Guest Book Comments

Beautiful home with a super sweet and caring owner
We just returned from a 5 day stay at Maddie's place, and it was awesome. The house is as beautiful as advertised and Maddie the owner is a super nice person and a great communicator. The rooms are beautiful and the master suite is spacious with a huge bathroom, sunken tub and shower. This was particularly useful for me in bathing my handicap daughter. The first floor of the house has two bedrooms that make handicap access a snap. Front entry and back porch entry are both handicap accessible, so I'd highly recommend this house for special needs travelers. The beds are very comfortable with excellent mattresses and pillows. Maddie provided a wealth of useful tips that helped in navigating the area to Disney, Universal, and more. The whole Kissimmee and Orlando area is loaded with fund things to do, and we now wish we had booked a longer trip. Morning coffee on the porch overlooking the lake were spectacular. We saw several different specifies of waterfowl and other birds. As travelers, being in a gated community also provided an extra level of comfort. The price value of this place is a bargain. Thanks a bunch Maddie!
Kyle and family from Colorado.

We had a fantastic vacation and very comfortable accommodations. The house was very spacious and beds were comfortable. The owner (Madeleine) was very responsive and helpful with any questions I had; really enjoyed talking to her on the phone. Only thing I would add to the property is another guest book; seems like everyone has enjoyed their stay and you need another book so folks can continue to write about their visit; there was no room for us to write. Again...we had a wonderful experience and we would recommend this house to all. Thank You!

Fantastic villa
It's been exactly a month and I am missing your villa so much. The wild life we saw was unbelievable and some so tame the squirrels loved lucky charms and we could feed them by hand. We also saw a family of raccoons a snapping turtle ,storks, alligator, large fish in lake and a snake which I run a mile duck, just a fantastic place to

You have a beautiful place and we would love to come again thankyou again
Maddie I just want to say what a fantastic time we have had you have thought of everything credit to you. The bench you had dedicated to Dennis is lovely we didn't no duck bless you it is a lovely thought he would be very proud of you. My gaz did a bit of fishing from it but had no luck in catching anything but he enjoyed himself. You have a beautiful place and we would love to come again thank you again love bev.xxxxxxxx

Great outdoor space!
We really enjoyed our stay at Southview. Our party of 8 (including adult children) had plenty of room and we really loved the pool and spa. The view is incredible and the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. We saw many birds, a crane and a raccoon around the lake (so grateful for the screen enclosure!). Maddie's directions were great. We explored Universal Studios on two of our three days and spent the last day enjoying the pool - what a treat! This house is great for a large group.

An amazing home
We want to thank Maddie for allowing us to use her beautiful home. My husband and I treated our three adult children and our daughter-in-love to a trip to Disney and Universal in December and were able to use this beautiful property. Everyone had their own bedroom and bath and there is tons of room to spread out. The best part of this experience was dealing with Maddie. She is a total sweetheart and so accommodating and I feel that I made a new friend. The house had every amenity we could possibly use and was well decorated and clean. The guys enjoyed fishing right outside our door and I sat on Dennis's memory bench as I promised Maddie I would do. We highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the Orlando area. It is very convenient to the parks and has tons of shopping and restaurants within a few minutes drive. Many thanks to Maddie for treating us as her guests even tho she was far away in England. She is only a phone call away if you have any questions or issues and she responds within a few hours or even minutes. We only needed one minor thing done while we were there and it was attended to right away. Thank you Maddie!

Excellent place to stay for a family vacation!
Southview is an excellent choice to stay for a family vacation. We had a group of 11 and there was plenty of room to comfortably entertain and sleep everyone! We really appreciated having our own private pool and spa for those late night or early morning swims, although we could use the Club House pool as well if we wanted. The view was spectacular! It was so nice to wake up with our morning coffee and enjoy a serene lakefront view. The kitchen was fully stocked and it was also great to have a full size grill for cooking. The home had plenty of bath and beach towels, and there was a huge washer and dryer. The development and grounds were well kept and it was nice to be in a place that had 24-hour security. The home was only a 2 minute drive to a 24-hour Walmart, Wawa, and several fast food restaurants or other services. You could also easily walk to these as well! Maddie provided excellent directions to the home from the airport, to Disney and other attractions in the Orlando area. We had such a relaxing and wonderful time! We can't wait to come back again!

Friends Vacation with the Kiddies
Based on all the reviews and the owner's responsiveness, I booked this house with no hesitation. The location is prime as it was a close drive to Disney, Universal, Premium outlets and other locations. The furthest drive we had was Legoland which was a close 40 minutes away. The home is stocked nicely, has everything you need. Also has fishing rods, tennis racquets for outdoor activities. We were a group of 6 adults and 4 children and we were very comfortable. We were cold one day and I sent an email out to Maddie, within a few minutes she responded and the property manager adjusted the heater. The owner's responsiveness and concern that you are comfortable are big bonuses on this property. I would book this place again without hesitation. Thanks for the hospitality Maddie! It was a wonderful experience!

Dear Maddie,
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your lovely villa. There is nothing you haven't thought of to accommodate children and adults. The teenager especially loved the Disney room, swimming in the pool and playing pool in the games room at night.
They say Florida is where dreams and memories are made - this is definitely true.
Thank you very much and all the best from all of us.

