View from deck
Large South facing Deck
South facing Pool
All day Sunshine
Pool & Air Hockey
Side of Villa
Sunrise from deck
Sunset from Deck
For a tour round this villa, please click on the link above
Beautiful villa can't wait to return
We had a fantastic
holiday in Orlando in December 2018. Bev was amazing, she was so helpful and
friendly throughout the booking process and when we arrived we fell in love
with the villa instantly. The villa was lovely and cozy, very well decorated
and the sofas and beds were so comfy, my husband and I had our 4 month old baby
with us and we had everything we needed. The pool was also stunning and a great
temperature despite being December, the lake view was lovely. The location is
great, with shops resturants and bars close by and none of the main Orlando
attractions are more than 25 minutes away. We had such a lovely holiday that we
have rebooked with Bev for 2019 and can't wait to return.
Date of stay: December 2018 Reviewer name: Ormerod
family , Uk
Title: Lovely villa in a great location!
Review: We have stayed in a number of villas within the area over the last
18 years and
can honestly say this is one of the best we have stayed in.
within a community close to the theme parks, this villa is
clean and tidy with
all the home comforts. As well as a well equipped
kitchen, there is a pool
table, air hockey table, games console, Wifi, books,
DVDs and a large TV.
Bev, the owner, is very friendly and helpful,
doing everything possibly to
ensure we had a lovely stay. We arrived late and
Bev was able to organise
groceries which was very welcome after a long flight!
We had a wonderful holiday at Herons Rest and
can't wait to visit again
Date of stay: December 2018 Party name: The Hesters Location: UK
Title: Wonderful stay at Heron's Rest
rest is a beautiful peaceful villa located at Sunridge Woods which is near
Champions gate. It overlooks a lake which features wading birds, the odd
alligator and jumping fish and stunning sunsets.
The villa is very well equipped and offers every comfort for
anyone wishing to experience the attractions or to just relax and enjoy the
lakeside views. The villa has a huge driveway so for a 2 car family this
was ideal for us. TVs in every room meant we could all relax at the end of the day
watching our favourite programmes.
We have stayed at other villas over the years but have to
confess Bev the owner goes out of her way to help you with your every
need. Her customer service skills are exceptional and nothing is too much
trouble for her she is always there for you.
The information we were given prior to departure was perfect
and we had no problems finding the villa at all as the directions were
excellent. Having a safe in the villa was a bonus for us this year and the
lovely pool was something we enjoyed everyday. There was a rocket launch
whilst we were there and this added to our enjoyment. One of the
best holidays we have had and we will certainly return to Heron's rest not only
for the wonderful location but also for the peace of mind knowing that you have
an excellent management company for any issues. Thank you once again Bev
we shall return.
Date of stay: October 2018 Guest name: Watson Lee Family, Olney Bucks
Title: Relaxing & Peaceful
Review: My family & I would highly recommend staying at Heron's Rest. Bev was
very helpful and there was plenty of information with regards the area when we
arrived. A very well equipped villa with the use of a sat nav if
The washer and dryer were a godsend and the
games room located in the garage was used numerous times. We loved the
pool area and it was very private and quiet with just the sounds of the local
wildlife to listen to. We often saw the Heron's beside the lake and the
odd squirrel too. The surrounding area itself is extremely well kept and
peaceful. Championsgate is near too and we often ate there at the various
restaurants, especially Millers. Also close to all the Disney Parks and
the nearest Supermarket is Publix. We definitely would not hesitate to
stay here again on our next visit to Orlando.
Date of stay: August 2018 Guest name: The Cleall Family. Manchester
Title: Supurb Villa!
Review: Myself and my family have just arrived home after an amazing stay at Heron’s Rest. The villa itself is spacious, comfortable and clean with a beautiful pool which looks out onto a lovely lake. It’s set on a corner plot, so you are not overlooked at all. Every night we enjoyed sitting out by the pool with a glass of wine and watching the gorgeous sunsets. It was so peaceful and the only thing you could hear when sitting out was the delightful sounds of the local wildlife.
We did a lot of self catering so was pleased that the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable as were the sofas. There were plenty of towels and it was very convenient having the washing machine and tumble dryer in the garage. The kids also loved the air hockey and pool table. We were pleased to see that a Sat Nat was provided as we used a few times when heading out a bit further afield.
