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A truely lovely executive villa.

This executive villa was truly magnificent. It was very close to Walt Disney World and not too far from restaurants and shops along the highway 192, which was handy for us because we didn't hire a car. 
There were 12 members of our family staying at this luxurious 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa and there is ample room if your group is larger than ours. The pool and spa were a big hit all round, as was the games room. There was lots of space to sit down and do our own thing without getting in the way of other family members. 
There is everything you could possibly want in this villa, from hairdryer's to highchairs, from books to dvd's. 
We didn't spend every day at Walt Disney World we had rest days and it was so nice to chill out and enjoy the luxury of this beautiful villa. It was handy having the washer, dryer and iron so we didn't have to pack many clothes. There were even beach towels there. In fact Alan and Joye Godfrey have thought of everything. 
I would definately recommend this villa. It would be lovely to return there on a future holiday.

Great Company Trip

Our compay took 7 employees to a national industry show. We usually stay in hotel rooms or maybe share suites at best. This year we looked into houses. We loved our stay in the house in Kissimmee, FL. The draw back was the temperature - 21 degrees was the low. We still used the hot tub every night and the temperature did get back up into the 70's by the last day of our trip and we did use the pool before leaving. We had a terrific time and will probably be back in 2011.

The house is clean, quiet, spacious, and a 
fantastic location central to beautiful golf 
courses and parks. This will actually be our 5th 
year staying in this house and we could not 
recommend it more. 

The owners and management company for this house 
deliver simply the highest professional experience 
you will receive. The gated community, quiet 
setting, beautiful/clean house simply deliver a 
peaceful solitude to enjoy your vacation with zero 
worries. 

Thank You Alan the service and house are excellent 
and we do appreciate it. See you next year!

Great Home, Convenient to Disney World

My family of 17 (8 adults and 9 kids) spent a delightful week at "The Water's Edge" over Thanksgiving week of 2007. Arrangements went very smoothly thanks to the Godfreys. Everything in the house was in tip top shape and as described. We loved the place - more importantly the children loved it. Close to DW, game room, well maintained swimming pool, secure neighborhood, great place for a large family. Would definitely rent again!

Everything and more!

Our vacation stay at The Water's Edge during the holidays was wonderful! The most important thing to report is booking with Alan was easy because he is honest, professional and efficient, entry to the house a breeze, and the furnishings so nice that it made accommodation worries non existent. The house easily held the 11 members of two families and friends, aged 18 to 55. After enjoying theme parks, outlet malls, and other Orlando offerings, we came home to talk over our day around the hot tub and heated pool and played a little pool. Our older kids never felt the need to go clubbing with this house! It is located right at Disney, groceries, drug stores and restaurants. After our stay, we will never go back to hotels and will book again for an Orlando vacation! Thanks Alan and Joyce!

Excellent Villa

I sometimes take the trip advisor reviews with a pinch of salt but for once I can honestly say hand on heart The Waters Edge Villa is amazing. The interior decor is of a very high standard indeed. This villa is siturated just off the 192 and for anyone who knows anything about Florida in particular Orlando theme parks etc you will know this is the perfect location. Its is so close to the disney theme parks you could actualy pop home for lunch (if you wanted to) and return back to the parks after all it is only a 7 to 10 minute drive. There is every facility you could want right on your door step a 2 minute drive will take you to the Formosa gardens shopping complex where there are a good few places to eat. Just a little further along Formosa gardens Blvd and you will come to the 192 as mentioned before, again there are so many places you could choose to eat at you will be spoilt for choice. 

Now back to the Waters Edge Villa this is by far the best villa I have ever stayed in and believe me Florida is my second home with so many villa stays I have lost count, as my title suggests this villa is EXCELLENT! perfect south facing swimming pool, high quality furnishings, a fantastic games room to keep the kids happy (When the adults have finishd playing) ha ha. 

If you would like to stay in a villa and hope that what you pay for is what you are promised then this without question is it. You will not be let down if anything it will be above and beyond your expectations.

Family Vacation

My family and I rented the wonderful home of Alan and Joyce Godfrey in Florida ( Water's Edge) for an Easter holiday The experience was top notch from beginning to end. The booking process was smooth with Alan helping every step of the way. The payment process was easy and his response to our questions was timely and information filled. 

Then there was Water's Edge. What a beautiful, spacious home. The house is extremely large, immaculate and well maintained. It was more than adequate for our family of 15 to enjoy the holiday together. Whatever issues did arise during the course of the week were responded to quickly and without question. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would recommend "Waters Edge" to everyone. Thank you

Instead of Hotels

This is our third trip to Orlando and the third home we have rented. This house is equipped to handle a large family gathering. The pool area is spectacular and offers a nice rest from the theme parks. Formosa is a nice gated area and a short drive from most attractions. This home is a great alternative to renting three hotel rooms. It is large and offers plenty of space for privacy. It was nice having three king bedrooms with ensuites. The only minor negative is some carpet staining but in the us and Florida, everyone wears their shoes indoors. This has been typical for the other two homes we rented and likely a struggle for every owner of vacation homes. The home was clean and very comfortable. Florida has a problem with insects but this is the first of three homes where we did not see a single bug indoors. Nice to see the owner is on top of this. Great stay, thanks.

Home away from home

My family and I really enjoyed spending the last week in your home. Everything was as stated in the ad. We had everything we needed. We regularly stay at rental homes and yours was one of the nicest (and largest). You have thought about every need. Very close and convenient to all Disney parks. Alan was the easiest to work with - very personable and responsive.

Wonderful!!!

