The booking experience first of all was great - any questions I asked Linda was more than happy to help with and we got a lovely little pack a couple of weeks before we left that has the villa details , booklet with some info in and coins for the tolls which was really thoughtful!
So we stayed (party of 9) for 15 nights and was really pleased with the villa when we arrived, lovely and clean and cookies and milk in the fridge
You cannot fault the care and attention Linda and Rob have put into their home from home and it had everything we needed and the the jukebox was a great addition.
Bedrooms were clean and a great size especially the master bedroom with the balcony
It was more than adequate for our party and would easily fit a couple more- my only point would be if you had a bigger party you would all struggle to be seated in the main lounge area as the corner suite would not fit any more (if you all wanted to watch a film or something) but there's another sofa in the other lounge to seat others anyway
Kitchen was well equipped for a large party with plenty of pots pans glasses etc
Pool area lovely and big with lots of pool seating and tables and the hot tub is great after a long day in the parks
Untility you room was great with a large washer & dryer so great to go home with minimal washing- even had a washing line in the garage!
On the garage- loads of games for the kids and pool table etc- we didn't have little ones with us but they would have been kept entertained with all the stuff there
Location was brilliant only short drive to shops , restaurants and more importantly the parks using the Sherberth Rd cut through you were in Disney is 10 mins max - also great location for target etc and all the new places to eat around there. Sunset lakes itself is a lovely community clean, tidy with a pool and lovely lake area.
All in all we had a fantastic time and hope to go back in the future - would highly recommend Linda & Robs Villa to anyone! Xx
We stayed as a family at the villa in December 2015 for 16 days. We were there to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and our grandson's birthday. Prior to our trip, Linda sent out a small booklet detailing information for our trip along with a small purse containing change for the tolls which was a thoughtful extra, a key ring (with information on it)and a few other small extras. We did have a few problems entering the villa but this was due to an error with the management company and not a fault of the villa owner.
A lot of thought and care has gone into the 'visitor's experience' at this villa. You can see that it is highly maintained throughout. On discovering a couple of minor errors Linda immediately sought to replace the items without delay. You can see how much care has gone into the home and how it has something for all ages, particularly the Games Room which is very well equipped. So too is the kitchen that has an incredible array of gadgetry for Domestic God's or Goddesses.
The soaps, hand lotions and toiletries in all bathrooms were a nice touch. There were plenty of linens to enable a change and an endless supply of towels. The jukebox was a hit with all the family.
I think everybody knows that Sunset Lakes is an ideal location but I will reiterate it. We were at US27 in minutes when we were heading that way and Disney took no time at all. Formosa Gardens has always been one of our favourite locations but I think the addition of Rolling Oaks further adds to it.
We spent 3 weeks at Penny From Heaven in August. The Villa was clean and tidy - we have stayed at Sunset Lakes before and this is the 3rd Villa we have stayed in. Never disappointed with the location and the first time not to have a lake view which was not a problem at all.
The Games room is by far the best we've had, the kitchen has everything you would need and more, the dressing up clothes and BIG soft toys were a huge hit with our children and they discovered the 'barbie box'.
We love the villas at 'Sunset Lakes' they have so much space, with the games room, pool and toys persuading the kids to go to the theme parks on occasions was a tough call!
We were celebrating a 40th Birthday and Linda was amazing organising flowers balloons and wine for our arrival.
Just back from a wonderful holiday at Penny from heaven villa and it was heaven! We took all our family for a special birthday celebration for my husband so we had a real mixture in ages from teenage son and his friend to our 3 year old granddaughter,but there was something for everyone .Toys and great themed room for little one and very safe pool, and excellent games room for boys.The special touches made it a real home from home.I would not hesitate to recommend to everyone and we will definitely look at using again.
The Daines family
Just returned from a fantastic holiday staying at Penny's from Heaven Villa. Linda has thought of everything from when you receive your travel pack (complete with quarters for the tolls) to the well equipped villa waiting for you on your arrival.
There was 7 of us and the villa suited everyone! Pool, spa, games room and the Jukebox was a hit with everyone. Beautifully kept, fantastic location and very efficient management company!
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at this villa and Linda couldn't have been more helpful. There was 9 of us staying of varying ages and we had bags of room. This was our 5th visit to Orlando and this was the closest we have ever been to the parks. Could even hear the nightly Disney fireworks from the pool, Linda also recommended Florida transport for our taxiing needs and they were brilliant. Would and have recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Linda and Rob?s lovely villa.
As repeat visitors to Florida this is by far the best location and best equipped villa we have stayed in. I am sure some visitors to Sunset Lakes will enjoy overlooking the lake, but personally we loved the villa?s position looking on to the nature reserve to woodland at the back. The area is wooded, and cleared in such a way that you do not miss out on sunshine, but there is a feeling or real seclusion. Even though you have neighbours, it feels as though you haven't, and it was a shock whenever we saw or heard one - a bit like a Centreparcs villa. Very clever arrangement.
