Guestbook and Guest Reviews

Dream Disney Villa

Great villa & listings/photos accurate. Pool area very good. Well maintained, clean & tidy. All modern cons provided to make holiday enjoyable. This was recommended by our Daughter & did not disappoint & we would certainly recommend it to anyone. The villa was ideally situated to visit all of the theme parks, approx. 20 mins to Disney, 35 mins to Universal. We ate at Ponderosa, Texas Road House on the 192, Denny's on the 27 & Mias Pizza near the local Publix supermarket.

Roger B. of Warlingham, Surrey United Kingdom
Stayed Apr 2017

Really nice home with amazing pool deck

My family and I rented "A Disney Dream Villa" and we were very pleased. For this review, I have to point out the pool deck -- it's super large by Orlando vacation home standards and really makes this home special compared to most others we have seen. The interior is very nice. The description and pictures from the listing accurately depict the house. There are some signs of wear and tear in the home, but, there was nothing that was below our expectations. We have rented homes in the Orlando area four times now and we feel that this one had the nicest decor of them all. Mary is a responsive owner (and seems very nice). I really appreciated how fast she responded to my emails throughout the whole booking process, while we were at the home, and even after we left. We would definitely rent this house again. Date of arrival March 19, 2017

Sam L. of TORONTO, ONTARIO CA
Stayed Mar 2017

Great Villa

we really enjoyed your home. it had everything and more that we needed!!

Gary B. of LEXINGTON, OH US
Stayed Feb 2017

It's a really lovely home

I wanted to send a quick note of thanks for renting us your lovely home this past week. We had a great time. We have rented a home in the Orlando area for 4 years in a row now and we must say that we felt your home had the nicest decor of them all.

Sam L. of TORONTO, ONTARIO CA
Stayed Mar 2017

Great Vacation Home

Would recommend this vacation home to anybody. Very clean and well kept, also the owners and very easy to deal with. There were 11 in our group staying at the home and had tons of room, the pool and hot tub were a big hit also for the 7 kids.Will be back in the future for sure.

Matthew W. of elgin, quebec US
Stayed Jan 2017

Awesome!

Mary (owner) was amazing and the home was perfect! Great for a large group. The home was pretty clean and the pool/hot tub was great! Would stay here again!

Erin B. of ARMSTRONG, IA US
Stayed Dec 2016

Family Vacation

Very nice, clean place to stay. Everything we hoped and more. We had a great family vacation. I would definitely recommend this place.

Kathy S. of MIFFLINBURG, PA US
Stayed Jan 2017

We had such a lovely time

I was saying to Andrew today that I should email and let you know about our stay in your beautiful villa......we had such a lovely time with our family there. My daughter and her boyfriend decided to get married in Florida on October 14th - so they have come back to Wales as Mr. and Mrs. .......we were delighted! Andrew and I celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary on 23rd October and we had a pool party for our Granddaughter's 6th birthday just before we left. It couldn't have been lovelier. We are still so jetlagged though - and probably tired after walking around the Disney parks for hours on end!!! Not so young as the last time we went!! The villa was beautiful, clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. I will definitely be recommending your villa to friends who intend to visit Florida next year. Thanking you once again for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Kind Regards, Andrew and Jackie

Andrew And Jackie B. of NEATH, South Wales GB
Stayed Oct 2016

Superb villa....second vacation

'This was our second vacation spent at Mary and Brads villa, on this occasion my wife and myself were accompanied by different family members. On both occasions we have all been in full agreement that this villa certainly 'ticks all our boxes'. My earlier review (2015) is just as valid for 2016 and can add that we were very impressed with the useful upgrades introduced over the last year. Many thanks Mary & B.

David S. of LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE UK
Stayed Aug 2016

Highly recommend this villa

Just returned recently having stayed in this villa. Beautiful villa with spacious rooms and great facilities. Plenty of bedding, towels and pool towels. Kitchen has everything you could possibly think of.Hairdryers, curling tongs and straighteners in the bathrooms. Pool lovely and clean and spacious outside area for sunbathing or for chilling in the shade. Kids loved the games room. Highly recommend this villa. Hampton lakes is a great area for accessing all the parks with only short drive to Disney / Universal / Walmart / Publix/ Restaurants etc.

Jenny D. of MUSSELBURGH, EAST LOTHIAN SCOTLAND
Stayed Jun 2016

First class villa

We have just returned from a 3 week stay at this fantastic villa. It is very spacious and had everything we needed. The pool area is amazing with huge amounts of space to lounge around. The villa is in a great location for all the parks and shopping malls and has a Publix and Wallmart nearly. Hampton Lakes is a lovely well kept estate and we would definitely stay here again.

