We originally booked the villa for May 2021 but owing to the pandemic we were unable to get there. We then moved the booking to September 2021 thinking that everything would be somewhere near normality. Unfortunately once again we were thwarted in our efforts.
Throughout all this time Jackie and Arthur have been there for us with regular correspondence and keeping us updated.
We are so hoping that when we get to go again that the villa will be available.
We booked with Jackie in January 2020 for a trip in November 2020. Jackie made the whole process really simple and communication was superb with her reply to my emails usually coming within a couple hours!
Unfortunately the world changed for the worse a couple of months later and it became less and less likely we would be able to travel. Through the whole process Jackie was really helpful and accommodating, and even agreed to extend the time for our balance to be paid in the hope things would become clearer.
Almost inevitably the flights were cancelled but Jackie was really sympathetic and returned our deposit almost immediately.
We're really gutted to not have made it, but intend to contact Jackie again and book this wonderful villa as soon as the UK and USA open up again!
I wouldn't hesitate recommending for anyone to contact Jackie and look at booking with her if you're looking for an Orlando area villa.
booked our trip here early in the year before 'rona kicked off and was really looking forward to visiting, but after our flights got cancelled, the rest of the trip fell apart. But Jackie and Arthur were great about it, and refunded us in full within a day of emailing them to let them know the trip was off.
fantastic service, and will definitely be booking a trip to their villa next time we make it over to orlando (once it's safe!)
Having booked the villa back in August 2018, we have since looked forward to staying in there in July this year. However due to the current circumstances we have had to cancel the booking. Absolutely gutted, as everyone is at this time, not to be going. The price of the booking, the location and what looked like an amazing view from the villa is everything we wanted when searching. Just wanted to say how thankful we are to Jackie and Aurther in their communication and for refunding the deposit even though they didn't need to. We wish them well and hopefully we get to stay at the villa in the future.
We were due to stay at Sunset Villa for the 2nd time (first in 2017) but we have had to cancel due to Coronavirus. This is a difficult time for everyone and in the grand scheme of things the loss of our holiday feels trivial, however, Jackie and Arthur have been simply incredible. They proactively contacted me (even thought they were stuck abroad) and reassured me that we would receive a full refund. They have kept in touch with us throughout and they have been simply brilliant. When the world settles down we will return to Florida and we have everything crossed we can stay at their beautiful Villa again.
We were due to stay for the second time next month at this villa, we were so impressed after our first visit in 2018 that we rebooked within a month to April 2020. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus outbreak we are unable to travel next month, I wanted to write a review based on the professionalism and kindness that Jackie and Arthur have shown us in this very difficult time. Jackie and Arthur have offered us a full refund on the booking despite the circumstances being out of their control as well. When we are able to book the holiday again, without question we will be speaking to Jackie and Arthur as they not only have a beautiful villa in an ideal location for a very competitive price, they also have shown great compassion and understanding which you can?t put a price on. Thank you so much again, we hope to be able to rebook very soon.
We arrived at Jackie & Arthur's Villa on 11th March 2020. We spent the first two days in the beautiful Villa relaxing around the pool waiting for my children and the grandchildren to arrive the following week. Covid 19 had just started to hit Florida and we was advised to get home as quickly as possible. Unfortunately trying to get a flight home proved to be very difficult. We contacted Jackie & Arthur to explain the situation and their support and reaction was absolutely fantastic. In fact they advised us that if we could not get home we were to stay in the villa, stay safe and remain there until such time where we could fly back to the UK with no additional charge. In a time of crisis, knowing that we were safe even if we could not get home was a huge comfort and I cannot thank Jackie and Arthur enough. We managed to get a flight home on the 18th March. The terms and conditions of the rental home meant that they had no obligations to give us any refunds for cutting our holiday short but to our amazement they refunded two of the three weeks we paid for.
Since we have been home Jackie has kept in touch making sure we are all safe and it feels like we have been friends for years.
Obviously we will re-book at some point and we will use Jackie's villa as our home base as it is absolutely brilliant.
Looking at what's going on in these troubled times it really is refreshing to know that there are some really decent people around who put people's well being in front of business and i can honestly say that Jackie and Arthur fit that profile. I am truly grateful for everything they did for my family and I can't wait to get back to their lovely home in Florida.
We have just sadly returned from a 2 week stay in this beautiful villa, it definitely felt like home. The pool and spa area was nice to come back to after a busy day on the parks. The children loved the games room and having bedrooms to choose from, which in the end they shared one of the master suites. Being so close to the highway 192 made it very easy to get Disney and universal and had so many places to eat. Thank you to Jackie and Arthur for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday home. We will be back.
We have very recently returned from this fabulous villa and we were very sorry to leave.
From the moment you enter the villa it feels like a home from home, it?s warm and welcoming and has a lovely feel.
The villa itself feels spacious, plenty of room for a large group, it was very well equipped and and the bedrooms, particularly the master are good sizes and the beds are extremely comfortable.
The crowning glory of the villa are the pool and the view, the pool and spa are a great size and were the perfect temperature, however the view from the villa is unrivalled, the amount of wildlife we were able to watch was amazing, you really don?t need to go to the theme parks, just pull up a chair and just watch nature?s theme park !
We are very disappointed that the villa is booked for our dates next year as without doubt we will return to this villa, we had a great experience from the moment of us booking to the day we arrived home.
We had a great time at Jackie and Arthur's villa. High Grove is an ideally located gated community with clubhouse. The villa itself is at the rear of the estate with views on to a lake and woodland, with plenty of wildlife to see. The pool is west facing. When we were there in June the sun reached the pool late morning and was on it until sun set. The house itself has everything you would need for your holiday. The garage is a well equipped games room. The wifi is strong within the house. This is the second time we have stayed at High Grove and would have no hesitation in returning to this villa. Jackie and Arthur really care that you have a good time, making you feel like welcome guests. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home.
