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Stunning Lakeview Pool/Spa-Games Room,Free Wi-Fi, 2 mls to Disney

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's2
Space 2,040 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful villa offers executive living at affordable prices. Just 2 miles from Disney yet within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops and a 24 hr supermarket which can be reached without crossing a main road. The villa occupies a premium lot overlooking a lake attracting herons, cranes and other wildlife.

The 4 bedrooms consist of 1 master suite with en suite bathroom on the main level with views over the pool area and lake. The upper level contains the other 3 bedrooms - 1 queen with views over the lake, 2 twin bedrooms one that is themed Winnie the Pooh. The second bathroom is also on this level. Family room consists of 2 comfortable lazy boy recliners and 3 seater sofa. Large 50 inch LED HD TV with DVD/CD player, tuner Cable-TV with the Ultimate package over 250 + channels to choose from.

Kitchen is fully equipped with every mod con, kitchen nook with table and 4 chairs along with 2 breakfast bar stools.

Dining Room elegantly styled table and 6 chairs. Games Room air conditioned with pool table, foosball, air hockey and xbox with games. Pool Area with covered lanai patio table and 4 chairs, recliners on the pool deck and a spa to help you relax after exploring Orlando's many attractions. Enjoy sipping drinks watching the fish jumping or a daily visit from the crane family. Watch the magnificent Florida sunset as the sun sets behind our palm trees, some evenings you can see the fireworks from Disney.

More Details

Owner
Derek Houghton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Derek Houghton

With my wife Julie we have been visiting Florida particularly the Disney area for the last 20 years, we just love the place and of course the 'SUN' We decided to buy a place of our own rather than carry on renting which we did in 2009, having rented we know what the guest expect and need so with that in mind that's exactly what we supply to our guests, luxury living at affordable prices.

Derek Houghton purchased this house in 2009

Why Derek Houghton chose Disney / Orlando

Oak Island Harbor community is a community that is known and appreciated for its convenient location in the prestigious Formosa Gardens area. Upscale private pool homes in a spectacular and peaceful setting yet close to where everything is going on.

If you are vacationing in Central Florida for the fabulous weather as well as visiting all the world famous theme parks, then this is the villa for you. The house has one of the nicest settings imaginable with the back lawn running down to the waters edge of the private lake that this community is built around. The generous pool deck gives you uninterrupted exposure to the Florida sunshine all day long. Then in the evening enjoy the spectacular sunsets and the nightly glow of the firework display from the nearby Disney Park while you relax in the lanai or soak in our relaxing spa.

The lake is also visited by a variety of Florida wildlife including Herons, Cranes etc, the lake is also stocked with a variety of fish, so if you are feeling lucky, grab a pole from the games room and try it out.

What makes this house unique

Just a 2 minute drive from the villa, guests will find the famous highway 192 – and the Formosa Gardens shopping plaza and eateries. Some of the best known restaurants are located at Formosa Gardens, with an Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Buffalos Wild Wings, Giordano’s Chicago Pizza restaurant, Carabba’s Italian, Cracker Barrel, Chinese, Subway and Taco Bell takeaways, as well as shops, a Winn Dixie supermarket, and much much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pure Luxury in Orlando



(Lymington, Hampshire, UK)

Review submitted: September 24, 2012 Date of arrival: September 7, 2012



We arrived on the Friday after a long flight and check in, we got to the Villa and it took our breath away. We loved every minute there and it made our honeymoon. The villa is stunning in every way, from the bedrooms, to the bathroom, to the kitchen and the lounge. Having not been to America for a while we were slightly blind and Derek had kindly left us information about local resources such as restaurants and shops. After a long day at the parks it was perfect to come back and sit in the jacuzzi looking across the lake and watching the sun go down. The location of the villa is perfect, so close to Disney etc and lovely restaurants only down the road. We would definitely recommend this place to our family and friends and we certainly be returning. Thank you Derek also for lending my husband your fishing rod - he made good use of it and it was very pleased. Thank you again for letting us stay, we had a fantastic time.



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway
Sep 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kissimmee in Osceola County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , living room sofa bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • 7 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Hockey,slate pool table & Foosball Free Long Distance phone calls to USA,Canada Minimum Age Limit for Renters. No smoking No pets

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Stunning Lakeview Pool/Spa-Games Room,Free Wi-Fi, 2 mls to Disney
average rating of 4.866667 based on 55 reviews
4

Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa is in a perfect location and the views towards the back of the property are stunning it was the perfect retreat after a long day at the Disney parks to come back and relax around the pool and get the added bonus of being able to see the fireworks go off in the evening, would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this vacation rental. It was wonderful. The pool was divine and the view amazing. We loved the fountain and the view of the fireworks. The house was very clean. No dirt or bugs detected. There was plenty of towels and the homeowners thought of everything. The neighborhood was safe and secure. We've rented several homes in the area and we were most impressed with this one.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great home close to Disney

