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Beautifully appointed, large, spacious and extremely comfortable luxury villa on the Formosa Gardens sub-division. Formosa Gardens is about as close to Disney as you can get (it takes around 10 minutes to drive there) and is known as the most desirable of all the Kissimmee sub-divisions. The houses are all very large, high-spec and sit on large plots - there is no sense of the crowding that you find elsewhere - this is one of the finest houses in Formosa. Our villa has a vast open plan living area with high ceilings and beautiful tiled floors to create a cool and spacious retreat - the patio doors open out onto a large pool area with a great pool, and a large hot tub, with separate heating - the joy is that you can come home from the parks at lunch time, relax in the hot-tub and then head back in when the crowds ease off and when you have cooled down a little! The kids have a separate games room with pool, darts,TV & Nintendo.
The house is perfect for large families,couples or girls that might want to get away. Our family of 11 had all room we needed. We didn't feel as though we were in each others way.
Having the pool was a great asset, we all loved it. After spending all day at Universal, I really looked forward to coming home and relaxing by the pool.
We didn't have a lot of time to watch the big screen in the media/ game room. My 7 yr.old grandson did become quite the pool shark though. He now wants a pool table.
The house is in a great location for the parks and not far from the grocery store ( Publix ), neighborhood grocery ( Winn Dixie ), Target etc. The neighborhood is gated and very quite.
If we all should decide to come back to Orlando I would rent the house again. Except, I would let everyone else do the parks and I would stay home.
My suggestions for the homeowner would be to buy some sharp knives or a knife sharpener and a new carafe for the coffee maker. The one that is in the kitchen now isn't the correct one for the coffee machine. It actually ran over several times. Last but not least please replace the pillows, some you really can't call pillows.
Eric was great to work with.
Thanks Eric for sharing your home with me and my family. We all had a great time and hated to leave!!!
Formosa Gardens is on Disney's doorstep, but we're also very close to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea world, Wet'n'Wild and all the other Orlando attractions. But if you get theme-parked-out don't worry there are great golf courses only 15 minutes away, some amazing shopping malls (Florida Mall and outlet centers)
It's also not too far to drive to the beach (east or west) Daytona Beach is not a long drive and neither is Cape Canaveral - all make great day trip destinations
Other Activities: Disney on your doorstep, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, etc
Ski: Sorry - the skiing's not much good in Orlando