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Just got back from a 2 week holiday in Florida, fantastic time!!! The villa was in the most ideal location for accessing the theme parks in Orlando and for joining the i4 if heading to legoland or Busch gardens. My 2 sons enjoyed the hot tub which we found as a unique perk of this villa above any others we have stayed at on our previous 2 visits to Florida. Would highly recommend the villa to all friends or family if they were to ever visit Orlando
Had a fantastic 2 week holiday. Great pool and hot tub, decent pool table and, most importantly, cable TV so we could watch the football.
Just returned from spending a couple of weeks I the villa. Absolute perfect location for the theme parks and the villa was fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The Jacuzzi was easy to use and was perfect after a long day in the park the games room was excellent for lazy days in the villa and the sat tv had all sorts of channels to choose from. Very happy we stayed and will be recommending to all my freinds
We have just returned from two weeks in this villa. Absolutely perfect location to the parks, we didn't hire a car as we just got an Uber to the parks daily as this worked out cheaper for us, taxi was approx. $8 to Hollywood Studios so it was much cheaper than the parking fees! John was brilliant throughout the stay and was always easy to contact if we needed too. Very ideal location, nice & quiet. Very spacious Villa, the pool & hot tub were great. I will definitely be recommending this Villa. Thank you so much for a great holiday!
Just returned from a magnificent 2 weeks at Poolside Villa. I cannot praise the property or the owner John too highly. Superb house, great facilities and John was always on hand to answer any queries before, during and after. Brilliant location and a very quiet neighbourhood. I cannot recommend this highly enough and I can only thank John for allowing us to stay. Once again this is a magnificent place to stay and I will be recommending anyone who asks to use it.
Just home from a lovely ten days at the villa. Great location for parks and restuarants. Very quiet neighbourhood. Villa lovely and clean, plenty of spare towels and bedding. Kids loved the pool. Many thanks, Lauren
Thorughly enjoyed our stay, great location for the parks and pool was larger than most Villa homes. Kept up to date by John at all times and very helpful.
We stayed for 2 weeks at poolside. Owner was so helpful. The villa was immaculate and so homely. We would highly recommend staying here. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
We have just returned from poolside villa and cannot stress enough how enjoyable it was to stay there, the villa has everything you need to relax and unwind after those hectic days in Orlando. With the villa being in an ideal location we found that we could head back there in the afternoon for a dip in the pool then return to the parks refreshed for the evening. And with everything on the doorstep it was great to grab something to eat and take back and sit round the pool area which looked great lit up at night. This was our first time in a villa in Florida and I don't think we could have picked a better one as the communication from John from start to finish was superb right down to an email while we were there to welcome us. We are looking at returning in 2018 hopefully we can tie the dates in so we can stay at poolside so once again thank you to John and his family for allowing us to stay there.
A relaxing stress free holiday. From my initial enquiry to the end of my holiday John was always in touch and very helpful as were the couple in Florida looking after the villa. The villa was in a great location and really nice with the added bonus of the hot tub next to the pool. We spent less time at the parks than previously and the villa was a very welcoming and relaxing place to spend our evenings. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to others.
Date of stay : July 2016 We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks in John's villa. This was our 5th visit to Orlando but our 1st time staying in a villa. I only wish we had done it sooner. We really appreciated the space, the privacy and the excellent facilities this villa has to offer. The villa is fully loaded and really is a home from home Having done the parks a few times before, we were more than happy to sit at the pool relaxing, wishing we could do this 52 weeks of the year. Maybe some day, you never know. I have read a lot of the previous reviews and they are all very positive. I agree... it is a great place to stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending John's villa to family and friends
Just back after 2-week holiday and only have good things to say about the villa. Excellent location, quiet neighborhood and villa itself was large and very comfortable. Ideal for our family trip. Although we had 6 adults it was certainly large enough for our needs. Would recommend to anyone looking for an affordable villa in a great location (particularly for Disney) and a hassle free experience. John kept in touch and emailed us at start of the holiday to check all in order, which was a nice touch.
This was our third time staying at the Villa. Everything was impeccable as always. The extra large washer upgrade was well appreciated as having 6 children we generate a lot of laundry. The rooms are all large sized and our family was able to spread out and not be on top of each other. We love the pool and hot tub and really love the new railing on the pool. The new TVs in all the rooms were also a nice touch. If you're looking for a place for your family to enjoy some quiet time away from the parks in a beautiful well maintained home then look no further. We will definitely be back!
