|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Flat screen TV's throughout home
Second sitting area for larger families
Free high speed Wi-Fi
Full size Washer / Dryer
Great location for access to community facilities
Chatham Park is located just off the main US 192 in Kissimmee and is very close to all the local attractions and amenities.
Despite being an older community, Chatham Park does benefit from certain features that you do not find in the newer homes, such as a larger swimming pool for instance.
Desiree's Cottage is a very spacious home for a 3 bedroom property and the community is not without facilities. There are tennis courts in Chatham Park as well as a playground for children, and a bike path for cyclists. There is also a community swimming pool on site and it is a very quiet community for those who like to relax!.
The view from this home looks over the Chatham Park play area and it is very tranquil. Walt Disney World is only about 5 miles away, Universal 20 minutes away, Sea World about 15 minutes, and Kennedy Space Center just over an hour away. In the other direction Clearwater Beach is about a 90 minute drive and a host of local restaurants and shops are nearby, so Chatham Park does have a pretty good location, and plenty going for it.
Desiree's Cottage, (formerly Park Forest) is nicely furnished though the taste will probably suit more mature clients. There are many pictures and ornaments in the home that do give it a warm, and homely feel, hence the name. The home sleeps 8 people comfortably but we do try to limit the numbers to 6 to preserve the integrity of the home.
We have to stress to our clients that this home is an older property and is priced very much for those on a budget. The owner wanted to give all families a chance to enjoy a Florida pool home for a reasonable price and this gesture has been very well received by the large number of families who have stayed here over the years, and returned time and time again.
Despite it being an older home though, Desiree's Cottage is not without the mod cons that todays families both need, and want. There are flat screen TV's throughout, and the home does have high speed wireless internet access, offered complimentary to our guests, and all telephone calls to the US and Canada are free of charge too.
The bedrooms consist of a Master bedroom, with a King size bed, a crib for young children, and full en-suite facilities. There is also a Queen size room and a pleasant twin room themed for children. The second and third rooms share a bathroom. There are flat screen TVs in all the bedrooms.
Desiree's Cottage also has a separate sitting area which provides even more space for the larger family, and a dedicated dining area too which seats 6 people. The main living area is nicely furnished too and has a 46 inch flat screen television and a Blu Ray player. There is also a small sound system as well.
The kitchen is fully fitted as you would expect, with a dishwasher, microwave, full size refrigerator, stove, coffee machine, toaster, blender and waste disposal, and you will find all your crockery, and cutlery, as well as linens and towels, supplied for your stay. There is also a full size washer and dryer available, in the spacious 2 car garage.
Sliding patio doors from the family room open onto a covered patio, which features an over-sized screened in swimming pool. As we mentioned before, the view from the pool is very nice and relaxing, and is one of the most popular features of this home.
Desiree's Cottage, with the proximity it enjoys to all the local amenities and attractions, and the space it provides for larger families, is very attractively priced and as such it represents great value for money for the family on a budget.
*Please remember that all our homes are no-smoking, and we have a strict no-pets policy. We also remind you that we offer baby items, BBQ's, mid stay cleans, welcome baskets too, and through our friends at Kissimmee Guest Services a range of discounted attraction tickets, so please ask for more details if interested.
This quiet gated community is about 1 mile from the US192, which is home to a host of great restaurants and shops. Walmart is just 5 minutes away in one direction, Disney about 15 minutes away in the other.
There are many activities close by such as horse riding and helicopter rides, and the Disney town of Celebration is just 15 minutes away, with historic Kissimmee just a 10 minutes drive.
Chatham Park has a community pool, a tennis and basketball court, and a quaint play area for children. It enjoys an excellent location with several courses within easy reach, including Providence Golf Course, just a 10 minute drive, and the beautiful course at Celebration, only 15 minutes away.
Local Attractions; (Driving distance - Times are approximate)
Walt Disney World - 15-20 minutes
Sea World - 25-30 minutes
Universal Studios - 30-35 minutes
Florida Mall - 30-35 minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 60-75 minutes
Clearwater Beach - 75 - 90 minutes
Cocoa Beach - 75 - 90 minutes
Orlando International Airport - 35 - 40 minutes
Frequently asked questions.
* Check in time is 4.00pm. Check out time is 10.00am.
Early check in and late check out may be available for an additional fee if the home allows. Please ask for further details.
* We take a 25% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. If you are planning to stay within the next 30 days then full payment will be due at the time of booking to secure the home.
* Guests are not required to check in at our office in Celebration. You will be going straight to the property on arrival, and using a unique access code to gain entry. Your arrival pack, sent 21-30 days prior to arrival will have all this information, as well as the address, telephone number, and internet password for the property.
* Like all vacation homes our homes are classed as self catering accommodation. We do provide starter supplies of soap and toilet tissue but guests are expected to purchase their own during their stay.
Home was as advertised and clean. We enjoyed our stay and the neighborhood park (playground, basketball and tennis courts) is right out your backdoor (with privacy shrubs blocking the view). The pool is not heated unless you pay extra. It took us about 10-15 minutes to get to the Disney entrance from the house. Overall would recommend it.
We had a good time just relaxing in Kissimmee. The house was nice, but on our arrival we could not get into the home. Had to call and wait to receive an emergency code to enter. The pool had leaves and sand in it on our arrival because there was a hole in the top of the pool cage. However, the house had everything we needed and the pool was nice. I would stay here again.
Eigentlich ein schönes Haus, allerdings mit einigen Macken. Das Haus war sehr geräumig und weitgehend sauber (bei Ferienhäusern sollte man, meiner Erfahrung nach, aber auch nicht zu anspruchsvoll sein). Leider funktionierte in einem der Bäder die Dusche nicht. Bei 6 Personen schon ein wenig hinderlich. Fairerweise muss man sagen, das wir dem Vermieter nicht Bescheid gesagt haben, da wir uns im Urlaub nicht mit Handwerkern herumschlagen wollten.
Die Terasse ist zu klein um sich dort sonnen zu können.Ausserdem kommt, um die Frühjahrszeit, die Sonne nur zu Bruchteilen dort an.
In der Garage stehen ein Billardtisch und ein Tischkicker, die beide gut zu benutzen sind.
Vor dem Haus ist ein öffentlicher Spielplatz der auch gut frequentiert wird. Uns hat es nicht sonderlich gestört, sollte man aber wissen.
Das Haus liegt ansonsten in einer eher ruhigen Gegend, nur 3 Autominuten von der 192 entfernt.
Wir würden das Haus evt. wieder mieten
Orlando is well known for its theme parks, water parks, shopping malls and dining.
Walt Disney World is the main attraction in Central Florida. A magical place where storybook fantasy becomes everyday reality, there are many theme parks to explore, including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
For more fun and laughter involving water rides, you can also visit Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Not forgetting those of you who want to sample a bit of the nightlife, there is also Downtown Disney, which features a wide range of restaurants, souvenir stores, comedy clubs and nightclubs.
Just down the road you can visit Universal Studios and experience the glamour of Hollywood movies first hand!
For those of you who are a bit more daring, hop over to Universal Islands of Adventure to sample the world's most thrilling rollercoasters.
There are many other theme parks to visit in Florida, including Busch Gardens and Sea World, where you can rub shoulders with our many friends from the ocean.
One cannot visit Orlando without taking advantage of the host of popular shopping malls in the area, including the Florida Mall, Millenia Mall and Orlando Premium Outlets.
|Cleaning fee||$75 + Tax|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.