I have just returned home from an amazing stay at the Terra Verde Villa Gianessa.
The home was absolutely beautiful and so comfortable. The pool and hot tub in the
backyard were definite highlights to me. The home was kept up beautifully and
very clean. Overall we had an amazing stay. Thanks for making our Disney Vacation
2006 incredible. See you next year.
Trenton, New Jersey
With all that said, we really wanted to tell you how much we
loved your home. It was the perfect fit for our family and the
fact that almost every bedroom had it's own bathroom made it
that much better. We loved being so close to all the parks and
yet far enough away to relax. We used the clubhouse to
exercise and our children loved the pool; they met other
children and played with them! Staying at the Villa Gianessa
was like staying at a resort without all the added expenses and
the ability to cook and relax in your own home. Thank you
again for working with us and allowing us to enjoy your home
away from home.

Fondly, Kate Farmer-Smith
Your home worked for us during our stay in Orlando.  
The kids each had their own
bedroom and bath.  They all share a bathroom or two
at home.  This enabled them
to get up and go to the parks.  "Ernesto" was over-rated
in Florida despite the rain
back home.  The parks had minor crowds and lines
for popular rides.  Between the weather channel
playing repeats from Katrina, last year, and Ernesto,
this year it was confusing on TV.   The kids and I like
to scuba dive while visiting coastal areas so we check
the NOAA website and radio broadcasts for weather
information and they never indicated more than heavy
rain for the area.  It gave us the confidence to continue
a road trip through the South towards your home.  I
found the Wal-Mart and Publix on 192.  The markets
worked out great for us.  Two thirds of our meals were
on the road, so when we arrived in Orlando, we were
ready for some home cooking.  The kitchen worked
well for me.  I really liked your large coffee maker.  
The pool and spa were wonderful too.  We have a pool
at home so everyone knew how to handle themselves.  
The beds were comfortable and after a long day in a
park, who can't sleep?

Thanks for renting us your home in Orlando.  Mona
and I will be sure to tell others about it.

Win Watnik      NJ
Vacations FRBO
The home was very comfortable and lovely. It met our
needs for 8 members of our family. The children
loved the game room and we would have enjoyed the
pool if the weather had been warmer. Our time was
spent mostly at the theme parks, but enjoyed the
house when we returned after a long day. We
appreciated having a comfortable home that we
could enjoy together. It was a good, but very busy
vacation. Next time, we want to relax more.
Jayne & Jay Neary,
Pennington, New Jersey
The villa is Beautiful!!! It is so roomy and comfortable,
Laurie Kiernan, Mercerville, NJ
The house is beautiful!
Only ten minutes from
Disney! The owners are
very nice, helpful, and
accommodating. I would
highly recommend this
We had an amazing time at
the Villa! What a treat to have
our own private pool and hot
tub - what a highlight! The
house was spacious and very
well (pots, pans, a laundry
room and game room! Our
son and family joined us and
we had a wonderful time! We
all hated to leave!!
Kathy Siegwart, Milford,NJ
Very nice house, we had
a fantastic time with the
private pool and jacuzzi.
Nice neighborhood too!
Richard Hill,
Just returned home from a lovely stay in the
villa. It was very nice, and accomadated our
family of 10 nicely. The community is very
clean and safe. The pool and hot tub are nice
to come home to after a long day at the parks!
Our boys loved the game room, and my
husband and I loved the high chair and crib
for the baby!
Dania, Endicott, NY
This is an excellent
property. We were very
satisfied with everything
about it.-Edward E Rider,
Jamestown, NC

What a great house! Our family loved
the house and it was very convenient
to Disney and the other parks. We
swam in the pool at least twice a day
and our kids could not wait to get to
the pool, even when we were in the
parks! The house was well furnished,
clean, and made our trip great!