We were lucky enough to stay in this property at the start of march 2019. We found the whole holiday let process seamless from the initial booking right through to the end, the home owners are a joy to communicate with. The property itself is huge with beautiful high ceilings and open plan living. Gorgeous pool and jacuzzi area with wildlife to view to the rear and immaculate front and driveway maintained to a high standard. At a great price a secure feeling property within a gated community perfect distance to Disney parks but also easily accessible routes to Clearwater beach and into Orlando city itself. Sat nav being available was a huge help. Decor and furniture clean and presentable could be modernised throughout however this didn?t distract from a perfect holiday experience. I would highly recommend this property for anyone able to visit Florida. Thank you so much Jackie, we hope to stay in your property again soon
Went as a large family group. Great place to stay and easy to find. It had all amenities you want for the duration of your stay. Kids enjoyed the playroom and the pool. I would like to extend our thanks to Jackie and Arthur for the ease at of the booking process. We have stayed at a few villas and hotels around the Disney parks over the last 25 years. This villa is certainly one we would go back to again. Thank you also to the management on call staff.
I would choose this villa for value for money and location.
Just got back from staying at this wonderful villa.
Absolutely fantastic location. 2 mins from walmart. just on edge of the 192 so easy access to all areas.
Although not far from main road, surprisingly dead quiet by poolside which overlooks conservation area.
Saw numerous birds, turtles and even a baby alligator.
Villa itself was stunning, everything you needed inc fantastic games room, pool at large tv, even extras such as sat nav. computer with printer and tvs in all rooms.
I like the 2 floors with all the large bedrooms upstairs, HUGE en suite in master bedroom and nice themed touches in others.
I have been to Florida numerous times and stayed in numerous villas.
this villa was far superior by a clear mile.
Owners were super friendly and made things easy and clear to make the stay comfortable and paperwork friendly.
this will be my first option of future trips and have recommended to numerous friends already.
my only fear is that it might be fully booked for my next trip.
But please, experience for yourself.
missing the pool already.
special thanks to owners
Jackie and Arthur
Mark, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Highly recommend this villa! 2nd time I have stayed here and am booking my 3rd! I come with my family and this villa was perfect for us! It's location is right where you need it to be, close to all the parks which is ideal with young children and right by the 192 so everything you need is within 5-20 minute drive. Don't waste time looking at others just book this one!
We recently stayed in this lovely villa for our family holiday.
We've stayed in many villas in a variety of locations and we all agreed this was the best villa in the best location.
The location is perfect at the junction of the 192/27, and is close to supermarkets and shops and restaurants on both the 192 and the 27.
It is in a gated community which gave us peace of mind with the added security this brings.
It took us 20 minutes to get to the entrance of Disney, 1/2 an hour to SeaWorld and 40-45 minutes to Universal - I timed it!
The house is very comfy and spacious with added touches such as a Satnav, UK to USA extension leads (very useful for charging all our electicals), all towels provided and the games room.
We loved the outlook at the back and saw lots of wildlife, some of it pretty noisy (the Grey cranes).
We had pool heating as this was a January holiday, and it was the best pool heating we've had, the pool was warm and we were in it most days.
Communication with the owners was very easy and all queries answered in a timely manner.
Would recommend this villa to anyone, either families on their own or families travelling together and would stay here again.
Our third visit to High Grove and we had the pleasure of staying at Jackie's beautiful villa. This gated sub division is extremely well situated at the end of the 192. There are various restaurants within a short distance and a huge Walmart 5 mins drive away. The sub division is small and very clean.
From the start, Jackie was excellent to deal with, answering emails promptly. On arrival, the villa was clean, spacious and very well equipped. Although we only used 3 of the bedrooms for the four of us, all the bedrooms were very generously sized. The games room was great fun for those rainy days but our favourite thing was relaxing in the pool or hot tub watching all the wildlife on the conservation area. The sunset view was also stunning.
We had to contact the management company who dealt with our problem quickly and efficiently. The staff at the clubhouse were also helpful and friendly.
Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon. Thanks Jackie.
Wow, Wow, Wow - what a fantastic Villa and location!
We stayed over the Easter period and even though there were in effect 4 adults and 2 children (9 & 12) I can honestly say we never felt on top of each other and the Villa delivered everything it promised and so much more.
The pool area is beautiful with views on to grass and trees which should not be taken for granted as there are some properties at Highgrove where the pool areas face each. I must admit every time we drove past these properties we thanked our lucky stars we were staying where we were!
The bedrooms were spacious and accommodated all our needs and the kitchen area had every kind of utensil you could think of! WiFi was excellent throughout the property as was the TV and the choice of TV channels including English football.
The location is first class for the 192 where there are numerous places to eat and shop but by far its greatest asset is the location and the very short drive to the Disney parks which was helped even more by the "short cut" directions supplied by Jackie.
Although I have said the location is its greatest asset this is closely followed by the communications I had with Jackie. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she always replied quickly to any questions and even let us know when she was holiday herself so we wouldn't worry if she couldn't get back to us immediately.
I'll admit I was tentative about booking a Villa based on internet reviews especially as I was doing this on behalf of two families, however, I struck absolute gold with this choice and everyone agreed it played a huge part in making our holiday one we will never ever forget.
This villa is fantastic with an amazing view from the pool deck & situated on High Grove which is a extremely well maintained gated community in a great location on highway 27 right at the end of the 192 just minutes from Walmart, Publix & all the restaurants along the 192. Jackie the owner was very helpful & responsive right from the first contact all the way through the booking process & while we were in Florida & has returned our security deposit within a couple of days of us being home.
The villa is beautiful, clean & in very good condition & very well maintained. As already mentioned there is an endless supply of towels & linen & the kitchen is really well equipped with everything you would possibly need. There is also a computer with printer should you need it, extension leads with UK plugs on which we found handy, sat nav & the luggage scales for the pre suitcase checks on the way home. The games room is also well equipped & a full entertainment setup in the family room & TVs in all the bedrooms also with PlayStation etc should you need them.
