Ridgewood Lakes Vacation Rentals

Ridgewood Lakes - A Vacation Rental Golfing Community

Ridgewood Lakes is an upscale residential and vacation rental golf community in Davenport, Florida, which is no more than twenty minutes away from Orlando's Disney World®. The pool decks of the homes here can overlook the golf course or better still, lake that gives the community its name. But either way, the views are stunning, as is the drive leading up to the community. As you approach the subdivision, you'll immediately be struck by the well manicured lawns, palm trees and shrubbery which border the road. If you're thinking of taking a vacation in the Orlando area, then Ridgewood Lakes vacation rentals are definitely worth checking out.

About Ridgewood Lakes

If you're planning a vacation in Florida with a bit of golf thrown in, then you'll be keen to know that all the Ridgewood Lakes vacation homes are only minutes from the golf course. Also for the kids, this community is a great place to base your family, with Disney World's main gate less than 20 minutes away. The other major Orlando theme parks of Universal Studios and SeaWorld are about 25-30 minutes away by car. Also, it's worth mentioning that for added security, Ridgewood Lakes has a 24 hour manned gated entrance.

The homes on the community are a mixture of both residential and individually owned vacation rental homes. The properties here are single family homes which are generally presented to a good standard and range in size from 1,600 to 3,300 sq.ft, and have between 3 to 6 bedrooms. All vacation rental homes have a private screened swimming pool, and a lot of homes come equipped with a games room which can feature a pool table, table tennis and air hockey. Gaming consoles for the kids are also sometimes available at no additional cost.

Aside from having a golf course on your doorstep, the kids can make use of the communal pool at Ridgewood Lakes and nearby there is a children's playground. Access to both of these facilities is complimentary to vacation rental guests and home owners.

Reaching the Attractions from Ridgewood Lakes

Whether it's Cinderella's Castle, The Chinese Theatre of Hollywood Studios, or the Tree of Life in the Animal Kingdom, you can't deny the appeal of these symbols of the magical lands of Walt Disney World®. As much as the Florida Peninsula has a stunning array of natural phenomena, it is the man made variety that draws millions of people to Florida each year.

Over the past 60 plus years, Orlando has built itself into the world's leading travel destination. The city's theme parks are predominantly behind that incredible transformation of the city. Theme parks are big business in Central Florida and they're spread geographically across Orlando and south down to Tampa and are all accessible on a day trip from Ridgewood Lakes. But it's not just about the theme parks and attractions; if you want to take the kids surfing at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic coast, or just feel like chilling at Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, then either of these is achievable on a day out. Both of these beaches are no more than a 90 minute drive away.

The following driving times are approximate, but they give an indication of the convenience of staying in vacation rental home at Ridgewood Lakes:

Disney World® Parks - 18+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 24 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 24 Minutes
Legoland - 35 Minutes
Universal Studios - 32 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 40 Minutes
Adventure Island, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Busch Gardens, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 75 Minutes
Cocoa Beach - 70 Minutes
Clearwater Beach - 90 Minutes

Golf Near Ridgewood Lakes

Florida is known as the golf capital of the world for a very good reason. The combination of never-ending fantastic weather, the fairest of fairways and the greenest of greens make for a memorable experience. There are around 200 golf courses in the Orlando area alone and they can present as much of a challenge as you're in the market for. With so many courses to choose from, your dream round is easily achievable on the peaceful yet exhilarating greens of Orlando. We've listed some golf courses near Ridgewood Lakes with approximate travel times:

Kings Ridge Golf Club - 15 Minutes
Orange Lake Golf - 15 Minutes
Swiss Fairways Golf Course - 25 Minutes
Legends Golf and Country Club - 15 Minutes
Highlands Reserve - 10 Minutes
Falcon's Fire - 25 Minutes
Green Valley Country Club - 20 Minutes
The Monarch at Royal Highlands - 20 Minutes
Heritage Hills - 20 Minutes
Waldorf Astoria - 25 Minutes

Restaurants Close to Ridgewood Lakes

There is such a huge selection of restaurants within a five mile radius of Ridgewood Lakes, that you'd have to stay on vacation for three months just to try them all! Here's a taster of some of the restaurants and fast food joints that are around: Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Black Angus Steak Restaurant, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Boston Lobster Feast, Charley's Steak House, Chili's, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Diromio's Pizza And Grill, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza , Golden Corral, IHOP, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pollo Tropical, Ponderosa, Red Lobster, Retro Station, Rosies Smokin Hot BBQ, Sakura Asian Fusion, Savion's Place, Sizzler, Shoneys, Sweet Tomatoes, Tarantino's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Thai Thani, The Catfish Place, Waffle House and finally Zaxby's. But this list is by no means exhaustive.