-McCormicks, Wilmington, DE
We had an amazing stay at the Villa Gianessa. The house is exactly like the pictures and description. It is without a
doubt the best place to stay. The pool and hot tub in the backyard were definite highlights to us. All screened in and
with the safety gates. Our grand daughter was in the pool every chance she got. My parents (in their 70's) enjoyed
everything from the comfortable bed (on the first floor) to the game room! We had four generations stay at the Villa
The home was kept up beautifully and very clean. See you next year. All 4 generations will be back again!
Russ & Pat Wiltsey, New Jersey  
Excellent stay. House surpassed our expectations.
We were 2 families with 4 young kids and there was
ample room for everyone -- and plenty of bathrooms!
The pool was the best part. Our kids begged to
swim every day.  
Anonymous, Stamford, CT
we had a wonderful visit at your beautiful home...
Everything was easy to find and it was nice and
clean. We would love to stay there again and
definitely recommend Villa Gianessa to friends and
Marcia, Coral Springs, FL
January 10, 2008
Hello Helen,
Just got back from our vacation and I wanted to thank you
for letting us rent your house.  The house is gorgeous
minutes away from everything we wanted to do.  After
traveling for most of the morning on the first day the lanai
with the pool and hot tub was a great place to let the
children work off some energy in the water while we
relaxed.  There was plenty of room for all 9 of us in the
house, and my son became addicted to ping pong in the
beautiful games room.  The only unfortunate part was that
we only had three days to enjoy your house, but we are
working on plans to rent the house the same time next year
for a longer period, hopefully it is available.   
Dave Liversidge  
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   

Our stay at Villa Gianessa exceeded
our expectation - the house has
everything one need to a vacation
period in the DisneyWorld area -
comfort, facilities (all working well),
safety, good location near the parks
and shopping areas, in a neat and nice
Resort - Terra Verde. We were a party
of 11, ranging in age from 4 to 60, and
from the little girl to her grandfather
the opinion was unanimous -
everybody enjoyed the stay and
regretted not having more leisure time
at the house (pool, game room, etc.)
due to the time spent at the various
parks and local attractions.
Also impressive: we didn't meet
personally the owner or any people of
the management company - everything
was ready when we arrived, and was
kept properly (swimming pool)during
our stay.
Whenever we visit the area, we would
definitely choose to stay at Villa
Gianessa again.
Sergio Spieler, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
claudia, kingsland,ga
The La Salle Summer
Immersion Trip to serve at
Give Kids The World
Village stayed in your
beautiful home in June,
2008. We were very
impressed with the
spacious rooms, the
number of bathrooms, the
extemely well equipped
kitchen and the pool. The
boys really made use of the
game room in the garage.
We also enjoyed swimming
at the Clubhouse pool and
playing sand volleyball
We had a great stay and
hope to be back next year.
Sincerely,Connie Saho
La Salle High School
Hi There,
We just returned home from spring break at the Villa Giannessa.
What a great place to stay our large extended family rented 2
homes in Terre Verde with the help of Helen helping me find one
nearby. We had a great time and it was a nice location to all
attractions and restaurants. We would highly recommend to all.
Thanks for all your help Helen, you helped make it a great
vacation. Debbie

