Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 1 to 13)
Jean & Lou Pannullo
- english, spanish
About Jean & Lou Pannullo
Lou and I live in CT but we long for the balmy weather of the South. Other than that Lou and I are polar opposites. He was fascinated with how things work from when he was a child – taking things apart and putting them together. He started building and fixing TVs from a very young age and then graduated to building computers. He is an engineer and enjoys web site development for the villa and automating pools, sprinklers – etc. I, on the other hand, was a history major and then a teacher and am the very opposite of handy. I love to cook and love having lots of people over to my house so I can feed them. Despite all our differences we enjoy many of the same things. We both are avid gardeners and enjoy walking with our 3 year old toy poodle puppy, Swizzle. We have big family vacations with parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. We all get together at the villa and have a blast. We go crazy at the park squeezing in as many rides as we can. When we tire out about mid-afternoon we head on back to the villa have lunch and a swim so we can race to the park and enjoy that evening’s entertainment. On lazy days we just hang by the pool playing Marco Polo or seeing who can hold their breath underwater the longest. When we start to turn to prunes from being in the water so long we head on inside to play board games or Wii. We look forward to those vacations and the special time that we can spend with the family without the distractions of everyday life getting in the way. To date we have hosted over 650 families in our Florida homes and Chatham Cape Cod home.
Jean & Lou Pannullo purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Jean & Lou Pannullo chose Four Corners
Lou and I sat down together to create our “wish list” for the villa. We have been offering villas for rent since Dec 2002. We decided the most important thing was location. We wanted to be very close to Disney in the more prestigious (and less congested) West side. We wanted a view and a large pool with an extended pool deck and a secluded pool (very private). A year and a half passed without me seeing what we wanted. “I guess our list is unrealistic,” I told Lou after so much time had passed. Once or twice I would see a possibility – only to find out the villa was too close to a road or the pool was much smaller than it appeared in the online photos. Finally I found “it”. “Don’t get your hopes up,” Lou said, “it probably is going to be a disappointment like all the others.” I thought to myself, “Lou is probably right.” ? Lou and I knew we liked Rolling Hills –we had targeted it as our favorite development. Only 2 miles from Disney on the Golden Mile and only a mile to shops, restaurants, mini golf and big boy & girl golf, a supermarket, ATM and even a walk-in medical it was ideal. We drove down the tree lined streets with our agent. As we pulled in the driveway I said “Look, I can see the lake and the fountain from the driveway!” I jumped out of the car and ran to the back yard. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the huge expanse of sparkling blue water. “Look Lou – it has a spa!” “This pool deck is huge” I said. While the agent worked the lock we walked around the other side of the house. “Look at this lemon tree” Lou said, “it is loaded with fruit.” As we walked to the front door Lou warned me “OK – the back is great but the house could still be a disaster on the inside – don’t get your hopes up.” After we walked around Lou and I knew we were going to try to get this villa. I picked a couple of lemons up that had dropped to the ground and made fresh lemonade to toast our decision. Our hunt was over – our wish list fulfilled.
What makes this Villa unique
We come from a large Italian family and we like to vacation together. Our family tests the house for us. The baby could use a sippy cup, the kids want a Wii we could use another big bowl to put fruit in - we jot down things to get when we are in the villa. We also listen to our guests – our UK guests enjoy a proper electric kettle and other things we had never heard of –egg cups with egg spoons. Often it is the little comforts that really make the villa feel like your home away from home. You also have Jeanie and Lou – we are committed to making your stay at the villa enjoyable and stress free.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Two Themed Bedrooms, Game room, Pool alarms, etcTwo Themed Bedrooms, Game room, Pool alarms, etc
No pets - Sorry Never.. ever. Don't ask.Sorry Never.. ever. Don't ask.
Parties/events allowed - Parties cannot exceed stated occupancy.No drinkingParties cannot exceed stated occupancy.No drinking
No smoking - outside in the yard is permissibleoutside in the yard is permissible
Max guests: 13
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Well just got to say 2 for 2. stayed twice in three years , will be back again.
Gorgeous home, extremely convenient, and extremely close to Disney Parks
This beautiful, spacious home is perfect for a large family -- our group of 10 had a wonderful stay. Plenty of room for kids to play and parents and grandparents to relax, all under one roof.