The villa is situated in a great location, only 25 minutes from all the parks and shopping outlets and just 35 minutes from the airport. Restaurants and supermarkets are only 5 minutes away. We were at Publix a lot!
Time went by so quickly and after a few days it really did feel like a home from home. We definitely hope to visit again in the future.
I would also like to add that Bev is a fantastic host. She is very welcoming, and any queries were responded to immediately.
Date of stay: August 2018 Party name: The Gubbins Family - Surrey UK
Rating: 5/ 5
Review: Stayed at Bevs lovely villa last 2 weeks in June. House is very clean and
everything you require is available. Furnishings are clean and comfortable and
plenty of towels as well. The pool is fantastic and the lanai gives so much
privacy and space. We probably spent the majority of the time out here with the
gorgeous lake view. Bev was very helpful and responsive to all my questions and
could not find any fault whatsoever in the whole process. If i get back any
time soon i would definately book here again .
of stay: June 2018 Party name: McFarlane's, Scotland
Excellent holiday home
We have stayed in a
number of Florida properties, this villa by far is the best. Situated in a
quiet, secluded, estate overlooking a lake this property offers guests a
peaceful and tranquil holiday. The villa was spotlessly clean and equipped to a
very high standard. With restaurants, supermarkets and parks within easy reach
it’s location is suitable for families of all ages. We found Bev to be
extremely helpful throughout the booking process and provided us with plenty of
information about the area prior to our arrival.
Date of stay: May 2018 Reviewer name: Larry & Karen Jones, Pembrokeshire
Fabulous, home from home
Our 5th visit to
Orlando but our 1st to Herons Rest. Bev was very helpful and great to deal
with, before, during and after our visit. The villa is ideally placed for
visiting all the attractions. It’s also in a fantastic position for lazing by
the pool or fishing in the lake. The villa has everything you need well
equipped with hairdryers, straighteners and plenty of bathroom & pool
towels. There was also enough utensils/kitchenware, not that we did too much
cooking. We would not hesitate to recommend Herons Rest to couples or families
for an amazing holiday
Date of stay: April 2018 Reviewer name: Murray
Another fabulous stay at Herons Rest Rating: 5
We have been travelling to Florida for many years and have stayed in numerous
Villa's over the period. Without question, this is our favourite. The villa is
conveniently located with easy access to the I4, local amenities, Disney and
Universal Studios theme parks, not to mention beautiful state parks. The villa
is luxurious in every respect, the pool area is South facing with sun all day
with a covered area. The villa is equipped with everything you could possibly
need. The range of kitchen utensils for example, is excellent. Bev really has
thought of everything with things like hairdryers and straighteners. We always
make excellent use of the Pool and air hockey table. Its great fun to listen to
some music and shoot some pool with a beverage or two. We are booked up to stay
for the next few years and will continue to do so indefinitely. Thank you for
yet another fabulous stay Bev. It gets harder and harder to leave every time we
Date of stay: March 2018 Guest name: Skidmore (Georgie and Carl)
Title: Fantastic! Rating: 5
Review: My girlfriend and I decided to book this villa after a recommendation from my
sister who had previously stayed in Heron’s Rest. Both the villa and Bev have
been fantastic! Bev was incredibly helpful prior to going and whilst out there.
The villa was incredibly spacious, well equipped and spotless. It’s location is
also ideal - a very short drive from all of the parks yet superbly peaceful and
tranquil after a long day! Highly recommended and we can’t wait to return!
Date of stay: January 2018 Party name: Ben Levy (Manchester
A relaxing retreat Rating: Rating 5/5
We didn't know the area before we went but where the villa is situated is so relaxing, we just sat and watched the wildlife and my husband fished. The villa is beautiful has everything you need and Bev couldn't have been more helpful, so much so that we would return in a heartbeat. There are restaurants bars and shops within a short drive also, the Disney parks aren't to far away either. If you want to do a villa this one is a must. Thank you to Bev for a wonderful stay. We didn't want to come home (we WILL have to return)
Date of stay: December 2017 Guest - Anne Daniels from Lancashire
Great villa 5/5
Second visit this year, only one month this time! This says it all!!!! Hoping to visit again next year if it is still available. Villa is well situated for whatever you want to do on your holiday..convenient for theme parks, retail outlets or nature reserves. It is on an exceptionally quiet estate, and the view of the small lake from the lanai is both peaceful and relaxing. Villa was well maintained, very clean and well supplied with linen. All in all a great villa and a great holiday!
