You remember how we were worried what this rental villa near Disney would be like? Well, it’s even better than the villa virtual tours we looked at. It has two master bedrooms, both with fabulous en-suite bathrooms, so two couples have similar facilities. Even the two twin rooms are similar, so nobody feels put out, and there’s a pull-out double in the lounge, so it actually could sleep ten! Look at the holiday villa plan.
There was a welcome grocery pack waiting for us; tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar, cereal, and a bottle of wine, so I didn’t have to go shopping early the next morning. Nor did we have to traipse round Kissimmee looking for the rental home office - the key was in a combination box near the door.
This heated pool is great, we just lie in it with a drink till our fingers look like prunes. There’s a covered patio, so if its raining we can still have a nice evening meal, They’ve even supplied a free gas barbecue when other villa rental companies wanted to hire us one. The whole outside is screened, so even at night we don’t get bugs. The kitchen is outstanding, with all modern appliances, microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal, and a table seating eight. It’s all absolutely fabulous!
Honestly, a rental house is a million times better than a hotel or a motel, because you can’t just leave the kids in the room and sit by the pool with a cool drink. This way we have a private pool to ourselves – and it’s cheaper. There are three TV’s, one with a DVD player, so the kids can all watch a different program if they like - which is very conducive to a quiet life. There is even a safe in the master bedroom!
It’s easy to get to the attractions, because this villa is only minutes from motorway I-4, going through this whole area, and we’ve rented this great open top car.....
We went to Disney the other day and it only took 20 minutes. When we got home, - yes, we call it “home”- we went in the lovely warm pool at midnight. And it’s not much further to Sea World, or Universal Studios, because we can be on I-4 in a jiffy. It’s motorway all the way to the Space Center on the Atlantic coast or Tampa on the Gulf side. In fact, when we come again we will try to fly into Tampa - it’s cheaper.
We also liked the idea of the pool safety hook. None of the surrounding villas have them, but it’s very sensible, especially with children charging about.
This is too much of a good thing, we’re thinking of buying a rental villa ourselves....holiday rentals can cover the mortgage and running costs and villas appreciate just like any house. We plan to talk to the owners when we get back.
I suppose we will see you back home next week, (sorry, I didn’t mean it to sound like that), but when the sun shines every day it’s a bit upsetting to think about leaving this brilliant place. The kids want to stay permanently - now there’s a thought!
Lots of love – me.