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Upscale Executive Lakeside Villa near Disney, South Facing Pool - New Upgrades

Karen and Mike

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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Upscale Executive Lakeside Villa near Disney, South Facing Pool - New Upgrades

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Sunset Lakes Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Welcome to our villa, The Retreat by the Lake. The Retreat is a luxury lakeside rental villa in the Orlando Florida area just minutes from Disney World. The villa has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private south facing pool that overlooks a lake. It has just been completely renovated and refurnished, and provides all the modern amenities that should be expected from a 5-star vacation home including a games room. The villa is located on a tree lined street in the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes. This location is a true oasis in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Whether you’ve just done “Dumbo or Die” at the Magic Kingdom, spent the day on the links converting that 96 into a 69, or watched some exciting baseball spring training, you can return through the gates of this established community into a peaceful, serene environment where you have your own spacious villa at a fraction of the cost of a 5 star hotel.

The Retreat now features a 55' high definition TV with Blue Ray and Netflix.

5 Star Luxury without the Price: The Retreat has been renovated to offer a self-catered luxury experience at affordable rates. You will pay three to four times as much for comparable accommodations at the nearby theme parks. All the bedrooms have been tastefully appointed and equipped. The large living room and dining room overlooks the pool and the lake. You can have your morning coffee as the Sandhill cranes and ibis saunter by just feet from the lanai. You can catch bass as bald eagles soar over the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range, microwave, ice making fridge, garbage disposal unit, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle and many other conveniences. The Retreat also features a games and fitness room complete with pool table, dart board, treadmill and exercise bike.

Convenience with Tranquility: When you stand on the quiet tree lined street outside the villa you wouldn't suspect that you are just minutes away from the theme parks and the stores / restaurants of Kissimmee. Grocery, big box and drug stores are just minutes away. Everyone who visits the Retreat and Sunset Lakes is impressed by the peaceful tranquility of the neighbourhood and the lake. Other vacation home communities close to the Theme Parks cannot offer you this combination.

Security and Privacy: Sunset Lakes is a gated community with an electronic key code access and surveillance system. The Retreat itself has its own electronic key code access system. Your code, which is unique to your stay, will be provided to you by email prior to the start of the stay. If there are issues our Property Management Company is available to assist you. . Two safes are available to protect your valuables. All sliding doors at The Retreat are secured by safety locks and door alarms so you can keep track of the little ones. The Retreat backs onto the lake, not someone else's backyard. Visibility from the neighbour’s backyards is restricted by hedges, screens and the lake.

If the dates you want aren’t available please check out our other family owned home on Homeaway: listing number 3562756.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Karen and Mike (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Choosing a location online for an important family vacation can be challenging. We spent a lot of time reviewing options, and our decision to choose the Retreat was the best decision. Karen, Mike and the Property Managers were excellent and responsive to all our questions and concerns - even with a hurricane looming. We arrived to find a very clean and well appointed home. We wanted a place that was in a safe and quiet community, not stuffed with hundreds of homes. The Retreat did not disappoint. After a long hot day at Disney, it was a welcoming and refreshing to come back to a quiet, clean home with a sparkling and relaxing pool. The games, books, movies, and pool table were thoughtful amenities we really appreciated. The neighborhood is very quiet at night, which is great for kids who need to go to bed and get rest. We felt safe and secure in the gated community. The opportunity to have a quiet breakfast and dinner was wonderful - and it was a quick 10-15 minute ride to the Disney lots! Spectacular home - highly recommended.
Aug 2011
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Upscale Executive Lakeside Villa near Disney, South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
average rating of 4.928571 based on 30 reviews
Ontario, Canada

It really is a 'retreat by the lake'!

  • 4 of 5

This is beautifully decorated vacation villa supplied with everything we needed for our short stay. We love the lake view and south-facing pool. The deck is small if you have a lot of sunbathers but we purchased floaters for the pool and then everyone had a spot to stretch out! We were very impressed with the solar pool heat and other energy-saving techniques used in the villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Luxury Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

After and long search for a villa we were happy that Karen and Mike's villa was available.

The location was ideal, only a very short drive from shops, resturants and Disney.

The villa itself was immaculate, very clean and modern. Our children loved the games room and the abundance of dvds to wind down to after a long day at the parks.

Little things such as tupperware, (handy for storing snacks) menus for resturants near by (perfect for decision making at meal times) laundry degerant (useful for brits using american appliances for the first time) and the abundance of towels were all provided and came in very useful.

The pool was lovely and warm and was always very relaxing after a long day and the view over the lake was idylic!

The neighbourhood was beautiful and the neighbours next door were very welcoming and friendly and even came round to wish us congratulations on our wedding (which took place whilst we were there)

Overall we were thoroughly satisfied with our stay and would certianly be in contact with Karen and Mike for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Holiday Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay and it was as fabulous as ever. If we lived closer than the UK we would be going far more often!

The listing description is very accurate and since our initial stay the property continues to remain clean and fresh and has had some lovely upgrades, not that they were needed, but very welcome all the same. The property is beautifully maintained and very much to our taste. Both the owners and management are extremely helpful and professional. We had an issue with the air conditioning and they sent someone the same day to fix it - and this was over a weekend.

We stayed with our 2 teenage boys and my mother-in-law and everyone loved the place. The house is set up so that everyone can do their own thing when they want and the communal areas are great for when everyone wants to be together.

