Florida Vacation Rental Villa Near Disney World, Windsor Palms Resort

Windsor Palms Resort

Reviews of windsor palms and our luxury 4 bed Florida villa

From: Bill Hennessey
To: Paul James
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:43 PM
Subject: Disneydaze

Paul and Jan,

My family and I have recently and unfortunately returned from our 2 weeks in Florida. I wanted to send you a note of thanks. Booking on the internet, I was a little concerned that the pictures may not truly present the reality. Well with Disneydaze, the pictures were great and the reality was fabulous. You have a well appointed, well cared for wonderful home. We were traveling with another family who rented a similar layout house in Windsor Palms and yes all the houses are wonderful however Disneydaze has that WOW factor when you walk in.

I got to say hello to Iain who seemed never far whenever I had a question.

We enjoyed Windsor Palms itself. We played tennis and got the paper and Starbucks coffee every morning at the store. The location to Disney was wonderful. We even jumped on #4 and took a trip to Tampa to see a hockey game. All in all, a wonderful trip. There is much buzz about next year already. Good fortune permitting, my wife, I and my two kids all agree we want to stay at your place again.

Thanks for exceeding our expectations.


From: Andrea Malek
To: Paul James
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:13 AM
Subject: Reviews of windsor palms and our recent visit to Disney Daze Villa

Dear Paul and Jan,
Our family of 5 just returned from a fabulous week (Jan. 15-22, 2006) in your beautiful 4 bedroom home in Kissimmee.  Your home was perfect for our stay, and the kids loved the room with the bunk beds and Playstation!  We were also fortunate to have great weather and your private pool was perfect after a long day at Disney!  Your management company (Iain) was helpful to provide us with the BBQ.  The clubhouse, main pool, sundry shop were great bonuses, too!  The entire Windsor Palms resort is fantastic and great for families!  We spent 5 full days at Walt Disney World and the drive was no more than 15 minutes away.  It was also very close to many restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, etc. in Kissimmee.
In my opinion, this is far superior to spending time at a Disney resort hotel (granted you would be closer to WDW), eating out for every meal.  I have never "blindly" reserved a vacation spot on-line before, but your site's description and pictures were very accurate.  We appreciate your quick response to our questions and requests.  We highly recommend your villa to families planning a WDW vacation!
Thanks again, Jan and Paul, for a truly memorable trip to Florida....we would do it again at DisneyDaze for sure!
Yours truly,
Michael and Andrea Malek
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
From: Chelena Walters
To: Paul James
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 4:25 PM
Subject: Thank you!
Hi Paul

Apologies for not making contact sooner, but as always after a holiday there is lots to catch up with.

On behalf of my family and I would like to thank you for making your home available to us. 

Your home is "ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS", when we first arrived we ran around like school children claiming the rooms.
When we found the pool we could not resist jumping in even after a 5 hour delay!

Thank you for putting so much thought into the villa, the little touches really made our holiday special.  My daughter really appreciated all of the pool inflatable and balls.

I intend to recommend your villa to everyone and anyone who will listen as we were all thoroughly impressed…in fact we were so sad to leave as it became our home.

We definitely will return to!!!

Chelena Walters

From: Lori Gunther
To:Paul James
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 2:53 PM
Subject: Hi!
I never emailed you to thank you for allowing us to rent your Florida home.
We had a wonderful time and hopefully next year we can talk again..
My kids are constantly talking about the Florida home and how much fun they had. They are already planning on next year. Thanks again for working with the price for us. It really made things easier and the weather definately was better the second week.

Thanks again,

Take Care,

Lori Gunther
From: Helen Andrews
To: Paul James
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: Thank you.
Dear Paul & Jan
Just wanted to say that we had a fantastic holiday in Florida and that your comfortable and stylish villa made our holiday even more enjoyable, we have stayed in several villas in the kissimmee area and we all agree that Disney-daze is the best yet!!!
We will definitely be recommending you to our friends.
Helen & Rod Andrews
From: Sharon and Jeff Kushma
To: Jan
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:25 PM
Subject: villa rental

Hello Jan,
           We rented your villa this past July, and we absolutely loved it!!!
We are looking forward to staying there again this year. It was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We have stayed in several different Orlando villas in the past, but Disney-Daze is our all-time favorite!! I hope that our requested dates (July 8th- July 18th )are still available. Please let me know details about finalizing our reservation. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks so much....Sharon and Jeff Kushma

