August 2019 - Mark and Cathy, UK visitors wrote:
We had a fantastic two weeks in Florida with the villa as a base. The villa was everything we wanted, good size rooms which are air conditioned and a lovely pool to swim in day or night. Good outside sheltered area to sit in as well as loungers to soak up the sun.
The villa is well located to get to Tampa bay in the West & Kennedy space center in the east (within just over hours Drive) and all the theme parks which are central (within less than 30 mins Drive). There are lots of good places to eat nearby, we used many of them.
The washing machine and tumble dryer make it easier to travel lighter.
The villa is well equipped to keep the kids amused with a pool table, table tennis and table football.
The villas owners are thoughtful and left laminated instructions for the use of equipment and rang once during the stay to ensure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions we had.
We had a lovely stay.
October/November 2018 - The Lomax, Swift and Donickey Families said:
“Very comfortable villa. Loved the pool area and BBQ although we only used it once the day after we arrived.
Sofa, chairs and bed so comfortable after a long day walking around the Parks.
The library was a lovely surprise….someone reads the same books as us.
We had a wonderful holiday."
September/October 2018 - Julie Luckhurst wrote:
"So sad to leave your fantastic home after a wonderful holiday.
It was lovely returning to the villa on an evening after very busy and hectic days at all the parks.
My son and husband enjoyed the games room on an evening to relax in with a drink or two.
Thank you for allowing my family to stay in your wonderful villa and we'll most certainly be returning.
July/August 2018 - Serena from Surrey wrote in our guest book:
"We have had 2 fantastic weeks here in Florida. Hectic days at Disney and Universal have been interspersed with relaxing days by the pool. The villa is a perfect haven after a busy day. The location is brilliant with parks, shops and restaurants nearby. Millers Ale House and Ovation were our favourites. The pool was cloudy on our arrival (due to so much rain!) but the management company sorted it by the next day. Thank you. Kennedy Space Centre is an amazing day out!
Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful villa."
The Fowler Family also commented on our Face Book page........"Our family of five stayed in this beautiful villa from 26/07/18 to 12/08/18. We had a fantastic holiday here and no one was ready to come home. The villa is ideally located for all theme parks, with quick and easy access to I4 motorway. At the same time it is located in a quiet and peaceful community, so provides a perfect, relaxing haven at the end of a tiring day at the parks. It is spacious, well equipped and had everything we needed for our holiday. Our children loved having their own pool, which is not over-looked, and made good use of the games room. I booked the villa directly with the owners, who were extremely helpful, efficient and made sure we had all the information we needed for our stay at the villa. We would not hesitate to return. Thank you."
July 2018 - The Owens family said:
"It has been so amazing staying in this villa. Everything that we needed was here readily available, neat and clean. Management was available and helpful. My entire family was pleased. Thanks for the accommodations that were lovely and enjoyable for us all. I hate to be leaving and look forward to returning.
July 2018 - The Parkers from "Philly" wrote:
"Our vacation has come to an end. We are so sad to leave your beautiful home. But we are looking forward to making new memories in your home. Thank you for everything. Until next time."
June 2018 - Anne Godwin from Ireland wrote:
Very sad to be leaving after a wonderful holiday. The villa was perfect for us and the pool was used and loved by all. We hope to be back soon.
They also added on Face Book....... "We have just returned from a wonderful holiday and stayed in this TLC Villa. From first enquiry to end of stay, everything worked faultlessly. The villa was perfect - spotless, well maintained and comfortably furnished. The kitchen was very well equipped, if you wanted to cook. The pool area had plently of chairs, etc. for our party of seven. Easy access to shops, restaurants, theme parks and all you need. Would very hightly recommend and hope to go back."
April 2018 - Jennifer Leadbeater from Kent said via Face Book:
"We stayed here in April. Lovely clean villa and really well equipped. Had a lovely time, very comfortable. Would come back again."
August 2017 - The Mitchells from Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, UK commented:
"112 Orista Drive is a great house for exploring North and South and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The villa is everything we were told about and we leave with fond memories.