Debbie Allington, Pine City NY  
Our stay at the villa was a pure
delight, as the house was
beautiful. The owner was very
generous and helpful. We
would highly recommend this
home for anyone seeking a
wonderful vacation. A+Thank
you for a wonderful time, Scott
scott parker, new york  
This villa was outstanding. We
stayed with 9 men on a golfing
vacation and couldn't have asked
for anything more. Close to many
outstanding golf courses and
convienient to the nightlife at
Disney/Universal. The amenities
where fabulous. Spacious and
everyone had there own bed. We
play golf in March every year and
would definitely stay at this Villa
again. Terra Verde is much better
that "suite" hotels. Owners where
accomadating, helpful, and very
timely. Great place + Great Owners
+ Great Area = Awesome
Tom Durso, Utica, NY
The villa is nice! From the moment we
arrived, it felt as if it was our house.
Everything is very clean, starting with the
spacious bedrooms which 4 of them have
their own bathroom (which the kids and
everyone loved). It has a huge and well
equipped kitchen. The enclosed pool
area is spacious and a nice to have when
getting home from an exhausting day at
the parks. The game room is a lot of fun
for the young and the not so young too.
The clubhouse has a friendly staff, and a
nice bar, basketball, volleyball, and
children’s playground. The one thing we
would like to add here is that the owners
are super nice and this is what really
closes the circle and gives you a truly
pleasurable experience. Try it you will not
regret it.
                       Lazaro Cardenas,
Freehold, NJ
Our family just got back from staying at Villa Gianessa for
our 10 night stay. The place was amazing!! So many days
the kids just wanted to stay at the house rather than go
back to Disney World. Now that should say something!!
Everything was clean and comfortable, and it made a
great haven after a hectic day at the parks. We will
definitely be back and recommend your amazing house
to our friends.
Claudia Irvine-Little, Vancouver, BC
This is my second
stay at
Villagianessa and
plan to stay again
next year! Don't
waste your money
staying at a hotel
for more money
and less space!
Thomas, Augusta,
My family and I just r
eturned from our vacation. We stayed at Villa
Gianessa for 4 days with 12 people. The home was beautiful with all
the amenities of being at home. I would stay there again in a
heartbeat. I will be planning our vacation for next year and would love
to book Villa
Gianessa again. While booking the home, the owner got back with me
promptly in answering any of my concerns. Thanks for contributing to
such a beautiful vacation. Have a Happy New Year.
Tammy Williams, Louisville, KY
Our families time at
your Villa was
fantastic. Very clean
and fully equipped.
Our grandkids called
it their "Castle"! A
wonderful time was
had by all. Thank
you very much.
Carol, Shoreview, MN
My family (2 children,spouses and five
grandchildren) just returned from was
one of the biggest highlights of our trip.
Both young and old, that's me, love the
pool, hottub, game room etc. Even with
eleven people, we never felt crowded in
such an enormous house. Lovely
setting, beautiful home in a gated
community, that begs you to come an
enjoy. Looking to return in a couple of
years and will be staying at the Villa
Gianessa. I highly recommend all to
stay there and enjoy.
James Macaulay, Phillipsburg, NJ
Thank you for the
great week in Villa
Gianessa. We
really enjoyed the
space and all the
amenities. Much
better than the
hotels and the
private pool was
Our Stay at Disney Villa Gianessa was
disney area. Everybody thourghly
enjoyed all the ammenities of the
house, community, city & Disney. It
was everything that we had hoped for
and more. We recommend this to any
large gaterhing of family for a
wonderful vacation.  
Prentiss & Joyce, St. Cloud, MN
We just got back from a 10 day
say at Villa Gianessa. There
were 10 of us ranging in age
from 2 to 79. We all had a
blast! The home was clean
and comfortable and roomy.
Everything I needed for my
baby was already there and
there were lots
of toys and games for the kids.
I truly only had to pack
clothes! The owner was a joy
to work with. We loved it!
Rachel, Cleveland, Ohio
the kids! I think they liked the pool and
house more than animal kingdom! it
was safe, comfortable, quiet and
immaculate. I would recomend this to
anyone with a family over a hotel in
disney any day..
Kim & Pete, Massachusetts
I brought a Women's softball team into
your home and they were astonished to
Not to discount the pool/hot tub and
spacious deck, but the bedrooms,
kitchen, and bathrooms allowed all
fourteen of us plenty of space to feel very
comfortable and not overcrowded.
This is my second time staying in the
Disney Villa Gianessa, and I won't look
anywhere else!
Thank you so much for another wonderful
Randy Christiansen, Omaha, NE
We vacationed at Villa
Gianessa in August, 2009. The
accommodations of the house
were lovely and very spacious.
After running to the parks
everyday and getting home so
late - the one comment from
my 8 year old niece was - if we
do this again can we spend We
will highly recommend any of
our friends going to Disney or
Universal to stay at Villa
Andrea Dillon       Galloway, NJ
We just got back from our stay at the Villa Gianessa.
Nice and clean, We were there on a service trip to
work at Give Kids the World. Your house was great,
lots of room, plenty of bathrooms & with 12 girls you
need alot of space. We got plenty of use of the pool
and game room. WE hope to be back next year.
P.S. I passed the information along to another church
from South Carolina, so that they may try to stay there
next year.
McAuley High School, Cincinnati, Oh
We drove from Canada
to the Terra Verde
Resort, it was a long trip
but well worth it, the
resort was beautiful, and
everyone was so helpful.
The Villa it self was
fantastic, clean bright
and spacious, it felt like
home, we really didnt
want to leave.
We would like to thank
Helen Elmer for renting
us her lovely villa, we
will definatley rent it
again in the future,
Helen you are a
wonderful lady, thanks
for everything you did for
The Webley and Wood
Apr 13, 2011
The house was
Everything in it was
beautiful and is
well taken care felt
like i was at home
and it was cozy.
The set up is great
and you could
have more then
just one family in
the house and still
feel like you have
your own space.
Mar 16, 2011
the owners have made the
house welcoming and very
comfortable. there are many
features we enjoyed and they
went out of their way to
accommodate our family.
pennington, nj Absolute Perfection
Left on 09/10/2013 for a stay in August 2013
The villa was exquisitely decorated and appointed.
There was plenty of room for all of us. The pool in
the yard and the game room in the garage were the
best babysitters we could have wanted! There were
no problems getting to and from the parks. We had a
wonderful and memorable vacation. Thank you very
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in June 2013

