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Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages - 19 Vizcaya
December 30 2012

My family and I just spent Christmas week at 19 Vizcaya and enjoyed every minute of our stay. This was a beautiful home in a beautiful location. There wasn't one thing we needed that wasn't already there for us. Thank you for the AMAZING memories you helped us make. There was so much to do even in cold weather. We will be returning in the summer for more fun !

Vacation property: Calabria
December 15 2012

We have been to Orlando on two previous occasions. This rental home is located in a convenient and easily accessible area of Orlando. Not far from the Interstate, but tucked away enough to provide that “off the beaten path” peaceful feel. The home itself is huge. It’s very spacious and well appointed, well laid out, and has a pool /spa and patio area which feels very private. It's well equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners were great to work with, very nice people who offer a well cared for home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as well as Orlando at Christmastime. So much fun!

Vacation property: Watersong
December 12 2012

Our two families (a total of 10 people) enjoyed this gorgeous house and were totally comfortable with more than enough room. There were 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a game room, huge covered patio, our own pool and hot tub. The house was just beautiful and had a really large open kitchen. It’s close to Disney, the Lake Buena Vista area and not a far drive to Universal either. Besides the pool heat we added, there were no added fees either, just tax Seriously. And the lodging was one of the best parts of the whole trip…and by far…the least expensive! Love it! This is the only way to vacation.

Vacation property: 18 Creek Park
November 26 2012

We just returned from our week at your house at Magnolia By the Sea and wanted to let you know that we had a great time. The house was just as described on your website....everything was truly perfect for us. We loved the quiet, peaceful setting of the house and waking to the birdsong in the woods outside the bedroom. My 88 year-old mother felt comfortable too. It's a cozy, sweet home. We rode bikes to Rosemary Beach and to Seaside and were thankful to be able to return to a quiet, less congested community. We do appreciate the reasonable rates you offer. This made it do-able for us and was a great opportunity to get my Mom away from her apartment in Shalimar. It seems that my relatives in Florida don't spend much time at the beach, but it is the only place I want to be when I visit. It was a wonderful change from our rainy season here in Washington

Vacation property: 113 Patina Blvd
November 24 2012

Nov 10-16, 2012 This is our 3rd vacation with Shane & Heather as our hosts at Magnolia by the Sea. Their properties are by far the most incredible rates on 30A for such gorgeous beach homes! Very beautiful & clean. We had a wonderful week!

Vacation property: Calabria
November 16 2012

We vacationed here with our extended family for a total of 11 guests. This rental home really had the wow factor when we arrived. It was loaded with lots of extras like a great game room, wireless internet, TVs in each bedroom. Very impressive. We were more than comfortable and everyone had plenty of room. Pool and hot tub offered were fantastic. It was the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Location was very good, only a short drive to all the parks. Supermarket was close as well. One of the best places we have stayed in Orlando. The rental company made our stay enjoyable and positively memorable as well. Highly recommend them!

Vacation property: Calabria
November 08 2012

This home was very impressive. We had so much room and it was so nicely decorated; elegant but also practical and comfortable. The pool area was just beautiful. It was particularly nice to not have any rear neighbors looking back at us. The carpet was clean and the home had lots of extras like a game room and TVs in each room. All the appliances were in perfect working order and we didn’t experience any problems during our stay. You can tell this home is well cared for. The owner was also very kind and the booking process was automated and easy. The location of this home was convenient for us as well. Highly recommend! It’s just lovely!

Vacation property: Oakwater
November 02 2012

The resort complex has a beautiful pool and is very kid-friendly with a nice playground for kids. It’s a very quiet community too. Our condo was spacious, clean and well taken care of. It was easy to book and the check-in procedure was very convenient. We really liked being able to go straight to the condo upon arrival and not first to an office to register, which is time consuming and usually requires getting stuck in traffic. Here, we were able to get settled and begin our Disney vaca! These owners make it very guest-friendly. We’ve already reserved our return stay here for March!