Jenny D. of MUSSELBURGH, EAST LOTHIAN SCOTLAND
Stayed Jun 2016

Awesome stay! Awesome Property! Awesome Owners!

We truly enjoyed our stay at this property! It had everything we needed for our crew of 12 and out of our 5 day vacation we only left as a group for a 6 hour window to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The children loved the house so much and the adults enjoyed cooking, grilling and the spacious pool and lanai. The owners really have thought of everything and the management company was very responsive and concerned with our satisfaction. Great for families, many pluses for children, everything for the youngest ones... 5 stars! Highly recommended!

Theresa G. of Suitland, MD US
Stayed Oct 2015

A home from home

Loved this villa. Comfy spacious and very clean. Outside space fantastic if you love both sun and shade. Not one problem from booking to end of holiday. Can't ask for anything more

Alison D. of North Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND UK
Stayed Sep 2015

A home from home

Loved this villa. Comfy spacious and very clean. Outside space fantastic if you love both sun and shade. Not one problem from booking to end of holiday. Can't ask for anything more

Alison D. of North Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND UK
Stayed Sep 2015

Wonderful Villa

Mary and Brad's villa is well located, enabling easy access to the many theme parks, several excellent restaurants, and to the malls and outlet stores. The villa is spacious and easily accommodates a larger family without compromising individual family members personal space! We particularly liked the villa layout and the well designed extension of the living area into the spacious lanai ensuring that you can still enjoy outside dining even when the occasional Florida shower occurs. The large (30') pool was very popular with all the family and it was, if anything, more appealing by virtue of receiving the sun throughout the day. The generous games room was also high on the popularity list with our family....Excellent! It was also useful for us to know in advance the Mary and Brad had very thoughtfully provided, for the use of their guests: strollers, cots, infant car seats, in addition to the PC with Wifi. Certainly the strollers, cot etc. meant that we could travel with slightly less baggage....we had a 2 year old in our party. I was very impressed with the whole booking process and prompt responses/ replies given by Mary throughout; this can be very reassuring for first time guests.

David S. of LINCOLN, LINCOLNSHIRE UK
Stayed Aug 2015

Our Holiday

Arrived here for 2 weeks stay in April we were very impressed with property from first walking in the door to leaving on the 3rd May. The place was very clean and tidy and well equipped with baby items as we had 6 month twins with us. My 4 yr old grandson really liked the Disney bedroom and wanted to take it home with him. All the other bedrooms and en suites were well equipped and plenty of towels for inside as well as pool side. We had a couple of problems but the management team were excellent and dealt with them very quickly. The house is well positioned only 15-20 minutes from the parks and having a Pubix and Walmart close by made it easy for shopping. We made full use of the pool and jaquazzi which we had heated, also the bbq was great. I would totally recommend this house for a holiday booking etc was very easy to do from UK and Mary was very helpful as well. My only quibble was whoever put the bins out for you put them in the middle of the drive so when you came back from the parks late on a Wednesday evening you had to get out of the car and move them so that you could park it would be so much easier if they were put to one side. Overall we had a fabulous time and if we return as a family we would not hesitate to contact you again.

Sylvia P. of Chesham, Bucks UK
Stayed Apr 2015

he villa was everything that we hoped it would be

We had a wonderful week with the games room and the swimming pool proving extremely popular. We paid extra to have the pool heated which was well worth the money. The property was clean and tidy for our arrival and the knowledge that the property management company were at the end of the telephone gave us peace of mind should we encounter any problems. The younger members of the family went to see the usual sights with Universal studios being rated highly whilst they felt that Disneyworld hadn't really changed from 10 years ago and could probably benefit from some updating. The two senior members of the family discovered Royal ST. Cloud golf course which was in good condition and tremendous value for money. We would certainly like to play it some more. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone wishing to stay in the Orlando area

Peter Y. of Kent, England UK
Stayed Apr 2015

The villa was everything that we hoped it would be

We had a wonderful week with the games room and the swimming pool proving extremely popular. We paid extra to have the pool heated which was well worth the money. The property was clean and tidy for our arrival and the knowledge that the property management company were at the end of the telephone gave us peace of mind should we encounter any problems. The younger members of the family went to see the usual sights with Universal studios being rated highly whilst they felt that Disneyworld hadn't really changed from 10 years ago and could probably benefit from some updating. The two senior members of the family discovered Royal ST. Cloud golf course which was in good condition and tremendous value for money. We would certainly like to play it some more. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone wishing to stay in the Orlando area

Peter Y. of Kent, England UK
Stayed Apr 2015

Amazing!