We have visited all the usual places but be warned about the heavy traffic on the I4 occasionally - heading to and from Orlando. Southbound - no problems.
Big thank you to Trisha - we hope to come again - sooner than last; (20 years ago)!! Rob, Gill, Rebecca and Kirsty"
July 2017 - The Rumbles from Kent, UK wrote:
"Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely villa, we all had a fantastic time and whilst the last two weeks seem to have flown by we have lots of amazing memories to take away with us. During our stay we have been to the parks, Florida Mall for some shopping and went to Kennedy Space Center - which we really enjoyed. One of our favourite places to eat was Ovation, which was only 5-10 minutes up the road, off Highway 27 - we'd recommend it if you love steak and ribs. They also had great customer service!!
Thanks again. Laura, George, Steve, Sally and Mark"
April 2017 - The Kingsbury family commented:
"A fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa. We will never forget it. Thank you"
June 2017 - The Coopers from Newfoundland, Canada said:
"My husband and I has a great full week of relaxation in the pool and with the games room. It was close to lots of restaurants, grocery, etc. My son and his wife also stayed with us the 2nd week and we went to Universal anda baseball game. It was easy getting to these places and we also got to the Outlets. The neighbourhood is really quiet and the location is great. Everything here you would need. Owners friendly and obliging. Thanks."
March/April 2017 - The McGrath family wrote:
"Lovely stay - villa has everything we needed. Kids loved the pool and games room. Close to all the parks. Plenty of food places on the 192. Gatorland and Kennedy Space Center were fab days out. I must mention the excellent customer service when booking the villa and throughout our stay. Thanks again!"
June 2016 - The Holdens commented:
"We've all had a lovely stay. Villa lovely, clean and comfortable. Neighbours great! Would definitely come back and stay here again. Near to everything you need, but quiet enough to relax. Great holiday.
Thanks to Katie Middleton (also one of this group of guests from Lincolnshire) who commented on our Face Book page:
"I've stayed in this villa twice over the years and would stay again in a heartbeat! Extremely clean, great location, neighbours were very friendly and a lovely villa. The pool, BBQ and games room were an added bonus! It was perfect for us. 5/5 without a doubt!"
June 2016 - Tracey Palmer - Ireland wrote on our Face Book page:
"What can I say!!!!! Amazing place to stay............I've been back home for only three days and just looking at the photos on your page is making me want to go back to this lovely house. Thank you so much Trisha, your house had everything we needed and more. We arrived very late in the evening and with lights on and all waiting for us, we instantly felt at home. Very clean and plenty of towels and pillows. All the family loved the pool and games room. Would recommend your house to anyone. Thanks again."
July/August 2015 - The Hunt and Pattison family said:
"We have had a lovely 2 week stay at the villa. The pool was fabulous and even though we had the couple of 'blips' with the filter these were sorted promptly.
We have visited Magic Kingdom, Kennedy Space Centre (highly recommended), Gatorland, SeaWorld and we also booked to go on an airboat ride with Alligators unlimited - this is a must! and a fab Company to book with. We booked through the Tourist Info Centre.
We had a few rainy days but the kids got in the pool regardless!
Many thanks to Trisha"
August 2014 - The Hepburn family from West Sussex UK wrote:
"We arrived on the 5th August and can safely say we were so happy with the villa. The pool and the games room have been a highlight and have been used alot after days at the parks.
We have had the most amazing time visiting all the parks, Kennedy, Clear Water, Boggy Creek and other various places.
We go back to the UK with alot of memories and shall most definitely be back.
Thank you again."
February 2013 - The Taylor family commented:
"We have had the most amazing time in our lives. Sightseeing, visiting Universal Studios and then enjoying your beautiful home, swimming, relaxing, playing pool and sharing family time together. I will def. be back and we will be sharing this experience with the rest of our friends and family, thank you so much for opening your home to us. No hidden fees, no gimmicks and no hazzles"
March 2012 - Elaine and Alan Parks from Nottinghamshire, England said:
"Many thanks Trisha for letting us share your wonderful villa. We have stayed in many over the years and this rates one of the best! Real home from home."
