Our exciting vacation rental villa is situated in the elegant development of The Sanctuary at West Haven which is a secure gated community made up of about 100 houses.This is a quiet rural location overlooking a conservation area. Disney World is only 10 mins by car. There are about 20 magnificent championship golf courses including an 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman all of which are only minutes away.we are new to the rental market but have stayed in many rental villas in the sunshine state over the past 10 years,we found this place and fell in love with it, we know you will to so give us a call and have the BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!
We give extra discount for serving forces families and long stay bookings.
We also give a discount for couples.
There are two lounges. The quiet lounge is situated at the front of the house this is comfortably furnished with two sofas, coffee table, lamps etc. This lounge is ideally suited to get away from the hub of the house and for some, often well needed , peace and quiet.
The main lounge is situated at the back of the house with patio doors leading out onto the pool deck and pool. The lounge is fitted with two large sofa's, arm chair, foot stool, 52" Cable T.V. DVD player. This lounge is large enough to facilitate a full house of people . We have free internet access.
The kitchen sits just off the main lounge. It is fully equiped including a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob.
There is a separate upstairs utility room which accommodates the washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.
There are two dining room areas.
The small breakfast dining room is set just off the kitchen with sitting for 4/5 (ideal for keeping an eye on the kids). We also have two highchairs (which are free of charge). There is also a breakfast bar with 2 stools.
The main dining room is ideally suited for entertaining or can be used as an overspill dining area. It can sit up to 8 people. This dining room is set to the side of the house which a bit quieter and again is a great bonus if there are two family groups in the house and you just need to have a bit of your own space.
The outside dining table and chairs is available under the shaded cover for those who prefer a little "alfresco" dining..
All four bedrooms are located upstairs. The Master Suite has a King size bed with a large ensuite bathroom which includes a large shower and bathtub. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with ensuite bath/shower. The further two bedrooms have twin beds. There is a further bathroom which can be shared between these two bedrooms. All bedrooms have their own Cable T.V with numerous channels! We have two cots which are free of charge,unlike others we do not add on extras (except pool heat).
With two additional cots the Villa can comfortably accommodate 8 persons plus two little persons.
The ensuite bathroom connected to the master suite is spacious and includes a large walk in shower and bathtub. There are also his and hers wash basins. The second ensuite is fitted with a wash basin and bath/shower. The third bathroom is of a good size and is fitted with a single wash basin and bath/shower. All three bathrooms are located upstairs.
There is a downstairs toilet/cloakroom for convenience and a small toilet and wash basin on the pool decking area.
The large games room is fully equipped with a large pool table, large air hockey table, basket ball, football table, music centre (so please take your favourite C.D.s) small sofa and casual table.
Our Private Pool is "P" shaped. It is West facing getting the morning sun from around 9.30 and then for the rest of the day/evening. If you are an early sunbather the garden on from the pool area is ideal for this. For those of you who like a bit of shade there is a shaded covered area just outside the patio doors.
There are four sun loungers and four lounge chairs. In addition to this there is a table and chair set for six.
The Patio doors leading out onto the pool area and is fitted with a child alarm (which is essential for child safety) and additional pool safety fencing.
Outside of the pool and decking area is a large grassed area. This garden area is ideal for that early sun and first cup of coffee in the morning.
The villa has no rear neighbours. The two villas set on either side are stepped to provide some privacy.
The large double garage has been converted into the games room. There is a parking area outside of the garage for two cars.
FREE WIRELESS INTERNET AND FREE LOCAL PHONE CALLS,THESE COME WITH OUR CABLE PACKAGE ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF TV CHANELS.
UNLIKE OTHERS WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR OUR BABY EQUIPMENT WHICH INCLUDES
TWO COTS AND TWO HIGHCHAIRS,
We also provide stair gates for erection when small children are staying should you require these.
Although all the bedrooms are situated upstairs. The stairs are not steep and curve round to the upper floor. We have a standard Wheel Chair for those unable to walk long distances.
Small pets may be considered on request.
The Sanctuary at West Haven offers luxury Orlando villas and vacation rentals direct from the owners. Located just off HWY54 in Davenport, Florida it's less than 15 minutes drive from Disney World.