The view from the pool over the lake is just amazing with lots of wildlife to watch including a beautiful sunset & Such a peaceful location its hard to believe you are only about 10 to 15 minutes to Disney.
This was our 4th villa holiday in Florida (3rd Dibb Villa) & this has to now be our number 1 villa & would definitely book with Jackie & Arthur again Next time we visit as we loved the location, the villa is spotless with plenty of room to relax on a very secure & well maintained community.
We have previously stayed at the high grove resort and loved its location and the general feel of the community so were very pleased when we managed to book this villa. Firstly the communication from the villa owner (Jackie) was very friendly and helpful and always answered our questions swiftly. The villa itself is no less than AMAZING and everything you could possibly want from a villa in Orlando (and we have stayed in a few!) The villa is very large in size and was comfortable for our two families and us with 3 young children. The Villa is in a great location at the back of the high grove complex that looks over a nature area, the swimming pool with Jacuzzi was lovely and especially of an evening watching the sun go down. The amount of amenities provided by the owners is second to none! The kitchen has just about every utensil going and enough cutlery to provide for a football team! The villa is stocked with loads of baby equipment, games, books, towels, computer equipment, useful information and so much more... Upon our return Jackie asked us if there is anything else we would recommend they provide in the villa an i could not think of a single thing! The games room is fantastic and will keep the kids busy for hours. We also had to contact the management company after my very young daughter managed somehow to permanently lock the safe with all our money in, they replied to our email within an hour and the problem was fixed - Great service! Overall we cannot recommend this villa, its owners and the management enough, stunning villa with stunning service! We will certainly be booking up again for our next Disney trip!
This villa is fantastic! We stayed here as a family of four and it worked perfectly for us. Our children are only small and the villa gave them lots of space to play and the bedrooms were far enough away from the living room that we didn't need to worry about waking them up in the evening.
There are sooooo many amenities in the villa, Jackie has thought of everything, there was a plug adaptor, luggage scales (which we definitely needed!) and even a sat-nav.
There is a large games room with lots of different games which my kids loved. There are a number of different computer consoles around the villa and lots of televisions and dvd players. There were also pool toys.
There is lots of baby equipment should someone need it, including a bed-guard and baby monitor which we did use.
The kitchen is seriously well stocked and i'd assume you could cook just about anything if you so wish. And there are so many towels available.
We used the pool pretty much everyday and there is enough space around the pool that you can sit out and eat if you want to.
Its a great location and initially I worried about how long the drive would take along the 192, but it really took no time at all, I think it took 10 minutes to get onto Disney property in the mornings.
And the High Grove community was fantastic. Everything is so well maintained, we were really impressed with the service, they even put the bins out for you on rubbish collection days.
We truly had a fantastic holiday and we adore this villa. We will definitely look to stay here again. Thank you so much Jackie.
This is our second stay at the villa and I would like to thank Jackie and the agent for the excellent communication that we had making our booking and stay enjoyable.
The villa has many facilities including fun bedrooms for the children and a well equipped games room. There are many appliances and utensils so although we didn't actually cook there, you would have everything that you needed should you choose to do so.
We paid for pool heating and the pool was beautifully warm upon arrival.
There were numerous towels, so there is no need to take or use your own.
The location of this villa is perfect. You can buy groceries at the local Wallmart, or dine at handy restaurants. A favourite of ours for a lunch time quick bite was Sweet Tomatoes for a tasty and refreshing salad buffet. It took only a very short time to drive to the WDW parks down along the Sherbeth Road. No need to get tangled up in the traffic jams of the I-4 if you stay here. Also it is a gated community, so it is extremely safe.
Thanks again Jackie especially for your compassion at the start of this booking when I encountered unexpected family ill health. I was very grateful.
Having decided to book our first family holiday, and book everything ourselves, we chose Sunset View as our villa of choice. From the first email we sent to Jackie, she made the whole process easy. The villa itself was clean, spacious, very well equipped and the little touches were much appreciated. We loved the location! Various birds, turtles, an alligator and even a Coyote as well as watching the sun set was our regular view! the resort was also well kept and quiet. We did have a couple of small issues, but these were sorted by the management company. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Having chosen Sunset view in Highgrove for our holiday villa we couldn't have picked better! From booking the villa everything went smoothly. Jackie the owner kept us up to date with everything and was very nice. On arrival everything was straight forward, this was first time we had rented a villa but was very easy. The villa was very welcoming, having arrived late at night there were a few supplies at hand which was very much appreciated and a God send. The villa itself had everything you could need and more to make it a fantastic holiday. I would highly recommend to anyone who is is looking for a nice well kept resort. If I was returning to Florida I would definitely go back without a shadow of doubt
Thank you for making out 2 week stay so great?
We visited Jackie and Arthur's villa in July it was lovely. We visit Orlando every second year and this is the first time we have booked a villa directly with the owner and I have to say Jackie made this experience very easy and she helped us through the whole process with ease from the information provided before booking all the way to contacting us on arrival to see if we arrived ok!
The villa itself is amazing, very peaceful and not overlooked unless you count the wildlife that come to visit, we saw lots of lovely birds and could see a few gators swimming in the lake at the back of the house. Jackie and Arthur have thought of everything in the house too, if you are traveling with small children there is everything already provided, they even provided a booster seat for our son which would have cost us around $70 from the car rental firm.
We dealt with the management company on a couple of occasions and they were quick efficient and helpful, once when I couldn't work out how to use the dishwasher! They even came out after a big storm to check over all our electrics, really lovely people.
The house is well situated for shops with Walmart and publix a short drive away and lots of restaurant within five minutes.
We loved this villa and will certainly be returning hopefully very soon.
