Earlier Guest Reviews of our Luxury Florida Villa by the Lake

These are some of our earlier reviews (2017 and earlier) from our guests collected from our guestbook in the house, emails, Facebook and other online reviews.

You can read our latest reviews here.

See what our latest guests are saying on our Florida Villa by the Lake Facebook page.

Florida Villa by the Lake

  • 2017 October

    Tracy & Jason

    An amazing villa, it really feels like home.

    The views from the pool are relaxing and outstanding. The villa was very clean and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The kids really enjoyed the pool. We will definitely be in touch to book again next year. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • 2017 September

    Ann & Cameron

    Enjoyed a fabulous holiday in a gorgeous villa.

    Thank you Steve and Wendy, already looking forward to 2019! It was lovely meeting you both.

  • 2017 August

    Nathalie & Phil

    Where to start, amazing villa and amazing owners!! Steve and Wendy are so lovely and keep in great contact from day one of booking. Location is brilliant and a lovely area. Everything you could possibly need is in the villa, it's a credit to you both.

    See you soon and enjoy our your own holiday and stay safe over the coming days.

  • 2017 August

    Deborah & Derek

    Just perfect! Fabulous villa. Beautiful location. Extremely well equipped and more.

    Hopefully will return one day.

    Thank you Steve and Wendy for sharing this with us.

  • 2017 July

    Scott & Gillian

    Just home after spending 2 weeks in the villa by the lake and it was amazing. The villa is very spacious, clean and well equipped and pool area was a big hit with our 2 kids from the minute we arrived to minute we left.

    The villas location is perfect for Disney, shopping and restaurants. Steve and Wendy are very friendly and made the whole process from the first query to the final payment very easy and I have no problems recommending the villa to friends and family.

    Hope to be back again soon.

  • 2017 July

    Sarah & Ian

    Set overlooking a lake in a great location for all the attractions, shopping and restaurants.

    Owners Steve and Wendy were very helpful and quick to reply to any queries and management were close by for any help required (especially when we locked ourselves out).

    There is everything in the villa that you will need for adults and children and super clean. I will definitely be booking again.

  • 2017 June

    Tanya & Mark

    We spent 2 weeks here from 20/6/17. I cannot fault the villa at all. The owners have thought of everything. Villa was amazing. Very spacious. Spotless clean. Tastefully decorated. I would highly recommend.

    Beautiful views of the lake from the pool area. It really was a home away from home. Having a washing machine and drier is a god send as we didn't have any laundry to wash on our return home.

    Wendy was on hand to answer all of my questions and concerns. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home.

  • 2017 June

    Donna & Phil

    Just returned from a 2 week stay at Florida Villa by the Lake and it was fabulous!

    The villa was spacious, clean, equipped with everything you would need and the pool was a massive hit with my 2 children.

    The location was superb, close to the Disney parks, shops, places to eat.

    Steve and Wendy were great to deal with also, kept in regular contact from booking and answered all my daft questions (as it was our first time in Florida). Didn't want to leave and hopefully be back soon. Highly recommend this villa!

  • 2017 March

    Wendy & Mike

    Celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary whilst here, were joined by our family for first two weeks (then had two weeks on our own to recover from theme park overload).

    Weather has been fantastic. Loved the villa especially the lake setting. Loved seeing the turtles in there!

    Would recommend kayaking at Shingle Creek (just past Walmart on the 192 near marker 15). Saw loads of turtles, birdlife and even an alligator!

    Best meal was at Ataj, an Indian restaurant (2901 Parkway Blvd off the 192 near Celebration). Would highly recommend if you like curries.

  • 2017 March

    Jane & Tony

    Perfect villa, perfect settings, perfect weather and sunsets.

    We have been on Eagle Pointe 7 times now in different villas. We did have a favourite but it was booked. But this is now our new favourite.

    We will be back with daughter and grandsons. Thank you Bob & Diane (property managers) for your help on two occasions.

  • 2017 February

    Margie & Ned

    Sunny and in the 80's. Beautiful weather.

    What a great location. We enjoyed the lake and much of its wildlife. Why would you want to stay in a motel when you can have this beautiful spacious home with your own private pool?

