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The Shire at Westhaven 4 Bed 4 Bath Luxury Florida Villa

Welcome to "St Andrews" our beautiful villa with secluded private pool & spa, balcony and fantastic views overlooking a natural lake and conservation area. Named as one of VR360s top 5 Florida villas.

The Shire at West Haven

4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)

4 bathrooms (2 en-suites)

Property ID: 774

From (GBP) £725 - £925 / week

Owner details

Shirley and Clive

+44 023 80270015

Owner's website

Languages: English

Owner Joined 2011

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Overview

This stunning, fully air-conditioned villa has 4 luxurious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The large secluded private pool & spa overlook a natural lake and get the sun throughout the day. The pool is screened by planted hedging giving our guests complete privacy.

"The Shire" at West Haven is a wonderful secure gated community and is considered to be one of the very best locations in the Orlando area. The community is surrounded by wetlands, conservation areas and orange groves. Our guests have access to the main clubhouse (just a short walk away) which offers a range of recreational activities including a large swimming pool, two tennis courts and beach volleyball. All major attractions are easily accessed and the Disney gates are within 15 minutes and Universal Studios and Legoland Florida are approx. 30 mins away. Orlando International Airport is about a 40-minute drive.

Facilities

For the convenience and security of our guests, we have a monitored burglar alarm system fitted and there are two safes located in the villa.

A number of championship golf courses are within 5 miles including Champions Gate which is less than 5 mins away, Reunion and Highlands Reserve.

Posner Park is a large shopping centre located a five minute drive away and has a number of large retailers, such as J C Penney and Target, and also an IMAX cinema.

 

 

Living

The living room has two sofas and an additional chair, a coffee table, two lamp tables and a console table.

The family room has a large corner sofa unit with recliner and chaise, a 65” 4K Ultra High Definition TV with HD digital cable receiver (including channels that show Premier League Football) and a superb Blu-ray home theatre sound system. A ceiling fan, coffee table and two lamp tables are also featured. 

Kitchen

The fully-fitted kitchen features an island (with 4 bar stools) and stainless steel appliances - electric cooker, microwave oven, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. Smaller appliances include toaster, electric kettle, blender, coffee maker and electric can opener.

A separate utility area features a sink, washing maching and tumble drier. An Ironing board, Iron and clothes drying rack are also provided.

Dining

The formal dining area has a table with six chairs.

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8.

Downstairs there is a bedroom, with twin beds, and a bathroom. This bedroom and bathroom are accessed from a hallway which itself has a door that can be locked turning this area into a private en-suite facility.

Upstairs features a further twin bedroom and separate bathroom, and two master bedrooms. The first master has a king-size bed with an en-suite bathroom that has twin vanity areas, a spa bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and a huge walk-in-dressing area. Sliding patio doors provide direct access to a large balcony overlooking the pool deck and with stunning views over the lake. The balcony features a table and chairs and has a light and ceiling fan.

The second master also overlooks the lake and has a queen-size bed  and en-suite bathroom with separate vanity units, a spa bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

All of the bedrooms have ceiling fans and flat screen high definition TVs and also have radio units with iPod docking stations.

All bedrooms have DVD players (Blu-ray in main master bedroom).

With each bedroom effectively having its own bathroom, our home is the perfect base for either groups of golfers arriving to challenge the many superb golf courses or families wanting easy access to the major attractions that Orlando has to offer.

Bathrooms

4 bathrooms, 2 en-suites.

The two en-suite bathrooms have two vanity areas, a spa bath, separate shower cubicle, toilet and  walk-in-dressing areas.

The two separate bathrooms (one downstairs and one upstairs) have single vanity units, bath with shower over, and toilet.

Games Room

The games room features a full-size (8ft) pool table, air hockey and table football. There is a table with two bar stools, a wall-mounted fan and a flat screen HD TV with DVD player. 

Pool

The pool deck has a good-size electrically heated swimming pool with raised spa area (protected by a safety net for the benefit of families with young children) and a large covered lanai and outdoor lights.

Two large ceiling fans are located above the covered patio area for added guest comfort. 

The upgraded patio furniture consists of a large round dining table with 4 chairs, 6 sun loungers and two small drinks tables.

Shrub planting provides screening between neighbouring villas making our pool very private and not overlooked.

Outside

Our lovely home is situated on a very private plot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, overlooks a natural lake and has fantastic views from the patio, pool deck and upstairs balcony. There is an abundance of wildlife to view including Heron, Cormorant, Egrets, Turtles and, if you’re lucky, alligators - don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Relax in the spa or enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or upstairs balcony and watch the sunset.

Garage

Used as games room.

Internet

The villa has high speed wireless broadband internet.

Baby Equipment

Crib Rental -$8.00 per day, $45.00 per week (+ Tax) Payable locally to the management company

Highchair Rental -$8.00 per day, $45.00 per week (+ Tax) Payable locally to the management company

Rollaway Bed -$8.00 per day, $45.00 per week (+ Tax) Payable locally to the management company

Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible - No
Pets
Pets Considered - No

Location

Shire at West Haven Vacation Rentals and Villas near Disney World, Orlando. The Shire at West Haven offers luxury Orlando vacation rentals & villas to rent, located just off HWY54 in Davenport Florida and less than 15 minutes from Disney World. West Haven is a large estate made of six smaller communities. As you enter West Haven, you drive down beautifully manicured driveways, maintained throughout the year with new shrubs for each season. NO SERVICE FEES

West Haven is close to Champions Gates golf club and hotel, where you have restaurants, shops and a Publix supermarket on your doorstep. The Shires is the newest of the subdivisions on the estate, built around a small central conservation area. The Shire at West Haven is a small gated community of luxury vacation rentals and villas. Travelling from the UK, you will feel like your home from home, with road names, Dorset Drive, Devon Drive, Norfolk Drive and Essex Place to name a few! For more information about any of the villas on the Shire at West Haven or to see a 360 Virtual Tour please contact the owners direct.

We have over 35 luxury villas on the Shire at West Haven and it is fast becoming one of the most popular Orlando villa communiities to stay on with it's quiet location yet easy access to all the Disney theme park attractions.

We have put together a list of all the Side By Side villas on the Shire at West Haven to make it easy for large groups or families to book homes close together.

Click here to see a 360 Tour of the Shire at West Haven community or watch the video below.

If golf is your thing then all our luxury vacation rentals on the Shire at West Haven are within minutes of some of the best courses in Orlando. The nearest course is Champions Gate which currently offers two Greg Norman designed layouts called the National and International with a third course on the way and due to open in 2014. Next would be Highlands Reserve which is less than 5 minutes away and has only one water hazard so a great place to start before heading to one of the tougher Greg Norman courses. Other golf courses within 15 minutes are Ridgewood Lakes, Southern Dunes and Mystic Dunes all of which are great layouts and a challenge for golfers of every skill level.

To book any of the luxury Florida vacation rentals and villas on the Shire at West Haven or to see a 360 Virtual Tour please see the property listings below and then contact the owners direct via the contact forms to check availability and prices.

Please check out the video below which is a driving tour of the Shire at Westhaven and should give you a good feel for the layout of the community.

Driving Distances from the Shire at West Haven to the Orlando Theme Parks

We have added the actual driving distances to all the main Orlando theme parks below, these are not the distances to the main gate which most people quote, as this would reduce the distance, but to the actual car park for each attraction. Most of the jouney to the parks are on highways or interstates driving between 55-65 MPH so it's pretty quick to get to all the parks.

