Guest reviews

Ros and Mike Packham welcome all feedback on your stay in our Cumbrian Lakes home.

Here are a number of comments and feedback made by previous guests who have stayed in our house:-

"Stayed at Ros and Mike's house for 2 weeks. Everything was great! First day we got there, the dishwasher was full of water and the trays were missing... next day there was a brand new one ready to go! Mike and his Management company were very easy to deal with from the time of booking to when we left. The description on the site was totally accurate and the house was clean and well-maintained. The house backs on to a nice quiet lake and is in a great location to get to lots of golf and the theme parks. It's nice to come back to the serenity of this house, after a day full of activities. The pool and spa are kept at a nice temperature and you can ask for more or less heat to your liking. Overall, a great house at a reasonable price. I would definitely rent this house again any time I have a larger group. Thanks Mike and Ros!!

Busby family - Canada (March 2017)


"Thanks so much for opening your beautiful house for us. It is beautifully decorated and so spacious and so conveniently located. We brought four of our eight grand children with us and all the room and activities were great. The boys loved the games room and our baby girl loved the pool. We were so excited when we got here and found the house was baby friendly! This week was such fun and full of memories that will last a lifetime!

God bless you all and hopefully we will stay here again!"

Hendrix family - Georgia (February 2017)


"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. The weather has been fantastic. Pool and games room super. We have stayed at Cumbrian Lakes many times but when we saw the alligator swimming in the lake it was a first! We have all had a wonderful time and are so sad to leave."

Gosling family - Dorset (November 2016)


"Wonderful villa, well equipped and a credit to the owners. Pool great and necessary in the Florida sunshine! Will try to return in the future."

Christer family - Devon (May 2016)  


"Well we are on our way home to Vermont after a wonderful winter in your lovely Florida villa. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Thanks so much for everything!"

Destalto family - Vermont (April 2016) 


"We had a wonderful holiday! A truly magical experience with the kids at Disney, Universal and Legoland. The villa was superb with everything we needed and in the perfect location. We are already planning our return visit."

Wilson and Smith family - Scotland (October 2015) 


"Fantastic villa, had everything we needed and an excellent location. A true home from home. We have had a superb holiday and will definately be back. The villa was a great place to relax after busy days at Disney and Universal."

Mason and Cathro families - Staffordshire (August 2015)


"Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous home! The house was fantastic, especially the pool. We took advatage of the pool almost every day! We loved coming home after each day as this became our home away from home. We hope to be back very soon!

Sindoni Family Boston - MA (July 2015)  


"Second year in this villa, and yet again we all had an amazing time, this villa is by far the best villa we have stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few over the last 12 visits to Orlando). Yet again the table tennis table well used for the annual tournament. Everything very clean and well looked after. Which reflects on the owners. Mike has definately been a pleasure to deal with when booking the villa both years which definately helped making your visit to his villa more enjoyable. We will definately be back!"

Neil family - Scotland (July 2015)  


"We stayed in this lovely villa for a week in July for a Disney vacation. The house is beautiful, clean, well maintained, and huge. There were nine of us and we never felt cramped in the house. The pictures of the rooms are accurate. There are 2 bedrooms (a queen and two twins) on the first floor with a full bath and half bath. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor (king, and two rooms with two twins each). The king has its own bath, the twin rooms share a full bath. There is also a nice office area on the second floor with a bookcase full of novels, which was so nice. The living room has a huge flat screen TV and there were a ton of DVDs for our use, which we also enjoyed. There is a game room in the garage with a ping pong and air hockey table, which was neat, though warm because it was summer. The pool area is just fantastic - screened in, with an alarm on the door if you have little kids so you don't have to worry about them getting out there without you knowing it. It is 3-5 feet deep and there are floats and beach towels for your use. Great location - It is about 20 minutes from Disney and Universal Studios, but we never ran into any traffic on the roads to the parks. Close to I-192 so you can find every store or restaurant you want. Wal-mart, Target and a Publix are close by so you can get groceries - one of the Wal-marts is 24 hours. Everything was just great. We would certainly stay here again!"

Curry family - New Jersey (July 2015)

"The villa and pool far exceeded our expectations, there was everything a large family would need and more. We would recommend the villa and location to anyone and everyone and shall do so on our return to the UK (we don’t really want to leave)."

Fagan family - Wigan   (August 2014) 

Thank you for a wonderful stay in this lovely house. Thoroughly enjoyed the pool area and the location of the villa being near to the parks.
Had a great holiday"

Neil family - Scotland (July 2104)  

"Just to say a huge thank you for the use of your villa this last two weeks. We were hoping for something special and we certainly got that and more. We had a fabulous family holiday, weather was fantastic other than one really wet day but that didn't slow us down. We will certainly recommend your villa and hope to visit it again. We truly found it a home from home and will never do a hotel there again! Its location was so easy for everything, but we also found the Lakeside view stunning and the wildlife was very varied. We had the red shouldered hawk every day, we saw turtles, herons, egrets, and a possum type creature and a resident lizard...great fun. Thank you once again. A very straight forward booking process and good communication from yourself."

Steph Barker and family - Lincolnshire (April 2014) 

"I need to tell you, Mike, that your home is probably the nicest, most beautifully maintained and best equipped home we have ever rented here in Cumbrian Lakes.  We were so delighted when we entered your and Ros's home.  We knew instantly that this was a home, not just a rental property, of owners who care and take great pride in their property."

