Just back from a wonderful week at David?s villa. This was our first villa stay and we were really impressed with the amount of space, amenities and we loved the pool. The air temperature was a bit chilly on a few days but the pool was always warm. We had several games of air hockey, pool and darts in the well equipped games room. WiFi was fast, beds were comfortable and everything was well maintained. The location was good and the gated community was peaceful.
Communication with David (owner) and Debbi (management company) was quick, efficient and friendly. I would certainly recommend to others and would love to stay again in the future.
Just got back after 3 fantastic weeks at David's villa, this is our 3rd stay here and it's just as wonderful as the first time we stayed, we have stayed in a few villas in the past and this one is still our favourite, hoping to get back in the future ?
We had a lovely stay at Southern Glen villa and would echo what previous reviewers have said - the villa is very clean and tidy, had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, had great WIFI and a games room so the kids were happy, the neighbourhood is peaceful and the neighbours friendly, the pool in particular was appreciated as it was very clean and just the right temperature. Communication with David was quick and efficient and he was very helpful with information and recommendations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Southern Glen and would be happy to stay here again in the future.
What a pleasure it's been to stay in the Southern Glen villa this summer. From the start the owner David was prompt and helpful with any queries.
The villa community is gated and is a really peaceful, courteous neighbourhood. The villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed (including fast enough wifi to satisfy my teens). The beds are comfortable and the pool is great with colour changing lightning at night.
All in all this villa offers amazing value for money and we would be very happy to stay here again in the future.
This is my second stay at Southern Glen, The Manors at Westridge and quite frankly after coming to Orlando for many years and staying at a many different villas, I can honestly say, now I?ve found this gem of a villa, I wouldn?t stay anywhere else.
Everything the other reviewers tell you is true, the Manors is well kept, very peaceful, tremendously friendly and incredibly relaxing to stay at. The villa itself has everything, and I mean everything you could possible need to have a fantastic holiday. I?ve stayed at some villas and nothing is left for you, here, you get ample pool and shower towels, loo rolls, hand soap and its well-stocked with tea bags and coffee, not to mention the lovely comfortable beds, the well-stocked kitchen, with every type of utensil you could wish for.
The living space was great, stylish and comfortable, tv?s and DVD?s in each bedroom, as well as a great main entertainments system. Nice big comfy sofa area, elegant dining area and the whole place was spotlessly clean.
The pool area was brilliant, loads of inflatables to use, very clean and tidy, the pool temperature was just right, lovely pool mood lighting, which really adds to the ambiance, late at night, relaxing by the pool.
Its little touches like this and added extras, that makes us not want to book elsewhere. Since last year we have noticed that David has already invested into the property with an upgraded microwave and dishwasher and we can clearly see the pool deck has been painted and the pool has also been relined to. We have stayed at other villas that are quite frankly tired and dated, that?s why it?s so refreshing to stay somewhere where you can see the owner making every attempt to enhance your environment and stay.
David, himself, was a pleasure to deal with from the moment we enquired to stay, he has very useful and extensive knowledge of Florida and offered much welcomed advice and ideas from flights, car hire and places to shop and dine in the Davenport area, we loved going to Denny?s for breakfast and there?s a fantastic pizza place right by the Westridge too.
Thanks David for a fantastic home from home experience staying at Southern Glen, we can?t wait to book for next year.
This is a beautiful, clean and well-kept villa on a quiet and friendly gated community. The location is great, supermarkets and Disney within easy reach, and close to the I4 for trips further afield. I stayed here with my partner and two boys aged 9 and 11 and it was perfect for our needs. The pool area and games room are excellent and it was difficult to drag the boys away! The villa comes with everything you need and more and is like a home away from home. From my initial enquiry to getting home, communication from David the owner was superb and he responded to all my queries very quickly. Our first few days in the villa were blighted by the arrival of Hurricane Irma, but both David and the management company were very supportive and helpful. I would highly recommend this villa and would not hesitate to book again.
Southern Glen really is a perfect family villa. Myself, my husband and two daughters aged 14 & 5 absolutely loved it here. The villa has a very homely feel and everything you could possibly need, just as if you were at home.
The bedrooms were lovely, very comfortable beds and lovely décor. The same with the lounge/dining room, just perfect.
The games room was brilliant, and kept the kids well entertained.
The location was great, there were three major supermarkets and many diners close by. It's close to Disney, with an easy connection to the I4 to get to the other parks.
The Manors estate was very well kept and peaceful. The neighbours on either side and across the street were very friendly and happy to help or point you in the right direction.
The girls absolutely loved the pool, it was very clean and well maintained. The mood lighting was a beautiful touch and the girls absolutely loved being able to stay in the pool until just after dark, swimming with different colours of water.
My girls would consistently ask to leave the theme parks and just come back to the villa.