  • Animal Kingdom - 12 miles
  • Hollywood Studios - 11 miles
  • Magic Kingdom - 13 miles
  • Epcot - 13 miles
  • SeaWorld - 17 miles
  • Universal Studios - 20 miles

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Rates

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Season Start Date End Date Weekly Rate Min Stay Notes
Low  01/11/2017  15/12/2017  £725  7 nights   
Holiday  16/12/2017  05/01/2018  £925  14 nights   
Low  06/01/2018  28/02/2018  £725  7 nights   
Mid  01/03/2018  23/03/2018  £795  7 nights   
Holiday  24/03/2018  06/04/2018  £925  14 nights   
Mid  07/04/2018  30/06/2018  £795  7 nights   
High  01/07/2018  31/08/2018  £875  7 nights   
Mid  01/09/2018  31/10/2018  £795  7 nights   
Low  01/11/2018  14/12/2018  £725  7 nights   
Holiday  15/12/2018  03/01/2019  £925  14 nights   
Low  04/01/2019  28/02/2019  £725  7 nights   
Mid  01/03/2019  05/04/2019  £795  7 nights   
Holiday  06/04/2019  22/04/2019  £925  14 nights   
Mid  23/04/2019  30/06/2019  £795  7 nights   
High  01/07/2019  31/08/2019  £875  7 nights   
Mid  01/09/2019  31/10/2019  £795  7 nights   
Low  01/11/2019  14/12/2019  £725  7 nights   
Holiday  15/12/2019  03/01/2020  £925  14 nights   

Rental rates additional information

All RATES ARE FULLY INCLUSIVE OF THE 12% FLORIDA SALES & TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX.

Deposits - £150 per week (non-refundable)

Balance is due -10 Weeks Prior to Departure.

PayPal payments accepted subject to a 3% charge.

Pool heating is available if required at an additional cost of £15 per day. (recommended between October and April). This can also be purchased locally for an approximate cost of 165 USD + tax per week, payable directly to our management company.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of very unusual adverse weather conditions, pool heaters do not operate effectively when the air temperature is below 55 degrees. We have supplied a pool and jacuzzi cover to help keep the water warmer when the pool and jacuzzi are not being used. We strongly recommend use of the cover when the pool is being heated.

B-B-Q grills are not supplied at the home, these can be hired locally from our management company who will deliver the grill and gas to the home take it away at the end of your stay to clean it. Crib rental and Highchair rental are also available to hire locally. Prices on these are available on request from our management company.

Security deposit - £250 refundable security deposit to be paid with final payment 10 weeks prior to departure. Deposit will be refunded after you vacate the villa and following an inspection of the villa by our Management Company. Also, guests may purchase locally insurance for $69 which will provide cover for up to $1,500 worth of accidental damages/breakages. Because of the high value of flat screen TV’s and other equipment in the villa we would strongly advise our guests to purchase the insurance.

Reviews

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Great holiday again in your fabulous villa

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful villa again, this time with our daughter and grand kids. We had a wonderful time and even saw Freddie the alligator swimming in the lake. Everything was great at the villa and thanks to Ivan who was there when we needed him. We can only echo what everyone else says about the villa, yourselves, Ivan and Christine just perfect. Already looking forward to our return in April 2019. Thank you again. Trish, Mark, Rae, Trey and Tahnee x

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Northamptonshire, England

Owners reply
Hi Trish, thanks for taking the time to post this review of your latest stay at St Andrews - great to hear that Fred put in an appearance at last! Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2019! best regards, Shirley & Clive.
Wonderful villa - The Shire Westhaven

It was my firs time in Florida and we stayed in this beautiful Villa at The shire in West Haven. Words cannot describe this villa. It's in the perfect location in a beautiful spot looking onto the lake. The Villa exactly how it looks in the photos only better when you arrive. It's large, and brightly decorated with sophistication, its very clean through in and out and has wonderful views the wildlife including squirrels, Florida sandhill cranes, turtles and the odd snake in the lake not to mention our local alligator Freddie. We saw Freddy everyday he likes to sunbathe on the patch of mud just to the left of the Lake. He came up for a good 5 hours a day so I would recommend bringing a good pair of binoculars to get a good viewing. The pool and hot tub was brilliant my children loved it and we're in the pool everyday and sometimes we went in at 8 o'clock at night. It's a very peaceful villa, and ideal for those people who want to relax or if you want to use is as a base to visit all the Disney parks then it's brilliant again. All the Disney parks and Universal Studios are with in reach of 25 minutes. There's lots of shops and Malls to visit for those who like to have retail therapy you've also got your local Walmart just up the highway. Back to the villa it has everything that you need, the kitchen is fully stocked the bathrooms have towels and spare linen. The games room is excellent includes football table, fuseball and air hockey. There's also lots of films and board games for entertainment at night my dad loved the chessboard. The bedrooms are fantastic, large with bathrooms and walking dress rooms. The Villa is well looked after and maintained. I would definitely recommend this property and the only downfall was coming back home and look forward to returning back this beautiful Villa. It's the best one in The shire and has the best location. You will not be disappointed if you book this villa. Not to mention the management Ivan and Christine there always on the other end of the phone if you had a problem which we rarely never did. Thank you very much for letting us stay Michelle and her family

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Southport

Owners reply
Dear Michelle, we were pleased to hear that you had such a good holiday especially as this was your first time in Florida. Unfortunately we know only too well that awful feeling you get when it's time to come home! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review and we hope to see you back again soon. best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Fabulous villa

This was our 3rd stay at St Andrews Villa.. Once again this villa is in a perfect location with shops, bars, restaurants all nearby. The villa itself is first class with each room having adequate facilities for everyone.. The living areas are incredible and the bedrooms are a pleasure to sleep in. The pool area is well looked after and the privacy between the other villas is well appreciated, the lanai is a great for cooling down. Shirley and Clive are great to communicate with and any questions answered immediately. Ivan the property manager is always available should you require his assistance , we only needed him for a formal chat. This villa is superb and anyone staying here will not be disappointed. The only downside we had was, we never saw Freddie the alligator this time. Look forward to stay number 4.. Ps.. Clive there is a wee pressie for you of a St Andrews Golf Ball on your computer table...Enjoy (SLAINTE MHAITH) Regards Diane & George Hay (and dad) Glasgow, Scotland, UK..x

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , SCOTLAND UK

Owners reply
Hello Diane, so pleased to hear that you had another enjoyable stay at our villa. Thanks for the golf ball, looking forward to using it during our next visit over Xmas! Thanks also for taking the time to post this review so soon after your return, it's very much appreciated. Sorry Fred didn't show up this time, it must have been one of his shy periods. We look forward to welcoming you back for visit number 4! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Back to a Little Piece of Heaven

We (family of 6) stayed here 4 years ago and we got married on the balcony. So we decided to return. There is no other place in the world we'd rather be. The Vila is modern, beautifully clean, every facility you could wish for and in such a good position. This is pure opulence. The owners are fab to communicate with and the villa manager in Florida Ivan is fantastic. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Only downside is that we had to leave!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Birmingham UK

Owners reply
Hello Julie, great to hear that you had another fab stay at St Andrews, just a shame you didn't bring any of the warm summer weather back with you! Thanks for the great review - very much appreciated. Best regards, Clive & Shirley.
St Andrews - A Real Home From Home

Our family party of six enjoyed a most enjoyable stay at St Andrews villa 27th May till 17th June 2017. It was everything that we hoped for and more. Clive professionally handled all aspects of our booking and was helpful and informative with our many enquiries. He was ably supported locally by Property Managers Ivan & Christine who were efficient and friendly during our time there. We have stayed at many villas over the last 20 years and this one ticks more boxes than any others. The villa is clean, well appointed, tastefully furnished and welcoming. The Shire is conveniently located for access to theme parks and other destinations via the interstate within the high quality and sought after West Haven development. The nearby Champions Gate area is excellent for grocery shopping, pharmacy and a number quality eateries. We especially recommend Cracker Barrel for breakfast under 5 mins drive away on Highway 27. The outlook from the pool deck, lanai and upper balcony is peaceful and soothing with an abundance of wildlife including many species of birds, rabbits, squirrels and racoons. We saw Fred the Gator six times during our stay. The magnificent 65 inch Ultra HD television and blue ray surround sound DVD system was a real bonus with a great selection of films for all ages. When we next visit the central Florida area St Andrews will be top of our list for accommodation so we will be sure to book in good time. It is easy to see why the villa is so regularly occupied and has so many positive endorsements from previous satisfied guests. We are pleased that we chose St Andrews as our base for our holiday and hope that Clive and Shirley will allow us to visit again. We have fond memories of our vacation and envy those who are still to visit!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hertfordshire UK

