Graham Walmsley – (UK) Oct/Nov 19
Our visit to Florida was amazing, this is the second time we have been but first in a villa. Paul and Carol’s house is amazing, if the pictures attract you, it looks sooo much better up close.
There is absolutely everything you could think of needing that you would normally have at home, the house was stunning and exceptionally clean and the local residents would often smile and wave when you drive down the road each morning. The complex is well cared for and the community pools are very clean.
The location is perfect for visits to Disney and there are lots of restaurants on the 192, access to the motorway is just a 5 minute drive.
Everyone I speak to interested in going to Florida I always recommend Paul and Carol’s home.
Thank you for making our holiday special.
Graham, Sam, Dylan (17), Eleanor (17) and Codey (10)
One thing I didn’t find on the site was a way of contacting other guests who have stayed, feel free to contact me email@example.com
Alison Spencer – (UK) Sept 19
I just wanted to say thank you for letting us rent your beautiful house! It was really lovely and had everything we could possibly want. We loved Vista Del Lago itself just as much as our first visit.
John & Joan Johnson – (UK) Jul/Aug 19
Hi Paul & Carol,
Just returned from four wonderful weeks staying at Orlando Dreams. We have stayed in a number of homes on Vista Del Lago but without doubt this is the nicest of them all. The property is large and has everything you will need whilst on vacation. The bedrooms are large and the two bathrooms are beautiful with a good supply of towels. The kitchen has all the usual appliances and a good supply of crockery and utensils.
In the laundry room a large washer and dryer means you can keep on top of your washing.
To keep you occupied there are three televisions, numerous DVD’s and lots of games and puzzles.
The complex is quiet and has gated security. There are three pools with the nearest only a 2/3 minute walk away. The clubhouse is about 10 minutes walk away.
There are numerous restaurants and supermarkets only minutes away by car. Disney is about 20 minutes away by car.
We have no hesitation in recommending Orlando Dreams for your vacation.
John & Joan
Mainhia Thao – (USA) Dec 18
My family spent a week long holiday exploring Orlando and visiting the Disney parks. Paul and Carol’s home is a short drive to all the parks and close to a wide variety of restaurants. There is also a Target and Publix down the street which is very convenient to grab necessities and food to cook. The community is gated and maintained by a guard which gave me a lot of comfort knowing not anybody can just enter.
The house itself is exactly as described. We found the house clean and well kept. There were plenty of dinnerware, flatware and pots and pans to use. It felt like a home away from home after a long day at the parks. We did not have any issues during our stay at all.
Paul was extremely a delight to communicate with from the initial booking process up until we end. I am so happy I stumbled upon Orlando Dreams and chose to stay at his home. I will definitely reach out to Paul when I am in the area again!
Also, Paul went above and beyond my expectations! We were already at the airport awaiting our flight when my daughter realized she had misplaced her necklace and remembered it last at the house. I emailed Paul and he responded not too long after that he’ll have his caretaker look for it. Not only was the necklace found but a couple t-shirts of ours were left behind unbeknownst to us. Paul had the items mailed to me right away! We consider ourselves lucky and are very thankful that Paul will go out of his way to go through the hassle for us.
Thank you again for opening your home to us! We enjoyed our stay and look forward to renting from you in the future. God bless you and Carol!
Charlotte Hill – (USA) Dec 18
My family and I give Orlando Dreams and it’s owners 5+ stars! Paul was very kind and easy to work with. The home was beautiful and was very comfortable for our family of four. The kitchen was clean and well stocked with everything we needed to enjoy homecooked meals while on vacation. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean with plenty of towels and wash cloths. The family room was lovely with very comfortable seating. We brought our ROKU with us and had no trouble hooking it the TV. The WIFI was able to handle all of our electronics without having to deal with buffering or lag.
The Vista Del Lago community was clean with friendly people and very nice facilities. We could not get over how quiet and peaceful it was. We walked around the neighborhood and looked at all the Christmas lights. It was just beautiful. The location of this property is super convenient to Disneyworld and just about any kind of restaurant you can imagine. Walmart and Target is just a very short drive as well. We are so grateful for our time at Orlando Dreams and would definitely recommend this place to our family and friends or anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Orlando.
Thank you again for allowing us to stay at your home and for working with us on the dates. My four year old is still talking about our time there at our “other house”.
Janet Call – (USA) Nov 18
My family and I would highly recommend Orlando Dreams. The area is perfect and only minutes away from all the parks!
The house is beautiful and very welcoming. There were so many little things added to the house. We did puzzles (provided on the property) on our down time in the house. We also had many mornings enjoying a cup of coffee and evenings on the screened deck.
Vista Del Lago pools and hot tubs were also very clean and relaxing! Thank you Paul and Carol for helping make our family vacation one of the very best! We will definitely stay here again! Hopefully very soon!
Cecilia Marcello – (Argentina) Nov 18
First of all I have to thank you for the cleanliness, completeness of the house it was impeccable, wonderful & very comfortable. Thank you for everything, we had a great time. Cordial greetings to you and Carol, her bears made us feel at home. I will keep you in mind for our next trip.
Ellmore – (UK) Oct/Nov 18
Orlando Dreams was the perfect house for our needs. Hugely spacious, very clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lovely location on a very secure, friendly site with great facilities. Very close to US192 with masses of restaurants and shops nearby.
Communications with Paul were great and it was great value for money, we loved it and would definitely recommend Orlando Dreams.
Daniel Wright – (UK) Sept 18
We had a really positive experience booking the villa. Our enquiries were answered quickly and everything worked seamlessly upon our arrival at Vista Del Lago. The location is perfect, close enough to be in the ‘Disney bubble’ with great access via simple roads (we hired a car). The villa sleeps 6 comfortably and is a great way to share the cost of what is otherwise an expensive holiday. This is our second visit and we will be back
Thanks for everything and we will likely be in touch again at some point!
