At Villa By The Castle, we try to make the villa the best place to stay in the Disney area. We strive to make the entire reservation process smooth and stress-free from the moment you first contact us to the day after your stay.
THAT IS OUR FOCUS
Below are all the great things that past guests have said about Villa By The Castle in their reviews. As you’re considering your choices a Lake Naomi getaway, please take a look at what our past guest’s have had to say about their experience.
We look forward to having you stay, and sharing your experience with future guests as well. 🙂
Villa By The Castle has an average of 5 out of 5 Stars from 103 guest reviews
ALL expectations met!
"AMAZING multi family get away!! Kids ages ranged from 8mo-9years. Everything and anything possibly needed. Great location beautiful resort! Noticed this Villas lanai was the best one around us! Steve and Sandy couldn’t have been better with communication! Their welcome package was so thoughtful. We will definitely be back next year!!!"
Fantastic large family home & pool in the right location minutes to Disney & amenities
"Our family had a fabulous reunion at Villa by the Castle. With 6 adults and 4 children we needed a large space that was fully equipped. This property had it all. The owners Steve and Sandy had excellent communication from first contact to check out which was very reasuring. There was a large welcome package waiting for us at check in so we didn’t have to rush to the store for essentials. Cleaning supplies, laundry and dish detergent was added bonuses. The house itself was clean and comfortable. Beds were comfortable with extra linens and lots of towels for the pool. The salt water pool was warm and the hot tub was a great hit with everyone. I appreciated that there was no extra charge for the pool heat. We spent hours in it every day. Two of our kids learnt to swim during our stay. Within a short walk, was the community pool with water slides for the kids, also a huge hit. The games room in the house was used by all with air hockey being the favourite. Although the we didn’t use much of it, there was lots of equipment for babies and young children. The stroller was very handy during our days at Disney. We cooked most of our meals so the extremely well equipped kitchen was greatly appreciated. There are lots of dishes, glasses, pots, pans & cooking equipment. We even made 3 birthday cakes using the equipment on hand. The house is just a few miles from Disney and we were even provided with a shortcut to the front gate. LEGO land was only 35 minutes away and was loved by all. Walmart is really close and all other major chains are nearby as are a variety of restaurants if you want to eat out. We stayed 12 days and we still didn’t do everything we wanted to do. I highly recommend Villa by the Castle; it is a great value and is the best equipped rental home I have ever stayed in. It provided a wonderful home base for our families and we hope to return again. ChrisB and family "
Beautiful! Clean! Felt so at home!
"The six of us just loved this lovely, roomy home and hope to go back in the future! It had everything we needed for eleven days of fun and relaxation! The pool and hot tub were amazing and refreshing, we all loved it. Thank you Steve and Sandy for allowing us to rent your wonderful home! Also stores were close and restaurants as well. Barbecue was nice and grilled a few times."
Clean, convenient, spacious
"15 minutes to Disney. Pool and grill were great to use. Plenty of space for all 7 of us. Kids loved the game room. Rooms were big and came with all the supplies needed for our infant."
We can’t wait to rent again! Perfect for a Disney vacation!
"The house was great, it had SO much stuff - I over packed (having 3 little boys I wanted to be prepared) and the house was incredible. The owners were amazing to work with and so attentive the entire time. We had an issue with a crib mattress not being in the house - someone previous must have damaged or removed it from the house - and they immediately ordered us a new one and offered to rent us a crib until the mattress arrived. We arrived to some grocery essentials to get us started, soap and shampoo starters... they also provided garbage bags, dishwasher and laundry detergent - a lot of little things other homes do not provide. The beds were comfortable too!"
"This large home was extremely comfortable for our group of 10 adults and a 4 month baby. Lots of baby equipment was available (we did have to clean stroller...only item we planned to use). Everything listed was available and then some. The kitchen was well outfitted to do plenty of home cooking as well as baking! The way everything was labeled made it super easy to put items back in their place. If you are looking for a great layout, plenty of space, great location and so many thoughtful touches all at a decent price, this is the one. The owners are very responsive. This worked perfectly for us. I always read reviews before booking, so it's very important that what is written is accurate. Would I stay here again? Absolutely!! Any negatives? Well, if you are looking for posh and super up-to-date, this may not be what you want. There are some updating issues (suggestions: carpet replaced, re-grout showers, kitchen counter needs to be replaced) that could be addressed, but once again, this is very worth it!! I would give it 5*"
Excellent, clean, huge, great location, great owner response
"We rented this property for 10 total, 7 adults and 3 kids age 2,4 & 6. Had a first floor bedroom and full bath for great grandma! Large kitchen, well stocked with everything you would need and completely labeled! Large washer/dryer, plenty of pool towels and bath towels, baby gear which came in handy at the parks. Kids really enjoyed the community pool and snack shack (great prices too). Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling with a large group. Kids used the pool and hot tub every day. Kids and adults also used and enjoyed the large game room daily. Had a door lock issue and had immediate response from owners and fixed same day! Thanks Steve and Sandy"
we found more than expected....
"charming house, amazing to live, plenty of space, nothing is missing and we easily find ourself at home. everybody enjoyed, and kids just loved the xbox, and parents the billiard room. do not hesitate !! i think we found the best..."
Clean, comfortable house in a great location
"Our family of 11 had a wonderful week in Florida - great rental! The house is very close to Disney and Universal and many other shopping areas and restaurants. It was extremely clean and comfortable and had the most stocked and organized kitchen we've ever seen in a rental home! Steve and Sandy were great - they left a welcome gift for us for our Friday night arrival and were extremely responsive checking in with us throughout our stay as questions came up. The kids loved the pool and hot tub right out back and there's a large pool area with water slide that was a 5-minute walk away. They also made good use of the game room and gaming systems in the house during down time. If we ever needed a space for a large group again, we'd love to make another trip and stay here."