Owners reply
Dear Paul & family, many thanks for taking the time to leave these very kind works which we very much appreciate. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to St Andrews soon. Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Best holiday villa ever

Stayed here for 3 weeks family of 6 Got all the information on how to get to villa and codes for door etc in plenty of time. The property is gated which gives you the added security as well as the villa having its own alarm,was easy to find using Clive's directions,the villa is located in a quiet area and well kept. The shire is in one word luxurious throughout and is very spacious with plenty of seated areas,everything you would need is available it's like from home to home. The pool area is very large to the point when all six of us were outside there was still plenty of room and the pool was the cleanest I've seen in all the 5 villas we have been to.The games room was a great addition.we had a couple of minor issues that were resolved very quickly with Ivan who was there whenever you needed him. Our family loved the shire and were sad in leaving it but I'm sure we will be back as it's the best villa we've ever been in.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Owners reply
Thanks to all of you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay and also survived your close encounter with Fred the 'gator! Thanks also for the pictures, they were brilliant. I passed on your comments to Ivan which he appreciated very much. Hope to see you back again soon! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Best Villa Ever

I would recommend this villa to anybody, It gets the sun from early morning to late evening and the view over the lake is great, Gated villa and very safe , details given by Clive were spot on We have been to Florida for the last 30 vacations and would rate this villa the best we have stayed in .

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Warrington UK

Owners reply
Many thanks Colin for taking the time to leave this review. Your comments are much appreciated and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back again soon.
“Daddy, when can we go again?”

This was our second stay in this villa within the last two years and we are already planning our next visit. Our six year old daughter is counting down the months until she can return to the swimming pool and play in the games room. It really is a magical place to hang out, offering plenty of space for a family vacation, quiet location, which is within easy access to all the popular attractions, including Disney, Kennedy Space Centre and the Orlando Eye.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Chandlers Ford

Owners reply
Hi Debbie & Andy, good to hear you had such a great time on your second visit to St Andrews and were so lucky with the wildlife this time! We look forward to welcoming you back for visit number 3! Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley
Amazing Villa

Hi Clive & Shirley, Well we arrived back yesterday after a wonderful 18 days of sunshine. We'd just like to say a huge thank you, the villa was amazing, everyone loved it and after 6 trips it was by far our favourite, clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and we couldn't have asked for anything more. If we're lucky to go again in the future we will definitely be booking the villa again. Thanks for all your help. Best wishes, Samantha

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Northampton

Owners reply
Dear Samantha, great to hear you enjoyed the villa and had a great holiday and especially pleased that the hurricane didn't cause too many problems (phew!). Thanks for taking the time to let us know and hopefully we'll see you back at St Andrews soon. Best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Fabulous villa

This was our 2nd visit to St.Andrews. and would like to take the opportunity to thank Clive and Shirley for sharing their home with us. Having stayed in many villas over the years, St Andrews beats them all. Once again we had a fabulous time. Being in a gated community The Shire is so quiet and peaceful. As you enter the villa, the wow factor just meets you. St Andrews is in an immaculate condition throughout and the facilities provided are more than adequate. Kitchen/living space/bedrooms /pool area all first class. We loved all the additions since our last stay..the huge TV was just like being at the movies. The fans and lighting under the lanai were very welcoming when sitting out at night. The games room is superb (the boys loved it) The bedrooms and bathrooms are amazing and the master bath tub with the jets was so relaxing. The location is excellent, with enough restaurants, bars, and supermarkets nearby. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Looking forward to our next visit. P's saw Freddie on our second day.xx

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

Owners reply
Dear Diane & Geordie, many thanks for taking the time to leave this review of your second visit to St Andrews. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked the updates and additions that we've made since your last visit. Hopefully it won't be too long before you're able to make it visit number 3! many thanks and best wishes - Shirley & Clive.
September 2016

Just home from a 3 week stay in this fantastic villa and would highly recommend it. The villa was fabulous and well cared for. Has everything you need for your stay and Ivan was super quick at sorting the small problems we had. Close to all the parks and shopping malls but much more peaceful than some other Orlando areas and has fantastic scenery around the villa. Saw Fred the alligator a few times in the first week then he was very shy after that. Will definitely book this villa for any further Florida holidays x

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Alloa, Scotland

Owners reply
Dear Angela, many thanks for taking the time to post your review - it's really appreciated. We're so pleased that you all had a good time and that Ivan was able to assist and we're sorry that St Andrews was already booked for the dates you wanted in 2018. We look forward though to welcoming you back another time. Best wishes, Clive and Shirley.
Excellent villa

We've stayed at a number of villas in the area and this is by far the best. This was our second visit. Fantastic standard and wonderful location. I would recommend anyone stays here as I can't think of a single thing that wasn't provided. Thanks Clive & Shirley

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Uk

Owners reply
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Jan, and also for looking after our villa during your stay. We're pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to St Andrews and hopefully you'll come back again soon. best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
An amazing time

We had an amazing time, the villa is beautiful, everything you could wish for. We would definitely recommend this villa. Many thanks to you both for allowing us to share your beautiful home in the sun and hopefully we will be in touch again re booking St Andrews!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Dunfermline, Scotland

Owners reply
Hello Laura, we were so pleased that you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at St. Andrews. Thanks for looking after our home during your stay, I spoke to Ivan yesterday and he told me that the villa was immaculate when he checked it over which made things so much easier for the cleaners. It saved them a lot of time getting the villa ready for our next guests and Ivan asked me to pass on his thanks also. best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
A wondeful time

We had a wonderful time at your villa. We have stayed in a number of villas in The Shire over the years, but your villa has been the best. So much so that we immediately tried to book it for next year, only to find it had already been booked. Ivan and Christine were very helpful. Our departure from Orlando was delayed by 1 hour due to the severity of the weather fronts, however we had lovely weather while on holiday and took your advice to visit Mount Dora. . We hope to stay in your villa again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Owners reply
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and also your visits to Mount Dora - many of our guests visit there and love it, especially the boat trip. We hope we can welcome you back soon.
Top Villa

Dear Clive. We recently booked your home from 28th of April to the 2nd of June 2016. I must say we were overwhelmed with the home and the privacy around the pool area. We found the home clean, large and well maintained. I must add that the time you gave us from arrival to the villa and even sent a package to us that arrived after we had left was beyond the call of duty and care. I personally thank you for this. I travel all over the world, as a International Professional Soccer Coach & Scout, and must say myself and my family really enjoyed your home. I have stayed in the states for over 20 years, and this Villa has to be in my top three. So my best advice to anyone wanting to book a villa, please contact Clive as yes we have 10s of 1,000s of villas to choose from but many are not to the standard of this one. All the best to you and your family and keep up the great work.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Berkshire

Owners reply
Many thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry though that our villa was not available for you next year, but hopefully we can welcome you all back soon. Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
St andrews villa

St andrews was a stunning villa, spotless, a massive house with lots of space for family and friends. You could not find a better location, 5 minutes from the interstate and 20minutes from disney. Everyone in our family including the kids loved it and would go back time after time. Thank you so much.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Paisley

Owners reply
Hello The Gibson Clan! Thanks so much for your review, it's great to know that you enjoyed your stay and had a fantastic holiday - even though you didn't get to see the resident alligator! Thanks for taking care of the villa during your stay, much appreciated. We hope you're not finding Paisley too depressing after your return :-) best wishes, Shirley & Clive.
Easter in Orlando

What a great villa to have just spent 2 weeks in and wishing we had not had to leave. The booking process was very easy and information sent promptly. The directions to the villa were accurate and we found it with ease. What a beautiful home to enter after a long flight,we were all amazed at the size of the villa and with 5 adults and 3 teenagers (bigger than the adults) it was perfect. The pool area was great and well used as was the games room by nightly pool competitions, great that the downstairs was so big that the winners could do a lap of honour!!! This is a villa we would return to,the location to Disney perfect and the local shops and resturants great.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Southampton,England

Owners reply
Hi Sharon, great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at St Andrews and our thanks for taking such good care of it while you were there. Ivan also passes on his tanks and appreciation. Thanks also for taking the time to post this review and your comments which are very much appreciated. Hopefully you'll visit St Andrews again, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back. best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Christmas at St Andrews Villa

Hi Clive, we had a wonderful holiday - Villa was gorgeous. Thank you for the gift and the kids loved the Christmas tree. Thank you again for making our holiday magic with the hire of your villa

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Lancashire, UK

Fantastic Villa with the perfect location!

