'Riva del Lago' is our family owned, single storey home at Lake Berkley Resort. It is furnished to a very high standard and is situated in a tranquil resort enjoying views over the lake from the extended, fully screened, pool deck. With plenty of patio furniture provided, and the Florida sun almost guaranteed, you have the ingredients for a wonderful relaxing vacation.
When the theme parks are not the order of the day, then our air conditioned games room, with full size slate bed pool table, Cable TV & PS2 with a selection of games, should occupy any non sun-worshippers in your party! A large sofa provides seating for onlookers! There is a wireless broadband/high speed internet connection in the games room so bring your laptop/notebook computer with you and you can 'surf' whenever you wish!
The two separate living areas have large curved Italian leather sofas and chrome/glass tables. The family area benefits from a 52 inch TV with over 300 digital cable channels,a DVD player and CD player.There are sliding patio doors out onto the pool deck.
The master bedroom has a US king size (six foot wide) bed, cable TV and video. The 'en suite' bathroom has a large corner bath, sink toilet and a large walk-in shower.
There is a Queen room (five foot bed) with cable TV and two twin rooms, one themed 'Finding Nemo'.
The bedrooms all benefit from ceiling fans and have built in closets
The house bathroom has a bath with shower above, sink and toilet. There is also direct access to the patio/pool area from this bathroom which is a bonus when out on the deck.
The 24hr manned and gated resort of Lake Berkley is a beautiful and peaceful setting for your holiday with the added attractions of a tennis court, volleyball court, basket ball net and fishing. The communal facilities, which you are welcome to use if you wish, include a gym, swimming pool /spa, kiddies pool with water toys and a computer with internet access(small charge).
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A lovely villa in a super location, great to have the lake and watch all the wild life.
I can happily say this was the best property we have stayed in, lovely pool area and I like the little clothes dryer. Great to have a safe, for the first time, lovely comfy bed & pillows
I will have no hesitation in recommending the villa to whoever I can and we all thank you so very much for such a lovely home.
We hope to return in the future, all the very best.
This was our first Christmas away from home, however this fantastic villa felt like a home from home as soon as we arrived, made even more complete with a tree left out ready for us to trim.
The Villa itself was very comfortable with everything available that you could need. Spotless and well presented with comfortable & stylish furnishings, a lovely pool with lake views and for anybody with kids older than 10…..the most important thing a fast internet connection!
Lake Berkly is a fantastic complex, a great location handy for bars/nightlife, supermarkets (Walmart is walkable) and its proximity to the parks. As well as having its own super facilities - if you feel like a lazy day there is still lots to keep everybody amused without leaving the complex, and it has a great sense of safety.
We enjoyed every moment of our stay in this fabulous spacious home, and hope we will be able to return again soon
It was a joy to stay at this property for our week in Kissimmee. It is spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished, with everything you could possibly need and more!!! The children adored the swimming pool, in fact we had trouble getting them out of it to visit the parks. The games room was also a great hit, as were the soft toys and games provided. It was a lovely touch to leave fishing gear to use and the children and my husband enjoyed fishing in the lake.
Lake Berkeley itself is a great place to stay. Close proximity to all the main parks, Walmart supermarket and places to eat minutes away. Security on the gate is excellent and you feel very safe. It is beautifully kept with excellent facilities. We enjoyed a game of tennis, walks around the lake and turtle spotting. We saw quite a few. After hectic days out it was a pleasure to return to Lake Berkeley and Riva del Lago. Thank you for a wonderful stay,
We have recently returned from holiday having stayed at Riva Del Lago. We had shared Winter Haven with another family on our previous stay.
That was 2 years ago and the bar had been set high! We knew that the owners have high standards which are also reflected in Riva Del Lago
The house was very clean and finished to a high standard. The pictures are a true reflection of what you get.
A comprehensive Information Pack is within the villa but should you require the assistance of the Management Company, they are located very close-by and are very helpful and informative. ( It was due to a component failure halfway through our stay that I need their assistance). It is only when an issue arises and it is how that issue is dealt with that indicates on how good the Management team and owners are.
It seems strange to be writing what is a very positive review and mention a problem but these things do occur. On this occasion, everything was done to ensure that we were happy. You are genuinely treated as a valued customer and the owners very much aware that this is your special holiday and will ensure that the villa helps make it so!
The house is decorated and finished to a very high standard and has everything you require. Even down to luggage scales. ( If you go shopping at all, you will understand how these are indeed very handy when preparing to come home !)
The villa is located on the lake and it was a pleasure to sit and relax by the pool and enjoy the local wildlife following a busy day at the parks.
Lake Berkley itself is ideally located only a short distance from the 192 and access to all the theme parks and restaurants .It is a gated community and very quiet and well maintained.
Within 10mins along the 192 there is the historic downtown Kissimmee which is very much a hidden gem. Well worth a wander round on a nice evening. Along in the opposite direction and you have Old Town area and the surrounding attractions there. Yes, there are communities closer to Disney but Orlando offers so much more and there may be days when a relaxing day by the pool is on the agenda
The fact that we have booked again for next year reflects our confidence that this is a thoroughly enjoyable home to stay in.
There are thousands of rental villas available and selecting which one can be somewhat daunting with such a choice, particularly for first timers.
Rest assured that this home removes any worries about the standard of home and the surroundings will not disappoint either.
Just returned from a wonderful 12 night stay at Riva del Lago. Villa was as described (even nicer). Everything a family would want was there. This was our second time to rent with Mike and Geraldine and they are a pleasure to deal with, extremely helpful. Management Company also extremely helpful if needed. I would highly recommend this villa to my family and friends.
Lovely villa in a nice gated community felt like home as soon as we walked through the door. Beautiful outlook over the lake. The children loved the pool and were very happy to leave the parks to go home and play in the pool. Villa had everything we needed. Great location and would definitely stay there again.
Stayed at Riva del Lago for 10 nights following a few nights up the coast. Nice gated community, clean and quiet (occasional noise from children playing in pools but this Orlando area - no road noise at all as away from main roads and certainly very quiet from 9pm). Only used master bedroom as just husband and myself, very comfy king bed, air con and fans worked fine and we had everything we needed in the villa. Really enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi (fully netted so no birds and no mosquitoe bites - fab), cleaned weekly by mgmt company, very unintrusive and polite and you could call with any queries on the villa phone (local calls were not charged which is helpful for reservations etc). Walmart was just a couple mins in car round the corner (no need to go on main road). Good Chinese takeaway next to Walmart (China Bell - collect only - food was lovely), and enjoyed the "Red Lobster" restaurant only 5 mins drive. We were about 10-15 mins from Disney Downtown and 23 mins from Universal - you do need a car. We have a lovely time here and would definitely stay again, the owners were very helpful with their comms - we'd highly recommend this villa.