Indra Mangre – (Netherlands) Aug 18
Dear Paul & Carol,
You have a wonderful vacation home it was better than my expectation, very nice and cozy. Everything is available between 15 and 35 minutes away. I’m definitely going to recommend friends and family to book a vacation with Orlando dreams.
Lanke-Vergeer – (Netherlands) Jul 19
Thanks for the super stay we enjoyed! We will definitely come back again.
Robertson – (UK) April/May 18
My wife and I stayed at Orlando Dreams in April / May 2018.
I have been to Orlando many times and stayed in many places but I know every time I plan to go back I shall be booking this property.
The complex it is on is large but it feels like a close community. The neighbours were friendly and the facilities like the swimming pool and clubhouse was excellent.
The accommodation itself felt like home and you could truly relax. It is spacious, comfortable and has everything and more than you could want from a holiday home.
The communication with Paul and the information that subsequently followed was fantastic. There is a pack at the accommodation that explains everything about the property and shopping, food and entertainment in the area that was really informative.
Ruiz/Torres – (Puerto Rico) Dec 17
It was a perfect stay. The house was spectacular, clean, big spaces, close to most main restaurants and a short drive to amenities. Also set in very peaceful surroundings. The house exceeded all expectations, we will come back for sure.
Thank you Paul for a wonderful stay
Candice Barry – (USA) Dec 17
If you are looking for an affordable home that is close to everything, this is your place. We were in town for the Pop Warner National Cheer Competition. The cheerleaders are required to stay on the resort for 3 nights, but since this was our first time to Disney, we wanted to extend our trip.
This was an excellent affordable option! The house is 15 minutes from Disney and other major theme parks. Getting to the house and around town was very easy. The house is clean and well stocked with everything you can imagine – Coolers, crockpot, dishes, iron, hairdryer, hair straightener…all included! There is a white book full of information and general “house rules” read it! I read the whole thing and it was well worth the read. The owners even rated restaurants in the area with average costs! We made meals in the provided crockpot while we were there. We hit the parks in the morning and by the time dinner rolled around, my kids wanted a break, so we went back to the house, had dinner, rested and headed back out. If we make it to Nationals again, I will definitely be looking to this house for availability.
Ralston Family – (USA) Oct 17
Paul’s place is everything you would want in a home away from home. Quiet residential area, lovely spacious house, and less than 5 miles from stores, restaurants, etc. the house was phenomenal and everything we could of asked for.
Paul the stay was fantastic. Thank you again.
Wendy Alderson – (UK) Sept 17
Driving through Vista Del Lago, it looks beautiful with villas set amongst the trees. Our villa was easy to find with the instructions provided by Paul. On entering the villa we were truly amazed at the interior, beautiful furniture and most importantly the family of bears.
The information file covers everything you could want to know about the area, eating and shopping areas, theme parks, golf courses and instructions on how to operate all electronic equipment in the villa.
The management caretaker provided us with excellent advice as we visited early September days before Hurricane Irma hit Orlando, we were pleased there was no damage to the villa when we returned two days after leaving. Paul also has very friendly neighbours who also assisted us on our return. Unfortunately our holiday was cut short as we had to return home to arrange a family funeral.
A beautiful villa, ideal location, everything is provided for your use during your stay in this extremely clean, well maintained mobile home. We will 100% stay here again.
Michelloti Family – (Italy) Aug 17
Paul’s home is very organized and well kept. The location is very quiet and in a strategic position for visiting the Disney parks.
Paul, your home was really beautiful, we spent wonderful days in Orlando, thanks for everything!
Lino and family
Hazen Family – (Canada) May 17
Close drive to Disney. Under 5 min walk to pool. We had a great time.
Price was right and my kids enjoyed being close to the pool.
Rafael Perez Garcia & Family – (Chile) April/May 17
Thanks for everything, your house is lovely, so comfortable and clean. Its a perfect family house for anyone who wants to spend a great vacation close to the attractions and has everything one could need.
We had a very pleasant experience in your house, many thanks and I hope to come back some day.
Ina & Uwe Winter – (Germany) April 17
A dream house, beautifully decorated and fully equipped. It is only 20-30 mins from all of the theme parks and there are restaurants and supermarkets very close by. It is less than 300 metres from one of the 3 swimming pools on site.
You have a wonderful house and we felt very comfortable. Thank you for letting us use your house, we can only recommend it.
Ina & Uwe Winter
Mike & Sue Wilson – (USA) Jan-Apr 17
My husband and I so enjoyed renting Orlando Dreams this past winter. The home is beautifully decorated, and so well equipped we needed nothing for our 3 month stay. It was so nice to walk into a home that was spotless! I even enjoyed all the bears. We found that the home had lots of extra touches, extra mirrors, clocks ,hampers, coolers etc.
The WiFi and cable was a plus, our only disappointment were the televisions, they were too small for the size of the living room and master bedrooms. 49″ TV bought and now in Lounge with 32″ moved into bedroom 1
The information booklet was amazing, anyone new to the Orlando area would find it most helpful.
I hope that someday in the future, we would be able to return to Orlando Dreams!
Mike & Sue
Kant Family – (USA) Dec 16/Jan 17
Orlando Dreams is a beautifully maintained place that is easy to call home.
This clean and relaxing house is close to all of the exciting theme parks, yet it resides in a quiet neighborhood. The hosts are wonderfully friendly and have really thought of everything that one could possibly need to make the stay comfortable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and look forward to visiting there again in the future.
Brown Family – (Canada) Oct 16
A wonderful home from home, Orlando Dreams villa is spacious and easily accommodated my family, 4 adults and 2 children, when we visited in October. It has everything you could possibly need for your stay, so you can travel light.
