The Villa is stunning, very well equipped and presented and provides everything we needed to have the perfect holiday.
The property management staff were very, professional, friendly and helpful and ensured that the pool was kept clean on a weekly basis.
Paul & Neil have been very helpful and provided assistance to us by answering any questions we had both before our holiday and during it.
We would highly recommend renting 501 Ballyshannon drive as you can guarantee that it will provide excellent accommodation.
It is an absolute pleasure and I know for sure that if we ever return to Florida in the future, as I am sure we will we will be in touch regarding the use of the Villa.
Andrew & Vicky Quinn, Jersey
We stayed at this Hampton Lakes villa in September 2009 for our first ever villa holiday in Florida. Having been to Florida many times before staying in hotels we were a little nervous about changing over to a villa. Having stayed at this villa we will never go back to a hotel around Orlando again.
We had seen the pictures on the website and looked it up on google maps but this did not prepare us for how fantastic the villa would be. It is so easy to find when first arriving. You effectively come off I4 at junction 55, turn left at the traffic lights and Hampton Lakes is just a couple of miles down the road on the right. With the villa being on a corner plot it was really easy to locate within Hampton Lakes. Being able to just pull up onto the driveway and be in your own property is so welcoming after a long flight. No more having to trek across hotels with cases and waiting to check in for us.
On first entering the villa we were amazed by the whole feeling of light and space from the really high ceilings and masses of windows that let in plenty of light even with the blinds closed to keep out the heat of the sun. Not surprisingly, the first port of call was the patio doors to take a look at the pool. Yes, our very own private pool was out there! The villa is very well equipped with a large American fridge/freezer. Make sure to switch on the ice maker as this will keep you supplied with plenty of ice throughout the holiday.
If you have not stayed in a villa before, the sheer size and the need to understand how to use all of the American electrical items might seem overwhelming when you arrive as it did us. Our recommendation is to chill out and leave it until the next day as you don't really need to use everything in the villa on your first evening. There are very good instructions on how to use everything that will make far more sense after a good nights sleep. For that first night there are leaflets in the vila for a number of local restaurants that deliver or you can continue a couple of miles further down the road to Applebee's (on the left with a Publix supermarket behind for those essentials) for a great meal at really good price. Trust us, you are likely to be a regular at Applebees!
The villa has almost all comforts you would expect at home and all rooms have cable TV with seemingly endless channels. The pool is not really deep which, if you are an avid swimmer might not be perfect but for families who want to laze or splash around in the pool it is perfect. There are loungers and seating/tables around the pool to soak up the sun end enjoy some food and drink outdoors. There are plenty of plastic glasses and plates etc that are safe to use out by the pool so you won't feel like you have to always eat inside.
We stayed for three weeks and were still sad to leave at the end of the holiday. We are already looking to go back as soon as we can arrange it and can't wait. We don't think you will be disappointed if you stay at this villa.
If you have any questions or want to know more about our stay, let the owners have your e-mail address as we will gladly make contact with you.
Dene & Julie Muir, Telford, Shropshire
We stayed at 501 Ballyshannon in August 2012 and having stayed on Hampton Lakes a number of times we were expecting high standards. Needless to say we were not disappointed as it ticked all the right boxes and then some.
The house is clean and spacious with all the mod cons required to enjoy a relaxing holiday. All rooms come with cable TV and the main three bedrooms all come with en-suite facilities.essential if you have teenagers who require their own personal space. Everything is provided for with lots of pool toys, tennis racquets and even a set of golf clubs and needless to say the games room covers all bases. Seating and beds are comfy which is another essential after a hard day walking around the Parks
The villa itself is very easy to find and is within one minutes walk of the estates tennis courts and communal swimming pool.
We have also found that Paul has been excellent in all our dealings with him, always giving us timely responses and updates.
Overall we would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at 501 Ballyshannon and look forward to getting the opportunity to go back in the future
Allan & Elaine Gardner, Whitely Bay, Tyne & Wear
We booked this villa a year in advance for our July/August stay this year and Paul was fantastic with any questions we had both before and during our stay. The villa is in a great plot in Hampton Lakes, really easy to find and only neighbors to one side.
The pictures of the villa don't do it justice. It really is luxurious and doesn't at all feel like a 'rental' when your there, it feels like home. I called the management company when we were there to ask a question about rubbish collection and they were more than helpfully- much better than others I have spoken to when staying in other villas.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anybody.
Emma Brown, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Your villa was everything it said it was and more and we all had a fantastic two week holiday.
Thanks for your help both before and during our holiday and we would definitely recommend your property to friends. Who knows, we may be back ourselves.
Colin & Anna Wilkinson, Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire
Dear Neil and Paul,
Thanks very much for renting out your lovely villa to us. We've just got back and have had a fantastic time, despite a very cold start to the holiday!.
We've stayed in over a dozen villas and found yours to be well situated, very clean and well equipped!! The kids loved the pool and it's the largest one we've had.
Thanks again - I hope we will be able to visit again soon! Will recommend to our friends too!
Karen Lett, Christchurch, Dorset