I stayed about a month at your home escaping the ravages of winter up north. Good decision. The home was everything I expected, based on the website. It is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped. Another plus was in meeting many nice people in the neighborhood.
Staying here was quite the pleasure and it is something I will very likely do again. I usually stay in condos on vacation trips such as this, but the extra room and amenities at your home are by far superior to a condo. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your home. Mike (Maryland) - February 2014
Our family had a wonderful time at your beautiful home. We liked being close to the parks but also enjoyed the pool and the resort. The house was beautifully decorated with plenty of room for everyone. You have thought of everything someone would need to be comfortable and well equipped. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 12 and had more than enough space, dishes, pots and pans etc. Three generations plus extended family loved our Orlando vacation. Thank you! Penny (Ohio) - November 2012
We are back in Michigan in time for a drop in temperature. We all were sorry we could not stay longer. The villa was everything you showed on your web page. The 14 people in 4 families plus grandma enjoyed each others company and still found places and time to find privacy when needed. The 6 children enjoyed the game room and pool when we were not at parks. Thank you for providing enough towels especially the beach (pool) towels. We did not need anything. When we had a minor issue the management company was prompt in making repairs. We are spoiled and only hope we can return sometime soon. Carolyn (Michigan) - October 2012
Our family stayed in this home in August for 6 nights and the only regret is we wish it was longer! It was such an easy home to maintain and enjoy for all ages. We had our three children, their spouses and 4 grandchildren. We were going on a Disney cruise after our stay and the kids 3-6 learned to snorkel in the swimming pool. The kitchen area sold us because we could all eat together and we are a game playing family. The owner, Jennifer, was very nice and helpful. We would highly recommend this home. - Carol (California) - August 2012
Great vacation by our famil. The boys loved the Toy Story Room and the Animal Kingdom Room. They also loved the pinball. Mom and Dad loved the Magic Kingdom and Epcot fileworks seen from the bedroom. - Chris (Michigan) - July 2012
A big thank you from our family. The house was wonderful! Plenty of room for our family of 12. The kitchen area was so nice! Large enough for everyone to enjoy meals together. The kids loved the pool and game room. The beautiful, comfortable home made our stay so nice!
P.S. I stole a few ideas for my beach house. - Rose (North Carolina) - June 2012
The house was fantastic place to stay and relax in. We have stayed in several homes over the years and this has by far been our favorite. We look forward to coming back again.
Thanks for all of the "above and beyond" touches here! - Kim (Illinois) - June 2012
We stayed in the Hakuna Matata villa for a week in the middle of May. We had 5 adults & 6 kids in our party. The house was absolutely break taking. It suited all of us perfectly. The decor was spectacular. We were able to tell that the owners of the house take pride in sharing such a great house & making our vacation stay the most memorable. We had absolutely no issues with the house or the owners or the Windsor Hills community. We could not have picked a better place to stay. It was well worth the money, which was unbelievably reasonable. We would recommend this villa to anyone planning a trip to stay in Orlando. We really enjoyed this home! Our family had a great time here. Thank you so much for letting our family enjoy this wonderful home on our vacation! - Amber (Arkansas) - May 2012
We LOVED our vacation so much last year. The house was fantastic and I have been talking about it all the time. Just sent your link to two people tonight alone! If we come back to Orlando with a group we will stay again for sure! - Vanessa (Canada) - March 2012
My family absolutely loved Hakuna Matata Villa. We have rented many Villas in the Orlando area and this was our favorite that we have stayed at. When taking the time and money to go on a nice family vacation, the place one stays is very important. I extensively for a nice place to stay and we were thrilled with what we found. As others have mentioned in their comments, the thoughtful details in furnishings were wonderful. The owners were very helpful as I had many questions before arriving. Hakuna Matata Villa is beautiful, comfortable, roomy and highly recommended. - Kristina (Michigan) - February 2012
Our family is just back from a wonderful stay at Hakuna Matata Villa. The house exceeded my expectations which were quite high given the other reviews and photos.