We have not long got back from our 1st trip to Orlando, we have enjoyed our stay at Jackie & Arthur's villa for 2 weeks. From the initial email enquiring about the villa to returning home I have found Jackie and Arthur very approachable and very happy to help with any questions that we had etc.
We were provided with directions to the villa which we followed, we got to the villa with no problem at all, we found the villa to be in a great location, close to places to eat and shops. We felt safe with the villa being on a gated community.
The villa itself was lovely and big, plenty of room for the 5 of us, we found thethe villa to be well kept and well equipped.
We were actually lucky enough to see a small alligator during our time there.
We would not hesitate to book with Jackie and Arthur again as the villa has everything that we would need.
Having just written a review of the villa we stayed in this year I realised I hadn't written a review for last year's villa so I apologise for the late review. We had a fab holiday in this beautiful villa , we loved the location and the open outlook to the back where we spotted some wildlife including a wee alligator and some turtles. The villa was very roomy and had everything we needed , the kids enjoyed the pool and the games room. We would definitely return this villa if it was available when we return with our family. Thanks Jackie and Arthur , you have a lovely home there in High Grove and we enjoyed our stay!
Date of Stay: October 2014
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4 Jul 14, 03:56 PM
First of all I would just like to say Thankyou Jackie and Arthur. We have just come home after a fabulous two weeks stay in your gorgeous villa. Two families stayed and there was plenty of room for all of us. The facilities were second to none. From the fabulous pool and games room to the kitchen equipment.Great area very close to Disney and not too far from the universal parks. Loads of lovely restaurants very close by on the 192. I will definitely be recommending this villa to all my family and friends and hope to go back soon. Maybe for a month next time.
Date of Stay: June 2014
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18 Apr 14, 06:12 PM
We have not long ago arrived home from a fantastic two weeks at Sunset View and are already missing it so much. The Villa is simply amazing- Jackie and Arthur have thought of everything! The complex itself is in a fantastic location, close to Disney, Publix, Walmart, Dennys, Wendy's... the list goes on! It is a gated community, so you enter by entering a security code which gives great piece of mind and all the villas look beautifully kept. The Villa itself is huge! We are a family of 4 so we didn't use two of the bedrooms but you could easily accommodate a larger family/party here. The beds were super comfy and everywhere was spotless! The games room is crazy- the kids were in Heaven with air hockey, Playstations, basketball, pool and more. I was in total awe over the laundry room-pack light as washing/drying clothes is a breeze with these massive machines! The real treat was the beautiful pool area- if you are into your wildlife, this is the place for you! The pools looks onto a beautiful lake which houses all sorts of wonderful creatures. Over the two weeks we watched Gators and Turtles and all kinds of wonderful birds. The pool itself was so lovely and warm and complimented perfectly by the hot tub.
I really can't recommend this Villa enough. We actually came home with 2 days unused Disney tickets as the Children (5 & 8) wanted to spend the last few days at the Villas, they enjoyed it so much. For anyone in doubt about booking a private rental, please speak to Jackie. She instantly installs confidence and does everything she can to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
If we're lucky enough to have the 'second' holiday of a lifetime, we wouldn't stop anywhere else!
Well we are hotel folks and have never stayed in a villa before, so this was a leap of faith.
From the outset communication with Jackie was superb and really instilled confidence. I loved getting a DVD in advance because I felt that anyone who was proud enough of their property to send a DVD would ensure that the reality lived up to our expectations.
There were only 3 of us so the house seemed huge, but it was just so relaxing. The owners have obviously thought of everything that the traveller could need. The children's beds were very cute and I can imagine children being thrilled to stay there.
The house was extremely clean, and the whole area felt very safe, and quiet. It was a very easy drive to the Disney Parks along the Sherbeth Rd.
At the end of our vacation here my family returned to Canada and I moved back into a hotel for the last remaining 9 nights. I sorely missed the villa and we have all agreed that this is the way we will go for future vacations.
I highly recommend this villa and Jackie will ensure that your stay is a happy one.
We have just returned from Sunset View Villa, this has been our best vacation ever.
You pull up to two sets of imposing gates, with a keypad for your entry code. The well equipped clubhouse is straight ahead, with a solar heated pool, spa, gym, sitting room, games room and many events throughout the week. The club house is staffed until 8.30pm.
A short drive to the rear of the community finds your impressive home for your holiday. All of the gardens are well kept and during our visit many decorated for Christmas. you feel safe due to the good mix of vacation rental and private residents.
The entrance hall is spacious with a formal sitting area and a formal dining table. However, we spent our time in the home in the informal living and dining areas. Upstairs you will find 5 lovely bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master is huge with a large walk in closet and separate seating area, and a computer with printer.
The pool at the rear of the home truly has the most amazing views. We saw various birds including eagles, with one conveniently perched on the tree opposite the lanai. The pool itself is well maintained and as warm as a bath, the hot tub is lovely after a long day.
The main plus point about this home is Jackie & Arthur. They really go above and beyond to make sure their guests feel at home and all the stresses and strains are taken out of your day. There are too many amenities to list in this home. Jackie & Arthur communicate extremely well, always doing what they say they will when they say they will.
This villa is a genuine 10 mins to Disney property, so makes sense, a peaceful holiday retreat, minutes from everything you could need or want. Hopefully we'll be back. Edit: we are a family of 4, and this luxurious villa still worked out incredible value for us on using two bedrooms, imagine if you could fill it.
Just back from two weeks at this villa and completely agree with all previous reviews.
From our initial enquiry with Jackie & Arthur, they have been very friendly and prompt with all emails, going the extra mile at times with extra information about the villa and even themselves to reassure us that everything would go smoothly, which it did.
The villa was very welcoming, Jackie & Arthur really have thought of everything. There were plenty of bath towels & pool towels, the kitchen was well stocked with sooooo much crockery, the US to UK extension leads were helpful and the games room was a massive hit, particularly the table tennis!
