We spent a very enjoyable week at this villa and hope to return! The Ridgewood Lakes area is lovely - very well kept, secure and with bonus wildlife! The villa itself is spotless and very well maintained. There was a huge amount of space for our family of 5 to relax in, especially outside! The pool area was large with plenty of shade for those of us who can't cope with the Florida sun! The outlook onto the golf course was lovely, with the occasional golf buggy and waving golfers zipping by. The villa is well placed on H27 with Publix and Target just up the road.
Practicalities - lots of good communication with Stephen beforehand, clear instructions to enter the villa, efficient management company (I emailed with an issue and had a reply within a couple of hours to solve it). Basically the perfect villa!
Just come home from a fantastic three week holiday in Orlando , we rented this villa and it was lovely, it's in a nice position, saw a turtle walking from one lake to another one morning as I was eating my breakfast at the side of the pool. The villa,is well kept and the estate its on the best we have visited, Stephen the owner was more than happy to answer the many questions I asked would definitely rent it again
Fantastic Villa the best one we have stopped at in Orlando. The villa was immaculate upon arrival and we had no problems throughout our stay. Ridgewood lakes is a lovely secure area and the owners were fantastic throughout the booking process, I can highly recommend it. We will definitely be booking again the next time we visit Florida.
Ridgewood Lakes is a gem of a community with well manicured golf views and lakes as you drive to and from the villa. Within 15 minutes of Disney and on the right side to get to Busch Gardens and Legoland.
The owners have stayed at a number of villas when visiting Orlando and designed this villa to give the best experience to holiday makers either for Disney or Golf.
The lanai and pool area is where you are likely to spend most of your time, so we have planned the villa accordingly. The pool is a large 30ft+ and has been structured to give the best swimming distance and at the same time shaped to give character and space for playing. It has seating platforms so you can enjoy watching the sunset over the golf course.
The spa provides a bubbly pool area where you can enjoy sitting down and talking at the same time enjoy the hot spa water.
The lanai was increased so as to provide more shade for those who want it as well as provides more cover for when it rains occasionally.
The pool area was made bigger so that there was maximum sun coverage from morning and all though the evening.
If all this is not enough you have the view of the golf course and its two magnificent lakes.
Lounge and Family Room
The lounge looks out onto the lanai and pool. It is a spacious but quiet place ideal for relaxing, reading or just talking about what a great day it has been.
The family room has a 40” cable TV providing over 200 channels. The Wii is linked to this TV to provide some interactive family play time as well as providing Blue Ray Video playing capability.
The room is furnished with a sofa and loveseat and has good views over the golf course, lanai and pool area.
It is situated in front of the open kitchen area, which means that even if you are cooking or getting a cold drink you do not miss out on any of the family entertainment and conversation.
The main sliding doors leading to the lanai are situated in the family room.
The villa has 4 large bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 people and also a baby (cot optional request).
The main bedroom is off the lounge and is splendid. It is large with a king size bed and a draw set with mirror. The room looks out onto the lanai, pool and spa area and is a magnificent site in the morning, or in the evening with the pool and spa lights on. There is a 32” flat screen TV available in this bedroom.
Off the main bedroom is large en-suite bathroom with his and hers basins a large shower room, bath and enclosed toilet. A door leads to a walk in wardrobe area which will easily house all your hang-ups as well as the luggage etc.
The second bedroom has a large queen bed with a chest of drawers and mirror and a large built in wardrobe. It also has its own en-suite with a shower bath, toilet and basin.
There is also a TV in this room
Bedrooms3 and 4 are very similar with two single beds, chest of drawers with mirrors and built in wardrobes. They have slightly different colour schemes. Again they are of a good size.
The rooms are serviced with a separate bathroom consisting of a bath shower, sink and toilet. This bathroom provides the primary facilities for those using the pool.
The kitchen is fully equipped with easy access. Whilst in the kitchen you have full interaction with the family area, good visibility of the pool and lanai areas.
There is a large fridge/freezer which also has a chilled water supply, a cooker and oven, a dishwasher, large and efficient microwave, a larder and also a breakfast bar table.
Whilst we are sure you will want to spend many evenings eating out, this facility makes it very easy to eat in and enjoy the evening outside by the pool.
The phone is also located in the kitchen which provides free calls in North America and is the best way to book your table in one of the restaurants.
The nook is an area by the kitchen that is good for breakfast or a casual table where you can mull over the holiday leaflets and plan your next day.
The Dining Room
The dining room area, which is an extension to the lounge, is made out ready to use should you wish to have a more formal meal. Throughout the house there are several places to eat from the lanai to the nook.
The games room is equipped with good quality games equipment including:
· Pool table
· Football table
· Hockey table that doubles as a small table tennis
· Seating area for cards
The laundry room has full facilities including washing machine and dryer for you to use if required.
Lakes by the Villa
There are 2 lakes in view from the Villa. The first one is our South View, taken from the villa, the second is our North view which is nearer, the picture for the North view is taken from the side of the lake.
Before you get to the Villa
Ridgewood Lakes is on the 27 just minutes off of the Interstate 4. It is a 24 hour gated environment. As you pass through the gates you will enjoy a short drive through the open golf course with plenty of green space, lakes fountains and tennis courts.
On entering the villa, your holiday experience begins. Once inside our luxury holiday home you can see the comfortable lounge and also get the first view of the pool and spa through the sliding patio doors.
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