|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Get your vacation off to the best start by choosing to stay at Arkvilla.
If you want a home that is loved and cared for then this is it. We want your stay to be special and we want you to 'Make Memories'
We have many families whose children have learnt to swim in our pool and have sent us photo's - it is a blessing that we are part of our guests vacations.
Our home is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation home with private pool and games room. A stylish home which is the ideal place to relax with your family or friends for a really special vacation.
Spend quality time enjoying a fantastic vacation in our lovely home, Arkvilla is furnished so that you can relax away from the theme parks. A bright and airy home.
The Lounge is elegantly furnished in gold & cream, a chic room with a bright, airy feel, relax in peace and quiet with a good book or surf the web using the free wifi.
The large open plan Family Room is furnished for comfort and relaxation. A 50' flat screen TV is the central focus, the family room looks out on to the private pool area. A room where you can relax after busy days at the theme parks.
The Kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal if you fancy a meal in. There's a full-size oven and hob, refrigerator/freezer with ice- maker, built-in microwave oven, dishwasher, waste disposal and telephone, wifi - everything you need for your stay. There's even a IPod dock are provided for your added convenience.
Adjoining the kitchen is a separate Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
The beautiful, spacious Master Bedroom, with En-suite, is in gold and black with hand chosen accessories and wall art. What a wonderful room to wake up in with a view over the pool and lanai. It has a queen size bed, large walk-in closet, 32' cable TV, safe, radio alarm clock and hairdryer.
The fabulous en-suite bathroom has his and hers inset hand basins, large walk in shower and a corner bathtub, enjoy a pampering soak in the tub.
The second Master Bedroom also has en suite facilities with queen size bed , cable TV and large closet with plenty of hanging space.
There are 2 further Twin Bedrooms with large closets which share the Family Bathroom, each room is decorated in neutral tones so that they are ideal for both adults or children.
Patio doors lead out from the Family Room and Master Bedroom to the fully screened, extended deck area with private pool. The pool is serviced and cleaned weekly, and arrangements can be made to have the pool heated during the cooler months.
Sun loungers, 8 patio chairs, footstool and table are provided for al fresco dining. A wonderful outdoor space and what more could you ask for to enjoy the gorgeous Florida weather
Our fantastic Game Room has 8 foot Pool Table, 7 foot Air Hockey table, Darts Board, Tennis and Badminton rackets for use on the onsite Tennis court.
For a fantastic family vacation all of the major attractions including Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios, Wet ‘n ‘Wild and Legoland are within a easy drive.
The Gulf and Atlantic Ocean Coasts and Kennedy Space Centre are only an hour and a half away.
• Walt Disney World 8 miles.
• International Drive, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc. 20 minutes.
• Orlando International Airport 30 minutes.
• Cape Canaveral and Space Centre 75 minutes.
• Tampa and Gulf Coast 90 minutes.
Please do get in touch, we'd love to have you stay
We are Sandra & Jai Mandalia and we live in Romford, Essex in the UK. We have 3 children Arun, Ryan and Kyle, hence the name Arkvilla. Jai works for in Human Resources and I work for a Vicar in a local Church doing administration and helping with our Church Nursery.
We love our Florida home and are delighted to share it with guests who love it as much as we do and we do our best to make sure they have the most wonderful stay.
DON'T CRY BECAUSE IT'S OVER - SMILE BEACUSE YOU STAYED AT ARKVILLA
Sandra purchased this villa in 2005
We chose to buy our home in Florida after visiting Florida a few times and loving the whole Florida experience, the people who are so friendly and helpful, the food is great, it's so clean, there is so much to do and we believe it’s a wonderful place to vacation.
Our home is on such a gorgeous community called Highgate Park which is a quiet Gated Community. It is located in a peaceful area set amongst beautiful rolling countryside with an abundance of pine trees and orange groves adding to the natural beauty of the area. It is ideally situated on the US Highway 27, just minutes south of the US Highway 192 and only a short drive from the I4.
There are many local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, and golf courses and yet our home is just 8 miles from Disney World.
An ideal base to see lots of what Florida has to offer.
Chic and stylish, everything has been hand picked by myself (Sandra) to ensure that you feel at home as soon as you walk through the front door
We care about your vacation
Normally when doing reviews for things there's usually something you can mention which could be improved upon - but I have to say on this occasion I'm struggling! Sandra will make the booking process a pleasure – and you can tell she wants you to have the most enjoyable time possible during your stay.
The location I think is ideal: just a short run to all the main parks and attractions, but just far enough to 'get away from it all'. The house itself is immaculate. I'm sure there'll be villas out there where the owners will do the bare minimum just to be able to get customers in, but at Arkvilla the opposite is true: it's like a showhome, and you can tell there's been a great deal of thought and attention put into every detail. The pictures are good, but the reality is even better.
