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Ann Jean

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ann Jean (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

Dalmatian Villa - Themed bedrooms for the young and young at heart.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 49 reviews
5

Fantastic property in great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideal for two families. It is in a great location and very close to the Disney parks. The property consisted of 2 identical master ensuite bedrooms, which where a great size and the shower facility was excellent. One of these rooms also has a safe. The remaining 2 bedrooms are also of a good size and accommodates 2 single beds in each room. The kitchen had everything you needed for your stay and it helps by being close to a supermarket. The pool facilities are also very good and we had no problems as referenced in a previous review concerning sharpness on the floor. We had regular contact with the owner who was very helpful and had no problems concerning the security code ( again referenced in previous review). You will not be disappointed if you stay here for your trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location but.....

  • 1 of 5

Location of this property is great. Close to shopping and theme parks. The layout is optimal for 2 families vacationing together. Adequately stocked kitchen and bathrooms had tons of towels. Make sure you request the owner change the security code for the front door. They use the same code for everyone that rents the house. We rented from Sunday to Sunday and on Thursday we had a family use the code and walk right into the house! The owner claims it wasn't double booked and that the next group wasn't supposed to be there until Monday but they had the security code to enter and did just that! We were very uncomfortable staying in the house after that. The owner did come change the code but we were staying with young children and still very uneasy with the situation. The light in the pool worked the first night and then not again. When contacting the owner about this we were told to flick the switch up and down very fast to get it to work....really?!?!? The only "working" light around the pool was from the ceiling fan. It was completely dark by the pool at night. We were renting the house because our 10 year old daughters were playing softball at ESPN during the day. We wanted nothing more than to relax by the pool at night and couldn't do it once the sun went down. Also beware when swimming in the pool. There is something very sharp on the bottom where the fish are painted. Our daughters and one of the adults in our group cut their hands and feet (multiple times) while swimming in that area. The owner was hardly friendly when contacted during our stay. She obviously lives very close to the rental because she was there in minutes when called but acted as though we were inconveniencing her with our problems!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: codes are now changed for each and every guest to a personal number IE last four digits of phone or something similar. The pool light has been replaced with a LED 20 color changing light. Once reported we had to order it and also schedule someone to come and install it. it did take a few days time to complete. Our fish in the coral mosaic in the bottom of the pool is ceramic tile and the surface of the pool has just been refinished within 2 mo prior to the guests arrival. so people do find marcite to be abrasive to the feet. we would suggest water shoes. I did ask my next three sets of guests if they felt there was any issues or concerns with the surface of the pool and they stated no
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5

Wow....a wonderful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was set up with everything the family needed.Very close to the parks.Would definitely rent again.Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Stay at Dalmatian Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation in Florida, staying at the Dalmatian house was wonderful. This house was centrally located by all the places we planned to visit. Traveling was so easy to get to Disney, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. The house really did have everything we needed, the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes and appliances, making it very nice to dine in, instead of out. The bedrooms were beautifully furnished and had comfortable beds. The pool was always clean and the atmosphere was quite and relaxing at the end of the day. I would recommend people to stay here when vacationing near the Orlando area.

Thank you so much for providing such a pleasant experience. We would love to stay here again when we return to Florida.

Glinda Davis

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding Vacation House !! Close to all amusement parks, beautiful house and pool. Very spacious house. Hope to book another vacation at this house in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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June 2016 for 11 days

  • 5 of 5

The house was in great shape and had everything we needed with 4 adults and 3 small children. It was very clean and in a great location. If there was anything we would have liked the king mattresses to be a little firmer. Ann and her husband were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. When we go back to Disney we would definitely rent this house again.

Thank you from the Ruotolo family

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
OUTBACK Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
christmas /new year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
autum 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

damage protection $49
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
STARTER pack of laundry soap, dish soap, paper towels, trash bags, and toilet tissue are provided.

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