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Location, Privacy & Lakefront Views!"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is the home everyone is talking about! Phillip’s Palace is the most sought after home in the Rolling Hills & Celebration area!

Located less than 5 minutes from Disney and 10 minutes from downtown Celebration, Phillip’s Palace was custom built for my personal use and now you can enjoy this fantastic home!

Filled with luxurious furnishings and decor this home is for those who appreciate the finer things in life - yet don’t want to pay Disney thousands of dollars nightly for the privilege of staying on property.

From the moment you pull up to this home, located at the dead end of of a Cul De Sac street, you will appreciate the large pavered driveway that easily accommodates 4 vehicles with ease. As you enter the travertine entry and open it’s double doors you will see thru the formal entry and living room into the huge covered lanai and oversized pool.

Spectacular view after spectacular view can be enjoyed from the breakfast room, living room, breakfast nook the family room featuring a triple sliding door that disappears into the walls and and of course the pool itself.

JUST ADDED! The latest and most modern TV made - a 60 Inch Ultra 4K Television! Enjoy the unbelievable picture of a huge 4K TV in the family room now.

You can sit at the breakfast table, one of the three lazy boys in the family room, the plush pool side rocker lounge chairs under the covered lanai or in the oversized pool spa and watch the nightly fireworks of Disney.

Early mornings you will enjoy the colorful spectrum of the low flying hot air balloons as they gently float by overhead. All the day you will be entertained by the majesty of the huge assortment of wildlife that partake of the 20 acre water and conservation area.

Watch as the Sandhill Cranes bring their babies up to your pool or the majesty of a huge American Eagle soaring above the lakes seeking it’s next pray. Storks, Flamingos, Ducks, Herons, Turkey Buzzards and many, many more water foul will help you relax your day away in this beautiful home.

It's so, hard to believe it is so quiet and yet so close to Disney - literally only 3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park- and you don’t have to fight the huge traffic issue to get to Disney!

Yes this home is designed for those who enjoy and understand the advantages of great living. The oversized foot 40 long pool, the large 6 person spa, the “clear view” screen that allows you to see it all, without the little bugs to annoy you.

The home is designed for adults, families with older children and business men who want to take advantage of bringing associates and family with them to the area. The home features two master suites each with king beds and private baths.

Two other bedrooms with queen size beds and a full bath between them. The family room not only offers spectacular view of the lake, fireworks and pool area but also has a 60 inch Ultra 4K HD televisions programmed with cable TV and over 400 channels.

If you are looking for your own “world” while visiting Disney or other theme parks you -have found it. Every theme park is less than 20 minutes from this home. Literally hundreds of restaurants are within 20 minutes .

For the golfer’s you have over 50 course within 20 minutes of the home. Courses like Celebration, Mystic Dunes, Championsgate’s 3 courses, Reunion’s 3 courses, Orange Lake, Orange County National’s 3 courses, Disney’s Courses including the Magnolia Course, Falcon Fire and over 50 others!

This is the home you have been searching for - but don’t be disappointed - reserve it now, if you don’t somebody else will!

If this home is to big or not big enough check out my other Disney homes. Listing #4559 was a custom built 3 bedroom home that was originally built for me. Listing #9390, Listing #7171 is a 6 bedroom home located in the resort community of Windsor Palms. Listing number 9392 was a custom built 4 bedroom condo I had designed for my parents - all of them are as close to Disney as this home.

More Details

Property Manager
Jhony Alvarez
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, We have staff fluent in Spanish!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About Jhony Alvarez

We moved to Florida permanently in 1996 after spending the winter and the first quarter of 1995 here. We sold our home and business in Kentucky because we wanted to enjoy the warm winters. We traveled for three and a half years while living full time in a motorhome until we built this home. Late in 1999 I decided to become a realtor and became a broker in 2001. I enjoy meeting people and helping them enjoy what we have became more than a hobby. We have recently acquired another motorhome and hope to travel a few months a year in it again. We enjoyed this home and shared it with family and friends for many years. This home was designed to be our permanent home and has many, many features for safety and comfort. This home is a Hurricane resistent home. It's walls are permanent as they are steel and concrete - we wanted to feel safe when we were here and think our guest will enjoy this quality as well. We had three hurricane'"eyes" to come over our home in about 4 weeks in 2004. We had NO damage! While other homes around us lost roof shingles and pool screens we had no damage. We didn't even lose our TV signal during any of the storms. We have owned this home and lived in it ourselves until 2015. As a licensed Real estate broker I have assisted many people with the purchase or rental of homes for the past 16 plus years as well. We love sharing our homes with our guests. We listen to the guest and try to provide the things they want and like while trying to keep our rental affordable to everyone. After being in business for many years one thing I realize is we aren't perfect and different guest will expect different things. We provide the homes with what most families have asked for AND used from our experiences. If we don't have what you desire - we will try to get it for you - our goal has always been to satisfy our customers and make their vacations the best possible!

Jhony Alvarez purchased this house in 2000

Why Jhony Alvarez chose Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens

Location, Location and location! Great Neighborhood, nice size home. This is one of the few places you can get to Disney's World Drive or Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in less than 5 minutes of real driving time. Located on the preferred side of I-4 the west side close to Disney, yet only minutes from easy I-4 access to easily navigate to the other theme parks, convention center, downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport.

