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Forum: Accommodation 19 Aug 20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,954
Posted By Susan Coleman
They may do...but then ask for proof of refusal,...

They may do...but then ask for proof of refusal, and evidence of why ..situation and T&C's
Then they pay out
All my guests have claimed and been refunded in full ...after excess..highest 400 excess...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Aug 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,954
Posted By Susan Coleman
I have treated this chaos in the same way as...

I have treated this chaos in the same way as Steve..
Nobody could have ever dreamt this would happen, and that it would go on for so long... all villa owners can do is support their customers as...
Forum: Accommodation 10 Aug 20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Susan Coleman
They bought VRBO a good while ago when they...

They bought VRBO a good while ago when they bought up most of their competition..
I guess VRBO will still be running as before...
Forum: Accommodation 8 Aug 20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By Susan Coleman
Always best to use the Dibb for best personal...

Always best to use the Dibb for best personal service...
Have read somewhere that Homeaway are dropping US villa rentals... ?
Forum: Accommodation 20 Jul 20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 788
Posted By Susan Coleman
I rather think Homeaway is dropping their US...

I rather think Homeaway is dropping their US business
Cannot remember exactly where I saw that..will post when I found out for definite
Forum: Accommodation 18 Jul 20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,083
Posted By Susan Coleman
Good luck Tracey..the stated date can be very...

Good luck Tracey..the stated date can be very important
As a villa owner I have just helped several sets of guests claim on their policies
My advice on cancelling is never to claim until you have...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 19 Jun 20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Susan Coleman
Check out it is Orange County...regulations...

Check out it is Orange County...regulations issued since there has been a spike surrounding a bar opening up
If people are careful, not going crazy at the whisper of easing, we could contain this
Forum: Accommodation 11 Jun 20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By Susan Coleman
Just a thought Are you sure those prices are...

Just a thought
Are you sure those prices are in British pounds?
US owners are more likely to advertise in $
Which would sound a more reasonable price?
Just a thought...
Forum: Accommodation 4 Jun 20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By Susan Coleman
Thank you everybody for lovely villa comments xx ...

Thank you everybody for lovely villa comments xx
BTW Paul and Alison sold a few years ago, and the buyer took up residence...it has since been sold again..and sadly still not on the rental...
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Susan Coleman
Thank you Grant and you other lovely Dibbers.. ...

Thank you Grant and you other lovely Dibbers..
Sunset Lakes is so perfect and the lake view is stunning..sun all day from the south facing terrace xxx
Very child friendly, but couples love too...
Forum: Accommodation 3 May 20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By Susan Coleman
Definitely on here ..Dibb villa search...put a...

Definitely on here ..Dibb villa search...put a request in on the Request section
State number in party , dates, and anything else you would want from the community or villa
It looks like Disney and...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Apr 20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By Susan Coleman
Think the June 16 date comes from the fact that...

Think the June 16 date comes from the fact that they closed March 16...so June 16 was the intending date for a 3 month break...think now they might have to make that 6 months even
A lot to put in...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Apr 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By Susan Coleman
I also heard June 16...and then Jan 2o21...? ...

I also heard June 16...and then Jan 2o21...?
For Brits we will need flights re-instated before we can even think about it
I think they will begin with on-site visitors, and then they can do...
Forum: Accommodation 24 Apr 20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By Susan Coleman
You need to read the T&C's of any villa you...

You need to read the T&C's of any villa you book..they will tell you where you stand...there is usually a range of time scales and the appropriate % of the payment you could expect to be...
Forum: Accommodation 21 Mar 20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Susan Coleman
Hopefully most villa owners will survive...

Hopefully most villa owners will survive ..depends how long this continues of course
Those who have a heavy mortgage will probably find it harder
I am already booked for much of 2021
If you do see...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Mar 20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,559
Posted By Susan Coleman
Good point.. He is acting illegally All...

Good point..
He is acting illegally

All strong points for your claim

Good luck to anyone who has a legal rangle with this guy
And do continue
Forum: Accommodation 26 Feb 20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Susan Coleman
September is fine without pool heat , but October...

September is fine without pool heat , but October , although still warm day time temperatures, the sun is not strong enough to heat the depth of water in the pool, so would always recommend for...
Forum: Accommodation 25 Feb 20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Susan Coleman
never too early to book..the best go first ...

never too early to book..the best go first
more villas will become not available as time passes..
if you find one you like book it...
Good luck with your choices
Forum: Accommodation 25 Feb 20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,559
Posted By Susan Coleman
I think you really need to slam them for a...

I think you really need to slam them for a full(ifpossible full refund) but

1 it does not sound like he has any money to pay you
2 i would do it and go the whole hog to help prevent others...
Forum: Accommodation 27 Jan 20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Susan Coleman
You are spoilt for restaurants and shopping ...

You are spoilt for restaurants and shopping
market place has shut, but on that Plaza area is Outback Steak house, TGI Fridays, Cracker barrel and more ...across the road is Red Lobster
you can go ...
Forum: Accommodation 19 Jan 20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By Susan Coleman
I would recommend AMI We go every year..and a ...

