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WELCOME TO CHARACTERS CORNER!
Welcome to our Beautiful 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 pool's 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 3,100 square foot, (this does not include the game 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 rooms..one of themed rooms is our POOH room and the other is MICKEY AND MINNIE! Finally the newest bedroom added in April of 2011 is ROYALTY themed 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 a TV/DVD combination. The family room (which includes a leather sectional sleeper queen 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.
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 a fantastic game room with air Hockey, a pool Table and foosball, and 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!
Keywords: Disney Vacation Home
My husband, Tony, and I are both attorneys practicing in the Rochester, New York area. We have four children, ages 20, 18, 16, and 8! 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
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!
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!
The second the gates of the community start moving to let you through, you know this is not going to be any ordinary vacation rental. In a beautiful, quiet, community with palm, orange and banana trees growing and flamingos hunting for food on the lawns, you'll find Characters Corners. The home has two spacious living areas and enough sleeping areas (and bathrooms!) for our group of 6 adults and 8 kids to stay comfortably! Games, videos, and books were provided. There is a gorgeous enclosed pool, kiddie pool and hot tub area with plenty of pool furniture, all in easy view from the lanai. They've thought of everything... right down to child alarms on the doors, and a fence to keep little ones safely outside (but away from the pools) if you need a break from the water or sun. The owners are very friendly and incredibly responsive to questions and concerns, and the property manager was very attentive when an issue came up with the cable (TV). This was our second stay in 15 months. The home was gorgeous our first time there, and has recently been updated with new furniture, beautiful Disney wall murals, a theater room, Star Wars and Finding Nemo (and Dory) rooms! There truly is something for everyone at Characters Corners, and when you're ready for the parks, they are only 10 minutes away! Outlet shopping, restaurants, Wal-greens and urgent care facilities are nearby as well. If you're looking for a "home away from home" for your vacation, you've found it! I would absolutely recommend this property!!!
We stayed a week at this property from October 22-29, 2016. Bedding arrangements were perfect for our family of 10. Three adult couples each had their own large bedroom with bath and the children were able to use the twin beds in the two children's rooms. There was also a full-size princess bed in a bedroom adjacent to the master bedroom. French doors connected those two rooms, so privacy could be an issue if a teen or adult used the princess bed as it was easy to hear conversations between those two rooms. No problem for us, as our five year old princess loved being in this room. The twin bedrooms are themed "Finding Nemo" in one room and "Star Wars" in the other, and there was a bathroom between these bedrooms. The little boys in our family were awed by the headboards with a night light in the Star Wars bedroom. Everyone loved the heated pool and the game room. Now all the grandkids want their own Fooseball table. The gas grill was provided and the propane tank,too. All bathrooms had a hair dryer, and bar soap. One of the bathrooms had toilet paper, so that got us by until we could go to the grocery. Kitchen was stocked well with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, and some dishwasher pods. The laundry area had some detergent, too, so we were able to wash and dry towels as we needed. Heidi was great to answer all my questions prior to the stay and gave great details about check in, garbage pickup, codes, etc. FYI: if you are renting a car from the airport, the car rental agency will probably try to sell you a Sunpass gadget so that you can go through the sun pass line on the tollroads. Most of the agencies were charging $10 per day. We chose to opt out of this charge. As there were only three tolls between the Orlando airport and the house. $4.00 paid all the tolls to the house, and we never used any toll roads going back and forth to Disney properties during the week. So for $8.00 round trip, it was well worth it to opt out.
If I could give this home a thousand stars I would everything u need is there convient and close to everything. This home is spotless and so enjoyable for all ages I would recommend characters corner to anyone going to Disney
The Characters corner was awesome. We had 8 adults and 6 children and never felt on top of each other. The movie room was a hit with the kids and it is surprisingly sound proof! We are really glad we opted for the vacation home instead of staying at Disney. Coming home to your own pool and hot tub was the best! It's a 5-10min easy commute to Disney. We will be staying here again for sure!
We have just returned from Orlando and are writing to recommend this lovely villa. We are a family of 8 of three generations and we found the house was ideal, giving everyone plenty of space and a lovely relaxing home after busy days at the parks. We loved gathering at the table on the lanai by the pool which was sheltered from the sun (and the rain at times!). The grandchildren enjoyed the princess room and the Star Wars room where they could even charge their ipads on the bedhead! The family sitting area is extremely comfortable with deep comfy leather settees and the new cinema room is very smart – some instructions would be useful as we couldn’t always work out how to find the films! The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The house was very secure being in a gated community and alarmed and it was a great location, being about 10 minutes from the Disney parks and much less to shops and restaurants. The children loved the mickey mouse shaped pool and the Jacuzzi and the huge basket of swimming towels was a lovely touch. We all agreed that we loved everything about this villa and would highly recommend this comfortable relaxing home so close to Disney.
Disney Parks 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!
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3 night minimum stay
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