Orlando Vacation Rental Homes Near Disney World
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American and Canadian Guests' Comments
Orlando vacation rental homes near Disney World, or indeed Florida vacation rentals, are not all the same. They vary in size, style, location and, more importantly, on quality and comfort.
Back in June 2001 we looked at rental homes near Disney World and chose our villa because of all the things listed above. The villa was finally built in late March 2002 and we have been letting it out since then. The home is still as comfortable and luxurious as it was when it was first built. The testimonials received from our US and Canadian guests are detailed below. To see our UK guests' comments please click this link.
|Pamela Campbell, Nova Scotia, Canada|
Our vacation was perfect!!!!! Dealing
with you and your company was more than we could have ever expected.
Your home was beautiful and certainly a home away from home. Everyone in
our family said the highlight of the trip was the house and pool. The
only thing we would bring with us next time would be a baby monitor so
when the kids were sleeping we could hear them. We couldn't believe how
well equipped your house was. We did all our own meals and it was so
easy because of all you had to work with. We really appreciated it and
would love to have met you. Maybe next time. We will certainly recommend
your home to our friends.
|Bill Yanakakis, Massachusetts, USA|
|Alan, Again I would like to thank-you for a wonderful vacation. Your property is beautiful and well maintained. It really had all of the comforts of home. I also would like to thank-you for your kind and courteous manner in all of our transactions. I will highly recommend your property to friends vacationing in that area and look forward to renting the Mouse-House in the future.|
|Melissa Wasendorf, Georgia, USA|
Our trip was wonderful!! The house was still as nice as it was 5 years ago when we visited. We all loved that the house was still very close to Disney but far enough out that we had some privacy. The pool was enjoyable too!
I really like your website and will still share it with those that I know will be coming to Disney. I loved having the key in the lockbox right outside the door and the alarm is definitely an added bonus.
Thanks for the discount. We still have days left on our tickets so I'm sure we'll be coming back soon. I'll let you know!
I hope your family has a Merry Christmas!
|Dena Desrosiers, Winnipeg, Canada|
Sorry it took me
so long to get back to you. It has been a crazy time around here since
getting back last month with lots of new changes and "things" going on.
Thank goodness everything is going to slow down now that the holidays
are almost over.
To answer your question on whether we were happy with the house, I would answer "yes!!!!!, with out a doubt". Your house is beautiful and having all the conveniences of home made our trip so much easier. I can't imagine what it would have been like trying to squeeze my husband and I and our 6 small kids into a hotel room would have been like. We got a small taste of that while on our drive to Florida and it was anything but relaxing. Having the house to come home to every night really made our vacation a vacation - if that makes any sense. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay. We all fell in love with Florida and we were all sad to leave. In fact, I cried as we drove away from your house on our last day and continued to cry all the way to Epcot for what would be our last day in Disney World. The kids still talk about the house and how great it was and they absolutely loved the theme rooms. Having the extra strollers turned out to be such a bonus and both of them (plus the double we brought from home) ended up being used every day. I miss the master bathroom, I think that was my favorite part of the house and I brag about it all the time…….
Thank you so much for everything. I sincerely hope that we are able to stay in your house again one day ...the sooner the better.
|Laura Olsen, Maryland, USA|
|We really loved the house. It worked out perfectly for us. We have actually passed your information on to some friends and family. I hope we left it in wonderful condition!|
|Sharon Speaks, Maryland, USA|
I have nothing but praise, praise, praise
for our entire stay at your home. I appreciated the fact that you
offered a virtual tour on the website, and the house certainly lived up to the pictures on the website. All of
the rooms were perfect, the decorations were very tasteful, and the amenities were outstanding. No hotel could
have done a better job of making me feel at home. We had one minor problem with a clogged tub, but the
management company handled it with speed. The pool was awesome and the grill was very convenient. Eric made some fantastic BBQ ribs! "kudos" as well for offering internet access. It allowed us to get directions and
online information for the attractions we visited. The kids loved it and asked if we could move there! I was
grateful for the lockbox because it allowed us to leave the key there and not worry about losing it. I look
forward to returning in the future, and I am definitely recommending your home to any of my friends who decide
to visit the area.
|Susan & Richard Hanson, Ontario, Canada|
We just got home from our vacation at
your Disney Mouse House. We wanted to say that we enjoyed our stay very
much. You are always concerned when you book online but your home was
more than we expected. Our granddaughter is still water logged from
swimming and it makes a great base for all the area attractions.
|The Kriha Family, Illinois, USA|
Wanted to drop a line to thank-you tremendously for allowing us to stay in your fabulous home We had an absolutely perfect stay! Everything was great. The children couldn't stay away from the pool. I couldn't go to sleep since I was catching all my favorite shows on the fantastic 52" hdtv (something we don't have here at home - although I am not sure a vacation should be spent watching the television?? ha!)
