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Formosa Gardens 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Ultimate Celebrity Villa

Celebrity class Lakefront Villa with an amazing view over Star Lake

Formosa Gardens

5 bedrooms (sleeps 10)

4 bathrooms (3 en-suites)

Property ID: 360

From (GBP) £1295 - £1540 / week

Owner details

Ray and Kim

+44 01442 871806

Owner's website

Languages: English

Owner Joined 2010

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Overview

 "Sanibel" is a fabulous 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom executive exclusive waterfront villa and is located in a 5 star area within the renowned Formosa Gardens Estates, Kissimmee, which is one of the most attractive and closest developments to Disney. This is an established premier residential estate of large top quality villas off Formosa Boulevard. Properties are typically celebrity class and on oversized plots. Perfectly located for visiting the attractions, shops, 24-hour supermarkets and restaurants are a short walk away and Disney is only a few minutes drive. This is a truly wonderful home in a prime position overlooking "Star lake" A 5 Star property on Milionaire's row. You will be absolutely taken with this amazing private Villa and with such an exclusive location provides a unique holiday stay experience!! 

Facilities

"Sanibel" is a safe private lakefront villa with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It is located in Formosa Garden Estates, which is one of the most attractive and closest developments to WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort.

The safe gated community of Formosa Garden Estates features Executive / Celebrity class properties on spacious lots. It is perfectly located for visiting the attractions. Shops, 24-hour supermarkets and restaurants are a few minutes away and WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort is about 5 minutes drive.

An extended deck for all day sun surrounds our large 30 x 18 foot very private swimming pool and luxury Jacuzzi. There is a covered lanai (veranda) with reclining sun chairs as well as a table and chairs for relaxing and eating outside while enjoying the beautiful views over Star Lake. There is a pool safety fence provided to protect those who can't swim.

Furnished to a very high standard by an interior design company and fully air-conditioned our spacious, 3100 square foot villa sleeps eleven. There are two Master bedrooms with King size beds. They have en-suite bathrooms, walk-in closets, sitting areas TV and DVD/Blue Ray players. There is also another Master bedroom with a Queen bed and an en-suite bathroom. There are a further two rooms with a separate bathroom, one with twin beds and another full a full/twin bunk bed that can sleep three.

Each bedroom has a TV & DVD (most with Blu Ray) player and the family room also has a Blu Ray DVD  player with a great range of movies and a new Playstation 3 with games. In the rest of the house you will find family and lounge areas as well as a breakfast nook and separate dining room.

The fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, American styled fridge freezer, freestanding cooker and microwave as well as a separate laundry area should help you feel perfectly comfortable during your stay. There is also a beautifully furnished games room with a high quality pool table, foosball (table football) and large flat screen TV.

We have recently redecorated both the inside and outside of Sanibel. We have also upgraded some of the furniture and the bedding. The pictures show the new colours and furnishings and an updated virtual tour of the home. 

Our fully licensed home is managed locally so you always have someone to call on in case of a problem. If you are looking for accommodation for a larger party but don't all want to share the same house we also have access to two four bed homes in the same community overlooking Star Lake. In order to maintain a high quality of service for all our guests we do not allow pets or smoking in the villa although we do provide ashtrays for use outside.

Living

We have 2 lovely lounges and 2 dining areas

One can be used for a more relaxed and casual lounge / dining  area and the other for a more special evening or entertaining need.

Large Modern Flat screen Sony TV with 100's of cable channels (inc HD) on hand to keep you up to date with your all your TV favourites during dinner or as you require.

Cindy Crawford designed Leather settees and Nook table and chair set. 

Sony Playstation 3 with Fifa 2011 and Grand Tourismo games

Kitchen

Modern and new fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer/ice machine,oven and microwave.

Breakfast bar for casual eating and drinking!

Separate laundry room with a new semi professsional large washing machine and a tumble dryer set. Ironing board and modern steam iron is also provided.

 

Dining

We have 2 !!

Casual and a more formal dining room

Bedrooms

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10.

  • 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms - 3100 sq ft
  • Two Super King Master Bedrooms each with a large en-suite with twin basins, bath and separate shower. hair dryer inc
  • A Queen bedroom suite with en suite bathroom. hair dryer inc
  • Two further twin bedrooms sharing a fourth bathroom with bath and shower.
  • All linens and towels are provided
  • HD Cable television with modern flat screens and Blu Ray DVD in every bedroom
  • Decorated to a high standard with recent new bedroom furniture and carpets throughout.
Bathrooms

4 bathrooms, 3 en-suites.

All Bathrooms are very well equipped

Games Room

Superb Games room with L Shape seating area with Table football, Air Hockey and a professional pool table with Large Flat screen TV inc Playstation 2 and games and more!!.

Pool
  • Beautiful large fully screened private pool - 30ft by 18ft.
  • Specialist amazing LED coloured pool lighting system with random colours
  • Luxury Jacuzzi Spa/Hot tub.
  • Extended deck with reclining sun chairs as well as table and chairs for eating outside.
  • Separate sit up table area with parasol.... We call this the cocktail bar!!
  • Outdoor wall mounted modern flat screen LED TV.
  • Child pool safety netting (removable if required)
Outside

Plenty of Sun loungers and 2 seating areas including an outside wall mounted flat LED TV!. Everything you would expect From a 5 Star Celebrity Villa.

New We have installed a multi coloured lighting system for the pool, its amazing!

We also have a purpose built gas BBQ area for alfresco cooking!!

Garage

 This is the games room

Internet

Free high speed Wireless internet. Free International and long distance telephone calls

Baby Equipment

Baby package including high chair, crib/cot & high chair is only available for hire due to health and safety reasons. We do not keep a set on site. Each rental is delivered safe and clean to order via a specialist and trusted local rental company.

Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible - Yes
Pets
Pets Considered - No

No Pets

Location

Formosa Gardens Vacation Rentals and Villas in Orlando, Florida

Formosa Gardens Orlando villas and vacation rentals in Kissimmee, Florida.

Formosa Gardens Estates is arguably one of the closest communities to Disney World. This luxury gated community has premium Orlando vacation rentals making this a very popular location. NO SERVICE FEES

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Formosa Gardens in Florida offers an exclusive development of spacious, executive 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and even 9 bedroom vacation rentals and villas, so can cater for parties of all sizes. Most of our Formosa Garden Florida villas have oversized plots, with fabulous pools, spas and extended decks. Many of the Formosa Gardens vacation rentals have the additional benefit of internal games rooms, and even home cinemas! The wide boulevards and palm fringed streets add to the spacious feel of this Florida community, we have homes on Spinning Silk Court, Sea Pearl Circle, Emperor's Orchid Court, Formosa Boulevard, Rising Sun Court and Plum Blossom Court.

Built around a central lake (Star Lake), many of these Formosa Gardens Florida villas have fabulous lake views. This executive community is an ideal holiday location for families. Formosa Gardens gated community is located off Kissimmee's Hwy 192 West at Mile Marker 4 - less than 3 miles from the Disney theme parks, so that you can be first in the gates each morning!

What makes Formosa Gardens sort after is the size and layout of the homes as most of them have larger than normal plots, pools and are general living space. There are also a number of custom built homes like St Georges Manor which is 8,500sq ft and has 8 bedrooms and 8 bathroom as well as a lagoon pool. It's elegant furnishing, home cinema, large balcony over looking the pool are unlike anything else you will find in a normal vacation rental and it's homes like this that make Formosa Gardens villas very sort after.

Once inside the gates of Formosa Gardens you will feel a world away from the busy Orlando theme parks but once you have had some chill time and are ready for dinner and drinks you have a huge choice right on your door step. Less than two minutes in the car on Formosa Gardens Blvd which is right out of the gates and you have an Outback Steakhouse which is an International chain restaurant serving steaks, obviously as well as fish dishes, wings and there famous Bloomin Onion.

Just a bit further down the road you have a newly opened sports bar called Buffalo Wild Wings which serves burgers & fries plus pitchers of beer and is a great place to watch all of the days games and has a great atmosphere when the matches are live so if sports are your thing this is the place for you. There is also a Red Lobster almost next door serving fresh seafood, clam chowder which I love, also steak and chicken.

Less than 5 minutes from our vacation rentals on Formosa Gardens is Rolling Oaks Commons which has a number of restaurants as well as a Super Target super market. From Formosa Gardens head back out to HWY192 and then turn left and head about about a mile down where you will come to some traffic lights, either side you will see a number of restaurants. Located here you have Millers Ale House which is another sports / family restaurant which have nightly specials so check out menu to see whats cooking. On the opposite corner is an Applebees, and then across the road you have Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Logans Roadhouse plus a few other like Flippers Pizzeria and Sweet Tomatoes for salad lovers!

As you can see you have access to more than enough restaurants while staying at Formosa Gardens to keep everyone in the family happy. There are of course the usual fast food restaurants nearby like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King for that late night snack or 4th meal as Taco Bell call it and if you love subs you have Subway right there, my favourite is a meatball sub!

Whilst staying at your luxury vacation rental on Formosa Gardens should you need medical help there is a walk-in medical center at Formosa Plaza and a number of pharmacies nearby.

Other nearby vacation rental communities include Windsor Hills, Emerald Island Resort, Windsor Palms, Acadia Estates plus many more, visit our search page to see a complete list.

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Season Start Date End Date Weekly Rate Min Stay Notes
Holiday  23/11/2017  30/11/2017  £1470  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £18 P/D 
Holiday  01/12/2017  07/01/2018  £1540  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £18 P/D 
Low  08/01/2018  31/01/2018  £1295  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
Mid  01/02/2018  30/03/2018  £1365  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
High  31/03/2018  15/04/2018  £1540  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
Mid  16/04/2018  13/07/2018  £1365  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
High  14/07/2018  31/08/2018  £1540  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
Mid  01/09/2018  19/10/2018  £1365  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
High  20/10/2018  31/10/2018  £1540  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
Mid  01/11/2018  21/11/2018  £1365  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 
High  22/11/2018  06/01/2019  £1540  7 nights  Pool & Spa heat £19 P/D 

Rental rates additional information

Our Owner Direct prices are guaranteed the lowest available online. A simple 20% deposit secures your booking and all prices are fully inclusive of all cleaning cost, internet and international calls from the Villa.
The current Florida sales and use tax from Jan 2017 is 13.5% and this will be added to your booking cost.

There are absolutely no hidden extras!

Ray & Kim Hall
Happy Holidays

PS: Check out our special infill date special offer rates for last minute extra savings...
Note: Previous guests are entitled to a VIP 10% ....RBD ------ Repeat Booking Discount

Reviews

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Best villa we have stayed in by far

Sanibel is a great villa in a great location overlooking star lake It is beautiful throughout and has everything you need If we do return to Florida in a group we would stay here again Smiles all round ??

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Durham

Owners reply
Brilliant to hear of smiles all around. That's what we aim for always... We hope to enjoy your next booking with a 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well and thank you for booking with us. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
First class villa in a superb location!

We had a three week stay at Sanibel villa, and the villa had everything we needed. It was very spacious and beautifully decorated. Very good location, just off the 192 and within ten minutes of all the Disney parks. It was located in a nice estate with lovely views looking out across the lake. Would recommend this villa to family and friends.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , County Durham

Owners reply
Great to hear you all had a lovely time and enjoyed Sanibel. Also a big thank you for looking after our Villa during Hurricane Irma. Thank god you were all safe and the home stood up ok. When your ready to return just let us know we would love to have your booking again. remember future bookings will attract a 10% RBD discount. Keep well and thanks once again for booking with us Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Wonderfull time at Sanibel Villa

We had a top vacation at Sanibel . Our familie enjoyed the luxury villa , the new interior was very nice and up to date .

