|Minimum Stay||5 - 10 nights|
Our Florida Villa really is a true 'home from home' offering all the benefits of staying in a private home in air-conditioned comfort while being close to all the action of the Orlando and Disney theme parks.
The larger than average home boasts Two master suites, so two families are able to stay together - making a great value vacation compared hotel suites. Both master suites offer spectacular en-suite bathrooms and one even has it's own private sunbathing balcony with stunning lake views. The further bedrooms comprise a double and two twins, one of which is 'Scooby Doo' themed for children.
We have worked hard to provide all the little touches and upgrades that you would wish for on a luxury vacation. These include the private Lakeview Pool with shaded lanai plus a luxurious separate hot tub. Plus a games room which has air-conditioning (essential in the summer months) and free telephone calls and WiFi access.
Villa Santa Cruz - an ideal vacation home: The open plan living areas boast a formal Dining room, a Family room with 55" cable TV with 'on demand'. Fully equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and a Breakfast Dining area - no need for the cook to be left out here! The accommodation is further enhanced by the Utility room boasting an American sized washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a Games room which has Pool, Table Tennis, Air Hockey and a Playstation 2 with a range of games. The Games Room also has the added benefit of air conditioning.
To the front the Villa overlooks peaceful conservation land while to the rear there is a private Lanai and Swimming pool with optional chargeable heating for those chilly winter months. A separate luxury hot tub caters for those tired muscles after a long day and lanai is a wonderful setting for dining al fresco and offers stunning views westward over the sparkling lake - perfect for a relaxing siesta from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.
Sunset Lakes, a great location: Sunset Lakes is a gated secure community and is one of Kissimmee's most popular developments combining tranquil surroundings and a beautiful Lake with close proximity to Golf courses, Shopping, Restaurants and easy access to all the exciting attractions of the Orlando area.
BR B Amenities: /B BR Games Room with Playstation 2, Barbeque, Air-Conditioning, Iron and Board, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Fridge/Freezer, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Waste Disposal, Cable TV & VCR, Heated Swimming Pool, Credit Card Telephone with free WiFi Internet Access, Community Pool and Children's Play Area.
BR B Activities: /B BR Theme Parks
BR B Area: /B BR Sunset Lakes is located just off the Highway 192 west of Disney. Highway 192 offers Supermarkets, Shopping, Restaurants and Bars. Access to Disney theme parks is less than 5 miles away.
Gulf Coast Beaches, Busch Gardens, Universal Escape, Seaworld and Kennedy Space Center are all easily accessible via the I4 located 4 miles east.
We are Jorge and Sue Fernandes and we love to visit our home in Florida. We live in Stockport, which is in the north of England and work in the Hotel industry, running a family business.
Our business takes up a lot of our time, but when we are not working we love to spend time with our two daughters and plan our Florida holidays.
Jorge and Sue Fernandes purchased this villa in 2002
Our love affair with Florida started in 1994 on our first visit.
From then on we were hooked, and were regular Hotel visitors until 2002 when we bought our dream home at Sunset Lakes. As soon as we stepped foot in our villa and looked over the lake views to the back we knew this was the one. The layout, location and size of our home just made so much sense to us, and gave us the space we needed to visit with our extended family and friends.
Since then we have enjoyed many wonderful vacations with our growing family and we visit Sunset Lakes at least once a year.
On every visit we spend a lot of time on each visit making sure that our home is kept to the highest standards. We are also lucky to have a great local management team.
Sunset Lakes is a rare gem amongst the large rental estates in the area. Set around two lakes the community has just 160 homes and is surrounded by conservation land, giving it a small, rural feel while being just a mile from the Highway 192 and the Disney parks beyond.
What do we love about Villa Santa Cruz?
Being close enough to the parks to come home to recharge our batteries before heading back out for more fun!
Being able to sit in the sun while taking in the stunning views of Sunset Lake
Being able to soak away our aches and pains in the hot tub.
Listening to the local wildlife, and fishing in the Lake
Our teenage daughter especially loves having her own huge Master suite and en-suite bathroom!
We love having a little peace and quiet while the kids are enjoying themselves in the games room.
But most of all, we enjoy the fact that we can all spend our vacation time together in a place that we love.
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We arrived literally in the middle of a hurricane so we requested early check in and they were very accommodating of the problems. Sue and Jorge were so nice and helpful with all of our questions!
We loved the house. It fit our family of ten perfectly and we never once felt crowded in the house. I don't know about the other beds in the house, but the upstairs master suite bed was a little uncomfortable with some divots but nothing we didn't get used to. The kitchen and living spaces had everything we needed and the game room was really great. We loved, loved, loved our stay.
I will say that we stayed in October during a hurricane and paid for pool heating and I'm glad we did. The water was very chilly until it was heated and even then, was still on the cooler side so I'd definitely recommend it if you aren't staying during summer because of the house blocking the sun for most of the day except late afternoon.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay. The property, neighborhood and surrounding areas are beautiful and extremely relaxing. We even saw some raccoons and squirrels and the kids thought that was great.
The location was also great. We were minutes away from Disney or where ever we wanted to go locally and it's situated near many highways, restaurants, and shops.
Mostly, we can't wait to go back again! It was the perfect space and balance for our family reunion vacation with lots to do, see and all the comforts of home!
The pictures do not do this house justice! We rented the house in June for a week. We brought our two sons and our granddaughter. We had family come and visit is and there was plenty of room for all of us inside and out! The house is close to all attractions, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping areas, and even Starbucks. We really enjoyed staying here and plan on coming back next year and staying here again! We loved it!
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in part due to the great villa, the location was excellent just off the 192 close to restaurants supermarkets and the l parks.
Jorge and she were very helpful and informative. The villa is set in a gated community which is nice and quiet.
The house and all the amenities were wonderful. The location was perfect for all the activities we participated in. We would definitely stay again and we would absolutely recommend it highly to other family and friends.
We had a 10 day holiday earlier this year (2016). The villa was clean, spacious, everything we needed was provided (bed linen and extra towels). It is conveniently located for both Disney and Universal Studios. Close to local shops (Wyn Dixie and Publixs) as well as a varied choice of restaurants. The Pool was fabulous and we couldn't get my 9 year old when we spent time at the villa. Relaxing, peaceful views after a busy day round the theme parks. Leading up to the holiday we were in constant contact with Sue who was so helpful and accommodating via email. No hype when she states it is home from home. Having the villa on a gated community that is a mixture of residential and holiday made us feel so secure and surrounding areas were clean, tidy and well maintained. We were so impressed we seriously considered putting an offer in on a property for sale down the street! Are planning to re-visit in 2018 and would seriously use Sue's villa again.
Kissimmee, Sunset Lakes, 4 miles from Disney World, with it's 4 major Theme Parks, Two Water Parks and Downtown Disney themed shopping and eating venue.
17 miles from Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure - featuring the brand new Harry Potter World,
15 miles from Seaworld and Aquatica, along with the unique Dolphin attractions at Discovery Cove.
Just one mile from Sunset Lakes is the 192 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, with shopping, restaurants, golf and many tourist attractions.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Swimming Pool heating Is NOT included. Optional Swimming Pool heating is available (recommended October - April) at the rate of $25.00 per day (minimum 5 days)
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.