Guest Comments

(Page last updated May 2018)

Guest Comments during 2018

Danielle Mott, Providence, RI (end April 2018)
The pictures online does not do this house justice! We had a hiccup with the dry and hot tub but maintenance came out ASAP and took care of everything. The house is spacious and everyone had their own privacy (5 Adults). The garage has a pool table, which we played on every night! It was peaceful, comfortable and made the vacation! Can’t wait to go back!!

Holly Maclott, Sterling,NY (April 2018)
Awesome Very spacious Nice location Pool spa heated very relaxing

Clare, Doug, Jack, Lucy and Kate James., Taunton, Somerset, UK (Easter 2018)
Well, another fantastic holiday in the happiest place on Earth. 18 nights is this beautiful villa, in this beautiful area was nowhere near enough time and we’ve already booked to go back (can’t wait). Loads of space, homely and extremely well equipped with a wonderful pool that the kids couldn’t wait to jump into every day. A short drive saw us at Walt Disney World, slightly further and we were enjoying Universal Studios. A wonderful location, great communication with the lovely owners (for whom nothing was too much trouble) and a perfect family villa. Thank you!

Tom and Glenna Burnette, Ontario, Canada (January/February/March 2018)
We rented this Villa from January 23rd to March 20th 2018. If looking for a Florida vacation home we highly recommend the villa owned by Chris and John Palmer in Davenport Florida. This home exceeded our expectations with a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable spacious living room, along with four bedrooms and three and a half baths. This Villa has everything one would want for a family vacation, including free phone calls to Canada and within the US were definitely a plus. The pool and hot tub with railings are an appreciated feature of this Villa. Pay for pool heat in winter months it is well worth it. Situated in a quiet safe neighbourhood, it is close to Disney and other attractions, with good restaurants and shopping near by. We are already looking forward to our 2019 vacation at this Villa. Completely satisfied vacationers.

Guest Comments during 2017

David and Janice Bugg, Beckington (Dec 2017)
We have visited Florida on many occasions and stayed at this villa several times over the past 10 years. The villa is spacious, well equipped, has large en-suites and walk in wardrobes to two main bedrooms and a further showeroom, which serves 2 more bedrooms. On our arrival last November we were surprised to find that most of the furniture in the lounge had been replaced/upgraded and looked very attractive and welcoming. The lounger cushions on the pool patio chairs had also been renewed, giving a fresh new look. Some of the beds were also new as were the bedroom carpets. The owners have obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the standard of the villa to a high level. Christmas in Florida is something to behold with a vast array of house and street decorations. We decided not to attend the theme parks this holiday but we had a super time exploring new places of interest. St Augustine, a historical town on the east coast, was very interesting and something quite different. At Christmas time all the streets and houses are covered in lights and the trams do tours around the whole area. Other places we visited were Ybor City, Tampa Bay, Largo, Clermont, and, of course no holiday is complete without several visits to Celebration and the walks around the beautiful lakes followed by ice-cream at Kilwen's!! After a long day out it is wonderful to return to the villa and chill out - it's like home from home. We hope we will be back!!

November 2017:  Message from the Owners, John and Christine:

It’s been a year since we visited, but during our stay this month we have tried to address some of the issues mentioned by recent guests.  John has worked on the bedroom units to enhance the way the drawers open and close, so we hope that problem is solved now.  The kitchen doors do not have handles – that is their design!!  However, some were not closing properly and have had magnets placed just inside which does make them a little more difficult to open.  Perhaps this was the problem mentioned in a comment below.  It’s true one of the lights over the table doesn’t work – it never has - even when the house was new.  Indeed the electrics in general are a mystery to us and are the same in most of the houses in this area!

This month we have replaced the two queen beds and the full/double bed, the living room furniture, the patio cushions and the sun umbrella.  We’ve bought new lamps and new bed linen, and just a few months ago we arranged for all the bedroom carpets to be renewed – as commented on by one of our guests.  We sincerely hope that these measures will bring our home up to the standard required by our guests and that you will love it as much as we do.  Please read the following guest comments with this in mind, as we wanted to be completely honest and show the more negative opinions alongside the positive ones.


James, Nichola and family, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK – 18-31 October 2017

This is our 6th visit and we always have a great time.  We notice the owners have added to the villa to try to make it more of a ‘home from home’.  We really love the new carpet in the bedrooms.  During our stay, we had some problems with some of the beds which creaked a lot.  We reported this whilst we were there and the owners arranged for someone to come and look at them.  Unfortunately we had left before they were replaced.

Our 3 little boys thoroughly enjoyed the pool, even going in for several hours after a day at the water parks!!

Thank you, Chris and John, for letting us stay in your home.


Mr & Mrs Baillie, 2-16 October 2017

Too many complaints to put in Visitors Book.

Owners’ Note:  Without specifics, we are unable to address any concerns.  We suspect they are similar to the comments below.  We believe this family also booked through Thompsons, so we have no direct line of communication with them.


The Hamills, Scotland, 18 September – 2nd October 2017

Had a fantastic holiday.  Villa is in a great location for everything.

Had great fun trying to work out light switches, as some work and some don’t!  The screws on the pool table were hanging out.  Hubby tightened as well as he could but needed an Allen key.  (Small box of tools could be supplied to help?)

Loved the welcome pack of cheese, bread, eggs, milk etc. 

Did report a screen missing in the pool area, not replaced yet.  Not an issue.  Had fun finding new wee critters.  Had fun watching 3 lizards – again not an issue.