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Belgium

Owners reply
Pleased to hear all was good. This is your second booking with us so very much appreciated. keep well and we hope we can accommodate your future family holidays in Florida booking needs Kindest regards Ray & Kim Hall Remember you will continue to enjoy a 10% discount as a repeat booking guest!!
Holiday of a lifetime

We've just returned from 3 amazing weeks in Florida - 2 of which were spent in this beautiful villa. The villa was extremely clean and maintained to a high standard. It really did feel like it was our home while we were there!! The pool area was lovely and our kids enjoyed many hours in the pool playing and relaxing following a busy day in the parks. The location was perfect for all parks, no longer than a 10/15 min drive for Disney parks and 25/30 mins for Universal. We had great correspondence from the owners before we left and had clear instructions on how to find the villa and also useful information on the local amenities. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home, we will definitely be back !!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Newbury, Berkshire

Owners reply
Hi Sarah, Great to hear from you and lovely to know that you had a great time and were very happy with the Villa. We look forward to welcoming you back just let us know when you have some future dates in mind. FYI Returning guests receive a 10% repeat booking discount on all owner direct rates!! Keep well and no doubt we will be communicating soon Kindest regards Ray & Kim Hall
Fantastic Villa

Sanibel Villa is an outstanding holiday home, with everything you could possibly need to have a great holiday. It is in the perfect location for Disney with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. We would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful villa to anyone and we hopefully will be be back in the near future.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Owners reply
Hi Munro Family, Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. We are very pleased that you all had a great holiday and that Sanibel was all and more than expected. Your next booking will earn a 10% repeat booking discount so when your ready to book again just let us know. Keep well and hears to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Villa Sanibel: nice and clean, large pooldeck, sup

Formosa Gardens is a gated community very close to all Disney Parks and the US-192 with lots of restaurants and shops less than 10 minutes away. Therefore the location of the Sanibel villa is excellent. The house itself was as advertised on the site: nice, well furnished, well maintained and clean upon arrival. We haven't had any issues, so we did not contact the management company at all. Before and after our visit, the contact with the owners Ray and Kim, was very good. They responded quickly to any questions we had by e-mail. We hope we'll have the chance to return sometime, and recommend this villa to anyone looking for a perfect stay in Kissimmee.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , the Netherlands

Owners reply
Hi Erik, Thank you for your detailed review and were very happy that all went well and you enjoyed the Villa. we try hard to keep everything as perfect as can be and your kind and thoughtful words mean a lot to us. Keep well and we hope to enjoy your booking in the future. Thank you for your booking Ray & Kim Hall PS: Reminder that your next booking will enjoy a 10% repeat booking.
Spring 2017

A very clean, comfortable home in a quiet area. The pool area was spacious and great for enjoying the sunshine. The 2 master bedrooms were superb but we have 5 older teen/young adult family members between the 2 families so we found the additional 3 bedrooms a little small for the 5. We found the property easy to locate and appreciated the proximity to WDW. Good family restaurants nearby as well as grocery stores. A very enjoyable stay!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Canada

Owners reply
Hi Bob Pleased you had a very enjoyable stay and appreciate the review and interesting to hear the comment re the additional 3 bedrooms sizes suitable for young adults but all is duly noted. All bedrooms are clearly shown and detailed on the listing site and are usual size bedrooms however as you say the 2 masters are so large which makes the others seem small. keep well and hope to enjoy your booking in the future kind regards Ray & Kim Hall
A Great 2 weeks in Sanibel Villa

Having stayed in holiday homes in the area before we knew what we required, found it, and it was everything we hoped for. The owners were prompt and helpful with enquiries. The villa was excellent, beautifully decorated & fully equipped (my wife was particularly impressed with the huge, efficient washer & dryer!). The beds and seating was very comfortable. We were 2 couples using the master suits but a couple of the rooms were beautifully fitted out for children. A great position, many restaurants & a supermarket very close (a few walkable). Easy access to the main roads, close to the theme parks and in our case golf courses. (Orange county our favourite). The estate has secure access and very nice. The swimming pool was a perfect temperature. The hot tub was hot and a great view from the patio over the lake. Plenty of chairs & loungers. All in all a perfect place to spend a holiday.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Oxfordshire

Owners reply
Hi Giles and Timms family, Pleased to hear that you all had a great time and loved the Villa and all its facilities. There are some great Golf course to play and many close by. i have played the Orange county many times but it always beats me!! A very nice course though. Thanks so much for the lovely review and we hope to enjoy your next booking with us and remember your next booking will entitle you to a 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well and thanks once again Ray & Kim Hall
Fantastic Holiday Villa

This is a superb villa in an excellent location. The inside of the villa is very modern and tastefully furnished, lovely thick carpets in the bedrooms and wood effect flooring elsewhere, the beds are super comfy and it's worth paying for pool/spa heat as the spa is lovely and hot after 10 minutes of it being on. When we arrived at the villa we found it very clean and easy to get to from the airport with sat nav. It was lovely to overlook the lake and has a very private garden. Plenty of outdoor loungers and space around the pool. The wifi worked well and no problems connecting. There are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets near by, if heading to the parks further on from disney best to leave by 8am as there is always very slow traffic on the main road I-4. The owners are very helpful and all our questions were answered quickly via email. We have stayed in Florida before and this villa is by far the best we have stayed at and would certainly return if available.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Owners reply
Hi Nicklin family Very much appreciate the prompt and kind review and so pleased that all was exceeded with your stay. When your ready to come back we will be very pleased to welcome you and provide a repeat booking VIP discount of 10% Keep well and thanks again Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
A perfect holiday

Lieber Ray, vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit in Deinem wunderschönen Ferienhaus. Wir waren nun bestimmt schon über 20 mal in Orlando und Dein Haus schlägt alles dar gewesene. Alles war super sauber, der Pool war kuschelig warm und die Lage ist mit Formosa einfach perfekt. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder! Vielen herzlichen Dank für alles und bis bald, Dorothea und Henry Dear Ray, Thank you for the great time in your wonderful holiday home. We were now already over 20 times in Orlando and your house beats everything. Everything was super clean, the pool was cuddly warm and the location is just perfect with Formosa. We will be back definitely! Thank you very much for everything and see you soon, Dorothea and Henry

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Germany

Owners reply
Hi Both, Thank you for a lovely review and pleased all was good. Appreciate the 2 language versions. We look forward to your next booking and remember you will receive a 10% repeat booking discount. keep well and thanks again for your much valued booking. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall Now here's a go in German?? Hallo , Wir hoffen jedoch, dass sie bei Ihrer Reiseplanung weiterhilft. Original auf Englisch Language Weaver Bewerten Sie diese Übersetzung: Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung Mangelhaft Gut Schätzen Sie die 2 Sprachversionen an. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre nächste Buchung und erinnern uns, dass Sie einen 10% wiederholten Buchungsrabatt erhalten. Bleiben Sie gut und nochmals vielen Dank für Ihre viel geschätzte Buchung. Schöne Ferien Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibel - a beautiful villa & our 3rd stay!

I'm not sure how it could get any better than our wonderful stays here previously, but it has! A prefect setting by the lake once again & within easy reach of Disney & all the main attractions plus shopping areas. The owners look after you right from enquiry to booking & throughout your stay - with the latest tips & advice to make the most of your holiday - very helpful even though we are seasoned Florida visitors! It was great before, but now even better - the décor, furnishings, pool & jacuzzi areas have all been further updated to an amazing modern & luxury standard. We regularly watched the Disney fireworks at night from the villa - is there anything better than laying back in the comfort of your own jacuzzi & watching them from across the lake - amazing! Once again a superb stay & once again we will be back! 5++ rating without doubt!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United Kingdom

Owners reply
We were pleased to see you over again and very happy to hear that all went well and you liked the new Villa upgrades which were only completed in Dec 2016 The photo shoot will not be until the end of Feb 2017 at which time we will be able to upload the new look photos and a new VR360 video. Anyway as said pleased all went well and we look forward to having you over again.. Keep well and thanks for your much appreciated 3rd stay with us. Here's to more Happy Holidays Keep well Ray & Kim
Can't be faulted

Being Disneyworld novices it was with some trepidation that we started to plan our 10 day holiday in Florida and Sanibel was our first booking. We were really pleased we secured the villa as it turned out be one of the highlights of our holiday, it is as immaculate as the pictures on the website suggested it would be and very convenient for Disneyworld parks. The added bonus was that the owners were very helpful when we spoke to them and very patient with our (with hindsight) naive questions. We made a big mistake with our holiday planning by leaving the villa early and transferring to the very expensive Grand Floridian hotel for Christmas day. The villa was much more comfortable and the parks just as accessible. In summary, Sanibel is a lovely place to stay if visiting Disneyworld ad can't think of anything that wasn't perfect.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
It was a pleasure dealing with your booking and certainly not an issue having several telephone conversations. We were very happy to help with your questions. Pleased all went well and you enjoyed the stay at Sanibel villa. Thank you for the kind review and we hope to speak in the future about your next visit over? keep well Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Stunning Villa

We have been on holiday to Florida for the last 20 years and this villa is top of the list,great position,very clean and comfortable.We would recommend this villa to anybody.The position of the villa allows you to sit and watch the fireworks at Disney. This year we had a small problem with the lock on a door which we reported to ray and kim the response was excellent fixed within 3 hours.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ashford, Kent

Owners reply
Norma. It's lovely to hear from you and were so pleased to hear that all was good. This was of course your second booking with us and as such was very much appreciated. We hope that we can accommodate your future Florida holidays and the 10% RBD will now always apply to you and any family contacts. Thank you for booking with us and we wish you a very happy Xmas and a prosperous new year. here's to more Happy Holidays Kind regards Ray & Kim
Orlando trip

This was our second stay at Sanibel villa which as the previous visit was immaculate on our arrival. The villa is very close to Disney World and many local shops and restaurants on the nearby highway, the 192 off of interstate 4 west (i4) The villa has every facility you could need with it's lovely pool and spa over looking the lake. The owners Ray and Kim made the booking process very easy, you are given the information to get to the villa and gain access in advance of your trip. Formosa Gardens feels very safe and secure. Would not hesitate to book again or recommend. This villa will not disappoint, excellent in all areas. ***** stars

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Essex

Owners reply
Thanks Gardiner Family, Pleased to enjoy your second stay with us and extremely pleased that your experience and enjoyment was to expectations and hopefully more. a lovely review and much appreciated. keep well and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The repeat booking discount will continue to apply. Have a lovely Xmas Our kindest regards and best wishes to you all Ray & Kim Hall
Superb villa in a superb location

Located in the quiet beautiful gated community of Formosa Gardens this villa is ideally placed within a few miles of all the Disney Attractions. Boasting two large master suite bedroom, one downstairs and one upstairs both with large double beds, en-suite facilities large screen TV's etc and separate seating areas. This villa boasts all the facilities you will ever need. Well equipped and surprisingly spacious inside. It is a joy to return to after a busy day in the parks, especially the pool attached Jacuzzi (having it heated is a must even during hot weather) as having a swim in the pool followed by a soak in the Jacuzzi will relax every tired bone in your body. In the evening relax outside and watch Disney's Studios fireworks. Within a couple of minutes drive you will find 192 Highway with plenty of excellent restaurants. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful giving us all the information we needed to find and gain access to the villa well in advance. All in all we had a fabulous vacation and can thoroughly recommend this villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cheshire U.K.

Owners reply
Hi Higgins Family, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you had a fabulous vacation and enjoyed the home. When you are next looking to come over we hope to enjoy your booking with us again. Reminder that your future stays at Sanibel Villa will earn a 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well Here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Star Villa beside Star Lake!!

Wonderful villa with everything anyone would need or want during their stay. Prime lakeside location made this villa very appealing to return to after a day at one of the Disney parks. It's closeness to all of the parks made it a perfect base for our family and we were even treated to viewing a Disney park firework display from the comfort of the jacuzzi with a glass of wine! We are already discussing dates for our next visit and Sanibel Villa would be the obvious choice for our family. Would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone planning a vacation in Orlando.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Dundee, Scotland.