We've just returned from our two week stay at the villa. Visiting Disney meant long days out for us and the villa was exactly what we needed to rest and relax at the end of each day. The hot tub was definitely the highlight for us. John was really helpful keeping us informed and up to date with everything before our arrival and we would definitely recommend staying at the villa to anyone visiting Florida. It's even in a great location for access to all the parks especially Disney. Thanks for a great stay John, Michael
Just returned from two weeks staying at the villa in Florida. The villa is in a brilliant location with access to all the major routes, and really close to the Disney parks, and universal only 30 minutes away, if traffic, only 20 if clear, but it is the I4 so don't get your hopes up 😀 The villa is really spacious and the pool is a good size too. The hot tub is great although was a little too hot at times, not sure if this needs checking. All the rooms are really large, with plenty of wardrobe space for everything you need. It was really great at the end of a busy day to be able to relax in the pool or chill out in the large living area. John made the whole process really easy as well, and kept in touch prior to us arriving, making sure we had everything we needed and answering any questions we had really promptly, thank you so much for all your help and advice John. I would recommend this villa if you are looking for somewhere peaceful to relax after a busy day in the parks or on the golf course, it has everything you need to be able to really enjoy your holiday.
Queremos agradecer en nombre de mi familia y mio a Jhon por su amabilidad ,y felicitarlo por estar en los pequeños detalles .Somos una familia de 7 personas , mi esposo ,yo mis 3 hijos ,mi nuera y mi nieto, hemos pasado unos días fabulosos ,la casa es muy cómoda! Las camas con ropa de cama de primera calidad ,todo impecable!!!!Los ambientes son amplios y espaciosos! Tiene una hermosa sala de juegos para niños ,equipada con todos los elementos necesarios para niños adultos y bebé, desde cochecito ,silla de bebé y cuna .La piscina es hermosa y con buena temperatura el agua ,el hidromasaje super cómodo y para varias personas . La casa está equipada con todo lo necesario y con más . La vajilla es hermosa todo es impecable !!!! Lo mejor de todo es la ubicación ,cerca de los parques .El barrio es tranquilo y la zona segura!también fue muy conveniente que cuando llegamos a la casa ,la persona encargada ,nos mostró las instalaciones, libros con mapas e infornaciones utiles para turistas.Fue un viaje maravilloso y todo fue perfecto gracias Jhon We want to thank on behalf of my family and mine to John for his kindness. .We are a family of 7 people, my husband, myself my 3 children, my daughter and my grandson, have spent some fabulous days the house is very comfortable! The beds with bedding quality, all spotless !!!! The rooms are large and spacious! It has a beautiful playroom for children, equipped with all the necessary elements for children and adults baby from stroller, high chair and cot .The pool is beautiful and good water temperature, hot tub and super comfortable for several people. The house is equipped with everything you need and more. The crockery is beautiful everything is spotless !!!! Best of all is the location, close to parks .The neighborhood is quiet and safe area! Was also very convenient that when we got home, the person in charge, showed us the facilities, books with maps and useful information .It was a wonderful trip and everything was perfect.
Our 2week stay at your home was awesome . Noticed the up grades and the railing for the pool is really nice. We had great weather so was out by the pool and hot tub ,a lot. Your home is in the right location, not far traveling to anywhere we wanted to go. Can't wait for our next visit. Thank you Tim & barb
Had a great time overall. We are golfers, not Mickey-lovers, & the villa was well sited for many golf courses. Heating the pool for our end-Feb visit was a good decision, as we like it warm. At a guess, the pool temp was about 28C, nice for the time of year. The Jacuzzi was excellent, always at 99F, perfect after a hard day on the golf course! A few minor niggles, all pointed out to Adele, but nothing major, & she assured me they would be sorted out quickly - none impinging on our enjoyment. A quiet area, which was good. John was very helpful & all was well-organised. We will be back.
We've returned december 4th from 14 days staying in the villa. It was nice to have a home away from home. The pool and hot tub are a really nice and the pool was no chilly despite not being heated in November. The location of the villa is great for all the parks and international drive as well as supermarkets, etc. all being nearby. Was nice to be with family one half from Netherlands the other half from Suriname. Good to finally have the opportunity to make a huge turkey with Thanksgiving 'n be together with loved ones. As we are normally "travellers" through our favorite country to visit we really enjoyed to be in 1 place for a change 'n would reccomend it to friends ! Thanks John...the process of booking and tips on payment was also made easy by you.
