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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 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.
This house was fabulous! My husband and I have four children, four son/daughter- in-laws and six grandchildren. All sixteen of us fit comfortably in this beautiful home. All of the rooms were clean and well-maintained. The furniture was comfortable with plenty of room for our large group. Kitchen well equipped with anything you might need to either cook a big meal or just quick on the go meals. All appliances, including washer and dryer, were new and modern. Coffee maker stopped working on third day and property manager was sent a text and new one within an hour. Kids loved the Star Wars room, Nemo room and Princess room. Theater/game room great space for kids. We had 6 month old baby. Stroller, 2 pack-n-play cribs, highchair and booster seat available. Everyone also enjoyed the Mickey Mouse screened- in pool shaped like Mickey's head with one ear a baby pool and one ear a hot tub. Heidi offered directions for shopping, health care issues , and short cuts to parks. Would definitely recommend this home to everyone and would return to this home again.
Thanks so much for a vacation our family will never forget!!!!.
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.
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.
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!!
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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