5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10

The Shire at Westhaven (community info)

Owned by: Phill Gaskell

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Villa ref: 3625
5 Bed / 4 Bath Executive Home with South Facing Private Pool, Spa and Screened Balcony with No Rear Neighbours in Private Gated Community of The Shire at West Haven 15 Minutes from Disney



At a glance…



Stunning private south facing pool deck – truly amazing!



86” HD TV & soundbar in Great Room



75” HD TV in Master Suite & 65" in 2nd Master



43” 4K TV in “The Den” with games console



LCD TVs in all other bedrooms



Superb games room with 8ft pool table



A huge 3,221sq ft of indoor living space



Just 15-minutes drive from Disney.



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Villa Overview

General details
Owner's namePhill Gaskell
CommunityThe Shire at Westhaven
Number of bedrooms5
Number of bathrooms4
Maximum number of guests10
Breakdown of beds
King size beds2
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds4
Bedrooms
Bedroom 1King size bed
Bedroom 2King size bed
Bedroom 3Queen size bed
Bedroom 42 single beds
Bedroom 52 single beds
Amenities
Wi-fi / Internet availablecheck_circle_outline
Private poolcheck_circle_outline
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tubcheck_circle_outline
Pool is south facingcheck_circle_outline
Games roomcheck_circle_outline
Crib / cotcheck_circle_outline
High chaircheck_circle_outline
Conservation viewcheck_circle_outline
Big TVcheck_circle_outline
Surround soundcheck_circle_outline
Games consolecheck_circle_outline
Club housecheck_circle_outline
Communal poolcheck_circle_outline
Gymcheck_circle_outline
Washer / dryercheck_circle_outline
Linens includedcheck_circle_outline
Gated communitycheck_circle_outline
Use of a safecheck_circle_outline
Lanai / covered areacheck_circle_outline
Beach towelscheck_circle_outline
Beach cool boxescheck_circle_outline
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Meet the owner

Phill Gaskell
Hi, we are Phill and Nicola Gaskell from Greater Manchester. In 2009, with children then aged 6 and 9, we visited Florida and Disneyworld for the first time and made wonderful memories. Since then we have been lucky enough to vacation there every year visiting the parks, attending local events, volunteering at a local childrens' charity and simply for a month a year living the 'American Dream'.

Following a 3 year search and, having recently retired, and with our children now 16 and 19, we finally found a villa that we all fell in love with. As you will see from the pictures, the pool deck is truly amazing and, in our opinion, is hard to beat anywhere on The Shire.

Reserving our villa is very easy but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask at any time. We understand that choosing the right Villa is a difficult choice and so we are more than happy to answer anything - just fire away. If you do choose to stay with us, we hope you have an awesome holiday in Orlando and make wonderful memories of your own.

Location

Summary

• SUPERIOR VACATION HOME SLEEPS 10 WITH 5 BEDROOMS AND 5 BATHROOMS
• GREAT FOR FAMILIES OR GROUPS WITH OVER 4,400 FT² OF INDOOR AND COVERED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
• 2 KING SIZE MASTER BEDROOMS WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOMS
• CHILD FRIENDLY POOL & SPA WITH PRIVATE SOUTH FACING ASPECT AND NO REAR NEIGHBOURS
• GAMES ROOM WITH 8FT POOLTABLE, BASKET BALL & FOOSBALL
• 86” HD TV WITH SOUND BAR IN OPEN PLAN FAMILY ROOM
• 75” HD TV IN MASTER, 65" IN 2ND MASTER, 55" IN 1 TWIN & GAMES ROOM + LCD TVs IN OTHER BEDROOMS
• BONUS ROOM WITH 43” 4K TV & GAMING CONSOLES
• 2 TWIN BEDROOMS 1 WITH 55" TV & 1 WITH 32” TV
• SEPARATE FORMAL DINING AREA
• LAUNDRY ROOM WITH WASHER, DRYER AND IRONING FACILITIES
• HAIRDRYERS, LINENS & TOWELS PROVIDED AS STANDARD
• FRIENDLY LOCAL MANAGEMENT TEAM ON HAND WITH 24-HOUR CALL OUT
• AFFORDABLE LUXURY ~ VALUE FOR MONEY
• CLOSE TO ALL THEME PARKS & AWARD-WINNING GOLF COURSES

The Shire at West Haven is the gateway to Central Florida being located just off Hwy 54. Its ideal location makes for easy access to Hwy 27, Hwy 192, I4 and the Theme Parks in addition to many prestigious championship golf courses such as those at Champions Gate, Reunion, Providence and Highlands Reserve being within a 5-10-minute drive!