Wonderful house in a great setting on a lake away from it all but very close to the action , Disney Parks, Shopping, Minature Golf, restaurants and so much more!!
We saw amazing birds and enjoyed the huge pool with a screened in Lanai! The four master suites were wonderful with the most comfortable beds. The older kids loved the game room and the pool alarm allowed our 3 year old grandson to be safe:) The house is perfect for large families with a huge living room and excellent kitchen.
We enjoyed our stay so much we didn't want to leave.
Renting this house was without worries!
The Knowles", Quigley, and Carter Familes

Perfect Comfort

The Water's Edge was exactly what we expected and more. Owners alan and Joye have a lovely home and were very easy to work with. Alan went so far as speaking with us on the phone to answer any questions and ease any concerns we had about renting a home. We were a group of 16 and we could not have been more comfortable, or have had a better location. In the event of a return trip to the area, it would not be without another stay in this home. Absolutely beautiful!

Excellent Week in Orlando!

My colleagues and I where attending a trade even in Orlando and decided to rent a house versus staying at the convention site. We where totally blown away by how nice this property was! Excellent location right off 192 and close to so much, yet it has the feel of being in a private resort. Modern and comfortable furnishings with an oriental theme, and all the ammentities you would want. The massage chairs where an added bonus after being on the trade show floor all day as well!

We had 13 of us staying, all family with middle to teenage children. The house was perfect for location, space, size layout. Alan was excellent to book with and every need was taken care of. I don't think we could have survived Disney without this wonderful sanctuary to return to each evening! Most definately would recommend it for anyone who wants a beautiful home to stay in that is close to everything, with absolutely no hassles or issues from booking to getting damage deposit back. We feel fortunate to have had such successful experience. Thanks so much alan and Joye

Perfection

Could not have asked for a better house to spend a week in Florida!!! We had such a good time and we had enough room to spread out and enjoy!!! The House was the highlight for me!!! Pool rocks!!!

We stayed for 11 nights at the Waters Edge in March 2011. Its our second visit to Orlando, and our second stay at this villa. Although my husband and I had stayed here before, we had friends with us this time which really added to the magic of staying in such a fantastic place.

Perfect Vacation Home For a Large Family

Beautiful, large home with plenty of room for everyone. We had 11 adults, 2 children and an infant and there was enough room for everyone to have their own space. The pool and game room provided entertainment and relaxation. Our family had been to the parks before, so we decided to just stay at the house and relax. 
The owners are very easy to deal with and the business transaction was simple and efficiaent. The management company responded quickly to any requests, and were helpful in sending us a couple of things we left behind. All in all, a great place to relax for a large clan.

Excellent

This villa looks spectacular in the pictures, but they don't do it justice! Absolutely excellent, well worth it. A couple of snagging points when we arrived but management company where brilliant and sorted it all out quickly and efficiently.

The Waters Edge - Stunning

I recently stayed at the villa and I have to say it was absolutely perfect.. we had 15 .. yes 15 people there, 12 adults and 3 kids and we had plenty of space.
The view at the back was lovely in the evenings and you can spot some interesting birds around the lake - a real treat. 

The location is fantastic, easy to get to everything. The villa itself has everything you could need and the games room was a real treat.. we had pool tournaments in the evenings and that was great fun.
We all travelled from Ireland, I dealt with alan directly and we spoke on the phone a few times - really genuine and nice people. 
If you have any reservations about this place dont, you couldnt get better than this.
Go for it - you will love it!

Grandkids, best week ever

My family of 16 spent the best Thanksgiving week in Fla. at 
The Waters Edge and according to my Grandkids, It was the best week of there lives. They loved the pool, game room,
so much space for all,& only a minutes from Disney & Island of adventure. I hope it will be a week always remembered,and they want to go back next year. Believe me the price was well worth it for the home and all the extras.
The entire Dungan Family

Grankids " Best week of there lives"

The home is everything you would want or need in a vacation rental or a home would like to have as you own. Nice size kitchen for the entire family to help with cooking, large pool & hot tub, has a game room, a beautiful pond for fishing , 7 bdrom, 6 bathros., Large family area with large TV where all 16 of us were able to watch Macy's parade on thurs. & LSU on Fri . The other days we were at all the parks or dining out. IT was a great vacation & a beautiful house to stay in. As for as the Godfreys, from the first email I sent he made it easy to complete the rental agreem. & we thanked them so much for renting there home to us to have such a rememberable vacation with my entire family. I hope to be able to do this again soon.

The Water's Edge in December

Great location. Good space. 

Could use a better outdoor grill, a cutting board and better cookware.

very good home for a large group

Alan was very helpful and organized as we made arrangements to rent his home. The home is in good condition and everything worked! The pool was great, however the hot tub could have been a bit warmer. Everyone stated that the beds were very comfortable and we would not hesitate to rent this home again if the occasion to need this large a home again arises.

Wonderful Family Vacation

This home is ideally located in an upscale, gated community and close to shopping, restaurants and within a short distance to all the attractions and outlet malls. Coming home to this quiet location was ideal and we felt safe. The children and the adults enjoyed peace and quiet after a long day at the Disney Parks. The children never minded leaving the parks knowing that they could swim in the pool once we got home. Dealing with alan and Joye was a pleasure. Any questions or concerns were quickly answered or taken care of in a professional manner. The layout of the home allowed for each couple to have their own getaway space, and the large common areas provided ample space for all eleven of us. The massage chairs came in very handy at the end of the day as well. The few maintenance issues that came up were handled quickly and efficiently by the management company. Some areas of the home are showing signs of wear from high traffic.

Fantastic venue for family holiday

We've just returned from this wonderful villa holiday. Absolutely fabulous place and so close to Disney. Everyone was bowled over from the moment we walked through the door - luxurious without being too starchy and off putting. Child friendly and the owners could not not have been more accommodating. Looking forward to going again and next time spending more time at the villa!

Fantastic place to stay

What a wonderful place to relax and from which to explore Orlando. Our team had a fantastic time. The location is great and the house is perfect.

