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Derek Houghton

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Stunning Lakeview Pool/Spa-Games Room-Wi-Fi 2 mls to Disney

38 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kissimmee House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful villa offers executive living at affordable prices. Just 2 miles from Disney yet within walking distance of numerous restaurants, shops and a 24 hr supermarket which can be reached without crossing a main road. The villa occupies a premium lot overlooking a lake attracting herons, cranes and other wildlife.

The 4 bedrooms consist of 1 master suite with en suite bathroom on the main level with views over the pool area and lake. The upper level contains the other 3 bedrooms - 1 queen with views over the lake, 2 twin bedrooms one that is themed Winnie the Pooh. The second bathroom is also on this level. Family room consists of 2 comfortable lazy boy recliners and 3 seater queen sofa bed. Large 50 inch LED HD TV with DVD/CD player, tuner Cable-TV with the Ultimate package over 250 + channels to choose from.

Kitchen is fully equipped with every mod con, kitchen nook with table and 4 chairs along with 2 breakfast bar stools.

Dining Room elegantly styled table and 6 chairs. Games Room air conditioned with pool table, foosball, air hockey and xbox with games. Pool Area with covered lanai patio table and 4 chairs, recliners on the pool deck and a spa to help you relax after exploring Orlando's many attractions. Enjoy sipping drinks watching the fish jumping or a daily visit from the crane family. Watch the magnificent Florida sunset as the sun sets behind our palm trees, some evenings you can see the fireworks from Disney.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Derek Houghton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Derek Houghton

With my wife Julie we have been visiting Florida particularly the Disney area for the last 20 years, we just love the place and of course the 'SUN' We decided to buy a place of our own rather than carry on renting which we did in 2009, having rented we know what the guest expect and need so with that in mind that's exactly what we supply to our guests, luxury living at affordable prices.

Derek Houghton purchased this house in 2009

Why Derek Houghton chose Kissimmee

Oak Island Harbor community is a community that is known and appreciated for its convenient location in the prestigious Formosa Gardens area. Upscale private pool homes in a spectacular and peaceful setting yet close to where everything is going on.

If you are vacationing in Central Florida for the fabulous weather as well as visiting all the world famous theme parks, then this is the villa for you. The house has one of the nicest settings imaginable with the back lawn running down to the waters edge of the private lake that this community is built around. The generous pool deck gives you uninterrupted exposure to the Florida sunshine all day long. Then in the evening enjoy the spectacular sunsets and the nightly glow of the firework display from the nearby Disney Park while you relax in the lanai or soak in our relaxing spa.

The lake is also visited by a variety of Florida wildlife including Herons, Cranes etc, the lake is also stocked with a variety of fish, so if you are feeling lucky, grab a pole from the games room and try it out.

What makes this house unique

Just a 2 minute drive from the villa, guests will find the famous highway 192 – and the Formosa Gardens shopping plaza and eateries. Some of the best known restaurants are located at Formosa Gardens, with an Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Buffalos Wild Wings, Giordano’s Chicago Pizza restaurant, Carabba’s Italian, Cracker Barrel, Chinese, Subway and Taco Bell takeaways, as well as shops, a Winn Dixie supermarket, and much much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pure Luxury in Orlando



(Lymington, Hampshire, UK)

Review submitted: September 24, 2012 Date of arrival: September 7, 2012



We arrived on the Friday after a long flight and check in, we got to the Villa and it took our breath away. We loved every minute there and it made our honeymoon. The villa is stunning in every way, from the bedrooms, to the bathroom, to the kitchen and the lounge. Having not been to America for a while we were slightly blind and Derek had kindly left us information about local resources such as restaurants and shops. After a long day at the parks it was perfect to come back and sit in the jacuzzi looking across the lake and watching the sun go down. The location of the villa is perfect, so close to Disney etc and lovely restaurants only down the road. We would definitely recommend this place to our family and friends and we certainly be returning. Thank you Derek also for lending my husband your fishing rod - he made good use of it and it was very pleased. Thank you again for letting us stay, we had a fantastic time.



