We went here at the start of October it was me my husband our 2 year old daughter, my mum, her partner and my brother and his wife. It was our first time and a fantastic way to experience it. We stayed at 1720 Northampton drive and it was lovely. The villa had everything you would expect and was nicely decorated and modern. It is fully air conditioned which was fab however it does go on and off through the night and you are unable to change it as it was in a locked box. The pool was a nice size although cold so I would check if you have the option to heat it as would be worth it and the pool area got the sun from around 11am until 5pm which was great. There is a publix super market 5 minutes down the road and a walmart about ten minutes away and some eateries nearby also such as Cracker Barrel (this is a must try) for food and beautiful gifts, Perkins, and there is also a McDonalds, Burger King and several restaurants within 5minutes although all you need to drive too. The only thing the villa was missing really was a sweeping brush and shovel and a tray for cooking food in the oven. All very basic I know but when you are eating in a place every day a brush comes in handy for sweeping up and the hoover seemed to just spray it around!in hindsight we should have just bought them at the start. All in all we had a great time. The furthest resort that we travelled to was Universal and it was around 35-45 minutes away depending on the traffic so although you were driving every day it was not for too long. I have said the villa is good for groups as it is quite excluded as you would expect which we felt had it only been the 3 of us would have been too quiet for us particularly our daughter. Although saying that after a day at busy parks it was welcome!We would definitely go back again and if you are looking for a nice villa in a good location then this is perfect!!
If you have any questions please ask, have lots recommendations while there but wanted to keep the review about the villa!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The prestigious and well established Highlands Reserve Golf and Country Club is set in undulating countryside surrounded by orange groves, oaks and pine trees. This highly popular and sought after community features wide tree lined boulevards, pavements, street lighting and green areas. A safe environment for children to play. We feature 3 - 6 bedroom luxury villas all with their own private pools. Facilities available to renting guests include Tennis Courts, 76' (23m) Community Pool, Golf Club House and Golf Course. In addition, the excellent shops, bars and restaurants at Berry Town Center which is an easy walk away. The development includes a championship 18 hole (par 72) golf course, a large communal swimming pool, a children's play area and a tennis courts. The clubhouse features a pro-shop and serves snacks and drinks. All villas are set on generous plots and are not all "crammed in" as is found on many other developments. Most villas benefit from conservation or golf course views, fully taking advantage of the beautiful setting at Highlands Reserve - you can't but be impressed and you will want to come back year after year !! Highlands Reserve has the zip code 33897 (check it out on Google Earth) and is located just 10 minutes west of Disney World, on Highway US27 just south of US192. It has easy access to Interstate 4 (some 2 miles to the south), which means easy access to all of Florida's main Theme Parks and attractions, including the beautiful beaches of Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coastlines. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about 35 minutes away, Sanford Airport is about 50 minutes away, Tampa International Airport is about 75 minutes and Miami is 3.5 hours away. The nearest supermarket (Publix) is just a 10 - 25 minute WALK away (depending on where you are staying on Highlands Reserve) north of Highlands Reserve on the US27 which also has strip mall with a huge variety of shops, restaurants, takeaways and bars - alternatively you could drive there in less than 3 minutes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highland Reserve Hotel Davenport