From: Eric Kessler
To: 'Paul James'
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:31 PM
Subject: RE: Disneydaze Villa

Hi Paul & Jan,
We're looking to come back and visit Disney next year and enjoyed our stay at your home so much that we have not only referred several families to you since then but would like to stay again ourselves. We're looking at a 7 day stay in the 3rd week of October of 2006. Was wondering what 7 days is better for you? Would a Sunday to Sunday stay be better or a Saturday to Saturday stay be better? Looking at the dates of 10/21/06 to 10/28/06. Please let us know. Thanks.
Eric & Robyn Kessler
From: Luis DePina
To: Paul James
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 12:13 AM
Subject: Disney Vacation Rent

We just got back to Connecticut from your house in Orlando.  I just wanted to tell you that the place was fantastic.  My family and I had a great time.  We will definitely be checking our calendar for dates for next year.  Thank you for all of your quick responses and a very enjoyable vacation.
Luis DePina and Family
From: Roni Delmonico 
To: Paul and Jan  
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 3:46 PM
Subject: We had a wonderful time!
Hi Paul,
I just wanted to write and tell you how very much we enjoyed Disney Daze!  Your villa is decorated absolutely beautifully and the pool area was so inviting and private that we spent a great deal of time there every day.  The water was the perfect temerature and the landscaping gave it such a feeling of home.  We had a terrific time and would not hesitate to recommend Disney Daze to our friends.  Thank you for sharing your villa with us.  Staying there was one of the most relaxing trips we have ever had to WDW.  We didn't even go to the parks on 2 or 3 different days because it was just too nice to stay home!Hope your trip to the Keys was wonderful as well...
Best regards,
From: Patty Hickerson
To: Paul and Jan  
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 3:07 AM
Subject: Quick hello
Hello Paul & Jan,
We are absolutely loving your home-away-from-home!!!!!!  I will write in more detail when we get home.
Your pool is a big hit with all of us.  You will laugh, but we never did figure out how to turn the underwater light and the water fall on.  It has become a game to try and figure it out. 
The reason we are in FL is to watch our daughter play volleyball.  She did extremely well and the team finished 13th out of 39.  That is actually very good, because her team is mostly 17 years of age and they were playing in an 18 year old age bracket.
It will be a sad time tomorrow when we leave.  We really have enjoyed staying here.  The place is so inviting and open and provided privacy for all of us, as well as an area to be together.  The layout of the rooms is wonderful.  I can't say enough about how nice DisneyDaze is.  Even my husband is hooked.  :-)
Well, I need to run.  I will get back to you when we get home.  We will be in Clearwater for a couple of days and then will be driving back to IL.
Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your place!
Patty Hickerson 
From: Susan Satira
To: Paul and Jan  
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: DisneyDaze
Dear Paul:
Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you what a wonderful vacation we had.  The home was just beautiful - we couldn't have asked for anything better.  What a wonderful community!  Of course, my boys loved the pool right off the house, in a screened porch, no less.
We had a great vacation - even after the fact I set off the alarm, used the wrong code to turn it off - (I actually kept setting it), the phone calls from ADP and the sherriff's office, and the three police officers who showed up at the door) - everything went smoothly, we weren't arrested, etc.
I want to thank you for the professional manner in which all the arrangements were handled.  Although I never saw anyone from VillaDirect, the pickup and drop off went smoothly, and the directions were right to the door.
Again, thank you for everything.  I hope we again have the opportunity to enjoy your hospitality in the future.  My kids loved Elvis! and looked for him eagerly everyday.  What a nice gentlemen.  I gave him your regards and he spoke very highly of you and your family.
Wishing you and your family well.
Susan Satira
From: Jeff Hill 
To: Paul and Jan  
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2003 9:07 PM
Subject: DisneyDaze
Hi, Paul. I wanted to drop a line and tell you the family really enjoyed this past week at your home. The house is extremely nice and comfortable. You have a prime corner lot which provides a little more privacy for the back yard pool -- something I think you should promote on your web site.
Also, not sure if you're aware but there are several games for the PS missing from their containers. The kids really enjoyed the Peter Pan and Harry Potter games.
We were so impressed by the experience that we're investigating purchasing a villa. I have a ton of questions I'd like to ask you and if you're OK with this, I'll send another email in a day or so with those questions.
Again, thanks for everything! If we don't end up buying a villa, my wife is already talking about next June at DisneyDaze!
From: "kim" 
To: "Paul James" 
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 12:51 AM
Subject: Vacation
We wanted to let you know that we had a marvelous time and that the house was very lovely.  The heated pool was a good idea because the children went swimming late every night.  I have recommended the house to everyone I know.
Thank you  Kim Trost and Family 
From: Laura Ceretto Kurutz
To: "paul james"
Subject: Re: Back from Disneydaze
Date: 10 May 2003 00:11

