|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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'OUR HOME AT DISNEY' Villa
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
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...
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Low Sept Season
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Hanukkah / Christmas
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|PDP- Damage Protection||$49|
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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.
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