Vacation property: Miramar, Fl
October 25 2012

Upon arrival, the outside of the home was beautiful. The keypad was a little tricky to use but nonetheless no major problems. Walking into the home, it was very clean, smelled great and we were all just taken back by how beautiful the property was. The rooms and common areas were spacious and everything you could need was in the home. My guests and I will definitely return to the Wynwood Bay #238 home in the future.

Vacation property: Oakwater
October 24 2012

My family and I loved the condo. What a beautiful place to stay. Near to all the shopping and eating also all the parks for entertainment. The condo is fantastic with enough room for everyone and enough bathrooms as well. The beautifully decorated rooms are very inviting and so comfortable. It was spotless on our arrival. It was great to have a washing machine and dryer and so many TVs too. Thanks for sharing your lovely condo with us!

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
October 20 2012

Thank you Shane and Heather for providing us with a wonderful home during our magical vacation. The house had plenty of space for our two families and was an easy drive to Disney World.

Vacation property: Oakwater
October 20 2012

The location to the Orlando attractions is outstanding. The condo was a great value for the rate advertised for our family of six. We typically book adjoining hotel rooms to be on Disney property, but wanted to try a condo out this year. So glad we did. Not only was it great to be together, but the price was so reasonable compared to what we typically pay, plus we received so much more here in terms of condo features. The furnishings were very comfortable and we had more than enough room. We used the kitchen/stove throughout our stay as well as the washer and dryer each day. We were only able to spend an afternoon at the pool and really enjoyed it. Wished we had more time here, but look forward to returning and staying with this owner again. It’s a terrific value.

Vacation property: REGAL PALMS
October 16 2012

We stayed in the REgal Palm Resort . It was a great experience the house slept eight very confortable. Very clean ,which Is very important to me. We just had a great experience all around!

Vacation property: Calabria
October 12 2012

We LOVED this home! It was everything we wanted and more: it was very spacious, well laid out, really nicely decorated and furnished - and the furnishings were comfortable, including the couch and beds. The home was well stocked with plenty of bath and hand towels and had all the items we needed to cook meals-etc. Booking the house was very. The owner’s use a key code so we weren’t routed anywhere else once we got to Orlando. On a previous visit we had to drive a distance to register and pick up keys. Here, we were able to come straight to the house, which was very convenient. The location of this home was ideal for us too. We wanted to have easy access to the parks, yet be able to have our own “home”, and away from the congested tourist areas to enjoy quality family time together. The pool and spa – with no rear neighbors I might add – was the icing on the cake. Opt for pool heat so the spa is nice and toasty when you return from the parks. It’s a real treat!!

Vacation property: Oakwater Condo
October 09 2012

We enjoyed four relaxing nights in this condo. Everything was as described and better. The owner was very pleasant to work with, the booking process was easy, and we didn’t have any issues during our stay. The condo includes all the necessities you need for that home away from home experience. Beds were comfortable and we had ample linens and towels. It was very clean and secure. We are a family of 5 from Macon, GA traveling with 2 teenagers and a 5 year old, and there was enough room for all of us. The Wi-Fi was very helpful for checking our work emails and for more itinerary planning. The pool area was great. The kids also enjoyed the game room and playground. There was a little something for everyone. It’s also very close to Disney – around a 5-minute drive.

Vacation property: Calabria
September 30 2012

Thank you for your assistance in booking for our stay. The home was beyond our expectations and was head and shoulders above any villa we’ve rented before. It was also an ideal set up for our two families, a total of 10 people. Everyone was very comfortable and had plenty of room, all the comforts of home and more. Thank you for your time and attention you gave my husband and I with making our reservations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciate the great service!

Vacation property: Oakwater Townhome
September 14 2012

Thank you very much for the great vacation experience! We had a wonderful time staying at Oakwater Resort. This large, comfortable condo had everything a family with young children would need. The pool area was so nice. And the location to the parks could not have been better. Thanks again for everything. We’ll see you again in March!

