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twinsandtwo said...
Wonderful Vacation at A Home with Character!
Date of Stay: July 5, 2014
"Our family of 6 had an amazing time in Orlando-we visited Universal Studios for 3 days, had a Character Breakfast at Disney and even made a trip to Clearwater Beach. But the only thing my 5 year old son wanted to talk about with our friends when he got home was the cool penguin room he stayed in at this awesome vacation home! We have stayed in many vacation homes over the years and this is one of the nicest ones. It was very clean and spacious-each of our children had their own room uniquely decorated. While my husband and I could relax in a master suite. The pool was the perfect size and with is just off the family room, I could watch the older kids swim while I folded laundry in the evenings. The game room was so cool-the kids used it EVERY night." "This house had so many little extra touches. You couldn't find a more unique, perfectly situated place to stay in Orlando. We loved being close to the parks but far enough away that it was quiet and calm. I highly recommend this vacation home to anyone coming to the Orlando area!"
Recommended for: Age 5
5+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Christina R. said...

Wonderful way beyond excepted
Date of Stay: June 7, 2014
"Wonderful vacation home it was exactly the same as I saw it in pictures only better. We were a family of 8(4 of them being teens) We had enough space and more. This was our first time in a rental home from the usual hotel stays and it was such a big difference. This home has so many extras that was unexpected from variety of cooking pots, vacuum, iron, blankets to just the simple things of having dish soap and trash bags. Every room had a t.v and the pool was so relaxing even the community was quiet. Having a washer and dryer was a big plus. Kids loved the game room never a boring day had a hard time getting the kids to leave the home to Disney parks." "We loved every bit of our stay we will come back soon."

Greg D. said...
Very Pleased
Date of Stay: June 1, 2014
​"I was not disappointed. Everything was as restful and relaxino as I had remembered from my stay 3 years ago. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the pool, as did the grown ups. We will be back, again and again."


Jacqui N. said... 
Perfect home for a Disney vacation
Date of Stay: December 12, 2013
​"Our entire family loved this home! We looked forward to coming home each night. The house had everything we needed, was clean and spacious. We have stayed on site at Disney before but definitely prefer this house. The theme rooms were very nicely done and gender neutral. there was more than enough room for our family of 6. Could easily have had two families here. The pool was very warm even though it was a bit chilly while we were there. LOVED IT!" 

Anonymous said...
Best house we have rented by far!!!
Date of Stay: October 26, 2013
"We absolutely loved it! It was the best place we have stayed by far and will be booking in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks again,

Christine B. said...
A very comfortable clean holiday home
Date of Stay: September 7, 2013

"We very much enjoyed our 2 week vacation in this very comfortable villa. It had all amenities described and the facilities for our small grandchild and baby were very good, clean cot and highchair with extra items like poolside crib and stroller. The beds were also very comfortable and the Disney themed rooms kept the children amused for hours. The hot tub was a major hit with the family with plenty of towels and linen. The management company were very nice to deal with responding very promptly to any query we had. I also had our security deposit returned very promptly. I would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to hire a comfortable family home near Disney."

Valerie G. said...
Date of Stay: August 11, 2013
"You will say "wow" from the first step inside. This home is clean, spacious, and close to stores, restaurants, and the main roads. The kids loved the themed rooms(kudos to the artists). The game room was enjoyed as much as the pool and hot tub. The beds were so comfortable, I don't think we have ever had such a good night's sleep." "I would recommend this home to groups of any size and age. It really has something for everyone. We actually didn't do some of the activities we had planned and chose to spend the day in the house as it was so relaxing."

Jackie A. said...
A Great Place to Stay
Date of Stay: May 3, 2013
"We really enjoyed our stay at this home. It had everything we needed. The grandkids enjoyed the penguin and enchanted forest room. It was really nice having the pool to relax at and the game room to entertained us at night. The home was clean and well maintained. The neighborhood was very nice and we did not have to travel far to get to Disney. We would definitely stay here again!"

Hannah T. said...
Great Great Place
Date of Stay: December 29, 2012
"This was a great place to stay. My family had a lot of fun and enjoyed this home. We can not wait to go back. The house was amazing and the decorated rooms were a huge hit with my children.It was very clean and well maintained. We saw lots of birds in the area and the neighborhood was quiet. We also had an emergency and the hospital in the area was amazing with my special medical needs child. I will strongly suggest this home to friends and the many parents that I associate with that have children with medical needs."

Judy B. said... 

​Penguins penguins penguins :))
Date of Stay: December 14, 2012
"We absolutely loved this cost-effective, spacious alternative to multiple hotel rooms. It is decorated in such a cute way, reminiscent of the nearby theme parks. (It took us about 15 minutes to drive to Disney and about 30 minutes to get to Universal.) The location was easy to find and all amenities were as described. The home was very clean and well-maintained. All
communications with the owner have been answered very promptly. We loved having a key code for the door and alarm as that made things much simpler. Thank you so much for everything!" 

