|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
'Still Waters', our beautifully-appointed and highly upgraded lake front villa, is a perfect vacation choice if you appreciate peace and tranquility in luxurious surroundings, yet want the convenience of being as close as possible to the Orlando theme parks, shopping and golf courses. The view of the lake from the pool, spa and deck is incomparable, when you sit outside sipping a cool drink in the evening, watching the sun go down, then seeing the moon rise over the water, you will find it hard to believe that you are just 5 minutes drive from the main gates of Disney and the lively Highway 192. This is one of the largest 4 bedroom vacation homes in the Orlando area (2604sq.ft) so there is ample room for 2 couples or families to holiday together in comfort. 'Still Waters' has had $000's spent recently on it to ensure that it provides the best villa vacation possible. We visit regularly to ensure that it is continually upgraded and maintained to our exacting standards.
Hi, we are Iain and Amanda Burrup. We live in the beautiful Cotswolds area of the UK, and have owned this dream Florida vacation home for several years now. We visit around 3 times a year, to get our sunshine fix and for Iain to play a little golf. We have 4 grand-daughters, who can't wait visit the Disney parks and the other great child-friendly attractions of the area! Regular visiting also gives us an opportunity to ensure that our home is being maintained and cared for properly by our management company. Each time we go, we always find ourselves upgrading things, and shopping for little extras that we feel will enhance our guests' experience. If you decide to choose our villa for your Florida vacation, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do! Best wishes, Iain and Amanda.
Amanda Burrup purchased this villa in 2005
The location of the villa couldn't be better if you wish to visit the Disney theme parks, as it is only 4 miles from Animal Kingdom, and there is a useful short-cut we can tell you about to get to there and also the I-4 which gives easy access to Universal Studios, Legoland, and the large shopping malls.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a huge increase in the number of great restaurants within really easy reach of the villa (including Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabas, Olive Garden, Applebees, Joe's Crab Shack, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bonefish Grill, Bahama Breeze, Orlando Ale House and Logans Steak House).
There are also two excellent Publix supermarkets, plus a SuperTarget and a WalMart Superstore nearby, so you are really quite spoilt for shopping choice.
We love this villa because although it is so convenient for the theme parks, golfing and shopping, when you return and relax outside overlooking the tranquil lake you feel a million miles away from all the hustle and bustle.
Its south-facing aspect means that the pool and deck get the sun from early morning until the sun goes down.
We really love this location, being so close to so many things, and the view of the lake is fabulous - Larson, PA.
It was great to return to the villa after a busy day at the parks, knowing that it would be very peaceful and relaxing and within such a close proximity to the main attractions - Ross, UK.
Updated decor and quiet surroundings added to our relaxation so much we stayed four extra days! - StClair, UT.
We have stayed at various locations within Sunset Lakes over the years and this was one of the best. - McNairn, Scotland
Well the start of our holiday wasn't what we planned as our flight was cancelled until the following day, but Amanda the owner was kind enough to offer us to stay an extra. The villa was wonderful everything you need and more, the location is perfect and your only ten minutes from the Disney parks! Can't wait to book this lovely villa again soon... Thanks Lynda & Darren
The villa was everything we hoped for and more. Close to the parks and excitement and yet providing an incredibly peaceful and relaxing retreat. I would never consider staying 'on resort' again as it is such a pleasure being able to escape the 'wonderful madness' and recharge your batteries with a soak in the hot tub and a cool swim. The villa is stunningly decorated, located on the edge of a beautiful lake in an incredibly peaceful gated community. It's spacious enough to allow everyone to do their own thing in those quiet periods (sleeping, playing pool, swimming, reading, etc). This place is even better than the photo's suggest. The air conditioning was great maintaining a perfect temperature at all times even though it regularly reached 34 - 36 degress celcius outside. The only minor issue we had (hot tub showing an error message) was resolved within hours of me reporting it to the management company. Thank you Amanda and Iain; we truly had a dream holiday. I would not consider staying anywhere else and look forward to booking with you again in the future.
