About This Listing
Town Centre Reserve is in a conservation area, just 10 minutes from the Magic Kingdom and with easy access to the Interstate. Sleeping 8 and with lake view to the rear, you'll love the quiet and relaxed location. Great for family or friends.
Update to feedback: Pool heat costs are now much cheaper as I have a new pool heater - the old one died but was very expensive to run. Smoke alarm batteries are all new and so should be no problems with alarm beeping during stay.
Thank you for looking at my villa.
SPECIAL REDUCED NIGHTLY RATE THROUGHOUT SEP/OCT/NOV 2013
Beautiful villa: 4 beds, 3 baths (2 en-suite master beds) and own pool in a quiet, secure, gated reserve in Davenport, Florida. Rental rate includes taxes, utilities (inc. wifi) and exit clean. Just 10/15 minutes drive to Disney on the I-4 freeway and also easy access to all other attractions. Refurbished just last year and is a lovely relaxing home with open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area - spacious and comfortable.
Everything you need with washer and dryer and a large supermarket just around the corner.
Perfect for a family (easy-fit pool screen for safety) or group of friends.
Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own private space for your whole stay? Daily rate is lower when booking for whole weeks. My management company (English Rose Prop Man) are extremely helpful and David will assist you with any questions you might have.
Your check-in time is 5pm on the day of arrival. Departure time is 10am on the final day. Any different requirements to these times must be discussed on booking.
Please note that pool heat is a separate charge, as is always the case with villas in Florida. It's really only from late October to mid March when you need pool heat as the nights can get chilly. The charges normally work out at around $3.00 per day. You can book the pool heat as part of the initial booking or you can arrange on arrival, if pool heat is needed.
Other Things to Note
Arrival time - 5pm
Departure time - 10am
It may be possible to alter these times but please ask at time of booking.
No smoking or pets allowed.
Breakages deposit charged on booking but refunded on satisfactory inspection of villa at the end of stay - property run by management company (English Rose Management)
I didn't have any problem in booking Mark's place. It was swift and easy. I did have some problems when we checked-in since he forgot to send us the details for checking in. I thought some one will be there to open the house for us. After some time I was able to contact Mark and the house manager and we got the info on how to open the gate and the house.
Thank you, Susan.
Completely my mistake as I always send guests the full access details around 1-2 weeks before their stay. On this occasion I completely forgot but I must say that Susan was lovely in her patience about this. Luckily, a local MacDonalds meant that the kids were fed whilst waiting. There are restaurants and a Public supermarket close by, so plenty of places to go.
Thanks so much for being a lovely guest, Susan. :-)
Nos sentimos verdaderamente como en casa, el lugar es bastante tranquilo, es agradable y tiene una vista preciosa. Cuando llegamos estaba todo impecable, completamente recomendable.
La casa de Mark es definitivamente una excelente elección para pasar unos días en Orlando. Está muy bien ubicada, cerca de un Publix (supermercado con todo muy fresco) y a pocos minutos de Disney. La casa es un sueño! Es muy cómoda, espaciosa, muy bien equipada, el barrio es tranquilo y seguro.
Mark y Amy (contacto directo en Orlando) fueron siempre muy atentos, estuvieron pendientes de todo y son unos anfitriones de primera!
Seguro, cuando regresemos a Orlando, volveremos a contactar a Mark para alojarnos en su casa.
Acabo de sair da casa do Mark, e só tenho coisas boas a dizer! A casa é excelente, assim como descrita, ampla e próxima de todas atrações (inclusive tem um supermercado bem perto que ajuda muito!). Quando chegamos a casa estava limpa e arrumada, tudo em excelente estado. Tive uma ótima estadia, e sem dúvida alguma, pretendo voltar! Além disso, o Mark (anfitrião) foi muito atencioso, e sempre respondeu prontamente às minhas inúmeras duvidas! Já estou com saudades!!!
Everything was perfect! The hause, the rooms, the location.. Everything was clean, and ready for us.. It really felt like home! We had no problems, just had a wonderfull time! Mark(host) and Amy(house maneger) were aways so kind and answered all my questions properly. I'm already missing the Villa, and looking forward to come back!
We arrived to a half cleaned home. Most of the sheets were in the washer/dryer and none of the beds were made. While the bathrooms had been cleaned the main common area was not. There were dirty dishes and cleaning material laid out. The next morning we found out that Mark had not contacted the property manager about our arrival. They were completely unaware that we were coming. Mark then blamed the previous guests for leaving a mess rather than admitting his mistake. While we were pleased with the property management who made every effort to ensure the rest of our stay went well, we were most disappointed in the host.
A casa realmente é espetacular e super confortável. Mas tivemos problemas na chegada pois o portão tem senha para entrar e o condomínio não tem portaria, ficamos mais de 40 minutos esperando alguém aparecer pois o anfitrião não nos passou nenhuma informação. Após estes 40 minutos um rapaz que chegava no condomínio abriu para nós e quando chegamos na casa não tinha ninguém. Tentei ligar para i anfitrião e o telefone não atendeu, consegui um wifi grátis de uma casa vizinha para checar se ele tinha enviado algum email ou mensagem no airbnb e nada. Então enviei uma mensagem e liguei no telefone de emergência do airbnb. Após mais 35 minutos do lado de fora da casa e anfitrião manda mensagem dando o código de entrada do portão e da casa. Situação foi muito constrangedora e cansativa. Pois depois de 8 horas de voo e com uma bebê de 2 anos, querendo logo chegar em casa tomar um banho e descansar. Se não tivesse conseguido uma wifi livre por lá não sei como teria sido. E depois de alguns dias de hospedagem faltou água na casa por dois dias. Entramos em contato com a admistratora do condomínio e ela quem nos ajudou cedendo a casa dela para tomarmos banho e dormimos por lá e nos informou que a conta de água da casa não tinha sido paga. A água só voltou após 48hs. Sendo que éramos 5 adultos e um bebê na casa. Mandamos mensagem para o anfitrião sobre o ocorrido e até hoje não tivemos retorno sobre isso. Fiquei encantada com a casa mas muito desapontada com o anfitrião, por não ter dado todas a as informações necessários e não der dado nenhuma assistência ou satisfação para nós.
As my previous reviews have borne out, this would be the first time that I have had such a negative review. A number of issues cropped up, the main one being that there was a water issue at my villa. It is rare and had never happened before. My property manager dealt with the issue in the best way that she could and was able to rehouse the guests in another villa.
However, it became clear very quickly after they left my villa that there were more than 8 people staying - 8 being the number of people that can be accommodated in my villa. The guests also left the bedding covered in urine stains and used EVERY item of bedding and towels without washing anything. They left at least 3 bins-full of garbage as well as the garbage left in the villa after they left. The cleaners removed 8 (EIGHT) bags of garbage once they had finished cleaning. I have never had a guest be so disrespectful of my home.
It also makes matters difficult when those guests do not read the clear instructions of who to contact when problems arise. I am in the UK and have a property manager available to deal with issues. There is no point in my having a property manager if a guest sends me messages in the middle of the night.
Communication with this guest was difficult from the start and continued right through their stay. I tried to do what I could and my property manager did the best job possible in trying to deal with the issues when she was eventually informed.
About the Host, Mark
I love sport (play hockey for West hampstead) and enjoy time at my gym.
Also love eating out and the cinema, as well as nights in with my partner.
I love to collect custom made cowboy boots and also try to attend (and compete) at least one rodeo per year in the USA and Canada.