Safe, Secure, 1300sqft condo, newly painted nicely appointed
About Bill Melendez
We have been married for over 40 years. After leaving The USAF and our home in Yuba City, Ca. We went back to where we grew up, Long Island, NY. Raised 3 children and now boast of 2 grandsons, Santino and Maximo. I'm a self employed Contractor, 'The Toolman, A Handyman Service and my wife works for a country club on the south shore of Long Island. We come down to Lake Marion often and find it really relaxing. Our days here usually consist of shopping at Walmart , Lowes' and/or Publix. Discovering new restaurants, going to flea markets, the movies [something we usually don't have time to do at home] and driving to either coast.. St Pete Beach or newly discovered Vero Beach and many other beaches all with their own charm and personality. Maybe staying in a motel if we want to but always being able to drive back to Lake Marion Resort. We find LMR a great place to relax after whatever we do. A short shopping day or a long side trip. We find ourselves relaxing. whether sitting down to read or watching some TV or walking to the lake or to the pool/hot tubl. Its a great place.
Bill Melendez purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Bill Melendez chose Kissimmee
About 23 years ago my wife had a brain tumor. After a year of doctors, hospitals, work, family, the house, etc... We wanted to go to Disney. We planned on making it in 3 days, leaving after work staying in Washington DC, and a 'Red Roof Inn', in Jacksonville, Fl. We woke up in DC to a emergency snow warning for the east coast. We had reservations at a Disney World Resort, and a lot of snow wasn't going to stop us. All the kids were on board, the last year taught them about getting things done. Through one of the harshest snow storms I can remember we drove down to Florida. Interstate 95 was empty. Well there were a lot of memories made on that trip. We got to Disney, stayed the 3 days and 2 nites. Disney was great. We decided to stay longer but the cost of an unexpected stay at Disney would put a hurting on our budget. That was when we were introduced to vacation rentals. For about $40 a night we rented a condo. We had breakfast in the condo and maybe another meal if we felt like it. Eating out wasn't imperative and activities were shared with other families at the complex. We continue to go out but we had a nice spacious place to come back to.
What makes this Condo unique
Lake Marion Resorts backs a state preserve. You are in Central Florida, Wild life, cattle ranches, orange groves, 2 General store w/i 1 Mile, 15 minutes to local shopping including a 'Public's' , 'Super Walmart', and a 'Lowe's'. 20 to 50 minutes mostly everywhere else. Beach's 2 hours away either coast. A gated community that offers peace of mind. A lake, 3 pools, whirlpool, Pool table, Tennis court, Basketball court, why leave... enjoy more of Florida.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful time. Place was great and loved the personal touches.
Very peacefull place.
Very good place to be. Happy to do business with you. Thank you.
Excellent! Well maintained condo.
Lake Marion is great compound.
Beautiful, clean, loved it!
My family and I had a wonderful time at lake Marion!! We went down to Florida with our two kids to take them to Disney World.
When we arrived, the place was very clean and we really enjoyed our stay! The place is quiet and beautiful. The pool is pretty big and quiet, most of the time we were the only ones there.
Bill, the owner is very nice and was available when we had questions.
I recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a quiet time away from the city. I would myself go back!
Worst experience ever beware
First the neighbors down stairs was very rude she told us to keep the nose down soon as we got to through door for everything I couldn’t even walk across the kitchen with out hear banging from the neighbor but she was very loud and the day arrival never received lockbox code or anything so I had to call the owner and home away so I could recived information then he try change me extra cleaning fee after I clean house before left left here completely disappointed
HomeAway provides our address and an introduction letter via email. Directions, general info on preparing for your stay, code for lock box, etc...
I understand that neighbors could be difficult, but the condition of our home after this guest was horrific. After consulting with our home manager, reviewing pictures she had sent us as to the condition of our home , there were dirty clothes left behind, juice spilled on bed spread, blood stains on linen, garbage not emptied, dishes in the sink and the overall condition of our home was a mess. When confront as to the condition of the condo was left in they denied our evidence, we have the pictures, they denied everything. I guess it must of worked for them in the past, not this time. Even though we were motivated to keep the entire deposit we only kept $20.00 for the handling and cleaning the blood stain linen and juice spilled bedspread. There are postcards placed in every room stating " no eating or drinking in the bedrooms"
Noisy neighbours, deposit not returned, no communication from owners
We were asked to respect the neighbours however, there was constant noise coming from the neighbours below, music, shouting, doors slamming and due to the construction of the property we could hear people snoring below. We have not received our returnable deposit back, despite being told it would be returned within 10 days of our leaving the property. We have had no communication back from the owners giving any reason for this.
I have to apologize for the noise coming from other guests/residents. Regretfully some people don't always respect others.
As soon as we heard that the refundable deposit had not been sent we got on our lap tops and had it released. Again sorry for the delay. We were under the impression that the deposit would be returned automatically by HomeAway provided there was nothing wrong with the condo. Today I spoke to HomeAway, they have assured me that a refund will be released in 7 days of our quest leaving. As long as the condo is same condition.
I regret that we don't remember ever having a dialogue with this guest. I know that they must of had our telephone number, email address, and our key holder[manage] phone number, because we supply it along with detailed instructions on how to get to Lake Marion and how my wife and I prepare for our visits. We feel very comfortable with communicating with our quests. Some people do not feel the same way and like their privacy.
My wife and I have spoke about this and will in the future reach out to our prospective guest, by phone, prior to securing a reservation.
Lake Marion Resort Community is located about 30 miles south of Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Pleasure Island. And 21 miles east of us is LEGOLAND.
On-site amenities include 3,800-acre Lake Marion, picnic areas, barbecue grills, boat ramp, clubhouse, whirlpool spa, exercise facility, lighted tennis courts, and basketball and volleyball courts. A nine-hole public golf facility is nearby.
General Information by Phone:
Golf: Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club
200 Eagle Ridge Drive, Davenport, FL 33837-4515
Southern Dunes Golf and Country Club
2888 Southern Dunes Boulevard, Haines City, FL
Diamondback Golf Club
6501 State Road 544 E, Haines City, FL 33844-8742
Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort
Haines City, FL 33844