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New Designer Showcase Home Overlooking Natural Preserve

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 4 nights


Eagle Pointe House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedr. 2 bath for up to 6 guests deliver true luxury accomodations

One note regarding the guests who complained about the bedbugs: We received notice from the guest about the possible infestation with bedbugs. We immediately dispatched our pest control company that regularly treats and monitors the property. They went out the very next morning (hours after the guest complaint) and checked all the fabrics in the house, all the beds, mattresses pillows and such for any bug infestation whatsoever. We had no bedbugs!!! Not a single one. I (Malte Strauss, Property Manager) went to the house and checked on everything myself for over an hour to be on the safe side and all I found were a few feathers from the pillows. Not a singly bug, whatsoever. We had the pest control company treat the property with an additional spray for preventive bug control in addition to the regular scheduled treatments we do quarterly. Also I wanted to note that these guests started to complain about everything and anything in the house from day one. I offered a full refund on the remaining days so that they could find a property to better suit them. They declined the Resolution I offered them and wanted to stay in the house, but wanted me to refund half of the rental payment. As a last strategy they came up with fictitious bedbugs. I declined to give in to this strategy. This had cost us extra money for a needles service call. I have asked them not to book with us ever again. That's why they gave us a bad review. We take pride in a clean house and providing accommodations superior to many of the typical vacation homes.

Villa Forresta, a designated rental vacation home, was redesigned in 2012 by Helene Bonello-Strauss in a modern but casual and comfortable style. The neutral color palette and the soft fabrics provide a balanced contrast to the ethnic elements like the hand carved Indonesian screens and the Asian artifacts.

This vacation retreat not far from the theme parks like Epcot Center, Animal Kingdom and Sea World and Universal Studios is located also in convenient distance to the Orlando International Airport. Shopping and restaurants are nearby and the Mall of Milennia as well as the Prime Outlet Malls are only minutes away.

The Accommodations:

With three bedrooms Villa Forresta offers luxurious accommodations for up to 6 guests. The master suite and the junior master features a king bed while the third bedroom offers two single beds. This vacation villa has been completely refurbished with high quality furniture, high end bedding and stainless steel appliances in 2012. The new tile floor with oversize 24 inch ceramic tile unifies the living room and wet areas. The bedrooms feature new wall to wall carpets in a color called “Toffee” accommodates the color scheme in neutrals and warm tones. The design inspiration is eclectic with some Asian influences and is designed to provide a soothing environment for the guests and owners during their stay.


It is worth mentioning that we have a fully equipped kitchen with china, silverware, pots and pans and all that one might need in a home away from home. The refrigerator dispense filtered water and ice through the door. The stove has a glass top and there is a microwave above the stove. The dining space in the kitchen is ideal for a quick breakfast or full dinner servings alike. Enjoy luxury with spacious granite counters or the stainless steel appliances in a more than generously sized kitchen.

The Bedrooms and Baths:

One thing we had in mind when re-inventing this vacation retreat is comfort. We chose beds without a foot board to accommodate tall guests and give plenty of legroom. The beds have all high quality mattresses that are by far superior of what guest find in the vast majority of vacation homes. We feel without a good night sleep a vacation is not what it ought to be. We want you to be rested and refreshed when you stay at Villa Forresta. All bedrooms have their own wall mounted TV so that you can watch your favorite shows or news without conflict over the Program. The Master bedroom has its on-suite bath with dual vanities, a separate soaking tub and walk in shower. The Head is enclosed for privacy and guests find a large walk in closet that has plenty of space for your belongings. We have also transformed the master bath with vessel sinks on granite counters. The second Junior master has a King size bed with a luxurious oversized headboard. The hallway bathroom that is shared with the third bedroom underwent the most drastic transformation. We have installed a new bathtub shower combination that had been outfitted with custom copper shine tiles and glass mosaic tiles in a unique vertical pattern. The free standing cabinet with a modern porcelain top leaves the bathroom feeling open and spacious while providing at the same time needed storage space.


While you are away from home and work we do not want Guests to be disconnected from the world. One will find a large flat screen TV in the living room with Brighthouse cable connection. While the bedroom TV are fed with the basic cable lineup which features over 70 channels, the living room TV has a digital cable box that provides the extended basic cable lineup with music channels HD Channel lineup and more. We also have wireless high speed internet connection at the house for your use at no extra cost. The phone provides unlimited free long distance calls in the US and Canada. We provide a toll free number where guest can also make free calls to landlines in many countries all over the world. For the rare instances where the phone plan does not allow for free calls you can use any typical phone calling cards to complete phone calls worldwide. Those cards are sold at grocery stores and gas stations in the area. We also have a docking station for an ipod so guests can listen to their favorite tunes.

There are many vacation homes that are furnished inexpensively, are equipped with the bare minimum and have tired and worn out linens. This is not one of them. We have taken a decisive effort to provide world class accommodations in an unlikely place. Bring up to 6 guest and have your own house for less than one comparable hotel room. We thrive to prove that it is possible to provide tremendous value and high quality accommodations at the same time. We dare you to find something nicer at this budget.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Alexandra Bonello
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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About Alexandra Bonello

We are a professional property management company. We (Helen Bonello-Strauss and Malte Strauss) are both fully licensed real estate agents and assist travelers and homeowners alike. We both grew up in Germany and spend most of our adult life in Wiesdaden before moving in 2000 to our favorite vacation spot Central Florida. While Helen works as Interior Designer and spends most of the time redesigning properties and supervising renovations, Malte handles the day to day rental operations and the selling side for the international Clients.

