The reviews below are taken from our visitors guestbook or where stated from reviews we have been given on websites we advertise with, these date from now to when we first bought our home.
This was our third stay in ten years at The Haven and we love coming here, each time we come the owners have added new things or decorated/updated the home. It truely adds to the holiday and Rob and Caroline are a joy to deal with, we will be planning our next stay soon
R T Bedfordshire
We searched high and low for a villa that suited our needs and tastes before finding The Haven villa. It did not disappoint!
We had a fabulous five week holiday! The villa is exceptionally clean, spacious and smart and has everything that you could possibly need and more! Highgrove resort is a lovely quiet and very well maintained gated community, centrally placed to many shops, restaurants and of course Disney and Universal parks!
Rob and Caroline were extremely helpful throughout the whole process and it was reassuring to have the back up of the local management team should anything go wrong.
This was our third trip to Florida and we would highly recommend The Haven Villa as an excellent place to stay!
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home.
S A Bedfordshire
Well we are back from our most favourite place in the whole wide world , just about getting over the jet lag,
just wanted again to say a big thank you to Rob and Caroline for the stay in their wonderful villa, The haven , their home was truly a home from home , so comfortable , so homely , the pictures don't give the villa enough justice, Rob was absolutley fantastic , even called us on our first night when we didnt know how to use the safe properly , we were being thick Stuart from the management company also came round to help.
We all loved the games room everything got used,there was even a wind tunnel machine in there to keep us cool, but the best thing had to be the bed in the master bedroom, it was so huge, my hubby and myself didn't even have to touch other by far the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in in a villa, if i could have worked out how to dismantle it and bring it back home i would have
we had a couple of down days just relaxing by the pool, just laying there , having a little swim , laying there then get back in for a swim
we would most definitely stay in Rob's villa again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to rent a villa. the location was ideal , very close to a walmart and publix.
L and C Leeds
The location was ideal, easy access to all the attractions, restaurants & supermarkets.
The gated community had a good atmosphere, nice and quiet with very friendly neighbours.
The booking process was totally stress free & the restaurant recommendations from Rob & Caroline were much appreciated - Texas Roadhouse, Logans, Manny's & Perkins are all worth a visit.
Would highly recommend this villa & can't wait to return.
Brilliant villa - home from home. Kids loved the play room and the clubhouse pool. Great distance from all the Disney Parks, Universal ,NASA etc. Fabulous holiday had by all
From the very start when we booked the villa with Rob we felt totally assured of a great holiday ahead. Rob was efficient, professional and friendly and put us at our ease. When we got to the villa we were very impressed by the quality of the furniture, the cleanliness and the layout and the kids couldn't wait to get in the pool!
The pool itself is a very good size and was plenty big enough for a swim. Though it wasn't South facing this didn't matter a bit as we got a fair bit of sun (till 4pm most days) and it was always bright and warm. The pool furniture was comfortable and clean and the pool man was friendly and helpful. We hired the hot tub, but to be honest we didn't end up using it much as there is always so much else to do! The games room was enjoyed by the kids and it had a variety of games to keep them happy. Our son really liked the basketball!
The bedrooms are well furnished and exceptionally comfortable. There were 2 main bathrooms upstairs with good showers and we had no problems at all with hot water even when both bathrooms were on the go! There is an Xbox upstairs but I'm pleased to say my son didn't touch it (when at home, left to his own devices he would be on it all day long!)
The lounge furniture was comfortable and well placed to be able to watch the kids when they fancied a swim in the rain?! The TV had lots of channels and we bought a couple of box sets from Walmart to play on the DVD of an evening (crazy cats that we are). The kitchen was well equipped, plenty of room in the fridge. The laundry room was well used as we stayed a month and we experienced no problems at all.
In terms of location we were happy. The villa sits on the US27 but right at the top of the 192 which you are on in minutes. There are lots of nearby restaurants (our favourite being Longhorns) and a choice of supermarkets. We could be at Disney parks in 15 minutes; a bit longer for the others but we chose to stay at the universal hotel for the express passes. We will happily return to this location. It was quiet and central.
All in all, I would recommend this villa to anybody without reservation. We had a fantastic holiday. You will not be disappointed if you book The Haven. Thanks to Rob and Caroline.
