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Peaceful Pool Home - just 12 mins to Disney

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bathrooms. Sunny Private Pool, Games Room, Conservation Area, Wi-Fi

A well equipped four bedroomed villa, with the two queen sized bedrooms both being en-suite. Ideal for two families sharing. Fully air conditioned, with a private pool overlooking an extended lawn area and peaceful conservation land beyond this, which contains a lake and small island that is home to many attractive birds during much of the year. The pool can be heated, whenever required (recommended from October through April), and there is a covered outside dining area, with a quality bronze aluminium table and chairs and a ceiling fan for added comfort. A Weber charcoal barbecue and plenty of comfortable quality chairs/ sun loungers are also provided.

There is a large garage/games room, which has air hockey, pool, table football, dart board & a mini putting green for any children (or adults) in the party. It also has a exercise bike & 2 baby buggies ( single and double).

Inside there is a comfortable, carpeted living area with three sofas. The living area overlooks the pool and has a large screen TV, DVD, stereo and telephone.

There is parking on the drive for 2 full size cars.

The Sanctuary at Westhaven is one of the most exclusive, peaceful, GATED resort communities in the Orlando area. It is within 2 minutes of I-4, 2 exits south of the Disney main entrance (10 - 15 minutes away). The surrounding area is rich with restaurants, shopping, walk-in medical care, pharmacies, banks and ATM. It is ideal for avid golfers with some incredible courses nearby, such as the Greg Norman designed ChampionsGate. The resort community is a peaceful country-like setting with well manicured palm tree lined boulevards.

Davenport is ideally situated close to Orlando attractions, Davenport and Kissimmee restaurants and entertainment with easy access to either coast (less than 1 hour to either coast). Come and enjoy our villa and relax.... well after a hard day at the Theme park, golf course or shops.

More Details

Ann and Henry Gorton
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

Why Ann and Henry Gorton chose West Haven

We have always wanted a holiday home & Florida holds such special memories for us as a family. We have been coming to this area for over 20 years & there are still so many things we haven't got round to yet. The villa is the perfect place to be, peaceful, very private yet so near the action.

What makes this villa unique

Our Villa is perfect for two small families sharing. The adults/parents both get their own en-suite bathroom and there are two twin bedrooms for the children. Our reviewers often comment on how clean they find our Villa. We are continually improving in order to keep the Villa to a high standard. Last year we added new lounge and dining furniture. We have tried to include all the extra things that you would have at home for the added comfort of our guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know that we had a lovely stay at Palm Villa, a perfect base from which to take the grandchildren to the theme parks.

I find it difficult to suggest anything that needs adding or changing. A great stay at a lovely house and location and would hope to have the opportunity to return in the future.
May 2012
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West Haven Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Each of the bathrooms is equipped with either a hair dryer or hair straighteners. The en-suite bathrooms have both bath and separate shower plus his and hers hand basins. Towels are provided plus additional towels for use by the pool.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite walk in shower & bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En suite walk in shower & bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both the Master bedrooms have queen sized beds, en suite bathroom & walk in closets & a ceiling fan. One of the rooms has an i-pod docking station.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 12 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
The pool area has a safety fence & both doors leading to the pool area are alarmed. There is an outdoor shower by the pool & a covered lanai, for shade from the Florida sun. For entertainment there is cable tv in each of the 4 bedrooms as well as a 32' tv with a DVD in the main family room. The garage has been converted into a games room.


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Peaceful Pool Home - just 12 mins to Disney
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Nov 28 - Dec 12 2017. Amazing villa, Amazing pool, Amazing holiday, Amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

Yes, amazing just about describes everything. Ann was so helpful from the time I made my first Enquiry, all through the holiday, even offering a late checkout as the villa was available on the day of our departure. Much appreciated. We returned home yesterday; the same day received notification that our deposit had been refunded. Thank you Ann. We have stayed at a few villas in Florida and this is our favourite. It ticked ALL the boxes. We walked in and WOW, the villa is even better than it shows in the photos. It is huge, spotlessly clean, with comfy furnishings. Out to the lanai and again WOW what a pool. We had paid for pool heat and it was perfect. We enjoyed the pool many days. The water stayed warm even when temp dropped to 44f at night the last few days of our holiday. We enjoyed the wildlife coming to say hello to us every morning. We are outdoor people, but back to the villa. The double rooms and bathrooms are so spacious. The beds are very comfy and we always had a good nights sleep. Only 2 of us on holiday here, but used both bedrooms as got a bit hot in the front bedroom one night. The kitchen has everything you could need. The microwave was ‘sparking’ when we tried to use it. I contacted Ann, who arranged for the management team to check it. Ann advised me it had died and it was replaced the next day. Very efficient. The washing machine and tumble dryer were the best we’ve had in a villa and washed/dried our clothes perfectly. The games room was fun. The pool table is not entirely flat, but that didn’t bother us as didn’t have much spare time to spend playing. The location of the villa was perfect for us; a little further out than we usually stay, but the extra 5/10 minutes journey to the parks was worth it for the high standard of Sanctuary at West Haven. Always felt safe here. Not been to Florida so far into December before, but found it a wonderful time to visit. The parks are so festive, but to top the lot, Celebration was in a class of its own. They really do know how to do Christmas. We walked around taking in the wonder of the decorated houses, after enjoying the festivities and ‘snow’ in the centre. Absolutely stunning. It is also an easy journey to St Petes from the villa. We fished here from Merry Pier for $20, which included rods and bait; caught some large fish here. Very exciting as I had never fished before! Then watched the sunset before returning to the villa. Thank you Ann and Henry. We hope we can return in 2019.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourself.
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Absolutely loved our stay at Palm Villa! Wonderful location, quiet, safe and home from home.