Just returned from a perfect stay at St Andrew's villa on the Shire at Westhaven....What can I say....great villa, comfortable, up to date, well maintained. Location was outstanding and will recommend the Villa to everyone for future stays. Currently plotting our return!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hartlepool, England

Owners reply
Hello Claire, thanks very much for taking the time to post this review - your kind comments are very much appreciated. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Hope you have a great Xmas and New Year, best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Great Villa and and a great holiday

We have been visiting Florida for the last 25 years and have stayed in a fair few villas from three bedrooms to eight bedrooms depending on our numbers!! We can honestly say that your villa, Clive and Shirley, is outstanding and one of our all time favourites. So much so that we are looking to re book again with you shortly. Your villa has everything that we look for ie: great location, comfortable facilities and lovely private pool area and outlook onto the lake. The villa feels very much like a home from home with all your personal touches. We especially love the photos of you with your dogs as we had to leave ours behind.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Northamptonshire UK

Owners reply
Hello Mark & Trish, many thanks for taking the time to post your review - we very much appreciate it and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We always miss our dogs when we're away at the villa and even more so when Ivan & Christine call round with their dogs as they also have two Miniature Schnauzers. We look forward to welcoming you back to St Andrews very soon. best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Dream holiday

A luxury villa with a very welcoming feeling and an added bonus of a private heated pool Great location easy access to eating places, shopping, Disney parks A terrific place to stay making for a very memorable holiday

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK

Owners reply
Hello Carl, thanks for taking the time to leave your review - very much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back again in 2017!! best regards, Clive & Shirley.
"St. Andrews" Villa Florida

Most wonderful property in prime location, easy to find and was complete with all mod-cons ie tv dvd wifi fully equipped kitchen etc. A wonderful heated pool and jacuzzi to the rear patio gave hours of fun. For the more energetic, a games room was located inside the large garage. From the villa, all Disney parks and Universal studios were within easy reach.For those who like to eat out, a fantastic choice of restaurants was close by. A fabulous stay.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Whitwick Leicestershire England.

Awesome holiday

The villa was beyond our expectations, beautifully furnished and very private. Everything we needed was to hand. Spent a lot of time lazing by the pool and in the spa. Villa backs on to a lake where we could see turtles and other wildlife. Great games room. Sunset wonderful to watch in the evening when sitting by the pool with a nice glass of wine. A short car journey to Downtown Disney, International Drive and the parks and we even ventured a little further to the Gulf Coast and Mount Dora (highly recommended). All in all a fantastic holiday and we hope to return in the future.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hampshire, UK

Owners reply
Hi Julie & Dave, many thanks for your review. Good to hear you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay. Seeing the bald eagles overhead fighting over a fish must have been a highlight - hopefully that more than made up for the alligator being shy and not showing himself! I'll pass on your thanks to Ivan & Christine as well, I know they were very helpful during your stay and they'll appreciate your email. They're great property mangers who always look after our guests, we're lucky to have them. Hope to see you back again soon! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Fabulous vacation at St. Andrews villa.

We wanted to leave this review and take this opportunity to thank Clive and Shirley personally for the rental of their beautiful villa. From the moment of our original enquiry, communications were straight forward and the booking process extremely simple. The help, support and service provided was exceptional. This was a very important factor contributing to a wonderful family holiday. The pictures on the web page are good, but they do the villa no justice. It is a truly breathtaking and beautiful villa and it's also in a perfect location. From a practical perspective the layout was perfect for families to interact. There's a great open kitchen leading on to a lounge from which led double doors out in to the pool area. We enjoyed many a family meal out on the pool terrace enjoying the Florida sunshine. Davenport is a great location, especially Champions Gate which offers very good places to eat, shop and very importantly; quick, easy motorway (interstate) access to all the Disney parks and prime attractions. The villa was homely and comfortable offering an ideal place to relax after a busy day at the parks. The pool area is very private and doesn't back on to surrounding properties (it's in a quiet, gated community). During our stay, the villa more than comfortably housed 5 adults and 1 child. There was plenty of room (and spare rooms if any of us felt we needed a little "escape"). The balcony seating area accessed from the master suite was a great area to relax and unwind (and watch the labour day firework display held at a nearby hotel). My family and I cannot recommend this villa highly enough, mainly because of the standard of accommodation and also because of the owners genuine care and desire to help ensure that you have a great stay. I look forward to staying there for future Florida vacations. Thank you both again. Paul and family.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , South Wales

Owners reply
Many thanks for taking the trouble to post a review Paul. Thanks also for the card and chocolates - it was a kind gesture which was very much appreciated, as were your comments about our home. We love spending time here and our aim is to try to ensure that our guests enjoy it as much as we do so we're glad you all had a great holiday. Our thanks for looking after our home during your stay - you were great guests and we really hope we will be able to welcome you back soon. Best Wishes to you all, Clive & Shirley.
Location, location, location

If you're looking for an immaculate, spacious, luxurious villa, great quiet location (without dozens of other villas backing on to yours) AND within easy travelling distance to the parks, International Drive etc, then this is the villa for you. Having driven past most of the other highly recommended gated communities, "The Shire" at Westhaven beats them on location hands down. There's a variety of great restaurants, an amazing new IMAX cinema and a supermarket within five minutes drive if you really can't be bothered to drive further after a hard day of touristy activities! The villa itself backs on the a lake and the owner has planted hedges either side of the pool to guarantee privacy from the next door neighbours. For us, this was particularly important as we like a bit of peace and quiet in our down time. The owners were very professional to work with and gave a lot of useful information about the villa and surrounding area before we arrived. On arrival, the Villa was as described and scruptiously clean. It is clear that a lot of time, effort and thought have gone into providing facitilites that will enhance guest's stay. In conclusion, we really enjoyed staying in the villa and found it to be great value for money. So don't hesitate to book it, you won't be disappointed!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bangor, Northern Ireland

Owners reply
Welcome back home! Thank you so much for your feedback, your kind comments and recommendation are very much appreciated and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the villa and had a great holiday. I think the timing of your departure was spot as you managed to miss the rain and wind of the storm which arrived the next day! best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
3rd time staying at St Andrews

Our third year in a row staying at St Andrews villa, and we have even booked it for 2016 and 2017 so I guess that speaks for itself that we clearly like staying at this villa. Pool was as clean as always and we even got to see a gator again (not in the pool fortunately). Great villa and great location, and can't wait for next year's stay.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Good to hear you had another great stay at St Andrews and we hope you've left plenty of sunshine for us for when we arrive in a few weeks! Great to have you back again guys and look forward to 2016! best regards, Clive & Shirley
St Andrews Villa at Westhaven

