'The Elm' on Tuscan Ridge - Guestbook

The following entries have kindly been left by guests who have stayed in our villa

Date

 Comment  Guest
October 2009 Back home in chilly Leicestershire now; exhausted but happy. We reluctantly left The Elm at midday Friday, having had a relaxing morning in the pool, rounding off a wonderful fortnight at Tuscan Ridge. As this was our first visit to Florida (or even the US) we filled the time with visits to all the parks. As a result we didn't spend as much time during the day relaxing at the villa as we'd have liked, but we thoroughly enjoyed all our time there. We're already promising ourselves a more relaxing return visit! The weather was glorious throughout our stay. Daytime temperatures were 88/89f every day, and apart from the first couple of coolish evenings, the temperature at night didn't get below 80! The villa remained beautifully cool. We really enjoyed the pool & spa, also the pool table & football game in the games room. On arrival, the villa was a delight to see. Rose was particularly taken with the swan/heart towel arrangement on our bed. We hope we left the villa as clean & tidy as we found it, though we couldn't repeat the swan motif! Anyway many thanks for the use of your lovely house for the fortnight. We really do hope we get a chance to return. Best regards Colin, Rose, Phil & Vicki The Blackler Family, Leicester, England
October 2009
The "Elm" exceeded our expectations in all areas, the location was ideal, very close to main I-4 highway, as well as shops, amenities etc. Only a short drive to the main parks in Orlando and still close enough to travel further afield without it being too much of a journey, e.g. Daytona Beach is only an hour and a half away and likewise Clearwater similar times. The villa was very well kept and has little "extras" that were a nice touch, like some pool toys, pool and football table in garage, washing line in garage for drying clothes(as we didnt want to use the dryer too much) Our son loved the playstation, all that aside the villa is very luxurious and we felt really good every time we came home to it, the air conditioning was that quiet that I believed it was not working and contacted the management company who set my mind at rest on that, we will definitely be returning here again and next time will spend more time relaxing around the pool as we've done all the parks etc twice over now. A couple of thing to add that you MUST do are; Visit the beach at "Siesta Key" in Sarasota on the gulf coast and see the sunset there, and take a air boat ride with "Wild Willy" in St Cloud, and go To "old Town Kissimmee" on a Thursday night to see "bikenight" loads of motorbikes of all styles congregate there to show off their machines, and for car enthusiasts there is one on a Saturday for cars. To finish off I cannot recommend this place enough and anyone visiting shall not be disappointed.
Mr & Mrs Kidd
Scotland


 
September 2009
On arrival WOW! was the comment from us all as we entered the villa,The Elm is beautiful and spotlessly clean and everything thought of for a great stay,We arrived quite late but the fab pool had to be tested.The jacuzzi was superb to relax in with a drink (after a hard day in the parks).Could not fault the place,it was close to local shops,10-15mins to Disney what more could you want? We had a brilliant holiday in your villa ,would recommend anyone to stay at The Elm. Will be looking to use it again in the future,Thanks Gary
Mr A Forrest
West Midlands, England


 
August 2009
Once bitten by the villa bug there's no going back. Tuscan Ridge made our second stay in Florida one of the best holidays we've ever had. Gary and Anne were extremely helpful on the organisational front and all the correspondence we had was detailed and useful. The Elm was beautifully presented and immaculate on our arrival. The villa was fully equipped with everything we required and our private pool held a beautiful view. One of funniest moments we had was trying to figure out how to turn the pool alarm off at 1:00-am in the morning when we arrived! The children spent mornings in the pool which they loved and this gave us an opportunity to read. The laundry room was fantastic! It was the first time we went home after a holiday with clean clothes! The children loved the games room and their daily pool challenges. For our teenagers internet access in the villa meant that they could keep in touch with friends through Facebook.We would highly recommend a stay at the villa and will definitely return.
The Sehgal Family
Middlesex, England
 
