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Villa Twinkle:- A Haven Of Relaxation In Vibrant Florida

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake, Haines City, Florida, USA - Situated In A Gated Community With Lakeside Pier And Fishing, 15 Minutes From Disney & Legoland

A luxury executive spacious villa that comfortably sleeps 12. The living room, dining room and master bedroom all have double patio doors that lead directly to the poolside. Local restaurants and supermarkets are only 1 mile away. Southern Dunes golf course is also nearby. Living rooms are both on the ground floor and first floor which enables guests to have their own space. The theme parks are speedily accessed via highway 27 & the I.4, Legoland to the south approx 12 minutes, Disney to the north 15 minutes. The villa is situated in a secure 24/7 manned gated community with a natural lake and a fishing pier. The sunsets at the lake are not to be missed.

chris willis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About chris willis

We first came to Orlando several years ago to visit our daughter a professional singer/dancer who was appearing on the cruise liners in Orlando.

We fell in love with the lifestyle and weather so decided to purchase our dream villa.

We have never regretted it.

On the year we purchased the villa we had a family holiday, 4 generations, ages from 3 to 85 years.

We all had a terrific time.

Orlando caters for all ages.

chris willis purchased this villa in 2008

Why chris willis chose Calabay Parc at Tower Lake

The lake and the sunsets are amazing, not to be missed.

Being located in a gated community gives one peace of mind.

The villa is within easy reach of the theme parks but is also perfect for spending relaxing days or evenings at our private pool.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy the freedom and space that our villa has to offer.

A one room hotel cannot compete with what our villa has to offer.

Our private pool with a rear lawn is surrounded by palm trees and flowering evergreen bushes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found your house to be fab and will definitely stay again.

Loved the Welsh Flag (thanks) in the fantastic games room.

Shaun & Jen. Sept 2012.

Thanks Shaun and Jen for your re-booking for 2014!

Oct 2012
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Calabay Parc at Tower Lake Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En suite bathroom to master bedroom on ground floor, separate bath/shower, twin wash basins. King size bedroom on 1st floor with separate bath, shower,wash basin. Queen bedroom with shower/bath and washbasin. Twin bedrooms sharing bath/shower, washbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , DOUBLE SOFA BED 1ST FLOOR LOUNGE
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5/6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: King-size bedroom on the ground floor, further king-size on first floor. 1 queen size, all en suite, 2 twin bedrooms and a first floor double sofa bed. All bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes. All with flat screen t.v's & digital clock radios.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
Notes on accommodation: Villa is alarmed with ADT and linked to the local sheriff. Smoking and pets are not allowed. Extremely well presented large, light, airy executive villa which is kept immaculate at all times. Outside: Extended decking with 28ft pool,spa and 2 jet sprays. Sun on the pool from sunrise to sunset. Pool has underwater changeable coloured lighting. Extensive covered lanai with ceiling lights, and ceiling fan. Luxury pool furniture including 6 ft dining table, circular table with parasol. chairs, loungers, footstools and drinks tables. Poolside w.c with washbasin and shower thereby saving the need to traipse into the villa. Child safety fence which is portable. The rear of the villa is well screened with evergreen bushes, palm trees thereby providing the extra privacy. Together with the sun setting from the west on the pool and with the coloured pool lighting guests can relax long into the evening. Utility Room: Large washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron & ironing board. Clothes dryer. Mops, brushes etc. First aid kit. 2 high chairs, 2 strollers, potty/step. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The following clean items are provided as part of the rental fee:- all guest towels, pool towels, tea towels, bed linen. Villa cleaning is provided at end of stay. Additional maid service is available during stay, please ask for rates. Other: Games room with ice hockey, pool table, table football, basketball game, Wii with flat screen TV & games. 4 bar stools and table. Air fan cooler. Games room decorated with sporting memorabilia and international flags.


