Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13)
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.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- wheelchair accessible
- non smoking only
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.