Owners reply
Hi Falconer Family, Great to hear you all had a super time and enjoyed the Villa. You never mentioned the villa entry issue?? first time we have ever provided the wrong door code for our guests this was so embarrassing but having provided you the contact number for our local management company shows that when things go wrong they are there to step in and resolve.which they did immediately. We look forward to your next visit and remember this will entitle you and your family to a 10% RBD always from now on. Thanks for a lovely review keep well and here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
First Class

The perfect villa in the perfect location, it was an absolute pleasure dealing with the owners. The villa is all you could want or need, close enough to all the attractions but in a quiet and pristine gated community. The best recommendation my family and I can give is that we will be back

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hi, Thanks for the great review and pleased you all had a super time and enjoyed Sanibel so much we are ready to welcome you back just let us know when you have some dates in mind. when you come back there will be even more upgrades as were over at present and planning in some very new looks!! work should be completed end of Dec so look out for some updated pictures early January!! also remember your next trip entitles you to a 10% repeat booking guest discount and that's for life! Keep well and here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Great house, great location

We have stayed in a variety of houses in Formosa gardens over the years but this house around Star lake is the best location we have rented. Great to eat breakfast overlooking the lake and watching the wildlife and also watching the fireworks from Disney around 8.45 in the evening (they even continued throughout hurricane Hermoine!) Communication from the owner was excellent prior to leaving and upon arrival the house was clean, comfortable and well appointed with fixtures and fittings of a higher standard than previous houses we've stayed in. Only one small niggle for my sister (but maybe because she relies on the Internet too much...) was that in the upstairs bedroom there was no wifi signal so she spent a lot of time sitting halfway up the stairs!!!. Other than that a great stay and we have already booked to go back next year so I think that says it all!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Lovely review very much appreciated and pleased you all had such a great time. never been advised of any internet connection issues before so will get that checked out perhaps its time to replace the router. Your next booking is also much appreciated and the 10% Repeat Booking Discount was applied. We look forward to your next visit in 2017 and will keep in touch. Best wishes to you all, and here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibel Villa Review August 2016

This is an outstanding Villa!! We were a large party spanning 3 generations visiting Florida primarily for the Disney Parks, but also to enjoy some quality family time. The whole experience was superb from start to finish. Ray provided directions to the villa and to the Disney Parks as well as local attractions, including restaurants and supermarkets. The Villa could not be better placed for Disney being literally 2 miles from the main entry routes along the 192. The Villa itself was spotlessly clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Everything you could possibly need for your holiday was supplied and all of high quality. The pool and Hot tub were much appreciated after a day at the parks from where we often watched the Disney fireworks. Although there were 5 young children in the party we were able to relax around the pool area as there was a safety fence provided. We will certainly recommend this villa to friends planning a trip to Orlando. Thank you Ray & Kim it was truly a "Home from Home".

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cardiff Wales UK

Owners reply
Hi to you all, We are very pleased that you had a super time and enjoyed the Villa and thank you for your kind words. You certainly had the good weather and understand a few storms too! Here's to more happy holidays and remember your next booking will qualify for a 10% repeat booking discount. this may also be applied to any friends or family of yours. Keep well Kind regards Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibel Villa Review June 2016

None of us had done the Disney thing at Orlando before so we were a little anxious about directions timings etc. We need not have worried as correspondence with owner was always clear and prompt and final details, such as passwords for gates/doors and local contacts arrived a week before departure; as a result we found the villa with no problem. The villa exceeded our expectations, well appointed, clean and SO convenient both for the Disney Parks (Animal Kingdom 10 minutes!)and for shopping/eating with all the necessary facilities on the Interstate 192 just 3-4 minutes away. But for the heat we could have walked there easily. The swimming pool was a godsend and used every available minute, especially by grand children. Spent many evenings on the lania covered patio (so no mosquitos or other pests to bother us), enjoying the view over the lake, the EPCOT fireworks display, the wildlife, reviewing our plans and sharing experiences. This is NOT a criticism but prospective customers should note that the 3rd master bedroom, while perfectly adequate and en-suite, is significantly smaller than the other 2 so if there are 6 adults in the party you’ll have to agree in advance who can stretch and who has to squeeze! The 2 twin rooms are perfect for children. As the elders in the party my wife and me took the upstairs bedroom – massive - and peaceful when the kids got too boisterous!! We had to call out the maintenance team a couple of times because the front door combination failed and the land line phone didn’t work. Their service was brilliant and on both occasions attended and sorted the problem within an hour. The highlight of our stay was the proximity of the Disney parks and the ability to return to the villa from the Disney Parks during the early afternoon for a rest before returning for the evening shows ( you can use your car park ticket as many times in one day as you like – and whisper it - you can use it with different cars). All in all a great villa, with perfect location and outstanding facilities. Thank you so much! Duguid & Judge Families June 2016

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cheshire & Leicester

Owners reply
Hi Duguid Family, Great to hear from you and so pleased to learn that you had such a great time and were happy with the Villa and location. Watching the fireworks from the home in the evening is always a spectacle some nights are more impressive than others depending on the time of year. 4th July is of course a big one and not to be missed. We look forward to your next visit. meanwhile keep well and thank you for choosing Sanibel Villa. Your review is very much appreciated. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Wonderful Holiday Villa

Our stay here was second to none. From the description and pictures our expectations were high and we were certainly not disappointed. Upon arrival the villa was spotlessly clean and presented, incredibly spacious and finished to a very high quality. Everything we could want for was provided from kitchen equipment to towels making it a real home from home. The poolside area is a delightful place to relax when you crave some peace from the parks and you can even view the Disney fireworks from your lounger. The location was exactly what we wanted - close enough to Disney to feel part of the action but at the same time far enough away for it not to feel like part of the park. Clearly a lot of time and investment has gone into the furnishings and decor making it a pleasure to come back to and reside in after long days at the attractions. Restaurants and supermarkets are a short drive away and the neighborhood is safe and secure. We'd certainly recommend a stay and can't wait to return one day.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Dorset

Owners reply
Hi Louisa, We are very pleased all was good and you had a super holiday. A lovely review very much appreciated. let us know when you wish to book your next holiday with us. as confirmed the 10% RBD will be applied even for 2018 dates!! Keep well and thanks once again for booking with us. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Superb Villa - we will return!

Absolutely wonderful villa to spend two fantastic weeks in the greatest place ever! Thank you so much to Ray who throughout the booking process and right up until our check in date was always on hand with an immediate response to answer any questions we had or to accommodate our needs. The villa itself is fantastic, spacious, beautiful and very clean. The beds are amazing and the whole place is extremely comfortable for a party of a great size. Every single need was catered for and not at any time did any of us think 'we wish the villa had this or had that' it already did have everything you could need and more including most of the premier league football on the TV's. The outdoor pool area is great and the spa pool is just what you need after a long hard day at the parks. We've stayed in Formosa Gardens now several times and this is the best yet. Keep up the good work Ray/Kim, we have already recommended your villa to our friends and family and hope to return ourselves in the future. Thank you

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Newcastle upon Tyne

Owners reply
Dear Kris and family, You're all most very welcome and we are both very pleased how everything went so well for you all and all was great and exceeded expectations with the Villa. As confirmed your next booking will attract the 10% repeat booking discount. Thanks so much for a great review these are very important to us and as such we work hard to maintain the highest of standards that we can. We are passionate about the whole guest experience as we now well ourselves just how important that this is to making a holiday that bit extra special. Keep well and kindest to regards to you all No doubt we will be communicating soon. Thanks once again for booking with us. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Best holiday ever

Although spending just a week at Sanibel we had a fantastic time and without doubt this was the best Villa that we have ever stayed at. The location was perfect in terms of local eateries, supermarkets and of course Disney World. The home had everything you would need and more with some lovely homely touches and immaculate bedding. The pool and the view over Star Lake was amazing and to see the fireworks at night was an extra bonus. our second week was at the Gulf Coast which all in all made for our best holiday ever. we will be back to Sanibel and next time for a longer period. Thanks Ray & Kim for all your help, it was also great to speak with you. as you say Happy Holidays Jackie chambers xxx

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Hi Chambers Family, So pleased you had such a great holiday its always pleasing to hear from our guests especially when everything went so well. having a break to the coast after the parks is a great way to chill out and makes for a great holiday. Your review is very much appreciated and we look forward to discussing your next booking soon. Remember the next booking will attract a 10% repeat booking guest discount. keep well and as we say.... here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Gracious Family Living!!

Beautifully decorated spacious family home! Very kid friendly pool area and floors! All the amenities from board games to video gaming for children so adults can watch from the hot tub or the pool table, easy and quick to get a hold of owners. We would love to rent again next winter! Thank You for a great beds to sleep on, to lots of towels for wet kids! Wonderful first time experience! Thank You

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Frozen North Dakota

Owners reply
Great to hear from you and even more pleasing to learn that you all had a really great holiday and the home and location worked well for you We welcome your next booking and will try to keep the weather kind! Kind regards and wishing you all well back in North Dakota Here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
The Most "Magical" Holiday

This christmas was our fifth trip to Florida and surpasses them all by far! The photos do not do the villa justice, it is simply stunning and extremely spacious, none of our previous holidays can compare! The christmas decorations were a lovely touched and really made my family and I feel at home. In addition to this, the location is fantastic as it is walkable to some really great restaurants. The owners were very helpful throughout the booking process and have enabled us to experience the holiday of a lifetime that we hope to one day repeat. We strongly recommend this villa to anyone considering taking a holiday to Florida, it really was truly awesome!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , England

Owners reply
Hi Anderson Family, Great to learn that you had such an amazing time and that the Villa was all and more than expected. Pleased you also liked the Xmas decorations touch We look forward to welcoming you back and remember that you will be entitled to a 10% RBD. Happy New year to you all keep well Kind regards Ray & Kim
Great Home from Home

Stayed for 14 nights in November 2015 and enjoyed meeting and sharing 2 weeks with my sister and husband who live to the North East of Orlando. The house is perfect for a group of people catering for a large family or 2 families as there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The bedrooms, particularly the 2 masters are very specious and furnished to a very high standard both en suite. The kitchen has all that you need and there is also a utility room with a washing machine the size of a house and a drier. The pool area is great with a really warm jacuzzi . The location is ideal, very quiet but only a 20 minute walk or 2 minute drive to a Supermarket, restaurants and sports bar. Disney and attractions are not too far by car. Highly recommend this property, you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here, we will be back.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , North Yorkshire, UK

Owners reply
Hi Colin, As e mailed earlier today we are very pleased that all went to plan and you really enjoyed the Villa. Thanks for a lovely review and we much appreciate your booking. We look forward to welcoming you back and remember the additional 10% repeat booking discount will apply. Have a super Xmas and kind regards to you all Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Delightful home from home close to Disney

This was a delightful home, spacious, clean and perfectly placed for easy access to the Disney Parks. The only debate was who was getting the huge bedroom with access to the pool...! We did arrive pretty late at night and had to then go shopping for the basics. Although some washing up liquid and a few bits and pieces were left for us perhaps you could offer a basic service to have milk, butter and bread in the fridge...just a thought. We also got excited when we saw the bikes but then realised they were for the owners use only. Perhaps bike rental would be an option in the future too. I loved using the washing machine (yes, I know how sad am I?) - I want one back in the UK. Will recommend this villa to all my friends and family!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Perth, Scotland, UK

Owners reply
Hi Penman family, Thanks for the kind words and pleased you all had a great time and enjoyed the Villa. Your suggestions are noted and we have considered providing Bikes for guest use but been advised against this due to possible accidents and claims! bikes can be hired locally with insurance cover so perhaps we should mention this facility to future guests, a good point! Regards to a basic welcome pack we can provide this via our management company and when requested we organise this but once again we could offer this to the guests and be pro active! We appreciate such pointers. Thanks again for your valued booking and we hope to assist again at some time in the future. 10% repeat booking discount will apply and also to any friends and family. Happy holidays Ray & Kim
Sanibel Villa

We found the villa to be excellent and located in the best position in relation to the parks.Prior to departure we had sufficient information to find the property easily (the sat nav helped also) The property was immaculate and so spacious I cannot recommend it enough, I just wish we could have stayed for longer .We had one problem with the phone system which was quickly repaired The outside area is stunning looking over the lake. Thank you Ray and Kim for letting us stay in your home. Regards David and Eileen

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Norton, Stockton on tees Cleveland UK

Owners reply
Hi Wilson Family, Were really happy that you enjoyed the Villa and had a really great time. Thank you for your kind words and endorsement such guest reviews really help other potential guests learn more about the Villa, location and experience and provides confidence when deciding which Villa to book. We are fortunate that such reviews are always very positive but we work hard to maintain very high standards of the booking process, the Villa condition and importantly the guests experience and stay. We hope to accommodate your family and any recommended guests in the future. Our RBD of 10% will of course be applied. Keep well and here's to many more Happy Holidays Kind regards Ray & Kim Hall
Beautiful home from home

The property was exactly as described and better. It was easy to find, totally safe and in a terrific location with easy access to Disney, shopping outlets, restaurants and shops. There were so many thoughtful extras, a Welcome Cleaning pack, adults and children's books, pool toys, filtered water and ice-cubes from the fridge, etc. The villa is spotlessly clean with abundant crockery, towels and beach towels. Backing onto the lake, wildlife is seen but cannot intrude eg herons, cranes, turtles, squirrels, etc It feels like a much-loved home and we were sorry to leave!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Aberdeen

Owners reply
Hi Kelman family Great to hear all was really good. We keep the details and pictures of the home bang up to date and as you say all was as good if not better. Positive guest experiences are so important but these only happen if all is as expected with the Villa. We appreciate your kind review and hope to welcome you back in the future Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Beautiful villa, beautiful location