Stayed at the wonderful villa for Christmas. Location perfect, size of villa more than enough for the 5 of us. Loved the pool, hot tub and pool table. New TVs are an excellent touch. The powerful showers were great after a very hectic day! Wish I could get the top loading washing machine at home in the uk - loved it! 😀👍 only thing I would suggest is a better iron and ironing board. Would recommend this villa and its location to everyone. Thanks for having us, if we return we will be back!
Returned home from a great holiday, staying in Poolside Cottage. A super quiet location very close to Disney. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the villa had everything you could possible need . We would recommend to anyone looking for a home from home.
Just returned from ten days staying in the villa. It was like a home from home and has everything you could ask for and need while away. The pool and hot tub are an amazing bonus and the pool was still warm despite not being heated in October. The location of the villa is great for all the parks and international drive as well as supermarkets, etc. all being nearby. All in all, a great time had by myself and my wife on the first leg of our honeymoon (we went onto Vegas after Florida) and we will most definitely will be back at the villa (hopefully very soon). Thanks John...the process of booking and payment was also made easy by you.
we have just returned from spending three weeks at poolside cottage, this is the second time we have made good use of the villa. For visiting the parks its ideally located and not sure if you would find any nearer and as well equipped as this one! Plenty of space so you don't feel your falling over one another. Dealing with John has been superb no hassle everything straight forward nothing's a problem. I definitely recommend "poolside cottage" and will be definitely back. Look forward to returning and thanks again John for letting us stay!
Had a great 2 weeks vacation at Poolside Villa. The accommodation is spacious and perfectly located for all the main attractions. Pool table and Darts used a lot as well as the free WIFI and Local calls. The Villa is also well located for quick access the Interstate for travel further away. So a great base from which you can enjoy your vacation.
Spacious villa, well equipped. Good location. Look fwd to next visit. Thanks
Just back after spending 15nights at the villa and can't praise it enough! Location is amazing you won't find closer. This is really important for park visitors as it increases your flexibility for doing split days when your only 5 minutes away from Disney! Whilst it is older due to its location it is impeccably clean and has been very well maintained and upgraded. The pool when combined with the pool table and jacuzzi then with the flat screen TV meant that we had a good few days spent just enjoying the villa. We added an extra night onto our stay and it couldn't have been simpler. Thanks to John and the management co. My family and me loved every minute.
We have just had a wonderful holiday in Florida staying at the poolside villa. The villa is absolutely superb. It is spacious, clean and very well maintained. The pool which was heated via solar heating was everything you could ask for. It is large enough for swimming but maintains a private feeling to it. The canopy over the pool keeps flys etc out of the are and allows the patio doors to be left open without the house being invaded with flying objects. The jacuzzi was brilliant after a longdY on our feet at the parks. The villa is situated on a quiet residential area but all the attractions are easily reachable by a short car journey. All in all a brilliant holiday and we Are very sorry it has ended.
We have just returned from 15 nights at the Poolside Villa (1st to 16th May 15). We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The villa had everything you needed, and the close proximity to the parks meant it was so easy to return to the villa for a well deserved rest mid afternoon to go back out again in the evening. The children especially loved the swimming pool, the games room, and the hundreds of TV channels to choose from. A few nights were spent watching films and having pizza delivered! I would recommend the villa to anyone looking for a villa close to all the action and a feel of home from home. We wish we were still there now! We hope to return again maybe next year! Thanks for everything John
We returned on Tuesday morning after having a really wonderful holiday. Your home is superb...faultless with all the added goodies. It made for an "awesome" holiday. We have already gone online to see future availability. We loved the location - very quiet and peaceful and yet a short drive from all the facilities.
Just returned home from a great holiday, staying in Poolside Cottage. Set in an quiet location very close to Disney we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, solar heating for the pool is more than adequate for May, all you could possibly need is in the villa, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and loads of towels for pool and bathroom. Would recommend to anyone looking for a family home from home.
We stay at the house in march. Love the location of the home. Its great having your own pool. And husband loves the hot tub. Will be back again.
We have just arrived back from our stay at John's villa in Orlando. We have been visiting Orlando for several years now and we found the location perfect for both golf and local theme park attractions. The villa was well equipped with everything you need for your stay, from good wifi connection to plenty of coat hangers and towels. The pool was a good size and we throughly enjoyed the hot tub after a game of golf to revive our aching muscles. I found the booking process easy and clear and the arrival information and directions very helpful. Thank you.
