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'The Retreat' Villa at Sunset Lakes - Explore Disney and Florida in style

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps upto 10, lake views, 4 bedrooms + double sofa bed(s), 3.5 Baths

Welcome to 'The Retreat' Villa a wonderful high spec villa, with South/South East facing pool and lakefront location offering you a luxurious vacation home for your visit to Orlando.

The Villa is located in a cul-de-sac with no through traffic within the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes, just 4 miles from Disney making it one of the closest rental villas available to all of the Orlando theme parks, shopping malls and many golf courses.

After a long day enjoying all that Orlando has to offer, relax and unwind around the private pool enjoying the beautiful views of Sunset Lakes and enjoy the evening entertainment of the spectacular Disney fireworks lighting up the sky.

Our beautiful 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom villa (over 2600 sq ft/over 3500 sq ft including the pool area) has recently been upgraded to a high standard, amongst the many upgrades are flat screen cable TV/DVD combo’s in all bedrooms, a large 60” flat screen cable TV and state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player in the family room, iPod docks in all bedrooms and a fantastic outdoor entertainment area including fridge, sink, grill and cable TV and new granite worksurfaces.

The villa’s private pool overlooks the beautiful Sunset Lake, the pool is not overlooked from either side offering you the highest level of privacy. The pool can be illuminated with bright LED pool lighting. Make the most of your time at 'The Retreat' villa and enjoy the pool all day and night with our unique poolside outdoor entertainment area with grill, sink,refrigerator and cable flatscreen TV. We are also pleased to be able to offer a smaller shallow pool suitable for younger children, this adjoins the main pool.

The decking around the pool has ample furniture for all your needs including sun loungers, a high top table and bar stools as well as a breakfast table and seating.

The villa benefits from two excellent sized master suites, each master suite has a King size bed, flatscreen TV/DVD combo with 100's of cable channels including movies and sports, iPod docks, oval bath tub, walk in shower, 'his and her' sinks, WC and large walk-in closets. Both master suites have fantastic views overlooking Sunset Lake.

Two Disney themed twin rooms (Micky Mouse/Minnie Mouse themes), both of which have twin beds, iPod docks, flatscreen TV/DVD combo's with cable including kids entertainment channels and large closets.

The main family room has 3 large comfortable sofa's positioned around a fantastic 60' flatscreen smart TV with DVD and cable channels, also in the family room is a state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player providing all the entertainment you could need.

A separate living area which we call the lounge room offers two further large sofa’s, one of which can be converted into a double sofa bed (bedding provided), and a dining room with seating for six.

The open plan large kitchen and breakfast area overlooks the family room and also has a dining table with seating for six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer with ice-maker and water dispenser, microwave oven, electric oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, food disposal and telephone (free USA wide calls) and has recently been upgraded with granite worksurfaces.

Each room has in addition to full air conditioning, an overhead ceiling fan. This includes the pool deck keeping you cool in the fantastic Florida sun.

‘The Retreat’ continues to provide for our visitors with a large games room which is home to a pool table, table football/multi game table, darts board, a Playstation 2 with games, a TV and Hi Fi system.

For your enjoyment we have provided an extensive DVD selection and book library at ‘The Retreat’.

Sunset Lakes is a gated community with community pool and children's play area just two minutes walk away from ‘The Retreat’. In addition just 30seconds walk from the villa is a beautiful fishing dock available for your use (fishing rods provided).

There are over 20 golf courses within a very short distance from Sunset Lakes including Mystic Dunes,Orange Lake, Celebration and Falcons Fire. Feel free to visit local golf shops/outlets who are more than happy to offer advice on course condition and normally provide vouchers for cheaper green fee’s.

The Formosa Gardens shopping Plaza is about one mile from the house. It boasts several restaurants including Carrabas, TGI's, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chinese, Italian and a new Sushi Bar.

There is also crazy golf if you feel really energetic.


