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Terri Martinez

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Luxury Private Sunny Pool Villa, 300 Ft Frm Theatre Clubhouse

25 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Kissimmee House Rental Photos and Description

Home/Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) close to clubhouse

'OUR HOME AT DISNEY' Villa

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This sunny, spacious and beautifully appointed villa will be an ideal ‘Home at Disney’ for your vacation. If you want to be in the closest 5* Gated Resort in a 5* home, look here! This is one of the few villas offering a stand-alone hot tub with the private pool. The villa is decorated and furnished to a high standard, with many recent updates/upgrades, including brand new air conditioning, new pool heater, flat screen TVs in each of the bedrooms, tiled flooring through the main living area (bedrooms still warmly carpeted) and a new jungle-themed games room. Situated on a quiet circle and not overlooked to the rear, it is a short stroll around the corner to the clubhouse, where you can enjoy the Olympic-sized pool, pool-side bar, sundries shop, exercise room or take a shuttle to the Disney property.

Our Home at Disney is the perfect place to return to at the end of a long day with all the comforts of home. You can relax around the pool with a glass of wine and plan your next adventure. There’s so much to see and do in the area that you will need an occasional day to simply chill out in the home while the children have fun in the private heatable swimming pool.

In our convenient, well equipped home you can relax in the private pool and hot tub, play PS2 games, pool or air hockey with your family and enjoy wireless high speed internet access. Special child features include a Disney-themed room, board games and a PS2 PlayStation. We also share children’s books and movies for your use.

The two master bedrooms each have bathrooms en suite. Both have King-sized beds, and one has a large jetted soaking tub. The third bathroom sits between the two bedrooms with the twin beds and all are convenient to the Great Room. Guests may easily access one of the bathrooms right off the lanai, convenient to the pool.

WINDSOR PALMS COMMUNITY

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Windsor Palms is a gated community offering its guests free unlimited use of these welcoming facilities - large swimming pool and spa, children's pool and playground, BBQ areas, gym, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and its very own 58 seat movie theatre. At the clubhouse as a guest you will also find a games room with pool tables, table tennis, bicycles, Wii room and a video games arcade.

Located just a few minutes from Disney’s parks and close to shops and restaurants, this is a perfect base for your trip to the Sunshine State and a relaxing haven from the crowds after a day in the parks. Find time to enjoy some of the many activities Kissimmee has to offer - ballooning, parasailing, wildlife parks, go-karts, spa treatments and much, much more!

A DELIGHTFUL VILLA TO CALL HOME ON YOUR VACATION...

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This is our family vacation home and we can only spend a few weeks here each year until we retire. We hope you enjoy the feel of the home as much as we do. Please come, relax and enjoy time with your family. Borrow a paperback and return the next year to exchange for another one.

Keywords: bungalo, villa, home, 4BR/3BA, house, pool house, gated community, pool home, single family, windsor palms, disney

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Terri Martinez (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Terri Martinez

My husband and I are from Rockville, Maryland. I am a Maryland native and Albert is originally from San Antonio, Texas.

We met dancing over 20 years ago and still take every opportunity to dance together or with our daughter. Our daughter is young and we have found ourselves visiting Disney a couple times a year where we enjoy seeing her experience the magic every time.

Terri Martinez purchased this house in 2011

Why Terri Martinez chose Kissimmee

For us, when we stayed on Disney property we sometimes felt it wasn't cost effective to go visit another park or to stay away from the park and just swim and relax for a couple days.

So we tried staying at a pool villa. We had already chosen to stay in homes rather than hotels in our other travels and always found it to expand on the experience.

Our favority parts about staying in a pool villa are waking up and having breakfast together in our pajamas, playing in the pool together as a family and,before or after our little one is in bed, staying up late cuddled up to watch a movie together or relaxing in the hot tub after a fun-filled day.

We chose Windsor Palms because it offered a perfect combination for us - it is safe (gated and guarded), has beautiful private and sunny pool homes, offers a great club house and ammenities, and is so close to the attractions we want to experience.

What makes this house unique

I love the décor in our home. We are closest to the Animal Kingdom and our daughter adores monkeys and cheetahs and lions, so we thought it would be fun to have a bit of the jungle in our home. The games room is our zebra room and our master bedroom has lion bedding. I think the little touches of jungle are fun and add to the experience of being truly on vacation.

We also love having the pool right and lanai right off the great room. While it is most fun to play in the pool with my family, there are times I need to work. On the occasion we have to do some work while away I can let my daughter swim while I sit in the shade with my computer, have a coffee and focus on both work and her safety.

I also love how close we are to the clubhouse. When we want to meet folks at the pool or take in a movie on a rainy day, it is great to walk just around the corner to get there. The community is great for walking. My cousin and I take a morning walk and the resort is safe a lovely for taking a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll.