It’s better than a fine hotel.
"We just returned from a week stay at this beautiful house. We had three families together. It was the first time our granddaughters have been to Disney and to see their beautiful eyes light up was just magical. I would highly recommended this vacation home. It has everything you could ask for. Steve and Sandy are wonderful. When you had a question or a concern they got right back to you and fixed the problem. We loved the welcome package when we got there. Everything was perfect and well maintained. All the baby equipment was so useful. We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub. We will be looking to rent this house again for our next vacation to Disney. Thank you again The Foster and Lettic Family"
Easy, fun, and hassle-free vacation
"We just returned from 8 days at this property. We had a great experience with both the house and the owners. We found the property very clean, well-stocked with essentials, and organized. Steve and Sandy provide a fantastic welcome package that includes some cold drinks, snacks, and adult beverages, which were welcomed after traveling with 4 children! The kitchen has absolutely every tool you can think of and everything is meticulously labeled so you know where to put it back. They also supply basics like trash bags, laundry detergent, dish detergent, salt/peppper -- things that you don't want to have to buy, especially for a short trip. And they have a ton of baby equipment that's in really good shape -- we used their jogging stroller all week and the bedrails they provide for the twin beds. The furniture is comfortable, clean, and attractive. We spent a lot of evenings exhausted on the couches watching movies and there was plenty of room for our group of 8. Steve and Sandy are also highly responsive. We had an issue with the grill malfunctioning while we were there and someone was out to check it (on a Sunday I believe) within an hour and a new grill delivered a day and a half later. It was seriously impressive. They make everything very easy for guests, with a very detailed guest manual, including menus for local restaurants that can get through the long Windsor Hills gate line without having to check in with the guard. We wouldn't hesitate to rent from Steve and Sandy again. You really can't go wrong with this house."
Great Home for Multiple Families
"All three families enjoyed our week-long stay at Villa By the Castle. The home had every amenity possible, including everything we needed to accommodate our 2 year-old grandsons. We also took advantage of the community playground and pool. A new section of the community pool opened during our stay, which includes new water slides and a splash zone. We would definitely come again the next time that we visit WDW and recommend that others should stay here."
Best place to stay near Disney
"Great place with all the amenities and even more (strollers, darts, air hockey, netflix, pool games, etc.). We had great service from Steve and Sandy. The place is very well located for the proximity to Disney. A big house with a nice pool. When we had questions, Steve and Sandy responded very quickly. We were 3 friend families and we had a lot of room inside the house. Only downside, only one fridge, we were a little limited;). Thank you for everything again. André Marcoux Québec"
"Beautiful place for a family to have a great time. the owners contact and keep you informed at every step of the process. Want to stay here next year again."
I'll be back!
"Fantastic house. Great area. Clean and well maintained. Steve and Sandy responded very quickly to any and all questions. Will come again!"
Wonderful family trip!!
"This trip was 3 years in the planning and involved the joining of families from Scotland, Australia, and the US - we had high expectations for this long awaited trip and they were far exceeded!! The house was a perfect fit, it had everything we needed and the pool provided constant fun for everyone (especially the kiddos!). As a parent of a 4 and 2 yr old, I loved how well supplied the house was for them (crib for 2yr old, strollers for the parks, pool toys, etc) and for entertaining/dining for our 3 families there was everything we could possibly need. We also loved the clubhouse pool and the close proximity to the Disney parks - only a couple miles away which was great! We all had such a wonderful time that we are already talking about trying to plan another trip! I also have to say that Steve and Sandy were amazing with their correspondence, so kind and always promptly getting back to me with my questions. They also left a very thoughtful "welcome" package for us when we arrived with some food staples and wine 🙂 I can't say enough about our trip, you will not be disappointed if you stay here! Thank you Steve and Sandy!! "
Beautiful & Comfortable house for 4 families!
"We really enjoyed staying at this house this past week. The house was so clean, big, and comfortable. The house owners were so nice and they always wrote me back right away if I had any questions. They even sent us a welcome gift! I definitely want to come back to the house again in the future!"
Perfect for a multi-generation family vacation
"The villa was all we hoped it would be ... and more. Plenty of room for our family of 13, which included our adult kids and their toddler-to-adolescent age children. The kitchen was well-equipped, the kids really enjoyed the game room, and everyone loved the pool with hot tub. Steve and Sandy were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. They responded very promptly to every inquiry along the way, making our experience there worry-free. The "welcome package" we discovered upon arrival (with some very thoughtful items such as bread, milk, coffee, even a bottle of wine) was especially appreciated after a two-day road trip to Florida. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. I know we'll be back the next time we plan a family vacation to Orlando!"
SUPER CLEAN AND HOSPITABLE OWNERS
"The first thing my mom said when we arrived to the property was how CLEAN the place was! The owners were very thoughtful in providing all the amenities to make our stay as comfortable and fun as possible. There were more kitchen supplies than we expected and my brother's babies made good use of the baby gear. Our family of 11 (including babies) had so much fun at the pool playing basketball and volleyball games. I highly encourage families visiting Orlando/ Disney World to come stay here! You would not want to leave the place 🙂 "
Lovely home with a large open layout. Very tastefully decorated.
"Our extended family of 9 enjoyed our stay so much! The kids loved being able to swim at any time. This home has an open plan with 2 family rooms/sitting areas on the lower level. Nice appliances in kitchen and laundry. Fun games in the game room. Five bedrooms are upstairs and 1 queen bedroom is downstairs. The air conditioning worked great in all areas of the home. Owners were prompt with all communication. Windsor Hills is a great area and close to so many attractions."