Having previously stayed at Windsor Hills, we did wonder if we might regret being a little further away from the parks at High Grove, but actually, it wasn't that much further at all, especially using the Sherbeth Rd shortcut which we used every time. Also, we were at the right end of Hwy 192 for all our favourite restaurants at Rolling Oaks. The villa location was extremely quiet, we barely saw anyone else at all apart from the odd person walking by taking photos of the visiting wildlife that the water attracts.
We would highly recommend this villa, Jackie & Arthur were a pleasure to deal with. We are already talking about returning but were sad to see that the villa is already booked for the dates we had in mind, so if you are thinking of booking, don't hesitate!
Date of Stay: November 2013
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13 Nov 13, 12:40 PM
Returned on 4th November after two extremely enjoyable weeks at this Villa and hope this review is helpful to anybody else thinking of booking.
The booking process was extremely smooth with the owners being very helpful, patient, and prompt in answering all queries. The High Grove resort itself is idyllic; really well maintained, quiet, peaceful and serene. It is located at the west end of Hwy 127 where it meets Hwy27 so the other side of Kissimmee and I4
The Villa itself is a very good size, lots of room both downstairs and upstairs, the open-plan design creating an airy spacious environment. It was in a very good condition (akin to a 4-star hotel in my opinion). A very well-equipped and laid-out kitchen, dining area and family area. After long days trekking around the parks we found the ?family area? to be so comfortable and welcoming. Labelled as 5 bedrooms the Master bedroom is huge, there are also two other double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. All were spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped. With a wife and 3 daughters it was handy having 3 bathrooms !
There were also lots of thoughtful extras such as sat-nav, UK to US extension leads, baby equipment, pool toys etc.
All in all the Villa played a major part in making our stay a really enjoyable one and Arthur & Jackie were a pleasure to deal with.
So much has already been said about the villa and location and I fully agree. This was our fourth villa stay in 5 years and I can say it was the best yet. Loved the villa, and the outlook is brilliant. The sounds at night are fantastic. great wildlife. We even saw a deer once. Lots of birds and terrapins. The estate is great and well looked after as well. Not big and very quiet. Great spa in the pool. Loved it.
Just came home on the 10th July after spending 2 weeks at this villa and we all agree it is a very good place to spend your holiday. Not only was the villa clean and tidy but the owner was very easy to deal with both prior and after our holiday. The villa is situated just after the turn off at the 192 going onto H27. We have stayed at quite a few villa's in Florida as this was our 14th trip and we saved the best villa to last as it was somewhere you could relax and take in a night time swim trying to workout the animal sounds coming from the water reserve. We are returning to Florida next year again but this villa is already booked, what a shame as it really close to the parks and shops never mind good restaurants. Well equipped villa with everything and more than you will need for a holiday and not to mention the very quick Wi-Fi access and computer.
We had a fantastic time at the Villa. It certainly lived up to the description and more, with additional items being added this year such as scales for the suitcases and a US extension lead for UK plugs. The Villa itself was massive with really big bedrooms, large living room and great, well stocked games room. Pool area was lovely with a nice view over the conservation area. Everything we needed was there and all we had to add was the food and drink!
The location was ideal at the junction of the 192 and route 27, with shops and restaurants all within a few minutes drive. The High Grove estate seemed very friendly and safe. Jackie was incredibly helpful and answered all my questions and we will certainly see if this Villa is available if we make it back to Orlando.
We have had a wonderful time here just the two of us. The first time we walked in the house it felt so homely it was bright and so clean. It had everything we wanted and more. Having an alarm was good too it always makes you feel more secure. Upstairs was really spacious, the master bedroom was huge and the bed massive and so comfy and lovely pillows, the bathroom was also big with a massive walk in shower, all the bedrooms were a good size, another two double rooms with queensize beds as well as two rooms with single beds for kids. Downstairs was really bright all the way through. The kitchen was lovely with so much equipment, crockery and pans, glasses, plenty of cutlery and kitchen utensils then there were lots of plastic crockery for outside by the pool. There were cleaning sprays to use. There are adapters for charging things English to US so much easier than travel plugs. The cloak room by the family room was good to have. The dining and formal area were very nice there was another set of doors leading out to the pool so you could have a meal and still look outside. The family room was very cosy with a massive telly so nice to relax in. The games room was brilliant so much to do it was very clean with flooring down much nicer than concrete which some villas we have stayed in has had, we used it quite a lot especially on a very stormy day and the ceiling fan was nice to have. The pool was fantastic what a view, looking out onto the conservation area we saw lots of wildlife,an alligator who we called Al would come out of the lake onto the bank and sun itself, lots of turtles, a family of cranes so many species of birds it was brilliant. The pool area was lovely, brick instead of the usual cream concrete sun beds,chairs,tables, there was a dining table under the lanai which was great when we wanted to eat outside and the fan kept it nice and cool we had pool heat and it was like a bath so swam at night too. It was lovely sitting out at night it was so warm and the colour changing pool lights were pretty. We do spend a lot of time by the pool as we like to chill and it was so quiet and relaxing sitting in the spa watching the wildlife amazing loved it. Jackie and Arthur have thought of everything to make your stay is home from home. There are buggys, car seats and lots of other baby stuff if you have a young family all in tip top condition. All the tv's are flat screen in all rooms, DVD players and games consoles , dvd's, books, lots of pool towels, all the towels and bedding were good quality I loved the bedspreads. Having a safe was great and a computer and printer was ideal for the Internet and keep in touch with family via email and be able to check in online for your flight and print boarding passes was a real bonus. Everything you see on the photos is exactly what you get but is better when you are there. Having the bins took to the end of the drive and brought back was novel so there were no worries if you forgot collection days. High grove is a lovely community very friendly and felt safe we walked round it a few times and the clubhouse is very nice too with a big pool if you want to use it. Very near to wallmart ,walkable if you care to walk, garage for fuel, KFC and Walgreens, CVS a bit further on, cagans crossings opposite Walmart that has a few shops and a $1 to $3 shop. Go right you have berry town centre with publix and posner park further down. So the location is brilliant easy access to the 192. Plus it's gated. Everything was perfect we had an amazing time Jackie and Arthur are lovely they make you feel as though you know them. We had lots of contact before our visit and after they have been wonderful and very kind. We have stayed in a few villas over the years but there is no doubt that this is the best villa we have stayed in, it has everything we could have wished for and hope we can stay again in the future. Thank you Jackie and Arthur for everything.