Also with Disney being so close, we were able to go to the theme parks early, leave at mid day when the parks were busy, then return in the evening for the fireworks, Southern Glen was a lovely and welcomed escape from the chaos of the theme parks.
Also a little bonus I found was at night was the fantastic light show when out on the patio, we could hear, see the lasers and glow from the Disney fireworks at the right hand side and the left side was an electrical storm. It was amazing to see.
David was extremely helpful throughout the booking process, and offered much welcomed advice and ideas from flights (highly recommend United Airlines) to hire cars, as this was our first time in Florida.
We absolutely loved Southern Glen so much, we all would have happily packed it up and brought it home with us. We highly recommend staying here!
We would like to thank David and his family for allowing us to stay in Southern Glen, and we can't wait to come back in two years time.
Southern Glen is lovely - comfortable, spacious and a real "home from home". My family and I ( DD18, DS16, my husband and I) really enjoyed our time here, so relaxing and close to all the parks, restaurants, shops you could need. David was so great to deal with through booking, enquiries, general queries, information - he responds immediately to emails and provides lots of information.
The rooms were spacious, clean and well furnished. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking at home (if you wish! - we had takeaways or eat out at the restaurants nearby). Lots of bathroom and pool towels already at the villa.
Thank you David, I could easily live at your beautiful villa all year round! It was a real escape from the reality of what was a very rainy England while were were away.
I can't say enough good things about David's villa. From the beginning David was great to deal with and the booking was really easy. I have stayed in lots of villas in Orlando and David's is the cleanest I have ever stayed in. It also a well stocked home from home. It's really reassuring to know that if you have forgotten shampoo/conditioner/plasters/after sun etc - it's all there! Left by other helpful renters. I have added a few things meyself for the next person and I think that's what makes this villa so great; that its guests (and fellow dibbers) have treated it with kindness and respect. The villa is also located in a really quiet gated community and close to resturants and supermarkets. All in all it's a great rental, rent it if you can!
Homely, welcoming and everything needed for the perfect stay.
We came to this Dibb Villa after having stayed in another villa in Hampton Lakes (across the road) for another week. There is no comparison! Southern Glen is excellent with a lot of extras that are not provided in every other villa as standard - trust me I have stayed in many!
From the newly renovated pool to the high speed internet access - extras such as balls for the pool and other pool stuff - loads of towels, separate door form the master suite to the pool area. A carpeted living room floor (as opposed to cold tiles) and modern kitchen appliances I highly recommend this Villa.
Review posted for Mrs J Wheat.
Just got back from from a week in Davids villa and it was great. David is very helpful, answers queries quickly, is very friendly and helpful.
The villa is clean and has everything you need, beds are lovely (some places I've stayed the beds have been awful!), the settees are comfy and the pool area is fab and very quiet.
I would not hesitate to stay here again and have already looked at his availability for next year but for the weeks we were looking at he's booked
Thank you David and we will be back
Just back from a fun week in the parks and stayed at Southern Glen for the first time for 1 week. Easy to find off the US27 and in a nice quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of Kissimmee and Lake Buenu Vista. Great villa, very clean with everything we needed to make our holiday complete. Very comfortable beds, plenty of seats and great seating by the pool where it was great to relax after a hard day in the parks. The I4 into Orlando can be very busy found it easier to go up to the 192 and in that way. Thank you David we will be back just planning when. Wendy
Just returned after our 6th Stay in David's wonderful home - We have been staying here since 2006 and it now feels like home from home (always did right from the start! )
Over the years we have seen the amount of time, effort and money that David has put into his home in updating...every visit there has been updated bedding and appliances/electricals etc.
The home is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well maintained with a great pool and everything you need there at your disposal - if you do find you need something that isn't provided you have a Publix and Walmart literally 5 mins away along the US27, along with many Restaurants and Fast Food establishments.
The community is fabulous and friendly, we always got waved at by the residents as we passed. Its a quiet area which we love after the hustle and bustle of the parks etc... this year we were kept entertained by 2 residents Squirrels that would play on the netted pool enclosure and our 2 Guard Lizards that were always on the door to greet us when we got home.
Disney is only a 20/25min drive away - Universal about 30 mins and MCO about 35 - all dependant on traffic.
This is the only place we would want to stay in Orlando and have always contacted David for his available dates before finally deciding on our holiday - He has always been a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you for our fantastic 6th Florida trip - and heres to the 7th!
We stayed at David's villa for two weeks in August 2016. Very impressed by how clean it was and anything you could think of wanting was there for you. Loads of pool towels too which was handy for the great pool with lovely coloured lighting in the evening. Loads of inflatables for the kids too! There were four of us and the villa was plenty big enough, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A well equipped kitchen and washing machine and dryer which was really handy. Great games room in the garage with a good variety of things to do. Good wifi and tv in all rooms. A gated community with lots of privately owned villas. About 20/25 mins to Disney and probably about 35/45 minutes to Universal depending on traffic. Would definitely stay again. David is great to deal with and responds quickly to any communication.