This was our 2nd stay in this home and it doesn't disappoint - this home has everything you need for your holiday and is the best we have stayed in - from the moment you enquire about this home the owners provide a 1st rate service
S H Essex
I just wanted to say what a beautiful villa you have and how much we enjoyed our stay. I particularly wanted to thank you for the wine and card, a very welcome gesture indeed!
T.B N WARKS
This is our 2nd time at The Haven and this stay was just as good as the 1st time. The villa has everything a family needs to keep everyone happy, pool ,hot tub ,games room etc all Fantastic
Thank you again for letting as stay in your lovely villa and hopefully it won't be too far away until the next visit!
Many thanks for the use of your villa for our vacation. You have a lovely home and it was everything we needed and more. If we ever head back to Florida I wouldn't hesitate to contact you regards using the villa again.
Just like to thank you Rob and Caroline. This was a super holiday and the Haven Villa really was a wonderful place to stay. Great facilities, spacious and great location for Disney. Anyone looking for a great place to stay should seriously consider the Haven Villa
C O Hants
We had a lovely week and we really enjoyed the Villa.
Thanks for everything.
Thank you Rob, for all the help during the build up and sharing your home!! It was the holiday of a lifetime, thank you!
This was our first holiday to Florida and we could not have made a better choice of Villa. The Haven is absolutely perfect in every way.
It is exceptionally clean and comfortable and had everything we needed (and more). All the beds are comfortable and relaxing and every room is huge. The air conditioning was fabulous, just right, not too cold and not noisy. The kitchen was very well equipped - if only we had had time to cook!!Most of our time in the villa was spent in the pool, even in the evening with the underwater lighting.
The location was really good, High Grove is a quiet and clean community and we felt very safe and secure there. Although we didn't use the clubhouse facilities, it looked very nice.
Disney, Universal and SeaWorld were all within a straight forward and easy drive. There are lots of restaurants very close to the villa and we made full use of them!!
We highly recommend The Haven to any family as the perfect base for a Florida holiday. It is well named as it really is a haven to return to after long days at the parks. We would most certainly love to stay at the Haven again, if we were lucky enough to have another holiday in Florida.
Firstly I need to say what an absolute pleasure Rob was to deal with from day 1. Full of information and help even before i asked any questions, which were answered almost straight away (within a day or two minimum, normally only a few hours).
Now, the Villa, what can we say, beautiful!!! I have only had experience of one other villa in Florida but this one topped it by far! Exceptionally clean and tidy, plenty of everything you need. The layout is perfect, it was brilliant having the upstairs (17 stairs, as the kids kept telling me!), it made it feel like a home going off to sleep. The bedrooms were wonderful, as were the beds, the kingsize bed is massive!! Could not fault it at all! The aircon was lovely, didn't notice it until you went outside, if that make sense, a good thing, never too cold or noisy!! Kitchen, utility room, games room, all perfect! Pool - We opted for the heated hot tub as a treat but didn't use it as often as we'd liked but that's just a time thing, nothing more! The actual pool is brilliant, needless to say the kids spent 90% of awake time spent in the villa in it!! 5 of us comfortably played about in there with enough room. Deck area ideal, plenty of seating and beds, lovely sunshine in the morning, disappearing late into the evening (but you can go on the front porch in the evening as well if you want more sun!).
Location - Ideal, Walmart 5 minutes away (walkable, we did it a few times, 20 minutes or so), Devenny's bar at the Estate entrance which was lovely, food great, entertainment great (having this bar was a plus when we booked as i know some places don't have somewhere where you can walk to in the evening). There's a Macdonalds, KFC etc walkable as well. Very straight forward to get to the parks, all within 15-30 minutes away, you could easily find them without Sat Nav.
If ever we returned to Florida then i wouldn't hesitate in contacting Rob again, although it'd imagine they'd be fully booked, and if not then they should be!!!
Thank you once again Rob and Caroline for allowing us the share your villa and making our holiday perfect!!
