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Alexia and Minno Venema

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Spacious Luxury villa, Oversized Pool,Free internet,Legoland & WDW nearby

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Disney / Orlando - The Brick House@Sunny Florida

Spacious floorplan,3 bedroom 2 bath. fireplace, Oversized heated Pool & Jacuzzi.

Looking for your ultimate Orlando Experience? At a good price? Our unique, spacious ranch style brick house will have it all close to all major attractions such as LegoLand Florida, Walt Disney World Resort, Seaworld, Universal Studio's, Kennedy's Space Center and at with an easy transfertime from only 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Situated on a 29.000 sqft (2700 m2) spacious lot at 'The Villages at Nature's Edge' in Haines City, our villa offers enormous privacy situated at the beautiful Lake Pierce.

Peace & space are combined with the ease and excitement of having Orlando, the Entertainment Capital of the World, within easy reach! With LEGOLAND FLORIDA around the corner (15,5 miles). Walt Disney World (34 miles), Universal Studios & Sea World (50 miles), just a short drive away with easy access to shopping at Wall Mart (two departments nearby) & The Eagle Ridge Mall in Winter Haven or Posner Park in Haines City. Our villa has a wonderful south facing 100% private oversized (heated) swimming pool with jacuzzi & oversized pool deck. All located within an attractive planted court yard area.

Having all amenities our villa has to offer? Check our 35 positive reviews for more information and join our happy renters group.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alexia and Minno Venema (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

About Alexia and Minno Venema

We are a family of 4, living in the Netherlands.. Key is, for us, the outdoor lifestyle Florida has to offer. Florida also known as the Sunshine state offers plenty of sunshine year round..We like to have breakfast, lunch and BBQ diners on the patio and to enjoy the very spacious pool and pool area.. With the entertainement capital of the world within easy reach, we never have a dull moment and lot's of family fun vacations..

Alexia and Minno Venema purchased this villa in 2006

Why Alexia and Minno Venema chose Disney / Orlando

After years of owning a villa in the Disney Area, we decided to sell our villa and custom build a new one.. in an area nearby to offer us more privacy and more tranquillity.. Nature noises, in stead of traffic and vacationers screaming in the pool next door till late at night.. That's why we choose for Nature's Edge at Lake Pierce.. More space in- and around the villa, more relaxation and Florida's beautiful nature all around you. We liked to have a luxerious masterbathroom, a wood burned fireplace & a spacious kitchen.. Everything what we liked on a family home is here to make our or your stay as comfortable as possible..

What makes this villa unique

Situated only 15 miles from LegoLand Florida and only 30 car minutes from Walt Disney World is attractions wise an unique benifit. Also the Bok Tower Garden is very nice to visit year round if you like a spiritual, nature like experience. The gardens also futures Florida's oldest vacation home open for visitors. Bok Tower is situated at Florida highest point above sea level. Lake Pierce at the end of the straat is very easy to fish, by renting a boat at Jennings Resort, where you can rent your gear and bait. The area is known as 'the bass (fish) capital of the world'.Playing golf is attractive at Lake Bess Golf and Country Club and several other great courses like the Diamond Back Golf & Country club, The Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort and of course the award winning courses at WDW and Champions Gate. Most of all it's the environment that makes it all special.. Tranquillity, overwhelming nature with lot's of lakes and even a hilly countryside. If you have been visiting the Disney Area a lot, it will be surprisingly different to stay here with us and will give you a new perspective on your stay in the Disney Area, with the 'Entertainement Capital of the World as ever within reach.. In short, you have the option to choose whatever you like depending on your mood without the stress of missing something during your holiday..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Alexia, Minno et leurs enfants sont des personnes extrêmement sympathiques et nous avons été ravis de cet échange avec eux. Tout a été parfait et s'est déroulé sans le moindre souci.

Nous avons beaucoup aimé la maison à Haynes City. Elle est extrêmement bien équipée et nous y avons passé de supers moments. L'intérieur est très spacieux et confortable. L'extérieur est parfait pour se reposer, se baigner et faire des barbecues.

De plus, elle est très bien placée pour visiter Orlando et tous ses parcs.

Cette expérience a été un vrai succès !!
Oct 2013
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based on 50 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious Luxury villa, Oversized Pool,Free internet,Legoland & WDW nearby
average rating of 4.72 based on 53 reviews

Quiet Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Alex and Minno were fantastic hosts - they got back to us right away on our request for booking and even accommodated us to arrive early on check-in.

We had everything we needed for a quiet family vacation - wonderful after a full day of visiting local parks. We were especially happy to find a cooler so we could pack drinks on day trips.

The local restaurant, Cherry Pocket Seafood was wonderful to discover - very nice on the patio - great food - and local wildlife was very entertaining for the kids.

We would absolutely recommend this beautiful home to families!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to host you and your family and we would welcome you or any friends recommended to us back in the future! Cherry pocket indeed is a hidden treasure at Lake Pierce and just around the corner. Thank you for staying with us and thank you very much the this nice review! Warm regards, Alexia and Minno
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Wonderful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our Honeymoon in November 2015...The house is breathtaking...the photos really don't do it justice! The neighborhood is very quiet, and the neighbors are extremely friendly!

Aside from an issue with the pool heat, our stay in this house was amazing!

If we come back to Florida in the future, we would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you for this great review, glad you've enjoyed our house during your honeymoon. People always ask us if the pictures on the website are accurate and / or recently taking, what more can we say then your review on this topic? We hope to see you back in the future as our valued guests! Regards, Alexia and Minno
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Perfect house, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month here, it was clean, well maintained and so so peaceful. If you want to be at the heart of the action, just around the corner from the parks and shopping, then stay somewhere else, but if you want tranquility with plenty of wildlife and don't mind driving on traffic free roads then this house is perfect.