Visit del Lago is immaculately kept and the pool areas are spotless, no matter what time of day you visit. The Villa is also perfect if you want to visit Disney, which is just a few minutes away and all other major Orlando attractions are within easy reach.
We had a lovely time and will definitely be back!!
Thanks Paul and Carol, Orlando Dreams is a lovely place to stay.
Harris Family – (UK) Sept 16
We had a fabulous time in Orlando made so much better by having your wonderful house as our base. The house was very comfortable and well equipped, with your guest handbook being very informative about the house.
Vista del Lago and the surrounding attractions etc.. are just as we remembered it, a little piece of heaven away from the hectic pace of the parks.
I definitely would recommend Orlando Dreams as a great, relaxing base for anyone wanting to holiday in Orlando, and we all look forward to returning in the future.
Gregson Family – (UK) Aug 16
Thank you for letting me and my family use your holiday home it was spotless, we all felt very comfortable there and the complex was kept very tidy.
The people we met were very friendly and the swimming pool was clean, you feel very safe as you need a pass key to get in the complex. It is very close to all parks and shops and we will definitely use it again (the teddies make it feel like home).
Once again thank you Barry
Li Family – (Canada) July 16
Our family was extremely satisfied with your rental property in Orlando on the Vista Del Lago complex. To be specific, we think that your property is outstanding in the following aspects:
1. Location: close to many Orlando Disney resorts and attractions, as well as all amenities.
2. Quality: all furniture, appliances, carpets, dishes, towels, linens are very high quality, very well kept and maintained and organized.
3. Decoration: the house feels very warm and welcoming, professionally decorated with nice color themes, flowers, curtains, objects and teddy bears. It can be used as a honeymoon suite.
4. Comfort: the house is equipped with basically everything you might need for everyday family life, whatever I use in my home, I found it here. I felt very much at home.
5. Entertainment: the house comes with a nice DVD collection, books, fishing rods and board games for all ages to pass time at home. The complex also includes 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, fishing ponds, squash courts, game rooms, pool tables, and fitness room free for all residents.
We had a very successful vacation in Orlando this year, despite of the high temperature. We very much appreciate your up keeping such a high standard and yet affordable accommodation for your guests. It feels like a present for our family from you. We treated this house as of our own. If we ever come to Orlando again, we will surely be booking with you.
Aubrey Family – (Canada) Dec 15
We had a great time. It was perfect for our family. I will surely recommend your place.
We felt like home in an enchanted community! We were close to everything, every pleasure that Florida can give. We went to Universal Studio (3 days) (we could have gone to Disney too, it was right next door) and we went to both sides of Florida to enjoy the beaches (Cocoa Beach, West Palm Beach, Clearwater beach and before heading back to Canada, we jumped in the water of Daytona and drove a while on the beach.
Many thanks again!
Forrest Family – (UK) Sept/Oct 15
We found your property lovely, the décor was lovely and everything was there for any holiday maker to make then very comfortable.
We can honestly say there is nothing negative about your property and the very positive thing I want to make a comment about is the access card to Vista that was so useful maybe first timers onto Vista will not realise how having a card already in your property saved a lot of time on arrival and leaving the site.
We would recommend your property to our family and friends and hopefully we would love to rent it again in the future.
Allan & Vera
Andrew & Betty Miller – (UK) June 15
Our visit to Orlando Dreams once again was a short visit but was enjoyed very much and we always look forward to a return visit. I have nothing but praise for your immaculate home and taste in decor.
We love going to the pool at the clubhouse mainly because it is possible to meet so many other people from different walks of life and they are always so willing to stand and chat up to the waist in water.
My regards to you both and your family
Andrew & Betty Miller
Bell Family- (UK) April 2015
Thanks for renting your villa to us again. Having had a great time last year, it was great when we were able to rent your villa again. We had another fantastic holiday there in Orlando and really enjoyed staying in your villa.
You truly have a great place which I would recommend to anyone.
Fran & Jean Remortal – (USA) Feb & Mar 2015
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Orlando Dreams. The home was very clean, neat and well organized. Kitchen was great with all the needed things available to make our meals. Your home had a lot of things available for our use. Especially liked how organized all the bedrooms were and well equipped with towels etc. I would like to rent OD again if the opportunity arises and would highly recommend this home for a pleasant vacation stay.
Thanks again. Fran and Jean Van Remortel
Andrew & Betty Miller – (UK) Dec 2014
Just to let you know how much my wife and myself enjoyed our stay in your villa In Vista Del Lago, having stayed in a fair number of villas in the complex I can say quite categorically your place tops the lot. The Wi Fi was great and the cable TV once I got my head round the the multiple stations was very good. I keep coming back to Vista because it is so handy for the parks, trips to Tampa and Cocoa Beach, and is so central for the I4, US27 and the 417 toll road.
Thanks again and in the words of McArthur I will be back.
Andrew & Betty
Julie & Simon Carrick – (UK) Oct/Nov 2014
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Orlando Dreams. It is our intention to return in late April 2015 and will contact you directly in the coming days to confirm the date.
One again many thanks our stay was excellent and your home is wonderful.
Simon ,Julie George and Emily
Frank & Margaret Layden – (UK) May 2014
Once again the holiday was a dream, our friend Linda loved the villa, which was immaculate as usual, and could not believe how friendly everyone was. Having the three weeks allowed us to have a really chilled holiday and we used the Florida room more than usual.
Everything in the villa was just right although towards the end of the first week we arrived back at the villa to find the air con was off however we phoned Dave and it was up and running within 20 mins, the battery in the controller was dud. We were very impressed with the service.
Best Wishes, Frank and Margaret Layden,
Bell Family- (UK) April 2014
Thanks for renting your villa to us. You truly have a fantastic place out there and we really enjoyed staying there.