I know I have gave 5 stars for every section but honestly I could not give a 4 for anything, outstanding villa and we have been to Florida many times and this villa beats them all hands down thank you for a great villa
D D Scotland
We have just returned to the UK after having a fantastic stay at The Haven in Clermont - Orlando. As for the villa itself - we dont think the pictures do it justice - it is beautiful - very large - all rooms were an ideal size for us (as a family of 4 we did not even use one of the bedrooms) - with flat screen TV's in all rooms. Kitchen was well equipped with all utensils / pans / plates / glasses etc - fridge / freezer was enormous and the whole house was well air conditioned. The pool area was lovely & was great to sit outside after a long day at the parks relaxing with a drink whilst the kids used the pool. Jacuzzi was nice to have as well for further relaxation. As for the location - approx 50 mins from Orlando airport & no more than 30 mins from both Disney & Universal parks (you must hire a car - but the whole airport experience is superb in collecting & returning the hire car). There is a huge Walmart store within walking distance and many restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
All in all - we cannot recommend this villa highly enough & would happily return again.
We have been coming to Florida now for over 23 years and have over the years stayed in many villas! Some of which have been good and some not so good, your villa we would rate as one of the best we've stayed in. The villa is of a high standard, excellent facilities, clean and felt safe. In a good complex and easy access to all the parks, restaurants etc. the free wi fi was great as we were able to keep in contact with home without the expense of phone calls! We are looking at dates to return next year and would highly recommend your villa to everyone. Thank you again. X
Janet and John Taylor
Rob the week has been fantastic and then weather is great. this is the third house I have rented in Florida and it is by far the nicest and has the most information about everything from directions to stores and attractions, I will be telling everyone I know about this place and I'm going to take some of the business cards from the counter
Mike and Lisa Canada
We enjoyed the house, pool and hot tub - we will return
"We would love to stay there again next year!!!"We had a lovely time staying at the Villa. Everything was as described. We especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub after our days at the parks. We will be back!
Just to let your know we all had a great time staying at your Villa, it’s lovely and has everything you could wish for in it! The kids loved spending all their time in the pool! We will definitely stay again when we’re in Orlando and will highly recommend it to our friends and family.
Our stay at the Haven was simply outstanding. Having not stayed in a villa before, my family were pleasantly surprised when they realised it was exactly as pictured. Location of the villa is superb taking only 10mins drive through the Disney gates, and Universal being 25mins but is a simple straight road - as long as you can get yourself to the 192 you can get back to the villa! Walmart is located 5mins away so there was no problems when we were needing a few beers to take back to the villa. The villa itself is very spacious, clean and organised and the owners have definitely though of everything you would need - even down to a note pad on the
fridge for your shopping list, simple things that we would never consider! The gated community is very secure as is the villa itself.
The pool is an excellent length allowing for a few strokes to stretch the aching muscles, and the hot tub heat was definitely worth the little extra! Great facilities provided (towels, hairdryer, washer, drier etc. etc.) and the iPod dock with wireless speakers was a god send for those lazy days by the pool! The bedrooms are massive! We spent one rainy night in the games room which can get very hot but provided a great deal of entertainment. Plenty of restaurants close by. The communal pool was being renovated during our stay which was a shame, however the staff in the club house were very friendly. We would highly recommend staying here, in fact,
we probably wouldn't stay anywhere else!
What can I say ,on arriving at the haven we were really pleased to see it looked just like the pictures! so no disappointment there. The night before we were due to arrive I received a phone call from the owners saying that the air con was broken and repairable but was being replaced the next day, they were concerned that the villa would not be cool enough and had put a plan in place
had that been the case ,but once we had arrived it was all working and lovely and cool. We only had one problem with a shower head that was leaking ,once notified the management company came out within hours and had it sorted. The owners also rang and left a message checking we had settled in ok, which we thought was a nice touch. As stated in the advert Disney really is not far away
but time could depend on traffic but generally did not take long to get to, Universal is a little further but still reachable in a good time. Bush gardens is well worth the 50min drive, feeding the giraffes was an amazing experience as was swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove. The days were long and hot so there was nothing better then coming home for a dip in the pool which
down to some good planting by the owners keeps the area private if not you would be over looked and would not be quite as private as you imagined. The children made use of the pool morning and night and are really missing it now we
are home, I on the other hand made the most of the hot tub (which can not be used unless you pay for heat) after hours of walking miles there was nothing better then relaxing with a glass of wine! The villa really was home from home
but with much bigger bedrooms ,it was great not having to over pack taking towels hairdryers etc there was plenty supplied .The washer and dryer meant we did not need to take 3 weeks worth of clothes which left more room for shopping ! The pool toys and games room kept the children entertained on rest days which you do need. The space and comfort is why we chose a villa holiday over hotel and it
more then lived up to our expectations . So the big question , would we recommended the Haven Villa ? most defiantly .Would we go back ? oh yes (the 6 year old has asked every day).
