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Relax in our hot tub at our 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom villa in Doral Woods

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Doral Woods - The Haven

A self-catering rental home with 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 10

The exclusive woodland setting of Doral Woods is an excellent place for relaxation and yet is within convenient reach of all the action of Disney and the other attractions. Be at one with nature in our unspoilt landscape. You can enjoy your time at the house by relaxing in the heated swimming pool, on the extended decking or in the 6 seater hot tub.

This self catering villa provides a home from home experience with a well equipped kitchen and laundry room. There is plenty of entertainment from the games area with air hockey, table tennis and darts to the PS2 and extensive video/DVD library of over 100 titles including many of the favourite classics. If that is not enough then there are many board games and even a library of books. We also provide a mini gym to keep you in trim whilst away.

The Setting: Doral Woods is a very peaceful development set within a wildlife reserve within each reach of Disney and lots of other attractions. It has a community pool as well as a floodlit tennis court for use by our guests. Within a very easy drive are supermarkets, golf and horse riding. Just down the road is the Osceola Environmental Center which is open at weekends to visitors and is free of charge. There you can wander along the board walk over the swamps and go alligator spotting. You will also see many of the wonderful water birds of Florida and also see a Bald Eagles untidy but enormous nest. A world worth exploring. Alternatively you can take an air boat ride through swamp land and for a real scare take the midnight tour.

The Accommodation: The villa is particularly well suited for two families or for those travelling with a nanny or a 'Granny'. There are two master suites the main one with a King sized bedroom cable TV/DVD and luxurious bathroom with roman tub, his and hers basin and large walk in shower with seat. The other, although smaller has a Queen sized bed cable TV and its own private bathroom with bath and shower.

The villa is very child friendly with lots of baby/ child equipment, use of which is free of charge. There are child-proof locks on some cupboards. It is thoughtfully furnished and versatile with plenty of space to accommodate larger parties. See floor plan under 'more details'. The kitchen offers a home from home experience, being very well equipped for those preferring to do their own catering but still feeling they are on holiday. Laundry facilities are provided in a separate air conditioned utility room and include a super sized washing machine and tumble dryer.

The Facilities: Credit cards accepted. The home provides a peaceful haven to return to after the hustle and bustle of a day out at the parks. Alternatively it is a relaxing base for lazing around the pool or soaking up the therapy of the deep hot tub. Inside activities include a extensive range of in house videos/DVDs and many board games for those quality moments with your children or for inter-family challenges. For those feeling more like some action then the games area with air hockey, table tennis table, darts board, mini gym and of course there is the flood lit tennis court and large community pool. So much to do!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lesley Annan
Member since: 1998
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was very spacious far bigger than we had imagined it would be. It had an amazing master bedroom with a huge en-suite, it was very clean and had everything you could want to either relax, cook or keep the family occupied. We didn't need to take towels or hairdryers.( a big bonus)The pool, games room and entertainment provided was exceptional. Although we didn't have small children there was everything you could need for a young family.Lesley the owner had thought of every home comfort you could need. She was always available to give tips and advice about the area. The parks were about 20-25 minutes away with lots of restaurants en route. If you book, make sure you save some time to enjoy the house and amenities.
Oct 2014
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Relax in our hot tub at our 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom villa in Doral Woods
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth time in Florida and our third stay at Doral Woods in our third different villa on the estate and it certainly compares very favourably in what is simply a very nice place to stay. Set in a very quiet residential cul de sac, the home has all the amenities you would expect as accurately described in the advert with the hot tub in particular an real benefit after 9 hours trekking round Universal! Whilst the villa will sleep 8 very comfortably, we found it was ideal for us as a family of five in order for the teenage children to have their own room and with 3 bathrooms there was no queuing for that facility either. The drive to Disney takes between 20-30 minutes’ dependent on traffic and Universal a touch longer down the Interstate but we like being able to get away from the crowds at night. Lesley, the villa owner is brilliant and keeps you informed, updated and advised throughout the whole booking and rental process and is always on hand for a friendly, knowledgeable chat whenever you want one which is a real plus. It is worth noting that the owner stays here as well! Overall, we had a fantastic time and look forward to at least one more visit to Orlando in the next couple of years or so when we hope to be speaking to Lesley again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa, Great Owner, Great Management Company - we will return

