About the property
- Villa1245 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 - 30 nights
Private Home, Resort-Like Community, Central Florida Activities
*Please carefully review minimum stay requirements (typically 90 days January through April) and the availability calendar before submitting requests. Requests for periods shorter than our minimum stay or for more than the maximum amount of guests may be declined.
Come enjoy a private home with resort-like community amenities and easy access to activities in Central Florida.
This single level duplex villa with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was purchased in 2014 and has received a thorough scrubbing, fresh coat of paint and many new items including stainless steel kitchen appliances. Efforts have been made to equip with higher efficiency items to minimize impact and be eco-friendlier while maintaining comfort for guests.
Palm Place is still considered a “work-in-progress” with continual improvements but it seemed important to share our modern, low-key oasis with others. The layout is that of a 3 bedroom villa. However, the third bedroom is locked off and used as the owners' office/storage space. It is not available for rentals.
Sip a cup of fresh brewed coffee or glass of wine while overlooking lush green lawn and woods. Explore the Clubhouse or dip in the pool. Play a game, set or round. Gaze across the lake and watch for wildlife. Go on an adventure at one of the nearby attractions like Disney or Sea World. You will find the variety provided by this location excellent and the community has more than a bit of charm.
*General Property Information*
Gorgeously landscaped gated community (we will need the names of all guests)
Concrete Patio Lanai with Outdoor Bistro Table and 2 Chairs
Cleaning Services: The place will be clean when you arrive. However, additional cleaning services are not included in your stay. Please let us know if you wish to hire help with cleaning and we will be happy to connect you with our trusted cleaning specialist.
Meals: “Self-Catering” Guests provide their own meals
Off-street designated parking for one vehicle and visitor parking
*Sports & Leisure Activities*
Great Neighborhood for Walking
Enjoy Nature and Wildlife Viewing
Bird Watching (Sandhill Crane, Bald Eagle, Egret, Heron)
Resort Swimming- 2 Outdoor Heated Pools and Jacuzzi
In Clubhouse: Exercise Room/Fitness, Pool Table and TV Lounge
By Clubhouse: Pools, Picnic area and Shuffleboard
Tennis Court- Across from Villa (byob- bring your own ball and racquet)
Basketball Court- Across from Villa (byob)
Sunset watching at Lake Marion ( over 3500 acres and yes, there are alligators)
Golfing Offsite Nearby- Stonegate, Greenlefe, Sun Aire, Diamond Back and Southern Dunes
Bowling Offsite- AMF Kissimmee Lanes offers traditional bowling on 32 lanes. The center is non-smoking and has off-street parking as well.
*Attractions, Services and Businesses*
Theme, Amusement and Water Parks
Legoland is a short 20-30 minute drive
Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are approximately 40-60 minute drive
Busch Gardens/Tampa about 90 minutes away
Atlantic & Gulf Beaches (distances vary, 90 minutes plus)
Restaurants (15 minutes plus)
Shopping (15 minutes plus)
Other Notes: This is non-smoking, no pet rental. You must provide us with the first and last name of all guests so that they may be cross referenced in our security system. We will also need your vehicle make, model, license plate number and state it is from. Guests must check in at the security kiosk (main entrance) and abide by all community rules, regulations and bylaws. Guests must use a validated key fob to access and utilize all common areas. This rental includes one parking spot only. Please make sure to carefully review the "Welcome Binder" upon arrival that includes important information such as the community rules and regulations. We will provide a keypad code so that you may gain access to the villa once we have received all guest and vehicle information.
Angel Swindell/Eric Swindell
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Angel Swindell/Eric Swindell
We are Angel and Eric Swindell and fly under the banner 'Starfish Services' for appropriate business and reporting purposes related to our vacation rental. We use Palm Place at Lake Marion as our stateside hub and vacation home. We loved the community we purchased another villa called Hibiscus Hideaway at Lake Marion which is directly across from the community clubhouse and pool. We enjoy connecting with new people from all over the world and are open to potential vacation swaps.
Angel Swindell/Eric Swindell purchased this Villa in 2014
What makes this Villa unique
Lovely green space, easy walk to the community clubhouse, directly across the street from the tennis and basketball courts.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
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.
The accomatations were as indicated very comfortable.
The condo was very nice and clean. The resort amenities are as descripted minus a golf course. The nearest course is 3-5 miles away ( no biggy.) The recliner needs to be replaced. If your looking for peace and quite this is a Great location, if your looking for restaurant's and entertainment it's a little far out of the way.
Thank you for your comments about Palm Place at Lake Marion. We're glad you enjoyed your getaway. We don't advertise golf as an amenity in our community; however we do list several courses that are nearby. Hopefully, your review will further clarify this aspect to others.
