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3 Bed/3 Bath ~ Waterfront ~ Harry Potter Themed Bedroom All Ages will Adore!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

The Kids will Love the Harry Potter Theme Room and the 70 inch HDTV

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We only purchased this home in April 2015 and as soon as we saw the lake view, we knew we had to have it.

Before we even set foot inside!

The screened Florida room overlooking the lake with panoramic windows across the width of the house had us hooked.

It was instant!

We knew we'd spend many an evening with friends and family relaxing in that screened room gazing over the lake.

We pleaded silently for it to be amazing inside too...

With trepidation we opened the front door...

What a let down! It was awful! A horrible layout and so sad and run down.

As we did a walkthrough, a floodgate of ideas came tumbling out - take that wall down; make those 2 small rooms into one suite; add a 3rd bathroom; extend that room; remove that wall; remove that room to create an open plan layout.

The potential was endless, we could see the vision.

I guess the realtor throught we were craaazy!

But here we are. All our plans in place after a total remodel. We hope you love it as much as we do!

(You can see the before and after images on our blog, just ask us for the link when you make your inquiry).

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Enjoy the warmth of the balmy evenings as daylight fades and the sun dips behind the treeline. Sink back to watch the sunset shimmering over the lake.

A refreshing drink by your side, total peace and quiet and the kids happily playing in the Harry Potter theme room.

Perfect!

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The 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms give you your own space, while the elegant open plan living area is perfect for your whole family to spend precious time together.

And the location doesn't get much better. 5 miles west of Disney - everything is right on your doorstep and within easy reach.

It makes it so easy for you to break the day with some lunch back home. You'll be fully refreshed to do it all again in the evening!

Universal Studios and the ever expanding World of Harry Potter is just 25 minutes away. All of Orlando's endless attractions are within easy reach.

There's plenty of restaurants locally and a terrifi local gem within walking distance. There's a bakery at the resort entrance where you can get fresh bread and pastries and delicious snacks.

What more could you want? A little pixie dust perhaps?

Then read on...

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♦♦♦ LIVING AREA ♦♦♦

The hub of the house is the open plan living area. Plenty of seating for you all to kick back together and watch Netflix or any of the DVDs provided on the massive 70 inch HDTV with cinema sound system.

Sink into the sofa, put your feet up and just relax and share the magical memories of the day.

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♦♦♦ KITCHEN ♦♦♦

Beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

We've owned our own restaurant for years so we love a kitchen with lots of quality amenities and gadgets.

The chefs in the family will cook up a storm in this kitchen!

For coffee lovers we have a Keurig, a Filter Coffee Maker and a Cafe Press.

There's a Ninja blender for smoothies, a juicer, food processor, mixer, crockpot, great quality chefs knives and lots more.

Everything you need is right here.

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♦♦♦ TWO KING SUITES ♦♦♦

You're guaranteed a great night sleep with the upgraded heavenly pillow top posturpedic mattresses.

You'll find high quality soft linens and plenty of plump pillows - DownEtc Rhapsody King Pillows - search for them and look, they're amazing!

There's a 42 inch TV in all 3 bedrooms and gently breezing ceiling fans too.

The elegant bathrooms in both king suites have double vanities with granite counter tops and shower enclosures with double head power and massage showers.

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♦♦♦ HARRY POTTER THEME ROOM ♦♦♦

The kids will just love the magical Harry Potter Theme Room with lots of funky features!

Check out the potions shelf! And the floating keys!

The queen pillow top bed makes it ideal for adults too and there's also a twin, an air bed, a roll-away or a crib.

Endless options for sleeping arrangements!

There's a 42 inch HDTV, a DVD player and a Wii Game Console with a selection of games.

The bathroom has a granite vanity and full bath with overhead double power shower. For our little guests, the toilet seat has a built in tot seat and we have steps in the cupboard so little ones can reach the sink.

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♦♦♦ SCREENED FLORIDA ROOM ♦♦♦

Perfect for you to make the most of the glorious Florida outdoor lifestyle.

The screened porch gives you panoramic views overlooking the lake and is peaceful day and night.

There's padded rattan furniture - 3 seat sofa, 2 armchairs and 2 ottomans.

There's also an outdoor patio deck with a large dining table and a gas grill provided.

We have 4 padded sun loungers your can take onto the grass to soak up the sunshine and 4 deck chairs to chill and relax overlooking the lake.

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♦♦♦ ENDLESS AMENITIES ♦♦♦

We try to think of everything!

♦ Lightening speed 5G 200mbps internet

♦ Fully upgraded HD Cable package with hundreds of channels

♦ Complimentary Netflix

♦ Large size washer and dryer

♦ Printer/scanner

♦ Stroller, crib and high chair for the little ones

♦ Fully stocked kitchen

♦ All linens and towels provided and bath robes too

♦ Books, DVDs and games

♦ Complimentary local, national and international calls

♦ We even provide your laundry detergent, fabric softener, trash bags, bathroom tissue, kitchen roll and dish detergent - who needs to think about mundane household products on vacation!