Just wanted to thank you again for the use of the villa. It was simply amazing, and I am so happy that I booked it when I did . If only it hadn't been booked directly after us, I may have been asking for a couple of extra nights. Your management team is the best one we have dealt with in our 9 years of visiting Florida. We have stayed at villas where we couldn't reach anyone, anytime, for anything. Once I even had to call England and wake up the owner of the villa because the smoke alarms were going off and the management company would not answer the phone. So, your company rates an A+! The villa & pool were wonderful, and thanks to mother nature, we got our fair share of sun. Sad to say that we are returning home to over 3' of snow.... we had hoped it would melt while we were away, but no such luck. I will never judge a pool by its direction again. The amount of sun we received was perfect. It was nice not to have to fight over the loungers by the pool, and the pool toy box was a nice surprise. The only, only thing I would change is one big table under the lanai for the family to eat at. Since there was only five of us, we ate at the table with the umbrella for all but two of our nights here. The spa was great - having it's own control meant that it was hot when we wanted it hot, and a mini pool when we didn't. Well equipped describes the villa interior - and we appreciate all the 'extras' you have put into making it self sufficient and comfortable. The tv/sat/audio controls are a bit confusing, but manageable. Having all of the switches marked makes life so much easier, as does the reminder notes for important things (the tv!) FYI - one of the first things we do is read the information binder provided. We appreciate all of the information that is collected to help make our stay as easy as possible. Thanks again

Ellie Mae R. of MAGNETAWAN, ONTARIO CA
Stayed Mar 2015

Winter Escape from the Snow and Cold

A Disney Dream Villa was exactly like the pictures and more. The house was very clean and the neighborhood was nice to walk around. My Granddaughter loved the Mickey themed bedroom and the pool of course. We had plenty of room for our extended family to spread out and do our own thing or spend time together. We usually ended every night playing pool in the game room.The extended pool deck was very nice with plenty of chairs as the pictures show. We spent most nights in the hot tub or the pool so the lights in the pool and the surrounding palm trees were a plus. It was so nice that they had the strollers to use as well as everything you could ever need for a young child. At first I thought that Hampton Lakes seemed far away from things but once we got acclimated to the surroundings it really wasn't. Rt 192 is right up the road and there is plenty to do there. The new Cagans Crossing area is nice about 3-4 miles up Rt 27. We went to super Walmart and ate at Gators Dockside twice. We went to Disney and it took probably 15-20 minutes. Mary, the owner was extremely easy to deal with. I would definitely rent from her again

Melinda S. of Spencerport, NY US
Stayed Feb 2015

Beautiful Home

We just adored this house!! very comfortable and cozy.... I would no doubt stay here again and again.... Mary was very helpful with my booking... Had no need for office, so can not say anything about them...

George W. of Douglasville, Georgia US
Stayed Dec 2014

Lovely, comfortable and most enjoyable

I would definately recommend this home. We stayed for 6 days. The home was stocked with all the essentials. Beds were very comfortable. There are plenty places for food, dining, gas etc. The Disney Parks were about 15-20 minutes away

Scott M. of RAMSBOTTOM, LANCASHIRE UK
Stayed Aug 2014

Perfect base for a fab holiday in sunny Florida

We stayed in this particular villa a few years ago when it had another owner so we knew the villa and area well. Hampton Lakes is a lovely, quiet estate of villas and this particular one met all our expectations. We like that it is close to I4 and although most days involved a road trip of some kind we just accepted that it was part of our holiday. The villa is close to a reasonably sized Publix supermarket and a very large Walmart about 5 miles away for everything you could possibly need, though quality at Publix is slightly better especially the freshly cooked chicken tenders! The villa is well equipped, clean and well maintained with everything required for self catering. The games room has a wide range of activities for all the family. The villa was much bigger than our party of six needed but we loved the space and the huge decked area and ample outdoor furniture is more than enough for at least two families. We also liked the fact that three of the five bedrooms have en-suites so lots of privacy too. Free high speed wi-fi and free local and international calls were an added bonus. The booking, payment and security bond refund process was all straight forward, no problems at all and contact with the owner was efficient and friendly. A personalised card to welcome us to the villa was a lovely touch by the management company. We didn't really have any real contact with the management company other than a couple of visits to the villa for routine maintenance so cannot really comment on the customer service but I suppose the fact we didn't have to contact them demonstrates the fact that we had no issues whatsoever. We would definitely recommend the villa to other guests and plan to return again ourselves in the future. We visited all the most common parks including Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Universal, Islands of Adventure and Disney ( only the girls though!) as we have been to Orlando several times before. We have been to most of the parks so this time only focused on our favourites. Best restaurants we visited include Texas de Brazil (fab salad bar and beef/lamb/pork), Bahama Breeze (brill onion rings, burgers and bahamarita), Cafe D'Antonio (in Celebration - must visit) and the Cheesecake Factory (fruity raspberry martini, delicious pulled pork and magically stunning lemon and raspberry cheesecake). Villa not too far from Premium Outlets on Vineyard Avenue - fab shopping! Orlando can be as relaxing or busy as you wish and this villa is the perfect base.