Date of stay: November 2017 Guest - John Traynor from Stirling
Saw this villa and reviews on VR360 Homes and immediately contacted the owner Bev. Excellent communication between both parties with accurate local information and directions ensuring an easy transition to the Villa. The Villa did not disappoint at all, beautiful and clean with all the amenities you could wish for (had a welcome pack on arrival). Of course the pool area and games room was the kids favourite and used quite often. The villa was set in a stunning and quiet location. We took time out to walk around the estate and see the other villas decorated for Halloween. Excellently located with short drives to all the Disney Parks. Can't thank Bev enough for allowing us to stay at this beautiful Villa and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.
Date of stay: October 2017 Party name: Rob Edwards Family, South Wales
Home from Home 5/5
This is our 3rd time staying at Heron’s Rest, and again we weren’t disappointed. It was everything as we had remembered, the house is well looked after throughout. The pool is an added bonus, with an excellent seating area which has the added bonus of being undercover, which came in handy when a big storm set in and we could still sit outside. The house isn’t too far from Disney World so came in handy after a long day at the parks, water parks and shopping centres. We absolutely love this property, and everything it has to offer, we cannot wait to return again.
Date of stay - September 2017 Guests - Burton Family, Northamtonshire
Quality Villa in great location
Herons Rest is a perfect Villa in a great location, it was a great base for us for our 3 week stay. It's located 5 minutes from the main i 4 motorway & close to all major attractions. We are a family of four and had ample room, the kids loved the pool and spent hours playing in it, the games room also comes in handy. Kitchen facilities are excellent and has everything you need. If you do get time to watch TV there are plenty of channels to watch and picture quality is very good. Air con is brilliant and works perfectly. The owner Bev was fantastic to deal with and nothing was too much trouble, even the daft questions I asked her from time to time! Bev would always reply to my email questions very quickly. I can highly recommend staying at the Villa as it has everything needed and was spotlessly clean, tidy and extremely comfortable.
Date of stay: June 2017 Guests - Cullen Family from Yorkshire
Picture perfect setting Rating: 5 / 5
Review: This is the second time we have rented from Bev and we were
Information prior to arrival was excellent, very
instructions even if you haven't been to Orlando before.
gate is one of the best areas we have stayed in and we have
been coming to
Orlando and Florida for 17 years. The villa itself made you
comfortable from the first time you walked through the door
there that you could wish for. The highlight has to be the
spotlessly clean, very private and a lovely view over a small lake.
you have children they will be thrilled with the games room, even us
played pool and air hockey. A wonderful relaxing stay even though
weather wasn't kind to us we took the opportunity to chill out with a
wine and a cooked meal. Would certainly recommend and hope
to come back.
Date of stay: June 2017 Party name: Gaynor and Kevin Smith
Title :- Amazing 5/5
We booked this Villa
because it was by far the nicest one we could find online, when we arrived
looked even better than the pictures! It was extremely clean and comfortable,
we felt right at
home as it was equipped with everything we could possible
The villa was very spacious and the area we were staying in was lovely,
quiet and relaxing..
just what you want after a long, busy day at the parks!
Every room was immaculate and we LOVED the themeing in the living room (we're
obsessed) ha We enjoyed sitting out by the pool on a night and watching
all of the wildlife go
by, we saw an alligator, tortoises and turtles, an
otter, an armadillo and huge birds!
Everything about our stay here was perfect,
we were a 20-30 minute drive away from all the
parks, and had lots of
restaurants and shops nearby.
Our contact with Bev was Excellent, she always
replied straight away answering any questions
we had and was very helpful.
was our 5th time to Florida and by the the best, we didn't want to leave one
bit and will
100% be booking again in the future.