It is a beautiful secure gated community and is considered to be one of the very best locations in the Orlando area. Our guests will also have access to the community clubhouse (100 yards away) offering a range of recreational facilities including a resort-style swimming pool, two tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis, a fully equipped gym and lounge area.

Posner Park, a retail outlet located on the intersection between Hwy 27 and I4 at Exit 55, with dining, shopping and entertainment facilities is only 2 miles away. Disney World is just 15 minutes away while Sea World is 25 minutes, Universal Studios 30 minutes and Orlando International Airport only 40 minute drive away - all can be reached via the I4 at Champions Gate.

The fabulous beaches of the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic beaches are just an hours’ drive away (all distances and timings are estimated via Google Maps for reference purposes).

Description

FACILITIES

Living

Great Room / Family Room
Large open plan with kitchen overlooking family room with large sectional sofa and two armchairs. New 86” HD TV with cable, Netflix, Amazon and Youtube. This lovely big room leads through patio door onto the covered lanai and south-facing pool.

Kitchen
With a breakfast bar which offers seating for 6 together and family dining table for an additional 4 diners overlooking the the pool. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped to handle all your family food preparation needs.

Lounge
A lovely quiet sitting room with sofa and armchair for reading your favourite book.

Dining
Modern, formal dining area immediately adjacent to the formal lounge has a large rectangular table and seating for 6.

Bedrooms

The King Master Bedroom Suite (1st floor) - a spacious retreat with large French doors that open onto a full-length private balcony overlooking the pool and stunning south-facing views, with no rear neighbours. This beautifully dressed master includes a wall-mounted 75” HD TV providing a private haven away from the family! A very expansive en-suite features a large, separate shower and tub bath with his and her twin sinks.

The second King Master bedroom (1st floor) - offers the same access to the full-length balcony via French doors. Again, a generously sized room also features a wall-mounted 65” HD LCD TV for your enjoyment. A closet and en-suite with shower over bath complete this room

The shared full-length balcony for both Master suites features wicker rocking chairs with a ceiling light and fan – ideal to sit, relax and watch the world go by.

The third bedroom is a Queen bedroom (ground floor) - benefits from a 32" TV, closet and neighbouring bathroom offering a shower over bath and sink vanity.

Bedroom 4 (1st floor) - with twin beds overlooking the front gardens benefits from a closet and 55” HD LCD TV. This bedroom can be for adults, teens or children and hence is done in a neutral décor.

Bedroom 5 (1st floor) is another twin-bedded room with bright décor and 32” TV to keep the kids amused.

Bonus Room / The Den (1st floor) equipped with 43” 4k TV, Games console, Blue Ray films and DVDs. A perfect space to kick back and chill out away from the adults for a few hours

Bathrooms
2 family bathrooms and 2 en-suites.

Games Room - insulated and equipped with an 8ft pool table, foosball table, basketball game and 55" HD TV.

Pool
Our fully screened pool deck and swimming pool with raised spa area is truly amazing and we feel sets this Villa out from the crowd. With a totally south facing aspect and no rear neighbours, it offers complete privacy and stunning views through the palm trees that flank the outside. Dine al fresco, enjoy the Florida sunshine or just sit and relax in the shade of the large covered lanai on a balmy evening – this pool deck is an “absolute gem” that is hard to beat. A child safety fence offers protection for smaller guests and the pool may be heated for an additional charge as detailed below.

Internet
FREE 100mbps WiFi internet access during your stay

Additional Security
For further peace of mind, the Villa has a digital safe for passports, documents etc – guests may make use of this free of charge. Finally, unmonitored CCTV covers the front porch, driveway and sides of the property but for your privacy does not cover the lanai, pool deck or rear of the property.

Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)

US Dollar ($) rates do not include taxes. UK Pounds (£) rates include all taxes.


