Holiday Date: October 2015 Review Submitted: November 2015
We stayed here from 14th to 28th October 2015 and as soon as we went through the front door the first time, we were amazed with the whole house. Didn't even get the cases from the car before the kids were into the pool
The layout of the house was superb and the kids loved the games room. We spent two weeks in an unusual heatwave. We had no rain for the whole two weeks (it did rain on day we were leaving though) and it was always good to come home (we called it home) as the place seemed so inviting and happy.
We had a couple of minor problems whilst there, but I must say Sandra was amazing and got everything sorted. You will not find this with package holidays. Everything was resolved during the day whilst we were out.
Very caring owner and although was ill in England herself, could not do enough for us. Thank you Sandra and thank you for allowing us to stay in your marvelous villa.
Paul and Elaine Taylor and family, Colchester, Essex
“Home from home” 5 of 5 stars
Holiday Date: July 2015 Review Submitted: September 2015
We have now had three wonderful stays at Arkvilla, in 2010, 2012 and 2015, and are full of praise for both the villa and the owner, Sandra. Sandra is a pleasure to deal with, very friendly and helpful. Her communication with us before, during and after all our stays has been excellent and all the directions, information, recommendations and tips she has provided us with have been very useful.
The villa is beautiful and stylish and yet still homely and comfortable. It is clean, spacious, well furnished and well equipped. We have loved staying there; it feels just like home and is the perfect antidote to our long busy theme park days. There is also plenty to do at the villa for lazy rest days, we thoroughly enjoy the swimming pool and the games room with its air hockey and pool tables and games consoles.
Highgate Park is a gated community and feels very secure, we have often seen security cars patrolling the streets. It is conveniently located near Berry town centre which has a Publix supermarket, an Applebee’s restaurant and several takeaways.Sandra and her husband Jai obviously take great care and pride in their Florida home. Each time we visit there have been numerous updates such as redecoration, new carpets and new equipment. It is great to keep up to date with what is being done via their
Sandra and her husband Jai obviously take great care and pride in their Florida home. Each time we visit there have been numerous updates such as redecoration, new carpets and new equipment. It is great to keep up to date with what is being done via their Arkvilla Facebook page.
We would not hesitate to recommend Arkvilla to anyone and hope that we will manage a fourth trip there in the future.
Sharon. stephen, Zoe & Abby, Larbert, Scotland
“Practically Perfect In Everyway”
Holiday Date: 8th to 22nd July 2015 Review Submitted: 25th July 2015
We stayed in Sandra's villa with our two boys and parents, I say villa when what I really mean is home from home. It has everything you could ever want and is in a very secure spot with coded gates to get in and even the gate to walk through is coded.
The security car sits on the end of the lane most mornings and late evening and makes you feel very safe and secure. It's close enough to all the parks and shopping places but far enough out to take you away from it all if you need to.
The pool was a huge hit with our boys, my very water shy little boy gained so much confidence is the water and our oldest was swimming with just a float or with my hand under his tummy. So many happy perfect memories made in Arkvilla.
I have stayed in two other villas on previous holidays and I panicked the whole time till we got to there Sandra totally put me at ease about staying in her home was their always to answers every question I had and I have to say this is the one booking we made I never gave a 2nd thought to,
I knew it was going to be just how it looked on the pictures. In Fact it's better the pictures. It's Sandra's attention to detail and her little touches that make your stay a pleasure.
Suzanne, JP and Family, Northumberland, UK
5***** Home from Home- plus more!!
Holiday Date: April 2015 Review Submitted: 20th Mayl 2015
Our family of 6 adults stayed at Arkvilla for 2 weeks in April. Well, what can I say? The whole experience was straight forward and amazing. Sandra, the owner of the villa, was so approachable and helpful from start to finish. She was always happy to give advice by telephone and replied to my emails promptly. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she genuinely wanted you to enjoy her villa and the whole experience in Florida. She has so much knowledge about the area.
The booking process and payment was easy and the information pack, which was emailed prior to our holiday, included comprehensible directions to the villa, villa information and recommendations on where to eat. The villa is in a beautiful, quiet gated community, approximately 20 minute drive from Disneyworld with local supermarkets/shops within a 2-5 minute drive. On entering the villa, it is obvious that Sandra and her family take great pride in the property.
It is immaculate, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and so homely and the pool is a wonderful bonus, especially on those hot days. The furniture and beds are so comfortable and the free wifi very helpful. Sandra even phoned the villa the day after our arrival to make sure all was fine and that we had everything that we needed. All instructions for the villa and it's equipment can be found in the sitting room.
A kind neighbour (I presume as we never saw them) even put our rubbish bins by the roadside both weeks that we stayed at Arkvilla and returned them when emptied. The restaurants recommended by Sandra were excellent. Our favourites were Texas Roadhouse, Mannys Chophouse, the Cheesecake Factory and The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (their free breadsticks are more like small baguettes-gorgeous!!)
