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Awesome Villa! Apr. 04, 2015

This villa truly is the BEST of the best! It is beautiful and a great value! You can tell the owners have gone the extra mile in maintaining the house to high standards. The bedding was all very comfortable; the kitchen was well stocked with utensils, dishes, and large pots and pans! The dining tables were large with plenty of seating. There was plenty of linens! And the pool and lake view were absolutely beautiful! I have stayed in a number of villas over the past few years, and this one is at the top of the list for having all the comforts of home and then some!

Hello Gary

We had a fantastic holiday in your superb home. All went perfectly to plan – except for the weather! The house was just right; everything worked well and there were only a couple or minor issues which were dealt with most efficiently by the management. (What a charming lady!) The pool was wonderfully warm and the grandkids were only out of it when they were sleeping/eating or visiting a Disney Park!
The Jacuzzi was great and the views over the lake memorable. The real ‘icing on the cake’ was the Island; so full of beautiful water birds. We watched them for hours through binoculars, mothers regurgitating food for their chicks, fledglings trying to fly. We identified over 12 different species. Around the lake we spied 3 sets of ducks with a trail of chicks, including Muscovy ducks (which we have in the back garden!) and a rare roseate spoon bill. A bald eagle often kept a watchful eye on it all from the tallest tree.
Everybody wants to return – so we will have to look at our budgets!!

Best Wishes,

Hi Gary

Well, we made it safe and sound back to snowy Ontario….and really missing the Florida sunshine. We really enjoyed our stay at your place, everything we could possible need was there and just wanted you to know what a great holiday we had. We had a couple of days without heat in the hot tub but the property managers were quick to get a repair man out. I’ve kept your card and contact info for possibly next year if that works out.

Again, many thanks,

Mark and Tammy McGuigan

hi Gary just wanted to let you know we arrived back in Ireland this evening. We were heartbroken leaving your stunning villa, everyone of us had a superb holiday from the little ones right up to the grandparents in our party the villa was so spacious and comfortable and even though the weather in our second week was not so good everyone had a blast, I don’t think sitting in my back garden for breakfast tomorrow will ever compare to my breakfast at your pool overlooking the Island! I have left a little gift from Ireland with the management lady its means a hundred thousand welcomes in Irish!! Many many thanx again and maybe in a few years we will be lucky enough to visit again Px

Dear Gary and Karen,
It is about time that I emailed you to say a huge thank you! The villa was perfect! As you know there were 11 of us in the house and we were not lacking room to move around at all.The house was well maintained and we all loved it. It was very well located to get to Disney World and some of the other activities we had planned. The pool and spa was the final icing on the cake.
A couple of times we needed to call Carol and she was efficient and helped us immediately. I appreciated that you called to see how things were as well. Again I would like to say a huge THANK YOU! It was a memory that will last a life time. We will most certainly recommend this villa to others if they are heading in that direction.

Joanne Chaput

Dear Gary and Karen: On behalf of the entire Knudtson family (all 14 of us) we want to say thanks. We had the most wonderful vacation possible and partly due to your beautiful home. The grandkids and kids had a great time playing in the pool and looking at the spectacular view of the lake….we were even fortunate to see a bald eagle, turtle and an alligator sunning itself just feet away from us – what an experience! Your villa is well equipped for 14 people and had everything we needed. The house was so convenient and centrally located – close to shopping, Disney World and just a short drive to the ocean. Our trip was spectacular and just flew by….none of our children wanted to return to South Dakota and the grandkids are already begging to return to “our home away from home”. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to rent your home for the week and for all the wonderful memories our family made. We look forward to our next trip to Florida and will be contacting you when that time comes. Barb and Randy K., Sioux Falls, SDHi

Hi Gary, Just wanted to say thanks for the use of your vacation home, it worked out perfect for us! We had plenty of room and the grandkids loved the pool and hot tub; you have a beautiful place. We went to Disney four days out of the week that we were there, so the proximity to the park was great. We all enjoyed every minute of our vacation and wish we were still there enjoying it! Thanks Again, Ron, Sue & Family

Gary, My family and I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful holiday we had while staying at your lovely villa.
The view alone from the pool area overlooking the lake was worth a million dollars. We loved watching the wildlife every evening and walking our new grandson around the lake most mornings we even saw an alligator what a surprise.The villa itselfexceeded all our expectations it was big enough to all have our own space but cosy enough to feel homely.Thank you once again we have taken some lovely memories back to England and Ireland.Kind regards Alice Paul and family

Hi Gary Just wanted to say your home is just lovely. Our family had a great vacation.Your view is just awesome. The family loved looking at the lake and seeing all the birds. The kids also saw some baby alligators when we went for a walk along the lake. They did go fishing andwere excitedabout catchingsome fish. Hopefully we will be back downagain soon. Thanks again, Darlene

Dear Gary, We had a perfect time in Orlando, the conference went well and we had some fun in the parks…But: the best was our home: we really enjoyed the house and the pool! The setting was nice and everything in the house just worked fine,so, thanks from everyone, Gary and – who knows – maybe we come backone day? kind regards,Oswald and company

DearM. and Mrs Ellis, Hello from France Just a few word to thank you. We enjoy so much our holidays in your house … the pool hot tube ping pong table ( not just for kids !!) and everything else. For sure we will come back. Our 10 month baby had his frist bath in a pool and enjoy it every day. We we wish you a merry christmas Best regards from the south of France Delphine

I wouldn’t mind at all giving you our opinion of the house in Kissimmee. It is absolutely lovely! It’s huge, but cozy at the same time. It is decorated very tastefully, landscaped beautifully and basically offers everything that you need… They have thought of everything at this place to make it as convenient and comfortable as possible. We hope to vacation there again soon.”- Gail H.

