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'The Retreat' Villa at Sunset Lakes - Explore Disney and Florida in style

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps upto 10, lake views, 4 bedrooms + double sofa bed/3.5 Baths,Outdoor grill

Welcome to 'The Retreat' Villa a wonderful high spec villa, with South/South East facing pool and lakefront location offering you a luxurious vacation home for your visit to Orlando.

'The Retreat' is located in a cul-de-sac with no through traffic within the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes, just 4 miles from Disney making it one of the closest rental villas available to all of the Orlando theme parks, shopping malls and many golf courses.

After a long day enjoying all that Orlando has to offer, relax and unwind around the private pool enjoying the beautiful views of Sunset Lakes and enjoy the evening entertainment of the spectacular Disney fireworks lighting up the sky.

Our beautiful 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom villa (over 2600 sq ft/over 3500 sq ft including the pool area) has recently been upgraded to a high standard, amongst the many upgrades are flat screen cable TV/DVD combo’s in all bedrooms, a large 60” flat screen cable TV and state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player in the family room, iPod docks in all bedrooms and a fantastic outdoor entertainment area including fridge, sink, grill and cable TV.

The villa’s private pool overlooks the beautiful Sunset Lake, the pool is not overlooked from either side offering you the highest level of privacy. The pool can be illuminated with bright LED pool lighting. Make the most of your time at 'The Retreat' villa and enjoy the pool all day and night with our unique poolside outdoor entertainment area with grill, sink, and refrigerator and cable flatscreen TV. We are also pleased to be able to offer a smaller shallow pool suitable for younger children, this adjoins the main pool.

The decking around the pool has ample furniture for all your needs including sun loungers, a high top table and bar stools aswell as a breakfast table and seating.

'The Retreat' benefits from two excellent sized master suites, each master suite has a King size bed, flatscreen TV/DVD combo with 100s of cable channels including movies and sports, iPod docks, oval bath tub, walk in shower, his and her sinks, WC and large walk-in closets. Both master suites have fantastic views overlooking Sunset Lake.

Two Disney themed twin rooms (Micky Mouse/Minnie Mouse themes), both of which have twin beds, iPod docks, flatscreen TV/DVD combo with cable including kids entertainment channels and large closets.

The main family room has 3 large comfortable sofas positioned around a fantastic 60inch flatscreen smart TV/DVD combo with cable channels, also in the family room is a state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player providing all the entertainment you could need.

A separate living area which we call the lounge room offers two further large sofa’s, one of which can be converted into a double sofa bed (bedding provided), and a dining room with seating for six.

The open plan large kitchen and breakfast area overlooks the family room and also has a dining table with seating for six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer with ice-maker and water dispenser, microwave oven, electric oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, food disposal and telephone (free USA wide calls).

Each room has in addition to full air conditioning, an overhead ceiling fan. This includes the pool deck keeping you cool in the fantastic Florida sun.

‘The Retreat’ continues to provide for our visitors with a large games room which is home to a pool table, table football/multi game table, darts board, a Playstation 2 with games, a TV and HiFi system, it even has A/C

For your enjoyment we have provided an extensive DVD selection and book library at ‘The Retreat’.

Sunset Lakes is a gated community with community pool and children's play area just two minutes walk away from ‘The Retreat’. In addition just 30seconds walk from the villa is a beautiful fishing dock available for your use (fishing rods provided).

There are over 20 golf courses within a very short distance from Sunset Lakes including Orange Lake, Mystic Dunes, Celebration and Falcons Fire. Feel free to visit local golf shops/outlets who are more than happy to offer advice on course condition and normally provide vouchers for cheaper green fee’s.

The Formosa Gardens shopping Plaza is about one mile from the house. It boasts several restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chinese, Italian and a new Sushi Bar. There is also crazy golf course.


• 2 Master bedroom suites including King

size beds and large en-suite bathrooms

• 2 Twin bedrooms

• Sofa bed in lounge room if required (bedding provided)

• Open plan kitchen

• Dining area

• Large Games room

• Laundry room

• Private screened pool with extended decking

• Additional shallow pool ideal for young children

• Shaded lanai


• High-speed wireless internet

• High definition cable TV with 100’s of

channels including sports and music

• Flatscreen TV/DVD combo’s in all room

• 60” flatscreen TV/DVD in front room

• iPod docks in all bedrooms

• iPod dock/radio/CD player in front room

• PlayStation 2/TV and stereo in games room

• Outdoor entertainment area including grill, fridge, sink and cable TV

• Free local and long distance calls in USA

• Air conditioning

• Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas

• Extended pool decking area

• Baby equipment (stroller, stairguard, high chair and travel cot)

• High quality bedding

• High quality bath towels and pool towels provided

• Hair dryers in all bedrooms

• Fishing rods

• Books and DVD’s

• Professional management company available 24/7

• Guest digital safe

• House alarm with 24/7 monitoring

Keywords: Large detached home, Disney, lake, lakefront, lakeside, waterview, waterside, gated community, villa, private pool

More Details

Brian Williams
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Brian Williams

Hi, we are Brian & Carol ,Tony & Karen, Carly & Steven. We bought this gorgeous property as our home in Florida. We are completely thrilled and over the moon to own such a dream property, we renovated the house when we purchased it and continue to upgrade 'The Retreat', our aim is to make 'The Retreat' the perfect home away from home for ourselves and our guests.

Brian Williams purchased this villa in 2013

Why Brian Williams chose Sunset Lakes

From the moment we saw this villa we knew it was the one, with the magnificent Sunset Lake at the rear and the spacious plot 'The Retreat' occupies. 'The Retreat' has unrivalled privacy rarely found in the rental areas surrounding Disney. Sunset Lakes close proximity to Disney means you can spend more time enjoying the villa and the parks and less time travelling.

