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Spacious Family Friendly Quiet & Secure Villa w/Southfacing Pool & Patio

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake, Haines City, Florida Orlando/Kissimmee, USA - Easy Access To Theme Parks And Other Areas Of Central Florida

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.

Catherine Hems
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The villa was huge, spotless and had every utensil imaginable. It is close to supermarkets and plenty of fast food restaurants. There were 4 adults and 2 children (6 and 11) in our party and everyone had a great time. We could not find a single fault with this villa and are only disappointed that we didnt discover it years ago! We will definitely be back. "

"Just got back from two wonderful weeks in Orlando. I cant fault this property even if I wanted to. Plenty of space, well organized and in very good condition. Away from it all but only 30 minutes to Disney. Lovely south facing pool and close to a great golf course (Southern Dunes). Not the place to stay in if you want club hopping on your door step, but great if you need to relax and spend time with the family. We felt very well looked after from the point of our reservation and we would consider returning.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake in Haines City

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite for 2nd Master Bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite for 1st Master Bedroom downstairs
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 soak tub, separate walk-in shower, separate wc, twin wash basins En-suite to bedroom 2 wc, bath with shower over, twin wash basins. Bathroom 3 wc, bath with shower over, twin wash basins Downstairs wc, Poolside wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 downstairs Queen size bed, TV, lockable walk-in closet, linen/towel store. Patio doors to pool side Bedroom 2, 3 & 4 Upstairs Bedroom 2 full size bed, TV, closet Bedroom 3 twin beds, closet Bedroom 4 twin beds, closet
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Our management company is available should there be any problems. Their telephone number is free to dial from the villa telephone along with local and national (USA & Canada) telephone calls. Calls can be made to the UK using pre-purchased telephone cards. A folder is on hand in the villa giving details of the running of the villa and the locality. We also provide, free of charge, WiFi, (log in details are in the folder) cot/playpen, high chair, stair gate, baby alarm, BBQ, a selection of games, jigsaws and pool toys. Outside: There is a large patio area with tables and seating for 10, 4 sun loungers and a 2-seater patio swing (for adults). The private 15' x 10' pool has child safety fencing that can be partially or completely removed and even with this in place there is still plenty of room for children to play The pool can be heated to 87F in the cooler months. A BBQ is also provided (not the coals) and stored in the poolside WC. Utility Room: Washer and tumble dryer plus clothes maiden, iron and ironing board Instruction books can be found in the kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided in the property with additional items available in the closet on the landing and the downstairs bedroom. Cleaning is undertaken after each rental period. Other: Den area upstairs has queen-size sofa bed, TV, DVD, and foosball table Workstation area includes a table and internet hub.


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  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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It was good besides not having control over the a/c.

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, comfortable villa!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments. Pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to hearing from you again.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Southern Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 4 (Exit 55)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Manny's Original Chop House
Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Apr 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A returnable booking form and our terms & conditions will be sent after the initial email. An invoice detailing the charges and timing of payments will be issued requesting a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking with the balance due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. 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 - £115.00per week
Rentals of less than 7 nights incur a surcharge of £80.00
Quotes can be provided upon request in USD and will be calculated using the exchange rate on the day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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