We spent a week at this villa early Aug 2016 before 2 weeks in Disney's Riverside Resort. All i can say is that i was very happy with villa for the price and will be booking again. Short drive to Championsgate and realistically 25 mins to Disney but perfect for what we wanted. Great communications from David too, around booking.
Thanks Kevin. Let me know if I can help in the future
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25 Jun 16, 09:20 PM
Have just returned from this and it was amazing! You walk in to beds made up tea, coffee, sugar which was much needed after the flight , it has everything you need and more . The games room was brilliant had hours of fun in there and such a great idea kept the kids entertained when we didn't feel like going out restaurants a few minuets away great food served , publix 2 mins down the road the pool was the biggest hit what's better than getting up and having a morning swim in your own pool! , loads of floats provided so kids were straight in . This villa had every thing you would have at home even plastic plates which were great for the kids I would recommend this villa to anyone spacious , clean , well equipped and the beds were so comfy and huge only about 10 mins from Disney we were able to keep in touch back home with the land line ( bounus) and David was amazing with the. Whole booking nothing was to much trouble will definitely be returning soon ?
Been back just over a month now and to say we are missing the villa is an understatement.
The villa was spotlessly clean, well equipped and extremely comfortable. Just what you need after a long day at the parks ! Evenings relaxing by the pool with a cold beer and a beautiful colour changing pool to dip in are simply amazing !
Plenty of places to eat locally, Disney & Universal close by and supermarkets no more than 2 miles away.
Thankyou to Dave for allowing us to spend our AMAZING Florida holiday in your home, you?ve been fabulous from start to finish with nothing being to much. The Only problem we had was we Had to LEAVE to come home.
THANKYOU so much Dave, we WILL be back again. Highly recommend staying at Southern Glen, You WON?T be disappointed !
My family and I have just returned from our first ever villa stay at Southern Glen. We were a bit apprehensive as we have always stayed in the thick of everything on International Drive, we shouldn't have worried our stay was fantastic.
The villa is lovely, comfortable beds with plenty of things like towels, cookery and cutlery, including plastic picnicware which is great when you have an excited 3 year old!
The pool is great, we had heating and it was fabulous to be able to jump in once our little one had fallen asleep in the evening, it was just like getting in to a warm bath.
Loads of places to eat within a 10 minute drive including Chili's, McDonald's, burger King at champions gate, with even more choice on the US 192.
David was an absolute pleasure to deal with and made the entire rental process so easy for us. We will definitely be looking at his availability for our next trip once we start planning.
well we have been home just over a week and are really missing our early morning dips in this lovely pool.
if you are thinking of renting this villa go ahead you wont be disappointed and david is great to deal with.
it comes equipped with everything you will need loads of towels for the pool and bathrooms, plenty of crockery glasses etc the kitchen is really well equipped.
the ice maker came in handy for filling the cool box.
the massive washing machine got plenty of use as well.
this villa is modern very very clean and it was a pleasure to have it as our hokliday home for 15 nights.
we hope david allows us to use it again .
Well thought I would write a mid stay review,the villa is fantastic very very clean and up together.
Pool great we have it heated and it's great.
Nice little touches like shampoo, washing powder coffee although we bring our own it is useful if you don't.
David even has hair straighteners in the bathroom a must have for some of us girls.
If you are thinking of renting this villa you won't be disappointed and David is a great guy to deal with ,gets back to you straight away.
Well just looking through the reviews, the number that have returned for a second stay, that must tell you something, and I am happy to say that I have now joined those people.
There was a sense of great familiarity on approaching the villa, none of that "What If" feeling .. And yes, it was just as good this time round, obvious good care is taken of the place , and as last time, spotless. I know it belongs to David, but for those days there, I think of it as "home" in the USA, so much I'm looking to join the 3 time club in 2015..
Don't dither on choice, you will not be let down with this villa on every wish.
this was our second time at the villa and yet again had a fantastic time, the villa is very clean it has loads of bedding and towels and the new tvs were an added bonus,the pool is lovely I couldn't get my girls out oh and the villa management team were fantastic.
just need to go back
Well, what can I say! I'm sitting by the pool with a cold drink just chillin' and checking my emails.
I LOVE this villa!
We have stayed in lots of villas on previous visits to Orlando and although they were all nice they were very void of creature comforts, not one of them had a single tea bag or bin bag left in them once the previous occupants left and the cleaners had been in.
This wonderful villa on the other hand has home comforts in abundance. I did my usual shop in Publix before arriving to get the normal bits you have to buy like washing up liquid, kitchen cloths, hand soap, tea, sugar... Needn't have bothered it was all here!
The villa was spotlessly clean and we feel really at home.