Vacation property: Memphis, TN
August 28 2012

Our stay on Wisteria Lane was shorter than we would have liked, but because of the great service and accomodations, we can't wait to get back and enjoy the house and the surroundings again. Everything was as promised. The local staff was accomodating,courteous, and kept us well informed throughout our stay. The house was clean and incredibly comfortable after a nice long day at the beach located within an easy walk. The neighborhood was peaceful and very relaxing. Cant say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay. Thanks to everyone who made our stay great!

Vacation property: 67 Salt Box Lane
August 27 2012

We had a lovely stay at Salt Box Lane! The home is very private and the photos don't do it justice. The park/playground is directly across the street and less than a block from the putt-putt golf so it was perfet for our young kids. We felt like it was a great value, and the owners couldn't have been more responsive and helpful. We will be back!

Vacation property: Windsor Hills Condo
August 07 2012

Really enjoyed this condo! The location to Disney could not be better– super quick drive- under a 5 mins. The condo itself is spacious and comfortable and included everything our family of five needed to cook meals, do laundry-etc. It really did feel like home to us. There is a grocery store just up the street which made it very convenient, as with traveling with children, we inevitably made several trips for odds and ends while there. You’re also very close to all types of dining options here. There is so much to do here. Our kids (ages 3-14 years) absolutely loved the pool area, movie theater, basketball courts, play area and a putting green. Definitely no shortage of activities. The clubhouse and the community in general is impressive; it’s very nicely landscaped and very well maintained. It was a great getaway for us and we’ll definitely be back, as being new Disney annual passholders, we’ll be visiting Orlando frequently. We’ve rented from private owners in the past and, while it can be hit or miss, we particularly enjoyed renting through The Harstines. The condo was perfect (exactly as its shows in the photos), service was great and the rate was excellent (and it included WiFi, which we’ve always had to pay extra for). They were prompt in getting back to us when we had a question and the whole process was just really easy and smooth and problem free. I highly recommend them to other guests. Our family will definitely be back!

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
July 29 2012

Our stay at 18 Vizcaya was everything we hoped for. A fabulously relaxing week in the perfect location central to pool, beach, and all that 30A has to offer. No details were overlooked, even a big bag of ice and popsicles for the kids upon arrival. Our friends who pay twice as much to stay 5 miles away in Seaside proper were jealous to hear and see our pictures! :) Management were always prompt and courteous and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend vactionbythebeach to everyone looking for the perfect vacation home.

Vacation property: 71 Patina, Santa Rosa Beach area
July 29 2012

We had a wonderful time! House was perfect! Excellent location and tons of things to do for all ages! House was fully stocked with pretty much everything we needed and ate big family meals at home after awesome days on the beach!

Vacation property: 197 Patina - Magnolia Cottages by the Sea
July 15 2012

We had an extraordinary stay at 197 Patina. The home was beautiful, exceptionally clean; the distance to the beach ~ perfect. In Magnolia by the Sea we found "our home away from home".

Vacation property: 18 Vizcaya
July 15 2012

Our stay at 18 Vizcaya was everything we hoped for. A fabulously relaxing week in the perfect location central to pool, beach, and all that 30A has to offer. No details were overlooked, even a big bag of ice and popsicles for the kids upon arrival. Our friends who pay twice as much to stay 5 miles away in Seaside proper were jealous to hear and see our pictures! :) Much bigger, nicer home, quiet neighborhood, less crowded beach- yet close enough we could drive down 30A to the hot spots for all the hustle and bustle if we craved that. Management were always prompt and courteous and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend vactionbythebeach to everyone looking for the perfect vacation home.

Vacation property: 71 Patina
July 08 2012

WOW!! Fantastic house!! It was even better than described. Very comfortable and spotless! I would definitely stay here again...and may next summer. We traveled with 4 teenagers who loved the house as well. They loved having their own rooms and enjoyed the bikes. We all had a wonderful time!