Great House, Fully Stocked
"Our family had a wonderful time at Villa by the Castle. It's a beautiful house and everything was better than expected. Having enough supplies in the house for the first day was amazing and made it possible for us to jump right into our vacation; we had no need to run out and grab trash bags, laundry pods or dish detergent. The hosts even provided a lovely welcome gift that gave us something to cook up for breakfast the next morning. Everything was clean and clearly marked to make navigating the house (and all the electronics) very easy. It was the perfect place for our large family vacation. We were many adults and many children and we felt like we always had enough space to get some alone time when we needed it. We will definitely visit again!"
8 night stay, picture perfect week
"We absolutely enjoyed the spacious home, especially appreciated the pool, game room, outdoor dining table, kitchen, which we took advantage of all week long. Oh, and the location was perfect, 10 minutes or so drive into the parks and everything available right a short ride away on 192. We had 5 day park hopper passes and went Mon-Fri, next time we'll do 3 days and spend more time enjoying the house more."
The house was lovely!
"This totally fit the bill! We had a training at Disney and stayed here with a group of five women for work. It was nice to be able to go back to the house and unwind and to have room to relax. The pool and Jacuzzi were also a huge plus. "
Great, spacious house with fantastic owners!
"We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Steve and Sandy were wonderful to deal with! Any question or concern was dealt with quickly and to our satisfaction. Best equipped kitchen of any other house we've rented and topped off with a lovely, thoughtful welcome package."
Great house, fantastic location, super fun and very comfortable.
"This was the perfect house for our 3 families. Clean, smart and beautifully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. The location was excellent as it was extremely close to everything Disney so we could pop back to the house for a break and easily go back into the parks. We really enjoyed the warm swimming pool and hot-tub and it was hard to get the 4 children (and adults) out of the games room! The baby equipment was extremely useful in particular the stroller and high chair and all the children enjoyed the pool toys and basketball. The house made our holiday really special as it was such a comfortable and relaxing place to be and made visiting Disney very easy. Many thanks to Steve and Sandy for their excellent hospitality, lovely welcome pack and fantastic home."
Beautiful home, wonderful time, sad to leave!
"This home has everything you will need to have a great time with your family! Wonderful location and very well-kept property. Great amenities, ideal location, and we especially loved the clubhouse pool/waterslides, Park, and game room at the Villa! We would definitely stay here again!"
The house was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed.
"This was a guys golf vacation, we had 7 adults and we had plenty of room. The home was conveniently located near everything you need. The game room, the jacuzzi and the pool were a great addition. We definitely recommend this home and look forward to coming back."
Warm and inviting
"everything better than advertised! Not so perfect that you are afraid the kids might wreck something, but nice - warm and inviting. Amenities were perfect. Best family vacation ever! Thank you"
Truly Wonderful Property!!
"This is a really really nice place for anyone with a large family or group. Amenities are fantastic. House is super spacious and just a pleasure to stay in. Highly recommend it for anyone staying in the Orlando area!!"
Perfect fit for our family
"The house was the perfect fit for our family vacation. The amenities were great, the location was perfect for us to go to Disney and it was close to stores, etc. We can't wait to come back and use the new water slide that they are putting in. Thank you Andrea Knutson"
"Loved the house, plenty of room, beds were comfortable and the kids were so busy I barely knew they were there. Had a wonderful time. Couldn't be any closer to the park without being part of Disney. Thank you for sharing you place with us. Wouldn't stay anywhere else."
This home had everything except park passes
"This vacation home more than exceeded our expectations. It was very clean, very comfortable and extremely family friendly. As was immediately evident from the thoughtful welcome package, the owners pay attention to the details and this home had everything our family of eight needed to make our stay truly enjoyable. The kids loved the heated pool and game room. I loved the fact there was plenty of space for all, including four, nice bathrooms. Grocery stores and restaurants are very close to the property and we were within 10 minutes of all the Disney Parks. I can highly recommend this vacation home and would absolutely stay there again. "
The perfect house for 4 families. Had everything we needed.
"You won't regret staying here. This home had everything you could need, besides the fact, the owners were very accommodating and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome (welcome starter kit and food package). We would highly recommend this home for your Disney vacation (very close)."
What a great home!
"Could not have been more pleased! The house made our trip more enjoyable. Super clean unlike most rental homes we've stayed at."
We really enjoyed our stay the house was great
"The property was wonderful very clean"
Amazing home...super close to Walt Disney World.
"My family of 12 stayed here the week before Christmas. Steve and Sandy had the home arranged perfectly and they even had a kind surprise waiting on us. Check in was very easy. The home was impeccable. Our kids loved the pool. Checkout was also flawless (no crazy cleaning list to complete when you’re exhausted from a week at the parks)! When we visit WDW again, we’ll definitely be sure to plan enough in advance to reserve this home again. Thank you for being a part of our wonderful week."
"We arrived to discover the fridge thoughtfully stocked with milk, orange juice, beer, bottled water, a carton of eggs, a package of bacon and other sundries. There was also a bag of fresh ground coffee, a loaf of bread, a box of cereal and a welcoming bottle of wine on the counter. We've rented a lot of houses, but have never before been greeted with such generous hospitality. A family could arrive late and not have to immediately run to the grocery store for breakfast foods. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfortable and the pool heated (it was 50 degrees outside). Adults and kids LOVED the air hockey and pool tables. We also really appreciated the heavy duty stroller which we served us well at Magic Kingdom. The book of instructions covered everything we needed to know. Our only improvement suggestion is to provide more paper goods. We ran short of paper towels, Kleenex and toilet tissue. Kudos to Sandy and Steve for making our home away from home so very homey! Thank you!"
"Great house, helpful owners! Great experience!"
Wouldn't stay any other place!
"This house was perfect! We had multiple families with us for vacation. Everyone had their own room and bathroom. It made our stay more enjoyable than if we would of had to share hotel rooms. The hospitality here is unbeatable. We can't wait to come back again. It is conveniently located to Disney World, grocery stores, and great places to eat. Highly recommend!!!"
This is THEE house to stay!! So close to Disney!!