I could go on and on but I think I will go for a dip in the pool now to cool off :-)
I will however be back as soon as funds allow and will bring my son and grandson next time.
Thanks David for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home.
We have recently come back from a three week stay at this lovely villa. David the owner is lovely and the villa is fantastic. It has everything you can wish for, pool toys, very well equipped kitchen and those little extra things you really appreciate. I cannot recommend this villa enough. We would certainly stay here again in the future.
We had such an amazing time I didnt want to come home! The villa was beautiful with everthing you could possibly need for your stay. Villa owner David was so helpful before and during our stay and the management company were there in a flash when we called them. Our little girl loved the pool and my DH and Dad loved the games room!
Highly recommended, we hope to stay again next time we manage to get over.
Date of Stay: April 2012
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2 Oct 11, 09:55 PM
Recently returned from our stay at Southern Glen and we will definately stay again.
Our experience with both the owner and the management company were excellent. Dave was really helpful and replied to any correspondence quickly. We needed to speak to the management company while there and everything was sorted the same day.
Games room was good and really useful when the Florida afternoon storms came over.
Perfect location took us about 15 mins to disney using the 192, and close enough to the I4 when venturing further afield. Within easy reach of Walmart, Publix and some nice restaurants and take aways.
The villa is well looked after, clean and has everything you will need for your stay. Plenty of towels including pool towels and really comfy beds.
Stayed at Southern Glen in June 2011. We were delighted with the villa, much nicer than the photos! It was spotlessly clean, very well furnished and equipped with everything you could want in a holiday villa. The games room was great fun after a busy park day. Two things not mentioned in the ad is that the Master ensuite bathroom has pool access, so much easier for those using the pool and the Master bedroom closet has a safe.
Publix and several restaurants are a two min drive away. Disney parks approx 15-20 mins away via the 192 and Sherberth Rd.
Very fast and friendly communication from the owner.
Would stay again and definately recommend.
What can I say, but we love this villa, this was our second time at Casterton's villa, its everything you want in a place to stay.The thing we love the most is how clean the villa is, its very modern and got everything you need for a comfortable stay. The pool area is great, and what makes it even better is there is a game's room for those days when you just want to chill. It is a bit further out, but it would only take 15 minutes in the car to universal, the is numerous restuarants in the area, and a publix 2 minutes away.
I can highly recommend this villa, and Dave is a great villa owner, he cant do enough for his visitors.
By the way we are staying again at Dave's villa april 2011
All remaining 2018 nights now from £65.00 per night. excluding Christmas/ New Year . 2019 from £70.00 per night.
Booking up very quickly!
Welcome to Southern Glen, our 3 bed/2bath self-managed pool villa on the quiet ,gated community of The Manors at Westridge. New for 2017 . Pool resurfaced with Diamond Brite in June !
Immaculately clean and furnished to excecutive standards , the villa is available for holiday rental from guests worldwide. Approx 10-15 minutes drive to Disney.
Rental rates are the same ALL year with the exceptions of Christmas/New Year and Easter.
Christmas/New Year and Easter £110.00 per night including pool heating. Please ask for prices in other currencies.
All remaining nights for 2018 £65.00 per night excluding Christmas / New year/ Easter
Includes all taxes and fees , free local AND international phone calls , all linen and towels(inc beach towels).
Tea and coffee and management services. free wireless internet connection.
A Security deposit is also required for £200.00 on all bookings.
Pool Heating £15.00 per day
Excellent games room
Sleeping up to 6 guests comfortably , Southern Glen is an ideal base for your Florida holiday , near enough to the hustle and bustle of the theme parks but far enough away to enjoy some rest and relaxation. . All doors and windows to the pool area have child safety alarms. These MUST be left on at ALL times. Fan installed over Lanai , a godsend in summer !
The pool at Southern Glen now features 7 coloured mood lighting , a first for the Manors (South) atWestridge ! Pool Deck re-painted !
The villa is comfortably furnished with new sofa’s, glass coffee and dining tables, 42 inch flat screenHDTV with surround sound /dvd/stereo system in the lounge . The lounge area has been refurbished to make for an even more comfortable stay. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and new flat screen cable TV’s with and ample closet space and have been recently decorated. The bathrooms (1 en-suite) have power showers ,dressing room style mirrors and hairdryers. A fully fitted kitchen and Laundry facilities are provided and a games room has recently been added. New Bedding October 2016 !
My management staff are available 24hrs for emergencies and during normal office hrs for general enquiries and can also provide extra services such as baby sitting (with advanced notice ) and grocery packages .Please ask about these when booking.
The Manors is a secure sub-division with regular police and security patrols and also has community facilities for holiday guests to use. These include a fitness centre , open air pool , internet access and a lounge area for tea and coffee . A childrens play area is also provided.
For more information and availability, please call David on 01244 376041 or 07545 904441 or
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