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Luxury townhome, Minutes from Disney, Free Wi-Fi & US/Canada Phoneca.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, two bathroom townhome with private courtyard and hot tub

Herons landing is superbly located on the beautiful, gated, Terra Verde Resort, only minutes from Disney, Old Town, great restaurants and shops. The house is in a secluded spot, backing onto conservation woodland, yet only a 2 minute stroll around the resort fishing lake, to the clubhouse complex and communal pool.

The clubhouse offers something for everyone. Apart from the child-friendly heated pool, there is a tiki-bar, kids playground, basketball and volleyball courts, games room, gym, sauna, wi-fi lounge, tennis and table-tennis.

The house has a South East facing private courtyard, which is not overlooked and is perfect for sun-bathing, with a hot-tub/spa to cool off. There is ample parking at the front.

Inside, the house is fully air-conditioned, with ceiling fans in the 3 main rooms for extra comfort. Towels and bed linens are provided and you won't need to bring anything with you but clothes and swimming gear!

More Details

Ken Simpson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

About Ken Simpson

We live in London, England but spend a number of weeks each year at the house ourselves, mostly when it's colder at home but also often in late Spring and late Summer/early Autumn.

Although we are lucky to have excellent local professionals looking after our house and guests when we're not here ourselves, our frequent visits enable us to keep on top of things and to make repairs & improvements as necessary, as we go along.

Ken Simpson purchased this house in 2007

Why Ken Simpson chose Terra Verde Resort

We personally stayed at many locations in the Orlando area over the years but when we decided ti invest in our own vacation home, Terra Verde stood out as the best equipped and most convenient location for our needs, being close to all the attractions, while offering privacy & security that is hard to find elsewhere.

What makes this house unique

We chose our house on Terra Verde because of it's perfect situation, just a short walk from all the resort amenities but not too close to the main clubhouse, so that we can enjoy the peace & quiet of the rear patio, which looks out onto an open grassed area and conservation woodland.


Terra Verde Resort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The Master bathroom has a large walk in shower and there is a second shower and bath in the second bathroom. Hairdryer provided in each bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has spacious built-in double wardrobe and bedside tables, with alarm clocks. Double bedrooms have dressers. All bedrooms have cable tv, with DVD player built-into twin room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury townhome, Minutes from Disney, Free Wi-Fi & US/Canada Phoneca.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! It was beautiful and cozy and very affordable! The resort itself was amazing too!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eufaula, OK

Very warm and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay the house was very clean and set up beautifully, the owners are a joy to work with and I highly recommend the property

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Jennifer. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to maybe welcoming you back sometime in the future. Best regards Lynne & Ken
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Boston, MA

Exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We surprised our three kids (11, 9, 7) with their first trip to Disney and this house was the icing on the cake! It was so great to come back from the parks every night to this exceptionally clean, comfortable home away from home where the owners have thought of everything. We also enjoyed a memorable "down" day at the pool and playground. The home and development were everything we expected and more. The few times we needed information from the front desk, they were friendly and knowledgable. Ken was also wonderful to work with. I've already recommended staying here to one friend and will talk it up any time Disney comes up in future conversations! You will love it!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice review! We're thrilled you found everything was good for you, and what a great surprise for the kids! I'm sure they were over the moon with that surprise!! Ken and lynne 😎
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 weeks at this accommodation. It's in an excellent location. It was peaceful to come back to after a hard day at the parks and was in the very secure and well maintained Terra Verde Resort. Supermarkets (Walmart & Publix) are all close by, as are all the restaurants you might need. The house had everything we needed for our family holiday and a peaceful outlook onto a grassed area/woods. Ken and Lynne, the owners, were friendly, efficient & reliable to deal with which is important when you are travelling such a long way. They have obviously taken a lot of care of this property as it was beautifully maintained and felt like a home from home. Thanks for a wonderful visit to Florida!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. So glad you enjoyed the house as much as we always do. Ken&Lynne
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Cape Coral, FL

Great condo and location - but small details/issues could have made it fantastic!

  • 3 of 5

We are very seasoned VRBO/vacation rental people. We have stayed at over 20 rentals in the last 10 years and mostly with great experiences. So - we really notice the "extra effort" owners make and when they don't or when details are omitted in the rental process that could have made our experience much better.