Enjoyed watching the wildlife. The herons, snakebirds and especially the sand hill cranes put on quite a show! We also appreciated having so many good restaurants close by. Thank you.” -Shelly G. Just got back from Florida after a great 2 weeks. The house was wonderful. Every bit good as your ad said it was. As you know, we were a party of nine people and everyone agreed that it was perfect. Close to the conference center where some of us had business and close to the parks for the rest of us. Also it was peaceful and picturesque for those times when you just wanted to wind down. I can’t think of a single thing that you failed to provide for our comfort and the agents were friendly and helpful. Thanks again.” -Ken H.

Gary and Karen, We just returned from our stay at your house in Florida, and we have to say thank you. We had a wonderful time and you have a beautiful house. The friends that accompanied us also gave the house a big thumbs up! As mush as we enjoyed the attractions and theme parks, the highlight of our vacation was returning each day and enjoying the pool and spa. We’re already discussing future trips to Florida, and we have every intention of reserving your house for our stay. Thanks again!” -Jennifer and Jonathan Fantastic stay in a beautiful villa! A perfect setting. Best restaurants included the Outback, Tony Roma and Coney Island. Caught several fish-they like bacon as bait! Hope to return soon.” -Pete Button, Nottingham UK

Had a lovely time here in America. Your villa is fantastic. Love to live here. Pool is great after a day at the theme parks. Hope to return soon. -Angela Button, UK” This is our 6th stay in Orlando and this villa is by far the best yet. Villa has everything and more. We don’t want to leave. Wish we could take villa with us to Clearwater! Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful vacation home. The best to you both for the future.” The West family, April, Yorkshire England, UK

Well, I must say we love the place! You have totally spoiled us for any simple hotel. Our three boys and my sisters two girls thoroughly enjoyed having their own indoor pool. The frogs, lizards and ducks kept them entertained. Having so many toys around were a blessing for light packing. We went fishing in the yard, played tennis, we also spent 4 days at Disney. Because of the heat and 2 two year olds, we were able to get an early start to the parks and make it quickly back ‘home’ for a rest and a swim before heading out again in the later afternoon. What a wonderful way to spend a vacation with so many family members, and all have our own space….even grandma! Thanks again for your wonderful home. I can’t think of anything else we could need.” -Diana, Jim, Benjamin, Nicholas, Shane, Linda, Bob, Caitlin, Megan and Grandma, Michigan,

On behalf of the entire Frame family, we want to thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home this past week. It more than met the needs of eight adults and five children. The grandkids especially enjoyed the pool, the spa, as well as the game room. Hopefully, we may get to enjoy your home again at some point in the future. Thanks again and best wishes to you and your family.” -The Frames, October

This villa has amazed me. I wish I could live here in America in this villa. It is so big and lovely. Thank you for letting us stay here. It has been an inspiration to me. Thank You.” -Emma, Nov. We have enjoyed your home so very much and don’t want to go home. We have taken many family outings, but this home is by far the best of all. Beautiful location, well equipped with everything and space. We all had our own space to do, as we liked from great grandma, grandma, Mom and Dad to children. Wonderful! We hope some day to return.” -Thanks from Virginia, Atlanta Ga. Ovieda, Fl. Iowa,

Thank you for allowing us to have such a wonderful vacation in your lovely home. We had a perfect week and brought back a lot of wonderful memories of all of us being together. Thanks for helping to make our vacation so very special.” -The Swindlehursts, April

Dear Karen and Gary, We are speechless! Your house and property was so beautiful. We had a wonderful time. My mother-who had to be talked into going to Fla. was completely won over. She now wants to be your neighbor and will be looking for property. My children think your house is a castle. We spent the first three days of our vacation just enjoying Lake Berkley. The weather was marvelous. We found that one-week is not enough and hope to stay longer the next time. Thanks again.” -Lori and Stan Czinski, Jan

Gary and Karen, Just wanted to send a note of thanks. We had a great time. In large part due to the house. It was so beautiful. The kids are still talking about the pool. My parents were a little nervous about the house idea, however, now they cannot stop talking about it. It was definitely the w2ay to go. —Just perfect! Thanks again and please keep renting, we would really like to come back.” -Rastello

As part of a party of eleven, we found the villa an excellent place for our holiday. It met our expectations, and more especially the view over the lake. We would definitely come back!! p.s. caught catfish, largemouth bass, perch and turtles.” -The Bambers from Liverpool

Dear Karen & Gary, I really enjoyed every moment. Everything was beautiful. God bless you.” -Irma Hollingsworth (92 yrs.old) Sept. Thank you for letting us stay in your fab home. We had a wonderful holiday and saw alligator in the lake too. Caught several fish and turtles. Did Disney and Universal. Best wishes!” -Sandra, Phil, Martyn, Laura, Claire, David, Sarah, Janet, and Theresa, London UK