The Watersong Villa Rental | Vacation Villa in Orlando Blog
Today 10th November, 2018 marks four years to the day that we signed on the dotted line and finally took possession of our newly built villa, Florida Delight, after initially choosing the plot and design back in February. We had our first holiday in the villa in January 2015 and at that time we bought a book that we leave in the villa for guests to write in and leave any comments. Some people do and some don't but whenever any comments have been left we always enjoy reading them and they always make us smile. Hopefully others who stay here and read the book feel the same. Anyway, we thought it would be nice to capture here on our blog all of the comments that former guests have been kind enough to take the time to write. Thank you to all for your contributions and for any our little book receives in the future.
The first comments were written by us, the owners, but I would like to include it for completeness and posterity!
For a full list of reviews published on booking sites such as TripAdvisor and HomeAway read What our guests say/testimonials here.
Nichola and Richard Marsh, January 3rd -17th 2015. Wakefield, England
This villa, Florida Delight, was completed in December 2014 and together with my parents and our two sons (aged 24 and 27) we were the first people to stay here between 3rd -17th January 2015.
Upon arrival it was the first time that any of us had seen the villa furnished so it was an amazing experience for us all to wander around each room and see what a fantastic job the interior designer had done in furnishing the house. Even after two weeks we are in awe at how beautiful the house and its decor is and feel absolutely delighted with it all.
During our two week stay we enjoyed both time at the villa, relaxing around the pool as well as visiting various attractions. Places that we particularly enjoyed were Universal Studios especially Harry Potter World. Would have to say though that although we loved the ride in The Hogswart School it was definitely too much for my 80 year old parents!
We didn't want to do theme parks every day so we went down to Kissimmee State Park and enjoyed a guided segway tour during which we saw a bald eagle, wild deer and an armadillo. This experience was one of the biggest hits with us all, appealing to all age ranges.
Celebration is always a worthwhile trip and is only about 20 minutes drive from the villa. We particularly enjoyed lunch sat out on the veranda of the beautiful hotel overlooking the lake. The ice cream from the ice cream parlour was a favourite with us too.
We enjoyed lunch at Croc's, situated within the amazing Omni Hotel at Champion's Gate. A lovely venue for lunch and not too far to drive.
It is also well worth going next door to the Providence Resort and having lunch at their Golf House. The food and service are very good and if you play golf the course is beautiful and open to the public too.
Our sons hired a car and went down to Miami for three days (3.5 hour’s drive away) so while they were away we visited Bok Tower Gardens. This was a lovely relaxing place to spend a day and a nice change from the hub bub of theme parks.
A great highlight of our son's holiday was going to the Amway Centre to watch a basketball game of the Orlando Magic Team.
Mr and Mrs John F. Haliday, January 2015, Sussex England
We had the great pleasure of being the first ever guests to use this beautiful villa. From the warm January sun to the relaxing pool and jacuzzi everything was perfect.
The highlights of our stay were the tasteful way in which the villa was furnished and the mind boggling dinners we consumed at nearby restaurants and above all the cheap petrol!
A holiday we shall never forget.
The Staynas & Holloways, Ottawa, Canada
Thanks for a lovely stay! The villa offered every pleasure. The pool was always warm and inviting. We felt like kings and queens.
Robert and Jennie Still, March 28th - 1st April 2015. Charlston, South Carolina.
This was a short vacation planned for our grandchildren. The purpose of our trip was to visit Legoland. We have been to Florida numerous times over the years.
There were in our group our two children, their spouses and our 5 grands. Legoland was great as they love lego. We cannot say enough about your vacation home. There was plenty of room for everyone. The kids ages 2-8 said they loved the house and the pool was great.
The house was so beautifully decorated. We have stayed in many houses over the years but this is definitely one of the best.
I cannot say enough also about the owners of the villa. They were so prompt in returning our emails and even checked on us when we arrived. Thank you for sharing your house with us.
Martin and Jacqui Fisher, 3rd - 9th May 2015. Lancashire, UK
We have been fortunate to have visited Florida many times and have spent great times with family in a number of villas in Orlando. This time it was just the two of us on a last minute break. This is by far the nicest villa we have been in, the layout is perfect and the decor and quality of furnishings second to none. This trip was about relaxation for us and we certainly found that with frozen cocktails by the pool! After many years of being full-on packed days it has been lovely to see that you can have the quieter life too. Thank you Nichola and Richard for letting us spend time in your lovely home. We hope to be back!