2024 DatesUK Pounds (£)
11 Apr 2024 - 22 Apr 2024£1000
22 Apr 2024 - 30 Jun 2024£1395
01 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024£1495
01 Sep 2024 - 14 Oct 2024£1395
15 Oct 2024 - 04 Nov 2024£1495
05 Nov 2024 - 15 Dec 2024£1295
16 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025£1595

2025 DatesUK Pounds (£)
16 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025£1595
06 Jan 2025 - 28 Feb 2025£1345
01 Mar 2025 - 06 Apr 2025£1445
07 Apr 2025 - 28 Apr 2025£1645
29 Apr 2025 - 30 Jun 2025£1445
01 Jul 2025 - 31 Aug 2025£1545
01 Sep 2025 - 14 Oct 2025£1445
15 Oct 2025 - 04 Nov 2025£1545
05 Nov 2025 - 15 Dec 2025£1345
16 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026£1645

2026 DatesUK Pounds (£)
16 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026£1645

Rental rates notes

All UK rates are inclusive of local taxes, fees and Third party commissions. I am more than happy to accept payment in US dollars and am happy to provide a quote upon request. Cleaning is an additional £145 per stay.

Pool heat is available at an extra charge at the rate of £25 per night. Please note that pool heat is required to heat the spa.

Smoking/vaping is not permitted at this property and the person making the booking must be over the age of 25.

How to make a reservation
Making a reservation is easy just drop me an e-mail with your name and address, dates and party size to allow me to check availability and get back to you.

I will email you a confirmation letter, a booking form and a copy of our terms.

To secure your dates complete and return your completed booking form together with a £250 per week or part week deposit to hold the reservation.

The final balance, plus a fully refundable £300 security bond, is payable 12 weeks prior to departure, refunded following a satisfactory report from the Management Company. Door and Gate Access codes and directions are given 3 weeks before arrival.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about our villa

Late availability

We have the following dates currently available in the next few months. If you want to book them please contact us soon using the form below.

20 Apr 2024 to 22 Apr 2024 - use the form below to enquire about these dates.

Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating:
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from 28 reviews.

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Just perfect

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We have recently returned from a stay at BellaVista. From start to finish Phill and Nicola were so lovely to deal with. Arrival was really easy with a very comprehensive set of notes on how to use the automatic door locks - so convenient! The house itself was just perfect - really spacious, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and fresh. There were so many areas for everyone to spread out in! Having smart TVs in every room was great and the 2 games rooms were just wonderful to have. The pool area was fab and had a gorgeous outlook while the upstairs deck off the master bedrooms was just beautiful - what an amazing spot for a morning coffee. Access to the community centre with its gym, swimming pool and tennis courts was a real bonus. The house was so well equipped, and everything was very good quality. Phill and Nicola have thought of everything. We really loved our time there; it was just perfect. Thank you both for sharing your beautiful villa with us. Thanks again!

Guest name: Conroy
Date of visit: February 2024

Owner's response: Aahhh - what a lovely review - thank you so much, we will now add that to our Review Book. It was a pleasure sharing our home with you. Please do keep in touch should you wish to stay with us again and we have availability.

Wonderful Christmas

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We stayed at Bella Vista for 3 weeks in December 2023. The house is fantastic and had everything we needed for a wonderful Christmas. We made wonderful new memories at the pool. The huge TVs were perfect for relaxing as a family. The location is also excellent with plenty of places nearby to eat. We will definitely be staying here again. We've been visiting Florida for over 20 years and this is our favourite villa. The villa owner was friendly, responsive and best service of all the villas we have stayed in

Guest name: Gammon
Date of visit: December 2023

Owner's response: Thank you so much, E****, that is a lovely review and we are so pleased you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Please do keep in touch

Fantastic Villa

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What a fantastic Villa! Had the best time ever, so relaxed. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay – ps we left some beers and Coke in the fridge.