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

Luxury Private Sunny Pool Villa, 300 Ft Frm Theatre Clubhouse
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Highly recommended for a comfortable convenient Disney holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent booking and pre departure/ arrival information, very helpful with all queries.

On arrival, clean, well presented and all practical needs catered for. Lovely comfortable bedrooms, excellent kitchen facilities, love the dryer (would like one ourselves but not so common in Ireland), great games rooms much enjoyed by the children and the pool was superb, our youngest lived in it when not at the parks. Had only one problem during our stay that was quickly and efficiently dealt with following just one simple phone call.

Really conveniently placed for Disney and Universal, the only parks we visited. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby. Had pizza delivered too which was delicious.

Children spent some time in the clubhouse and enjoyed the games, we had a drink at the bar one evening and it was lovely and friendly.

We would happily recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, well-maintained home in great location; excellent owner

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed staying here. The home was clean, neat, spacious, well-maintained and nicely decorated. Terri also had everything very well organized (i.e. labeled cabinet shelves and list of places nearby), which made it easy to get settled in quickly. Checking in was very easy too, with all of the information we needed provided ahead of time.

Our family of 5 stayed here from 6/29-7/3/16. The second bedroom suite with it's own bathroom was a big hit for my oldest teenage daughter. My other two children also enjoyed having their own room. It was a nice change for my son, who usually ends up with the rollaway bed or sofa at hotels.

The private pool was very nice. We didn't have a lot of time to use it, but it was refreshing to jump in after a long day at the parks, even if only for a short time. The kids especially liked the pools' color changing lights. Unfortunately we didn't have time to use the game room, but I'm sure we would have had fun there too. Hopefully next time!

The location of the home was very convenient. It was only a 10-15 minute drive to the Disney Parks. Animal Kingdom was our favorite, and the closest. The home was also close to Target, other stores and many restaurants (we enjoyed Carrabba's).

This vacation was shorter, with most time spent at the theme parks, but we did manage to take a morning swim at the clubhouse pool. The pool and clubhouse were very nice, clean and a short walking distance from the house. The staff at the pool were very friendly too.

We would love to stay here again and highly recommend this home. When deciding between renting this or another home, our final decision was based on the reviews. We definitely made a good choice! The home was beautiful, convenient and Terri was wonderful to work with! She responded to all of my questions, was very helpful and went out of her way to help us have a great visit.

Thank you Terri and Albert for sharing your home!

April

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear April, We loved having your family as guests and hope to welcome you back again next time, hopefully for a longer stay :). We really appreciate your review and input so that our other potential guests know what to expect. All our best to you and your family. Warm Regards, Terri and Albert
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4

Everything worked well.

  • 4 of 5

Nice home. Everything worked. Pool heat was nice and warm. Hot tub worked great. Only a few bugs but for Florida in June not too bad. Older Fridge and laminate counters, older TV in LR, but again everything worked which is most important. Terri communicated very well. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Vacation Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Terese's home. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Pro: the pool was actually heated to a comfortable temp! (a first for us in all our visits to Orlando), beach towels & ice chest provided, loved the separate hot tub, ample cookware & kitchen items, quiet area convenient to great restaurants (try Chuy's!) & a Super Target, easy 20-25 minute drive to Disney, family games available in LR cabinet, a LEVEL pool table (another first!), layout of bedrooms provided good insulation from each other, master bedroom has comfortable bed & large closet, master bath exits to pool area, house is spotlessly clean, and Terese is a great communicator-she anticipated everything we would need to know beforehand.

Suggestions: more towels/ washcloths would be nice (perhaps a two day supply for the 10 guests the house sleeps?), it works but LR tv could use updating, teens reported creaky twin beds.

I would definitely stay here again. The house is 5 star!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Home w/ Everything! PERFECT place to stay in for a WDW Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Terri's home just a few weeks ago for a last minute surprise trip to WDW with our 3 children (4,7,9). Being that this was a last minute trip I knew properties in the park would be few, so I went to my go-to when we travel and searched for a home on VRBO. I am very happy we were able to get this home for our quick vacation. The location for us was perfect. After a long day at the park it was just a quick 10 minute drive back "home" which we all were pleased to go home too. The quiet, comfort and space of having your own home to unwind after the fun is perfect for a family. Super Target is just a few minutes drive (and a Starbucks!) which has everything you need and familiar for me as a well shopped venue back home.