West Haven is a large estate with six smaller communities within it, each with it's own gated entrance. With about 100 villas positioned around a central conservation area, this resort offers an ideal setting for spotting Florida wildlife. As you enter West Haven, the approach is exceptionally attractive as you drive down a beautifully manicured driveway towards the holiday homes. Many of the homes on The Sanctuary at West Haven are two story, with vaulted ceilings in the lounge area, giving the spacious feeling you would expect from a Florida villa. This prestigious resort is a perfect base for your holiday with everything that Central Florida has to offer being close by, including Champions Gates where there are restaurants, shops and a Publix supermarket. Disney World Orlando is only a 15 minute drive away.
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We have just returned from an amazing holiday.
Paul and sue were extremely helpful when booking, and gave us all the information we needed. The villa is located in a beautiful gated community, very convinient for the parks and shopping with a selection of restaurants and supermarkets very near by.
The villa has been maintained to an extremely high standard with absolutely everything you could possibley need. The pool and outdoor area was quiet and very clean. This villa definitely made our holiday a success, it was lovely to return to after a busy day in the parks.
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough and I would definitely book again.
Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewer name: Matthams, Easex
Thank you Matthams family for your lovely review. We take very seriously the comfort of our guests and strive to provide a welcoming and home from home experience. The location of our villa and quiet outside space just gives the finishing touch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sue and Paul
Great place, excellent location, lots of room
we recently stayed and had a great time. The pictures are exactly what you see when you get there a clean, nicely maintained property, very clean when we arrived. We arrived very early in the morning 2am and everything was exactly as the owners stated so we had no problems. Enough room for visiting family. Everything worked, no problems. Would definitely recommend this home for families who plan to visit Orlando attractions.
Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewer name: Matthews Family, Connecticut
Thank you Kathie and Gary for your review and recommendation to other families. Our honesty and attention to detail is something we believe to be very important for our guests. Hope to see you back soon. Paul and Sue
Great stay in a lovely property
We have just returned from Florida having enjoyed a lovely stay in this beautiful, spacious and well equipped property. The property is furnished to a high standard and the Owners seem to have thought of everything. Excellent washing machine and dryer which we made use of having quite a lot of wet stormy weather in June ! Very close to Disney but if you like thrilling rides try to get to Funspot at Kissimee which is great value for money. The villa was easy to find and situated in a pleasant residential area with a selection of bars and restaurants together with a supermarket situated close by in Championsgate (driving distance). The property was immaculate when we arrived and provided everything we needed down to beach towels. We thoroughly enoyed our stay and only wish it could have been longer :-)
Date of stay: June 2018
Reviewer name: Place family, Stockton on Tees
Thank you for your kind review Michael and Sally. We try to think of all the comforts our guests will require. From couples to large families the house is equipped for all. We take pride in the cleanliness of our beautiful villa. We have an amazing local Management Team who ensure the villa is kept in tip top condition in between our frequent maintenance visits, We hope to see you again soon. Sue and Paul
Fabulous Florida Stay!
We have recently returned from a fabulous stay at the villa. It's a beautiful, spacious property in a superb location, within striking distance of all the area's attractions and amenities. The villa is presented in immaculate condition and we were very impressed by Sue & Paul's attention to detail throughout the house. They had thought of everything and the villa was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need on a self-catering holiday. We both really enjoyed relaxing in such lovely surroundings and the beautiful pool was ideal for cooling down in the soaring Florida temperatures!
Sue & Paul were a pleasure to deal with during the booking process and made the whole experience very straightforward for us. They provided plenty of useful information about the property and surrounding area prior to our visit, which made for a smooth arrival at the villa. They have also been in touch since our return to make sure our stay was enjoyable; a lovely touch! We would have no hesitation in highly recommending this villa and would definitely return on a future visit to Florida (hopefully soon!) Many thanks to Sue & Paul!
Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewer name: Lindsey & William Graham , Glasgow, Scotland
Thank you Lindsey and William. We are delighted that the work we put in to the detail and individual customer service is appreciated. We really do want our guests to enjoy their time at our fabulous villa. All our work together with our amazing small Management Team enables us to get reviews like yours. We hope to see you back soon. Sue and Paul
Home from home but much better.