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Villa Twinkle:- A Haven Of Relaxation In Vibrant Florida
average rating of 4.111111 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic spacious house, great for commute to Disney loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic time at Chris's house, easy to find. Kids loved having so much space to play and the pool was great too. Would love to stay again soon hopefully. Thank you chris lots of

Memories made on this visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for your kind review. Memories are forever. Hope to hear from you again. Regards, Chris
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Very well suited for a large family and had lots of games for the kids.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time and it was a very well kept house in a great neighborhood. My only thing I would have liked to be a little different was, more pots and pans for cooking and more towels as we had to do a lot of laundry to keep up. The pool quit working on our second day but they responded quickly and by the end of the third day it was back working again. Overall it was a great home and stay

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could be awesome if it were better kept up with

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at Villa Twinkle was okay but definitely not great. It served our needs as a roof over our heads and beds to sleep, but left us disappointed on multiple levels. Everything was well presented but could be much better kept up with in the long-term.

First off, as this listing would lead you to believe, the parks are definitely not a fifteen-minute drive. The parks are about 17mi. from the house and when you factor in morning rush-hour traffic, take you a minimum of 30-40 minutes.

When we arrived, one of the tubs was full of cloudy, standing water that we had to drain out. Even after doing so, there was residue left behind that kept us from wanting to use that tub at all. I emailed Chris and I was told to contact the management company. I left a message for the management company at the number I was provided at check-in but never received a response. A day later I was informed via email by Chris that they had changed management companies and that someone would be by to address any issues. No one ever came to the house or contacted us.

We also found that all of the toilets clogged extremely easily, leaving us to plunge them almost every time we used them (kids and adults). The freezer was leaky and left small puddles on the floor. We found the garbage disposal didn't work at all, the dishwasher was loud as can be and also, the provided tea kettle was beyond use due to seemingly never being cleaned.

The game room (garage) was very musty and moldy and we did notice mold in various places on the wall. Also, the provided strollers and pack N play were kept here but we didn't let anyone near them.

The pool water was freezing — and while I'll admit it was my fault for not reading that there would be an extra charge for heat — I think that pool heat is something that should be included in the fee, not an additional charge for the week. We also couldn't get the pool lights to work at all during our stay.

The exterior of the house was well-kept and the gated community also made us feel safe and secure during our stay. There was, however, a ton of construction all around (including a new house going up right next door) that brought down the overall appeal a bit.

I wish we had more good things to say about our trip. The vacation itself was great, I'm just thankful we didn't need to do much more than eat dinner and sleep during our stay here. The house has much potential, it just needs to be looked after a bit more.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could be a lovely property

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Twinkle for 11 days during August and September 2017. There were 4 adults and 2 children. First impressions were good as the house is very bright and spacious. We were however disappointed that some of the features promised in the description were missing. For example there was no BBQ which, as we had brought meat with us to enjoy a BBQ on our first night was a bit of a let down to say the least ! The safe in the master bedroom was there - unfortunately locked shut and no key available! so not really a safe then !! The beautiful swimming pool is advertised as having multi colour lighting so that you can use it at night - unfortunately not working.

We also had fairly major issues with the cleanliness of the villa. The out-side toilet was absolutely disgusting - the maintenance man who visited to put right quite a few issues was horrified and cleaned it and disposed of a disgusting mat. He also replaced light bulbs, mended door locks and cleaned the ice dispenser in the fridge freezer which was covered in black mould

The house really looked to us as though t could have done with a deep clean, dead ants all over window cills and the patio area would have really benefited from a clean with a power washer.

I did contact the owner but his attitude was 'Well we live 4500 mile away what do you expect us to do'

He offered us a derisory £25 compensation for the lack of BBQ and the same again for the lack of the safe - he didn't seem to realise that the money was totally unimportant. We had looked forward to being able to use the pool at night - as we had done at our previous villa in Sarasota, to also not be able to have BBQ's again as we had in the last villa was a disappointment.