Hi Paul!
 We just returned home from Florida today and I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we had a wonderful stay at your Disneydaze villa! I was initially a little nervous about going the vacation villa route verses a Disney resort. However, the experience was great! It was wonderful to get away from it all after a long day at the parks. I think that we are villa converts!
 The kids loved your pool. Here in Wisconsin we have winter and then good weather June, July, and August! Swimming everyday was one of their favorite parts of the trip and some of our most relaxing times of the vacation. We relaxed poolside daily! (Marcus came to tend to your pool and told us to let you know he sends his regards.) We also didn't need to order pool heat after all because the weather was in the 90's. The water was very refreshing after a day in the heat.
I also wanted to thank you for your personal service. I appreciate that you took the time to phone us before we left on our vacation to check that we had received all the needed information.
 We are talking about a return to Florida in November and I will be contacting you again to see if the villa is open if we do take the trip. We had a fantastic time. Thank you for everything!
 Warm Regards,
 Laura Ceretto Kurutz
 PS. Steve wanted me to let you know that he loved your landscaping. He noticed that  none of the other villas had any. It made a great difference and it smelled wonderful!

From: Jan Hood
To: "paul james"
Subject: Thank you
Date: 08 May 2003 23:28

Hi Jan and Paul, Danielle and Stephen
Sorry we have taken so long to write to you so say a big thank you for
sharing your lovely villa with us at Easter - we thoroughly enjoyed it and
also your company just made it for us and the kids.  I hope you all got home
safely - our weather has been awful this week and I just want to get back to
Florida.   Just starting to feel better after the jetlag - it was nightmare
getting up for school on the Monday.   How has Danielle done with her exams?
I think Jamie sat his last one today so just starting to get the results
back now.
Jan I checked your availability and you seem booked up but I have a family
looking for 2 weeks from 3rd - 17th July this year (2 adults and 2 kids) and
wonder if you have anything available at Windsor Palms.   They have been
offered something at Emerald Island but I was trying to direct them to
Windsor Palms as they felt their teenage boys would enjoy the club house.
Let me know if you have anything - they would even consider a 3 bed.
Speak to you soon,  regards and thanks again,  Jan Hood

From: Sam, Jeff
To: "paul james"
Subject: Disneydaze Villa
Date: 05 May 2003 13:39

Hello Paul -
Happy Monday to you!  I've got that vacation feeling and I'm ready to take on the world.  I wonder how long it'll last.  We hope your flight back was safe and smooth.
We did stay a fourth night, so please let me know the balance to pay.
The house was excellent and we had a terrific time.  Jordan (our son) adapted well to everything, we think the Disney room was the big reason. 
 I better get to work.  Talk to you soon.

