Meet the owners of some of the villas of the homes on our site. Click on a photo to see a larger image.

John and Sarah Rooke

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home We are John and Sarah Rooke and jointly own this website orlandovillas.com along with Roger and Carolyn Parry.

We live in a 400 year old farmhouse in Bolas Heath, a rural area in North Shropshire, in the UK and have two children, Isaac who is 16 and Freya who is 14.

John has been visiting Florida since 1978. We used to stay in hotels in the Disney area but with the birth of the children we found that it was no fun at all being cramped up in the same hotel room. We thought that there must be a better way of staying in Florida that offered the extra flexibility you need when travelling with children.

For our next visit, we rented a villa near Disney and were immediately taken by how spacious it was compared to the hotel rooms we were used to. Also we liked the fact that it worked out about the same price, if not cheaper, than a hotel room! We were so impressed that we began to wonder if we should buy a Florida home of our own.

This dream became reality in 2001 when we completed on our new vacation home in Crescent Lakes. We were the first people to stay in it and we have to say it exceeded even our wildest expectations! We are very proud homeowners and take great care to ensure our guests have the holiday of a lifetime.

In April 2003 we completed on a brand new 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom home in Crescent Lakes.

We firmly believe that friendly, personal service is the key to ensuring the satisfaction of anyone who stays at our home. Nothing is too much trouble for us - all you have to do is ask!

So what are you waiting for - you wont be disappointed!

Member since: 15 September 2002

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Iain Watt & Ewan Hamilton

Our lovely home in Florida was bought in 2004 for our families & friends to enjoy. After travelling to Orlando for a number of vacations, we could see the attraction of having our own home in the Sunshine State. We both had young families that loved Florida and to this day we all still get excited about going back every year.

As it is primarily our holiday home, we like to keep upgrading the property & adding things like the Hot Tub & large LCD TV.

However, we also know how important our guests holidays are. Its the 2 weeks of the year that everyone looks forward to and exploring the Magic of Florida is a special one. We are very professional in our approach to ensure everything is perfect, from the initial booking right through until you return home. We have an excellent Management team that look after our home, who share the same values & professional approach.

We look forward to welcoming you to our villa.

Member since: 25 August 2003

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CERI CROWLEY

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Im Ceri Crowley and hello and welcome to my space on meet the owners.

My home is in Cardiff, South Wales, but my heart is always in Florida. I am Wales born and bred and love our country because you will always find a warm welcome from us. The Crowley clan consisted of myself, husband Martin and two grown big kids Sian and Rhian. We are the usual normal average family, but we do share one great love of Florida.

Like many millions of people that visit Florida, you cant help but be engulfed in the awsome warmth of Florida both in the weather and in the people. Our first visit on a once in a lifetime trip was Christmas 2001, we fell hook line and sinker for it, and finally obtained a place we can call home in the US in 2003. Whenever we can, with our UK work commitments we try and take some time out to visit our second home, it never gets boring, there is always something new to try or do.

We know that you will enjoy our homes, just like we do. Our family has gown up enjoying it, and we want to be able to share that joy with you. We open our homes to guests so that everything is just right and that you can totally relax knowing that everything is perfect.

Come on over and enjoy. You will want to come back..

Member since: 15 January 2004

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Steve White

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Having small children at the time I wanted somewhere we could call home to go each year on holiday. Having been to Florida as a child and also with my wife we decided what better place to buy a home and take the children each year. Sun, fun, food and peace and quiet of Crescent Lakes. This was back in 2004 along with my friend Michael we purchased our first homes.

Our management company will vouch for the fact that both Michael and I pride ourselves on offering quality homes and present them for each guest as though they were our own day to day homes. I work as an IT consultant during the day on a self employed basis so this is my pension and being in business for many years the most important thing to me is the relationship you build with your clients and the quality of the product you deliver. That principle is how we manage our homes now and that is why we have so many guests return each year.

