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Luxury Sunset Lakes Lakeview home - with two masters, hot tub and games room.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

5 Bed Villa incl. 2 master suites, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom - sleeps 10

Our Florida Villa really is a true 'home from home' offering all the benefits of staying in a private home in air-conditioned comfort while being close to all the action of the Orlando and Disney theme parks.

BEDROOMS FOR EVERYONE - The larger than average home boasts Two large master suites, so two families are able to stay together - making a great value vacation compared hotel suites. Both master suites offer spacious king size beds, spectacular en-suite bathrooms and one even has it's own private sunbathing balcony with stunning lake views.

CHILDRENS ROOMS - The further bedrooms at Villa Santa Cruz inlcude a Queen double as well as two themed twin bedrooms, one with a pretty Disney theme and the other fit for your Marvel Super Heroes.

SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION - Villa Santa Cruz is light, airy, open plan and spacious. Our home gives everyone the space they need on vacation and can easily accommodate 10/12 guests.


EXTRA TOUCHES - We have worked hard to provide all the little touches and upgrades that you would wish for on a luxury vacation. These include the private Lakeview Pool with shaded lanai plus a luxurious separate hot tub and plenty of lounging and outdoor eating furniture. Plus, the games room at Villa Santa Cruz has the option of air-conditioning which is essential in the summer months. Our cosy games Den has cable TV and a Playstation - perfect for some privacy and relaxation. The whole family will also love the living areas which have and free WiFi access.


The open plan living areas boast a light and airy Dining room with lake views, a Family room with 55" cable TV with 'on demand'. The fully equipped Kitchen has a Breakfast Bar and is open to the dining and family areas - no need for the cook to be left out here! The accommodation is further enhanced by the Utility room boasting an American sized washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a Games room which has a Pool table and Basketball Challenge. The Games Room also has the added benefit of air conditioning.


The front of Villa Santa Cruz overlooks peaceful conservation land while to the rear there is a private Lanai and Swimming pool with optional chargeable heating for those chilly winter months. A separate luxury hot tub caters for those tired muscles after a long day at the attractions, and the lanai is a wonderful setting for dining al fresco which offers stunning views westward over the sparkling lake - perfect for a relaxing siesta from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.


Sunset Lakes is a gated secure community and is one of Kissimmee's most popular developments combining tranquil surroundings and a beautiful Lake with close proximity to Golf courses, Shopping, Restaurants and easy access to all the exciting attractions of the Orlando area.


Games Room, Den with Playstation 2, Barbeque, Air-Conditioning, Iron and Board, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, Fridge/Freezer, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Waste Disposal, Cable TV & VCR, Heated Swimming Pool, Credit Card Telephone with free WiFi Internet Access, Community Pool and Children's Play Area.

BR B Activities: /B BR Theme Parks

Air Boats


Jet Skiing





Golf Courses

BR B Area: /B BR Sunset Lakes is located just off the Highway 192 west of Disney. Highway 192 offers Supermarkets, Shopping, Restaurants and Bars. Access to Disney theme parks is less than 5 miles away.

Gulf Coast Beaches, Busch Gardens, Universal Escape, Seaworld and Kennedy Space Center are all easily accessible via the I4 located 4 miles east.

More Details

Jorge and Sue Fernandes
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Jorge and Sue Fernandes

We are Jorge and Sue Fernandes and we love to visit our home in Florida. We live in Stockport, which is in the north of England and work in the Hotel industry, running a family business.

Our business takes up a lot of our time, but when we are not working we love to spend time with our two daughters and plan our Florida holidays. While in Florida we work hard to ensure that our home is a true 'home from home' and is somewhere we love to spend time with our family - we hope that you will too.

Jorge and Sue Fernandes purchased this villa in 2002

Why Jorge and Sue Fernandes chose Sunset Lakes

Our love affair with Florida started in 1994 on our first visit.

