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3 Miles to Disney! Villa w/Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room + Mega Privacy

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

More than a Disney vacation. More than a family escape. Something extraordinary

Are you looking for something a little bit “more?”

More than a Disney vacation. More than a family escape. More than the just regular.

Are you searching for something extraordinary?

Villa Dorada is your something more – a spacious and inviting villa just three miles to Disney (5 minutes to Animal Kingdom), and yet a world away. An “away” of bubbling hot tubs and heated pools, family game nights and movie marathons. A world where you can play golf, dine at great restaurants, or just make coffee in your pyjamas.

Villa Dorada is your perfect family escape. Come, take off your shoes. Stretch out on a sun lounger and relax. Dive into the heated pool. Dip your toes into the hot tub.

Rack up a game of pool, or ready yourself for a foosball match. Fire up the Wii or choose the Xbox 360. Cook a meal or order in. Pop some popcorn and turn on the 55” flatscreen.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, or a cold brew, or whatever you please. Step outside and look up at the stars. Spend the evening up to your chin in warm bubbles.

Villa Dorada is your more. Don’t settle for less than extraordinary. We can’t wait to welcome you.



Family vacation is about family, but even the closest-knit families need a bit of space.

Luckily, you’re in Florida, and that means lots of space outdoors! At Villa Dorada, you have plenty of room to step out and enjoy the sun – to let the kids turn cartwheels in the yard, splash in the pool, or relax in the hot tub. You can even dine outdoors, since the screened-in lanai means there are no mosquitoes to bother you.

When the day gets dark, head inside into screen-free living room or the entertainment hub, the family room: squishy sofas, a massive 55” television, an Xbox 360, Wii, and DVD player. Of course, there’s more to Villa Dorada than movie marathons: You can also bond over foosball and pool, in the villa’s game room!

Whatever your pleasure, Villa Dorada offers the perfect places for time together, as well as plenty of space for alone time.



There’s something very appealing about carving out your own slice of paradise, isn’t there?

Villa Dorada is a Florida rarity: a home with a swimming pool, a backyard AND privacy. The rear of the property is completely screened, with both fencing and “living fence” – lush, dense bushes that block the home from view. So you can sunbathe, your kids can turn cartwheels, and you all can feel free to live, laugh and vacation without the neighbors joining in.



There are some experiences in life so special, they cement themselves in memory.

Stepping out onto a private lanai – to your very own southwest-facing pool, under the glow of a warm Florida sun, is one of those experiences.

Out here, the world falls away. The hustle, the noise, and the crowds of Disney are long forgotten. Your worries melt away. It’s just you and the sun-splashed pool. (Pool heating recommended October-April.)

And when we say just you, we mean it. Thanks to the fully screened lanai, no bugs are invited to this party. What is welcome? Food! We’ve outfitted the pool deck with a table and chairs – perfect for al fresco dining – as well as a smattering of loungers and other seating.

Welcome to your perfect escape from the world.



Imagine coming home from a long day at Disney. You walked at least five miles – probably more, if you’re being honest – and something (everything?) hurts.

From your toes right up to your shoulders, you’re feeling the long days – the walking, the chasing after the kids, the corralling, and all the “pick me up” requests from your youngest. No doubt about it – you’re feeling it. Specifically, you’re feeling a little rough around the edges.

So now, feel this: Therapeutic and inviting heat. Massaging and soothing bubbles. Infinite relaxation.

This is the heaven of your very own hot tub – of knowing that no matter how active the day, how long the walk, how challenging the kids, you’ll soon be back home and the kids in bed.

You’ll soon be chin-deep in the warm, bubbling paradise of your very own hot tub. Looking up at the stars. A glass of your favorite something in hand.

This is vacation, after all.



Need to stay connected? No problem. Our high-speed WiFi internet covers the entire home, and even extends out over the pool deck. So go on, upload that poolside selfie.



Need extra room to stretch out? You’ll love the 400-square-foot master bedroom suite at Villa Dorada!

Located on the second floor, your sprawling master overlooks the pool deck and features a walk-in closet, 50-inch flat-screen TV, and a spacious attached bathroom (with soaking tub!).

All of Villa Dorada’s bedrooms have top-quality mattresses, comfortable bedding, and flat-screen televisions.



From kids to kids-at-heart, everyone will delight in Villa Dorada’s garage-converted game room. Rack ‘em up at the slate-bed pool table, play a match of foosball (table football), or get a little exercise in at the bike and weights, while you watch your family play.

