Review Submitted: December 11, 2011 Date
of Stay: December 2011
In January 2011, we began looking for a home for our
December vacation with our family of 7 adults, 5 children,
and 1 infant. We searched in detail for the next 6 months
through over 350 listings. In July, we narrowed it down to
three favorites and began asking questions (very many
questions) of the owners/property managers. Kathy was very
prompt and courteous and assured us that the property was
really the same one pictured in the listing. Yes, we were
still skeptical when it came time to pay the deposit, but we
went ahead and took the chance. When we arrived in Florida,
we had some problems at the airport and were delayed long
enough that our son and his family got to the home first.
Imagine our delight when we arrived at the house and our
granddaughter came running out screaming, "Wow! This is the
nicest house ever!" The pictures were very accurate, okay,
fairly accurate...I think the house may look better in
reality than the pictures show. We were so tired after the
flight and it was so nice to walk into an exceptionally
clean and comfortable house with wonderfully soft beds and
plenty of room for all. The pool was amazingly clean and
stayed that way all week long even though we swam often. We
did pay for pool heat and yes, the water temp was very
comfortable even when the outside temperature did drop into
the 40's one of the nights we were there. Although we didn't
use the grill, it was clean and had a full container of
propane and grilling tools available. The kitchen had plenty
of utensils, dishes, and pots and pans. One of the wheels
was off the stroller at the house, but I contacted Kathy and
a new stroller arrived within 24 hours. Plenty of towels
were available and the washer and dryer were so convenient.
There were a few puzzles, some games, movies, books, and
some stuffed animals that our grandchildren especially
enjoyed...and on the second day of our stay, someone brought
over a new Wii with the new Super Mario game. If we ever go
to Florida again, we would love to stay here.
Fabulous Time in Orlando -
Review Submitted: December 10,
2011 Date of Stay: November 2011
Our family spent a fantastic week in Orlando. Our
choice of the "perfect place to stay" was a large
part of making the week a great success.
Vacation Rental 377708 was excellent. The house was
spacious, clean, well stocked, comfortable and
exceeded our expectations.
The game room, pool, (a favorite of the children)
and large number of bedrooms and baths contributed
to the total satisfaction for all. The property was
well maintained, and all of the necessary cooking
utensils, towels, etc. were available.
The location was excellent. We were 10 minutes from
DisneyWorld and 30 minutes from Universal. There
were grocery stores nearby. We did carry in food
from a couple of restaurants. Shopping and all needs
were readily available.
I would gladly stay in this property again. All of
our grandchildren ask if we could return next year.
If you decide to rent this property you will be
guaranteed a wonderful stay. Enjoy !!!!
Rental 377708 -
A Dream Island
September 15, 2011 Date of Stay: August 2011
We had a group of 6; 2 couples & 2 singles
and had plenty of space for everyone. We
used the pool, hot tub, pool table, air
hockey table and wi-fi. All the features of
the home worked properly which is nice when
you're away from home.
We had a couple of minor issues that were
dealt with in an incredibly prompt manor.
(Literally within minutes)
The community makes you feel safe and
welcome. We had a rental car (pretty much a
necessity) so we didn't use the available
for-pay shuttle services. Universal is a
pretty good drive (20 mins or so) but Disney
is a very short drive down Hwy 192. There
are several good restaurants and grocery
stores within a very short drive.
I would recommend this property.
Families with Teenagers, Families with Young
Rental 377708 -
A Dream Island
Submitted: May 23, 2011 Date of
Stay: April 2011
This villa is exactly as
described,well laid out
property,very clean and well
Although shops and resorts a short
drive, a car is a necessity.
Clubhouse personnel very helpful and
had an abundance of leaflets on
Would happily recommend this
property to friends and family
Families with Teenagers, Families
with Young Children
Wonderful home an
A Dream Island
Submitted: April 8, 2011 Date of
Stay: March 2011
My family stayed at this home over
spring break. Everyone gave it a
thumbs up and said they would stay
here again. The screened pool, hot
tub and outdoor dining area were
perfect for our group of 7 and at
times 11. The kids enjoyed having
the five upstairs bedrooms to
themselves, while my husband and I
had the master suite on the main
floor. With the two living areas and
two eating areas, there was always
plenty of room for all. Kids also
enjoyed the pool table in the garage
and the association tennis court,
basketball court, pool and snack
bar. The location was fantastic,
close to Disney, Universal, malls,
restaurants, etc. If you love to
enjoy the outdoors, this location is
good place to run, walk and bike.
