This is a seven bedroom private, immaculately decorated home in a gated community just a few miles from WDW. Why pay for a hotel when you can rent a dream house?
Our lovely home will never let you forget that you are on the best vacation of your life. The bedrooms are themed so that both young and old will love staying in them. Also, in March of 2018, we put down new floors, counters, backsplash, painted the house and installed a new roof. Enjoy the brand new feel of our luxury home.
You can relax on our pool deck while enjoying a nice meal outside with your family. Our pool deck is so large that we had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner here and had 50 people there to celebrate with us.
The hot tub runs on a separate gas heater than the pool, so that you can climb in and let the stress of the day be 'bubbled' away within minutes after turning in on. The huge lanai with ceiling fan allows you to relax on even the hottest day whether you are drinking a cup of java at the beautiful wicker table or snoozing on one of the comfortable pool chairs.
When we stay here, we love to enjoy either grilling burgers on the pool deck or eating a nice meal inside. That is why in 2016 we have added all stainless steel appliances, installed laminated wood floors upstairs, and refinished our pool. We also hate wasting time doing the 'chores' when we could be enjoying the parks, so we purchased an extra capacity washing and drying machine to speed things up.
We have seven bedrooms. There are two king rooms with a king sized bed and private bathroom. One of the rooms is a queen sized bed and three of them are twin bedrooms. Each twin bedroom has two twin beds in it.
Our children helped us decide on the themes. My youngest daughter loves Frozen, so in one bedroom we have a frozen theme. Princess carriage beds beside a huge wall mural that has all the best characters. Kristoff is playing a guitar for Olaf to sing while the princesses enjoy the concert. We have princess dolls on each bed so girls can fall asleep hugging them. The closet has both room to hand clothes and a pretty dresser to help you feel at home instead of living out of a suitcase. All of the bedrooms have dressers and closet space.
My older daughters love Harry Potter. Therefore, we made one room themed after Harry Potter. The walls have school insignias on them. There are also quotes from the books and the spell for on/off on the light switch. This nice touch was my daughter's favorite thing about the room.
When my sons were smaller, they fell in love with Cars. So, we made one room themed for Cars. The dresser in this room is a small toolbox. There is a racing signal light on it, flashing red, yellow and green. The beds themselves are little racing cars and look like they leapt out of the wall mural of the race behind them. The curtains, pillow cases and comforters all maintain the magic.
Continuing upstairs, there is a Queen room. This room has soft colors and a queen bed for relaxing. We thought this room would work well for older, 'more sophisticated' children. :)
The upstairs King Room is patterned after the beach. I told you that we loved the beach. This room makes you feel and think that you are actually on the ocean. There is a huge wall mural of white sand and palm trees, along with seashell lamps and real seashells around in jars. The bright comforter adds to the joy of being outside while in the air conditioning. Even the bathroom continues the theme with sandals for towel holders and a surfing shower curtain.
The final room upstairs is the Star Wars Room. Since we do not personally need this room when we stay here, we made it into an entertainment room with a gaming system. The Star Wars mural has all the characters from the first six movies. There are a couple of retro posters on the wall as well as the infamous saying, "A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." scrolling up on the wall.
The King bedroom downstairs was designed by my wife. For our 30th wedding anniversary we went to Europe and my wife and I both fell in love with Paris, France. The room creates the emotion of staying in Paris, with an Eiffel tower theme throughout the bedroom and the bathroom.
We can easily sleep 14 people, great for large families or for multiple families vacationing together.
In our garage, we have an air hockey table, a pool table and a dart board. We also provide strollers for your use, and a port-a-crib for the tiny Disney lovers.
Our location is fantastic for everything that the Orlando area has to offer. We are minutes from Disney. We are actually the closest gated community to WDW that is no on Disney property. It is almost like being on Disney property without being locked into a total Disney holiday. If you feel like going to Universal or Sea World, hop in your car and you can be there in about 20 minutes.
If you want to enjoy a night eating out instead of cooking in our beautiful kitchen, we are literally minutes away from every ethnic food you can imagine. Our location puts you within miles of any fast food, medium or expensive restaurants. We were there for a few months in 2016, so we decided to eat at a different place every 'date night'. For our entire marriage we have gone out at least one night a week on a date. In four months, we never ate at the same place twice and never had to drive more than 20 minutes. The location is so fantastic.
If you are a shopper, there are outlet malls, strip malls and normal shopping malls all an easy drive away.
We love the beach. My son and daughter in law live in Clearwater Beach so when we are in the States we visit them often. Just take I-4 west and you are there in a little over an hour, enjoying the calm waves and white sands of what was voted Florida's Number One Beach in 2016. If you like more adventure, then head to Port Canaveral to the east. It is slightly closer and offers surfing and wind-surfing. We are close to Universal and Sea World, and easy drive to water parks and tons of shopping opportunities.