For games of the electronic variety, head to the living room (see Spacious Family Living, above) for the 55-inch TV + Xbox 360. One of the twin bedrooms also offers a Wii.



We know how it is: It’s vacation, but you’re still recuperating from everyday life. Coffee (or a late-night snack, or an evening cocktail, or fill-in-your-favorite) is still a necessity.

We also know that there’s nothing quite like waking up and heading straight for the kitchen. No need to change out of your pjs, no need to brush your hair, no need to even look in the mirror. There’s coffee to be made, in your well equipped kitchen-away-from-home.

Or maybe you just need some space to prepare a dozen sandwiches for lunch. Or somewhere to spread out the takeout you brought home. Or a place to pop some popcorn for family movie night. Whatever your style, you’ll appreciate Villa Dorada’s well equipped kitchen, fully stocked with all the appliances and gadgets, pots and pans, utensils and doodads you’ll need while here.

And once that food’s prepared, there’s plenty of seating, from the formal dining table (seats 8), to the breakfast nook (seats 4), the breakfast bar (seats 4), to al fresco dining (seats 4) by the hot tub.



Parents know: Packing for a vacation with kids, especially little kids, is the worst. The absolute worst. There’s no way you can fit all the required baby gear in your suitcases, but of course, you need your littlest family members to be safe and happy while traveling.

We care about your children (and your sanity), so we’ve stocked all our villas with high chairs, strollers, pack-and-plays, and other baby gear. Whatever you need, let us know. We have lots of baby and toddler accouterments on hand, so we’ll be happy to accommodate.



Have you ever lived a Vacation Rental Nightmare? It’s 9 p.m. and the toilet’s overflowing. Or you’re fresh out of clean clothes and the washing machine breaks down mid-cycle. Or perhaps you’re locked out, or you can’t find the wine opener, or you just need a late-night restaurant recommendation.

You call, and you call, and you call. But the property manager doesn’t pick up. Or, she does but she’s based across the country and has no local, emergency contacts to help you tonight. You’ll have to wait until tomorrow; they’ll be there sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Suddenly, your vacation has morphed into something very different than the relaxing escape you had hoped it would be.

We know that the details – the big AND little details – can make or break your vacation. That’s why we’re committed to you, to your experience. We’re local – in just a few minutes, we can be at your front door – and we’re available 24/7, every day of the year, via phone, text or email. What’s more, we have the local professional contacts to handle any emergency, no matter the hour. We’ll get that toilet fixed, tonight.

Oh, and as we mentioned, we’ve been in the Disney area for 15 years, so we’re also good for those restaurant recommendations. Ask us where to find the best cheesy chips.)



We get it – you don’t know us from the next guy. And simply trusting that we’re trustworthy? You weren’t born yesterday.

But trustworthy, we are – and we’ll do our best to prove it, well before you commit to booking. It starts with our response times (often within minutes, never more than a few hours). We go out of our way to answer all of your questions. And we’re honest about it; we won’t fib or exaggerate. We won’t tell you a home is 10 minutes from Disney, when it’s really 30 minutes in normal traffic.

What’s more, we’re legal, we’re licensed, and we’re insured – and we can prove it. (Just ask. We’ll happily show you where and how to verify.)

Further proof that we deliver on our promises? One of our homes, Villa Palmera, was invited into HomeAway’s exclusive Luxury Rentals site. We were chosen from among thousands of Disney homes, and represent one of just nine 4-bedroom luxury homes in the entire Disney area. In fact, there are only 60 luxury home rentals listed in all of Florida. We’re honored to be one of them!

And if that’s not enough, just have a look at our reviews. You can’t fake the trust our renters have in us!

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen Ward
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Stephen Ward


Customer service is the cornerstone of our business, and we know it all begins the moment you first email us. We’re always at the ready, so we respond generally within the hour and sometimes within minutes. That’s 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We’ll never leave you hanging.

Of course, it’s not just about how quickly we respond, but about the quality of our responses. This is the part where we tell you how much we love the Disney area, and how excited we are to share it with you. And did we mention? We’ve been on both sides of the fence – more than 15 years ago, we first came here as renters – so we know what matters to you.

Want some great restaurant recommendations? We’ve got ‘em.

Need discount park tickets? We know how to snag them.

Searching for the cheapest car rentals? Not a problem.