The pool was wonderful to come back to and was used daily. The location was great. Everything was ready for us on our arrival and the personal shopper had done a great job of filling my order.
I would be happy to recommend this house and owners to anyone. - Mary (Canada) - August 2011
15 of us stayed at your home in May 2011 for 11 days. From the time we inquired on your home through emails up to the time we departed, everything was first class. We were all so impressed with your home, spotless, roomy and lots of little extras.
We hope to get back real soon. - Cindy (Canada) - May 2011
Just arrived back home from our weeks stay at your house. It was wonderful in every way. We had a party of nine and everyone was comfortable in your house. The kids loved the bedroom decor and the garage game room. Would definitely stay here again. Hope to be back... Thanks again! - Amy (Delaware) - May 2011.
We want to thank you, for the use of your lovely home for the week of April 16-23,2011. Our stay was great. Also for the use of everything that was in your home for our use. Again thank you! - Ron (New York) - April 2011
I was part of the group that rented your home the week of March 12 - 19th.
I just had to email and tell you how wonderful it was. This was our 5th year going to Windsor Hills and this was by far the best place we have stayed in. You really have thought of every detail to make the trip relaxing and enjoyable. - Fran (Canada) - March 2011
I thank you too for all the supplies in the house on our arrival. That was a nice surprise. You have done very well to organize your house for a large number of people. It was greatly appreciated by our families. We enjoyed the set-up of the tables as well as the huge couch in the living room. It just made great sense that way. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are all planning to do another vacation together next year at the same time and hope that we can rent your place again. Could we put a temporary hold on your house for the week of March 9th to the 19th 2012? Just let us know when we need to confirm and give a deposit. I added a few extra days, that we may or may not need but in case we do I just wanted to include them. Thanks so much again Jennifer. - Louise (Canada) - March 2011
The time we spent at yours Hakuna Matata Villa was excellent. All of my family loved the house. Thank you again and I hope to spend other vacations at Hakuna Matata Villa. - André (Brazil) - January 2011
Your desire to make your house comfortable was successful. We've rented a lot of houses on beaches and at resorts. But we all agreed, yours was over the top. We have never been to a house that had more than standard dishes and cook ware. We were able to make a full prime rib dinner on New Years Eve without going out to buy disposable pans. Considering there were 23 of us (at dinner), that has to be a rental house statistic of some sort! I might have mentioned that I'm an event designer, and Cara's degree is in design. Nearly all the girls help in the company in some way, so we are no strangers to tiny detail. It is always the detail that makes the difference. The fact that you chose Disney prints instead of the common "rental house art", that you put in a sofa and table and chairs that matches the number that the house accommodates, that you decorated the rooms so tastefully (by the way the photos don't do it justice!), that there were basic spices, sugars, filters, grill tools, cooking supplies.....
And then you threw in Christmas decorations and a Christmas Gift Basket!
Now, the only question that remains: Will we be able to rent another house without complaining about it?
The owner of the other house contacted me and asked how we liked the house. In all fairness, it was fine. It was clean, it had a big T.V., and it had adequate seating as long as only five of us wanted to watch T.V. or six of us wanted to eat. There were eight of us. It was really hard to put it in perspective and pretend that I'd never been to your house!