As soon as we stepped into the villa we were amazed. Beautiful villa. Bedrooms were huge, and childrens were decorated with character themes which they loved, Very clean and all needs catered for. Great games room too. Felt so at home. A wonderful area to stay in to watch the Disney fireworks by the pool as only 10 mins drive from the parks The pool and spa were lovely, especially at night all lit up. Plenty of sunbeds/towels Owners were very helpful and accomodating. We will definitely use and recommend this villa again

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Saffron Walden, Essex

Owners reply
Hi Patricia and family, We are so pleased that you had a great time at Sanibel Villa and thank you so much for your kind words. We try hard to make things as good as possible and as such the rewards are clear. We look forward to your next booking. Happy Holidays and our kindest regards Ray & Kim
Stunning villa just 5-10 minutes from Disney

We both had a lovely time at Sanibel villa, it was presented as described and had more than enough amenities. Getting into the gated estate was simple and the key code entry to villa was great as we could head straight to the villa without stopping in anywhere to pick-up keys. Really appreciated after such a long flight! The villa was immaculate when we arrived and beds made ready for our arrival. Felt like our own home away from home! We would both recommend to any couples or families looking to stay close to the parks and the US-192, huge choice of restaurants and attractions. Definitely was a far better location than our previous stays around I-Drive area which can be busy on the roads and you get stuck in traffic a lot, when you just want to enjoy your holiday!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Reading, United Kingdom

Owners reply
Hi Both, So pleased you had a great time and enjoyed Sanibel Villa and nice you felt it being a home from home stay? Wow your house must be something else? any way keep well and thanks for your nice review. Your requested dates for next year are still available so let us know as soon as you can the 10% RBD will of course apply Happy Holidays to you both. Ray & Kim Hall
PROPERTY 360

The villa is foremost in an excellent location for the Disney parks, easily within reach subject to traffic in 15 mins. there are numerous choices of restaurants within 3/4 miles from the villa. The Villa is in excellent condition with all imenities. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Leeds UK

Owners reply
Hi Bullock Family, Many thanks for the prompt and kind review. We were pleased to hear that you all had a great time and would be pleased to accommodate your family sometime in the future. Remember your next booking will attract a 10% repeat booking guest discount. Keep well and here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
PROPERTY 360

The villa is foremost in an excellent location for the Disney parks, easily within reach subject to traffic in 15 mins. there are numerous choices of restaurants within 3/4 miles from the villa. The Villa is in excellent condition with all imenities. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Leeds UK

Owners reply
As previously said thank you so much 2 reviews absolutely fantastic Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
fAMILY hOLIDAY 2015

BRILLIANT HOLIDAY WHICH WAS ENHANCED BY THE VILLA. BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, CLEAN AND WELL STOCKED. THE CHILDREN LOVED THE POOL AREA AND WE SPENT MANY HAPPY HOURS HERE. BEDROOMS WERE FABULOUS AND COMFORTABLE AND THE GAMES ROOM WAS A BIG HIT WITH MY 12 YEAR OLD GRANDSON. WE ALL WISHED WE HAD STAYED LONGER AND WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMENDING THIS VILLA TO ANYONE.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

Owners reply
Wow 2 reviews very much appreciated and as previously said we are really pleased all was good for you. Hope to have you all back Many thanks Happy Holidays
Absolute WOW Factor

Just arrived home from an amazing stay in the beautiful Sanibel Villa, Formosa Gardens (July 2015) We certainly had a Wow moment when we walked through the front door. Every evening was spent outside until late at night, enjoying the fireworks and enjoying the fantastic views over the lake during the day. The villa is beautifully decorated and very well equipped, I love the lay out of the bedrooms which gives everyone their own space to relax. All restaurants and shops are so close and main attractions a quick hop on the I-4. Ray made the whole experience so easy from start to finish with plenty of communication and advice and we are so grateful he let us stay in their beautiful home and looking forward to booking again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK, Bedfordshire

Owners reply
Hi Alison a lovely review. Thank you! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the holiday and of course the Villa and wonderful outlook. When you are ready to book your next Florida holiday we hope we can help with your dates and don't forget you will receive a 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards Ray & Kim
fantastic holiday

This was our first time staying in a villa in kissimmee and it was our most enjoyable holiday so far. Ray made the booking process very easy and gave us lots of info about local resturant's. The villa was more than we had hoped for and we loved the fact that when we got back from the parks the kids had the pool to play in still, it made our evenings so enjoyable. The villa was so well equipped, there wasn't anything missing. We were more than happy to stay in and barby at night especially with the supermarket being so close. We really enjoyed the holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends, thanks again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Epsom Surrey

Owners reply
Well first timers in Florida!! So pleased all was good for you all. Appreciate your kind words and happy to accommodate any of your friends or family and extend a special family discount of 10% off the next booking. Just let us us know if any of your friends or family are interested and we will apply the discount. Here's to your next Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Amazing home and fantastic holiday

Well we certainly picked the right home for our big Florida family holiday. From the moment we enquired about the home to arriving everything was so well organised. The moment we arrived and opened the door our mouths dropped we could not believe just how beautiful this home is Ray and Kim you have a really amazing and fantastic home. The outlook over the lake was truly amazing and at night to watch the fireworks was a real bonus. The home was just so well provided for and well equipped in terms of cutlery, crockery, glassware, kitchen ware and everything. Plenty of towels for the pool and it was so great to have plenty of nice quality sunbeds, outdoor table, chairs and the sit up table which we used every night. To have an outdoor TV was also great and viewable from the Jacuzzi which was just unbelievable. We had a fantastic time at the parks, local eatery's and also at the home and it really did feel so comfortable we did not want to leave. Ray, Thanks for your helpful advice with Disney tickets and activity booking's your management company are fantastic and thanks Kim for a good steer on the shopping, loved The Mall at Millennia (Cheesecake Factory,, YUM YUM) The only issue we had was that we had to leave for home. This was our third visit to Orlando and without doubt our best ever. looking forward to coming back again. Thanks for everything kind regards to you both. Alice Roberts & the Penn Family xxx

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cumbria

Owners reply
Hi Alice, You were all welcome and such great guests so glad all went well and that you loved the home we look forward to having you back repeat booking discount of 10% will of course apply plus a few extras as such a great review!!! we really appreciate such kind words and of course your booking. we do try hard to offer the very best of everything to our guests and as such we feel it pays off. we are very passionate about the place and always keen to help where we can. keep well and speak soon kindest regards Ray & Kim Hall
Wow Factor.

Thank you so much for renting us your amazing American home. We had a fabulous 2 weeks there. The villa was as you assured me so well stocked. There wasn’t anything that you could ever need that was not there, it certainly made it feel like home from home which is always great with kids. Plenty of towels for the pool lots of spare bedding, cutlery crockery and more. It was great having the washing machine and dryer saved coming home with a ton of washing to do. The villa was beautifully clean and as you open the door and walk in you get the wow factor. The villa is very luxurious throughout. The bedrooms are so big and spacious and very well designed. The living space of the kitchen, diner and lounge was brilliant we were not on top of each other at all. Kids had lots of space to run around and play with their toys. The games room was great fun for all of us and had many games of pool and air hockey. The outside patio and pool were amazing the kids were hardly out of it. The gate and fence around the pool was such a relief as it meant the kids couldn’t fall in the pool if we were not out there. The hot tub was brilliant and we spent many an afternoon in there looking out across the lake which was stunning. It is a beautiful home and worked very easily for our 2 families together. The villa was not far from the Disney parks at all which was great news as that is where we spent most of our time. Thank you for renting us your amazing home. When we start planning our next visit we will get in touch if you’ll have us again. :-)

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Basingstoke, UK

Owners reply
Hi Nicol, thank you for your very detailed review and kind words. always pleasing to hear from our guests especially when you all have such a great holiday. Of course we would want you back and next time you will qualify for the special repeat booking discount of 10% Keep well and thanks once again for your much valued booking Let us know when you have ideas and dates for your next holiday over in Happy Sunny Florida Happy holidays Ray & Kim
Fabulous Holiday in Florida

We have just returned from a two week holiday in Sanibel Villa, Formosa Gardens. This is a delightful villa which is beautifully appointed. It's accommodation is comfortable and spacious and superbly furnished. Formosa Gardens is a peaceful, safe and tranquil environment - yet so convenient for restaurants, Disney etc. The villa is perfectly situated and backs onto a lake. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cheshire, UK

Owners reply
Hi Brown Family, Great to hear from you and so pleased you all had a great time. thanks for the review much appreciated we wish you all well and hope to accommodate you all again in the future. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim PS: 10% VIP RBD is available for your next booking
Stunning home for a perfect stay!

We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful home , having stayed many times in the prestigious community that is Formosa Gardens we expected quality, Wow, upon entering this house it was clear to see that the homeowner has spared no expense in truly making this the ultimate place to stay. The bedrooms are stunning, 2 luxurious master suites, a gorgeous themed twin bedroom for the younger guests complete with books and toys, and 2 further bedrooms beautifully presented. A very well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and very elegant separate formal lounge and dining area.Saving the best until last..... THE POOL!!!! Stunning and elegant, toys galore and lake views . If you like the look of this home do not hesitate in booking you will love it!! Thank you Ray and Kim.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Uk

Owners reply
Hi Stephen, Great to hear that you all had a fabulous time and really enjoyed Sanibel Villa It was also good to speak at length on several occasions, prior and during your stay. Your kind review is very much appreciated and we hope we can accommodate you in the future. Hope all goes to plan with your exciting Florida plans keep in touch Kind regards Ray & Kim PS: future bookings for you and any family, friend recommendations will attract our special repeat booking discount of 10%
Great place to stay!!!

Very clean and well appointed, with everything that you would ever want or need in an Orlanda vacation rental. Great, secure, gated location, very convenient to Disney, restaurants, shopping and the other theme parks.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Casa Rio, SK. Canada

Owners reply
Hi Patrick, thank you for your kind review We trust you had a great holiday and hope to assist you with any future Orlando holiday Villa needs. Keep well kind regards Ray & Kim
Best Holiday Ever

We arrived at Sanibel Villa on the 30th January craving some warmth and sunshine and that's exactly what we go along with a fantastic Villa which had everything we could have dreamed for. The Villa was so well equipped very clean modern comfortable and the vista across Star Lake was amazing. Only minutes to Disney parks and so close to good restaurants and shopping with a great local supermarket on the doorstop too. we all had a really awesome time. Ray and Kim dealt with our initial enquiry so promptly and the booking process was simple. we would highly recommend this Villa to anyone. Hope we can return again in the future. Mark, Sue and the fledglings. as you say Very Happy Holidays!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Norfolk

Owners reply
Hi Mike, We are ever so pleased that all went to plan and the Villa met and surpassed your expectations. You had a rather cold snap whilst over but still a tad warmer than back home.No doubt the pool heat made a big difference? Jan / Feb is a lovely time to be over in Florida being a nice quite time especially at the parks. look forward to supporting your next visit and remember your 10% RBD just quote the booking reference as per the booking form. as you said and as we always say Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall
Melissa's 21st b'day surprise Villa holiday

Great location within easy access to Orlando's attractions. A gated community within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Lovely lake views from the pool, jacuzzi and rear of the property, the best place to relax at the end of hectic sightseeing days. Interior was tastefully decorated and looked very new. Modern appliances in most rooms - TV, DVD, Blue-ray and radio. Large games room was handy for the one rainy day. There is nothing negative to say about the whole setup - from booking, communication, instructions - all 100%. Will definitely recommend to friends and use again if we go back to Florida.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Eastbourne, England

Owners reply
Hi Bob, A much appreciated review and were very happy that all was good with your stay and celebrations. Whenever your seeking your next holiday in Florida we would be pleased to assist with your accommodation needs and at our special repeat booking discounted rate of 10% off minimum. Have a great 2016 Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Paradise found!!