Vacation property: 7767-Windsor Hills
July 07 2012

Awesome place!! is big, clean, very accommodating, great location within 5 minutes drive from all main attractions, we booked the villa for a week and had 3 rainy days, have to say that the villa and club house with all the game rooms and movie theater made it so easy to entertain 8 kids, can’t imagine how will it be if we were trapped inside a hotel room. Without hesitation we'll definitely book this place again. We were a group of 14; never felt crowded in the house, we all agree about the great, unforgettable time we had in our villa, is an A+ place.

Vacation property: 113 Patina Blvd., Magnolia by the Sea
July 04 2012

We had a wonderful experience in our rental property. Upon arrival, the house was very clean and had all that we required. We cooked almost every night and the kitchen had every thing needed for making big meals. The beds are very comfortable and there is room for everyone to get some privacy. The neighborhood is lovely and the beach was beautiful, uncrowded and a very short walk from the house. We were amazed at how uncrowded and laid-back the area is, but close enough to Destin and Panama City for shopping and dining. The management is also excellent. They came by to see how things were on the first day, and were always close by.

Vacation property: Tallahassee, Florida
June 29 2012

Thanks to Lisa & her wonderful and responsive team, my family had a wonderful vacation. We stayed at Watersong Resort, and it was FABULOUS. We will see you guys in November!!!! The Stevens Family

Vacation property: Regal Palms
June 23 2012

We were very pleased! As a volleyball team mom, I had the duty of finding a place for the team families to stay during Nationals tournament, this was one of the places suggested by the club. Everyone thought the homes were clean and comfortable. The pool was a big hit and when we asked the restaurant for help planning a team dinner, they went above and beyond! We have a big family and it was so nice to have some space, ability to cook/prepare food and do laundry. We will most definitely stay here when we are in Florida again.

Vacation property: 208 Bluejack
June 19 2012

We absolutely loved the home at 208 Bluejack St. in the heart of Watercolor. This home had everything that we could ask for. Very spacious and great porches to relax with swings and ceiling fans. We would definitely rent this home again.

Vacation property: 19 Vizcaya
June 10 2012

We stayed at 19 Vizcaya and it was fabulous!! The house had everything we needed and our kids loved the bunk beds!! It turned out to be our home away from home and we were sad to leave. We will defiantly be back to this precious beach home!!!!!

Vacation property: 71 Patina - Magnolia Cottages
June 04 2012

We went for our honeymoon (in our 40's) and loved each moment. Each day on the beach was perfect. The skies were blue. Riding bikes into Rosemary was awesome. The house was beautiful! Even if the weather had been rainy, we would have been comfortable inside. Everything from the furniture, art work on the walls and space was amazing! The community was overall well-kept, quiet and friendly. We will definitely be coming back to this little slice of heaven.

Vacation property: Cane Island
June 01 2012

My family of 6 stayed in a 3BR at Cane Island. Having never dealt with this outfit before and only discovered them on the web, I did a little background checking before I booked with them. I needn't have worried. They are strictly on the up-and-up. The condo was tremdendous value for the money. Spacious, beautifully-appointed, kitchen. Dropped a ton of money feeding Mickey, but saved a ton of money staying here. It's only minutes to the Disney parks. (Get a parking pass from your local AAA and you can park up front). I will never visit Orlando any other way again!

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
May 29 2012

We loved staying at Veranda Palms!! The house was clean and big. We were all really comfortable. The pool was great. We really enjoyed using the pool and game room after a day at the parks. We will never stay in a hotel again. We have already booked our vacation for next year for the same property.

Vacation property: Cane Island
May 27 2012

Cane Island is located in the perfect location. you are very close to all the restaurants and shopping that is located just off 192, but the resort is tucked away on a side street. Disney was an easy 5 minute drive. The condo we stayed in at Cane Island was rented through Great American Vacations. Their service was excellent and the unit was very nice and clean. Many upscale features including granite counter tops and tile floors was very nice. The pool and clubhouse were great as well. i can believe I paid less than $100 a night and had this quality.

Vacation property: Disney
May 26 2012

Rented this property in late April and could not have been more pleased. Have absolutely no regrets and would highly recommend this property and this rental company. Thank you!

