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Andrew Crawford

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Disney Villa - Luxury 3 Bed Villa Just 5 Minutes from Disney!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Vista del Lago Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our Orlando three bedroom property is set in the beautiful lakeside community of Vista del Lago on Highway 192 and just 6 miles west of Disney and a short 35 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport.

It is within easy reach of Sea World and Universal Studios and the many retail outlets situated in the Orlando area. Legoland Florida is just 30mins drive away along US 27 near to Haines City.

Vista del Lago.

The gated and fenced community is entered via a manned security gate using an electronic pass and the community is regularly patrolled 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year.

This safe community offers 3 Swimming pools, one of which is less than 100m from our Villa.

Other facilities at the main clubhouse include a Kiddies Pool, Hot Tubs and Sauna. There is even a Gym and Pool/Games Room. There is a small snack bar providing meals, ice creams and soft drinks throughout the day.

There are Basketball, Racquetball and Tennis Courts. Shuffleboard and Beach Volleyball areas.There is a Large Lake for fishing, boating or Jet-skiing.

There are excellent golf courses nearby including Orange Lake Golf Resort immediately next-door. Orange County National Golf Course is a short 9 mile drive away.

The Villa.

Our spacious property is elegantly furnished throughout, has two full bathrooms and is fully air conditioned. There is a 48' LED Smart TV in the Living Area with a Multi Region DVD Player, USB Media Player and a large selection of the latest films for all the family.

We have High Definition Cable TV with over 200 Channels installed along with new Roadrunner Lightning (50mbps) High Speed Wireless Internet and Free Local, State and national telephone calls.

There is a Mini Hi Fi system with iPod/iPhone docking facility and a selection of popular music CD's.

In April 2012 a complete new IKEA kitchen was fitted with new counter tops, sink unit, taps, dishwasher and vinyl flooring. In July 2014 a new 40 gallon water heater was fitted and new bathtub to Master Bathroom.

Kitchen area.

The kitchen area has every conceivable item required with an electric stove and oven, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Smaller electrical items include a Panasonic Inverter microwave, Mr Coffee programmable coffee maker, Slow Cooker, Heating plate, Electric mixer, Toaster, Kettle, dishes, cutlery, pots, pans and all the utensils needed to prepare any meal.

Dining areas.

The large dining table will accommodate 8 guests and in the kitchen area there is a an additional breakfast table and four chairs.

Bedroom areas.

All three bedrooms have fitted wardrobes/walk in closets and Cable TV's installed.

The Master Bedroom has a Queen Bed and En Suite facilities. The 2nd Guest Bedroom has another Queen bed and the 3rd bedroom has Twin beds ideal for the kids.

There is also an Inflatable Queen Bed for those unexpected guests and overnight stays.

We have provided hairdryers, straighteners and an ironing board. All linens including optional bedding sets/sheets, bath, beach towels and dishtowels are provided.

After each occupancy our house keepers thoroughly clean the property and all bed linen and towels are changed and washed.

Our housekeeper lives on the community so is always available should our guests have any problems during their stay.

Relaxation.

A screened porch area overlooking the rear garden is accessed from the kitchen area. It is equipped with a wicker type patio set to seat four people and a large fan to cool down and relax after an exhausting day at the parks.

Immediately outside the screened porch area is a paved patio area with recliners and chairs to soak up the glorious Florida sunshine.

Off Site facilities.

Immediately off site is a small shopping complex with a variety of shops including a Pharmacy, Subway, Domino’s Pizza and Chinese Restaurant.

A short 2 mile drive to Rolling Oak Shopping Blvd offers a multitude of dining options including Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Millers Orlando Ale House to name a few. For 2016 "Manny's Original Chophouse" will be opening a franchise.

Wal Mart, Publix and Target supermarkets are a 2 mile drive from the Community along with a number of banking facilities.

Why choose our Villa.

Your vacation is specials so why stay in a small cramped hotel room with limited facilities when for a few dollars more you can have a luxury home from home with excellent facilities.

Check out the reviews of our property and you will see countless satisfied customers. We aim to provide prompt and friendly contact to your inquiries and to help make the decision on your dream vacation as easy as possible. Our service is second to none and you wont be disappointed.

