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Arkvilla, Where Memories Are Made

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,580 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms Incl 2 Master Suites, Private Pool with Extended Sun Deck & Game Room

Get your vacation off to the best start by choosing to stay at Arkvilla.

If you want a home that is loved and cared for then this is it. We want your stay to be special and we want you to 'Make Memories'

We have many families whose children have learnt to swim in our pool and have sent us photo's - it is a blessing that we are part of our guests vacations.

Our home is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation home with private pool and games room. A stylish home which is the ideal place to relax with your family or friends for a really special vacation.

Spend quality time enjoying a fantastic vacation in our lovely home, Arkvilla is furnished so that you can relax away from the theme parks. A bright and airy home.

The Lounge is elegantly furnished in gold & cream, a chic room with a bright, airy feel, relax in peace and quiet with a good book or surf the web using the free wifi.

The large open plan Family Room is furnished for comfort and relaxation. A 50' flat screen TV is the central focus, the family room looks out on to the private pool area. A room where you can relax after busy days at the theme parks.

The Kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal if you fancy a meal in. There's a full-size oven and hob, refrigerator/freezer with ice- maker, built-in microwave oven, dishwasher, waste disposal and telephone, wifi - everything you need for your stay. There's even a IPod dock are provided for your added convenience.

Adjoining the kitchen is a separate Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

The beautiful, spacious Master Bedroom, with En-suite, is in gold and black with hand chosen accessories and wall art. What a wonderful room to wake up in with a view over the pool and lanai. It has a queen size bed, large walk-in closet, 32' cable TV, safe, radio alarm clock and hairdryer.

The fabulous en-suite bathroom has his and hers inset hand basins, large walk in shower and a corner bathtub, enjoy a pampering soak in the tub.

The second Master Bedroom also has en suite facilities with queen size bed , cable TV and large closet with plenty of hanging space.

There are 2 further Twin Bedrooms with large closets which share the Family Bathroom, each room is decorated in neutral tones so that they are ideal for both adults or children.

Patio doors lead out from the Family Room and Master Bedroom to the fully screened, extended deck area with private pool. The pool is serviced and cleaned weekly, and arrangements can be made to have the pool heated during the cooler months.

Sun loungers, 8 patio chairs, footstool and table are provided for al fresco dining. A wonderful outdoor space and what more could you ask for to enjoy the gorgeous Florida weather

Our fantastic Game Room has 8 foot Pool Table, 7 foot Air Hockey table, Darts Board, Tennis and Badminton rackets for use on the onsite Tennis court.

For a fantastic family vacation all of the major attractions including Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios, Wet ‘n ‘Wild and Legoland are within a easy drive.

The Gulf and Atlantic Ocean Coasts and Kennedy Space Centre are only an hour and a half away.

• Walt Disney World 8 miles.

• International Drive, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc. 20 minutes.

• Orlando International Airport 30 minutes.

• Cape Canaveral and Space Centre 75 minutes.

• Tampa and Gulf Coast 90 minutes.

Please do get in touch, we'd love to have you stay

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Sandra

We are Sandra & Jai Mandalia and we live in Romford, Essex in the UK. We have 3 children Arun, Ryan and Kyle, hence the name Arkvilla. Jai works for in Human Resources and I work for a Vicar in a local Church doing administration and helping with our Church Nursery.

We love our Florida home and are delighted to share it with guests who love it as much as we do and we do our best to make sure they have the most wonderful stay.


Sandra purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sandra chose Highgate Park

We chose to buy our home in Florida after visiting Florida a few times and loving the whole Florida experience, the people who are so friendly and helpful, the food is great, it's so clean, there is so much to do and we believe it’s a wonderful place to vacation.

Our home is on such a gorgeous community called Highgate Park which is a quiet Gated Community. It is located in a peaceful area set amongst beautiful rolling countryside with an abundance of pine trees and orange groves adding to the natural beauty of the area. It is ideally situated on the US Highway 27, just minutes south of the US Highway 192 and only a short drive from the I4.

There are many local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, and golf courses and yet our home is just 8 miles from Disney World.

An ideal base to see lots of what Florida has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

Chic and stylish, everything has been hand picked by myself (Sandra) to ensure that you feel at home as soon as you walk through the front door

We care about your vacation

Guestbook comments from the owner

Normally when doing reviews for things there's usually something you can mention which could be improved upon - but I have to say on this occasion I'm struggling! Sandra will make the booking process a pleasure – and you can tell she wants you to have the most enjoyable time possible during your stay.

The location I think is ideal: just a short run to all the main parks and attractions, but just far enough to 'get away from it all'. The house itself is immaculate. I'm sure there'll be villas out there where the owners will do the bare minimum just to be able to get customers in, but at Arkvilla the opposite is true: it's like a showhome, and you can tell there's been a great deal of thought and attention put into every detail. The pictures are good, but the reality is even better.

As a family of four, we had so much space it was unbelievable - no cramming the contents of your suitcases into inadequate closets: there were walk-in wardrobes with wall-to-wall clothes racks. The multiple bathrooms were a godsend, and for those who are fussy about cleanliness, I can only say the place was spotless. The villa seems to have everything you could need, and although we ate out almost every night, the fully-equipped kitchen would keep any chef happy.