This is turning into a book, so let me end with a very grateful "Thank You" - be confident in the appreciation people show you, it is true and well deserved. - Paula (Ohio) - December 2010
(Owner Note: This family of 23 rented two houses in Windsor Hills)
The house was amazing, and there was plenty of room for all of us. Thank you for everything and the effort you put into keeping this house amazing. - Maura (Kansas) - December 2010
Hi Jennifer - We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful place. I will recommend your place to friends and if we ever come out this way again, we will definitely come back, thanks again - Barbara (California) - November 2010
This is truly a great property for a fantastic stay. Everything is close by ie: Disney, Seaworld, Daytona - just about anything in the Orlando area. Its warm and inviting with all the accoutrements needed for a fabulous vacation. - Patrick (Baltimore) - August 2010
Our family stayed there with another family this past June. It was AMAZING!! We cannot say enough great things about it!! Clean, roomy and fun:)...It was so close to all the attractions and after spending the long and hot days in the parks it felt so good to feel like we were coming back to a HOME not a hotel room. There was so much room for all the kids of different ages to to what they all wanted to do. Us adults sure did enjoy the patio and pool! We will be staying again for sure!!! - Malinda (Ohio) - June 2010
AWESOME, In one word that describes our stay. Jennifer, You have every detail covered. I have stayed at most of the Disney resorts and your home beats them all hands down. Thanks so much. - John (Maryland) - June 2010
Absolutely wonderful place to stay. With a total of 8 people in the house, we had plenty of room and things to do. In fact, the house itself is a resort. We spent most of our time in the pool which was amazing. Jennifer and Christina thought of everything for a family on vacation. We plan to use this home again as it is centrally located to ANYTHING a family wishes to do in Orlando! - Deann (Ohio) - June 2010
We have stayed in many houses along the coast for vacations. However, this house was BY FAR the most equiped for families with kids! It easily accomodated our family of 5 plus both sets of grandparents - and we had room to spare! Our stay was in May 2010.
It was all in the little details - everything from toys, to childrens books to booster seats to even night lights!! I could go on and on! And we were pleasantly surprised how close we were to Disney! We all enjoyed learning to play Wii and my father-in-law got hooked on the pinball machine! The kids loved sleeping in bunk beds and getting up early every morning to eat their breakfast outside near the pool.
Glad we scheduled in some "down days" to just relax, play and enjoy the house!
I definately recommend the Hakuna Matata Villa! - Laura (Ohio) - May 2010
Jennifer - We had a great time. The house is awesome. The kids and Jill don't want to leave. I recommend this place highly. It was awesome. - Scott (Ohio) - April 2010
Hi Jennifer - I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much we thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful vacation home. After sifting through so many other homes to rent in the area, I can honestly say I made the right choice by renting your home... Hands down!!! - Eli (New Jersey) - January 2010
Our family spent a week in the Villa last year and it was tremendous. The house was beautiful and family orientated with a great safe location. My family is still talking about it a year later. Highly recommended! - Jeff (Canada) - November 2009
Well, we are back home and I wanted to share with you that our families had an absolutely WONDERFUL nine days in Orlando and just LOVED your home! Its close proximity to WDW was soooo convenient! And its spaciousness was very accommodating as were the floor plan changes you made (creating a large eating area in the kitchen and enlarging the living room space). The paint, decor & furnishings were all so very well thoughtfully execute - we truly felt as though we were staying in a resort! And the towels! Oh, how I appreciated the fluffy towels (along with the dreamy bed padding)! The kids (and us adults) loved the game room's Wii, pinball & air hockey table! What fun! And the kids were completely enamored with the Disney themes & accessories in the bedrooms! It was quite magical! The booth seating in the kitchen was so PERFECT for our group and the living room sectional was equally accommodating (my husband was able to stretch across 3 sections and there was STILL room for the rest of us)! Good choice & color on the material for the sectional, too!
We absolutely loved all of the furnishings you selected for the home. Simply tasteful & so beautiful. Please tell me where you purchased the living room coffee table! We just loved the clever design of the top sections flipping over into trays!
Thanks so very, very much for a home that made it so pleasant to keep a strenuous Disney itinerary. Our strategy to hit the parks when they opened then come back to the house for a few hours in the afternoon to swim, cool down, rest & get refreshed in time to go back in the early evenings worked like a charm. We would love to stay at your beautiful home again on our next trip to Orlando ! May you have much success with your lovely property! God bless!!! - Irene (New Jersey) - October 2009
Our family stayed there Oct 2009 and had the best time. The home was so nice it more than we where expecting. It has every thing you have at home and more. We are looking forward to going back. - Mike, Debby & Scott (Canada) - October 2009
Our family had a great and trouble free experience renting Hakuna Matata Villa from Jennifer Slywczak, everything was as it was said to be, and even better. If you are planning a trip to DW I would highly recommend staying at this villa, you will not be disappointed. Thanks for everything Jennifer - Paul (Canada) - October 2009