• 2 Master bedroom suites including King

size beds and large en-suite bathrooms

• 2 Twin bedrooms

• Sofa bed in lounge room if required (bedding provided)

• Open plan kitchen

• Dining area

• Large Games room

• Laundry room

• Private screened pool with extended decking

• Additional shallow pool ideal for young children

• Shaded lanai


• High-speed wireless internet

• High definition cable TV with 100’s of

channels including sports and music

• Flatscreen TV/DVD combo’s in all room

• 60” flatscreen TV/DVD in front room

• iPod docks in all bedrooms

• iPod dock/radio/CD player in front room

• PlayStation 2/TV and stereo in games room

• Outdoor entertainment area including grill, fridge, sink and cable TV

• Free local and long distance calls within USA

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas

• Extended pool decking area

• Baby equipment (stroller, high chair and travel cot)

• High quality bedding

• High quality bath towels and pool towels provided

• Hair dryers in all bathrooms

• Fishing rods

• Books and DVD’s

• Professional management company available 24/7

• Guest digital safe

• Newly installed house alarm with 24/7 monitoring

Keywords: Large detached home, Disney, lake, lakefront, lakeside, waterview, waterside, gated community, villa, private pool

More Details

Brian Wiliams
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Brian Wiliams

Hi, we are Brian & Carol Williams. We bought this gorgeous property with our daughter & son in law. We are completely thrilled and over the moon to own such a dream property, we have recently completed an extensive upgrade of the Villa, our aim was to make 'The Retreat' the perfect 'home away from home' for our visitors.

Brian Wiliams purchased this villa in 2013

Why Brian Wiliams chose Kissimmee

From the moment we saw this villa we knew it was the one, with the magnificent Sunset Lake at the rear and the spacious plot 'The Retreat' occupies, 'The Retreat' has unrivalled privacy rarely found in the rental areas surrounding Disney.

Sunset Lakes close proximity to Disney means you can spend more time enjoying the villa and the parks and less time travelling.

What makes this villa unique

'The Retreat' Villa has unparalled unobstructed panoramic views of Sunset Lake and complete privacy from our neighbours. At 'The Retreat' you will truly be able to relax in what we believe is paradise.

Being on the lake and also so near the fishing pier, playground and community pool offers added convenience for our guests.

We believe that once you have stayed at 'The Retreat', you will most definately be wanting to return.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely perfect holiday. Fell in love with the house and especially the location on the lake.

Minutes to Disney. Loads to do. Lots of shops. Nearby restaurants

Spacious well cared for house. Many many thanks
Feb 2010
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • En-Suite Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Part of master suite (1)
    En-Suite Bathroom (2) - toilet , tub , shower , Part of master suite (2)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom for the 2 twin rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , WC and sink located on the ground floor
  • En-Suite master bathrooms have a bath, walk in shower, 'his and hers' sinks, WC and walk in closets. Bathroom 3 is on the 2nd floor and is Disney themed with a bath/shower, WC and sink. Bathroom 4 is on the ground floor and consists of WC and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sofa Bed (Lounge Room) - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in the Lounge Room - bedding provided
    Master Suite (2) - 1 king , With large en-suite bathroom
    Master Suite (1) - 1 king , With large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 (Minnie Mouse Theme) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 (Mickey Mouse Theme) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
  • Master Suite (1) - King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, 'his and her' basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Master Suite (2) - King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, 'his and her' basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful views overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (1) - Minnie Mouse theme,newly installed furniture, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock, closet and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (2) - Micky Mouse theme,newly installed furniture, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock and closet. Lounge Room - Two large comfortable sofa's, one the sofa's can be turnt into a double sofa bed if required (bedding provided)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fantastic Lake views from the deck and pool. Private Pool with kiddie splash pool. Outside Entertainment Area and extended deck with grill, fridge, sink and flatscreen cable TV. Fully equipped games room. Newly installed house alarm for your added security


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

'The Retreat' Villa at Sunset Lakes - Explore Disney and Florida in style
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews
Hoo, Kent

A brillant place for familys wanting to stay near Disney

  • 5 of 5

The Accommodation was very spacious There were eight of us with plenty of room to spare. The house sits on a beautiful lake. All rooms were very clean & came with everything that we needed which made our stay a holiday to remember for a lifetime. The Disney Fireworks display could be seen every night from the swimming pool area. A brillant information pack was made available at the house which saved us wasting time looking for resturants & shopping etc...Disney parks were as promised just 15-20 minutes away & resturants 5-10 mins..

