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Heidi LaDuca

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

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

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 6 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)


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 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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Heidi LaDuca (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Heidi LaDuca

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

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!

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!


based on 54 traveler reviews

VRBO STAYED HERE!! 2.5 Miles to Disney! 6BR/4BA- 3100 Sf, Mickey Pool Private!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Great quality, spacious, and fun vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the themed rooms. The pool and hot tub were very nice and clean, and the theater room is awesome! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed which was very handy. The house was very spacious. Overall, the quality of the entire house was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Big Success!

  • 5 of 5

I am so thrilled we choose this house to stay in. Everything was clean, quiet and secure. This is sure the way to go if you have a large family or group. Saved us a lot of money and it was so much cleaner than most of the motels I have stayed in. My children and grandchildren loved everything about the house especially the pool. They didn't want to leave. I really surprised how close it was to Disney World. It made things so convenient. We had 13 family members and we all slept comfortably. Thank you for making our first trip to Florida a big success.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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One of the best vacations we've taken

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful, comfortable home!! From the moment that we walked in the door, we were amazed. The house is beautiful as well as accommodating and comfortable. I think we spent 90% of our time in the home, in the backyard at the pool. The space was big enough that we all could sit and watch the pool, or be in the pool. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals at the home, saving a lot of money from eating out. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay while visiting Disney with a family. Disney was so close, it was nothing to take the kids in the morning, return back for a swim and a nap, and then back to the parks for the evening. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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A fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our visit to Disney World! Everything about it was wonderful. We all enjoyed the pool and hot tub as well as the game room. Location is excellent! Close to all attractions, restaurants, stores etc. We would definitely stay here again! The owner was a pleasure to deal with too!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'd Give It Six Stars if I Could.

  • 5 of 5

You know when you walk into a VRBO and the pictures DO NOT match the reality? This house is not like that at all, it's fab, just as pictured.

Everything is neat and organized; no opening kitchen drawer after drawer wondering where the grilling tongs are. They're right there, in a drawer with all the other grilling tools! The kitchen is fully stocked, but there's still room to stash your stuff so it's not spilling off of the counter.

Oh play room, how I loved thee. I don't know if it's specially insulated or just psychological, but my older son had a friend come over whose affectionate nickname by her parents is "Fog Horn" due to her carrying voice. Son and FH went to build a fort in the toy room and we couldn't hear a thing. Bliss! ALSO, two strollers were left in that room for our use which was extremely helpful because our jogging stroller got a flat tire.

The pool is awesome, and the toddler section was perfect for when the 2yo didn't want to wear water wings. We spent hours there each afternoon and evening.

The layout of the house is great, my parents-in-law came with us, and because the bedrooms were evenly distributed throughout the house, we weren't tripping over each other. Plus, I'm sure they were grateful to have a master suite of their own so that they didn't have to deal with the aftereffects of potty training said 2yo.

We booked a couple of evenings catering via Thumbtack (including the night we arrived so we didn't have to worry about shopping, etc), and the French dinner provided by Chef Lionel of I-Chef USA was especially exquisite.

Heidi, the owner, was stellar, VERY responsive and diligent. If we come back to Orlando, we'll be staying here, no question.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Clean! Exceeded our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here with friends of ours, also a family of 4, and I can't say enough nice things about the place. My wife, above all things, values cleanliness. And with a 2 and 3 year old, she fights an uphill battle to keep things clean. We could not have been more impressed with the place! So, so clean. Happy wife, happy life! We had such a good time and it started with unpacking into such nice accommodations. There was tons of space for all 9 of us...our friends had gramma along too. She had her own room, we all had our own rooms, and the kids all had their own rooms, but for one, who wanted to sleep with her gramma. The game room was perfect to let them run wild, the pool was so fun after the day at the park, the home owner was a pleasure to work with, and the location was so convenient to Disney. We would definitely stay again! We hope to have the opportunity next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Car: necessary

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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Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
  • 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 Cribs (1) (pack n play) (1)
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • 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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