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24hr Gated, South-Facing, Lake View, Game Room, 5 Bedroom, 3 King Bed, 4 baths

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

'Southview' has 5 large bedrooms and is just a short distance away from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld attractions of Orlando. It lies in a quiet secluded enclave of luxurious private executive homes surrounded by wooded areas and lakes.

***Complimentary Broadband Internet + National and UK Phone Calls***

Lake Berkley is a prestigious gated resort with a 24/7 security guard. It is centered around three sparkling lakes, with 2 private club houses and recreational facilities. Our pool and spa enjoy all day sunshine and overlook a lake that provides a truly tranquil place to relax and enjoy the peace away from the many local attractions.

Our professionally converted dedicated interior game room has a full-size slate-bed pool table,fusball table, Playstation II, cable TV and DVD/Video. It also has two leather couches just made for lounging in front of the TV. The room is decorated with an eclectic mix of pool room memorabilia and all things USA!!! This room could be used as additional sitting room if required.

Most of the main rooms look out onto the beautiful pool and lake view. The Great Room has a cathedral ceiling giving a light, airy and spacious feel. It has three soft sumptuous 3 seater leather couches. For your enjoyment we provide a home entertainments system, which includes an 52 inch LCD HDTV digital cable channels with Home Theatre System complete with DVD player with an iPod dock. Patio doors lead from the open plan kitchen and breakfast area t the pool deck. Granite kitchen counter-tops have been recently installed and a new oven range, dishwasher and microwave, not shown in pictures. You will find it has a large table seating for six, and two stools at the counter top, you'll be able to look onto the pool decking thus allowing you to enjoy the lakefront scenes whilst eating. There is an additional formal dining area for six conveniently situated near the kitchen. With its exquisite glass top table and ornate ironwork it truly is an elegant area to entertain. For those wishing a less informal area that is provided too.

The genuine south-facing pool and spa allow for maximum sunshine hours on the pool-deck which overlooks a lake. A handrail is provided to help those of limited mobility to and from the pool. Privacy on the pool deck is of paramount importance, and to facilitate this we have a fence on both sides of the pool deck, without compromising the wonderful view beyond.

The opulently decorated master suite is located downstairs and overlooks the pool and lake. Furnished with a magnificent King-size bed with pillow-top mattress, 40 inch cable TV and DVD. The large bathroom includes a Roman-style oval bathtub, WC, separate shower cubicle, vanity basin and walk in wardrobe with a SAFE.

On this floor is another luxurious bedroom which has a new king-size bed with a pillow-top mattress. It has fitted a wardrobe, dresser, a 32 inch flat screen wall mounted remote controlled cable TV. Opposite this room is a bathroom, fitted with a shower cubicle, WC and vanity basin.

The fully-equipped laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board is also located downstairs.

Upstairs you will find another sumptuous master bedroom with its own en-suite, which includes a shower cubicle, WC and hand basin. It has a huge King bed with pillow-top mattress, which is vibrantly decorated, a style to bring out the romantic in you. It has a 40 inch cable TV and VCR.

The family bathroom is on the same floor and has a bath tub with overhead shower, WC and hand basin

The two twin bedrooms are also on this floor. Each bedroom has twin beds with pillow-top mattresses, both have their own wall mounted 32 inch flat screen remote controlled cable TV. One of these bedrooms can be converted into a FOURTH KING if required. The second twin bedroom has a Mickey Mouse theme.

The gated community has 2 clubhouses, three minutes walk from Southview, one has spa, gym/fitness room, lounge, large flat screen TV. Outside is newly converted pool and separate children's wading pool complete with water cannons. The pool area is fully compliant for disabled users. A new tots-lot is to be added later this year. The other clubhouse has a table tennis table, Close by is a tots-lot which can be used by the community. There are tennis and basketball courts almost opposite the house. The main lake has a small beachfront, gazebo and volley ball court, a jogging track and small nature trail running beside the lake.

The house is located near to the popular Route 192 with its many shops and restaurants. Only 1 mile from Wal*Mart!