We stayed at the Villa for 8 nights in December 2013. On arrival at the villa it was exactly as we had expected per the website photos, and very easy to find and access. The bedrooms were a great size with lots of closet space. The kitchen was well equipped and also had lots of storage space and the 'great room' very spacious! The pool was big enough to do a few laps in the morning and the hot tub a bonus. We chose not to pay for pool heating and were glad we didn't as it was a perfect temperature for a refreshing dip on a hot day, even in December! Many towels provided and easy to use laundry facities. From booking to departure John made the entire reservation process very easy, providing email confirmation as well as lots of info about the villa and the area. Thanks for a great stay
We have just spent two weeks at poolside cottage visiting all the surrounding theme parks. It's location to disney is superb, I think you would struggle getting anything nearer without staying at disney itself! The villa has everything and more than anyone would need, a fantastic pool and hot tub and even a pool table. Our children also asked to go back so the could play in the pool. The kitchen has everything you would want and it feels like a real faml home. fantastic having cable tv and in particular free wifi. the house is in a very quiet neighbourhood with supermarkets and restaurants a short drive away. We would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to return to Orlando. Thank you John for letting us say in your home.
This was our second time at the villa and it was great. The villa is very close to the Disney Parks and tons of restaurants. John has really thought of everything you could possibly need and he has it at the house. The pool and hot tub are great, many times our kids actually asked if we could leave the parks and go back to the pool. The house is located in a very nice neighborhood and I can't recommend it enough. John is very easy to work with and we'll definitely be staying there again the next time we're in Florida.
Just arrived back from our holiday at Poolside Villa. The Villa is in a great location only 15 mins from the Disney Parks. The pool is great and the hot tub a real bonus at the end of a busy day.There are Super markets and Restaurants nearby.Lots of Information provided in the Villa and the management team are nearby if you need them.
We had a fabulous time at Poolside Villa. The Villa is situated close to the parks and was a wonderful base and home from home to come back to fater a busy day. Our girls loved the pool and the hot tub we just wish we had had more time to spend making the most of the villa and the pool, maybe next time! The owner has been wonderful providing really useful information and being happy to answer any questins making the whole experience of booking the villa very easy. Highly recommend staying at Poolside Villa, thank you for lending us your home. Nicola Jay and the Girls
We've stayed at different villas in the last 6 yrs,but this one was the nicest.We haven't seen a villa with a decent size pool and nice ,well kept interior,tv in every room and last but not least ,great management co. to look after the place.All in one place. Everything was according to description,no unpleasant surprises and place was very clean. Ardelle and Ricky(management co.) were both very kind and helpful,was a pleasure to deal with them. Will book again for sure.We've already recommended the villa to our friends. John,thanks a lot for responding in less than 24 hrs to our questions and concerns.It shows that you care about your customers. Corina & Ionel Caila ,Rockland,ON,Canada
Hi John, thank you so much for letting us have the use of your wonderful villa for a superb holiday. The villa is located in a very nice neighbourhood and is in a great location for all the theme parks, a real home from home experience. The games room was excellent we had lots of fun in there. We have stayed in villas before and this by far has been the best one yet. I would definitely recommend the villa to others and hopefully we will return again in the future. Thanks again, The "Byrne" family (Airdrie, Scotland)
We were all there from the 23rd May, everything was what I remembered from our last stay, the pool, jacuzzi, games room etc . Arriving at 11pm it was a case of suitcases down and straight to bed after the flight from Vegas which was mind blowing (another world :) ). The days to follow its was shop shop shop at the sales with some parks thrown in for a break lol, there was nothing better than coming back from a long day at the shops and sitting in the jacuzzi socking those sore limbs getting ready for the next days adventures. The weather was fine with the odd day of rain but that didn't stop us all having a superb holiday once again in the villa, will defo be back again hopefully not be as long from the last time we where there. Thanks again John from Neil,Elaine,Ann,Gary,Isabel & Archie.
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Poolside Cottage in May. We have been to Florida several times with the children who are now all grown up and this was a special selfish holiday for 2 to celebrate Pauls 50th birthday. We spent lots of days by the pool and in the hottub with barbecues for dinner at night. There was everything we could need, the kitchen was very well equipped, plenty of towels and the laundry facilities are excellent. Paul loved the pool table (shame he didn't have a worthy opponant). The comfiest bed ever in the Master bedroom. We will recommend Poolside cottage to our friends. Wish we were back there now. My only comment for improvement would be to update the bathrooms but realise that's a biggy.
