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Stunning Luxury Home With South Facing Pool, Games Room And Children's Play Area

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Captiva, Formosa Gardens, Kissimmee, Florida - 5 Minutes From Disney, Close To Shops And Restaurants Set In The Gated Community Of Formosa Gardens

Captiva is a 4,000 sq.ft 5 bed 4 bath fully air conditioned luxury home, designed and furnished by a British Interior Designer. It is extremely spacious and has been designed on a New England theme, making it light and airy with white wooden shutter blinds. It is very close to Disney and other parks. There are 2 communal seating areas, a formal dining room seating 12, which overlooks the south facing pool, with white cabanas and pool loungers, hot spa, covered lanai for outside dining, Gas BBQ. Kitchen has stainless appliances. All 5 Bedrooms are individually furnished with beautiful soft furnishings, and all have a flat screen TV and Ipod docking station. Games room has dual flat screen TV's with twin PS3 gaming consoles, table football, pool and air hockey. Outside we have a playground for younger children and a sun terrace. The home features two very large master bedrooms with ensuites and private seating areas. Ideal for large families and those seeking space and quality.

Master Bed 32' x 13' plus ensuite 14' x 14'

2nd Master 25' x 21' plus ensuite

Living room 19' x 16'

Kitchen/Breakfast 22' x 14'

Games room 24' x 24'

Pool 30' x 15'

Deck 56' x 29'

Terrace 30' x 24'

Playground 24' x 24'

Plus 3 further bedrooms and further seating areas

More Details

Paul Beeny
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Paul Beeny

The owners live in Staffordshire, UK and have 3 children. As their children were growing up they looked for holidays where there was plenty to do but where they were also happy to spend time in their house. They like contemporary style living and so the properties they own all reflect this. The owners have invested in large houses in Florida and Cornwall, which are available for short term (holiday) lets. The houses have been extensively refurbished and provide a clean, fresh, look and feel. The properties provide ample space and luxury for a family to live in while enjoying a holiday. They love spending time in our houses and hope that you will enjoy them too.

Paul Beeny purchased this house in 2012

Why Paul Beeny chose Kissimmee

Formosa Gardens Estate is an upmarket peaceful part of Kissimmee, close to the parks and amenities yet far enough away to feel as though you are in a different world. The estate has a secure gated entrance well manicured lawns and beautiful properties. There is a lake in the middle of the estate which seems to interest all kinds of wildlife - including American Eagles.

The was completely refurbished in August 2012 and added to every year. The owners installed wooden flooring in all rooms except kitchen and games in order to give the house the feel they were looking for. It has top of the range furnishings and kitchen appliances, including a kettle and a much loved British teapot and cosy!

What makes this house unique

The house is on the doorsteps of Disney - 2 miles away, and Sea World and Universal are only 20/30 minutes away too. Highway 192 is around the corner and International Drive is also close by. It is therefore really convenient for all attractions and dining.

The owners have installed a safe playground for the younger ones, and a sun terrace for the adults to keep a watchful eye on the children as well as a games room with superb twin gaming consoles side by side, plus some 'toys' for the older ones.

The house is 4,000 sq ft and is set in grounds of 3/4 of an acre on a large corner plot.

The south facing pool is in the sun all day. The large deck has a covered area with ceiling fan. We have installed pool lighting, palm and Florida fruit trees to give it that tropical feel

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kissimmee in Osceola County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Jacuzzi Bath, Walk in Shower, Twin Sinks and Dressing Room to Master Bedroom Ensuite Shower Room to 2nd Master Suite Ensuite Bath/Shower to Queen Bed, access to pool deck Shared Bathroom between Twin and Double Rooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: 2 King Master Bedrooms with Bathroom Ensuite, private lounge one with direct access to pool and lanai 1 Upstairs King Master Bedroom Suite with Shower Ensuite 1 Queen Bedroom - Bath/Shower Ensuite 1 Double Bedroom (2 dbl beds) shared Bathroom with 1 Twin Bedroom (2 twin beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Outside: Large landscaped gardens to front, rear and both sides of property. Fenced secure area with playground including slide, swings and see-saw. 24ft by 12 ft private and secluded heated pool set in large deck with covered lanai. Fibre optic pool lights. This property is set in 3/4 of an acre, which is one of the largest plots on Formosa Gardens. South facing pool. Spa. Table tennis. Childrens' Playground Outdoor dining table and chairs, under covered lanai Sun cabanas and loungers. Gas barbeque. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer, ironing board, iron. Mop/bucket, sweeping brush, vacuum. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, pool towels and linen provided (spare sheets and towels available). All bedrooms have english style duvets. King size bedrooms have mattress comforters. House is cleaned before arrival and after departure. Mid stay clean available on request at additional fee. Outdoor dining under covered lanai. Gas barbeque. Baby travel cot and highchair available. Welcome Grocery Pack can be arranged


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Stunning Luxury Home With South Facing Pool, Games Room And Children's Play Area
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews

Stayed March 2016 and 2017 - Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely fantastic!! The location is great if you are taking in the Disney experience but also a wonderful property to just kick back and relax. Gated community that is very clean and quite. The perfect location to take in early morning walks. Several mornings I had the delight of seeing hot air ballons sailing over the community!!! Located just minutes from Disney, our favorite restaurants and Publix supermarket. Our family has been traveling to Florida annually since 2008. We have stayed in several different locations but I feel we have found a real gem in this house! The property Manager Paul is wonderful! Very kind, efficient and easy to deal with. I had the pleasure of meeting the owners Tony and Maureen and also Paul on this past visit. Incredibly nice people! The house is great!! Very spacious, clean , well kept and very nicely decorated. Kitchen is very well equipped. The pool is perfect and the pool deck is oversized with lots of lounging chairs. Southern exposure made it a delight to be outside all day! The bedrooms are large especially the master and upstairs bedroom. I highly recommend this property!! I don't want to stay anywhere else but here when we visit in the future!!