By the way, your property manager was a real hero on our first night. After putting everything in the villa, we went for a Walk and I picked up one of the sets of keys and it was only when then that I realised I’d locked us all out. Fortunately we found the card you sent and called him and he was there straight away.
I was incredibly grateful and never got the chance to see him again, but please pass on my thanks again to him. I wont make that mistake again.
Campbell Family- (UK) April 2014
We have just left the villa after a wonderful week, we are now sitting rather sadly at Orlando International. Your home was wonderful and you have thought of everything, the villa was a pleasure to stay in and we hope you’ll have us back.
Thanks again for helping us great some unforgettable memories.
Wilsons – (UK) October/November 2013
We spent 3 weeks in this delightful home, The house was clean spacious and beautifully decorated.
We have visited once before and enjoyed both the security of living in a Gated community and the friendliness of all of the residents that we encountered. We made good use of the swimming pools and leisure facilities and also joined in with some of the community activities – Halloween Party and Trick or Treating (still working through some of the left over candy one month on). It was a close call deciding between a Disney park and joining in with the Ice cream making party. We enjoyed all of our non park days and would have loved to have stayed longer just to enjoy the house and facilities more. We’ll be back.
Many thanks to Carol and Paul
Brian Wright & Family – (UK) October 2013
You and Carol have a beautiful property here, ideally positioned for the parks and shops.
Helen Dean & Martin Wheeler – (UK) September 2013
Just back from 2 weeks at the villa and we do not have a bad word to say about it. From the moment you step inside the front door, you feel at home. From the lovely decor to the fully stocked kitchen and plenty of towels and bed linen. Having access to a washing machine and tumble dryer was also a huge bonus.
The villa has an excellent location, only 10 minutes from Disney making the mornings not so early. The surrounding areas are also growing with lots of restaurants to choose from as well as the supermarket and other shops.
All in all we had a fantastic time staying at your villa, would definitely come and stay again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Florida.
Thank you so much!
Helen & Martin
Frank & Margaret Layden – (UK) May 2013
Our latest trip to your villa was as expected, wonderful. It really does feel like home from home, it is obviously your pride and joy. At the risk of repeating myself the villa has everything one could possibly need, the free phone calls and WiFi were particularly useful as we both have elderly parents who appreciated our updates on the holiday. We visited the “Stage Door” and had an interesting time talking to the characters in the bar. The close proximity to Disney (less than 10 mins to Animal Kingdom) made it easy to do a morning then have lunch and some “pool time” returning to the parks in the evening.
This is the first time we have visited in May and found the area quite but with plenty of interesting people to talk to around the pool. We will be back as soon as we can, Thanks for a brilliant holiday.
Best Wishes, Frank and Margaret Layden,
Gary Dodgson – (UK) December 2012/January 2013
We were more than pleased with the property, it felt very homely and comfortable and we would definitely recommend to others.
We are very fortunate in that we can use my sisters home on Vista when it is free, however if not we would definitely be happy to rent yours again.
Carole & Dave Braham – (UK) November/December 2012
Carol and Paul have ensured Orlando Dreams is the place to be for a wonderful holiday. Having returned just yesterday from our third visit to the house, we wanted to say how comfortable the house is together with the friendly welcome we enjoyed at the clubhouse.
Once again when entering the front door we found the whole place to be clean, bright and comfortably furnished. Every item in the house either worked properly or was in immaculate condition. The house is abundantly stocked with crockery, cutlery, utensils, coffee maker, mixer etc. etc. plus more linen than can be found in a local store.
For those who enjoy the exhaustion of the theme parks Orlando Dreams is just right for kicking off the shoes, getting a cool drink and sitting outside in the screened area. The area is ideal both for relaxing and dining with the kitchen just inside for the top ups.
Carol and Paul have redecorated the house with some new additions since our last visit and these have added to the overall appearance of the house.
We would recommend the house to families or people of all ages and look forward ourselves to returning as soon as we can.
Carole and Dave Braham
Lynne & Steve Chesters (UK) – October 2012
Were now back in the UK, had a fab honeymoon and loved your house. We tried to leave your property how we would like our own house to be treated. Your home is lovely, we settled in really quick and everything we needed was provided for us. James didn’t want to leave Carol’s teddies and looked after them whilst we were there.
No negative comments.
We’ll definitely be revisiting at some point in the future. We will be in touch when we start planning our next visit.
Jeanne Stolf (Canada) – Christmas 2011
We really loved your home. It was bigger than we thought which was a nice surprise. It had everything we could possibly need in it.
Thanks again. Maybe we will visit again but next time we plan on flying and staying 2 weeks to enjoy the weather.
Frank Layden (UK) – November 2011
Well I said we would return to your Vista home and we were glad we did! Once again the home was immaculate and the improvements to the master bedroom excellent. We appreciate the fact that the home has everything you might need from hair straightners to fishing rods.
As we were on our own this time and the weather was hot we spent hours lazing around the pool and once again met some of the nicest people you could meet. We only did 2 park days this time but it is a big bonus being only 10 minutes from Animal Kingdom.
As Arnie would say, We’ll be back.
Tracey Saunders (UK) – October 2011
We had a fantastic time thank you.
Your home was amazing and the new upgrades we’re super fantastic also. I have to say that it was easy accessing the house keys and it made so much more sense from our point of view. The updated decor was beautiful and so welcoming. We loved so much the welcoming feel of your house and the home from home atmosphere your home offers. The site itself is as we remembered calm, quiet and immaculately clean.
We just loved it. Thank you so much.
Many thanks. Hope you and Carol are well and we will hopefully be booking with you again for next year.
Kaylie Griffiths (UK) – April 2011
Beautiful, spacious home. Didn’t want to leave! Really felt at home there. Had everything you needed. Use of free Wifi and calls was so helpful for us and very much appreciated.