Keywords: Luxury Villa, Close to Disney , Universal, Sea World, Parks, Designer Shopping Outlets, Kissimmee area.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Andrew Crawford (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Andrew Crawford

My family live in the UK and we have been regular visitors to Florida for the last 20yrs.

I'm now in semi retirement after 30 years in Law Enforcement. I now have a part time job with the Ambulance Service whereas my wife works full time in the Health Service.

Andrew Crawford purchased this villa in 2008

Why Andrew Crawford chose Kissimmee

Purchasing a home in Vista Del Lago was an easy decision for us after renting vacation properties in Florida and then deciding it was time we owned our own home.

The Community has a genuine community feel to it with a lovely clubhouse with two pools, hot tubs, tennis courts and more.

The location is ideal with easy access to all of the main roads in the area. Disney World is 10 minutes away and the other main attractions are within 20 minutes drive. Shopping is made easy with Publix, Super Target, and Super Wal-Mart all within 2 miles of our home.

What makes this villa unique

The Community is as quiet as you want it to be. You can choose to relax in privacy on the rear Patio area at the home or take a morning dip in the Clubhouse Swimming Pool and have a chat with the locals.

For those more energetic take a relaxing morning walk or improve your fitness in the Gym.

Best of all is you can do all of this in the glorious year round sunshine state of Florida.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)
Disney Villa - Luxury 3 Bed Villa Just 5 Minutes from Disney!
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
3

Great location, nice community, mobile home needs some updates

  • 3 of 5

The location and community was great. We really liked all of the amenities, the security and overall upkeep of the Vista del Lago community. We were a little disappointed with the overall upkeep of the mobile home. The carpet and furniture is very worn and needs updated. The towels for bathing and showering were also old, overused and mismatched. We would really recommend light colored wash linens that may be replaced periodically. We went to Kohls' and purchased new towels and just took those back home with us. The overall decorations could use a little more coordination and matching. It does not necessarily need a Disney theme, but something consistent would be more "homey" and inviting.

The screen porch was very nice and the backyard was great for letting our dog out and just enjoying the Florida sunshine.

Ants in the kitchen were also a problem and I would recommend having some small ant baits that are harmless to pets and children to have out along the baseboard or kitchen window. We understand the mobile homes are more prone to ants and especially during the summer months. The small ants did make their way in closed boxes, so we used the refrigerator for many food items (box cereals, donuts, chips, crackers, etc.)

We really appreciated that we were able to have our dog with us and the cleaning service does an excellent job in regards to this. We could not tell other pets had stayed in the home; there was not any pet hair, pet odors or anything to let you know that pets were in the home previously.

Overall, the issues are minor in consideration of the price, location and amenities. Just things to think about for updates especially in regards to the linens and possible ant control measures as described. Proximity to Disney and all area attractions was a plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy. Many Thanks for posting a review and your comments regarding the community and location for nearby attractions. Whilst I accept some of your observations I really do have to disagree with the vast majority. The ant issue seems to arise periodically and Im as concerned as most to resolve. Our housekeeper is monitoring and treating with foggers and other pest control measures. The carpets and furniture are of a perfectly acceptable standard.however the sofa is due for replacement this fall. The decor in the house is neutral (white/beige) which is the way we prefer.. Im not sure what the issue is with the towels which are again not old and perfectly serviceable and can only assume some renters have misplaced between the two linen storage areas.Im pleased you found the house clean although renters with dogs form a small proportion of our rentals so I wouldn't expect pet odours.
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5

Everything we needed. Great home base

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for our vacation in July. We found the house clean and a great location for our wanderings. We went to Universal for 3 days and it took 30 minutes to get there from the house. Traffic was never an issue for us. We also visited clearwater beach for a day-an hour and half drive. We visited weeki wachi and kayaked for the day and it was an hour and 45 minutes.

The villa was clean and Diane was extremely helpful when we called her! She even went so far as to loan us an extra fan for the week! There were plenty of towels and the washer/dryer was a blessing on this trip. We flew in to Orlando and needed a place with all the conveniences. We made good use of the collapsible cooler and the ice packs in the freezer. We had plenty of hot water and the villa stayed very cool but we did keep the ceiling fans going. The pool was a short walk away and a relaxing way to end a day at the parks. We didn't use the grill but made use of the kitchen and fixed several meals.