"This home could not have been more comfortable and cozy. We had everything we needed for 2 families staying together. The layout was perfect and we had all the amenities we needed and wanted. The beds were comfy and the use of house towels and linens really made it simple. The kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy a home cooked thanksgiving day dinner. The 7+ of us actually fit on the family room sectional for movie night (Swiss Family Robinson) which included popcorn. The pool and hot tub just made this home even better. Long days at Disney, the hot tub was a great way to relax and soothe sore feet. Sandy and Steve even checked in on us, which was very hospitable. We will absolutely come back to this house for our next family trip! Thank you!!"
Perfect House !!!
"My 3rd time staying in Windsor Hills and we love it. This house was largest we have stayed in and it worked perfect. The pool, spa, and game room were awesome. We had 3 families of 4 and the set up works great. Plenty of room and plenty of amenities. The proximity of the house to the main clubhouse is great too. Steve and Sandy are great owners and really make sure their guests have what they need. The house was better than expected. Thank you will stay again for sure.."
Beautiful home, perfect location, owners met all
"Home was perfectly located in Windsor Hills, short walk to community pool and playground. Short drive to Disney parks, many restaurants and supermarket. Home was clean and beautiful, accomodated our family of 10 adults 3 children and 2 children under age 2. Owners provided excellent customer service, perfect home for our vacation."
Great family get together spot
"This house allowed us to enjoy each others company, yet have enough room to have quiet time. Everyone loved the pool and hot tub, whether it was early in the morning or later after a day at Disney. There were plenty of bedrooms and baths so we all had our own space. The location was great so we were not spending a lot of time getting to and from the attractions. The weather was even good so what more could we ask."
Perfect accommodations and ideal location
"Safe, conveniently located from Disney and universal. Clean, spacious and great lay-out for two families of six each. Enjoyed private pool/hot tub and also the community pool. Owners were quick to respond to inquiries."
Our stay at this home
"We had no issues , house was very cleaned and more than enough room for 4 adults and 2 children . A safe place to stay while on 1.5 miles from Disneyworld ."
Everything you need and great location!
"This is a beautiful home with everything you need to have a great vacation! The location is great and the pool was so much fun after a long Florida day. The pool at the clubhouse is so close and everyone there is so friendly. The homeowners kept in touch throughout our stay and we will be back for sure!!!!"
the devennie family's stay at villa by the castle daulby street
"it was a very pleasant 2 weeks in florida the weather was great and the villa was absolutely superb we couldn't have asked for better also the cooperation and understanding from steph and steve was unbeatable all in all a wonderful time was had by all if i was coming back to florida i would certainly come back to steph and steve's and reccommend them and their villa to anyone all the best to them and our warmest thanks ronnie devennie and family"
Second stay and the house was as fantastic as the first. Look forward to returning in the future.
"Looked after our every need."
Wonderful house for family vacation
"This house has everything you can ask for. Kids love the decor and all the games in the game room. Adults love the T.V entertainment with all the Netflix movies. We all enjoyed the heated pool. Definitely recommended to all my friends and family. It is so close to all the park attraction. The owner is very nice and response our request within minutes. We have total 11 people stayed in this house and feel so spacious. Overall we love this house and looking forward to stay again next time."
"Villa by the Castle is a beautiful home! Very spacious, it has all the amenities you could want. Steve and Sandy will usually reply to your emails within 15 minutes. The house is so close to all the parks! We had a great family vacation and can't wait to do it again!"
Beautiful property in ideal location!
"From checkin to checkout very well organized and hassle free. Quick response to inquiries. Extremely thoughtful owners that go over and above."
"Stayed here for three weeks and it was just fantastic there were eight of us and we had plenty of room don't think we even used the downstairs bedroom. The Villa had everything we could possible want and there were no hidden charges for anything. Pool and hot tub were well used and was an excellent addition to the Villa. The games room came in handy during the rain storms. The Villa's location in Windsor Hills was great as it was close to everything we wanted to visit, all the Disney Parks and lovely restaurants.We would have no hesitation in recommended this Villa and look forward to returning in a few years time. "
The house is cozy and comfortable! Felt like home.
"We arrived to the most wonderful welcome package! There were a couple of issues right off the bat, but Steve and Sandybtiok care of it immediately. The kitchen is fully stocked, the pool towels are soft and thick and the pool itself is so warm!! We loved the big, modern TVs in each room and the perfect location so close to the club house. This was our fifth year at Windsor Hills and by far our favorite house!"
Great place for staying near parks and having worry free vacation with family
"Very well maintained, spacious and has everything big family needs, owners are super responsive. We all loved it!!! Will consider booking againg during next visit."
"The house was beautiful and had plenty of room for all ten of my family members. The owners were wonderful and responded very quickly to all of my questions. I really don't think that anything could have gone better. The owners Steve and Sandy even sent a little welcome delivery of groceries. I would highly recommend renting this house. Thank you for helping us make this a wonderful trip and some really great memories."
Wonderful villa and owners so helpful!
"The villa was well equipped and clean and the owners are quick to help with any questions and resolve any issues. Will definitely stay again!"
Very clean, great location to the pool and basketball courts, very nicely appointed and well stocked
"A great house with fantastic owners who were very attentative. They had fresh flowers and a starter pack of milk, bacon eggs, bottle of wine etc. The home is very well maintained and even better than the photos. Big tv's in each room with gaming systems for the kids. Air conditioned game room with carpet- a plus. Nice outdoor furniture with great loungers. Fantastic like new grill with extra gas tank ready to use. Plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware and an awesome washer and dryer."
Clean, spacious with a lovely warm pool and hot tub.
"What a wonderful escape. Steve and Sandy thanks for a fabulous stay. The villa was clean. The pool was warm and the kitchen well stocked with a variety of cooking equipment. This was our second stay in the Windsor hills community and definitely our favourite! We hope to return again!"
