is a quiet street with a few friendly residents. With the East and West coast only an hour and a half away, Disney around the corner, Universal 30 minutes away and The Silver Moon Drive In only 25 miles away, really we couldnt ask for a better location.
The games room was great entertainment for the boys, they enjoyed the foosball and darts "bit small for the pool table" theres always next time... Along with Sandra and Jeff is Greg who was a friendly guy and very helpful and prompt. Once again we would like to thank you for letting us stay and will be returning soon.
Elaine B and family, Essex, UK
24th Aug 2012 – 3rd Sept 2012 Couldn't really ask for more. Great house, in a great area, in a convenient location. And thank you Sandra for all your help leading up to the holiday.
Vince T., West Midlands, UK
10th Aug 2012 – 24th Aug 2012 - We shared this villa with our friends and their 3 young boys.It was their first holiday in Orlando.We were all suitably impressed the moment we opened the villa front door. Everthing we needed was present. The villa was nicely located and a very a pleasant place to return to after a long day in the parks.
Colin R. and Tony M. and families, Middlesbrough, UK
We arrived in Orlando on the 21st July-4th Aug to stay in Sandra and Jeff's villa.This was our second trip to Orlando and I thought the house we stayed in last year was great till we arrived at Sandra and Jeff's - there was nothing that we needed that wasn’t there (including a nice cold bottle of wine which was drank thanks). The kids had an absolute ball, loved the games room and the pool. The area is great, not too far from the parks/shops and plenty of great places to eat. It was a pleasure to stay in - I would definitely recommend this property and would book again if returning.Thanks Sandra and Jeff for your hospitality.
Suzanne M. and Family, Dublin
4th – 11th July 2012 - I booked this Villa pretty much last minute. I found Sandra very accommodating and a pleasure to do business with. When I arrived at the Villa all I can say is that I was over the moon. There was everything there to get us started (even cold beer in the fridge!), the Villa was lovely and clean, bright and airy, sitting rooms very comfortable,a lovely games room which we spent a lot of time in and of course a lovely pool and deck area. Location is great. Thanks Sandra for the use of your lovely Villa and the hospitality. I would definitely recommend and would love to book again in the future.
Joanne M. and Family, Belfast, N.I.
15th - 29th June 2012 - I have stayed here before with my mam and dad so I knew what to expect, this is a truly wonderful home to stay in. This time myself and my partner Jayne took 4 mates with us, they had never been to Florida before and they had a fantastic time not only at the parks but at the wonderful home that Jeff and Sandra have made there. I can only say that everything is there that you could ever want and much more, I will say that I will be back again soon (2014) with mam,dad and the rest of the family. Thanks again Sandra and Jeff for letting us use your lovely home.Would recommend this place to everyone I know.
Christopher, Jayne and friend, Stockton, UK
Stayed at Sandra & Jeff's villa for 4 weeks in May 2012 and have to say we were more than pleased with this villa. Sandra has thought of everything and more to make this a home away from home,the photos really don’t do it justice, all the rooms are furnished lovely.It is also well situated for all the parks, lovely to come back to after a hectic day and relax in the pool where we spent most nights chilling!! Kids absolutely loved the pool and sometimes would prefer to stay in.This villa is a credit to Sandra & Jeff and we would like to say a massive thank you for letting us stay there - it really made our holiday. Your villa is beautiful and we would definitely stay there again. Also a big thank you to Greg & Julie who were very helpful and really nice people. Thanks again for everything.
Allen, Tracy, Yvonne, Terry, Kai & Evie, N.E. UK
Stayed at this villa during March/April 2012 with my little boy. I cannot recommend this villa and its owners highly enough. The owners are easy to deal with and are most helpful regarding any questions we had before going. The villa is a perfect holiday location within easy driving distance of all the attractions. The villa is furnished to a very high standard with everything you will ever need. The pool and the games room are perfect for the kids and I couldn’t keep my little boy out of the pool. I will definitely be making a return visit.
Barry & Joey, UK
We stayed at the villa from March 2/12 until March 12/12. We had a great stay! The house is nicely furnished and decorated. Dealing with Sandra (and Jeff) was very easy and they were always very fast to respond with emails! The house is situated in a quiet area. I used the gym at the Manors North a couple of times, good cardio equipment. They really have thought of everything to make the stay an enjoyable one, and it really did feel like our "home away from home" while on vacation. When we weren't busy at the parks, we made good use of the extended pool deck, which allowed relaxing in the warm sun all day long (while the kids enjoyed the pool, which was nicely heated, not freezing like some other rental experiences from before), I loved it! On our first day, Sandra called make sure everything was all right, that was the first time in 5 years that we ever received a call from the owner of a rental property, very nice touch! Thanks for everything Sandra and Jeff!!
Michelle and Jay (Canada)
01/02/12 - 01/03/12 We are just ending our month long stay at this fab villa. Sad to leave - this place really is the perfect vacation rental. It is so well equipped - everything is here. It's location is just right - close to everything, but in a quiet, gated area. We are just disappointed it's already booked for February next year. Thanks to the owners and their managers for all the thoughtful extras!
Cathie and George (Canada)
01/12/11 - 31/01/12 - We had stayed in the Westridge area last year and loved it then but this Palm Villa was amazing.We were here for the months of December /11 and January /12. The home had everything anyone would want and was so well equipped.We enjoy the golf in Florida and this villa is located in an excellent area with so many top courses within such a short distance away. Our three grandchildren and their parents were with us over the Christmas holiday and loved every minute.The drive to the Disney Parks and Universal was a reasonable one. We also made use of the fitness equipment at the centre. We only wish that the villa would be available for us again next year but sadly for us it is already spoken for.Many thanks to Sandra for keeping in touch both before and after our rental period. This property is all and more than it promises to be.
Bev and John, Canada