Townhome, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 10 Sleeps
Winnie & AJ
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This home was very neat and clean. I loved the whole community of the homes. I came with my family for a birthday trip and I enjoyed it a lot. We went zip lining and to a comedy dinner show with unlimited pizza!!! We enjoyed the home and the whole town!
Okay for the Money
We love Venetian Bay. It has a great pool and the security guards are always gracious and seem very diligent. The area is nice and it's plenty close to food, entertainment, etc.
That being said, this unit was less than thrilling. The location was fine, but not ideal. There are much better locations in Venetian Bay, though there are a few that are worse as well. When we arrived it was apparent that the towels had not been washed (they had that hard, crusty feeling) for quite a while. The mattresses did not have mattress pads and the upstairs mattresses were very uncomfortable. The sheets on the downstairs bed are not the right size and came off the bed often. The washing machine was small and took a very long time to do a single load--the dryer needed to be run twice (at least) before it got the clothes dry enough to fold. We also noticed that the space under the couches was very dirty. The place could have used a thorough cleaning. One of the biggest bummers was that a number of the blinds didn't work--when you're in Florida, you want the sun to shine in as much as possible! When I texted about the blinds and asked to have them fixed I got no response. When I texted again I was told that there had been a family emergency and they would come that afternoon and would call ahead of time. Six days later they still had not come.
We appreciated about this unit that it was stocked with dishes, etc. That was very handy. It also had plenty of space for the 8 of us in our family who stayed there. The high chair and kids provisions were also appreciated. For the price, it's a decent place. But, if you can afford more, you probably won't regret it. We have already booked a place in Venetian Bay for next year, but it's a different unit with different ownership/management. We would be willing to come back to this one again, but only if there weren't other available options in our price range.
Overall it was OK. The house was dirty and somewhat broken down. They make a big deal about taking out the garbage, but don't leave any garbage bags. Need to update the furnishings and electronics. Maybe switch to a DVD player and get rid of the VCR. Cheap garage sale dishes and decorations. The washer dryer combo didn't work properly. There was a moldy water leak in the kitchen from the upstairs bathroom. Not sure who they pay to clean between visits but the owner should get their money back. Was very dirty overall. They say in the add that shopping and dining are close by. It's about five miles to anything. Much further if you want a selection.
Great place, convenient to grocery stores and Universal and Disney.
Great location, but w disrepair, won't return
This condo is well-located in terms of Disney, etc, and its association grounds are beautiful.
HOWEVER--I would not describe it as a "stunning Gated 4BR home" as the description states. This condo was misrepresented. During our stay, only one of the three bathrooms were fully functioning; in addition, the stove was broken, there were electrical outlet issues, and several light bulbs were out. I have used Homeaway accommodations and traveled extensively both in the U.S. as well as in developing countries, and this condo was felt sub-par, worn-down, and cheap. Trust me--there are better places out there.
While Winnie did apologize for our concerns, I don't feel that they were addressed adequately. We will not return.
Don't stay here! False Advertising--nothing like the description and pictures are a different place
Do not stay here!! I just stayed here with my family in March 2017 for a Disney trip. We go down every 2 months so we have stayed in many different properties in the area. This was the worst place we have ever stayed. None of the pictures on HomeAway were of this unit! It was VERY dirty! My kids' feet turned black from walking on the carpet. The unit had not even been fully cleaned before we got there. There were towels in the washer and dryer that we had to finish ourselves. The owners did not refund us any of the cleaning fee after it was explained about the condition. I have many pictures that I took of the condition that the owners did not care to see. The TV got 2 channels and the wi-fi worked about 20% of the time. We had to rely on the data on our phones to get internet at all. I was hopeful that the owners would work with us after talking to them at length about the condition and sending an email with specifics. That was not the case. Do not waste your money here. :(