This villa is a wonderful place to stay. Central to all you need for a great stay in Florida. Close to the parks and also the main roads to travel further afield. Easy to find using instructions supplied, shops and restaurants all within a short distance. When we got to the villa we felt very relaxed it was so clean and ready for our arrival, we felt that Mark and Nikki knew about us, being an older couple as child protection around pool was put away, brilliant. The villa is stunning and so big. Owners Sue and Paul were very helpful during booking and prior to our departure from the UK which gave us lots of confidence that we would love it and we did. Everything you need and more. The games room gave us hours of laughter. Sitting out by the pool watching the wonderful wildlife of butterflies, dragonflies beautiful red birds and a bunny relaxing under one of the bushes gave us such pleasure. A fantastic time is a great place. We look forward to returning in the future and would recommend to family and friends.
Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewer name: Rosie and Peter , Berkshire, UK
Thank you Peter and Rosie. We do our best to get to know our guests a little to make their experience as individual as possible. Your Review pretty much sums up the location and villa so well. Our Management Team Mark and Nikki are a true asset to us and they help us achieve a high standard of care for our guests and ensure the villa is kept in tip top order. We hope to see you back again soon. Sue and Paul
Perfect holiday home
The villa was very easy to find - we arrived late at night and found that welcoming lights had been left on for us. It was absolutely immaculate and very well equipped - so often rented properties have very basic kitchen equipment but this one had everything you could need for self catering. The sofas were wonderfully squidgy and perfect to cosy up on after a hectic Disney day! The very helpful property manager, Mark, was on hand to make sure everything was ok.
The location of the villa is perfect - the I27 and the I4 freeways are only a couple of minutes away so it's easy to drive to the Disney parks etc. There is a very good Publix supermarket around 5 minutes' drive away, and for late night arrivals there's a 7 Eleven that is open 24 hours. There were only two of us but this villa would be perfect for a family holiday, with the pool and games room for keeping the children amused.
We highly recommend this beautifully maintained and well equipped villa - thank you, Paul and Sue, for helping to make our stay so enjoyable!
Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewer name: Lynne and Tom, Cheshire
Thank you Lynne and Tom for your kind Review. We do our absolute best to give our guests a home from home experience. Our Management Team Mark and Nikki are amazing and help us provide the level of accommodation and service that we feel our guests deserve. We hope to see you book with us again soon. Paul and Sue
Wonderful holiday villa
Great to deal with, lovely couple who want you to enjoy the stay and the villa is perfect for a great holiday.
Spotlessly clean, plenty of everything from cups to plates. It's price is spot on, we never cooked but did have takeaway. The Chinese by highlands publix is better than the one on the corner of 27.
It was my 1st time in this area, I've stayed on 27 before, this is a better location, we loved the area, bit more maintained we felt.
We had the pool heated and it made the kids holiday, if you want a nice size clean villa in great location then look no further. I'd stay again.
Date of stay: April 2018
Reviewer name: Richard , Wales
Thank you Dunderdale family for your kind review. As you say we really do want you to enjoy your stay and will do our very best to achieve this. We are always re-modelling and updating so the villa remains vibrant and the best it can be. We hope to see you back soon. Paul and Sue
Great vacation house in Orlando
Just arrived home from staying at this lovely house in Orlando for 5 weeks and already want to go back! The house is very comfortable, spacious and convenient to shopping, restaurants and Disney with all the comforts of home. Plus the garage is set up like an arcade so even when your at home there is alot to do for fun.
Date of stay: March 2018
Reviewer name: Mike and Polly Hatting, Chicago, Illinois
We aim to make our lovely villa a home from home experience and the location, as you rightly report, is central to the whole Florida experience. Thank you for staying with us for 5 weeks and we would love to welcome you back soon. Paul and sue
We found the sunshine!!!
Just returned from a week in search of some Florida sun; we weren't disappointed. The villa is HUGE!! The directions to reach the villa were perfect and it was lovely to arrive with some welcoming lights on. Everything was spotlessly clean and so much thought had been put into things that may be needed for the vacation.......hairdryers in each bathroom were a big bonus!!
Loved the location of the villa; my husband played golf at nearby Championsgate and perfect for shops/restaurants nearby. Theme parks were as good as ever, but we had a great day out on an airboat too, which made a nice change. Thank you Paul and Sue for your advice prior to our holiday and for the use of your lovely home.
Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewer name: Greening Family, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Dear Greening Family. Thank you for your kind review. We strive to keep our villa in tip top condition and to think of the little things that just give that little bit extra touches. The proximity to all the many attractions, shops, restaurants and golf courses is also a real bonus for our villa but it is also located in a quiet gated community - a real bonus. We hope to hear from you soon and welcome you back. Paul and Sue
Amazing holiday in a fab villa
My family and I have just arrived back from Orlando after spending 2 weeks in this fantastic villa. The villa is spacious with more than enough room for 5 of us, it was very clean and well furnished with every thing you would need, very quiet and peaceful area with the added safety of security gates. The communication between myself and Sue was always great and any questions were swiftly answered.There is a publix and Walgreens 5 minutes down the road along with a few restaurants, there is also a Walmart a few miles away. It was 25/30 minutes to sea world/universal and 15/20 minutes to Disney. Would highly recommend this villa to anyone wishing to visit Orlando.
Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewer name: The Johnstone, Scotland
Thank you Johnstone family for your lovely review. Our excellent management team in Davenport do a brilliant job at maintaining and cleaning the villa. Our constant trips to Florida to upgrade and improve also keep the villa vibrant. We strive to make the holiday experience as seamless and stress free as possible. Paul and Sue
Fabulous Villa. Amazing holiday.
This was our 4th visit to Orlando in 6 years and our 2nd stay at this fabulous villa. Having arrived a week after Hurricane Irma had left Florida we were somewhat apprehensive about what would greet us. Before our arrival we had emailed Paul and Sue for an update and were reassured that there were no problems or major damage, as always, communication was very good.
In total there were 6 members of our party and the villa was spotlessly clean with great facilities and plenty of room and space without us falling over each other. The location of the villa is ideal, close to a Publix and McDonald's as well as other amenities. It's a short drive to the Outlet Mall and very near to HW 192 and IS4. Around a half hour drive to Sea World/Universal and everything I-Drive has to offer. Also around 1 hour to Tampa and Busch Gardens.
I can't recommend this place enough and as it's the 2nd time we've stayed here that says enough. If there's more than the 2 of us returning to Orlando in the future, we would, without hesitation return here
Date of stay: September 2017
Reviewer name: Steven and Lynnette, North West England
Thank you Lynnette and Steven for the kind review. The team work between ourselves and our small management team helps to give a seamless holiday package. We would love to welcome you and your family back again. For the record we often have small parties of just two/three people and give a discount for this. Thank you Sue and Paul
Great Villa in Great Location
Stayed there August 2017 for 10 nights. Been to Florida several times and this villa was certainly one for the best. The family really enjoyed our time there with no issues what so ever. The villa has everything you need for a perfect holiday. When I go to Florida again I will certainly check availability. Thank you
Date of stay: August 2017
Reviewer name: Austin Family, West Yorkshire
Thank you Austin family for your kind review. We do our best to make the whole holiday experience seamless from the start and strive to ensure our clients have a perfect holiday. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sue and Paul
Best of the best!
We have just returned home after 2 weeks stay over Easter hols. This is our 5th family holiday in Orlando and I can honestly say I fell in love with this villa the minute I walked in. There are so many villas to choose from in Orlando but this would be top of my list on our next visit. The location is good although the traffic is heavy on the I4 but this is unavoidable, worse as we were there at Easter. There are supermarkets, restaurants and takeaways close by and the 192 is just a short drive with multiple places to eat, drink and play. I was very sad to leave.
Date of stay: April 2017
Reviewer name: Hopper Family , North Wales
Thank you for your lovely review. We try our best to constantly remain up there with the best villas and work hard to achieve this. We would love to welcome the Hopper family back soon. Sue and Paul
My wife,son and I booked this villa with very little notice and were very pleased with the process. The booking was completed with ease and we were helped with all the questions that we had. The villa itself was very spacious and would be comfortable for a large family. The large kitchen is very well fitted and contains everything you need. Its location means you can travel into Orlando or travel east/west easily. My wife and I highly can highly recommend this villa. Thanks again Sue and Paul.
