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Sunset Lakes - Luxury pool home on Disney's doorstep!

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa with Pool, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8


• FREE High speed Broadband internet access

• FREE use of laser printer

• FREE use of electronic safe

• FREE local and US national telephone calls

• FREE Welcome pack so that you do not need to visit the supermarket right away

• FREE use of strollers, high chair, cot/crib and bed rail

• Large, flat screen TVs in every room

• HBO and Starz cable TV channels

• Upscaling DVD players in every room

• BOSE SoundDock iPhone/iPod docking station

• Sony iPod/iPhone docking radio alarm clocks in every bedroom

• Playstation 3 with games

• Play BluRay discs (selection provided) on the PS3

• Professional, slate bed pool table

Our luxury 4 bedroom fully air-conditioned pool villa is in a fantastic location at Sunset Lakes, just off Highway 192 in the West Kissimmee area.

Our vacation getaway is truly a home from home, furnished to a high standard and with all the amenities you would expect, including a host of hi-tech features. This is a spacious and welcoming holiday destination within a secure gated community making an ideal destination for your vacation.

Sunset Lakes is a small, prestigious gated community and one of the closest to Orlando's main attractions. It is a mature development of detached pool homes surrounding 2 natural lakes, which attract many varieties of fish and wildlife. Relaxing in the peace and tranquility of this fabulous location it is hard to imagine that you are less than 10 minutes to the Disney parks. You really can visit the parks in the morning, spend the afternoon relaxing by your own private pool and then return to the parks in minutes.

It also provides excellent access to the other attractions in the Orlando area, such as Seaworld and Universal Studios. Shops and restaurants are just a few minutes away and there are several high quality golf courses nearby. Easy access can be obtained onto Interstate 4 providing links to other parts of Florida including the Gulf Coast and Daytona Beach.

On site there is a communal pool & children’s play area, and if you bring your own rods you can fish in the well-stocked lake (catch and release). Conservation land adjoins the development creating a natural habitat for the wildlife of Florida.

Living Room

Sunset Villa provides a spacious, light and airy open plan living area with two large comfortable sofas. The cool, white tiling has now been extended to include all living areas (the bedrooms are still carpeted). The living room overlooks the swimming pool and has a large sliding patio door allowing access onto the pool deck. There is a 46-inch flat screen TV with HD cable (including Starz and HBO channels) and an upscaling DVD player with a good selection of DVDs for all ages. Also we have a Sony Playstation 3 with the MOVE system, which allows you to play a selection of exciting games (including Harry Potter) using only the motion of your body. The PS3 will also play BluRay disks, a selection of which are provided. For musical entertainment there is a BOSE SoundDock so that you can enjoy your very own music from your iPod/iPhone.

Dining Room

The dining area has an large table and chairs seating up to 8 people (not many villas can accommodate all guests at the main table). There are a further two stools which can be used at the adjacent breakfast bar. The dining area has direct access to the lanai (shaded patio area with ceiling light/fan) via sliding doors. This area also houses the ‘home office’ corner – just bring your own laptop to be totally connected to the fast broadband wifi service, and connect wirelessly or by the provided cable to the laser printer – great for printing out your boarding cards before departure, spreadsheets or other documents. Two portable telephones are provided, with unlimited free calls to local and US national landlines.


There is a fully equipped kitchen with full size cooker, double door fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser, double sink with waste disposal, microwave oven, dishwasher, electric kettle, food mixer, blender and many other appliances. Everything you would need is here, whether putting together a simple salad or preparing a full multi course meal. The cupboards are well stocked with cutlery, crockery, glassware, utensils, pots, pans, serving dishes and lots of plastic ware for your outside dining by the pool.

Pool and Lanai

Three sets of patio doors lead directly onto the very private screened pool deck where you will find plenty of high quality sun loungers, tables, chairs and side tables to enjoy the Florida sunshine until late into the evening. There is a shaded lanai area that has an overhead fanlight and a table and chairs for outside dining. The pool can be heated upon request during the cooler months (normally $27 per day but special rates sometimes available) and is very private with mature hedges screening the views from both sides and to the rear. The pool has been completely resurfaced in January 2013 to bring back that sparkling blue colour to the water!