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
May 22 2012

We loved staying at Veranda Palms!! The house was clean and big. We were all really confortables. The wifi didn´t work on the first day and send a man to fix next day. The pool was great. We recomend to buy a safety box for the house. The check out was really ealry for us at 10am, we had to run with kids, give them breakfast, bath them, put the luggage out, trash out, put dishwashwer and washing machine. The check in was too late 5pm. But overall really nice! Close from everything.

Vacation property: Vista Cay Resort Orlando, Fl
May 16 2012

Shane and Heather, I just want to thank you for a great vacation. The home was even nicer than the pictures. It was clean, spacious, and attractive. We had a great time in Orlando and enjoyed having a comfy home to come back to each day. We will definitely use your website again and we have already referred it to others. Thanks again!

Vacation property: Nebraska
May 07 2012

We visited the area and stayed at 197 Patina in April 2012. It was a girls trip for a birthday celebration and we had a great time. It was a very relaxing, and we loved the quiet, slow paced area. It was a beautiful home, felt just like home with everything we needed plus MORE! The beach access was great and the heated pool was very nice. The house and surrounding area was very clean. The rates were very reasonable and we appreciate that. This was our first time to visit the area and we plan to return. Thanks!

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
May 03 2012

This home was a little piece of paradise and me and my fiancee would like to tell the world about it. This home is equipped for adults and children. We were never bored. We did parks and other things but would of been just intent to stay right there in the home. The management company was awesome, any problems that occurred they were right there to fix them. I have been all over the world on vacations. I have even stayed in Ceasar's palace top floor suite for a week. It did not touch this house. One of the best vacations of my life and my family's. We will be back next year and many more after that! Thank you! On a scale 1 to 10,,,, 12! Yes its that good.

Vacation property: Magnolia Cottages By The Sea-8 Vinings
May 02 2012

We stayed the week at 8 Vinings in the community of Magnolia Cottages by the Sea. The home is beautiful and very clean and is located just a few steps from the pool. We only had a family of four staying there but it could easily handle 8 people comfortably. The location is perfect for accessing the communities of SeaSide, Watercolor, Alys Beach or Rosemary Beach. We would recommend this property to any family looking for a great place to stay and enjoy the beaches of Fort Walton.

Vacation property: Grayslake, IL
April 24 2012

We just stayed in 19 Olivia for a week with our three young children. The home could not have been nicer. We left feeling like we were leaving our own home behind. Such a wonderful community with a nice heated pool. The kids loved it. It was quite easy to access the beach boardwalk and the beaches in this area are truly amazing. We've come to 30-A for years and for the money, hands down this doesn't get any better. Rosemary Beach was close for evening outings and icecream. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories our family made in Olivia. We'll be back.

Vacation property: Windsor Hills-7825
April 15 2012

We loved the six bedroom house in Windsor Hills! The house was clean and spacious-plenty of room for everyone to spread out when returning from the parks. Security was excellent, Windsor Hill employees were fantastic and the amenities can't be beat! We will return.

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
April 15 2012

This house has it all. I did a tremendous amount of research on Disney area homes (and exhausting task because there are so many) and we finally settled on this one - #358374 and so grateful we did. Here’s what we loved about it: -It’s HUGE. Our party of 13 (5 adults and 6 kids and 2 infants) was very comfortable here. -Essentially had 2 masters, both with king beds. This was necessary for our two families traveling together. No couples had to sacrifice here. Even better one was upstairs and the other room downstairs so each couple had a bit more privacy. -Two living rooms so the kids could watch their movies while the adults relaxed in the other room. -Wireless internet at no added fee. Not every rental home has this, which we needed for all practical purposes. -This home also had a game room. Between this and the pool, the kids were occupied at all times. -Large swimming pool and spa. - House was perfectly equipped with everything we needed. -Location to all the parks was ideal. While we didn’t dine out often, we had a nice array of options available to us in the area. -The nightly rate was very reasonable and a great value for all that you receive with this home. We enjoyed our trip so much we are looking into dates for next year so we can look forward to it all over again!

