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Dalmatian Villa - Themed bedrooms for the young and young at heart.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 (plus one infant)

Welcome to our 4 bed 3 bath holiday home in Rolling Hills Estates. This community boasts some of the larger lots for rentals for added privacy. Our four bedroom home is ideal for two families sharing the cost of the vacation.Our home includes two large, newly updated EN-SUITE king masters providing each family the privacy they each deserve. Additionally there are two twin-bed themed rooms for the younger ones. One currently is 101 dalmatian themed. The second twin bedroom is Toy Story themed to delight the young and young at heart!

The kitchen has a service for 12 and also has non breakable plates that can be used pool side. We have included all of the basics for your cooking and baking needs. The breakfast nook / dining area seats 8 with additional space at the breakfast bar.

The family room has new leather sofa and love seat and an oversized chair for 2 with ottoman, this room also has a 42' HDTV TV. The cable package includes a sports package for the sport lovers on holiday.

Our pool is a true SOUTH-FACING pool for sunning and lounging anytime of day. The area is very QUIET so that you might enjoy floating in the pool or reading your favorite book.

Al fresco dining can be enjoyed under the covered patio or umbrella table for up to 8 people, along with plenty of lounge chairs for those sun worshipers! The back yard has just had recent upgraded landscaping for beauty and privacy. The lanai is also alarmed in accordance with Fl. requirements for child safety.

A games room includes a pool table, air hockey, Foosball and darts. In addition, there is a floor combination safe for your valuables, a small video library, board games, and books for your personal enjoyment. Wireless internet access is available at no-charge.

The Disney World parks are approximately two-three miles from our home with very easy access.

Other attractions, including Universal Studios, Sea World, Gator Land, Lego Land, Busch Gardens, and Dinosaur World are a short drive away.

Beaches, both Atlantic and Gulf coasts, have beautiful attractions within driving distance. Cape Canaveral is also an interesting and educational destination as well.

Our home is just a short drive to many restaurants, including Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings,TGI Fridays, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Ponderosa, Golden Corral, Sizzler, Houlihans, Applebees, and Joe's Crab Shack, Longhorn Steak house, Panera, Ruby Tuesdays, Bonefish, Longhorns, Texas Roadhouse, Bahama Breeze, and Panera to name a few.

There are many grocery stores nearby, including a new Super Target less than one mile away, to accommodate all of your food and holiday needs. Publix grocery store is across from Target at Orange Lake. A Super Walmart is less than three miles, each of these locations has a proper liquor store next to or in their shopping center, Walgreens and CVS are within a mile of the villa should you need a prescription.

ATM's, and walk-in medical clinics, should the need arise are also very close by..

Just 3 quick miles to Disney world’s main entrance on hwy 192. Leading to Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Downtown Disney Marketplace, Pleasure Island, Disney's Boardwalk, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon.

Excellent access to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, City Walk, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Direct access to the I - 4 south going to Busch Gardens & the Gulf Coast area & I-4 north directly to Daytona Beach.

Shopping, shopping, shopping, all the malls are easy to get too but most importantly easier to get back too our villa!!!

Old Town is lively and fun with car shows on both Friday and Saturday evenings, this has a carnival atmosphere.

Celebration Village is a lovely place to walk shop and dine. Check local listings for activities. They vary from street parties, fireworks, pie eating contests,and parades, there is something for everyone.

Large crazy golf course opened 2007 at Formosa village just 0.25 miles from the villa

Internet café. Golden Corral & Ponderosa are on adjacent lots.

2.7 miles to super Wal-Mart & 1.5 miles to Publix or Super Target

More Details

Ann Jean
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Ann Jean

Hello, our names are Ann & Reggie Jean.

We had this property built in 2001 and immediatly used it as a rental unit. We then sold it to good friends of ours from the UK. They treated the villa like one of their children, we stayed friends with them over the years and actually took on managing the home as we lived locally. In 2012 they were ready to sell the house due to family commitments. Reggie and I seized the opportunity to purchase it back from them in May 2012.

Since that time we have done some updating, all of the interior has been repainted, new furniture has been purchased, carpets redone, and new linens and electronics.

Ann Jean purchased this villa in 2012

What makes this villa unique

The benefits of this home over others in the area are that we live locally and care for the villa personally. The childrens rooms are themed in a very child friendly way. The furnishings are to standard of what we would want for ourselves.

Reggie has a vast knowledge of the behind the scenes Disney information. The children love to be told how to score more points than mom or dad on the Buzz LightYear ride!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was just as described and right on top of Disney, easy to find and close to restaurants and shops. Mary and Larry have been so helpful, with providing information in the build up to going, they responded to any questioned e mailed within 24 hours. Will definately return and would recommend to everyone. Went with 3 small kids 3 1/2, 21 months and 4 months. Childrens 101 dalmatians bedroom was lovely and very popular. If you are reading this book it you wont be disappointed!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities

Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda, Roy & family, we are delighted you enjoyed your first family visit to Florida and do appreciate your comments. You will more than welcome to return on any of your future visits to Disney with the little ones. It was also nice of you to leave your holiday photographs for our villa albumn, it is lovely to be able to put faces to names of our guests.

We will always try to make all of our guests stay a memorable one and want to return to our villa.

Kindest regards,
Jan 2010
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Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared by the twin bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly redone ensuite w. large walk in shower and tile work
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , newly renovated ensuite with walk in shower and tile work
  • Bathrooms one and two are en suites. Bathroom three is shared by both twin bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , pack n play
  • Maximum of eight plus one infant
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
STARTER pack of laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, and toilet tissue are provided.


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Dalmatian Villa - Themed bedrooms for the young and young at heart.
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 66 reviews

Great time, great house

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 13 nights here in July 2017 and had a fantastic time. The house is great. It's clean, well stocked, nicely decorated, and met all our needs. It's wonderfully located for Disney, Kennedy space center, Cocoa Beach, and Universal studios. We would definitely stay here again. We've used VRBO a couple times and this is the nicest house yet. Thanks so much for the great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bryan- We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we will be happy to have you back anytime.
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promises fulfilled

  • 5 of 5

This house delivered as promised. EXTREMELY well equipped kitchen and well appointed bedrooms with more tv's than I can count. Lovely small pool. A guest book with all the information you need. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, well kept property with ample space for a family of six.

  • 5 of 5

Great house in close proximity to the Disney parks. The house was as advertised; clean and comfortable. It was a 10-15 minute drive to the parking lots of Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom between 7-8 AM. We were able to come and go to the parks during the day with minimal hassle. The property seems to be in a quiet neighborhood with multiple surrounding gated communities, however remains close to the chaos that is Orlando. There are multiple chain restaurants within a 5 minute drive of the house including a Target and Walmart which made shopping for food very convenient. Despite the cool weather, the kids enjoyed the heated pool more than anything and also the televisions that were in each room.

I would recommend this property for anybody coming to Orlando for a Disney vacation for a fraction of the cost of staying in the parks.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect set up for our trip to Disney. House is well appointed and layed out nicely.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the very best! Extremely well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the very best rentals out there. The home is immaculate and perfectly maintained. The beds are super comfortable, the house was extremely clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked and we had everything we needed. Dalmatian Villa is very close to the parks and shopping. I highly recommend Dalmatian Villa. The owners are great and you will enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time in this house my grandson really loved the pool and the pool table. I will definitely recommend this place to all my friends.

Susan,Elizabeth,Adam and Dylan.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
OUTBACK Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.