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BIG POOL VILLA AT GOLDEN POND - 40FT POOL-SPA-FOUNTAIN-XBOX, WII, GAMES RM

Louis & Jean Pannullo

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Louis & Jean Pannullo

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015
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BIG POOL VILLA AT GOLDEN POND - 40FT POOL-SPA-FOUNTAIN-XBOX, WII, GAMES RM

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)

Welcome!

Our 6 bed (3 en-suite masters) 4.2 bath villa (with a spectacular pool) is where you want to be - only 2 miles from Disney in the prestigious Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Estate on a QUIET street. Our villa is in the area known to locals as 'the Golden Mile.' Within one mile without crossing a busy road there are numerous restaurants, shopping, ATM machine, Walk-In Medical Clinic and Mini Golf.

Spacious, light & airy, and comfortable, this villa is perfect for a large family or two families travelling together with two separate lounge areas and two en-suite master bedrooms. The first floor master has a king bed and walk in closet. The attached bath connects to the pool deck and features a two sink vanity, garden tub and stand alone shower.

The second floor master has a queen bed and the attached bath features a two sink vanity and a combination tub/shower. There are two other queen bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. One twin bedroom has a colorful Mickey Mouse theme. The other twin bedroom is luxuriously appointed with ornate moldings decorated in Disney colors and is fit for a princess. Each twin bedroom has two beds. All the bedrooms are equipped with TVs, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.

The great room has comfy seating area with a 55 inch flat screen HDTV and a formal dining area and soaring vaulted ceilings; the den has a HDTV flat screen and a seating area that looks out to the pool. The living room and games room have 46 and 55 inch flatscreens respectively for a total of 3 large flatscreens in public viewing areas. Enjoy choosing a movie from the vast catalog of Netflix on the Den and living room TVs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and hob (stove), microwave, double door refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, crock pot, electric skillet etc.

It is generously stocked with dishes, glasses, cutlery, and assorted pots and pans. A large breakfast room with views to the pool is adjacent to the kitchen. The Air Conditioned game room is perfect for children of all ages to escape the adults and play pool and Foosball and play a WII game. Other amenities include 8 cable TVs, one in every bedroom and one in the den and one in the Games Room.

The villa also has a SECURED high speed wireless network in case you want to bring your wireless capable notebook computer poolside. A desktop windows computer is provided inside the villa as a service to our guests. This computer has high speed internet access.

The pool, with killer water views, is one of the largest you will find in a vacation home (40 ft. x 20 ft.) has a built in spa as well. The expansive pool deck is very private, not overlooked by adjacent properties, a feature not shared by 95% of villas in the central Florida area.

The 40 foot pool /spa share a spectacular view of a lake with fountain. The pool is also equipped with COLOR lighting for nighttime swimming. The pool deck also had its own outside shower. The over 1/4 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac provides privacy and this premium lot size is in stark contrast to other crowded vacation villas.

We offer maximum value for the dollar offering such extras as:

No security deposit required and free damage protection up to $750 if we (not Homeaway) have a valid credit card on file.

3% discount off stated rates if we are paid by check.

Free gift pack of essential supplies to get you started your first day at the villa until you can get to the grocery store including: laundry detergent, dish washing soap, hand soap, TP, sugar, coffee & filters, tea, creamer, trash bags. Free secured high speed wireless internet Wi-Fi. Free long distance calling (some limits apply). The discounted attraction tickets that come with ''No Strings Attached.''

Family friendly, please visit our baby page to see the full list of baby equipment which include a full size wooden crib, a port-a crib, two strollers, a highchair, an infant monitor, an infant bath tub and more. American sized washer and tumble dryer.