Weekend Trip With Cheer Moms
"We had a great time in a lovely, well kept home. Thank you for thinking of everything!"
Very good and nice stay ! .
"We where a family of 11 , ( 7 kids from 1,5 year to 16 year) Everyone had a great time and the villa was perfekt for us. We Will be back ! Thanks to Steve and Sandy who are superhosts !"
Home away from home
"This was a wonderful experience. The home was better than we expected. I am already recommending this place to friends and family that will be going to Florida. The attention to detail in this home was excellent. The home is very guest orientated. Everything thing including instructions were laid out for the home. There was so much to do just in the home with out going outside. We were entertained the entire duration of our week stay. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will be renting this home again. A huge point to me was the excellent communication from the owners. I have rented other properties where you cannot get ahold of the owners for anything. That was not the case here. The owners left us a nice welcome package and checked in with us before, during our arrival, our stay, and departure to make sure all our needs were satisfied. 5 stars all the way. Thanks Steve and Sandy!!!"
Spacious and comfortable, very close to WDW
"We had a young family of 5(kids age's-1,3,5) 2 sets of grandparents and one aunt. Everyone has their own room and space. The house never felt crowded and had everything we could have needed. Baby monitor, crib, pack and play, extra strollers, trash bags, laundry detergent pods etc. It made our stay very comfortable. The owners are great and checked in to see if we had everything we needed. We will book this one again! Thanks!!"
The owners thought of everything! Very family friendly.
"Plenty of room for our active family of 10. Papa and Mimi had a bedroom on the main floor. The two sets of parents had the TWO master bedrooms and the cousins enjoyed the Mickey Mouse Bedroom and the flower bedroom. Each had their own twin bed! We used the pool And hot tub at least three times a day! This property also enjoys a resort style community pool with an awesome slide that the five year old was tall enough to use. This same five year old was glued to the x-box. The kitchen was fully stocked with utensils and dishes. There are even pool towels! We will recommend this property to our friends."
Superb Vacation Home
"A+++ in every regard. The house looks great in the photos, but it's even better in person. Nice high-end appliances, nice (and big) gas grill and everything you else you might want. Communication with the owners couldn't have been better. I highly recommend renting this home."
Home away from home!
"This home has all the comforts of home and then some. Spacious and beautifully decorated, yet kid friendly with game room and heated pool. Also, very close to the theme parks. Bonus, clubhouse with heated community pool, large slide and other activities (within walking distance). Owners were very easy to work with and responded almost immediately with answers to all of our concerns. Definitely will be returning and highly recommend this home."
Fantastic villa, very helpful owners. Have already rebooked!
"Loved our stay. The villa is well fitted out with TVs, consoles and gadgets. Owners were helpful and responsive to questions that we had. We have already rebooked to stay again in the summer."
Everyone Was Happy!
"Perfect house. If you are agonizing on selecting a property (like I was) then pick this one now. The owners, Steve and Sandy, have gone to great lengths to make sure guests have everything needed for a delightful stay. I mean everything. We had a group of 8 with ages between 82 and 17 and everyone was happy with all the house had to offer. I slept in the master bedroom and I slept like a rock (I track my sleep and I got way more deep sleep than normal!). Everyone was very comfortable with the beds. It was very nice that there were 2 bedrooms with King beds, which is hard to find. The pool was enjoyed by all. My daughter and I used the clubhouse pool only once but it was very nice too. The best thing is that we could go to Disney parks and come home and take a very comfortable break and then some could easily go back. We were really visiting to celebrate my nephew's graduate degree from Florida Tech and it will be a week that we will always remember. My wife missed this trip but I plan to bring her back and stay at this house again. Many thanks to Steve and Sandy for the great communication and thoughtfulness for making our stay a delight. --Joe Schenk"
"To summarize this stay in a word, "Perfect". Thank you, thank you, thank you for a very nice stay at your home. Grandpa and Granny didn't get to join us this trip however, us and our five children really enjoyed our stay. It could not have been better. Your home is huge and laid out perfectly. The billion bedrooms and zillion bathrooms were perfect (per our kids). The beds were very comfortable and all of the little extras were very much appreciated. We didn't even use 3 of the bedrooms/bathrooms! This house would have been roomy for double our group +! Even though the weather was perfect our children did not want to go to Disney, they wanted to stay at the house and swim! We utilized the stroller, again perfect! Laundry and dish soap, trash bags and towels galore! Not every rental supplies those little things but, those little extras really make the stay that much more enjoyable (not to mention the little food welcome pack). Again, just perfect! Keep doing what you are doing, it worked very well for us. Just minutes from Disney and we even made the 25 minute trip to Lego-Land one day. What a trip! Your house made it a fantastic one. We will never stay on Disney grounds again. See you next time! God bless you, Dan and Carmen"
"This was a wonderful way to spent Thanksgiving with my family. The environment was warm and friendly. The location was perfect and close to all of the amusement parks. My family enjoyed having a pool and hot tub at the house as well as a game room. It was a beautiful experience. We will be returning for another holiday."
Great alternative to staying in Disney
"We took a gamble, and it paid off. We had never stayed outside of Disney before. Now we will never go back to the cramped hotels, loud commotion and overpriced rooms. Our family of 4 had more room than we could handle (6 bedrooms!), which was great for relaxing and spreading out after long days at Disney. We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Windsor Hills. So much to offer and so little stress. Sandy and Steve were absolutely wonderful to deal with and helped us plan our trip well in advance and were always available via a quick email or phone call if needed. We enjoyed the pool off the back of the house, and actually never made it to the clubhouse and community pool/arcade...etc. until day 6 since we were more than satisfied just at home. I don't think we even made it into the game room because the kids never got out of the pool....... I highly recommend their home if you're looking for an option outside of Disney. So easy to get to all of the parks (and Sea World) from here, and tons of restaurant and entertainment options within just a few miles. Not a big deal to hit Disney for a few hours, come back and relax, and head back to Disney at night. We will definitely be back next time out to Disney. Thanks Sandy and Steve for a wonderful vacation."