I live in a small village in Leicestershire called Burbage and for anyone who fancies a game of golf at Hinckley Golf Club just let me know. Alternatively I can recommend and assist with your golfing choices in Florida. This is genuinely our second home from home and just love everything about taking a holiday in Florida.

Member since: 19 April 2004

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Camilla Heron

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home We are Neil & Camilla Heron and have a son Alex and daughter Marissa. We own both Sunshine Villa and Sundance Villa. Sunbeam Villa and Sunray Villa are owned by other family members, however we arrange all the booking and administration of the villas on their behalf.

We live in Dorset in England, although Neil is originally from Scotland. We met whilst we both worked for a major airline based at London Heathrow, but Camilla had to stop flying when Alex came along. Looking for an alternative to flying that Camilla could use her knowledge of travel and customer service, whilst being able to work from home, we bought and started renting our first overseas property - Sunshine Villa. We previously had experience renting property in the UK with corporate long term lets to Computer Associates and Honda F1 Racing employees.

With our experience in both property rentals and the travel industry put to good use, we soon found that we could not meet the demand for Sunshine Villa, especially during peak seasons, so decided to invest in a second home - Sundance Villa. As we were also getting lots of enquiries from our previous guests that had rented Sunshine Villa with their extended families but wanted to return on their own and didn't need such a large home, we decided to go for a smaller 4 bedroom villa but to make it even more luxurious inside.

We particularly aim to cater in our villas for families, especially with younger children, as we know from our own experience that providing some of the extra facilities we offer can take the stress out of the travelling and make a more enjoyable vacation for everyone.

Member since: 01 July 2005

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Jillian and Paul Bird

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home We are Jill and Paul Bird and we live in Bolton, Lancashire, in the UK.

We bought our villa on Glenbrook in 2004, after looking at various places to buy our vacation home, with completion of the build in February 2006. We have been holidaying in Orlando every year since, often visiting a few times a year, to stay in our luxury villa. Its very much home from home for us, and our kids have grown up whilst visiting Florida, they are now aged 20 and 18. So as you can imagine we have visited every child orientated park, experience or restaurant in the Orlando area !!

We love everything about Florida...mainly the weather, but the food, vehicles, theme parks, beaches, and the golf are pretty awesome too. (The picture here is of us all outside the Cheesecake Factory at the Mall of Millenia)

We would like to think we will retire to Florida, but thats still a good few years off, and in the meantime we plan to enjoy our lovely home in the sun, and hope that you love it as much as we do. Because we go there so often we ensure it is always maintained to a high standard and not just another vacation home.

Please feel free to email us and ask any questions.

Member since: 19 September 2004

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Alan Godfrey

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home The photo is Joye and I, on Vacation in Sorrento Italy, at her neices wedding, after Joye was made redundant from her job at the Bank of America, where she had worked for 21 years in the UK. I had also done my time, after I had spent 20 Years in the Sign Business in Beckenham Kent, so after a couple of scary Heart Attacks, and a Double By-Pass, it was Time to hang up my Brushes, and as we both loved to travel, we thought it would be an ideal time to get out and see the world, in fact we did more than that, after a nice Inheritance, we moved to Dubai, where we now live.

Member since: 19 August 2004

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Michael Kruger

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Hi our names are Michael and Lisa Kruger and we have four sons, and live in London England.

Ever since our honeymoon in Florida we have loved the place, so much that in 2002 we purchased Glenbrook villa off plan and subsequently took ownership in August 2004.
In the early days we were able to visit the home twice yearly however in view of the recent ridiculous price increases with regards the flights this has made returning to our home a lot less common affair,however when we do return we do thoroughly love Florida and the home.