We stayed here in April 2012 and had a fantastic holiday. Great location, huge house, all the bits and bobs you need, including hair straighteners! The pool was warm enough with just the solar heating and our boys had a great time playing in it. The games room is also excellent. The only critisism is there were too many silk flower arrangements!
Hi John Villa was fab and everything we needed. loved the hot tub, the pool and the games room. Location couldn't be better for Disney. Everything was comfortable and welcoming. Kind Regards Orton Family Liverpool
Hi John,Just wanted to say thank-you for letting your home be our home in Feb. we enjoyed your home very much . Tim loved the hot tub and I loved the area to lay out in the sun and the pool . The accent of the inter of the villa is very nice . Having a gas cooker at the villa was very nice . we cooked out most of the nights . The master bedroom was roomy and the bed was comfortable . love the king size bed . We found the master shower needed better water pressure . We will definilty be back to your villa in 2013 . We are already starting to fig. what dates . The caretakers were very nice and helpful . Thank-you Barb ,Tim & Boomer Mar.3,2012
We stayed at the house for a week in Jan2012. The house had everything we needed and the hot tub, pool and game room were an extra bonus. Everything was in great condition, nice quiet neighborhood and close to all the local Disney parks. We would definitely recommend this place to our family & friends! Thank you for accommodating us! Sincerely, Melodi M. Landi Coventry, RI
We stayed in the house over Christmas 2011 and had a lovely time. The house was a really welcome surprise after a nightmare journey and had everything we needed and a lot more. The pool was a big hit with the kids as was the hottub. Whilst we had had some great weather, we probably should have requested the additional pool heating, however the kids spent as much time in there as they could! Beds really comfortable and loads of towels which would have saved us some space had we actually read the online guest book before we left. Location was great, nice and quiet but only 10-15 minutes from Disney and less to a good range of shops. Kids also enjoyed the communal games area in Indian Ridge. Only criticism is the sprinkler system which woke us up without fail at 6.20am most mornings!!!
Stayed in the house from 29th October until the 12th November 2011. The house was perfect for all the attractions, restaurants and supermarkets. The house was a good size and had everything in it that you could ask for. There were plenty of towels, so dont take any and the pool was a very good size with a lovely hot tub. It is based in a well established area. It was very quiet and it appeared that many of the residents were permanent and not just holidaymakers. There was an Xbox 360 which my son loved.TV, DVD, stereo, films, etc. There was a good size washer and dryer (we wished we had one at home). We didnt use the cooking equipment hardly at all as it was so cheap to eat out. It is an excellent price for what you get. We loved the huge jaccuzzi bath in the master suite. Recommended .
Back home after two wonderful weeks in Florida. We have stayed in many villas since the early 80's and even though Poolside Cottage is the oldest property we have stayed in it was very comfortable. It was definately a home from home. this was the best equipped we have ever used. From the pool to the pool table there was something for everyone. It was nice to come back from the Theme Parks or shops make a cup of tea and curl up on that very comfortable sofa. Many places advertise as being 10, 15 even 20 minutes from Disney and the truth is often a lot more Poolside Cottage to Magic Kingdom is less than a 10 minute drive. Restaurants, supermarkets, shops etc. are all within a few minutes. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Taylor, Annie, Emma & Laura from N.Ireland
Just returned after a weeks stay at Poolside Cottage. The villa is a real 'home from home' - there is nothing missing which made our short and brief stay so much easier. We simply filled the fridge and we were ready to start enjoying our break. The pool was an absolute bonus - being able to relax and soothe our weary feet after walking around parks for hours was priceless. The location of the villa is brilliant - I had not appreciated just how near we were to all of the main parks until I had been there a day or two. The villa is located in a residential area which is extremely quiet at night and peaceful. Being a woman on her own with a child, safety was something I worried about but really there was nothing to worry about at all - completely safe and friendly. Definitely recommend!
We have just returned from a superb two week florida holiday. We had a roasting two weeks and it was a joy to come back from long days in the parks to a refreshing swim and a lovely muscle relaxing jacuzzi. Also being able to drop into a huge and very comfortable bed with clean fresh linen did loads to restore our energies for the next day. If you couple this with quality service from John both pre and post our holiday and from ardelle during the holiday everything combine to provide us with a superb holiday. Thanks to all.