Great House, Great location, Great idea

I have just returned from taking 11 teenagers to a tournament in Orlando. We usually stay in hotels. This was my first time to rent a home. First of all, Alan is very helpful. He called me a couple of times to answer questions. The house is in a great location. Close to I-4 which takes you to Disney, Universal and Espn Sports complex. The neighborhood and home are very secure. The house is large and roomy. My group had plenty of room to spread out. The pool area, game room, den and kitchens areas are very nice for the group to gather. It was very helpful having a laundry room in the house and not down the hall or down the street. There are tons of restaurants very close to the house as well as a Wind Dixie at the end of the street. The house was very nice and clean. If I ever take a group back to Orlando, I will be calling alan again.

Fantastic

The owners were helpful and friendly to deal with. The house was in a wonderful location for Disney and other theme parks. The property was well maintained, comfortable and spacious - there were 9 adults and 3 children in our party - and well equipped. The pool and jacuzzi were great. The only downside was that we weren't there long enough!

First Class!

Thanks alan, our stay was fantastic. The house was absolutely beautiful and everything was as you said. Also, you made the trip more than we thought it could be for the kids, cant thank you enough. Lesson learned from alan Godfrey this year was that you cant beat a family vacation with everyone under one roof and a private pool. You were more than patient walking me thru the steps to renting online, more than fair and in fact went overboard when helping me correct a mistake i made, and as much as Universal Studios made the trip fun for the kids, the icing on the cake was your home. My prayer was that we didnt do anything in our stay to disrespect you, Mrs. Joye, your home or the neighbors. Again a sincere thanks for everything and God Bless!

Brilliant, just brilliant!!!!

From start to finish, dealing with Alan was an absolute joy. After initial email communication, Alan was very quick to pick up the phone and call me to discuss any questions I had regarding the booking process. Alan spoke very highly of his Florida home and when we arrived we weren't disappointed. The villa is simply stunning and has absolutely everything you could possibly need. Upon arrival we discovered the BBQ wasn't working so we called the management company. Within 30 minutes a very pleasant man called Pete arrived, checked the BBQ and told us he'd replace it that day. An hour later Pete returned with a brand-new BBQ which was fantastic.

Our entire 2 week stay was faultless - I really can't enthuse enough about the villa. There were 11 of us (9 adults and 2 children) but the villa is so large that we really felt at home - never cramped or getting under each other's feet.

The location of the villa is also ideal. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and of course, all of the parks are very close and so easy to get to.

We hope to return to Orlando within the next few years and when we do I'll definitely be in contact with Alan straight away! This villa made our stay the holiday of a lifetime!!!!

Thanks Alan!

Brilliant, just brilliant!!!

From start to finish, dealing with alan was an absolute joy. After initial email communication, Alan was very quick to pick up the phone and call me to discuss any questions I had regarding the booking process. Alan spoke very highly of his Florida home and when we arrived we weren't disappointed. The villa is simply stunning and has absolutely everything you could possibly need. Upon arrival we discovered the BBQ wasn't working so we called the management company. Within 30 minutes a very pleasant man called Pete arrived, checked the BBQ and told us he'd replace it that day. An hour later Pete returned with a brand-new BBQ which was fantastic.

Our entire 2 week stay was faultless - I really can't enthuse enough about the villa. There were 11 of us (9 adults and 2 children) but the villa is so large that we really felt at home - never cramped or getting under each other's feet.

The location of the villa is also ideal. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and of course, all of the parks are very close and so easy to get to.

We hope to return to Orlando within the next few years and when we do I'll definitely be in contact with alan straight away! This villa made our stay the holiday of a lifetime!!!

Thanks alan!

location,location,location

Mega home,,,not house!!!Amazing place that the owners have here...Perfect position for all the attractions,shopping,restaurants,ETC...
Been in the same area several times over the last 20 years,and stayed in some nice places but this has to be the best...Differant and better than all the rest.
Alan is an absolute diamond to deal with...True English gent.
Lets face face it,we can all stay in any house,,but they never seem to feel like home...This one so did to me!!!
Well done alan and Joyce for making it feel so homely.
Regards
Goodalls,Saltburn,Cleveland,UK

Excellent!

There are not enough accolades for this property! It is fabulous. Where do I begin? Rooms are spacious and the decoration throughout is noteworthy of photos and googling Chinese culture. You will be spoiled with silk pillows in the living area with multi-recliners and sofas. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need, along with all the little things you forget (ex. Scissors, etc). More dishes and pots and pans than in your own kitchen! Each bedroom has it's own TV and walk in shower. Tubs for the 2 larger downstairs. The pool is more than incredible! Have it heated for sure. That and the spa and lighting will make you think you are in heaven! My children and grandsons had a wonderful time and the Godfrey's were a dream to deal with!

Fantastic

Must say, we had an awesome experience renting the villa. Although I was Leary at first cause we never did this before, next time I will not do it any different. Location was outstanding and the house with 15 adults in it never once rubbed albows. The atmosphere was great and relaxing. Thank you alan for being a pleasure to deal with.

Our group of friends stayed in this stunning 7-bedroom property inside a gated community close to the Disney theme parks from a Thursday-Tuesday in early summer. "The Waters Edge" is a beautiful home with great finishes, a sound system that reaches the whole house, and a beautiful enclosed pool and hot tub. After being out all day it was fantastic to come back and relax in the hot tub. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare dinners so that you don't have to waste money eating out.

Alan, the property owner, was always very responsive to email, and answered any questions we had. Upon renting the property we were given a detailed manual with easy instructions for getting into the community and house, and operating the pool and sound system. Everything was easy-breezy!

We loved our stay and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! We're hoping to reserve the exact same property next year when we return to Orlando :-).

stunning

we are a large family group of 16 people comprising of a toddler, children, teenages and adults. when we first saw the villa we all thought WOW and the impression carried on right through the villa.
it was spotless, spacious and decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard
the view from the poolside was fantastic, it overlooked a beautiful lake with grass and trees all round the edges. it was peaceful and very scenic
we have been to florida on several occasions and this is the best villa weve had by a very long way.
we were all very sad to leave
if we come back to Florida we would certainly try to stay here again, no other villa would do

This spacious home was enough room for my family of 7 which included 5 kids ages 11-22, and 2 other families with 2 small children. We were also able to save money by cooking meals at night as the food on Disney properties are very expensive. It was more relaxing for us adults as we can watch the kids in the pool while enjoying an adult beverage without running around to a hotel pool. I have been to Fl 4times now and would never stay anyplace else!!!