Date of stay: November 2016
Reviewer name: Andrew and Angela, North East England
Thank you Eves family for your kind review and for highly recommending our villa. We try our absolute best to give make the whole booking process easy and keep our villa well up to date and fully equipped for all family groups. Best wishes Sue and Paul
Fab villa, excellent stay !
We have just returned from two weeks staying at this fantastic villa. We were 2 adults & 3 children and it felt like just being at home. It has everything you need and is kept immaculate. We were given excellent advice from Sue and the villa was easy to find from all the information she had provided. It is central and is about a 20 mins drive from the parks. It has a lovely pool and also has a games room which the children loved. The villa is furnished to a high standard and has a washing machine and tumble dryer which was so handy . Wi fi was an added bonus and enabled us to keep in touch with family and friends at home. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this superb villa to anyone & hope to come back ourselves in the near future.
Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewer name: Thomas Family, South Wales , uk
Dear Thomas family. Thank you for your kind review. Our aim is to make the whole holiday process as stress free as possible and ensure our families have a wonderful time. A home from home experience is what we aim to achieve. Holiday homes can be a very strange and frightening experience for children but when their tastes and needs are catered for mum and dad can have a good time and relax. Thank you for booking with us and we hope to see you soon. Paul and Sue
Fantastic stay. I would recomend staying here.
We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks away staying at the escape while we were visiting the area and I can't fault it.
Upon booking and paying, sue and Paul sent us an information pack with all sorts of information including how to find the house, codes for the gate, maps of the local area ect which was great.
We didn't arrive at the house until late in the evening after two flights and waiting for the hire car etc. But we were delighted when we arrived to find the porch light on for us and the house spotlessly clean and welcoming.
The house is done out really well and had everything you would need for a stay (washer, drier, iron ect).
With 3 adults and 2 children there was more than enough space for us all and the children had great fun playing hide and seek around the huge house! Having so many bathrooms to choose from was also a great novelty for us all!
The master bedroom and ensuite. bathroom with the huge corner bath was definitely my favourite room! And the boys loved the games room!
The pool was fantastic and we spent every evening in it. There is also a safety screen around the pool which is great if you've got small children.
It's around 20 minutes drive from Disney which was perfect for us.
We would definitely stay here again if we are in Florida and would absolutely recommend to others.
Thank you for a fantastic Holiday.
Date of stay: September 2016
Reviewer name: Barker family, Scotland
Thank you Barker family for such a lovely review. Our aim is to make the holiday experience as easy, enjoyable and stress free as possible. We try to cater for the whole family and it looks like we have hit the mark. We would love to welcome the Barker family back in the future. Sue and Paul
Villa Review - Highly Recommended - Delighted!
We cannot recommend this property highly enough. As a party of 6 it had ample accomodation and facilities to cater to all needs offering both space and shared areas allowing for a range of activities. 3 of our party had been to Florida a number of times before and this was by far the nicest, most well equipped and most comfortable of all the villas we had stayed in. The gated community offered additional peace of mind whist being close to a range of amenities and the main transport links to the parks and attractions. The villa was immaculate on arrival, the kitchen was extremely well equipped, the pool was great and the games room was a bonus! Thank you for a great holiday!
Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewer name: Tellam, Kendall, Matthews and Julian, Cornwall, UK
Thank you for your very kind review. We try our best to make your holiday a home from home experience. The pool and games room are a luxury most of us do not enjoy in our day to day lives. We would love to see you all book again in the future. Sue and Paul
Wonderful holiday base
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in The Escape at the Sanctuary. The house is very spacious and well furnished throughout, with ample room for our group of grandparents, parents and 2 children. Having holidayed in a different villa in Westhaven community over the past 2 years, we knew that there was easy access to the I4 both eastbound to the Parks and the Malls, and westbound to Tampa and Clearwater. There is a Publix supermarket a few minutes away at Championsgate, or a huge Walmart a few miles up Highway 27. It was great to find 2 new restaurants opening while we were on holiday beside Chilli’s at Championsgate. One word of advice, the cost of fuel at the Championsgate petrol stations is very high compared with just a few miles away.
The few days when we relaxed at the pool were wonderful, the sun reaches the pool around 10:00am and the lanai provides plenty of shade for when the heat becomes too intense. The Games room in the garage was a great hit with 8 year-old grandson (and grand-dad!)