The clock was awesome. The games room was fun, although I am sure more time would have been spent in there if it rained. The weather was perfect the entire time. I had fun catching the little lizards (I am quite partial to those guys!)
We will MOST DEFINITELY stay at your home again. The children were quite sad to leave and continue to rave about it. They loved their themed rooms!
Words can't continue to describe how much we loved staying in your home. It is by far the best experience we've had.
Thanks for everything!
|Leslie Donaldson Ontario Canada|
I wanted to drop you a line and let you
know what a truly fabulous vacation we had, thanks in part to the
wonderful home (yours!) we stayed in. Having never rented anything off
the internet before, I must admit I had a few doubts about it, but right
from my first contact with you, I thought I was on to something special
and boy was I right. Everything worked just as you said it would. The
key was there, the alarm codes worked, the house looked exactly how it
looked on your site, it was located close to Disney World and very
convenient to the I-4. Everything was neat and tidy, plenty of utensils
in the kitchen, lots of space, the pool people came while we were out
one day, etc., etc., etc. Much to our pleasant surprise on the Monday
morning as we were leaving for Disney World, somebody graciously put our
garbage can at the curb and even brought it in at the end of the day for
us. Not sure if it was a neighbour or the management company or who, but
if you know, thank them for us. When we left on Saturday, we had some
unopened groceries – beer, pop, yogurt, fruit, cereal, popcorn and would
have gladly left them if someone was coming in but since we didn’t know,
we took them to your neighbour on the left with the three girls (and the
giant black truck) and they were most appreciative.
|Stephanie Vail, Maryland USA|
The house is beautiful. We had a great time. We used the pool every day. We didn’t get to use the game room as much as we would have liked because we were just so busy. But it was a great game room. We want to return to Orlando in a few years to see other stuff and enjoy the house even more. Everything about the place was great. You really provide everything. I would not change a thing, and you have been a pleasure to work with. Booking was easy, and payment expectations were very reasonable. I have recommended your house to everyone I talk to. Friends of mine (Laura & Robert Olsen) have already booked with you for this coming fall, I believe. Some other friends (The Goff Family) plan to contact you to book in 2009 sometime. I made the recommendation with absolute confidence that it will provide an excellent extension of their vacation just like it did to ours. When we weren’t at the parks, we were in the paradise of Disney Mouse House. Thank you for everything.
|Ruth Duarard, Michigan USA|
Thank you for sharing your beautiful
home. We had a good time. Way too short, but good. We never even got to
watch a movie or read any of the books you provided. Maybe next time, we
can make it 2 weeks.
|John Wark, Ontario, Canada|
I wanted to thank you for the lovely house that we rented. It was very beautiful. ....Once again thank you for the wonderful house and it made our vacation that much better. I will be in contact for our next trip down to the Orlando area and hopefully the house will be available we are trying to make this an annual trip.
|Dennis Firth, Ontario, Canada|
I just wanted to send you a quick note for allowing us to share your lovely house. Everything was perfect, it was a great location and worked perfectly for all the needs of our team.....not an easy feat! ...... I have got all your contact information and we will be in touch again in the future.
Many thanks again,
Dennis Firth, Director of Golf
|Kimberly Reger, Maryland, USA|
We had a fantastic time in Florida
despite the heat! and the Mouse House was everything we had expected
from the information you provided and more! My family couldn't
believe how nice it was for such a great price! I thought the
information you gave, directions for the parks and stores, and accessing
the house was very
helpful and easy to find. We all agreed that the house really made the vacation special........ Thank you again for helping to make our visit to Disney a memorable one! My kids didn't want to leave they said they wished we were moving into the Mouse House!
|Colleen Howe-Boone, Virginia, USA|
|Thanks, Alan. You and your wife Susan offer such an amazing opportunity for families to really enjoy their time in Orlando. I could not have afforded a really nice hotel for 8 days at the price you offered your home. You are a blessing :-)....I LOVED it!!! I'll definitely recommend your rental property and give it rave reviews.|
|Marie Shackelford and Family, North Carolina, USA|
Thank you for the use of your beautiful home! This was our first trip to Disney and being able to come back to a private home after a long day at the parks was just perfect! We took my immediate family which included my granddaughter Olivia that is 8 months old and I was very surprised how your home had everything she needed! My sons and their partners are from the ages of 18 - 22 and having access to a pool table, air hockey and tennis equipment and of course the absolute convince of having our private pool just made our trip perfect! Thank you so much and I hope your trip in Arizona was as relaxing as ours was.