Guest name: Acton
Date of visit: November 2023

Owner's response: Thank you so much, K***, we are so pleased you enjoyed it so much

Home from home

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Hi Phil and Nicola, we had a lovely time at the villa and I will miss sitting on the veranda each morning watching the sunrise or out by the pool eating breakfast. Your villa is a real home from home and I love the idea of the all the night lights as it made it easier to navigate at night without having to blind yourself when turning on main lights! I left the kettle we bought in the pantry so it can be kept as a spare if needed. We were thrilled with our holiday villa choice and your communication has been excellent over the years. We may never have met but I feel as if I know your family. We would certainly love to return. Thank you once again and I do have great memories. We will be back in touch but Sarah and I have decided that it will probably have to be 2026 for our next Florida holiday as we have already booked a mother daughter trip to California for next year. Kind regards

Guest name: Rusling
Date of visit: September/October 2023

Owner's response: Thank you so much, J*** for your lovely kind words - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. Yes, we too feel we know you all well without having even met. It was a pleasure having you stay and share our home. Thanks for the spare kettle - it will be there for you if you choose to stay again in 2026 lol! Please keep in touch

Fantastic holiday

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Hi Phill, having a fantastic time here, Villa fabulous, don’t want leave, weather very hot !!! Hottest we have ever experienced, only had one small Thunder shower.

It was a fantastic holiday, need a holiday to get over this one (lol) none of the family wanted to leave😢😢. I must complement you both on your Villa, myself and Rhi agreed it’s the best one we have stayed in and we have stayed in a few, it had everything! We could not fault it, and once again thank you for letting us rent it… If we were going to purchase a property the location and size of the Villa would be perfect. We will definitely recommend your Villa to our friends,.

Guest name: Godwin
Date of visit: August 2023

Owner's response: Thank you for your lovely kind words, C****

Absolutely beautiful

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Just to let you know we arrived safely. Your home is absolutely beautiful, and we will take good care of it. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your home we have had a lovely holiday. We did not want to leave today, however we will definitely come back.

Guest name: Chalcroft
Date of visit: July/August 2023

Owner's response: Thanks, Z**, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Please keep in touch.

Wonderful time

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We were a family of 10 and we had a wonderful time. The villa is great and very homely. It's in a great location and was ideal for all ages. Pool area is lovely and private and there is a nice, shaded area. Rooms are all good sizes with large comfortable beds. Good restaurants not too far away and several supermarkets too. Access to Disney parks is easy and only takes about 20 minutes. We've stayed in many villas over the years around Orlando and this is one of the best. We have had a wonderful time staying at your villa so thank you both very much. Superb.

Guest name: Pattison
Date of visit: July 2023

Owner's response: That's a wonderful review F***** - thank you. it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us.

Our favourite Villa

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We have stayed at Champions Gate, in particular The Shire, for years and years now and this is one of our favourite villla’s - already have it booked again for next year. Phill and Nicola are great at keeping you informed pre-holiday and the management company are brilliant once you are there. The pool is fabulous, nobody overlooks you, and the spa is great for when you’re just reading. The villa itself has all you will need for a fabulous stay, with lots of lovely upgrades. TV’s are huge and obviously make ours look tiny once we’re home 🤣 We can’t recommend it enough.

Guest name: Gaier
Date of visit: June 2023

Owner's response: That's superb J***** & S* - thank you for your lovely kind review. We look forward very much to you staying again next year

Absolute fabulous time

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We had an absolutely fabulous time in your lovely Villa and will definitely be rebooking. We have visited Florida many times over the last 20 years, staying in Disney hotels and other villas. The last 4 times we have stayed on The Shire, which we find to be very handy. Your villa, Bellavista, we found to be the best. Everything we needed and more. Also, the information that you gave was very helpful, in all the times we’ve been visiting Florida we’ve never been told about the toll pass - what a saving

Really can’t wait to return.

Guest name: Calvin
Date of visit: May/June 2023

Owner's response: Awh that's a lovely review, J***, thank you. Please keep in touch as we would be delighted to welcome you to stay again.

Fabulous stay

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Just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous stay at your beautiful home. Our only regret is we didn’t book for longer. We will certainly do so when we rent again.

Guest name: Moores
Date of visit: May 2023

Owner's response: Thank you, W****, you are more than welcome to visit us again and add to our Canadian guest list


Stunning, spacious, had everything

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The villa is amazing! Having the best holiday.

The extra hours for the book out was a massive help. The guys went to do last minute shopping and I just got as much washing done as I could. Ha ha. We had a fabulous stay at 173 Norfolk Drive! All the information was provided to us, prior to arrival. The house is stunning, spacious and had everything we needed. We often visit Florida, and this is by far the nicest villa we have ever stayed in and shall hopefully be able to book for all our future visits.