We believe that providing a personal service to our guests is of vital importance and is nothing less then we would want for ourselves, you will find both ourselves and our local management firm very friendly and diligent also extremely helpful especially in those moments of need.
If you have any special requests or have any questions please do not hesitate to give ask or give us a call.
Hope to hear from you

The Krugers

Member since: 03 September 2004

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STEPHEN HAYDON

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Hi
We are Steve & Kim Haydon from Northern Ireland. We have two grown up sons who are currently living in England.
We have been travelling to the U.S almost every year from 1995 and never get tired of it. We started off going to the Disney area then expanded our trips to include winter breaks in other States. We decided to buy our property back in 2003 and have never regretted it. We enjoy going here every May for three weeks and have made quite a few friends, We also own property in Tennessee which we purchased in 2009 and love going there also.
The Glenbrook area is quiet but has become very popular since we bought back in 2003 with many additions including shops and restaurants springing up. It is close to Disney but also gives a rural feel.
We update the property every year we are there, and spend a lot of time keeping it up to date and in a good state of repair. We have a great management team.
You can visit my website and check out feedback from previous guests, some returning guests and one in particular that has stayed every single year since 2003.
Hope to have you stay here in the future
Thank you
Steve & Kim...

Member since: 04 October 2004

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mrs berni richards

Married with a 10 year old daughter who loves Florida.

Member since: 26 February 2005

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Jeff and Sandra Huckins

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Jeff and I bought Palm Tree Villa in 2009, having owned another smaller home on the US192 since 2004. We first visited Florida in 1990, and stayed in a branch of a well known hotel chain near International Drive - never again! Apart from the accommodation we just fell in love with Florida, and returned two years later when we stayed in a friends condo. We realised that it was much nicer to have a comfortable base than to stay in a hotel with just the basic amenities, so continued to visit, staying in rented villas and apartments. Once our daughter was finished at university, and retirement was approaching we decided to take the plunge and bought our first home at Vista Del Lago, then bought our second one as an investment.
We are fortunate enough to be able to visit two or three times a year, (I usually manage to slip in a weeks ladies only trip, almost every year!), to keep on top of any maintenance issues, but we are lucky to have a great independent Management Company, who live two or three miles from the community. They have been taking care of both our Florida homes from the start.
Because we visited so often before we first took the plunge we knew what people expected from a villa, and have tried to exceed those expectations wherever possible. The only extra we charge for is pool heat - wherever possible we try to accommodate any reasonable requests from guests - for example I made sure the World Cup was available in summer 2014! We now have guests returning for the second, third and fourth time so I would like to think we are getting it right!

Member since: 22 January 2015

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Denise and Simon Sparkes

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home I live in the UK with my husband Simon and our cats. My husband and I work in the Pharma industry and both travel all over the world. We have stayed in some of the most desirable hotels so we have very high standards! Our holidays are so important to us and that is why we brought this beautiful home in the sun. We wanted somewhere we could call home which was luxurious, beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard. If you love luxury living then we can promise you a fabulous holiday and you will not be disappointed.

Happy holidays x

Member since: 26 March 2012

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Sue and Dave Fox

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Sue - still working part time as Leisure Centre Admin Manager and senior union rep. Lake Berkley Home Owners Association Secretary.

Dave - early retired Information Security Consultant. Keen but slow parkrunner at Clermont Waterfront and Gunpowder Waltham Abbey.
Deals with villa admin and guest service...covered by our children Mark, Neil, and Catherine when we are offline.

We bought Brightwater Villa in September 2008. We looked at many homes. This one stood out due to the bright airy look and feel.
As you walk in the front door, your eyes are drawn straight to the pool deck and lake.

Lake Berkley is a beautiful peaceful resort kept immaculately by our valued team of landscapers.

We love the Florida lifestyle. We visit our Florida home twice a year and replace or upgrade something every time for continuous improvement.

We love spending time under the lanai on the spacious pool deck relaxing and watching the ever changing wildlife.

We want our guests to have a great holiday/vacation, and do our best to ensure this. We are always pleased to share the benefit of our Florida experience.
Please ask If you want any tips on flights, park tickets and planning, car hire, driving, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies, shopping...anything Florida related.

Our friendly and efficient local managers will be pleased to help with anything you may need during your stay.