Needless to say the swimming pool was the feature most popular with the children, but it was closely followed by the Games room, and here again you can see the thought and ideas that have gone into the home - it had not just a pool table and a dartboard, but a full-size air-hockey table as well!

Getting a good place to stay is a key part of any holiday, and of course the temptation is to spend a lot of time on choosing the right one. But anyone staying in the Orlando area couldn't go wrong with this property, and I am so delighted we stayed here: it became not just a base for our daily excursions, but somewhere we couldn't wait to relax in at night. It really did help make our holiday in Florida one we'll treasure.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Highgate Park around the Davenport

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2580 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) 4 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Safe IPod dock


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Arkvilla, Where Memories Are Made
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home from home villa, me and my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very clean, excellent facilities my son loved the pool table, air hockey, x box and swimming pool. We would highly recommend staying here. Sandra the owner was so helpful recommending places to visit, restaurants and General queries. Only downside was that we had to come home 😔

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review, it really helps other guests get an up to date view of our home I hope you and your family get to stay again in the future
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Home Away From Home

  • 4 of 5

This was our first home rental in Florida and we were very satisfied with our stay. We spent the first 2 days just enjoying the house, the pool and game room. As for shopping and enmities, everything we needed was just a hop, skip and a jump away. It truly felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for chossing Arkvilla for your first family trip to Florida, we hope you get to stay again in the future
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Perfect base

  • 5 of 5

I had stayed in Ark Villa previously in 2011 when I was on a family holiday, so when I needed to go and work in Orlando for several weeks, Ark Villa was my first choice of place to stay. It was a great base to me during my stay as I was working in the International drive area. As before the Villa was Impressively decorated, quiet and very clean. Sandra was always on hand to help with any questions I had. I would reccomend Ark Villa in a heart beat to any one looking for a place to stay in Orlando.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Ricky, it was a pleasure having you stay again and we look forward to you staying again this summer with your family, this time you can have a fun holiday rather than have to work all the time.
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The Perfect Villa!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I found Arkvilla on the Internet I thought we'd found the perfect base for our holiday & once I'd spoken to its owner Sandra I knew i had!

It is evident when speaking to Sandra that she really does care about her home & wants those who stay there to have the best holiday possible. She was happy to guide me through the maze of Disneyland (a daunting task for a complete novice!) renting cars & every attention to detail was afforded down to links to shopping Malls & even local Dr's & chemists details. This made such a difference to me & it meant that ahead of the trip I felt supported & felt confident that the villa would also live up to expectation.

I am pleased to advise that the villa is stunning, the gated Estate provides a secure & extremely quiet environment. Inside its spotlessly clean & it really does provide home from home comforts.

Being complete Disney novices we wanted to have a base within easy reach of the Parks (Sandra's directions are perfect!) but far enough away that we could escape the 'Disney Bubble' each evening & have our own space to chill out & relax. Arkvilla is a haven that provides all of this. It's within easy reach of all the parks (both Disney & Universal) & I can't recommend it highly enough!

Thanks Sandra for helping to make our holiday so special & one we'll never forget (for all the right reasons!).

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so, so, much for your testimonial, it makes us so happy to share our home with people who love it as much as we do. I am always happy to help with any questions as we want you to have a wonderful stay and I really appreciate your kind words. We will be delighted if you come and stay again
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  • 5 of 5

Having spent a fabulous 2 weeks stay at Arkvilla all we can think about is how soon we can book another stay. Everything went very smoothly from booking the holiday to arriving home. The owner contacted us after a couple of days to make sure everything was alright and both the owner and management company were contactable throughout our stay. The villa is lovely and homely, very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone looking for holiday accommodation in Florida. It feels very safe being in a gated community, is easy to find and all of the local attractions and facilities are just a short drive away. Looking forward to booking another stay soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for doing a review Christine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay again for your next trip to Florida.
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Wonderful!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to Florida but I have rented lots of privately owned villas/houses before and have to say this is one of the best!

Having seen photos of Arkvilla and although the photos are nice they really don't show the true amount of space in the villa. As soon as you walk through the door it has a real WOW factor.

Arkvilla is beautifully furnished with top quality beds, linens, towels etc. Is spotlessly clean and has every facility you would need. We looked forward to coming "home" to the villa every evening.

The pool and games room was loved and well used by our boys who in fact wanted to spend more time at the villa instead of the parks.

It is ideally situated on a lovely complex and easy to get to all the parks, shopping centres etc. Arkvilla has a great range of local shops and restaurants all easy to reach.

We would definitely recommend staying there and can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your first trip to Florida and like many people I know you are looking forward to going back in the future and we would be really happy to have you stay at Arkvilla again. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we look forward to helping you plan for your next trip.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Linksters Tap House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Highlands Reserve
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Gulf Coast
Car: necessary

Highgate Park is a highly maintained Gated Community set against conservation land. We often get the hot air balloons float by early in the morning, it's a lovely way to start the day, sitting on the pool deck watching them.

Close to Walt Disney World and 20 minutes to Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld

Many shopping malls and outlets are within 20 minutes drive.

Huge choice of restaurants which are family friendly


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.72

Our home is fully licensed/inspected by the state of Florida and regulated by the Hotels/accommodation division of Polk County

(Please be aware: homes that offer low rates may not be licensed or regulated and should they be inspected during your stay may lead to eviction.)

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.

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