My family and I visited Central Florida for a family vacation and some MUCH NEEDED rest. We made the decision to do a villa rental in Indian Creek through Home Away. It was about 15 minutes from the Disney Theme parks and literally 3-5 minutes from the villa we rented last fall. I honestly didn’t even notice when booking, but it was a plus that we were familiar with the area.
In addition to the accommodation availability, what sold me when picking the villa rental was the decor in each of the rooms. The accent walls, wall art, mirrors and lamps gave me so many ideas for redecorating my own apartment. With an exception of some pots and serving bowls, it came fully equipped with everything we needed; all we had to bring were ourselves, clothes, food and basic essentials for the week This specific villa rental was recently renovated and we received an additional 15% discount the total price. When sending inquiries, the management team was very responsive to our questions and booking was completed within two business days.
Because our party was so large, we opted to go grocery shopping at the local Publix and Walmart stores and cook rather than going out to eat. With three picky eaters and a toddler, it just made more sense to us. In addition to a breakfast nook, there was a main dining table, two stools by the elevated counter and outdoor seating by the pool; more than enough space for all of us to eat.
All 5 bedrooms were on one level. The villa featured two master bedrooms with king sized beds, a queen sized bedroom with pack and playpen, a character themed bedroom with two twin sized beds and bedroom with a full and twin sized beds. The garage was converted to a game room with a ping pong table that can be lifted to become a pool or air hockey table.
The best part of the house for me was the private pool. I pretty much was inside everyday, sometimes 2-3 times a day. The management team informed us there was no pool heat available during the months of May-October due to regular outside temperatures being so hot. The section that would normally be the hot tub area, was referred to the ‘spa and kiddie pool’. My nephews loved it and requested ‘the bubbles’ each time they entered. A plus was a gate separating the pool and seating areas, providing safety for kids falling in unexpectedly.
Check out my video showing the house below:
Have you ever used an apartment or villa rental service in or out of the US? What was your experience?