Member since: 22 October 2013

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carole webb

We loved Orlando so much that we have been visiting since our honeymoon and eventually decided to buy our own villa in 2010. One of our main considerations was the closeness to Disney as well as a quiet location. We also wanted a sunny pool and opted for our villa which we have updated over the years.

Member since: 27 March 2016

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David Suttling

David (UK) and Susan (US), both reside in Ohio, and purchased Blue Horizon back in 2003. We have consistently sunk all income from the house back into maintaining the high standards we expect ourselves when travelling away from home. We want our guests to feel like family when they visit, and we strive to provide you with first-hand human contact with us, not just emails and automated messages.
Many of our guests return each year, and they are a testament to the great service we provide by ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained, all the stated inventory available, and our Management Company is known for its superior response to your needs.
We don't just want you to come this year...we want you to come back again and again.

Member since: 28 December 2016

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Steven Roadknight

I am from the uk and been a villa owner for 12 years, I run my own successful Business in the uk and have done for 11 years. I am Married to wendy for over 28 years and have two grown up girls and we love florida with a passion.

Member since: 29 December 2016

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Samantha Hallam-Roberts

This is our Second home in Kissimmee, we thought once the children had grown we wouldnt' need it, how wrong we were all we have done is keep going back. We are UK owners

Member since: 29 December 2016

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David Morgan

Hello All : > )

I am David the proud owner of this lovely villa which can be yours to enjoy also : > )

My home is stylish beautiful villa has everything that you could wish for and will accommodate up to 10 guests. Spread throughout the 3,400 square foot air conditioned interior are 2 downstairs lounge areas with an upstairs den. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are master bedrooms with en-suit facilities, one of which can be found on the ground floor making it ideal for the those who experience difficulty in climbing stairs. The interior as been individually created for guests to enjoy the best possible contemporary living environment with superior furnishings, each piece having been carefully bought by the owners to compliment each room. The villa has an individual stylish look making it different to other villas where owners have purchased a furniture package thus making them all look similar

Member since: 05 January 2017

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Noreen Younge

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home Hello, my name is Noreen Younge owner of Florida Ridge Villa. I’m a payroll/accountant professional for an advertising company. I’m also a very friendly, outgoing, and energetic person who loves dancing and traveling with my family, my husband Daniel, 2 daughters, 2 sons, and grandchildren.
My favorite things to do is traveling to many places for our holidays, but my absolute favorite place to visit is Florida -Walt Disney World.
It all started 28 years ago while vacationing with my daughter Tami. I was amazed at the beauty of Florida and the surrounding areas, to see the excitement look on my daughter’s face at 5 years old at meeting Cinderella and all the other princesses and characters at Magic Kingdom, this excitement continues year after year on our visit.
The opportunity came to purchase our lovely holiday home, it is considered our second home in which we take much pride in and love very much. Florida Ridge Villa is setup to be stress free, economical and tons of fun, it is located just a just a few minutes away from the magic of Walt Disney World.
We visit our villa very often with our grandchildren and they are now experiencing the same awesome magical moments as I and their parents. Hopefully these wonderful experiences will continue with other families who decides to stay as guest of ours.
I'm so in love with Florida what a beautiful place to be.

Member since: 02 January 2017

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Joanna Allen

We are David & Joanna and we live in the Massachusetts where the winters are long and cold. The warm Florida sun is a great break for us. Our children love the theme parks, so Orlando was the ideal destination. We found ourselves traveling to the Orlando area over and over again.

Over time we found that hotels did not meet our needs and we wished for more space and a kitchen to prepare home meals. I have several dietary restrictions that make it extremely difficult to eat out. As our children grew older, they wanted their own private space. As a result, renting a vacation home became the ideal solution.

In the fall of 2013 we purchased our first vacation home in Kissimmee as an investment property. Later in 2014, we purchased our second home in Kissimmee that will be our future retirement home.
These homes are special to us because we can relax by the pool after a long day at the parks, have family time together, and also have plenty of space to spread out. Everyone gets their own bedroom and space. There is room if Grandma and Grandpa want to come along, and we are so close to everything we need; shopping, restaurants, groceries, theme parks, the beach, and more.