We had a magical stay. This vacation home was just
perfect for us. We had 4 adults and 4 children, and
everyone had more than enough space. Our tween
girls loved having their own rooms to have
"sleepovers" and private space to relax and be
alone to watch TV / do crafts. The kitchen was
spacious and had everycomfort of home. The decor
was tropical and welcoming. We felt comfortable
spreading out throughout the whole house, even
utilizing the dining room as a makeshift office. (We
didn't happen to need the extra large table to eat on
in the DR - we preferred the kitchen table and the
many tables and chairs outside on the patio / private
pool.) The game room was an excellent "plus" for
us, giving the kids a great place to play while we all
got ready for the Parks. We had an amazing stay and
can't wait to go back.

Jacksonville Nice house
Left on 08/05/2013 for a
stay in August 2013

Very nice house and
worked well for our
group would stay again.
Thanks for everything

The Zulla Family
Burlington, NJ Great Family getaway with all the
comforts of home...and then so
Left on 08/04/2013 for a stay in June 2013

We spent a wonderful week at Villa Gianessa with
our family. The amenities that we had available to
us were endless. Our family loved the gameroom
and pool. We enjoyed a few nights at the Tiki Bar,
where the food was great! We love that the Villa is
so close to Disney, Universal and SeaWorld! Helen
(the owner) and the Management company were
always available for any questions that we had.
There was more than enough room for the 8 of us.
It's a very affordable way to be able to vacation with
your family and not be split up into different hotel
rooms. When returning from the parks we could all
spend time hanging out in the house or by the pool.
We will be returning next year for a 2 week stay!
Can't wait!

Response from Helen Elmer - 08/05/2013

Helen Elmer

Glad you enjoyed your stay..Look forward to you
returning next year.

Cincinnati Volunteer at Give Kids the World Village
Left on 07/10/2013 for a stay in July 2013

The villa has had some updates that quite improve the
appearance of the residence. As well, when we encountered
an issue with some of the pool screens, the owners'
representative was timely in sending someone to fix the
screens. There are many amenities provided, and the
proximity to Give Kids the World, shopping, and Disney
further enhanced the stay.

