This exceptionally spacious villa (3,385 sq ft) is approximately 10-15 minutes drive from Disney World, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Just further on is Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure (including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), Seaworld, Aquatica and in the opposite direction the new Legoland at Cypress Gardens. Champions Gate and its quality golf courses are less than 5 minutes away. Whilst being close to all the action, the villa is situated in a quiet and tranquil location overlooking a retention area.
The villa comprises its own pool and spa, 3 master bedrooms with ensuite (one king, two queen) and two twin rooms. One master suite is adjacent to the pool area. 7 cable TVs inc PS2 and XBox 360 Kinect .There is a living/dining room, family room and upstairs living room. There is also a games room with new pool table, mini air hockey, table tennis, basketball and exercise machine. PC, WiFi
Villa Leisure Facilities: The spacious pool with spa offers unrestricted fun for all the family and backs onto a nature reserve. During the day, enjoy our sun-drenched pool deck or shaded terrace with comfortable deck furnishings, surrounding our sparkling-clear pool with optional heating. The pool is south facing giving the optimum amount of sunshine into the early evening. Sit and relax in the bubbling spa pool that cascades a waterfall in to the main pool – or lay-back and take in the Florida sunshine. The pool is provided with a removable safety fence for extra added protection for young infants should you need it, and all doors leading on to the deck area have been provided with additional safety locks. All bedrooms have their own TVs radio clock alarms. The master has an iPOD alarm clock.
If you fancy a swim at night, the pool comes alive with beautiful rainbow lighting and there is solar fairy lights too creating a lovely magical atmosphere.
The newly decorated games room boasts a pool table, basketball and table tennis table and mini air hockey as well as an exercise bike/cross trainer.
The loft room upstairs has a TV with PS/2 station and XBOX 360 Kinect console with games.
HBO (inc HC) and English Premiership available!
Free Wireless Internet
Free Calls to USA and Canada
Living Areas: This beautiful rental villa has a large family room with brand new sumptuous sofa with two love seats to relax in during the day or evening, together with a coffee table and occasional tables with lamps, entertainment center with a large-screen plasma cable TV, DVD player and VCR. There is also a home sound entertainment system inc CD and iPOD dock. The family room leads out to the terrace, lanai and pool-side dining area, with ample deck furnishings to enjoy al-fresco dining in the evenings. When you would like some quiet time, why not sit in the separate 'formal' lounge where there is an additional sofa, loveseat and armchair and relax in comfort.
Prepare a family feast or a quick snack at the well equipped kitchen off the family room, and choose to eat at either the nook with 6-seat table, dining room with a magnificent brand new 8-seat table and chairs, or out by the pool. Or if you prefer someone else to do the work - why not eat out at one of the many restaurants and eateries just a couple of minutes away at ChampionsGate.
Bedrooms: Sleeping is as comforting as can be, with a sleep-soft really comfortable 4-poster king-size bed in the master bedroom, a dresser with 32-inch cable TV and VCR, nightstands with lamps and an iPOD clock/radio alarm, mirrored dresser and armoire, chaise, plus a master bathroom with his 'n' hers mirrored vanity basins, a roman tub, step-in shower and toilet, plus a huge walk-in closet.
The second master bedroom has a queen-size bed, dresser with 40' flat screen cable TV, nightstands with lamp, walk-in closet space and a master bathroom with mirrored vanity basin, step-in shower/bath and toilet.
There is a third queen-size bedroom with ample closet space, nightstands, and a dresser with 40' plasma cable TV, clock/radio/alarm, walk-in closet space and a master bathroom with mirrored vanity basin, step-in shower/bath and toilet. The two twin bedrooms are perfect for the kids, and both have 2 twin beds, clock/radio/alarm, night-stand and lamp, dresser with 22' flat screen cable TVs, and closet space. They share a bathroom. One has a Disney theme and the other a Universal Harry Potter theme with adult bedding available if necessary.
All bathrooms have new hairdryers.
For your security, the villa has a monitored alarm system and the community has 24-hour surveillance plus Neighbourhood Watch and an active Home Owners Association. There is a safe available.
We are a family of five who love everything Florida and Disney!! In the case of our younger two Universal as well! We live in a cottage in Dorset in the UK (famous for its cream teas and unspoilt countryside) and Pete and I both work full-time so it is great to get out to forget everything at our villa in Florida. When we are there, we tend to like to do the parks early then come back to relax in the villa in the afternoons. Pete and I like Epcot, Alexander (our eldest) loves Magic Kingdom, Laura likes Animal Kingdom and Jamie loves Blizzard Beach, especially Summit Plummet. We all love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter And we all love shopping!! Pete was brought up in London, whereas I grew up in Coventry, but have my roots from the north of the country. We have a dog called Abbott who we rescued - sadly he can't come with us - but he is great fun and loves everyone including other dogs. The kids all go to the local schools in Dorset.
We had stayed in Florida in numerous villas and it seemed right to buy a place here. We used to stay in Kissimmee but found the Championsgate area by accident and much prefer it. It has much easier access to the parks and it is also still growing so each time we go there are new developments and it is great fun discovering new places. Windwood Bay is a really lovely estate, very quiet and safe but also friendly. What we liked about the houses compared with the others we stayed in is that the rooms are lovely and large. The master bedroom is especially spacious. The other thing is that we have the pool facing south which is what you need in the afternoons and evenings. The property has real character and a lovely clean feel about it. It really is a truly executive and luxurious home. All you really need to bring are your clothes and toiletries - everything else is here!
Although we can wax lyrical about the parks, the Championsgate area is also at the centre of the golfing area and you have loads of golf courses to choose from. Championsgate is right next to the i4 so you have really easy access to the airports, Tampa and Clearwater as well as the turnpike to Miami and the Keys without needing to go on the increasingly busy highways!
One thing about the villa is that you will not get bored - you will run out of time with things to do. One of our guests decided to start a tournament because you have the pool table, basketball (which is very popular), table tennis and air hockey as well as the X-box Kinect so there are loads of competitive games. There are TVs in each room if you're not feeling quite so energetic as well as a PC and PS/2. We decided to give the villa a bit of a fun theme for the kids, but equally we left some plain bedding for the adults who are not so much into Harry Potter or Mickey Mouse! Then of course there is the pool with a shaded verandah to cool down with a drink in the Florida heat. We can't wait to go again!!