Aileen H. of Kilmarnock Ayrshire, Scotland UK
Stayed Jul 2014

Lovely spacious villa in excellent location

We had a lovely family holiday in the villa. The poolside area was great - plenty of chairs, tables and loungers without it feeling cramped for space and with a private outlook. In addition the garage conversion with pool table and couches was a bonus. It meant we had seperate spaces to chill after a busy day in the parks or shops. The villa was well stocked and clean and tidy on arrival. Mary could not have been anymore helpful with pre-holiday contact and the management company were helpful too. We would recommend the villa for your holiday.

Suzanne T. of GLASGOW, SCOTLAND U.K.
Stayed Jun 2014

We had a great holiday at your villa.

We had a great holiday at your villa. The games room and pool area were a big hit, and the weather was perfect. Only one day with a few showers. We were very fortunate to have a couple days overlapping where the whole family got together. It becomes more and more difficult to make schedules mesh as the kids get older. Thanks again, and all the best.

Doug L. of Bowmanville, Ontario CA
Stayed Mar 2014

Your Home Met All Our Needs

Hi Mary and Brad We all had a great time in Florida and your home met all our needs... Having all the required baby / child requirements available at the house was greatly appreciated, especially the baby monitor and strollers... The pool / decking area were fantastic and the additional grass area meaning that we were not overlooked was great. We would certainly recommend your home to any of our family or friends if they are contemplating a Florida holiday. We wish you every continuing success with your home. Kind regards. Neil & Kim

Neil W. of HILLINGDON, MIDDLESEX UK
Stayed Mar 2014

Everything was perfect

Thank you. Everything was perfect. You have a beautiful house with all we need during our visit. The wi-fi and the international phone calls included was something very useful for us

Sandra De C. of LA GLORIA, La Vega PANAMA
Stayed Feb 2014

Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect during our stay. If we ever come back to Florida we absolutely will keep your villa in mind and if people we know have plans of going to Florida your villa will be highly recommended by us! We found the things like the pool pump and the dryer button quickly resolved so that also deserves a compliment!

Lianne G. of Warmenhuizen, North Holland Netherlands
Stayed Oct 2013

We had a wonderful time

We had a wonderful time the house was even better than we expected and fully stocked with everything you could need. I also have family coming on the 2nd of January for a week, so if your home becomes available we would love to rent it again.

Stephanie M. of Oakland park, Florida US
Stayed Sep 2013

We had a fantastic time

We have nearly been home 1 week now and I cant believe it has all been and gone. We had a fantastic time and a peaceful stay in your villa thank you. We would have no hesitation in recommending your villa.

Richard H. of BIRKDALE, SOUTHPORT UK
Stayed Aug 2013

Wonderful and Spacious

This home was very spacious and beautiful, loved the screened in patio and game room

Gary J. of Jacksonville, Florida US
Stayed Apr 2013

an exciting getway from everything. my peace

The Disney Dream Villa, was a home away from, its everything you want in your home. My family and I did not want to to leave the house. We enjoyed the pool and game room alot. The Disney room is really great for small children. Overall a wonderful place to stay

Mary W. of Utica, MS US
Stayed Jun 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation

Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation. You have a beautiful home. There was plenty of room for all of us, the kids fell in love with the pool and game room. I loved the view from the porch as well as how spacious it was. Your management company was very helpful, we couldn't figure out the hot tub so they sent someone out the next morning even though we called to cancel the service request that night when we figured out how to work the hot tub. They even called us the next morning to make sure everything was ok. We were very impressed. And it was perfectly priced for us. Thank you again, I will definitely recommend to others coming to visit as well as we will definitely rent again. :) Thank you again