August/September 2011 - Geoff, Carolyn, Alex and David wrote:
Another relaxin' stay in Florida.
David has clearly inherited the shopping gene from his mother whilst Alex has the beer and chillin' gene from his father!
July 2009 - Ian, Jane and Boys said:
"Dear Lesley (this is the correct spelling!) lol!
Just a word of thanks for allowing us to use the villa. It was the perfect base for a wonderful holiday.
Jacky, Paul and Jamie from North East Lincolnshire in England said:
"WOW! Is this how the other half live? What a beautiful, luxurious Villa. We have had a great time; holiday of a lifetime. Loved the Parks, Weather, Fresh Fruit and Fountains!!! Best - Halloween Horror Nights and Aquatica. Best Food - Hard Rock Cafe. We'll be back when we win the Lottery. Big thanks to Clive, Mandy, Wez and Nay for letting us share a most excellent adventure"
"What a "Banging" Holiday and Villa!! D'Ya want any fresh fruit?? Ya seen the fountain?? Thanks for Everything. Loved every minute!"
"We had a great time! It was our second time staying here (Zieglers) and once again the house was great. It was a treat to have the new BBQ to use....and we used it almost every day! The kids had fun playing in the pool and the weather was nice and hot (85-89 degrees). We had an awesome time at Disney and can't wait to come back!
Thanks Trisha for all your help in getting us here!"
Ziegler and Smith Families, Ontario, Canada
"A wonderful villa! Lots of space and very clean! Great location..........very central to many attractions. Spent many hours enjoying the pool and relaxing in the sun! The weather was low 60's when we arrived from Toronto, but it warmed up mid week to high 70's, low 80's! A perfect end to a perfect vacation"
Brad, Jo-Ann, Isaac and Alex Hammer, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The McKay Family from Ontario, Canada wrote:
"Had a wonderful trip. Disney was fun and Universal was awesome! We had great weather - better than the snow we are going home to. Your home was perfect and the pool was well used by everyone! Thanks so much"
Mark, Holly, Mitchell and Mason
The Wiffen Family said:
"This was a wonderful Christmas present to give to our 3 boys and a great holiday to spend with friends. We enjoyed all the luxuries of home - especially the heated pool - and the fun of Disney and Universal. Thanks for everything"
Sue, Dave, Matthew, Jake and Ben
The Zelaya Family from San Antonio, TX -Chicago, IL said
"We had a great time! The place was very comfortable and the pool was so nice and relaxing every night. Thanks again for letting us use your lovely house. We spent Christmas here and it was very special. The parks were very fun and we had a blast here in Florida. Couple of tips: Bring a raincoat and bring the cups for the Universal Studios so you only have to pay the refill (you can find the cups in one of the drawers in the kitchen). Thanks again Trisha, you are a blessing. We hope to come back in the future. Laura"
"Seems like us guys had the weather, WoW!! What a wonderful 'home from home'. All 10 of us have had a brilliant holiday, the villa has every mod-con we needed. The kids (men included) loved the pool and parks. The women loved the weather and the shopping. What more is there to say........100% satisfaction!!! Hopefully see you next year"
The Tilsley Family from Warwickshire, England
Julian, Kim and baby Sam said:
"What a fabulous week away from chilly Indiana! We enjoyed the hectic timetable of doing nothing, hanging around the house and pool and just generally relaxing. The house and neighbourhood is very nice and tidy and plenty close to everything. The house was beautifully equipped yet baby proof enough for our extremely mobile and inquisitive 1 year old boy. From the moment we arrived we have thoroughly enjoyed the time here and we will return for sure. I don't see much point in booking an Orlando hotel when you can have all this for the same price! Thanks again."
"Thank you so much for the great hospitality. The home and the development are a class act. Our business and fun time were enhanced by the fact that the accommodation allowed us to come and go as if we were at home. Thanks again - you have a nice thing going here"
Dave and Cathy Gay, Spokane, WA