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(Ref: 1418)

Highlands Reserve Golf & Country Club - 5 Bed/ 3 Bath (Sleeps 10)
(Owned by: Steve Harrison)

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Villa Overview

General details 
Owner's nameSteve Harrison
CommunityHighlands Reserve Golf & Country Club
Number of bedrooms5
Number of bathrooms3
Maximum number of guests10
Breakdown of beds in the villa 
King size beds1
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds5
Amenities 
Wi-fi / Internet available
Private pool
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub
Pool is south facing
Games room
Stroller / pram
Crib / cot
High chair
Golf course view
Home theatre
Big TV
Surround sound
Games console
Club house
Communal pool
Washer / dryer
Linens included
Free international calls
Privacy fence
House has an alarm
Use of a safe
Lanai / covered area
Single storey home
Beach chairs
Beach towels
Beach umbrellas
Beach cool boxes
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Location

For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Highlands Reserve Golf & Country Club community location and not actual villa location.


Summary

Imagine       i.mag.ine       ( i-majin )

v.tr.
1. To form a mental picture or image
2. To think; conjecture
3. To dream ...

Imagine ...

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.


Description

"WOW! Your pool and deck are amazing."
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
- Dishwasher
- Easy to use top-loading washing machine and tubmle dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers
- 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.

Can you?


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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Late availability

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Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 6 reviews.

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Could not be better

5.0 / 5

We stayed here a family group of 9, seven adults and 2 children under 10.
This home is finished to the highest standard inside and outside. All electriclal appliances you would ever need are available. Theres a
Pool room, best of led tv’s throughout, the pool furniture is exceptional as is the pool and jucuzzi.
Within 1/2 mile walk you have a Publix shopping centre, ihop cafe, applebees, garage, chinese takeaway, and few other outlets I forget.

The booking process could not have been easier and the owner Steve will gonout of his way both to make the admin. process as easy as possible and arrnage or advise on any issues or information you need to make sure you have a holiday of a lifetime.

Cannot prise this home or owner enough and I for one will be back I hope.

Guest name: Paul Harrigan
Date of visit: 7th to 21st June 2018

Owner's response: Thank you so much Paul for your kind words.

We've learned over the years that running a villa to this standard isn't actually about the villa. It's all about you having a brilliant holiday there. The villa is just the backdrop that creates the space and environment for you and your family to have a great time together. And when it works - that's exactly what you've just experienced. Smiles all round.

Your title also presents me with a great challenge. 'Could not be better'. When you come back next time we'll be doing our utmost to make sure it is :)


Lovely Villa

5.0 / 5

Just returned from a 2 centre stay in Florida with my wife, daughter, son in law and 3 year old granddaughter. The first 10 days were spent here in Steve’s wonderful villa.
Everything about the place was as described. Clean,spacious, comfortable, good outdoor space with great pool and hot tub. We paid extra for heat in the pool and was worth every penny. Sitting in the hot tub with a cold beer after the madness of the theme parks puts you back on track.
I found Steve very easy to deal with, full of useful information and unwavering attention to detail on all aspects of the villa and handover. We have rented many villas over the years and this is right up there with the best, especially when you factor in how reasonable the price was.
I would certainly recommend this property and will definitely re-book if we return to Orlando.

Guest name: Ken Chadwick
Date of visit: 25th May 2018 till 3rd June 2018

Owner's response: Thank you so much for your kind words Ken.

Our mission with the villa is that while it should be up there at the top end of quality it should also vanish around you so that you hardly notice it. Because if you don't see the surroundings you instead get to spend the time with the people who matter the most, your family. And that's smiles all round.


Heaven

5.0 / 5

This quiet beautiful villa was everything Steve said it would be and more. This home is full of wonderful surprises. The attention to detail to make a vacation wonderful is all here from the high end kitchen appliances to the amazing decorator. The clean comfortable beds and the fantastic entertainment toys! We enjoyed the huge 70 inch TVs and the Apple technology! Wow! (Husbands dream tv) My days were consumed by the relaxation of of the lovely salt water pool and comfortable high end loungers surround by a beautiful view of the golf course. This was a place were you just melt into your vacation and leave the world behind... Rose and Alan are the property managers that ensure excellence to this truly outsandinding villa! I cant say enough about them they take pride in the property and that’s reflected by their warm,caring professional personalities. Thank you Steve, Rose and Alan for making our vacation fantastic! See you next year! Your friends from Canada ????

Guest name: Donna
Date of visit: March 2018

Owner's response: Oh gosh Donna, what can I say to my new wonderful friends from Canada? Thank you so much for your lovely words, and it's so great to hear that you had a great time. We'll see you again next year for sure, and we'll have a few changes and a few nice surprises for you.


Look no further you have found the best Villa on this site

5.0 / 5

I just want to thank Steve the owner for making our family holiday so fantastic his attention to detail and genuinely wanting his guests to be 100% happy made a difference we have stayed in a number of USA villas in the past and without doubt this one is perfection.

Where do you start great location for the parks but also all the local shops, fuel, pharmacy and even IHop should you want breakfast in the morning. The villa is very well-equipped air conditioning ice cold, superfast WiFi, clean pool and warm but more importantly jacuzzi that heats in minuets. Beds clean and very comfortable the King size room is like a self-contained studio which our 16-year-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed, if you like your gadgets then you are well looked after massive TV’s in all the rooms with cable, lounge and master bedrooms have 65” screens with Apple TV and Netflix I could go on but the pictures speak for themselves.

As I have said above what made the real difference was Steve the owner who has tried to think of everything to make your holiday run like clockwork. If you are looking for the best villa on Orlando Villa’s you have just found it, but maybe more importantly the best owner!

Anthony Harris.

Guest name: The Harris family
Date of visit: 12th February to 26th Febuary

Owner's response: Thank you so much for your kind words Anthony.

You have perfectly hit the one thing that makes all the difference for villa rentals; the owner. If there is one piece of advice I would offer to everyone it would be to go with an owner you trust. A good owner plus a villa you love and you're on the path to a brilliant holiday.


everything perfect

5.0 / 5

the best holidays in family in the best house that we have stayed. Spectacular service from hiring by phone to every little detail. the only thing we missed was recyclable waste. for having only one collection a week in the house, didn’t have the trash for the recyclables. Only that! Congratulations!

Guest name: Alessandra Machado
Date of visit: Jan 24th until Feb 11th 2018

Owner's response: Thank you so much for your kind words Alessandra.

We are waiting on the new Polk County recycle trash containers (they changed their system some time ago). I will use this as a reminder to chase them for our new one.

It was lovely to have you as a guest, and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.


If you want a great place to kick back after a day at the parks this is definitely it!!

5.0 / 5

This is an extremely well maintained and high spec villa that is an absolute delight to return to after a tiring day at the Theme Parks. The pool and hot tub are especially inviting, with very relaxing views over the local golf course. It is also a special treat to have an air-conditioned room set aside for a high quality pool table. The Villa owner was also extremely conscientious, welcoming and attentive to all our questions and needs and more. We would most definitely look to stay again in the future.

Guest name: The Hill Family
Date of visit: Late July to early August 2017


 

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