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Villa With Lake And Island View

Bedrooms 5
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Lake Berkley, Kissimmee, Florida, USA - Close to Disney, Sea World and Universal Parks

Our 2 level home overlooks the natural 14 acre lake - with its center island and pier - within Lake Berkley resort, just off US 192 near medieval times dinner show. It is spacious, air-conditioned, and located minutes from shops restaurants and theme parks. The two en-suite bedrooms make it a prefect base for two generations or two families sharing and the large games room is very popular with our guests.

We have endeavored to provide a home from home with an added touch of luxury.

Mike Rickell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Mike Rickell

We live in the North of England and have 2 grown up offspring (they hate being described as our 'children')! I am an enthusiastic golfer albeit not a very good one and a keen gardener.

Mike Rickell purchased this in 2006

Why Mike Rickell chose Lake Berkley

We fell in love with Lake Berkley when we rented a villa there in 2002. We bought our first home at the resort in 2004. Whilst staying in our 4 bedroom home in 2006 we noticed 'Winter Haven' had come up for sale. With it's enviable position overlooking the main lake and island we knew it was perfect for us. We signed up on our way to the airport on our last day!

What makes this unique

The view!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I travel around the USA a lot especially Florida and have stayed in many different types of villas and hotels, I must say this was by far the best. the villa is ideally located to all the amenities you could possibly need, and was easy to find as well. Lake Berkley is beautifully kept and well maintained it is also a gated community which was always manned 24/7. Upon arrival I was blown away on how peaceful, and how clean and tidy the area was kept which resonated right throughout our stay. The villa itself is very well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard. There was 6 of us staying 4 adults and 2 teenagers, from 2 different families, the problem I have experienced in the past when 2 families try to co-habitate there can be some friction, I'm sure we have all experienced that in the past. Winter Haven was by far the largest villa I have stayed in, and sharing with another family on this occasion was fun and I put this done to the shear size of the property, we all had our own space and plenty of it. We had a lot of fun in the pool to the point some days the kids did not want to go out to the parks. In the evenings we would get back from the park and spend time playing pool and chilling out in the games room, the youngsters would often take a DVD from a good selection and take themselves off to bed as they were often tired, there was always something to do keeping them happy was easy because we all know what teenagers can be like. The only issue I had was half way through the our stay the safe stopped working, the only reason why I mention this is not to complain, incidents happen, it's so I can point out that I did have to use the Management company and they responded well above my expectations, also worth mentioning that I felt so safe and secure at Winter Haven I was not concerned whether the safe worked or not. Every thing about this villa ticks the boxes. Mick the villa owner responded to all my emails in a very timely manner and I felt confident with this booking from start to finish. This villa is not just a money making opportunity for the owners its actually their home and you feel that, when your staying, there are lots of little personal touches. While we were there we met the neighbours who knew the owners well, we were even invited to a BBQ very friendly place. All in all great villa and I'm comparing this to some very good hotels and other villas that I've stayed in, so believe me when I say, you won't go wrong here. FANTASTIC.
Aug 2015
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Lake Berkley Accommodation and Amenities

Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • 1 - en-suite to g/f master with Roman bath, shower cubicle,twin sinks and wc. 2 - en-suite to upstairs master with shower cubicle, sink wc. 3 - upstairs with shower cubicle, sink, wc. 4 - ground floor, with shower cubicle, sink wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor master with en-suite bathroom and king room Upstairs master with en-suite shower room and queen bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with full bed and twin bed. Bedroom 5 on ground floor with queen bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Fully air conditioned. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Floor safe. Outside: Private pool and spa which can be heated if required (for additional cost). Sun loungers, table and chairs. Charcoal barbecue. Additional communal pool, spa, and kiddies splash pool with water toys at the clubhouse. Lake side walks, tennis courts, basket ball area and fishing pier. Clubhouse has small gym, internet room with PC's and printers. 24 hour/7 days a week gate guard and site security. Utility Room: Large laundry room with washer and dryer iron ironing board etc. Storage for fishing rods/tackle which is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels are provided (including special pool towels). All bedding is provided. The villa is serviced prior to check in. Extra mid stay cleans/change of linen can be made available upon request for an additional charge. Other: Fully air-conditioned games room with TV pool table and additional seating.


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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Discount attraction tickets available nearby. Lakeside Gazebo available for weddings/blessings.


Gulf Coast - 90 minutes.

Atlantic Coast - 1 hour.

Kennedy Space Center - 1 hour.

Tampa - 1 hour.


Orlando International Airport - 20 minutes.

Sanford Airport - 50 minutes.

Car hire recommended.


Walmart superstore - 3 minutes drive/10 minutes easy walk.

Highway 192 - restaurants, shops, take-aways - 3 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Disney Parks - less than 10 minutes drive.

Sea World - 10 minutes drive.

Universal Studios - 20 minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $110.79

Booking Notes:
Booking form available on request. A 20% deposit secures a booking. Balance due 10 weeks prior to arrival. Security deposit required and returned within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection of the villa by managing agents.

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over days. Villa available from 4pm on day of arrival. Departure by 10am. Late check out can sometimes be arranged.

Notes on prices:
All bookings incur departure cleaning fee £80 / $110+tax.
Pool heat is optional at £17 / $27+ tax per day
(Recommended Late October - May).

Prices subject to change without prior notice

Deposit is 20% of basic rental at time of booking.
Balance plus £250/$400 damage deposit required 10 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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