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Grand Bahama the Penthouse of Bahama Bay

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Bahama Bay, Davenport, Kissimmee, America, USA - 10 Minutes To Disney

A luxurious condo in a tropical lush setting. It should be noted that this is a Grand Bahama which is the best accommodation at the resort and is described as the ultimate indulgence. This is also Platinum rated by the resort management company, which is the highest rating available. It features 1729 square feet of living area with two full sized bathrooms (over sized tub in the master), three bedrooms, two private balconies, gourmet equipped kitchen and very large living room. Just 10 minutes from the Disney theme parks, makes our home the perfect place to stay for your American holiday. You can enjoy quite days in relaxing by one of the pools drinking cocktails or you can experience all the Disney thrills at the Kingdom of Fun. Situated in a quite backwater on the shores of Lake Davenport this condo offers holiday makers everything they need to unwind and relax after busy days sightseeing, shopping at one of the premium outlets or exciting days at the theme parks. This home has everything you need to complete your perfect holiday.


Owner
George Jamieson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About George Jamieson

My wife and I (Jackie) are very proud of what we own having worked hard for many years it is a real achievement to own such a lovely apartment in such a nice place. We have been married for 30 years and have two sons, Daniel who is currently studying for his PHD at Manchester and Martyn who is about to start Uni. Jackie works as a Teaching Assistant at an Infant School in Hampshire. I work for BP Shipping in support of the Oil Tanker Fleet.

When we have time off we make the most of it and love spending holidays either at Spain or our other property in Florida. Our main residence is at Hayling Island Hampshire where we have lived for 8 years. We love the islands community atmosphere and feel that we belong there.

George Jamieson purchased this condo in 2005

Why George Jamieson chose Bahama Bay

We had originally decided to have a 4 bedroom villa built just off the 192, but was then invited to look at Bahama Bay. I was adamant that I would not be interested in a "condo" however I was totally blown away when I saw Bahama Bay. Our unit is a Grand Bahama which is the penthouse of the resort. We actually have more floor space than we would have had at the villa with an incredible 1729 square feet.

Of course we also have all the added benefits of being on such a well kept tropical resort, with everything on hand from pools, bars or peaceful walks along the nature trail.

When you put all of this together with the added bonus that we are so close to Disney, buying at Bahama Bay was the best decision I ever made.

What makes this condo unique

I think the best thing I can say about the added benefits that come with Bahama Bay would have to be it's location.

Once you drive through the secure gates, you are totally away from all the hustle and bustle that you get at other locations.

You can spend all day walking around theme parks or the endless shopping Malls and know that you have a nice and quiet location to return to. We quite often spend a day or so of our holiday never leaving the resort, simply laying by pools drinking cocktails and recharging batteries. With the added convenience of being able to eat in, or even go to the restaurant at the resort, (Tradewinds) you never have to go far.

I often wonder what would have happened if I had proceeded to buy the 4 bedroom villa as intended. I consider that I had a lucky escape

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just back home yesterday from 2 weeks at Bahama Bay. Your condo was just as expected, spacious and luxurious. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, especially on the days spent at Bahama Bay to relax, away from the busy parks. The master bathroom is massive and the mirrors on 2 sides was an asset. Appliances all good particularly the fridge/freezer and washing machine and tumble drier which we made good use of. Enjoyed breakfast on the balcony most mornings and swimming at 8 am when the pool opened. We would definitely recommend to friends

Just a quick note to say just how much we enjoyed the stay at Bahama Bay. The apt was perfect,- lovely size, great beds, and well furnished. The pool was a great success with the kids, and the facilities were excellent. The staff at the site were very pleasant, very professional, and always accommodating- Please pass on our thanks to them.Great location for the parks etc. Altogether, a great success and we will pass on your name to anyone who asks!
Dec 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bahama Bay in Davenport

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom has a very large double bathroom which has his and her vanity units, double bath and shower. Bedroom 2 and 3 share an equally impressive bathroom with everything you need.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom is the height of luxury, walk-in wardrobes, king-size bed, balcony and large double bathroom. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed and balcony.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The position of the condo is excellent. At the front you have views out across lake Davenport and you are only 100 meters from the restaurant which serves very good food at affordable prices. No having to queue or make reservations here. From the back of the unit the balconies look out over a small stretch of water with a lovely fountain to the clubhouse. We have enjoyed many mornings watching the hot air balloons pass over the resort whilst the sun rises and the wildlife begins it's daily chorus. Outside: Bahama Bay is a great place to be if you are the sporty type with plenty of facilities. Kids will be happy with 4 pools, one of which is just for children, while adults can relax and unwind to Caribbean music in one of the 5 hot tubs. There are so many facilities available for you to use including, a health spa, salon and massage, gymnasium, tennis, basketball, games lounge, Internet Cafe and many more. New to the bay is the Bahama Bay Resort & Spa Kid's Club full of fun-filled activities created just for them! Need a little adult time? No problem! The Kid's Club will entertain your child for 3 hour sessions for any child age 5 and up. Soon to come is the resorts newest attraction a zip line for all to enjoy! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron, hoover. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided. The apartment is thoroughly cleaned prior to guest's arrival and then after departure. Other: A digital security safe is available at the kitchen. The large balconies provide an excellent place to sit with 4 chairs and table provided.

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Grand Bahama the Penthouse of Bahama Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 25 reviews
5

Best family holiday ever !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Bahama Bay, I can honestly say it is the nicest place we have ever stayed at, the apartment was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We loved the location, near enough to Disney (30 mins away traffic dependent) lots of restaurants and supermarkets nearby but also quiet enough to unwind after a busy day at the theme parks. Our 11 year old son appreciated the swimming pool, games room and basketball court.