Joyful

We were a party of 13 including 5 children of various ages and we all enjoyed staying here. The children had plenty of room outside and in the games room. The adults enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in the comfortable lounge and bedrooms. There was always something to watch around the lake and the boys enjoyed fishing with the provide rods. We were only 10 mins from Disney and with plenty of local shops open early and closing late, everything is on your doorstep, including plenty of good restaurants. You can't help but have a good time here!

Joyful

We were a party of 13 including 5children of various ages, and we all enjoyed our stay here. From swimming in the lovely pool, to playing in the games room, or relaxing in the comfortable outside seats watching the sun go down over the lake. You can't help but relax. With Disney only 10 mins away and plenty of local shops and restaurants open early and closing late, you are in the ideal position . There is something for everyone.
The keypad entry meant that we could all come and go as we pleased. Also no matter how much splashing around we did in the pool, the floor was never slippery, so no accidents!
The waste disposal unit leaked under the sink, but I reported it to the management company and it was replaced the same day!
Many thanks for a great stay

Great Trip To Disneyworld

We went to Disneyworld with our entire fomily of 14. The Waters Edge was awsome. We had plenty of room with beds to spare. We loved the hot tub and pool. The kids were in the pool allmost every day. We ate at home every breakfast and 4 dinners. We cooked on the grill and cooked inside. The kitchen was well equiped. plenty of room for our group. I was supprised how close we were to all the attractions. The first morning hot air ballons went up over the house. The 2 lakes were beautiful but I didnt have time to fish. There was plenty of fishing equipment at the house. Never enough time to do everything. The market and restaurants just down the street came in handy. Easy house to get up and out every day. We used the playroom every night. We had a blast. We were there for 1 week and will go back someday.

Spacious home with lots of fun amenities

13 family members, 6 adults & 7 kids, rented this home over new years to see our college team play in the Citrus bowl. It exceeded all of our needs and expectations. There was plenty of room for everyone. The game room in the Garage was great for the kids, ages were 6-18. The pool and hot tub saw plenty of use from everyone as well and was set up nicely. Outlet malls were very close for shopping. I would recommend this home to anyone traveling to Disney or the greater Orlando area. Especially if you have a large group or family.

Loved our trip to Orlando, especially staying at this fine property. We were a large family group, but somehow anyone who wanted some quiet and private space could find it. The layout of the house worked so well for us; grandparents had quiet spots to sleep, teens could sleep in, little kids could be noisy and the moms and dads could read! The pool area is quite lovely, backing onto a lake with no neighbours to look at. Very nice! We kept the adults downstairs in the 4 masters (one is a queen room with a bathroom right out side, the other 3 are kings with ensuites) and put the kids upstairs (2 bedrooms with twin beds and one with 2 sets of bunks - 2 bathrooms upstairs). I love staying places where my kids do not have to share a bed. They sleep better and there is no complaining! We chose not to do parks (save one day at Universal) but the location! We were about 20 max to everywhere we'd want to go: parks, shopping, groceries, airport. Super Target and Publix are less than 10 min away. The kids loved the games room, the hot tub got a lot of use too. We did find that the coloured pool lights were quite dim but that's really minor. Also, remember to push the button before opening the door or the pool alarm will go off. It took a few of us a day or so to remember that one! We really appreciated the large amount of plates and cups, the laundry room and the speed with which our concerns were dealt with (one of the buttons for the pool alarm was not working upon arrival, but was quickly fixed the next day). Thanks again, Alan!

Great House! Great Location! Great Vacation!

Loved our trip to Orlando, especially staying at this fine property. We were a large family group, but somehow anyone who wanted some quiet and private space could find it. The layout of the house worked so well for us; grandparents had quiet spots to sleep, teens could sleep in, little kids could be noisy and the moms and dads could read! The pool area is quite lovely, backing onto a lake with no neighbours to look at. Very nice! We kept the adults downstairs in the 4 masters (one is a queen room with a bathroom right out side, the other 3 are kings with ensuites) and put the kids upstairs (2 bedrooms with twin beds and one with 2 sets of bunks - 2 bathrooms upstairs). I love staying places where my kids do not have to share a bed. They sleep better and there is no complaining! We chose not to do parks (save one day at Universal) but the location! We were about 20 max to everywhere we'd want to go: parks, shopping, groceries, airport. Super Target and Publix are less than 10 min away. The kids loved the games room, the hot tub got a lot of use too. We did find that the coloured pool lights were quite dim but that's really minor. Also, remember to push the button before opening the door or the pool alarm will go off. It took a few of us a day or so to remember that one! We really appreciated the large amount of plates and cups, the laundry room and the speed with which our concerns were dealt with (one of the buttons for the pool alarm was not working upon arrival, but was quickly fixed the next day). Thanks again, Alan!

Great Home for Large Family Gatherings

For our third annual "Family Girls' Trip" we were looking for a place 16 of us could stay together in a city with a variety of activities and an airport. The Waters Edge in Orlando was perfect! With four large bedrooms (three with private baths) on the first floor, and three more bedrooms and baths on the second floor, everyone had a comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated bedroom. The main living area was large enough for us all to gather in one place for dining and visiting. Our favorite spot, though, was the patio and pool area. With the pool heated, we were able to swim in March, and we also used the hot tub. The house sits on a small lake, so the view from the pool area was pretty and relaxing. We enjoyed eating dinners outside, too. Disney World, Sea World, Downtown Disney, outlet malls and other shopping are just a few of the attractions that we within a half hours drive from the house. We enjoyed the house so much, though, we spent most of our time together there. If we ever return to Orlando as a large group, we would definitely consider staying at The Waters Edge.

