Home was well presented. Close to main road but whisper quiet. Lake was beautiful. And close enough to parks but far enough away to give you a break. Highly recommended. Thanks for the amazing time.
Stayed here in July -5 of us- including 3 teenage boys- very nice villa in great location down the i4. Easy location to get to all the parks and coast, with bonus of supermarket, Chinese and take away pizza with 2 minutes drive.
A big thank you to Janet for the extensive information and knowledge of the area and the ease of renting the villa from herself and staying in contact through out the process and returning the deposit.
The villa was clean and well maintained with all the usual gadgets that you could wish for (wfi for the boys), especially the pool that overlooked the beautiful lake. The pool was a good size that could be enjoyed, especially we had a great time playing our own version of volley ball!! The real benefit was looking at the view over the lake morning and night- I loved my morning ritual of drinking coffee on the lake deck and watching the wildlife- seeing a baby croc most days sun bathing on the lilly pads was a joy- glad we never saw mum!!!
If you are looking for villa with plenty of space, value for money then this place is it. If we look to come back to Florida again I would have no hesitation in booking this first.
We had a wonderful time at the Lake Thomas Villa. I especially enjoyed waking up each morning and watching the sun rise over the lake. The pool area was relaxing and we enjoyed swimming every day.
The villa was clean and had most necessities. The location is close to many area attractions, yet away from most of the busy traffic. There were plenty of shopping and food options in the area. During the morning and evening rush, there is some traffic noise, but it wasn't enough to disrupt anything.
We are two couples we had a two week stay at this lovely villa. Woke up each morning to an amazing view of a beautiful lake... the location is ideal for Disney, shopping and Restaurants. Publix is close by so no travelling for food shopping and drinks! The Villa is well equipped with clean towels and bedding.
We had a super holiday over Christmas in Florida! We choose to stay in lake Thomas villa primeraly for the view, which I have to say didn't disappoint. Communication with Janet the owner was very good and directions to the villa great.
However there were a few things that did disappoint regarding the villa. When we arrived everything was in darkness and as you can imagine after a very long day traveling we had to hunt around for a torch in order to get in, the kids really fancied going for a dip in the pool but due to the pool cover not being on was really cold (we had to put the cover on ourselves and it did warm up after a couple of days as we had paid for pool heat).
On looking around the villa we felt it was very dirty which I did report to the management company and took photos, which if Janet would like to see I am happy to sent to her. One of the bathrooms had toothpaste marks and hairs around it, there was a dead coakroach under one of the chairs in the dining room we found a boarding pass from May 2016 under the bed. There was a huge amount of dust behind the tv and in the master bed room the fan was so thick with dust we couldn't use it. On our first day of holiday I cleaned the bathroom and hovered up. A bit disappointing.
Other things were also very tired, bits of the blinds were broken and shoved under the couch I bought tape and fitted them back up temporary, the tap in the kitchen leaked every time you used it and one of the sinks in the bathroom was rusted through which we felt was quite dangerous as it left very sharp edges. There are also out of date signs all round the villa from a previous management company so when I called to report all of the above spoke to them in the first instance. These are all things that could be really easily fixed but do disappoint when you have hoped to stay in an "executive" villa. We had to call the management company on a few occasions. I have to say when we reported we were getting bitten by some form of bugs round our feet they did send pest control out that day which solved that problem. The noise from the road was very loud I'm not sure if it was the time of year but it was much louder than we had anticipated much more than a background noise I think due to its proximity to a junction and all the trucks and cars stopping then speeding up again. I don't think it would have bothered me too much of the villa had been up to scratch but combined with the other that were tired and dirty wasn't great. On a positive you could see the pool area had all updated furniture, it was lovely to sit out looking at the view and the owner has updated TVs and they left us a small Christmas tree and lights to put up which was nice. We just felt a bit disappointed as the villa could be really nice with a bit of a clean and tlc.