The management company we have employed is accredited by the BBB and rated A+. They are very customer focused and as part of our team will help to ensure that you have a great stay with us.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Louis & Jean Pannullo (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2015

About Louis & Jean Pannullo

Lou and I live in CT but we long for the balmy weather of the South. Other than that Lou and I are polar opposites. He was fascinated with how things work from when he was a child – taking things apart and putting them together. He started building and fixing TVs from a very young age and then graduated to building computers. He is an engineer and enjoys web site development for the villa and automating pools, sprinklers – etc. I, on the other hand, was a history major and then a teacher and am the very opposite of handy. I love to cook and love having lots of people over to my house so I can feed them. Despite all our differences we enjoy many of the same things. We both are avid gardeners and enjoy walking with our 3 year old toy poodle puppy, Swizzle. We have big family vacations with parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. We all get together at the villa and have a blast. We go crazy at the park squeezing in as many rides as we can. When we tire out about mid-afternoon we head on back to the villa have lunch and a swim so we can race to the park and enjoy that evening’s entertainment. On lazy days we just hang by the pool playing Marco Polo or seeing who can hold their breath underwater the longest. When we start to turn to prunes from being in the water so long we head on inside to play board games or Wii. We look forward to those vacations and the special time that we can spend with the family without the distractions of everyday life getting in the way.

Louis & Jean Pannullo purchased this villa in 2010

Why Louis & Jean Pannullo chose Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens

Lou and I sat down together to create our “wish list” for the villa. We decided the most important thing was location. We wanted to be very close to Disney in the more prestigious (and less congested) West side. We wanted a view and a large pool with an extended pool deck and a secluded pool (very private). A year and a half passed without me seeing what we wanted. “I guess our list is unrealistic,” I told Lou after so much time had passed. Once or twice I would see a possibility – only to find out the villa was too close to a road or the pool was much smaller than it appeared in the online photos. Finally I found “it”. “Don’t get your hopes up,” Lou said, “it probably is going to be a disappointment like all the others.” I thought to myself, “Lou is probably right.” ? Lou and I knew we liked Rolling Hills –we had targeted it as our favorite development. Only 2 miles from Disney on the Golden Mile and only a mile to shops, restaurants, mini golf and big boy & girl golf, a supermarket, ATM and even a walk-in medical it was ideal. We drove down the tree lined streets with our agent. As we pulled in the driveway I said “Look, I can see the lake and the fountain from the driveway!” I jumped out of the car and ran to the back yard. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the huge expanse of sparkling blue water. “Look Lou – it has a spa!” “This pool deck is huge” I said. While the agent worked the lock we walked around the other side of the house. “Look at this lemon tree” Lou said, “it is loaded with fruit.” As we walked to the front door Lou warned me “OK – the back is great but the house could still be a disaster on the inside – don’t get your hopes up.” After we walked around Lou and I knew we were going to try to get this villa. I picked a couple of lemons up that had dropped to the ground and made fresh lemonade to toast our decision. Our hunt was over – our wish list fulfilled.

What makes this villa unique

We come from a large Italian family and we like to vacation together. Our family tests the house for us. The baby could use a sippy cup, the kids want a Wii we could use another big bowl to put fruit in - we jot down things to get when we are in the villa. We also listen to our guests – our UK guests enjoy a proper electric kettle and other things we had never heard of –egg cups with egg spoons. Often it is the little comforts that really make the villa feel like your home away from home. You also have Jeanie and Lou – we are committed to making your stay at the villa enjoyable and stress free.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa has it ALL. It is immaculately cared for, beautifully decorated, very well stocked, comfortable, huge..I could go on and on. The pool is much larger than average, just mere minutes to everything you could want from the parks to grocery, restaurants, etc. Very private yard on a quiet court. We have done other Florida rentals and this one exceeded them all by far. Plenty of room for larger groups too. We walked the entire neighbourhood and no home was as nice as this one! The experience with the owner was so pleasantly easy. She communicates very well and I would definitely rent again here. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is SO well stocked - everything you could need and lots and lots of dishes. There is a yard beyond the pool enclosure which is rare and includes fruit trees that made for lovely juice in the mornings! You won't be disappointed whatsoever with any part of this home or what it has to offer. The location couldn't be more ideal.
Feb 2014
  • 1 of 3
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Big Pool Villa at Golden Pond - 40Ft Pool-Spa-Fountain-Xbox, WII, Games RM
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews
5