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♦♦♦ AND THEN YOU GET US! ♦♦♦

Amazing personal service, an attentive housekeeping team who keep the house gleaming and a terrific manager on call 24/7.

We know Orlando inside out, we're here every step of the way to help you with plans and absolutely anything.

Theme park tickets, car rental, tips and idea, recommendations, restaurants, beyond the parks - we have a treasure trove of tips.

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So come join us today for a welcome as warm as the glorious Florida sun. We'd love to welcome you and be a part of your vacation memories :)

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♦♦♦ HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION ♦♦♦

We'd love to welcome you and be a part of your memories.

You can either book directly with us by using our website link towards the bottom of this page - Scroll down past reviews, images and availability and you will see the links at teh bottom of the 'Amenities' section.

We offer a variety of secure payment methods including credit card, debit card, Paypal, check & Bank of America deposits or transfers.

Alternatively you can click the Book It button on the right to book through HomeAway/VRBO.

PLEASE NOTE: The CSA Insurance Policy that may be offered to you by HomeAway does not negate the requirement to pay a refundable damage deposit or damage waiver - it's just an additional unecessary expense for you.

More Details

Owner
Sarah & Ken Elder
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Sarah & Ken Elder

Who knew when we bought our first home 10 years ago that it would lead us down the path of a new business venture?

We certainly had no idea, but here we are a decade later welcoming guests to beautiful Orlando vacation homes and loving every minute.

Imagine having a job where you help plan exciting and amazing vacations and get to deal with happy guests all the time!

It doesn’t get much better!

We spent the last 28 years living on an idyllic Greek Island where we owned and ran our own restaurant in a busy coastal village. Time eventually caught up with us and we left our beautiful Greek Island with a lifetime of memories.

We now split our time between Florida and our ancestral home in Scotland.

We spend half the year overlooking a beautiful Scottish Loch and the other half on Disney’s doorstep in Florida.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too!

We have 3 vacation homes of our own and we also manage reservations and guest relations for 3 other homes, which belong to family members and close personal friends.

We all have the same firm commitment and that is to provide wonderful relaxing and carefree vacations in beautiful homes.

We look forward to being part of your vacation memories.

Sarah & Ken Elder purchased this house in 2015

Why Sarah & Ken Elder chose Kissimmee

We already had a 5 bedroom pool home and a 3 bedroom resort home, so we decided we'd love a home on a lake to complete our little portfolio. As they don't come on the market very often, we waited and waited. And waited. Two years!

We eventually came across this home and immediately fell in love with the lake view. Perfect! Just what we'd been searching for.

But what a sad interior. It was dated, in desperate need of some TLC and the layout was pretty awful.

We planned what we could change to create our dream home.

Then we spent 2 months totally remodeling it and loved every minute!

We picked out colors, furniture, carpets and shopped till we dropped. There wasn't a single item of the old house left. Not even a trash can or knife.

We are thrilled with the results and hope you love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The waterfront position has to be one of the best features. It's so relaxing sitting out on the deck in the evening overlooking the lake with glistening sunsets reflecting on the calm waters. It doesn't get much better!

The three bedrooms with 3 bathrooms is also another feature we love. We often spend time with two other couples and we love the fact we all have a bedroom with a private bathroom each.

Oh, and we absolutely love the 70 inch HDTV!

And the fact we can walk to one of our favorite local restaurants! It's a real local gem so we'll be sure to share that with you!

Amenities

Vista del Lago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom attached to Suite 1 with double granite vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom attached to Suite 2 with double granite vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bathroom attached to Harry Potter Theme Room
  • All bathrooms have granite countertops and upgraded double power and massage showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King Suite - 1 king , King Suite with Private Bathroom
    King Suite - 1 king , King Suite with Private Bathroom
    Harry Potter Theme Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Harry Potter Theme Room with Private bathroom
  • All bedrooms have upgraded heavenly pillow top mattresses, high quality soft linens, plush pillows (Down Etc. Rhapsody Kings, search them, they're fab!), 42 inch HDTVs, ceiling fans and closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Vista del Lago has lots of leisure amenities provided for all guests including: 3 swimming pools, poolside snack bar, children's pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness room, game room, media room, children's playground, floodlit tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, stocked fishing lakes and Christian Church. There's also regular activities such as water aerobics, ice cream socials, fish suppers on Fridays, HOA pancake breakfasts, Bingo and a weekly farmers market.

