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Lake Berkley Villa, Lakefront Private Pool, Games Room, WiFi, Close to Disney

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 , Local Management

Our beautiful villa is situated less than 15 minutes from Disney and close to all the main attractions. This 5 bedroom 4 bathroom fully air conditioned home has an enclosed pool overlooking one of the tranquil lakes within the much sought after Lake Berkley Resort.

There is a Premium Leisure 'Vitalizer' Hot Tub on the deck and multi colour LED lighting in the pool as well as a professionally converted fully air conditioned Games Room with an 8ft slate bed pool table, electric reclining leather sofas, a 50inch LED TV, Blu Ray player, X Box with Kinect, iJuke, bar stools and table.

The accommodation features a master suite on the ground floor with a large private ensuite including tub and separate shower. There is a further queen bedroom on the ground floor with a neighbouring bathroom with shower enclosure. On the upper floor is a spacious 'Hollywood Greats' themed queen bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and two twin bedrooms sharing the main bathroom. One twin bedroom features "Mickey Mouse and Friends", the other features Harry Potter. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs and DVD players.

The ground floor features a large family room with vaulted ceilings, a 50 inch flat screen Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, Playstation 2, Stereo with Radio, CD player and iPod dock. One of the sofa's converts into a bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen with ceramic top stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with ice dispenser. The villa also provides formal dining and a breakfast nook overlooking the pool and lake. There is a fully equipped laundry room with washer and dryer.

Outside there is a covered lanai, tables and chairs for outside dining and loungers for relaxing around the pool. The pool has the benefit of a child safety fence (removable)

BBQ rental can be arranged through our local Management company

The villa has a key operated 'SentrySafe' Internal size: H6.4 x W11.3 x D8.4 inches (Conditions of Use apply).

More Details

Owner
Jeanette and Brian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Jeanette and Brian

We live in Hertfordshire in the UK and absolutely adore the lifestyle and climate in Florida. The photo is of us celebrating our wedding anniversary in Florida Keys which we obviously combined with a trip to our home in Kissimmee!

Jeanette and Brian purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jeanette and Brian chose Kissimmee

When we chose our villa our priority was a lakefront so as not to feel 'hemmed in' and 24 hour guarded security gate so as to feel safe. Lake Berkley is so much more than that and we have fallen in love with it. The community is maintained in pristine condition and there are facilities for family of all ages. We love the walks around the lakes and the spectacular scenery and wildlife.

What makes this villa unique

Being close to all the parks, the 24 hour Walmart 2 minutes drive away, being east of Disney less than half-an-hour from Orlando International Airport on a route that does not involve toll roads.

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Orlando International (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wide range of bars and restaurants
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Kissimmee Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 192
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Medieval Times
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Berkley Resort is a highly sought after 24 hour guarded and gated vacation community ideally situated close to the US 192 for a direct route into Disney, less than 15 minutes away.

As well as being on the doorstep of Disney the Resort is close to all the main attractions including SeaWorld and Universal and just minutes away from World Class golf courses, hundreds of restaurants and many shopping areas including Designer shopping outlets. There is a 24 hour Wal-Mart Superstore within walking distance of the villa (2 minutes drive, 1 mile).

Lake Berkley Resort itself offers tranquility and an abundance of amenities including:

- 24 hour manned gate entrance

- Community Clubhouse

- Fully equipped fitness centre

- Large Communal Pool

- Hot tub

- Kiddies splash Area

- Private Sandy Beach by the lake with BBQ area

- 14 acre lake stocked with fish and free fishing (catch & release)

- Nature Walk and jogging around the lake

- Lots of wildlife including baby ducks

- Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball

- Children's playground

Amenities

Lake Berkley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity Unit and Basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Vanity Unit & Basin, Ensuite to the Hollywood Greats Bedroom
    Ground Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Vanity Unit & Basin, across the hall from downstairs Queen
    Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Vanity Unit & Basin, Ensuite to Ground Floor Master Suite
  • Starter supply of hand soaps, toilet tissue provided- guests are responsible for further supplies
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2: Harry Potter - 2 twin/ single , Built-in Wardrobe
    Bedroom 3: Mickey Mouse & Friends - 2 twin/ single , Built-in Wardrobe
    Bedroom 1: Master Suite - 1 king , Walk in closet, En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4: Hollywood Greats - 1 queen , Built-in Wardrobe, En-suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 5: Downstairs Queen - 1 queen , Built-in Wardrobe, Downstairs bathroom close-by
  • All Bedrooms have LED TVs, DVD Players and built in wardrobes. There is a master suite on the ground floor with a full ensuite bathroom with a bath, separate shower enclosure and walk-in wardrobe. There is also a further double bedroom with a neighbouring shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a large double bedroom overlooking the pool and lake with ensuite bathroom. Upstairs are also two twin bedded rooms sharing the main bathroom. One of the twin rooms features "Mickey Mouse and Friends" and the other features Harry Potter
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Berkley Villa, Lakefront Private Pool, Games Room, WiFi, Close to Disney
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
5

2 week family holiday

  • 5 of 5

9 of us , oldest 60+, youngest 4 months, arrived in August, for a two week family,

The house is in an ideal location, about 15-20 minutes from the Disney parks, and about 22 miles from the airport, with five bedrooms, there is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing

Lake Berkley Resort is beautifully maintained and is very quiet, secure, and a haven from the bustle of the Orlando area,

Their is a large 24 hr Walmart supermarket less than a mile away,

We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Jeanette and Brian
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5

Great place to stay with your family!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house, With a very nice pool area.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the pool area too, being close to the lake and that feeling of endless water or dining alfresco with the pool light colour changing Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Regards Jeanette and Brian
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4

Enjoyed our time!