Master bed – well, the noises it made when sitting on it was a laugh.  We really only used the villa to sleep as we were having so much fun doing the parks.  Blinds in main room need fixing.


Owners Note:  Please see end of year comments above to read how these issues have been resolved.


Family Roberts, UK, August/September 2017

Just to say thanks for everything.  You have both been great.  (This came in an email.)


Wood/Stevens Party, Essex, UK – 12-26 August 2017

Booked holiday through Thompsons.  Problems with beds creaking and groaning, coffee table falling apart, only seating for 6 around dining table and in front of the television.  Villa needs upgrading.

Owners Comment:  So sorry these families did not have the same good experience as previous guests.  When we book guests directly through us, we explain that there are only 6 dining chairs, but that the corner nook can be used as additional dining.  We don’t actually know what information is given when guests book via Thompsons or other vacation companies.   Please see our comments at the top of this page.


Ian, Nicola, Lauren, Max and George, Somerset, UK

Second visit to villa and enjoyed as much as the first.  We will be back.  Thank you.

And from Max, aged 9:  I really liked staying in Orlando for the second time.  I really liked the pool.  I loved the experience.


Claire, Mark, Hannah and Sofia, Oxford, UK, 22 April – 6 May 2017

Great villa.  Very well equipped.  The owners are easy to contact and made our stay more pleasant.  Thank you!


Families Keitch and Lang, UK, 7-21 April 2017

Thank you so very much for allowing us to rent your villa in Florida.  We had a lovely time and everything was wonderful. (This came through the mail to our home in the UK.)

In the Visitors’ Book, they wrote:

Fabulous 2 weeks.  Found the villa to be spacious and everything we would have wished for.  Had trouble with getting the main TV on as we didn’t realise it needed to be on HDMI.  Contacted Management Company who kindly sent a man out to show us!!!

We should have had the pool heated – we chose not to.

Would definitely come again.  Thank you Chris and John


Jean Chechak, South Carolina, February 2017

I just want to thank you for your flexibility and kindness with your villa rental.  We all had a wonderful time there!



4 June -25 June, 2016 - Gaston-Read, England
Lovely long stay.  House lovely, well-equipped.  We had a great three weeks.
27 May - 4 June, 2016 - Abdi Husein, UK
Thank you for letting us keep this house.  The swimming pool was very good and the beds were SO comfy.  My favourite thing is the ping-pong room - it was so fun. DISNEY KISSES (Heart Motif)

The Giluk family, Michigan, US
January 22-28, 2016

Thank you for opening your lovely home to us.  It was a great location and very spacious.  We enjoyed our stay.


Dec 15-22, 2015
McGregors from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Thank you again, Chris and John, for letting us rent your beautiful villa!   We have had another great week in your lovely Villa.  Super weather and great swims.  It felt like we were 'home again' and we enjoyed making new family memories again.  A special 'thank you' for the lovely Christmas decor surprises when we arrived - what a special touch!  We feel very safe here.  We enjoyed the private pool and felt welcomed - can't wait to come back in the future!  Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great start to 2016.

15 November 2015
The Kuper Family
We had a great family holiday in your villa!!  We loved the pool and we're coming back in 2017!  We love Florida.  Thank you for everything!!  Big Hugs.
20 October 2015
The Sheils Family
We have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful, spacious villa.  The boys loved the pool.  Great location.  We felt really safe here!  Will most definitely be back!!  Very sad to be leaving.  Thanks again.  You have a beautiful villa!
23 Aug - 6 Sept 2015
Jo-ann Andrews, Stu, Max, Jen, Simon, Gina and Ellis from Norfolk, UK
Wow, what a wonderful home you have.  It's home from home!  Pool is gorgeous; bedrooms and beds so comfortable!!  Amount of bathrooms brill!!  Did a few parks, recommend 'Manny's Steakhouse; and'Bob Evans' up the road for that home-style cooking!  Oh and we drove to Cocoa Beach to go to 'Ron-John's Surf Shop' and a wonderful restaurant 'Seafood Florida' - crab and lobster fritters - the best!! Yum!  We are gonna try 'Grand China Buffet' too.  Thank you John and Christine - it's been a blast! xxx
July/Aug 2015
Ian, Nic, Max & Lauren Almond, Gary & Pauline Temlett, Somerset, UK
We loved your villa - Max especially would not leave the pool alone.  Close to everything.  So relaxing staying at the villa.  Hope to be back and will be in touch very soon.  Thank you.  PS: We left Shamu and ring (pool toys) for others to enjoy! x
July 2015
Steve, Joanne, Josh and Beth Black, Leicestershire, UK
Great family holiday in your villa!  Kids loved the pool and the pool table!
May 2015
Paul, Sandra, Harriet & William Cook, North Wales
Fab villa - our second visit.  Home from home - hopefully back soon!
April 2015
Nichola, James, Caitlin, Finley, Noah and Willis, UK
This is our 4th visit here.  As always, the villa didn't disappoint.  New beds are very comfortable.  We requested pool heating and found this worked very well.  Can't wait to come back for the 5th time!
27 December 2014 - 26 January 2015
Barbara & Ray Brown, Valerie & Clive Ford, UK
Our stay at the home of John & Chris has been a joy and sheer bliss.  The peace, tranquility and, of course, the sun!  Dips in the pool and spa have been such fun.  Trips to beaches and Disney Parks galore.  Home from home, who could want more.  The villa provided everything we needed for our perfect holiday.  Thank you Chris and John.  Sorry to be returning to chilly England!

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