Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 6 reviews (view reviews)
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I M A G I N E
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|Owner's name||Steve Harrison|
|Community||Highlands Reserve Golf & Country Club|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Number of bathrooms||3|
|Maximum number of guests||10|
|Breakdown of beds in the villa|
|King size beds||1|
|Queen size beds||1|
|Twin / single beds||5|
|Wi-fi / Internet available|
|Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub|
|Pool is south facing|
|Stroller / pram|
|Crib / cot|
|Golf course view|
|Washer / dryer|
|Free international calls|
|House has an alarm|
|Use of a safe|
|Lanai / covered area|
|Single storey home|
|Beach cool boxes|
|It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.|
For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Highlands Reserve Golf & Country Club community location and not actual villa location.
1. To form a mental picture or image
2. To think; conjecture
3. To dream ...
You've just got home from an amazing day in the theme parks but our feet feel somehow detached from your body. They ache. The thought of planning dinner feels like a mountain that you just can't climb. You choose instead to order pizza; maybe a little later.
You decide to relax a while in the spa. You watch as the warm Florida evening slowly condenses onto your chilled Napa Valley Chardonnay while the spa's toasty hot bubbles gently massage away the day's exertions. You watch the sun leisurely setting over the golf course and the world slowly evolves into the most idyllic place.
Thats the dream. And with just a few clicks you could be on your way to making it a reality by spending your vacation at one of Orlando's most desireable villas, located in the award winning Highlands Reserve Golf and Country Club.
You've worked hard for this vacation. Go on, spoil yourself. You've earned it.
This is the kind of comment we get from other villa owners when they see our pool and deck. If other villa owners are this impressed, imagine how much fun you could have there yourself.
"Oh Waw! Your games room is not in the garage like most others. People will be able to play in here summer or winter, morning, noon or night."
Another thing weve been hearing lately since we did the games room conversion. And it's true. Our games room is in the house, not in the garage. This means it is air conditioned. Very, very important when you think of Florida temperatures!!
"Thats really clever! You can use this room as a media room, or a single bedroom, or a twin, or even a third master ... oh gosh ... you can use it as a nursery too if you have very small children.
Yep - we've made the villa so flexible that you can use it in exactly the way that suits you best. If you want a nursery, you've got one. If you want a third master, you've got one.
What's it got? It's Got the Lot
- Large south facing private pool so that you enjoy the sunshine all day long
- Gorgeous view over the golf course
- In-ground spa with wickedly hot yet sumptuously relaxing bubbles
- Fully automatic spa control system that works with the twist of a single switch
- Huge pool deck with bags of space to relax in the Florida sunshine
- Extra large covered lanai for when the sun gets a bit too fierce
- Soft and luxurious deep-padded pool furniture; more than enough for all the family
- Fully air conditioned games room, part of the house, not the garage
- (If you arent sure ... drop us a note to ask why we believe the air conditioning is so important and what we do differently)
- Widescreen 70" 3D HD LED TV ...
- ... With digital cable for full high-definition programming
- ... With a Blu-ray 5.1 cinema system
- ... With in-ceiling speakers for a truly immersive movie experience
- UK Premiership football (Usually on channel 120)
- Another 40" TV in the games room
- TVs in all bedrooms with upgraded cable TV package
- PS-2 with a large selection of games
- Nintendo Wii plus heaps of games (on 40" TV screen)
- Home PC with extremely fast broadband internet
- Wireless access for your laptop, iPad, phone, etc.
- 2 x cribs (cots), high-chairs and strollers
- Free local, long-distance and international telephone calls (yep! Free!)
- An assorted selection of games for all the family
- Monitored security system (ADT)
- All linens and towels; even the beds are made when you arrive
- Exceptionally modern kitchen with easy-to-use cooker and microwave
- Fridge/freezer with automatic water chiller and ice-maker
- Easy to use top-loading washing machine and tubmle dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- All kinds of useful kitchen gadgets
- Ceiling fans in all rooms giving a beautiful airy, tropical feel
... and those are just the extras you might not usually find, as for the villa itself ...
- A master bed so large you need to phone each other to say goodnight
- (Don't forget to arrange to meet in the middle though!!!)
- A walk-in shower thats heaps big enough to swing a cat*
- A jacuzzi in the master bathroom
- The kind of sofas where you feel so comfortable that you don't want to move
- Two seperate living areas; great for large familes or groups
- Almost 3000 square feet of fully air-conditioned, climate controlled gracious living
* - no cats were harmed during the making of this commercial!
Probably the best thing about the villa, the thing you will enjoy the most, is something that can't be touched or very easily quantified. It is hard to describe using words alone. It's that sheer feeling of quality and comfort that runs right through everything. The immediate wow-factor you get when you first set foot through the front door leaves you in no doubt that youve hit on one of Orlando's gems.
