The villa itself is pure luxury and a fantastic space for families that are sharing accommodation. There were 6 of us staying 2 x grand parents (60's) Husband, wife and Child and (30's & 4) and one other (30's). We had more than enough space in this villa as there are 5 large bedrooms all of which have an en suite bathroom which is amazing. The large room upstairs toward the back of the villa is the most impressive for those looking get early dibs on rooms but they are all so spacious and lovely that nobody ends up disappointed. The living room space is vast and again perfect for congregating families together in the evening time. One of the best additional aspects is the secondary lounge area on the first floor which is perfect for kids to gather and watch TV while the adults are downstairs chilling in the main lounge area (or vice versa). The Kitchen is a dream and for those looking to save a few pennies and prepare meals at home or lunches to take into the parks etc. Electric oven and hobs are easy to use, the fridge is amazing and huge everything you could want in terms of appliances is available. You have to buy your own detergents and washing up stuff but this is no different to any other villa we have stayed in before. The pool area is modest but to be honest we didn't use this very much as we tended utilise the Oasis club access more which I will come onto shortly.
The villa is perfectly situated to the Disney parks and depending on what time you leave you can be on Disney grounds in 15-20 minutes. The first major junction you hit coming out of Champions gate can be quite stacked up and slow but once you are in it moves pretty freely so if you have a reservation time to hit in the morning maybe give yourself an extra 10 mins. The surrounding area is beautiful and has everything you will need with Wallmart and several Publix locations available within 5-10 mins drive as well as many familiar dining options as well.
Included in the stay was access to the Oasis club at Champions gate, which is basically a health club with all the facilities you would come to associate with such a club, Swimming pools, Gym, Club house with full bar etc. We spent quite a bit of time here and it became an amazing perk of staying at Champions gate. The swimming pools outside are fantastic and if you have little ones they will absolutely love this place. The pools are all a lovely temperature and the lazy river is a wonderful touch also after a long day walking around parks. We loved this aspect of CG.
In summary - This villa is stunning and perfect for two large families sharing. It is perfectly situated for everything you'll need in Orlando and you have the additional bonus of on site facilities. We would not think twice about booking here again it was absolutely perfect
Lovely spacious house, spotlessly clean, tasteful modern furniture, great interior and plenty of room for 8 adults. Each bedroom had their own bathroom which was brilliant! Lovely sitting area around your private pool and right on the edge of the development so no-one looking in at the back. Great pools and lazy river on site for when you want a rest from the parks! Located about 35 minutes along Interstate 4 from Universal but less to Disney resorts so although a bit of drive, it was worth it for the peace and quiet. Would definitely recommend this house to my friends.
The only downside:- You will need to provide tea towels, dishcloths, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets which is a shame as we had to leave most of them behind! I would have preferred to pay a little extra and have these items provided.