Awesome Family Villa close to Disney
"We've been to Disney World many times but normally stay on the Disney grounds. Having our own Villa in a quiet location but so close to Disney was the perfect way to start and finish each day. It felt like home. Steve and Sandy were the best and replied to any question or need we had within minutes, both before and during our stay. We traveled with our son, his wife and their two children (4&6). We enjoyed the pool at the house and spent 2 days hanging around the community pool, which was very large and had a slide and concession stand, plus 5 days at different Disney parks. I enjoyed the days at the pool as much as the time at Disney World. The house was huge, there were plenty of games and videos to keep everyone entertained and we enjoyed playing pool and air hockey in the completely finished and air conditioned game room (garage). The house was fully furnished with plenty of dishes and cooking utensils, and they even had strollers. The welcome package was a nice touch too. Our 3 other kids and their families can't wait to come and stay at this Villa too. Awesome place and great owners who sincerely want you to have an exceptional vacation."
Best Family Vacation Ever!!
"This home is awesome! Steve & Sandy are awesome! My first family vacation, took the kids & grandkids and we had such a good time, Hurricane and all 🙂 I appreciated Steve & Sandy's quick responses, this made the planning portion of the trip less stressful. They had everything listed and ready for us. Not only before our trip but during, as they checked in on us when the news was full of the Hurricane weather and they advised us where to go for safety and had flashlights dropped off in the event of a power outage. They take care of their guests truly from beginning to end! Home was clean, spacious and close to all attractions. I hope I can come back again some day!! I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a home away from home for a family get away! Thank you Steve & Sandy for opening up your home to us."
Perfect spot for large family vacation!
"From the moment I sent an email inquiring about availability, to the time we checked out, Steve and Sandy were welcoming, responsive, and helpful. Their thorough instructions and preparations prior to check-in anticipated our every need. Their home was clean, welcoming, and perfectly accommodated our group of 11, including three boys, ages 2-10. The kids very much enjoyed the game room, pool, and the Mickey Mouse room, and there were bedroom/bathroom combination options that fit each of the adults' various needs. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to prepare meals at home--a great way to save! In addition to enjoying family time at the home, we were in town to visit the Disney and Universal parks. The Disney parks were a short 5-7 minute drive each morning, and the Universal parks were about 20 minutes away. Very convenient. And a Super Target is also only a short drive away; great for groceries and all those little things that a busy traveler with kiddos might forget to pack. We had a few questions during our stay, and Steve and Sandy consistently responded within an hour (or less) of my sending an email. Can't thank them enough for such a great experience, and for helping to make our trip one we'll always remember fondly. If we're ever back in Orlando for any length of time, Villa by the Castle will be at the top of our list."
Beautiful Home with all the amenities!
"The house is huge and so well equipped with everything you need for a vacation. It was very nicely decorated and very clean and well maintained. The location was great. Close to parks and shopping. Owners were quick to respond with any questions. We would definitely recommend the home and would stay again."
"A lovely home, spacious, very comfortable, and clean. Wonderful facilities, pool, spa, games room, BBQ, TVs in every room. We were a family of 14 and had lots of room to spread out. Thanks Steve and Sandy! Fred."
Beautiful Villa, Wonderful responsive owners
"We had a lovely experience during our stay at this Villa. We have rented many times via VRBO and this by far was the easiest, most enjoyable experience. Steve and Sandy were very responsive to any requests and quick to be of help if ever needed. The house is huge and has all the little extras included such as pool heat and grill use that a lot of other owners try and to nickel and dime you for... We even arrived to a welcome package including snacks and drinks to get us started at the house! It is unbelievably refreshing to have owners who value the customer experience like Steve and Sandy. The house was in great shape and had a gorgeous game room. The location is awesome within Windsor hills. We were a short walk from the main club house which was awesome for the kids. The check out process is by far the least complicated and stressful for the guest that we have experienced. This comes in very handy when you have an early flight and are trying to get out of the house at some ungodly hour with kids in tow. We could not offer a higher recommendation for this property and its owners! Looking forward to coming back next year!! Thank you for a fabulous stay!"
"The home was emaculate...The same as the photos showed. I received all information I needed to make my family vacation great. My children,grandchildren, and husband were happy and that is what I wanted Thanks "
Best vacation home in Florida
"We arrived on June 2 to a beautiful, well kept home. We have been renting homes every year for 17 years and this one had the most comfortable beds!!! After a long day of shopping or at the parks it's nice to have a comfortable bed to sleep in. They address any issues right away and resolve them. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your home. We will be renting again!"
Comfortable, spacious and secure villa
"Our family of 10 adults spent two weeks here in May. The location of the villa is very good for visiting the theme parks. There are a range of shops and restaurants a short drive away. Make sure you visit the Longhorn Steakhouse for an excellent meal. Security of the development is first class, with a 24/7 staffed gatehouse. The whole complex is immaculately maintained and the villa is very comfortable. Wifi is fast and reliable. The kitchen is well equipped with every possible item you will need for your stay. The pool is a good size and gets plenty of sun in the morning. The games room was a hit with a full sized pool table and foosball table. Excellent air conditioning and plenty of hot water for all four bathrooms. The owners, Steve and Sandy were easily contactable by email and sorted any queries promptly. This is the best villa we have stayed in and is well worth the rental price."
Great vacation home!!
"We loved our recent trip to Florida with family. Some flew in and some drove. We loved the nice and clean big house with lots of space for everyone to retreat to if they wanted. The pool was great and very well used for the 10 days we were there. We also liked the area and the closed gated community. The Club house was fun to visit, everyone was comfortable walking around the area. The little kids loved the playgrounds. It was also great that the house was equipped for small ones with buggies and other equipment that you didn't have to cart down with you. The welcome package was great and Steve & Sandy were great to work with. We would not hesitate to return if and when we get the chance. Thanks for everything."