Great House for Family Gatherings

For our third annual "Family Girls' Trip" we were looking for a place 16 of us could stay together in a city with a variety of activities and an airport. The Waters Edge in Orlando was perfect! With four large bedrooms (three with private baths) on the first floor, and three more bedrooms and baths on the second floor, everyone had a comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated bedroom. The main living area was large enough for us all to gather in one place for dining and visiting. Our favorite spot, though, was the patio and pool area. With the pool heated, we were able to swim in March, and we also used the hot tub. The house sits on a small lake, so the view from the pool area was pretty and relaxing. We enjoyed eating dinners outside, too. Disney World, Sea World, Downtown Disney, outlet malls and other shopping are just a few of the attractions that we within a half hours drive from the house. We enjoyed the house so much, though, we spent most of our time together there. If we ever return to Orlando as a large group, we would definitely consider staying at The Waters Edge.

Wonderful house for family reunion!

This is a wonderful house for a family reunion, even with my 88 year old mother in a wheelchair! One of the master bathrooms has hand rails to help at the toilet and in the shower. The room has wide doors to easily allow wheelchair entry. The owner has a ramp to the front door and a ramp to the backyard pool area. The house has many great amenities that kept a group of 16 fully entertained: the pool, spa, games room, large great room with a lot of seating for conversations, and BBQ. It is conveniently located just south of Disney World and has a near-by market and pizza place. The management company quickly responded to minor problems with the house, once they were there within 30 minutes! We truly enjoyed our stay at the house.

This is a wonderful house for a family reunion, even with my 88 year old mother in a wheelchair! One of the master bathrooms has hand rails to help at the toilet and in the shower. The room has wide doors to easily allow wheelchair entry. The owner has a ramp to the front door and a ramp to the backyard pool area. The house has many great amenities that kept a group of 16 fully entertained: the pool, spa, games room, large great room with a lot of seating for conversations, and BBQ. It is conveniently located just south of Disney World and has a near-by market and pizza place. The management company quickly responded to minor problems with the house, once they were there within 30 minutes! We truly enjoyed our stay at the house

This place is heaven!!

Close to all the attractions yet private enough to give you relaxation!!! Can't wait to book here again!! The owners were very easy to work with and very patient with us!!! Thanks again for renting to us!!!

My wife and I rented this house for a family vacation which was 17 people. Everyone had a bed to sleep in and was very clean. The house is well maintained with everything that you would need. I would recommend the house to anyone.

Wonderful Home!

Perfect for a large family! Our family had a wonderful time staying at this home! The location was great. The pool was enjoyed by everyone. Plenty of room and well maintained. The owner was easy to work with and always corresponded in a very timely manner. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

fantastic!!

We had our family reunion here over the Labor Day Weekend to celebrate my parents' 60th wedding anniversary! This home was perfect for all of us and it had everything you could possibly need! The home is spacious enough that when we retired to our bedrooms, it felt like we were alone. The kids loved the game room which has a billiard table and an air-hockey table. The pool is absolutely amazing, changes colors at night and was big enough for volleyball! The hot-tub easily seats 10 and creates a really cool waterfall into the pool! One day, we actually spent the entire day in the pool enclosure bbq-ing, playing games and just chillin'! As my father is in a wheelchair, the accessibility made it a breeze to accomodate him in all areas of the house on the first floor. We are a family of cooks so we utilized every inch of the kitchen which was fully equipped with every utensil one would possibly need. If you are more apt to eat out, there is a major road with all the chain restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. just a mile away. Though all of that is at your disposal, the secure gated community the home is situated in, is quiet and safe. A big plus too is the quick access to major highways which will take you to any of Orlando's attractions in minutes. The lake that the house sits on is beautiful and my nephew pulled 2 BIG large-mouth bass out of it within minutes of fishing! I HIGHLY recommend this home to every and any large group that is looking for a clean and fun-filled stay!

Perfect Disney family holiday home base

I spent a lot of time reading reviews of dozens of different houses in the Orlando area planning my family’s Big Disney Holiday before settling on Alan’s house in Kissimmee. We were not disappointed!

My family of nine people, including 3 kids arrived and were truly blown away at the size (much larger than we needed in reality, but that was no bad thing), appearance, location and facilities of this house. It’s really hard to fault. Fastidiously clean, heated pool (which the kids made full use of every day!), serenely quiet neighbourhood and a beautiful south-facing outlook over a lake.

On top of than that, it really is about a 10 minute drive to any park in Disney and whatever restaurant and store you could want/need within a few minutes of the house.

The agency taking care of the house were super responsive too - A beeping smoke alarm had its battery replaced within 20 minutes of my making a phone call.

In short, we all had a wonderful holiday thanks in no small part to Alan & Joye’s house. We’d love to go back and do it all again.

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Absolute Paradise

When my brother and I decided we wanted to take our kids and grandkids on a family vacation to Florida and Disneyworld, we started searching on the Internet for a house to rent that would accommodate all 17 of us. The house that we found of Alan's in Formosa Gardens Estate fit the bill perfectly. We couldn't have been more pleased. The home was well-kept and clean. When we arrived, the hot tub and pool heater were not working, and the Property Manaagement company was called and responded immediately. We even managed to catch a fish in the stocked pond! We would definitely rent this house again, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a large rental home in a great location, close to everything. Thanks, Alan - it was AMAZING!

This is an excellent spacious villa with a superb pool where the rear view is across the developments lake. It is safe as the complex is security gated.

The villa has 4 king/doubles and 3 twins/ family beds all with en-suites making it ideal for families. The villa was so big we only used the ground floor. Pool and hot tub EXCELLENT, make sure you pay for it to be heated if in winter months- well worth it!!

Within mins are shops for everyday things and quality eateries. Disney is the nearest set of theme parks literally 10-20 mins depending on traffic.