If you don't feel like driving too far and just want to pick up something locally, then there's a whole range of fast food restaurants nearby which include Arby's, Burger King, Checkers, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza, Cordovano Joe's Pizza , Crown Fried Chicken, Domino's Pizza, DQ Grill and Chill, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Long John Silver's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Taco Bell and last, but not least, Wendy's.

If you're thinking of eating at home, then as far supermarket shopping goes, that's simple; there are three large supermarkets (Walmart, Publix and Target) within a five minute drive of Ridgewood Lakes. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up that bottle of wine and the shrimp for the poolside BBQ.

For non-grocery shopping, you'll have to travel slightly further afield. Twenty minutes down the I-4 in the Tampa direction, you'll find Posner Park where you'll find an IMAX Movie Theater and a whole range of restaurants and stores including, Books-a-Million, JC Penney, Best Buy, Staples, Target, PetSmart, DICK'S Sporting Goods. But, if you're looking for more upscale shopping then you'll need to head into Orlando. With its upscale malls, shopping outlets and boutiques, Orlando is a shopper's paradise. Designer brands and the hottest fashion trends are always in style at The Mall Millennia and The Florida Mall where shoppers will find top department stores offering incomparable service. Orlando's designer outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive, Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue, and the Lake Buena Vista Outlets, feature a wide selection from the world's top designers at incredible savings. With this many shopping options within a 30 minute drive, retail therapy is never too far away.

The Weather at Ridgewood Lakes

The climate of Florida is heavily influenced by the fact that all parts of the state are in close proximity to the ocean. Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state, is a point of demarcation for the climate of the Sunshine state. To the North of the lake, which is where Ridgewood Lakes is located, the climate is classified as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.

So, when staying in Ridgewood Lakes, you should expect weather ranging from warm and pleasant, through to extremely hot (June-Sept) throughout the year. The sun shines on most days in Florida and the temperature doesn't usually fall below freezing (0°C / 32F). These facts should give you a clue as to why Disney World® and Universal Studious and the other parks were built in Orlando.

Generally, if you visit the parks outside of the summer months, you should have a dry and comfortable experience. But in summer months, it's going to be hot and humid most days, with temperatures in June, July and August reaching into the mid 90s F.

The rainy season arrives in May and runs on through until October. So, when leaving for the parks, you'll want to pack an umbrella and a plastic poncho, or similar. If you're a person who enjoys witnessing torrential downpours, then you can almost set your watch by the thunderstorms each afternoon during the summer month. It's also worth mentioning the Hurricane season which runs from July through to November. Fall/Autumn sees the arrival of beautiful balmy days where average temperatures and rainfall start to reduce. The winter months of December, January and February offer the coolest weather with January daytime temperatures averaging around 23°C / 73°F, but these can drop to 9°C / 48°F overnight. The driest months of the year can be found during late Fall, winter into early spring.

Other Vacation Homes to Consider

Ridgewood Lakes is a popular vacation rental community and if you've found a home that you like the look of, then you should send off an inquiry concerning its availability and exact prices. However, why stop there? There are dozens of vacation rental communtities in the Disney area, so it's worth your while checking out a few of the others. The three main areas for vacation rental communities around Disney are Davenport, Clermont and Kissimmee. The communities in Davenport and Clermont are a longer drive from most of the attractions, but they're often priced better than homes on the communities in Kissimmee. So, starting in Davenport, why not check out Bella Toscana and also, if you're into golf, Highlands Reserve . If you're looking to keep costs down, then we'd suggest looking at Crescent Lakes . Looking at vacation rental communities in Kissimmee, you may want to look at vacation rentals in Emerald Island which is close to Disney and Terra Verde, which again is close to the parks.

If you spend a little more, then we'd advise you to take a look at Formosa Gardens, or Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms which are both full resorts and so offer more onsite entertainment.

The quality of all of the vacation rental communities around Kissimmee and Davenport is very good and the general standard of the homes in them can be exceptional. So, we would suggest that before booking any vacation home; determine your requirements including the intended travel dates and the number of people traveling before contacting as many homeowners as needed. This will allow you to determine which vacation rental homes most closely suit your requirements. Whether it be price, availability, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision.

Driving to Ridgewood Lakes

It's official, Orlando now has more theme parks and entertainment attractions than any other single location in the world. So, you won't be shocked to hear that as a result, all the leading US airlines and a fair number of the international ones, operate extensive flight routings both in and out of Orlando. The city is served by two international airports; Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando-Sanford Airport (SFB) which are 30 minutes and one hour's driving time, respectively from Ridgewood Lakes.