Brilliant location, right close to Disney etc and all the highways, petrol garages and supermarkets yet quiet safe and peaceful with friendly gate staff, and pool and gym facilities to use. Just felt lovely to be there. glad there was hairdryer/straighteners and plenty of beach towels etc saves on luggage weight!!
Loved being able to eat outside with no bugs too! It was beautifully decorated and finished off with all the bears there really felt homely. Would definitely go back and stay there next time we are in florida, and recommend it to anyone to stay there!
thanks for everything!!
Frank Layden (UK) – Nov / Dec 2010
Just recovering from the journey back. We were delighted with your home and had a wonderful holiday even though the weather was colder than usual. My F-in Law had the holiday of a lifetime!
I would add that your home feels just that; a home away from home, and the TV system was great, we were able to get football for my f-in law most nights! VDL is the friendliest community I have ever stayed in and your home the best.
I was really impressed with the concise Villa instructions, one of the best we have seen! You almost convinced me to take up golf. We will not hesitate to rent from you again.
Williamson Family (UK) – Sept 2009
Myself and my husband would be happy to put feedback onto your website.
I absolutely loved my stay at your villa, it was even better than we expected it to be. The complex itself is in an ideal location for most of the theme parks and for your everyday shopping and restaurants.
Next time we come back to the U.S.A. we will definitely be staying at your villa.
Thanks again for letting us stay Paul.
Wilson & Taylor Families (UK) – May 2009
Thanks for the use of your lovely house. It was really well presented, spacious and well equipped ( Even a set of Golf clubs, Unfortunately didn’t find time to use them). We had a super time and swam most afternoons. The club House was really nice with free use of the gym, the pool tables and lending library. We would certainly recommend your property to anyone looking for accommodation in Orlando.
The Wilson and Taylor family
Julie & Peter Pope (UK) – Easter 2009
You have a lovely place which is well equipped and it’s really handy having the free WIFI and calls. It’s nice and quiet and not far from any of the pools. Being able to borrow ‘noodles’ for Rebecca was great too as it really helped her with her swimming and things like that are too awkward to carry so is otherwise a throw away expense.
I can’t think of any downsides – except the club house not being open at a weekend and would definitely consider staying with you again.
Eileen Young (USA) – December 2008
I think everything is perfect in your house, I can think of nothing that needs improvement.
I will pass on good words about your property along to my friends. I think the close distance to Disney World is your big advantage. The interior is simple, elegant and clean. I did look at other properties of the same price range, but they were further away.
The McConkey Family (UK) – September/October 2008
Yet again we had a fabulous stay at Orlando dreams. We came to Florida for three weeks again and brought other family members with us this time. I know that I speak for us all when I say the quality of the villa, cleanliness, location and price are very good. We will definitely return to Florida and would not consider staying in another villa.
We went out and about more on this visit, as well as doing the must see parks we went to Daytona, Clearwater (stayed over and deep sea fishing) & cocoa beach (beautiful). Fishing was not as good this time however seeing the lakes resident alligator and feeding fish to the bald eagle makes the mosquito bites worth while. DO Invest in mossy repellent if planning on doing fishing.
Very enjoyable stay and would recommend it to family/ Friends
Amanda Mawson & Darren White – (UK) September 2008
Well it was a real treat to stay at your villa it was enjoyed by all that stayed there.
First was the area at Vista del Lago, it is safe because of the gate area, clean everywhere you go, the club house, the pool which is only one minute walk too and the surrounding areas. It’s easy to find, straight off the 192 and not far from Disney and other attractions.
The villa itself is spotless and has everything you need and more. DVDs, Hi Fi, fishing rods for the lake, fully equipped kitchen and of course a BBQ which we used one night (Publix 1 mile away for food and charcoal).
I have visited Florida from the UK over ten times and stayed at different motels around Orlando but from now on I would be contacting Paul to see if his villa is available as it is a real home from home.
I will be recommending this accommodation to all family and friends to stay as it was a most enjoyable stay.
If you decide to stay at Paul and Carol’s villa there are plenty of restaurants around the area but one I would recommend is Logan’s Steakhouse at Old Town about 10minutes drive on the 192, also the bar at the site entrance is nice, English football and beers and nice friendly staff.
Thanks again Mandy and Darren…
Arthur & Marjorie Ricketts – (UK) April 2008
Thank you for allowing us to use your home in Florida for our Holiday. The Location was perfect for our needs in travelling down the US27 to Lake Lowery.
Your house was perfect, one could not wish for more with an excellent location and a secure quiet site. It is excellently stocked with everything one could need and although we used some items such as cling film and charcoal we either replaced them or left other items in lieu.
The catering on site at the club house has been taken over by a local couple who produce reasonably priced snacks most days, a Friday evening meal and a Sunday brunch.
The weather was kind to us and together with the enjoyment of staying in a relaxing environment made the holiday for us.
Many thanks for sharing you home with us.
Paul & Susan Garnet – (UK) December 2007 / January 2008
Hi Paul and Carol,
I would like to say a big thank you from all our family for renting us Orlando Dreams. We were overjoyed to walk into such a lovely clean place after our long journey. We found Vista Del Lago to be very safe and it was lovely to see children playing outside, just like home.
I have already recommended all I know to give you a call if they plan on coming to Florida. The villa had everything we needed, we found it just as easy to eat in as going out because of the fully equipped kitchen.
It was also great to relax after a long day in the parks, you truly have made our holiday. The instructions you gave us were perfect and we found our way from the airport in no time.
Thank you very much, next time we plan on going to Florida I will contact you first.
Carole & Dave Braham – (UK) December 2007
We have just returned from our second visit to your home in Florida and once again found everything to be in first class order. We had travelled to Florida on a long flight and then spent a few days in hotels and we had forgotten how much like home it was once we had opened the door at Vista del Lago.