There was a simple booking procedure, with detailed, friendly and very helpful information from the owner prior to departure. Travel instructions from Orlando International Airport to the villa were clear and precise - we had no problem in finding our way. The sat nav provided in the villa was absolutely essential throughout our stay in Orlando. The villa was beautifully presented and looked even better than in the photographs and cd we had seen. It was very clean and well maintained and everything we could possibly have wished for was provided. It was very spacious and, in fact, we did not use the formal sitting room at all. We met the property manager on our arrival and, although I had mentioned to him on the phone a few days later that I would like to show him one or two things we noticed that were broken (e.g. an electrical socket, slats on the patio blinds, the chain attachment on the front door), we did not see or hear from him again. However, I would certainly recommend St Andrews Villa as a base for a family holiday in Orlando and we will certainly stay here again if it is available. Thank you, Clive and Shirley, for sharing your lovely holiday home.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Perth, Scotland

Owners reply
Hello Anne Marie, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review, it's very much appreciated. (And special thanks for the glasses - that's very kind of you!). I hope you're not suffering too many holiday withdrawal symptoms, - we've still got ours to look forward too (5 weeks yesterday - not that we're counting of course!). Thanks again for looking after our villa during your stay, we hope we can welcome you back again soon! best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Summer Holiday 2015

I can't rate this villa high enough we have just returned from a 2 week family holiday and the villa was a huge highlight of this holiday. There were 7 of is us, 2 families with 3 boys. After a long day at the parks we loved nothing more than relaxing out by the pool and jacuzzi while the boys (ages 12-15) enjoyed the pool. There is ample space in the villa which meant everyone had their own space when needed. Stunning Location and central to supermarkets. You are located close to restaurants and also parks. I dealt with Clive directly from The outset of the booking and he went over and above to ensure the booking went with ease and ensured we had as much information as possible on Orlando. 5 Stars from the Gillespies

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Northern Ireland

Owners reply
Great to hear you all had a fantastic holiday Nicola and enjoyed you stay. I'm pleased that Ivan was on good form as well and was available if needed - we're luck to have such a good property manager. Ivan and Christine said that you were "lovely guests" so our thanks for taking such good care of our villa during your stay and we look forward to your next visit! best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Fabulous villa

Clive and Shirley were most helpful sending loads of information before departure, all details were very accurate. Your villa is a credit to you, spotlessly clean and very well kept both outside and inside. The kitchen facilities were excellent, and the balcony was great to observe the wildlife.. Your pool was most welcoming on a warm day with plenty of space and adequate sun loungers. The covered lanai was a big plus for me to hide away in the shade if required. Overall the villa is in a great location with supermarkets, garages and restaurants very close by. The neighbourhood area was always quiet and felt very safe being in a gated community. Ivan was always available, (not that we needed him much) he was there even for a friendly chat. We have been to florida 11 times and this was certainly one of the better villas we have stayed in. We would most certainly return. Thank you for helping us to have a remarkable stay.

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

Owners reply
Dear Diane, we're so pleased that you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at our villa. Thanks so much for your feedback which is very helpful and much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Fabulous villa!

There is nothing to fault about this villa, the photos do not do it justice! It is absolutely stunning, and both the information we were given prior to arrival and what was available at the villa itself were so useful. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to stay in a villa which is close to everything Orlando has to offer.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

Owners reply
Dear Natalie, good to hear that you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at St Andrews. We appreciate your kind comments and recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Absolute luxury and highly recommended

Having collected our hire car from Orlando airport St Andrews Villa was an easy 30 minute drive down the Expressway. The villa was spotlessly clean and perfectly presented for our arrival. Spacious doesn’t begin to describe this villa and it easily accommodated our party of four adults and one 3 year old. There was an entire bedroom and bathroom that we didn’t even use. The rooms were huge and finished to a very high standard. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook evening meals which made relaxing after a long day at the parks that much easier. Backing directly onto the conservation area it really is very quiet and we really loved eating on the deck overlooking the lake. Our 3 year old daughter loved the pool which was safely gated from the deck to prevent her getting close without supervision. The majority of our days were spent at either Disney or Universal and both are an easy short drive away. We also took a drive over to the east coast and would thoroughly recommend Melbourne beach and Squid Lips Restaurant which overlooks the harbour. Overall we had a wonderful stay at St Andrews. We would recommend it to anyone and hope to stay there again ourselves in the future.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Southampton, England

Owners reply
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our villa and that you all had a great holiday. Thanks for taking the time to post your review and also for the tips on where to visit, it's very much appreciated - we've not tried squid lips yet but I think it'll be on the list for our next visit to Florida! best wishes, Shirley & Clive.
A Fabulous Villa

Just returned yesterday from a fantastic 3 weeks in Orlando and would like to thank you both very much for renting out your most fantastic villa to us. The villa was ideal and set in the best spot in The Shire overlooking the lake at the rear. The facilities in your villa were perfect including your fab games room and lovely pool and spa that we all loved. A special thanks to Ivan for sorting out some issues with the pool. Also at the start Ivan gave us use of your Garmin sat nav which I found very useful. Overall we had the most wonderful time and will cherish the memories forever. I hope we manage to get back to Florida in the future and would most definently make your fabulous villa our first choice. Once again thank you.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Renfrewshire, Scotland

Owners reply
We're so pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at our villa. We passed on your thanks to Ivan which were much appreciated - he was sorry he didn't get the chance to see you before you left for the airport. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
A great stay

Hi Clive and Shirley, we had a great stay at your villa. Thank you so much for the card and champagne it was a lovely touch. Also thanks for putting up the tree for us. Ivan was a great help throughout our stay, your property is in great hands there. Thanks again for everything and your understanding with the change in dates. Liam, Nicola,Kyle and Aimee.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Northern Ireland

Lovely place to stay

We really enjoyed our stay at this villa, perfect location and nice and quiet. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the Orlando area for holiday.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Torpoint, Cornwall, UK

Owners reply
Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and had a great holiday despite one or two cold and wet days! Thanks for looking after our villa during your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back to St Andrews in the future. Best Regards, Shirley & Clive.
Excellent Florida Villa

We are a party of 7, three generations of the same family and we all Love Florida! Our stay in St Andrews Villa was a fantastic experience, the villa is clean and well equipped with quality furniture, fittings and media equipment and the addition of Wifi was of great benefit to all the family - The pool is of good proportion clean and well maintained, the addition of a balcony off the master bedroom gives great views of the conservation area (and alligators/ turtles) + stunning sunsets. The community like the villa is immaculate and well maintained. The management agent is on hand and can be found on the estate every day (or by phone), he is friendly and approachable and deals with any issues promptly. Thanks also to Shirley and Clive for making the booking experience and related information they supplied a seamless experience.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Wigan, Lancs

Owners reply
Hello Ann & David, good to hear that you had a great holiday and enjoyed you stay at our villa, and many thanks for taking the time to post this review and for your kind comments. We love our holidays at St Andrews and like to do all we can to ensure that our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks also for looking after the villa so well during your stay, it was a pleasure having you as guests as we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Shirley & Clive.
A really Lovely Villa

Dear Shirley & Clive, we had a lovely time in your villa. The lake setting was great, we saw quite a few Fred's, little Fred, medium Fred and a big boy Fred and we also met a family of Racoons. The location is great for all the parks. It really was a superb villa, and we could not have done any better. Thank you again, The Greenfield family.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Excellent villa

Our holiday was made extra special. Due to this fabulous villa which sits in an ideal location with wonderful views over looking the lake where we caught site of the local wildlife, we were even lucky enough to see the resident Gator swimming across the lake. the stunning sunsets from the balcony is a must see. There is lots to do and plenty of shops near by. this was our second visit to this beautiful villa and we will definitely be returning. it was the best villa that we have stayed in within our 15 years of visiting Florida and I highly recommend staying here.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ayrshire Scotland

Owners reply
Dear Julianne & family, we were sorry to hear that you arrived in the middle of Florida's wettest September for years but at least you had the sun as well and had a great time on your return to St Andrews. Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit! Best wishes, Shirley & Clive.
Another great stay at St Andrews

We have just stayed at St Andrews villa again (5th to 19th aug), and had just as good a stay as the last time. The villa was just as clean and well maintained as before, and the pool is probably the cleanest of all pools we have had at other villas we've rented in the past. We like this villa so much that we have booked it again for next year, so for us to stay 3 years in a row at the same villa speaks volumes of how we rate the villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , England

Owners reply
Hello again to the Barber family, great to know you had another great Florida holiday staying at St Andrews. I guess we must be doing something right for you to come back for a third time in 2015! I've passed your comments about the pool on to Ivan and thanked him for keeping it in such good order - he was very appreciative. Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and don't suffer too much from the post-holiday blues. Many thanks, Clive & Shirley.
Awesome villa!