As a family of four, we had so much space it was unbelievable - no cramming the contents of your suitcases into inadequate closets: there were walk-in wardrobes with wall-to-wall clothes racks. The multiple bathrooms were a godsend, and for those who are fussy about cleanliness, I can only say the place was spotless. The villa seems to have everything you could need, and although we ate out almost every night, the fully-equipped kitchen would keep any chef happy.
Needless to say the swimming pool was the feature most popular with the children, but it was closely followed by the Games room, and here again you can see the thought and ideas that have gone into the home - it had not just a pool table and a dartboard, but a full-size air-hockey table as well!
Getting a good place to stay is a key part of any holiday, and of course the temptation is to spend a lot of time on choosing the right one. But anyone staying in the Orlando area couldn't go wrong with this property, and I am so delighted we stayed here: it became not just a base for our daily excursions, but somewhere we couldn't wait to relax in at night. It really did help make our holiday in Florida one we'll treasure.
Beautiful home from home villa, me and my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very clean, excellent facilities my son loved the pool table, air hockey, x box and swimming pool. We would highly recommend staying here. Sandra the owner was so helpful recommending places to visit, restaurants and General queries. Only downside was that we had to come home 😔
This was our first home rental in Florida and we were very satisfied with our stay. We spent the first 2 days just enjoying the house, the pool and game room. As for shopping and enmities, everything we needed was just a hop, skip and a jump away. It truly felt like home.
I had stayed in Ark Villa previously in 2011 when I was on a family holiday, so when I needed to go and work in Orlando for several weeks, Ark Villa was my first choice of place to stay. It was a great base to me during my stay as I was working in the International drive area. As before the Villa was Impressively decorated, quiet and very clean. Sandra was always on hand to help with any questions I had. I would reccomend Ark Villa in a heart beat to any one looking for a place to stay in Orlando.
From the moment I found Arkvilla on the Internet I thought we'd found the perfect base for our holiday & once I'd spoken to its owner Sandra I knew i had!
It is evident when speaking to Sandra that she really does care about her home & wants those who stay there to have the best holiday possible. She was happy to guide me through the maze of Disneyland (a daunting task for a complete novice!) renting cars & every attention to detail was afforded down to links to shopping Malls & even local Dr's & chemists details. This made such a difference to me & it meant that ahead of the trip I felt supported & felt confident that the villa would also live up to expectation.
I am pleased to advise that the villa is stunning, the gated Estate provides a secure & extremely quiet environment. Inside its spotlessly clean & it really does provide home from home comforts.
Being complete Disney novices we wanted to have a base within easy reach of the Parks (Sandra's directions are perfect!) but far enough away that we could escape the 'Disney Bubble' each evening & have our own space to chill out & relax. Arkvilla is a haven that provides all of this. It's within easy reach of all the parks (both Disney & Universal) & I can't recommend it highly enough!
Thanks Sandra for helping to make our holiday so special & one we'll never forget (for all the right reasons!).
Having spent a fabulous 2 weeks stay at Arkvilla all we can think about is how soon we can book another stay. Everything went very smoothly from booking the holiday to arriving home. The owner contacted us after a couple of days to make sure everything was alright and both the owner and management company were contactable throughout our stay. The villa is lovely and homely, very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone looking for holiday accommodation in Florida. It feels very safe being in a gated community, is easy to find and all of the local attractions and facilities are just a short drive away. Looking forward to booking another stay soon.
It was our first visit to Florida but I have rented lots of privately owned villas/houses before and have to say this is one of the best!
Having seen photos of Arkvilla and although the photos are nice they really don't show the true amount of space in the villa. As soon as you walk through the door it has a real WOW factor.
Arkvilla is beautifully furnished with top quality beds, linens, towels etc. Is spotlessly clean and has every facility you would need. We looked forward to coming "home" to the villa every evening.
The pool and games room was loved and well used by our boys who in fact wanted to spend more time at the villa instead of the parks.
It is ideally situated on a lovely complex and easy to get to all the parks, shopping centres etc. Arkvilla has a great range of local shops and restaurants all easy to reach.
We would definitely recommend staying there and can't wait to go back!
Highgate Park is a highly maintained Gated Community set against conservation land. We often get the hot air balloons float by early in the morning, it's a lovely way to start the day, sitting on the pool deck watching them.
Close to Walt Disney World and 20 minutes to Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld
Many shopping malls and outlets are within 20 minutes drive.
Huge choice of restaurants which are family friendly
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Our home is fully licensed/inspected by the state of Florida and regulated by the Hotels/accommodation division of Polk County
(Please be aware: homes that offer low rates may not be licensed or regulated and should they be inspected during your stay may lead to eviction.)