The pool and spa are as wonderful as they appear in the photos, and they were heated perfectly for our February visit.
The kitchen is impressively stocked with every essential tool -- we cooked several nights and the kitchen had everything we needed - measuring cups and spoons, crockpot, strainer, spatulas etc -- plus plenty of dishes and utensils for a big group.
Bedrooms are large and comfortable, stocked with plenty of linens and many extra towels, and their own TVs.
Our 11, 6, and 4 year olds loved the game room in the garage, which is far down the hall from the bedrooms, allowing them to have fun in there without disturbing sleeping guests.
This villa is extremely close to the Disney parks. Without traffic, we consistently made the drive in about 15 minutes.
Jeannie is extremely responsive to questions, and the house is immaculate and very well cared for. You simply can't do better than this!
Wonderful place to land
We enjoyed this property very much--lots of dishes, towels, SHARP KNIVES woo hoo! A fantastic pool and spa. Lots of room for the kiddos to spread out. We didn't use the TV's much--a little daunting, but we only had one doctor and one masters degree person with us, so... The bedroom by the front door was the princess room and it was alternately hot and cold--no vents? Upstairs bathrooms need work--a little mildrew and tired looking. All in all was a wonderful place to stay after the hectic parks.
I called to check in on you but unfortunately never got you in. We have detailed instructions on how to use the TV and remotes. They are in the living room with the TV but you must not have seen them. We have the normal venting of any Florida house. Our AC is also very high seer and only three years old. I will have the MC check to see if some previous guest adjusted the venting. I wish you had called as both of these issues could have been addressed and taken care of. The upstairs bathrooms are white tile with white bathtubs and toilets. They are not the subway shape but a white bathroom is pretty timeless. Both have newer light fixtures. They do have oak vanities which I guess you could see as dated but the vanities are in good shape. The shower curtains are only a few months old. I had my MC send me a picture of the tile. A small section of the silicon caulk did have some discoloration and I had him resilicon that bathtub. This is also a quick and easy job. If you have an issue please just contact us and it will be handled. Thank you for staying with us.
Great management / location - could use some tlc
The property manager was absolutely amazing! Very attentive and easy to work with. The location is perfect - and very close to all attractions. The property was in need of some tlc, as it is showing its age a bit.
It was actually the owner Jeanie (me) that you were speaking to so thank you for the compliment. We do have a great location - very close to Disney; we appreciate you mentioning this. I wish you had responded when I contacted you for more detail on what you felt needed tlc. This was not something you mentioned when I called to check that everything was all right or later when I wanted more info after reading your review. I am very surprised by your comment as we are constantly improving and updating our villa. In the last seven years we have: painted the villa inside and out, put down travertine tile, resurfaced the pool, put up crown molding, changed out 90 percent of the furniture, art and accessories, put in a new garage floor, put in plantation shutters, all new appliances in the kitchen and new washer and dryer, new pool equipment. We regularly change out linens and towels, I just bought a new stroller which is maybe a month old. My husband and I were the next guests. In any house there is always something that can be done. While we were there we had the pool deck painted. This is regularly done but it needs to wait for dry season. It was suppose to be done prior to your stay but unfortunately we were fully booked and the few days that we were open it rained. I also purchased new throw pillows as it was time. I am sorry that you did not have a five star stay. Thank you for staying with us.
Dreams really do come true in this house!!!
This home was beyond perfect for a large family of 10! The pictures do not do justice for how nice and spacious the home is! Anything you may want/need is supplied for your visit. There is a washer/dryer, plenty of towels, linens, dishes, a grill and everything imaginable. Had we of not been so busy visiting Disney and Universal Studios, we would have stayed at the house just relaxing in the pool and jacuzzi. The time we did get to swim and relax in the spa was so absolutely inviting! The temperature we requested, was set perfectly by the owners. They go above and beyond to accommodate their guests! They even purchase a new stroller after we asked if a stroller was provided. How nice was that! We will definitely recommend this house to our friends and family, and look forward to another stay. Many thanks for making our dreams come true! The Ratcliffes, Wiles & Thomas families from Ohio.
Golf: There is an abundance of Orlando/Kissimme/Dianey area golf courses. Courses border on our development. Disney courses are only a couple of miles away. This is a great villa for people looking to golf a different course every day.