On other side of Orlando from airport so no airport noise

Really does deserve the awards.

Great Villa in Great Location

When a property is so highly rated It's always difficult to match expectation to reality.
This Villa didn't disappoint in any way. It was spacious and well maintained to a high standard. Pool area and furniture were great. We ate out there whenever we were at home.
Finally there was the location. Perfect for Disney and good local eating and shopping.
Thoroughly recommended

We loved it.

Spacious, well equipped and spotless, in a quiet residential neighbourhood.
Excellent pool – the kids loved it.
Local supermarket near the Outback restaurant has all you ever need.
One minor fault was rectified within 2 hours of being reported.
Alarms on all doors leading to pool give peace of mind when you have young children.
Searched long and hard for our party of 11 before booking this - we were not disappointed. 
No hesitation in recommending it to others.

Great Villa, Great Holiday!

We travelled to Orlando as a group of 14 family members, including 5 young children. 

The villa did not disappoint. It was exactly as advertised and it was clear to see why it had such positive reviews. The bedrooms were HUGE with lovely, comfortable beds, lots of storage space for clothes and the en suites were a bonus. 

The kitchen provided enough utensils to make basic dishes at home in the evenings after busy days exploring Disney and the lounge was a great place to relax and unwind in the evenings. 

The games room went down a treat with the kids (and the adults too), as did the swimming pool!

We all had a great holiday and really enjoyed living in the Villa for 2 weeks - we would definitely stay here again if we returned to Orlando.

Large , spacious villa in an excellent location.

We have just returned from spending two weeks in October at the Water’s Edge ,a very large ,spacious villa set in a beautiful location.We were a party of thirteen and there was more than enough room for everyone , with more bedroom space to spare.The villa itself is set in a stunning location at the edge of the lake , facing South so the pool area gets the sun all day.It is located only a very short drive from Disney and there are plenty of restaraunts and shops at the end of the road from Formosa Gardens.The highlight for us was the large pool and deck area with hot tub ,this has beautiful views over the lake and gets the sun all day ,we could have easily spent the two weeks out there !!!

Another Fabulous Visit !

Look no further than Alan's villa "Garden's Edge" if you have plans to visit the theme parks of Orlando.

The proximity of the house to the parks is very convenient and the house is more impressive in person than any photo can portray. After a day at the parks, coming home to the large pool with a hot tub just puts an exclamation point on your day.

Alan is the best landlord to deal with as he is truly interested in assuring you of a great visit and responds to any questions Very Promptly!

Highly recommended.

I rarely leave feedback on anything but felt this was worth sharing. We just returned from 3 weeks at this villa and it was perfect. Having been to various villas near Disney, this is by far the nicest. Size is great, location is ideal for getting pretty much anywhere, 45 minutes from airport, pool lovely and deck size a bonus, private with good space between neighbours (which is important to me), lovely views over the back, 4 supermarkets in easy driving distance. I honestly did not want to leave and would certainly go again. The price is very competitive to comparable rentals in that area - excellent value given size and location. All dealings with Owner during booking process were easy and prompt responses always received. Highly recommended.

Great house, great views and great location

This is a fantastic holiday venue for a large family or group wishing to visit the Florida theme parks. The house is clean and spacious and the deco is fitting for a rental property, with a mixture of comfort, luxury and practical furniture. The pool area is a god send and is great for young kids, but still allows ample space for eating and relaxing in the sun. Inside all rooms are very spacious and beds are big and comfortable. In addition you also have great access to several good restaurants, however if you do wish to stay at home and cook the owners provide a full kitchen which is again clean and easy to navigate. The estate is secure and private, with all houses maintained to a high standard
The owners communicate all information in a timely manner and are always at hand to answer any questions.

Awesome Family Bacation

My husband and I take our family on vacation every year in lieu of their birthday and Christmas gifts. We have 3 grown children and an adopted daughter with spouses and children. There were 22 of us who stayed in this awesome house! It was the first time we stayed in a house instead of separate motel rooms. And it was so awesome! I splurged for The Waters Edge and I would do it again. There was a washer and 2 dryers, a dishwasher and garbage disposal; plus a full kitchen complete with crock pot, blender, any pot or pan you would need and all cooking utensils. The favorites were the massage chairs, whirlpool bathtubs, roomy showers (my husband and I like to save water), house and pool stereo system, and most of all the hot tub which had a waterfall flowing into the pool! And I will just add that if anything in the house needs attention, the management company will take care of it right away! I even emailed Alan and he answered immediately and then a pool guy was there within minutes! I would definitely stay here again and recommend this house to anyone with a large family. Thank you, Alan and Caroline, for allowing us to stay in your home!

Couldn't get any better

From start to finish this has been a dream. It is always difficult finding a villa to suit everyones needs. Will it be as the pictures show? Is everything legit? We all have the same concerns.
We were a family of 12 + a six month old baby and we stayed here for three weeks in July/August 1018. There was lots of space for everyone to have their privacy yet lots of communal space too. All the fixtures and fittings were top notch. The laundry room was great and it was also great to have air con in the games room for the air hockey and pool leagues!
Outside was beautiful, lots of space to sit. A lovely BBQ and a pool that was used everyday. It was great to do the parks in the morning and come back to 'chill out' in the afternoon.
There is a brand new Walmart only a 5 minute drive away which was really convenient.
Alan, the owner has been brilliant at every point. Answering all my questions promptly. He has owned the property for 15 years and clearly loves it.
His management agency in Orlando were great too. Very prompt in solving any little problems we had.
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough and we wished we had booked 4 weeks! I would go back tomorrow if I could.
Book it - You'll love it!

Highly recommended.

