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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
Sand Hill Cranes in winter
1 of 37Great views of the forest and lake from the pool deck
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
5 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 drive 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, an...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 drive 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 and TVs in all rooms. 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 to 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 ( Mid-Oct to mid-Mar) 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). 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
Interaction with guests
This is our vacation home and we do not live close by but we are only an email away for advice and suggestions based on our 30+ years visiting Florida. Our Florida management co are close by in case you need on-site help.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful home for three weeks. It has everything you would need to aid your stay. Communication with Brian and Linda was excellent throughout. We have been travelling to Florida for some years now and Its our...More

Date of stay: May 2022
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Marie, Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated all that the villa and the location has to offer. We would be delighted to welcome you again should you visit Florida in the future. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at the villa several times over the last few years & we can safely say that it is a home away from home for us. We absolutely love staying here as we know that it will always be clean & tidy on...More

Date of stay: April 2022
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sarah, Thank you for you kind words. We are so pleased that you continue to enjoy the many pleasures of a stay at the villa despite the possibility that your favourite gator has gone on vacation away from the area and left the offspring behind...More

Reviewed 27 January 2022

We enjoyed our 2nd stay in this comfortable well maintained & conveniently located villa. Email communication with Brian & Linda (owners) and the local home management company was easy and responses were received and acted on promptly. We found the kitchen supplied with new dishes,...More

Date of stay: December 2021
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2022

Thank you Chuck and JoAnn for your kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed your long stay. It is gratifying to know that you appreciated the changes that we had made since your previous visit earlier in the year. We had not been...More

Reviewed 19 September 2021

Great location, quiet area. Pool was great, bedrooms were nice. Bedrooms were clean, living room and kitchen not so much. They could use a deep cleaning inside out. Garage was a disaster with tons of things just thrown all over the place. A lot of...More

Date of stay: September 2021
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2021

Thank you for your comments and we accept them as genuine and accurate. This is our first poor review. Other reviews over several years show that this one is an outlier plus our rebate on the rental shows that we were as concerned as you...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2021
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

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Date of stay: July 2021
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2021
Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2021

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Reviewed 17 February 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
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 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 18 February 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
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 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 30 November 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
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Brian0412, VR Owner at Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
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 Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
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 neighbourhood
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 where there is a Walmart, Aldi 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney

Spacious 4-bed lakeside pool villa near Disney is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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