|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Imagine the perfect Disney vacation rental. What does it look like?
At a minimum, it’s a home where you can relax. A place where the kids can play (and play and play) safely. A villa that’s completely outfitted with all the comforts of home, plus packed full of additional luxuries. And preferably, somewhere that offers plenty of privacy.
It’s a home that has all the space your group needs. It’s very, very close to Disney. (You left the commute back home.) It has a game room! And a heated pool! And while we’re on the topic of wish-lists, let’s just throw this out there: Your perfect home also has a separate kid’s pool for the littlest travelers in your group.
This is usually the time when you begin worrying that your dream home doesn’t actually exist…
But we’re here to tell you, it does. Its name is Villa Luja, and it ticks all your boxes: At 5 bedrooms, it’s large enough for your group. Located in Indian Creek, it’s just 3 miles (5 minutes!) to Disney. And it has your game room, your heated pool and yes, even the perfect children’s pool.
So you can relax. Enjoy your vacation. Let the kids enjoy theirs.
And when you’re ready, you can hop in the car and drive those measly 5 minutes to Disney.
Because yes, you’ve finally found your perfect Disney villa. Welcome!
♠♠♠ SPACIOUS FAMILY LIVING ♠♠♠
Chances are, whether you’re traveling with your immediate family, a group of friends, or extended family, you don’t want to spend your vacation cooped up inside. (Even if the home is outfitted with all the indoor fun you could imagine.)
Luckily, you’re in Florida, where the unwritten rules states, if it’s sunny, go outside!
Luckily, you’re in Florida, where the weather forecast promises sun, year-round.
Villa Luja, which was recently retiled in 2015, offers all the indoor and outdoor space your group could need. Starting outdoors, step out onto the screened lanai (no bugs!) and pool deck. The BBQ (optional) and patio seating play host to delicious meals and lots of laughter. The heated pool is inviting, no matter the time of year. And the dedicated children’s pool? Well, it’s begging your kids to have a great time.
When it’s dark, or your fingers have finally turned to prunes, or you’re just ready to head inside, Villa Luja is fully equipped for indoor fun: The spacious living room is outfitted with squishy sofas, a huge flat-screen TV, and a DVD player. The microwave is primed for popcorn-popping. Curtain’s up for family movie night!
That’s not all, though: If your group is more about competition than relaxation, head into Villa Luja’s sweet game room: electronic darts, air hockey, pool, and foosball (table football) await!
And when everyone’s tired after an exciting day at Disney or a leisurely day at the villa, you’ll all be happy to have your own little slice of privacy and space to spread out.
♠♠♠ SOUTH-WEST FACING, PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL ♠♠♠
Look around Central Florida, and you’ll notice something: Almost every house has a pool, but very few are truly private.
At most vacation rentals, your private pool is not-so-private: the neighbors are so close, you could high-five. It feels strange to know someone could be watching you sunbathe, or practice your cannonball, or bbq your lunch, or reapply your sunblock.
At Villa Luja, you’ll have none of those concerns: Your sparkling, heated pool is private. (Pool heat recommended October through April.) Screened in and fenced by lush greenery, your pool is yours and yours alone. To swim, sunbathe, splash, grill and, yes, reapply your sunblock without worrying about a wardrobe malfunction.
So go on, spread out on that sun lounger. Enjoy your coffee by the pool. Swim laps. Perfect your cannonball. Let the kids play a rousing game of Marco Polo. The pool is yours, and yours alone. Enjoy!
♠♠♠ TODDLER / CHILDREN’S POOL ♠♠♠
When you travel with kids, there’s no such thing as a relaxing afternoon “by” the pool – you’re either in the pool, or you’re not near the pool at all.
Kids love water. They can swim for hours and splash for days. They never get tired of playing mermaids or shark, of throwing balls or diving down for sunken toys.
Parents, on the other hand? Well, we get tired. Our fingers turn to raisins. And sometimes, we just want to take a sunbath.
Happy to deliver! At Villa Luja, you can let the kids play to their heart’s content in a shallow, toddler-friendly children’s pool. It’s the perfect balance: You hang out by water’s edge, lounging beneath the sun, while they splash safely in 18” of water.
As always, we care as much about safety as we do about fun. We keep your little ones safe with a pool fence to protect our youngest guests from taking a swim on their own. There are also pool alarms on the doors that lead to the pool and hot tub.
♠♠♠ FAST, WHOLE-HOME WIFI INTERNET ♠♠♠
Need to stay connected? No problem. Our high-speed WiFi internet covers the entire home, and even extends out over the pool deck. So go on, upload that poolside selfie.