It had a lovely homely feel and the attention to detail was amazing. DS who slept in the Harry Potter bedroom on the ground floor was a bit disorientated on our first morning and said when he woke up he thought he was in Hogwarts!
The jukebox has outside speakers (with volume control) and it was blissful sitting outside at the end of a long day with a glass or two of something cold, feet in the pool or hot tub and some ?tunes? on.
The villa would easily accommodate two families. There is plenty of crockery and outside space/chairs.
It was great to deal with Linda. All questions were answered quickly and we were sent a fabulous welcome pack and fridge magnets - really thoughtful little touches. We hope to return one day.
We have just returned from a 3 week stay at this fabulous villa. Everything was perfect for a family trip and so well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The children loved the games room and the pool area was very well used by all! The juke box was good fun!
Perfect location to all the attractions especially Disney via the Sherberth road entry.
Lots of restaurants and supermarkets nearby.
We are all missing our home from home already and would recommend this villa to anyone, especially large family groups where there is enough space for all.
Linda was so helpful with our plans and the extra touches (quarters for toll booths, letter from Mickey for kids) were really special. The management team were quick to answer our questions while we were there.
Date of Stay: April 2013
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22 Oct 12, 06:18 PM
We had a family reunion at this Villa, our daughter travelled from Sydney, Australia, our son & family from Vienna and our daughter & family from Scotland and it was fantastic and without question it added so much to our holiday. We all loved it. It is a TOP OF THE RANGE villa, beautifully decorated with such good taste. Dealing with Linda was a pleasure, so helpful and friendly, you couldn't ask for better. They have thought of every conceivable thing you could look for or need during your stay. All the little touches, the starter pack with the dollars for the Toll, the lovely Disney letters for our grandchildren were so thoughtful and very much appreciated. The welcoming packs of toiletries and starter pack in the fridge were so nice. Our grand-daughter's wee face when she saw the Dress Up clothes was an absolute picture and when our grandson saw the Games Room, it was WOW! The villa was spotlessly clean with a never-ending supply of towels which were a Godsend! The Jukebox and Games room were luxuries which were well used. The security system was excellent and the fact that we were in a Gated community really made us feel secure, it was such a lovely area. It really was just 10 mins from Disney - when you see some adverts quoting "only 10 mins from Disney" you wonder if that really is true - in this case it definitely is and going back to the Villa after a hot day at the Parks was just fab!. We got in touch with the Management Company with a small problem and they dealt with it immediately.
All in all we could not have chosen a more perfect Villa for our family reunion. We cannot recommend it highly enough. It left us all with many happy memories to think back to on a cold winters night in Scotland.
To sum up:
6 grandchildren + pool = Happiness!
5 Adults + Hot Tub = Heaven!
We did not want to leave this villa... enough said...
There isn't a word available I can think of at this moment in time to describe how wonderful this villa is. The pictures do not do it justice and the beauty of the whole villa and surroundings is just simply breathtaking. This is the first time we have ever privately rented and were a bit dubious and wary of booking but decided on this villa... We will never book a hotel again and just do not want to go anywhere else as the villa gave us more luxury than we ever expected. I have and will always recommend this to anyone who is travelling to Orlando. Perfectly situated in close proximity to everything, secure gated community, STUNNING interior and exterior. 100percent perfection, there is nothing we could possibly say that we did not like or needed improving... Loved every minute and really, really did not want to come home.
In summary, anyone who is going to Orlando and would like a private luxurious villa to rent... Book this villa, I honestly cannot believe how beautiful it is.
Hope to be back within the next 2 years xxxxxxxx
Date of Stay: June 2011
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18 Sep 10, 03:28 PM
When I was looking for a villa I wanted something that was really close to Disney and big enough to give us (4 adults, 3 children and 2 infants from 2 separate families) plenty of space and comfort. The pictures, description and correspondence with the lovely owners convinced me that this was the villa for us.
The reality was no different and we had a perfect 3 weeks in Florida thanks to having a lovely home to stay in. Its really close to a supermarket, restaurants, 192 and most importantly for us...Disney, where we were able to get to animal Kingdom in 10 minutes from the villa ! This is not the first time we've been to Florida but this is the first time we've stayed in this area and it was great and I doubt it can be beaten.
The owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble to add nice extras and make this villa feel like a home as opposed to some of the generic villa's we've stayed in before and it really made a difference to us all in settling in and the children were crying when we had to say goodbye.
Looking through the window here at the rain only makes me wish I was still there...
Thanks Linda and Rob, we hope to return as soon as we can !
