About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Stunning Villa with unspoilt views, watch the sun go down over conservation area
Sophie and I are very proud to have just been awarded HomeAway Premier Partner status for our continued efforts in offering our Guests a great Vacation experience, along with the customer service they deserve.
Mark & Sophie's Retreat is a 4 bed 3 bath Luxury Villa sleeping 10 people, having 1 King, 2 Queens and 2 Doubles-(Fulls).
FREE POOL & HOT TUB HEAT!!
A simply stunning Villa with unspoilt views with no rear neighbours. Relax, unwind and watch the sun go down over conservation area from the comfort of the pool area/terrace.
All new Games Room Equipment installed by The Florida Games Room Company on the 04/13/2017 including Pool Table, Foosball Table & Air Hockey!
As of December 2017, we have replaced all bedroom tv’s with 32 inch flatscreen smart tv’s, so guests can make use of their Amazon/Netflix’s accounts to stream their favourites and catchup (if you have time!) whilst at the house.
Previously listed on Homeaway with great success since 2009 by the previous owners, we purchased the property to build on and enhance the hard work and dedication they showed both the property and their Guests.
Mark & Sophie's retreat is a beautiful 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom vacation rental villa with private pool, spa and games-room located, close to Walt Disney World in the exclusive new gated community of Aviana Resort, Orlando Davenport, Florida.
The villa has 2 Master suites with en-suite bathrooms and the other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom sleeping up to 10 comfortably.
Mark & Sophie's Retreat is an ideal choice for nature lovers and those wishing to experience peace and tranquility, in luxurious surroundings.
Our vacation villa rental is located within easy reach of the Disney Theme parks: Disney's Magic Kingdom, Disney's Wide World of Sports, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Disney's Blizzard Beach, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Downtown. Universal Studios, The Holy Land , Wet and Wild and Sea World are also a short drive away on Interstate I-4.
Our vacation rental home is exquisitely furnished with everything to make your stay an unforgettable one. The bright and airy kitchen offers granite countertops and wood cabinetry.
Our appliances in the kitchen include refrigerator / freezer with water, cubed or crushed ice, range, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, electric can opener, electric mixer, 10 cup rice cooker, electric tea kettle, colander, ice-cream scoop, 4 slice toaster, cookery, cookware and glasses ( just to mention a few). It is equipped with everything to prepare a family feast for any occasion. You have a choice of eating in the kitchen area which seats 8 or at the pub table which seats 4. Or out on the patio by the pool which has seating for 6 guests under our covered Lanai. Use the large family room to relax in during the day or evening, with comfortable sofas, stunning furnishings and lamps, a 42'large screen LCD TV with FIOS 180 channels, Blu-Ray DVD player, free wireless internet and free long distance phone calling in the USA and Canada.
The Master bedroom is Lush Tropical themed and has an en-suite bathroom which opens onto the pool area.
The Master Bedroom has a King Bed, 32” Flat screen TV with cable, a ceiling fan, lamp, dresser, mirror and night stand. It also opens onto the pool via a sliding glass door. All bedrooms are carpeted.
Master bedroom #2 is a Rusty themed Sunset and Vines Queen bedroom with ceiling fan, lamp, nightstand, 32” TV with flat screen and cable.
Bedroom #3 is an Eva Mendes Queen bedroom collection with dresser, nightstand, mirror, lamp, 22” flat screen TV with cable.
Bedroom #4 has 2 Double (Full) Beds with 22” flat screen TV with cable and a standing lamp.
The pool is south west facing with a screen enclosure, table and seating for 6 and 2 chaise loungers as well as a safety fence for the little ones should you need it. Enjoy the Red Head Crane birds as you overlook the conservation area in the backyard allowing you lots of privacy. NO rear neighbours.
PLEASE NOTE: For the benefit of the photos shown on this listing, the pool fence was taken down.
The pool fence is up at all times for the benefit and safety of our guests.
The garage has been converted into a Nascar Themed games room with foosball, and pool table and air hockey, (all new as of April 2017), perfect for long matches and children’s entertainment!
Inside the games room is also the laundry room with a full washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. The villa is fully equipped with all linens and towels needed for your vacation.
There is a pack n play, umbrella stroller and a high chair for the babies. Come and enjoy!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Mark Gowers
Sophie, our son Ethan and myself are originally from Somerset in the UK. Work takes us between Florida and the UK, so it made sense to purchase a home base in the USA. We love the lifestyle that Florida offers, as do our guests at the house. We know you’ll enjoy our home, the surroundings and all Florida has to offer as much as we do.
Mark Gowers purchased this House in 2016
Why Mark Gowers chose Loughman
This Beautiful property was originally listed on Homeaway by the previous owner, Bernadette Bodden, who has been taking bookings since 2009. We purchased this property to use as our home whilst working in the USA, whilst giving discerning travellers the chance to holiday in a beautiful home in unspoilt surroundings .