This condo is large, spacious and furnished well. The beds were comfortable and bedding was pretty updated/clean and comfy. The living room space was large enough for our party of 6 to watch TV, play games and relax. The kitchen was small but roomy enough to cook a few meals without issue.

The largest complaints we had were that this house had ZERO supplies. Literally 1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom, NO papertowels, NO trash bags, NO aluminum foil, zip locks or saran wrap, absolutely zero pantry items (not even salt and pepper!) including basic things needed to cook (oil, cooking spray, etc.). No cleaning supplies (dishwasher soap or laundry soap)... it was the barest/least stocked VRBO home or condo rental we have ever experienced. It actually would have been OK if the owners had bothered to tell us! I live about 3 hours away and would have brought all my own supplies and pantry items if I would have known. It was frustrating when were were told to take out the garbage nightly but given no bags to do this in. Also the garbage can location was not easy to find (down the road... which we did not want to walk to when it was dark). Also - the owner's "binder" of information was very out of date or not clear. I actually took the time to mark up the changes that should be made (like the phone # for the front security gate - which we were told to use to notify of any visitors or delivery). The wrong # was written in 2 places (fridge and binder) and the poor guy we called a few times just to make sure it was the wrong number was furious!

The one good thing about all these little details going awry - was that the property manager "Steve" was wonderful. He was very patient with all of our phone calls (asking about the location of the garbage can, the toilet plunger and other items we would have thought would be there - as well as giving us the correct phone #). He also let us into the condo 1 hour early - since we were never told an arrival/check-in time on our contract or check-in procedure documents provided by the owners.

The primary reason I am not giving a "glowing" review is that I hope the owners make the changes to the documents given

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that the reviewer liked the house and location and whilst it's disappointing that their 3 night stay was marred by the absence of sundry items, we feel the need to respond to a number of points raised in the review. We have been sharing our house for rental for nearly 10 years now, averaging probably 20 guest parties each year, for stays ranging from 2 nights to 9 weeks and have never once received negative feedback regarding information provided and nor has any guest ever complained that the house was not well supplied. I guess it really comes down to expectations. Firstly, regarding lack of information, we do find this a little baffling. To prepare for this response, we have reviewed everything and between our website (which has a whole section devoted to our T&Cs, including check-in and check-out times) and the emails sent prior to arrival, we can think of nothing else that we could usefully add. Most pertinently, the reviewer's signed booking form, contains a box stating that check-in time is usually after 4pm ( exceptions are often made upon request) and they advised their anticipated arrival time as 5pm. We note also that the reservation was made for a party of 4 not 6. We and our Property Managers are required to ensure that we know who is staying in the property at any given time, so we do need accurate guest information. We agree with the reviewer that our property manager, Steve, does a great job in looking after our home and our guests and has been doing so for many years now. We're pleased that he was deemed to be wonderful and patient with all of their phone calls over the 3 days, regarding location of the garbage can, toilet plunger and other items, including the front-gate phone number, which was apparently a typo in the 'welcome to the house" information manual, ironically compiled and maintained not by us but by Steve on our behalf. We do always seek and value guest feedback and the reason this response is so lengthy and detailed is that we take negative comments seriously and want to understand where we might improve and also to ensure that we manage future guest expectations. As part of this process we have spoken with a number of fellow owners on Terra Verde and also to our Property Managers, all of whom confirm that it is far from the norm for such self-catering rental homes to be equipped with the items suggested here and we will amend our information to clarify this for potential future guests.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We usually go as part of a large group and rent bigger villas. However as it was just the two of us we decided on a townhouse.

The house was perfect. Very clean and comfy with everything you could need for your holiday. I spent most of my time sat in the

lovely outside space. Had the sun until about 5 pm everyday which was great and loved the fact that it was private but not covered.

The hot tub was lovely it did get quite hot which was okay for me but uncomfortable for my partner he would of liked it abit cooler.

I would recommend this property to smaller families and couples, and i would stay here again.

The community of Terra verde is lovely with well kept grounds and lovely homes. The security on gate is also a bonus. We always stay

around the Poinciana blvd area as its so easy to get on the I-4 and travel to parks and shops. Also lots of great places to eat and not

as hectic as the International drive area

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you very much for your review. Glad you were happy with everything and enjoyed yourselves! Ken and Lynne
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Cleaning fee of $70 applicable to stays of fewer than 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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