Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney – Home 2122884 Villa
- 4 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney – Home 2122884
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- min stay varies
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 62 mi
- Swimming pool
- Child Friendly
- Car advised
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Location, Location, Location!!! The attractive combination of tranquil Florida nature and proximity to the Orlando action makes this villa a perfect base for a quiet rest or for hectic trips round the attractions. Or why not have the best of both worlds! It's hard to beat this location for your stay in Orlando.
If its tranquility you want then from the 32ft heated pool you can enjoy expansive views of the lake and forest in a semi-rural setting and watch the wildlife as you relax in the warm water.
If its action you want then Disney is just 12 minutes it away - you can't get much closer than that without paying Disney's prices!
For shopping and restaurants you are just 3/4 mile from US192 - the main artery of the Kissimmee resort area with its numerous attractions, malls, shops, and restaurants. The giant 24x7 Walmart store is just a 2-minute drive away or a leisurely 15min stroll along quiet Bass Road. If you prefer shopping at Aldi then there is a an excellent Aldi store across the road from Walmart.
If it is nature/wildlife you want then the lake is bounded by the Shingle Creek nature preserve so you can enjoy Floridian wildlife up close from your own home. Watch the turkeys, owls, heron, cranes, anhingas, egrets, cranes, deer, racoons, turtles, otters, the occasional gator (don't worry they are small, more scared of you and there is a fence between you and the water and they cannot jump), deer and much more as you lie in your bed or as you lounge by the heated pool. Whilst we cannot guarantee you will see these, they are all there - we have seen them ourselves.
So bring your cameras and binoculars, you never know what you might see! Shingle Creek is commonly recognised as the "Headwaters of the Everglades" and you can rent a canoe just 3/4 mile north of the villa and paddle your own way through this tranquil, unspoiled Florida wilderness. You can also walk the trails or fish the creek waters. We can also advise on other Florida wildlife "gems" that we have discovered over the years.
With 2100 sq ft of living space, 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, separate dining room, large kitchen with breakfast nook and bar, 2 large bathrooms and a separate utility room, the villa is large enough to accommodate 2 families or 1 large family but priced so that even a couple can enjoy a stay. In fact, many of our returning clients are couples who enjoy a stay in the quieter seasons.
The house cable bundle comes with unlimited free calls to Mainland USA, CANADA and Puerto Rico, 100+Mb broadband, Wi-Fi, 300+ digital channels, smart DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to record programmes whilst you are out and TVs in all rooms. With the DVR you can still enjoy your family days out then watch missed films or those crucial matches when everyone is relaxing at home.
The pool is constantly heated using solar heating panels on the roof which means that it will be very comfortable for most of the year at no cost, and additional electric heating is available for the cooler winter months as a chargeable option (please ask when booking or it can be ordered later). The solar heaters will maintain temperatures in excess of 84F for most of the year (Mar-Oct incl.) Unheated pools can feel chilly, even in Florida, when the water temperature is less than about 84F. Unheated screened pools may never reach 84F even in a Florida summer as the pool screen enclosures can inhibit natural heating by the sun.
We advise the use of the electric pool heating (optional extra) in the winter ( Nov-Feb) if you wish to ensure comfortable bathing as the low sun elevations and cooler weather may not be sufficient for the solar heaters to maintain a 84F pool.
Compare our prices like-for-like. Our prices are fully inclusive of items such as state and local taxes, house safe, child crib/high chair (if required), solar pool heating etc. There is also a propane BBQ ( free of charge) but please note that our management company does not provide a service to clean or provide fuel for the BBQ. Therefore, it is the responsibility of guests to clean it and leave it as they would wish to find it and to purchase an exchange propane cylinder as necessary So, we cannot guarantee how previous guests will leave it but we can provide details of companies that will rent fully-serviced(cleaned and fueled) BBQs if you wish (Their rental charge is not included in our rates. ). The only optional charge that we have is for auxiliary electric pool heating in the winter, if required (please ask when booking).
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King bed
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: Full bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
- 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
- Wireless Internet
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: $200.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 1 hour 31 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 27 Sep 2021
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
– based on 20 reviews
- Very Good
We stayed from Saturday to Saturday. Overall the house was good. Pros: Clean, spacious, close to Disney Parks, close to stores, very quite place, easy access, comfortable furnitures, Cons: master b… More
Response from the owner We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your very useful feedback. With this information we will now ask the management company to check those items you raised and replace broken/missing items. The WiFi comes via the cable feed and router and so if this becomes a problem we will ask the cable company to investigate. If it was just the master bedroom that was hot then I suspect that a previous guest had closed an air vent as some people do not like cold air blowing over them when they sleep. Although the AC has programmed settings, you have the ability to turn this down to your preferred sleeping temperature at the wall thermostat. The pool has solar heating and was possibly turned up by a guest when the pool was cooler earlier in the year. You can turn this down to prevent overheating in the height of summer.
