Your home from home
The villa is furnished and equipped with everything that you could need to have a really wonderful holiday. It really can be a home from home for parties up to 8 plus 2 infants.
There is a formal dining area in the great room for special meals - or you may just want to eat a takeaway.
The breakfast nook is ideal for a quick bite before dashing out to get to the theme parks early. The bench seat is ideal for the children and all the seating wipes clean. Don't forget we also have 2 high chairs for the very young so they can join in the fun.
Who wants to cook?
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need to serve a simple meal, a banquet or a takeaway. Ideal for those who like to do self catering and very important for those with special dietary requirements. All the crockery, cutlery, glassware and pots and pans are there. The appliances make life easy like the oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a kettle for tea in the morning or a coffee maker if you prefer. Unlike some rental homes there is plenty of space in the kitchen - so everyone can give a hand. we have also added some bar stools for a quick bite - or to turn that counter into your home office - take your laptop and always be connected - FREE wi-fi.
The great room is the main reason we chose this house as it makes for a very sociable atmosphere. Who wants to be alone in the kitchen when everyone else is sitting watching cable TV or a DVD? Pus we have an i-pod dock for you to enjoy your personal taste in music. Fantastic new channel line up with HD channels and some free on demand channels.
The pool area is surrounded by a screen to keep away the bugs. There is an outside shower.The pool can be heated in the winter months by paying a supplement. It has a safety net which has to be in place by Florida law if you have children in your party. We want your holiday to be safe. We think you can have the best of both worlds with our deck with its extended area to sunbathe all day - but if you prefer the shade or you have little ones who need protection you can cool off under the lovely lanai. In practise we get sun on large parts of the deck all day - from sunrise to sunset with welcome shade areas too. When other pools are in the shade - even those south facing ones - our pool area still offers areas to sunbathe.
Barbeque - If you like to dine and cook outside why not use the barbeque we provide for guest use? Big enough to cook out for the whole family - lots of choice in the local supermarkets.
Dining al fresco
Why not eat out by the pool - by day or night. For your convenience we have a gas barbeque grill - provided free of charge.
The spa pool adds that little bit of luxury and is great for conversations. The waterfall from the spa to the pool also makes a wonderfully relaxing sound. It's a great place to discuss the day and relax away those aching feet. It is easily operated by the switch in the pool area - which diverts all the water and pool heat if on to the spa area - please note this is on a timer switch so that the spa is not left on continuously which could affect the water quality of the pool itself.
In the winter?
We suggest that in the cooler months you request pool heat as an optional extra - usually October to April, but can vary. However if you are going to be in the parks all day in the depth of winter it may not be worth paying the extra - why heat the pool up and then find it would be to cold outside on your return to swim? The solar cover is great at keeping the heat in the pool - particularly overnight if the temperature drops. This must be used in the winter if you do not want the heat to escape. It also helps to warm the pool by using the rays of the sun to warm the water. The roller at one end makes it easy to put on and remove the cover.
The lanai is a traditional floridian touch - a covered area in which to get away from the heat of the sun. Remember it can get very HOT. It has two tables, chairs and loungers. There is a ceiling fan and light so you can dine out in the evening and listen to the crickets or why not have your breakfast out by the pool and watch the local wildlife. We have seen many native birds - particularly egrets. There is also a socket conveniently placed so you can plug in your laptop and with the wi-fi answer your emails, find out places to go, make reservations. Sitting at the computer will never be the same again!
The master bedroom is huge and has a king size bed. It also has a large walk in closet on the way to the master bathroom. Like all the bedrooms it has it's own cable TV so you can get away from everyone if you want. It also has direct access to the pool area. Just imagine waking up to the view of the pool and spa.
The master bathroom is fit for a star. There is a huge walk in shower, corner bath and his and hers sinks. There is a separate toilet. The mirrors and lights make you feel something special. There is also a hairdryer provided. Remember all the towels are provided but we ask you do not take these out of the villa.
The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and is adjacent to the other bathroom so it might as well be en-suite. The tropical theme is refected in the bedcovers and like all our bedrooms it has a ceiling fan to help you stay comfortable at night.
One for the girls?
The first of the twin bedrooms has a summery feel and light wood furniture. It is linked to the second twin by a Jack & Jill bathroom which makes the house ideal for sharers.
We offer the option of Disney Princess and Frozen bedding for this room too - or making up in to a king size bed for all adult parties ( using a clever bed joiner to avoid that awkward gap in the middle)Very popular with the teenagers too! Don't worry if your children are older we do have normal bedding for them too.
One for the boys?
The second twin is more masculine with blue tartan on the bedcovers and darker furniture. Its adjoining bathroom is also thoughtfully divided so that more than one person can get ready at the same time. Optional bedding is Toy Story or Mickey Mouse for your youngsters - or again we can join to make another king size bed.
Planting round the pool
We have added a lovely planted area around our whole pool deck to enhance the area and to screen from neighbours.
Games and things
In the garage we have a full games room - carpeted throughout for a touch of luxury. Pool table, air hockey, foosball, electronic basketball and darts. Plus bar stools and table for the spectators. A great hit with all our guests.
For our younger guests
Perhaps you have young children who love the Disney films - well why not choose from our Disney Princess or Frozen, Toy Story or Mickey Mouse bedding to make their dreams come true. Just tell us when you book which you would like to have. Together with the chidrens equipment we provide FREE OF CHARGE we do everything to make their trip really memorable. Latest list of things for chidren include Pack and Play crib, high chair , changing mat, bed rail and door gate. If the children are happy - so are you!
For the smaller guests
As well as 2 high chairs we have 2 pack and play cribs, changing mat, door gate and bed rails - all to make life easier for the adults.
Rainy days or lazy days
We have a selection of ever changing books for guests, plus DVDs and board games
Christmas at Moorgate Villa
For the whole of the month of December into the New Year Highgate Park is decorated at the entrance and you can choose to join in the fun by having your own tree too.