Breezy Oak Villa vs. Pleasant Oak Villa: What’s the difference?
If you have seen both of our properties, and are wondering what the differences are between them, this information is for you.
Talking about the differences between the two is a bit strange – because in truth, they are far more alike than they are different.
So what do they have in common?
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sleep 8 people without using a pull out sofa bed or cots
- Great kitchen with dining area off the Lounge/Living Room Area
- Patio doors from Lounge out to Lanai & Pool Deck
- Master bedroom with ensuite with large shower with separate door directly out to the pool deck
- Queen 2nd Bedroom
- High-Speed FIOS Internet with WiFi
- Local landline Telephone with Free Long Distance to North America
- Multi-Channel Entertainment Package on Multiple Quality TV’s with BlueRay Players & Internet Access
- Third & Fourth Bedrooms each with Two Twin Beds
- Garage converted into a Games Room, each with a quality Slate Pool Table
- Great Del-Air Installed A/C Systems with Digital Thermostats
- Lanai (Covered Deck) with dining seating in the shade
- Private Pool in screened-in enclosure with pool loungers
- Located in Thousand Oaks, just 15 minutes from the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot (7 minutes to the Disney Resort Property Boundary).
- Attractive Landscaping
- Security features including:
Monitored Alarm, Perimeter Lighting, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Back-up Lighting, Safe, Private Code Door Lock
- Offsite parking for two vehicles
- Your terrific hosts!
So what are the differences between the two?
Pleasant Oak Villa’s pool area is not as private as that of Breezy Oak. Pleasant Oak’s pool area is still quite private when compared to the vast majority of Orlando area vacation homes, but just about anything is going to pale when compared to Breezy Oak Villa on this basis.
Located at the back of a cul-de-sac (court), at the end of a 100′ driveway, and surrounded by tropical forest, Breezy Oak Villa is one of the most private vacation rental homes in the entire Disney area! Pleasant Oak is not as secluded, but it still does offer rear yard privacy better than most vacation rental homes, and that is important to keep in mind. If you’re not going to be using the pool that much, then the privacy at the back of the property may be less important to you.
At this time, I should mention that we have been landscaping the yard at Pleasant Oak Villa, specifically to provide the pool area with more privacy. To the NorthEast, there is conservation forest; to the NorthWest, there are two neighbouring properties, but due to the layout of the area, they are on a completely different street, and the homes themselves are a full lot away. In fact, the closest home actually borders our neighbour, not ourselves. Because we and our guests enjoy the privacy and view of trees and shrubs that surround Breezy Oak Villa, we have landscaped the yard to provide a similar feeling. Everything has been done based on sightlines, to provide complete privacy without making it feel claustrophobic. Of course one could simply plant shrubbery completely around the outside of the pool cage, but this does not provide the same quality of experience that we want for our guests. The large lots in Thousand Oaks allow us to provide a much better environment for our guests, and we continue to develop both properties with this in mind.
Now… other than the privacy of the yard, and the cul-de-sac location, Pleasant Oak is NICER than Breezy Oak Villa in almost every way!
It is larger, has a bigger and better games area, bigger and better TV’s, newer and nicer furniture, newer and better A/C, pool heater and pump, and was completely renovated inside throughout 2012, with the first guests arriving in December 2012. The four-poster canopy king bed in the master bedroom is amazing! It is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever enjoyed!
And wait ’till you see the kitchen! Stained maple cabinets, with custom quartz countertops with black subway tile, and an elegant dual basin sink with high-top pull-down faucet means this kitchen is a joy to prepare food in. And we’ve equipped it like no other.
The rental rates for both properties are the same. Breezy Oak is more private, and that is its best feature. Pleasant Oak is better in almost every other way, meaning its quality is higher, and that’s why it gets the same rates.
We’ve actually had a couple of guests stay at both properties. One spent a week at each right together. Here is what he had to say about the two properties:
You asked if I would also give comparison feedback as we had stayed at both Villas…..
Overall Breezy had the edge with the pool area due to its outlook, although in isolation Pleasant was also excellent and although overlooked on the left, not intrusive. The pool was warmer at Pleasant Oak – maybe due to more sun. There was more pool furniture at Pleasant, which also had soft covers on the sun loungers
We preferred Pleasant Oaks internally although in isolation Breezy Oaks was excellent as well. Most Villas we have stayed in have had more areas carpeted. Pleasant benefitted from more tiling and I can understand this is more forgiving over time, it also worked well. The flow of the home was better at Pleasant with the Kitchen area easier to access from all areas. Pleasant has a slightly more modern feel to it, not that Breezy is in anyway dated.
Both villas are more homey than any others we have stayed in due to the detail you have added that many do not. This made them feel more like a home than a rental – a very positive point. Both were a pleasure to stay in!
The most positive thing I can tell you about Pleasant Oak? Even though Breezy Oak was our first home in Florida… our baby, and we love it… given the choice, we prefer Pleasant Oak Villa, and it is where we will stay if both are free. Shhhhhh! Don’t tell Breezy Oak! We don’t want to hurt her feelings!
Breezy Oak Villa is amazingly private and relaxing. Pleasant Oak Villa is amazingly comfortable, luxurious and relaxing. Both are magical places to stay! Honestly, Breezy Oak Villa is a bit easier for us to book, because it tends to photograph better, which makes it more attractive in listings and advertisements. But once you stay at Pleasant Oak, especially if you don’t expect to use the pool much (But don’t get me wrong, the pool’s no slouch at POV either!) you’ll thank me for encouraging you to give it a shot!
They are both wonderful properties!