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Stephen Barker

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

The Disney Hideaway: Once You Get There You Wont Want to Leave

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Highlands Reserve House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Disney Hideaway is a spacious and luxurious vacation villa located in the prestigious Highlands Reserve Golf and Country Club, less than 15 minutes from the wonders of Disney and conveniently situated for all of central Florida’s many attractions.

The Disney Hideaway can accommodate up to 8 guests in spacious comfort both inside and out, thanks to its lounge, family room, kitchen and breakfast nook and spacious lanai area and pool deck.

The West facing pool deck and patio overlooking conservation woodlands offers genuine privacy and a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil atmosphere with the large lanai area providing ample space for outdoor dining and shade from the sun when needed.

The Disney Hideaway offers the perfect location for your holiday or extended winter stay in Orlando, Florida, whether as a family holiday base from which to explore Central Florida’s great many attractions, a golf vacation, or simply a place to relax and get away from it all.

All of which make the Disney Hideaway the perfect holiday villa for the perfect holiday in the sunshine state.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen Barker (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Stephen Barker

I am a retired police officer having served 30 years wih Scotland Yard in England and I purchased the Disney Hideaway while still a serving police officer both as a retirement investment and as a place to escape the gloomy British weather. The Disney Hideaway has certainly turned out to be the beautiful house I had always dreamed of and which I thought I might never find and part of the pleasure in owning such a house is the opportunity to share it with the guests who have visited in recent years

Stephen Barker purchased this house in 2005

Why Stephen Barker chose Davenport

For me Highlands Reserve was by far the best location for a vacation villa in the Davenport area and having spent many trips crossing the Atlantic for over a year I finally found the house I had always pictured. It was somewhat more expensive than my orginal budget but worth every penny.

Highlands Reserve offers a wonderful golf course setting next to conservation woodlands, yet convenient for all of Orlando's great many attractions and Central Florida's excellent beaches

What makes this house unique

Unlike so many vacation villas the Disney hideaway not only offers excellent quality in terms of space and comfort but its West facing pool and spa deck offers real privacy with its conservation woodlands view, upgraded salt system pool and spa, and large covered lanai offering outdoor dining and plenty of shade. If you are looking for the house that will make your vacation in Orlando truly memorable then the Disney Hideaway is a great choice and the only problem is you may find yourself spending more time at the house each day than you had planned to

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Steve,

Just wanted to send an email to say we had a lovely stay in your villa. The position is perfect, very private on the back which we hadn't experienced in other villas. It was nice to be able to sit and read and enjoy the afternoon sun.



We only had one small issue with the hot water but your management team were excellent and on to it straight away.



Regards.

Debbie
Jul 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
The Disney Hideaway: Once You Get There You Wont Want to Leave
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th family vacation in the Davenport area (at 6 different rentals), and this house is one of our favorites. We had a late flight in, and upon arrival the lights were on, the pool was warm, and it was so very welcoming!

The house was clean and comfortable for our family of four (2 adults, a 15yo, and a 10yo). There is a garage to pull your car into should you chose, which is also where the laundry is located. Publix is less than 3 minutes away, and Disney is about a 15-minute drive to the main gate which is super convenient. The Highlands Reserve community is quiet, and un-gated. The golf course is beautiful, and we enjoyed driving around the neighborhood.

We spent the majority of our time on the large covered west facing lanai. The lanai and all the sliding doors were very private - not a house or neighbor in sight, just a great view of the woods complete with wildlife (we saw sand hill cranes, several ibis and hawks)! From in the salt water pool, there are houses on either side, however one side has a privacy screen, and the other has mature plantings. We really appreciated the variety of pool toys/floats which appeared to be new..

There was one thing missing from this house though... the sulfur water. Not sure if Highlands Reserve treats the water, but it was nice not to smell sulfur every time we turned on the faucet.

The owner, Steven, was very accommodating and easy to deal with. This is one house that we will be returning to!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Florida for at least 7 yrs and have been renting homes this is the first yr we rented a home on this site.. The pictures were exactly what the house looked like.. We have stayed at nice houses but we absolutely loved this house.. The pool and the deck were my favorite, I probably spent 98% of my time out there.. It was very peaceful and relaxing... A lot of family volleyball games were played.. Stephen was very easy to work with and answered all my questions.. We would definitely rent this home again and are really looking forward to staying here next year.. Thanks again Stephen for everything my family truly enjoyed your home and our vacation..

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diane. Looking forward to having you back at the Disney Hideaway next year
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5

Escape from the Northeast Winter

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. Very comfortable, private and just plain relaxing place to escape the cold, snowy Northeast winter. Centrally located, so easy commute to Tampa, the parks, etc. Property managers were very responsive when we had a minor issue that needed attention. I am so sorry that this property will not be available for our time frame in 2016!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan. Hope to see you back at the Disney Hideaway in the future
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5

Christmas at Disney hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, exactly as described on advert, great location, car necessary but quite reasonable to rent from Airport rental company. (We didn't have a good experience with Dollar car Rental, would recommend Alamo) Highlands Reserve is a quiet safe location, Properties are to a very high standard. Property owner very professional to deal with, we had difficulty opening the safe so we called the management company who came out with no delay, they couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SCOTLAND
5

THE SCOTTISH INVASION

  • 5 of 5

HAVING RENTED IN FLORIDA BEFORE WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE FROM GOOD TO EXCELLENT.THIS RATES AT THE EXCELLENT END!DID EXPECT A GAS BARBECUE AS STANDARD, HOWEVER BOUGHT A PORTABLE CAMPING ONE WHICH SERVED OUR PURPOSE.LOCATION EXCELLENT, CONVENIENT FOR SUPERMARKET AND TAKEAWAY FOOD.ALSO MET FRIENDS OF OURS WHO OWN PROPERTY IN SAME ESTATE!PROPERTY WAS CLEAN AND TIDY ON ARRIVAL GIVING NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR.WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOTH THE LOCAL CHINESE AND PIZZA TAKEAWAYS,HAVING USED MANY IN AREA BEFORE.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Orlando International MCO
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Highlands Reserve Golf Club
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Highlands Reserve House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$169
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Spring
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$199
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$189
 

Additional information about rental rates

Monthly winter snowbird rates available. Includes all state taxes and fees + pool heat.

Payment can be made in US dollars by US bank check or bank transfer.
Payment by credit/debit card is possible subject to a 2.9% surcharge
Booking deposit is $400. Security deposit is $400

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Amenities

Highlands Reserve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Master bathroom - jetted tub , Jetted tup, spacious shower cubicle, his & hers wash basins
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis

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