    Very nice accommodations and great location near all the parks and shopping! Did a lot of relaxing by the pool and shopping at Bealls. All set for my summer back home. Did I mention we did “some” shopping?

    Had a wonderful time. Boys played a lot of golf. Hope to return next year? Thanks again Wendy & Steve

  • 2016 November

    Teresa

    We had a fantastic time at this amazing villa, well furnished with ample amenities.

    The new pool is really nice with views over the lake, we saw an eagle soaring above the lake and over the pool deck.

    Very well stocked kitchen if you wish to cook, lovely bedrooms, games room for both the kids and adults alike, washer and dryer very useful and is conveniently placed close to shops and parks.

    We would highly recommend staying at this location.

  • 2016 October

    Lisa

    We have just returned from a fabulous two weeks stays in Florida Villa by the Lake, having selected the villa after recommendation from friends. It was a excellent choice for a family of 8, with lots of space, lovely view and heated pool.

    The location is great for all the parks and a Walmart just around the corner for supplies.

    Wendy and Steve the owners were in regular contact straight from booking, and it was great to have a contact nearby in case of any problems. The welcome pack provided gave all the necessary info to get us started, with instructions for the oven, washer and dryer (so lovely not to come home with a case full of dirty clothes) and suggestions on where to eat.

    We will definitely return.

  • 2016 September

    Lesley

    Great villa. Fantastic view over the lake

    You couldn’t ask for more

    Thank you

  • 2016 August

    Lisa & Rhiannon

    What a wonderful villa - clean, modern and spacious. The highlight of course has to be the pool and that view every day. It meant we wanted to relax more and stress less about trying to fit everything in (parks etc.).

    Wendy and Steve have been wonderful, so responsive to questions and even offering info we hadn’t yet thought of. Would love to come back one day.

    Thank you

  • 2016 August

    Jim & Sue

    Lovely villa - fantastic pool. Wonderful wildlife - Jim caught 7 fish.

    Went to Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg which was absolutely fantastic. Only took us 1 hour 40 minutes, well worth it. Superb guide gave us so much info.

    Also the Orlando Art Gallery is well worth a visit. Weather was hot, only one day of rain.

    Thanks, this felt more homely due to the extra touches.

  • 2016 July

    Fatima

    Very nice place, surely we will visit again. Thanks Wagri family

  • 2016 March

    Amanda

    As soon as we arrived we all had a look around and our children were beside themselves with excitement at the pool. The rooms were lovely, our little girls chose the Micky room and loved the Disney touches! Our big loved having a big bed to himself! Up at 4.40 am we did convince them to wait till 7am to test the pool!!!! The pool is a lovely size for a family such as ours, it was clean, equipped and a lovely environment to eat breakfast at whilst watching out for birds (we wanted to spot an alligator but didn't!!)

    We used the juicer to make fresh orange juice which the children thought was fabulous. We used the cooler everyday and filled it with frozen water ready for when we got back to the car after a hard day at Disney!

    The view from the villa is stunning. We thought it was perfectly located for all parks and for shopping, it was quiet and yet close to all amenities.

    The rooms are all tastefully decorated, there are plenty of towels although with an easy to use washer and dried I kept on top of the washing easily.

    I can't think of any negatives at all - the only one for us is that we were so busy we barely used the villa: in fact on our last day we realised we had barely been in the pool so cancelled our dinner reservation to chill out by the pool instead. It's safe to say we are now Disney addicts, we will definitely go back... Once we have recovered from this adventure!

    Thank you Steve and Wendy! Love the Gough family!

  • 2016 March

    Hugh

    Great villa, spacious, relaxing, great to come home to after a busy day. Adam (3 1/2) loved the pool and would spend all day in it.

    Would love to come back one day.

    The MacKenzies

  • 2016 February

    Laura

    Absolutely fantastic villa - everything you could need is here.

    Wendy and Steve were so accommodating to my changing of dates. The pool is fantastic after a long day at the parks or on a rest day.

    Hope we can get back here real soon. Laura X

  • 2015 December

    Heather & Roy

    No words good enough! Perfect in every way. Christmas decorations a lovely touch to our stay. Thank you for our thoughtful wedding gift Steve & Wendy x.