My family would defo return without hesitation...

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Neil, Thank you for the leaving a review and we are delighted that you and your family had a great time at 'The Retreat'. Great news that you found the information pack helpful, we have been travelling as a family to Florida for over 15 years and try and use our experience to help guests make the most of their time at 'The Retreat'. Watching the Disney fireworks whilst sitting around the 'The Retreat' pool definitely makes for a fantastic night and is a great way to unwind after a busy day enjoying all Orlando has to offer. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Family spring break vacation

  • 5 of 5

I'm very late in adding my review, my apologies. My family stayed here 10 nights for our spring break vacation in March. We absolutely loved the house and the location. The house was very clean, nicely decorated and very spacious. The kitchen was large and very clean. There is an abundance of dishes utensils and cookware to use. The cooler came in handy for our beach day, beach towels, games bookmovies. The furniture was comfortable and had enough seating for six of us to spread out on. We even had my sisters family of 5 come up from Miami for 2 nights to visit and had room on couches and the pullout sofa bed for them. They said they were comfortable to sleep on. Three and a half bathrooms was great to have, with the two master baths were more than enough. Having our own pool and patio was great for swimming and entertaining. The kids loved swimming in mornings and often when we got home from a busy day. I loved not having to leave to go to pool, and it was great for kids to hang at home and have a resting day from parks. The pool was a good size, nicely decorated, clean and heated. The location on the lake was great. We saw some wildlife, Disney fireworks everynight, beautiful moonlight and we even got to watch a rocket being launched from Cape one night. We throughly enjoyed sitting on the patio each morning drinking coffee, looking out onto the lake and relaxing evenings on the patio. The tv on patio was great for getting morning news and one night we bbq'd, swam, and watched a movies. The bedrooms were nicely decorated and very spacious and comfortable and nice walk in closets. Of course the alarm on the back sliding door is probably required for insurance with the pool and we did not have any small kids but my other half loved having it as a great reminder for kids to close the door. The game room was also a hit for the kids. One of the things I have to give a big thank you for was investing in a great washer and dryer. The one thing I hate to have to do is spending a lot of time doing laundry on vacation. The extra large capacity washer and dryer was awesome. I could wash what would be 2 or 3 loads in my washer at home in one wash and then split it in two to dry. There was actually room to add more but didnt want to overload it. The dryer would have it dry in 60 to 90 mins. That is really a selling point for me when looking at vacation rentals. Brian was great to deal with and answer everything in a timely manner. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kellie, Thank you for leaving such a detailed positive review of 'The Retreat' which we hope future guests will find helpful. 'The Retreat' has been carefully designed and furnished to cater for families of varying size even to what some people would call 'the small details' such as the washer/dryer, before purchasing 'The Retreat' we vacationed numerous times at Disney as a family so like to think we have a good idea of what our guests would want and more importantly what they need. We look forward to seeing you and your family back at 'The Retreat' soon. 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Great house, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 'The Retreat' was fantastic. The house was clean and equipped with everything we needed for our holiday. The screened in pool was very welcome during the hot afternoons and we enjoyed the view of the Disney fireworks every night. There were restaurants and grocery stores within quick driving distances. We flew in to Tampa and it was just over an hour to drive to Sunset Lakes. The area is quiet with friendly neighbours and the lake is pretty to look at with birds fishing and an alligator doing it's patrols! We will definitely try to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicola, Thank you for the review and we are delighted that you all had a great time at 'The Retreat'. 'The Retreat' benefits from a large screened outdoor area meaning you can enjoy the pool and grill and even the evening Disney fireworks as you mentioned without being bothered by any pesky insects. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was gorgeous! Super close to Disney, seeing the fireworks from the patio was a huge plus. Everything was clean & the house had everything we needed. Had no issues with anything, & the owner was always easy to get in touch with. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trishia, We are pleased you had a great vacation at 'The Retreat' and we appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review. Our aim is that the experience of staying at 'The Retreat', from the booking procedure, to your arrival and then your stay is as hassle free as possible leaving our visitors able to relax and enjoy all that 'The Retreat' and Florida has to offer. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed in Orlando many times but this villa has it all.....fantastic villa......fantastic location. Sitting by the pool, overlooking the lake is so relaxing after a day at the Parks ....or the shops! The wildlife is fantastic as well. If we return to Orlando will definitely stay at The Retreat again, Brian was very helpful during the planning of our holiday and partly why we chose this villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review and choosing 'The Retreat' for your vacation Our proximity so close to the attractions of Disney and Universal allows our guests to enjoy more time around the pool of 'The Retreat' enjoying the spectacular views of Sunset Lake and less time travelling. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Essex, UK