Games Room

The Games Room, formerly a double garage, contains a professional, slate bed pool table and foosball/table soccer, and sofas for lounging. There is also a box with a selection of board games. For car parking, there is a full double driveway outside the garage, featuring a motion activated security light – plenty of room for two cars, side by side.


The villa contains 4 spacious bedrooms with a layout that gives the ability for combined families / larger parties to holiday together but have their own private space. All bedrooms now feature Sony iPod/iPhone docking alarm radio clocks, so every room in the home now has the ability to charge/listen to your iPod/iPhone.

All the bedding is provided and the beds are made up with clean linen before you arrive. Extra bedding is provided should you need it. The villa has air-conditioning throughout, so will remain at a constant cool temperature that will make you feel comfortable even if the temperatures are on the up and up outside, and will also help towards giving you a good nights sleep.

King bedroom

The King master bedroom has a king size bed with a luxurious non-allergenic mattress topper to sink into, radio alarm clock and en-suite bathroom with wc, garden tub bath, large walk in shower cubicle and twin vanity units (and hairdryer). There is a walk-in closet off the bathroom with electronic safe and lots of hanging storage space. The master bedroom also has a ceiling fan, full length windows overlooking the pool, a 32 inch flat screen cable TV and upscaling DVD player. Both bedroom and en suite have wide door access, making them fully wheelchair accessible.

Queen bedroom

The Queen room has a queen size bed also with luxurious non-allergenic mattress topper, radio alarm clock, ceiling fan and en-suite shower room/wc. This bedroom also has a 32 inch flat screen cable TV and upscaling DVD player.

There are two further bedrooms with twin beds (also with luxurious non-allergenic mattress toppers), including a Disney themed room, both with ceiling fans, 26 inch flat screen cable TVs and upscaling DVD players. One has direct access to an en-suite shower room/wc. The other is just beside the third bathroom which has a bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc.

Baby Equipment

The villa has a folding cot/playpen with bedding, a high chair, two lightweight strollers for those long days at the parks and a bed guard for the toddler who would like to be in a 'big' bed but isn't totally confident about being out of a cot.


Although we are 'on Disney's doorstep', we have tried to strike a balance in the decoration of our home. While the Disney bedroom and surrounding areas have lots of Disney links, we have kept the main living areas 'Disney-free' since not everyone who visits Orlando is 'Mouse-obsessed'. We hope our guests appreciate this approach.

Care for the Environment

We have made a start in our contribution to 'saving the planet', after realising that we have more than 60 light bulbs throughout the villa!

All bathroom lights (30 of them!) have now been changed to low energy bulbs, using a quarter of the electricity they used to use. They also produce less heat, making it more comfortable for guests and allowing the air conditioning to work more efficiently. As other bulbs throughout the home need replacing, low energy equivalents will be used.

New theme Park!

The new Florida Legoland theme park is now open at Winter Haven. Sunset Lakes is ideally placed, with travel to the park taking around 45 minutes.

More Details

Harry and Jean McKerral
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Harry and Jean McKerral

Proud to be Scottish and British, we live half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland.

Harry and Jean McKerral purchased this villa in 2011

Why Harry and Jean McKerral chose Sunset Lakes

The blue Florida sky and 25 degrees C on a visit in March 2011 persuaded us to take the plunge and buy in this fantastic location!

What makes this villa unique

We love having a 'home from home' so close to all the action, but in a quiet, safe, gated community.

