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Minutes to Disney, Private Pool, Wifi, Themed Bedrms & Games Rm

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Marianne Evans
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

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 Davenport

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sandy Ridge in Champions Gate

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Minutes to Disney, Private Pool, Wifi, Themed Bedrms & Games Rm
average rating of 4.875 based on 22 reviews
5

What a wonderful Disney vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

The custom themed bedrooms were a huge hit with our children. My little kids loved the star wars garage and my big kid (hubby) loved the full size pool table.

It was great to relax in our very own pool after a busy day in the parks. Which is also nice and private because there are no rear neighbors.

The home was very clean and well stocked.

Marianne was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Great value for money, and I'll happily recommend Penguin Retreat to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay at Penguin Retreat. Hearing how the children enjoy the themed bedrooms never fails to bring a smile to my face. Thank you for choosing Penguin Retreat!🐧 We look forward to your next visit. °o°
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kids will love the decorations in this house and the game room is a big plus. Very comfortable and close to the theme parks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay @ Penguin Retreat. Thank you for mentioning our themed bedrooms. The artist used to work for Disney and her work is amazing... the rooms are always a huge hit with our guests. Thank you for taking the time to review our home and for allowing us to be a part of your Disney vacation.°o°🐧
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St. Joseph, MI
5

Relaxing Villa - Great Disney Themed Rooms to Enjoy Our Disney Week

  • 5 of 5

The Penguin Retreat is a clean, up-to-date villa in a great location. It took us that 20 minutes to the Disney parks in the morning (left at 8:00 am - Orlando AM traffic) and no more than 15 minutes back home after the fireworks.

Our family (M & D + 2 teenagers) appreciated the villa because we all had our own bedrooms & bathrooms. This gave us down time when needed & out the door faster than when we used to stay in a hotel room with one bathroom.

For the first three days, we went to the Disney parks in the morning, then came back in the afternoon to enjoy the pool. We drove back to Disney around 4 to enjoy the evening.

The neighborhood is quiet & safe.

We will most definitely return to our new "Florida home" next year to enjoy Toy Story Land when it opens.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write a review for our home. I'm sure all future guests will find the information very helpful. Thank you. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that our home played a part in making your Disney vacation extra special. I look forward to your return visit. Thanks again for choosing Penguin Retreat. 🐧
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5

2017 Family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

I really wish I can give this property more than five stars. The home was absolutely beautiful. It was clean, and had everything that my family and I needed. We spent 10 days at penguin retreat. There were times when we just wanted to stay in and relax so we spent most of our time in the pool. The game room came in handy when we were faced with rainy days. I was worried that my little girl would get bored but she didn't. This home was also equipped with a Wii so my little girl found many things to keep her occupied. I really loved the fact that each room was themed, it made the home fun! At first I was worried that this home would not accommodate my husband, because he is an amputee and showering can be challenging. We made the tough decision to leave his shower bench behind because we didn't want to travel with some much. When we first got to the home we did a walk-through to make sure the home was in good shape and had everything we needed. The first place I checked was the master bedroom's bathroom. The shower was big and had two built in seats (which you can't tell from the photos). The built-in seats made it so much easier for my husband. We have vacationed in many rentals, but my husband really loved this place because it allowed him to move freely. A couple days into our vacation we had a slight issue with the lights in bathroom (they kept flickering) but I called the property manager and she handled it right away. It was amazing how fast she got it taken care of. Did I mention that the house was clean?? So clean that you can smell the freshness in the air once we walked in. You can tell that the owners take great pride in this home. The home and the pool were exceptionally clean and well taken care of. I would definitely recommend this home to others planning a family trip to Disney or to just visit Orlando. We want to thank the owners for making our family trip memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Penguin Retreat and for taking the time to review our home. I'm absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that we played a part in creating magical Disney memories for you and your family. I hope you'll visit us again in the future. °o°
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5

Can I give 6 Stars?

  • 5 of 5

Marianne was excellent to work with, and the property manager Sharon was attentive to everything we needed. This includes an issue where my daughter had left her glasses and a few other items at the house. I contacted Marianne and Sharon found the items got them in the mail to us on Saturday the very next day and we received the items today three short days later! What service and the House WOW! The kids had a great time we truly enjoyed our stay and will be back! I highly recommend :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. We never tire of hearing how much our guests enjoy Penguin Retreat. The decor is always a big hit with the kiddos! Sharon and I work hard to ensure your stay is a happy one... thank you for recognizing this. We look forward to seeing you again soon. °o°
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5

Fantastic Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, beautifully decorated - the kids just loved it and made a Disney vacation extra special. The Villa is equipped with everything you could want. If you do have any problem they are dealt with straight away.

We found a route to magic Kingdom which took about 15 minutes and the 192 with a lot of restaurants on about 10 minutes away.

Fantastic stay, would book again xx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. The themed bedrooms are alway a hit with the children. We love sharing our home and helping make magical Disney memories. Sharon and I strive to make your stay as perfect as possible, thank you for recognizing that. We look forward to seeing you again soon. °o°
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Providence
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chili's
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sandy Ridge, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£927
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,153
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£109
£948
 
 
Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£126
£1,035
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£927
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,166
 
 
Holiday 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£970
for 5 nights
From
£152
£1,209
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£927
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,153
 
 
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£927
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,153
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£535
for 3 nights
From
£109
£948
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£126
£1,035
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£927
for 5 nights
From
£144
£1,166
 
 
Holidays 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£970
for 5 nights
From
£152
£1,209
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£840
for 5 nights
From
£126
£992
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.34
Damage Deposit £194.22

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.
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