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Lakeview - Luxury Collection - Gold Winner: Elegance / Style

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Chatham Park House Rental Photos and Description

Peace and Comfort in a Perfect Location! The Place You Deserve!

Our advantages when comparing to other vacation homes in the area:

• Perfect location! Quiet place and close to nature. Just two minutes by car is the famous Avenue 192 (restaurants, shops and attractions). A 24 hours Pharmacy is 3 minutes away. In 5 minutes you find a 24 hours Walmart. Just 10 minutes drive and you arrive at Walt Disney World; in about 15 minutes you reach Universal Studios and SeaWorld. (If you see other vacation homes, please check this information with internet maps because many properties do not put the real distance in their description).

• We just renewed the decor and got some new furniture - internet link to see the updated photos:

• You can also see the house in advance with a 3D virtual tour:

• The manager of the property has a degree in Costumer Service by Disney University. He is available 24/7 and he is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

• We have coupons available and also the possibility to get park tickets with up to 40% off!

• Rarely will you find a house like ours, which has invested heavily in health and safety of our guests: all the air-conditioning ducts were cleaned and sterilized; another company conducted several tests in the property: tap water quality (drinking water), the amount of radon gas, mold, asbestos and lead in the environment. This is a very serious issue because many houses here are old and just renovated without fixing these problems. You don’t want to risk and get cancer from your vacation! Be aware and request it from every house you see – ask for the documentation to prove it!

• Every time a guest leaves, a company comes to clean the house and they do a special service that includes a organic disinfectant in bathrooms and all places of constant handlings (telephone, door knobs, cabinets and drawers, remote controls, switches, taps, etc.) - we invest extra for your comfort and safety.

• This house also has a pest control plan and insurance.

• Wireless Internet throughout the house, super fast: 200Mbps !! (Very rare to find another house with such a fast internet!)

• Plasma TV and DVD player in every room and in the living room as well. More than 800 free channels from all over the world and over 3,000 free movies and series! (Very rare to find another home with this advantage!).

• Home Theater in the living room.

• Remember to check the reviews from the houses you see. We have excellent reviews and guests that always come back and also refer us to family and friends!

• Alarm system and external cameras for your safety.

• Condominium with security (without gate, so you don’t waste time stopping and typing passwords), also community pool, playground for children and a sport complex (all inclusive – just 1 minute walk). We provide sport balls and tennis rackets for your convenience.

• Once again we won Gold Medal from the Orlando Vacation Home Association!

• Our pool is facing south – so it has sunlight all day long!

• Hydro massage and chromo therapy available at the pool and in the bathrooms.

• The pool has protective screen (insects and leaves) and remote control for the water and air jets; and also LED lights that changes color. For an additional fee you can have heated pool water up to 87F (most vacation homes heat It only to 80F or 83F). There is a plastic chest full of pool toys and floats.

• Spa with LED light, glass bricks and waterfall.

• Towels (bath and pool) in extra quantities for your convenience (we know how unpleasant it is to be washing towels and waiting to dry to be able to reuse them).

• Beautiful view of the lake and the forest, with a fountain and swans.

• Chromo therapy light in the master bathroom (with remote control).

• Safe box available.

• Video library, music library and books available.

• Telephone with free calls (US, Canada and US territories).

• Game room with several options of table games, toys, table tennis, darts, basketball arcade, TV with DVD player and video games (more than 80 games!). There is also an electric popcorn machine!

• We provide cleaning supplies* and basic personal hygiene items* - most vacation homes don’t offer anything at all! Even toilet paper! How absurd!).

• Parking space for two cars and the possibility to park in the street if you receive visitors.

• Light and ceiling fan with remote control in the master bedroom.

• The beds have orthopedic mattresses (less than 2 years of use) and extra bedding (anti-allergic).

• Full kitchen with appliances and extra utensils, dish towels, table cloths, liquid detergent*, detergent for the dishwasher*, and other amenities.

• Front door with password (this avoids problems of losing the keys and it allows all the members of your travel group to have access to the house at any time).

• Barbecue with accessories available. There is a cooler box and a themed cooler in the pool area (you can fill it with ice and leave your drinks there).

• Central air-conditioning system (cool or heat the rooms) with filter perfume.

• Several outlets and USB ports in the house to charge your electronics. The TVs have HDMI cable if you want to connect your computer or tablet.

• Washing machine and dryer (detergent included*). Iron and board as well.

• The kids rooms have a thematic decoration.

• We provide the mail box key for our guests, so they can do online shopping and ask to deliver at the vacation home.

• Smoke detectors in every room and also a fire extinguisher.

