should we choose a villa and not a hotel?
Renting your own villa
gives you better value for your money, you will
enjoy a five bedroom house for the same cost as
two rooms in a hotel. You will also enjoy more freedom,
more space and a more relaxed atmosphere. A major
bonus also comes with your own private pool - relax
and have fun with your family and friends at your
should we book direct?
By booking with villa
owners direct you have access to those who are most
familiar with both the area and the villa itself.
Booking or Travel agents deal with a mass market
and you are just one of a large number of clients,
whereas to an owner you are their number one client.
It's also cheaper as you save the cost of an agent's
should we choose your villa?
Put simply, we chose
Calabay Parc at Tower Lake and our Villa because
they are among the best in the area. After buying
our villa we have also invested a lot of effort
into creating what we believe is one of the most
inviting villas around.
Most importantly -
There is no pressure on you to rent our villa -
we believe it is one of the best - but ultimately
the choice is yours.
See what our previous guests have said - Guest's
the villa maintained and cleaned before we arrive?
Our management company
are contracted to look after all the maintenance
items at the property on an ongoing basis. They
also employ professional cleaners who make sure
the whole property is thoroughly cleaned and all
linens washed and changed before you arrive for
about pool heating?
We recommend from
November through March that you opt to have the
pool heated to 86 deg F. We would also suggest that,
when the pool is not in use, you utilise the pool
blanket provided to maintain the more comfortable
water temperature .
we need to bring our own towels and linens?
No - All towels and
bed linens are provided for your use.
do we collect the villa keys from?
When you arrive in
Florida there is no need to find an agent to collect
the keys, instead you can drive straight to the
villa as you will be provided with a security code
to release the keys from a locked box by the entrance.
included in your quote?
Apart from the rental
of the villa, our price includes: - All local taxes,
gas, water and electricity charges, local phone
calls, internet charges, supply of towels, bed linens
and end of stay clean.
I am still not sure about something can I speak
We are always willing
to discuss your requirements in person, our phone
number is in the panel on the left of this screen
- just give us a ring. If you prefer email, drop
us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
we need travel insurance?
We would always recommend
that all guests have fully comprehensive travel
and medical insurance cover. In the unlikely event
that medical assistance is needed it is reassuring
to note that the new Heart of Florida Hospital is
only a few minutes drive away on US27.
understand your villa is self-catering - are there
any shops or supermarkets close-by?
Less than 5 minutes
drive you will find shops including among others:
Publix - supermarket
- our favourite
Winn-Dixie - supermarket
Walgreens - pharmacy
Wal mart - for
just about anything else
Plus a selection of eating places - just in case
you don't feel like cooking.
understand you are in the UK, is there anyone local
we can contact if we need any help with the villa?
We have employed a
professional management company who pride themselves
in providing a personal service for our guests.
You will be given a personal contact number and
they will also check to ensure you and your party
have settled in OK.
the villa have a phone and / or internet connection
that we can use?
Yes - There are phones
in the villa which you are welcome to use, local
calls are free of charge. A broadband internet connection
is provided should you need it.
have a young family, do you provide facilities for
the younger members?
For those families
with younger members we have a stair gate, cot,
high chair and stroller all available for your use.
Poolside safety is
foremost in our minds, we have provided a fully
demountable safety fence which encloses the pool,
we strongly recommend that adults ensure that this
remains in place and that the pool area is supervised
whilst children have access to the pool and surrounding
area. As an additional precaution we have also fitted
a door alarm on the lanai sliding door.
would like to play some Golf whilst on vacation
- are there any courses near-by?
You will be spoilt
for choice in this part of Florida - the nearest
only a few minutes drive from the villa is the well
known Southern Dunes course.
is our first time in Florida - How do we get to
the villa once we leave the airport?
The most convenient
way to travel around Florida is to hire a rental
vehicle for the duration of your vacation. Most
rental companies have a pick up point or rental
desk at the airport. Before you leave home we will
provide you with detailed driving directions from
the airport to the villa itself. See the links
section for more details on car rentals.
there any communal facilities at the Tower lake
A lakeside clubhouse
and landing stage is nearing its completion - more
details will follow shortly.
prefer a secure neighbourhood - Is the community
Calabay Parc at Tower
Lake is a walled community with gated entrances.
The gates are manned continually, but for your convenience
Guests are provided with a vehicle tag for the duration
of their stay.
have not looked after a swimming pool before - what
do we need to do?
We employ a pool maintanence
company to clean and look after the pool for you
- All you need to do is enjoy it.
is the weather like in Orlando?
Florida is not called
the sunshine state for nothing. The current weather
and a 10 day forecast for the Orlando area is available
for you on this website - see Location.
There is also a table of annual climate statistics
for those who are interested.
your villa have a BBQ?
Recent Florida State
law prohibits the use of charcoal barbecues within
a pool cage or the storage of bottled gas within
For those guests who
still like to cook this way we are able to arrange
the hire of a gas barbecue for use during your stay
(outside the pool cage only please). Further details
and rates are available on request.
the pool private and not overlooked?
There are no other
villas to the rear of the property overlooking the
pool area, just a full height boundary fence. We
have also fitted 'Florida Glass' lower panels and
planting to the sides of the pool cage, affording
even greater privacy whilst in the pool or sun-bathing.
have decided that Florida Break is the villa we
want - How do we go about making a booking and paying
for the rental?
It could not be simpler:
Download and submit
the booking form
on this website and mail a check to us for the booking
deposit. Alternatively you can complete the form
and mail it along with your deposit.
We will send you a
booking acknowledgement confirming your dates.
You will then be sent
a reminder of the balance of the rental shortly
before it becomes due.
Don't forget if you
have any questions or queries - Just get in touch.