I would recommend AMI
We go every year..and a take condo with a beach view
The beach is amazing with soft white quartz sand..from the condo terrace you can view dolphins and pelicans..and see...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Jan 20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Susan Coleman
Townhouses always have smaller splash...

Townhouses always have smaller splash pools...necessitated by the width of the property..townhouses are terraced and so properties not very wide..deck/patio not very wide...villas are more spread out...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Dec 19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By Susan Coleman
Airbnb is a strange outfit..all for the dollars ...

Airbnb is a strange outfit..all for the dollars
Expect a high deposit and then a high clean charge...maybe $150 ( which i am told includes a damage waver..it is the way they do it...less involvement...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Dec 19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Susan Coleman
Anywhere with in the Formosa Gardens area would...

Anywhere with in the Formosa Gardens area would be good...since you could get an uber for the short distances you would need to get to Disney,restaurants shops , great range, close by. longer to...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Dec 19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Susan Coleman
Every advert has its own set of reviews So you...

Every advert has its own set of reviews
So you need to go to the villa you are interested in , and then click on "see my villa"
this will bring up the owners' advert
At the top right hand corner...
Forum: Accommodation 22 Dec 19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By Susan Coleman
Bradenton beach is probably the best place for...

Bradenton beach is probably the best place for you with children..Holmes beach is a bit too touristy they made mistake and built higher rise condos there so beach gets crowded..AMI city is...
Forum: Accommodation 18 Dec 19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By Susan Coleman
Yes there is a Publix on AMI we go every year...

Yes there is a Publix on AMI
we go every year and the range of eateries. laid back atmosphere, quartz crystal white soft sand and beautiful turquoise shallow waters make it all must...sunsets are...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Dec 19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Susan Coleman
We stayed a few years ago to fill a gap...and...

We stayed a few years ago to fill a gap...and were not impressed
lots of small details and better cleaning could have improved it somewhat
Forum: Accommodation 5 Dec 19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Susan Coleman
Not gated but in the Formosa Gardens area you...

Not gated but in the Formosa Gardens area you like..
Generally speaking would think most of the villas are well kept
Forum: Accommodation 16 Nov 19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By Susan Coleman
There really is not too much difference between 3...

There really is not too much difference between 3 and 4 bed villas in price
The price difference is usually determined by location and aspect ...as in south facing pool , unoverlooked, lake/...
Forum: Accommodation 15 Nov 19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,691
Posted By Susan Coleman
I often have just one couple at the...

I often have just one couple at the villa...especially out of peak time
they often stay for 3 weeks or more...
just love the home from home feel in a semi tropical environment and with a pool and...
Forum: Accommodation 14 Nov 19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By Susan Coleman
Most of my guests pay via bank transfer...some...

Most of my guests pay via bank transfer...some prefer to send a cheque
I do offer cc, but through my booking co. who then deal with all, choice for damage waiveretc, and guarantee the villa...
Forum: Accommodation 11 Nov 19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,793
Posted By Susan Coleman
Terrible treatment... Glad you got your money...

Terrible treatment...
Glad you got your money back
next time book a Dibb villa...go straight to the owner and miss out the middle man...management companies are fine for the actual management...but...
Forum: Accommodation 2 Nov 19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Susan Coleman
We have never needed pool heat in May...and with...

We have never needed pool heat in May...and with young children ...our pool does face south though
i would wait until you are there...see the aspect of the pool and the weather..and gage whether you...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Oct 19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,881
Posted By Susan Coleman
This villa (and particularly the bathroom) is...

This villa (and particularly the bathroom) is tragically unhygenic...
and would /could be closed down using Florida law...
i find airbnb, and such like, have no personal contact or interest in...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Oct 19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,548
Posted By Susan Coleman
We provide good quality melamine crockery and...

We provide good quality melamine crockery and glasses ...and insist on use outside for reasons stated above...so dangerous to get glass in the pool or even pool area
We also have so much quality...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Oct 19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By Susan Coleman
Sunset Lakes has a communal pool!...but not...

Sunset Lakes has a communal pool!...but not heated in the winter months...also has kids' tot lot, and fishing offered on the lakes( catch and return basis)...pretty gazebo on the fishing pier on...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Oct 19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,674
Posted By Susan Coleman
than you Family Disney and Grant Woolway and...

than you Family Disney and Grant Woolway and Firstxmas trip
So kind of you to think of our villa..perfect location and we update every year...lakeview from terrace s so special!
Love my dibb...
Forum: Accommodation 9 Oct 19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,434
Posted By Susan Coleman
it is the law in the Orlando /kissimmeee area...

it is the law in the Orlando /kissimmeee area that owners must provide I loo roll per toilet, Hand soaps and handtowels per guest...one dishwasher tablet, one bin bag
this is for hygiene and safety...
Forum: Accommodation 23 Jul 19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By Susan Coleman
You can obtain protection from villa let down if...

You can obtain protection from villa let down if you book with an owner who offers cc payment through Villarenters
there are a few of us on here who do
Need cc payment and 25% deposit if you can...
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