Thanks to Sue and Paul for the information provided prior to our holiday. We certainly recommend your house as an excellent base for an Orlando holiday.
Anne & David Hunter and family.
17th to 31st July 2016.
Date of stay: July 2016
Reviewer name: Hunter Family, Scotland
Thank you Anne, David and family thank you for such a lovely review. We strive to ensure our house is in tip top condition and do our best to ensure that the booking and information processes are stress free. We hope to see you and your family again in the future.
Owners supplied very detailed information prior to arriving, I felt very comfortable booking independently as Sue (owner) was happy to answer all my queries etc. Villa is stunning, very well located on private gated community and villa itself is very well equipped with everything we needed (there was even a wheelchair as well as baby equipment), beautifully furnished, very spacious and peaceful. Good selection of shops located near by, very pleasant stay and would happily recommend to anyone.
Date of stay: March 2016
Reviewer name: The Smiths, Arundel, West Sussex
Thank you so much for your kind review. We work hard to ensure our villa maintains a high standard and feedback like this makes it all worth while. We look forward to welcoming your family back to our villa in the future. Paul and Sue
Fantastic Villa, January 2016.
My wife and I booked this villa with very little notice and were very pleased with all aspects of booking, the process was completed with ease and we were helped with all the questions that we had. The villa itself was very well presented and met all our high standards. This villa is very spacious and would be comfortable for a large family, The large kitchen is very well fitted and contains everything you need, we spent alot of time poolside and the villa is well situated to catch the sun and remains private. Its location means you can travel into orlando or travel east/west easily. My wife and I highly can highly recommend this villa. Thank You Sue and Paul.
Date of stay: January 2016
Reviewer name: Mr & Mrs Luff, UK
Thank you for this lovely review. Our aim is to make the whole booking process easy and stress free. We work hard to keep our villa to a high standard and all the hard work is made worthwhile when we receive a good review. We hope you will book again soon.
Best Villa we have ever stayed in!
We have visited Florida many times and this is by far the best! It is in a great position, the house itself is well
Equipped, spacious and well looked after. Everything worked and everything was clean. The pool was extremely warm with the heater on :-)
the owners are great - helpful and friendly!
Very reasonable priced!
We will definitely use this villa again :-)
Date of stay: December 2015
Reviewer name: Bexley Family, Bexley
Thank you Stacey and Family for the great review. We truly do our best to make staying at our villa a wonderful experience. Hope to see you and your family back soon.
Loved our stay here
Our family stayed here in August 2014 for 2 weeks. We had a lovely stay and found the house to be everything we wanted and more. The space was excellent as was the pool. Comfortable beds and furnishings. We cannot wait to come back and stay here again. We really liked the feel of the area around the house, it felt very safe and as it's gated, even better. Nice and quiet too. Close to parks and easy to access the parks from the villa. A fab find!
Date of stay: August 2014
Reviewer name: Saramann, Wrexham UK
Thank you the Mann Family. It was a pleasure to have you stay end enjoy our wonderful villa. Paul and Suex
July 2014 Visit
We stayed at this property in July 2014 for 12 nights. All four of us thought it was excellent and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others! Having stayed in the area before we knew that the location would be good. If it's your first trip and you want easy access to the Theme Parks and other holiday activities this is just right. Stress free drive from the Airport, Publix Supermarket nearby and plenty of places to eat a short car trip away.
Paul and Sue were very helpful in providing information and a delight to deal with - as was the local Managing Agent.Our family ( with 2 boys aged 11 and 9) really loved the well equipped Games Room as well as the Pool. There was ample space for us and the villa was spotlessly clean.
Date of stay: July 2014
Reviewer name: The Hayes Family, York - England
Thank you Rob and Tina for your kind review. We take pride in trying to ensure precious family holidays run as smoothly and stress free as possible for our guests. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and hopefully we will be able to accommodate your family again in the future.
Spring Break 2014
After much back and forth with several villa owners, we settled on the Escape Villa in Davenport, FLA (West Haven, The Sanctuary).
There are so many options and details to consider when renting a vacation property--making it difficult to choose. Dealing directly with owners Paul (and Sue) - left me feeling assured that I was making the right choice.