Perfect Family Vacation!
"The house was absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay. This home is in a great location (5 mins away from Disney gates). The home was exactly as pictured and described with plenty of room for our family. We really enjoyed the game room after a long day at the parks. Thank you Steve and Sandy for sharing your home!!!! "
Great house especially for families.
"We really enjoyed our stay at this home. The owners were easy to work with and very thoughtful with the furnishings in their home. The private pool and hot tub was the highlight for us. As a bonus, this gated community has a great play area for children a nice community swimming pool with a water slide, and a workout facility. Thank you for a great stay Sandy and Steve! We hope to return."
Great house in a terrific location
"We were 6 guys on a golf trip to Florida in January and the house was great. It is in a great location to get to Orlando, Disney and the golf in the area. There are tons of restaurants nearby for those who don't want to cook. The house is the perfect size for 6 guys on a golf trip. It would be tight for 8 as two of the rooms with twin beds are not very big. The The kitchen/ eating/ living area was nice size as well. Not too big and not cramped. We did have some issues with the water as the hot water heater was not functioning properly and the pool/spa heater was out for most of the week. The owners were incredibly responsive and had technicians at the house every day to fix the problems. I would guess that house will not have a problem with the hot water and the pool/spa for a long time. I would definitely recommend the house to visitors to Disney and the area."
"Words can't describe our trip and stay at your marvelous home. All we could do is simply admire how nice this home away from home was!! From driving into Windsor Hills to the home and entering!!! We wasn't ready to leave!!!! My boys was saying I wish we had a home with all the bedrooms and baths!!! We will return to your home again next time. I'm keeping all of your contact information and sharing with friends and family !!! Thanks so much for allowing us that opportunity!!"
Perfect family home with a fantastic location for the kids
"Noel B. The house is exactly as described within the listing and it provided our family with everything it needed to make a wonderful vacation. The location within the complex is very convenient for children in that it is a 2 minute walk to the playground or the large shared pool/clubhouse. Steve and Sandy were extremely pleasant to deal with and helped with any questions we had. In terms of the house itself, beautiful and spacious. Very clean upon arrival, has everything you would need for small children (pack and plays, high chairs, night lights) and the layout itself is great for multiple families. The only downside to the home was that I had a hard time coming back to my own 40" TV after watching the 70" home here. Overall, excellent home and I would stay again in a second!"
A great house
"We could not have asked a better place to stay for our vacation. The house is well equipped with everything you need and more. The game room and pool was a great hit for the kids and adults. We had 10 people in the house and there was never a time we felt crowded. The resort is close to all parks and amenities. The owners are so accommodating and always very quick to response to our questions. I would definitely rent this villa again for our next trip! Thank you so much Steve and Sandy for your wonderful vacation home! "
"Property was great! Very close to Disney World as described. Clean, well equipped and owners were very accommodating for our early arrival. We grilled steaks on the gas grill the first night which was nice. The boys enjoyed the game room and clubhouse as well. Would definitely rent again. "
Great Time !!!
"House is huge. Is everything the website says and more. Close to 192 and Disney Parks. Had a great stay will book again."
Superb, spacious well-equipped villa
"Windsor Hills is a gated community with centralised facilities such as pool, sports facilities and club house. The villa is within easy access of many good eateries and travelling distance to Disney/Universal parks and Kissimee Old Town. The villa is spacious, very well-equipped and very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here spending lots of time in the pool, games room and having family time in the main living room. The males in the group really enjoyed the 70" TV and x-box. Would not hesitate to recommend to others."
"The house was perfect for us and had everything we needed for our stay. We had two families with a total of 4 adults and 8 kids. Everyone had a bed (and crib for the smallest) to sleep in. The kitchen had everything we required and more. It took us a while to figure out the pool/hot tub heating but with the help of the owner we had it running properly. The house was awesome and the location was in close proximity to the theme parks. The owners were always quick to respond to my emails/inquiries. I would recommend this house to anyone. "
Great for the Family
"We loved staying at Villa by the Castle. It provided so much space for us and was very clean. There were so many activities that our kids loved including the awesome game room and pool toys. The game systems in the bedrooms were also a big hit with the kids. We had an issue with the Wi-Fi, but the owner responded very quickly and guided us through some troubleshooting that took very little time. The ceiling fans were also really nice. The one on the back porch made early October weather very bearable, and the ones in the bedrooms provided a nice white noise to help us sleep."
Outstanding Week at Windsor Estates.
"Steve and Sandy: Thank you so much for offering your home. There were 9 of us on vacation and the house was perfect. It was large enough for us not to be on top of each other. Everyone had their own TV and Games in their bedrooms and your new game room was beautiful and lots of fun. The first day on vacation we stayed home and went to the big pool slide. We swam in the pool for hours and had a BBQ's on deck. The property was clean and maintained extremely well and fully stocked with every amenity you could possible need. The description of the property was exactly what we saw online and the furnishings in home were very comfortable. In fact, once we got home I text my son to see if he slept well in his own bed and he asked me to find out what was the brand name of your mattress because he wants one! We noticed our pool area was a little larger which was nice. The location of your property could not have been any better. We went to 5 parks all together. The three Disney Parks were a few miles away and Universal and SeaWorld were very close as well. That helps not to have to drive a long time after a long day. Next time we will do one less park because the kids just wanted to stay at the house! We have already recommended to my family and friends that they have to stay at your home! When we do this again we will definitely be staying with you! "
Amazing house in an amazing location
"Amazing house in an amazing location. 10/15 mins from Disney. The house is huge, clean and on a lovely development. Will recommend to anyone I know visiting Disney. Hosts were great and really accommodating. Really made our holiday special staying in such a great house."