Carrie, Andy, Lucas, Harrison, Mia and Mum, 19th May - 2nd June 2015. West Lancashire, UK
We also have had the great fortune of spending the last 10 years holidaying in Orlando, visiting many of the popular developments with four children. We are very choosy when it comes to selecting a vacation home i.e safety, location, facilities, decor. We are very impressed with Florida Delight. It's been a pleasure staying here and are sad to leave but hope to return soon!!
The Linda Wild Party – Linda Wild, Ker, Sophie, Lydia, Rebecca, James, Peter Hurst, Solitaire (tired writer), Amelia, Will. 18th July – 1st August 2015.
Looking for a villa took us hours as a family. We had high standards and loved the look of this villa. On arrival we were not disappointed. It was clean and very tastefully decorated. We have really enjoyed the pool and spent a jacuzzi light evening relaxing. I would not hesitate recommending this villa to others and we are sad to leave. Thank you so much from the Linda Wild Party!
Galen Franklin, 9th August - 16th August 2015. Charlotte, NC.
The place was "sensational"...... You will enjoy this place! I hope you all enjoy!
Bruce Foster, 22nd February - 2nd March 2016
Fantastic stay! We had a wonderful time at your home. Our family has done vacation rentals and time shares for many years- ever since our adult children were little and this is the top villa we have stayed in.
Egocheaga Family. September 27th 2015
Beautiful house. Everything neat, clean and homely. Thanks!! so much. We will come back with more time to spend, Thanks!!
Denise, David and family and Alison, Stuart and family. 28th September - 12th October 2015. Scotland
Thank you Nichola and Richard for allowing us to stay in your amazing home. Everything was perfect and you both went out of your way to make sure we had everything we needed to cater for us having 3 infants with us. We will be returning!
Jenny, 31st October - 14th November 2015. Dorset, England
A massive thank you to Nichola and Richard for the most wonderful holiday in your amazing Florida home. Everything was 5 * and more and we used all the great facilities from the superb, most amazing pool and patio to the comfiest bed ever. It has been so peaceful and quiet and just what was needed to recover from hectic theme park days. Can't wait to come back.
Karen and Steve, 31st October - 14th November 2015. Devon, UK.
Thank you for letting us share your beautiful Florida home for the last two weeks.
Even though we were a party of seven we never felt crowded in the house. There are plenty of areas to relax and chill as well as communal areas to eat, relax and play games.
The pool area is so relaxing after a day out at the theme/national parks.
The attractions are never too far away and the motorways get you there quickly. I would highly recommend dolphin spotting at St Pete's beach, airboat alligator spotting and nature segway rides! For someone who is scared of rides I have become a ride enthusiast after visiting Universal Studios!
We will definitely be returning.
Clare & Gerry Sheehan, 31st October - 14th November 2015. Suffolk, UK
Absolutely top notch pad! We have had a wonderful two week stay - the house and the plethora of things to do here has far outweighed our expectations. The house has everything + that you could need and Orange Cosmos Boulevard is superbly and attractively designed. It is peaceful with a natural feel, but so near all the attractions and within easy distance to an array of state parks. I would highly recommend a trip to Blue Springs and Kissimmee State Park. Seeing dolphins on a sail boat off St Pete's Beach has been a highlight. A fab house and pool - we look forward to our next visit! Thanks to Nichola and Richard for a 5* stay.
Ashkanani Family, 23rd January - 6th February 2016. Scotland
Had a wonderful time in this home from home. So clean and comfortable and a great pool & jacuzzi. We'll be back one day!
Margaret, February 14th - 21st 2016. USA
Your home is beautiful. Everything you said plus more. Felt so at home. Super clean. Small problem but was corrected within 1 hour. Would love to come again in the future. Thanks for our lovely stay.
Shona, February 14th - 21st 2016. USA
Your home is over the "top". Everything was just beautiful, enjoyed your pool and hot tub. We are 6 women, plenty of space, super clean and would come back again in a heart beat. Want to take my family here.
The Cain Family, 2nd April 2016.
Lovely villa. Had a wonderful time. Very clean and homely. 5 *. Children enjoyed the pool.
Walkers, June 2016.
We had the most amazing time with family & friends. Villa is fab - no wanting for anything! Thank you for a fab stay even with storm Colin!
Madsen, Kara, Tanghus, July 2016. Denmark.
Thanks for an amazing holiday in your house.
Jackson Family, 8th July 2016, Houston, Texas.
Mr Richard, We have enjoyed your beautiful home. Everything was very well stocked. There was nothing that we needed, they have been provided. The pool was fantastic and the lights was a special added touch. thank you so much and we will return!!!
Bruce/Clark Family, July 2016. Fife, Scotland.
Had an amazing stay in this 5* villa - everything was perfect and we loved the pool and games room. A beautifully furnished and homely villa with everything you need.