Responsive and flexible communication (via phone and email) was what made the difference to me.
Our first holiday in Florida was absolutely wonderful. We were a party of 5 which included 3 children ranging from elementary to high school ages.
We arrived early in the evening and found a very extensive welcome pack waiting for us with a note.
Check in was a breeze thanks to a very detailed Villa instruction sheet that was shared prior to our trip.
Location of the Villa was excellent. We had some friends and family that stayed off of HWY 27 and the 192--and were envious to our proximity to HWY 4. It shaved about 10 minutes off of most destinations for us.
Our stay was for 8 nights and the villa was like a home away from home for us all--it had everything we needed.
The home was spacious, well appointed and clean with every need thought of and catered for (rain ponchos, small and medium coolers, blender and brand new charcoal BBQ). There was also a full assortment of baby gear for anyone travelling with little ones.
The pool was well maintained (pool heat is well worth it in March) and being able to sit outside in the screened in enclosure was fantastic.
The formal living room and dining area were an added bonus for entertaining; but did not get used due to our busy itinerary.
We used only the counter top with stools and kitchen nook for dining.
Each of the 4 bedrooms had plenty of storage space; closets and dressers, ceiling fans and comfortable beds (1 king, 1 queen, 2 x 2 twins).
Bedding was comfortable and extra blankets, sheets, etc were readily available. One of the twin beds at the front of the house was a bit squeaky/noisy--but comfortable nonetheless.
Each bedroom had a small television; which was convenient; however, they did not get much use during our stay.
The 5 bathrooms made getting ready to go that much easier (main floor powder room, Upstairs: 2 full en-suites and 1 full main bath, outdoor pool powder room).
On site laundry was very handy to have for towels and allowed us to prepare and travel lighter, What a bonus coming home with some CLEAN clothes!
The garage housed a games room which the kids loved to use during any downtime and when not in the pool. Games room features: Air Hockey, Foosball, Basketball, Darts and Pool Table.
During our stay the only glitch we had was with the coffee maker--which quit. The property manager (Mark) was good to drop off a new machine that same night--so we would not go without.
As per check in; check out was a breeze and late check out was offered due to our late departure and no other check in that same day.
If and when we return to Florida; we would definitely like to stay at the Escape again.
Thank you Paul & Sue for the use of your well-appointed villa. Your personal touches and flexibility were very much appreciated!
Date of stay: March 2014
Reviewer name: Carter Family, Ottawa ON Canada
Thank you for this review Sandy,we try our best to make your stay as best as it can be.
Paul & Sue
Fantastic Villa & Holiday
Thank you so much to Paul and Sue for making our booking so easy! Your Villa is beautiful and ideally located for all attractions, parks and shopping with a Supermarket close by. The Villa was immaculate with everything you need! The boys loved the pool and games room and thanks so much for Bobby's Spiderman things!!!!
Date of stay: March 2013
Reviewer name: Phillips Family, Wellingborough, Northants, UK
We stayed in this fab villa 8th Dec- 28th Dec 12. The bookings process via Paul and Sue was easy and they were great to deal with and provided very useful info. The villas facilities were excellent and just as described. Spacious, everything you need to hand, comfortable and clean. The games room was a big hit with the kids as well as the big kids! The villa is in a great location for all the parks and is gated, secure and well maintained. We can't wait to go back and would not hesitate to book this villa again. Thanks Paul and Sue
Date of stay: December 2012
Reviewer name: The Wood family, Southport
we have been going to florida for many years and westhaven is our best community, we have just had two fantastic weeks staying in paul and sue's villa on the sanctuary, everything from booking to returning back home was great, the villa was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay, the home has a wonderful pool, and the table and chairs by the pool is great, westhaven is a wonderful place to stay as its close to i-4, and hwy27, and championsgate with the publix on and best of all only 10 minutes to disney, so my advice for anyone wanting a great hassle free holiday to stay at this villa you wont be disappointed, what you see in the pictures is what you get, and westhaven is a safe gated community and very beautiful, just a short drive to us192 where you will find plenty of places to eat especially the new texas roadhouse the ribs are amazing and the entertainment on the hour is great, i would not hesitate at staying here again, once again thank you paul and sue.
