We had a fantastic 2 weeks at the villa over the Easter Holidays (first 2 weeks in April). The villa is well furnished and clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. The master bed is very comfortable and so were the beds in the Mickey room according to our Son.
We all loved the games room and in particular the WII Wall, as well as the pool area.
In terms of location, we thought it was perfect using the Funie Steed Road shortcut (and Black Lake Road when the 192 was busy). To put it into context we stayed for the Hollywood Studios Star Wars fireworks one night which finished at 9.15pm when the park closes (mass exit) - we pulled onto the drive just before 9.45pm!
Management company were helpful when we had to call them (only once).
The neighbourhood does appear to be mainly residential but everyone was friendly enough.
The only thing I think the villa is missing is an alarm (just for peace of mind as we never felt unsecure).
All in all it was a great base and value for money
Had an amazing 3 week stay here and the villa had everything you could want/need. The pool was bigger than the photos infact the photos do not do this villa justice. Joanne is a great owner communication was excellent and no problem was too much. Had a couple of issues while out there which the management company sorted quickly. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Only 15mins from most disney parks lots of restaurants a short drive away. If you are looking for a great villa close to Disney you cant go wrong.
This is an older villa which is generally well maintained in a good location close to shops, disney and other amenities. Several appliances seem to be reaching the end of their life- we had an issue with the washing machine not spinning which was resolved but again the problem seemed to be associated with its age. The main problem we had was with the hot tub which was out of action for the entire duration of our stay. It was one of the reasons we had booked the villa so were disappointed. Although it was hoped to be fixed during our stay this did not prove possible. I appreciate that these things can happen but it would have been good if the management company had been more proactive in keeping us updated about the issue rather than me having to contact them to ask for updates.
Your 7 night stay with us was indeed unfortunate in the fact that the spa was out of action during your stay. This was compounded by the fact that your 7 nights fell over the main 4th July American holiday period which sadly added to the delay in the shipping of the required part for the spa.
The washing machine spin cycle did also fail during your stay, but was replaced the very same day. We, im sure like all other owners would not replace such an appliance like a washer unless its broken or faulty? what I do expect is that when something fails our management team act on it swiftly to ensure our guests are not troubled any longer than necessary, which is what happened when the washer failed, it was replaced the very same day.
We maintain our home annually, always updating and adding new features to ensure our guests comfort and enjoyment.
We had a wonderful stay in this villa April 2016 and would not hesitate to rebook again.
The villa is situated in Lindfields. A mix of residential and rentals but the gardens and cars are well tended which I always think is an indicator of how well folk respect their property. We barely saw a soul the whole time, other than a friendly wave from the neighbour across the road when we put the bins out at the same time one morning.
This Villa is FAB! Spotlessly clean (trust me, I checked extensively!) exactly as the photos looked on the website and VERY well stocked. I had a good old nosey around and wasn't able anything I would like to have that's missing. Loads of kitchen equipment, loads of toddler equipment for anyone with wee ones, and a really good games room that we spent hours in. In fact, my son was never away from it while the rest of us were getting ready in the mornings. The pool feels nicely private and there were pool noodles and the odd inflatable waiting.
Joanne was great to deal with, and I am just disappointed that we are too late to book it again for this year!
There are loads of villa photos and descriptions in day 6 of my trip report if you want to see them.
We stayed in Dream Villa at Easter 2015. What a lovely place. The games room is fantastic and quite often we would lose our son and find him in there. The pool area and lights are beautiful and the villa itself is spotless and very comfortable. The master bathroom is enormous. Will certainly be booking again if we can. It is so close to Disney and some lovely restaurants along the US192. Joanne was so helpful the whole way through the booking process, and even when we were there fussy hubby wanted the pool a bit warmer and it was sorted the same day.
We returned from this villa at the end of May 2014. To be honest when we opened the door we were blown away! It was even better than it looked on the photos, it was spotless and very well decorated. This villa contains everything you will ever need with lots of extra items not available in other run of the mill villas. It is huge and the master bed is amazing! The pool area is lovely and a real sun spot. The management company were fantastic with any query and the mid stay clean we booked was wonderful as an added extra. You will not be disappointed with this villa at all. We had such a wonderful stay and will now always be enquiring with Joanne about future rentals, even changing our dates if need be. The area was perfect with lots of new places to eat five minutes away at rolling oaks. 2 publix and a wallmart close by and a short drive to the parks. this villa and owner get a big thumbs up from us!
Had a fabulous 2 week stay here in October. This was our first time offsite and I was a bit worried that we would miss Disney onsite with DDP, I was so wrong!