We chose to stay here because of its location and the very competitive price and we were not disappointed. We had no problems during our stay and booking was straightforward. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! This is exactly why we (custom) build our home in Natures Edge. We've owned a property near Disney for a couple of years, but although the distance was short to the parks, we suffered form the traffic jams on US 192 every day. Year by year the environment became more busy and stressful. We found this piece of land along the golfcourse near Dundee and build the house near the lake. It was our best choice ever. Now, being only 15 minutes from Legoworld and an hour from the major attractions it's a place to relax, enjoy the oversized pool, enjoy nature and play golf and still have Orlando "around the corner. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you back again. Alexia and Minno
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Fabulous property, amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

Alexia, the villa was beyond our expectation and we had a fabulous stay in Florida. We did have some trouble getting in when we arrived but your villa manger (Frank) was accessible, very friendly and extremely helpful, turns out a new battery was needed.

Thank you


  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Allen, It was a pleasure to have you and your famliy as our guests! Thank you so much again for your booking and your great review. Glad our home exceeded your expectations, spread the word. We hope to see you back sometimes Kindest Regards, Alexia and Minno P.S. It's always nice to have a good property manager nearby !
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it was dream house

  • 5 of 5

thank you for let our family to stay in your beautiful house

my kids love to chasing frog,lizard and turtle

i wish i can go back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! regards, Alexia and Minno
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Very nice home

  • 4 of 5

I want to start off with this house is very nice. The layout is amazing, the pool, bedrooms everything was great. The most important thing is any trip you make add an extra half of an hour to it. We drove up to the parks pretty much everyday and adding that time everyday sucked. All stores were at least 30 mins away. I felt like I was driving in a circle. I have traveled quite extensively and even though this was a terrific house, I would not stay here again. Again...this is a great house, but the added time aggravated me. If however I wanted to just relax, I would recommend this home. I was really looking forward to a hot jacuzzi, but it was just a part of the pool. The jets really didn't work, and it was just pool water.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cherry Pocket
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Port Canaveral
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Diamond Back Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 27
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cherry Pocket 'Where the locals go'
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa beach
Car: recommended

Our villa is located only 10 minutes (13,5 miles) from LEGOLAND FLORIDA in Winter Haven! This 150-acre family theme park, located in Winter Haven, offers more than 50 rides, shows and attractions geared for families with children ages 2 to 12 and ultimate LEGO fans. Just a 45 min. from Orlando Airport, 30 min. car drive (34 miles) from Walt Disney World and other attractions such as Seaworld, Universal Studios and 'Aquatica' in Seaworld. Also near to the highest point of Florida, where you will find Bok Tower Gardens, as a perfect spiritial getaway!

The big benefit of our location is on top of our closeness to LegoLand that you reach Disney from a different direction to the 100s of people staying in Kissimmee. They may well be stuck in a traffic jam along the HW192 whilst you will drive straight in! You are also nearer to both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. You can shop 'til you drop' at many discount malls and eat out at very reasonable prices in a huge choice of restaurants.

Other Activities: Boat rental at Jennings Resort to fish and boat at Lake Pierce.

Golf: There are about 60 golf courses in the neighbourhood, for instance within 10 miles you'll find the Back Diamond Golf and Country Club, The Grenelefe golf and country club in Haines City. Also you will find the Lake Bess Golf & Country Club on only 10 carminutes in Winter Haven, children till 14 play FREE!

The nearest PGA courses you will find at Champion Gate Four Corners, Reunion in Davenport and of course the excellent golf courses at Walt Disney World within a 30 minutes car drive.

Play golf year round on these golfcourses, thanks to the great Florida weather!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Haines City, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Apr 2016 - 25 Jun 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Jun 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Indian Summer
25 Sep 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Golf Season
2 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Winter
27 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Snowbird Season
3 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £171


Initial payment will be 25% with a minimum of $ 250,--.

Local Florida sales and tourist taxes (13%), departure cleaning, normal use off electricity, air-conditioning, water, towels, linen, high speed broadband wireless Internet.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Disney / Orlando in Florida

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double shower
    Jack & Jill - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , washstand and mirror cabin.
  • Bathroom 1: The master bathroom features double wash bins with cabinets underneath, a double shower room with enclosure, a separate tub and a separate toilet. Bathroom 2: Features a wash bin with cabinets, a toilet and a tub/shower with glass enclosure.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Family room (sleeping sofa) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , convertible sleeping sofa
    Crib - 1 Cot , portable crib to place anywhere in the house
  • Our custom build villa features high-quality fixtures and fittings. The Master Bedroom is spacious, nicely furnished, featuring a 51 inch HDTV. The large en-suite bathroom features a double vanity unit, Roman bathtub, huge build in closet, double shower and separate WC. Also a large walk-in closet to store all your clothes, suitcases etc.. Bedroom 2 and 3 are sharing a family bathroom with vanity basin, WC and bathtub with shower.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
If you enjoy your privacy, you will appreciate our large south facing swimming pool with extended pool deck, jacuzzi spa, lanai and sun-bathing area. In both summer and wintertime our pool is sunfacing during the day. Most guests take advantage of the electric pool heat to keep the pool up to a maximum of 90 degrees, the Jacuzzi spa to a cozy 100 degrees. See yourself relaxing in the jacuzzi spa and watch the sunset in the evenings with a cold refreshment in your hand. Also for your convenience you will find a complete range of patio furniture, table and sunloungers and ceiling fan for those warm evenings. The pool is maintained weekly by our Management Company, and for the peace of mind for those of you with young children, we have installed a removable child security fence around the pool. Facilities outside include a brand new large gasheated / infrared barbeque/grill, two full size dining table with a total of 12 chairs. At night the pool and the jacuzzi can be lighted.

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