We came here to get married at Clearwater Beach and have had a fantastic time with family & friends. Have made magical memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you.
Louise, Michael, Elaine, Irene, Tracey, Brian, Amy, Ross, Andrew and Aaron.
Midge, Sarah, Emma, Michael, Courtney & Vince, July 2016. Sheffield, England and friends from New York.
Dear Richard & Nichola,
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful villa! We have had the most amazing time and we are sad to be going back home to Blighty! Thanks again for a brilliant holiday and we hope to come back again in the near future!
The Lee Family, 2nd - 16th September 2016. Dukinfield, Cheshire. UK.
We've been to Florida many times but this is by far the nicest villa we've ever stayed in. So spacious and the outside space is so relaxing. We will especially miss those huge beds, they are amazing!
Thank you for letting us stay and coming back to us quickly with any questions we have. We will definitely recommend to any of our friends/family and will be staying here again on our next trip to Florida. There was 7 of us this time but of course there's space for more of us when we have some little ones.
Keri, Ian, Rhys, Liv & Kiera, October 2016. Wales.
We were lucky enough to stay in this beautiful villa for 3 weeks. There is nothing we can fault about it from the tasteful decor to the facilities, the pool & outside area, everything. It is by far the best villa we have rented here. We would definitely recommend. "Wild Florida" to anyone who fancies doing the airboat ride - it was fantastic. Loved doing the parks again too, but enjoyed the whole experience of being out here again.
Thank you Nichola & Richard, you have both been so helpful all along. We hope to be staying here again!
PS. My 13 year old daughter chose Florida Delight out of the many villas we looked at - she has excellent taste!
Comte/Williams/Barber Family, 21st March - 1st April 2017. Toronto, Canada.
A big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of enjoying your beautiful home. We had an amazing time. There was a lot of us with plenty of room! 8 days wasn't enough time!
Thank you for a lovely stay. We love the house and everything in it. We'll come back for sure.
The Morris's, December 2017. Nova Scotia & Alberta, Canada.
Had a wonderful stay. Great home. Love the house, the area, pool, hot tub. Thank you for letting us stay here.
Ortelli Family (Mitchell, Milverton, Kitchener, Stratford), March 17th 2018. Ontario, Canada.
Absolutely wonderful vacation! We were a family of 10 and it worked out great! Thanks so much! It is a beautiful home!
The Johnsons, Nedeljkonics, Malcolms & McKeeves, April 2018. UK
Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. The kids have loved the pool and we have loved the space. We will definitely be recommending this villa to others when we get back to the UK. Thanks.
Dawn, Danny, Dane, Kyle and Calum, Corby, Elly, Watson, Ann, Sony, Bidden. April 2018.
Dear Richard & Nichola,Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We have thoroughly enjoyed it. The space was fabulous for us - three generations. As Arnie said - We will be back! Many thanks again.
The Walkers, June 2018.
7 adults. Great holiday. Second time to this villa and hopefully we have the opportune again. Fab villa, all we could ask for - many thanks.
The Whitby Family. 2018
5 adults, 5 grandchildren. Fantastic villa with plenty of room for everybody. As you already know we were in 417 and watched your villa being built. We obviously love Watersong and we will be back here again sometime.
Thanks, Jean and family.
The Morales/Sanchez Family, 10th August 2018. Austin,Texas.
We have enjoyed our family vacation here on Watersong. What a beautiful experience we have had from a lovely home. 6 bedrooms for all of our grandkids and friends Rita and Shelby from Austin, Texas. Everything was very clean when we arrived here, the weather nice and all the accommodation here at the house. Thank you all for making our stay a non forgettable moment. My 19th grandchild is turning 1 on August 28th - 2018 and we came to Disneyworld to celebrate her first year of life. Amalee Rain Maldorado. So from all of us Mama Coco Antonia- Jose, Jasmine, Cynya, John, Veronica, Marina, Emmy, Amelia, Aleena, Gobi (Baby), Rita, Shelby.
Kondovi/Davies/Watkins, October 2018.
It has been a holiday of a lifetime! Florida Delight has played no small part in making it so. The only problem is that Orlando having so much to offer we would have liked another week here just to relax by the pool!
As a family with young children (Rhys 7, Alexander 6 and Lara 3) the theme parks here are magical to visit and enjoy., not only as adults but through their eyes too. Our favourites were Universal and Epcot.
We eat at Champions Gate a few times, you may have to wait for a table but they are normally ready before they say. Millers is great, especially for sports fans. Red Robin & Chilli's have i-pad type devices on the tables to keep the kids amused. All have great children's menus.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again sometime in the future!
Best wishes and thank you!
First posted 10th November 2018.
Updated 25th June 2019
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