Date of Stay: May 2013
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21 Mar 13, 09:08 PM
We had a wonderful time at this villa - and we only used three of the five bedrooms! Our twins loved the pool (probably even more than the parks!) It is very spacious and close to a lot of great restaurants, Publix, Wal Mart and the Disney parks, especially via the Sherberth Road shortcut.
Having the use of pushchairs meant we didn't need to take any and made a real difference, even though our kids are out of them at home. The Sat Nav, travel adaptors and computer/printer add those finishing touches and makes everything easier. Jackie was always very quick to reply to emails and provided lots of information.
Another stay in this villa for us and we have already booked for August .so much stuff to play with in the games room keeps us amused for hours...there is no point in me going on and on about this villa or the service you get from the owners and management company as its all been said before... if you are looking to hire a villa please try this one I know you will not be disappointed ...
Date of Stay: December 2012
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22 Dec 12, 12:26 AM
The three of us stayed at the villa for 16 days
We have been to other villas over the past 6 years and we have found this one to be the best out of all of them. It?s secure, clean, and close to the Disney (about 15 mins drive) which is good and bad as we had a mustang I would have liked to of driven it for longer
The villa is set in a very nice area with a very well looked after neighbourhood; we did not feel uncomfortable at all unlike some villas we have been to in the past.
On arrival to the villa we were surprised to be greeted with a Christmas tree and decorations. This was a perfect touch to the villa, no others have done this and we been a few times at Christmas. The villa itself is very spacious, there were just 3 of us and as others have said the villa is equipped with everything you would need.
Our niece LOVED the pool and we did as well, I would recommend heated pool for this time of year (December) as it was perfect for relaxing the mussels after the parks.
We liked the area the villa was in, there is a walmart just over the main road and about 8 mins down the road are some very good restaurants (we love olive garden & longhorn)
Over all this is the best villa we have found in Florida 5*
We also showed my parents round as they were staying in another villa about 15mins down the road. They said they loved our villa more and will definitely be staying there when they next go, as will we.
We have stayed in many villas in the area over the years, never been too disastrous or had any major disappointments, but this villa has ticked every single box that we have had on our imaginary list. It is clean, quiet, not overlooked, on a lovely estate which is very well placed for all activities, parks, eating and shopping.
The villa has everything that we needed and much much more besides, so well equipped. We didn't cook, but we could have cooked a banquet for a party!
We loved loved loved the pool and the spa, looking out over conservation views instead of the opposite neighbours pool, loved the wifi and having access to a printer for the money off vouchers, and the boarding passes for coming home ((
We didn't have kids with us but have never seen a games room so well equipped and cared for... we have already booked it again for next May, and hopefully next November, flights willing. we don't hesitate to recommend this villa for a couple (like us) or for more than one family...it will serve you well, unless of course you want one of our desirable dates... BACK OFF IT'S OURS!
Date of Stay: November 2012
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5 Nov 12, 05:34 PM
Hi, we stayed at this villa for 21 nights in october of this year. Our stay was fantastic from start to finish. The resort itself is beautiful,it is so peaceful yet very close to all the main restaurant and theme park areas.The villa backs on to a lake and conservation area and it was lovely to sit outside and see lots of wildlife.Inside is very spacious and very well maintained with everything you could possibly need during your stay,more towels,pots,cups etc than could ever be used! Altogether an excellent place to enjoy your holiday from.
Just back and writing this at 2 in the morning (jet lag lol )so please excuse any typos .
The villa was beautiful , had everything we needed and more , the kitchen had more equipment than mine does at home ! The tvs had full satelite tv so even though I'm a mad Man City fan we were able to watch Blackpool in the play offs . THe boys faces when they arrived had to be seen so be believed running round so excited James announced he was 'buzzing ' they loved the games room and pool in particular .
Excellent location with Wal Mart the closest supermarket and restaurants just a short drive down the 192 .
To put into words I would just say PERFECT and many thanks to owners Jackie and Arthur
Let me firstly sum up our stay in one word - FANTASTIC!
Or perhaps that should read Fantasmic lol
The villa was beyond our expectations as was the service we received from both the villa owners Jackie and Arthur and their management company.
We have been regular visitors to Orlando for many years and have stayed in villas in different areas and communities but I can hand on heart say that our stay in Jackie and Arthur's Sunset View villa was by far the best. It is exceptionally well maintained and equipped with everything you could need and more!
I have spent hours on the Internet browsing and researching villas. making comparisons and drawing up the 'must have' lists, Your villa ticked every box for us.
Now where do I start telling you why your villa was so ideal for us. It had so many additional features that I am going to be taking up a full page here describing them!
The villa location was very easy to find (excellent directions from Jackie) and it was so handy for all the Parks, Restaurants and Shops. It is ideally situated just off the intersection of the 192. It is also on a gated community for that additional security.
I loved the fact that Walmart was so close to you (a couple of minutes drive away) Heaven for a shopaholic like me, I could shop there 24/7 lol
Posner Retail Park is only 10 minutes drive away with it's numerous shops including Michael's craft store that I love to visit and a Dollar Tree (was great telling my 3 young Grandchildren they could each select any 2 items there as treats off us lol. I also bought myself yet another new handbag from JC Penny.