♠♠♠ THREE (!) MASTER SUITES ♠♠♠
Traveling with family and friends is a blast, until it comes time to pick rooms. Who gets the primo suite? You hope it’s you, but you don’t want to be pushy…
At Villa Luja, you’re in luck – you’re all getting master suites! The villa has three masters and promises privacy for all: The first master offers a king-sized bed, attached master bath, and pool access; the second master has a queen-sized bed, an attached bath, and the third master offers a queen-sized bed and attached bath.
The remaining two bedrooms are perfect for kids, too: Lightly themed, one offers two twin beds, the other has two twin beds and a bunk, and share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
All of Villa Luja’s bedrooms have top-quality mattresses, comfortable bedding, and flat-screen televisions.
♠♠♠ FULLY EQUIPPED GAME ROOM ♠♠♠
At Villa Luja, family game night is every night. That’s right – when you’re here, you can hit the arcade, whenever you want (and for free!), in the privacy of your own home-away-from-home.
Write up the roster, chalk up your cue, and practice your aim, because our garage-converted game room is outfitted with electronic darts, a pool tables, foosball (table football), and air hockey. Let the competition begin!
♠♠♠ FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN ♠♠♠
There’s something very home-away-from-homey about waking up in the morning, heading for the kitchen, and waiting for the coffee to brew while you’re standing around in your pajamas. You didn’t have to shower, or put your clothes on, or debate with your family about which breakfast restaurant to hit this morning.
Nope. You just woke up and brewed your coffee. And you probably enjoyed your first cup by the pool. In quiet, private bliss.
The freedom of your own, well equipped kitchen is real vacation freedom: You can order out every meal, or cook up a feast every day. You can pop your own popcorn, or stash the bagged stuff in the pantry. And yes, you can brew your own coffee, or refrigerate your favorite store-bought iced brew. You do you.
With you in mind, we’ve covered the musts – and then some! At Villa Luja, you’ll have all the necessities, from the fridge down to the oven, as well as all the other kitchen accouterments: a toaster and microwave, pots and pans, utensils and gadgets, and plenty of place settings.
Of course, we all have enough seating for your entire group: a formal dining table (seats 6), a breakfast nook (seats 4), a breakfast bar (seats 4), and the al fresco, poolside table (seats 4).
♠♠♠ PRIVATELY OWNED AND LOCALLY MANAGED ♠♠♠
Have you ever lived a Vacation Rental Nightmare? It’s 9 p.m. and the toilet’s overflowing. Or you’re fresh out of clean clothes and the washing machine breaks down mid-cycle. Or perhaps you’re locked out, or you can’t find the wine opener, or you just need a late-night restaurant recommendation.
You call, and you call, and you call. But the property manager doesn’t pick up. Or, she does but she’s based across the country and has no local, emergency contacts to help you tonight. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow; they’ll be there sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Suddenly, your vacation has morphed into something very different than the relaxing escape you had hoped it would be.
We know that the details – the big AND little details – can make or break your vacation. That’s why we’re committed to you, to your experience. We’re local – in just a few minutes, we can be at your front door – and we’re available 24/7, every day of the year, via phone, text or email. What’s more, we have the local professional contacts to handle any emergency, no matter the hour. We’ll get that toilet fixed, tonight.
Oh, and as we mentioned, we’ve been in the Disney area for 15 years, so we’re also good for those restaurant recommendations. Ask us where to find the best cheesy chips.)
♠♠♠ TRUSTWORTHY ♠♠♠
We get it – you don’t know us from the next guy. And simply trusting that we’re trustworthy? You weren’t born yesterday.
But trustworthy, we are – and we’ll do our best to prove it, well before you commit to booking. It starts with our response times (often within minutes, never more than a few hours). We go out of our way to answer all of your questions. And we’re honest about it; we won’t fib or exaggerate. We won’t tell you a home is 10 minutes from Disney, when it’s really 30 minutes in normal traffic.
What’s more, we’re legal, we’re licensed, and we’re insured – and we can prove it. (Just ask. We’ll happily show you where and how to verify.)
And if that’s not enough, just have a look at our reviews. You can’t fake the trust our renters have in us!
♠♠♠ FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED ♠♠♠
We are fully licensed at both the county and state levels. First and foremost, that means we follow the rules and prioritize your safety: We’ve installed fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and emergency lighting in all the right places. We maintain tight safety measures at our pools. And all our homes are subject to periodic inspection, by the county and state, so you know that we’re still up-to-date on those safety requirements.