Seeking the best microbrews in Florida? We’ll point the way.

Looking for Segway rentals? We know where.

When you rent with us, you’re treated to very personal (and very free!) vacation planning and concierge service. Everything you need, plus all that you could want. So go on, mine our knowledge for all it’s worth. That’s what we’re here for.

Stephen Ward purchased this villa in 2014

Why Stephen Ward chose Disney / Orlando


We may pride ourselves on personalized service, but part of our quality promise is actually just the opposite: We’ve taken the personal out of check-in. Forget having to meet us at the office, on our terms, during our business hours.

We’re happy to say, we’ve gone digital – at least, as far as check-in is concerned. All of our rentals have keyless entry, so there are no lockboxes, no keys to collect, and no stressful meet-ups. (We all know how fun those are, especially when you throw in elements like a delayed flight.)

When you book with us, we’ll send you a digital welcome guide, packed with helpful information about your rental and the surrounding area. And of course, we’ll let you know how to check-in.



We take great pride and joy in our vacation homes. That’s why personally inspect our rentals at least twice a year, to be sure that everything adheres to our high standards. What’s more, every year, we improve and upgrade our villas.

To us, “good enough” is never good enough; we want our vacation rentals to exceed your expectations.



We are fully licensed at both the county and state levels. First and foremost, that means we follow the rules and prioritize your safety: We’ve installed fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and emergency lighting in all the right places. We maintain tight safety measures at our pools. And all our homes are subject to periodic inspection, by the county and state, so you know that we’re still up-to-date on those safety requirements.

Our vacation rentals are legal and above-board. We pay our taxes. You can check our existence in the public records.

It all boils down to this: You, your family, and your friends are safe with us. Your booking is secure. The only thing standing between you and your dream vacation, is the Book button. Click away!

What makes this villa unique


If Oak Island and Osceola County are a golfer’s paradise, Villa Dorada is Shangri-La, located within 5 minutes of the 18-hole Mystic Dunes Golf Club, a dunes-style western nine similar to a British links course, and an eastern nine of low American classic wandering through wetlands and oak forests. This course was rated 4 stars, and ranked number 2 in “Orlando's Top 5 Golf Courses.”

What’s more, a 10-minute drive takes you to the Champions Gate International and National 18-hole courses, both of which were designed by Greg Norman. The International provides a British links-style experience, while the national is traditional American style. The David Leadbetter Golf Academy is just adjacent to these courses.

A 15-minute drive from Villa Dorada, and you’ll be standing on the green of the Celebration Golf Club, rated 4.5 stars, in the top 3 in central Florida for service, and in the top two for course conditions in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.”

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Kissimmee Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • King master en suite - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to the master bedroom, with double vanities.
    Queen bathroom - toilet , shower , Serves the Queen bedroom on the ground floor
    Jack and Jill bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the twin bedrooms on the first floor.
  • The master bathroom will impress all who stay at Villa Dorada. The toilet is separate from the bathroom itself. There is a large walk in shower, tub and twin vanities. The second bathroom on the ground floor serves the downstairs Queen bedroom whilst a further bathroom on the first floor serves the two twin bedrooms on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen bedroom - 1 queen , On the ground floor, flat screen TV
    King master suite - 1 king , Up to two cots are available for infants. Flat screen TV
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Flat screen TV, and Wii
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (including 2 infants) - 4 Bedrooms. Notes on bedrooms: Master suite is a massive 400 square feet, with a 50 inch flat screen TV. Up to two pack and play cribs are available. A Queen bedroom on the ground floor has a flat screen TV. On the first floor are two twin bedrooms. Both have flat screen TVs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Villa Dorada offers accommodation of the highest quality spread over two floors. Villa Dorada is alarmed for your security. Access is via an electronic front door lock so you are provided with a code specific to your stay. Our local management company are able to deal with any issues or questions that may arise during your stay. Web based welcome pages will provide you with a wealth of information about Villa Dorada and the local area.


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3 Miles to Disney! Villa w/Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Game Room + Mega Privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely , clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Had a great holiday staying st villa dorado . Perfect location for all attractions . Communication between the owner was fast and responsive and I would highly recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Villa as advertised on website , everything you needed for a great holiday was there for you

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was very well presented with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday, in particular the pool, hot tub and games room were well used. The Villa is situated in a great area close to Formosa shooping area and Disney & Universal parks and discount shoppng arcades. Would highly recomend and would use again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great location- home from home

  • 5 of 5

The villa had everything we needed and was in a perfect location to explore the theme parks. Nice and quiet area in the evening. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to all our friends and family. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Dorada!! Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

Arrived on 15 April and found the property to be exactly as described on the site. Absolutely brilliant time at the villa which was spacious with a master bedroom and king sized bed you need to see to believe.