Alexandra Bonello purchased this house in 2012

Why Alexandra Bonello chose Kissimmee

This property is unique in the way it is furnished and renovated. There are higher end finishes in this property than most other vacation homes. Florida living should be comfortable and relaxing but on the same side can be elegant and stylish. This home provides high end bedding and all the amenities one might expect from home.

What makes this house unique

The private screened in pool is south facing without a rear neighbor. Instead of looking at a row of houses one has relaxing views of a natural preserve. This setting is really quiet, away from busy streets with the opportunity to listen to the occasional Nightingale or some subtropical birds that might stop by.

The House offers Cable TV in all the bedrooms and a larger LCD TV in the living room with digital cable setup. High speed wireless internet is included the same way as there is complementary long distance phone service within the US and Canada.


based on 7 traveler reviews

New Designer Showcase Home Overlooking Natural Preserve
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home. We just spent spring break in this home and didn't want to leave. The house was spotless and we had no issues with the beds. Everything was very clean and maintained. Getting to and from the parks were easy, you will need a car. We would definitely stay here again. The only downside is that we requested that they heat the pool (twice) and it didn't happen so we couldn't really use it. We were not charged for it but make sure they acknowledge that request should you need it.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Foresta

  • 1 of 5

Bed bugs, mold. Unfit to live in overnight! I did and I have pictures of the beds to prove i!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seamless stay with professional

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a super convenient location with an owner who has thought of everything this is your place. Located in a residential community with easy access to all major roads and entertainment. Owners stayed in touch prior to arrival and have a well documented manual in their home. The decor is exactly as described and truly lovely.

Absolutely spotless when we arrived. Great layout with the master bedroom/bath on one side of the home and the 2 guest rooms/bath on the other side of the room. Everything for the pool was on a timer and it was like magic that it was always clear and clean. I paid for pool heat and it worked perfectly.

A few minor issues that were resolved quickly.

Having the garage to park in was an added bonus.

This home has a security system which brings peace of mind when staying in a new place. The neighborhood was very safe and often we would see other homeowners out walking or working in the yard.

You can hear a pin drop in this house! So very quiet which is very much appreciated as well.

The kitchen had the basic items. Could use a few more items to make cooking a little easier but most people choose to eat out. We brought our own crock pot so dinner was always ready.

During peak season traffic can be a nightmare so having Walmart around the corner was very convenient. Travel to a different grocery store will take some time-again because of the traffic.

If you're looking for a convenient location, clean and well appointed vacation home with owners who are very attentive then consider this home. We're glad we found it and had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed Review and we are happy you had such a good time.
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Park Hills, KY

Spectacular house and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I traveled down to Orlando/Kissimmee area for a family getaway. The house was spectacular! The house had full amenities that met our needs. The house was very clean when we arrived. The pool was perfect to relax in and entertain the kids...a little chilly in October but we opted out of the pool heater so we have no room to complain. The only recommendation we had was cable or a dvd player be added to the kids (twin bed) room as this would have helped keep the kids more occupied in the evenings. The location of the house was unbelievable. We were no more than 30 - 45 minutes to all the main attractions including the beach. Alexandra and her crew were absolutely amazing to work with. We highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay in the house again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parma, Ohio USA

Stylish Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the area. This was our 4th rental this year. We were very happy with our stay here. The home was the closest rental, we have ever had to the Disney resort. It was extremely clean and well cared for. It was just as expected from the pictures. There were more permanent residents, in this neighborhood, compared to other rental properties. We paid for pool heat, but a solar cover would be beneficial. We did miss not having a hot tub. If a pool is a priority in the fall/winter, this is not the house for you. That would not prevent us from renting this home again. We will definitely keep this home in mind for future visits. Management always responded quickly to all inquiries. Thanks so much for a great stay in this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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review of villa forresta

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this vacation home! It was very comfortable and spacious, very classy, and in a very quiet neighborhood. It was in a great location, close to everything. We had an amazing time at this home and would love to rent it again in the future! Oh, and our pets loved it as well! Thanks!

Chris Morrison

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Various restautants off SR 192 and 17/92
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Close to the Disney Theme Parks, Sea World and Universal Studios all within 20 minutes driving distance. Various large outlet shopping malls are between 5 and 20 minutes away. The next Walmart is 7 Minutes away and a nice selection of different restaurants are around 10 minutes from the house.


Rates & Availability

Eagle Pointe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
B4 Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
B4 X-Mas
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 26 2016
1 night minimum stay
After X-Mas
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
B4 Easter
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
After Easter
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 22 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
B4 X-Mas
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
After X-Mas
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Clean Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rate Plus 13% tax and a end of stay cleaning fee of 95$
Rate plus 13% tax and a end of stay cleaning fee of 95$
Payment of 30% of total amount with booking, the remainder is due 8 weeks before arrival.We can charge all major credit card through our secure online payment system.

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Eagle Pointe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , all new renovated
  • The bathrooms are nicely updated. The master features a granite counter vanity with stylish vessel sinks. There is a large garden tub for a ralaxing soak and a separate walk in shower. The enclosed commode gives additional privacy. The second bath has been completely renovated with new fixtures and designer tile. It has a tub shower combination with a nice vanity and commode.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , High end bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , High end bedding
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two single beds
  • Each bedroom has its own wall mounted TV and all bedrooms come with hig end mattresses and high quality bedding. This house has much better sleeping quarters than the average vacation home rental and we rival those of high end hotels.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
Owner considers well behaved dogs upon request. Please inquire beforehand with details on the travelling companion. No cats, sorry.

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