UPSCALE LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA NEAR DISNEY W/ SOUTH FACING POOL - NEW UPGRADES

Karen and Mike

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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UPSCALE LUXURY LAKESIDE VILLA NEAR DISNEY W/ SOUTH FACING POOL - NEW UPGRADES

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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. . A safe is 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 3500336.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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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Karen and Mike

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Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345543
Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
Alameda, California
5

PRETTY CLOSE TO PERFECT

  • 5 of 5
I had been meaning to write this review for a while because if any property deserved a five star review it's this one. Pretty much everything that you could want was present. We never worried about having enough towels, dishes, and linens during our entire stay. There was not one, not two, but three full sets of dishes which meant that we didn't need to scramble to run dishwasher loads after every meal and could really concentrate on relaxing. Little thoughtful touches like enough Tupperware and storage containers really made cooking and prepping a pleasure. There was very little that the unit did not have.

The pool was really great after really hot mornings at the parks. We all really enjoyed our time in the pool and it was really convenient to not have to schlep to a pool. Having no backyard neighbors was pretty great. The key pad was really nice and having one less key to be responsible for was great. Also, the unit is very very close to the Animal Kingdom park, just use the Sherberth Road which was way faster. It is a distance from the other parks, but honestly, everything is pretty far away even within the whole of Disney World itself.

The TV was really nice, we were able to connect an Apple TV which worked out pretty well, but the internet connection was a little slow for streaming, so if you intend on using one, just know that you may have to allow the movie you want to watch to buffer for a while prior to watching.

A few minor quibbles only because it was so close to perfect that a few extra touches would put this place over the edge: the door on the Master Bedroom could use a lock. We weren't provided with a sponge so we ended up buying one, might be helpful to bring a partially used one from home to chuck after the visit. A vacuum would have come in handy as it appeared that the only rug in the unit hadn't been vacuumed in a while. The entry was great for hanging up bags to grab for the next day, but it would have been nice to have a small bench for putting on shoes. Folks should be warned that when the "grass" behind the unit is cut, clippings fly into the pool which makes it a little gross. Also, we had an small "incident" with the next door neighbor. Around 5 p.m. they asked us to quiet our children because one person in the family had to work nights. This wouldn't have bothered us had it been late at night, but a request for quiet at 5 p.m. was a little unreasonable, so just be warned if you have kids.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are pleased to have received a positive review of our villa. We must, however, respond to the criticism of our neighbors who have been nothing but wonderful to both us and all of our other guests for the past three years. As always, there is another side to the story and we have been informed that our neighbors only approached these guests after there were a number of situations where shouting and strong words were being used between family members. Please be assured that our neighbors understand that they live in a vacation community and fully accept that children play and families make noise. There are, however, limits to everything and this "incident" was the only time our neighbors have ever approached our guests, other than to be welcoming, neighborly and helpful.
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345543
Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
5

AMAZING VILLA, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Just finished our wonderful 2 week holiday in this amazing villa. The villa is just as beautiful as the photos make it look and its in a great location, only a short drive to plenty of shops and restaurants and we were at Disney in around 15 mins. Our children loved the pool and games room and for us it was the perfect place to relax after a long day in the parks. Just hope we are lucky enough to return one day.

Thanks Karen and Mike
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345543
Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
5

OUR BEST HOLIDAY EVER

  • 5 of 5
This Villa is absolutely fantastic! Its a home from home, Karen and Mike have thought of everything! It's ideally situated for the parks and a lovely place if you just want to chill by the pool - my children loved the pool, as did the adults. The pool table was a hit as were the abundance of DVDs and game - we had many a fun night playing Clue and Uno! The villa was very clean, very well equipped, beds were very comfortable, Sunset Lakes is a beautiful setting - we loved this villa, I didn't want to come home!! Thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful villa :)
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345543
Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
5

FABULOUS VILLA

  • 5 of 5
I'd just like to say a huge thank you to Karen & Mike for letting us stay at their villa, it really was fabulous and exactly as represented in the description & photos (if not better). This property is a cut above the rest and I say that as a seasoned villa renter and had everything we needed for a very restful 3 week holiday.
We both had a fantastic time and we will definitely stay again if we are lucky enough to return to Orlando.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345543
Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
5

AMAZING VILLA IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
When it comes to staying in a private villa in Florida this one is hard to beat for its location, quality and comfort. The house is immaculate and had everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. The poolside is so peaceful and a great place to enjoy all day sunshine or relaxing after a day at the parks. Sunset Lakes is a gated community and is so convenient for all the parks and restaurants. Our favourites being Carrabba's, Outback and the Cheesecake Factory at the Mall at Millenia. I would recommend this house to all that would like a fabulous Florida experience. Thanks again Karen and Mike.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vacations are precious and we are glad yours was enjoyable. You are absolutely right about location being very important. No one wants to drive and drive and drive after a busy day at the parks or to go out for a meal. The Retreat's location is as good as it gets. We will be visiting the villa ourselves shortly....we use the opportunity to make upgrades and make sure that everything continues to be perfect for our guests!
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Upscale Luxury Lakeside Villa near Disney w/ South Facing Pool - New Upgrades
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Sunset Lakes Kissimmee Area
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5
This was a dream vacation for our family. The house was spotless when we arrived, everything at our fingertips. The pool was amazing and the view from the patio was wonderful. All the comforts of home. Our 17 month old grand daughter was with us and all of the baby needs were at the house when we arrived...big thanks to Rob...amazing property manager. Karen and Mike have thought of everything possible that could be needed while on vacation at the villa. I will absolutely recommend this to my friends...and actually already have.

A truly amazing week.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you had a nice time and that you liked the villa. We really do enjoy helping to make our guests' vacations as wonderful as possible. Yes, our property manager is the best and happily arranges for rentals of infant/child equipment if needed. We'll be back to the villa ourselves shortly to make sure everything continues to be in the best condition for our guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
192 Irlo-Bronson Memorial Hywy
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orange Lakes
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

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Availability & Rates

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Sunset Lakes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 5 2014
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 10 2014
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Cdn Thanksgiving
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 17 2014
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Special
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 24 2014
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fall
Oct 25 2014 - Nov 21 2014
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
US Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Winter - 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 13 2015
1 night minimum stay
$174
 
 
Spring Break - 2015
Mar 14 2015 - Mar 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Easter - 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
Spring - 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 26 2015
1 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Summer - 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Early Fall - 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 9 2015
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Cdn Thanksgiving - 2015
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 16 2015
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Special - 2015
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 23 2015
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Fall - 2015
Oct 24 2015 - Nov 20 2015
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
US Thanksgiving - 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Early Winter - 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
1 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Christmas - 2015 / New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 80 + Tax
$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
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.
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Amenities

Sunset Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1733 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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..
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
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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