I printed a Michael's money saving coupon using the villa printer. We have stayed in villa's before with computers but not one with a printer, It was great to be able to print out the odd coupon or 2 and saved time at the airport as we could print off our boarding passes.
The villa wasn't overlooked,which is a must for us when we chose a villa and it has the most gorgeous view onto both a River and conservation area.
The sun was on the back of the villa from approx 10am until sunset. The sunsets were a joy to behold.
Lots of wildlife - We seen Alligators (just baby ones lol) A family of Cranes (Mammy. Daddy and Baby) who were regular visitors much to the delight of our grandchildren. We also seen Turtles. Heron's, an Otter and soaring Eagles. It was so relaxing sitting out by the poolside and in your Jacuzzi!
There was also a covered area (Lanai) with the added features of a ceiling Fan and Florida Glass (for additional privacy) This was great for dining 'al fresco', playing card games.etc or for that extra shade if needed.
The villa was so spacious and well designed. The master bedroom was so huge, with an exceptionally large ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and king sized bed. Sure wish our bedroom at home was this size lol.
We were a party of 7 and the three 2 seater sofa's in the main living room was ideal for us with the added bonus of some having the recliner functionality.
The provision of an electronic safe was again another great feature.
The phone handsets were cordless and meant we weren't restricted to talking in one specific place. I was able to talk to my friend in the UK whilst out soaking the rays of the Florida sunshine!
We had our first visit to the new Legoland Park which is very easy to get to from your villa. virtually a straight run down Highway 27,.
The inclusion of the free use of a Sat Nav made it very easy to find places .It already had lots of places pre-programmed into it.
We kept forgetting to use your slow cooker Jackie. but we will next time! Will be great to come back in after a day out to the smell of a ready home cooked meal!
I was delighted that your kitchen had a window which is most unusual in an Orlando villa. It was great to look out onto the pool area.
Our grandchildren loved the choice of DVD's, they each took a different DVD to bed each night to watch, There was a DVD player in each bedroom so no fighting over who was watching what. They didn't quite manage to watch the full Harry Potter Series so guess what we had to buy on our return to the UK lol.
The Games room was fantastic. So much more in it than any other games room we have seen and a built in ceiling fan which is a definite must for a games room. but not many villa's provide this additional feature.
The kids loved our visits to the nearby Golden Corral where they so looked forward to the chocolate fountain and ate candy floss as if it was going out of fashion!
I will also comment on the exceptional service I received when I visited the Club House one day with a query, The gentleman there was very helpful. professional and went out of his way to help me. This is by far the best Community Management I have ever encountered. We went to put our bins out on bin day and my husband came back in and informed me it had already been done which baffled us and when we returned from our day out the emptied bins had been returned by the Magic Fairy to their original location! We later found out that this is part of the service provided on this community.
Thanks again Jackie and Arthur, you thought about everything in order to make our stay in your gorgeous Orlando home absolutely perfect. Your communication was exceptional.
I thought it was a lovely touch when you asked on our return if there was anything extra you could have provided to enhance out stay in your villa. Your guests are obviously a priority and made to feel extra special.
Between booking your villa and us staying there (which was only a short time) you made several upgrades which you informed us of including a brand new flat screen computer,
And finally in my best 'Arnie voice' We will be back!
Just returned from a 2 week stay at Sunset View Villa. We have visited Florida before and this was by far the best villa we have stayed in. Everything was as described and more. It was like a home from home, everything you could possible want was there. The pool was fantastic, lovely and warm with brilliant views of the wildlife which included alligators, turtles and a family of Herons who regularly passed by. Some mornings we saw the hot air balloons passing overhead.
The games room was enjoyed by our 2 teenage grandsons, Especially the pool table.
The TV included premier league football which was also appreciated by the men in the family. It was a bonus to have the use of a computer and printer which we used to check in on line and print the boarding passes for our journey home.
We were very close to the parks and Jackie and Arthur gave us a short cut that we were not aware of and this cut the journey time down to 10-15 minutes.
The villa was very clean and the furninshings are of a very high standard, there are loads of towels which we were also able to use for the waterparks.
We are hoping to visit Florida again and would not hesitate to book this villa again if it is available.
Thanks to Jackie and Arthur, we had a fabulous 2 weeks holiday in Orlando and your villa is wonderful.
We recently visited the villa for 2 weeks in March, and we couldn't fault it. The villa was perfect, as in the pictures, and provided a really comfy base during our stay. The pool is great, really warm in the winter with the pool heat, and plently of outside seating.
The villa was brilliant, plenty of space for our party of five, and lots of entertainment in the form of the games room, my son asked when we could return from the parks to play in it.
The villa is well placed, just down the road from a huge Walmart, and rows of restaurants starting just a 2 minute drive away.
Overall we had a fabulous time and are planning to return to this villa again next time as it beats anywhere else we have stayed.
Thanks to Jackie and Arthur for allowing us to have such a great time
Date of Stay: March 2012
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23 Jan 12, 09:54 AM
My wife and i stayed here for 2 early weeks in January this year, although there was only the two of us staying the owners quick responding to questions when i was searching for a villa and the overall impression from the pictures we opted for this fantastic 5 bedroom villa on High Grove
Before we booked it, Jackie was great with correspondence, everything arrived when she said it would and directions and information for villa were very clear and more importantly easy to follow.
The villa was exactly as it appeared in the photographs, when we first arrived the cleanliness was spotless, the kitchen has more pots pans glasses etc than anyone could ever need. All the bedrooms/bathrooms were clean tidy and very well kitted out although we were only using one of the 5 ! And even better the bed in the master suite was extremely comfy, just what you need after a busy day at the park.
My wife is an avid sun worshipper, so the pool was ideal for her. The sun was on the decking area from 10 in the morning even although it was January she was still sitting out at 5.30 at night when we could watch the sun go down behind the conservation area behind the villa, lovely.
