About the property
- Villa2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
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. And free Wi-Fi that covers the whole house and the pool deck!.
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.
♠♠♠ SPACIOUS FAMILY LIVING ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ ULTRA PRIVATE ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ SOUTHWEST-FACING SWIMMING POOL ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ SOAK IN YOUR PRIVATE HOT TUB ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ FAST, WHOLE-HOME FREE WIFI INTERNET ♠♠♠
Need to stay connected? No problem. Our high-speed free WiFi internet covers the entire home, and even extends out over the pool deck. So go on, upload that poolside selfie.
♠♠♠ HUGE MASTER SUITE ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ FULLY EQUIPPED GAMES ROOM ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ LOTS OF AMENITIES FOR KIDS ♠♠♠
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.
♠♠♠ PRIVATELY OWNED AND LOCALLY MANAGED ♠♠♠
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.)
♠♠♠ TRUSTWORTHY ♠♠♠
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!
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
About Stephen Ward
♠♠♠ LIGHTNING-FAST, PERSONALIZED SERVICE ♠♠♠ 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 Four Corners
♠♠♠ A STRESS-FREE WELCOME ♠♠♠ 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. ---------------------------------- ♠♠♠ RECENT UPGRADES ♠♠♠ 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. ---------------------------------- ♠♠♠ FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED ♠♠♠ 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
♠♠♠ “DRIVING” DISTANCE TO GOLF ♠♠♠ 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.”
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Family Florida Vacation
Great three weeks in Orlando area. This property is excellently situated for access to Disney World parks. The villa is well fitted out and the property owners easily contactable to answer any questions you may have whilst there. There are all the usual eating places within a few minutes drive so, whilst the kitchen is fully kitted out, no one needs to slave over making meals if they don't want to. Nice sized pool for cooling off after a hard day's park visit.
Home from home
We loved the villa and it really was home from home, it was huge and had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again if we come back!
Lovely , clean and spacious
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
Superb Villa as advertised on website , everything you needed for a great holiday was there for you
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.
Lovely villa, great location- home from home
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!
Villa Dorada!! Brilliant stay
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.
♠♠♠ LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! ♠♠♠
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
Rates & Availability
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Notes on prices: Returnable security deposit £250. Late deals possible Early check in / late checkout $75 plus tax at 13.5% Pool Heating - $30 per day / $180 per week plus tax BBQ Grill rental - from $60 per week plus tax 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 = $1.35 or £1 = €1.13 as at April 2018 Booking Notes: Payment accepted by Bank transfer, Paypal, cash or cheque.(£, € or US$ 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.