The location is perfect, very close to Disney, approx 40 mins max to Universal and a few minutes drive to supermarkets, shops and lots great restaurants. Its a gated community so very safe for families and although minutes away from a major highway you feel like you are in the countryside. No traffic noise, a beautiful lake with amazing wildlife.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6, father, mother, daughter, son and two grandchildren. We had a wonderful stay at Sunset Lakes Villa. After spending several hours trying to find our vacation home, when we came upon this villa, we immediately knew our search had ended. Karen and Mike made it so easy for us with their downright friendliness and professionalism. We enjoyed every moment. From the first time we entered, we knew we had made the right choice. The place was spotless, good work Management team!!

I would not go into many details as other reviewers have done so, I concur with their findings!!. We spent two days at Disney and also did some shopping, could not resist that.

Breakfast was a pleasure to prepare with all conveniences. Spent most mornings looking at the sun hitting the lake, that view was awesome!! The pool was the place where my grandchildren loved to be. They had such fun. I was so happy to see each room had its own tv, just as advertised, no horror stories!! and most of sharing!!!!!

We still talk about our vacation and know that there will be a part 2. For those persons reading this review, I unhesitatingly recommend this villa. You will have no regrets!! Karen and Mike.... a big THANK YOU for allowing us to stay here. You will certainly hear from us again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Myself, my husband, our 18 year old daughter and her 18 yr old friends booked and stayed in this beautiful villa for two weeks from 20th July until 3rd August this year.

The villa is very well maintained, beautifully decorated and very luxurious, with all the amenities you could wish for and the best part was the gorgeous relaxing view of the lake which you have from the master bedroom, living room and dining room, in fact most of the living area has the view of the pool/lake.

Karen and Mike who own the villa supply everything you might need, plenty of towels/flannels or face cloths, pool towels, several sets of crockery, cutlery glassware and plastic ware for the pool area.

Roger who manages the villa does a wonderful job as we did not need to contact him for anything, everything was in full working order and very clean, he even took the time to take in our ordered grocery shopping and delivered to the villa for our arrival - saving us the added trouble of going grocery shopping on our arrival after a very long flight from the UK.

The villa comes with a beautiful living, dining kitchen area with breakfast bar, fully equipped beautiful kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two floor mounted safes. Plenty of storage, flat screen TV's in all rooms, games room complete with pool table, darts and sets of fishing rods so you can fish on the lake. Free Wifi, Games and plenty of books DVD's for your use while staying at the villa. Great views - saw several sunrises over the lake but unfortunately no sunsets as other houses/trees block the view. Sunshine on the pool all day long, plus an area out of the sun in the shade where you could eat if wanted. Gas BBQ supplied.

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in this beautiful villa and will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at this beautiful villa in Sunset Lakes, Orlando. The villa is truly wonderful and it has everything you need and the location is perfect. After visiting the parks you can easily return to the villa for a swim and a bit of relaxation time before heading back to the parks for the evening entertainment. The villa was extremely clean and stocked lots of books and dvd's to keep everyone entertained. We loved our stay here and did not want to leave, we will definitely return and are counting down already, The Clark Family

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orange Lakes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
192 Irlo-Bronson Memorial Hywy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Bahama Breeze
Car: necessary

The Retreat is between 2.6 and 5.6 miles from the Disney Theme Parks with Sunset Lakes being one of the closest vacation communities to the Mouse. The Retreat itself backs south onto Sunset Lake. You can sit all day by the pool and bask in sunshine while watching the wildlife on the lake. The Retreat is about 19 minutes from Sea World and 27 minutes from Universal Studios. A short drive of 90 minutes will take you to the beaches on both the Atlantic or Gulf coasts.

Other Activities: Hot air balloon rides


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Sunset Lakes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring - 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
Summer - 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
Fall - 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
Christmas - 2015 / New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 8 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter Special - 2016
Jan 9 2016 - Jan 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter - 2016
Jan 16 2016 - Mar 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
Spring Break - 2016
Mar 5 2016 - Mar 18 2016
1 night minimum stay
Easter - 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2016 - Jun 24 2016
1 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
Fall - 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016 / New Year 2017
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Pool Heat $25/night + tax (recommended from Oct to Apr)

Please note that automated quote generated by Home Away are ESTIMATES only. Please contact owners for a formal quote.
$300USD upon booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival

Payment accepted by PayPal invoice only unless other arrangements have been made with owner
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Sunset Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1733 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , On Patio beside Pool
    Master Ensite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second Batroom - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have been completely renovated. The ensuite bathroom features a large tastefully decorated tiled walk-in shower stall and a large soaker tub. There are two sinks with his and her mirrors as well as an adjustable make-up mirror. The hallway bathroom also features a beautiful tiled walk-in shower stall and two sinks / vanities..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have new furniture, flat screen TV's, DVD players and ceiling fans. The Master Bedroom opens out onto the pool deck and lake. The King and Queen beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. There is a ' Mickey Room' option for one of the twin bedrooms for those children (or young at heart) who want to have a full Disney experience.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The villa was completely renovated in 2011. The villa features a new tile floor throughout. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and all appliances are new. The living and dining rooms have also been professionally remodeled and refurnished in a modern contemporary style. The Retreat uses many energy saving technologies including CFL lighting whenever possible. The Retreat has a games room with a pool table and XBOX system. In addition to your own private pool overlooking the lake there is a community pool just steps away from the Retreat where you can entertain larger groups. The Retreat is fully cleaned by our professional staff before and after each guest however you may request additional cleaning services if desired at a cost of $80 + tax per cleaning. The Retreat has secure WiFi internet access throughout. The Retreat is also equipped with an internet radio that allows you to receive international music and news from around the world. Credit Cards and PayPal are accepted

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