Keywords: Two-storey house, lake view, south-facing pool, Disney vacation home, rental home, luxury, executive

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About The Owner

Denis and I were married for nearly thirty nine years before he sadly passed away. We had two children, Suzanne and Robert. We had grown up together and family life was central to us both. I had been fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom and made it my mission to provide a loving home environment for us all; this is something which I am immensely proud of. I have now turned my attention to our home in Florida. Families play an important role in our lives and we hope this devotion has transcended into our stunning home in Florida. We are fortunate to call previous guests, friends, and for us this is what owning a home is all about. Communication is the key…it is not a blind transaction, we are here to make sure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. Trust is also a key feature.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Kissimmee

Florida and families go hand-in-hand. There is no better place for us than the peaceful oasis of the upmarket gated community of Lake Berkley Resort. As soon as we visited the area we knew it was the place for us. It has so much to offer…tennis, basketball, volley ball, and much, much more. It is a wonderful place to take time-out to be with your children and family members. Our resort is so tranquil; a haven for wildlife and our newest addition is our fabulous community pool and splash area for adults and children alike! It is so central to all of Orlando’s attractions dining, shopping and much, much more.

What makes this house unique

Our home is sumptuously decorated, we believe we have created a real quality family environment, a home from home, a place where you can come together but still have areas to go off to if you so wish. An unusual feature of our home is our professionally installed stunning internal air-conditioned games room which we have lovingly decorated. Time and effort has been spent giving our home the attention to detail our guests expect. We are delighted to have created a quality environment for all to enjoy. Regular personal visits ensures that our home remains immaculate for ourselves and our visitors. We are confident it will exceed all your expectations of what a vacational rental home can and should offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thank you for lending your home to families to vacation in while in Florida. We had a great time! Your place was wonderful! Thanks again.





Orlin and Deb
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Lake Berkley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Wash hand basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wash hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Wash handbasin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 3 bedrooms have a KING beds with pillow-top mattresses, 2 bedrooms each have 2 XL twin beds with pillow-top mattresses, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Dedicated interior GAME ROOM with slate-bed full-size pool table and foosball, Safe attached to the floor, PRIVACY FENCE, 3 hairdryers, tennis equipment, board games, Fishing rods, Monitored Security Alarm System

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

24hr Gated, South-Facing, Lake View, Game Room, 5 Bedroom, 3 King Bed, 4 baths
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 60 reviews
5

beautiful property and thoughtful owner!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Maddie's place a few days ago and I'm still dreaming of it every day (especially as I sit in the middle of a snowstorm now). Maddie is a great communicator and sent us all the info we needed to get into the house prior to our visit. Everything went so smoothly and the house is just beautiful. After being at Disney all day, it was such a pleasure to escape the crowds and come home to this lovely house. We walked 10 miles each day at Disney and always soaked in the hot tub after that - so my mom and I think that completely prevented any soreness we would have had! The house has everything you need from a great kitchen and lots of TVs to the little touches like a little jewelry box to put your earrings in at night...Just perfect!! Thanks Maddie!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW what a truly awesome review!! It was my pleasure. So glad you guys had such a wonderful time in my home. It is truly fantastic when you get such a positive review, it shows I am doing something right and it is such a pleasure to be able to help families have such a superb time together. It is a team effort as my property manager does all that he can once you are there. A huge thank you for your kind words and sentiments, they mean so much to me, honest! Just seen the snow on the news. Hope you are all OK. Love Maddie xxx
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Excellent home for our vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We really loved our stay! Madeline was so responsive to any request or need we had. We loved having all the extra space for our family to spread out and the private pool couldn't have been more enjoyable. We will definitely recommend your home to others! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Thank you so much for your positive review. Glad to read you all had a good time. You were lovely too. Love, Maddie xxx
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5

Outstanding stay in a "dream home"

  • 5 of 5

We (a family of 6 with 4 adults and 2 teenagers stayed at Southview Easter week as a base to explore Orlando and visit the parks.

From booking onwards we were assisted by the owner Maddie in impeccable fashion, read the reviews, its for real, this lady has a passion for her dream home and is an absolute delight to deal with, she really does go the extra mile to ensure that you have the very best chance of enjoying your stay.

The property itself is outstanding, spacious, clean and equiped with so many extras that make a stay special right down to the fishing rods on the wall in the games room so that you can try your hand in the lake.