We made time to visit Mount Dora and Celebration, well worth the effort to have a change from the usual touristy areas.

We were all sad to go home, which is always a good sign of a good holiday.

Hope to return in the next few years, just have to start saving up again.

Thanks George for letting us stay at your apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the best part of having guests in our Floridian home, i.e the appreciation that we always seem to get. Another very nice family that have taken the time to express their gratitude and confirmed just how nice Bahama Bay and our unit really is. Very many thanks for the positive feedback, you are certainly more than welcome to stay again, but book early we seem to be full all the time now! Seriously thank you so much, hope to have you back again one day.
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5

Clean, affordable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We felt at home here. The facilities were immaculate, the condo was spacious and accommodated all of our needs. The resort was convenient to all the parks. The restaurant was nice to have on site when we wanted an easy place to grab a bite to eat.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

First I must mention that due to weather related conditions our travel plans had to change at the last minute and George did all he could to accommodate us. He was very helpful, going out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our vacation. After we finally arrived, four days late, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations we excellent, the rooms are large and updated and the bathrooms clean, with oversized tubs to enjoy. The kitchen has all you need to cook and feed a large family and the large screened patio perfect to sit at for a meal. The resort itself is very nice, with pools, a restaurant, small beach and walking trails to enjoy. Our young children enjoyed the resort pools as much as they did the trips to Disney. There is a supermarket close by, a few restaurants and Disney is only a 15 minute drive. We would definitely return to Bahama Bay and stay at George's unit.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in Orlando

  • 4 of 5

Property was very clean and well setup. It had plenty of space and accommodated our party of 6 easily. It was a little cumbersome to get to the third level with luggage but we managed. Since there were no condiments, we had to buy everything for a 4 day stay. It would be nice if certain basics were provided - like sugar, salt and pepper. Some of the other apartments we stayed in Orlando had them. We did not use any of the other amenities in the resort, so I can't comment on those but the clubhouse staff was very helpful with some of our requests and questions. Location is a little off the main areas but not too far from restaurants and shops. Overall, a satisfactory stay. I would recommend this property to friends. Thank you George!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect condo for family

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Grand Bahama before, but this unit is really exceptional. Very large and comfortable for our family of five adults, a 4 year old and a one year old. Conveniently located for Disney. Lovely pool and beach area. The owner was quickly responsive. Really could not ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very nice review, which we really appreciate. It is so nice when our guests feel the need to write such a review as it confirms we are getting things right. This family were very good guests and we would love to see them back another time.
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5

FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to Bahama Bay. It is an excellent resort, the amenities are great and the staff friendly and helpful. The check-in went smoothly, as usual. The location couldn't have been better, about 25 minutes drive from Universal and a few minutes to the nearest supermarket.

This apartment is definitely the best we have stayed in. It is extremely spacious and the furnishings are of high quality. There are also lots of personal touches by George which were much appreciated. It was a pleasure to come back at the end of the day and sit out on the large balcony to relax.

George couldn't have been a better host. Unfortunately, at the end of our stay, we were caught up in Hurricane Irma and during this stressful time George took time to keep in constant contact by e-mail to reassure us throughout the hurricane and for this we can't thank him enough. Over and above all that he very kindly arranged for us to stay on until the airport re-opened and we had a new flight arranged.

We have already booked again for next year.

I would highly recommend booking this apartment with George.

A big thank you again from all the family.

Laura

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have Laura and her family as our guests, and of course we are very appreciative of the kind words and the review. It was a worrying time for everybody during the hurricane and we were very lucky to have such understanding guests who took the trouble to keep us updated providing pictures and a commentary of what was happening. We value our guests and it is always very pleasing when they choose to return year after year. We look forward to hosting this very nice family again.
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Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

West coast - St Pete's Beach and Clearwater approximately one hour away.

East coast - Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Centre approximately one hour away.

Travel:

Bahama Bay resort is situated off the US-27, near the intersection of US-192. Orlando International Airport (MCO) 29 miles. Sanford International Airport (SFB) 56 miles. Hire car recommended.

Distances:

Bahama Bay is just 10 minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort, 20 minutes from Sea World, 30 minutes from Universal Studios Orlando and only 45 minutes from downtown Orlando. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park 3.5 miles. World of Orchids 4 miles. Disney’s Blizzard Beach 4 miles. Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park 5 miles. Magic Kingdom Theme Park 5.5 miles. Epcot Centre 6 miles. Medieval Times 11.5 miles. Orlando 27 mile.

Further Details:

There are lots of other attractions in this region and plenty of things to do.

Close by are restaurants and shopping malls which offer excellent value for money.

Mount Dora - lovely town (usually in Americas top 100 towns), unusual shops, train rides and the boat trip through the Mount Dora canal is beautiful. About 50 minutes drive up the 429.

Lakeridge Vinyards - about 20 mins up the US27 - nice little tour, wine tasting plus some good award winning wines to buy

Flights of Fancy - about twenty mins on the I4 (heading towards Tampa) - aircraft museum, very good World War 1 and World War 2 displays and you can take a ride in a bi-plane

Boggy Creek - always a relaxing ride in an air boat

Celebration is worth a visit too…. Have some food at the Market St Café or sit in the rocking chairs by the lake… Really relaxing.

Osprey Eco Tours at Cypress Lake is a must for any visitor.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74

Booking Notes:
Final payment due 6 weeks before start date of holiday.



Changeover Day:
Departure by 10:00 am
Arrival after 4:00 pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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