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Sun! Sun! Sun! Privacy, Relaxation And 5 Miles To Disney. """

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

The South Facing Shimmering Pool Is The Focal Point Of This Tropical Retreat.

Whether you drench in sunlight or pool water, you’ll appreciate the privacy afforded with this large two bedroom/two bathroom open concept home. Great for those wanting relaxation and privacy and there are no rear neighbors and fencing all around. On the other side of the fence is a green belt that goes onto Mystic Dunes Golf course. There is a covered lanai that allows you to sit in the shade while dining poolside, or read a book while the kids splash the day away.

Inside, you’ll feel the Caribbean influences of the cool azure interior decor. Bright and fully tiled, the living room is large enough for the whole gang to gather and discuss the day’s adventures. The overstuffed sofa and chairs will cradle your theme-park weary bones.

The Master Bedroom has its own view and access to the pool. Watch the water or the television from the comfort of the queen size bed. The generous master bathroom offers a large walk in closet and a bright airy dressing area. The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds and easy access to a bathroom and the pool.

The fully equipped kitchen has its own breakfast table with a view of the neighborhood. The Dining room table is ready for the chef’s pride or a call to the local pizza parlor. When you want the options of both adventure and relaxation, Beauty’s Rest is the best!

More Details

Russell and Jackie Herder
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Russell and Jackie Herder

Russ and Jackie were both in the travel business. Russ was in shipping and Jackie worked for the airlines. We had done a lot of travelling and knew what we wanted. A place to get away and relax. We loved the Disney area and when we found this house it was perfect in all aspects to what we believed we wanted and for others. We wanted a south facing pool where there was a lot of sun throughout the day and a private back yard that did not back onto another house. A safe neighborhood where I could go running, walking or biking. A house that was split design so when we invited friends down or family the bedrooms would be on either side of the house. A bathroom that has a door onto the pool for obvious reasons. A shaded area as I can only take so much sun. Also I wanted to see water spills on the pool and palm trees to look at in the back yard. We also wanted to make sure the property was clean and kept up - we bought it brand new. The house has had furniture and pool up dated and there is always up keep in painting. We got rid of the carpet and love the tiled floor through out which is great for people with sensitivities. We still love the place and hope you will as well.

Why Russell and Jackie Herder chose Kissimmee

We chose this property due to its close proximity to Disney World (5 miles). The property is in a cul-de-sac away from traffic. The house is a large two bedroom open concept design with lots of natural light. The private backyard and not having houses behind us was important. And most of all having southern exposure and the sun on the pool throughout the day.

What makes this house unique

SOUTH FACING POOL! From morning to late afternoon you have the sun. Nothing is worse than having a pool and you are in the shade for most of the day. NO REAR NEIGHBOURS. Compare with other homes that have houses and pools right behind them. Privacy and less noise. The view from our fenced in back yard is natural vegetation (hear the birds) and our own palm trees.

We maintain our home. Continually updating furniture and appliances. New wall mounted Smart TV in master bedroom, new refrigerator, pool resurfaced and tiled, pool deck repainted, complete new Air Conditioning system to ensure you are always comfortable, even a newly reshingled roof so you are safe and secure in all weather. We are the original owners and have kept it because we love the location and the home.


Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - master bedroom has walk in closet, ensuite bathroom, and sliding doors onto the pool deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
Trash: Recyclables and trash are picked up once a week. Sorting details are explained in the home reference book and on the recyclable bin. New county "Green" initatives are quite strict. If the trash or recyclables bin is rejected by the authorities there will have to charge $35 to have the garbage resorted properly.


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Sun! Sun! Sun! Privacy, Relaxation And 5 Miles To Disney.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Roomy and clean. Very nice house!

  • 4 of 5

We are family of four with two older teens. The house had nice space for all, solid amenities and was very clean and bright. The TVs were very nice too. The only thing we wished we had known up front was that we needed to request the pool heat in advance. We did not know this and thus, we were not able to use the pool as it was a bit too cool. We did enjoy our stay at Beauty's Rest. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So we can better improve the information we send out to guest we would appreciate your advice with regards pool heat. Particularly your comment that " The only thing we wished we had known up front was that we needed to request the pool heat in advance. We did not know this and thus, we were not able to use the pool as it was a bit too cool." When you initially made your booking on Aug 19 we advised "FYI pool heat is an additional $XX/ day plus tax, total $XXX.XX and is not included in this quote. Pool temp is set at 85F. We use an electric heat pump along with a pool blanket to heat the pool. The pool blanket should be kept on the pool over night and if you are going out for the day particularly on cooler days." Again on Jan 3 approx. a week before your arrival we advised, "Although the weather looks good for your arrival the temps have been very cold the last few days with tonight and tomorrow night forecasted to go below freezing. The water temp of the pool will be quite cold while you are there. We would just like to remind you of the pool heat option." We realize how disappointed you must have been when you had this beautiful pool at the home and realized that the water temperature was really being too cold to use. So we can better advise our guest we would really appreciate your advice on how we could improve our communication with regards the need to request pool heat in advance.
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So nice so good - hope to come back

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean and spacius. Loved our vacation in this house and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was the perfect stay.

