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❤️ 3 Bed/3 Bath ❤️ Waterfront ❤️ Harry Potter Themed Bed ❤️ 5 Miles to Disney

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Manufactured Home in Super Friendly Community Just 5 miles to Disney

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.

You reflect on all the amazing memories made that day. And look forward to even more the next day.

Bliss! It's what vacations are all about.

Serenity Lake House is a 1600 square foot manufactured home overlooking a tranquil natural lake. The perfect remedy after the hustle and bustle of the parks!


The 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms give you your own space, while the elegant open plan living area is perfect for your whole family to hang out and 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 terrific 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...



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.

We know the whole family need awesome connectivity so we provide Free WiFi with lightning speed 5G 200mbps plus a printer/scanner.


♦♦♦ 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.



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 - do a quick web search for them and check them out, 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.



The kids (and adults!) will just love the magical Harry Potter Theme Room with lots of wizardly 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.



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 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.

You'll find a fig tree, lime tree and papaya tree in the backyard - if they are in season when you visit - help yourself to some fresh Florida fruit!



We try to think of everything so you don't need to.

♦ 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 equipped 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!



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

We're self confessed theme park nuts and 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 so ask, anything anytime, we're here for you.

♦♦♦ Premium Planning Tools ♦♦♦

We know what goes into planning a vacation to the theme park capital of the world! All our guests are given access to:

• A Crowd Calendar to help you decide which days to spend in which parks

• Custom Touring Plans with step-by-step routes

• An app with wait times and all the info you'll need in the parks

• Automated searches for hard to get dining reservations

• Menus and more restaurant reviews than Yelp and Trip Advisor combined

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

Sarah & Ken Elder

3 Homes Listed on HomeAway/VRBO:

Serenity Lake House

Sleepy Hollow



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Sarah & Ken Elder
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Sarah & Ken Elder

Who knew when we bought our first home 12 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 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! With Pixie Dust on top too!

We have 3 rental homes and have a firm commitment to provide our guests with 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 Vista del Lago

We already had a 5 bedroom pool home and a 3 bedroom manufactured 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 gorgeous manufactured home and immediately fell in love with the lake view. Perfect! Just what we'd been searching for. We already loved having one home in Vista del Lago, so having a second in the same community was perfect.

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 spoon.

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 vacation time with two other couples and we love the fact we all have a bedroom with a private bathroom each. And each couple has a king or queen.

Oh, and we absolutely love the 70 inch HDTV!

And the fact we can walk to one of our favorite local restaurants! Manny's is a hugely popular restaurant with both locals and visitors and we're lucky to have a home within walking distance!

At the entrance of the community, just a 2 minute walk away, is a family bakery, dominoes pizza, a Chinese restaurant and Subway.


Vista del Lago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Vista del Lago is a peaceful and super friendly manufactured home community that offer lots of leisure: 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.


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❤️ 3 Bed/3 Bath ❤️ Waterfront ❤️ Harry Potter Themed Bed ❤️ 5 Miles to Disney
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything exactly as described, all (and more) you need when travelling with family. Absolutely recommended and worth each dollar.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review, so pleased you found everything as we described and you had all you needed. It was a pleasure having you stay and we hope to welcome you back someday soon. Thanks! Sarah & Ken :)
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It's all in the details!

  • 4 of 5

I have to be honest, I had a bit of hard time convincing my family that the amount of money was worth it because upon entering the subdivison we saw that all the homes were doublewide trailers. Not what we expected at all. But upon entering the house it was exactly as the pictures describe it. Sarah really thought of everything! Her attention to detail is what makes this house an amazing stay. After a great nights rest - all in doubt agreed. The house is super clean and since I was sick during our vacation, I really loved all the naps I took on the comfy beds and read some wonderful books on the history of Disney. My husband, a kid at heart, enjoyed playing games in the Harry Potter room. Sarah even made sure we had essentials for breakfast such as bread, milk, coffee and a sweet birthday card surprise for my dad. She was super attentitive to anything we needed and was really concerned that we had all we needed. My husband went fishing every day and I enjoyed walking by the lake and seeing all the fruit trees. My parents enjoyed the back porch and the view of the lake. Overall this place was perfect. I made a believer of doubters!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you were surprised when you arrived! It does say on our listing, website, arrival information and in our correspondence that we have a manufactured home, so I'll take a look at how we present that in future. But it’s wonderful to hear you loved the house and made believers! As you discovered it’s what’s on the inside that makes it special! We love the community too, it’s so wonderfully friendly and peaceful. Great to know your parents and husband enjoyed the lake too, we just love sitting out there enjoying the peace after the bustle of Disney! We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Thanks :)
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Beautiful house inside, and all amenities included

  • 5 of 5

Owners made sure everything you might need was included. House was very clean and well decorated. Included was a care package with milk, bread, popcorn, soda, cookies, etc. owners are also very responsive and constantly trying to make sure you have everything you need.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Probably the nicest decorated and well stocked house we have ever booked. Everything completely brand new and gorgeous, the view of the lake in the morning and at sunset is beautiful. Sarah and Ken left a welcome basket with coffee, soda, milk, bread and snacks which was very thoughtful. The house is centrally located and close to everything. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely words! And great to hear you love the lake views as much as we do. We just love the peace and quiet the lake gives us. Thanks for staying with us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sarah & Ken.
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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: March 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 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: December 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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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
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 manufactured home 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 produce sales.


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.


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.

There are several dining options within walking distance of the house.


Orange County Golf & Country Club is right next door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $145 + Tax
Clean Fee $105 + Tax
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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