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Bedrooms 5
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Located minutes from Disney, in a scenic conservation area, our home offers privacy and fun! The high quality fixtures and fittings makes this villa your perfect home away from home. Penguin Retreat has its own private pool, and a fabulous deck for soaking up the Floridian sun. The villa offers a fully covered Lanai, great for enjoying a family meal, or simply sipping a glass of bubbly at the end of a busy day.

The rooms are custom designed for your comfort and enchantment. Our themed bedrooms are one-of-a-kind, designed to provide hours of wonder and years of memories! The Master bedrooms have all the features you need; comfortable beds by Beautyrest, en-suite bath and quality decor.

The villa backs onto a conservation area. No rear neighbors, only the natural beauty of Florida, and the occasional egret. You and your family will never forget your stay at Penguin Retreat; the beautiful villa, fantastic unspoiled views and the wonders of Disney will guarantee this.

Only 14 minutes to Disney! You can take the back road or hop on the I-4 to all the major attractions. As previous guests have said, you are close to all the attractions of Disney, but away from the hustle and bustle of the City.

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Marianne Evans
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Marianne Evans

My husband (John) and I have three very active sons. We moved from Wales, UK to the US in 2010, and now call Alabama home. I am looking forward to sharing our beautiful Floridian home with you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, however small, I want to make your stay as easy and relaxing as possible.

Marianne Evans purchased this house in 2015

Why Marianne Evans chose Sandy Ridge

We recently purchased this property after spending several fabulous family vacations in Orlando. This area is convenient for Disney, Golf and also not too far from some beautiful beaches both on the east and west coast of Florida. With year round sunshine you can't go wrong. The development is located in a conservation area which means you are only overlooked by the beautiful Florida countryside. We are minutes to Disney without meeting the high traffic areas. There is a direct road that takes you 1/2 mile from Disney World Drive, the entrance to Disney World.

What makes this house unique

We have very high standards and this villa ticked all the boxes! It boasts a beautiful, private outdoor living space, custom décor, games room, and open plan living. The ambience of this home is second to none.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great place to stay. My family had a lot of fun and enjoyed this home. We can not wait to go back. The house was amazing and the decorated rooms were a huge hit with my children.It was very clean and well maintained. We saw lots of birds in the area and the neighborhood was quiet. We also had an emergency and the hospital in the area was amazing with my special medical needs child. I will strongly suggest this home to friends and the many parents that I associate with that have children with medical needs.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sandy Ridge in Davenport

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Laguna Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Nantucket Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Enchanted Forest - 2 Single Bed
    Olaf Room - 2 Single Bed
    Penguin Room - 2 Single Bed
  • Each room is loving decorated for a Bed and Breakfast feel. Centered around a large family room all on one level, the home is a great place for a family get-together. A 42' screen TV is in the center. Each Bedroom has a flat screen TV.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
We have all you need for a perfect vacation. Eating in? We have all the utensils, pots and pans. Bringing kids? We have high chairs and extra safety devices. Relaxing by the TV? There is one in every bedroom. Celling Fans in each room. Game Room. And our incredible decor. Please ask if there is anything you need not listed here


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 33 reviews

Penguin Retreat was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Penguin Retreat! Layout of the home was nice, and provided more than enough space for our two families of 4. The home was nicely decorated/furnished, the kids REALLY enjoyed the themed bedrooms, themed game room, and heated pool (adults enjoyed the hot tub!)! It was nice that the pool/hot tub backed up to a wooded area, which provided more privacy, and all the safety features for the pool area were comforting, considering we had some younger children staying. The home was in nice proximity to the grocery store, gas station, and restaurants. Access to Disney and Universal Studios was convenient, and didn't require using toll roads. The owner was helpful and we are very thankful for the use of their home for our Florida visit!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I’m so glad you enjoyed staying at our home. We would love to have you back and hope you’ll consider us for all your future Disney vacations. 🐧°o°
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Beautiful! Had everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room for 6 people, with everything you could need on vacation. Loved the hot tub and pool! Beds were fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun house

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and close to grocery stores. It took at least 45 minutes to drive to Disney during peak times. Kids loved the pool and game room!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home. I’m glad you enjoyed the facilities and the themed rooms. Unfortunately, the Orlando traffic can be a nightmare... did you try taking the backroads to get to Disney?... Old Lake Wilson Road... previous guests have stated it can take as little as 15 minutes. °o°
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Perfectly designed for family fun

  • 5 of 5

My family of six plus two grandparents thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of this home. Easily accessible, well-stocked, comfortable beds, and fun activities for the whole family. We spent much of our time hanging at the house playing board games (we brought), playing pool, cooking meals, and enjoying the private pool. Every family member gave this house a GIANT thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review our home. I’m thrilled that your whole family loved and enjoyed our home. It warms my heart to know that we played a small part in making some magical Disney memories for you and your family. We would love to host you again... please consider us for your future Disney adventures. °o°
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A great fit for us

  • 5 of 5

We just returned today from a week in the Penguin Retreat. We enjoyed the pool, the rec room, everyone having their own space and proximity to I-4 and the parks.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Home! So convienent!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Our kids loved the three themed rooms and the home was perfect for our family. My parents also traveled with us so it was great that there were two adult bedrooms with in suite bathrooms. The home was equipped with all the essentials. The game room was fun for the morning and evening when home from the parks. The pool and hot tub were awesome, even though it was cooler when we were there the pool and hot tub were heated so that we could use them the whole trip. There was a small playground a block away that our kids loved to walk to which was and added bonus on the days we weren’t at the parks.

The home was so convienent to all of the parks. A 15 minute drive to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs. We were no more than 30 mins away from all the other attractions in Orlando. There was a great Publix about 10 mins away which was great as well. Twice we enjoyed the local Fish & Chips restaurant next to Publix, make sure to try it out when you are there. So good!

I would highly reccomend this home for a great Orlando getaway! Clean, well maintained and the owners were great to work with. Thanks for making our trip fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home, and I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We loved having you stay with us and hope you’ll consider us for your next Disney vacation! °o°
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Sandy Ridge is a conservation area located minutes from Disney World. The conservation area protects against future developments while offering our guests a better look at Florida. There are no homes directly behind this home, simply the lush greenery of the Sunshine State.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £85.4
Damage Deposit £185.65

Our rates include use of portable crib & high chair
Pool/Hot Tub heating is extra
Grill Rental available via outside service
Full refund if cancelled, in writing, 60 days before check in
Cancellation insurance is recommended. We will help in the purcahse of cancellation insurance (up to $15.00per week) - When purchasing cancellation insurance the full rate is due upfront
Check in time is only after 4pm
Check out time is before 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.