Going to Florida over Christmas and New Year was a wonderful experience - the weather was very hot with no humidity! What made the holiday for my family and I was staying in Ray and Kim's superb villa. I have been to Florida 20 times in total, and have always stayed in villas, 4 of which have been on Formosa Gardens. However, this villa beats them all, and I cannot speak highly enough of it. When we first arrived at the villa on 19th December we first saw the the pretty lights outside, the, upon opening the front door, we saw the Christmas Tree, and we could not believe how lucky we were to have chosen this particular villa. The villa was spotlessly clean, and the kitchen was fully equipped with cutlery, crockery etc etc. The lounge area was very comfortable, with lovely leather sofas, a large TV, and many DVDs to watch. There was a great games room, where my 11 year old granddaughter spent most of her time, we played many tournaments of foosball!! The best area of the villa was the pool area, we had a heated pool, and the jacuzzi was really hot!! The view over Star Lake was tremendous, and on New Years Eve we watched the Epcot fireworks from the pool area - what an experience!! Ray and Kim were great to deal with, from our original enquiry to our return from holiday. The Security Deposit was refunded almost immediately. What can I say? We will be back Thank you so much Ray and Kim for letting us share your wonderful villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Leamington Spa, UK

Owners reply
Hi Sandra, Well you said we would get a nice review but this really tops our own expectations. Very much appreciated and we are so pleased that all went well and that you had a great time. Thank you for your much valued booking with us and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon? Reminder that your next booking will receive our Sanibel VIP 10% returning guest discount. Wishing the Collins and Newman family a very happy, healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR. Our kindest regards & Here's to more Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Sanibel Villa

Booking dealt with efficiently. Property was as expected and comfortable. Easy access to Disney Parks. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hi Paul and Family, Pleased that you all enjoyed Sanibel Villa and had a great holiday. Hope we can welcome you back in the future Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Holiday of a Lifetime

A lovely luxurious and homely villa, very well equipped with amenities & don't take too many clothes, -there's even a washing machine! Found ourselves in the fantastic private pool & Jacuzzi a lot. It was also centrally located for our needs & within a 10 minute drive to the Disney theme parks and close (in American terms) to most other places of interest for us. Good local bars & restaurants within walking distance.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Watford, Hertfordshire

Owners reply
Well hiya you old Wild Hogs. It would seem that you all had a really good time staying at Sanibel Villa and we very much appreciate the booking. Hope you enjoyed the recommended golf courses and the Harley bike rental experience?? Our cleaners were very surprised how the place was left so tidy and clean following the wild hogs departure. Anyway all joking apart we are really pleased the wild or not so wild Hogs had the holiday of a lifetime, You guys were very respectful with the home and you will be most welcome again. Pleased you all enjoyed the holiday. Wishing the four of you all a very happy 50th and here's to many more Happy Holidays All the very best Ray & Kim Ps; your next booking will save you a 10% RBD ref wild hogs! Why not bring the family's next time??
Amazing place

Hiya, wow what a place, we had a great time at Sanibel Villa the place was amazing with everything you could wish for in a holiday Villa we simply did not stay long enough!! This was our first time we have been to Orlando so we were expecting a special holiday which we most definitely had. Thanks Ray & Kim for helping us out with good sound advice about the park tickets and other attractions it saved us a lot of time and made the holiday flow so well. Loved everything the home, the parks, the local eatery's, now the diet starts! My husband and son had some lovely days out playing golf with so many courses being so local. We ladies enjoyed the malls especially the Mall at Millennia especially the cheescake factory. Boy what a place. We will most certainly be back and hope we can make for next year. we've got the Florida bug big time. Be in touch real soon Happy Holidays as you say!! all our love The Mercers

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Lancashire

Owners reply
Hi Jane, it was an absolute pleasure dealing with your booking and pleased that our steer on things had good value. Nice to know that your first trip went so well but in fairness i don't know anyone visiting this area that has not had a great time as there is something for all but a good location and nice Villa does top it all and as you know Sanibel ticks all these boxes and more. we would love to have you as returning guests so let us know your next dates as soon as your ready. We can always earmark dates for you on a first reserve option basis? Would be a pleasure to have your family back. all the very best for the remainder of 2014 and here's to a great 2015 and more... Happy Holidays Ray
Maynard family

Ray & Kim you have a fabulous place, Sanibel villa provided us everything we could have wished for. we have stayed at many other villas before but yours was the best of the best yet! We had a great holiday and cant wait to book up next years break. hope your Villa is free around the same time of year?? let us know. the only criticism i would make is that the TV access is a bit complicated having to use 2 remote's but once we read the owners manual we realised that if you use the master one then you need only one. suggest the instructions for the TV's are shown early within the guest book and perhaps also a laminated operation guide! Channel selection was however brilliant and so many in HD. Anyway as said all was really great. thanks for your great service with the whole booking process. speak soon kind regards Alan and Pam xxx PS: The kids loved the multi coloured pool lights..

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , shropshire UK

Owners reply
Hi Alan & Pam Much appreciate the kind review and the advice re the TV's which we take on board. The cable set up can be a bit complicated but once you get the hang of it it works fine have to remember that cable boxes are attached to the TV via a HD lead which are normally on HD1 or 2 so the TV needs to be on this setting then the cable remote is all that is needed. Anyway really please all went well and regards to next years dates yes we currently have availability so i have pencilled you in!! Keep well and let us know so we can formalise the next holiday for you all. Thank you for your much valued booking Ray & Kim
Fabulous Home

Hi, Just want to say a big thanks for letting us rent your fantastic home. This was our first time staying on Formosa and was our best ever. We have stayed on other resorts but this resort is by far the best one and the home was even better than we had expected it to be. It was great to have everything to hand in the Villa and with all mod cons and up to date modern, clean and new furniture. The pool was brilliant loads of good sun chairs and the kids loved the rotating coloured pool lights. Nice to have the outside TV and great watching at night whilst in the Spa tub. The home was great and location was perfect we will be back again thanks Ray & Kim your attention to detail and service was amazing.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Essex

Owners reply
Really pleased that you had a great time and that all was found good with the home. We appreciate your kind review and look forward to your next booking with us. Remember your next booking qualifies for a 10% RBD (Repeat booking discount) Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Very Special Villa

The Sanibel villa is exceptional. The location is unbeatable for Disney and Formosa Gardens is a very nice community. The swimming pool area is ideal with a beautiful view overlooking the lake. We won't hesitate to book again the next time we visit Orlando. Well done Ray & Kim you've got a fantastic place, tastefully decorated, and definitely a home away from home.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Appreciated the great review Beattie family and also very pleased you all had such a super holiday. We would be very pleased to have you as our guests again so just let us know when you would like to book next. We will provide a priority booking with some extras also a special VIP 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well and no doubt we will communicate real soon kindest regards Ray & Kim
Great villa formosa gardens

We had an excellent time villa was beautiful and well looked after , We hadnt requested the pool heating prior to going on holiday but when we got there we felt we needed it one call and next day we had this on , Only wish we could have stayed longer, There was a storm one day and the netting had become dameged one call to Ray and it was fixed the same day

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Paisley

Owners reply
Hi John, Great to hear from you and learn that all went to plan. Always happy to sort extras as and when the need occurs. Must have been a bad storm to lift the parasol off its base and hit the pool roof netting. Anyway as you said we managed to get this sorted quickly. Look forward to accommodating your family and friends at some stage in the future Keep well and thanks once again for your booking and kind review Ray & Kim
A Luxurious, Pristine & Fun-Filled Stay at Sanibel

We stayed at Sanibel for a week in April 2014 and had a fabulous time. The villa is ideally located for access to theme parks as well as routes to destinations further away. It's huge, particularly the double bedrooms, and immaculately furnished. It has, in addition, all the utensils and equipment you could ever need and really feels like (an amazing) home. We stayed here as a group of 9 friends and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kim and Ray's villa for groups of adults and families alike. Thanks so much for an amazing week, we really hope to visit again one day!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London, UK

Owners reply
Hi Steve, Really pleased you all had a really great time and that Sanibel exceeded your expectations How did the friends wedding go? No doubt your looking forward to your own big day soon. Hope we can welcome you back to Sanibel in the future perhaps with some new baby Rowes? Keep well and in touch Happy holidays and here's to Laura and your good future together. Ray & Kim
2014 Friends Holiday

This was the perfect base for our Florida vacation. The Villa was great, the location perfect for Disney, Universal, SeaWorld etc and a nice gated community. The view from the pool was particularly nice! Thanks Ray & Kim

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Hi Tarkan, Thanks for the nice review and pleased you all had a great time. Sorry about the pool heat issue i supose thats why we got a 4 star and not 5 as usual? Keep well and we look forward to your next booking with us as you indicated by e mail today. Your next booking will earn a 10% RBD. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall Owners
Fantastic Place

Hi Kim & Ray We had a really great time at your Villa everything about the home was even better than expected and the new beds in the master rooms were fantastic. The Kids loved the LED Pool coloured lights and the big flat screen TV outside was so great at night. We used the spa heat in the evenings which helped the aches and pains of the long walks around the parks. We felt very comfortable and safe. We had a great holiday and cant wait to book again. thanks a million we will be back!! Sophie and Mike Giddings

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ireland

Owners reply
Hi, Pleased you liked the upgrades. we have replaced all the beds, mattresses furniture in all rooms now and the new pool lights are a big bonus for the kids in the evening. The Spa is welcoming after a long day at the parks and to be able to watch the TV outside is great. we are really pleased you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back. Keep well and kind regards Ray & Kim RBD of 10% apply's for your next booking. PS: Happy birthday for this Friday 21 again!!
A Magical experience

The moment we arrived at Sanibel and opened the door we were mesmerised. Our kids checked the place out within minutes and the feeling of such a magical and comfortable home was upon us. Everything flowed so well the accommodation was fantastic the bedrooms were brilliant. The games room was fantastic and the pool area with the multi coloured lights were amazing. What a great base and so close to Disney. We had a great family holiday at Sanibel and having stayed on Formosa before which we know we can feel safe within this home is the best ever. The view over the lake and the lighting with TV outdoors was amazing. We will be booking again. Kim and Ray Thanks for being available to talk through some recommendations and also sorting out the pool heat issue so prompt. A truly amazing Place you have. Thanks so much Alex & Pete

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Basildon, Essex

Owners reply
Hi Curtis Family Always pleased to hear all went well and also to recieve such a nice review. Sorry about the pool heat cut out but pleased we had it up and running within a few hours. Keep well and we look forward to your next booking. Remember you will receive a special 10% RBD next time plus a few surprises. Much appreciated Keep well Kind regards Ray & Kim
BEST house in Kissimmee

We had a wonderful DISNEY vacation at SANIBEL house. These was maybe the fifth time we rent a house in the area , but without doubth this one is the BEST of all. Nice decoration, pretty rooms, enough bathrooms, great pool and a GREAT sight to the lake. It also have a perfect social -kitchen area. Ray, the onwner is a gentleman. We had to change our depart date, just for stay 5 days more at our new home in Formosa Gardens. thanks a lot Ray

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Costa Rica

Owners reply
Hi Alejandro we are really happy that you all had such a good time and that Sanibel exceeded your expectations. Also pleased that we were able to provide the extra 5 days booking whilst your were over. Your kind review is much appreciated and we look forward to your next booking being number 6 in Orlando? Keep well and speak sometime in 2014 Kind regards Ray & Kim Hall PS: Your English is actually very good.
Beautiful and well equipped accommodation

The description of the property was very accurate. The villa was very well equipped. The accommodation has been dressed to a high standard which made the property feel very welcoming and warm. There was even a Christmas Tree and outside lights. We had a small problem with the main TV and the management company came out and sorted very quickly. All in all we were very very happy with the villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hi Joslin's Thank you for your frank and honest review and really pleased that the villa expectations were experienced accurately, but we are sorry about the cable box issue. We thank you for your much valued booking and hope that we can be your first choice for any future holiday accommodation needs in Orlando Happy new year to you all and best wishes for 2014 and beyond. Kind regards Ray & Hall 10% RBD applies to your next booking plus a little extra special for the tv issue...
Rix Family Holiday

Dear Ray & Kim, Thank you for providing such a lovely villa for our family holiday. It was perfect spending 2 weeks just before Xmas in Orlando. The weather was great but more importantly your villa was immaculate. The lovely Xmas decorations that greeted us on arrival was a nice touch and thank you so much for your assistance on the last day. Your villa and your service cannot be recommended highly enough. We go to Florida regularly and will be definitely coming back to your villa in the near future. Many kind regards and all the best.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London, England

Owners reply
Hi Rix Family, We are both really pleased that you all had such a great holiday and really enjoyed the Villa. We also appreciate your kind words about our service which is much valued. We strive to provide the best service always. Let us know when you are looking for your next Orlando holiday and we will ensure that your 10% VIP repeat booking discount will be applied. Kind regards and wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 Ray & Kim Hall
Family Holiday

I had seen the pictures but I was not prepared for the WOW factor. The pool was lovely and warm having arranged for pool heat before arrival. We walked in and soft music was playing which added to the atmosphere. I cannot rate this home (and yes it did feel like home even if it was 10 times bigger than my home) highly enough. The owners were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. The view was lovely and we spent most of the time outside well into the evening. Which meant we didn't make use of the many TVs. WIFI and phone was included and really useful. We had four cars at one time and all fitted comfortably on the drive. Believe me unless you are rich or royalty you will not be disappointed.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Wolverhampton