From then on we were hooked, and were regular Hotel visitors until 2002 when we bought our dream home at Sunset Lakes. As soon as we stepped foot in our villa and looked over the lake views to the back we knew this was the one. The layout, location and size of our home just made so much sense to us, and gave us the space we needed to visit with our extended family and friends.

Since then we have enjoyed many wonderful vacations with our growing family and we visit Sunset Lakes at least once a year.

On every visit we spend a lot of time on each visit making sure that our home is kept to the highest standards. We are also lucky to have a great local management team.

What makes this villa unique

Sunset Lakes is a rare gem amongst the large rental estates in the area. Set around two lakes the community has just 160 homes and is surrounded by conservation land, giving it a small, rural feel while being just a mile from the Highway 192 and the Disney parks beyond.

What do we love about Villa Santa Cruz?

Being close enough to the parks to come home to recharge our batteries before heading back out for more fun!

Being able to sit in the sun while taking in the stunning views of Sunset Lake

Being able to soak away our aches and pains in the hot tub.

Listening to the local wildlife, and fishing in the Lake

Our teenage daughter especially loves having her own huge Master suite and en-suite bathroom!

We love having a little peace and quiet while the kids are enjoying themselves in the games room.

But most of all, we enjoy the fact that we can all spend our vacation time together in a place that we love.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for logging on to our guest comments book. We are happy to receive your thoughts and comments on either our website or your stay in our villa. We aim to provide the highest quality villa accommdation for our guest and really appreciate all your feedback.
Jun 2004
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Sunset Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time on Sunset Lakes is between 10pm and 7am. Please respect our residential neighbours.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , En-Suite to Master 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , En-Suite to Master 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Servicing the living areas
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family Bathroom shared between double and childrens twin
  • All bathrooms come with plenty of towels and linens plus hairdryers for the master suites.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 2 - 1 king , Large En-Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Children's Themed Bedroom
    Master 1 - 1 king , Large En-Suite
  • All bedrooms come with built in closets, cable TV and alarm clocks. There are plenty of bed and bathroom linens along with hairdryers. Master Suites One and Two have walk in closets. Master Suite Two has a private sun balcony overlooking the lake.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Sunset Lakes Lakeview home - with two masters, hot tub and games room.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Villa in nice location.In need of some TLC.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at this villa February 2018.We had a lovely holiday.The layout of the villa was good and the pool was excellent.Clean and heating spot on.The cleanliness of the shower cubicles needs addressing I.e. black mould showing in places.There was thick dust under settee and in the downstairs Master Bedroom behind the blinds thick dust plus a dead lizard. Only three burners working on the cooker but that didn’t present a problem.We have stayed in many villas over the last 24 years and have always been contacted by the maintenance company after a few days to ask if everything was o.k.The only contact we had with them was to remind us of the checking out time.These issues may appear minor but we thought we should bring them to your notice.Reed/Walker Family.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we spend a lot of time making sure our home is spot on for our guests and appreciate constructive feedback such as this. We have passed your comments on to our local management team for their review and action. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Santa Cruz and hope that we can welcome you back again in the future.
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Location is perfect

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well maintained and in a perfect location. It is within 3 miles of dozens of restaurants and has quick and easy access to all of Disney. The pool and lakefront setting is perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skokie, IL

Very nice house, great layout, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

