Welcome to our beautiful, spacious 3,860 square-foot home which is located in the much sought-after, gated community of Grand Reserve. This small development of 110 Executive homes is built around Lake Thomas, the surrounding wetland, and conservation areas. It offers peace and tranquillity: the perfect place to relax and unwind after an exciting day at Disney or an enjoyable game of golf at one of the many championship courses conveniently located nearby.
Our luxurious villa offers spacious, flexible accommodation with maximum comfort over two levels for ten people and is ideal for one or two families, plus grandparents. Complete privacy is ensured as our home is set on a large corner plot with conservation land to three sides of the property so you have fabulous views and are not at all overlooked.
On the ground floor the main Master Bedroom has a king-sized bed, spacious ensuite bathroom, private access to the pool and lanai and views overlooking the conservation area. The second Master Suite is separated from the main living area by a door and corridor to give additional privacy and has exclusive use of the pool bathroom and views over the wetland area. The pool bathroom is complete with walk-in shower and also has private access to the lanai and pool area. The other two bedrooms are twin rooms that have use of a shared bathroom conveniently located between them. The Den, which we use as a separate television room has the 40' TV, and gives additional flexibility for adult guests as it has a full ensuite bathroom. The massive third Master Suite, (28-by-20 feet) is located on the first floor. It has a full ensuite bathroom, king-sized bed and sitting area, own air conditioning unit, and fabulous views over the natural lake and wetland conservation area.
The large, Kitchen is well equipped with plenty of work space, a central island and breakfast bar. A separate full-sized Laundry Room is also very useful. The Breakfast Nook overlooks the pool and lanai, and there is also a desk with telephone and internet connection as well as a selection of novels, DVDs and videos for your entertainment. Beyond this is the comfortable, bright and airy Family Room which is fully-equipped with 50-channel cable TV and Sony 5.1 Dolby Home Entertainment system. The patio doors give direct access to the pool area and lanai from this room.
Also accessible from the kitchen is the games room (formely the garage) which is fully kitted out to enable you to practice your best shot. There are 2 sofas to chill out on if you prefer to spectate or to take a quick breather from the action. Try '501' or 'Round the Clock' on the dartsboard. You'll need to have quick reactions to win on our 7ft Air Hockey table, or maybe you prefer a little hustle on our 8ft Minisota Fats Pool table. Whatever your preference you can easily while away a few 'spare' minutes here.
The Formal Living Room enjoys views across the pool to the lake beyond and also has patio doors allowing direct access to the dining area on the lanai. This room, and the Dining Room, which overlooks the conservation land to the front of our home, are both exquisitely and elegantly furnished. As the conservation area borders our property, our Lanai and South-facing Oversized Pool are afforded complete privacy. You can enjoy the far reaching spectacular views over the nature preserve whilst relaxing on one of the luxury cushioned poolside loungers in the fabulous Floridian sunshine.
The lake and wetland area are home to a wide variety of birds and mammals. Sand Cranes and Egrets, enjoy the habitat, bright red Cardinals are frequent visitors to our bird feeder and red headed woodpeckers can be seen on The Live Oak draped with Spanish moss on the edge of the property, from which our villa takes its name. It is a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite for painters and writers who enjoy the tranquillity but also want the convenience of nearby amenities.
The garden, pool and lanai lighting allow you to enjoy evening meals alfresco, where you will also experience spectacular sunsets across the lake. At dusk the conservation area comes alive with a cacophony of sound from the creatures of the night, but within the screened area you will be bug-free. The hypnotic sound of the cicadas and the throaty melody of the bullfrogs fills the redolent evening air whilst you relax and enjoy the unique Floridian ambiance with a glass of wine or cold beer and contemplate nothing more taxing than tomorrow’s adventures.
For the comfort of all our guests this is a non-smoking home and regrettably pets are also not permitted.
Kevin we were delighted that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Celebration in our home and I will be pleased to add your comments to our VRBO guestbook and website.
"We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for many families, we had 8 adults and 2 kids and had more than enough room. It offered a lot of privacy. Jennie was very accomodating to our needs. This is a house we plan on staying at again."
As long term and frequent visitors to the Orlando area, taking villa accommodation each time, we have covered a wide range of rental communities and indeed villas. This was the best villa experience we have had in all that time!