Wonderful villa in great location. Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable with everything we needed. We've been holidaying in Florida for 35 years and this was one of the best!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hampshire

Owners reply
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay at our villa, we're so pleased that you had a great holiday. A big thanks as well for looking after everything during your stay, Ivan told us that when he called in after your departure the villa was so immaculate that we wouldn't have thought anyone had been staying there! We look forward to being able to welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Wow - This is the place to stay!

If you are looking for a home to stay in then St Andrews Villa is the place. I don't think we could put in words how fantastic the villa is. It has everything and I mean everything you could ever want and even things you would not have thought about. It is beautifully furnished and I can honestly say it feels loved. It is 15 minutes from Disney and 25 from Universal. Easy access to the 192 and Hy27 with all the eateries you could need.It is 3 minutes from the I4 and a Publix. Clive was fantastic answering questions and giving us information before our stay. We found it very easily and even managed to see the alligator swimming a couple of times. The outside was great and the pool was equipped with pool toys which was a bonus. The villa was ready for our arrival and was immaculate. We loved the fact that each bedroom had their own bathroom and that there are 2 safes in the property too. Wifi was easy to access and great for the teenager in our party. The games room is very well equipped although we didn't use it that much. Ivan from the maintenance company popped in a couple of times to make sure everything was ok, another personal touch. The information from Clive and Shirley in the info book was just great and yet again a personal touch. The beds in the villa are all really comfortable .The master bedroom huge bed was so comfortable. The position of the villa is perfect too as you are secluded from everyone else. We will be back in fact I do believe we wouldn't stay anywhere else now! St Andrews Villa has spoilt us. I love the freedom a villa gives you and this villa makes it easy to have as much freedom as you like. This beautiful villa is somewhere you should really visit to actually see how wonderful it is. Thanks to Clive and Shirley for everything.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Fife, Scotland

Owners reply
Dear Amanda, many thanks for taking the time to post this review - we very much appreciate your comments and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love staying at the villa and we our aim is always to do what we can to ensure our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Hope to see you back at St Andrews soon! Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Amazing villa

The whole process of booking the Villa was very easy. We were provided with plenty of information about how to get to the villa, pass codes, and other useful information prior to our visit. Villa was easy to find from the information provided. The Villa was immaculate and very well presented. All fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard. Kitchen was extremely well equipped and there was utensils to do all the cooking you wanted. Good to have separate crockery for outside. We loved the master suite, massive room,bed,bathroom and walk in wardrobe. An added bonus was the balcony which had 2 tables and 6 chairs. Great place to sit and look over the lake. Fantastic location and so quiet. Loved the pool and Jacuzzi. Temperature was just right. Great games room for whiling away a few hours playing pool. Useful literature about Florida in the lounge. 2014 editions as well. Management company were there on hand if you had any questions and very friendly. We could not fault it and wish it was our permanent home. Hopefully, we will return there for a longer stay one day.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Sandridge, St Albans,England

Owners reply
Dear Brian & Katherine, many thanks for your comments, we always appreciate feedback from our guests and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our villa. We're fortunate to have such a good management company and Ivan & Christine always do their best to ensure any problems are quickly seen to and help our guests have a relaxing time. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best wishes, Clive & Shirley.
Fantastic villa highly recommend

Stayed for 3 weeks in April 2014 . Can highly recommend this villa . Great location close to disney & all main attractions. Spacious and well equipped with great pool with fantastic views not overlooked . Can't wait to return .

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Wales

Owners reply
Hi there! So pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay at St Andrews. Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it's very much appreciated. Hope to see you back again in the future. Best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Stunning Villa

The location and views of this villa are fantastic and we had a wonderful stay in Florida. We have stayed in many villa's and this one is by far at the top of our list. Property managers Christine and Ivan were great and looked after us very well while we were out there. Thank you Clive and Shirley for letting us stay in your wonderful home. Looking forward to returning shortly.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Wiltshire

Owners reply
Dear Karleen & family, many thanks for your kind comments regarding our villa which are really appreciated by us and also our property managers Ivan & Christine who always work so hard to look after our guests during their stay. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and we hope we can welcome you back to St Andrews again. Best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Fantastic Villa!!

This was villa was very very clean, & well equipped. The location is fantastic, views are fantastic, even saw the gator sunbathing!! Clive (owner) was very informative and responded to queries quickly. I have visited may villas and this was the best. We met Ivan (property manager) who is very very helpful, if we needed any help he was there within a shot. I would recommend this beautiful home to anyone not sure of the many villas there are to choose from.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Newcastle upon Tyne

Owners reply
Hi there! Many thanks for your kind comments, great to hear you enjoyed your stay and also that Ivan was able to provide his usual great service - he's a real gem! We stayed at the villa just prior to your arrival and the 'gator was sunbathing almost every day along with the turtles. He seems to have made it his regular spot! Hope to welcome you back to the villa again sometime - best wishes for 2014, Clive & Shirley.
simply wonderful

The villa was absolutely lovely, spotlessly clean and excellent value. We spent weeks looking at villas before choosing St.Andrews and I am so glad we did choose it. We are seasoned visitors to Orlando and have stayed in various locations. The quiet location added to the relaxing atmosphere. The villa has everything that a small group of 4 like us or a large family could need Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bracknell, UK

Owners reply
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our villa on The Shire. Your kind comments are very much appreciated, and we hope we can welcome you back to St Andrews in the future. Many thanks, Clive & Shirley.
Perfect villa. Perfect location.

Clive and Shirley, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to stay in your Orlando home! Our three week vacation at St Andrews was enhanced by the high specification of the villa and the position overlooking the lake, "Gary the gator" was a little camera shy but we did get the opportunity to obtain some videos and stills! Excellent management team - Christine and Ivan - thank you.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Rossendale. Lancashire.UK

Owners reply
We're so pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed your stay in our Orlando home. Many thanks for your kind comments about the villa and also our management team, which I have passed on and were much appreciated. We hope we can welcome you back to St Andrews again in the future. Best Regards, Clive & Shirley.
St Andrews Villa - a hole in one!

What a fantastic villa. The owners provided great communication prior to the vacation. The home was lovely, even better than the pictures suggest. Ivan from the management company was very helpful on our arrival sorting out a very minor issue with speed and courtesy....a real 5 star service. The villa is on a wonderful plot over a nature reserve where you get you can spend your time gator watching......he is out there. We also saw Crane's and Racoons in the complex.....it was so tranquil. In my 19 visits to Orlando this is my joint favourite villa, I would recomend this property to other families visiting the Orlando area.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Scotland

Owners reply
Hello the McJimpsey family! Many thanks for your kind comments, we're so glad you had a great time staying at our villa and that the local wildlife was so obliging! Full marks to Ivan of Key Enterprises once again for providing such good service to our guests - he's a real diamond. Thanks once again for choosing our villa for your holiday this year, we hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Clive & Shirley
Beautiful spacious and well equipped

The main bedroom is the size of my son 's apartment! Every piece of equipment we needed. Didn 't have time to use clubhouse and garage pool table and other games left untouched. Very private and secluded with space for everyone. Easy to find and to get to theme parks. Very much home from home. And an alligator living in the lake out back. Fantastic!!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Redcar UK

We had a great time.