If i could pick up Southview and drop it at home i would happily live in it for good!

Ideally placed with easy access to the parks and just over an hours drive to the beach, yet close enough to numerous eateries and supermarkets all of which are clearly detailed within the house guide.

As its name suggests the villa is indeed South facing and the pool area benefits the gorgeous sunshine for so much of the day.

This was our first trip to Orlando but suffice to say that if returning we would not consider anywhere else to stay.

Top tip ... take a ride out to Boggy Creek and get yourself an air boat ride to see the Gators up close and personal !!

Many thanks Maddie for allowing us to share yours and Dennis's dream home, however could you please arrange for fish to jump on hooks, i sat on Dennis's bench for hours and they just don't like me !!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Martin thank you so much for your fabulous review. It made my day reading it. It really was my pleasure and as you said I really do want my guests to have a wonderful time at Southview. It pleases me greatly to know I have helped and enabled you to have such a memorable experience. As for not having any luck catching anything, Den didn’t always, me thinks he just liked to be out there away from me. Wishing you and yours much happiness. Much love, Maddie xxx
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5

Great backyard!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room and great location! We really enjoyed the outdoor area and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, So glad you guys had a wonderful time in my home and it was all that you wanted it to be. The view is awesome, it was why we bought the home. It is so tranquil and after a busy day at the parks it is somewhere you can truly unwind. Hope you come back soon. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Love Maddie xxx
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5

Beautiful home with a super sweet and caring owner

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 5 day stay at Maddie's place, and it was awesome. The house is as beautiful as advertised and Maddie the owner is a super nice person and a great communicator. The rooms are beautiful and the master suite is spacious with a huge bathroom, sunken tub and shower. This was particularly useful for me in bathing my handicap daughter. The first floor of the house has two bedrooms that make handicap access a snap. Front entry and back porch entry are both handicap accessible, so I'd highly recommend this house for special needs travelers. The beds are very comfortable with excellent mattresses and pillows. Maddie provided a wealth of useful tips that helped in navigating the area to Disney, Universal, and more. The whole Kissimmee and Orlando area is loaded with fund things to do, and we now wish we had booked a longer trip. Morning coffee on the porch overlooking the lake were spectacular. We saw several different specifies of waterfowl and other birds. As travelers, being in a gated community also provided an extra level of comfort. The price value of this place is a bargain. Thanks a bunch Maddie!

-Kyle and family from Colorado.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a magnificent review!!! Thank you so much Kyle for taking the time to submit it. Knowing you had such a brilliant family time together is truly heart warming. I love helping my guests have a fabulous time away and when they do it brings me great joy and happiness. Hurry back. Love Maddie xxx
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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation and very comfortable accommodations. The house was very spacious and beds were comfortable. The owner (Madeleine) was very responsive and helpful with any questions I had; really enjoyed talking to her on the phone. Only thing I would add to the property is another guest book; seems like everyone has enjoyed their stay and you need another book so folks can continue to write about their visit; there was no room for us to write. Again...we had a wonderful experience and we would recommend this house to all. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Matt thank you so much for your lovely and wonderful review which I found very touching. It has brightened up what is a very sad day for me. It brought a smile to me face and made feel so much better. I will ask my MC to buy a new book. I am very fortunate to have guests who write such long and beautiful reviews. You and your family were so charming guests and it was truly great speaking to you, even though you were hanging a large TV you took the time to speak to me. Hope to see you again some day. Love and hugs, Maddie xxx
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Car: recommended

Tennis, Basketball and Volley courts, communal pool and spa and clubhouse lounge room.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Berkley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Special
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
HIGH
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
LOW
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
MID
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
PEAK
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
MID
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
PEAK
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
LOW
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
HIGH
Feb 13 2018 - Mar 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
PEAK
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
MID
Apr 14 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
LOW
May 2 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
MID
May 28 2018 - Jun 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
HIGH
Jun 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
MID
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
HIGH
Oct 26 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
PEAK
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$290
 
 
LOW
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
HIGH
Dec 9 2018 - Dec 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
PEAK
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$290
 

Additional information about rental rates

End of Stay clean $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

If stay is less than 10 weeks away 100% of the rental rate must be paid. Stays of less than 7 nights incur a cleaning fee.

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