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VRBO STAYED HERE!! 2.5 Miles to Disney! 6BR/4BA- 3100 Sf, Mickey Pool Private!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)


Welcome to Characters Corner, our Disney Vacation Home, located in the elegant gated community known as Formosa Gardens Estates. Our home is located only two and 1/2 miles from the main entrance to all of the Disney Parks! We are the original owners of this home having built it in 2002 and we make every effort to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have gone to great lengths to take what is the existing luxury standard for vacation homes a step further. We are constantly in the process of updating and re-furnishing our home to keep things nice and new. Cleanliness is our FIRST priority. We understand that there is a lot of variation in standards with vacation homes and it is our goal to make sure you are happy with our home. We take a lot of pride in making sure your stay is magical! We are very fortunate to have a property manager who lives IN the neighborhood and who will be available in the event that you need any type of assistance or have any issues during your stay. Our property manager only manages a small number of homes and it is for this reason that she is able to take such good care of our home. We have been told by many guests (on several occasions) that our home is the cleanest that they have ever rented. :)

Our home offers the following features and amenities: A huge in-ground pool for you and your guests to enjoy, surrounded by a hot tub/spa and a Mickey Mouse kiddie pool which both have waterfalls into the large in-ground pool. The Mickey Mouse pool is 18 inches deep in the center and six inches deep in Mickey's ears. Our pools' deck/lounging area is extra large in order to accommodate a large group of people comfortably. This is sooo important! We find that most people spend most of their time at the pool! (Us included!) The pool area also contains a comfortable outdoor dining area. Make special note of the size of our pool and deck as you will likely spend a lot of time there!

Our home is 3,500 square foot, (this includes the movie theater room!) It has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and is located on a very large and private lot. Three of the bedrooms are master suites (two king and one queen), all with en-suite bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi tub). There are additionally two twin bedrooms containing two twin beds in each of these themed of themed rooms is our NEMO room and the other is STAR WARS! Finally we also have a PRINCESS/ROYALTY themed bedroom and this bedroom offers a full sized Princess Carriage bed. The Princess/Royalty bedroom can be accessed through the main master bedroom french doors or the french doors can be locked and there is a separate/private entrance to this room from the living room.

All of our furnishings are top of the line designer, name brand furnishings from companies such as Broyhill, Lexington, Hooker, and of course, the Disney Store! All of our bedrooms offer Flat Screen TVs. The family room (which includes a leather sectional sofa ) includes a home theater surround sound system and an assortment of family-oriented DVDs will be provided. The bonus room/master suite (the only upstairs room) offers a king-size bed, along with an extra pull out sofa in the same room. There are additionally two pack'n'play cribs for the little ones!

Our gourmet kitchen, with island and attached eat-in kitchen table area offers all of the comforts of home, and more!! There is a separate formal dining room area, along with a formal living room. Additionally, the entire home is equipped with WIFI WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS. And last but not least, our garage features new MOVIE THEATER ROOM, with a foosball table and some wonderful Mickey decor! Of course, there is a washer and dryer located on the first floor for your convenience.

Finally, we invite you inquire about a stay in our home. We are convinced that you will be so happy that you will want to return again and again. We have many guests who come back year after year!

Thank you for considering us and we would LOVE TO SHARE OUR HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY!!

Keywords: Disney Vacation Home

More Details


Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • (2) King sized beds, (1) Queen sized Bed, (1) Full sized bed, (4) Twin or Single Beds, Baby (pack n plays) (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer and Dryer, Hot Tub, Pool, Three Master Suites, Mickey Mouse Kiddie Pool, Surround Stereo, Game room with pool table, Video game system, games, dvds and and books provided, toys for the kids, high speed internet service and free long distance and international telephone calls!!


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VRBO STAYED HERE!! 2.5 Miles to Disney! 6BR/4BA- 3100 Sf, Mickey Pool Private!!
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here. The property is always clean and ready for us. This time the owner let us check in a few hours early because the house was cleaned the day before. My kids love the themed rooms and think this is Disney.

We decided to add a few more days to our trip and the house wasn't available so we stayed in a hotel near Orlando. There was no comparison for the same price.

It is nice after a long day at Disney to have a pool and hottub to yourself.

We are looking into booking our 3rd trip.

If you're not sure if you want to stay on or off Disney premises, this house will be the reason to stay off.

My parents love having their own suite away from the kids. This is the perfect place for a vacation.

Also, it is located close to some really cool state parks where we saw manatees and went on an alligator hunt.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We were so happy to have you stay with us again and we are looking forward to having you again!! I absolutely love it that the kids think they are at Disney and I love that you've compared it to a hotel stay! Thank you, thank you :) Heidi
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Great, relaxing place for families

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic and the owner, Heidi, is very responsive and welcoming. We were six people that stayed (it was originally 8 but changed after we rented) and it was perfect! There was lots of space to spread out, lots for everyone to do, and was overall very relaxing. The pool was particularly great because it had the kiddie pool for our two-year old which made swimming all the better!

