Firstly, I must say thank you to Ray, the owner of the villa. Absolutely first class in all of the dealings we had with him.
Our stay was between July and August 2017. 2 families of 4 and a family of 3 used the villa. And it was perfectly suited to our needs. It is what I would describe as luxurious also. The downstairs master was huge and a sturdy wooden cot was ordered by Ray from his management team to be used in that room. On arrival, it was spotless, and everything that you would require was in there for us. From a highchair, to a beer bottle opener. We just had to replenish toilet paper and washing powder etc that were already there! The pool was cleaned twice during our 2 week stay also.
The living room comfortably seated us all during the evenings, and the comfortable living space upstairs with the huge sofawas awesome for wtaching TV.
The games / washing room was well used too. A prerequisite for any good villa.
The villa itself is in a beautiful quiet area in Calabria, just 1 minutes drive off the 192, and around a 10 minutes drive from Disneyworld and the I4. For anybody familiar with the area, access can be quicker if Funie Steed Rd is used during busy times.
All in all, I would recommend Ray's villa to anybody. The best villa we have stayed at in Florida by far!
We stayed for two weeks in May 2017. The house is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped, with the games room being a big hit with the children. More than this though the house feels like a home from home. There is a lovely 'feel' to the place and the neighbourhood which helps to relax into your holiday immediately. The location is as perfect as you could want, around 35 minutes from the airport and just 20 minutes from Disney parks and resorts, which after a whole day at the parks is very welcome. The location also facilitates a short trip e.g. just to watch the evening fireworks. Having stayed in other houses on trips to Orlando I can safely say this is miles ahead and worth every penny / dollar / cent. The owner, Ray, is a pleasure to deal with and everything was just simple to arrange, making not only planning of but the holiday itself stress free.
This is our second visit to Ray's villa and we were not disappointed. I remember last time we were there mentioning that the villa could do with some swim towels that could be used for park visits. Needless to say they were there as requested for this visit.
The villa is large with plenty of room for all of the family. It is always spotlessly clean on arrival with a few basic supplies to start the holiday off. There is plenty of information for visitors with a detailed folder and contact details for the management company if needed. We had a reason to call them regarding the outdoor table. The table was replaced within one day of the phone call. The villa entry is coded so no need to wander around the area looking for offices to pick up the keys.
The villa itself allows the family to have plenty of room to enjoy some time together and away from each other. The swimming pool and games room were definite hits with our family. The television room provided exceptional comfort for those wishing to sit and chill taking the weight off their feet!
The location of the villa is fantastic, literally about 10 to 15 mins to Disney property, about 25 - 30 mins to Universal and supermarkets and abundance of restaurants on the 192 within 5 minutes. We tend to use the toll road to Disney but other routes are available. This villa is located in a quiet residential with a variety of different styles and size of villas. The area is maintained to a high standard.
Ray is very quick at replying to queries and did his best to reply to any query swiftly (even whilst he was on holiday!) I would certainly recommend him as a villa owner to do business with. Have a wonderful holiday.
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A 5 star villa, we have stayed before and had to come back to Ray's villa when staying in the Disney area. This home has everything we need. We particularly enjoy the use of the Jacuzzi and Pool table and enjoy how clean this property is on arrival. We will return again in the future no doubt