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

3 Bed/3 Bath ~ Waterfront ~ Harry Potter Themed Bedroom All Ages will Adore!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

An amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing stay! Sarah and Ken were so helpful in planning our trip and went above and beyond to make us feel like we were home. Their home is incredibly clean and very well decorated. The property is in a great and well-maintained neighbourhood and close to all of the theme parks. We loved the resort pool, the screened in room and everything about our stay at Serenity. Thank you so much Sarah and Ken!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your lovely words Sara! Wonderful to hear you found the house so cleans and comfortable, and enjoyed our friendly neighborhood! Thanks for choosing to stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Sarah & Ken
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5

5 star

  • 5 of 5

Great place, awesome views. We very much enjoyed our stay. It was like being at home, owners were fantastic, they made sure we felt comfortable, refrigerator had some stock to start our vacation off with. Would recommend this place. Oh yeah, it's close to all attractions.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review Jessica. It was a pleasure having you stay and we're thrilled to hear you were so comfortable. And thanks for any recommendations! We hope to welcome you back soon. Sarah & Ken
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4

very nice home

  • 4 of 5

the home was very nice

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, Thanks for your nice words, we hope we can say hello again soon :) Sarah & Ken
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Cedar Park
5

Paradise in Orlando

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The owners have thought of almost everything. They provide hotel like toiletries like shampoo and conditioner, plenty of towels and there was even a step stool in the kids bathroom for our toddler.

The house has a comforting "by the sea" theme except for the Harry Potter themed kids room which actually inspired me to go watch the movies as I never have seen them.

There is a gigantic TV in the living area and ones in each bedroom as well. There is an impressive collection of children's dvds. The screened in back patio is also great for relaxing and looking at the lake that's practically in the backyard.

The owners are communicative and accommodating as we literally booked this place the day before arrival. Can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review Matt, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. Great to hear the Harry Potter theme room inspired you to watch the movies! We love gazing over that lake view too! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks, Sarah & Ken
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5

It was amazing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Your home was immaculate.....we loved everything about it.....close to everything......clean......my children loved the Harry Potter theme......the enclosed porch....and even the geckos were cute.....we would definitely come back......Thank you again for a wonderful vacation. ....The Champions

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie for such lovely words! It was a real pleasure having you all stay with us and wonderful to hear you loved the house and location as much as us! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks again, Sarah & Ken
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5

BEST ACCOMMODATIONS EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5

There is no doubt that my family recommends and will continue to work with Ken and Sarah for future Orlando vacations! These owners have thought of every detail in order to make visitor's experiences turn key and exceptional! The house on Serenity Lake is absolutely spectacular! Extremely clean!!!!! which is vital to those who may have any anxieties about cleanliness in hotels or other properties! We felt like we were at home. The house has a beachy feel, yet warm, with much quiet and peace given the location backing onto the lake. The interior decorations are so thought out that they create a dynamic feel! My kids LOVED the Harry Potter themed bedroom! It added to the excitement of the trip. No words to describe how cool it was! The location of the home is close to all Disney parks and not far of a drive to Universal Studios. Nearby you also have grocery stores, lots of restaurants, everything you need!

Ken and Sarah, your communication with us was always on point, helpful, always available and you responded in a quick manner! No one wanted to leave!

It is with deepest gratitude to Ken and Sarah for making this part of our trip absolutely seamless and memorable!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an amazing review! So wonderful to hear you loved the decor and felt so at home. And thanks for the comments on the cleanliness, we have a super housekeeping team and property managers who look after our homes like they were their own. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Thanks a million, Sarah & Ken
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Rates & Availability

Vista del Lago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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Feb 17 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,435
 
 
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Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$235
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$210
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Jun 3 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$220
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
$245
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,540
 
 
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Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Feb 17 2018 - Feb 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
$245
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,540
 
 
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Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Jun 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,540
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
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Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$210
From
$215
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $105
Tax Rate 12.0%

Refundable damage deposit or non refundable damage waiver payable prior to arrival**
** PLEASE NOTE: The CSA Insurance Policy that may be offered to you by HomeAway does not negate the requirement to pay a refundable damage deposit or damage waiver - it's just an additional expense for you.
Children under 2 are not charged the extra guest fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orange County Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Amtrak Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
429
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Several options
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Terrific Location

Vista del Lago is a peaceful, tree lined gated resort with a 24 hour manned entrance. The closest Disney park is Animal Kingdom which is 5 miles away. The rest of the Disney parks are just a few minutes further. Universal Studios is 16 miles away and takes around 25 minutes.

On site Leisure Amenities

Vista del Lago has lots of leisure amenities provided for all guests including:

3 swimming pools, poolside snack bar, children's pool, hot tub and sauna, fitness room, game room, media room, children's playground, floodlit tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, stocked fishing lakes and Christian Church. There's also regular activities such as water aerobics, ice cream socials, fish suppers on Fridays, HOA pancake breakfasts, Bingo and a weekly farmers market.

Stores:

There's a Publix Grocery Store just a mile away, and a Target and a 24 hour Wal-Mart all within a few minutes drive.

At the entrance to the resort you will find the 'Shoppes at Vista del Lago' which is home to several stores and dining options such as a Chinese buffet, a family run bakery, Pizza Hut, Subway and a Chinese carry out.

Restaurants:

You'll really be spoiled for choice! There's endless options for dining with lots and lots of restaurants within a mile of the house.

Golf:

Orange County Golf & Country Club is right next door.

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