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Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney

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Great views of the forest and lake from the pool deck
The front of the villa
A red shouldered hawk  on our fence
1 of 36Great views of the forest and lake from the pool deck
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
Villa
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 r...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 proane 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 fuelled) 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). More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please refer to our rental agreement
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Brian H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

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 of time swimming in the pool and observing all the...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Matt S
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

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...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

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 that this was the best they had even...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Jack L
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2019

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

Reviewed November 30, 2018

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 visiting Florida (bedding and towels need renewed, we actually bought some towels)....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Venture552605
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

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...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

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 see... this home is central to everything 15...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Melanie S
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

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

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

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 thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Norman B
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

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 were a party of four, we all managed to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Chris G
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

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

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

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 a comfortable layout....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank cortavediva
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

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...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017

Good house in a good location. Very well equipped and comfortable. Private and quiet villa. Extremely helpful and responsive owner . Saw squirrels, raccoons, eagles and alligator in the lake as well as different sorts of birds. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Andrew65_13
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Andrew and Family, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the wildlife as much as we do when we are there. The outlook of Florida nature was a key factor when we decided to buy this property so it is pleasing...More

Reviewed June 22, 2016

The villa is very large and the pool and view is great. Stayed with my wife and 2 young children. The kids loved the pool as did I and they also like the use of the free WIFI. We went to Florida to enjoy going...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank Rod P
Reviewed July 14, 2015

The communication with the owners was excellent. They responded promptly to our initial enquiry and provided the required information to ensure a stress free holiday. They refunded our deposit very quickly after our return. The villa was clean, comfortable and had all the necessary equipment....More

Date of stay: June 2015
5  Thank michelle o
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stove
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
Located in the quiet neighborhood of Country Creek Estates the villa is just minutes from the US192 with its numerous restaurants and shops but set in a semi-rural location next to the Shingle Creek regional and conservation park. Google it for more details. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, walking. With a double garage and drive the villa has plenty of off street parking. Whilst we would recommend visitors have their own transport for this type of vacation, it is close enough(3/4 mile) to the US192, WalMart and the main bus routes that provide a frequent service to the surrounding area - including Disney and the other parks, to make it a practical base for non-drivers. With Orlando’s world-leading vacation facilities and amenities, all within a short drive of the villa, you will never wan...
Getting around
We would recommend a car for this type of vacation in Florida. However, the villa is within 15 min walking distance to US192 and many bus routes frequent this major road. So, it is possible to use only the public transport in the area. We have had non-driving guests who have successfully done this in the past and enjoyed there stay..
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