June 2009
 Hi Gary, We made it here with no problem and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LOVE the place.  I can't thank you enough for renting it to me.  I was so afraid it was going to be some kind of scam and we were going to drive up to a corn field with a palm tree for shade--or I guess out here it would be a marsh with a palm tree. It is 100 times more than I ever imagined I would ever be able to stay in on a vacation or anything else for that matter.  The place is beautiful and left me speechless when we walked in. Thank you, thank-you, Thank-you!!!
Every day has been busy from early morning till 9-10pm and then a dip in the pool. It seems so cool to say that--a dip in the pool.  Everyone back home is green with envy now that I have emailed them all telling them how awesome this place is and how much fun we are all  having.  That is probably why you haven't been able to get hold of us.  
Some one already asked me if you rent if by the month in the winter and if there is anyway I can swing coming here again next year I sure am. 
Guess I will join the boys in the pool for a bit before turning in for the night.
Hope you are having a great week also and thanks again for renting this awesome place to me, my son and grandson.  You have made me mother and grandmother of the year.
Take care, Donna
Donna Weiland
Minnesota, USA
May 2009
The most amazing holiday ever. Nothing was too much trouble for Gary on the organisational front. On arrival at the villa we were overwhelmed by the cleanliness and the size of the house.The pool is lovely and the jacuzzi an added bonus, I did notice not all villas had the luxury of a jacuzzi, what a fantastic idea, perfect for my glass of champagne, but maybe not with a 10 year old!! You had everything you needed in the villa, Publix supermarket just down the road for all your needs and go to Chijis for a meal, it's really nice.... Would I stay again, like a shot, thank you Gary and Anne for giving us the most perfect holiday. Sue, Gary and Alice. x
Sue & Gary Lunn
West Yorkshire, England
 
May 2009
Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. This is our 2nd stay at 'The Elm' and we just love the home from home feeling. You have everything there that we need to make our stay pleasurable. A great addition since our last visit - a pool table! It was good fun to play and chill after a tiring day at the theme parks. My husband Gordon especially loved it and I would often hear him practicing first thing in the morning! Also of course - the swimming pool and jacuzzi - what a delight! We had lovely weather - it only rained a couple of days before we left. Apparently warmer than usual for this time of year, but definitely much better weather than back home in Scotland! What a culture shock when we arrived back in the UK - windy, raining and very cold! We were thrilled when at around 7am one morning we heard hot air balloons passing over your villa! Our camcorder and camera were in full action. It was a sight to see. Thank you Gary and Anne for all your help. Here's to our next visit to your villa!
Gail & Gordon Ford
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 
April 2009
Dear Gary and Anne, Thank you very much for making our trip so wonderful by providing such lovely accommodation! Your home had everything we needed and more. The children loved playing in the pool after a long day at Disney World. Tom and I really enjoyed the pool table. We would love to stay there again when we return to Orlando in the future. The Foggin Family
The Foggin Family
Anacortes, USA
 
March 2009
We had a great holiday... with fantastic weather, no rain at all and beautiful sunshine practically every day. Played 17 days of golf, witnessed the space shuttle take off, the air balloons a few mornings and many more things. We had to leave one day earlier because I have an important meeting on Monday. We were very pleased with the house and have no negative comments whatsoever. Everything was exactly as described. Katherine was very kind and friendly to us. We will certainly recommend your home to friends. Thank you very much for every thing...
Charles (and Louise)
Charles & Louise
Montreal, Canada
February 2009
Hello Gary and Anne, We arrived home a short while ago and wanted to thank you very much for allowing us the use of your beautiful villa. We did receive a nice message from you on the phone answering machine and were sorry we missed your call.  We seemed to have been out quite a bit as the weather was so lovely.  At any rate, everything was great at your villa.  You are very organized and have everything written out so we didn't have any questions at all. The accommodations were marvelous and my daughter Michaela (10 years old) curled up on one of your comfy couches  and wrote all about her vacation in your guest book. We certainly will recommend your place to our friends and would love to stay at your villa again, hopefully next year. Again, many thanks,                              The Perrotta Family
The Perrotta Family
MA, USA

 
February 2009 We had a lovely stay at the villa ,spotlessly clean and everything thought of. Our only disappointment were the cold days and nights at the end Jan./Feb the pool didn't warm up until two days before we left. We stayed here for 8 days as part of our month long stay in Florida and we really would recommend the villa. Thank you for all your hard work and thoughtfulness. Brian & Barbara Quirk
Isle of Man

 
January 2009 What a fabulous holiday! Thank you for the wonderful accommodation. Everything was just absolutely perfect and we longed for nothing else. The Villa was very well equipped with everything we could have possibly imagined. We were childless for the first time ever and just enjoyed the peaceful setting around the pool and hot tub area and the all day sunshine. We would definitely recommend the Elm to our friends and we plan to return with our kids in the future. The Wallace's
Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

 

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