Owners reply
Hi Jill, Many thanks for your prompt and lovely review following your recent departure from Sanibel Villa. It was also really nice for the phone call and as said if we can provide you any help with your thoughts to invest in a holiday rental home let us know as we have some great pointers and contacts which we would be happy to share with you. Also useful when we obtain enquiries for holiday dates which we cannot fullfill its great to pass on reccomendations to other Villa home owners that we have grown to know well. So thanks once again have a great Xmas and we look forward to your 2014 booking dates once you have decided when you wish to travel back over. Kind regards and festive wishes Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibel Excellance

We have been fortunate to stay at other villas on the prestigious Formosa Gardens Estate, but Sanibel really has been the best. Fantastic location, superbly equipped, a real 5 star experience. Easy booking and great communication from owner Ray. Formosa really is the closest villa estate to the Disney parks and we would not hesitate to recommend Sanibel to any future travellers.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Merseyside

Owners reply
Hi Brian and family, lovely review and very much appreciated. Pleased all went to plan and you all had a great holiday. as they say location, location, location. look forward to helping with your next florida vacation booking. Remember our VIP repeat booking discount will apply. Have a great Xmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you all. Ray & Kim
Simpkin Family

My family just returned from a wonderful holiday in the villa Sanibel. The directions and access details given were clear and we had no problem finding the villa. The villa was spotless on arrival and very spacious, which meant that a quite space could always be found if you needed to escape for a few moments quiet after a hectic day. The pool and patio area was great and I shall miss watching the sunrise over the lake whilst eating my breakfast . The location is ideal for the parks meaning you can return to the villa for a rest during the day and return to the parks to watch the fireworks at night. Our favourite restaurants are Buffalo Wild Wings and Giodarnos the food and atmosphere at both was excellent. I would definitely return to this villa and highly recommend a stay if you are thinking of visiting Orlando xx

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Manchester England

Owners reply
Thanks Simpkin family, We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your holiday at Sanibel. Having stayed at numerous villas over the past 20 years of visiting Florida with our own children we hoped Sanibel would offer everything we had always wanted from a holiday home and it appears from our 100 % positive feedback, that our guests agree. We hope to welcome you again in the future and don't forget the repeat booking discount of 10% never expires!! kindest regards Kim & Ray
summer in Orlando

we had a perfect time during our stay in Villa Sanibel - beautiful property, wonderful open space and large bedrooms, everything nice and clean, great pool and view over the lake - magic ! we even could see the fireworks from Disney.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hemiksem (Antwerp) in Belgium

Owners reply
Hi Jimmy, 18 days is a good vacation length and we are delighted to hear that you found Sanibel met and exceeded your expectations and needs. we hope to welcome you back as repeat booking guests in the future. special RBD of 10% will apply Meanwhile keep well Our kind regards Ray & Kim
A Great Vacation for All Ages!

The Villa was exceptional, located close to Disney Parks, dinning, shopping, supermarket and a "dollar store"! We loved the pool, just right for everyone, not too small, not too big. The game room was the best, it was fully equipped and comfortable. The Wild Wing restaurant was our favorite. The highlight for me was the space. My family,together, on vacation, under one roof and not feeling crowded. I will be back!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , PA

Owners reply
Hi Almeter, Great to hear from you and glad you all had a great vacation and enjoyed the Villa. Buffalo wild wings is our favourite eatery too. Great laid back atmosphere with the best wing menu. We much appreciate your review and look forward to having you back as our guests soon. Keep well Kind regards Ray
Best Ever

Having visited Orlando six times previously, 'Sanibel' was the best villa we have stayed in. Prior to arrival communication with Ray was very good, quick responses to all questions and clear checking in details. On arrival the villa was lovely and clean, as was the pool area. AC was very good (nice and quiet). The location of the villa was excellent with lovely views of the lake. We had one problem with Wi-Fi and TV's which was sorted the next day by the management company. We would highly recommend this villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , South Yorkshire., UK

Owners reply
Hi Bilbe Family, Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. We are delighted that all was to expectation and even better than that. Sorry about the Wifi problem but pleased all was resolved quickly. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Keep well and thanks once again. Kindest regards & Happy Holidays! Ray & Kim Hall PS: Your next booking will entitle you to a special 10% repeat discount. Ref RBDBILBE
Our Best ever holiday in Florida

Hi Ray & Kim, Just to let you know that we had a really great time at your lovely Villa. The parks were great and the home location and facilities were the best ever. Kids loved the pool and got very excited watching the Lights on the palm tree by the pool come alive every night. We also enjoyed the spa just what's needed after a long day at the parks. Your Villa provided everything we could have wished for and more. Also got quite good at foosball(think that's what you call it) and also enjoyed the pool table and games room, great fun nights. Anyway thanks for everything we will be back next year for a longer period and with another family. Earmark us 2 weeks end of July 2014 please Speak soon Kind regards Eric and Dawn Turner

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Derby

Owners reply
Hi Turner family Pleased all went to plan and that the kids enjoyed the lights on the palm tree at night time. We call this the glowing Pineapple tree?? No issue about next year we have earmarked your dates and don't forget that the next booking qualifies you to a 10% RBD Give us a call or email to reserve. Speak soon Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
A great villa in a fantastic location

We had a great holiday at Sanibel, a well appointed, comfortable, and clean home. The location is the best we have ever stayed in Florida. A gated community in the heart of all the action. The villa has spectacular lake views and is the perfect place to relax. We would recommend this villa every time.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bothwell, Scotland

Owners reply
Hi Nick, really pleased that all went to plan being that this was only 1 of 3 parts of your big vacation. From your e mail received today it would seem that you all had a great time and that Sanibel was a great part of your stay. We much appreciated your positive review and we hope to welcome your family back in the future, hopefully next time for longer break. Keep well and in touch Our kind regards Ray & Kim PS: Thanks for the comment about the broken light bulb on arrival we will take this up with the management company.
Beautiful Villa - Fantastic location

Sanibel is a lovely,very spacious and well equipped family villa with stunning views over Star lake (even a glimpse of the Epcot fireworks in the evening) set in Formosa Gardens which is an excellent location with easy access to all Orlando/Kissimee has to offer. We were a family of three couples and the villa offered each couple their own private space in addition to the excellent family room and games room. We had a fantastic holiday and cannot wait to get back.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Larbert,Scotland

Owners reply
Hi Patterson family, Thank you for your kind review. The Epcot fireworks are impressive and a bit unique to have a glimpse whilst in the Villa. Pleased you had a great holiday and that the Villa worked for you all. Hope to see you all back next year? Keep in touch Kindest regards Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibell Formosa Gardens Florida Villa

Luxurious villa in lovely quiet and secure setting overlooking a lake. The property exceeded our expectations. It was extremely well equipped and very child friendly. We particularly liked the two children's bedrooms which had a good supply of soft toys and books. There was everything you would want to cater for small children (strollers, feeder chair, bouncy chair, baby monitor etc.) It really felt like a home from home albeit a very luxurious one!!! Hope to return at some time in the future and will recommend to friends.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Brentwood Essex

Owners reply
Hi Tozer Family, We are very pleased to hear that your holiday and the Villa exceeded your expectations and your review is much valued and appreciated. We strive to provide the best of everything and its always nice when everything works out so perfectly. Look forward to helping with any future Disney holiday stay requirements and happy to extend our special repeat booking discount of 10% to you and and any of your family / friends with the next booking. Keep well and hope to communicate in the future. Kind regards Ray & Kim Hall
Sanibel Villa Easter 2013

Sannibel Villa is excellent. The two master suites are beautifully furnished and equipped with TV's and en suites with hair driers and some toiletries to start you off. The family room has comfy sofa's for watching tv and views over the pool. The other bedrooms are large and nicely decorated for the kids. The games room is brilliant as is the pool and spa area with p,entry of sun loungers and towels. The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything you can think of. Would I recommend Sanibel to my friends and family ....... most definitely.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hi Allport Family, Thank you for your kind review and pleased all went well and that Sanibel provided everything you needed for a perfect base for your family vacation. Keep well and look forward tour booking again with us hopefully next year? Happy Holiday Memories Ray & Kim
The Snow Birds

Well another year for us old Snow Birds to visit florida to get away from the Canadian snow and we rebooked sanibel Villa again for 2 months We were once again taken with this fantastic Villa with even more upgrades including superb new lounge furniture and a complete repaint outside including the pool deck. It was absolutly immaculate and looked great. Only the 2 of us this time however we took the opportunity of inviting some family down to meet with us at periods of our stay which worked so well. We know the management company as friends having spent 20 years vacating this area of Florida and each year things just get better. The Villa is fantastic but lends itself for family use not just us older folk. We met Kim & Ray as they were over for an exhibition during February and they stayed at another home just around the corner from us. Lovely people. We had a great time as always and look forward to booking another trip for 2014. Formosa estate is without doubt the best villa estate to stay on. We have over 20 years experience with other resorts and with such would not book up any other Vila estate. Formosa is the one for us that ticks all the boxes for grand villas and on such a safe gated estate with such a great location. See you next year Sanibel. Happy Holidays .. AS YOU SAY.. Ray & Kim

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Canada

Owners reply
Hiya old SNOW BIRD friends We were as always very pleased to have you back albeit it crossed with a later need for us to be over in florida. Odd for us to stay in another Villa however it was nice to. Pleased you had a great long break and managed to meet up with the family which we know is very important to you both. Lovely review as always and we hope to meet your 2014 vacation needs. Keep in touch All our kindest regards As always Ray & Kim
Greatest start to 2013

Sanibel Villa is an absolutly fantastic Villa and provided us everything that we could have ever dreamed for. Having stayed on other estates before some good some not so good the formosa gardens estate was so different and the best ever. We had a great time and enjoyed coming back from the parks to such warming and welcoming accomodation especially the spa pool and games room. Location was great also for a short walk down to so many choices of restaurants and bars. We had a few BBQ's which were great and enjoyed many evenings watching TV outside. Never had an outdoor TV in a Villa before. The Management company were terrific in fact we bought our disney tiockets via them at a great price and also they organised other attraction and dinner tickets for us. Got to do Cirque du soleil So sad to have left but looking forward to re booking This Villa next year. Thanks Ray & Kim you have a really great home.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Essex UK

Owners reply
Howdy Burtons Appreciate the great review especially about the estate and of course our lovely Villa. The restaurants and bars down the street are great and always appeal with our guests. Pleased also you enjoyed the BBQ and outdoor TV which now has access to even more channels. Pleased you all had a great time and hope to welcome you all back next year? Repeat booking discount is yours just e mail us.. Keep well and comunicate soon. Kind regards Ray & Kim
Beautiful Villa

We have just returned from Florida in which we had spent our Christmas and New Year at this beautiful Villa. We arrived to find the Christmas lights on and the Christmas tree had been put up making the villa very homely. The Villa catered for all our needs, with a large pool and a games room which the kids enjoyed tremendously. The Villa was beautifully decorated and with great taste. It was central to all the attractions so location was ideal. The community in which the villa is set is idyllic and the view from the pool stunning. I would definetely recommend anyone visiting Florida to stay here and as a frequent visitor to Florida will also be booking my next vacation here. Jeannine Collister 15.1.13

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Chester (UK)

Owners reply
Hi Jeannine, Happy New Year to the Collister family! A great review and much appreciated. We are very pleased all was to your expectations plus a few extras including some Xmas surprises and that you all had a fantastic time. We would welcome you back to Sanibel again and provide a special Sanibel VIP discount for a 2nd booking. Keep well and we look forward to helping with your next magical florida holiday booking soon. Happy Holidays! Ray & Kim
Our family holiday at Sanibel villa

My family and I have just returned from our great stay in Orlando,,We go every year and have stayed in many villas, Sanilbel has been one of the best as the owners Ray and Kim have really made it a home from home ,, very well equipped with everything you need and beautiful inside,, not to mention great games room for kids ,,Even the big ones,, Managment couldn't have been more helpful very nice people , We shall certainly be returning to this villa as its everything it promises to be, Great Villa ,, Great Location

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Rothesay

Owners reply
Hi Isabel Many thanks for this kind review and we are really pleased you had such a great holiday and that your stay at Sanibel met every expectation and more! We look forward to your booking next year which you will find further exceeds your expectations due to many Villa upgrades we have planned in for 2013 Have a wondefull Xmas and speak in the new year. remember the repeat booking discount which you are now eligable for too! Kindest regards Ray & Kim
fantastic holiday villa

had a brilliant holiday staying at sanibel. it was without doubt the most impressive comfortable and well placed villa we have rented in florida. the view over the lake alone made it so special, it was so private and quiet you almost forget there are other villas around you. the accomodation was more than we had imagined and everything in the villa was well equipped and felt like a real home from home.the bonus was the close location to the parks, to get back for a swim in 10 minutes is just what you need when the florida sun is shining. the amazing choice of resturants close by was amazing and i think we tried most of them, all without a single complaint. we have no hesitation in recommending it to our friends, although not too many as we hope its free for our next visit which we intend to book asap. Thanks for everything Ray & Kim. Joan Silvey

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Kent

Owners reply
Hi Joan, Good to hear from you and so glad you all had a great time. Thnaks for the call about our management Company helping things out with your tickets. This is a new service that seems to be very popular as they can provide some good savings as well as offering up some unique other attraction facilitys especialy with great deals on Golfing packages localy. Did Brian enjoy the special suprise day out? Be pleased for a seperate e mail on this one!! Anyway appreciate your booking and look forward to helping meet your next vacation dates at Sanibel. Special repeat discount applies let us know ASAP Thanks again and keep in touch! Ray & Kim
First Class Accommodation

If you want a villa that has everything in it and very close to the Disney parks, the I4 and restaurants then this is it. A truly amazing property in a fabulous location on Formosa Gardens overlooking the lake. This very spacious property was well maintained, had all the equipment required to make you feel right at home. There was a useful owners manual too. We would definitely return.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hi Page Family, Thank you so much for your kind words about Sanibel Villa. We were very pleased that you all had a great holiday and trust the requested late check out worked out OK? Keep well and look forward to accomodating you all in the future Here's to more Happy Holidays! Kind regards Ray & Kim
Family Fun and Frolics in Florida!

