We stayed at the Heron Villa and was very pleased with the location. It was close enough to the parks, but far enough that the area was quiet. It was close to Walmart, but take note that it was packed and shelves empty. Best time to go is very early in the morning. Publix was also close by. Yvonne was a pleasure to work with and provided exceptional service and a beautiful home. The home was well maintained with all the comforts of home and then some. The pool was nice and a late soak in the jacuzzi was well appreciated. The Property Manager was nice, quick to respond and fixed our Internet issues. We absolutely loved it and will book again.
Our group of 9 (5 adults, 4 kids) stayed in this villa during spring break - Mar 2017. We stayed 7 nights. This was our first experience ever renting a villa and we will definitely rent a villa again should we do another family vacation.
The owners, Clyve and Yvonne are great to work with. They responded to questions about the rental in a timely manner and provided plenty of information. Yvonne is very good about easing any anxiety a person may have when doing this for the first time.
As for the villa! It was amazing!! With 9 people, I was worried about us being on top of each other, but I worried for nothing. With the adults each having their own bedroom and 2 en suite bathrooms, the kids in separate bedrooms, we all had enough space to be comfortable. The common areas: living room, dining room and kitchen, are spacious and adequate to accommodate a lot of people at the same time. The furniture was modern, well cared for and elegant. The master bedroom with a king-sized bed was comfortable - we slept well every night. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking equipment including a Keurig!
We paid for pool heat and was glad we did as a cold front came through Florida and the temps dipped into the low 40's at night. But with a heated pool and spa, the cool evening air didn't bother us.
Yvonne provided a short cut to the Disney parks that saved us a ton of time! The villa is conventiently located within a 15 min drive (if you use the shortcut) of the Disney parks and about 35-40 minutes from Universal. Still it was close enough that after a long day at the parks, we didn't dread a long drive home.
We are extremely pleased that we decided to rent a villa, and especially that we chose the Heron Villa - Orange Tree.
Our second visit is every bit as good as our first. Lovely home and exceptional service! Yvonne takes great pride in everything she does.