The house is massive and very well equipped
"We visited from London on vacation and stayed in this wonderful house for 10 days. Overall, we had a really good experience. The house is massive and very well equipped. There are 6 bedrooms (including one downstairs), more bathrooms than I can remember, a really nice games room and a swimming pool/jacuzzi. The place was very clean and tidy when we arrived. The house is located within a secure development so you always feel very safe. And I must say that the owners are superb - always very responsive and helpful. There is a comprehensive book of house instructions and useful local area guide available on arrival. I would very much recommend this house to other families - there aren't many better than this. Also only 10 min drive from Disney and all major routes. Many thanks to Steve and Sandy for your kind hospitality."
"We loved the house 4 families grandparents, parents, and grandchildren. Had plenty of room, the kids loved the game room and the pool, and hot tub. Also great location for our trips to Disney parks. Loved it."
Top notch home!
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa By The Castle. The home was beautiful and well equipped. The pictures do not tell the full story. The Windsor Hills property was lovely and well maintained. The only recommendation I have is if there were more towels, clothes and sheets. We brought extras with us and just took advantage of the nice washer and dryer. The owners provided great customer service and were quick to respond to questions. We ventured out only a little to the outlets and Ripley's as we found just as much enjoyment at the pool, game room, movies, playground and the clubhouse. This vacation rental was worth the money!!!"
"Great place, can't think of anything that would make it any better!!! Location was great for Disney, but neighborhood was quiet and relaxing!! Home was beautiful, beds were very nice and it had everything we needed for our toddlers to teenagers! Would definitely recommend to anyone "
Excellent House and Location
"This house was a pure delight. It was very clean, the game room is air conditioned, TV's were excellent, and the customer service was excellent. The short cut the owners provided to Disney were excellent, and anytime I had a question, they responded instantly. There is no need for our family to look further, any time we come to Orlando, we now know where we will stay. This place was everything we wanted and the location was perfect!!!"
Perfect Home for the Perfect Vacation
"This home was everything described and more! We were a group of 9 (6 adults, 3 kids). The space and amenities really made everyone feel at home. Everything we needed and wanted was there for us. The kids were able to enjoy the new game room and pool (the adults did too). The huge TV was perfect for enjoying movies and the Stanley Cup Final! And anyone could sneak off to their own room for their own peace and quiet. This is a perfect location for Disney World and was close to shopping, other attractions and hot spots in the Orlando and Kissimmee areas. We would absolutely recommend this home and plan to return ourselves! A true home away from home!"
Great family vacation!
"This home was a great choice for our Florida vacation! We ( family of four - kids 3, 5) stayed for a week at the Villa by the Castle with friends (family of 5 - infant and two kids 3, 5). The layout was perfect, with enough bedrooms upstairs for everyone, plus an extra downstairs that the kids used as a "movie room" while the parents relaxed in the main livingroom/kitchen area. The best part of this house was the pool. The pool deck is large and there were lots of pool toys/floats for the kids to use. The outside fan worked really well and gave a nice breeze. The kids did not want to leave the pool to do anything all week, they had a blast playing together which made for a perfect relaxing vacation for the adults. We did venture out however, we used the castle playground, resort pool (kids loved the water slide and splash pad), and the resort shop for snacks. The resort location is also very close to Disney, Downtown Disney, shopping, outlets and restaurants. The weather called for thunderstorms everyday, which most days did happen but only in the late afternoon lasting only 20 mins- an hour. It was +30 degrees everyday and a wonderful break from our long Canadian winter. There were only a few small "bumps"...we didn't realize the propane for the BBQ was an extra charge (but only $35) and had to be ordered in advance. Once we called the management company it took a day to receive the tank. Use of the BBQ, however, was complimentary and that isn't the case with all rentals. Also the pool heater was not working properly, when we arrived it was too warm to swim in. This was fixed and the pool was perfect. Also, by the end of the week the pool needed to be cleaned (maybe an issue with the filter?). We called the management company and they showed up minutes later and we were able to use the pool later that day. Overall it was a great vacation home...very clean, updated and family friendly. The owners were a pleasure to work with during the reservation process and checked in with us several times during our trip. We would definitely recommend this home to family and friends. "
Our Family Vacation
"The property was very clean, spacious, warm and inviting and was able to accommodate our family. The Club House, Lagoon Pool and Market was so convenient and minutes away. We were so pleased that the cribs, high chairs, strollers, toys etc. were brand new and provided for our use. All the comforts of home, there to enjoy. The dishes, utensils, pots and pans were high quality which we put to good use making delicious meals. Our treasured family time will be remembered for years to come."
Beautiful, quiet, clean and relaxing!
"The house was exactly as shown and described. We loved having the pool and being literally 5-10 minutes away from Disney. The owners, Steve and Sandy, and the management company responded very fast to all inquiries and were a pleasure. We really felt like we were home. Many stores and restaurants were less than 10 minutes away. Google maps gave precise turn-by-turn directions. Loved every minute of our stay! Thank you Steve and Sandy! "
Amazing property and can't beat the location!
"First impression - the property is even nicer in person than the pictures online. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The home owners were very accommodating. We had an issue with the internet once and they got back to us within 5 minutes with a solution. We have 2 kids under 3 and the owners provided us with the use of 2 pack n plays, a high chair, a stroller, a baby monitor, an exersaucer and small wooden crib, which made packing and travelling much easier on us. My grandmother and her friend also stayed with us, so it was nice having a bedroom and bath on the ground level for those that might have a hard time with stairs. You can't beat the location - it's a short drive to Disney and a very short walk within Windsor Hills to get to the club house. Our son really enjoyed the splash pad and walk-in pool at the club house. The playground, which is right around the corner, was also great. Since we have 2 small kids we rarely ate out and everything we needed to cooks meals (besides the food) was provided and clean. We will definitely stay here again!"