We were really pleased with the villa and it is in a lovely location over looking a swamp, and we even saw a gator, a racoon and some turtles. Ivan the maintence man was very quick to respond to any issues, and even loaned us some tennis rackets and balls. We booked it for next year even before we went for the first time this year, but we are glad we did because it really is a lovely villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

Owners reply
Hello the Barber family, we're so pleased you had a great holiday and managed to see the local wildlife! Your comments are very much appreciated - thanks for taking the time to leave a review so soon after your return. Ivan of Key Enterprises provides a great service to us and our guests - were very lucky to have him. Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to St Andrews Florida Villa next year. Clive & Shirley.
Your home is truly wonderful

Dear Clive and Shirley, Just returned from your lovely Florida home. Thank you so much for the Champers and card you left for our wedding. It was very much appreciated. The wedding - like the rest of the holiday - went fantastically well and we shall have many lifetime memories. Your home is truly wonderful. I don't know HOW I shall possibly cope now without a swimming pool outside my back door! We shall definitely be back in two or three years, if you'll have us! We saw the alligator on numerous occasions - and I even got a good photo of him, so that was an added bonus! So once again - many thanks and our thanks to Ivan for helping us on a couple of occasions. Regards Julie and Steve Rathbone and family

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Birmingham

Owners reply
Hello Julie & Steve, many thanks for your kind comments about the villa, we're so pleased that you had a great time and all went well with the wedding. The alligator seems to have lost his shyness and has been putting in regular appearances - people will start to think he's not real and that he's a radio-controlled model or something! I'll pass on your thanks to Ivan, we're lucky to have him as our property manager - he gives us great service and does his best to help our guests. You'll be welcome back to the villa anytime so best wishes and hope to welcome you back in the future. Clive & Shirley.
July 2013

A great base for a holiday in Florida, clean, spacious, quiet. Great views from the balcony, hot air balloons in the morning and the alligator in the afternoon. Clive and Shirley were very informative and helpful throughout the booking process. Highly recommended and we would definitely return.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Dartford Kent

Owners reply
Hello the Slater family - many thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you had a great time at our villa and managed to see "Fred" the alligator. (We've no idea how or why he got that name!). Hopefully we can welcome you back if you return to Florida. Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley.
oustanding

Absolutely stunning villa in the shire at west haven.we have just returned from our holiday & can not express how fantastic our hoilday has been all thanks to our stay at this lovley home ecxellent location. And the stunning views of the Lake & conservation areas to the back are fabulous. This is the perfect villa to stay at whether you are visiting the parks or just want to relax and calm you're inner spirt. Our family has been visiting orlando for 20 years. And have to say this has been one of our best trip ever all thanks to our stay here at st andrews vila. I would like to thank clive & shirley for letting us stay in there beautiful home in orlando. We can not wait to get back next year.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ayrshire scotland

Owners reply
Hello everyone in the McLaughlan Clan and welcome back from Orlando! Many thanks for your kind comments, it's great to know you had a fab holiday and enjoyed your stay at our Florida home. It was good to hear that Ivan & Christine were a great help, and we're pleased that you managed to get a couple of sitings of the alligator! We hope you can visit again next year, it would be great to welcome you back. Best Wishes, Clive & Shirley.
St Andrews, The Shire, Westhaven

Loved this villa, from the moment we walked in, it had the WOW factor. It was presented beautifully, is in a superb location. Within 20 minutes of the parks but you ere able to return to the peace and quiet when you wanted to relax. This villa is not overlooked with lovely views over the water where we had great fun spotting the alligator!! Would definately return here and would recommend to anyone.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Derbyshire & London

Owners reply
Hello SSLB&P! many thanks for your kind comments, we're glad you had a great time at St Andrews and managed to get a sight of "Fred" our resident alligator. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the future. best wishes, Shirley & Clive.
A Lovely Home

Hello Shirley, thank you so much for letting us use your lovely home! We had an amazing time, too short really! The pictures on your website do not do the villa justice at all! It's beautiful and so convenient. It's literally close to everything! We'll definitely be back! Sooner rather than ater.....if you'll have us again!!! Thanks again for everything! Sandrine.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Kent

Beautiful villa with a wonderful view!

A wonderful villa with views of the lake. The perfect base to explore Florida we spent several days by the pool enjoying the Florida sunshine. Ivan was very helpful and met us on ourfirst day to introduce himself and Shirley and Clive could not have been more helpful. The villa had everything we could need and more. The games room was great for the couple of hours of rain. Looking forward to going back again soon.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Southampton, England

Owners reply
Hello Sara and Andrew, good to hear that you had such a good time and many thanks for your kind comments. Very pleased that Ivan was able to help you out - he's a great property manager and we're very lucky to have him around to be able to sort out any little problems and help our guests enjoy their stay. Hope to see you back again next year! best regards, Shirley & Clive.
An amazing time

Thanks very much for the all the info you gave us for our trip to Florida. It was most useful. We have had an amazing time. The villa was fantastic and in a great location (only minor niggle was the pool fan/pump noise). Ivan was very kind in loaning us his Sat Nav which we would literally have been lost without. Was a bit of a shock to come back to frosty weather though. Hope to be able to return in the future.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hampshire

Owners reply
Hi there - many thanks for the kind comments, we would certainly like to be able to welcome you back to the villa sometime in the future. I'm glad Ivan managed to sort something out with the sat nav - unfortunately the unit we normally have disappeared, I think some previous guests must have forgotten to remove it from their hire car before going back to the airport. Best wishes for Xmas & the New Year.
Great Villa, Great Location

Our holiday was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed being based at ‘St Andrews’ again, as it is such a great Villa and ‘The Shire’ is such a great location. Hopefully we can rent it again sometime in the future - so thanks again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , South Lanarkshire

Excellent villa - Couldn't have asked for more!

Excellent villa. There were 6 of us and there was more space than we could ever ask for. The photos don't do it justice and they made it look amazing. We've stayed in many villas in the Orlando area over the years and this was by far the best. It provided everything we could have asked for and more. Pool was great for the kids as was the games room. Ivan (property manager) was there within the hour to solve the only issue we had when the smoke alarms started beeping. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone looking for somewhere in the area. Location was great too - only a couple of minutes from I4. Hope to return someday. Thanks for everything. The Turnbull family

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Newcastle, UK

Owners reply
Hello the Turnbull family! Many thanks for your kind comments, we're glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed staying at our villa. We're very lucky to have Ivan as our property manager, it makes a big diffference having someone you can rely on to look after our guests and help them out with any problems that may occur. Best wishes to you all and we look forward to being able to welcome you back to our villa in the future. Clive & Shirley Anderson.
A fantastic place to stay

We have been to Florida a number of times now and had thought we'd stayed in some great places until we stayed at your villa. What a fantastic place. Great views, big big house, very clean, Ivan was great with helping us with any problems we had. It was just an all round fantastic place to stay and I will definitely be returning here in the future. Thank you for letting us stay.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cornwall, England

Owners reply
Hello Simpson & Thompson Family, many thanks for the kind comments. we're so pleased that you liked the villa and had a good holiday and we'd love to welcome you back to our home in the future. We're very lucky to have Ivan looking after our villa - he's a great property manager and always looks after our guests and keeps our villa clean and tidy.
A Wonderful Holiday

Hi Clive, thanks for the champange that was a lovely thought. The villa was absolutely beautiful, we loved it. The location was perfect and a bonus we saw a gator in the lake and a turtle. The villa was very clean and tidy and it was a wonderful holiday. Second week rained during day a lot but did not spoil it. Thanks again for a great celebration.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Weston Super Mare

A beautiful Villa

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful villa. The children were ever so surprised on the morning of departure to find Nanna and Granddad in the airport taxi. We all had a wonderful time and the six year old, learned to swim in your pool, something he will remember forever. Funnily enough, his Brother learned to swim in Florida, in a villa’s swimming pool four years ago when he was six! There were no problems at all at the villa, we had to call Christine once to acquire a vacuum cleaner as we couldn’t find one, apparently Ivan had left it in another villa but that was soon sorted out and on the last day, we got ourselves locked out! Other than that everything was perfect!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Liverpool