A.H Gosport Hampshire
Great Accommodation. Rob and Caroline are lovely people to deal with. Will come again
R.W Northern Ireland
We have thoroughly enjoyed our two week holiday in your villa, we have felt at home and cannot fault anything
L.C Knaresborough Yorkshire
Our second visit to High Grove. This gated sub division is extremely well situated at the end of the 192. There are various restaurants within a short distance and a huge Walmart 5 mins drive away. The sub division is small and very clean.
From the start, Rob was excellent to deal with, answering emails promptly. On arrival, the villa was clean, spacious and well equipped.
The games room was great fun for those rainy days, which unfortunately we had a few of.
We had to contact the management company who dealt with our problem quickly and efficiently. The staff at the clubhouse were also helpful and friendly.
Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon. Thanks Rob.
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Six nights is not enough to enjoy this immaculate and faultless home
Just to echo what has already been said - this Villa is brilliant.
Excellent location, excellent facilities, extremely clean and a very competitive price.
Everything you need is within a couple of miles, with excellent access to highways and of course I4. Will definitely recommend to others
and will stay again.
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Just returned from Robs villa, We had a lovely home from home experience, everything you could think of was catered for. The villa is situated in a quiet gated community and is close to restaurants and a large Walmart.The photos on the website are exactly what you get. It took around 20 minutes to get to the Disney parks if the traffic was good. Rob could not have been more helpful and
returned emails to all my queries quickly which certainly puts your mind at rest. We would recommend this villa to any of our friends and would certainly stay here again ourselves
This property is positioned closely to everything you go to Orlando for and within a lovely gated complex. The complex is clean, has a lovely pool and feels safe. The villa is great, spacious, clean and very well equipped. The owners contacted us as soon as we arrived by telephone to check if everything was ok and were very responsive when we had any questions or problems which were
resolved quickly. I would thoroughly recommend this villa.
The villa really felt like home and we've had a lovely two weeks. Thank you Rob and Caroline for letting us stay in your beautiful home, having a fantastic home to come back to each day was the icing on the cake
J.S Burgess Hill
We stayed at the High Grove villa for 17 nights from January 21 until February 7. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would highly recommend it to anybody.
Both before and during our stay we were contacted by the owner Rob, who gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and places to visit nearby. The service received from the owners was excellent, any queries or problems we had were handled immediately. The location could not be better and is close to all amenities such as supermarkets and restaurants, with Disney approximately 15 min
drive away. After long days at the Parks, arriving back at the villa felt like home as it was very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend this Villa and I would definitely rent this home again.
R . York
Lovely house, fab pool and amazing hot tub
Excellent accommodation, best we have ever stayed in
R.W Northern Ireland
Thank you Caroline and Rob for letting us use your beautiful home it was fantastic, everything you could want in it
Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home for our holiday, excellent pool, hot tub and games room
Dear Rob and Caroline, thank you for letting us stay at your lovely Florida home. We felt comfortable and at home from the moment we stepped over the threshold. We really enjoyed the pool immensely and the games room and the beds were fantastic for after the parks
We enjoyed the house the kids loved the pool, the games room was well equipped and everyone enjoyed themselves.
We will be back
We had a wonderful time at The Haven. Pool and Hot Tub were excellent as was the games room
S.C Stockholm Sweden
Excellent vacation, great stay at villa
K.T Alberta Canada
Villa was lovely. Games room excellent, hot tub fantastic - will stay here again
J.G Potters Bar
Thank you for letting us use your lovely house as our holiday home, we will certainly visit again
The Haven Villa is ideally located in High Grove at the junction of the Hwy 27 and the 192 meaning that the parks and the I4 are a short distance away. Nearby are a number of supermarkets and restaurants, (walking distance to Walmart).
Just along the 192 a number of new restaurants have opened including the renowned Olive Garden and Bahama Breeze, ensuring that you do not to travel far for an excellent meal; or have good quality on your way back from the parks.
