Our villa is located in a quiet cul de sac, near to an attractive woodland area and reputedly well-stocked private (gated) fishing lake with a wooden fishing deck, but with a number of amenities still close by.
There are 4 full size spacious bedrooms that comfortably sleep 8 people plus cot. It is possible to sleep a further 2 people on the queen size sofa bed. The two master bedrooms have en-suite facilities and cable TVs. The villa has a fully fitted kitchen, breakfast bar, a large lounge area with great facilities (cable TV - lots of channels, covering UK sports/ football, high speed wireless internet, PlayStation, DVD, VCR, mini hi-fi system, IPOD dock, full size Bar Football table), and a full set of golf clubs, fishing rods have been left for your use. The large south facing pool catches the sun the whole day long, and heating is available if required. The villa is fully alarmed for extra peace of mind. Next to the nearby lake there is a delightful recreational area with Cabaña and children's play area along with a communal BBQ, which is only available to the residents of the 'Bass Lakes Estate'.
We think the villa is ideally located to visit any of the fantastic nearby tourist attractions that you have heard of and many that you may not be aware of.
A Great Family holiday in a 'Home from Home' environment: We have tried to make the villa feel like home with quality furnishings and fittings for inside and outside, whilst still retaining a flavour of the Florida style.
This is our second home and we have taken pride in maintaining the villa to a high standard. Over the years we have added our own touches not just for our benefit on our regular visits, but also for the benefit of our guests.
The quiet cul de sac is situated within a secluded wooded conservation area and is just a little over 10 minutes from Disney World, 20 minutes from Universal, and 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
The villa is within walking distance along the palm tree lined walkways of restaurants to suit all tastes, gift shops, night time shows (Medieval Times), Pirate Island adventure Golf, and the local Walmart, Aldi supermarkets.
Bass Lakes Estate is a select community just off Highway 192, Kissimmee, close to all the local attractions Florida has to offer yet in the right place to be away from it all. We have a private lake (gated) with swing / slide for small children and a wooden pier that is avaliable for fishing.
We are less than a mile from the Shingle Creek Regional Park that you can use for hiking or canoeing up / down the Shingle Creek river.
Also, within a mile is the Shingle Creek Turtle preserve (on Bass Rd) that has a large childrens play area (larger swings, slides etc).
Within 1 to 3 miles of the villa there is much more, but the highlights are Kissimmee Golf club (www.kissgolfclub.com), Green Meadows Petting farm (www.greenmeadowspettingfarm), Kissimmee Go-Karts (www.kissimmeegokarts.com), and if you are missing home (unlikely) the Fox and Hounds pub.
There is so much to experience that you will never be able to do everything, but the location of the villa makes it an ideal starting point if you want to explore further than the main attractions. Here are some of the places we have visited / enjoyed, which you maybe interested in discovering for yourself:-
The Kissimmee Rodeo at the Silver Spur arena (www.ohpark.com) is approximately 10 mins east along Highway 192.
Travelling further to the East Coast takes approximately 65 to 70 minutes where you can visit the Kennedy Space Centre, Cocoa beach, Ron Jon Surf shop, and Port Canaveral for the cruise ships if you are thinking of incorporating a Carribbean cruise into your holiday plans.
Towards the west coast Busch Gardens is 70 minutes away. A further 20 minutes you will reach Tampa International Airport (alternative to Orlando ,Sanford) and the Dali museum / the Pier in St Petersburg. Also in St Petersburg, you will find the Fort De Soto National Park which has previously been voted the best beach area in America.
Last but not least is the shopping (non grocery). There are plenty of places to shop, but the best places that we found were Orlando Premium Outlets (approx. 20 minutes), the Florida Mall (approx. 25 minutes) and Costco (20 minutes).
Contact owner for the address of the Villa's own website, which includes more pictures of the villa and its surroundings.