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful! The only reason I am giving it a 4 star is because when we arrived the floor around the toilet in the larger master bathroom was flooded. Not sure what the problem was. It was very difficult to get a hold of some one and when we did they seemed annoyed . I had to call like 3 times and still no one came until 4:30 on Sunday. On the whole my family enjoyed the home and pool. Convenient to the Disney Parks. My family also had lots of fun spending down time playing pool. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pool, pool and an unwanted pool! There does appear to have been a misunderstanding here as the Management Company believed they had agreed to follow up by telephone to check whether further water had appeared but it seems there was no-one at home to take the call. The Management Company attended once expectations were clarified however, there was no leak and the cause of the water on the floor was never established. Jeanette and Brian
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4

A great house in a great position

  • 4 of 5

Given you know all the wonderful things, we will just take the opportunity to tell you about a few things that you probably should know.

1. For several days our pool was not heated and we were not sure what the temperature should be. At the end of our second week when the pool maintenance man came by, he said the level had gone down too low for the heating to work. He switched the hose on and we in fact switched it off when the pool was about to overflow. He had not asked us to keep an eye. Luckily we saw it when we came home from the park. We did talk to the agency about this and have been a little disappointed not to be contacted about this.

2. On the kitchen surface, tiny ants appeared on a fairly regular basis. They were easily destroyed but ...

3. In the master bedroom, between the bedroom itself and the bathroom, there are some sharp edges in the carpet cord (plastic underweave). We covered these with a bathroom rug, but it will need attending to.

4. You may be aware that we had to call the rental agents as a smoke alarm was bleeping through the night in the master bedroom. It's probably time for all the batteries to be changed.

5. It has been awhile since we have stayed in a house in the States, but we were surprised there was no pepper and salt, washing up liquid etc to help us through the first day or so. Is that the norm?

Otherwise, all fab and we would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The issue with the pool heating was due to a misjudgement by pool maintenance about evaporation levels during a dry spell. The lack of heating has since been addressed to the guests' satisfaction. The remaining maintenance issues were addressed on changeover - great to have local management on hand able to act quickly! We do not supply food or detergent and this has now been clarified on the website
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4

Beautiful home...

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time staying in this home! It was a once in a lifetime vacation for our family (3 generations). We had 5 adults and 5 children, and there was room for more! It was so nice to be able to spread out.

The pool was beautiful... the kids LOVED it! The themed rooms were super cute! The game room was an extra special space!

A couple of things to consider: none of the supplies for the home were ever replenished (i.e. toilet paper, paper towel, garbage bags). We had 10 people staying for 8 nights... needless to say, we had to buy some toilet paper. Fortunately, WalMart was less than 5 minutes away. The heating of the pool was an extra fee, but highly recommended in February, and well worth the additional expense (I doubt we would have used the pool at all if we hadn't heated it).

Overall, we had a fantastic time, and would highly recommend this home to any family or friends!

Amy H.

Jefferson, WI

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It does seem that your family - all generations - had a great time and we are so pleased that facilities in the villa helped with that! We do provide an initial supply of "consumables" however, this is self catering accommodation and guests are responsible for additional supplies if required. Sorry if this was not clear. Jeanette and Brian
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5

Great family spot, close to everything! Little details made the experience special.

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Lake Berkley Villa for a family vacation (8 ppl) to Orlando in January 2017. After pouring through the countless listings for homes in the area in our price range, the pics and reviews for this listing had the instant "wow!" factor that we were looking for. Location was perfect, far enough off the main drag, but 15-30 min from Disney and Universal depending on the traffic. The property was as listed, clean and well maintained, and the family was impressed at the spaciousness and little details of the accommodations. Everyone loved the themed kids' bedrooms and the awesome game room. The little touches gave the home a feel of a Disney brand resort, but we loved having our own space to stretch out and move around at the end of a long day without the crowds. The resort was great, felt very safe and well maintained. Gate shack was staffed 24/7, and though we didn't take much advantage of the resort features such as the communal pool, clubhouse, and playground, it seems like a great place to take the family during the warmer months. We did spend almost two whole days in our private pool and hot tub, and shooting pool and playing hide-and-seek inside the rental - those extras made the whole booking much more special. From booking to trip completion, customer service from the owners and rental company was top notch. We're already planning our next trip and would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa and those extra touches you mentioned that add to the overall experience. We very much look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip. Jeanette and Brian
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include High Speed Wi-Fi, Unlimited International calls to landlines and Hot-tub heating
Optional pool heating is available $30 per day /$175 per week (minimum 5 days) - Maintains pool heat at 86 degrees Fahrenheit Maximum (Recommended October to April)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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