WiFi was quick and worked everywhere in the house. We also made good use of the Roku television. Andrew answered all of my questions beforehand and was helpful. It wasn't fancy but it was just what we wanted for our vaca. There was plenty of room to unwind at the end of the day and we all slept soundly each night. Thanks for a great stay Andrew and Diane!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica. Many Thanks for taking the time to post a most comprehensive review of your stay at our Orlando home. Not sure I can add much to your comments other than to thank you for your valued custom🙂
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Huntsville, AL
5

Very clean, close to disney!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this house! It was very clean and easy to access. It is very close to both the parks and restaurants with very thorough directions.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay Shawna. I'm pleased the Villa was of an acceptable standard and the directions provided and access arrangements were to your satisfaction. As you quite rightly point out the Villa is ideally located for all the attractions Orlando has to offer. Once again Many Thanks for your valued custom. Andrew.
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California, MD (Southern MD)
5

Much better than staying at a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect choice for my 13 year old son and me during our time in Orlando. Everything was exactly as stated in the listing, great value for the price. We appreciated the wi-fi access. Being in this beautiful, gated community gave me a sense of security and the community members at the pools were friendly.

Location, location, location. The Disney parks are extremely close but there is also plenty of retail/souvenir shopping, grocery shopping and a wide variety of restaurant choices. Being from Maryland, we enjoyed Joe's Crab House.

I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to friends. The owner is just an email away and very responsive to emails.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia. I'm pleased you and your son had an enjoyable stay at our Vista home. I'm not sure I can add to your comments as they succinctly describe our home, our community and its location, location, location!!! Thank You Cynthia for your valued custom and the time spent to post a review. I hope we can provide for your future accommodation needs when you Disney again. Andrew.
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5

We did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything and more than we expected. From the moment we arrived till the moment we left, it was fantastic. The home was clean and well maintained. It is fully equipped just bring your family, clothes and food everything else you could need is there. We are already talking about next years vacation and hope this home will be available.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda. Im so pleased you all had a fabulous time and the Villa exceeded your expectations. Can't say I'm suprised but always grateful for impatial reviews which I thank your for providing and look forward to accomdating your future vacation needs. Once again thank you for your valued custom. Andrew
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5

Absolutely Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything and more we were still discovering things when we were packing up to leave, only a minutes walk to the pool which never gets busy. A short walk to the club house and the main pool with hot tub. We have stayed at Vista before and like the fact it has a real community feel and is a safe and secure place to stay. If your feeling homesick go out of the gate and turn right on 192 then a couple of miles down at the junction with H27 is Deveneys Irish bar where you can enjoy a pint bangers and mash and free entertainment all in the lovely Florida heat just tell them I sent you. All in all a fantastic place to stay that reccomend to anyone

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simon. Many Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our Villa. As you quite rightly point out the Villa has everything you will need to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. Vista del Lago has a great community feel and is indeed a safe and secure place to vacation. I must add Deveneys Irish bar to my list of place to visit!
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Rolling Oaks Dining Resort
Nearest Ferry
69 Miles
Port Canaveral
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orange Lake
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Amtrak Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I4
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Rolling Oaks Dining Resort
Nearest Beach
61 Miles
Cocoa
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa
Nearest Point of Interest
Super Target
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix
Nearest Point of Interest
Wal Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix
Nearest Point of Interest
Orange County National Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Resort Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Orange Lake Resort Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Stoneybrook West Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Winter Garden Village at Fowlers Grove
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Vista del Lago Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Rates
Apr 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$64
$448
$1,600
 
 
2017 Rates
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$64
$448
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$64
$448
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

Fully Inclusive Rates (inc cleaning fee) for 2016 are as follows:
$448 for one weeks rental. $850 for two weeks. £1250 for three weeks. Monthly rental rate is $1600
Min stay is 4 nights. Stays of less than 7 nights incur a $65.00 cleaning fee.
Deposits are non- refundable.Contact owner for further details.
All taxes, fees etc are otherwise included in our rates.


In 2016 this website has introduced a service fee for guests when booking and paying online. This fee is on a sliding scale, and can significantly increase the cost of the rental to guests. We accept secure payments via check, and in some instances bank transfer, none of which will incur this fee. Please contact us for further information.

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Amenities

Vista del Lago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen Beds to each of the two larger bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Singles to small bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Disney World Parks are a short Drive from site. There are excellent restaurants and shops nearby. Very friendly and secure Community with 24hr security.

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