We definitely look forward in renting from you again. My husband stated he would loved to come back every couple of years with the whole family and just make it a tradition of ours. So I am sure we will chat again in the near future. I have also showed pictures and given out your website information to a couple of our close friends and family, so I am sure you may hear from them also.
Again thank you for the use of your home and the convenience and communication you brought to us on finding the perfect vacationing spot!
|Wilbert White, South Carolina, USA|
|The stay at your home was wonderful....|
|Russ Lindemann and family, Illinois, USA|
|Thanks we had a great time..... I have referred several friends..... Thanks again.|
|Amanda Haines, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Thank you so much for allowing my family to spend our vacation in your home. We had a fantastic time. My two girls loved the pool and I had everything I needed to make my 6-month old little boy comfortable. After days at the parks the house was heaven to come home to. We had plenty of room for all of the family to spread out and the house was comfortable enough for all of us to join together in the living room and spend some family time. Everyone was sad to leave because we came to feel very at home in the Mouse House. We enjoyed our stay so much and are already looking into my husbands vacation time for next year to make plans to return! Again thank you for keeping such a lovely vacation home and allowing us the privilege to rent it!|
|Dina Tortorich, Texas, USA|
|Just got home yesterday and wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your beautiful home. I have stayed off and on the grounds at Disney over 10 times and this was the best so far. The management company was very professional and nice. Thank you for everything, the packet with direction was very helpful as well....... Overall the stay was GREAT!!! .|
|Arthur Hagy, Pennsylvania, USA|
Let me start by saying we had a terrific time and your house was just what we hoped it would be. It is a beautiful place! By the way, we liked your Seiko clock so much that we ordered two of them ourselves. The location of the house was just about perfect as we took Rt. 27 to 192 to get to Disney.....
Our grandchildren really enjoyed the swimming pool and the large screen television.
Thank you so much for making our rental/visit hassle-free. We will definitely consider renting the DisneyMouseHouse again next year.
|Ron Burmaster, Florida, USA|
What a great time we had at Disney
and MGM. This was not our first visit to Orlando. We come two or
three times a year. This was by far the best time ever. The MOUSE
HOUSE was great, only 20 min. from all Disney
parks. The house was spotless and had every thing anyone needs. In fact we were so well rested WE (8) drove to Jacksonville and flew to Minnesota for a week of snow. When we got back our deposit was all ready here.!!!!
Happy NEW YEAR
|Lena Brainard, Kentucky, USA|
|Alan, we had a wonderful stay and we fell in love with the house and pool. I had to make sure your clock was still on the wall when we left, my nephew's wife thought it was awesome. We did have some trouble hooking up to the wireless internet, but that might have been us. We would definitely recommend your house, the location is perfect for Disney. I've been telling my co-workers at the hospital about the villa and showing pictures. We appreciated being able to stay in a home instead of a hotel - it made the trip so enjoyable. The kids loved the 50 inch plasma TV - they called your house The Fun House. Brooke (she's 4) and Ethan (he's 5) didn't want to leave (actually none of us did) they wanted to stay at the Fun House. We'd love to make the trip again next year. You made everything so easy for us. Thanks again. Have a great summer.|
|Deb Scott, Maine, USA|
Our vacation could not have gone any
better. The Villa was fantastic! The children enjoyed the pool almost
every night and every morning we would awake to find them playing in the
game room. It was really nice to come "home" to the villa after a long day
at the parks.
I have told many people about your website since we have returned. You may be contacted by a few more people from Maine.