The staff in the club house were most welcoming and the pool facilities first class. We unpacked our bags, looked around and in a kitchen drawer found some Christmas lights so we decked the television cabinet with Christmas cards and lights to the delight of the two teddies who occupy that place.
Many thanks for letting us stay again and we hope to return.
Carole and Dave Braham
Joanne & Peter Myers – (UK) November 2007
The holiday was great and the villa was lovely.
The kettle broke on Thanksgiving day so we didn’t want to spoil any ones holiday by phoning them so we went to Walmart and bought a new one. We left the receipt in case anything goes wrong with it so you can take it back.
Once again thank you for letting us stay in your villa.
Joanne & Peter Myers
Grant & Fiona Pirie – (UK) October 2007
Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your home, I have to say the first thing that struck me was how clean it was. Everything was well laid out and you could not have stocked the kitchen as well as if you were a shop! There was not a utensil missing!
We had to call out the MC because directly under the key box and between the steps and shed wall there is a hole in the slab and yes the keys fell in to the hole but the MC acted very promptly, thank you.
My hubby has already recommended your property to a friend at work so hopefully that will pay off for you.
We have enjoyed our stay very much and if we decide to return we will defiantly consider booking again.
Thank you again
Grant & Fiona Pirie
Doug & Kathy Kath – (USA) July 2007
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Chatley’s residence at Vista del Lago. The initial communications were easy and precise. Terms and conditions were very agreeable and were easy to understand. Instructions, maps, directions and other valuable information made everything very pleasant.
The home itself was everything we could ask for. Plenty of towels and other items made for a worry-free vacation.
The Vista del Lago complex is in an ideal location. It is close to Disney and many restaurants, shops and other activities.
Overall, this was an excellent choice for us. Thanks very much!
David Robinson (UK) June 2007
We enjoyed the holiday immensely and really had no major problems.
We really appreciated having access to the phone, we did use it as we all have work in the UK and families to speak to.
We were happy with both the villa and the VDL area. We all found the villa very comfortable. We made use of the stereo and it was a good choice of music. We also had a very pleasant BBQ one evening.
Barry & Audrey Gregson (UK) May 2007
Thank you very much for allowing us to rent your lovely home. The property was everything we had hoped for, it was spotless, spacious and close to all amenities.
Our grandchildren loved your teddies, and had a great time splashing about in the pool which was only 5 minutes away.
We all had a wonderful holiday and will certainly recommend your villa to friends. Once again thank you very much.
Barry & Audrey Gregson.
Susan Brown & Family (USA) April/May 2007
I just wanted tell you how wonderful your villa is, I live in Buffalo NY, and I have been going to Orlando now for the past 6 years. I can’t begin to tell you how much nicer is was to come home from the parks to a real house and not some cramped hotel room. My sisters twin 3 year old girls just loved your teddy bears. We had more than enough room for all 5 of us. The pools and the whole area is kept so nice and clean, and its just so quiet at night.
It was so easy to get to the parks and the stores from there and that Chinese place right across the street has the best food. I wouldn’t think twice about renting it again next year with some friends of mine. And to think I came across villarenters by accident and then just stumbled across your place. Something about it just gave it that ‘at home’ look.
I went back to work today and told them all we needed was our clothes and food everything you could need or want at a house was right there. So I just wanted to thank you for allowing us to stay at your place and ill be back again.
The Lawrence Family (USA) – April 2007
We really enjoyed our stay – many thanks!
We loved the property! The property was very clean, and incredibly well equipped – even down to candles for a candlelight dinner!
We were there at Easter with our kids, so we did an Easter Egg hunt for them. Your bears made for some great hiding places!
We enjoyed sitting out on the deck with my in-laws, and I especially enjoyed the real British tea bags!!
Thank you – we’d love to come back sometime!
The Taylor Family (UK) – Dec 2006
We stayed at the Chatleys property in December 2006 having found it on the internet.
The property was everything we had hoped for and more. There is everything you need either at the property or on the complex. It is exceptionally well placed for the Disney parks, within easy reach of a number of good restaurants and easy to find.
It was very clean and spacious and the layout was perfect for us.
Paul & Carol put the same attention to detail into the administration of the letting as they do to the property itself and responded promptly and courteously to all correspondence.
We would have no hesitation in booking again should we return to Orlando and would recommend it without qualification.
Dave & Carol Taylor
The Saunders Family (UK) – Nov/Dec 2006
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your absolutely beautiful home in Orlando. We were so delighted with how beautifully welcoming your holiday was upon walking in, your whole home was spectacular. It was so refreshing to be able to come home in the evening after a busy day holidaying to relax with home from home comforts.
We loved the whole of the Vista Del Lago site because it enabled us to socialise with locals and others who too were on holiday. The pools and others facilities onsite were superb and catered for all ages which was perfect for me and my family.
I would recommend your holiday home to anyone.
Darrell & Susan Ruchotzke (Canada) – July 2006
As far as our trip was concerned we had a magical time. Not having travelled as a family outside of Canada was of a concern given that our world has changed. We were pleasantly surprised at all aspects of our trip and created memories that will last a life time.
One thing I have never done before was purchase a holiday over the internet. When we came upon your property we felt that it was going to be a great fit for our family. Size, style, location and ease of doing business was very convenient and it was just a matter of showing up. Still in the back of my mind was what had we bargained for? When we arrived at your place we felt right at home with all the comforts that we are accustomed to at home. The bears were an added touch of warmth and simple elegance.
We have already shared our experience with other families and will surely pass along your info.
Darrell & Susan Ruchotzke
Paul O’Connell (USA) – May 2006
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Every aspect from the booking to the refunding of the security deposit was handled with speed and professionalism. The property was comfortable and very clean and ideally situated, we felt like we were at home. We appreciated the information contained in the folder on the coffee table and followed up on several recommendations (the steakhouse).