The home was great. Kitchen was well stocked, bedrooms were large with dressers and closets (and hangers!). There were plenty of towels for bathing and items to "live" in the home. I of course LOVE having a washer and dryer-I literally can travel back to Chicago and have almost no laundry to do post vacation. (she even has laundry baskets and hanger there too-rare in a rental)The bedding & mattresses are a little worn but nothing out of the norm for a rental property. Of course the pool was a HUGE hit! Even though it was a crazy cold streak in Florida while we were there (30's and 40s)we were in the heated pool nightly. It was fantastic! (Plenty of pool towels too. ) The hot tub which we thought we would use was actually TOO hot but we were fine since the pool was heavenly:)

Terri has a wonderful property manager who is very detailed and quick to respond-huge asset! Upon arrival we notice there was a hiccup and the home had not been tended too nor cleaned from the prior guest (because we were a last minute add on to the schedule). I phoned Terri who immediately called the property manager and just like that they were at our door ready to make it right even before the cleaning crew arrived! Mistakes happen all the time, its how they handle it which makes the difference between a good place and a great place!

The complex also has a great pool and hot tub along with a game room, theater and little shop which is just steps away from their location. IF it was warmer and we had more time, we would have tried out that pool too!

This is a great home for a vacation and a fantastic option for your WDW trip...it has everything you need and more!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jen, Many thanks for taking the time and for sharing your kind and thoughtful review. We were so happy to be able to have your family as guests and to be part of the surprise! Though really, we didn't want to add the surprise with the cleaning crew not being there before you arrived. Thank you again for your patience as Chris took care of making the home perfect for your stay. We hope you will come back and make this your go-to place and we hope it will feel more like home each time. We are so glad you enjoyed the home so much... being able to come home to a place you can really enjoy time and space with your family is a joy. And having all the amenities and shops so close by just keeps you from wasting any of that precious time - close enough to the house but far enough that the community retains the private feeling. And I appreciate you mentioning some of the bedding seemed worn. I think you are referring to the Mickey Room - at least I am hoping so. All of it except the Mickey Room bedding is new within the year and we've already bought the new bedding for Mickey's room - cool twin Mickey baseball comforters and sheets. We are bringing the new comforters on our next visit in March, along with bigger flat screen TVs for the twin bedrooms. And we're excited to add a cute new touch for little ones - a plush rocking giraffe to add more toddler fun to the Animal Kingdom theme. May the winter be almost at an end in Chicago! All our best wishes, Terri and Albert
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5

Nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed your home, the stand alone hot tub was great and the pool was nice and warm. The location near the club house was convenient. this home has the best stocked kitchen we have ever stayed in. We always enjoy the Windsor Palms. The only things I would say that could use improvement are 2 of the bedroom tv's are really small and the refrigerator was a little small for a family of seven, but it was no big deal. The house is well decorated and a great place to stay. I would Highly recommend it. We will check on our next trip to see if it's available, we would love to stay there again. Thank you again for a nice home away from home.......Steve

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Many thanks for sharing your experience and for sharing you would prefer bigger TVs in the two twin bed rooms. I've ordered two new larger TVs and we will install them on our next visit - between guests. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will stay at our home again. You also mentioned the refrigerator size, which is full size but as you suggest for a family of 7, more room would be easily utilized. We'll look into a bigger one at next opportunity so I believe you would see a larger one there on your next stay! Thank you again for choosing our home and for sharing your experience. Have a wonderful rest of 2016! Warm Regards, Terri and Albert
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Car: recommended

Go-Karts, Skating - Ice or roller, Indoor skydiving, Fantasy Surf, Zip line Orlando, Dinner shows, Arcade and Pool tables in the clubhouse around the corner, Close to Spring Training, Bathroom access from the pool/lanai,Short stroll (about 300 ft) to the beautiful Community Club House with an additional pool/ game room/ movie theatre seating 58/ bicycles/ Wii room and more!, 2.5 miles to Disney, Shuttle service to Disney property available to guests from clubhouse, Sea World is 15 minutes by car, Universal Studios is 20 minutes by car, Wet & Wild is 15 minutes by car, Islands of Adventure 20 minutes, LegoLand 40 minutes, Clearwater Beach 90 minutes, Busch Gardens 80 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

Windsor Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Sept Season
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
$980
 
 
Hanukkah / Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

PDP- Damage Protection $49

Request pricing for the optional pool heat.

Stays for less than 7 nights will pay a separate cleaning fee of $85.00. Cleaning is included in quotes for weekly stays.

Our posted rates and terms may change without notice though we attempt to keep them updated at all times. We do offer discounts to return guests, on longer stays and when we are filling an empty slot in an otherwise full month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , soaking tub, toilet accessible to lanai.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Child Bed : Pack-n-Play
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
2 King size bed master suites, 2 bedrooms with double beds -one with Disney theme, All this in a single story - no stairs! Games Room with pool table and the second large screen TV for playing games. Handicapped Accessible (May Have Limitations) : The house is one floor with access to all rooms. There are no special accomodations for doors or counter heights but the second master suite has a double-size door opening that may be handy for easy access. All other doorways are standard 30' width, including the bathroom door for the second master suite.

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