Kimberly S. of Lake Mary, Florida US
Stayed May 2013

we had a lovely holiday

hi mary just to let you know we had a lovely holiday in your villa everything was prefect with everything we needed and more we loved the pool side where we spent most of our time we loved the lights in the palm trees at night also the games room hope to rent from you again maybe next year sheila & eric uk

Sheila R. of CARNFORTH, LANCS U.K.
Stayed Apr 2013

Thank You

Mary Just a quick e-mail to say thank you for the use of your villa for 3 weeks commencing on Tuesday 19th March 2013. This was the our third stay at your villa (previous two visits when owned by Roy L) and I can honestly say that you have managed to maintain the very high standards we had experienced previously. We all enjoyed our vacation which thankfully did not fly by on this occasion, helped by staying at accommodation that we have become used to over the last few years. We are hoping to arrange my retirement family holiday in 2015 so we will be contacting you soon to arrange another 3 week rental later this year.

Gary B. of NEWPORT, GWENT U.K.
Stayed Mar 2013

I will definitely recommend your Villa

The things we liked most about your Villa was the large patio area, high quality and quantity of patio furniture, sunshine all day on patio; the large heated pool; the jacuzzi; and the location (on the 27 close to shopping and restaurants and not too much traffic).

Helen I. of Murray Siding, NS CA
Stayed Feb 2013

thank you for a wonderful holiday, the best so far

Hi, thank you for a wonderful holiday, the best so far. Everything was lovely. A few more pool toys would be nice, as two were popped when we arrived, washing machine was great. Also we would love to come back, hopefully in august 2014,and would like to know if you offer any discount for 3 weeks? thanks again for a wonderful stay. Linda Stay Aug 22-Sept. 6 2012

Linda L. of RAMSGATE, KENT U.K.
Stayed Aug 2012

Villa was beyond our expectations

Hi We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The villa was beyond our expectations, and I can't think of anything more that we would have wanted. We didn't have cause to contact the management company, so can't really offer any opinion. It is a wonderful house with all the space you could wish for. We had a lovely holiday. The house was perfect for us. A party of eight with all different ages. At no time did we feel the need for more room. The pool area was the largest we could find, and well worth the search. Can't wait to go back! Kind regards Richard & Bridgette By Richard from England on 9/6/2012

Richard G. of HALSTEAD, ESSEX U.K.
Stayed Jul 2012

A great vacation place for the family

A great vacation place for the family Left on 07/14/2012 for a stay in July 2012 We loved the home, all staff were very nice and helpful. We got there with no problem, very easy location to find, very safe. The house was clean. There were toys in the pool and the water was clean. The coffee maker did not work but they replaced it with a new one. There was free wi-fi which the entire family loved, plenty of board games for the kids, surround system in the family room was awesome. We were going to Universal which was about 15 to 20 minutes away but if you are going to Disney then it's right there!!... Maybe ten minutes away. Overall, a great experience and we will definitely come back to the Disney Dream Villa house thank you for helping make our vacation an unforgettable one!!!

Souka P. of Fort Worth, Texas US
Stayed Jul 2012

Villa was fantastic , beds really nice

Villa was fantastic , beds really nice . Computer could be upgraded running a very old operating system so very slow for charlie for face book , but the wireless network was fast for the iPads , we had two plus the laptop ! But kitchen was fab , lots of plates etc , loved the ice machine .... If we come back to Florida in a few years we will book you again Thanks again Angie April 13 2012 OWNER NOTE: Computer was upgraded October 2012

Angela R. of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire U.K.
Stayed Mar 2012

your home was the "Icing on the cake"

Dear Mary, Hello, first of all let me say we all had a perfect vacation and your home was the "Icing on the cake". The management company kept us well informed regarding the telephone company changes and were always very pleasant. As a family we are quite easy going and were very satisfied with all the entertainment facilities that was available at the villa. All our family are agreed that we would return to your home again. Our home address you have is correct. Thank you for all your help and assistance during the lead up and during our vacation, we will be keeping an eye on your website. Very best wishes, John June 22, 2012

John K. of Kinson Bournemouth, Dorset U.K.
Stayed May 2012

We had a fantastic holiday

Hi. We had a fantastic holiday staying in your lovely villa. Everything was perfect and we will not hestitate to recommend the villa to family and friends. If we are lucky enough to return to florida in the future we will most defiantly be in touch. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your beautiful villa with kind regards Duncan and Shirley W May 14 2012

Shirly W. of Bolton, Lancashire U.K.
Stayed Apr 2012
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