Date of Stay: August 2010
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17 Sep 10, 12:56 PM
This is our 3rd visit to Orlando and have had successful stays in I-Drive and the Disney Swan, however as 6 of us were going this time we thought a villa would be a better option and we were not wrong! Why haven't we done this before? We will do it again!
After scouring the internet we came across: Penny from Heaven. It looked wonderful and even though bigger than what we needed it was big enough for what we wanted. Dealing with Linda and Rob was a dream; from the first point of contact to the last minute questions, all were answered fully and with Linda's wonderful friendliness!
I don't know what drew us to this Villa, maybe the themed rooms; pool and hot tub; Rock'n'Rolla Juke box; games room; the AMAZING master suite; location; wildlife spotting... but reflecting it was all of these things that made our family holiday wonderful.
Linda's attention to detail throughout our planning was brilliant. A Christmas card was sent with a fridge magnet with photos of the villa- as this was a Christmas surprise for our 7 year brother she sent a personalised magnet for him along with a countdown calendar for him to open in the run up to our holiday. We were so taken with the calendar that we requested one for ourselves- well this holiday is designed to bring out the inner child isn't it?
Linda kept us up to date with improvements that they'd made to the villa and it only made us more excited to go there. Before we left a very helpful pack turned up with directions from the airport and routes to numerous other destinations; a map, a Tigger pen and they even sent quaters for the toll bridges in Orlando! Everything was thought of!
Finally we opened the last day to our calendar and our holiday began.
The villa in real life was amazing. Rob and Linda have done a great job in capturing the villa in their pictures on the website and from the second we got in we felt, not only like we knew our way around but that we were home. I don't know how they did it but they have created a luxury feel Villa with a wonderful home-like quality.
The bedrooms were wonderful and despite losing out on the master suite to our in laws (so gutted ) we were more than comfortable in one of the other double rooms- although I personally wanted to sleep in the Harry Potter themed room but my husband refused to sleep in a single bed ! I hate cliches but there really was something for everyone and within a day we'd all found our favourite little spots.
I was amazed with just how much the house was stocked; as well as the welcome pack supplied by the management company (Milk, tea, coffee, biscuits etc) we were amazed to find everything we needed for a day at the parks- cool boxes and ponchos included.
We loved having our own space and cooking for ourselves and the kitchen was a great are to do this as everyone could be around you. The pool and lanai area was also amazing. We didn't know whether to get the pool heating before we left, Linda suggested to wait until we got there then we could have it turned on but were glad we didn't as it was lovely and refreshing. The hot tub provided a wonderful place to work out the tensions from shopping and exploring the parks. This area also provided a beautiful view of the nature reserve and we often saw the local wildlife passing by (including armadillos which I had never seen before!)
The Villa's location was brilliant and, armed with our handy shortcut (Thanks Linda and Rob!) we were in the Disney area within 10 minutes, in some cases we were even parked up by this time. The villa was close enough to get to the parks quickly bit also far enough away from the hype so that we really could relax on our rest days.
I completely recommend this villa to my fellow Dibbers- I was quite shocked not to find a review on here already- maybe I am the first to experience this wonderful villa? That being said Linda and Rob provided us with an amazing home for us to have a wonderful holiday, it truly was the icing on a pretty fantastic cake (oops! Another cliche!)
In all serious though A penny form Heaven offers friendly service, value for money and a beautiful 6 bed Villa to make your Disney adventure even more wonderful! But don't just take my word for it... check it out yourselves!
Thanks Linda and Rob for lending us your wonderful home- we're desperately trying to work out when we can come back- that is of course if you will have us!
We stayed in the villa last year as we wanted to be close to Disney. The villa is set in a very quiet secure location on a gated community. The villa itself feels very secure with a great alarm system and not overlooked to the rear. Even though the villa is set between other villas there are hedges to enhance the private feel to the large pool and hot tub. The pool benefits from the sun all day long and I really do mean all day. We spent three weeks in the villa in early Sep and apart from the villa having the obvious benefits of a well equipped games room, PS3, large TV and lots of towels it was the little things that impressed us the most, a cooler box for guests to use, a outdoor electrical BBQ grill with IPod docking station ( music whilst you swim and grill! ) pool toys already for us to use.
The villa itself is huge and we did not use all the bedrooms as we did not have small children but the kids rooms looked great with really nice toys and even dressing up costumes in the wardrobe and books on the book self. My daughter wished she was little again.
We also found the free wifi a huge plus along with the free local phone calls we used the internet most night for keeping in touch back home, this place really was a home away from home. I also have to say it was so easy to book direct with Linda and Rob and they made the whole process smooth and worry free. The management people they use in Orlando are also excellent and are on hand to give you any help or advice you need. We had a great time in this villa and can highly recommend the villa and the excellent location, this place is so close to Disney that you can hear the fireworks and so close to the 192 and all that can offer with shopping and restaurants.
