Guest Book Comments

Together with our local management team, we try very hard to provide a high quality home where our guests can relax and enjoy
their vacation. We personally stay in our home several times each year and also encourage feedback from our guests
(positive and negative!) to ensure our home is always kept in tip top shape!

Here’s a selection from the most recent comments we have received!


RichardYvonne & family    Xmas - Jan 2019

The whole family have had a fabulous time here at ‘Riva del Lago’ Christmas was great and a change from the usual in England!
The whole layout worked very well for us and the children loved the pool room and games room. It was a pleasure being here.
The gym equipment in the communal ‘clubhouse’ was very good for me. I only use treadmill and cross trainer so I had an hour most mornings.
A, P, G, J & D  October 2018

Loved this villa! It was very comfortable, had something for everyone and was SPOTLESS.
We loved playing in the pool. The location was great - really handy for WalMart.
Thwaites family August 2018

wonderful to relax in your beautiful villa. Love what you have done with your games room - our boys loved it.
A huge thank you to Mick & Geraldine, we booked last minute and they couldn’t have made it any easier! Hopefully we will return.......SOON!
Campbell family June 2018 

Many thanks for the use of your lovely villa.
The setting is beautiful and having been regular visitors to Florida since 1995 this is up there with the best.
The management company are the best we have ever dealt with. Thank you.
Slikker family May 2018

Lovely villa! Perfect location, clean and well equipped. We had everything we could wish for.
Thanks to the local manager for his availability, friendliness and responsiveness.
The Barr's  April 2018

Excellent  villa, had everything we wanted and more. It made our holiday being able to come back here and we made it our own!
It was the perfect way to spend my **th birthday!
Pritchard family April 2018

Great villa - our second time here! Thank you again, we had a wonderful time, lots of happy memories made!
And a few older comments......... ones marked ‘guest’ were entered on line and have been copied across.

Gray family - Newark Notts UK

This was our first Christmas away from home, however this fantastic villa felt like a home from home as soon as we arrived, made even more complete with a tree left out ready for us to trim. The Villa itself was very comfortable with everything available that you could need.
Spotless and well presented with comfortable & stylish furnishings, a lovely pool with lake views and for anybody with kids older than 10…..the most important thing a fast internet connection! Lake Berkly is a fantastic complex, a great location handy for bars/nightlife, supermarkets (Walmart is walkable) and its proximity to the parks. As well as having its own super facilities - if you feel like a lazy day there is still lots to keep everybody amused without leaving the complex, and it has a great sense of safety. We enjoyed every moment of our stay in this fabulous spacious home, and hope we will be able to return again soon.

Guest: Bob - Lanarkshire

We have recently returned from holiday having stayed at Riva Del Lago. We had shared Winter Haven [Mick’s other villa at Lake Berkley] with another family on our previous stay.
That was 2 years ago and the bar had been set high! We knew that the owners have high standards which are also reflected in Riva Del Lago
The house was very clean and finished to a high standard. The pictures are a true reflection of what you get.
A comprehensive Information Pack is within the villa but should you require the assistance of the Management Company, they are located very close-by and are very helpful and informative. ( It was due to a component failure halfway through our stay that I need their assistance).
It is only when an issue arises and it is how that issue is dealt with that indicates on how good the Management team and owners are.
It seems strange to be writing what is a very positive review and mention a problem but these things do occur. On this occasion, everything was done to ensure that we were happy. You are genuinely treated as a valued customer and the owners very much aware that this is your special holiday and will ensure that the villa helps make it so! The house is decorated and finished to a very high standard and has everything you require. Even down to luggage scales. ( If you go shopping at all, you will understand how these are indeed very handy when preparing to come home !) The villa is located on the lake and it was a pleasure to sit and relax by the pool and enjoy the local wildlife following a busy day at the parks. Lake Berkley itself is ideally located only a short distance from the 192 and access to all the theme parks and restaurants .
It is a gated community and very quiet and well maintained. Within 10mins along the 192 there is the historic downtown Kissimmee which is very much a hidden gem. Well worth a wander round on a nice evening. Along in the opposite direction and you have Old Town area and the surrounding attractions there. Yes, there are communities closer to Disney but Orlando offers so much more and there may be days when a relaxing day by the pool is on the agenda The fact that we have booked again for next year reflects our confidence that this is a thoroughly enjoyable home to stay in. There are thousands of rental villas available and selecting which one can be somewhat daunting with such a choice, particularly for first timers. Rest assured that this home removes any worries about the standard of home and the surroundings will not disappoint either.

The Behan Family (Dublin, Ireland.)

Just returned from a wonderful 12 night stay at Riva del Lago. Villa was as described (even nicer). Everything a family would want was there.
This was our second time to rent with Mike and Geraldine and they are a pleasure to deal with, extremely helpful. Management Company also extremely helpful if needed. I would highly recommend this villa to my family and friends.

Jude H (Long Eaton, Nottingham)

Stayed at Riva del Lago for 10 nights following a few nights up the coast. Nice gated community, clean and quiet ....ESPECIALLY AFTER 9PM.  
Only used master bedroom as just husband and myself, very comfy king bed, air con and fans worked fine and we had everything we needed in the villa. Really enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi (fully netted so no birds and no mosquitoe bites - fab), Mgmt company, very unintrusive and polite and you could call with any queries on the villa phone (local calls were not charged which is helpful for reservations etc). Walmart was just a couple mins in car round the corner (no need to go on main road). 
We were about 10-15 mins from Disney Downtown and 23 mins from Universal - you do need a car.
We have a lovely time here and would definitely stay again, the owners were very helpful with their comments - we'd highly recommend this villa.

