Earlier Guest Reviews of our Luxury Florida Villa by the Lake

These are some of our earlier reviews 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 guests are saying on our Florida Villa by the Lake Facebook page.

Florida Villa by the Lake

  • 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


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

  • 2015 October


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

  • 2014 November


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Muy bonita casa, gracias - Very nice house, thanks

  • 2013 July


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

  • 2013 July


    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