I was a little apprehensive about booking Still Waters initially, as there are many other properties just a short drive away which are considerably cheaper...I wondered why this one was so special! I can categorically tell you, there is no better location for any of the theme parks! Literally a 10 minute drive to the Disney entrance, and perhaps 20-25 to Sea World and Universal Studios. The villa itself is spacious, extremely well equipped, and the pool was beautifully warm, which was perfect for us as we were travelling with a 3 month old and a 57 year old, both of whom are very fussy about water temperatures! There are supermarkets near by, restaurants before you reach the 192 (about 5 minutes to an Outback Steakhouse), a pharmacy just across the 192. Walmart is about 20-25 minutes away, but well worth the journey!
If we are fortunate enough to be able to return to Florida for another Disney holiday, Still Waters will be top of our list for a villa, it was simply perfect, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Many thanks for helping to make our holiday so special.
The villa was as good as the photos. It is in a wonderful position overlooking the lake. It is close to all The Disney Parks and to supermarkets and good restaurants. You do need a car. It is set in a gated community very safe for the children. The villa is spacious and light with well appointed kitchen and lots of towels etc. For our family it was 5 star! we would definitely recommend it to relatives and friends. We had a great holiday and would love to got back.
The listing and photos show a lot of the property, but do not convey the tranquility of this gated community. It has a quiet zone in the evenings. Though we did stay slightly off season.
The property was clean and ready to enjoy, with all ancillary items, all you have to do is provide your own shopping. Amanda did arrange a welcome pack of evening meal and breakfast through the management company.
Amanda was great and advised us on some restaurant and grocery store locations. She also recommended Florida Transport who provided an excellent transfer service to and from the airport. A car is required here and this company can even help you with this. I found the Yelp app provided by Owners Direct very useful in researching the location and things to do close by.
We were a party of seven adults and the villa was more than adequate for all of us. This was not a 'Disney' visit for us, but Disney World, Epcot, Sea World etc are close by.
I give this property my highest recommendation as it was the perfect place for us to explore central Florida. Tampa is 1 1/2 hours to the West and Kennedy Space Centre about the same to the East.
Food - you are spoilt for choice - pizza at Gioginis, burgers at the Longhorn, Snitzel at Germans. Winn-Dixie is like a medium Sainsburys and has all that might be needed. Walgreen (Chemist) is close, as is a number of fresh vegetable stalls in the flea markets - explore and find, and go to Walmart for an experience.
What else can I say, we thoroughly enjoyed our first Florida visit and this home away from home enhanced that enjoyment.
Perfectly located on the lake, quiet yet in easy reach of the parks and the airport.
Well maintained and the management company quickly responded to a faulty light and very helpful.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa and will certainly consider renting it again.
The nearest Atlantic beaches, the Kennedy Space Centre and the Gulf of Mexico are approx 1 hours drive. A little further afield, you can easily reach Daytona Beach within 2 hours.
Sunset Lakes is an easy 30 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport. Other options are Sanford Airport, which is around 50 minutes drive, or Tampa (approx 1.5 hrs drive).
Car hire is inexpensive and really necessary wherever you stay in the Orlando/Disney area as public transport is poor. Discounted rates with major car rental firms including Budget and Alamo are available - our website has all the details. These discounts are available whether or not you choose to book our villa.
Walt Disney World is only 4 miles away. Sunset Lakes is within 4 minutes drive of local amenities at Formosa Plaza (shopping, pharmacy, banks and restaurants) and HW192 with its numerous restaurants, gift shops etc.
Universal Studios and Sea World are approx. 20 minutes drive, as are several fantastic shopping malls including The Mall at Millenia, The Florida Mall and Premium Outlets. Legoland is around 40 minutes drive.
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 tranquillity of this fabulous location it is hard to imagine that you are just 4 miles from the main gates of Disney.
The luxurious homes are minutes away from many golf courses, restaurants and supermarkets. Getting to and from the theme parks is easy with this ideal location. You really can visit the parks in the morning, spend the afternoons relaxing by your own private pool and then return to the parks in minutes.
On site there is a communal pool and children’s play area, and you can fish in the well stocked lake. Conservation land adjoins the development creating a natural habitat for the wildlife of Florida.
'Still Waters' has a glorious south-facing location on the larger of the two lakes.
|Refundable damage deposit||$376|
Notes on prices:
Rates are for the villa (sleeps 2-8) per week.
Rates include Florida Sales & Tourist Tax @13%.
Rates include unlimited use of the Hot Tub.
The cleaning fee is waived for stays of 15 nights or more
Pool heating is £17.50 per day. (50% discount on pool heat in June, July, August)