The villa is a home from home with everything you need, including loads of plates, cutlery, pool towels etc, which sometimes you find lacking at other villas. Hours were spent having fun in the games room. Though the pool is east facing we were able to get the sun almost all day and until the sun goes down you can still sunbathe at the one side of the pool deck. That was in March
when the sun is lower so in summer I would imagine sunbathing opportunities are even more plentiful. What particularly pleased me was the pool being heated to the right temperature, not bath temperature like others seem to do! There is an excellent hot tub if you wish that type of relaxation
The community of High Grove is well maintained and secure. The club house has a pool and gym for
use by guests, plus free wi-fi.
In all up there with the best villa we have been to and highly recommended.
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The villa has been great, central for all the attractions and very well equipped. Thanks for everything
J.J Quarter Scotland
We enjoyed our stay in your house , the hot tub was particularly good
J. Mc Hough Cheshire
We really enjoyed our holiday in your beautiful home, the villa has everything you could need.
We will be recommending this home to our family and friends and return ourselves
G family Cork Ireland
Well what can I say 28 days of Disney fun and this villa made it even more enjoyable - pool - hot tub - TVs - comfy chairs and a kitchen with everything, we are sad to be leaving
This villa is the best we have stayed in
Didn't want to go home - villa was fantastic, had every facility needed, it really added to our holiday - Thank you
What a great family villa! Plenty of space, every facility you could want. Thank you for all your help and advice, all spot on
The villa is really nice, with everything you could need. Owners telephoned to check everything was O.K. and the pool guy was really helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend this villa to people at home
The house is very comfortable with everything you could need. Thanks again for the use of your fabulous house
Mc Family Dublin
We had a really good holiday in this beautiful home, well designed and well built. It is one of the nicest homes we have stayed in
Had a great time at your villa, fully equipped , very comfy beds. Thanks Rob and Caroline for providing us with an idyllic holiday
M family Scotland
Enjoyed the villa, great pool and games room, comfortable beds and everything we needed
R.M.T and F The Netherlands
Villa lovely - we would all like to return
K and M A Colchester
The villa is great. The pool was excellent for early morning and evening swims. It was great to come back to the comforts of the villa.
We would have been happy staying in and swimming and using the games room rather than going out
M and A Runcorn
Your villa is lovely and catered for all our needs. The kids loved the pool and game room, we loved the hot tub
The villa was fabulous Thank you for letting us use it and would recommend to anyone
The M Family Basingstoke
This house is a dream - we had a magical time
T.P Millington near Memphis
You have a wonderful holiday home
Villa was everything we wanted, very comfortable and brilliant to come back to. Pool was fantastic.
Will stay here again when we return
N family Galway
Pleasure to return to this lovely house
H Family Enfield
2nd time I have stayed here and still in mint condition
The villa was perfect, even for two families. Many thanks Rob and Caroline
S and I families Aberdeen
A lovely place to stay
D.A.M.A Co Durham
Villa - perfect Rob and Caroline a pleasure to deal with and made life very easy
Villa great with lots of space. Children loved the pool and the men the table tennis
The villa is fabulous, a real home from home and in good location
C and A S Wales
Dear Rob and Caroline we had a fantastic holiday and didn't want to go home. Directions etc. were excellent, your villa is lovely. Thank you
R.T St Albans
This villa was spacious , clean and everything we were looking for. We would not hesitate to come back. It's in a good location and we enjoyed all it had to offer
F Mc Scotland
our stay in your villa, nice place to come back to and relax and lovely to sit around the pool
This house is so spacious, the pool and games room - WOW, the solar blanket worked really well. We hope to come back soon
Lovely villa, pool great, games room well used
Excellent stay in a beautiful villa. Would highly recommend
B family Lincolnshire
Great Vacation beautiful home.... everything
A great place to retreat to
T.M New York
One of the best holidays we have had, the villa is fantastic, very clean, comfortable and welcoming , the pool was great and an excellent location for everything
A beautiful home, which has become a real home from home for our stay .It was a great start to our holiday arriving here and has been really nice to come back to every day
Villa wonderful - great directions Rob and Caroline
The villa without doubt is a home from home, it has been a pleasure to stay in. Thank you for letting us share your home
Brilliant villa, pool was warm and games room fantastic All around excellent
Every comfort you could imagine, villa A1 excellent facilities for adults and children of all ages
Brilliant villa - we felt we were coming home each day
A.W West Sussex
A great villa with every comfort, the pool was warm and the children's rooms perfect, shopping is easy, we have had a great stay