Great villa, fantastic location

Just to let you know we had a great stay in your villa,fantastic location enjoyed the wetland to the back.Spotted the aligator loads of times which was fun, games room was well used on occassions when the weather wasn't great. We would definately book your villa on future trips,thanks again Clive for letting us stay in your villa and making the process effortless. Regards, Steven. p.s. enjoyed the personal touches in your villa with photos of both yourself and Shirley and your dogs.I bet you miss them loads when your away.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Stirling, Scotland

Owners reply
Hi Steven, we're glad you all had a good time despite the weather! Many thanks for your kind comments, it would be good to welcome you back to the villa in the future. We do miss the dogs and would love to be able to take them over with us but apart from the cost there's a bit too much risk of them becoming another meal for the Alligator! best regards, Clive & Shirley.
fantastic villa

We have visited florida for the past 20 years and stayed in villas in many different locations but this villa was one of the best. It is in a great location and well furnished and equipped by the owners. We would highly recommend this villa and hope to be back again later on in the year.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Glasgow

Owners reply
Hello the Keenan family. Many thanks for your kind comments, we're pleased that you enjoyed the villa and had a great holiday. We're very lucky to have Key Enterprises (Ivan & Christine) looking after our villa - they always look after our guests and make sure everything is clean and well maintained. We'd love to welcome you back to our villa during one of your future trips to Florida. best regards, Clive & Shirley.
Your house is beautiful.

Wow! Absolutely fantastic villa (loved the spa baths!) - we'll be back next year!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Kilwinning, Scotland

Owners reply
Thank you for your kind comments William, we're glad you had a great Florida holiday and look forward to welcoming you back to St Andrews next year!
Beautiful 5 star villa

What a beautiful villa. The furnishing was of an excellent standard. We have visited Florida for past 7 years and we thoroughly enjoyed this villa the most. It is definitely a 5 star quality rating and we would highly recommend this home to anyone who wants to stay in an luxury villa. The outlook is tranquil and you are not overlooked to the rear by other villas. My children loved the pool and my husband enjoyed the games room. This master bedroom has a superb view and it was lovely just sitting and relaxing whilst enjoying a glass of wine on the veranda. My highlights was everything about the villa and we did not want to come home. We are hoping to re book again next year. The Management Company was fantastic and a special thank you too Ivan and Christine for ensuring that we had an amazing holiday and nothing was too much trouble for them. We highly recommend this villa and you will not be disappointed.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, UK.

Owners reply
Hi Debby & Mark, many thanks for your kind comments. We're glad you had a great time and sorry that the villa wasn't available for your most recent visit. We're very lucky to have Ivan & Christine looking after our villa, and our guests, and I'll pass your comments on to them - I know they'll appreciate them. Hopefully we can welcome you back again next year. Best Regards, Shirley & Clive.
We love this villa!

What a fantastic home you have! The kids loved the pool and the hedging makes it so private. It was great to sit and relax on the balcony watching the sun set and the wildlife - binoculars in one hand, glass of wine in the other!! The clubhouse and the large communal pool were great too but we didn't have enough energy to use the tennis courts!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Melbourne, Australia

Your house is beautiful.

I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed our holiday in Florida, staying in your villa made it perfect. Huge compliments come from us all, your house is beautiful. It was an ideal size and in a great location. We felt especially reassured by its safety regarding the pool with us having 2 young children with us. Thank goodness for the gate, we would never have got them out the pool, they loved it! Thank you also for the groceries that were left for us. It saved us a supermarket trip after a very long day travelling. master suite to be very uncomfortable. I have left very positive feedback in the guestbook and your villa would definitely be my first choice of accommodation on our next trip to Florida.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ayr, Scotland

Absolutely fantastic villa

Just wanted to say, we absolutely love your villa - we have been coming out to Florida since 2002 (every year) & you always wonder what your going to get in villa terms - I can honestly say your villa is the best we've stayed in ...... absolutely fantastic ......We met Ivan, your property manager, and he seems to be a really nice guy, nothing seems to be too much trouble. We've already started thinking about next year - What's the availability like for next August for your villa!!!!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Stockton on Tees

Beautiful house, amazing holiday

Just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed staying in your beautiful house in Florida. We had an amazing holiday. Each day was packed with activities and it was so lovely to return to such perfect accommodation. Ivan was very friendly and helpful too!! We were lucky with the weather, only caught in showers one day. Most of the rain was during the night!! We also spent a much needed 4 night rest at the Harrington House Hotel on Anna Maria Island on the Gulf coast, and can also really recommend that for anyone looking for a contrast to the theme park experience! Thank you for all your help and advice before we went away too, it was much appreciated. I will definitely be recommending your villa to others!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Chandler's Ford, Hampshire

Thanks

Just to say we had a brilliant time and thought your villa was lovely, and thanks for the very generous welcome pack which was very much appreciated.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Verwood, Dorset

A great place to stay

A 5 star luxury villa with great views in a wonderful location. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and the pool and spa were really great and got the sun all day long.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hedge End, Hampshire

The best villa we've stayed in

Our holiday was great and your villa was the best we have stayed in whilst in Florida. The welcome pack was very nice to have when we arrived and Ivan was particularly helpful. We will definitely be recommending your villa to our friends. The location of your villa was excellent for the I4, just down the road past the Champions gate shopping area (avoiding the dozens of traffic lights on the US192 which was a welcome change). Thanks again and we look forward to staying in your villa again sometime.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Eastleigh, UK

A very special place

Lovely villa, great location - couldn't ask for more. This villa exceeded our expectations and the location makes it very special. Ivan and Christine were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. We were sad to leave but hopefully we'll be back soon and maybe next time we'll get to see that big aligator!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Ayrshire, Scotland

Owners reply
Hello the Wrights! sorry you didn't see the alligator this time - he can be very shy! Nice to hear you had a great time and thanks for leaving a review for us. We're very lucky to have Ivan and Christine (Key Enterprises) as our property managers - they look after our villa well and make sure it's always clean and tidy and very welcoming for our guests and they're always on hand for advice and help.
A truly special home

We had the most fantastic time in your villa. Your home is truly special and we so enjoyed the beautiful peaceful views out to the lake, coupled with the immaculate, spacious, brightness of St Andrews. (Your villa has the best location! with the lake) Everything was perfect!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Hampshire, UK

A wonderful villa in a great location

We enjoyed our stay, lovely house, great pool, will come back soon.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , London

We'll be back!

We enjoyed our spring break and loved your home. We will definitely return.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Baytown, Texas

Thank You

Thank you for providing such a lovely warm homely house….. We enjoyed every minute.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Isle of Wight, UK

Great pool!

The villa was exquisite, just what I needed after 6 ½ month tour in Afghanistan. Loved the pool especially. Cheers!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Cumbria, England

Fabulous Home

Had fantastic holiday. Fabulous home, could not have asked for anything else, great location to visit all the parks, definitely re-visit this particular villa.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: ,  Wirral, UK

Great Vacation

Our vacation was spectacular! What a beautiful villa and so much more than we expected. Hope to be back next year.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Bensalem, PA, USA

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Great holiday again in your fabulous villa

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful villa again, this time with our daughter and grand kids. We had a wonderful time and even saw Freddie the alligator swimming in the lake. Everything was great at the villa and thanks to Ivan who was there when we needed him. We can only echo what everyone else says about the villa, yourselves, Ivan and Christine just perfect. Already looking forward to our return in April 2019. Thank you again. Trish, Mark, Rae, Trey and Tahnee x

Date of stay: October 2017    Reviewer name: Sessions Family, Northamptonshire, England

Owners reply
Hi Trish, thanks for taking the time to post this review of your latest stay at St Andrews - great to hear that Fred put in an appearance at last! Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2019! best regards, Shirley & Clive.