Hey! Where’s my Security Deposit Refund?

Hey! Where’s my Security Deposit Refund?

Hi Robert. I’m just wondering when my security deposit will be refunded. I haven’t seen it on my credit card statement… Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, you are sort of catching us in the midst of some long-term policy changes and the process of updating our information for guests, so

Things people often forget to pack

Things people often forget to pack

Here are some things that you may not think to bring with you when packing. While you can purchase them in Orlando very easily, and even many of them at the the theme parks themselves, why bother with that hassle when you can easily bring your own inexpensively? A small

Disney’s dirty secret!

Disney’s dirty secret!

Keeping Disney in Perspective… When thinking about all things Disney, including a Walt Disney World Vacation, it’s important to keep in mind what the Disney Magic runs on! It’s kind of Disney’s dirty secret! And no, it’s not imagination, although there is certainly plenty of that employed in the Disney

Visiting Disney World? Many families (and especially Travel Writers) are doing it wrong!

Visiting Disney World? Many families (and especially Travel Writers) are doing it wrong!

Travelling to experience Walt Disney World in Florida? Families (and especially Travel Writers) are doing it all wrong! I understand that many travel writers get free stays and other perks to come to Walt Disney World and write about a trip to the theme park capital of the world. But

AAA or Military Discounts – Why we don’t offer them

AAA or Military Discounts – Why we don’t offer them

Do you provide AAA discounts or anything like that? What is the best price we can get? Our two vacation homes are privately owned, and self-managed. We don’t provide AAA or ‘military’ discounts because we give everyone the best price that we can. For a hotel to be able to

A Nice Stay

A Nice Stay

I Lovely home in a good location. Nice neighborhood and pretty convenient access to Lovely home in a good location. Nice neighborhood and pretty convenient access to attractions. Everything we wanted out of our stay. Stars 5 out of 5 Property POV Stayed January 30, 2022 Submitted February 10, 2022 Posted To VRBO By Guest Guest Rebecca L.

Why you can’t possibly stay in my ‘AirBnB’

Why you can’t possibly stay in my ‘AirBnB’

Names are important. They define us, and become recognition cues in peoples minds that help them to understand who and what we are. It is a (common) reaction amongst Vacation Rental owners like myself to be frustrated by people referring to their properties or Short Term Rentals as ‘AirBnBs’. Referring

Differences in Rates Explained

Differences in Rates Explained

I’m trying to decide between your properties, and it appears that they rent for similar rates, but my quotes show a big discrepancy for the same dates at different homes. I thought one was bigger and nicer than the other? Why the difference in price? While what you say is

Honeywell Air Conditioner for the Villa Garage/Games Room

Honeywell Air Conditioner for the Villa Garage/Games Room

We have provided a Honeywell Air Condition in the Garage/Games Room area of the villa for our guest’s enjoyment and convenience. Here are details of using/operating the unit: The Honeywell Air Conditioner in the Garage/Games Room is there to help keep the garage cool, unfortunately, these units do not work

BBQ Rentals at Breezy Oak Villas

BBQ Rentals at Breezy Oak Villas

Rob, why do you charge to rent a BBQ? We often see them included for free at vacation rentals! Thanks for your question. I’m happy to share with you details of exactly what we provide and why we charge for it. This is an update of an article written years

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #8

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #8

Tip #8 The biggest way to save on a Disney World trip is how, where and what you eat! The simplest way to do this is to avoid all of the tourist traps for food… like food in the parks and the hundreds of restaurants in the area, and to

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #7

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #7

Tip #7 Take a Rain Poncho! Take folded rain ponchos with you to the theme parks. In the summer, you will need them for the frequent but short downpours which happen every day in Central Florida. In the winter, you can use them to keep from getting drenched on many

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #6

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #6

Tip #6 Save your Feet! This one is simple. Disney World is not the place to be fashionable! Wear good quality, well broken-in running shoes for a day in the theme parks. You will be walking, on average, at least five miles. Bring two pairs from home. You may very

Is the villa close to the Orlando airport?

Is the villa close to the Orlando airport?