Member since: 06 January 2017

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Stephen and Wendy Downs

In 1991 we had a "once in a lifetime visit" to Florida, and stayed in a private villa. We loved it!. On the way back to the airport we decided it wasn't going to be a "once in a lifetime" visit as we enjoyed it too much. As soon as we got home we booked to return the following year.

In March 2013 we had our 8th holiday in the Orlando area. We stayed on Eagle Pointe for the second time, and decided that it was the perfect place to have a home of our own. When we viewed this villa, we fell in love with it!

We chose Eagle Pointe because of its location close to all the attractions, easy access to local amenities and its family friendly community.

Member since: 22 January 2017

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Jenny Bali

My husband and I have visited the Orlando area almost every year since 2004 because we just love the all-year round sunny weather and the abundance of things to do. We particularly liked to stay in the Calabay Parc area because of its clean, green and safe surroundings. Since our daughter has been born, the safety and cleanliness of the surroundings has become even more important.
A few years ago we decided to buy a home ourselves, and we are sure you will have a fabulous stay in The Orlando Dolphins villa. Jenny Bali.

Member since: 24 January 2017

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Robert Peters

We are Robert & Donna. We are a friendly, outgoing couple and have been married for 30+ years. Robert designs and builds new houses, and Donna sells recreational trailers. Robert is a creative whiz with a strong design and writing orientation, and Donna is an excellent salesperson and a master chef with a huge library of cookbooks, and a very strong artistic and creative flair as well.

We LOVE travelling in Florida, and love our villa located just south of Walt Disney World. We have spent a great deal of time upgrading and tweaking it in order to make our guests feel pampered and comfortable. Without doubt, our villa has the nicest landscaping in our entire subdivision, and one of the most private yard and pool areas to be found in the entire Disney area!

We have three (now) adult children, the eldest who worked as a cast member at Epcot in Disney's International Program for over a year.

Robert is a bit of a theme park buff, and very knowledgeable about the Central Florida area. All of this allows him to provide excellent advice to our villa guests about their trips; what to do, where and when to go, how much time to allow, things suitable for children, etc. We also understand how to 'do' Disney on a small budget, or a big one if that is your taste, and are happy to share our advice and experience with our many guests.

We've visited Florida as a family many times, and our son worked as a cast member of Disney. We've set up our Florida home to make visiting central Florida fun, stress-free, and economical for families just like yours. When you stay at Breezy Oak Villa, you get our personalized service as a family who knows the area, knows the parks, and knows what you need to have a fabulous Florida family vacation, plus the professional service of skilled business owners with 25 years experience in customer service. We take great care of our guests! Inquire about your preferred dates now!

Member since: 25 January 2017

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Lisa and Martin

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home We like to make all our guests feel very welcome, with good communication, help and assistance before you leave home and we have an excellent management company on hand for anything you need during your stay in Florida.

We are sure you'll love it as much as we do!

Member since: 26 March 2017

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Paul and Sandra Antonelli

Member since: 01 February 2002

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Natalie and Andrew Ray

Click for a larger image of the owners of this home We have six children - four still at home - so Florida was the obvious choice for our vacations. After a dozen or so family holidays to villas throughout the Disney area, we bought our own home to use, and we offer our beautiful large family home for your comfort and convenience; but also a wealth of experience of returning year after year to the area. Should you wish to, please tap into our experiences, which we are delighted to share, and take up our offers of advice and tips to make your vacation amazing.
Our family house purchase featured on A Place In The Sun, which aired in the UK in February 2017.

Member since: 01 June 2017

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Jason and Sarinya Kramer

We live in Colorado and love the outdoors. We don't ski or snowboard so winter is not as enjoyable for us. We have a home in Orlando so that we can escape from the cold and snow during the winter. We both also enjoy travel, cooking and working out.

Member since: 25 June 2017

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