Thank you, Phill and Nicola!

Guest name: Penman
Date of visit: April 2023

Owner's response: Thank you K**** that’s a lovely review. We are currently over here now and love it as much as we did 5 years ago. Thank you for your kind words, we would be delighted to welcome you and your family back for any future stays.

Amazing - exactly as described.

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We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this villa, it was exactly as described. Lovely area, close to all the attractions. The highlight was the jacuzzi and the outside space! Amazing thank you

Guest name: Maughan
Date of visit: March 2023

Owner's response: Thank you for your kind words and thank you for leaving the home in such great shape – comment from our regular cleaners.

Just what we needed

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Today temps are in the 30 degree range now and the weather is just what we needed. Heather had noticed all of the changes and the new colours. It certainly makes the house fresh and modern. We can’t believe all of the developments in the area since our last stay. There’s no recession here. Awesome tip on the back road to Posner Park - thanks. Most of all we are enjoying the peace, quiet and tranquility here at the Shire. Again, our thanks.

Guest name: Byrnes
Date of visit: Feb 2023

Owner's response: It was our pleasure to welcome you both back for your third stay after the unfortunate COVID interruption back in 2020 and we certainly look forward to your return again if that is in your plans

Spacious and clean

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Thank you so much Phill and Nicola for the pleasure of renting your lovely villa one of the cleanest we’ve stayed in quoted my mother in law. We loved every part of it from the open plan kitchen living area to the pool, games room and the upstairs veranda we would highly recommend to anyone and we will certainly book again if we return to Orlando in the future . Communication with Phill and Nicola was so easy and helpful which makes things so much easier when organising a holiday. Best wishes

Guest name: Lloyd Family
Date of visit: February 2033

Owner's response: So glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Fantastic Villa

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Had a wonderful time really enjoyed the villa and will definitely recommend to family and friends. With regards the villa we really couldn’t fault it, this is our 5th time staying in a villa in Orlando and I can honestly say it was the best equipped, the décor was excellent, the location perfect and the community very quiet and secure.

Guest name: the McNevin-Duffs
Date of visit: 18th April 2019

Owner's response: Superb review Andy – thank you. We were delighted that you all enjoyed it so much and had such a relaxing and enjoyable vacation and would consider staying with us again. Thank you also for leaving the Villa in such a nice and tidy state and for starting the laundry – it is such a big help and is very much appreciated.

Great Getaway

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Nice home with a great neighbourhood. The owners were great to deal with. Well-appointed and we really enjoyed our stay. We are looking at next year and are thinking about 4 weeks (Mar/Apr). Please let me know what you think about this. I realize that this is early but we definitely want to come back here next year.

Guest name: The Byrnes
Date of visit: March 2019

Owner's response: Thank you, Bob, for the feedback, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to you staying next year

Wonderful family holiday

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First off, the communication with the owner was fantastic. Rarely did a message go more than a few hours before a response... not that I needed or required a response so quickly. Our family of 9 was able to comfortably occupy this home without any issues of privacy or space. We had member in their 70s, 40s, 30s and teens. No one was ever cramped or bored. The pictures of the home did not do it true justice as the home is in really wonderful condition. Each room is spacious, and the beds are quite comfortable. There is ample room in each closet with lots of hangers and the dressers are plentiful… you will have plenty of room for all your clothes. Almost every room in the house has a large television for your enjoyment and to relax. We had very little need to watch television as there was a den with a PlayStation 3, and a garage that housed an 8 foot pool table, basketball hotshot, and a foosball table. Much of our time was spent in the stunning large pool and hot tub. Nice and warm too!! The kitchen is very spacious with really great appliances and all the cookware you need to prepare good meals. The cupboards are full! You will not run short of anything! We could not have been more pleased with this home, and there is a very good chance we will come back to this home away from home in the future!

