Stayed here for the second time with my 3 children the villa is immaculate and has everything you need. we had more than enough space. The pool is great first thing in the morning or after a busy day at the park (which are only 20 mins drive away) lots of local restaurants and a publix and a huge Wal-Mart nearby.
Games room was great after a long day at the parks
Would highly recommend and hope to stay again
Again, my family and I have recently returned from Florida staying at Ashleigh's Den @ Sandy Ridge, this is stay No.16 for us. I have just read with interest the comments left by the guest "Melbugs77" and could not disagree more with most of her comments. I do agree Martin is a gentleman, very helpful and fully supportive for any needs or issues that may arise during your stay, though as always our stay was perfect. We did have pool & spa heating whilst there for 28 days through March & April. We did as Martin suggested put the pool blanket back on when not using the pool, especially at night and no problems with pool heat, it was great. As I mentioned in my last review of this home, the A/C controller is all electronic and very simple to operate. Oh BTW did I mention, this as we Brits fully understand "this is a self catering vacation rental" which in simple terms means, if your going to use it whilst there, you need to bring it or buy it, simples... Sorry to keep ranting on, but what is it about individuals who "say nothing to anyone about an issue they have whilst at a home, and then whine like a dying dog after the event, when all it would take is a phone call to the Management Co to get anything resolved whilst there....... Anyway, thank you Martin for letting us stay again in your lovely home, as you know we very much appreciate you allowing us to take our much needed holiday time in your "Perfect Florida Vacation Home". Until the next time. I hope you will allow this review to be published, as I know you have to bite your tongue when responding to the comments left by some. Rodney Smith.
Mr. Martin was a kind gentleman, he was very willing to help with the issues we had. We enjoyed our stay for the most part; however we did have a few issues. The home it’s self is very inviting, roomy, and had a good lay out. When we stayed in the home we had 4 adults and 2 teens, everyone had enough room to enjoy themselves. Now I am going to inform those who may book in the future of somethings, not that I am trying to give a bad review, it’s just somethings that I would like to have known for my stay. Heating the pool was a waste of money, I don’t know if it was finally Mother Nature or if it takes that long to heat a pool. 1) On our first day/night of arrival I had to contact Martin to let him know the pool was not active (heater), he had to contact whomever to get that going. He then assured me that the pool was reading 84* I am a pool owner myself and it wasn’t until the last 3-4 days we were at the house the pool became tolerable to swim in. (we stayed 12 nights 13 days) again was it the heating or mother nature? And yes we put the pool cover on every night. When we visited Orlando we had 6 days of parks, and other days filled with running, so in the evening time all we wanted to do was unwind, we still got into the pool almost daily, just had goosebumps while doing it. 2) the lien we had an abundance of towels, and hand towels, however we only had 4 washcloths (bring a sponge/ loofah) 3) I am an OCD cleaning person, we had no cleaning supplies in the home (I have stayed at other homes and we were supplied these items, meaning more dishtowels to soak in hot water to wipe with, 409 spray, anything to clean with. We had to wash lien due to lack of cleaning supplies. Luckily we brought tide pods, however I ran out of them for my own cloths needing to wash towels) it’s hard to clean a home with only dish soap and a sponge. Again we spent most of our vacation running, so we didn’t notice the lack of cleaning supplies right away. 4) please be sure when you go to the store grab paper products, you are only given 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom, also only 1 roll of paper towels. (Again have not experienced this before) 5) the air hockey table doesn’t work properly. 6) You have to call the property management for the combination lock for the grill. 7) Even though the book/papers Martin sends you says you can adjust the air in the home, this is incorrect the house is set at 75.2* (24C) and will not budge. Bring a blanket for sitting on the couch, and plan to do nothing upstairs (without sweating) we travel with blankets (thank goodness) we would have frozen otherwise. (Yes I know heat rises, but its crazy the difference in the temperature) 8) the toaster didn’t work (unless you stood there and held down the handle) 9) be careful outside there are quite a few fire aunt mounds, around the driveway, and in the actual yard. 10) I hate to do this one because I am sure Martin and the property management has taken care of this, but the home has roaches, German/ house roach NOT water bugs. We again didn’t notice until the 2nd or 3rd day but the kitchen was infested with roaches, remember the toaster I mentioned as I was standing there holding the button down a roach climbed out of it. We also threw away any open food, I was not taking these home. Oh did I mention my husband is in pest control. I do feel for Mr. Martin, as he doesn’t live here and has other people taking care of his property, as well as I don’t know who has rented the home in the past or how long they have stayed, maybe it’s normal for them to see bugs. I have written an email, not to make anyone mad I know I would want to know. Also I am not sure what exactly the cleaning staff is responsible for, but the home could use a good dusting, and cleaning around appliances….. Thank you for letting use rent your home, it truly is close to everything we did, and the beds were a delight!! Yes I would recommend to a friend, and I would stay again. I am sure the bug issue has been resolved, and I would not pay $174 to heat the pool, and I would bring a fan for the upstairs (almost bought one) the home has ceiling fans, however I would have gotten a fan to bring some of the cold air upstairs in the hallway.
Comfy couch. Big tv. Dining table all set and laid out. Long pool and spa cleaned weekly. Liquid soap in all bathrooms. Refuse bag, washing up liquid and sponge, dishwasher tablets and kitchen roll all supplied as a starter pack...very good. Never had this before in 20 years of visiting Florida. Pool table, air hockey, table football and darts in the garage. Would visit again
Ashleigh's Den was beautiful and very well taken care of. You can tell the owner takes a lot of pride in his home, and it did not disappoint! The pool was amazing. We did pay extra for pool heat, and it was very comfortable our whole stay. The location was about 5 minutes to local grocery/food and 20 minutes to Disney. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely book this home in the future!
Beautiful villa, excellent location- had everything we needed. Would book again and have no hesitation in recommending.
This villa is in a lovely and safe area ideal for visiting the parks , restraunts and shopping area. The home is well equipped with everything you could possibly need . It is a well cared for home . We did not have pool heating , you would definitely require this if using the pool at this time of year .
The owner supplied clear and accurate information before our arrival . Any questions were answered quickly .
We have just returned home so can’t comment on how long it takes to refund the deposit.
We would definitely return to this villa and recommend to our friends .