Ron & Judith Ryland (USA) – April 2006
Ron and I enjoyed our stay at Orlando Dreams so very much. Our various family members came and went and the comfort of your home met all of our needs. The screened-in porch helped us to unwind from the theme parks. The smaller bedroom was the “slumber party” room for the younger girls. The clubhouse was another respite from the theme park days and helped us unwind lounging at the pool and resting our weary bones in the Jacuzzi. The older grandsons joined in with other residents in nightly basketball games. All in all our stay was so very enjoyable. We, of course, cooked most of the time at the house and found the kitchen quite comfortable and when I saw the crock-pot I was very happy.
Ron and I received our deposit check yesterday and again, thank you for the opportunity to enjoy our family vacation at “Orlando Dreams.”
Ronnie & Robert Moore (Canada) – March 2006
Everything at the house was just great. There were plenty of linens, dishes and utensils. I assume that the internet hookup will be as it was this year. That worked out beautifully.
It was so nice to enjoy a home away from home. Again thank you for your efficiency. We look forward to returning next March.
Ken & Lilly Wylie (USA) – February 2006
We enjoyed our stay and we recommended your place to a couple we met at the pool. I gave them your e-mail address, hope you hear from them.
Patricia Mansfield & Family (UK) – December 2005/January 2006
Great time yet again!!! just getting over the jet lag which seems worse than ever at this time of year.
The villa was wonderful clean and aired just as I expected, great place to stay on Vista Del Lago safe and secure, can’t wait to stay there again. I see there has been a few additions to Carols teddies!!!
The McConkey Family (UK) – October 2005
This was our first visit to Florida and we did not know what to expect, however any misgivings soon disappeared. The villa was superb everything you needed at hand and much more. Having 3 teenage boys you need a lot of room and activities to keep them busy, the complex was ideal not too busy, compared to the resort across the lake. The pools and surrounding areas are very clean and you feel safe in the knowledge that everyone who is there is meant to be there, the staff and other residents were very friendly and helpful.
The location of the villa is ideal, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown yet only a short drive away from everything you need. It is ideally located next to good restaurants and pubs, of course we had to sample them all, with supermarkets a couple of minutes away and the biggest Wal-Mart we have ever been in just around the corner. I would recommend Vista Del Lago and especially Orlando Dreams to our family and friends, in fact we have done so already.
We will most definitely be back and would not stay anywhere else, and are saving up already.
We stayed for 3 weeks and it worked out great for a first visit, you did not have to go to a park everyday, and we went out and about and explored the local area, hiring a boat and going fishing in the lake on the resort, which my husband and sons loved. They caught some of their biggest fish, my husband in particular was very impressed, go to Wal-mart and get some fishing rods, it is most relaxing in the sunshine and great fun landing a big fish.
The Fielder Family (UK) – April 2005
We had a truly fantastic holiday and were so impressed with your property. Everything we could have wanted was already provided and more. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable and the cooling and heating most effective. Ideal for relaxation after a long day with Mickey Mouse and Co. It is in a quiet location and only a short walk to a well maintained private pool area. The ‘Do not feed the Alligators’ sign next to one of the lakes on the site convinced us the pool was the safest option!
We enjoyed eating on the screened porch but being only a couple of miles from the 20 or so restaurants on Highway 192 we ate out most of the time. Access to Disney World is quick and easy so getting to the parks for opening time to beat the crowds is a cinch as is leaving mid afternoon for an evening return after a swim in the pool and local meal.
The local shopping is very good with access to Publix, Walgreens, CVS, and a Wal-mart Supercenter within a few miles. Some of the Dinner shows and discount Outlet centres are also fairly near too.
Overall a great property in one of the best locations around Disney World. We will return!
Marilyn Moffatt & Family (Canada) – Xmas 2004
Your home was spotless, very comfortable, and very convenient to all the nearby attractions. There was always a guard on duty which is a very comforting idea because when you rent a home through the web unless you are know the area of Florida you could be in an unsafe environment. With having our 5 1/2 year granddaughter with us it made us feel safe coming home late at night from Disney World knowing you are in a gated community.
We used the screened in porch for some of our meals just enjoying looking out at orange trees. All the homes around had great Xmas decorations outside so we enjoyed driving around the neighbourhood looking at them.
The folder describing garbage days etc was useful so we could put the garbage and re-cycles out.
Your home is so close to Disney World that was wonderful. We went to dinner at the Family Restaurant just around the corner and the food was great there. As well as the games room where we enjoyed playing pool and there was lots of kids there from all different countries where my granddaughter played with the kids and talked about their schools and education. There were a lot of people in the area from England and Scotland so we had a few pints with your side of the ocean neighbours.
It certainly helped having all the linens and towels available, as well. The washer and dryer on site was very useful as we could to wash up the towels etc and put them back in the linen closet.
We also used the heated swimming pool and the community centre which was clean. There were many children there and my granddaughter had fun swimming with the other kids in the pool for an afternoon. The washrooms were spotless.
Thank you for the great directions from the airport as it was after 11;00 at night when we landed and by the time we got our luggage, rental car etc it was after 1:00 when we reached your home. We didn’t get lost and when we arrived the guard had everything ready for us. We will be returning to Orlando some time in the future as we didn’t get to see everything and I will certainly be giving out rave reviews to our friends who were asking about the home.
Patricia Mansfield & Family (UK) – October/November 2004
Had a great stay in your villa, in fact it was fantastic. Your villa is beautiful in every way, couldn’t find fault if we wanted to. We felt safe and secure on the Vista Del Lago complex. I will keep your email address for when we go to Florida again I would love to book the house again.
Thanks again from all the Mansfields.
ps. Carols teddies are lovely hope there all still there next time we go.
