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❤️ Lots of Upgrades ❤️ Harry Potter Theme Room Wannabe Wizards will Love!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Miles West of Disney ~ Manned Gated Resort ~ WiFi ~ 65"TV ~ Private Sun Deck



We also have another 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home in the same resort with a gorgeous lake view. Check out:


With an abundance of upgrades and an amazing location, Sleepy Hollow at Vista del Lago gives you the perfect place for a truly memorable vacation.

This gorgeous manufactured home has over 2000 square feet of air conditioned living space and is loaded with upgrades offering the ideal place to unwind after a hectic day.

And it's located in a peaceful gated and guarded resort just 5 miles to Disney.

A great location with lots of things within easy reach!


♦♦♦ Soak up the Silence on the South Facing Deck ♦♦♦

You can enjoy a BBQ or just make the most of all that Florida outdoor living has to offer. The deck has a dining table with padded chairs plus padded rattan patio set giving you plenty of room to relax.

You'll find the deck is fully screened to keep the bugs out and let the sunshine in and there's a ceiling fan to keep you cool.

Reach up and pick your own Florida fresh oranges, lemons or grapefruit from our trees.


♦♦♦ Fancy a Refreshing Swim? ♦♦♦

The resort has 3 large pools, the closest to the house is just a few minutes away. There's a game room in the clubhouse and a poolside tiki hut too.

Did we mention the spa? Ideal for rejuvenating those tired and aching feet. Or the fitness room? Work off those extra calories from all the great dining in Orlando!


♦♦♦ Relax and Unwind in the Open Plan Living Area ♦♦♦

Flake out on the soft leather sofas in front of the 65 inch HDTV with Bose Surround Sound and upgraded cable and Netflix. There's a full HD cable package and lots of DVDs too.

You know you can watch those Disney classics over and over!


♦♦♦ Second Living Area ♦♦♦

A cool space where the kids can play while the adults relax in the main living area. The second living space has a 55 inch HDTV with a wii game console, it will keep the kids happy for hours!

We have Free WiFi with lightning speed 5G 200mbps, plus a PC and printer/scanner.


♦♦♦ Have a Great Sleep! ♦♦♦

♦ Enjoy a Peaceful Night's Slumber then Awaken Fully Refreshed to do it all again!

♦ The two king bedrooms both have heavenly pillow-top posturpedic mattresses, fine soft linens and Down Etc. Rhapsody King pillows - do a search on the web, they're wonderful!

Both rooms have 42 inch HDTVs and DVD players too.


♦♦♦ Wannabe Wizards will Love the Harry Potter Theme Room ♦♦♦

There's a great step up bunk bed with full bed below and twin on top, plus a 52 inch HDTV with DVD player and the full collection of Harry Potter movies and books.


♦♦♦ Stay home or eat in, it's your vacation, your rules! ♦♦♦

You'll find the fully equipped kitchen has a cooker/stove plus microwave, fridge freezer with water dispenser and ice and a dishwasher. The elegant granite counter-tops offer plenty of work space and you will find the kitchen stocked with an array of cookware, flatware and silverware. You'll also find time saving devises such as crockpot, blender, mixer and large juicer. The breakfast nook is light and airy and the perfect place to start the day and there is an adjacent formal dining area between the kitchen and main living room.


♦♦♦ Two Elegant Bathrooms ♦♦♦

The master bath has a double vanity granite unit, corner tub and separate shower enclosure. The family bath has a granite counter top and full bath with overhead rainfall shower.

♦♦♦ Ample Parking ♦♦♦

The extended double wide driveway and covered porch is large enough for 3 or 4 vehicles and we've even had guests bring their own boats - plenty of room!


♦♦♦ Did we mention the great location? ♦♦♦

It really is ideal. The peaceful location really gives you the opportunity to unwind and get away from it all, yet you are just 5 miles to Disney!

All the major attractions Orlando has to offer are within a 20 minute drive, so you have it all on your doorstep.

There are restaurants and grocery stores within a few minutes of the house, plus a selection restaurants at the entrance to the community.


♦♦♦ Family Friendly Gated Resort ♦♦♦

Vista del Lago is a peaceful and incredibly friendly manufactured home resort offering a variety of leisure activities for guests including:

3 large pools with ample space to soak up the sunshine, Game room

Children's playground.

Relaxing spa & Sauna

Poolside tiki hut

Fitness room

Tennis courts

Basketball courts



Stocked fishing lake

The community is gated and has a guard on duty at the entrance 24/7.



Your own trip advisor, an attentive housekeeping team who keep the house gleaming and a terrific manager on call 24/7.

We're self confessed theme park nuts and we know Orlando inside out. We're here every step of the way to help you with plans and absolutely anything.

Theme park tickets, car rental, tips and idea, recommendations, restaurants, beyond the parks - we have a treasure trove of tips so ask, anything anytime, we're here for you.