From: "Jim Sell"
To: "paul james"
Subject: Re: Welcome Home!
Date: 06 April 2003 19:50
Hi Paul and Jan:
Just got home last night from our vacation and just wanted to express our many thanks for the use of your beautiful home, DisneyDaze. The house was so beautiful and comfortable we can't wait to get back.  We will be checking the availability calendar again soon.
 Also, thanks again for arranging the baby equipment, we appreciate it. 
 Thanks again and please keep in touch!  Take care. 
 Jim and Sherry Sell
From: Chris and Pam Caravella
To: "paul james"
Subject: Vacation at Disney daze
Date: 10 March 2003 20:59
Hi Paul and Jan,
We arrived home Saturday from our week long Disney vacation. We had a wonderful time. The house was great! I'll never stay in a Disney hotel again! The kids were in the pool 15 minutes after we arrived and swam almost everyday. Commuting in and out of the parks was easier than we expected. We had breakfast at the house everyday and cooked in on a few evenings which saved us a bundle not having to pay for Disney restaurants the whole time. It was so great to have a big house to spread out in after long days in the park instead of having to be cramped in a single hotel room. I'd throw a load of laundry in the machine in the morning and dry them in the evening -- I went home after nine days with all clean clothes!
The kids had a blast in the parks and I can honestly say that we were all exhausted by days end. The Playstation was a hit with all three of the kids. We arrived after-hours on Saturday and left early the next week, so we never actually talked with anyone from Villa Direct. But the keys were in the lock box right where they were supposed to be and the house was very clean and orderly when we arrived.
We just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to use your home on our vacation. I've forwarded a link to a website where I've loaded a few pictures from our trip. Most are of the house and pool.
The entire vacation was a pleasant experience and I'd gladly recommend home rental to anyone planning such a trip!
 Thanks again,
Pam Caravella
From: carol duhig
To: "paul james"
Subject: Vacation at Disney daze
Date: 28 February 2003 09:49

Dear Paul and Jan
Many thanks for your email. We only arrived back to Cyprus on the 14th 
February, we spent 2 weeks on the florida keys for the fishing, it was his 
turn then. We had a fabulous time and will definitely try to book with you 
again, the children loved it. The house was very comfortable and trouble 
free. Hope all is well
Best regards Carol and Tony Duhig

From: Leonie Jones
To: "paul james"
Subject: Vacation at Disney daze
Date: 02 January 2003 11:22

Hi Paul and Jan,
We had a lovely holiday in your Disney-daze home. 
It looked lovely and welcoming then and just as you would have wished any
visitors to see it at its best.
Our friends arrived a week later and they too loved the villa.
We thought the villa was beautifully decorated and the ambience was very
relaxing. We had a good Xmas day, but had to keep dodging the heavy showers
in Epcot, but we knew we were going back to a Turkey dinner and wine etc so
it didn't matter too much.
Thank you very much.  
Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would definitely recommend
it to friends.

From: "Chris Byrne"
To: "paul james"
Subject: Re: Welcome Home!
Date: 04 August 2002 17:10

Hi Paul and Jan. You beat me to it!! I was going to write this evening. 
Anyway, just to say thank you for a wonderful experience. it was a privilege 
for us all to stay in your home, a really beautiful home at that!.

We all had a good time although as you warned it was very hectic! we would 
certainly not rule out going again, and it is not everywhere we would give 
that accolade to.

Thanks once again, and hope we'll stay in touch between us

Best regards, Chris, Jean Byrne and boys

From: "Alex Whiteaker"
To: "Paul James"
Subject: Re: Disneydaze Villa
Dear Paul and Jan:
I WILL send you a picture or two once we settle back down and I finish the work week, as the wife took a bunch of my son - she said she had to write before we left because you place was GREAT.
We returned late last night from South Carolina (Kiawa, where the in-laws have a house) and I had a card waiting for me from my nephew Joey the 12 yr old. He said "Alex, thank you for the best vacation ever. The POOL was fantab. I never thought I would ever have a pool in the house and have to get Dad to have one put in." I don't think my brother, a teacher in Somerset can even afford the mortgage on his house let alone a pool - but all three kids were enthused beyond belief.  My son loved the breakfast bar, the Play Station and the pool. He is a whiz at the skate boarding game.
The adults loved it too. We put the kids to bed and sat outside playing cards and talking. It was, as you said, very tranquil.
The agency people were professional and made sure we knew where we were going. 
As the kids all said - can we go back next year? - shows it was a fantastic house. 
By the way, my wife remarked a number of times that none of the other houses seemed to have any decoration in the garden or pool area and she saw the insides of a few (I visited with some other athletes staying at Windsor and confirm this) and said they were very "barren". It was, to us, like a second home.
Before we left, I watched the World Cup finals - and both Kieron (B-in-law) and I say thanks for having cable and the live games!
Thanks again for allowing us the pleasure of sharing your home!!!
Best wishes and thanks.
From: "lisa johnson"
To: Paul
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2002 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: News At Windsor Palms (Wyndham Palms)

Hey Paul,
We had a great time, the home was just beautiful. We made pictures
of the home to bring back and show several families looking to vacation in
It was great.
Thanks Lisa Johnson

