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5BR Lakeview - South Facing Pool & Hot Tub! Newly Remodeled!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This 5 bedroom/3 bathroom (2 master suites) home has everything you could want. The home has one of the nicest pool areas of all Disney Vacation Homes,. It offers an oversized pool & hot tub with an expanded deck area backing up to a lake with a direct southern exposure for maximum sunlight. The home is furnished with everything you will need for your vacation. There are even outdoor speakers in the pool area and you can plug your phone directly into the stereo and listen to your favorite music while enjoying the pool or sunbathing. The house also has high speed wired and wireless internet access at the house!!

This home has just undergone a major remodel where the entire home was retiled with new floor tile. All of the cabinets in the kitchens and bathrooms were replaced as well as the countertops which were replaced with granite or solid surface countertops. The entire home was repainted and new baseboards were installed throughout the home. A lot of the furniture and decorations were replaced or updated and all new window coverings were installed throughout the home.

This home is located in Lake Berkley Resort the premier short term rental community in the Disney Area. It is very conveniently located close to everything yet when you walk around the neighborhood you would think you are in the middle of nowhere. Besides all the amenities offered at my home the neighborhood offers a private gated and 24 hour guarded entrance, lake with sandy beach area, beach volleyball, tennis court, basketball court, golf driving nets, community pool, clubhouse, work out facility (with treadmill, stair climber, stationary bike and nautilus equipment, children’s play area, fishing pier, etc., etc. You couldn't ask for anything more!!

BONUS - Pool is heated to 85 degrees and Hot Tub is set to heat to 100+ and can be used even when pool pump is not running. Many people offer Jacuzzi that is only heated to pool temp and many who do heat beyond pool temp only can heat during the day while pool is being heated. My hot tub/Jacuzzi can be heated to 100+ late into the evening. Don't be disappointed with others claiming a Jacuzzi! Also Pool and Hot Tub Heating is included in weekly rate!! No extra $100 to $200 for this feature. What good is having a Hot Tub or pool if you can not use! Also cleaning fee is included in weekly rate and the only extra you will pay is the tax!

Keywords: House, Villa, Home, Condo,

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Property Manager
Matt Kelsch
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Matt Kelsch

My name is Matt Kelsch and I live in Carmel, Indiana which is just North of Indianapolis.

Matt Kelsch purchased this house in 2000

Why Matt Kelsch chose Kissimmee

When I bought my home 10 years ago my 3 kids were 7, 5 and 3 and owning a home so close to Disney World seemed like a great idea. Once my family stayed in a home rather than a hotel, I was sure we would never go back to a hotel and we love being able to enjoy the comforts of a home and private pool as opposed to cramming into a small hotel room.

What makes this house unique

Our home is truly in the nicest neighborhood close to Disney. I have been to many and nothing compares. This fact along with my South facing pool and Hot Tub overlooking the lake make our home a great choice for a relaxing vacation.


Lake Berkley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Vanity and large walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Vanity and Tub/Shower combo
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single Vanity and Tub/Shower combo
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master with walk in shower and seperate soaking tub!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Attached bathroom and LED TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , LED TV in this bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk has Full bed on bottom with Twin on top
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
High Speed Internet Connection, Pool, Hot Tub or Jacuzzi, Situated on water with South facing pool


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

5BR Lakeview - South Facing Pool & Hot Tub! Newly Remodeled!!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Another Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful Lake Berkley home last January so much, we returned this year for another two week stay to escape the cold Illinois winter. We had a marvelous time once again and enjoyed the warm weather and the relaxing setting. Once again, Matt was a pleasure to work with as we made our plans.

As noted in the review we posted last January, one of the best features of this home is the south-facing location that allows visitors to soak in the sun from sunrise to sunset. The view over the lake is tranquil and relaxing, and we were again treated to an amazing display of birds and other wildlife including deer. The house is well-equipped for almost any meal preparation, and the owner has provided a number of guide books and brochures to help visitors make the most of their stay in Kissimmee and the nearby Disney properties.

For those visitors who seek a respite from the busy Disney parks, we recommend a trip to nearby Shingle Creek Regional Park. It is a short five minute drive from the house, and you are quickly immersed in a beautiful nature preserve with many hiking trails and fishing spots. Kayak and canoe rentals are available for those who want to explore the park by water. The best part is that admission to the regional park is free!

Lake Berkley is a well-maintained and secure community, and this home is large enough to accommodate families and couples who are looking for a vacation stay that is near to all of the Disney properties and other attractions in Central Florida. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we are already looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kill Devil Hills

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

This home was great for our families. The children always had something to do. The rooms were comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. Only drawback to the vacation was the weather was chilly when we arrived. Resulting in it taking 3 days for the hot tub to warm up. Overall our stay was enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described and what I'm accustomed to when I make my annual trip.

  • 5 of 5

Property was nice and we'll maintained! Outside of the security cameras, which we covered at the pool area and the annoying alarm when going in and out of the doors of the pool area, everything else was amazing and didn't disappoint! I'd definitely recommend and stay at this property again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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November stay in vacation rental Kissimee (FL)

  • 4 of 5

We - a Dutch couple - rented the vacation home for a week. A spacious home for 2 persons in a gated quiet community. Close to major attractions like Disney. Swimming pool facing South, especially advantageous in late fall and early spring. Supermarket around the corner. Home well equipped and well maintained. Would not mind to return some day. Home owner book contains a lot of useful tips for shopping and major attractions.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at Disney

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a great place to host the kids and grandkids Thanksgiving week! Only 20-minutes to and from the WDW Theme Parks and wonderful home away-from-home accommodations for the seven of us (could have easily handled a few more). Plenty of room, plenty of privacy and super-fast response from Matt/Alex to our one and only issue (hot-tub heater). Updated furnishings and decor and plenty of capacity in all of the appliances. The large dining room was a real plus!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property - Well maintained - Great location - Owners responded quickly - July 2016

  • 4 of 5

98% Positive

Only Negatives were:

Do not like the fact that the Pool area is under constant surveillance - The cameras also are angled to see into the living space. Did not feel comfortable being "monitored" while in the pool......I understand that this is for owner protection, but.....( Is there a privacy law for renters???? ) There should have been some Signage/ Posting acknowledging that "YOU ARE UNDER SURVEILIANCE"

Grill is rusted out and unusable.

Arrived late, the previous renter/Cleaning company did not leave any cleaning utensils/supplies as stated on web site.

Within 15 minutes of Disney and 2-3 minutes from Grocery Store and an extremely crowded Wal-Mart.

I would recommend this property - maybe cover the cameras with a piece of paper..............................

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a response and I truly am sorry about the grill, which has now been replaced. As for the security cameras, I completely understand your concerns and that is why the documents that I send to all guests clearly state there are cameras on the outside of the home and I recommend guests cover the cameras in the pool area with a washcloth and rubberband (which are provided) if they have any concerns. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall! Matt
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lake Berkley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July & August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August End 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
November 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Please view the Terms and Conditions on the owners website
There is a $100 Cleaning Fee on any bookings less than 7 nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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