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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:
2 December, 2017

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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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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bahama Bay in Polk County

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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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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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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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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time again at Bahama Bay. The facilities are great and our apartment was excellent. Very spacious, clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so lucky to have such nice guests stay at our Floridian home. We also really appreciate it when those guests take the time to leave a review. Thank you so much, would love to welcome you back.
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5

A lovely clean condo in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

As frequent visitors to Orlando(10th vacation). This has been without doubt my favourite. Bahama bay is an excellent resort, the children loved the pools and splash pads. The location is great, under 15 mins to Disney and very close to a huge super target.

The condo was also great! I loved that it is very Floridian and everything within the condo is of an excellent quality (taking away the worry as a parent that your children could break something).

George was an excellent host and was easily reached when needed.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very nice guest who is more than welcome to stay again. It is so nice when all of the effort we put into keeping our unit top line is recognised and we love getting such good reviews.
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5

Amazing and very impressive

  • 5 of 5

If anyone is ever looking to visit Orlando and can't decide where to stay then this is the place you need to look at. From first contact with George we were so excited about staying there and we weren't disappointed, we walked through the door and immediately knew we had made the right choice, clean, bright and very spacious, the master bedroom and bathroom so gorgeous. We stayed for three weeks and could easily have stayed for three months it was that perfect, nothing was lacking for those everyday needs, lots of towels, a kitchen with everything you needed if you felt inclined to cook, a balcony to relax and unwind after a hectic day at the parks, huge living area with dining table for six, sofa, tv, dvd player, in fact everything you want to make your stay enjoyable including the all important air conditioning! The complex is large with very relaxing walks all around, it was spotless all the time, the reception staff were friendly and helpful and all the people we spoke to were impressed with the site. The site is a couple of miles from US192 which leads to the major theme parks and has plenty of nearby restaurants, gas stations and supermarket. Overall we would give the accomodation 10/10 and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can I say, so very pleased that you have taken the time to write these lovely comments, thank you so much. We know the apartment is good, but it is sometimes difficult to explain that to potential guests, your review will certainly help with that and we really are very grateful, and also so pleased that you had such a nice time. You are most welcome back anytime you wish to go back to Florida, thank you again.
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5

A lovely hotel resort and fantastic apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two week stay at the Bahama Bay having rented this fabulous apartment through Owners Direct. George was so helpful with our booking and provided us with all the information we needed to make sure we had an excellent holiday.

The apartment was perfect for us. Much bigger than we expected and in a great location on the resort. The nearest pool was a minutes walk away next to the Tradewinds Restaurant and beach. The pool area was lovely and the food really good. Our children were able to swim until 10pm which they thought was brilliant!

The apartment was very well equipped, clean and had everything we needed. It was great to come back to after spending long days at the theme parks. The Bahama Bay resort was perfect for us too! It is beautifully maintained, very clean and quiet, a great place to relax. Disney is about 15 minutes drive away and Universal around 30 minutes. Busch Gardens / Tampa is about an hours drive so the location was absolutely perfect. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks which is why we chose this resort.

I wish we had made more of the resort during our stay as it really is so lovely, but the theme parks were a must for both our children! I would definitely recommend this apartment/resort to family and friends and would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great family to have as our guests and a real pleasure to deal with. Would welcome back any time.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Bahama Bay, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
From
£70
 
 
Christmas 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£403
for 4 nights
From
£80
 
 
Spring 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
From
£70
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£383
for 4 nights
From
£75
 
 
Summer 2018
27 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£403
for 4 nights
From
£80
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
From
£70
£573
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £74.11 + Tax

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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