Before arriving, we had some complications due to Hurricane Irma. My girlfriends' flight into the US got changed twice, and Russel and Jackie were extremely accommodating and responsive, letting us change our dates more than once! This proved extremely helpful and meant we didn't have to cancel our holiday all together.

As far as the property is concerned, it was everything we needed. It is a great size, there was only 2 of us and could have easily fitted 6. We were especially impressed with the amenities- beach towels, lots of bath towels,flannels, washing and cleaning products for the kitchen etc, it seemed not much had been forgotten about, the little things that usually go missed in places like these.

The file contacting all info about how to use appliances etc was great, the wifi is pretty fast too!

The location was great for us too, it was only 15 minutes to Disneyworld and Disney Springs, which enabled us to take an uber so we could have drinks (12$ each way). The outlet malls were a little further, about 30 minutes but not an issue.

It is a little out the way from any kind of convenience store, so if you forget the milk, you may struggle a little!

The pool was great, however a little dirty but I suspect this was possibly due to the hurricane. We also found a few bugs crawling around in the kitchen,but again nothing too off putting,just one of those things I guess.

All in all this whole heartedly deserves the 5 stars awarded, and we would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely property, well located near Disney World resorts and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely property. It is well decorated and well kept, with all the facilities you need, including fully equipped kitchen , comfortable lounge, 2 en-suite bathrooms, washing m/c & dryer in garage, and my favourite the private pool and outside area.

The property is in a nice area, 5 mins drive from restaurants and shops, and 15 min drive from Disney World parks.

Hurricane Irma hit while we were staying there. The owner and agent looking after the property were helpful and gave advice and we felt very secure.

We will definitely look to stay here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 just finished up a stay in Orlando. The house was clean and the perfect size for us. The pool was a great place to unwind and relax. It was about a 25 minute drive for us to Universal and about 10 minutes to WDW. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks for the making it a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Amazing Amazing, perfect location, perfect property and perfect hosts .

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a three week stay with my wife and two boys aged 13 and 10 at this property. This holiday was our once in a lifetime holiday to Orlando and I spent a lot of time researching properties. There are very few two bed houses as most seem to be 5/6 bedroom and I did not want this as there was only 4 of us. So when I found this property I read all the reviews looked at the location and decided to take the plunge and book through Jackie and Russell . They have been great hosts and proveded detailed information i needed prior to arrival . When we got there the place was spotless very modern and has everything you need for a perfect holiday . It's only 15 minutes to the Disney parks , 20 minutes to seaworld and 25 minutes to universal . It's at the end of a cul de sac so is nice and quiet and on a beautifully kept housing estate and the house itself is perfectly maintained . My boys loved swimming in the pool on the return from a day at the parks . The house is very spacious and the perfect place to relax. I cannot rate this propert high enough as it really contributed to us having a great holiday . So if you are considering booking in Orlando don't waste any more time just book this place and you won't be dissapoted . If you don't then someone else will. A big thanks to Russell and Jackie for letting us stay in their beautiful house .

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexican Restaurant
Flippers Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Sweet Tomatoes- Kissimmee
Bahama Breeze
Caribbean Restaurant
Burger Craft
Hamburger Restaurant
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Shop
Oishi Japanese Cuisine
Japanese Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Taste of China
Chinese Restaurant
Miller's Ale House - Kissimmee
Sports Bar
Pizza Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
The Mighty Jungle Golf Adventure
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House
Pollo Tropical
Latin American Restaurant
Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Golden China Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Clay Oven Indian Cuisine
Indian Restaurant
Wildside Bar & Grille
Barbecue Restaurant
Sakura Asian Fusion
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Lighthouse Lobster Feast
Ponderosa Steakhouse
Steak House
Villaggio Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Boma - Flavors of Africa
East African Restaurant
Jiko - The Cooking Place
South African Restaurant
Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar
The Mara
American Restaurant
Satu'li Canteen
Asian Restaurant
Kosher Hotel
Kosher Restaurant
It's So Good Coffee
Coffee Shop
Pongu Pongu
Rainforest Cafe
River Island Grilling Company
Nomad Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom
African Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Creature Comforts
American Restaurant
Tusker House Restaurant
African Restaurant
Dawa Bar
Dino-Bite Snacks
Snack Bar
Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
Coffee Shop
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
African Restaurant
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Flame Tree Barbecue
Barbecue Restaurant
Kilimanjaro Safaris
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.5%

Pool heat is additional. Please contact owner for cost.
When paying by PayPal there is a 2.9% fee charged by them. This is deducted from your security deposit when it is returned after your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.