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay and will happily return on our next visit to Florida. The villa is very spacious, as a family of 5 we had many opportunities to be together without being on top of each other, as well play together in the good sized pool and dine together in the separate dining room. The Villa quickly became a family home adding enjoyment to the holiday overall, it had all the amenities expected, all of good quality - washer and dryer in a separate wash room were superb and I would even call out the ease of bins and recycling.

The Villa is around 10 minutes south of central Kissimmee, and took about 20 minutes to Disney and 30 minutes to Universal with fair traffic. Doral Woods as an area is very nice, we have stayed in villas closer to the centre of Kissimmee before, however, this time being slightly further out in a more private and well maintained area added an extra level of comfort to the stay.

From the initial enquiry, through booking and getting ready to travel, the owner Lesley has been fantastic - fast to respond and also proactive with lots of information and handy tips shared - We absolutely felt we could ask anything and get a friendly and timely response.

For those who have travelled a lot, you know that sometimes there is a need to contact the management company and if I could give a 6th star I would as to the responsiveness and care shown by the local team - easy to contact and provided solutions with speed and a smile.

Overall, a great place to stay, a good hub for theme parks, an hour to Kennedy Space Center – only 10 minutes from Medieval Times, also a fun family dinner – we also managed a couple of days of chilling in the villa with pool, hot-tubs, entertainment and sunshine.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guest's vacation is as important to us as it is to them and we will do anything we can to make sure that it runs smoothly.
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Great villa and owner

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the best thing about this property has to be the owner. Lesley Annan was absolutely brilliant and replied to any queries very quickly. We can't fault her at all!

Our stay at in this villa at Doral Woods was fun and relaxing. The pool and hot tub provide the right amount of relaxation needed after a day at the theme parks. They are nice and private and the pool heat was appreciated when the sun went away.

The location for us was a bit hit and miss. Yes, you do have the perks of living in what seems a mostly residential area, meaning it's quiet. But it is quite a long drive to anything when you take into account how long you sit at traffic lights and any roadworks.

There were some restaurants/supermarkets about 15 minutes in one direction and more about 25 minutes in the other.

Disney/Universal took about 40mins at off-peak times, but a bewildering 1hr+ during the "rush hours".

The kitchen facilities were top-notch. Everything worked and more than the basics (pots, pans, cutlery) were provided.

The living area was well maintained and we thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment on offer on our quiet nights in.

We used both the ensuite and double beds. The ensuite bed was a bit hard for one of us but the double was fine.

The lemon tree gave us some wonderful lemonade and salad dressing.

The only negative thing we can say is this villa is in need of a bit of TLC. A good, thorough clean and a bit of updating to the beds/bedding etc would be good.

Overall we recommend the villa!

Tips/hints for your stay:

- We ate at the villa most of the time to take advantage of the kitchen/BBQ and save some $ on eating out everyday.

- We recommend eating at/around the parks if you're there though as, by the time you get back from them, you won't want to prepare meals.

- Publix has better quality "fresh" food but is much more expensive than Walmart for the essentials. Both are local to the villa.

- Be prepared to drive everywhere.

- The tolls are confusing and costly. You can avoid them by selecting "avoid tolls" on your GPS/Sat-nav (it seems to be quicker sometimes). Otherwise carry lots of small change. We had a bag of quarters (25c) in the car just for the tolls.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids, ages 12, 13 and 15) we had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. Loving all the rooms the pool and jacuzzi. We enjoyed the table tennis and airhockey.

All the parks are nearby.