Pool area and hot tub was fantastic as was the games room and the high speed internet and giant TV were all excellent for days spent relaxing at the house or after a busy day out.

As the driver it's closeness to all the parks (literally on the doorstep of Disney) was a great plus and saved a lot of driving time.

Villa was well maintained and a small issue with a cupboard door was resolved expediently by the management company within an hour of calling and who were happy to help.

Stephen was very helpful in answering any questions and the whole booking process was very easy and straightforward. When we return we will definitely be seeking to stay here again if available and I will be recommending this property to anyone traveling to Orlando. Hope to be back soon to this fantastic holiday home.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family friendly villa very close to Disney attractions!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first holiday to Florida and we wanted to stay in a private villa rather than stay in a Disney hotel. This villa is exceptional for a number of reason:

(1) Very large 4-bed villa with all mod cons;

(2) Private heated pool with covered deck space and separate hot tub;

(3) Games room, which was perfect for our kids (aged 12, 9 and 7);

(4) Proximity to Disney & Universal Studios; and

(5) 10 minutes walk from Formosa Gardens village with plenty of restaurants, grocery and other stores - the Outback Steakhouse is great, but go early as the wait time can be long!

This villa is maintained to an exceptional standard, with everything a family of up to 8 people could need. We would have no hesitation in recommending the villa to friends and we're keen to come back, which says it all about the standard of accommodation provided.

Also, the owner has been very responsive from the inquiry stage through booking and onto our stay itself! A definite 5 star experience and, for once, the photos are truly reflective of the villa!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kissimmee Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $310

Notes on prices:
Returnable security deposit £250.
Late deals possible
Early check in / late checkout £75
Pool Heating £150 per week.
BBQ Grill rental - £50 per week.
Please note that in the event of cancellation a processing fee of $125 plus tax will apply.
For those who prefer to pay in US$ or Euros then the GBP rent may be converted using £1 = $1.24 or £1 = €1.18 as at February 2017

Booking Notes:
Payment accepted by Bank transfer, Paypal, cash or cheque.(£, € or US$ are acceptable).
Balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Full terms and conditions are available on request and are provided on your making a reservation.

Changeover Day:
We have a flexible approach to arrival and departure days. Arrival can be after 4 p.m. unless by arrangement. Departure is by 10 a.m on your final morning but for those with later fights we will try and accommodate late check out on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many and various on highway 192
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Reunion, Mystic Dunes, ChampionsGate
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 192
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback, Red Lobster, Giordanno's, and many more
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary


Strange but true: A Disney mile is not the same as a mile anywhere else. At Disney, a mile means extra minutes on the road – extra miles of traffic, of waiting, of your kids’ anticipation building, and building, and building… until BAM! Meltdown. (They or you? It’s a coin toss.)

We repeat: A Disney mile is not the same as a mile anywhere else. Luckily, Villa Dorada is just three miles from Disney. Three! That’s very manageable, even with the most excited of kids (or adults; we’re all kids-at-heart when we get to Disney!). It’s so close, in fact, you can even come “home” for a mid-day meal (or nap).

Located in the Oak Island Harbor development, which is a subdivision of Formosa Gardens, Villa Dorada is convenient to everything you need, from the grocery store (3 minutes), to golf (10 5 minutes), to shopping (3 minutes). You’re also a short drive to several excellent restaurants, from big-name favourites to best-kept Kissimmee secrets. (Ask about our favourites!)

We’re adamant about ethics and honest rental descriptions, so we’ll never embellish how close our villas are to the destinations that matter to you. So, let’s cut to the chase: Villa Dorada is located about 3 miles to Disney. In are-we-there-yet?!? terms, this means:

• Magic Kingdom: 20 minutes (faster, if you hit the green lights!)

• Animal Kingdom: 5 minutes

• Hollywood Studios and Epcot: 12 minutes

• SeaWorld and Universal Studios: 20 minutes

• LEGOLAND: 30 minutes

• Busch Gardens and the Kennedy Space Center: About 75 minutes


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