Achieving this is not easy. It doesn't happen automatically and takes a lot of care and attention to detail. By all means put us to the test and ask us to explain some of the planning, thinking and tweaks that make the villa what it is. It all started years before the builder even started digging and we are more than happy to tell you the story of the background work that went into making the villa as good as it is today. To use some words from the great Bill Shankley. We don't advertise that the villa is like living in a show home. It's way better than that.
If you want to know more, please do read on ...
Imagine ... spending the day trying to decide if the sky is bluer than the pool, or the pool bluer than the sky.
What shall we do today? A question you so often ask yourself when vacationing in Orlando. You have the whole of Disney just a few minutes away, along with all the other Orlando theme parks and major attractions. Yet it feels like a wrench to leave the villa. Even the children are telling you that Disney can wait. They want to spend another day in the pool, they love it that much. And so do you! You take a quick glance through the window and even now, early in the morning, the sun is already on the deck and pool, throwing sparkling flecks of light off the shimmering water. A million lightning fingers are beckoning you to jump straight in. You know that the sun wont quit until it finally sets. Just there over to the right. Just over the approach to the 2nd green where yesterday you watched so many golfers, an occasional one searching amongst the pine trees for a mis-hit shot.
You remember how you spent yesterday by the pool; at least until the sun got too hot and forced a temporary retreat to the shade of the lanai. You try telling yourself that you cant spend another day by the pool. Can you? Even as this thought dances through your head you catch yourself looking at the loungers. So comfortable! Yours is still exactly where you left it, giving you the most amazing view over the golf course each time you raised your eyes just a fraction over the top of your book. The kids are already asking you to switch off the villas alarm and take the lock off the door so that they can have a quick swim. Just a quick one they promise. They promised yesterday as well. Surely today you should be at a theme park. Yesterday was such a good day though. You can't spend another day by the pool.
Imagine ... having so much choice, yet choosing none of it.
What shall we do tonight? You start to ponder the question even before you are out of the shower. You know that youve been in the shower far too long, but big showers just do that for you. You reach for the towel and start to wonder if the shower is actually big enough to dry yourself while you are still in it ... while it's still running. Surely not? The idea takes hold in your head, and with a grin you tick off another little crazy thing from your must try list.
Maybe you'll try a new restaurant tonight. They are all so close that you haven't yet eaten at the same place twice. You might even walk across to Berry Town Center. You still can't believe that there are shops and bars just a five minute walk away. You think back to last night's take-away. It was so nice being only a short walk from the Chinese, and the food was delicious. Sesame chicken with vegetable fried rice. Yum! You had planned to go out somewhere last night but then while flicking through the TV guide you spotted a movie on one of the high-definition channels that you had been wanting to see for months.
Quality Designed In
Getting this kind of magical feel into a holiday villa is not easy. It takes time, energy and lots of committment. When we started looking for a villa we knew exactly what we wanted. We worked towards the end product in the same way that a top chef sees the exact dish they want to create and then works all the ingredients, preparation and cooking towards producing that perfectly presented and exquisitely tasting meal.
With Highlands Reserve we found what we believe (still) to be the most gorgeous place for a home. The time spent researching which plot would have the best view, where the sun would rise and set, where the pool would be, how would it all work together, was time well spent indeed. We had to wait over a year for the developer to make that plot available and almost a year beyond then before the villa was built. But good things come to those who wait, and all those days walking around the barren, sandy development became so worthwhile when we first set foot throught the villas front door.
Wow! Thats the only way to describe our reaction.
When you see it for yourself, how will you describe yours?
Support and Service
Having the most fantastic villa in Orlando is nothing if it isn't backed by a similar standard of service. I take a huge personal pride in the quality of service I offer to my guests and do my very utmost to offer the kind of personal service that turns a wonderful vacation into something even more special. A recent guest described this as like having a personal host and travel guide whenever they wanted, a kind of ghost host.
The Best Bit
This obviously varies from person to person, but for us it's the pool and spa; and especially the spa. The control system can control the spa temperature independent from the main pool temperature, and boy is it currently set hot. It's safe to say that relaxing in the 100+ degree bubbles with a beer or nice glass of wine, watching the sun set over the golf course is just idyllic; and if it's late when you get back from the theme parks, a dip in the spa makes a perfect end to a perfect day.
Youll love it!
Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)
For a personal quote tailored to your holiday plans, please fill in the enquiry form below.
To give you an idea of possible prices, the owner has indicated the following:
Low season prices from $1463.00 / £1083.00 per week.
Peak season prices from $1953.00 / £1446.00 per week.
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