|Karen L Weddle, Virginia, USA|
|HEY ALAN!!!!!! IT WAS OUTSTANDING!!!!! ..... I have referred this villa to at least 10 of my closest friends and we were amazed at how wonderful it was. From the minute we walked through the door, we were astounded by the gorgeous decor and the cleanliness of the villa. It was literally heaven! My daughter is handicapped (I think I had mentioned that) and the accommodations worked out perfectly for her. She slept all night in her room and was very comfortable! The pool was a big hit with everyone and the management company was extremely responsive when we asked for the temp to be turned down slightly. I'm sure you know that the weather last week was in the 80's! The villa is undoubtedly the PERFECT spot for just about anyone who wants to come to Orlando and stay in a perfect location, just a few minutes away from the action, but far enough away to be quiet, tranquil and relaxing! We enjoyed the New York Pizza restaurant (off and away from the main drag), and we ate at the Cracker Barrell too. Excellent! It was very difficult to leave there on Saturday! We will definitely be back and we will definitely stay there. I don't think adequate words can describe what the villa and the vacation meant to our family. Thank you SO MUCH!!|
|Wade Stubley, British Columbia, Canada (November 2005)|
|All the guys truly enjoyed your home. We all thank you for such a great stay. I know I want to return with my family and some of the other guys are thinking the same thing. We will be doing our golf trip next year and if they all plan on the Orlando area again, your home will be where everyone wants to stay...... If I or any of the guys were to rate your home, we would give it 10 out of 10, truly a beautiful home, thank you very much.|
|Rhonda Williams, Virginia, USA|
We've just enjoyed our second visit to
the Mouse House and it will not be our last! Just when we thought the
house couldn't get any better, the McConnell's added wireless internet
connection, the newest Play Station system, new TVs, and a game room,
complete with a pool table and air hockey! Between the game room, the
collection of DVDs, video games, and the pool, our kids had no shortage of
entertaining things to do (that didn't involve a theme park). Also, kudos
to the management company - we called because a battery in the smoke alarm
needed replacing (and no, we didn't check out the alarms upon arrival! One
kept beeping, so we knew it was the battery) It was no time at all before
it was taken care of & the guy was so friendly!
It's a long drive from our home in Virginia to sunny Florida, but our "home away from home" at the Mouse House made every mile we drove worth it. We'll be back again next year! We've stayed at Myrtle Beach before and the cost comparison of those homes to this house for the benefits inside just cannot be beat!
|David Olson, Wisconsin, USA|
|.........A wonderful time was had by all. The weather could have been a little better but compared to our weather in Wisconsin it was perfect. Your house was incredible. It made the vacation very comfortable and home like. We had a difficult time seeing attractions because it was so nice to relax at "home". The children swam every morning and every night as did us parents. Thank you so very much for your kindness and your home. It was more than we imagined.|
|Melanie Collins, Ontario, Canada|
Sadly, our Florida vacation has
come to an end and we are now back in Canada with several feet of
snow still on the ground.
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed staying in your home during our recent vacation. We shared the home with another family and the home easily accomodated 4 adults and 4 children. We were amazed at the home's spaciousness, layout and decorating. Our children spent many hours swimming in the pool and on several occasions, while we were out sightseeing, asked to return to our "Florida home" to swim and relax. Because of the home's close proximity to Disney, we were able to return home for dinner and a swim before venturing back to the parks for the evening.
My husband and I were fortunate to have been able to stay in the King master suite and found it very beautiful and spacious. So often when you are on vacation, you look forward to returning home and sleeping in your own bed but I can assure you this wasn't the case! We were very comfortable staying at the Mouse House.
We hope to return again some day and have recommended your home to family and friends.
|Melissa Pachas, New Jersey, USA|
We really liked the trip to Florida and
the villa was just gorgeous... My husband, I and the baby used the master
bedroom in the first floor and it was just great... the pool was
refreshing and a lot of fun to use... The way the villa is decorated is
just beautiful... we are very happy to have stayed at your villa and look
forward in using it sometime soon.
Thank you very much for all your help.
|Angel Carpenter, Mississippi, USA|
|I wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed staying in your vacation rental home in Tuscan Ridge. It was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable, and your caretaker, Darcy, was wonderful--pleasant, prompt in attending to problems, and just a nice guy! We had a wonderful time, and of course, like many of your other guests, I fell in love with your Disney clock...... Again, Alan, thank you for providing such a great home away from home for our vacation. We're passing the info on your house to all our friends, so expect some more inquiries.|
|Joel Davis, South Carolina, USA|
|We loved the villa! It was wonderful to be able to take the afternoon off from Disney and come back to the house for a refreshing swim in the pool. We were very impressed by the quality of the furnishings in the house. We were also favorably impressed with Villa Direct. They were very professional......We’ve recommended the house to everybody who asks where we stayed.|
|Dermac Labs Inc., Oregon, USA|
|...my staff has returned and were very impressed and comfortable with the house. Robin, told me that everything was perfectly maintained, immaculate, and extremely comfortable for the 6 ladies that were there. I am looking to book again in October for the ADA convention.... Also, thank you again. That was so much better living at the house, for the staff, rather than in a cramped hotel room.|
|Gloria Samuelson, Minnesota, USA|
.......We had the most wonderful time, even though it rained a few days.
The house was more than wonderful and it made our stay so comfortable. The whole family enjoyed the home. Our little girl was comfortable because the crib is just like hers here at our home.
The staff was wonderful, and attended to our request and maintenance orders promptly.