Our vacation rentals are legal and above-board. We pay our taxes. You can check our existence in the public records. (Feel free to ask how)
♠♠♠ LIGHTNING-FAST, PERSONALIZED SERVICE ♠♠♠
Customer service is the cornerstone of our business, and we know it all begins the moment you first email us. We’re always at the ready, so we respond generally within the hour and sometimes within minutes. That’s 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We’ll never leave you hanging.
Of course, it’s not just about how quickly we respond, but about the quality of our responses. This is the part where we tell you how much we love the Disney area, and how excited we are to share it with you. And did we mention? We’ve been on both sides of the fence – more than 15 years ago, we first came here as renters – so we know what matters to you.
Want some great restaurant recommendations? We’ve got ‘em.
Need discount park tickets? We know how to snag them.
Searching for the cheapest car rentals? Not a problem.
Seeking the best microbrews in Florida? We’ll point the way.
Looking for Segway rentals? We know where.
When you rent with us, you’re treated to very personal (and very free!) vacation planning and concierge service. Everything you need, plus all that you could want. So go on, mine our knowledge for all it’s worth. That’s what we’re here for.
Stephen Ward purchased this villa in 2013
♠♠♠ A STRESS-FREE WELCOME ♠♠♠
We may pride ourselves on personalized service, but part of our quality promise is actually just the opposite: We’ve taken the personal out of check-in. Forget having to meet us at the office, on our terms, during our business hours.
We’re happy to say, we’ve gone digital – at least, as far as check-in is concerned. All of our rentals have keyless entry, so there are no lockboxes, no keys to collect, and no stressful meet-ups. (We all know how fun those are, especially when you throw in elements like a delayed flight.)
When you book with us, we’ll send you a digital welcome guide, packed with helpful information about your rental and the surrounding area. And of course, we’ll let you know how to check-in.
♠♠♠ RECENT UPGRADES ♠♠♠
We take great pride and joy in our vacation homes. That’s why personally inspect our rentals at least twice a year, to be sure that everything adheres to our high standards. What’s more, every year, we improve and upgrade our villas.
To us, “good enough” is never good enough; we want our vacation rentals to exceed your expectations.
♠♠♠ WALK TO THE PLAYGROUND ♠♠♠
Have a little Disney downtime? Take the kids to the playground – or take yourself to one of Indian Creek’s adult “playgrounds.”
Our subdivision offers not only a full-on kid paradise – slide, swings, monkey bars, and even a soccer field – but tacks on grownup fun including basketball, tennis and a putting green. Right here, in our subdivision, just a few minutes’ walk from Villa Luja’s front door.
♠♠♠ LOTS OF AMENITIES FOR KIDS ♠♠♠
Parents know: Packing for a vacation with kids, especially little kids, is the worst. The absolute worst. There’s no way you can fit all the required baby gear in your suitcases, but of course, you need your littlest family members to be safe and happy while traveling.
We care about your children (and your sanity), so we’ve stocked all our villas with high chairs, strollers, pack-and-plays, and other baby gear. Whatever you need, let us know. We have lots of baby and toddler accoutrements on hand, so we’ll be happy to accommodate.
This home well well equipt with everything you could possibly want or need for our vacation. The only thing we had to buy was our groceries. The pool was clean and refreshing. The house was clean and spacious. I will be staying there again on our nwxt vacation. I give it two thumbs up, a high five annd five stars too!
We enjoyed our visit here very much. It was very convenient to Disney and Universal Studios! We stayed over Christmas and had great weather and we were able to utilize the pool! We had 8 adults and a 1 year old with us and had plenty of room! The house was great and offered a lot with the pool and the pool table & air hockey table in the garage for additional fun! Very close to stores for groceries or any other needs. While the house was stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses etc..if you are staying with a large group for more than a day or 2 you would need to stock up on paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags etc... Management is very easy to work with, answers questions quickly leading up to the trip and provides all the information you would need upon arrival and during your stay. We were very please and would definitely stay here again if the opportunity arises.
We were pleasantly surprise. Could not have experienced a better stay. Would highly recommend to everyone. The parks were exhausting. It was delightful to come in to this beautiful relaxing home.