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this nice home with private pool and hot tub. It only took a few minutes to get to Disney parks each day. We even saw fireworks from the back yard one night. Overall, I would recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Value

  • 4 of 5

VERY NICE place for the money. Pool was great as were the fireworks every night! Clean and well laid out. The only negative is the alarm that goes off when entering the pool area from inside to protect children, we had none, but its a state law so no way around it. The a/c could get a little cooler for my tastes but apparently if it is lowered below the 72 minimum setting it will freeze up. Met several of the neighbors who were all very nice. One even caught a 7 pound blue gill in the adjacent lake. I'd go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. We had a wonderful stay. Perfect location to Disney. Tonnes of room. Pool and hottub were perfect after long days at Disneyland and we did enjoy just staying the day at the pool as well. Very clean. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice house, but stock up before you come.

  • 4 of 5

Our experience was much like everyone else's: the house was clean, the pool was nice, and the location is convenient to the parks. We also saw hot-air balloons and fireworks as pictured, which felt like an extra bonus. The neighborhood is quiet but it's also isolated: there's nowhere interesting to walk if you want to avoid main roads. (My father is a big walker, and he was going kind of stir crazy by the end).

The reason I'm taking off one star is our sense that we were being nickel-and-dimed by the management. Basically, for the whole week you're allotted two garbage bags, two dishwasher soap tabs, two laundry tabs, three rolls of toilet paper, and one roll of paper towels. In our experience with vacation rentals up to this point, even those that don't provide paper goods, there are usually some staples that are left over from previous guests--we have never had to restock a vacation rental to this extent. Does the management company come through and remove any extras guests leave behind even if it's stuff that future guests can use? I think they must have to.

Anyway, maybe this approach is penny wise on the management company's part, but I frankly don't know that it's worth the loss of good will that results. Why not just hide the cost of these goods in the rent so that we can be awed by how well stocked the home is? This, combined with various warnings all over the place about all the ways we might lose our security deposit and the request that we start a load of laundry and run the dishwasher before we leave (both standard requests in our experience, but not when you're providing the soap) left an unpleasant taste in our mouths.

All this is to say: by all means, stay here, but check ahead of time and bring some of this stuff with you if you can.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback, however in response to some of your comments I am somewhat shocked at what you have suggested knowing that this is a self-catering vacation. As you say the home is ideally located for the parks and restaurants but then suggest that there is nowhere interesting to walk. Formosa Blvd. is a very popular Blvd. where you will see a lot of guests taking a walk and admiring the wildlife but maybe it just was not interesting enough for your Father. There may not be nature trails but there is plenty of wildlife that visit our location every day and you are situated in the main Disney Location. The suggestion that our Management Company or us have nickel and dimed is totally uncalled for. We supply if not more than a lot of Management and homeowners do. We even leave a nice Chardonnay bottle of wine as a welcome gift.[which you omitted to mention] You were also left 2 trash bags on the bin and an additional 2 under the kitchen sink along with liquid hand soap, washing up liquid, 2 dishwasher tablet, kitchen roll, 2 Washing Pods, had soap and toilet paper in each of the bathrooms. Once these supplies have been used then Yes it is the guests responsibility to replenish what they require. Many of our guests will bring their own items and take them with them when they leave. Some items cannot be left as this would leave us open to liable action should anyone be ill from using leftover items. The home is not advertised as well stocked and never has and we have never had any complaints or suggestions from other guests that more is needed. It is standard practice to have signage around the villa to help guests understand what is expected of them and also how to use certain equipment. You may have respected our home but it is not always the case unfortunately and we have to let guests no they will be charged for damages. As for the Laundry request it does actually state if you have any detergent left over then please start a wash load of towels to assist with housekeeping, but its not compulsory just helpful.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Outback,buffalo Wings
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steak House
Car: recommended

Close to Disney yet set around a small lake,which attracts Herons and Cranes and other wildlife. Also within walking distance of shops and restaurants

On some evenings, as we are so close to Disney we can see the fireworks from Disney s Animal Kingdom.

Watch the magnificent Florida Sunsets as the sun drops behind our palm trees .

Other Activities: health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning, miniature golf, shopping, boating

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kissimmee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holiday Season
18 Jun 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,040
for 5 nights
From
£158
£1,347
 
 
Xmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,522
for 7 nights
£1,522
 
 
Regular
3 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£908
for 5 nights
From
£132
£1,171
 
 
Holiday
17 Feb 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,303
 
 
Spring Break /Easter
17 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,522
for 7 nights
£1,522
 
 
Regular
8 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,303
 
 
holiday
22 Apr 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£908
for 5 nights
From
£132
£1,171
 
 
holiday
18 Jun 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,303
 
 
regular
27 Aug 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£908
for 5 nights
From
£132
£1,171
 
 
holiday
21 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,002
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,303
 
 
xmasénew years
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,522
for 7 nights
£1,522
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£934
for 5 nights
From
£137
£1,127
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
pool/spa heat per week £143.01 + Tax
cleaning £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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