Date of stay: September 2012
Reviewer name: julie and david, nelson in lancashire
An excellent holiday home, our first time in Florida and we couldn't have picked a better villa. Very well equipped, lovely pool area for relaxing, great games room and ideally located for parks and shopping malls etc. Would definately go back.
Date of stay: July 2012
Reviewer name: Atkinson family, East Lothian
Paul and Sue were brilliant, really helpful and provided a quick response to any questions we had. The villa was fab, great games room, pool was a good size and all the rooms were spacious. The villa is ca.20 mins from Disney parks and ca.30 from Universal. Less than 10 mins from supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Easy to get to from Tampa airport. We would definetely stay there again.
Date of stay: March 2012
Reviewer name: Claire family, Leicester, UK
away with the kids
looked at loads of villas but picked this one and did I pick well my 3 children grandson and myself went on jan9th this year. and the holiday was best one yet,largery down to the villa.it was easy to find and a easy short drive to I4 then on to disney in 15mins. the games room was great my kids spent many a hour in there. the villa was well kept and very clean with every thing that you needed. there was loads of room for every to find space to chill out.locals live next door and are chatty and helpful.supper market within 5mins.when we go back again will us again.owners easy to deal with.
Date of stay: January 2012
Reviewer name: stumbles family, frogpool in cornwall
Great Villa, Great Location
A great villa with everything you could need for a great family holiday. The pool area is not overlooked and is great to relax in before or after a visit to the parks and the gamesroom has everthing needed to keep the kids happy. The villa is just as it appears on the website and is very clean and spacious. Paul and Sue made the whole booking process effortless and we would not hesitate to book this villa again in the future. The Sanctuary itself is a lovely area which is very quiet and is only minutes from the I4.
Date of stay: July 2011
Reviewer name: K J A & E, Glasgow
The Best By Far
From the moment we arrived we knew we had come to the perfect holiday home. The house is immaculatley maintained and furnished to a very high standard. It really does have everything you need during your stay. The location is ideal, within easy reach of HW27 & I4 with all the theme parks being a short drive away. Having visited florida 7 times before, this villa was by far the best we have stayed in. Paul and Sue made the whole process of booking a breeze and made sure we had all the information we needed to make the best of our holiday. Thanks again and we look forward to spending more time in your wonderful home in the near future
Date of stay: April 2011
Reviewer name: Cheeky75, Hampshire, UK
An excellent Location
We have just spent a lovely three weeks at this comfortable home. Sue and Paul were very helpful and prepared to answer any of my mad questions before we went! We loved the pool area and even with 8 people in the villa, we never felt cramped. It is an easy drive to all the parks too. I would highly recommend the property.
Date of stay: February 2011
Reviewer name: C, B, I & S, Rugby
Holiday haven at the Escape
An excellent location, just located 2 mins from the I4, making Disney/universal such an easy drive. This villa has everything you could need, very spacious and excellent facilities. The pool and seating area are not overlooked making this an added bonus. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone and the cost is very reasonable for this luxurious home.
Date of stay: October 2010
Reviewer name: Tja117, Oxford
Wonderful Villa ...Highly recommended
If you want a great location, a great Villa and plenty of space then this is the property for you. The owners are extremely helpful answering any queries with great communication. 3 of us stayed for the first time last September and loved it so took the rest of our family back in May 2010. Even with 8 of us there was oceans of space. Easy access to all the parks being only 5 mins from the I-4, we hope to book it again for next year.
Date of stay: May 2010
Reviewer name: Tammy, Wes Midlands
Best Villa we have stayed in!
We have stayed in 4 different villas around the same area as this one and it is the best one we have stayed in. As a family of five, one of the best things about the villa, was that the master bedroom is upstairs and this helped the kids to relax knowing we were not too far away. in our experience most villas in Florida have the master bedroom downstairs. We happened to get stranded on our stay due to the Icelandic volcano and the owners kept in constant touch which took a lot of pressure off us. With 3 fussy eaters we always struggle to find somewhere to eat out where we can all agree, but Bob Evans is great value for money and the kids love it, there 2 situated on the 192. I mentioned the owners earlier and they kept in constant touch with lots of information prior to our holiday.
Date of stay: March 2010
Reviewer name: Farrar's, Newcastle Upon Tyne