Frequently Asked Questions
How many guests can "Sunshine View" accommodate?
"Sunshine View" is licensed for 12 guests. 10 guests can be accommodated within the 5 bedrooms and a further 2 guests can use the sofa bed located in the loft lounge/den area.
Do you cater for children?
Having had 3 children of our own who have been traveling to Florida since they were babies we know how important it is not to have to carry too much baby equipment. This is why we have the following;
2 High Chairs
2 Travel Cribs
Baby Monitor, Microwave sterliser, blender.
Children's non breakable plates, dishes, cups, plastic knifes and forks etc
A full size baby crib can be hired through our Management Company - the indicative cost is US$55 per week or part week
How far is "Sunshine View" from the attractions?
"Sunshine View" is just 9.5 miles from Walt Disney World Maingate so it is 10 - 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Sea World, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure are just 20 - 25 minutes.
Both of the wonderful coasts are within easy traveling distance.
With the magnificent white sands of the Gulf Coast at St Petersburg and Anna Maria Island
Alternatively the amazing Atlantic Coast and Cocoa Beach and the awe inspiring Kennedy Space Centre.
What services are provided?
The villa is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and the pool and gardens are tended to at least weekly.
Additional cleaning can be arranged for an additional cost.
Gas BBQ / Grill?
A Gas BBQ/Grill is available to hire through our Management Company and the indicative cost is;
US$45 for a 2 burner gas grill per week or part week
US$75 for a 4 burner gas grill per week or part week
We can arrange this for you in advance so please let us know if you require this optional extra.
The BBQ/Grill will be delivered to the villa but must be used outside of the pool screen.
BBQ tools are already provided at the villa.
How do we get to "Sunshine View"?
We will send you full instructions for the villa. This will include directions from the airport you are flying into or if you are driving from the main Interstate.
Included with the instructions will be the necessary door code and gate codes so you can go directly to the villa and start enjoying your vacation and all of the amenities that "Sunshine View" has to offer.
Is the pool heated?
Yes, the pool can be heated on request (an additional fee applies).
We would recommend pool heating from mid October through to the end of April - but the choice is yours.
If you would like the pool and spa heated during the summer months (mid June - mid September) please contact us for rates
Where are the nearest shops located?
There is a large Publix store just a couple of minutes away at Champions Gate Plaza.
If you prefer WalMart then you will not be disappointed there is a large superstore just 15 minutes away on the US27 and a Target just 10 minutes in the opposite direction at Posner Park.
Welcome grocery packs can be arranged and the cost will be dependent on what is required.
£20 Welcome Pack Small box of tea bags
2 pints of milk
Loaf of bread
Jam & marmalade
Packet of cookies
1 Gallon of water
£36 Welcome Pack As above £20 welcome pack plus
Large bottle of Coke ( usually diet)
Packet of crisps/chips
2 Pints of orange juice
£52 Welcome Pack As above £36 welcome pack plus
Pack of bacon
1 dozen eggs
Box of cornflakes
Pack of Hash Browns
Can of baked beans
Bottle of ketchup
Our Management Company can also arrange for special packs - prices will depend on what items are requested.
If you are celebrating a birthday or special occasion we can arrange for a Birthday Cake or a Bottle of Wine/Fizz to be available on your arrival - again please let us know your requirements and we can obtain a quote for you.
A huge selection of shopping malls, shops, stores, restaurants, diners, takeaways etc. are all located within 5-15 minutes.
Who do I contact in an emergency?
We will provide you with details of our Management Company. Graham & Helen are committed like ourselves to ensuring that you have a fantastic time whilst staying at "Sunshine View". They are contactable 24 hours per day but we do ask that you only contact them outside of normal 9 - 5 hours for emergencies only.
We hope that you don't have any problems with the amenities at "Sunshine View" while you are there however, on occasions this may happen and we ask that you phone Graham & Helen so they are able to rectify this as soon as possible.
Is smoking allowed in the villa and do you allow pets?
For the comfort and safety of all our guests we do not allow smoking inside the villa.
We have a strict no pets policy
Is there any Community Facilities?
The Westhaven Community Club House opened in Summer 2010 and our guests can use these facilties free of charge. The Club House is open from 6am to 10pm but the swimming pool hours depend on the time of year.
There are the following facilties;
2 Tennis Courts
Volley Ball Court
Community Swimming Pool with lounge chairs, tables & chairs. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty
Table Tennis Room
Gym including weights machine, Treadmill, Cross Trainer and a fitness bike.
There are also couches, coffee tables and a vending machine.
WiFi is due to be installed shortly as well.
Can you really phone the UK free of charge?
Yes, to make a free call, all you need to do is dial a local phone number first followed by the phone number you require. There are full instructions located by the phone in the kitchen. We give each booking a US$5 per week allowance and as an indication this should allow you up to 200 minutes per week to a UK landline number.