Alex and Gill Roberts & Mike and Gill Stack (UK) – October 2004
Once again we have had a super holiday in Orlando staying in your villa. It is ideally situated for all the attractions. If you fancy a quiet relaxing day there is usually plenty of room around the pools, the snack bar serves tasty snacks and is very reasonable.
We would and have recommended your property to our friends.
Lee Pudaruth & Family (UK) – August 2004
All of us were more than happy with your accommodation in Florida and I am sure that we would definitely use it again in the near future. It was clean, spacious and had facilities we would not normally have (DVD player, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc) All of them a bonus to making our holiday a less stressful one.
Its location, another bonus, close to all theme parks and attractions, as well as easy access to the interstate. I must also comment on your Holiday book in the accommodation, which was very detailed, full of good ideas & tips, allowing us to plan our break more effectively.
We all had a great time, it was a relief to come back home to your accommodation every night, with the feeling that it was “home” if you know what I mean.
It goes without saying that we will be recommending it to our family & friends.
Paul Ackermann (USA) – July 2004
Everything was very nice on our trip to Orlando. The accommodation was very nice and worked well for our small children. The children’s pool and playground were well used.
Thanks for everything, if we go back to Orlando I will look you up first.
Keith Bellehewe (UK) – June/July 2004
My friends and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the use of your Villa (23rd June – 7th July).
We found the directions to the Villa very easy to follow and collecting the keys very straightforward.
You were right about the Villa; it has everything that my house has and more! All rooms are well equipped, very spacious and clean.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Florida and would think about using Orlando Dreams again!
Mr & Mrs Parsons (UK) – April/May 2004
First as a housewife and Mum I was very impressed with how clean and organised the house was. The cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in.
We found the location perfect, ideally placed, very close to the attractions and 192 dining areas. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Florida, and would be more than happy to use Orlando Dreams again.
The kids were impressed how big and spacious the house was, they enjoyed staying there, it didn’t take long for them to call it ‘home’.
Until next time, thanks….
Roger Wang (USA) – Easter 2004
Your house is a wonderful place to stay. It is in a very quiet and secure neighbourhood and the security is available 24 hours day.
It is located near all the major theme parks and shopping and dining are only blocks away.
The house is clean and spacious, my kids had lots of room to play and rewind after a long day on the rollercoasters.
Alex and Gill Roberts & Mike and Gill Stack (UK) – December 2003
We would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Orlando in November/December. Your property is superb, clean, spacious, very comfortable and well equipped.
It has excellent amenities nearby and is in easy distance to the main attractions.
We can’t wait to return again in October 2004.
Miss Joanne Chadwick (UK) – November 2003
Orlando Dreams website certainly lives up to its name.
The house was immaculate, the facilities around the area were clean and welcoming. The people on the complex are friendly and are always chatty. The pool at the club house was our favourite pool. I wanted to take my shampoo and soap as the water was absolute heaven. There are many choices of restaurants around. We lived in Denny’s as there was such a variety of food on the menu, and it was very very cheap but nice.
I think Paul and Carol have a fantastic place and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to have a couple of weeks in Orlando.
Mr & Mrs Armstrong (UK) – July 2003
We went in July for 2 weeks, apparently the wettest July they have had for 30 years, but it didn’t bother us. We lazed by the pool in the mornings until it got too hot, back to the villa for Lunch and then threw ourselves into the roller coasters for the rest of the day.
The villa was a welcoming place to get out of the heat and we all had plenty of space to do our own thing when we wanted, the kids enjoyed the DVD player while I watched the Weather Channel.
Wildlife came to visit outside the house most days: cranes, pelicans, small frogs and tiny lizards. The restaurants were all great, especially Carrabbas and the Premium Shopping Mall was a big hit with all the females. A day at Clearwater Beach was a great day out as well.
The best holiday we’ve had in years!
Mr Reilly (UK) – July 2003
Still trying to get my feet back on the ground after a very enjoyable holiday with the family.
You have a very comfortable and well equipped home giving the feeling of warmth and a relaxed ‘home from home’ atmosphere. The complex was quiet as you stated. The facilities were good and never over crowded. We spent a few days just relaxing by the poolside. The security staff were always pleasant and helpful.
If we decide to return to Orlando in the near future we would certainly use the complex again. Good luck to you both for your future in Orlando.
Mr Wager (UK) – May 2003
As for most holidays, you never know what the area or accommodation is going to be like that you are staying at, even though you have seen it in a brochure or on the Web.
My family and I arrived at Vista Del Lago after a very long day and were pleased to see how clean and tidy it was. The Reception/Security staff were very helpful and pointed us in the right direction to our Villa. We opened the front door and was welcomed by the rush of cold air from the Air Conditioning system which was particularly nice bearing in mind it was a very hot day. Once inside we were very pleased to see how spacious/clean the Villa was and how homely it felt. The facilities offered within the Villa were second to none, and made our life a lot easier having three children. The facilities offered on the complex were very good also, the three Swimming Pools were clean and tidy, and the Gym along with all its equipment was very inviting.
To summarise the holiday, it was fantastic we did not want to return to the UK. My wife and I were so impressed, that we would like to buy a property in the same location when our children have left School and College. Any tips on buying a property in Orlando would be greatly appreciated.
We can’t wait until our next visit, thanks very much for the loan of the Villa
Mr & Mrs Mecklenburgh (UK) – Easter 2003
We had a fantastic time in Florida and your property exceeded our expectations. We found it not only very comfortable but very well equipped. A bonus was that we have never had a bedroom so far from the children. We feel the equipment provided was as complete as required. Certainly the availability of the DVD player and hi-fi was a bonus. As for the washing machine, this was the first holiday where we have returned home with clean clothes.
We would be happy to recommend the villa to our friends. Thank you once again for letting us rent your property and the assistance you gave us in having a successful holiday.