We h ave just returned from our stay in orlando at villa Luja, the villa location and facilities were excellent and we enjoyed using the pool especially after it was heated! The only disappointment was the standard of bed linen and towels, we felt that the bed linen could h ave been cleaner and the white towels were grey and stained and some of them did not smell very nice and we had to wash them before we used them. Clean crisp bedding and fresh white towels would have been nicer. We realise that this can be difficult with guests using and washing the towels. We suggest that linen should be replaced to enhance the stay at the villa but generally enjoyed our stay.
This was our first time using Vacation Rentals, and I must say the home looked the same in all the photos and in real life. Very clean, with tons of space and room. The 3 master bedrooms was so nice. The owner was in constant contact with me, asking if I had any questions or concerns. All of the restaurants was very close and many to pick from. Never made it into the pool, because of being at Disney all day....but did go out and take a look at it! My Mother in law loved the home and said she will use Vacation Rentals from now on. Cannot wait to come back.....because when I do.....I want this same property!
My family and I had a great time. The house, pool and everything else was great. Very clean and inviting. I will stay here gain if I would get the chance in a heart beat. The owner was wonderful. If I had a request or question, he was very attentive and prompt with answers.
This was my first time doing a HomeAway rental and I must say..........this property far exceeded my thoughts! You look at things on the internet and think that the photos don't match, so when you walk into the home.......Clean, and just like the photos on line......EVERYTHING was perfect. So much room, that everyone had a great time. My Mother in Law and Grandfather in law first visit to Disney but the loved the home. Never made it into the pool because of being at Disney all day, but the beds, were very comfortable. The owner (Mr. Ward) responded back to every question that I might have had, which made the visit even that more special. Next trip I will be using this property. The neighborhood was very nice and clean. I would recommend this property to anyone......just don't reserve it when I am coming. Plenty of great places to eat just a few minutes away.
♠♠♠ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! ♠♠♠
There’s a mile and then there’s a Disney mile. And no, we’re not even talking about how many miles you’re going to walk while at Disney.
We’re talking about drive time. The miles between you and the parks you’ve come to see. The miles between your kids and the parks they cannot wait to see.
The miles you’ll spend trying to ignore a chorus of crescendoing are-we-there-yet?s, and breaking up spats between excited (or overtired, depending on whether it’s a to or from trip) kids.
The miles that won’t feel like vacation – those are Disney miles.
Luckily, at Villa Luja, there are only three of them. Three miles, we mean. Just three short miles between you and Disney. That’s five minutes. You can survive five minutes.
What’s more, at Villa Luja you’re close to all the other stuff, too: Located in Indian Creek, the villa is close to shopping and big-name chain restaurants (just around the corner), to a Super Target and Publix (5 minutes), and to everything else you need. You’re also a short drive to several excellent restaurants, from familiar favorites to best-kept Kissimmee secrets. (Ask about our favorites!)
We’re adamant about ethics and honest rental descriptions, so we’ll never embellish how close our villas are to the destinations that matter to you. So, let’s cut to the chase: Villa Luja is located about 3 miles to Disney. In are-we-there-yet?!? terms, this means:
• Magic Kingdom: 15 minutes
• Animal Kingdom: 7 minutes (faster, if you hit the green lights!)
• Hollywood Studios and Epcot: 10 minutes
• SeaWorld and Universal Studios: 20 minutes
• LEGOLAND: 30 minutes
• Busch Gardens and the Kennedy Space Center: About 75 minutes
♠♠♠ “DRIVING” DISTANCE TO GOLF ♠♠♠
Indian Creek and Osceola County are a golfer’s wonderland, and Villa Luja sits smack in the center of some of the best golfing in the area.
Within walking distance (15 minutes on foot, or 2 minutes by car): Mystic Dunes Golf Club and its 18-hole, dunes-style western nine, similar to a British links course, and an eastern nine of low American classic wandering through wetlands and oak forests. This course was rated 4 stars, and ranked number 2 in “Orlando's Top 5 Golf Courses.”
If Mystic Dunes doesn’t scratch the itch, then hop in the car for the 10-minute drive to the Champions Gate International and National 18-hole courses, both of which were designed by Greg Norman. The International provides a British links-style experience, while the national is traditional American style. The David Leadbetter Golf Academy is just adjacent to these courses.
Finally, a 15-minute drive delivers you to the Celebration Golf Club, rated 4.5 stars, in the top 3 in central Florida for service, and in the top two for course conditions in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.”
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
|Cleaning fee||£96 + Tax|
Pool heating is optional at $30 per day / $180 per week plus tax.
BBQ Grill rental - $55 per week plus tax.
Early check in / late check out may be available and is charged at $75 plus tax.