The location of the villa was great with a large Walmart and various food places very close by and an Irish Bar which did very good food at the resort entrance. East access to the main roads for quick travelling to the parks and international drive area.
I would definitely recommend this villa and would be happy to answer any questions anyone may have. Thanks again Jackie and Arthur.
We stayed at this gorgeous Villa in August/September this year. The villa was huge, lots of space for everyone to have a bit of quiet time if they wanted after a long day in the park. It was lovely & clean and very well equipped, lots of towels, clean sheets and basics like toilet rolls and hand soap. We used Arthur & Jackies sat nav for free which was great as there was already lots of places already programmed in. We had a couple of problems but they were sorted out straight away by Jackie & Della. The location was great, far enough away to have some quiet time if needed but still just a short trip to the parks and shops. I can not think of anything that either my children or I did not like about this Villa.
I would definitely recommend this villa.
One sentence really sums it up - home from home ( apart from larger than home). Seriously though we could not fault this. This was our first time to Disney but we have stayed in lots of holiday homes and this one was fantastic. Jackie and Arthur were a pleasure to deal with straight from the outset right through to the end of our holiday, very friendly in their approach and always willing to help when needed.
The villa is very spacious giving everyone their personal space when needed. My two teenagers loved the games room and spent many an hour out there just chilling after a day in the parks. We loved the pool and spent quite a few hours chilling in there as well. The place is spotlessly clean, even the lady who cleans came to check all was okay with us when we arrived. Credit has also to be given to Della, from the management company for her friendly approach and helpful attitude. We had a minor problem with the internet connection to my computer and between Della and Arthur the problem was sorted in a matter of hours. Any query was answered without any hesitation.
The location of the villa was perfect for us as it took us about 10 mins to get to Disney. There are supermarkets virtually on the doorstep and plenty of places to eat. Saying that it was so quiet there that it was a chance to really relax and just look over the fields beyond whilst lazing in the pool.
The quality of all the fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. The beds were lovely and comfortable conducive to a good nights sleep throughout our holiday. Everything you can possibly think of was provided. There was an abundance of towels, towels everywhere which makes me smile as I asked Arthur and Jackie if I needed to take beach towels. I need not have worried. The kitchen was a joy to work in as everything you needed was provided there too. We loved the fridge that just made the ice for us, so every morning we just filled up our cool box and off we went with drinks packed in it for the end of the day.
If you are looking for a comfortable villa, near to local amenities and the parks then this one is an ideal choice.
Thank you Jackie and Arthur for making our first trip to Orlando, a wonderful experience and my DIY holiday a great success for our family.
this has to be one of the best villas we have stayed in.
the quality of the fixtures and fittings is excellent,so many gadgets in the kitchen and more pots and pans then i have at home.
the games room has so much stuff to do you could spend a week in there alone and not get bored.
apart from the baby alligator in the lake,been on the flight path for balloon flights early morning is an added extra.sat nav saved many hours lost and got us to where we wanted to be stress free.
So much more i could go on all day about the quality and detail in this villa,would recommend this villa to everyone.
We have just returned from a two week stay at this fantastic villa and would definitely recommend it to anyone. We were very lucky that the villa was available at short notice and the owners were very helpful right from the initial contact enabling us to get on and plan our holiday easily in the little time that we had.
We thought the villa looked lovely in the pictures shown, but we now think those pictures don't do the villa justice - it is even nicer in real life! You can tell that the owners have put a lot of thought into the home, and have made sure that everything you could possibly need is provided. There are loads of towels, pillows, bedding, pool towels and an incredibly well stocked kitchen - Plenty of plastics to be used by the pool, storage containers, plates, glasses etc. We have stayed in villas before where we have noted that only plastic items should be used around the pool and yet only a couple of items are provided, or we have been waiting for the dishwasher to finish in order to grab a mug - definitely not the case in this villa.
The upstairs is huge. Beds are very comfy and there are TVs and DVDs in all the bedrooms. The games room was fantastic. Lovely comfy pool furniture (not the cheap plastic stuff). The view from the pool was beautiful - we loved watching the sunset & spotting the Alligator and turtles in the lake behind.
We have stayed in many villas before and we have had great holidays and been happy in all of them - However we have yet to return to a villa because there has always been something that we think could have been done better. However, if Sunset View was available for our next holiday we would book it straight away.
The management company that look after the villa are very helpful. The children had great fun at the Easter Egg hunt arranged at the clubhouse and also the pool at the clubhouse is great if you want a bit more space for a longer swim.
My one piece of advice to anyone reading this - check the availability calendar now and make your reservation. You definitely won't regret it!
We stayed here for Christmas and New Year. It was great.
Before we booked it, Jackie was great with correspondence, everything arrived when she said it would and directions and information for villa were very clear.
The villa was exactly as it was on the photos and had everything in it we could possibly need and more. The Christmas Tree was a lovely touch. The pool area was great and very relaxing and we really liked the fact it backed onto a conservation area and watching the local wildlife was great. The games room was really well equipped and was a nice change to chill out in there with a few drinks and a bit of friendly competition.
The location of the villa was great with a Walmart very close by and an Irish Bar which did food at the entrance (we kept saying we were going to walk down for a drink but never did get the energy - next time we will )
I would definitely recommend this villa and would be happy to answer any questions.
From the moment we arrived at Sunset View villa we knew we had made the right decision. Highgrove is a very pretty villa community in a great location with Sunset View being ideally placed overlooking the lake at the back of this quiet development. The villa itself is well appointed, with furniture and decoration to a very high standard. It was very convenient to have everything we could possibly need for use during our stay, the children particularly enjoyed the games room and the playstation. Communication with the owners has been great and I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to others.
Our fully air conditioned villa located on the gated community of High Grove Resort has been furnished to the highest executive standards and provides a spacious warm welcome and is a genuine 10 minutes from Disney World and easy reach of all the major attraction which Orlando has to offer
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