“it was a very nice place to stay me and my family loved the stay and would love to stay again.”
it is located in a very nice place. because of weather we didn't get to go to some places we wanted but we had a very good time.
Response from the owner We are pleased that your family found it a great place for your vacation. A shame about the weather but that, unfortunately, is typical Florida tropical weather and, unfortunately we cannot change that.
We stayed a week and loved every second of it! The house was spacious and the pool was so relaxing!! The location was perfect for Disney (only 15 minutes). It was also only an hour from the beach! It … More
Response from the owner Allycia, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the facilities and location of the villa, especially after the long hiatus from taking a vacation because of the COVID pandemic. We would be pleased to have you stay again should you decide to take another Florida vacation. Best wishes Brian Hall.
“Perfect for Disney Vacations”
Great proximity to everything in the Disney World area, while still being quiet and private! Surprising how awesome it was to have a "wild" area behind the house. My spouse and I spent a lot… More
Response from the owner Matt & Family, Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the villa and the pleasure of having a wild setting to view from the house and pool – even in winter. We would love to have you stay if you visit Florida again. Best wishes Brian & Linda Hall
A great home and a gracious owner. We enjoyed all. A couple stopped by from our home town for a few hours and totally loved it They spend their winters in Florida at various places and remarked tha… More
Response from the owner Jack and family, Thank you for your great words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again when you next visit Florida. Best wishes, Brian and Linda Hall
“Decent villa, good location, shame about the pool heat”
Overall a decent rental villa, you can see some upgrades throughout the villa, new TV's, sofa's etc. As you would expect some things still need upgraded but you come to expect that when visi… More
Response from the owner Thank your for your feedback. The electric pool Heat Pump (HP) is set at 89F and heats when the pool pump is on (set for 7-8 hrs during the day by the pool man). An HP is a very efficient way of heating a large mass of water but its efficiency drops significantly as air temperatures fall and so is best run during the day when it will warm the water 1-2F per hr in average winter daytime conditions, provided the cover is used to minimise heat losses. This should provide a pool temp of upper 80s during the day dropping to mid 80s by the following morning when the heater will start to heat the pool again. As you said you were using the pool at night we checked for several of the following mornings and saw that these temperatures were attained when you used the pool cover. From experience, we know that these temperatures drop noticeably if the pool cover is not used. Whilst you feel the HP should be on from early morning until late night, this is not necessary if you use the cover to conserve the heat built up when the heater is running. This avoids extra pool engineer visits to reprogram the pump timer and saves equipment wear and tear and energy. All of which would increase charges unnecessarily. It also reduces the annoyance of our neighbours who would have to endure the prolonged noise of the pump and heater fan. We will update our instructions for future guests with the above points, where necessary. The rear security camera covers only a small end of the pool and not the deck and is used to keep an eye on pool levels. We turned it away at your request and will do so in the future.
We just recently stayed at this villa for just under 2 weeks.. loved the home/private pool..and all the wildlife that was in and around the pond just in behind.. you never knew what you were going too… More
Response from the owner Melanie, It's great that you enjoyed your stay so much, enjoyed the wildlife and took the time to acknowledge this. We look forward to having you stay again. Best wishes Brian & Linda
“Great location and fantastic value for money”
The villa was close to all amenities needed - including Disney and Universal as well as other shops. Clean and well presented and the view from the pool was a highlight with lots of wildlife. We thoro… More
Response from the owner Norman, Thank you for your kind kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the wildlife as much as we do when there. We look forward to having you stay with us next year as we see that you have already made a reservation. Regards Brian Hall
“Perfect Villa in the perfect location”
This is our third visit to Florida and our third different Villa, needless to say we were not disappointed. The Villa is situated on a small estate with similar properties and is very quiet. As we we… More
Response from the owner Chris, Thank you for your kind comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed the many features of the villa that help make a great Orlando vacation. Kind regards, Brian & Linda
Booked the home for our family vacation. It was very easy to get to and the home is close to lots of shops and main streets. We only stood a couples of hours. The home it self is spacious and it has … More
Response from the owner Sheila, Thank you for your feedback as it does help us to gauge and address guest expectations. It was unfortunate that you were unexpectedly called home in the middle of your first night as this prevented you enjoying your vacation and other positive aspects of the villa that many others have enjoyed. We hope that all is now well Although you did not clarify what updates you would recommend - and we recognise that everyone has their own preferences in style and importance - we do regularly make updates each time we stay as it is our vacation home too. In the last 18 months, for example, we have replaced family and living room suites and drapes, large main LED TV, bedroom carpet plus many other, less obvious updates. As you have pointed out your allergy concerns we will ask the cleaning company to address them in their next scheduled deep clean of the property but, as you will appreciate, time and cost constraints make it impractical for such a large property to have a deep clean as part of the changeover clean between every short let. Kind regards Brian & Linda
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