I only emailed the owners a couple of times and always very polite, but they were obviously fed up with our 'moaning' and they asked us not to contact them again !!! so we didn't bother to tell then that the air conditioning broke down two days before we departed - the maintenance company were amazing. They said that it had broken due to needing re gassing and also when the filter was removed it had about an inch of dust completely covering it,

Villa Twinkle could be amazing and as good as the photos and description make it sound but it needs TLC and owners that communicate with their holiday makers and not just say 'Well it was working last month and as we are 4500 miles away there is nothing we can do' Would I recommend this villa - NO !!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 17 reviews on Tripadvisor with great ratings then we have suffer a review from a spiteful family. In their own words they have admitted freezing the aircon and leaving the villa without informing the management co. Despite what they have said the management co new nothing about the aircon freezing till they arrived for the checkout. We were initially contacted by this family as the bbq was not there. It subsequently transpired that the pool gate lock had been smashed off and the bbq stolen. We offered to purchase a bbq or pay compensation, however the purchase was declined which makes us wonder what happened to the meat that was allegedly purchased. They then started stating that they wanted substantial compensation because there was a few light bulbs missing in the villa as well as those in the pool. Those bulbs were quickly replaced. Also that the villa was dirty and the patio and pool furniture was unclean. We were there ourselves in the villa for a month only 3 weeks before they arrived. We did all the deep cleaning, decorating, replacing items, power washing the patio and cleaning the pool furniture, so we strongly refute these allegations. Indeed the family who were in the villa after we left and before this particular family, actually have posted a 5 star review. We believe that this family were holding us to blackmail in order to receive a large compensation payment. We have definitely been misquoted in order to justify their review. However they fail to mention that we have an email from them stating that they had a good time and that any issuers were not our fault. We will be at the villa again in January when once we will check that the villa is in pristine condition. We have owned this villa since 2008 and have many repeat bookings, just look at our calendar Maurice & Chris
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Lovely clean spacious property, nice quiet location just what you need after a day in the parks.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again, plenty of room to chill out after a full on day at the parks. Lovely location Walmart, Denny's and more five minute car ride away.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay kids rooms were good

  • 3 of 5

The house was okay, could be maintained better. The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. The kids loved the themed rooms.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: necessary


The villa is approx an hours drive to Clearwater, Busch Gardens, Tampa (home of Tampa Bay Rays) on the west coast and 55minutes to Cocoa Beach, Daytona race track and Kennedy Space Centre on the east coast.


The villa can be easily reached from the following airports Orlando International, 30 minutes. Sanford, 55 minutes. Tampa 55 minutes all via I4/ highway 27.


Walmart, Dollar and Winn- Dixie supermarkets are 3 minutes away south on highway 27, together with the following restaurants and take aways such as Mannys Chophouse (don’t forget to phone ahead), McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Checkers, Popeye, Dennys, IHOP, Dominos, China Garden.

Publix supermarket 5 minutes north on highway 27.

Also Manny's chop House not to be missed, essential visit required!! 3 Mins away.

Further Details:

There are several banks 3 minutes away south on highway 27.

Community Bank of Florida is inside Walmart.

Large family BBQ and secure safe available on request.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $415.57

Booking Notes:
Minimum stay 5 nights. Less than 7 nights there is a cleaning charge of £75. Booking deposit 25% with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. Security bond £300 payable with balance.
The security bond is a standard charge and will be refundable 14 days after departure if there are no damages or breakages incurred during your stay. Pool heat £15 per night if required.

Changeover Day:
No preferred changeover day thereby giving guests greater flexibility.
Normal check-in 4pm, checkout 10am, but can be later dependant on bookings.

Notes on prices:
Last minute deals available, reductions for stays in excess of 2 weeks. Includes all taxes, electricity, water, cleaning, broadband/wifi, cable TV, local and European landlines calls, clean towels/bed linen, travel cot, 2 high chairs, 2 strollers, potty/step. Welcome packs available on request. Pool heat optional at £15 per day. Additional maid service available. BBQ and Secure safe available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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