♦♦♦ Premium Planning Tools ♦♦♦

We know what goes into planning a vacation to the theme park capital of the world! All our guests are given access to:

• A Crowd Calendar to help you decide which days to spend in which parks

• Custom Touring Plans with step-by-step routes

• An app with wait times and all the info you'll need in the parks

• Automated searches for hard to get dining reservations

• Menus and more restaurant reviews than Yelp and Trip Advisor combined

Come join us for a welcome as warm as the glorious Florida sun. We'd love to be a part of your vacation memories :)

Sarah & Ken Elder

3 Homes Listed on HomeAway/VRBO:

Serenity Lake House - Orlando Insider Vacations

Sleepy Hollow - Orlando Insider Vacations

Serendipity - Orlando Insider Vacations

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Sarah & Ken
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Sarah & Ken

Who knew when we bought our first home 10 years ago that it would lead us down the path of a new business venture?

We certainly had no idea, but here we are a decade later welcoming guests to beautiful Orlando vacation homes and loving every minute.

Imagine having a job where you help plan exciting and amazing vacations and get to deal with happy guests all the time!

It doesn’t get much better!

We spent 28 years living on an idyllic Greek Island where we owned and ran our own restaurant in a busy coastal village. Time eventually caught up with us and we left our beautiful Greek Island with a lifetime of memories and lifelong friends.

We now split our time between Florida and our ancestral home in Scotland.

We spend half the year overlooking a beautiful Scottish Loch and the other half right on Disney’s doorstep in Florida.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too! And with Pixie Dust on top!

We have 3 vacation homes so we have something to suit couples and small families and larger groups or multi-generation families.

We have a firm commitment to provide wonderful relaxing and carefree vacations in beautiful homes.

We look forward to being part of your vacation memories.

Sarah & Ken purchased this house in 2010

Why Sarah & Ken chose Vista del Lago

We were looking for something spacious, in a great location with a nice outlook. We found everything on our wishlist in this home and then some! The sun deck at the rear of the house overlooks the retention field so there are no rear neighbors, which makes it a great place to relax day and night.

The extended corner plot gives us plenty of space and, coupled with the fact we are tucked away in the corner of the development, there's little passing traffic.

The location was another draw too - 5 miles west of Disney and lots of restaurants within a couple of minute's drive.

The gated community is extremely friendly with a great mix of residents and vacationers and the leisure facilities are a great bonus. The resort has 3 large swimming pools, one being just a few minutes from our home.

What makes this house unique

The fully screened sun deck is peaceful in the evenings and a terrific sun trap during the day - perfect to soak up that glorious Florida sunshine.

Enjoy a BBQ or just relax and spend precious time with family and friends. The perfect place to relax at the end of a busy day at the parks.

We love having two living areas too - it means adults can relax in the main living room while kids play on the Wii or watch one of hundreds of DVDs provided.


Vista del Lago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Bath has been elegantly remodeled with granite and tile and has a Double Vanity Unit, Corner Tub and Walk in Shower enclosure with double head massage power shower. The Second Bathroom has also been remodeled in granite and tile and has a full bath with overhead rainfall shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Second King Bedroom - 1 king
    Harry Potter Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • We have three bedrooms plus a crib and a roll-away so can sleep up to 7. Master Suite The Master Suite has a King bed with a Sumptuous Pillow Top Mattress with high quality linens and pillows. There is a 40 inch HDTV and DVD player, ceiling fan and walk in closet. The master bath is beautifully done in granite and tile and has a double vanity unit, corner roman tub and walk in shower cubicle with double head power shower. You will find thick and fluffy high quality towels, a hairdryer and straighteners. Second bedroom Our second bedroom is bright and sunny and also has a King with a sumptuous pillow top with high quality linens and pillows. The patio doors open on to the sun deck and there is a walk in closet, ceiling fan, 40 inch HDTV and DVD player. Harry Potter Room Our themed Harry Potter room is a haven for Muggles too! We have magical 'step up' bunk beds with a twin bed on top and full bed below with a television and dvd player, plus all the Harry Potter books and movies.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can offer a daily housekeeping service or a mid-stay clean service, so please ask for details. We also have a great chef available who can cater for you daily, or for a one off special dinner.


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Totally Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We came down, family of 7, it was absolutely perfect. Perfect location, perfect accommodations, VERY clean. The owners immediately got back to us for any questions we had. We loved loved loved it! We VRBO a LOT! This was the best one we've landed :).

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Sleepy Hollow was the perfect home base for our Florida vacation! The decor is inviting, fun, and tasteful. Everything is clean and well-maintained. All the amenities of home and more. Sarah and Ken clearly put a lot of love into this home! We would not hesitate to return or recommend, and hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such lovely comments Lisa, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we're thrilled you loved the house as much as we do! Look forward to saying hello again soon :) Thanks, Sarah & Ken
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Great space for a family of seven.