We couldn't wait to get there and it totally lived up to our expectations. Kim and Ray's beautiful villa 'Sanibel' in Formosa Gardens was a great base for our family holiday. Eight of us descended on the place and we found everything we could wish for, plus plenty of space for all of us, at Sanibel. It really is a home from home and the location on Star Lake is beautiful. Kim and Ray have put so much thought into making sure their home becomes your home and they and their team provided magnificent information about the area and nothing is too much trouble. There are plenty of good restaurants just a walk or 2 minute drive away. The property is ideally suited for easy access to Disney & Universal, yet it is located in a quiet and beautifully maintained private estate. We had enormous fun and had a brilliant holiday. Thank you Kim and Ray.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hertfordshire, England

Owners reply
Hi (Clan) Buchanan-Harlow family, Kim & I are so pleased that you all had a great time and enjoyed Sanibel. Your kind words and feedback about our Villa is much valued. We hope to have an opportunity of welcoming you all back to Sanibel again at some time in the future. Keep well Happy Holidays Ray & Kim
Dream Disney Holiday Home

A huge thanks to you both, Ray and Kim, for allowing us to rent your beautiful villa which isn't simply a 'villa' but a real home. After having tried self catering before we were wary of renting but you made it so easy from start to finish and also having the management company on hand to deal with any problems (none) made it a complete pleasure. We appreciated the advice on car rental and the directions to the villa were very easy to follow. We really loved the little touches such as advice on local restaurants (loved Outback) to try and taxi companies which helped enormously after the first bucket of beer! Sanibel is a beautiful home, my children couldn't believe it when we arrived, even my teenage son was blown away, rightly so as it has everything and more and is so clean and inviting. My eldest loved having the huge upstairs suite all to himself, and my youngest didn't complain about getting the playstation in his room either! The kitchen facilities were outstanding particularly the cleanliness of everything including the amazing selection of dishes, Pyrex, and utensils and literally everything you could need. I think the highlight for us as a family was coming back from the parks in the evening (ten minutes from Disney!) and jumping into the pool or jacuzzi with it's amazing views across the lake but with complete privacy. We will definitely be booking again, my children are asking for October half term! Fantastic and amazing experience, Ray and Kim, and thanks again for sharing your home from home with us, with warmest thanks the Todd family

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Suffolk, England

Owners reply
Hi Todd Family, We are so very pleased that you all enjoyed the acconodation, outlook and facilities at Sanibel Villa and trust the rest of your holiday was just as great too? As for the Oct request we only have up to the 6th available but let us know if this works for you. We would be pleased to welcome you back to Sanibel and your next booking will entitle you to a 10% SGRBD (Sanibel Guest Repeat Booking Discount. We also pay commision on any referals for any friends and family bookings Just get them to qoute your family name plus June 2012 as a ref. Anyway many, many thanks again for such a lovely review it is always good to learn from gusets what they thought of the Villa . We look forward to welcoming you back to Sanibel in the not too distant future. Keep well and our Kinest regards to you all Ray & Kim
Beautiful Villa, Ideal Location

Villa Sanibel was everything as advertised,Ideal secure position close to numerous shops,restaurants (many different types) and Disney parks.The owners Ray and Kim made the whole process of booking the villa straightforward. All the information we needed to find and enter the villa was provided to us in advance, with a local management company on hand to contact with any queries or advice.It was great to return to the villa after visiting the theme parks and be able to swim in your own "exclusive" pool and relax in the hot tub.This was our first time in a Villa in Florida and could not have made a better choice, we would not hesitate to 100% recommend. Ray and Kim have gone the extra mile to make sure the villa was home from home with all mod cons, the well equipped games room and everything else to make for a perfect vacation. The only negative about it was having to leave. We all had a great holiday staying here.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United Kingdom

Owners reply
Hi Brian, Many thanks for your great review we try really hard to make things at Sanibel villa as easy and accomodating as possible and so pleased to learn that you all had a great time. Villa accomodation is the best way for a family holiday but the array of so many villa properties in Kissimmee makes decisons difficault unless you are familier with the better Villa estates. Fortunatly you chose the best Villa estate with loads of space around the properties some are crammed together and whilst the pictures look good they do not show the closeness to each property. Great 1st choice for your family and we hope to accomodate your Florida Villa holiday needs in the future. Repeat guest bookings qualify for a 10% discount for any member of your family plus some extra suprises. Keep well and thanks once again for your kind review. Ray & Kim
First rate property in great location

Five of us (husband & wife, 2 kids and granny!)stayed at this property in May 2012. From the time of our first enquiry the friendly and helpful owners responded to questions promptly and at all times were very keen to help us make the most of our break. The booking and information process was smooth and very efficient. The house is very spacious and is in very good condition. The kids loved the pool area whilst the adults enjoyed the sunny patio areas and the spa. There is ample room in this well equipped property. The layout is great as it allowed us to let granny have privacy on a floor of her own with a very large bedroom and good sized shower room. The house benefits from being extremely close to Disney (and to a range of shops and restaurants)whilst at the same time being in a gated community which feels very secure and private. The house backs on to a tranquil lake which adds to the calm feeling of the neighbourhood. We really enjoyed our stay here and will certainly consider booking again in the future. We would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland, UK

Owners reply
Hi Downie Family, We have recieved some great reviews but this one has got to top them all. You made a very important comment about the way your booking was dealt with from start to finish. This is so important to us and we are absolutly passionate to ensure that all our guests are well informed and welcomed from enquiry to fullfilment. We are so pleased that you had a great holiday and hope that we can accomodate your family Villa holiday needs at some time again in the future. As with all previous guests of Sanibel Villas we will provide a special VIP rate next time around and would be happy to extend special exclusive offers to your family and friends as well. Many thanks for your booking this year and your kind words. Happy Holidays forever! Kindest regards Ray & Kim
Fabulous Villa & Brilliant Location

We have stayed at"Sanibel" twice now and it didn't disappoint the second time round, it is a fabulous villa with every thing you need in it,and wonderful views over Star Lake. The location is brilliant too, easy to get to shops, restaurants and the Disney Theme Parks.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Exeter, Devon

Owners reply
Liz & Mel, We really appreciate your second booking and once again such positive comments to Sanibel. You mentioned booking again soon for next year? We are always pleased to receive your booking and will make sure that your next stay is even more accomodating as due to Sanibels popularity we have plans to further upgrade the home with new furniture and a complete redecoration inside and out. Pleased you all had a great time and look forward to speaking soon. Kind regards Ray & Kim
Foulds Family holiday

Hi Ray & Kim Had a great holiday, your villa is in a fantastic location, only 10 minutes to Disney and very close to many restaurants and shops. Sanibel has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable. We all loved the pool area which we greatly appreciated after a day at the parks as the weather was so hot. Have already recommended Sanibel to friends, and would definitely stay here again. Many Thanks

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , North Yorkshire

Owners reply
Hi Foulds Family, Thank you so much for this review. We are really pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed Sanibel Villa. We would be pleased to assist any of your friends and family future bookings. Please ask them to ref your family name so we can ensure a special offer is made. Guest repeat bookngs qualify for a 10% discount. Thanks for your much valued booking and we hope to see you again. kind regards Ray & Kim
Very nice and comfortable villa close to Disney

We stayed at the villa whilst attending a business conference at Disney. It is much more comfortable to stay in a villa with a few colleagues than to stay in a boring hotel room. The villa was clean, and everything in working order. The owner was polite, helpful, and forthcoming with any type of information we needed. Next year we will definitely consider staying at this villa, if we are to attend the same conference again...

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Belgium

Owners reply
Hi Tom, Pleased the alternative accomodation suited your buisness trip and hope all went well for you all. Thanks for the nice review and we hope to accomodate your needs in the future, perhaps for a family holiday next time? Kind regards Kim & Ray
dream holiday

i have just retiered and as a big thank you to the family i took them to florida for 16 days spending 1 week in Disney (for the kids& me)so we could run around doing all the crazy stuff.Then spend 9 days in what i can only decsribe as a dream state of peace and tranquility in this wonderful,beautiful villa.Which allowed the girls to play in there own private pool as mum and dad relaxed and soaked up the Florida sun (pure heaven).This was our fist experiance of living in a villa and one that will stick with us for ever,my girls loved it so much that they were crying come the day we had to leave with both asking if we could go back to the very "same" villa,and in my opinion we will be back. Thank you Ray & Kim for allowing us to share your wonderful home.I will be recommending this villa to all my family and friends.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Owners reply
First of all a big congratulations on your retirement and what a way to start! this new chapter! We are preally leased that you found Sanibel and the holiday wonderful and look forward to welcoming you back whenever you are ready. Please NOTE...Your next booking will qualify for a 10% owners direct special repeat booking discount. Have a lovely Xmas and a very happy new retirement year. Kind regards Ray & Kim
The Stoner 2011 Disney Vacation

We have been to Disneyworld several times and this is the best villa we have stayed in. The house was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The pool was great as it is private and has a lovely view of the lake. The estate was very well kept and quiet. We didn't really use the kitchen as the villa is close to many restaurants, are favourites being the Outback and the Longhorn Steakhouse. We had a fantastic holiday and hope to be back in Oct 2013.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Norwich UK

Owners reply
Hi Penny, We did the same for 10 plus years and loved Disneyworld & Kissimmee which holds so many great famly memories. We come about Formosa a few years back and it was always our favourite Villa estate and that's why we decided to buy into the Magic and fell in love with Sanibel. We are delighted that you had a great time and enjoyed the Villa and hope to accomodate your family & Friends in 2013 if not before? Thanks for a lovely review. Kind regards Ray & Kim
Swindley family vacation. October 2011

We were really looking forward to a family holiday and there were going to be 11 of us sharing. We didn't need to worry about having our own space because the layout was perfect. We all had plenty of room for ourselves but we also had plenty to share. It was just like It showed on the website! fantastic! Spotlessly clean and every gadget, utensil, pool towel, crockery and cutlery you will ever need. Perfect!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Widnes, England

Owners reply
Hi Barrie, Wow 11 of you thats near top capacity but by the sounds of your review it worked well. Really pleased you had a great holiday and that Sanibel lived up to your expectations. The website pictures and details of Sanibel are as you say a real representation of the home and superb private location. Thanks for your rounded review and hope to welcome you all back soon! Keep well Our kindest regards Ray & Kim
Fantastic Holiday!