Thanks, love Steve

Beautiful home Great Holiday
Kevin, Kerri & Laura all had a lovely time in Florida and hope to return real soon
Thanks for a great time.

Kevin, Kerri & Laura

We all enjoyed a fantastic stay love the house and the facilities are wonderful
The pool & Pool table were in great use
What a pity I didn't end up as pool Champion!
Thank you for the use of this Brilliant house

Gareth, Betty, Luke, Rebecca --- Leicestershire UK

Great holiday in a Great villa owned by great people
Thanks Madeleine and Dennis from all the gang
We will be back

Martin, Sandra, Michael, Catherine, David, Rachel, Shauna & Jake --- Bridgend South Wales UK

We really enjoyed your villa
The pool and games room were awesome I look forward in coming back next year
Everyone had a Great time
Lots of Love

Annette & Derrel, Erika & Eddie, Saroly & Crystal --- Mobile Alabama

What a lovely home made the holiday for us. Why do we have to leave?
If you go fishing use wiggly worms for the bass, spam for the little uns
Donald and Daisy will come for some bread feed them please look out for Ant & Dec ( 2 Storks) feed them too
Ho hum off we go to airport
To Denis and Maddie
Thank you very much

Steve, Linda, Valerie, Albert, May, Jennifer & Wayne

Thanks for the Beautiful accommodation. Had a great stay Just tooo short !!!!!!!!!
Derek and Maria --- Cork, Ireland

Very enjoyable stay in excellent accommodation, pool and pool table well used
Enjoyed the lake birds and their activities
Thank you for your excellent route directions which we negotiated with no problem at night
Regards from all of us

Jim & Mary, Derek, Maire, Rory, Ellie --- Togher Cork
Eddie, Eamon, Kevin, Evelyn --- Palm Bay, FL

Wonderful accommodations 12 of us fit perfectly
Beautiful pool & hot tub Kids had fun in the game room
Thanks for a great vacation

Kim, Kevin, Kyle, Keith & Kerrigan --- Stratford CT
Kate & Rick, Brooklyn & Austin --- Flint Michigan

Third time in Orlando and this is defiantly the best villa we have stayed in
Everything superb and felt like home
Our main reason for coming to Florida was our sons wedding to Jo Ann in Disney which was a magical day staying in this villa made it more magical as it is perfect in every way
Thank you Maddie and Dennis for making this special time in our lives so memorable and wonderful, we will never forget it
The pool & spa excellent and the pool heating worth every penny
I feel I have gained a friend in you both and thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are very special people and I thank God for making me choose your home for our special vacation all the family loved every moment here and as Arnie says
Lots of love to you both & your family
God bless and many many thanks x

Gabriella, Brian, Brian Jnr, Gary, Lauren Jo–Ann, Grace, Allan, Craig & Derek --- Cambuslang Glasgow Scotland

Thank you Dennis and Maddie
Southview is Beautiful!
We had a wonderful vacation by far much better than any resort hotel (we have been to several)
We had 6 adults and 2 kids’ Perfect home lots of room
We loved the pool. Very close to all theme parks
we went to sea world for 2 days Jacob the 11 year old was picked to be in the Believe Shamu Show what an experience, since it is his Dream to be a whale Trainer
We had a Great Time and we will definity be back and stay here again
You have a beautiful home
Thank you for letting us be part of it.

Tom Pat Michael Laura & Elizabeth, Michael Debbie Jacob Jenna --- Rochester Hills, Michigan

Have had a lovely holiday villa everything we hoped for and more!
Kids loved the games room & pool, gave us time to chill out and catch up on some reading
First few days were cold just like the weather we had left, good excuse to stock up on Disney sweats and hoodies. Last 6 days weather perfect for doing the parks and sitting poolside we don’t want to go back now to the cold and rain in Wales
Parks were surprisingly very busy apparently we coincided with the Northern States school closures park attendants told us it should quieten down now from this weekend
Looking forward to coming back soon
Maddie and Denis you've spoilt us from going anywhere else now
Will be in touch

Richard, Jayne & Ryan --- Bridgend South Wales UK

Maddie & Denis We again had a wonderful relaxing vacation. The house is beautiful love what you've done with it. The guys had a great time in the game room and the girls loved sitting in the warm sun.
We are already planning what we will do next year

Our first trip to Florida and we loved it.
The home is beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing time.
While there was freezing cold temperature at home in Maine we was sitting in a hot spa & pool and loving it.
Hate to leave and are looking forward to coming again

Jason, Margarite, Bethany & Nataleigh --- Madison Maine USA

Thank you Maddie & Dennis for letting us use your lovely villa and for making our stay as pleasant as possible, we hope to come back soon
We found the management company very helpful and polite when we had problems with the washing machine
If you get time don’t forget to use the gym at the club

Ann Mike Joseph & Dominic --- Manchester UK
Bernie & Huw --- Reading UK

We all loved the villa & pool. The boys thought their Disney themed Bedroom was Brilliant.
Everywhere was exceptionally clean & very well equipped
Maddie & Denis had really gone out of their way to make the house feel homely; we even had a Christmas tree
Thanks so much x

Claire & Steve, Flynn, Archie & Toby, Josie & John --- Nottingham UK