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Formosa Gardens. So Close to Disney You Can Almost Touch It!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Exquisite 5 BR 3BA Individual Home

This deluxe, Non-Smoking villa just oozes luxury and will enhance your vacation. A peaceful haven to return to after a day visiting theme parks, but well equipped to continue the fun. The south-facing pool is just right to top up that tan after a day out. The large pool with relaxing spa is designed for all ages, with the entrance into the pool bathroom ideal for children when playing outside, and with the large lanai eating outside is a must.

A relaxing lounge with 55 inch TV and Blu ray DVD player? The kitchen has all upgraded and modern appliances. The bedrooms consist of a luxurious master suite, a further king room, a lilac queen room. Then especially for the children themed rooms: Frozen;-Elsa Anna and Olaf welcome you plus Mickey and Minnie an absolute delight for any child.

They won't want to go home! For anyone bored there is always the games room, with pool table, electronic darts and foosball


Amenities:: Phone, Air conditioning, Cable TV, VCR, Stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Private Hot Tub, Private Pool, Charcoal and Gas Grill (BBQ), Pool Table, Foosball, Electronic darts Travel Cot, 2 High chairs, Hair dryers (3). All bedrooms have TV, DVDs, and fans. Fully alarmed

More Details

Julie Ballard
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2017

About Julie Ballard

Brits that's really enjoy the Floridian way of life.

Julie Ballard purchased this house in 2003

Why Julie Ballard chose Disney / Orlando

Formosa gardens is an exclusive development with the largest lots around.

What makes this house unique

Gated entry by code only. Formosa is a mixture of short term rentals and permanent homes.


Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Royal king room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lilac room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Winnie the Pooh
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Micky & Minnie
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Formosa Gardens. So Close to Disney You Can Almost Touch It!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed several times in this gorgeous villa. It's tiggerrific!! We watched the lunar eclipse from the spa pool!! The boys love the Games Room and the girls love the spa pool. You will love it too!


  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgeport, New York

Beautiful home & would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home & made our magical Disney vacation a huge success! We just wish we had scheduled more down time to enjoy the beautiful facilities - although we squeezed in some game room time & enjoyed the heated pool & hot tub. The home is well kept & everything your family needs - just bring your clothes & buy groceries. Shopping, grocery & Disney all very close by. Julie & RMG management were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Lots of room for our entire family. My little granddaughters just loved sleeping in the Pooh bedroom. We just LOVED it & can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you all enjoyed Poohs Retreat and had a really good time that's what vacations are all about. We look forward to your return.
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Middletown, NJ

Would come back again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for our family. The home is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. We also liked that everything was on one floor. Th wi-fi was easy to use. It's so close to Disney and shopping areas. Julie, the owner, is absolutely fabulous and so easy to communicate with. We will definitely consider coming back here on our next trip to the Orlando area. I highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having recently changed management companies I am very happy that you and all our recent guests have left us glowing reports. You are welcome back anytime.
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A lot to be desired

  • 3 of 5

Nice home but dirty....when we arrived found ditry towels in the kitchen sink with lots of crumbs....toilet was gloged up...the pool heat did not work...was fixed 2 days later just was able to use just once.....sheets and towels left in the dryer.....we had to empty the vaccum cleaner to be able to use look like had not been clean in a long time.

I have been waiting for my deposit back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are most disappointed that you had a few issues with the cleaning, we have contacted our management company to make sure this does not happen again. I understand you had a wonderful time and have recommended us to all of your friends
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  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect. Great pool area with chairs and BBQ. Overall a lover house.

Only minus: the house could have been cleaner when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we have taken up the issue of the cleaning, which is very unusual. Please come back and visit.
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Had a wonderful time at Pooh's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just retruned from our third trip to Disney World, and Pooh's Retreat provided the most comfortable accomodations we have experienced yet. we had our 3 children and 2 grandmothers with us, and this house provided plenty of room to spread out! It was so nice to have a beautiful home to return to after a long day at the parks. The pool, hot tub spa, and game room were great! The property was very clean, well maintained, and had everything we needed. It was very close to Disney, Universal, shopping and dining. The management company was very helpful when the heated pool didn't seem to be heating, and nicely talked us through how to get it up to temp. Communication with the owners prior to our arrival was excellent. Highly reccomended property!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kissimmee House Rental Rates


  • $1,202-1,638/Week
  • Security deposit required £480.
    13% Tax to be added to the rates
    Pool Heating $140/week

    January,September,1st 2 weeks in December $1,202/week
    Feb,March,April,May,October,November $1,344/week
    June,July and August $1,396/week
    Thanksgiving,Easter,Christmas,New Year $1,638/week
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