  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christa Thank you for your review and very kind comments. We are delighted to read that you liked the house and we trust that you had a safe trip home. We would love you and your family to come back in the future and we would like to thank you for looking after the house during your stay. Kind Regards Tony & Maureen
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Beautiful Home, Outstanding Features, in the Best Location.

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a brilliant two weeks at the property in June, and having chosen it for many of the unusual features it certainly didn't disappoint!

Formosa Gardens is our preferred location, it's quiet, gated, and extremely convenient for just about anything, as well as the obvious ability to be parked in Disney within minutes.

We have stayed in many other estates and villas, but this one leapt out of the page at us, for having a more European look to the bathrooms and décor, with what is a fantastic master suite setup.

Everything was as described, you will be short of nothing here, and the outdoor area must come in for considerable praise.

The pool heat was the best we've ever experienced in any property over here, but the seclusion of the pool area, shade and fan under the lanai if required and BBQ just make it a great place to recharge.

We certainly hope to return and would highly recommend the property.

Top tips is that Walmart are now just around the corner, learn to turn left out of the Formosa gate and first left again, missing out the 192 to get to it.

Panera Bread, (loads of locations) is the only place we find that sells Bread that doesn't taste ridiculously sweet, their Sourdough is brilliant.

Lastly don't forget to book your Disney Dining at the earliest opportunity before you go, as you can always cancel them!

Lorraine and Eddie.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well kept, comfortable and very clean

  • 5 of 5

I have a positive surprise with the house , very comfortable ,spacious, well kept and clean.

It could acomodate comfortable our family, 5 granddaughters (between 3 and 9) , three couples, we the grand parents , my daughter, my son and their their respectives husband and wife.Nice swimming pool,a hot tub and a small children play ground.

I can strongly suggest this house ,we had no complains , everything that we need was there ,

from the dining appliances to hair dryer in every bath room.Elias Bueno /Brazil

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home. We loved our time in FL.

  • 5 of 5

My only (minor) complaint is that there were not many of the typical kitchen supplies.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay near Disney.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with five adults and three kids. When we arrived the house was clean and prepared for us. We had plenty of space for all of us and the house is very close to Disney. The kids enjoyed the pool table, air hockey table, and pool. The WiFi was fast and had no problems with all of us on at the same time. We would most likely come back for our next Disney trip. One issue was that the thermostats couldn't be set any lower than 72 degrees. That's not a problem during the day, but at night we like to set it a little lower than that. Also, we couldn't adjust the heat for the pool. It was heated, but we would have liked to be able to set it higher. Thanks for letting us stay at your home.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The pool/spa heater is outside the house and for obvious reasons is locked. The pool temperature is very much a personal preference - my wife likes it hot but I prefer it cooler. However, please call our management company if the temperature isn't right for you as they will be able to adjust it within reason. The air conditioning temperature control was preset by the installer when the a/c system was replaced last July. It operates within a predetermined range but no lower than 72F. We understand that if the a/c is operated below 72F for any length of time, there is a danger that it will freeze. However, we have asked the management company if they can check this with the manufacturer for us.
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Brilliant house and stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Home

We have just spent the most fantastic week in this beautiful house.

We were a bit concerned to read an earlier review that had been submitted about the house before we set off from the UK but we spoke to Tony & Maureen about it and they explained what the previous guests had done to the house. They showed us some photos of the extent of damage that had been caused – it looked truly horrific but we were assured that the necessary repairs and clean up had been carried out and that there was nothing to worry about.

We have to say that Captiva was the best house we have ever stayed in - it is amazing. We and our children didn’t stop saying “wow” for our entire stay.

The house is exactly like it shows in the photos – it is a very large 5 bedroom property set in extensive private grounds, it is very luxurious. The bathrooms are absolutely stunning. The two master bedrooms are enormous and there were no cramped areas anywhere. The showers all worked fine – they are all very contemporary which we haven’t seen in other houses around this area.

The pool is beautiful – it is about 30ft by 12ft and it is surrounded by a large pool deck and covered lannai. We haven’t stayed in a house with a bigger pool or deck than this and we have been coming to Kissimmee for several years. The terrace with the table tennis table and children’s playground are great for young children (and some of us adults).

Noel and Sue

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments Noel and Sue. We are pleased that you liked the house and that everything was okay for your holiday. As we explained on the telephone to you, the damages caused by the previous guests was completely unacceptable and we spent a lot of money to fix all the things they broke/damaged. Their review was written in spite and goes against every other review we have ever received for the house. Owners Direct say that the review was within their guidelines but for some strange reason the guidelines do not require reviewers to be honest, fair or accurate! Anyway, thanks again for your kind comments and we hope to see you return next year. Kind Regards Maureen & Tony
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Car: recommended


Approximately 1 hour to West and East Coast beaches


20 minutes from Orlando International Airport


1/2 mile to supermarket, shops and restaurants

Further Details:

Formosa Gardens is one of the closest short term rental community to Disney. 15 minutes to Sea World, 20 minutes to Universal. 15 minutes to Legoland. Lots of nearby attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kissimmee, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Prices exclude pool and spa heating of $30 per day if required. 25% deposit on booking required, and balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Contact owners by email or telephone for availability and booking form.
Rates exclude US taxes

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeovers, but flexibility will be considered for those arriving on other days of the week.
Check in from 4pm.
Check out 10am.

Notes on prices:
Cleaning included pre arrival and on departure.
Pool heating if required at £15 per day.
Prices exclude US taxes (13%)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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