The villa was beautiful, spotlessly clean with everything a family could want including Universal refillable cups and pool inflatables. Joanne obviously takes huge pride in her villa and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this one to anyone. Joanne was so helpful with my questions about pool heating and location I felt that nothing was too much bother. She also kindly provided us with a welcome pack prior to us leaving the UK with loads of information about the villa and surrounding area, it was a great idea and much appreciated.
The location is perfect, a few minutes drive from loads of great restaurants including Longhorns, Logans, Outback, Red Lobster plus Walmart, Publix, Walgreens plus loads more. Also such an easy drive to all Disney parks, Universal, Seaworld etc. We were in Animal Kingdom within 10 minutes and Universal Studios within a 20 minute drive.
We've already rebooked for 2015 and can't wait. Thanks again Joanne, we had such a great holiday and we are really looking forward to our next stay!
We found the Orlando Dream Villa through The Dibb. The villa owner, Joanne, was extremely helpful when answering our questions prior to arrival and was very understanding and accomodating when the number of guests in our party were increased.
Joanne's directions were spot on and we found the villa without too much problem. It is close to several shops and restuarants on the 192 and a short drive from all of the parks and attractions.
We were so surprised when we walked through the front door at how beautiful the villa was. The photos on Joanne's website doesn't do it justice.
The kitchen was well equipt with everything we could possibly have needed; down to the Universal refillable mugs which proved very handy for us at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.
The carpets throughout the villa were spotless and so thick and comfy on our feet which was very welcome after a hard day walking on them all around the parks.
We felt the decorating in some of the rooms were a little dated and could do with an update, but all was spotlessly clean. The kids loved the Mickey Mouse room and made good use of the huge toy box that Joanne provides for her guests (in the cupboard). Another little touch that made our stay that extra bit special and kept the children amused while we got changed to go out in the evening. Every little detail is thought of - right down to ponchos!
The front door and the patio/pool doors were a little stiff, but this made it even harder for the children to get out to the pool area which wasn't a bad thing. The pool was great and was loved by all of us. We brought our own pool toys as we could only find one rubber ring at the villa. There was a pool door alarm fitted on both doors, but no pool screen.
The patio furniture was very comfortable, ideal for those rest days around the pool. There was a leak in the spa which was not fixed throughout our stay despite reporting it twice, so we didn't get a chance to use it which was a bit of a shame.
The bed in the master bedroom was huge and SO comfortable. I wish I could have taken it home! There was plently of storage for all of our clothes and accessories and there were 7 of us staying at the villa.
The games room was great, although was far too hot to play out there for longer than 10 minutes as it is not air conditioned. However we did go at a hot time of year.
The washing machine and tumble dryer (in the games room) were both brilliant and so fast! We only had to take a weeks worth of clothes for our 2 week stay and just washed it there before we went to the parks, or in the evening. We also washed and dried everything before returning back to the UK, so we only had to iron it when we got home!
All in all we had a wonderful time and would recommend it to everyone. It was very good value for money. Can't wait to stay with Joanne again. We give it the big thumbs up!
Date of Stay: May 2012
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12 Jun 12, 02:14 PM
This villa was a home away from home...so much so that I started to call it 'Home' when we were there. The photos really don't do it justice, the villa is lovely. It's really spacious (was massive for us as there were only two of us), really clean and has a great outdoor pool area with jacuzzi (great for chilling out in the evenings).
It's in a great location (about 15/20minutes drive from Disney) and the neighbours were really friendly whenever we seen them.
The villa owner, Joanne, is extremely helpful and provides a welcome pack before you depart that provides driving instructions on how to get to and from the villa and tips and hints while in Orlando. The management company were also really helpful and you could telephone them at any time if you had any questions (even questions regarding restaurants and general Orlando topics).
Due to the popularity of the villa and the flexibility of our trip plan, we only stayed in the villa for six nights. When checking in to our next hotel we realised how much we got used to the space, privacy and luxury of the villa and really started to miss it, so from our next trip we will not be returning to another hotel!
Would highly recommend this villa to anyone and we will definitely be returning on our next trip.
Date of Stay: May 2012
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29 May 11, 09:16 AM
We stayed in the Orlando Dream Villa April 23rd - May 8th 2011. We found the Villa through The Dibb forum and the owner - Joanne was very helpful and assisting in helping us plan our first time visit to Orlando.
When we arrived at the Villa (which we did with no problems thanks to Joanne's little help book that is sent to you 2 weeks prior to departing) it was just like the photo's only better. The Villa was roomy, modern and very, very clean. The kids loved the Disney themed bedroom and the games room. The pool was welcoming but we never did find the pool lights lol!
