We welcome you to stay at our villa situated on the gated community of The Shire at West Haven. It is ideally placed for all of central Floridas attractions. The Disney Parks are only 15 minutes away, Sea World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Legoland are within easy reach. You are also ideally placed for some of the best shops, bars and restaurants that central Florida has to offer.
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Living rooms, Games room, Pool & Spa, private outlook
Sally & Mark Turner
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
About Sally & Mark Turner
We are Mark and Sally Turner from Worcestershire, England, UK. We fell in love with Florida on our first visit back in 2005. Since that time we have spent many happy holidays in the sunshine state and have been fortunate enough to return on many occasions. We have two children aged 28 and 26 and one granddaughter who made her first visit at 3 months old this year! So they have all been brought up with holidays to Orlando with all its magic and many attractions. We have also 'acquired' a son-in-law a couple of years ago, who very quickly jumped on the ‘Florida’ band wagon!!
Sally & Mark Turner purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Sally & Mark Turner chose West Haven
Our property is an executive, spacious and comfortable property.(We have just added a new genuine leather corner suite with chaise lounge section). It is fitted with high spec facilities i.e. The fastest available internet connection (up to 100 Mbps download speed), we have an ihome portable music speaker for you to connect your iphone/ipad etc to the wireless network and play your music anywhere in the house. The 60 inch HD wall mounted TV has the Apple TV connector, enabling you to play your just recorded holiday videos through the wireless network, or watch a film via Netflix, or connect to one of the several other apps. Also attached to the TV is there is an XBox 360 with kinect - to keep the children amused (if they haven't been worn out at the Theme parks!). For the soccer fans among you, we have the English Premier League upgrade option on our Brighthouse TV package, so you will be able to watch the match of your choice! In our games room we have an American pool table, Air Hockey table and Bar Football - so plenty of fun for all the family! Outside there is a spa and pool with plenty of deck space for enjoying the sun, there is also a six seat outdoor dining table and BBQ for you to enjoy al fresco eating! At night time the pool and spa can be lit with various different colours, just choose the colour you like, or the colours will change automatically. We believe we have thought of everything you would need for your stay.
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa is not overlooked and backs onto a conservation view (not backing directly onto other properties or white fences like many villas in the Orlando area do!). It is a southwest facing property, so you will benefit from plenty of sun on the pool and terrace and you will be able to watch the famous Florida sunsets from the balcony above the pool! We have six rattan sunbeds to relax on and a matching six seat table and chairs on the lanai, with the free use of our BBQ. The pool and spa have multi colour lights for evening/night time bathing, just choose your colour or have changing colours!
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
I cannot stress enough how wonderful this villa was. Our whole experience in dealing with Sally and Mark from the beginning of our booking to end was completely professional and nothing was too much trouble. Ivan The management company was also such a great guy and again nothing was too much trouble.
Where to begin the location of this villa is fantastic. 5 minutes drive away from lots of great restaurants, supermarket, gas stations, pharmacy and take out (Championsgate). Access to the I4 towards the parks or down towards the beach again only 5 mins drive away.
Disney parks are about 20 mins drive universal and outlets just a little further up, although we did find a short cut.
West Haven - The Shire Community is absolutely stunning. The scenery, the villas, security, location everything was lovely. We have decided that we only want to stay here from now on.
The Villa itself - we were 2 families of 4 and stayed in this wonderful villa for 3 fantastic weeks. The villa is maintained to such a high standard with everything you could wish for. On arrival it was spotlessly clean. I still cannot get over how huge it is. The space is amazing the children made full use of the games room every single day.
The patio area around the pool is so lovely with more than enough extremely comfortable sun loungers. We sat most mornings out by the pool drinking our coffee planning our day.
The living area with the phenomenal large L shaped sofa was a godsend in the evenings after our long days at the parks - big enough for all the adults to stretch out and relax after a hard day in the sun !!!!
The kitchen has everything you need to cook if you decided to eat in which we did quite a few times.
There are enough towels and beach towels for everyone, hairdryers in every bathroom, I literally cannot find fault in this villa at all the only negative is how sad we all were to leave. I cannot wait to book again. Thank you again Sally and Mark. xxx
Thank you for your lovely review Sacha.
We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at our villa - we try to make our home as welcoming and as comfortable as possible, and it really makes us happy that our guests have a fantastic time!
We hope you have all come away with lots of magical and happy memories and we would welcome you back again in the future,
Sally and Mark
We loved every minute of our stay in the villa. The pool was nice and private and the spa was welcoming after a long day in the parks. The beds were really comfortable and area was peaceful and quiet. All of our requests and queries were dealt with promptly and the villa was really clean. Community pool and gym is less than a 5 minute walk away and Champions Gate is a 2 minute drive away with a supermarket and plenty of eating places. Would definitely go back and stay in this villa again. Thank You.
