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Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
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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
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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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This is our vacation home and do not live close by but we are only an email away for advice and suggestions based on our 28 years visiting Florida. Our Florida management co are close by in case you need on-site help.
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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

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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 rodpearse7
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
4  Thank michelle o
Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are now back in the Uk after a great holiday - the villa was a huge success with the 3 grandchildren especially the pool after some really hot days at the theme parks. My wife and daughter loved the rooms - how spacious they...More

Date of stay: April 2015
3  Thank GRSLCS
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
Deck
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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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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