Thank you for pointing out the issue with the recliner to us; your stay followed a very busy winter season and perhaps it saw more use than usual. We will be sure to inspect and address the condition of the recliner upon our return home at the end of the month.
It is true that we are not on top of all the restaurants and entertainment (or subsequently in the midst of the crowds and traffic that come along with that kind of location); that's why the community is so endearing to us. We enjoy the peaceful and natural setting.
Relaxing and comfortable stay
Listing description was accurate, and liked that it was non-smoking and no-pets, great for people with allergies. Property clean. Owners were attentive to any questions, were friendly, and provided excellent customer service. Owners provide many extra touches, including a choice of linens, and a well equipped kitchen with lots of dishes and cooking pans, and cooking appliances. Larger appliances in the villa are modern and well maintained. Really liked the choice of TV programs and ability to record programs. Really appreciated that the patio had sunshine from early morning to late afternoon. Instructions well done and cupboards, etc well labelled so you easily knew where something went. Also appreciated that owners allowed us to use their mailbox and entrance pass. Personally, we loved it that the villa and the entire gated community was quiet. Looking forward to next year's stay. Kudos to Angel and Eric!
We are so pleased that you loved our villa and the Lake Marion community and are looking forward to your stay next season! Thanks for noticing our sentiment toward order and comfort. It was a pleasure to get to know you a little throughout the vacation rental process. We appreciate the care you took with our home and thank you again for staying at Palm Place.
First of all, the owners were great with correspondence. They emailed us promptly and were very helpful, providing us with any necessary information that could help us adjust well during our stay. The home was lovely and everything from the furniture to the cooking supplies were modern, organized and easy to find. The surrounding area was also beautiful and quiet, with courts and pool area very nearby the home. It's a little bit out of the way in terms of shopping outlets, but great for a peaceful getaway!
Thank you for noting the peacefulness of Palm Place and all of the love that we have poured into the villa. We wanted to create a cozy retreat within a resort-like community boasting amenities such as the pool and courts. We are really glad that you mentioned Palm Place's location. It is close enough to enjoy the area activities but definitely away from all of the "hustle and bustle". This was a conscious decision on our part so that we could promote relaxation in a tranquil setting. Mission accomplished!
Don't be afraid of this rental !
What a find this is. The owners went to great lengths and hard work to make this a comfortable place to stay. The beds are very comfortable . Everything is as new , great furniture and appliances, beautiful sylvan setting from the rear patio door. Very peaceful.
Thank you again for staying at Palm Place. One of our favorite things to do is watch the morning sunlight kiss the spanish moss hanging from the treeline. We are so glad that you also enjoyed the view!
- located in a quit & green area at Lake Marion (Kissimmee)
- the vacation resort has got a large swimming pool, tennis & basketball court and is manned by security service personnel
- apartment is very, very clean, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are fully furnished with everything you need
- theme parks in Orlando (Disney, Universal, Sea World, etc.) can be reached within 1 hour by car
- supermarkets are nearby
- owners (Angel&Eric) are more than friendly, they always replied to us within the shortest time in case there were questions from our side and gave us a lot of helpful recommendations regarding or stay, we felt home away from home
Thank you again for sending us photos of you all having fun at Disney World. We are glad you enjoyed the local activities and Lake Marion amenities. We are equally thrilled that you felt at home in our villa. Sending warm regards across the miles and awaiting your return to Palm Place! Eric and Angel
The quiet and lovely Lake Marion Community is away from the hustle and bustle. The nearest grocery and activities are at least 15 minutes away.
Additional pricing information
*Please carefully review minimum stay requirements and the availability calendar before submitting requests. Requests for periods shorter than our minimum stay or for more than the maximum amount of guests must be declined and the impact on our conversion rate puts this listing at risk. Thank you* Standard rates are only valid through 2016 and are subject to change. This is a non-smoking, no pet rental. We will need the first and last name of all guests prior to arrival so that they may be added to our security system. Guests must check in at the security kiosk (main entrance) and abide by all community rules, regulations and bylaws. Guests must use a validated key fob to access and utilize all common areas. Please check-in with the hospitality desk at the Lake Marion Community Clubhouse to secure a parking permit. If our hospitality staff are unavailable or you are arriving after hours, please check in the following morning. (Hours are posted at the Clubhouse). Make sure to carefully review the "Welcome Binder" above the Banana Bar upon arrival that includes important information such as the community rules and regulations. We will email you a keybox code so that you may gain access to the villa. Please return the key back to the keybox immediately. You will find a "Florida Keys" key ring by the Banana Bar welcome center that you will use during your stay; just like home!