Frequently Asked Questions
Why stay in a villa
rather than a hotel? Nobody gives a property more attention than
its owner. We have spent many happy holidays in our villa, and believe
that private homes offer considerably more space and comfort and
convenience than a hotel room and can work out much cheaper.
Orlando is situated in Southern Florida's weather belt and is busiest during October-April as most Americans travel here for the mild winters. (60's-80's)
|Why book direct? Booking direct with the owner cuts out the middle man, thus reducing the costs.|
|What's included at our villa? Check out the villa information page here|
|Do I need a visa to visit USA? Check here|
|What sort of weather can I expect? Check here|
|What if there is a problem at the villa? Our friendly Management Company are on call 24/7 for any situation that arises, big or small.|
|What is the pets and smoking policy? Pets are not allowed. Smoking is only allowed outside in the pool area. Ashtrays are provided.|
|Is there a telephone in the villa? The villa has two phones. Local calls, select 008 numbers to airlines, car rental companies and attractions are free. Phone cards, which can be bought in the local 7/11 store, represent great value for long distance and international calls.|
|Fishing. Lake Tohopekaliga, one of Florida's largest fresh water lakes, offers boating and the best bass fishing in the area.|
|Some travel tips. click here|
Some Driving Tips:
There are some differences in the driving rules compared with UK.
1. Unless signposted otherwise you CAN TURN RIGHT on a RED LIGHT if your route is CLEAR.
2. A FLASHING AMBER LIGHT at a JUNCTION means proceed with CAUTION but continue. Flashing RED means stop, then proceed.
3. HEADLIGHTS MUST be used in the RAIN.
4. SEATBELTS MUST be worn by the DRIVER & FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS.
5. If a SCHOOL BUS (yellow and clearly marked) should STOP in front of you - DO NOT OVERTAKE - WAIT till it continues on it's journey.
6. REMEMBER small change for TOLL BOOTHS
Babies and young
children will need extra care as they will not have had any experience
of some of these higher temperatures, they can get dehydrated very
quickly - You should all increase your fluid intake to compensate and
make sure you cover up and use high factor sun creams.
Spring (march - May): Upper 80's
with lows in the 50's - Swimwear is ok with light clothing for the day and sweaters for the cooler evenings.
Summer (June - September):
Typical temperatures are in the 90's with occasional afternoon thunderstorms that usually last no more than an hour. Remember your high factor Sun Cream and cover-up - Drink plenty of fluids.
Autumn (October - December):
Still plenty of Sun available, highs around 80 with lows in the 60's.
This is the ideal time to visit if you don't like the higher summer temperatures.
Travel insurance. Is it worth it?
It may seem like a pointless expense when you're lying on a beach, but it's a false economy not to get proper insurance, you could end up paying out hundreds of pounds just for the ambulance taking you to hospital. This also covers loss of luggage etc. Why not visit our recommended insurance broker and book your travel insurance .