Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)
About Michael Lane
We are Mike and Val Lane and we bought the Lake House in 2007. Once we arrived in Lake Berkely Resort, set in beautiful grounds with mature oaks and three lakes, we knew we wanted a villa on Lake Berkley Drive as this has the best premier lake view fronting the lake and it is not overlooked and private. Once the villa was ours, we modernized our villa, updating the furniture, accessories and bedding with modern luxurious furniture, and installed a beautiful new granite kitchen and added a new flat screen TV. We have 2 boys so we know how to cater for youngsters and what they like. As we vacation here 3 times a year, our villa has to be special to us so we spared no expense in upgrading the fixtures as you will see once you vacation here. As we vacation here so often, we are also able to address any issues guests may have and ensure that all appliances and fixtures are operating efficiently. We are constantly changing and upgrading our home and this is reflected by the care our guests take while staying with us and the fact that many of our guests return year after year. Woken you will love our villa as much as we do we know you and your family will have a special and magical vacation when you choose our villa.
Michael Lane purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Michael Lane chose Lake Berkley
The Lake House is our oasis. It is our refuge and we constantly update it so it remains current and modern - after all, it is our home from home. We treat this home better than our own home and we genuinely appreciate it when our guests return and we appreciate when they make thoughtful comments in our guest book about vacations they have had as we know our guests will love our place as much as we do and thank you to all of you for that. Our villa is really special. It is so special to wake in the morning and open the blinds and see the ducks swimming in the lake as the sun is rising. It is so special to sit in the pool in the evening and watch the birds return to the island on the lake preparing for the night. It is so special to take family walks around the resort and create memories that will live on forever. We strive to keep our decor fresh and modern. This year we installed new carpet in our front living room and we added a leather sectional sofa to our main living area. We bought new pool towels for our guests comfort and we constantly review everything in the villa because we are here 3 times a year to ensure everything is working efficiently. Last year we bought top grade loungers for our guests ( thank you for the comments in the guest book) A new PS-3 has recently been added also.
What makes this Villa unique
How many villas are lakefront overlooking a large lake with no rear neighbours, therefore not overlooked and screened for privacy with hedging ? How many are manned and gated have an excellent management company on call 24 hours and also have a 24 hour security alarm for your extra peace of mind ? Our villa is not a business, it is our oasis from home and we regularly update it to the highest standards because we vacation here and is is our oasis. We understand kids, we have our own to cater for !!!!. That is why our kid's room is Disney themed with Micky and Minnie and it comfortably sleeps 3 kids. It also has many many stuffed Disney animals to comfort and excite our little ones. Our internet access is free and high-speed - a must for today's busy lifestyle and we have cable TV with the option of renting movies also. We also have DVDs for those of you that have special movies the kids watch again and again. How many villas have a games room with a state of the art grey lined slate Proline pool table ? You have not played pool unless you have played don one of these !!!!! How many have 6 overstuffed loungers from Palm Casual on your lake side deck ? How many have fishing equipment, tennis racquets and beach equipment for your enjoyment ? (lake bass stocked for your enjoyment). We also provide a high-chair, car seat, baby monitors, cot and strollers for our littlest ones. It is all provided to ensure our guests have a special, memorable vacation as reflected by the number roof return guests we have. We know you will love The Lake House as much as our guests and our family does.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family of five - 8 night stay
We loved our stay at Lake Berkley in Michael’s house. It was convenient for all the parks, Kennedy Space Center and Airboat tours. There is a Walmart 2 minutes away which helped us a great deal. The property itself was fantastic. Everything you could need was provided and swimming in the pool over-looking a lake teaming with wildlife was amazing. We even saw an alligator swim by about 10 meters away. The beds were really comfortable and the gated community was reassuring.
We have been to Florida a number of times before and always stayed in Disneys own hotels, which was great, but wanted to try something different and have flexibility on this holiday.
We chose this home based upon the reviews, location and pictures showing privacy in the pool area, as many back directly to other homes and we were not disappointed with our choice.
The home was very large and enabled us (only 4) to spread out and relax after a long day. It could house many more people very comfortably. We made great use of the pool table and of course the swimming pool which was great. We even saw the alligator swim past a few times!. The gated community is nice, very clean, well maintained and the two community pools looked great and clean but we didn't use them. Why would you!
As for location, it was an easy drive to all the parks (Universal, Disney and Disney Springs) Taking around 20 minutes to and from them, even when leaving when the parked closed and everyone leaving at the same time so i was pleased as always previously liked the ease of the Disney buses.
The space centre is under an hour away (take plenty of change for toll roads) and a very easy drive.
For shopping I would avoid Walmart as it is always packed and not nice. Super Target which is only 10 mins away i think is a better supermarket.
For shopping and eating out Disney Springs is 15-20 mins with a lovely atmosphere and free parking and the town of celebration is only 10 mins away and has some lovely inexpensive restaurants. The Mexican (avocado i think) was especially good.
The owner, Michael was very responsive with any questions, the instructions on getting in was easy. I didn't need the management company so cannot comment.
Whether we want to do parks or have a relaxing pool holiday, we will definitely stay in this property again. It is well situated at a reasonable price. Excellent. Thanks Michael for letting us stay.
One Hot Summer
Beautiful home in a beautiful gated community. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Orlando but not too far from all the all the attractions.
The location of the property was wonderful and we felt very safe and secure. We enjoyed being near the lake and the lovely birds that would fly to the small island in the middle of the lake. During our stay we were able to visit Medieval Times (< 5 minute drive), the Kennedy Space Center, and Universal Orlando, and we also swam in the lovely pool almost every day and utilized the foosball table and the pool table. Washer/Dryer was excellent. Very responsive host and management company. Cheers!
Best vacation house we have ever stayed at!
This review is by far the easiest I have left...everything about the house was better than we imagined. The location? Perfect and central. The pool? Fantastic. Having the lake behind you? Peaceful. The house is beautifully appointed, everything was comfortable, and we could not have had a better stay. Without a doubt or hesitation, the next time we are in the Orlando area for a visit we will not even consider staying anywhere else. If you are reading this review wondering if the house is worth the stay, I can assure you it is all that you imagine and more. Great, great, great property and fantastic communication with the property manager.
Beautiful Place for a Holiday- Highly Recommended
I have visited Florida many times, stayed in apartments and Hotels.
Villa add more privacy and Flexibility. If you looking for a place that adds that "I'm home" feeling. This is the place to stay.
Villa has everything you need, comfortable beds, pool, TV and games room. Being beautifully furnished, made all the difference. Wonderful place. We will be back for sure.
Premier location close to Disney in one of the top Orlando resorts, gated and manned 24 hrs for extra peace of mind. Two children's playgrounds on site, tennis, volleyball, recreational centre, beautiful walking trails on site with stocked bass in lake and a gator !!!!! We are 10 minutes form Disney, 15 from Seaworld and 20 minutes from MCO airport. There is a Super- Walmart around the corner and Target and Public close by. Many good restaurants are also close i.e. Red Lobster, Logans, Outback Steakhouse, Smoky Bones TO MENTION BUT A FEW. Who wants to be stuck on the I-27 in long lines trying to get home after a day at Disney or Universal ?