Set in the beautiful gated community of Tower Lake the villa is perfectly placed for all attractions. Driving from the Villa Legoland is 15mins, Disney 25mins, Sea World 30mins, Universal Parks 40mins, NASA 60mins and Busch Gardens 65mins. Local amenities less than 5mins away include a 24hr Walmart, pharmacy, banks, numerous other shops and a variety of places to eat. Our fabulous light and spacious 2 storey villa is perfect for relaxing and unwinding after a day at the theme parks. Not overlooked from the back the south facing pool and patio enjoys the sun from dawn to dusk. The den area upstairs and open plan living area downstairs provide space for everyone to do as they wish. Free Wifi and Fios TV’s (x4) are provided and for the footie fans English Premiership football is available most days during the season. Golf fans will be pleased to know that there is a course less than 5mins away and many more within a short drive, including the Disney ones.
- Separate WCs2
- Min. Stay4 - 7 nights
Villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake, Haines City, Florida Orlando/Kissimmee, USA - Easy Access To Theme Parks And Other Areas Of Central Florida
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Sep 2018
About Catherine Hems
I live in North West England with my husband. We both work full time and spend what ever holidays we can in the villa. It's like home from home. We fell in love with Disney the first time we went in 1993 and visited Florida 3 more times before deciding to buy a property. We have 2 grownup daughters who are as nutty about. Disney as we are and they join us whenever commitments allow. The climate suits us and the people out there are so friendly and helpful. I still feel a ripple of excitement every time we go knowing that the weather, even if it rains, will be warmer than back in England and we can relax and forget about work.
Catherine Hems purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Catherine Hems chose Calabay Parc at Tower Lake
We chose Calabay Parc at Tower Lake because it was a new development. With easy access to the theme parks and other areas of Florida it was an ideal central location to have a base. Disney is approximately 30 minutes away, near enough to get to but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Being a gated community meant that the area would be relatively secure for ourselves and our guests. There are many shops, takeaways and restaurants within a 15 minute drive, including a large Walmart with filling station less than 5 minutes away. The grounds in Calabay Parc are well kept with plenty of room between villas and overall is quiet, peaceful and relaxing.
What makes this Villa unique
Being a 2 storey property, 3 of the 4 bedrooms are upstairs making the open plan ground floor very light and spacious. There is a den area upstairs with a multi-game table, TV and DVD should the children want to do or watch something different. The back of the villa is south facing getting the sun from dawn to dusk. The private pool has safety fencing separating it from a large patio area where children can play, adults can relax and the family can enjoy a BBQ (provided). The pool and patio can be accessed from the dining area, lounge and 1st master bedroom. We also provide, free of charge, a cot/playpen, highchair and stair gate, towels, bed linen and a hairdryer. English Premiership football is available most days during the season along with free local and national telephone calls.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We loved our stay. The house was gorgeous, it had everything you need and could ask for. It was center to all the attractions. We would definitely do it again.
Thank you Catherine and the property mangers.
Thanks for your lovely comments Cheryl. It means a lot to us when our guests tell us they have enjoyed their stay in our villa. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
It was good besides not having control over the a/c.
Mostly good but the home was hot and the a/c in a locked box, most homes I've rented allowed the renter to have control over the a/c. But other than that it was good.
Thank you for your review or our villa. The aircon is set at 76F and this is normally cool enough for our guests, whatever the weather outside. We had to use a lock box as renters in the past have turned the aircon down too low and the system has frozen up resulting in no aircon at all. There are ceiling fans in the main living area and downstairs bedroom which also help to cool the rooms.
We find this temperature perfectly acceptable when we are in the villa especially when it is 90F plus outside.
Fantastic, comfortable villa!
We had a wonderful, restful stay at this villa. The villa is spacious and was perfect for our family of 8. It is quiet and secure and the neighbors were friendly. The pool was wonderful and had various inflatables for the kids. I was really thankful for the pack n play, stroller, and high chair (saved us much needed space in the suburban) It was very clean and tidy and the beds were very comfy. We found the drive to Disney just right that we could go to the villa for a rest and go back out in the evening. It is also very close to shopping, food etc. such as Walmart, Publix, Aldi and various fast food. Also, my dad enjoyed the beautiful golf course 5 minutes away! The owners are lovely, responding quickly to all questions and requests. Maintenance also were very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed the villa and did not want to leave. It has EVERYTHING you need to make yourself at home. Can't wait til next year...or maybe sooner!
Thank you very much for your positive comments. Pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to hearing from you again.
East coast beaches including Cocoa, Daytona and New Smyrna are about 90 minutes drive. Gulf coast beaches including Clearwater near Tampa, Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key near Sarasota are from 90minutes to 120 minutes depending on where you go.
Car hire is essential to make the most of the area and for convenience.
Orlando International Airport is about 40 minutes drive
Orlando Sanford Airport is about 75 minutes drive
All driving times are approximate
Downtown Orlando 40 mins
Tampa 65 mins, Clearwater & St Petersburg 90 mins
Legoland 15mins, Disney 25mins, Sea World 30mins, Universal Parks 40mins, NASA 60mins and Busch Gardens 65mins.
Local shops/restaurants include 24hr Walmart, Walgreens, KFC, Beef O'Bradys, other Pizza, Italian and Chinese takeaways that deliver to the villa if required. There ia also a variety of other amenities less than 5 minutes from the villa including banks and smaller supermarkets.
The new Posner Park development is just 10 mins away, Eagle Ridge Mall 15mins, Florida Mall 40mins, Premium Outlets 30 mins. There are Cinema's at Disney Springs, Eagle Ridge Mall and Posner Park and Ten Pin Bowling Centres at Disney Springs and Eagle Ridge Mall.
Booking Notes: . We do not charge a breakages deposit but reserve the right to invoice you for any major damage caused during your stay. The villa is checked after every renter has vacated. Changeover Day: We have no preferred changeover day. Arrival time is after 4pm and checkout time is 10am. Late checkout times can be requested but will depend upon future arrivals and the cleaning time required Notes on prices: Pool heat - recommended October to March - £120.00per week. Please ask if you require this to be added to your quote.