Guest name: The Pearson Family
Date of visit: 25th March 2019

Owner's response: Just read your review, David - that is awesome thank you so much - it is very much appreciated. Thanks also for the pics, it is lovely to put a face to the name. As discussed, we only bought the Villa late last year and so we are slowly working our way through making improvements/enhancements as we go. Take care David, I will make a note to send you picture updates of the new 75" TV planned for the Great Room lol

Have a great year and we would love to have you stay with us again

Amazing time

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We had the most amazing time, thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, our daughter used the Second Master and always sat on the balcony in the rocking chair listening to her music at least twice per day and was so sad to leave her lovely bedroom. She really got so attached to the villa, her room and the beautiful pool. On our first morning, the hot air balloons passed by, such a beautiful welcoming and then on our very last morning which was Memorial Day, there were about 18 balloons in the sky as we looked out of the window, such a wonderful sight and you can imagine we took loads of photos throughout our trip!! This was all very emotional for us!

Re - the pool, we obviously met Dave (Millers Pools) on a few occasions and have to say what a lovely guy he really is and so helpful. He also gave us lots of details of the local area and places to go, so with all the info you kindly gave us in advance, we really felt so much at home! The pool was lovely and warm and beautiful and we were able to swim in it each day. Our daughter used her lilo chair all the time and absolutely loved the outlook from the pool, which was truly beautiful and quiet and so serene. The warm pool really helped her health. As we live in a quiet village, it felt just like home, but with the pool and beautiful sunshine, it was amazing!! Each day, we were visited by a family of 4 Sand Crane birds which would come up to the cage around the pool and they would just stand and look at us for several minutes and then they were on their way digging for insects with their long beaks. We always chatted to them!! We also had a resident rabbit which appeared to live in the front garden area and he would pop around the rear of the villa to see us too! We also loved watching the lizards! We loved all the wild life and the beautiful view from the pool area and were in tears when we left it to return to the airport! We thought that The Shire was such a lovely area and you must be so pleased that you have found such a lovely villa after much searching.

We did spend several days just sitting around the pool and relaxing. We did visit Celebration so are grateful to you for your suggestion! We sat on the rocking chairs and I ate the ice-cream and enjoyed the beautiful chocolate fudge! We did not walk around the lake but will do so next time! It was such a beautiful area. We also visited Disney Springs on our last night and thoroughly enjoyed it, having never got around to this before! We made friends with so many of the staff in Publix at Championsgate where we visited frequently, as we did in the past! We also thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cracker Barrell and the beautiful shop and rocking chairs!

Sorry for sending you such a lengthy email, but just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our visit and stay in Bella Vista and really wish we were still there! Just to let you know that we shall highly recommend Bella Vista should any of our family and friends wish to visit Florida.
Will keep in touch for our next planned visit!

Guest name: The Cain family
Date of visit: 28th April 2019

Owner's response: What a lovely long and thoughtful email Christine. It was our pleasure to share our home with you and your lovely family - you are delightful. Thank you for all the feedback

We are so delighted you enjoyed Cracker Barrel, Publix, Celebration etc - we love them all. You've pretty much done what we do. I'm sure the hot air balloons were really special and also added to the memories. Also how lovely for your daughter to enjoy those relaxing hours on the balcony - please tell her that we will also be installing some blue tooth speakers on the lanai so that guests will be able to link their phones to a particular speaker in the future and listen to music in their own space.

It will be lovely to have you stay with us again in the future, Christine, so please do keep in touch and thank you in anticipation for recommending us to friends and family.

Stunning Villa

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Just to let you know ur villa is stunning. This is the 3rd villa we have stayed in & we have stayed in Emerald Isle & Highland Reserve both were beautiful but this by far is the most superior, thanku soooo much.

Guest name: Lisa O'
Date of visit: 13th July

Owner's response: Thank you so much Lisa, we absolutely fell in love with the place and we are really happy to share it with others. Pls relax, enjoy and treat the place as your own – don’t forget Millers on Tuesdays

Beautiful home

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We have just got back home to England after a memorable 12 nights that we spent in Phill and Nichola’s beautiful home in West Haven. The house was everything and more than what we expected. The pictures do not do it justice at all. All the furniture is immaculate and so comfortable, and you can see that they take care of the house so well. The neighbourhood was lovely, really quiet and very safe, and also full of wildlife!! The location is good with the shops, restaurants and excellent golf courses at Champions Gate a 5 minute drive away. You can even see the fireworks from Disney (Universal is a good 40 minutes away but that is down to the awful i4 freeway!!).
I couldn’t recommend this wonderful villa anymore and also the owners Phill and Nichola who have been fantastic all the way through and so helpful.