We house was clean and well taken care of and had great amenities. I appreciated that there were movies and books for the kids as well as really fun themed rooms for a variety of interests. They have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into making it a home away from home! I thought I would miss the convenience of staying at a Disney resort, but honestly, after seeing the lines for the buses, etc., this was a much better option for us. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We absolutely loved sharing our home with your family!! Please keep us in mind for your next trip... we'd absolutely love to have you again! Heidi
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Great location and clean home

  • 5 of 5

The home was 3 miles from Disney. It was spacious and clean. It was as advertised. My family of 6 adults and three small children loved the home and really enjoined the pool after Disney.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved sharing our home with your family!! I hope we helped create some magical memories for all!!!
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Such a beautiful home to make our amazing vacation complete!!! Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Characters Corner was an amazing house for our very special Disney vacation! It was so conveniently located to all of the parks, and so many stores and restaurants as well! We loved being so close to all of the Disney action, yet also being able to come home in the evenings and have our own private house and private pool for our families to enjoy with the kids! The house was clean and perfect for our 4 families with 7 children!! Adorably decorated character themed rooms and super comfy beds and furniture. Beautiful Disney touches everywhere!! Nice, quiet neighborhood in a cul-de-sac. You definitely can't go wrong with this house! We will definitely be back for each of our Disney adventures! The owners were very responsive to questions and communication prior to our arrival and made sure that our week was special! Thank you for making our week extra magical!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for Off-Site Families

  • 5 of 5

We found the Character Corners house while researching a place that would be suitable for a multi-generational family trip. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. Our two kids loved their bedrooms....our seven year old in his Star Wars room, while our daughter was in the room attached to the master bedroom in her princess bed. My wife and I, along with both sets of our parents were in nice, big rooms, while my Grandma enjoyed life with her single bed in the Nemo room.

This was our fourth trip to Disney, the first time staying off-site. With that said, all the Disney themes, along with the Mickey Mouse shaped pool made you feel like you were still in the Kingdom. The masters, however, along with the living room give you some respite from the Mouse, making the house appropriate as well for folks who aren't looking for Disney 24/7.

The star of the home is likely the recently renovated game room, which now serves primarily as a movie room. There's a giant TV, a fun Disney mural on the wall, and super comfortable reclining movie chairs. It's a great setup, and was a wonderful escape for our son. He was actually disappointed when we had to pull him away a couple times to go to the parks.

The pool area is really nice as well. For folks that have a 1-2 year old, the pool in one of Mickey's ears is about a foot deep and perfect for little ones. We loved the hot tub and splashing around in the pool. Good stuff.

The house is about five minutes away from major restaurants and shopping. We hit up Super Target for groceries and were thrilled to find Giordano's Pizza, a staple when we visit Chicago.

We were about ten minutes from Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, closer to 15-20 from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Most of our travel was in a 15 passenger rented van, though our wife and I did Uber our way around a couple times on "Date Night". A cheap trip, no more than ten dollars...

I should mention we had a bit of a hiccup upon arrival, largely due to the previous visitors who were not very good to the place. The owner was very quick to communicate with us, and any issues were quickly resolved. You're in good hands if you stay here.

In conclusion, a wonderful, wonderful choice for a big family like ours when visiting Disney. The owners clearly take a lot of pride in the place and have made numerous thoughtful upgrades and additions throughout the years. We'd absolutely love to stay again, and encourage you to do the same!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit in 5 years and must say it was our best time yet. Plenty of room to roam about. The recent renovations are a nice touch. We really enjoyed the theater room at night watching movies together as a family. The pool of course is a real treat after getting back from the parks or just lazing around all day long. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house for a Florida vacation!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heidi LaDuca
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Heidi LaDuca

My husband, Tony, and I are both attorneys practicing in the Rochester, New York area. We have four children, ages 22, 20, 18, and 10! We have been traveling to Disney for many years and have lots of great suggestions for your trip. I am available to answer any questions you have and would love to rent our home to your family!

Heidi LaDuca purchased this house in 2002

Why Heidi LaDuca chose Kissimmee

We simply love Disney and the Orlando area in general! There is simply so much to do together as a family! I (Heidi) am a HUGE Disney fan... I love the parks, the water parks, the restaurants, the shopping... I simply fell in love with the magic of Disney years ago and that feeling has never gone away. We do also enjoy Universal/Sea World/Busch Gardens and going to our favorite beach, Clearwater Beach! I am also a runDisney addict!

What makes this house unique

Our home is located only 2 and 1/2 miles from Disney's main gate, 15-20 minutes from Universal/Sea World/Aquatica, and an hour from Busch Gardens! We've done it all and we love it. After a busy day at the parks, the kids love to hang out in their themed bedrooms, play in our game room, but most of all, swim, swim, swim! We designed our pool area with a very, very large deck area so there is room for everyone... and then some. I don't think you'll find a pool area like ours anywhere! Check out the photos of our Mickey Mouse kiddie pool... a hit for the little ones!


AMC Universal Cineplex 20
'50s Prime Time Cafe
"One of my all-time favorites for sure!"
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The LEGO Store
"My family's LOVES Legos!!"
Disney's Days of Christmas
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
"Old time drive-in movies and great food in a super cool atmosphere!"
Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life
The Crystal Palace
"Great Characters Meals!"
Liberty Tree Tavern
"All-American food in a historical atmosphere! "
Cinderella's Royal Table
"A meal fit for a Princess!"
Disney Cruise Vacations
"My family absolutely loves the Disney Cruise Line!"
Walt Disney World
"The happiest, most magical place on earth! "
Nearest Point of Interest
Walt Disney World!
Nearest Point of Interest
Our House!
Car: necessary

Walt Disney World parks are only 2.5 miles away! Universal Studios/Sea World only a 15-20 minute drive. There is a super-Target and a Publix within 2 miles, along with lots of souvenir shopping and restaurants too! Amazing Outlet Centers close by, shopping, golfing & dinner shows!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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