A spacious living room, three bedrooms and private pool adjacent to nature
Alice en Frans van der Heide
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About Alice en Frans van der Heide
We live at Wijdemeren in the village Nederhorst den Berg in the middle of the Vecht lake area between Weesp and Hilversum, around 20 minutes' drive from Amsterdam.
Alice en Frans van der Heide purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Alice en Frans van der Heide chose Oakpoint
We were frequent Florida-goers in the past years. We regularly returned to Davenport Area (just south of Orlando), where we hired. Because of its location in a quiet community near the Central Florida Attractions and Orlando International Airport, we decided to buy this house and bring a contemporary feel to it. Given the reviews provided, we believe we have succeeded.
What makes this Villa unique
The lanai is "the place to be." By sun and by rain to sit there sheltered and have unobstructed views of the conservation area behind the house. A "fan" provides the necessary coolness. From the lanai you walk to the pool via the pool deck. The lanai has a tiled floor with structure. Even with wet feet do not just slip away. A cage with mosquito netting keeps bugs and leaves out so you evening there may linger. In the house itself, the living room occupies a central place. From the living room, all rooms ground floor accessible. The living room and bedrooms are equipped with first-class quality carpeting. The entrance floors, kitchen and bathrooms have same size matt black tile, which gives a soothing and rich look. The predominantly light color of the walls in white/gray make the effect complete. The house itself is attractively illuminated when it gets dark. The quiet location of "Villa Dutchess" an acceptable distance from the Central Florida Attractions (Disney about 15 minutes by car) adds to the ultimate holiday feeling when you come home from the hustle and bustle in our comfortable house which is equipped with all comforts.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Not of any kind and in any capacity.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful villa in a quiet community
The villa is wonderful, everything was present from a lot of towels to games to kitchen utilities! It is located close to supermarkets and restaurants.
A new Publix is around the corner. (Loughman Crossing)
The house was very clean and the beds were comfortable.
The lanai is very cozy, You can see the owners went that extra mile to give the house a warm and cozy feeling.
The pool is great and the heating is more than sufficient.
The villa's surrounding area is well maintained.
The contact with owners was always good and quick.
The management company is quick to help with any problems, and they keep you updated.
Overall this was a really great stay. We stayed in other villas in Florida before and this was the best by far.
We hope to come back one day!
It is very nice to read that you can greatly appreciate your stay at Villa Dutchess as well as its location and the wide range of options that the area offers. We hope that we may welcome you again in the future. Thank you for your nice review.
Will recommend to friends and family!
This was our 12th visit to Florida, 10th in a villa. We have stayed mainly around the Davenport, Reunion and Champions Gate area in the past. I can genuinely say this was my favourite villa and holiday. The villa was perfectly sized for our family of 4 (with 2 young children) and could have accommodated more. We loved the layout being all on one floor and we felt the rooms integrated well, it felt like home very quickly. The location was great too, very close to all of the attractions. We also enjoyed the fact that we were living in a community with locals who were very friendly and helpful. The villa is modern and very clean. Communication with Alice was also brilliant. I will be recommending this property to family and friends, along with putting it on top of my wish list for my future trips.
Thanks for having us.
Dear Grant and family, We are honored that you mention our villa as a favorite of the many that you have already visited. How nice to read that you have also enjoyed staying with the locals in the Oakpoint community. Thanks for your very nice review. Know that you are always welcome at Villa Dutchess. Kind regards - Alice & Frans.
Voor de 2e keer hebben wij deze villa geboekt. De eerste keer toen deze pas in bezit was van Alice en Frans. Toen vonden wij het al een gezellig huis en dit keer na een renovatie nog zelfs meer.
Zwembad ligt heerlijk in de zon. Keuken is enorm en alle atributen aanwezig. Kamer heerlijk gezellig. Slaapkamers mooi ruim. Niks meer te wensen.
We komen zeker nog een keer terug.
Alice en Frans dank jullie wel.....
Beste Sylvia & Tim en familie. Wat leuk dat jullie de aangebrachte veranderingen kunnen waarderen en jullie ook deze keer konden genieten van hetgeen het huis te bieden heeft. Uiteraard zijn jullie weer welkom als jullie opnieuw besluiten naar Florida te gaan. Dank voor jullie review.
Everything we could have wished for
Villa Dutchess was an absolute pleasure to stay in during our trip to Orlando. When arriving at the Villa you can't help but say Wow as you pull on to the driveway.
Once entering the Villa, everything is clean, modern and spacious. Exactly what we wanted during our holiday and after spending many long days at the Parks the perfect way to wind down.
All bedrooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and consist of lots of wardrobe space (walk in actually) We only used 2 of the 3 bedrooms but the beds where extremely comfortable and the air conditioning and large fans in the bedrooms helped keep temperatures bearable throughout our stay.
The boys loved the pool area when they had the odd chance to dip in and cool off but due to hurricane Dorian the area was out of bounds for almost a week of our stay but still another great addition to this fantastic Villa.
Plenty of appliances in the kitchen area although we only used the kettle and fridge as we ate out for every meal during our stay. I did purchase a bottle opener and some metal cutlery could be added as we couldn't find these anywhere. Apologies if they are in the Villa.
All in all Villa Dutchess was everything we wanted and more. Would we stay here again? Absolutely. Would I recommend to friends and Family? Most definitely.
Thank you very much Frans and Alice for sharing your fantastic Villa with the Waddies. Maybe see you again 1 day if we're ever lucky enough to travel back to Orlando.
Dear Andy and family. Thank you for this very nice review. Despite the presence of Dorian (fortunately at some distance), you were able to fully enjoy our property and what the environment brought you. Thank you for your trust in us. Kind regards Frans & Alice.
Wonderful week near Disney
The experience was definitely 5 stars.
House is big, clean, modern and beautiful decorations, located in quiet neighborhood but very close to supermarkets, restaurants, Disney and close to Orlando and all its entertainment.
Pool area is great, good size, nice view of preserve, and has a nice feel.
Communication with owner and also management is very friendly and uncomplicated.
House is well equipped with towels, dishes, cooking utensils, cushions, etc. Baths and master bedroom are roomy, two more bedrooms of good size.
The price was competitive and so you will get a very good value for money.
Thanks again to Alice and Frans for their hospitality.
Would love to come back again.
Dear family P. How nice that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Dutchess. Thank you for describing your experience with the property and its location. We hope to be able to serve you again in the future. Thank you for your review and warm regards from Frans & Alice.
Lovely villa great place to stay close to the parks and has everything you need home from home
Thanks Amy & family for visiting Villa Dutchess again .
Villa Dutchess is centrally located in Florida. From there lie the Central Florida Attractions (Disney Parks, Seaworld and Universal Studios) in about 15 minutes.
You can also lie indulge in one of the big mall that 30 minutes away (Florida Mall) or at one of the Outlet stores where brands were selling at competitive prices.
From Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 30 minutes drive to Oakpoint. From Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is about an hour away.
At five minutes drive from the house is a shopping center with a Publix supermarket and other shops, where groceries and other necessities, in obtaining large extent. The Publix is a bakery where every day from 07. 00 hours, fresh bread and pastries for sale. The shopping center is also a nail-fitness facilities, hairdresser and a few "take away" restaurants located.