    We hope we are lucky enough to stay in your wonderful home again some time soon x

    Best wishes for 2016 xx

  • 2015 November

    Karon

    Fab villa - just what we needed! Had a ball - will certainly be back, thanks Wendy and Steve

  • 2015 October

    Caroline

    Spent our final week in your lovely villa, it was very relaxing and plenty to see and do in area. Kids loved the pool as did we all from first thing in the morning until late evening, it was just perfect. Men even managed a little fishing. We loved the view. We would love to return in the future. Thank you Wendy and Steve.

    Straight from the start both Wendy & Steve were a delight to deal with, getting back to you with answers to any question right away. The villa is just lovely in a fab location with plenty restaurants, shops etc close by with an easy, quick drive to all parks. The view over looking the lake is stunning to wake up to and to relax by the pool. We can't wait to return & would highly recommend to all.

  • 2015 September

    Ann & Cameron

    Had a wonderful holiday - the villa was perfect and Bob was great and very helpful. Have some amazing memories. The local Perkins was great value, as was Applebee’s. We visited all the parks, swam with manatees, flew on the Orlando Eye and had an interaction with Beluga Whales at SeaWorld - just wonderful. Thank you Wendy and Steve.

    Villa is superb and in a great location close to many attractions. Steve and Wendy made the booking process really easy and provided all the info we needed ...... We will be back.

  • 2015 August

    Susan

    Had a fantastic holiday, plenty of sunshine and evening rain. House was fantastic (very sad to leave). Had to contact Bob twice and both times he was very helpful and came round 15 mins after we called him. Ate at Ihop, Denny’s, Perkins, Golden Corral, all very good. Will definitely be back.

  • 2015 July

    Joanne

    A fantastic villa in an ideal location. Great for a ‘family’ holiday. We really enjoyed relaxing evenings on the pool deck, watching the sun set and the kids loved the pool. Communication from booking to arrival excellent. Thank you for allowing us to stay. We hope to be back and will certainly let friends know about your villa. Shady area on pool deck a bonus for those HOT sunny days.

  • 2015 June

    Susie & Andrew

    Perfect holiday location. Had a lovely relaxing holiday in the beautiful well equipped villa.

    Booked to go again in 2016 and cannot wait. Excellent location and so easy to get to everything! Would highly recommend.

  • 2015 May

    Kathryn

    We are regular visitors to Florida and this is the best villa we have stayed in. The villa itself has all the comforts of home and more. Waking up every morning with a spectacular view of the lake takes a bit of beating! The location is a short drive from all the major attractions yet far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing too. From the first time I contacted Steve and Wendy they felt like old friends and were always quick to reply to any queries and offer advice. We certainly intend to be back!

  • 2015 May

    Shirley & Tony

    We recently stayed in Florida Villa by the Lake while in hiding to surprise someone. The owners Wendy and Steve were fabulous to book with, giving all the relevant information needed.

    Having met them on previous visits to Florida, we knew we were placing our booking into capable hands, we were not disappointed.

    The villa is well positioned for visiting the parks, shops and restaurants. it is well equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your stay. The view of the lake from the pool deck is lovely, a peaceful community that is well presented.

    The beds are so comfortable and beautifully presented.

    We would return if we needed to use someone elses villa again (we are owners on another community).

    Well done Wendy and Steve on your beautiful home and thank you for letting us stay.

  • 2015 April

    Brendan

    A fantastic stay in a villa that had everything we needed. Very relaxing home to come back to after hammering the theme parks. Many thanks.

  • 2015 January

    Terry

    Loved it. Can’t wait to come back. Thank you.

  • 2014 November

    Sarah

    We had a fantastic time at Florida Villa by the Lake. The villa is very well maintained and has everything that's needed for a comfortable stay - and more! We loved the views over the lake, the pool and the games room was a hit with my kids. Beds were very comfortable too!

    Thanks so much for a fab break, we'd love to return someday.

  • 2014 October

    Barry & Linda

    Great villa and super location for all the parks. Perfect weather throughout our stay. Bob the helper on hand for the odd problem and very helpful. Loved watching the birds around the lake. Thanks for a great stay!

