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Steve Albinson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

5 Bedroom Villa, Over-Sized Pool in Fabulous Formosa Gardens.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Formosa Gardens Estate Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

The only place to be for Disney Lovers. Fabulous Five Bedroom estate quality home with over sized pool and upscale furniture. Only two miles from Disney's main gate and minutes from all that central Florida has to offer. This can truly be your home away from home. The Master Bedroom suite provides a king sized canopy bed, large walk in closet and private full bath with separate stall shower and tub. Bedroom number two also has a king sized bed and facilities for infants. Bedroom three has a queen sized bed and the other two have two single beds each. Each bedroom has its own TV. Full sized Kitchen with all utensils and modern appliances. 55'' High Definition TV in the Family Room with Italian leather couches. Free broadband access with Wi-Fi (rev N) throughout the home and patio area.

Formosa Gardens Estates: Our home is located in the prestigious gated community of Formosa Gardens. We are widely recognized as being the closest, executive quality development to Disney World. Disney's main gate is about 2 miles away. Each property has approximately 1/3 of an acre which is a rarity for Florida developments.

Amenities: Each bedroom has its own TV. We offer free broadband internet access with wi-fi throughout the home. Free Vonage phone service is also available to our guests.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Albinson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

George and I want to thank you for our stay in your beautiful home. It was wonderful and we will certainly recommend it to our friends! We trust you found all in order.
May 2011
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
5 Bedroom Villa, Over-Sized Pool in Fabulous Formosa Gardens.
average rating of 4.181818 based on 12 reviews
4

Excellent !

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful House, very comfortable and cozzy. It has everything ! (Blankets, towels, complete kitchen, etc). Very quiet , excellent oversize pool, sunny all day long.

Excellent location, minutes away from Supermarkets, other stores And

Disney's theme parks!!!

The only downsize of the House is that it's too bright! It would be a good idea to have blackout curtains.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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3

Nice home

  • 3 of 5

Very nice home but we arrived 40mins early and the code to enter was not changed yet so we called three different numbers to get someone to let us in. The maid got there and open the house and changed the code then we entered the house it was 85degrees inside, after several hours it cooled down, then we found the pool wasn't heated when we paid extra for heated. We called and they sent someone the next day to turn the heat on. The home had nice decor and was comfortable with luxury finishes. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Denver, CO
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You may find a better property in this area!

  • 1 of 5

Hi there, first off let me tell you all that we have used VRBO exclusively for the past ten years from Manhattan to Maui. Sadly this is the first negative review that I have had to leave. While the house was large and roomy we found it needing a lot of deep cleaning and attention to detail. It seemed as though the floors were only spot cleaned and the walls were scuffed and unsightly. All of the baseboards through the house were dirty. And the shower curtains were gross and had that orange mildew on the bottom. The two bedrooms where the twin beds are, smelled of mildew, we wondered if the beds had been done up with damp sheets. The furniture was lumpy and the table tops were water damaged and has seen its better day! The television in the master bedroom only received three or four channels and a previous guest mentioned that there is no ceiling fan in there as well. Someone had placed a small 12" table fan to be used in this large room on a dresser.

ALSO, this was the first property where there was a lock box over the thermostat, you could not lower the temp below 74 degrees, it was pretty uncomfortable for a day or two and the evenings were not pleasant, We did not find the kitchen well appointed, and the two non stick skillets were so scratched and nasty we did not use them. No mixing bowls or kitchen utensils that were very useful at all. Made it hard to whip up pancakes for the kids in the morning. This was the only property where there were no extra kitchen garbage bags and not more than one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom, ON THE ROLLER!!! My biggest issue was that only ONE of the doors leading to the lanai had the Pool Alarm on it! The small door off the back bedroom and bath was the only one operational. The main living area alarm was removed and the one in the master was NOT operational. A large notice on the kitchen counter mentions that it is law to have these and they be in working order! FAIL!!! Sorry, keep looking.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia
4

Great stay 10 minutes from Disney!

  • 4 of 5

This home sits in a very nice gated community literally 10 minutes from Disney. We chose it mainly for its location so that we could go home in the heat of the day for the kids to nap and then return to Disney in the evenings. It was a very short, easy drive any time of day. There is off street parking for up to 4 cars. The house is equipped with alarms on all the doors as well as a security system that was easy to use. All codes were sent a few days before our trip and we experienced no problems getting in and out. There is a Super Target as well as a Winn Dixie just 5 minutes up the road. Prices at Winn Dixie were on the high side. We discovered more restaurants and shops if you go left at 192 instead of right toward the parks.

The master suite is HUGE, with a large bathroom, walk-in closet, and access to the patio. The bed was comfortable and the furnishings above average. The remaining 4 bedrooms are average sized. All of the bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans, the Master does not and you might want to consider bringing a small fan. The kids LOVED the themed bedrooms! The bathrooms were small but serviceable. There were plenty of sheets and towels available for our use, but few washcloths. Both the owner, Steve, and the property manager, Dee were quick to respond to any issues and very nice to deal with.

The kitchen was roomy and well stocked with plenty of dishes, glasses, and silverware...even plastic dishes to use on the patio. It was lacking a few things like cookie sheets, steak knives, and carving knives. The kitchen table and dining table were both great for a large family gathering. The living room furniture was comfortable and clean, but we could have used another chair or two. The pool was a huge hit with the entire family! Plenty of sun and shade. There are lots of beach towels in the linen closet, some pool toys available and it was a nice size for everyone.

All in all we had a great stay and I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice place to stay that’s just minutes from Disney.It was clean, well furnished, and provided us with just about everything we needed. And being so close to Disney makes it a great choice for most families.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Virginia Beach, VA
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this wonderful home. The accommodations were clean and beautiful. Our granddaughter was so excited to sleep in the princess room. The location was perfect for visiting Disney's Theme Parks. Our only regret was leaving. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethel, NC
5

Very Happy and Satisfied!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I arrived to a beautiful home. We loved the inside of the house.It was so clean and big. Our girls loved their character rooms and my husband and I loved our "Master suite". We felt like royalty staying there. The screened in pool area was wonderful. No bugs!! The drive to Disney world was so easy and painless.If we ever go back to Disney World, I would love to stay there again. Thanks guys for a wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm very happy you had such a great time. Take care and hope to see you again. Steve Koss
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback and many others on Hwy 192 resort area
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Daytona Beach
Car: necessary

Formosa Gardens is the closest, executive quality development to Disney World. Large 1/3 acre lots and upscale homes complete the package for a memorable vacation. Only 5 mins to Disney and 20 mins to Universal Studios. Beaches only 60 mins away.

Other Activities: boating, minature golf, shopping, health/beauty spa, hot air ballooning

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Rates & Availability

Formosa Gardens Estate Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Mid
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Mid
Apr 24 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
High
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
Mid
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Mid
Feb 4 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
Easter 2017
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Mid
Apr 9 2018 - Jun 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
High
Jun 3 2018 - Sep 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Gas pool/spa heat per wk $200 + Tax
Cleaning Fee (Only for stays less than 7 days) $120
Rental damage policy $49
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Formosa Gardens Estate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Other Activities: We are the closest executive quality development to Disney World.

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