Thanks again Bev! Kieran,
Philippa, Tom :)
Date of stay:- May 2017 Guests:- Elliott Family
Title: Delighted Rating: 5/5
Had a lovely stay in this great villa,
Very comfortable and extremely
well equipped with everything you could possibly need .
and the swimming pool had a lovely outlook over the lake and was very private.
Bev sent us
plenty of info and instructions which made it was very easy to find.
a teenager we enjoyed the games in the garage and the wi-fi was fab.
recommend without hesitation and would love to return.
Date of stay: February 2017 Party name: David Cassidy
Great Villa - Rating 5 star
We're loathe to write a review as selfishly we would want to keep this property
a secret. What a
pleasure to book a villa that's so clean and well maintained.
The setting is ideal- very quiet,
peaceful and easily accessed by car and
convenient for shopping , theme parks etc. The villa
was equipped with
everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, and for us, what
best about it was the privacy and tranquility. Information given prior to
comprehensive and the owner's communications with us were always
prompt and helpful. We
loved our stay and will definitely return!
Date of stay – January 2017 Guests - Gerry & Jean Traynor
A Very Satisfied Customer!
My wife and I have had holidays in Florida many times over past 17 years,
initially with our children and grandchildren and latterly just the two of
us. Our most recent stay (Sept 16) at Herons rest was possibly the best
we've both enjoyed. For a small party the property is nigh on
perfect. Perfect location, sensational sunsets and utter privacy.
I'd be surprised if this is the only time we stay there!
Date of stay: September 2016 - Party name: Jeff Parsons
Sunridge Woods Villa
Hi Bev, a note to
say thanks. Your villa was amazing and a real joy to stay in. A lovely spacious
layout and great pool. You must have one of the nicest plots on the property,
as it's very peaceful with lovely views over the lake. Everything about it was
perfect and it was a surprising and nice touch to have the sat nav available
for us in the villa. Thanks again.
Date of stay: July 2016 Reviewer name: R
An amazing villa - Rating: 5/5
We have just returned from staying two weeks at this perfect home from home. The villa is spotlessly clean and well presented, and exceptionally well equipped. It looks exactly like in the pictures... amazing!!! The location is ideal - quiet yet within a few minutes drive of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, and with quick access to Hwy 27 and the I-4 for venturing further afield.
The large (and very private) pool deck is fantastic, and the covered area provides a respite from the sun when needed. The view of the lake is stunning, and we never tired of watching the array of wildlife (which even prompted a binoculars purchase lol).
We can highly recommend this villa, and will stay here again on our next visit if available. Nothing was too much trouble for Bev.
Date of stay: May 2016 Party name: Campbell Location: Scotland
The villa was easy to find and set in a peaceful location with very friendly neighbours . The villa was spotlessly clean and looked exactly like it does in the photos and with the pool heating we were able to enjoy swimming everyday in what we have been told was the coldest February in a decade. The pool is also a great size for swimming with plenty of deck space around to lounge or eat. The villa was fully equipped and we had a great 4 week break there. We are definitely thinking of booking this villa again next year.
Date of stay: February 2016 Reviewer name: Joe and Sue Yeowart, Bedfordshire
Holiday of a lifetime!!
From the second we
pulled up on the driveway to the second we pulled away from it, its been
amazing. The villa is stunning in both decor and location a real home away from
home and we felt at home right away. Its set out beautifully. The massive pool
deck is brilliant for enjoying the pool and a nice relax around it. Me and my
brother enjoyed the lake alot of fishing catching alot of fish. Bev is an
amazing owner and nothing is to much trouble for her. The one downside.. we
have to go home!! Thinking of booking?? Then do it you wont regret it.
Date of stay: December 2015 Reviewer name: Austin family, Liverpool England
Most amazing holiday!
Would like to thank
Bev for the most amazing stay in this spectacular villa! We made the best
holiday memories on this holiday and the villa was all part of that. My 4 year
old daughter cried to home because she wanted to live in the villa and be able
to go in the amazing pool everyday (she turned into a mermaid during our stay).