  • 2014 October

    Sean

    Fantastic villa, weather perfect every day. Took time out of visiting parks to relax by pool and top up our tans!! - A must for first timers to Florida, do break up days at parks or it will become a blur!! Only slight blip - internet on then off constantly but that was the same for every property in the area - again for first timers make good use of FastPasses - a must if you come at busy times. These two weeks very quiet in parks. Thanks.

  • 2014 September

    Colin

    Steve and Wendy, great villa. Will come again. Weather good occasional rain storm but still warm.

    Everything in the villa and more. Kept finding things in cupboards long into holiday; e.g. ponchos for rainy days.

    Just great, thanks.

  • 2014 September

    Lisa

    Had the best time ever. Villa is stunning and place is stunning . Loved the pool my little one was never out it she loved having her own pool and learning to swim. Can't wait to go back x

  • 2014 August

    Faye

    This lovely, well-presented villa is in a great location; in easy reach of International Drive, Disney and the airport, and very close to supermarkets and restaurants.

    We are a family of four and felt that the villa would easily have accommodated another family too. The pool area is excellent with a gorgeous view, and the shaded area was welcome in August. We enjoyed some beautiful sunsets and spectacular storms during our visit. I'd definitely recommend this villa to anyone who wishes to stay in Orlando.

  • 2014 August

    Lisa & Derek

    Dear Steve and Wendy, had a fantastic week, K had great fun in the pool. Your villa is stunning and loads of room. Stunning views too.

    K wasn’t even awake and in the pool. She loved it here. Thank you Wendy, you were very helpful.

    Moving on to our 3rd week at Disney Movie hotel. Great week. Thank you loads. Can’t wait to come again. PS Thanks to Property managers too.

  • 2014 July

    Charlie & Steph

    Fabulous villa, very clean tidy and comfortable. We felt 'at home' straight away. Our intention was to come on holiday to relax after 5 long years of hard work starting a business and this trip was everything we wanted and more. This is an ideal location. It is very close to Publix, Walmart & Target and is close enough to the attractions if that is your thing!

    We have been to Florida a number of times, primarily South Florida but this was our first Villa rental. Off the back of this trip we have decided it is the way to go. This was so easy to book, and so easy to feel at home. The pool is a great size and very clean. Nice outdoor area to sit and relax in. No loud pool pumps and/or Air con.

    We will be booking again very soon as we cannot wait to come back. Thanks for a wonderful restful holiday.

  • 2014 July

    Nigel & Alison

    Dear Steve and Wendy, your villa has given us a relaxing stay in Florida. The girls loved the pool and Terry the turtle has decided to stay!

    The girls: I enjoyed my 16th birthday here and my bed was really comfy - M. I have had a great holiday. The pool was great - G. The Disney bedroom was lovely, thanks! - A

  • 2014 June

    Nicola

    Spacious accommodation for 4 adults and child. Villa was ideal, everything provided. Pool and outside area very good. On site manager very helpful. Great holiday, shame about the weather!!

  • 2014 June

    Angela

    Thank you so much in helping make this the most relaxing Florida vacation we have ever took! We stayed 13 nights and wished we could stay longer. Each child enjoyed having their own room and loved the private pool. My husband took advantage of the private lake and went fishing almost every day. I went fishing on a few occasions and caught a total of 14 fish, 13 bass and a gar! 4 of my bass were over 7 pounds and one weighed a whopping 12 pounds.

    This vacation made us realize there is more than running around to all the parks and we've already decided that as soon as we get our dates for next summer's vacation we are going to hopefully book another 2 weeks at this house and not visit any of the major parks, just relax! Again, thank you!!

  • 2014 May

    Keith

    Very nice accommodation and pool in a quiet location. Brilliant fishing, caught lots. Lots of friendly wildlife including the resident frog out front… don’t tread on him. Thanks for a lovely stay, be back soon.

  • 2014 May

    Vanessa

    Ideal location, close to all the activities we wanted, but also especially close to friends "over the road". House had all we needed, with plenty of space for 7 adults, "the boys" particularly enjoyed the Mickey Mouse caves!!. Whilst the men enjoyed the local golf course, the ladies lazed and luxuriated in and around the pool! Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • 2014 May

    Jim

    After a 9 hour flight and 2 hour trawl through immigration the villa was a welcome sight - clean, well presented and by a lake! The villa is situated on a quiet estate and conveniently located for restaurants, shops, theme parks etc. We found the information manual provided by the owners to be very useful.