I received an inquiry, from someone asking if the villas are ‘close’ to the Orlando airport. This is one of those situations where the correct answer is “it depends”. Whether or not you consider the villa to be close to the Orlando airport depends upon how you define ‘close’ and

Tips for spotting good (& bad) properties on Vacation Rental listing sites

Tips for spotting good (& bad) properties on Vacation Rental listing sites

How to find a Great Vacation Rental in the Orlando Area When looking for a vacation rental property on an online vacation rental listing site, the number of choices can be dizzying and confusing. How do you know which is a good property and which isn’t? Most operators in Orlando

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #5

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #5

Tip #5 WalMart for Souvenirs! Almost all of the unique theme park merchandise and souvenirs are available at The World of Disney Store talked about in tip #4 and there are some really terrific offerings, but like all things Disney, they are pricey. If you want to save on Disney branded

Lovely pool home with nature in your back yard

Lovely pool home with nature in your back yard

Lovely pool home with nature in your back yard I was looking for a solo getaway and specifically looking for something that felt safe, close to gas and food, and most importantly, HAD A POOL JUST FOR ME. LOL There was nothing I didn’t like. As it turns out, the

Do we Accept Foreign Currencies in Payment for the Villas?

Do we Accept Foreign Currencies in Payment for the Villas?

We occasionally get asked about accepting payment in Canadian Dollars or Great Britain Pounds. All of our transactions are conducted in US$ funds. It really makes no sense for us to accept anything else, as all of our villa expenses and operating costs are of course paid in US dollars.

Perfect Getaway

Perfect Getaway

Enjoyed the property very much it’s a perfect set up for the family. Thank you Robert. Stars 5 out of 5 Property POV Stayed March 20, 2021 Submitted April 13, 2021 Posted To VRBO By Guest Guest Grzegorz B. Home Location Vernon Hills, IL, USA Reservation ID 669 Recommended for: Families My Response Thank you very much for

Breezy Oak Villas Recognized as VRBO Premier Host for 6th Year Running

Breezy Oak Villas Recognized as VRBO Premier Host for 6th Year Running

Orlando, FL – 1st, April, 2021 – Breezy Oak Villas is pleased to announce today that it has once again been recognized by VRBO as a Premier Host (formerly Premier Partner) for the sixth year running. The Premier Host Program recognizes vacation rental property owners and managers who consistently deliver

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #4

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #4

Tip #4 Don’t Waste Theme Park Time Shopping! Don’t waste expensive theme park time shopping for stuff in stores inside the park (food that you’ll consume immediately, and a few unique demonstration stores are another matter). While this is very tempting, practically everything sold in the parks is available at

Great Week!

Great Week!

Property was exactly as described. The owner provided abundance of helpful information. We had a great stay and would recommend. Stars 5 out of 5 Property POV Stayed March 13, 2021 Submitted March 20, 2021 Posted To VRBO By Guest Guest Catherine L. Home Location Ijamsville, MD, USA Reservation ID 482 Recommended for: My Response Thank you Catherine!

A Lovely Home

A Lovely Home

This was a lovely, well located home – reasonable driving distance to Disney, Universal and Sea World, but with tons of privacy. Plenty of space and the heated pool was perfect! About an hour and a half from the beach, if you’re interested in a day trip. Great for our

A Horrible Google Review from a nasty customer!

A Horrible Google Review from a nasty customer!

You can’t please all of the people all of the time! We had a guest stay during hurricane season in the fall of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. 2020 was a very difficult year for all vacation rental owners, in one way or another, and it was quite

How soon in advance should I book my Florida Vacation Rental?

As you think about your Florida trip, you may be wondering ‘How soon in advance should I book my villa?’ This really depends upon what season during the year you are planning to come and stay with us. We use information from Disney in reviewing and planning our rate seasons

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #3

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #3

Tip #3 Take food with you to Disney Parks! Disney allows outside food into the parks in soft-shell containers (not coolers). Freeze plastic water bottles the night before (the soft sided collapsible ones work great because they take less space as they empty), and take snacks (and even lunch), like

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #2

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #2

Tip #2 Don’t leave the parks mid-day!! Ignore the advice of the vast majority of travel writers who write about a trip to Disney World using information fed to them by Disney, especially when they recommend leaving the parks mid-day to go back to your hotel for a nap or

Breezy Oak Villas Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

Breezy Oak Villas Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

Breezy Oak Villa Recognized Among Best of the Best in Florida, USA, Based on Exceptional 2019 Traveler Reviews Orlando, FL – 1st, February, 2021 – Breezy Oak Villas today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for vacation rentals. Based on

TV Streaming at the Villas

TV Streaming at the Villas

To our beloved guests! In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic Our Cable Television Provider declared Bankruptcy!! And what this meant for us and guests of our Florida properties, is NO TV cable service as of July 2020. Welcome to the Digital Age! We are completing our transition to Streaming

Our Smoking Policy

Our Smoking Policy

We ask those guests who simply must smoke to please do so off the villa property. Here’s why… We have a pretty strict non-smoking policy, and we are aware that it presents a challenge for some guests. We get asked questions about it periodically, so here are some details of