Balmoral Resort Vacation Homes

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 416 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Amazing

    Reviewed by lisa-leigh-2012(Loughborough, United Kingdom) on Sep 06, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We decided to upgrade to this villa via virgin package holidays a month before we were due to leave and I am so glad I did. No words can describe how amazing these villas are. They are huge, well equipped, clean and beautiful views of the lake from the pool. I have seen many complaints about the amount of travelling to Disney resorts. We stayed in these gorgeous villas for 3 weeks and visited Disney and universal every other day. For Disney it took about 30 minutes and universal 40 minutes we did not find this to be a problem at all and when we return to Florida in the future we would not hesitate to come back to balmoral. Another perk of staying at the Balmoral is that Egg City and Manny’s chop house are on your doorstep and both these restaurants are a must if staying in Haines city.

    Awesome place!

    Reviewed by Wolfman623() on Aug 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    My granddaughters thought it was awesome to have their own ensuite bathrooms! The house was enormous. My only 2 complaints are that the miniature golf was very undertaken care of if you're going to use it as a selling point than take care of it. Second, as a travel agent, the reservation desk needs to relay things to the front desk, since there is no front desk phone number. Twice I called and found out later that the message was not relayed to the front desk, very disappointing.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-3

    Value

    Value-4

    Socially Distanced

    Reviewed by somelady321() on Aug 09, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I was looking for a way to escape the confines of my home while avoiding crowds and beating the heat, and we found it at Balmoral. Because the resort consists of private homes with private pools, we didn’t have to worry about exposure to the virus in places like lobbies, elevators, etc. We split a four bedroom with one other family, and there was plenty of space for everyone. The home was super clean and felt brand new with simple, modern decor. My one complaint would be that we experienced the problem with the slats in one of the beds coming loose that other reviewers have mentioned. That didn’t bother me as much as it probably should have, but I would have given the place 5 stars otherwise. The beds in general weren’t very comfortable and clearly a place where costs were cut. The private pool was small, but clean and fun. We did visit the main pool with the water slides and splash pads. The tables and loungers were obviously not being sanitized, but I always do my own wipe down anyway. When we arrived around noon on Saturday there weren’t many people out at all, maybe two other groups in the big pool at a given time, and no lines for the slides. By the time we left, around 3:30, more people began to show, and a DJ was setting up. Prior to that, however, we were able to enjoy ourselves, free of corona paranoia. The food and drinks at the bar and grill were surprisingly good, and the open-air layout with plenty of ventilation was another big plus. Not much else going on in Haines City, but for a place to safely relax and just get away from home for a weekend, this totally fit the bill, and the price for a big 4 bedroom with a pool can’t be beat.

    Ruined vacation!

    Reviewed by Bellatorres1978(McDonough, Georgia) on Jul 31, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    arrived Tuesday evening intime to check in then left to go to the house while getting situated and pick who sleeps where right when we're getting ready to go to bed my daughter yells "MOM"! I run and see her literally sunked in the bed so I lift the mattress up and all the slacks came off! Since the office was closed we had no choice but to wait till following morning but in the mean time we tried the other bed and again all the slacks came off so now my daughter had to sleep on floor. I call to have someone come check Wednesday morning the maintenance guy arrives right before its time to close so he tells us he won't be able to fix today because it will take him all day and will have to get an approval for overtime so my daughter goes another day sleeping on floor! Thursday morning spoke to someone on phone about the issue so another maintenance guy shows in the morning and screws some of the slacks on the bed which took him about 20 minutes (not all day) so before he leave he said he needs to get other stuff to finish while the maintenance is here i see my son sleeping but also sunked in... it is Friday and yet no one fixing the bed my daughter is still sleeping on floor! The whole point of vacationing is to come enjoy and relax but with these beds not getting fixed is impossible and I just don't understand why they won't fix them but today is our last night while my daughter gets to sleep on floor throughout our vacation time...we rent homes every year but this is our 1st time here and for the 1st time ever the worst vacation!

    Summer Family Getaway

    Reviewed by CruiseLinda(New Port Richey) on Jul 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We rented the Manor House which is located next to the clubhouse. We had 8 adults & 3 children. The kids did love the water park area. This house is a huge 5 bedroom 3.5 bath home. The house is need of some TLC. Entire house could use a fresh painting. The hot tub jets didn't work. The carpets are in need of replacing. The kitchen isn't well stocked with cooking supplies for a large group. There was also a problem with sugar ants in the kitchen. Some of the bedroom mirrored furniture is cracked. We had a great time being with family & doing nothing because of COVID. This is close to Legoland BUT not Disney. It is almost an hour drive to Orlando & theme parks. When we arrived the outside garbage cans were full & trash is only picked up once a week. This was a major turn off. You need to bring all your own supplies(toilet paper, garbage bags, soaps, paper towels, etc. Also watch out for gators in the backyards.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-3

    Service

    Service-3

    Value

    Value-3