I just wanted to drop a short note to say thank you for such a perfect villa. We had a fantastic holiday in Sanibel and could not have asked for more! We have stayed in many different villas in and around Kissimmee and we all agree that your lovely villa is the best! Perfect pool area with relaxing lake view, great inside layout, fab games room and the best equipped kitchen we have ever had. We have only been home 4 days and have already recommended Sanibel to 4 different people! We will defiantly be back!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Yorkshire

Owners reply
Hi Mel, Really pleased of this news and much appreciate your positive review of Sanibel. When you have some dates in mind for a return let us know and we will ensure that you receive the special VIP returning guest discount. Pleased to welcome your friends also at sometime in the future. Keep well Ray & Kim
My Birthday Gift

Hi Ray & Kim, We had an absolutly great time at Sanibel and i had the best birthday surprise ever. My family kept the villa details from me and also had a few other surprises up their sleeve including a personal encounter with Dolphins at Sea world. As this was my big 21st (joke) all was very well appreciated, my family made my big one extra special. Kim thanks for the shopping advice and Ray thanks for reccomending celebration Golf course for my husband and sons day out. We really did have a superb time and loved the Villa, it was very comfortable and had a real family feel to it. Loved the Spa at night and the outside TV kept everyone outside to finish off every evening.I hope that we can come back next year, as after all i will be one year older so surely that must be extra special?? We will keep in touch and thanks once again. Kindest regards Ashley & Thomos and the famous 5?? XXX

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cumbria UK

Owners reply
Happy Birthday Ashley. Yes we would be pleased to accomodate your 22nd Birthday!! Keep well and let us know your dates for 2012. We will add some surprises!! Keep well now your 50!! Ooops Kind regards Kim & Ray
Lovely home from home !

Just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us stay in your villa, it was lovely home to come back to at the end of a hectic day in the parks And how funny is this we stayed in the one next door went we went to Florida 3 years ago! The kids loved the bunk beds , swimming pool and play station too! We honestly couldn’t of picked a better house for us to stay in.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Banstead, Surrey, UK

Owners reply
Hi Jacqueline, Many thanks for your kind words about Sanibel and we are really pleased that you all had a great time. Keep well and we hope to welcome you back in the future! Here's to more Happy Holidays! Ray & Kim
Wow what a place, book you won't be disappointed!

I'm not surprised this villa gets booked up so quickly by repeat visitors - we'll be booking again next year & can't wait! This is our 7th visit to Orlando so we are seasoned 'Disney' travellers! Sanibel has been the best villa we have stayed in by a long, long way - clean, modern & every facility you could wish for. The booking was seamless - very friendly & helpful owners & our stay was superb. The property has absolutely everything you need, after a long exhausting day at Disney (literally just round the corner) or just for a bit of luxury pampering by the pool or jacuzzi. The management company were very helpful too & at the end of the phone for any help needed during our stay. It's layout & location suits all families and groups - young or old. Our highlight of the stay/villa - cooking on the BBQ by the pool sipping a cold beer whilst watching the sunset over the amazing lake view! Highly recommended.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Berkhamsted

Owners reply
Hi Brearley Family, What a lovely review. We are very pleased you had a great holiday. Apologise for the Pool pump issue but we understand that the Pool company fixed the problem the same day. We have noted your thoughts to a return visit next year. As soon as you have dates in mind let us know and we will pencil you in. Keep well and thanks again for your kind words Ray & Kim
Maravillosas vacaciones en Sanibel Villa

Luego de una exaustiva busqueda de Villas para nuestras vacaciones familiares en Orlando, tuvimos la fortuna de encontrar la Villa Sanibel (tiene una reseña y video muy bien elaborado en You Tube), en el complejo Formosa Gardens. Somos siempre exigentes a la hora de escoger nuestro segundo "hogar", ya que un sitio agradable, pacifico, decorado con clase, buen gusto y armonia, es un reposo seguro para descansar o bajar los decibeles, luego del ajetreo diario que significan los parques. Tenemos varios años vacacionando en Orlando, asi que podemos comparar con propiedad, y la Villa Sanibel es un 10. Formosa Gardens es un complejo privado, muy tranquilo y con espectacular mantenimiento de sus areas verdes. Se encuentra estrategicamente cerca de la 192 en Kissimmee, pero lo suficientemente apartado, para ser un pequeño Oasis de intimidad. La Villa Sanibel posee un delicado gusto decorativo, con 2 habitaciones matrimoniales enormes, y otras 3 habitaciones estupendas. Dos salas amplias para compartir, y una hermosa piscina con vista a un sereno lago, con jacuzzi incluido y la suficiente privacidad para no ver ni dejarse ver por los vecinos. Televisores plasma, una acogedora cocina, y muchas peliculas y material de lectura. Un par de ardillas fueron nuestras unicas curiosas visitantes, y si no hubiesemos estado tan agotados de los parques, seguramente nos hubiesemos encontrado con los astutos mapaches que buscan algun alimento olvidado y se desplazan en las noches de a dos o de a tres. Recomendamos ampliamente la Villa Sanibel, lastima que nuestras vacaciones fueron de una semana solamente, apenas nos dio tiempo de jugar un par de partidos de Billar en el Garage convertido en centro de entretenimientos y juegos. Gracias Ray y Sra., definitivamente Sanibel Villa sera nuestra primera opcion para nuestras proximas vacaciones.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Venezuela

Owners reply
Dear Pereyra Family Many thanks for your kind review however not being fluent in Latin American we cannot understand all of this? Very pleased that you had a great Holiday and enjoyed your Stay in the home. We hope to welcome your family back to Sanibel in the future. Kind regards Ray & Kim
May 2011

This was our first visit with the kids to Orlando and we had a fantastic time. The villa is in a great location with no more than a 10 minute drive to the Disney parks. The villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we required. The pool area is lovely and well maintained. Can't recommend this villa and location enough and we will be highly likely to return in the future

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , uk

Owners reply
Hi Tony, We are so pleased that your first visit to Orlando worked out well and that you enjoyed the Villa. Your review is very much appreciated and we look forward to your return to Sanibel in the future. Keep well Ray & Kim
Fantastic Holiday in a beautifull Villa

Hi Kim & Ray, It was great to come back to such a well maintained home and pool after long days at the parks. The location was perfect and the outlook was fantastic looking over the lake and with real privacy to both sides. The Formosa estate was the best we have ever stayed at. Safe, very upmarket and Sanibel was a really lovely Villa to stay in with so many really nice touches inside and out. We had many great games off air hockey and pool and the selection of TV programs covered any choice we wanted. Having a big supermarket just down the road was also handy and the choice of so many restaurants and take aways just down the road with a really fun crazy golf course to kept us entertained between shopping and eating. We loved TGI Fridays and the Buffalo & Wing house. We will be back again once we have managed to pay off our credit card bills! You have a really lovely home! Thanks Kim & Ray Esther & Adam Botting

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bristol UK

Owners reply
We are so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday and stay in the villa. Sorry about the spa problem but pleased we were able to sort out a new pump the same day so hopefully you were not to inconvienienced. Your requested dates are currently available for next year and we have earmarked these for you! Let us know ASAP Keep well and look forward to taliking again soon. Really appreciate your call and kind comments about the home. Kim Hall
Stress Free Holiday

Hi Ray & Kim We had a wonderful holiday, your villa 'Sanibel' was just lovely, waking up every morning to look out over Star lake was better than 'Therapy'!!. Your villa is beautifully kitted out with everything you need for a stress free holiday. I have been 'Raving' about it to my family and friends, and would most definitely stay at your villa again. Once again, Thank you, for letting us stay in your wonderful villa, it was the best!!. With kind regards Liz & Mel

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Exeter, Devon, UK

Owners reply
Hi Liz & Mel, Really pleased to hear from you and that you had a great time at Sanibel. Look forward to helping you with another stay at Sanibel during 2012 Kind regards Ray & Kim
Great vacation home

Just a short e mail to say what a great place Sanibel is. We had a great holiday and the Villa and location so close to all the main attractions was absolutly brilliant. The home was very welcoming and the pool was fantastic, a really safe and fun family home. We Have never ever played pool before but we are now professionals? Special thanks to Kim for the tips and advice. Oh and Ray for some BBQ tips! We will be back again next year. Really Great Home! Jane & Doug & the 3 little one's Missing Florida so much.........

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Really pleased you had a great time. No doubt the BBQ tips were the most important? Look forward to your booking again next year... though i understand from kim that you are considering coming back over again later this year? If so let us know ASAP as we are now getting very well booked to the end of the year? Remember your repeat VIP booking option is available to DEC 31st 2011 Kind regards Ray & Kim
Best Holiday Ever

Just a short note to say what a great holiday we had whilst staying at Sanibel. The home felt so comfortable and had everything we could have asked for. We have stayed at a lot of different Villas over the years but this home was our best ever stay. The Kids loved the pool and we loved the Master bedroom with huge en suite and private pool access or should we say the Hot tub. Everything was really great and so relaxing after long,long days at the parks. Love Sanibel. Julie, Tim, Beth & Sam PS: Thanks Kim for the advice about how to beat the park ride waiting times, Moms the word!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Norwich UK

Owners reply
Hi Julie & family, Great to hear from you. Pleased the tip worked but always a simple yet hard one to keep going with, but heh Moms the word!! Hope to accomodate the Todd family again. Keep well and in touch. Kind regards Kim & Ray
Christmas in Florida

Hi Sanibel, We had an awsome time staying at your place over Xmas. The weather was a bit cold at times (we had a couple of freezing mo's)but the heated pool and super spa system kept us warm and relaxed. We were suprised how busy the parks were for this time of year some of the rides were 60- 120 minutes wait!! It was however so welcoming to come back each day to such a lovely and inviting home and also being so near to so many great restaurants was a real bonus (try Carribas!sometime). We had a great Xmas day and cooked up a nice Fat 15LB Butterball Turkey with all the trimmings. It was so nice to have a swim on Xmas day after the meal and probably our best weather day hitting around 74 C Formosa gardens estate is without doubt the finest holiday location we have ever stayed in around the Kissimmee area (10 years experience)and being so close to disney makes everything so easy. We will definately be coming back. Love Sanibel and love Kissimmee Happy New Year Ray & Kim The Cooper Family PS: Ray & Kim Don't forget the special promise deal you made us for next years holiday booking!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Canada

Owners reply
Hi Gillian, Yes we will not forget the special repeat booking deal promise and so pleased you had a great Xmas at Sanibel. Congratulations to number 4 on the way and keep in touch. Send Ian our best regards and tell him it''s time to take a rest for a year or so! Love to all Ray & Kim
Great Villa

Dear Ray & Kim, We would like to say a big thanks for our wonderfull stay at Sanibel. From the moment we booked with you everything was so well organised and comunicated. When we arrived at your Villa we were so taken with the great location and the standard of accomodation. Our Kids loved the pool. eat outs and eats in were so convienient only a short drive or stroll down the road!!. We have never played Pool before but after a week of practice we are ready to take on anyone! Really had such a great time at your Villa and will book again for next year. Thanks again Ray & Kim you really provided us such a fantastic holiday platform which we will never forget. See you next year!! Gill Meridith Cardiff Wales (Nr UK!!)

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Wales

Owners reply
Really appreciate this feedback Gill. When you have some prefered dates for 2011 let us know and we will ensure vthat you recieve the usual VIP services and as being the second booking a special discount as well! Happy New year to the Meridith Family Ray & Kim
Amazing Villa and such a great location.

We could not believe how lucky we were when we arrived at Sanibel. The home was very welcoming, clean and wow, wow, wow what facilites. We were blown away with the outlook over Star Lake and such a feeling of privacy and space. The journey to Disney World was 2 miles away so we we were able to get to the gates early to beat the crowds and on our return within 5 mins we were back to the Villa for a swim and chill out. The vast choice of restuarants and supermarkets were only 1 mile away so we did not even have to worry about driving out in the evening a nice 20 mins walk took us to all the choice you could ever wish for and along a safe lighted road. Try out OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE and their bloomimng onions.. Awsome!! We had a really great holiday and the home and location really topped everything. We will be back ASAP. Just need to pay off those credit card bills first. Thank you Sanibel for such a lovely Holiday home. Tim & Brenda Holingsworth & 5 Kids!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Thanks Holingsworth Family. We are so pleased that you had a great holiday. You are now entitled to our special VIP rates for repeat bookings and we hope to have your family booking for next year!!
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Best villa we have stayed in by far

Sanibel is a great villa in a great location overlooking star lake It is beautiful throughout and has everything you need If we do return to Florida in a group we would stay here again Smiles all round ??

Date of stay: October 2017    Reviewer name: Hardman/Carling Family , Durham

Owners reply
Brilliant to hear of smiles all around. That's what we aim for always... We hope to enjoy your next booking with a 10% repeat booking discount. Keep well and thank you for booking with us. Happy Holidays Ray & Kim Hall