|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Our spacious five bed three, bath villa is set out over two storeys and offers all the space you need to relax and enjoy your vacation, easily accommodating up to 11 guests + 1 baby. It has two king, one queen, one twin (that can also be a king) and one full+twin bunk bedroom. The air conditioned, open-plan living area allows you unwind in front of a 50” flat screen TV with all its 100's of cable channels, or make use of the free telephone calls and internet access- all set against a wonderful lake vista. The games room comes complete with pool table, air-hockey,TV, games console, darts, karaoke machine and many other games. The villa is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and enjoys a stunning lake front position with south facing pool deck and spa (both with colour splash lighting), yet is close to the dedicated fishing pier, beach and children’s play areas- offering something for guests of all age. We are very much geared towards families and would love to welcome you to our home!
Lake Berkley Information: Lake Berkley is a highly regarded resort that boasts immaculately maintained grounds, a 24hr manned security gate and a wealth of on-site amenities. The clubhouse features a gym/fitness room, computer/internet area, communal swimming pool, Jacuzzi and new children's splash-pool, all of which is free to guests. In addition, there are childrens play areas, tennis and volleyball courts, a basketball hoop and golf practice nets. The main lake also offers free fishing- directly in front of the villa or from the fishing pier, in a stocked 14 acre spring fed lake. Fishing rods and tackle are supplied, whilst the huge fishing department at Walmart is only a short walk away. All this and you are just a mile from the US192, with it's established resort area, numerous restaurants, shops and banks, not forgetting the many adventure / mini golf courses.
Some of our Guests Comments: “We’ve had a fantastic time here at hibiscus on the lake! Very relaxing, especially the sofa’s after a day in the parks. Loved the pool and the view and the space around the house. Thanks for letting us stay; will definitely come back!”
“The villa is beautiful and we have felt very much at home, so much so, we don’t want to leave!”
“The setting is just beautiful and so peaceful but still near enough to all the attractions- and the shopping! We’ve had a wonderful time.”
Family of five - mum, dad, kids of 13, 11 and 2.
Glenda Salter purchased this house in 2009
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we were already keen on Lake Berkley due to its great facilities when Hibiscus-on-the-Lake became available. It has just the best setting - overlooking the main lake with a south facing pool.
This is a perfect vacation home. After a busy day at the parks (minutes away and easy to get to) it was so nice to come home to an extremely clean and relaxing home. The view of the (steps away) lake was beautiful. An eagle flew over as well as ducks (which we fed), herons were plentiful and we caught several fish. It was so quiet and peaceful plus we were able to enjoy high temps of 84 and 82. The pool and hot tub are very nice. The home is well equipped with everything you need. I have never seen such a well stocked game room for all ages. If you have a baby, toddler or small children this is a dream home. There is everything you could think of. The beds were very comfortable and there is an abundance of towels (even beach towels) and linens. This home is very beautiful. The owners are wonderful. Communication was very easy, prompt and they also provided useful info about the area including maps. We hope to be able to return in the future and have already recommended to our friends and family.
Excellent property. Good location on quiet estate with great views of the lake and the wildlife (birds, turtles & alligator). The villa is particularly well suited to families with kids from toddlers to teenagers. There is a very extensive selection of equipment and games for them to use and enjoy. The owners proved very responsive to any queries I had. Would recommend to friends and family.
We stayed here in April 2015. This was our first time using VRBO or renting a house. There were 5 of us. We have a 16, 14, and 10 year old. It was awesome! Everything was as the listing shows. Owners are awesome! I would recommend to anyone! Plenty of room. Pool is great and screened in so no bugs! Very relaxing after a long day in the hot sun. Very peaceful but everything is so close and easy to get to. We had absolutely no issues. Tim and Glenda were very helpful and responsive to all our questions! If I could give a better rating, I would! Very kind people! Thank you Tim and Glenda!
Our group of 5 adults and 4 young girls had a blast at this lovely villa over this past Thanksgiving break. We were celebrating our mother-in-law's 70th birthday.