Response from Helen Elmer - 07/12/2013

Helen Elmer
We love having your group and appreciate the volunteer
work you do at GKTW.

South Carolina Awesome
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in June 2013

Wow where do I start I really enjoyed my stay here at Villa Gianessa!!
This was our families first trip to Disney World and Mrs. Helen made our
trip wonderful. She was very quick with responding to my emails. The
staff at Terra Verde was excellent and our check in process was very
smooth! The Tiki Bar was nice (family friendly) had great food and they
even had a D.J. out by the pool playing music. The house was
excellent nice and clean, the bedrooms were spacious and it was
enough room for a family of 12! The kids enjoyed the swimming pool
and all the toys that was there for them to use in the pool. The game
room was also a big hit with everyone! I wish our stay could of been
longer but we do plan on coming back next year! Thank You Helen for
this wonderful house!!
Clarissa Mota
Fortaleza, CE, Brazil Great time at Villa Gianessa.
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had an great stay at the Villa Gianessa. The
house is very comfortable and it is exactly like the
pictures and description. Our family loved the house
and it was very convenient to Disney and the other

Left on 05/07/2013 for a stay in April 2013

Villa Gianessa was a clean, tasteful, had everything we
needed! And more! It's roomy, we had 4 adult couples and 3
children, We were pleasantly surprised that the 4rth br had a
double bed and a twin not 2 twins! The pool was awesome,
the kids loved it as did adults, the spa was also great! We
would absolutely stay again! Close to Disney too!
Wally Hopkins
New Egypt nj Vacation friendly
March 2013

The House is a great stay for a
weekend or longer. It is fully
equipped and adult/child friendly.
Only mins from all parks and main
boulevards for entertainment/dining.
I found it great for entertaining
adults while just hanging in the
community/house, while enjoying
the pool and hot tub.
I have visited florida for years and
this is the finest house to stay in
hands down. I rate it an a plus

Village Gianessa. We were impressed from the moment we arrived: not only was the
My family of ten (two 6-year-olds, two 3-year-olds, and 6 adults) had a great stay at
Village Gianessa. We were impressed from the moment we arrived: not only was the
Villa completely as advertised, but it was as clean as could be and everything was in
great condition and more fully appointed that we expected. The kitchen was loaded
with dishes, silverware, cookware and small appliances and we walk into an interesting
variety of condiments, food, and supplies (from paper goods to cleaners). There was
an entire shelf in the pantry (yes, there is a pantry) of board games and cards, three
drawers in a TV stand stuffed with Dvds, pool toys, game tables, with all attendent
supplies, in the garage, extra blankets and towels galore, and many baby
accoutrements (two stollers, two pack-and-plays, a baby safety gate, a high chair, a
toddler bed).

Our kids loved the pool (we never even got to the one at the clubhouse) and the adults
loved having the full kitchen to cover breakfast, most dinners, and packed lunches.
Every bedroom had it's own closet (fairly large) and dresser, so storage was more than

During our week stay we did have a problem with the hot water heater but within a
half-hour of our call to the management company someone came out and fixed it up
(it's comforting to know someone is right there is somethings goes wrong).

The owner, Helen Elmer, was a pleasure to deal with in both making the intital
arrangements and answering questions both by phone and e-mail.

A few observations: we were in Kissimmee for a visit to Disney World. We needed to
leave about 45-minutes to get from the front door to past the entrance gate at any of
the Disney parks. Even though the Villa is only 15-minutes or so to the main Disney
gate, it takes a long time to park a car and get through the various checks to get into
the park. Also, if you stay in the Villa, you pretty much need to have a car--although
the Walmart and grocery stores are fairly close, there is nothing around within easy
walking distance.

I would recommend Villa Gianessa to any of my friends who were traveling to Disney
with a large party and looking to stay together and keep costs from going through the

Thank you, Helen, for a delightful stay.