• We can provide crib, stroller, high chair and other baby itens.

• Lots of extra space to store your luggage, clothes and shopping bags.

• You will love to stay here! For sure! )

* Sufficient supply for the first days of your stay.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Francis Giovanella
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About Francis Giovanella

Francis Giovanella is one of the managers for TerraValle International in Central Florida, the company that owns the house. He has a degree in Tourism and also serves as a chaplain in Florida Hospital. Francis comes from a Italian family who emigrated to South Brazil. He has been to the five continents and has lived in Australia, Brazil, Peru and now in the USA. This vast international experience made him a polyglot and gave him the ability to deal well with people and different cultures.

Francis Giovanella purchased this house in 2014

Why Francis Giovanella chose Kissimmee

The North Kissimmee/Celebration area is known for the high level in quality of life and social indices. The weather is nice all year around and the immense natural areas give it a small-town sense, even having the whole structure of a metropolis. Tourism brings a wide range of services and facilities available, not to mention that the city's infrastructure in this region is always kept impeccable! The proximity to the beaches and the famous theme parks and attractions in Orlando/Kissimmee is also a detachable quality. Finally, we are in a wonderful location, whether to live or to travel. Everyone is welcome!

What makes this house unique

There are many other advantages of staying in this vacation home: mainly the low costs, safety, comfort, privacy and the opportunity to experience the American way of life. You also have the opportunity to shop online and ask to deliver at your vacation home!

This house is fully furnished and is equipped with all bed linen and bath/kitchen appliances and utensils. All bedrooms have LED TV with DVD player! There is a central heating system and A/C, smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and security system.

There is a remote controled pool with lake view and color LED light, protected with a screen cage (against insects and leaves), and it has heated water (optional). Next to the pool there is a small spa with whirlpool.

This house is inside a condominium that offers security service and even a community pool, with the entire infrastructure for residents. There is also a playground and a sports complex!

It is worth mentioning that our manager speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He is always available to help with any questions or further information about the house or tourist attractions. There is a possibility to get discounts in parks and stores through the contacts we have with the staff of these sites!

This house has recently been renovated to provide more comfort and convenience, so some details of the decor and fixtures may be different on your arrival. Even the garage can now be used as a game room!

We hope you can enjoy your stay and that it may be the perfect vacation for you! Thank you for choosing Palm Springs Vacation Home!


based on 21 traveler reviews

Lakeview - Luxury Collection - Gold Winner: Elegance / Style
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

The house was great, will certainly be back

  • 4 of 5

Overall the experience at the Chatham Park house was wonderful. The advertisements held true in it's approximation to all of the big area parks and nearby shopping / entertainment / restaurants. The house was stocked with towels, kitchen utensils, books and pretty much any little accessory you could imagine. I brought my toddler age children and found the house to be very kid friendly - we were provided a crib, high chair and even a baby bath! The house was clean and tidy. The ducks came to visit us everyday and it was almost like a bird sanctuary! Francis was a kind and attentive host and assisted us however he could.

The reason for the 4, and not 5 stars however is due to a few minor incidences. Upon arrival, the cleaning team had removed the battery from the automatic front door lock and we had to wait for about 30 minutes before we were able to get a key to unlock the door (Note: Francis was right on top of it as soon as we were able to reach him and even followed up with us the next day). Another minor issue was that the television had internet streaming as opposed to cable. Normally that's a great thing, as it allows thousands more channels and options, but we found it tremendously difficult to locate a program / movie and then download it, wait for a streaming option only for the program to constantly freeze up (like every 20 seconds-was horribly annoying) and buffer. Kids weren't to happy to miss their Dr.McStuffins, but the pool sure made up for it!

Overall, I would recommend this home to anyone, at anytime - especially those of you with families. It was a great place and we are looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As a Senator I have been to so many places, but my experience here in Disney was amazing! Francis is awsome in costumer service and we had such a wonderful time. The house is clean, confortable and well equiped - everything we needed was there! I just loved the bed - so confortable I had a hard time to get up in the mornings! We loved the pool area and the view - the sunset was an expectacle every day! The kids also liked the game room so much. Overall we would gladly stay again next time we're in the Orlando area. I highly recomend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it at the Palm Springs villa

  • 5 of 5

The booking process went smooth. We enjoyed the pool and the view. The owner was extremely helpful with info and keeping in touch with us. We told him we need the house for a small even and he left us extra trash bags and a welcome gift. Overall we'll go back anytime. Thank you Francis.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 3 of 5

Communicating with Francis was very easy and he was very friendly. The description for the house is well described. It was a great weekend for my family to enjoy at home cooking and enjoying the pool. Francis made sure we had a manual on how to operate all the electronics and appliances. It was very thorough and easy to follow. All the rooms were well maintained and clean. The house has plenty to do described well in the rental details. My family enjoyed our stay there.