The Ojaniits - South Carolina (March 2014) 

"Thank you for opening your home to us. We had a wonderful time. Everything about your home is great. The pool, the games room amazing! A friendly community. We loved everything"

The Flory family - Indiana (February 2014) 

"The lads loved the pool even in January. The house fit was perfect and the games room was very well used both for pool and ping pong. Unfortunately we did not see the best of Florida weather. And afraid we will be back to our usual summer time visits although the girls have literally shopped until they dropped… hope that the plane can take off. Thanks a million"

Taylor family - Scotland (January 2014)    

"We spent 9 great days at this wonderful house. We were 10 people, my wife and I, 4 of our 5 children, my son in law, 2 of our 4 granddaughters and a friend. The house was perfect for our group, we enjoyed every aspect of the house, in example: the heated pool, the BBQ, the pool table, the table tennis, etc. The distance to the parks and malls is more than acceptable, within 15 minutes, traffic permitting… We were in high season and Kissimmee was really crowded. It’s not easy to rent a house 8,000 miles away… but the experience was exceptional, all the renting process was neat and easy. If I can resume our experience in a few words: we had the best vacation in our lives. "

The Mardones family - Chile (Christmas 13/New Year 14)  

Thank you so much. Our stay at your home was great. House is friendly and beautiful and all ages of the family enjoyed it a lot. We will come again and for sure our friends will also visit your beautiful state.

The Piccinini family - Argentina (November 2013)

"We had a wonderful time at your fantastic house. The accommodation is outstanding and we were all very impressed and with 9 of us occupying the house it was great not to fall over each other and for us to have our own space. I would and already have recommended your property to others."

The Jones family - Bedfordshire (April 2013)  

"We had an awesome vacation, and loved your house! Great weather and lots to do, however it is never long enough! "

The Green family - Canada (February 2013)      

"Had fantastic holiday, house was perfect. We hope to stay in your beautiful house again soon"

The Warrens - Woking (November 2012)  

"Thanks for letting us stay in your villa. A fantastic time was had by all. We will recommend and will be back"

The Van Mourik family - The Netherlands (October 2012)  

"We have just come back after 2 weeks in your lovely villa and had a fantastic holiday. The house was excellent. It was easy to find, the location was brilliant and it was very peaceful. We enjoyed watching the wildlife sitting having coffee first thing in the morning.
Both boys loved the games room, Sam (17) loved the wifi for his laptop and Matt (12) loved the pool. Jon and I loved it all!!!
We will certainly be recommending."

The Gaywood family - Wales (August 2012)  

"We had a great time here in Florida. Great house and pool. great weather." 

The Maxwell family - Cambridge (August 2012)  

"We spent a great Christmas and New Year at your home. We will gladly recommend our friends your home"

The Malave family - Venezuela (January 2012)  

"We absolutely loved everything about your house and wanted to pick it up and bring it home. It really offered more than expected and a truly comfortable stay. Our daughters are not children and they really appreciated the space and modern comforts and styling. They spent several nights challenging Dad in the Games room too. I really miss the pool and the weather allowed me to do a water workout each day. What a fabulous start to the day! We all had a think as to what to do to improve the facilities and nothing really jumps out at us."

The Belsberg family - Bury St Edmunds (October 2011)  

"We loved your house – there were only 3 of us so plenty of space. We will recommend it to our friends – we couldn’t have asked for anything more!"

Paul, Denise & Matthew - Minnesota (February 2011)  

"How fantastic to wake up to glorious sunshine in a beautiful villa and be able to go for a swim right outside your door. We couldn’t have wished for anything better. We came here to celebrate our son and daughter in law's wedding.  It was a fantastic day and a fantastic holiday. Staying in your villa  was simply part of the icing on the cake. Thank you so much"

The Burleighs – Durham  (Oct 2010)  

"We had a wonderful holiday. This was our 4th time in Kissimmee. We have stayed in Cumbrian Lakes before and knew it was a grand location. There were a couple of queries that we had and the management team dealt with them efficiently. The villa was beautiful and well presented and the pool well cared for. We would happily recommend you to anyone. We particularly enjoyed UP!!!!"

The Forster family - Wisbech (July 2010)  

"What a beautiful vacation villa, we've had such a great time. Its been fantastic."

The Atkinson-Patchetts - Doncaster (June 10)  

"Thank you for a very good holiday. We have had a great vacation in your wonderful house. Only one day with rain and thunder. We have played a lot of golf. May be we will be back."

Birgit Mahler and friends - Denmark (November 2009)  

"We had a fantastic time, in fact no-one wanted to leave. The house was much better than you were able to describe or detail on the web-site. Pool was fantastic. A proper home from home. We will definately be coming back."

The Evans' and Rigden's - UK (April 2010)  

"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home, it was our son's first holiday and we couldn't have stayed anywhere better. He has gone from baby to toddler due to all that space to explore. Awesome view to see the shuttle land and a rocket take off."

The Hoey party - Hartlepool (May 2010)  

"Mike and Ros, can't begin to tell you the wonderful time we had at your rental. Just absolutely gorgeous, well equipped and the "right  at home" feeling. I've never stayed at a rental home before and now, I will never stay in a hotel again on a trip to Florida!! Kids were ages 6,8 and 10 and the biggest hit with them was the ability to go swimming ANY time they wanted. I also liked that the home was away from all the hoopla of the 192, but everything was still within 10-15 minutes away. We will definately keep this house in mind next time we visit Florida!!"