I rarely leave feedback on anything but felt this was worth sharing. We just returned from 3 weeks at this villa and it was perfect. Having been to various villas near Disney, this is by far the nicest. Size is great, location is ideal for getting pretty much anywhere, 45 minutes from airport, pool lovely and deck size a bonus, private with good space between neighbours (which is important to me), lovely views over the back, 4 supermarkets in easy driving distance. I honestly did not want to leave and would certainly go again. The price is very competitive to comparable rentals in that area - excellent value given size and location. All dealings with Owner during booking process were easy and prompt responses always received. Highly recommended.

Another Fabulous Visit !

Look no further than Alan's villa "Garden's Edge" if you have plans to visit the theme parks of Orlando. The proximity of the house to the parks is very convenient and the house is more impressive in person than any photo can portray. After a day at the parks, coming home to the large pool with a hot tub just puts an exclamation point on your day. Alan is the best landlord to deal with as he is truly interested in assuring you of a great visit and responds to any questions Very Promptly!
 
 

Large , spacious villa in an excellent location.

We have just returned from spending two weeks in October at the Water’s Edge ,a very large ,spacious villa set in a beautiful location.We were a party of thirteen and there was more than enough room for everyone , with more bedroom space to spare.The villa itself is set in a stunning location at the edge of the lake , facing South so the pool area gets the sun all day.It is located only a very short drive from Disney and there are plenty of restaraunts and shops at the end of the road from Formosa Gardens.The highlight for us was the large pool and deck area with hot tub ,this has beautiful views over the lake and gets the sun all day ,we could have easily spent the two weeks out there !!!

Great Villa, Great Holiday!

We travelled to Orlando as a group of 14 family members, including 5 young children. The villa did not disappoint. It was exactly as advertised and it was clear to see why it had such positive reviews. The bedrooms were HUGE with lovely, comfortable beds, lots of storage space for clothes and the en suites were a bonus. The kitchen provided enough utensils to make basic dishes at home in the evenings after busy days exploring Disney and the lounge was a great place to relax and unwind in the evenings. The games room went down a treat with the kids (and the adults too), as did the swimming pool! We all had a great holiday and really enjoyed living in the Villa for 2 weeks - we would definitely stay here again if we returned to Orlando.

We loved it.

Spacious, well equipped and spotless, in a quiet residential neighbourhood. Excellent pool – the kids loved it. Local supermarket near the Outback restaurant has all you ever need. One minor fault was rectified within 2 hours of being reported. Alarms on all doors leading to pool give peace of mind when you have young children. Searched long and hard for our party of 11 before booking this - we were not disappointed. No hesitation in recommending it to others.

Great Villa in Great Location

When a property is so highly rated It's always difficult to match expectation to reality. This Villa didn't disappoint in any way. It was spacious and well maintained to a high standard. Pool area and furniture were great. We ate out there whenever we were at home. Finally there was the location. Perfect for Disney and good local eating and shopping. Thoroughly recommended

This is an excellent spacious villa with a superb pool where the rear view is across the developments lake. It is safe as the complex is security gated. The villa has 4 king/doubles and 3 twins/ family beds all with en-suites making it ideal for families. The villa was so big we only used the ground floor. Pool and hot tub EXCELLENT, make sure you pay for it to be heated if in winter months- well worth it!! Within mins are shops for everyday things and quality eateries. Disney is the nearest set of theme parks literally 10-20 mins depending on traffic. On other side of Orlando from airport so no airport noise Really does deserve the awards.

Nice Place

For the second straight year, a group of 7-8 golfers stayed at the house, and we greatly enjoyed it each year. What is particularly excellent is that there are 7 bedrooms, so almost everyone got their own room, and 5 of the rooms had their own bathroom. The lanai with pool and hot tub is another highlght of the place...it’s a great place to relax after a tough day of golfing and beer drinking! The house is in a nice, gated neighborhood and is centrally located to many of the places we wanted to go. I imagine this would be a great place for an extended family to stay as well as it is minutes from Disney.

The inside of the home was very nice with lots of room for sleeping, eating and relaxing. We appreciated having a high chair, a child's bed, and laundry facilities. The yard and landscaping are okay but they need a little tender loving care.

Relaxing...

We stayed at the property for a work trip. Really enjoyed our stay especially the pool and hot tub!

Super weekend; great house

We had a group of guys for our annual golf trip; having the whole group in one house was great.

We spent two weeks at 'The Water's Edge in August and had a wonderful holiday with our family of 12. The property is more like home from home than a holiday home. The decor is lovely and well stocked with crockery etc. Beds are very comfortable and furnishings are lovely. The children loved the pool and spent many happy hours in it. Theme parks are fairly close so very convenient. It was everything we had hoped for and more and I would highly recommend.

Our family had an awesome time!

We had 5 families, 22 total persons! We loved the time we spent together at the pool and at mealtimes! My husband and I take our kids and their kids on a vacation every year; this is the first year we rented a house where we could all stay together. We also visited Universal. It was awesome! The grandkids and kids will talk about this year’s vacation for years!

Wonderful

11 ladies from Michigan stayed here for our annual golf trip. Beautiful home, plenty of room, great location for golfers. Alan was very helpful giving us info on golf courses close and a name of a golfer that previously stayed there to contact. Home was well stocked with all the necessities towels, glasses, and such. Very helpful on making our payments. Lots of seating in the pool area where we spent most of our non golf time. House is close to a lot of things but not to close to be stuck in Disney traffic. And I think we only set the alarm off twice lol.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. And we remembered not to feed the parrots lol
 

Great house for families!

We stayed in this home for our family vacation! The house was wonderful for the number of people we had, room for all! Disney was only 10 minutes away which was wonderful and the days that we didn't do parks, the pool was the kids favorite! Location is great and close to lots of shopping as restaurants.
We did have a couple of minor issues, which were quickly resolved with an email to Alan.
 

Great Villa, Great Holiday!