We would certainly recommend staying at Arkvilla and hope to return in the near future. We would like to thank Sandra and her family for helping make our family holiday so memorable and allowing us to share their wonderful villa.
Allison, Stephen & family, Tamworth, Staffs
“Luxurious villa, great pool, fantastic location for Disney!”
Holiday Date: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 13th 2015
We absolutely loved Arkvilla, and we will definitely be back.
The décor and furnishings were in tiptop condition and felt very well-maintained and recently decorated. The games room had great equipment, and overall the house has everything you could need for a comfortable and well-equipped break. The owners clearly take great pride in presenting their property well, and that care really shows in attention to detail and a high level of cleanliness.
The pool was a good size, and the children absolutely loved having it to use whenever they liked. The poolside furniture was plentiful and in very good condition, and the pool is kept very clean by a visiting pool cleaner.
The owner, Sandra is an extremely helpful and friendly 'host', and her advice, information and support was such a great help in making our holiday so fantastic.
Arkvilla is on the Legacy Park development, which is a 15 min drive from the parks, and it was very easy to access Disney from there. It is also about 5 mins drive from Walmart, and Publix supermarkets, and close to lots of great family-friendly and reasonably-priced restaurants. It is a very quiet area, so you can really enjoy the peace after the hectic days at Disney. The grounds and roads are immaculately well-maintained on the development and everything feels very clean and secure.
Overall, we loved our stay here and I would highly recommend it. This was one of the best holidays we have had for a long time. Rachelle and family, UK
Holiday Date: March/April 2015 Review Submitted: 14 April 2015
Hi Sandra and Jai,
Just wanted to say a big thank you from all of us. We had an absolutely fantastic holiday. The villa was just perfect and so nice to come back to after a day at the theme parks.
The thought of staying in a hotel near the park fills me with dread. Everything went to plan and the weather was great.
Already wanting to plan a return visit, hopefully 2017 when Patrick has finished his GCSE’s. So we can come before the schools break up.
Thanks again, we will defo recommend your villa.
Love Annie, Danny and Crew
Holiday Date: January and February 2016 Review Submitted: 2 April 2016
I had stayed in Ark Villa previously in 2011 when I was on a family holiday, so when I needed to go and work in Orlando for several weeks, Ark Villa was my first choice of place to stay.
It was a great base to me during my stay as I was working in the International drive area.
As before the Villa was Impressively decorated, quiet and very clean.
Sandra was always on hand to help with any questions I had. I would reccomend Ark Villa in a heart beat to any one looking for a place to stay in Orlando.
Ricky, Clacton On Sea, UK
Holiday Date: July/August 2014 Review Submitted: December 2014
Hi Sandra, having stayed back in july / august 2014 i wanted to apologise massively for not getting round to doing your review for u. Things here, as u may have seen have been hectic (health issues wise) to say the least.
Please dont think for one second we didnt enjoy the villa, our holiday and all the help and support you gave us both before our arrival, during and after as we most definitely appreciated it so much
Please take these comments and share them if you would like to as we would recommend both yourself and ARKVILLA extremely highly.
Hopefully we will get to come back to Florida one day and even Arkvilla x many thanks x x x x btw, the new photos are lovely x
Nicky & Pete Raynor and family, Lancashire, UK
“Heaven On Earth”
Holiday Date: November 7th - 14th 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
Tracy and I had the privilege of spending our Honeymoon in this enchanting villa.What can I say that has not already been said ( not a lot ) .
Firstly upon entering the villa Tracy and I were greeted with a wonderful balloon a card and a bottle of fizz to help celebrate our honeymoon,a really nice thought from Sandra and Jai and very welcome. The villa is beautiful,I cant put into words how lovely it is.
The layout of the villa is perfect and the decor is wonderful, the pool is great for cooling off on a hot day
I have to say that having trolled through lots of sites to find a villa,we are so glad we choose ArkVilla. Sandra made the whole process of booking very easy,and the amount of advise given was invaluable.
Would Tracy and I go back to Arkvilla YES would i go back now YES Thank You so much Sandra for Allowing us to stay in your Beautiful Home
Paul & Tracy Russell, Wiltshire, UK
“Beautiful, Clean , Bliss!”
Holiday Date: Oct/Nov 2014 Review Submitted: 11 November 2014
Arkvilla is a beautiful clean lovely home. Sandra made sure everything was ok and always there to answer any questions. It's a great quiet location with easy access to all the parks.
The children loved the pool. The villa is very spacious too so ideal for large groups.
We didn't want to come home esp my 4 year old!
Michelle P and family, Staffordshire, UK