Most of the major airlines fly into Orlando International Airport and although sometimes more convenient, Sandford, offers much less choice of routings in and out of Orlando. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to Ridgewood Lakes, but we generally advise on this one. To reach Ridgewood Lakes from Orlando International Airport, take FL-417S towards Disney World® and the I4. Stay on FL-417S, passing through three tolls, until reaching the I-4. Merge with the I-4 heading west toward Tampa and stay on the I-4 until reaching the Highway 27 exit (Exit# 55). It's also worth noting that during the afternoon rush hour (4:00-6:30pm), it's fairly common to be delayed for up to 20 minutes around exit 60 of the I-4 in slow moving, or stopped traffic. On reaching exit #55, turn left onto Highway 27 and continue on for three miles until reaching Ridgewood Lakes Bouledvard on the left. The Reidgewood lakes community will be found straight ahead.

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Vacation Rental Homes in or near Ridgewood Lakes

Sleeps 6

$120 per night

3 Bed Executive Home starting at only $120 per night, plus Tax

3 Beds2 Baths1850 Sq. ft

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1850 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
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Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
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Sleeps 10

$130 per night

Executive home on Golf Course, Sleeps up to 10, $130 per night + tax

4 Beds3 Baths2400 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 12

$159 per night

5 Bed Executive Home starting at only $159 per night, plus Tax

5 Beds3 Baths3000 Sq. ft

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5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 12
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $159 per night
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Sleeps 6

£89 per night

Sunset Ridge Villa

3 Beds2 Baths1850 Sq. ft

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1850 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Sunset Ridge Gated Community, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 6

$120 per night

Sunrise Villa, Fabulous Family Villa close to Disney,Seaworld and Universal one rate all year !

3 Beds2 Baths1650 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1650 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Westridge, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 6

$120 per night

3 Bed Executive Home starting at only $120 per night, plus Tax

3 Beds2 Baths1850 Sq. ft

Family Home

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1850 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 8

$117 per night

Welcome to the MAGIC

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Tuscan Ridge, Florida
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Sleeps 8

£75 per night

Aylesbury Villa

4 Beds3 Baths1414 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1414 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Aylesbury, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £75 per night
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Sleeps 8

$95 per night

home with private pool

4 Beds2 Baths1350 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1350 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Davenport, Florida
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Sleeps 8

$140 per night

Tiggers Villa

4 Beds3 Baths1980 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1980 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
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Sleeps 8

$140 per night

4 bedroom luxury Villa

4 Beds2 Baths2500 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Four Corners, Florida
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Sleeps 8

£82 per night

The Oaks

4 Beds3 Baths2000 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
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Sleeps 8

$124 per night

Superb Spacious Luxury Villa, South-facing Solar Heated Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi

4 Beds3 Baths2100 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Countryside At Tuscan Ridge, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 8

$155 per night

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4 Beds3 Baths1583 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1583 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
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Sleeps 8

$130 per night

Beautiful Florida Villa, near Disney

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Loma Vista, Florida
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Sleeps 8

$115 per night

Family Friendly 4 Bed Home just Minutes from Disney

4 Beds3 Baths1600 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Four Corners, Florida
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Sleeps 10

£65 per night

Fantastic 4 bed 3 bath villa with south facing pool on a gated community.

4 Beds3 Baths1600 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Manors At Westidge, Florida
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Sleeps 8

$115 per night

Lakeside villa in peaceful location close to Disney

4 Beds3 Baths2060 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2060 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Ashley Manor, Florida
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Sleeps 8

$85 per night

Quinn Villas - Regal Palms Davenport Florida - Sleeps 8

4 Beds3 Baths1500 Sq. ft

Condo

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Regal Palms, Florida
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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Sleeps 8

$82 per night

Tower Lake Vista - unoverlooked pool villa just 15mins from Disney!

4 Beds3 Baths1950 Sq. ft

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1950 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
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Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $82 per night
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Sleeps 10

$130 per night

Executive home on Golf Course, Sleeps up to 10, $130 per night + tax

4 Beds3 Baths2400 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $130 per night
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Sleeps 8

$95 per night

The Best Place for the Best Vacation!

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Wildflower Ridge, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $95 per night
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Sleeps 8

£100 per night

Manor Palms Villa - Great Home on Disney's Doorstep

4 Beds3 Baths2083 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2083 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Manor At West Haven, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £100 per night
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