We cannot wait to return for another amazing stay! Thanks again Bev
Date of stay: September 2015 Reviewer name: Davies family
, West Midlands
Fantastic Florida Villa
Dear Bev , Once
again we had a fantastic time in one of your Rental Villas, thank you. It had
everything you could wish for and more and was very clean and tidy. This as our
second visit to Florida and we enjoyed every minute of it although exhausting
some days we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had some great meals at Chillies,
Millers Orlando Ale House, Bahama Breeze and many more, the food was always
great and plenty of it. We did Universal both Islands of Adventure and the Studios
and had a fabulous time. We went to the coast this time down to Clearwater and
although it was so hot we had a great day at the beach. Once again Bev thank
you so much for letting us rent one of your Villas again, I would to both
Family and Friends they are perfect.
Date of stay: August 2015 Reviewer name: Newman
Family, Lichfield Staffordshire
My sons and I
travelled around a part of Florida for 3 weeks in July/August of 2015 and
stayed at Heron’s Rest for a week. After the hotels, the villa was a true home
away from home. Very clean, private and welcoming. We arrived on a Sunday and
although I knew about the Florida pool alarm, I had no idea how to turn it off.
Didn’t really want to have to call the management on a Sunday but I had 2 kids
that couldn’t wait to get into the pool! A quick call and we were sorted. Even
though it was Sunday I didn’t feel I was intruding which was a relief. Many
thanks to Bev for the kind communication and the swift and correct handling
when making the reservation as well as the return of the deposit afterwards.
The kids and I had a holiday of a lifetime!
Date of stay: July 2015 Reviewer name: Greet, Mattias and Alexander,
Lovely villa in great location
Really nice villa
that has been refurbished to a high standard. Good sized pool with spacious
lanai and plenty of room for 6 guests. We've stayed at Sunridge Woods a number
of times and this property is really good quality - in some ways the photos
don't do it justice. Ideal for anyone wanting to explore Florida or do all the
Date of stay: March 2015 Reviewer name: The Jones
Family, Forest of Dean, UK
"5 star villa"
We had a wonderful stay at Heron's rest, excellent location
for theme parks, shopping etc The villa
was nice and clean on arrival and very well equipt for self catering if you don’t
want to eat out all the time, the pool area was wonderful it was so lovely to
sit outside and admire the view across the lake also you are not overlooked at
all it was very peaceful after a crazy day out at the theme parks many thanks
to Bev for letting us stay at your lovely villa we did not want to go home.
Date of stay: October 2014 Reviewed by: J. Dudley, United Kingdom
Excellent and beautiful
This is a superb villa well equipped and location is ideal for all of the parks. Very private and close to local supermarkets and food outlets. Would highly recommend this villa and already looking to book again!!
Date of stay: June 2014 Reviewer name: Brolly family, UK
Just spent three superb
weeks at this very we'll appointed villa, everything you need, close to all
attraction parks, loads of golf courses, shopping malls and places to eat to
suit all budgets. The villa was very modern with all accessories required. We
recommend you just bring yourselves and leave plenty of room in your suit cases
for all the great bargains to be had, in short we loved this villa &
location hope to be back soon, loved it
Date of stay: June 2014 Reviewer
& Martin, Northants, England
What can I say
about this villa which hasn't already been said on previous reviews.....
Brilliant place to settle down for a few weeks (or more) :). The place is
brilliant. Home from a home. Location is very nice, having a pool which is not
overlooked is a great benefit. View across lake is perfect, especially during
sunset. Had such a relaxing time I didn't want to leave. Can't wait to go back
Date of stay: May 2014 Reviewer name: Burton, Northampton, England
We had a brilliant
holiday in Orlando and the villa we stayed in was stunning.It had everything we
could possibly need and more.The owner gave us lots of info on places to
eat,shop, and visit and the management team were first rate too.Many thanks to
you all for a fantastic holiday.
Date of stay: February 2014 Reviewer name: Young family,
Have just returned from holiday,stayed at the Herons Rest.
From the moment we arrived it was pure delight, the property is ideal for
visiting all around Orlando. Herons Rest is a 5 star home, has everything you
could wish for. Did not want to leave.
Ray Bell & Family - London Date of Stay - October 2013
We are all now safely home. I wanted to thank you for
letting us have the use of your lovely vacation home. We have stayed in Florida
on a number of occasions and have stayed in villas for all but one when we
stayed in a condo. The villas we have stayed in have all been comparable in
price to yours however that's where the comparisons end. We have just enjoyed
our BEST trip to Florida and that was down to the fact that your villa was so
nice and comfortable and the communication and ease of dealing with yourself.