The villa is basically first class. It is extremely spacious, nicely designed and furnished, clearly well looked after , impeccably clean and well presented. One aspect which really appealed to us was the privacy and beautiful outlook at the pool deck. Here you can take as much or as little sun as you wish, with covered Lanai as well as both sunny and shaded areas around the deck throughout the day. The Lanai area is shaded in the morning allowing a comfortable al-fresco breakfast.
In constrast to many villas we've rented previously, this one was extremely well equipped in every respect; crockery, glasses, basic cleaning products, cloths etc,towels,bedding, all present and correct. The large room upstairs is genuinely vast, with excellent views across the conservation area.
In terms of communications and the whole booking process, Jennie did a great job and the plaudits in this regard from other guests are indeed well deserved!
This is now ourt preferred villa for Florida vacations!
Thanks for having us as guests!
You'll find this place hard to beat! Beautifully appointed and so much room to lose a big family in. The location is perfect, close enough to Disney but far enough away from all the crowds. Not overlooked in any way and the conservation land behind the property adds to the relaxed feel.
Jennie is an absolute delight to deal with from start to finish. You couldn't wish to find a more helpful owner.
We will most certainly return. Thank you Jennie, you've been the perfect host.
Thank you Jenny for allowing us to stay in your home. We went on holiday with my mum, dad and two teenagers and the house was perfect for us all! It is set in a quiet gated community but only 20 minutes away from Disney - travelling home was a breeze after a long day in the parks.
The house is the best we have stayed in and we have been travelling to Orlando since 1991. It was bright, clean, well appointed and welcoming.
We would definitely recommend this home to our friends and family.
Looks eactly like the pictures. The house was everything and more that we wanted. Beautifully decorated, very clean pleanty of room for our family, extended family and friends making up a party of 7. Plenty of beds and bathrooms to go around. The pool, the kitchen, the bedrooms - everything so relaxing after a busy day at the parks. Loved the special touches that made this house into a home. I can't say enough about how warm and gracious Jenny was. Was very close to the parts and shopping center near by. Would love to go back sometime for a return visit. Thanks for gving us a beautiful setting for making family memories.
Grand Oak Villa was our first time renting a vacation home and we were extrememly pleased with experience. The home was just as it appeared in the photos and was immaculate. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house was very comfortable and spacious. We had our family (8 adults and 2 children) altogether for 10 days and there was plenty of room so that everyone was able to have their own private space and yet nice open areas so that we could spend time together. The pool was a favorite with everyone - and the nature area in the back of the property made it very private and peaceful. The location of the property is very convenient to Disney World. We were able to go early in the morning, come back for a break in the afternoon and then return to Disney World in the evening. We also spent a day at Cocoa Beach which was also an easy drive. The owner, Jennie, did everything she could to make sure that our stay was enjoyable and her personal touches in the house truly made it feel like our home away from home. We all agreed that we had a fantastic vacation and that we would not hestitate to return to Grand Oak Villa in the future.
We would like to thank Jennie and family for letting us enjoy their home on our recent vacation to Florida. We all had a grand time(5 adults 2 children.). The home is exactly as described in the VRBO listing We did.marathon trips to Disney and Universal theme parks. The home was immaculate, large an comfortable. The instructions and maps Jennie provided were perfect. We enjoyed the closeness to Disney while being able to escape the chaos of the hotels in summer. Being able to leave the parks in the afternoon and return home for lunch and pool time was refreshing. after a quick nap it was bake to the parks for the evening festivities. The home was large enough for all of us to have their own space without bouncing off of each other. It was easy for all of us to get ready for "rope drop" at the parks every morning. and a very relaxing place to come back to at night. The view from the pool deck is wonderful, a great place to unwind and end the evening. Convenience and comfort, all groceries and restaurants nearby. A real GEM!! Don't miss this one. It's better than a Disney hotel.
All Disney Theme Parks and other amusement parks nearby, Horse Riding, Water Sports, Biking and Hiking Trails, Airboat Tours, Supermarkets (2.5 mile), Pharmacies (1 mile), Banks, Gas Stations (0.25 mile), Walk-in Clinics, Hospitals, Local wildlife viewable from the Lanai and Pool deck