Very comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

With a large family it is a great place to relax, be comfortable, and enjoy everyone presence.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Vacation Home best of both quiet home and close to

  • 5 of 5

We made great memories here. Disney is so close and after a long day at the park we would jump in the pool or relax in the spa. Clean, comfortable and well equiped, we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was updated, comfortable and best of all super close to the parks. There were a lot ways of entertainment from multiple televisions, pool table, and huge pool that the kids would not leave. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Big Pool Week!

  • 5 of 5

Love how big the house is so the whole family can fit comfortably! The big pool and spa were one of my favorite parts. Also it is VERY close to Disney which is always a plus. I would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great vacation house

  • 4 of 5

The Big Pool Villa is a wonderful place to stay. The house was clean, spacious, and beautifully appointed. The pool really is the star of the home. It is so much larger than what you typically find in rental homes in the area (this was our 5th visit.) It is also deeper (about 7 feet) - a fact that we loved. We had a couple of negatives: The TV in the game room was not working, it had a note saying they were waiting for a replacement part. This really didn't affect us at all. I could not get the front door lock to accept a personal code no matter how I tried. We had a juice spill in the kitchen which we cleaned up right away, but then we had ants. None of these issues seemed to warrant a call to the management company, and we would certainly rent this home again. We were in Orlando for Disney and Sea World.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 people stay here for our Disney vacation. It was just perfect for all of us. The house is beautiful and there was definitely enough space for everyone. My children loved the themed rooms. And the pool was wonderful! The owners were great and very helpful in providing all the info we needed for our stay to be ideal. We are already planning our next trip and will absolutely stay here.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wings
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback,Fridays,Bahama Breeze,BoneFish,Txas Rdhous
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa (Atlantic) Clearwater(Gulf)
Car: necessary

Golf: There is an abundance of Orlando/Kissimme/Dianey area golf courses. Courses border on our development. Disney courses are only a couple of miles away. THis is a great villa for people looking to golf a different course every day.

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Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Feb 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,603
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,523
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,844
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,603
 
 
June - Aug 15
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,844
 
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,470
 
 
Pre Holday
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,603
 
 
Holiday 2015-16
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,934
 
 
January 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
February 2016
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,667
 
 
March 2016 (excluding easter)
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,554
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,031
 
 
April 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,936
 
 
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,667
 
 
June - Aug 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,936
 
 
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Pre Holiday 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,667
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,031
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Pool SPA heat $180.25 per week
3% cash discount available on posted rates
No Quotes are Final Until approved in writing
13% Tax

No HomeAway quotes or Bookings are final until confirmed by owner
4 night min stay;Stays less than 7 nights must change over on Sat during Summer

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Master 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Hair dryer, double siink, hair straightner
    Ensuite Master 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , can be shared with the Disney Bedroom, has a hair dryer
    Queen master - toilet , combination tub/shower , has a hairdryer
    Queen - toilet , shower , has a hair dryer
    Half 1 - outdoor shower , In th pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King en-Suite Master Bedroom - First Floor - 1 king , 32 inch HD Flatscreen TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Queen Bedroom - First Floor - 1 queen , 32 inch HD Flatscreen TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Princess Room - 2 twin/ single , Flatscreen TV, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Disney Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 20 inch TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    King en-Suite Master Bedroom - Second Floor - 1 king , 32 inch TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 32 inch TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Double en-Suite Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en-Suite Bathroom 20 inch TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
  • Can sleep 13 with rollaway bed. Children UNDER 2 do not count in occupancy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 17 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
This villa is very close to the theme parks. It only takes a few minutes to get onto Disney property even at the busiest times.

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