  • 5 of 5

The three kids loved the Harry Potter room. Quiet place and everything clean and beautiful. Everything you could need for a place to stay. It was like a home away from home. We had a great time. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Georgia, great to hear the kids loved the Harry Potter room! So pleased you all enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks, Sarah & Ken
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Best Vacation Home Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

They were beyond accommodating...far and beyond! They're amazing. We, a family of 6 plus one dog, arrived in Orlando earlier than expected and had planned to go straight to Disney World but we ran into a problem...we had our dog with us (we forgot that we needed to get him settled in somewhere first). It was still the morning and check-in wasn't until 4pm, but I told them about our problem and they told us to go ahead and come at noon! Totally saved our day!

On our last day, we ran into the same problem. We had Disney Water Park tickets that we had to use that day (before leaving town) but nowhere to keep our dog because check-out was supposed to be 10:00am. I sent Sarah and Ken a message asking if there was any way we could leave a bit later and she said that she had already planned on that and canceled the cleaning service until the following day just so that we weren't rushed. We were able to really enjoy that last day. (It was the only day on our trip that didn't have continuous rain.) Like I said, they're amazing!

To top things off, I left a necklace I had gotten at Disney World hanging on their dresser mirror. They had it mailed to me immediately. As a matter of fact, I'm wearing it right now. :) i would consider anyone who stays at their home....lucky!

BTW: The home was super close to Disney World, it was very clean and well taken care of, they even had some food and drinks stocked. It was an all around beautiful home and setting.


  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely words Andrea, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and it's great to hear the early check in and late check out helped! Wonderful to hear you had such a great time and we hope to see you again soon :) Thanks, Sarah & Ken
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Location, Location, Location and Genuinely Responsive Owners = Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We spent nine nights at Sleepy Hollow in May of 2017. The home is in a mini-home park, but don't let that turn you off. It is a securely gated community with water features, a community centre, scheduled activities, pools, etc. Further, Sleepy Hollow was spacious and quaintly decorated. The spacious home felt like home immediately. We were welcomed by air conditioned cool air, and a welcome basket from the owners with some necessities. It was nice. Our son loved the Harry Potter room; he doesn't yet know Harry Potter but it was the "fun, Wizard room" for him. Master bed was very comfortable. Ceiling fans were very effective at cooling the air without being overly reliant on AC. The home was very clean. Having kitchen and laundry was a great way to travel more cost effectively and comfortably. The home location was absolutely amazing. Within a 5 minute drive, you have several great restaurants, a Publix, a Super Target, a TJ Maxx and others. We had great access to the interstates as well. We drove to two different shopping plazas and outlet plazas that were only about a 17 minute drive away. International drive was only a few exits away on the interstate. Most importantly, we literally took Sarah and Ken's provided short cut advice and visited all Disney parks and a few resort areas within minutes. After a long day at the parks, a 10 minute drive to home is quite appealing. Overall, we had a great trip and a comfortable stay. Would we stay at this home again? Absolutely. Another important factor is the genuine care and prompt responsiveness of the owners. They are always attentive and available to answer questions or assist. It made me feel very happy with my choice.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason for such a wonderful review! So pleased you enjoyed the house so much and all the local amenities. And the short cut too! Thanks for being such great guests and we hope to welcome you back soon. Sarah & Ken
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Last Minute trip to Disney

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay at this house, Everything was really close by. Cant wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natalia! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to saying hello again soon! Sarah & Ken
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
bar, restaurants, stores
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orange Lake Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downtown Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US-192 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Terrific Location

Vista del Lago is a peaceful, tree lined gated resort with a 24 hour manned entrance. The closest Disney park is Animal Kingdom which is 5 miles away. The rest of the Disney parks are just a few minutes further. Universal Studios is 16 miles away and takes around 25 minutes.

On site Leisure Amenities

Vista del Lago has lots of leisure amenities provided for all guests including:

3 swimming pools, poolside snack bar, children's pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness room, game room, media room, children's playground, floodlit tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, stocked fishing lakes and Christian Church. There's also regular activities such as water aerobics, ice cream socials, fish suppers on Fridays, HOA pancake breakfasts, Bingo and a weekly farmers market.


There's a Publix Grocery Store just a mile away, and a Target and a 24 hour Wal-Mart all within a few minutes drive.

At the entrance to the resort you will find the 'Shoppes at Vista del Lago' which is home to several stores and dining options such as a Chinese buffet, a family run bakery, Pizza Hut, Subway and a Chinese carry out.


You'll really be spoiled for choice! There's endless options for dining with lots and lots of restaurants within a mile of the house.


Orange County Golf & Country Club is right next door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $145 + Tax
Clean Fee 5nts or less $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

1 or 2 night rentals may be charged an additional fee
Refundable damage deposit or non refundable damage waiver payable prior to arrival
Minimum stay for monthly rate 12 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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