Beautiful, clean and well equipped
Holiday Date: Christmas 2013 Review Submitted: January 2014
Lovely home - the nicest we've stayed in in Florida, very well equipped with lots of games and a great pool to keep the kids busy.
Close to shops and restaurants (5mins drive) and the right side of town for the Disney parks.
Great support from the owner regarding information and joining instructions and Sandra called us on Christmas eve to check everything was OK and we were settling in. She had even arranged for a Christmas tree to be put up for us!
One thing to note - the pool heater seemed to struggle to keep the pool warm with December temperatures. Everything was in good working order.
All in all a great stay and we would visit again
Bolongaro family, British Columbia, Canada
Second Stay at Arkvilla
Holiday Date: November 6th for 2 weeks Review Submitted: November 30th 2013
This was the second time we have stayed at this villa and we have enjoyed both of our visits the villa is exactly as shown on the web site the villa is well maintained and furnished to a high standard
The location is a quiet gated and well kept community and close to amenities The owners are very helpfull friendly and good source of information looking forward to staying for the 3rd time
Deb & Tim Griggs
"Fantastic Villa, Home from Home, Great Location, Lovely Pool, 5*"
Holiday Date: 22nd October - 5th November 2013 Review Submitted: 16th November 2013
Our second stay at "Arkvilla" and again everything perfect. We are a family of 5 plus grandparent, three children (5, 10 and 11) and have stayed in "Arkvilla twice now. This time, (Halloween 2013) was, as last time, perfect.
If you are reading reviews to choose the perfect place to stay look no further. The villa is immaculately clean, furnished to a very high standard and has a very homely feeling. Everything you could possibly require is in the villa, including a great play room for kids (our kids loved the air-hockey table). There are bikes incase you ever get time to go for a bike ride (we didn't unfortunately), car seats for kids, play station and everything you cold possibly require in the kitchen.
The pool is lovely, again very clean, lovely comfy loungers and quiet.
I can't say enough to be honest, we had a great stay, couldn't have wished for more saving already saving for a third visit.
Fitzpatrick and Wheeler Family from Berkshire UK
Second stay at Arkvilla
Holiday Date: 30 September to 14th October 2013 Review Submitted: 18th October 2013
This was our 2nd visit to Arkvilla this is a beautiful villa a real home from home & more Sandra is so nice & nothing is to much bother for her.
Not sure when we will get back to Florida but when we do it will be back to this beautiful villa went with my sister,brother in law, 2 nephews & our 78 year old mum came with us for the 1st time.
Mum was stunned at how beautiful Arkvilla is the photo's of the villa are good but it looks even better when you actually see.
Maggie and Charlie Blair, Scotland
"The Hollands Stay at Arkvilla"
Holiday Date: 14th to 28th June 2013 Review Submitted: 3rd July 2013
One word sums up Arkvilla - WOW! From the moment we booked with Sandra Mandalia in February 2012, to the moment we flew out to Orlando on 14th June 2013, Sandra was nothing but informative and helpful. Her tips and recommendations for places to visit including attractions and restaurants, not to mention ease of directions from Airport to Villa/Villa to Disney parks was fantastic!
Arkvilla itself was amazing! The pictures online were stunning, but to open the villa door for the first time and see just how big the place is was breathtaking. The pictures really do not do the villa justice. To wake up every morning and have breakfast on the patio whilst the kids played in the pool was so relaxing.
I would highly recommend anyone travelling to Orlando to book Sandra's villa. It is so important to have the luxury of being able to chill out away from the parks, crowds and heat and to be able to do that at such a stunning location is pure heaven. We really miss the home comforts of the villa. There is everything there you could possibly need.
The stroller in particular was a godsend for our daughter - who even though she is 6 years old - is very small for her age and very slow!! So to be able to whizz her round the parks was great!
We are already thinking about our next trip to Orlando and will 100% be booking Sandra's villa for this. We have never stayed in such a gorgeous villa and the care and attention to detail that Sandra and her family have makes the excitement of the holiday even more so. Thank you SO much to the Mandalia family for a memorable and amazing first trip to Orlando and to anyone thinking of booking this villa, DO IT! You WON'T regret it!
Kelly, Ross, Neve and Amy Hollands :-)
"Like Renting From a Friend!"