I have already spread the word about your wonderful place, and I intend to keep doing it, not to often do you find such wonderful, clean and home atmosphere places to place your family in. I appreciate the honest work on your part and the staff there as well.
|Ward and Patch Sports (Tony Carnelos), Toronto, Canada|
|..........the house is amazing, have recommended it to many friends already. The pictures on the website don't do it justice.|
|Ricky & Melissa Wasendorf, Georgia, USA|
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For allowing us to "borrow" your home away from home this past week. We were so comfortable. It is a wonderful house. We loved the house plan. Everything was fixed so that we felt like we were in our own home.
I must tell you that my parents stayed with us and went with us to Disney. I think this is the best vacation they have ever had in their lives.
Please feel free to put us down as a reference for anyone interested in staying at your house. We have nothing but good things to say!! I had planned on signing your guest book, but forgot to before we left.
|Ken McLellan, North Bay, Canada|
|We'll never stay in a hotel again! Being situated in such a quiet community, only a few minutes drive from Disney was ideal. The new Publix grocery store just up the road was a godsend! Our family felt honoured staying in such a beautiful home. It's quite obvious that you spared no expense while decorating, furnishing, and landscaping the house. Everything was so perfect that my family couldn't help but treat the entire property with respect. As wonderful as the website depicts the home, it's ten times better! We'll definitely be back in the future. We hesitate recommending your home to others for one reason - the more people that we tell about this "paradise" the less chance we will have of obtaining a booking! Allan, it was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish (well we're not really finished as we hope to be back!). Despite the fact that all our dealings were "virtual", I feel as though I know you personally. I understand that our good word has already resulted in an additional booking from another couple in North Bay and we will continue to spread the word.......If you ever have any Canadians seeking reassurance that your home is as good as it sounds, I would be happy to speak with them, or communicate via e-mail.|
|Judith Harper, Missouri, USA|
Both of our families absolutely loved
your home. We had four adults and five children (two infants) and the
house had more than enough room. It was so nice to stay in a home with
plenty of room for the children to play and the adults to unwind from the
parks, and we even had our own pool! The kids loved the pool so much they
would ask to leave the parks so they could go home and swim. Had we
stayed in a hotel we would have paid MORE money and been cramped in one
There were many rental homes on-line to choose from, but some didn't have pictures and others that did the furniture looked just horrible. I wanted a place with quality comfortable furniture and your home had just that. From the moment we walked in the door till the day we left, we were highly impressed with your house. I would recommend your home to anyone and would love to stay there again should we ever return.
Thanks again for your wonderful house!
|Rhonda Williams, Virginia, USA|
|I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your lovely home in Davenport. It was simply beautiful! My sister's family traveled with us to Florida & they were equally impressed with the cost of the home compared to the excellent quality & spacious accommodations. There were 10 of us in the house all week, & everyone had room for their own "space", which was so pleasant. It was truly as though we were staying in a "home", rather than in a "rental unit."...........I know we will stay with you again & will recommend this house to others, as well. Thank you for a pleasant experience, from the time I first inquired about the house, to the time we left there. I could not be more impressed.|
|Sherrie Cunningham, Tennessee, USA|
|The Mouse House was everything and more than we needed for our vacation...it did live up to expectations, there is nothing you can do to make it any better....our trip was great thanks to you for making it a relaxed one in the Mouse House.|
|Valerie April, New Hampshire, USA|
|Alan, we absolutely loved your house. It was a fabulous home and was perfect for our large group. The children especially loved the pool. They would swim for hours in the afternoon.....I want you to know that we really enjoyed staying at your Florida home and treated the home like it was our own....Alan we so much enjoyed our stay.|
|Sarah Hepp, Wisconsin, USA|
|We had a wonderful time in Orlando and we absolutely loved the house! It was so much like home that we didn't want to leave. The pool was very warm and enjoyable as well as the neighborhood. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back next year..........We have many friends and families who vacation there annually as well and will be (and already have) referring them to your website. Thanks again for being so kind and thanks for the use of your home.|
|Lynda Dommel, New Hampshire, USA|
|My husband and I stayed at the Disney Mouse House with our four children for the week of Christmas. The house was absolutely beautiful. It provided every amenity you could think of right down to the variety of DVDs for both children and adults. The heated pool provided much relaxation after visiting the parks. We would definitely stay at this home again.|
|Sue Schmidt, Tennessee, USA|
|You have an absolutely lovely home! We were delighted with the accommodations and the location and had just a wonderful time....the pool was a hit with everyone. The home was absolutely spotless and everything was ready when we arrived...........Our German guests were most impressed that we were able to procure such a fabulous property as a vacation rental.|
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