Pre-Wedding stay

  • 5 of 5

My review echoes much of what has already been said. Large, clean villa in a secure gated community – very relaxing! View of the Lake is amazing (right outside the rear garden/pool area).

View of Disney fireworks on the horizon looking out from the pool area. My stay in September was very quiet; didn’t see many other people in the street or neighbourhood.

The air con worked perfectly and did the job. The villa had everything the 2 of needed, enough clean towels, cutlery, kitchen utensils etc. (although no pizza cutter  ). Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board

It was nice having all this space for the 2 of us but would easily accommodate to families (with their children)

If I had to be picky the mattress on both the double beds were quite noisy/uncomfortable (in my opinion) but others may find them fine.

Brian did well in keeping up with communications up to the my holiday.

The villa is about a 10 minute drive to the 192 ( I wouldn’t recommend staying here without a car).

My only regret is not staying here longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, A big congratulations to you both on your wedding and thank you for choosing 'The Retreat' to spend such a special occasion. You have echoed what previous guests have said, the view, the space, the decor and the location of 'The Retreat' helps to guarantee our guests the trip of a lifetime. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon and good luck to you both. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Outback and Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orange Lake and Mystic Dunes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Junction 64 , I4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster plus others
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Gulf Coast
Car: recommended

'The Retreat' villa occupies possibly the best position on Sunset Lakes for proximity to community pool and play area, fishing deck but also quiet cul de sac position with no through traffic.

'The Retreat' has beautiful views of Sunset Lake and an early wake up is rewarded with a views of a breathtaking sunrise over Sunset Lake.

There is a newly fitted house alarm for your added security and comfort


Rates & Availability

Sunset Lakes Villa Rental Rates

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May 20 2017 - May 27 2017
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Jul 17 2017 - Aug 28 2017
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Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
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Feb 10 2018 - Feb 18 2018
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Mar 31 2018 - Apr 8 2018
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May 26 2018 - Jun 3 2018
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Jul 14 2018 - Aug 26 2018
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Oct 20 2018 - Oct 28 2018
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Dec 22 2018 - Jan 6 2019
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Feb 9 2019 - Feb 17 2019
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Mar 30 2019 - Apr 7 2019
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May 25 2019 - Jun 2 2019
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Oct 19 2019 - Oct 27 2019
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Dec 21 2019 - Jan 5 2020
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Additional information about rental rates

Utilites, Air conditioning/heating, quality bed linen, towels (including pool towels), high speed wireless internet & local phone calls, a high chair and travel cot.

Pool heating - £15 per day
Additional maid clean(during stay) - £100 per clean

UK customers - Bank transfer, PayPal or cheque
Oversee's customers - Bank transfer or PayPal

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