Brad K. said...
Great experience!
Date of Stay: November 3, 2012
"Great location for theme parks in a nicely appointed house in a very quiet neighborhood. Kids loved the themed bedrooms and we all enjoyed the game room, hot tub, and pool. Definitely our new favorite location for Orlando. Looking forward to another visit."

Jim Rannes said... -
Great Family Vacation
Date of Stay: July 9, 2012
"We had a mini family reunion at the penguin house. The kids loved the place because it had a nice pool. As a matter of fact, we could barely get them out of it.The adults loved the house because it was very well equipped with towels, soap, etc..The kitchen was wonderful with all the pot and pans, plates , silverware, and the like that we needed. It was nice to be able to
eat in most of the time. The beds were very comfortable and the decor was very nice. The girls loved the Penguin room and the boy loved the Forest room..The housing development seemed like it was so far away from the hustle and bustle, but there was a grovery store about 3 miles away. If you follow the directiond that were provided in the email, Disney was only about 15 minutes away. This was on back roads, if you get on I-4 it could be longer.We did go to Medieval Times and it was only around 15-20 minutes to that area. We had a wonderful time in a great house. the eight of us could not have stayed in a hotel for what we paid to stay here. We will be back."

sharon m. said...
Penguin house
Date of Stay: March 10, 2012
"This was our first family vacation in Florida. There was ten of us including four littleboys who loved the themed rooms and the pool. The kitchen was stocked with every peice of equiptment neede to fix a meal WE ate every breakfast at home and several dinners which saved a lot of money. There were plenty of linens for ten people and we really appreciated the two strollers to take to the theme parks. We would definately rent this house again. The house was neat and clean and very nicely decorated"

Pamela said...
Everything we could ask for, and more!
Date of Stay: January 5, 2012
"There are so many rental properties to choose from in the Orlando area but as luck would have it, we found the best! From the moment we arrived we  
 felt like we were at home. Everything we needed (towels, pots and pans, dish soap etc) was provided for us. All the appliances, games and hot tub were clean and well maintained. There were 6 of us in our party; 2 seniors, 2 children (ages 8 and 9), and my husband and I. There was PLENTY of room for all of us and more than enough dishes and cutlery. The games room in the garage meant the guys could hoot and holler all they wanted playing ping pong and my mum and I could talk in the living room quietly. The neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful and the neighbours were friendly. The Publix grocery store is less than 5 minutes away and the staff there were excellent. We went to Animal Kingdom and Universal Studio - 10 minutes away, St. Petersburg area - about 1 1/2 hrs away and Kennedy Space Centre - about 1 hr away." "Thanks" "for being so professional. You made the entire experience a positive one. WE WILL BE BACK!!"

Jessica M. said...
Wish we could stay longer
Date of Stay: November 20, 2011
"Words can not even express how wonderful this home is. As soon as we opened the door we felt at home. Clean, cozy, and perfect!! The girls ran to find which room would be theirs :) We had everything that we needed so we didn't have to bring anything for our 19 month old. One day we didn't even leave the house because there is so much for us to do. The pool, hot
tub, and game room really are a plus!! My husband and I would find ourselves sneeking off to the game room to play. When we arrived the first night we notice a security guard patrolling the area. We also saw him every night after that. The house also hase a security system. VERY close to Disney and nice outlets. Publix and CVS are also minutes away. We can't wait to come back."

binkxth said...
Making wishes come true
Date of Stay: October 10, 2010 
"I found out my father had terminal brain cancer at the end of September. My fathers last wish was to go on one last family vacation with all of his grandkids to Disney. I contacted Victor wondering if there was a vacation home that would be able to accommodate 12 people. The next day I had a response. It was available in October. I thought it would be kind of cramped with my husband, 3 kids, brother and his wife with their 3 kids and my mom and dad. (dad is in a wheel chair). Not only did both of our vans fit in the two car driveway but we were able to get dad in and out of his wheel chair with no problem. When I pushed my dad through the front door we were amazed at what we found. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen , dining room and living room was so spacious and not cramped at all. When we went out back not only did we find the patio area had a grill but, it had a safety fence around the pool and the entire back yard was screened in. (no bugs). Two of the rooms were themed. The penguin room (my daughter and nieces’ favorite) had 2 twin beds, and a tv . The boys stayed in the enchanted forest room. The bed was a twin with a trundle bed underneath and it also had its own tv. The bathroom was right next to kids rooms and the closet was filled with towels. Two out of three of the master bedrooms not only had beautiful furniture but they also had their own bathrooms.(did I mention they all had their own Tvs’ as well?) The kitchen was fully stocked and ready to go. (just ad food and laughter). The dining are was very tastefully decorated. . It was nice to be able to post my pictures right away since the house offered free wifi. The garage was converted into a play room for the kids which had a foose ball table and a Ping-Pong able for them to play with. It even had a fully stocked washer and dryer area. We visited all the Disney parks and Universal studios. It was nice that we were in the middle. It took about 15 minutes to Disney and 30 minutes to universal studios. I have never stayed in a more beautiful and tranquil place. Thank you for making my father so happy just weeks before he passed away. I am glad he was able to experience such a wonderful place at least once in his short life." 

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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