We have furnished our home to our own high standards and live there ourselves as much as we can!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice clean tidy well-presented villa, location for Disney and universal parks is great, have recommended to all friends and family will use again. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
May 2017
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Sunset Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 1 Master bathroom en suite with the King bedroom, 1 Jack and Jill bathroom serving the Queen bedroom and the (adult) twin room, 1 Family bathroom situated adjacent to the Disney twin bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Disney themed Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 twin (one Disney themed)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Only 2 miles to Highway 192 where you will find a wide variety of restaurants and shops!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sunset Lakes - Luxury pool home on Disney's doorstep!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently had an amazing stay at this beautiful home. The home is in a nice, quiet, gated neighborhood just a short drive from Disney World and Universal Studios. When we arrived, we found the house very clean and spacious! I was pleasantly surprised by just how clean and beautiful it was! The layout of the 4 bedrooms and 3 baths gave everyone their own space. The kitchen is big and is equipped with everything you would need including a welcome package of milk and snacks which was helpful. The house was stocked with movies, board games, and video games in addition to the game room. There were plenty of towels available as well. The beds were comfortable, and the kids loved the Disney-themed bedroom. The pool and the area around it were very clean, and the kids enjoyed swimming in it and playing with the pool toys and floats. We could watch the kids in the pool from the living room and master bedroom as well.

The owners and house manager were wonderful to work with and very responsive. We will definitely come back to this house for our future Orlando vacations!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed comments. We are glad we could provide everything you needed to make your family vacation special. We hope we can repeat your experience at some point in the future.
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Fantastic villa in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place.

The villa was spotlessly clean, the communication with the owner was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.

The location is fantastic for Disney (couldn't realistically be any closer without being at a Disney hotel), plus Universal and there is an absolute ton of places to eat nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that - we are pleased you had such a good time, particularly following the high standards you experienced at Disney hotels. You were excellent guests to deal with and we hope we can have you back in the not too distant future!
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Great Home and Location!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at the Sunset Lakes Home- home was very clean and organized. We loved arriving to milk and cookies in the fridge for the children. The home and pool temperatures were perfect. There were a ton of clean towels in the linen closet and sheets for the beds. The home is conveniently located near a lot of the parks we visited.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send this great review, Ricardo. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your Orlando vacation and, in particular, your stay in our Florida 'home from home'. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family or friends back any time!
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Lovely villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Villa was perfect for our family of 5 adults. It is well located, just 5 mins from the 192 and all its restaurants, with the Disney parks just a few mins more away. The home had a lovely pool which was a just the ticket to unwind in after a busy day. Facilities were excellent, from the modern flat screen tvs with cable, PS3 plus games to the professional pool table.

Must mention that the email communication with the friendly owners Harry and Jean was spot on, with all queries answered promptly and all essential information.

The local manager, Robert, was quick to deal with a couple of minor issues we had, such good service.

Also the negotiated late check out on our last day was much appreciated.

We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this villa to everyone, thanks Harry and Jean .........the Mills family

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - we are so glad you enjoyed your Florida holiday and, in particular, the facilities we provide in our Orlando 'home from home'. Please come back and visit us soon!
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Comfortable retreat close to the parks

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as presented. Simple arrival and departure. Community felt safe and quiet. Pool great bonus, used daily. AC in house kept at perfect temperature. Plenty of kitchen dishes, small appliances, towels, etc. We used all 4 bedrooms, layout worked wonderfully for us.

Since my husband and I work in hotels, be nice to see upgrades in future on mattresses and soft goods provided(bath towels and sheets).

We definitely would return when visiting central FL again! Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation in our Florida home! As you will have noted, we are constantly updating our facilities to ensure a 5 star guest experience and will take your comments on board for future projects. You were ideal guests and we would welcome you back anytime!
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

Everything is lovely in the house !!! Decoration, clean, appliances, pool, game room, location, gated community.

We would be happy to return to this home in the near future as well as recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are glad you had a good vacation after travelling so far. We are always pleased when our guests enjoy our Florida home as much as we do ourselves. We would be delighted to welcome you back at any time!
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many courses
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Outback Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: necessary

Sunset Lakes is so close to all the fun things to do in Orlando!

In the community there is a Community Pool

And children's play area

Two lakes with 'catch and release' fishing

Close to Disney and other attractions

Near several high quality golf courses

Our own private pool can be heated in cooler weather at an additional cost of $27 per day (seasonal special deals sometimes available!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heating available at $27 per day
7 night minimum stay
Enquire by email for Special Deals for late bookings, completion of calendar deals etc!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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