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Welcome to Sunset Palms! Situated only four miles from Disney and the other major theme parks. Just off the popular Highway 192 and all its restaurants and activities.
Our newly renovated (2014) pool is south facing and has sunshine from morning until sunset. It is backing onto a pond and beautiful conservation lands - very private and a great sense of being away from it all.
The house is decorated in quality furnishings. We stay at the house a couple of months every year ourselves and try to keep it maintained as if it were our first home.
A King and two Queen-sized beds in three of the bedrooms. Two twin beds in the kids room. Additional fold-out beds for two children. Free use of crib for a baby.
Oversized jet tub in the master en suite. Access to the pool area via the main living room and the master bedroom.
Sunset Lakes is an exclusive Gated Community. Community features include swimming pool, kids playground, and fishing docks off the larger lakes (quality bass and other fish).
Internet Access: Both WIFI and Wired internet access included at the house.
Free calls to anywhere in the US.
Travelling with kids?: We have a crib, playpen, highchair, stroller, booster seat and toys for kids staying at the home. Playstation II for older children. Basketball game in the games room/garage.
We purchased this villa to help create wonderful memories for our three boys and provide respite from the Canadian winters! It has done that and so much more - we are truly blessed.
Andrew Moore purchased this villa in 2003
Why Andrew Moore chose Sunset Lakes
So many houses in the area look onto each other and offer zero privacy. This gorgeous villa, not only offers considerably more privacy, but the conservation views are so unique for the area, it was the perfect choice for our family.
What makes this villa unique
So close to the parks and husle and busle of Hwy 192, yet beautiful tranquility at the same time - our unique conservation lands to the back of the property, including small natural pond, provide the very best of both worlds.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We hope you like the house as much as we do. We stay at the property ourselves a couple of months during the year and as such try to keep the standards high. Many houses look the same, but the quality of the furnishings and bedding can make you feel at home - we throw out the beddings and replace EVERY YEAR.
This home is incredible! Spotless with all of the amenities of a luxury hotel. Just close enough to all of the attractions but far enough from the hustle and bustle. Was great to relax by the pool after a long day of theme parks. Can't wait to go back! The owner was a pleasure to deal with.
Submitted: May 7, 2009
Stayed: Apr 2009
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
We enjoyed the use of your home. It was very close to the park and handy to the attractions. We also appreciated the highchair, pack and play and baby bed. The washer and dryer were also a big bonus. It was very clean upon our arrival however, we were a little surprised there were no cleaning products ( dish washer soap, fantastic or cleanser for the kitchen, garbage bags and so on) we promptly purchased cleanser, laundry soap, toilet paper ( there were only 3 rolls in the home) and garbage bags. We left what we did not use so others could use them next. Overall it was a nice experience and a great value given the price and size of the unit. Thanks so much!
Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
Stayed: Dec 2014
Owner's Response: Bill - many thanks for the response, so glad you enjoyed our villa!
I checked with our management company and they do not provide those cleaning extras on the couple of hundred houses they manage - all are provided as "self-catering". As you found out, luckily ample stores near by.
First time we have stayed in a villa rather than a hotel and we will not look back. Villa is in a quiet area but only 15 mins drive from most Disney theme parks. We spent many mornings relaxing by the pool watching the wildlife in the beautiful peaceful surroundings. Plenty of restaurants and supermarkets 5/10 mins drive away. We will hopefully return many thanks
What a wonderful vacation home! It has everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. It is well kept and clean. The view of the nature preserve from the pool is so tranquil. Great place to enjoy your morning coffee. Having a pivate pool was the key to keeping our kids entertained. We would defintely rent here again. Already missing the Florida sunshine.
Located in such a pretty spot.. waking up looking out to the small lake beyond the lanai was sheer bliss! We had 2 fabulous weeks at this villa, it's well equipped and clean. The main bedroom overlooks the pool and the lake beyond, a perfect spot for watching the wildlife, especially in the morning. The management team were extremely prompt with any small issues that we had during our stay.
It also has 3 double rooms which was exactly what we needed as we were 3 couples and finding that facility was quite tricky.
The living space was great and seeing as there was only 6 of us staying there was ample space, I think the living space might have felt a little small if there was 8 of us staying. There are only 4-5 seats in the lounge area and only 4 around the breakfast table which might not be enough for bigger groups.
The main bedroom with its en-suite bathroom, shower, double sinks and jacuzzi bath were very welcome especially at the end of a busy day at the parks. The bed in the main bedroom was very soft, which was a little bit of a problem at the beginning of the holiday, but I did get used to it and it got better as the week went on. One bug bare is the alarmed doors out to the pool, I understand they are a requirement due to safety regulations, but it makes it very difficult to enjoy both the inside and the outside space at the same time. A 5-7 second delay on the alarm is also very difficult/impossible to manage, the time is far too short and therefore the alarm was triggered on more than one occasion. We also had no children with us so safety was not an issue. The pool was welcome and we used it a lot during our stay, but it could probably do with a little attention it looks a little grubby in places but may need just a touch up with a paint brush.
The villa is only about 10-15mins to the disney parks and 20-25 mins from Universal etc so ideal. The weather on the whole was great.. a lot nicer than UK in November.
Our children and their partners seemed to enjoy the food, but I was craving something other than the usual steak, burgers, hot dogs, chicken, pizza and lack lustre salads. A vegetarian would struggle here and a vegan would fare very much worse. Everything seems to include bland tasteless cheese, having said that u can ask for your food without the cheese of course. I also find it hard to believe that you still can't get a decent cuppa tea here!
Thank you & would definite recommend the villa 2 our family & friends
Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
Stayed: Nov 2013
Owner's Response: UPDATE-JAN 10th 2014: After visting the property ourselves, we have renovated the pool lining. New pictures on the way, but now looks brand new. Again - thankyou for bringing this to our attention.
Many thanks for the detailed and thoughtful response - so pleased you had a great stay, American cheese not withstanding :)
The pillow-top mattresses do take a little getting used to, but they are great once you do! We will look into the pool when we are back there next month. Unfortunately we are all stuck with the alarms as they are - trust me, I wish there was a way to disable when no children are in the group.
For vegetarian needs, try Sweet Tomatoes next time - a vegetarian buffet that is great value and surprising quite delicious (5 mins. away). Also, for good British tea - yes, forget about it in any restaurant - instead pop down to the local Target or Publix (also 5 mins. away) where they have great British sections for teas, biscuits, baked beans, squash and the like. We take our own teabags to the restaurant :)
Thank you for recommending to your family and friends.
Sunset Palms is in the popular Sunset Lakes development. A gated community just 4 miles from Disney. Our property backs on to conservation lands and a small pond. We are very close to the popular Hwy192 where there is an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops. Other local attractions include golf courses, theater, petting zoo, outlet malls, theme parks, fishing, and much more.