We can really recommend this villa for anyone travelling with kids!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 12 days at this perfect vacation home. It was very clean, spacious, and with all the amenities we could ask for. The pool and hot tub were definitely enjoyed by all. The location was excellent, close to the parks as well as to shopping. We particularly enjoyed the quiet street, very relaxing just drinking coffee outside in the early morning listening to the birds. The neighbours were very friendly, giving us great tips for dining. The management company fixed a minor problem for us within an hour of our call. (Thanks, Mike !) Lesley was very helpful prior to our arrival, giving us numerous tips to make our stay a true vacation. We would highly recommend this property and hope to be back in the near future !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property wonderful thoughtful extras Supa

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a fantastic huge stunning house, just come back from an amazing time staying in Florida . 7 of us staying there it was absolutely perfect in every way . From swimming early morning and evening to table tennis battles and air hockey matches. We never turned a tv on it wasn't necessary . We even sat down around the super dining table and played "game of life " a thoroughly chilled time to make up for the tiring parks. This house is perfectly situated everything's just a short drive away even my father didn't get lost. Just off the poinciana highway it was always easy to find our way back.

I have stayed in many places and this beats them all for the organisation and thoughtfulness that's gone into it . Even down to an odds n sods box that had adapters in it to use when I realised my travel plugs were for Europe only!

Lesley was a pleasure to liase with before and during our holiday I have recommend this place to all of my friends it was truly perfect

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do aim to please by providing those little extras to help with a stress-free, relaxing vacation. It is great to have them appreciated.
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Downtown Kissimmee
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Doral Woods is situated 10 miles south of Highway 192 on Poinciana Boulevard and 3 miles south from the intersection with the Orange Blossom Trail (17/92). The nearest shops are at Poinciana, a 5 minute drive away, where you will find a choice of food supermarkets, a bank, a variety of restaurants, a nail bar and a Super Wal-Mart providing all your needs.

Travelling time to the many tourist attractions ranges between 15 to 30 minutes drive. The closest beaches are those on the Atlantic and are just under 1 hour travelling East as is Kennedy Space Centre. Travelling west towards the gulf coast (Tampa, Clearwater and St Petersberg) will take about one and a half hours. Here you will find Busch Gardens and lots of wonderful beaches. If you don't fancy driving to & back from Busch after a heavy day on the rollercoaster’s watch out for the shuttle bus which goes daily from the Orlando area.

Other Activities: Nature walks,Environmental Centre, bird watching, theme parks, eating, cinema, shopping and more shopping!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Doral Woods, Kissimmee

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
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29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
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17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
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4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
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8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
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8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
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16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are for up to 8 and inc. of sales and tourist tax, all calls, wifi access. NB - THE QUOTED PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE POOL HEATING OR USE OF THE HOT TUB. Pool heating is £70 per week and for use of hot tub add £60 (booked together just £100). Welcome pack £33. Airport meet and greet service is available for £50 (£65 after 11.00pm). Early check in (9:00am) and late check out (5:00pm) available for £48. Addition guests ( i.e. over 8) £40 per guest per week. Less than 6 days cleaning fee of £53. Deposit against damage £200.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Doral Woods in Disney / Orlando

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Luxury Roman tub in master suite - bring your own bubbles! Over sized shower with therapy jet in master bathroom. Over-bath showers have glass screen in other bathrooms- especially useful when bathing small children who like to splash!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main master suits contains king size bed whilst second master has a queen. A roll away bed is located on one of the twin room but is movable. A sofa in the living area converts to a double bed. As you can see the sleeping arrangements are very flexible
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Stand alone 6 seater hot tub is located on pool decking within screen. A gas BBQ is available for use by guests. Breakfast nook and breakfast bar provide more casual alternative for dining, as does the covered Lanai with comfortable patio furniture. The house has extensive entertainment facilities. HD flat screen TV with 225 cable channels. The home theatre system (surround sound) is complimented by a video/DVD library with over 100 titles including many of the classics - some must see prior to taking the ride at the parks eg Twister, The Mummy and Tower of Terror. A play station 2 with games is located in a twin bedroom allowing the kids to escape from the adults for some quiet time and for the more energetic air hockey, darts and table tennis are provided in a games area. FREE long distance and international telephone calls are available to our guests.

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