This is a fantastic base in an excellent location, literally minutes from the parks. It's a large, family home with a lovely pool, cracking spa and pleasant outlook at the back, which we enjoyed every day. The owners have gone to great lengths to make this a true home-from-home, with every amenity and lots of thoughtful touches to ensure your stay is comfortable and fulfilling. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!
This spacious home is bright, modern, luxurious and large enough to cater for combined families, larger parties to holiday together, or those just requiring lots of space. Located in the beautifully established gated community of Sunset Lakes which is just 4 miles to Disney and just one mile to shops and restaurants.
At the rear of the property a large, south facing, private pool with separate hot tub/spa overlooks natural conservation, ideal for those moments when you want to sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquillity, watching the local wildlife. Or for those more energetic moments a dip in the pool is both fun and refreshing.
Central to the Villa is the spacious Family Room.
Decorated and furnished to a high standard the Family Room boasts a fantastic entertainment system including a large screen 55" HDTV and Playstation 3 complete with games, cable television and a good selection of DVD's suitable for family viewing.
The fully fitted Kitchen comes fully equipped to a high standard with every convenience we could think of to make your stay as carefree as possible.
For your additional entertainment we have installed an Original Rock-Ola Bubbler Juke Box. You can either choose from one of the 100 cd's or utilise the Ipod docking station and play your own. We've even fitted speakers out under the Lanai so you can relax in the pool whilst listening to your favourite tunes.
The Pool & Lanai is at the rear of the Villa and boasts stunning conservation views. Enjoy the tranquillity and watch the wildlife whilst relaxing in our fabulous new five person hot tub/spa or pool. The pool extended deck gives you plenty of room for swimming or simply to have some fun and games with the children. The Lanai and Deck areas offer plenty of seating for alfresco dining and loungers for soaking up all that superb Florida sunshine.
We have a fully equipped Games Room, featuring a large Pool Table, Dart Board, Foosball Table, Punch Dummy (complete with boxing gloves), Tomb Raider slot machine, Foosball Table, 32" TV with Games System & PacMan PinBall machine. There is also a small selection of toys for the younger ones. Great fun to be had by all.
King Master Suite - The King Master Suite is located at the rear of the villa upstairs. It has a fantastic King sized bed, 50" cable TV and DVD player, Ipod docking alarm clock radio, ceiling fan and patio doors leading to the master balcony overlooking the conservation area. The luxurious en-suite bathroom comes complete with separate WC, garden style tub/bath, a huge walk-in Shower, twin vanity units with spot dressing room lights and a large mirror. Storage space is no problem with a large walk-in closet.
Queen Bedroom 1 - The Queen bedroom is located downstairs at the rear of the property. It has a stunning Queen sized bed, Flat Screen HDTV with cable TV, Ipod docking alarm clock radio and ceiling fan. Ample storage space is provided with a dresser and large built-in closet. There is also access the pool deck via patio doors.
Queen Bedroom 2 - The Queen bedroom is located downstairs at the rear of the property. It has a lovely Queen sized bed, Flat Screen HDTV with cable TV, Ipod docking alarm clock radio and ceiling fan. Ample storage space is provided with a dresser and large built-in closet.
Winnie the Pooh Triple Bedroom - The Triple bedroom is located upstairs at the rear of the property. It has a Winnie the Pooh theme with a fantastic bunk bed consisting of a double lower and single upper bunks, TV/DVD combo with cable TV, Ipod docking alarm clock radio and very large Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore cuddly toys. Ample storage space is provided with a dresser and large built-in closet full of dressing up clothes for our little guests. There is also a Twin sofa bed for extra sleeping space.
Mickey Mouse Bedroom This Twin bedroom is located upstairs at the front of the property. It has a Mickey and Minnie theme, ideal for the Dinsey fans of the party. There are two twin beds, Flat Screen HDTV with cable TV and Ipod docking alarm clock radio. Ample storage space is provided with a dresser and large built-in closet.
Harry Potter Bedroom This Twin bedroom is located downstairs at the front of the property. It has a Harry Potter theme, ideal for the teenagers of the party. There are two twin beds, Flat Screen HDTV with cable TV, Playstation 2, Ipod docking alarm clock radio and ceiling fan. Ample storage space is provided with a draws and built-in closet.
All the bedding is provided and the beds are made up with clean linen before you arrive. Extra bedding is provided should you need it. The villa has air-conditioning throughout, so will remain at a constant cool temperature that will make you feel comfortable even if the temperatures are on the up and up outside, and will also help towards giving you a good nights sleep.
The Villa has three further bathrooms. One downstairs between the two Queen bedrooms.
One upstairs between the Triple and Twin bedroom and a further half bath near the Games
room. We have also provided hairdryers and assorted styling tools for your convenience.
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