Guest:  NickMassarella (Wakefield UK)

The villa was outstanding, immaculately maintained and providing everything you would expect and more from a first rate villa.
The location is perfect. It was a wonderful vacation and we owe part of that to the ease and comfort we had renting and staying at your villa!
Close to all the parks and shopping. The kids (2 teenagers and a toddler) loved the pool.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone. Thank you

Lisa ( East Yorkshire, UK)

Just got back a few days ago from a wonderful 2 week stay in this gorgeous villa. It's very spacious, beautifully decorated, modern, spotless and very well maintained, and the amazing pool / spa area is clean, has high quality patio furniture and has a fabulous lake-view. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the villa / pool to visit all the Disney theme parks! The listing description and photos do not do villa or pool justice, plus it contains absolutely everything you could possibly need from beach towels to toys to kitchen devices. My husband and I just loved the Master bedroom, our twin daughters adored the 'Finding Nemo' room and we all loved the huge modern tv.
The owners couldn't be more helpful re villa / our various questions re flights and theme parks etc. We'd love to return in the future and would definitely recommend to friends and family. We also felt very safe in the gated, security-manned, beautiful resort of Lake Berkley itself. Had fabulous days out at all the Disney theme parks situated about 15 mins away - a must for children / adults alike.
Our Harry Potter-obsessed daughter had a wonderful day at Harry Potter World within Universal's Islands of Adventure, but get there early as the queues are extremely long. We also had a few trips to the Florida Mall and returned home with rather a lot of new pairs of shoes at great prices!

Guest: nascardingbat(Rockwood, Ontario Canada )

We loved Lake Berkley!!! We have travelled many places, and florida is certainly our "home away from home"!!! We have never before rented a villa,
we have always stayed in a hotel or have taken our fifth wheel travel trailer. This time we decided to do something different. We loved the villa!!!
The weather was fabulous our entire trip!! The villa & grounds were as exactly as pictured on the website.Formal living room, very spacious with corner surround leather couch & formal dining room!! Very lovely!! Central kitchen, with all amenities, (dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, kettle, coffee pot & toaster!! Kitchen table & open family room with another corner surround leather couch & huge tv!!! Laundry facilities are a BLESSING!!! Used the facilities a few times!! Fantastic!! I will not bring as many clothes the next time. Fabulous games room!! This room was my Favorite!! It comes complete with a pool table, tv, couch & tv games station. Four bedrooms to fight over. We didn't have a problem deciding which room we wanted, we were the first ones to arrive. We picked the master bedroom with ensuite bath (te he!!!) Was great, and there were no complaints for the ones who followed!! We spent our mornings poolside, and loved that we had our breakfast on the patio.We endend up eating out more than we thought!!
Our favorites were the "Outback Steakhouse, Steak & Shake, and yes, Hooters!! Ha, Ha!! The ducks on the lake visited us each morning, and we looked forward to seeing them. Sorry, no crocodiles to be seen, but we were watchful. The resort is safe and quiet. Very close to all amenities which was terrific!! Lots to see in this area. Tons of shopping & eateries. Pizza delivery to the villa is available, which we had on our first night of arrival!!!
Loved the hot tub, and pool heat is worth every penny!! Villa was very clean and modern!! Thank you to Simply Management for the parcels delivered. We appreciate it!! Disney is just down the road, and we spent a few days there!! Was fabulous!! Everything went well!! No hiccups!!
Our entry into the villa was secure, and the key code worked, with no problems!! We will definitely return to Lake Berkley , in the near future!!
And we will certainly tell everyone we know, how fabulous it is!!!

Guest: Braybrooks(Bedfordshire, England)

This is our third visit to Florida and the best villa we have stayed in. From the original enquiry Mike and Geraldine answered all our questions to make the booking process easy. The information pack that was sent a few weeks before our departure was very useful.
On our arrival at the villa, it was a wow factor, very clean and well equipped. The pool area was bigger and better than we expected, very private and a great place to unwind after a busy day at the parks.The beds were masive and very comfortable. Lake Berkley resort is a
very well maintained and equipped gated community with great walks,fishing etc .would love to return again in the future and recommend this villa to friends and family

Guest: Marja(The Hague Holland)

Dear Mick and Geraldine, I just want to say that we had the time of our lives in your beautiful villa. Everything was perfect.
The villa was very clean, the management was very friendly. The pool and the jacuzzi was great. When we walked inside the first night we arrived we could not believe our eyes. It was exactelly as it was on the photographs on the website.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa with us. We will recommend this property to all our friends 

Andrew(Sevenoaks, Kent, England)

A fantastically located and kitted out villa, 15 minutes from Disney in a classy gated estate, backed by a beautiful lake.
It has a lovely heated pool and jacuzzi; a fabulously appointed games room with pool table and Playstation; comfortable and spacious living areas, and 4 luxurious bedrooms. Close to Highway 192 and all of its amenities including numerous restaurants, supermarkets and Wal-Mart. The kids and adults love it here, and cannot wait to return every year. One of the few places in the world where the kids are never bored.