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

Stunning Lakeview Pool/Spa-Games Room-Wi-Fi 2 mls to Disney
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 48 reviews
Lilburn, GA
5

Truly magical!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay in Derek's home. The home was exactly as it was described. It was very clean and everything was in working order. Clear directions were given for all of the technology and appliances. Derek checked in on us soon after we arrived to make sure we were settled and comfortable. Our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed the game room. The kitchen was spacious and well-equipped. The open floor plan allowed for all of us to interact when we wanted to do so, but the beautiful bedrooms allowed each child their own space when needed. The Master Bedroom was very spacious with a large Master Bath. There were plenty of linens provided in all areas of the house.

The crowning jewel was the pool that looked out on the beautiful lake. We spent most of our daytime hours at the Disney parks, but our family started and ended each day in the beautiful pool and hot tub. It was a great place for us to plan our exciting adventures for the day, and then to recap each magical moment as the moonlight shone on the lake. One evening, we watched a fireworks display from the pool!

There were plenty of restaurants and shops close by. We were delighted to find a Publix and a Walgreens nearby for picking up food items for the week. The house was truly 5 minutes to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Parks. I would recommend this house to anyone. Without a doubt, we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Beautiful villa, amazing views,fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped. Beautiful lake view with whole array of wildlife and good view of the Star Wars fireworks. Children loved the pool, we loved the hot tub. Owners very helpful and quick to respond to emails. Easy and quick access to Disney parks

Hope to go back someday.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Chapel Hill, NC
5

Excellent experience at Lakeview

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience at lake View!!!!

The house is very comfortable, well equipped and the heated hot tub was the best for relaxing after long days walking in the theme parks.

Kids enjoy the pool, the game room and XBox in their room. Probably they would have love to stay in home all day!!!!

The owner very helpful as well.

great experience!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Location, Location, LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was just perfect for us! It was located in a wonderful area and exactly as it stated...close to everything!! We only went on Interstate 4 once (to Discovery Cove), otherwise, we stayed with 10 miles or so of the home. The home had everything we needed, inside and out. Derek called us on Sunday to make sure all was great! How nice of him to do that!! We loved the porch and esp the pool & spa!! We used the kitchen to make our Fresh strawberry shortcake, that was delicious!! The oven actually baked it better than mine at home??!!

We had one minor concern, only because my husband knows about pools. But it turned out the pool man stopped by to clean and he agreed with my husband, and had it taken care of in a manner of minutes!! What great service!! The a/c worked great and kept the home nice and comfy!!

The only sad thing: we found out that "Ted" lives in the pond and we never got to see or meet him. Although, just to see him would have been enough!! (FYI-Ted is an alligator that lives in the pond).

One day the boys went to Epcot and my daughter & I ordered pizza from the local/close by restaurant. It was delivered on time and hot and delicious. There were brochures in the home that we found. So close to groceries, gas, restaurants, and of course the Disney attractions.

Thank you Derek for the wonderful week we had in your Orlando home!!! And having seven sun-filled, no rain days was even better. We would definitely rent from you again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Beautiful home... would happily stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a week while in the area with our two kids (9 and 11). The home was beautiful. Very clean, lots of room... we couldn't have asked for a more perfect home away from home! I'm not sure why we ever stayed in a hotel with rentals like this. The kids would have been just as happy to stay here and swim in the pool/hot tub than go to Disney (some days). When not in the pool or Disney we played toss outside or enjoyed the game room (the kids now love to play pool). Everyone was very easy to work. We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Excellent Home Just Minutes Away!

  • 5 of 5

For our first visit to Disney (with a 3 and 5 year old), we are so glad that we opted to stay off the property and at your lovely home. Everything was in tip top shape when we arrived. Even though the temps were low for the Floridians, we swam everyday in the pool and the hot tub soothed our aching muscles after a long day at the parks. Working with Derek was so simple- and he provided us with very clear directions for everything we needed during our stay. We wouldn't hesitate to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Outback,buffalo Wings
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steak House
Car: recommended

Close to Disney yet set around a small lake,which attracts Herons and Cranes and other wildlife. Also within walking distance of shops and restaurants

On some evenings, as we are so close to Disney we can see the fireworks from Disney s Animal Kingdom.

Watch the magnificent Florida Sunsets as the sun drops behind our palm trees .

Other Activities: health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning, miniature golf, shopping, boating

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Rates & Availability

Oak Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Regular
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Regular Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Holiday Season
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
Easter
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 27 2017 - Jun 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
Holiday Season
Jun 18 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
 
 
Xmas/New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$156
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
pool/spa heat per week $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2040 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room sofa bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Hockey Free Long Distance Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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