Thank you for your review Keith, we would very much welcome you to stay at our villa again and are happy that you loved your stay!
All the best,
Mark and Sally
Orlando 2017 summer holiday.
Villa was exactly as the photos/website, kept very well,also spotless clean.
our 4th time in Orlando,2nd one in the Champions Gate area.
Great large communal pool which is very much worth using for a change of scenery.
Definitely would recamend this lovlely home!
Thank you for your review Trevor, we are happy you found everything as you had hoped! We do like to make sure photos are taken on a regular basis to ensure future guests can see exactly what our villa offers.
We hope you can return in the future.
Mark and Sally
This house was by far the best one I've stayed in while going to Orlando on vacation everything was beautiful and well kept it was just as the pictures shows it pool was heated which everyone loved and made it more enjoyable, close to nice stores which publix was the main one we shopped at Champions Gates...
And the Turner's was Amazing to work with I'll definaly be staying in this home again...
Thank you kindly.....
This Villa is Fab, the best we have stayed in .
This Villa is the bext we have stayed in and we have been going to Florida for the past 20 years every year. It is in a great location by Champions gate so easy to pop out for shopping and eating out without having to travel far. The Villa is well has everything you need for a luxury stay and the Pool and BBQ are great. We have already booked for next year.
Thank you choosing our villa to stay at for your trip to Florida and thank you for your kind review.
Yes, Championsgate now has a good selection of restaurants/bars and the Publix is very handy.
We look forward to you coming back again next year!
All the best
Mark & Sally
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday and this home really was part of making it fantastic!
From initial enquiry stages, Sally and Mark couldn’t have been more accommodating with our requirements for the stay, and on arrival everything was in place. We even got to meet the lady from the management company on arrival who was welcoming and very knowledgeable with the new Bars and Restarunts that have opened in the area.
The location, was fantastic for access to the I4 and situated in a lovely quiet street. The home is situated on a secure resort and the house alarm system was easy to use which gave us peace of mind too.
Inside the home, we had all the amenities that we required. It was exceptionally clean, and towels and bed linen were fresh. The pool area was extremely safe for our smaller children and the games room, xbox and family games were well used.
A huge thank you to Sally and Mark, we will definitely be returning to the best home in Florida we’ve stayed in to date!
Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that our villa helped make your holiday perfect!
We are so pleased that you have booked to come back again in 2020!
Mark & Sally
A Truly Fantastic Location!
Our villa is located on The Shire which is a gated community of select luxurious vacation homes all of which are spacious with executive-style floor plans. It is just a couple of minutes from Champions Gate and just over 10 minutes from all the magic at Disney World.
The community benefits from its very own clubhouse that is available FREE to our guests and includes a resort size pool, two tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis and a fully equipped air conditioned gym.
In our opinion The Shire is one of the best locations in Orlando with the peace and quiet of this executive gated community but its within easy access to the Interstate 4, which enables easy navigation to all of Florida's fantastic attractions.
The Shire provides the ideal base for exploring the Magical World of Disney being just over a 10 minute drive away. Sea World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and the newly opened Legoland are all within easy reach and waiting to give you days of full on pleasure, excitement and thrills. The Rip Ride Rocket, The Hulk and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter await. For the younger children Legoland is a must.
For the golfers the excellent Champions Gate golf courses are practically on the doorstep. The Greg Norman designed courses are a must play for any golfer. The David Leadbetter teaching academy and a floodlight driving range are also situated here. Other courses of note close by are Celebration, Mystic Dunes, Disney Courses and Falcons Fire. This is a dream location for any Golfer, great courses, great weather, great 19th at all locations. Then head off back to a great villa to relax and have a swim, whilst dreaming of that level par gross you are going to achieve the following day. Does this sound like paradise? It is! Book your next golfing holiday in the sunshine state with us. Remember our villa can sleep up to three 4 balls and our prices are for the villa not per person. The International and National Golf Courses at Champions Gate are only 2 minutes from our home.
An hour West is the Gulf of Mexico. Here you will find the beautiful beaches of St Pete's or maybe go for a swim with the Dolphins in the beautiful blue sea at Clearwater. To the East are the famous beaches of Cocoa and Daytona. Visit Kennedy Space Centre and the chance to see a live space launch.
Only 45 minutes away you can see wild alligators on one of the memorable air boat rides.
A Truly Fantastic Location!
Additional pricing information
All rates on US site may exclude local Florida Taxes - please request a quote. Electric Pool & Spa heat is £20/$25 per day. Pool heat is highly recommended for stays between October and March. Spa heat only is available at only £10/$12 per day. A mid-stay clean or daily maid service can be arranged and is payable locally please contact us for details. We welcome bookings of under 7 nights outside peak season, however, there is a short trip surcharge of £80/$130