However, I do have some negatives however for the house which I hope will help the property improve for future stays. On check in we had a large cockroach greet us in the master bedroom. Also the towels and sheets did not smell clean. The cleaning crew had been there shortly to our arrival but they had an old closet smell to them that all of my guests noted. There was dirt on some of the pillow cases. The smell of clean sheets are a must in a rental for guest to feel at home. All the beds were very uncomfortable and all of us felt very sore each morning with poor rest through the night. Also, The owner did not tell us that basic supplies would not be provided, such as no more than 1 toilet paper roll per bathroom for a weekend stay. There were no spare garbage bags or paper towels. The kitchen was well stocked but was missing serving or storage dishes for dinner. All the tupperwares were very small. It would have been nice to have been given a list of items not included in the weekend this way we were more prepared instead of repeatedly having to go to Walmart when we realized each item was missing. A few electrical outlets in the kitchen did not work which made it difficult when cooking. The AC did not seem to work well especially when cooking. The thermostat always said 78-80 despite turning it down. It took very long but did eventually cool down. Maybe a standing fan in the living room would be helpful to circulate air.

Overall our stay was satisfactory with plenty of room for my family to enjoy. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from spending over a week in the Lakeview house and we miss it already.

The house is in a great location and it includes everything you need for a pleasant stay. The pool was perfect and overlooks a pond that has lots of wildlife to watch.

If you are going to the Orlando area to visit the parks the house is about 15-20 minutes from Disney depending on traffic, and about 25 minutes from Universal. It is also about 25-30 minutes from the airport but be mindful of the tolls at it will cost you about $5 to get from the airport to the house and some of the tolls are unattended so you will need to have exact change, so make sure you have dollar bills and about $2 in quarters with you when you leave the airport.

There is lots of shopping centers in the area for groceries and plenty of restaurants. Avoid the Walmart Super Center on Route 535 as it is packed at all hours of the day. We made the mistake of going there and it took almost 25 minutes just to check out. I would recommend using the Target which has a grocery store and a Starbucks and is only about 5 minutes from the house.

Lastly, I can't say enough about the property manager for this property. Francis is by far the most accommodating and responsive property manager I have ever dealt with. We ran into a couple of very minor issues during our stay and as soon as we contacted Francis he took care of them. Again our issues were minor and were things we could have 'lived with' but Francis made sure they were resolved quickly. We have stayed in other house in the Orlando area and we have never had this level of service. Thank you Francis for making our stay so great!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and kind words! I was also very happy to have you here as our guests and I really hope you can come back some day! You made very good observations that may help our future guests, thanks for that as well. There is actually an alternative way to reach the airport from the house with no tolls (but it is 10 minutes longer): use the highway 192 and then Boggy Creek Rd. To reach the Walt Disney World property it takes 10 minutes from the house. Depending on the attraction you plan to visit inside there and also on traffic, then it may take you 10 to 20 minutes from the house. Universal and SeaWorld also face this same situation: 15 minutes to get there and a bit more to reach the attractions. Yes, the Walmart at 535 is full of tourists. The 24 hours Walmart at the Highway 192 is closer to the house and better. Thanks once again! Best Regards! Francis
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Two thumbs up

  • 5 of 5

Great property with a convenient location. Safe neighborhood and close to restaurants and stores. Short drive to Disney or Universal. Would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Sharky's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Disney Ferry Transportation
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Falcon's Fire Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Kissimmee Train Station - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 192
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Nearest Ski
5.5 Miles
Buena Vista Water Sports
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Few minutes by car and you reach water parks, themes parks (Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland, Holy Land - Christian Theme Park), shows, dinner presentations, sports simulators, helicopter ride, and other great attractions!


Rates & Availability

Chatham Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $89
Tax Rate 13.0%

The only extra fees would be:

1) A one time property damage policy that covers accidental damages: US$ 59.00.

2) A one time cleaning fee: US$ 89.00.

3) If you request heated pool, there is a one time fee as well (the amount may very depending on the time of the year and how long is your stay going to be).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chatham Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower - by the pool.
  • Paper goods, shampoo and soap (supply for the first days only). Chromotherapy available in the master bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Ceiling fan, flat TV with cable and DVD player in every bedroom. Wifi available all over the house (super fast: 75Mbps!!)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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