This was our daughters birthday and Christmas present ! To have 2 weeks in Florida with mum and dad ( bank of ! ) and her boyfriend .
We chose this lovely villa because of the photos and close proximity to all the fun ! ( we have stayed in Davenport area before but that's a bit further out )
The villa was very clean and comfortable - massive master bed !
We loved the pool ( we didn't book pool heating and sooo didn't need it !) and the view over the lake -seeing many birds we don't see in England . The noisy cranes were particularly amusing !
We had to go food shopping as soon as we had unpacked ,which can be a chore , but we were pleased to know a huge Walmart really was just up the road .
We did so much in our first week, shopping at the malls , buffet breakfasts at golden corall , IHOP for pancakes , Kissimee on Saturday night for fun fayre and American cars . Seaworld , aquatica, Disney , island of adventure and on our daughters birthday we went to discovery cove where she had a ' dolphin experience " that park is lovely and serene compared to the others , we all enjoyed that day .
It was nice to come home to our comfy cozy villa after a busy day or night ( or both !)
The street was nice and quiet and I was a bit disappointed we didn't get the chance to go the natural park to have a walk and a go at kayaking .
I really do have to say how very helpful Lisa and Paul were , they sent us lots of information about the area , hints and tips and although there is a management company close by if you need them , Lisa responded quickly to say we could stay on after 10am when we were supposed to be leaving for the next villa on the gulf , as we had locked the keys in the car 😱The retail company came to our rescue quickly . ( note if you haven't ben to Florida before , check out all the info about road tolls - some are manned , some only take the passes you buy , some let you throw coins in a bucket , some don't !
We felt very confident about booking through HomeAway as we had used them before , it's nice to be able to trust that there is actually a villa waiting for you . We flew into Sanford , it is a bit further out from Orlando, but much quieter and was really quick to sort the car rental out too .
The emails we had from Lisa and Paul before we left also built our confidence !
So , now we are back at work , we would all like to say " thank you " for helping us make special memories in Florida !
Jeanette,David,Sophie and Jamie