Thank you again for helping me out at the last minute with the
Rose garden house rental, we all had a great time with family
gathering and pool fun etc. I totally would give your name
to my friends if and when they need help. THANK YOU!!!!! and
have a great day. K. Yates
recently stayed in your property 8489 Oasis Key Cove, Emerald
I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time and
the property was perfect for the
size of our party and offered a great base to enable us to
explore Disney and the rest of the area.
finally home after a wonderful holiday.
I would like to thank you again for your help with the
holiday house. We had a wonderful family get together and all
went very well.
I hope you managed to have a bit of a
holiday as well.
wishing you a very happy new year
Ruth Golan and
I wanted to thank you for your assistance
in finding the beautiful home we celebrated my parent’s 50th
anniversary in (at the Sanctuary).
It was perfect for
Thanks for allowing to
stay your Vacation Home (Delfino at Windsor Hill), during my
business convention (June 15th-18th).
Your home is
impeccable and the service was also. As I am a travel agent, I
will add your home to my vacation home referral list.
Bernie and Jeanie,
Thank you both for helping make our
vacation to Florida a most memorable and happy one that we will
The Delfino home at Windsor Hills was
everything we wished for it to be and more. The Windsor
Hills Resort was fantastic.
Driving to Disney was
close and trouble free. We will recommend your home and
your website FHVR.net to all of our friends and family for all
the years to come.
We look forward to coming back for a
relaxing and fun vacation home and time in Florida! You are the
best! God Bless.
John, Ellen, Tim, Lianna and Timothy (and
Jeanie, Jill, Sandy, Graeme,
Dwayne and I would like to say how much
we appreciate the time and effort you took in helping us plan
Thank you so much for
making our vacation so successful!!!
A great time was had by all.
We would be crazy to
go back to hotel vacations.
Looking forward to planning together again.
and Karol Doby
Oh my gosh... I am so sorry to not thank
you so much earlier.
We had a great time and we are sure to look you guys up when
we return to Disney (probably 3 years) again.
For now I am
going to forward all your info to my friends who will be
visiting Flordia this year.
Thank you again for the
We appreciate all you did to help us
through the process!
We are looking forward to our first
3-generation vacation…it was nice to “check off” the villa
rental and move on to the rest of the details.
You and your
associates were a big help. Tessy
My friends and family stayed at Calabay
Pac in Davenport. The house was home away from home.
definetly recommend to anyone who is traveling to Orlando.
Everything was so great,
we are already planning a trip for
2005. Just wanted to say......
Just want to say thank you
for the beautiful house in Orlando. We stayed there
from 3/19-3/26,05 and had a wonderful time. The excitement was
enjoying the house and the pool. We had a wonderful time.
Comments: My family and I stayed at
the Biscayne Bay for the Memorial Day week of 2004. The
house was absolutely beautiful. Everyone had a great time.
Would do this again!
7 Bed 5.5 Bath (Biscayne Bay Custom #2) 3
We stayed at your home last week for our
family wedding. We had a wonderful week and enjoyed all
the emenities of your home. It was truly like being at
home. Not only did our family enjoy staying there,
but we had some relatives over to enjoy the pool the day after
the wedding. We look forward to doing this trip again.
Thanks again, we had a great time.
Just wanted to say that
this was the best vacation me and my wife ever
had staying in the home at Creekside. I was very skeptical
at first, but we were able
to check in early which was great (doesn't happen like that
all the time
i'm sure) and the rep. that came to take the rest of the
payment was in and out,
ontime and very polite. The home was wonderfully kept and
made me and my wife
feel like we were at home. The tv, surround sound and pool
table alone was
enough for us. The home was great and that will be the only
place i stay when i
come to central florida. I will refer this house to all of
my friends, family
Thank you Scarpa family, your home
was well appreciated.