  • 5 of 5

Totally in love with palm villa, such a lovely quiet and safe , gated location. 15 minutes to Disney, near to lots of shopping. Beautiful home and luxury. Loved coming back here after a long day in Disney to chill out in the pool. Just fabulous! Wonderful hosts! All you could ask for. Hopefully see you again soon palm villa x

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with the family for the week. Booking was easy, and owner provided all directions and tips for a great experience.

Can only be highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing.different & fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving the weekend of Hurricane Irma we experienced it 1st hand, 3 days of wind & rain,with the villa being so well equipped with all sorts of games from Trivial pursuit to pool we were kept entertained.

The villa itself is like a home from home, very clean with all appliances available for use, the pool area is just right for what's needed! We had damage to the screening which was repaired very quickly with no intrusion into our break.

The local area has all types of restaurants & shopping facilities, drive a little further and Florida is your oyster.

Ann & Henry had sent us some information including places to eat & visit which we did and thoroughly enjoyed(Cheesecake Factory is a must).

All in all we both had an amazing, fantastic, wonderful time and will definetly be going back & hopefully enjoying the comforts of palm villa again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, and with a very friendly owner. Would use again.

  • 5 of 5

This villa is in a great location and we really enjoyed the environment by the pool. The sun is around the pool area all day until 5:30, and occasionally we got a visit from some beautiful wild birds. The outdoor chairs were so comfortable and it's a good place to sit and watch the Disney fireworks too!

The inside of the villa was very clean, comfortable and well equipped (fantastic washing machine and tumble dryer!!) - its clear that this home is well looked after.

The owner is very informative and very helpful. Would definetly recommend.

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, You can certainly hear the Disney fireworks, but the ones you saw were most likely from champions gate. They have them every holiday.
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Great location for the parks, very clean with big bedrooms and we loved the pool area

  • 5 of 5

We last visited Orlando 10 years ago and stayed in the Swan and Dolphin hotel which was great but we found not having somewhere to kick back at night after a long hot day in the parks hard work, so when we decided to go back we wanted to mix up a villa stay with 3 nights in the hard rock hotel so we could take advantage of the early admission and express line jumping passes.

This was a special holiday that we had been promising ourselves for 10 years and so everything had to be just right. When searching for our villa we kept coming back to this one as it had everything we wanted location for parks, supermarkets and restaurants close by and a good pool area. However, the main reason why we chose it was reading the reviews everyone kept mentioning how good the owners Ann and Henry had been with them. With so many people saying how good Ann and Henry had been then we knew this was the villa for us and we weren't wrong.

Ann's communication with us from questions before booking to advice and help leading up to the holiday and help when on holiday was first class and we felt we were staying in someone's home rather than just a villa.

For our party of 5 (2 adults and 3 teenage children) it was perfect and we would like to thanks Ann and Henry for helping us have a wonderful Orlando family holiday

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that we could be of assistance. Hopefully we look forward to welcoming you back in future Ann and Henry
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International (MC0)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Champions Gate
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach/Space Coast
Car: recommended

Conveniently located 2 mins from the Interstate 4 Freeway. 30 minutes from Orlando International, 45 minutes from Sanford International and 1 hour from Tampa Airport. Disney is just 12 minutes along I-4. ChampionsGate® with 36 holes of championship golf designed by International golf champion Greg Norman is 2 minutes away. Within easy reach of Busch Garders, Legoland, SeaWorld plus beaches on the Space Coast or Clearwater, St. Pete's. This is your ideal base in Central Florida. Grocery Shops and Restaurants are 2 minutes away plus Retail outlets at Posner Park at the junction of I-4 and US27. The larger shopping Malls ( Mall of the Millenia, Winter Gardens, Florida Mall and more) are all within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $266.49

Pool Heating is extra at a rate of £8 per day (U$ 12 per day).
The weekly rates include final cleaning. For says of less than 7 days add £50 ( $85) for final cleaning.
Taxes are included in the rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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