Also helped having such a picturesque location next to the lake(nothing to do
with the fact both my son and myself enjoy fishing!). We were at the lake daily
fishing and caught some strange looking fish and some very snappy turtles. No
animals were hurt in the making of this email they all went back safely. Once
again a HUGE THANK YOU from Susan,Nadine,Dylan,Stuart and myself for helping us
to have such a great vacation,oops I mean holiday!
Gordon Green & Family - Fife, Scotland - Date of stay September 2013
Herons Rest, Davenport, Fl
We had a perfect vacation at Herons Rest. The home is beautiful, very clean, very quiet and safe neighborhood. Wonderful pool with screened lanai and a great view of the pond in the back yard. The pool area is very secluded with no neighbors to hear or see. The pond is alive with fish and birds, not a stagnant wetland. We had daily visits by a pair of Sandhills Cranes. Close to Disney, 20 minutes. Close to shopping, 5 minutes. Very comfortable beds, and more beach towels than the Marriott! Wifi, Wii, pool table, air hockey, fishing poles, laundry center. Well equipped kitchen. I hate to give it a 10 for fear of having it already booked when next we return, but a 10 it is.
Date of stay: August 2013 Reviewer name: Dan and Stephanie, New Hampshire, USA
Beautiful villa in superb location
Fabulously furnished property in quiet area not overlooked. The pool area is superb and the whole property is tastefully decorated throughout with everything you need to make you feel at home. Ideally located for Disney parks and Universal about 20 mins drive. Bev has been most helpful from day 1. Go ahead and BOOK you won't regret it!
Date of stay : May 2013Reviewer Name: Turkish family, Leyland, Lancs, UK
Peace, Quiet, Tranquility, Comfort.
Beautiful comfortable villa exceptionally well furnished with everything needed for self catering vacation. Location was so peaceful and even managed to see the local "Gator" on a number of occasions The pool area is large and views are incredibly relaxing. Bev was so helpful with information prior to our visit. Highly recommend
Date of stay: April 2013 Reviewer Name: Rainbows, Northampton, England
Everything we'd wished for and more!!
This was our first visit to Orlando and the villa was fantastic! The location was perfect for Disney and Universal and it was situated on a beautiful, quiet community. It really was a home from home, every detail was thought of. My only complaint is that we had to leave it when the holiday was over!
Date of stay: March 2013Reviewer name: Rosenfield family, Manchester, England
Superbly Appointed Villa On Private Lake
After 20 years of vacationing in Orlando I think we have found the Perfect villa. The owners have recently purchased and upgraded the villa and it shows. Everything looks and feels new, from the carpets, flat screen TVs, and bedding right down to simple things like quality crockery and utensils. It certainly feels like no expense has been spared. Outside the pool is immaculate and the deck is oversized, but our favourite addition is a private lanai area which is perfect for shade from the sun. The villa is very private and the pool area offers a lovely view over the private lake.
Date of stay: February 2013Reviewer name: Lawrance Family, Scotland
Heron's Rest, Sunridge Woods
We loved staying at this very tastefully furnished home in a quiet residential area. The house is on a large corner plot and the large south facing deck and pool are not overlooked by any other property. The deck gets sun from early morning until late with beautiful sunsets over the small lake which is home to pairs of Grey Herons. It is easily accessible from Interstate 4 with local shops only a few minutes away and all of the Disney attractions can be reached within 15 - 20 minutes. We would have no hesitation in recommending this house to other families and hope to return soon.
Date of stay: February 2013Reviewer name: Irons Family, Fife, Scotland
We really enjoyed our stay in Herons Rest, a spacious villa and pool in quiet location overlooking a lake, fully equipped to a high standard and beautifully decorated. Good info, easy to find, spotlessly clean and the 3 bed layout with 1 bedroom on one side and 2 on the other side is ideal for either 2 couples sharing or a family with children. Easy access to Orlando and Kissimmee and good restaurants - Applebees, Chilis, Bahama Breeze. Excellent value for money. We would highly recommend this villa.
Date of stay: January 2013 Reviewer name: Ridding, Swindon,Wilts