What makes this house unique

12 foot wide stack and pack totaling hiding sliding door from family room to pool area. Huge 40 foot chevron shaped pool with separate large raised spa. Large covered porch inside the lanai with luxurious patio furniture. All of this overlooks lake and conservation area. Spectacular views, privacy and upscale bedrooms with flat screen tvs in each. The family room has a 60 inch 4K Ultra HD TV.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to Disney before and stayed in a rental home. We stayed only a little further away, less than 10 miles, but we soon found out how much closer this home was to everything including Disney time wise. We visited over Labor Day weekend, the time saving was incredible. We know we saved over one hour travel time each day to the parks. My time is valuable, especially with tired and cranky kids after leaving the parks. Oh, the house was really nice and clean as well. We hope to come back next year. Thanks for a great time!
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens in Four Corners

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large master ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), , Baby Cribs (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
60 inch TV in Living Room, TV's in master-bedrooms, Full Laundry room, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Luxury Decor, Double Mastersuites each have Plush Pillow top mattresses on King Size beds, Tile Floors, Private Pool with Pool Heat available FOR $30 per day plus tax, Close Proximity to Disney, Model Home


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.6734695 based on 55 reviews

Best stay in 8 years of spring training visits

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in hotels, condos and vacation properties. If we had stayed here 8 years ago, this would have been our 8th visit!

Out week was spent with 2 other couples, party was 7 total. Everyone was very comfortable. Pool area is fantastic and the lot is aligned so it is very private. As soon as I know next years date I will be organizing my next stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thanks so much for your review of our home. We continue to try to meet our goals of providing the best guest experience. It all starts with our guest. We enjoy making your visit the best and appreciate your comments - as they really help future guest. We look forward to seeing you again next year along with your family and friends. Mickey, Jhony and the team
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Nice place... but don’t pay extra for a “heated” pool...read on

  • 2 of 5

Nice place ...BUT had issues with the HEATED pool/spa! They made sure we paid all of our fees on time...BUT the pool heater was malfunctioning ...and trying to get a refund for the days we were unable to use the pool/spa is ridiculous! We paid an extra $ 30 + tax for each day ...

We paid over $300 to have the pool heated for our 11 day vacation.

We had 6 days of water too cold to enjoy. We live in Wisconsin and do the Polar Bear plunge... so we are use to cold water... BUT we paid for a heated pool/spa.... All we are asking for is to be reimbursed for the days it was malfunctioning... it’s only fair

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonnie thanks for the review you posted, I am also attaching a copy of the note you sent me during the stay. (Post note). Obviously after you went home you were unhappy about the pool heating situation even though we discussed it. Let me explain this to you and all other visitors. We recommend pool heating for 210 days of the year. Less than 5 % of those dates during the year (typically only 3%) the weather gets so cold we can not heat the pool and keep it totally warm. After all, when it snows here - which it DID- you can't expect the pool to remain in the 80s when open to the air in 35 degree weather - that is an act of God or winter weather. But we tried- we just got our electric bill for that month and it was over $600! Our cost were even more - but that is not your problem - I just wanted you to know we gave our best efforts. We did our best and we refunded pool heating money to you as well for those days. I’m sorry we couldn’t make mother nature co-operate better for you - but that is the situation that everyone has to chance from November 1 thru March 30 every year here. We are very happy you loved the home otherwise and look forward to having you again as our guest. Thanks for choosing our home and we hope to see you again next year! Jhony. bonnie Jhony, Thank you for resolving this situation. Be well, Bonnie and Paul Hopp
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  • 5 of 5

The property was overall spacious,clean, and amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yeruchum,our staff really appreciated your review of our home, your review helps make other potential guest help select our home with confidence. We sincerely thank you for sharing your time with us about our home! Jhony
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Outstanding home and outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

4 men for a golf weekend. Great home for it. With 4 separate rooms and 3 full baths plus large kitchen and living room. Pool and spa at additional costs. High recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tod, we appreciate you taking the time to review our home. We are gratified that you enjoyed our home and it made your visit special - we look forward to seeing you again soon! Jhony and the team
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved how close this home is to Disney! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, thanks for the fantastic review of our home. Our cleaning crew gets excited to hear when the work put on the house is appreciated!” Thanks Jhony
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A great place for 4 guys on a golf trip

  • 5 of 5

Place is super nice, and in excellent location. Tons of golf courses within 15 minutes. Plus all the restaurants around Disney so plenty of options. 4 bedrooms so you can get away from the guys but a nice area where everybody can hang out. Very happy with my experience

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, our staff really appreciated your review of our home, your review helps make other potential guest help select our home with confidence. We sincerely thank you for sharing your time with us about our home! Jhony
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings, Friday's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes, Celebration, Orange Lake, Disney,
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 192 West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Outback, Red Lobster Carraba's, Taco Bell

Disney World's Animal Kingdom park is only 3 miles and access to all Disney parks is Nearby. Disney's Wide World of Sports is less than 10 minutes away. Miniature Golf 2 is within 2 miles. The quaint community of Celebration is less than 5 miles from the home as well as exceptional discounted shopping centers being only 15 minutes away. Spring Training is nearby with several major league teams training centers being 15 minutes to 1 hour away. Universal Studios and Sea World are also less than 20 minutes away!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.87
Damage Deposit £361.05

Pool heat available $30/day. Damage deposit of $500 required upon check in. Cancellation fee is $100 after reserving. 50% if less than 60 days for arrival and 100% if less than 30 days before arrival.

Manager'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.