    Our stay was principally golf in the morning followed by a refreshing dip in the pool then theme parks in the afternoon. Evenings were spent relaxing poolside (with the great view overlooking the lake) which is partially covered so when it rains you can still comfortably sit outside. For those planning on playing golf I would recommend the website golfnow.com - the green fees we paid were considerably cheaper than going direct to the course.

    In my opinion the rental charge was good value for money, included everything you could reasonably expect and I would recommend the villa to family/friends thinking of a stay in Kissimmee.

  • 2014 January

    Peter & Claire

    Had an absolutely fantastic time in your super villa. The villa has been perfect for our stay with everything we could possibly need plus the fabulous pool. Loved our holiday here in Florida especially as it was with David and Jane - just a perfect holiday.

  • 2014 January

    David & Jane

    We arrived at the Villa late evening after a 9 1/2 hr flight and collecting our hire car. The convenience of the 24hr supermarket and a pizza restaurant with a delivery service ticked all the boxes at 11 pm. Our holiday had now started, sitting by the (warm) pool sipping a glass of chilled wine. We immediately felt at home in this very spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated villa which provided everything we could have possibly wanted.

    The view of the lake from the poolside is lovely. The villa is perfectly located. Not only is it close to shops, malls and International Drive, but Disney World is only a 15 minute drive! We visited the east and west coasts of Florida from the villa. Less than an hour to the east coast and around an hour and a half to Clearwater in the west.

    All in all we couldn't have chosen a better place for our Florida holiday. Perfect!!! Hopefully we will return very soon!!

  • 2013 October

    Amy & James

    We stayed in this villa as a family of 3 adults and 1 child. There was lots of room for everyone to relax and have their own space. It is very well equipped with plenty of plates, cutlery, large dishwasher, washing machine, towels, fast wifi... everything you will need!

    The location is lovely and quiet with a stunning view out the back over a lake. We really enjoyed observing the local wildlife and it's a perfect spot to relax, with the sun on the patio for most of the day. It's a 5 minute drive to the nearest supermarket, and 10 minutes from lots of restaurants and other shops. It's only about half an hour to all the main theme parks like Disney, Seaworld and Universal with very easy routes to navigate.

    Dealing with the owners of the villa was a pleasure, with plenty of contact before and after our stay which was very reassuring. The property managers also live very close-by, so any problems can be sorted really quickly. The only very minor niggle I had with the villa was the pool area feels like it could do with an update, and doesn't quite match the standards indoors. The patio furniture is a bit 'plasticky' and the floor of the pool was a little grubby in areas. However, the all-day sunshine and beautifully heated pool made up for that!

    I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wanting to stay in Kissimmee. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly - thank you!

    Our response -- Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and liked our villa. Our management company were impressed by how clean and tidy you left the villa. Because the patio furniture has to be outside all year round, come rain or shine, like most short-term rental properties in Florida, we have elected to go for Palm Casual tubular patio chairs and loungers. They are a local company and are built to withstand the heat and humidity. The marks on the pool floor are weathering stains from natural minerals in the water and we are looking at ways of removing them. Our management company keep the pool scrupulously clean and the pool chemistry is checked weekly. Hope you come and stay again. UPDATE - When we were there at Christmas we had the patio furniture returned to the manufacturers for refurbishment (they carry a lifetime guarantee) and we also applied a treatment to the pool to remove the staining.

  • 2013 August

    Barry

    The villa is decorated tastefully and the description of it on the website was honest. It is a lovely well kept villa with a homely feel to it rather than a hotel feel. Would be happy to stay there gain and would highly recommend.

  • 2013 August

    Jose

    Muy bonita casa, gracias - Very nice house, thanks

  • 2013 July

    Dee

    Beautiful House, everyone enjoy so much everything. Hope will come back soon. Thank you!!!

  • 2013 July

    Jenny

    Beautiful villa with lovely pool area and views. Everyone was so helpful and we had a really nice holiday. Shame about the rain. Thank you! x