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5 Bedroom superior executive home in gated community, near Disney.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,424 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 further half bathrooms, sleeps 12

Large 5 double bedroom executive house - sleeps up to 12 persons. In gated community of The Sanctuary at West Haven. 2 minutes from the Greg Norman Champions Gate Golf Club and 12 minutes from Disney. House backs on to conservation area and small lake and is very private. Balcony off master bedroom (King bed)allows sunbathing even in winter! Private pool and spa tub. Wireless Internet, Full 51 inch HD Digital TV including Live UK Premiership football matches! Free telephone calls anywhere in USA, Low cost calls to UK, Tennis courts nearby. Located in the up market area of Champions Gate, between I-4, US 27 and CR 54. South of Orlando, but 12 minutes drive from Disney (next exit on I-4)


Owner
Hazel Hughes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Hazel Hughes

We live and work in Hertfordshire.

Hazel Hughes purchased this villa in 2003

Why Hazel Hughes chose West Haven

We had many enjoyable holidays to Florida and wanted something more permanent, we continue to visit as often as we can.

What makes this villa unique

We love the quiet position with the view over the grassed area at the back and the balcony from the master bedroom is the perfect place for a relaxing glass of wine whilst watching the sunset. Close enough to escape from the parks for a few hours before returning in the evening - if you want to!

Map

Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Champions Gate
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Chilis
Car: necessary

Perfect for one or two families, Extremely spacious - 2,500 sq ft - 3 TVs, DVD and Video players, Wireless Broadband (just bring your laptop and you are connected) Exceptionally high standard of finish throughout. South facing swimming pool with large patio area - for sun and shade - with spa tub. Overlooking protected wetlands, good degree of privacy in an uncrowded area yet excellent location within 10-15 minutes of Disney and three minutes from shops and restaurants, including a large Supermarket.

Amenities

West Haven Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2424 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite from Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , between beds 4 & 5
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , between beds 2 & 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , opposite beds 2 & 3
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , In pool area
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has a huge ensuite bathroom, two wash basins, large walk in shower, and toilet and two walk in dressing rooms. It also has its own private balcony with views across the protected lake. Each double bedroom and each twin room share a bathroom. Upstairs this includes a toilet, wash basin and bath. Downstairs the bathroom includes a toilet, wash basin and walk in shower (ideal for elderly or those with limited movement)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
A peaceful holiday in your 'Home Away from Home'. The location of this superior house is such that you will experience a quiet holiday if you plan to stay around the house. There is an extended pool deck, leisure pool and spa which overlook the conservation area and lake immediately behind the property. Amazing wildlife viewed from the balcony off the master suite includes our local alligator. There are also cranes, raccoons, geckos and tree frogs which like to climb up the walls at nightfall. To supplement your days out at the local attractions the in house entertainment includes 3 Tvs, Digital TV system including UK Premiership Football matches live, Wireless broadband and free calls anywhere in USA, low cost calls to UK (10p per minute), PS2 Games Console (with small selection of games) 3 x CD players, 2 x Dvds, 2 x VCR with large library of movies, There is a good selection of books and board games. Complimentary starter supply of tea, coffee and basic consumables.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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5 Bedroom superior executive home in gated community, near Disney.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Beware the Hidden Charges

  • 2 of 5

We are frequent travellers to Orlando and usually stay at Champions Gate as we like the area and location is good for the Disney Parks. We have stayed numerous times at West Haven.

This villa is well located and is big enough for a large family with room to spare; it has comfortable beds, has all the necessary amenities and a good quality TV (although the UK football channel could not be found easily). Internet is good when working but our experience was intermittent service and we had to reboot it four times during out three week stay.

Overall, the villa has the feeling of a rental property rather than a family home: cleaning at the start was only adequate (used tissues around the bed, internal baskets not cleared), there were bare wires in the bathroom where a light should be, there are water marks and cracks on the ceilings probably where there had been some previous problem with the air conditioning. We paid for pool heating but, if it was working, it did not heat the pool very much or the level was set too low. The insect screen around the pool was damaged (probably during bad storms prior to our holiday) with, seemingly, no attempt to fix it. Also, during our stay we had to deal with a leaking toilet.

Beware that when we returned home our security deposit was reduced by over 30% when returned to us. This was not because we had done anything wrong but because the credit cards fees for the full cost of the rental was taken at the end and not as incurred. This was only explained at the end, website saying the parameters set by the owners and owners blaming the website. This left a bad feeling as it was not clear in the documentation without you reading all the fine print in the blurb. In addition we had already paid for a "processing fee" in addition to the rental cost that we are still not sure what it covers.

Overall, a great holiday, great location, a well stocked average villa but poorly maintained with a price level above average. Confusing charging structure with too much competition locally so I would not recommend or return.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was the third villa we've stayed in and has been the best so far. Great location for all the parks and shopping. Villa is bright, spacious and well equipped and had everything needed for a family holiday.

South-facing pool was fantastic and the villa is in a quiet neighbourhood.

We had no problems during our stay but met a guy from the management company who was very friendly.

We had an amazing holiday and would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

1st Time Renter

  • 5 of 5

Having never rented a vacation, we were very leery as to how everything would turn out. I have to say, the entire experience was great. The homeowner was very helpful and made the booking aspect of the home easy and straight forward. The instructions prior to the arrival were very clear also. Once we got to the home, everything was as advertised. We had four couples stay there and there was more than enough space. The open commons in the backyard provided privacy and extra space for playing games and watching the wildlife. Our group was there for our son's college baseball spring training and it proved to be an excellent location, both near the fields and near anything else central Florida has to offer. I would highly recommend this home to anyone considering a stay in this area. Usually, there are pros and cons to choosing between a hotel stay or a rental home but in this case, there were no disadvantages choosing the home. In fact, I don't think I will ever stay in a hotel for any type of vacation again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

every thing we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

we have rented through home away previously this was the best yet . Great communication with owner in a timely matter. Hopefully will rent in future. Great place with a reasonable price.Able to reach local management easily with minor issue

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments - great to know that the management company dealt with your issue in a timely manner. We look forward to welcoming back when you are next in the area.
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5

Lovely house in great loaction

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house and very large also

Plenty of living and bedroom space, pool area is great and offers a nice shady spot if the sun is too strong

House is equipped with everything you need - cookware, washing and drying machines, large TV

Very nice quite location and it takes about 20-25 mins to get to Disneyland and Universal

Great stay and very helpful owner too. Received excellent welcome pack with accurate driving instructions and usefil tips and hints

High recommneded

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well Designed Excellent Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay. We have stayed in that area before and found this property to be very modern and well equipped. We especially liked the lounge area which has a double height ceiling and plenty of natural light and which blends with the kitchen, dining and outdoor area perfectly. Although we have no immediate plans to return to the area in the near future if we were to we would certainly be interested in staying again. There were only 3 of us but the villa is big enough to accommodate many more persons comfortably. As for the owners we found them to be very honest and communicative.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $264.34

Pool heating extra £75 per week. Essential in winter months. 12% state & county tax included in charge. £88 cleaning charge at end of stay if less than one week. Long terms stays - negotiable. £200 damage deposit payable with final balance - refunded within 2 weeks of return following satisfactory 'exit' report. Any credit card/transaction charges (levied by HomeAway platform), pay per view movies, gas barbecue rental, late request pool heat will be debited from the damage deposit. Initial deposit of £300 payable at time of booking. Final balance due 8 weeks before travel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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