Everything was perfect, esp. Location-wise, both proximity to theme parks & inside the Lake Berkeley resort as the villa is situated in a cul-de-sac. Incredibly stunning lake view with that pretty island is as shown in the photos. The pathway to the lake, nice little sand beach and playground was literally right next to the front door. Spacious 5 BR with 3 full Baths, and heated pool & spa with pool toys & plenty of linens & cookware incl. a new charcoal grill. Fully equipped with baby/toddler equipment incl. crib, stroller, tons of toys/DVDs in the Game room.
You simply won't find Anything that beats this combo around Greater Orlando area -- How sure am I? Well, I've looked thru more than 100 villas around, and this was the Winner, esp. at this rate!
Best of all, Tim & Glenda were very responsive to my emails (only time I had to wait a couple of days was when they were traveling) and considerate with everything. 2 families flew in separately with one arriving a day earlier and checking out a day later - so Tim kindly issued us 2 separate "Arrival Forms" so that each family could show the form upon security gate entry (if you're arriving on differing schedules, please take note as you won't be given the entrance pass w/o this form).
A few tips to better prepare for your stay:
1. Clubhouse: Communal pool is large and offers kiddy splash pool, and small indoor gym but besides that, nothing else available (no game room, arcade, etc.) Neighboring Hapimag was closed during all days.
2. Lake: If you want to try fishing, use the Dock next to the sand beach and spinning rod gears (2 sets) in the Game room closet. Suggest just using white bread sogged (dough) for Carp-like fish OR nightcrawler or fake worm for giant Largemouth bass.(I saw both caught). Alligator shows up often.
3. Park Tickets: Wal-Mart (<0.5 mile) sells Disney & Universal Tickets at 2~3% discount. SeaWorldParks.com is best & fastest (No need to stand in line, show barcode on your smartphone to enter!) to get discounted e-tickets - Weekday is cheaper + 1 Kid FREE with 1 Adult purchase deal.
* Important: Do NOT use Craigslist, eBay to buy "deep discounts" as they're 100% scams
All in all, what an amazing stay and my mother-in-law was so happy. Thanks to Tim & Glenda - we'll certainly come back & refer friends!
What a place!
This villa is absolutely beautiful with what must be the best view of any rental home in Orlando. Tim and Glenda have thought of everything when it comes to meeting the needs of their guests and their home is really well equipped both inside and out - we all really enjoyed our stay here!
It has such a peaceful location but I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was to get to all the major theme parks and shopping centres and it was lovely getting back here after our hectic days out and being able to relax in the spa while the younger ones were either playing in the pool or having air hockey/pool tournaments in the games room.
We have been going to Florida regularly for almost 20years and I have to say this is by far the nicest home we ever stayed in and I would highly recommend this villa to anyone thinking about coming here.
I would also like to say a big thank you to the whole Salter family for allowing us to stay in their fabulous home!
I can't say enough about our stay in this beautiful vacation home. We were very comfortable and felt like we were at home. The view was the best in the neighborhood. The house was well equipped with everything you would need, except food and clothes. The playroom was so nice to have for a rainy afternoon. The owners and management were the best and very attentive. We had a wonderful time celebrating my mom's 90th birthday. If you need a vacation home, book this one! You won't be sorry! Thank you for making our stay in Kissimmee enjoyable!
Situated in Kissimmee on the US192, less than eight miles from Disney, Lake Berkley offers convenient access to the theme parks, other attractions and the to many outlet/shopping malls. It is an easy drive from either Sanford (1hr) or Orlando International (30mins) airports.
A $175 p/wk deposit is required at the time of booking.
Pool heating (recommended Oct-April) is available for $175 p/wk
A security deposit of $400 is also required- payable with the final balance.
A cleaning fee of $100 will be charged on all rentals of less than 6 days.
GBP rates available on request
Payment via bank check/draft or (with 3% fee) via pay-pal