Guest name: The Moss Family
Date of visit: 27th July

Owner's response: Thank you, David, that is a lovely review and we really do appreciate it. Yes we will definitely keep you posted on all the changes we make as we go and we do hope to see you and your family again real soon.

Can't wait to go back!

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Had a great time, just a pity you have to come back. Will keep in touch as I’m sure we’ll be back.

Guest name: The Bates family
Date of visit: 23rd August 2019

Owner's response: Thanks John, yes always hard returning to work after such a lovely hol. Thank you so much for your kind words

Gorgeous Villa

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We had such a lovely time. Thank you. Your villa is gorgeous and perfect for what we needed. Will definitely be in touch when we visit again.

Guest name: the Dargues
Date of visit: 3rd September 2019

Owner's response: Thank you, Vicky, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us – please keep in touch

Fabulous Villa

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We had a fantastic two weeks & your villa was fabulous, I will definitely recommend and we hope to get back out there soon..

Guest name: S. Price
Date of visit: 13th September 2019

Owner's response: Thank you for your kind words, Sharon, we are delighted that you had such a fabulous two weeks. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and yes please do keep in touch

Great Villa

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Thanks for the extras (clothes horse, washing up bowl, grater) all delivered very quickly and much appreciated. We appreciated the new TT bats although the pool table proved to be the favourite choice with my son-in-law and grandson (left you a pack of 6 TT balls). The villa was great and very comfortable beds. Our grandson loved the computer room. We are planning to come back for Christmas 2020

Guest name: The Munros
Date of visit: 18th October 2019

Owner's response: Thank you also for your kind words, Tony and for the TT balls. Thank you also for leaving the Villa in such great condition - it is such a big help and very much appreciated. it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us.

Beautiful home

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Our family rented this very beautiful home for a week. It had everything we needed and things we didn’t even know we wanted. The gorgeous pool has southern exposure. Located in a lovely, gated community that is close to the supermarket, restaurants, shopping etc.

The owners were such a pleasure to deal with. Correspondence was seamless. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to stay and play at your piece of paradise. We will absolutely be back.

Guest name: The Chanceys (Canada)
Date of visit: 9th November 2019

Owner's response: Hope you had a safe journey back to Canada, Rosilyn and thank you for leaving the Villa in such great condition - it is such a big help and very much appreciated. That's a wonderful review, thank you so much. We will certainly keep you updated on all improvements as we go and it will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family back. We are next there in April to oversee internal painting and some other work (so we too need to navigate our winter before going - not quite as harsh as yours!).
I know still a month away but have a wonderful Christmas and holiday period

Thank you for sharing your home

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Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your home with our family. The whole process from booking to arriving was easy & professional & you were very patient with my endless questions!

The Shires is a lovely gated community, the house exceeds expectation it is huge! The photos are spot on, our family had plenty of private space but also enjoyed the family areas. This was our 13th visit to the area & we have stayed in some lovely homes, as our family is still growing we certainly hope to return and would not hesitate to rebook this beautiful home.

Guest name: Linda W
Date of visit: 16th November 2019

Owner's response: Lovely, Linda, thank you so much and what a beautiful family picture. I'm sure you have some wonderful memories. We would love to welcome you all again in the future. It was a pleasure having you and your family share our home

Can't wait to return

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We are strongly considering a return visit next year for 4-5 weeks, so would be interested if your villa is available for the same period of time in 2020. We appreciate all your communication and concern for our happiness during, and after, our stay at your Bella Vista.
Thanks much!

Guest name: The Hanneys
Date of visit: February 2019

Owner's response: Thanks Brian, really appreciate your lovely comments – please find attached our calendar for next year.

Christmas 2018

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We very much enjoyed our 3 week stay in December 2018/January 2019. Lots of good things to say about this property - spacious, well equipped kitchen, nice pool with lots of afternoon sun, and a wonderful upper deck above the pool - great place to get away from the kids for some peace and quiet

Guest name: Guest requested not to display their name.
Date of visit: December 2018

Owner's response: Thank you, Wayne. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks once again for leaving the property so clean and well looked after. You were in fact our very first guests. We do hope you will stay with us again, we have many new improvements planned over the next year or so and will keep all our previous guests updated

 

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