Holiday Date: 17 to31 May 2013 Review Submitted: 17 June 2013
As a family that has never been bothered to post a review previously, we can honestly say both the house and the way that we have been treated by Sandra has mean that we cannot let this holiday go by without making the effort to post a review. We hope this will go some way to thank Sandra for the wonderful way that we have been treated.
The whole experience of booking, thru pre holiday information and instruction thru to some little help and contact whilst we were away can only be described as like renting from a friend rather than a stranger. A truly pleasurable experience. Thank You!
The house contains everything you could wish for when you go away. From the wonderful furnishings and the spotless cleanliness that show that that Sandra and family really do wish you to have a home away from home rather than some bland anonymous box. By the way... the pictures do not do the house justice!
The information pack in the house was – excellent – all the information you need from supermarkets to excellent recommendations for places to eat including the brillaint local Applebees 2 mins away.
Just two small complaints... One, we only booked for two weeks [hardly Sandra's fault :-) ]... and two... slightly bigger ‘complaint’... the house is so nice it will probably be booked up solidly for the next two years lol!
Sue, Niamh and Ken xxxx Essex
Amazing Stay At Arkvilla
Holiday Date: 27 March to 17 April 2013 Review Submitted: 23 April 2013
We recently took the children to Disneyland Florida, and stayed at the arkvilla. It was the best trip we have ever had as a family, the villa was very spacious, clean, tidy, with all the comforts of home plus more.
The villa is a four bedroom villa, with 2 double on suite bedrooms, and 2, 2 single bedrooms. There was plenty of storage space and we could not have wanted anything more. The villa is close to all the disney and universal parks, aswell as shops and supermarkets.
The villa owner, Sandra and her family made our stay as problem free as possible and she was very helpful on the lead up to the holiday with any information we could possibly need from if there were coat hangers in the villa through to the best places to eat and shop, and days trips out. We could not have asked for any more
and it was lovely to come home from long days out walking round parks and be able to cool off. When we next return to Florida we will definatly being staying in this wonderful villa, 5*
Keith Williams, Grays, Essex
Beautiful villa made our stay special!
Holiday Date: 11th March 2013 Review Submitted: 20th March 2013
Arkvilla is beautifully furnished with a very homely feel. Within a few minutes of arriving we felt as though it was our own home.
We enjoyed the heated pool after a long day at the parks and the games room was a hit with my grown up children. Its quiet gated location close to all amenities is an ideal base for your stay in Orlando.
Sandra the owner of the villa is a delight to deal with and provided lots of information on places to eat and visit.
I thoroughly recommend this villa, it is a 5 star property and you will not be disappointed.
Ange C, Ellesmere Port
Family Trip to Florida
Holiday Date: November 2012 Review Submitted: November 2012
Our family has just returned from Arkvilla and thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay in Florida. The property was immaculate and of a very high standard. All the facilities were available within the house to allow a lovely family holiday.
I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone visiting Florida and there was a lot of help given by the owner, regarding amenities and useful "hints" and "tips" on your stay.
Moira and Les from Aberdeen - Scotland
First visit to Florida
Holiday Date: 22 October 2012 for 1 Week Review Submitted: 31 October 2012
From the moment I found Arkvilla on the Internet I thought we'd found the perfect base for our holiday & once I'd spoken to its owner Sandra I knew i had!
It is evident when speaking to Sandra that she really does care about her home & wants those who stay there to have the best holiday possible.
She was happy to guide me through the maze of Disneyland (a daunting task for a complete novice!) renting cars & every attention to detail was afforded down to links to shopping Malls & even local Dr's & chemists details. This made such a difference to me & it meant that ahead of the trip I felt supported & felt confident that the villa would also live up to expectation.
I am pleased to advise that the villa is stunning, the gated Estate provides a secure & extremely quiet environment. Inside its spotlessly clean & it really does provide home from home comforts.
Being complete Disney novices we wanted to have a base within easy reach of the Parks (Sandra's directions are perfect!) but far enough away that we could escape the 'Disney Bubble' each evening & have our own space to chill out & relax. Arkvilla is a haven that provides all of this. It's within easy reach of all the parks (both Disney & Universal) & I can't recommend it highly enough!
Thanks Sandra for helping to make our holiday so special & one we'll never forget (for all the right reasons!). Beverley & Chris, Worplesdon, Surrey