The Villa was in a superb location! You soon get used to the 192 highway. There was so much to see and do we didn't see half the things we wanted to! We would definitely stay here again and will be recommending to anyone who needs accommodation in Orlando. Thanks Joanne!
This was the first villa we have rented in florida and we were very impressed with it, i can not believe how well stocked the villa was and it was very close to disney and lots of nice places to eat. I would book this villa again if we decided to stay in a villa. Very eay to find when following the great directions sent by Joanne. Allie came with us and she has stayed in villas before and she really liked it as well
Our first Orlando holiday was made all the more special by the Orlando Dream villa. Location was fantastic, facilities superb (the bed in the master bedroom has to be seen to be believed!), cleanliness top notch - a true home from home.
The pool was fabulous and the misting system was a great addition - it was lovely to lie back on the lanai in the searing heat and have a fine spray of cool water.
DS1 LOVED the Wii wall and both DSs adored the Mickey Mouse bedroom.
We are hoping to return to Orlando in 2012 and I would not hesitate to book this villa again, nor to recommend it to anyone.
I sincerely believe that this villa cannot be beaten! Simply fantastic!
This was our first time booking a villa privately and we spent ages looking through villa rental sites including the DIBB. After hours spent on here we finally decided on Orlando Dream the kids had a big say in this due to the mickey mouse bedroom and the games room ( Wii Wall )but the biggest draw was the location, 5 mins from loads of shops and restaurants, incl some of our favourites, Outback, TGi's and Cracker Barrel.
The villa itself is exactly as described on the website and has everything that you could possibly want in a home from home. I cannot rate this villa highly enough and would definitely stay here again.
the Hamilton family
Date of Stay: December 2009
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18 Sep 10, 10:24 AM
We had a brilliant time staying in your gorgeous villa, it had everything you could ever wish for... Ideally located to shops, restaurants and Disney. Our son especially loved the Mickey Mouse bedroom and the games room. The Hot tub was a great way to relax after a long day at the parks, Would highly recommend and would book again without question.
Orlando Dream Villa offers its guests some of the most unique and unrivalled facilities available in a vacation home. Maintained to high standards and upgraded on a regular basis ensures whether its your first stay with us, or a repeat stay – you will always be amazed to discover just how much our home has to offer - not forgetting the important true home from home welcome every time you open the door!
So What Do We Offer & What Makes Us Special ?
Location - Only 4 Miles to Disney!
Private South Facing Pool & Deck
LED Multi Colour Underwater Pool Lighting
Pool Towel Rail
Beautiful Lanai on Pool Deck
Luxury Pool Deck Furniture
Luxury Sun Loungers
Optional Electric Pool Heating
Private Garden With Landscape Lighting
Spa / Hot Tub
Stand alone spa / hot tub ensures a perfect temperature to your individual needs.
OUTDOOR MISTING SYSTEM LOCATED ON OUR POOL DECK! Totally unique to us, you wont find this feature in any other vacation home!
Installed on our pool deck is a misting system which is fully operational by you! This feature is often found in the theme parks to 'cool' you down during those hot Florida days - well now you exclusively have it at your fingertips on our pool deck!
Themed Coca Cola Games Room
Introducing our NINTENDO WII WALL & TWIN PSP GAMING STATION !
Bringing you the ultimate gaming experience, another unique feature exclusive to our guests at Orlando Dream Villa
7' Pool Table
Retro Arcade games
Books, Games, Toys
Sony Playstation & Games
Family Room: Large TV, DVD Player & Films, CD Stereo & CD's and Pool Access Luxury Dining Area: with Seating for six people Breakfast Area: Overlooking Pool Deck and with Seating for Four People Fully Equipped Kitchen & Full Laundry Facilities
One Luxury American King Size with En-suite and Pool Access
One American Queen Size With Fabulous Palm Design
One Scattered Mickey Themed Twin Room
2 Bathrooms (one En-suite)
Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fans
Telephone Answer Machine
Cable TV's in all Bedroom's
Unique Mickey TV & DVD
Ceiling Fans in all Bedrooms
3 X DVD Players & Films
Alarm Clock Radios in all Bedrooms
Hairdryers and Hair Stylers in both Bathrooms
Additional Bed Linen in Each Bedroom
Full Range of Towels
Extensive Range of Nursery Equipment
Cot / Crib with Linen
Breast Feeding / Pump Equipment
Bottle / Food Warmer
In Car Bottle Warmer
Top & Tail Bathing
Toddler Bed Guards
Free Wireless Internet Access
Free Festive Decorations (optional on request)
Free Tom Tom Satellite Navigation Hire
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