We travelled to Orlando as a group of 14 family members, including 5 young children.
The villa did not disappoint. It was exactly as advertised and it was clear to see why it had such positive reviews. The bedrooms were HUGE with lovely, comfortable beds, lots of storage space for clothes and the en suites were a bonus.
The kitchen provided enough utensils to make basic dishes at home in the evenings after busy days exploring Disney and the lounge was a great place to relax and unwind in the evenings.
The games room went down a treat with the kids (and the adults too), as did the swimming pool!
We all had a great holiday and really enjoyed living in the Villa for 2 weeks - we would definitely stay here again if we returned to Orlando
 

We have just returned from spending two weeks in October at the Water’s Edge ,a very large ,spacious villa set in a beautiful location.We were a party of thirteen and there was more than enough room for everyone , with more bedroom space to spare.The villa itself is set in a stunning location at the edge of the lake , facing South so the pool area gets the sun all day.It is located only a very short drive from Disney and there are plenty of restaraunts and shops at the end of the road from Formosa Gardens.The highlight for us was the large pool and deck area with hot tub ,this has beautiful views over the lake and gets the sun all day ,we could have easily spent the two weeks out there !!!

I've stayed in Formosa Gardens many times before. It's a brilliant gated community and on the door step to most activities you'll likely be interested in; such as Disney, Universal, Sea World, Malls etc.
This is a brilliant Villa, overlooking a lake both at front and back. The view from the pool is breathtaking, the pool and jacuzzi brilliant and you'll be able to enjoy the sun all day.
The living room, kitchen and bedrooms are lovely. The interior is extremely spacious. The home Audio Visual setup is great. There are ceiling speakers in all rooms including the pool area, allowing you to plug in your iPhone or PC and enjoy music throughout the villa. The villa was clean and tidy on arrival as you'd expect. I really couldn't recommend this villa highly enough.
 

The inside of the home was very nice with lots of room for sleeping, eating and relaxing. We appreciated having a high chair, a child's bed, and laundry facilities. The yard and landscaping are okay but they need a little tender loving care.

Disney Vacation

My spouse and I took two of our children, their spouses and six grandkids to Disney for 5 days. The house very comfortably accommodated all. All the adults were in king beds, and we could comfortably disperse as appropriate the kids to different rooms. Proximity to Disney was ideal (minutes from the park entrance), and it was great for all to regroup at the house at the end of the day rather than retreat to different hotel rooms.

This is a wonderful house for a family reunion, even with my 88 year old mother in a wheelchair! One of the master bathrooms has hand rails to help at the toilet and in the shower. The room has wide doors to easily allow wheelchair entry. The owner has a ramp to the front door and a ramp to the backyard pool area.

The house has many great amenities that kept a group of 16 fully entertained: the pool, spa, games room, large great room with a lot of seating for conversations, and BBQ. It is conveniently located just south of Disney World and has a near-by market and pizza place.

The management company quickly responded to minor problems with the house, once they were there within 30 minutes! We truly enjoyed our stay at the house.
 


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WONDERFUL HOME

erfect for a large family! Our family had a wonderful time staying at this home! The location was great. The pool was enjoyed by everyone. Plenty of room and well maintained.

The owner was easy to work with and always corresponded in a very timely manner. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

FANTASTIC!

We had our family reunion here over the Labor Day Weekend to celebrate my parents' 60th wedding anniversary! This home was perfect for all of us and it had everything you could possibly need! The home is spacious enough that when we retired to our bedrooms, it felt like we were alone.

The kids loved the game room which has a billiard table and an air-hockey table. The pool is absolutely amazing, changes colors at night and was big enough for volleyball! The hot-tub easily seats 10 and creates a really cool waterfall into the pool! One day, we actually spent the entire day in the pool enclosure bbq-ing, playing games and just chillin'! As my father is in a wheelchair, the accessibility made it a breeze to accomodate him in all areas of the house on the first floor. We are a family of cooks so we utilized every inch of the kitchen which was fully equipped with every utensil one would possibly need. If you are more apt to eat out, there is a major road with all the chain restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, etc. just a mile away.

Though all of that is at your disposal, the secure gated community the home is situated in, is quiet and safe. A big plus too is the quick access to major highways which will take you to any of Orlando's attractions in minutes. The lake that the house sits on is beautiful and my nephew pulled 2 BIG large-mouth bass out of it within minutes of fishing!

I HIGHLY recommend this home to every and any large group that is looking for a clean and fun-filled stay!

THE PERFECT HOUSE FOR DISNEY VACTION

I spent a lot of time reading reviews of dozens of different houses in the Orlando area planning my family’s Big Disney Holiday before settling on Alan’s house in Kissimmee. We were not disappointed!

My family of nine people, including 3 kids arrived and were truly blown away at the size (much larger than we needed in reality, but that was no bad thing), appearance, location and facilities of this house. It’s really hard to fault. Fastidiously clean, heated pool (which the kids made full use of every day!), serenely quiet neighbourhood and a beautiful south-facing outlook over a lake.

On top of than that, it really is about a 10 minute drive to any park in Disney and whatever restaurant and store you could want/need within a few minutes of the house.

The agency taking care of the house were super responsive too - A beeping smoke alarm had its battery replaced within 20 minutes of my making a phone call.

In short, we all had a wonderful holiday thanks in no small part to Alan & Joye’s house. We’d love to go back and do it all again.

GREAT SPOT FOR GOLFERS

This is a great house. Perfect place if you have a large group of individuals who prefer private quarters with all the en-suite bedrooms. Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful pool area.

ABSOLUTE PARADISE

When my brother and I decided we wanted to take our kids and grandkids on a family vacation to Florida and Disneyworld, we started searching on the Internet for a house to rent that would accommodate all 17 of us. The house that we found of Alan's in Formosa Gardens Estate fit the bill perfectly. We couldn't have been more pleased.

The home was well-kept and clean. When we arrived, the hot tub and pool heater were not working, and the Property Manaagement company was called and responded immediately.

We even managed to catch a fish in the stocked pond!

We would definitely rent this house again, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a large rental home in a great location, close to everything.

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