A great villa house, one of the best we have stayed at over the years on our pilgrimage to Orlando and Disney. House has a great layout for a lot of people, pool and hot tub were very nice, perfect open floor plan for the kitchen and living area. Great location to Disney, about 10 minutes, Universal was 25min, shopping and dinning all around within 5 minutes. Being on the lake was a very cool touch, not to management fault the community was doing shore and lake work the whole time so there was quite a bit of noise early, 7am, on the days we were there but that is not their fault. One of the first ones we have stayed that had A/C in the game room/garage, a very nice touch. Be leery of the blinds in all the rooms, they have had some abuse and need to be extra careful opening them. Plenty of towels, dishes, cups and other kitchen supplies, only suggestion to management is maybe a few more or larger frying pans, one 10inch pan for a house that holds 8+ people was time consuming to cook breakfast each day. Just a great property, would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very spacious and worked well for my family. We would rent it again.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The kitchen was stocked well with enough cooking pots and utensils. Some of the mattresses could be updated, they're getting a bit worn out but the bedding and towels were well stocked and clean. We enjoyed the games in the garage and walking around the nice quiet neighbourhood. The pool and hot tub were used lots by everyone! Thank you for sharing your home with my family! We had an unforgettable trip to Florida!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in the heart of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived literally in the middle of a hurricane so we requested early check in and they were very accommodating of the problems. Sue and Jorge were so nice and helpful with all of our questions!

We loved the house. It fit our family of ten perfectly and we never once felt crowded in the house. I don't know about the other beds in the house, but the upstairs master suite bed was a little uncomfortable with some divots but nothing we didn't get used to. The kitchen and living spaces had everything we needed and the game room was really great. We loved, loved, loved our stay.

I will say that we stayed in October during a hurricane and paid for pool heating and I'm glad we did. The water was very chilly until it was heated and even then, was still on the cooler side so I'd definitely recommend it if you aren't staying during summer because of the house blocking the sun for most of the day except late afternoon.

Overall, we had a fantastic stay. The property, neighborhood and surrounding areas are beautiful and extremely relaxing. We even saw some raccoons and squirrels and the kids thought that was great.

The location was also great. We were minutes away from Disney or where ever we wanted to go locally and it's situated near many highways, restaurants, and shops.

Mostly, we can't wait to go back again! It was the perfect space and balance for our family reunion vacation with lots to do, see and all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house justice! We rented the house in June for a week. We brought our two sons and our granddaughter. We had family come and visit is and there was plenty of room for all of us inside and out! The house is close to all attractions, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping areas, and even Starbucks. We really enjoyed staying here and plan on coming back next year and staying here again! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo Wild Wings
Great Outdoor bar with loads of huge screens. Great for sports lovers.
Great for a quick meal with no frills and great prices.
TGI Friday's
Black Angus Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse
Perkins Resturant & Bakery
Lovely for breakfast.
Kobe Japanese Steak House and Sushi
Teppanyaki dining and great fun.
Miller's Ale House - Kissimmee
Bonefish Grill
Manny's Original Chophouse
Great locals restaurant and worth the drive
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Orange Lake Resort Golf Courses
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings, Formosa Gardens Boulevard
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orange Lake Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
192 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Formosa Gardens plaza restaurants
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Gulf Coast Beaches
Car: necessary

Why waste your precious time in the car? Stay somewhere right in the heart of all the main attractions that Florida has to offer. With the bustling highway 192 just minutes from our doorstep, a huge range of restaurants, bars, activities, golf and shopping options are available within easy reach.

Sunset Lakes is just 4 miles from Disney World, it's 4 major Theme Parks are the best in the world - Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios can easily be reached in minutes from Sunset Lakes. Disney also boasts world class Golf Courses, plus two convenient Water Parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon as well as huge Disney Springs themed shopping and eating venue. All on your doorstep when you stay at Villa Santa Cruz.

We are also just 17 miles from Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, featuring Harry Potter World as well as just 15 miles from Seaworld and Aquatica, along with the unique Dolphin attractions at Discovery Cove and all the attractions of International Drive, including Madam Tussauds, the Sealife Center and the Orlando Eye.

Want to head for the Beach? - its easy from Sunset Lakes. Just jump on the I4 and head east or west to either the Gulf coast or Atlantic coast. Superb beaches await you in either direction. And if you are combining your stay in Orlando with a cruise or Beach stay it couldn't be more convenient!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Swimming Pool heating Is NOT included. Optional Swimming Pool heating is available (recommended October - April) at the rate of $25.00 per day (minimum 5 days)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.