To: Paul
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: our vacation
 Hi Paul!
We just got home yesterday from our trip to Florida.  We had a fabulous time
and your home is just splendid.  It is definitely a place we would like to go
back to on our next trip.  Your Mickey Mouse room is so adorable.  My boys
loved it, especially the clock.
 Thank you for all your help.  See you next time!  Cherry and Steve
From: Mike Munro
To: Paul
Subject: Re: Disneydaze Villa
Date: 29 April 2002 21:10

Hi Paul,
Apologies for delay in replying - I've been very busy at work since we came
back home.
We had a great time in Florida and really enjoyed our week in your lovely
villa. Many aspects of Disneydaze were appreciated by the different members
of our family - from the talking lamp in the Disney bedroom to the spacious
master bedroom. Of course, the pool was a great hit with all members of the
Our stay has certainly re-enforced our desire to purchase our own property in
Florida and I'd be grateful if you could point us in the direction of any
information/contacts we may find useful.

Many thanks,

From: Heather
To: Paul
Subject: Re: Thank you!
Date: 22nd March 2002 15:36

Hi Paul 
I am just writing you a quick mail to say how fantastic the villa was.  We
absolutely loved it and it was perfect in every way.  We were also impressed
with the main complex area with the movie theatre, pool and games.
The heated pool was definitely worth it as our friends stayed nearby without
a heated pool and it was too cold to go in!
The weather was in the high 80's every day and I gather we were lucky as the
week before had been quite cool.
Thanks again for everything 
Kind Regards

From: "Jodie Lee"
To: "Paul
Subject: Re: Disneydaze Villa
Date: 02 March 2002 16:14

Hi Paul

Just a note to thank you for renting out your beautiful home to us. It was fantastic.  The location was great and we all had a really good time.
No doubt, if we return to Florida, Disneydaze is where we would like to stay.

Kind Regards
Maria Ray and the Lee gang.

From: "P Cousins"
To: "Paul_James1"
Subject: Fabulous Time !
Date: 09 February 2002 19:59

Dear Paul:

We had a fabulous week in Florida and found DisneyDaze to be the perfect place to stay while visiting Walt Disney World and the local attractions. The villa was extremely clean, private, very well equipped and had all the amenities to make our family feel like we were at home. The DisneyDaze Villa offers guests exceptional value and we would definitely plan to stay there again on a future visit to WDW. 

Your website was a fantastic tool for providing all of the information required to familiarize us with the villa and we would highly recommend DisneyDaze to any family looking for a premium vacation home in a premium location at a great price !

Thanks for all of your help !


Paul, Julie, Leah and Max 

From: Helen
To: Paul
Subject: Re: Thank you!
Date: 12 November 2001 15:36
Paul and Jan
We have just returned from a wonderful week's holiday at DisneyDaze!! Your villa is beautiful - very well decorated and furnished, we couldn't have asked for anything more! The pool was heated to perfection - like a hot tub!
We had everything we needed and couldn't have been closer to the action. The boys loved Magic Kingdom although we only went once as it was all a bit much for Oliver - too much excitement(!) his Favorite thing though was the "teacup ride" as he calls it, and of course, meeting Pooh Bear (he found the Pirates to be too scary.)! We found the beaches to be in easy reach - only one and a half hours to either coast, so with the temps hitting the 80's we spent 3 days at the sea!
Thanks for all your help prior to departure and thank you again for letting us stay in your Florida home, we couldn't have wished for a better base camp!
We WILL be recommending you to friends!
Helen, Stuart, Oliver and Hugo.
From: Rod Miller
To: "Paul_James"
Subject: Re: Enjoy!
Date: 22 October 2001 02:42
Paul....We just returned from our stay at DisneyDaze, and we were all impressed with your new home. The accommodations were outstanding, and it truly did feel like a home to us while we were there. The location was also extremely convenient to everything, and especially for access to the parks.
Thank you very much for sharing your home with us. You should get good feedback from VillaDirect on us, as we gave your housekeeping staff a big headstart before we left. If you have any questions for us, please let us know.
Thanks, again, and keep in touch...while we don't have any immediate plans to go back to the parks, we would love to use your place again when we do.
                                                                                 Rod Miller


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