Vacation property: Veranda Palms
April 15 2012

We had a family gathering and all took my son who begins Marine combat training for 6 months in June. We wanted to give him, and the entire family, a memorable experience. We had two grandchildren, both under one year old, and needed a clean, safe place. This is a gated community, quiet and well laid out. The staff at the community clubhouse was congenial, helpful and knowledgable. The house was immaculate, clean as a whistle, and comfortable. The location was 5 minutes from Disney with little or no traffic issues. Trash pickup was on time, local markets and restaurants were wonderful, and the private pool at the house was absolutely refreshing. I would highly recommend this house for any week long vacations, and would not hesitate to return there for another family gathering. I can't recall a single thing that was unpleasant or undesireable. The week was as good a vacation as any we have ever had. Highly recommended!

Vacation property: 16668
March 24 2012

Shane and Heather,as always we were very satisfied with our rental property. You helped to make our stay very enjoyable. We look forward to staying with you at High Grove in 2014. Thanks for a great time,The Pellas'

Vacation property: Cane Island
March 18 2012

This was our first and definitely not our last experience with "vacation by the mouse". The apartment at the Cane Island Resort was so clean (and our standards are high)and tastefully decorated. The location was great - close to attractions and of course shopping outlets. We appreciated knowing what was expected of us regarding our checkin/checkout and our stay at the apartment and thereby being confident that the other guests would be required to do the same. We will/and have already recommended this vacation rental to others. Thank you to Shane and Heather for managing a well-run business.

Vacation property: Watersong Community
March 15 2012

We were over the top impressed with the accommodations and service. 4 generations of our family were able to take this once in a lifetime vacation to disney world. From the youngest of young (my grandchildren) who loved the pool, to great grandma who loved the large screen tv and comfy furniture, to me who truly appreciated the room and layout, allowing everyone a bit of privacy, it was more than we could have ever expected. Small issue with the trash dumpster being full upon our arrival, but it was addressed immediately upon our reporting it. We truly did enjoy every aspect of our stay. Thank you. If the opportunity ever presents itself again for our family to vacation together we will definitely try to repeat our stay here.

Vacation property: Seekonk, MA
March 12 2012


Our family enjoyed ourselves so much! It was a vacation none of us will ever forget, as it was probably the last time we will all be together at Disney again. I cannot thank the owner, Heather, enough. All my in- law's and grandparents could talk about was how wonderful it was to stay in this home. We were able to all be together comfortably, and it was fantastic! WE had a mix up with the code for the door and Heather got back to us immediately! it was taking care of so professionally and quickly that reassured this worry wort mother. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our family and we will definitely be renting from Heather when we plan to return to Disney in a few years. Again, I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity to be together with our family.

Vacation property: Cape Cod
March 11 2012

Hello.. Just wanted to say Thanks so much for a great experience! The house was beautiful and it was even nicer than the photos! It was so comfortable coming back to a nice roomy home after each long day at Disney - it made for a perfect trip! We will definitely use this service again for future trips- Thanks again- Susan and Dave Ricardi

Vacation property: Seattle WA
March 03 2012

Thanks Heather for the amazing home. It was better than expected and you and your team were super! We stayed at the Paradise Palms resort and it was perfect. The pool and amenities can not be beat! I will book through you again when we come back to Orlando.

Vacation property: Magnolia By the Sea
February 04 2012

We had a wonderful experience at this lovely home. It was new and decorated beautifully. It more than met all our needs and expectations. The location was great. Close to everything. Even though it was winter we found plenty to do.

Vacation property: Cane Island
February 01 2012

Cane Island was a fantastic condo! It was a great place to come back to after a long day at the parks. The condo itself was clean and beautiful, this was the first time I rented a condo and I was spoiled by it, beats a hotel room. We had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and it was the most comfortable & relaxing! The location was perfect, close to the parks. Was able to save $$ by eating in! The pool and hot tub was awesome as well, everything was clean! I highly recommend Cane Island! Thanks again for a great place to stay and relax!