Hi Sharon, (C/O Bernie Scarpa)
just have to write to tell you what a wonderful time we had in
Florida. The house was incredible!!! We went to look
at the model unit and were not nearly as impressed with them, as
with the house you own with the decorating you chose. It
was as if I had decorated it myself, I couldn't have been more
pleased. The only thing we found was that the master
bedroom was about 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house,
even leaving the door to the living room open. But that
was a minor inconvenience compared to sleeping in such a
wonderful king size bed.
I am calling a good friend of
mine to recommend your property, and told several other people
about it also. I would never stay in a hotel again, this
is my 15th trip to Florida and I have stayed in many on-site
Disney properties, and nothing compares in the
I wish you much success and happiness with the house.
Dear Jean & Bernie from FHVR.NET.
We first want to compliment you on your
informative web site. We realize there is much effort in putting
them together. Yours conveys the message very well.
house more than met our every need, the family loved it. We have
sent the word out to many associates and friends about Florida
Home Vacation Rentals.
Thank you again for all your
I just want to drop you a
line telling you how much my family enjoyed our stay at 468
Pinewood Drive (Jul 6-13). The house was wonderful.
The kids really loved the pool. My five year said that he
wants to live in the property all the time.
Everything was better than advertised. Thank you
for your accommodations.
Wanted to let you know we had a wonderful
time at the house in Orlando. It really suited our needs.
Thanks for help making our Christmas enjoyable.
Van R. Lancaster
Hello Bernie at Florida Home Vacation
We were recent guests at your home in Creekside. I
wanted to say how much our
family enjoyed staying in your lovely home. Our children
enjoyed the pool
and we enjoyed the convenience to Disney and area shops and
location was perfect and the home was more than we expected.
We also thank
your staff for the service they provided to us when we had
Thank you again and we will recommend you highly.
The Beckwith family
wanted to express a note of thanks for our recent stay in your
home this past week. I was very skeptical about doing this
since there are so many "schemes" out there and there always
seems to be
a hitch to what is advertised. The home was excellent and
vacation we have been looking for. The maintenance and
superb on the home and the staff at the registration office
have been more helpful and friendly. It is refreshing to
find a place
that actually offers what it advertises and more. I have
recommended your homes to colleagues who will be visiting
next year if
there is availability. Once again, thanks and do not
hesitate to use me
as a reference if you need one.
James and Debbie
Hi Bernard and Jean,
I'd drop you a note to tell you that we have had another fine
vacation in one of your fabulous houses in Orlando. Since I
told so many of
my relatives last year about my wonderful vacation, we had
to rent a larger
house this year to accommodate the extra family that wanted
to attend. Just
as I suspected. No one was disappointed. We had such a
wonderful time that
we have already began planning our vacation at one of your
homes for next
year. With so many scams being played through the Internet
these days, it
is so nice to find that you and your wife have a great
service and my family
has never been disappointed. As always, I am continuing to
that we meet about your web site and I hope you continue to
get lots of
business (I also take lots of pictures while I'm there to
show off to my
Thanks again for the great vacation,
The Scarpa Special 4 Bed at Creekside
Thanks for letting us use your beautiful home.
Our family had a great time
and the kids really loved the pool, in fact the loved it so
much that we had
a hard time convincing them to go to Disney.
Just a note to say thank
you for providing us with such a wonderful
rental for our
vacation. The house was everything you said it was and
I am going to recomend
it to everyone I know. We had a
wonderful time there, after a long day
at the theme
it was nice to came back to a house and relax. Thanks again ,we
will look foward to our next visit, and staying in your rentals.
Dear Florida Home Vacation Rentals,
I will be sure to recommend you to all of
my friends at work (I have a lot
of friends at my job that
vacation in Florida). I am going to email your
location to everyone in my company (about 600 people) and I'm
that they will also tell their family and friends.
I appreciate the great
service you have shown my family even
though it was on short notice. Look
for a lot more
Atlantans to use your services, because I am going to tell
them how nice you have been to me and my family.
Dear Florida Home Vacation Rentals,
Just wanted to drop you a note and thank
you for providing such a beautiful
home for my husband and I
to stay in on our Disney Vacation. Your home was
beautiful and we were more than thrilled with all the
you much luck and will be sure to
book with you again when we go back!
Thank you again - Cheryl and Richard Koeberle