What makes this House unique
Some of the reviews left for the previous owner on her listing: Great Times 5 of 5 Home was just as you see it and was very nice and clean. Really enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi. There is a large Club house with a 'beach' pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness Room, Volley Ball and playground overlooking a lake. The Club house has an exercise center and is an easy walk from the house. My family would love to return next year. Submitted: Jul 1, 2015 Stayed: Jun 2015 Source: HomeAway Anonymous Lovely villa - everything we dreamed of and more! 5 of 5 We stayed here for 2 weeks at the beginning of September 2014, the villa had everything we needed and more!! Everything was really clean and well kept, it was exactly the same as the photos. The pool and spa was fantastic, I only wish we used it more!! The villa was 20 mins from Disney world and 30 mins from universal studios so great location! The owner answered all of our questions prior to the stay with no problems. I would definitely recommend this villa! Submitted: Sep 23, 2014 Stayed: Sep 2014 Source: HomeAway Tina R. Wonderful Family Vacation! 5 of 5 The pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the conservation land was lovely. We ordered the heat for the pool because of sister's two small children (5 and 6). We all loved the pool and Jacuzzi. The bedrooms were well appointed and the bathroom off the Master Bedroom accessed the pool lanai. The car ride to Disney (Animal Kingdom), LEGOLAND and iFly (adults) were easy. The grocery/liquor store is within 5 min of the house. One night we went into Kissimmee to Savion's Place (Trip Advisor #1), which has a causal Floridian atmosphere (clean) and the food was excellent. The Aviana neighborhood is newer and gated with a large Club house with a 'beach' pool, Jacuzzi and playground overlooking a lake. The Club house has an exercise center and is an easy walk from the house. One morning a pair of large sandhill cranes showed up near the lake.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This house was exactly how it shows. Very nice resort and the house had everything that we needed to make it a relaxing holiday. Would definitely recommend this home and I would rent it again!
Lisa, thank you so much for your booking and the wonderful review. Sophie and I are thrilled you all enjoyed the house and had a great time. You were perfect guests and Sophie and I look forward to dealing with you again soon.
Nice house good location hot tub is awesome!!
Stayed 2 weeks everything worked as expected. On the smaller side as far as bedrooms and bathrooms go but it was overall a great place to stay.
Enjoyed our stay!
We spent the spring break week there with our 2 Daughters while visiting the theme parks in Orlando.
We had a great time, the house was nicely kept and we have no complaints at all.
Even though we didn’t spend much of the day there, it was nice to go back at the end of the day and relax in the pool/jacuzzi area. The garage turned game room was also a nice feature and helped provide some quality family entertainment. The house was very spacious for our family of 4 and another feature we also liked was the fact that the house is away from all the Orlando busyness in a nice and quite area.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely be back again!
Owner very responsive and helpful. House was as advertised. Clean and well maintained. Plenty of towels. Pool and hot tub were plenty warm. Definitely recommend it .
We’ll be back!!
We had a very nice stay. The House was clean and well kept. We just wish we had more time to enjoy the pool area. We’re already planning our next adventure there!
Thank You so much. We had an a most amazing stay. The beds were very comfortable, the pool and hot tub, clean and warm. The house beautiful and functional. We had a group of 6. Plenty of room. Great location. Thanks to some of the reviews, we used the back roads to get to Animal Kingdom, missed heavy traffic. My parents have never experienced a stay in a house only condos and hotels. They are amazed, and looking forward for a couple weeks next winter to stay here. Thank you to Mark Gowers and family. We had some questions, he promptly contacted us back. We will definitely be staying here again.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
Sophie and i are thrilled you enjoyed the house as much as we do.
You were perfect guests and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next vacation.
Aviana is a private, gated community, situated among 46 acres of tropical landscape with many amenities. The Club House is 6500 sq.ft with zero entry pool, spa, fitness room, computer room, conference room, sand volleyball, putting green and kids playground. Carpet in all bedrooms and tile in all bathrooms, kitchen, living and dinning room. Central Air Conditioning. 2 Alarm clocks Private, Screened-In, Heated Pool and Spa. Full Kitchen with New Appliances. FIOS 180 channel Cable with 42' flat screen TV CableTV in all bedrooms, DVD players Game Room with Foosball, Pool Table, Ping Pong(Table Tennis) Pack n Play, High Chair, Stroller. Washer / Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board. Free High Speed Internet Free long distance calling in the USA and Canada Granite counter tops in Kitchen and all bathrooms. Hair dryer in all bathrooms, Toaster, Blender, Mixer, Coffee Maker, Rice Cooker, Can opener, Electric Kettle
Additional pricing information
The total payable for Pool Heat & Grill rental (if required) will be added to your final total prior to payment. The total shown by HomeAway on the initial calculation only shows 1 Day of pool Heat @ $25 and One Weeks Grill Rental @ $55. This is a limitation of the HomeAway system and will always be corrected prior to receiving a final booking / Payment request.