What makes this villa unique

'The Retreat' Villa has unparalled unobstructed panoramic views of Sunset Lake and complete privacy from our neighbours, at 'The Retreat' you will truly be able to relax in what we believe is paradise. Being on the lake and also so near the fishing pier, playground and community pool offers added convenience for our guests. We believe that once you have stayed at 'The Retreat' you will most definately be wanting to return.


Sunset Lakes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet zone from 10pm to 8am
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • En-Suite Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Part of master suite (1)
    En-Suite Bathroom (2) - toilet , tub , shower , Part of master suite (2)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom for the 2 twin rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , WC and sink located on the ground floor
  • En-Suite master bathrooms have a bath, walk in shower, his and hers sinks, WC and walk in closets. Bathroom 3 is on the 1st floor and is Disney themed with a bath/shower, WC and sink. Bathroom 4 is on the ground floor and consists of WC and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite (1) - 1 king , With large en-suite bathroom
    Master Suite (2) - 1 king , With large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 (Minnie Mouse Theme) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 (Mickey Mouse Theme) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
    Sofa Bed (Lounge Room) - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in the Lounge Room - bedding provided
  • Master Suite (1) - Californian King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, his and her basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Master Suite (2) - Californian King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, his and her basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful views overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (1) - Minnie Mouse theme, newly fitted furniture, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock, closet and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (2) - Micky Mouse theme, newly fitted furniture, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock and closet. Lounge Room - Two large comfortable sofas, one of the sofa can be turned into a double sofa bed if required (bedding provided)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fantastic lake views from the deck and pool. Private pool with kiddie splash pool. Outside entertainment area and extended deck with grill, fridge, sink and flatscreen cable TV. Fully equipped games room Newly installed house alarm for your added security


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'The Retreat' Villa at Sunset Lakes - Explore Disney and Florida in style
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived just in time for watching the fireworks on the first night and spent a lot of time outside in the pool after our daily activities. Very close to all the attractions and lots of room for our family to enjoy the space. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide the best we can and continue to improve our Florida home. The pool has recently been retiled and resurfaced and is obviously a big hit with guests . We are really pleased that the last family had a great time at The Retreat and we would welcome them back There are other improvements scheduled to enhance your stay so why not give us a try
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Absolutely beautiful & Out of this world!

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank Brian & his family for letting us stay at their beautiful Florida home.

We’ve stayed at sunset lakes in the past but this villa was literally out of this world. After landing at Orlando airport we were a bit worse for wear from the long flight & queues at the airport, but after arriving at the retreat our spirits were soon lifted. As soon as we pulled up in the pretty lit driveway we knew this villa was going to be beautiful, & yes it was. From entering the front door we were literally wowed at how clean & beautifully presented this villa was. After looking around the huge spectacular bedrooms & ensuites we entered outside to the pool area & were speechless at how amazing it was (my partner had tears in her eyes, although she denies it, haha), the view of the whole lake was out of this world, It was like looking at something on a postcard. Our first night we had a Chinese delivery & sat watching the Disney fireworks in the distance followed by a few hours in the games room where you could play pool, darts, foosball or the PlayStation. Everything you needed was here even down to beach towels.

After our busy days walking the parks we enjoyed coming back to the retreat & relaxing watching the wildlife (ducks, cranes, squirrels etc) & the world go by, it was perfect. If it wasn’t for already buying our park tickets online I don’t think my partner would have left the villa she loved it so much. Our day of traveling home our flight wasn’t until 5.30 & check out was at 10am but Brian let us stay until 2pm. We honestly didn’t want to leave this beautiful villa & now we’re back home we can’t wait to go back. We highly recommend this villa to everyone & again would like to thank Brian & his family for letting us stay at their beautiful tranquil home.

Stephen, Sasha, Sophie & Joel. South Wales, UK X

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the retreat despite having to leave early because of hurricane Irma. Brian was brilliant to deal with, answering any queries we had very promptly and even offering the villa for longer should we have not been able to get a flight out in time. Sunset lakes is a lovely community, quiet, small, well kept and very safe. The villa itself is superb. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you may need. The pool area and outside kitchen was lovely. The villa sits on a lake and was without a doubt the best view we have ever had and it was lovely to watch the Disney fireworks at night. I have visited Kissimmee many many times before and always have a villa check list for my search and the retreat really did tick every box. The layout was great, especially with the two master suites , the beds were very comfortable and the small details made such a difference, like the motion sensor nightlight between the twin bedrooms. Location was great, not far from all the parks and other amenities, shops and restaurants along the 192. The villa is also well stocked with bath and beach towels, books and DVD's. The whole villa was clean and comfortable. We will definitely be returning within the next 18 months, probably not in hurricane season, and we would be absolutely delighted to stay there again.

Very highly recommended. Thank you Brian.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, view fantastic, villa as described. Caring owners with brilliant communication.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 weeks in The Retreat and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The location is perfect for shops, restaurants and the trips to the theme parks. The nightly fireworks seen from the pool side whilst sipping a Malibu was the perfect end to many of our days. Having 2 families share this amazing size villa was brilliant. 2 master en-suites meant little discussion on who should sleep where as both sets of adults had equal luxury to their stay. There was no shortage of TV's should you wish to spend your time watching them, our time however was spent round the pool when we were not out sight seeing, shopping or theme parking. We spent many hours just watching the lake, hopeful to see the 'Alligator', we thought we saw something during one thunder storm, but found the binoculars too late to confirm sighting. The information book left in the villa was very useful, sadly though we were not golfers, but if you are there is a whole page of them near this villa. Restaurants visited included, The Outback, Applebees, Panda Express, Olive Garden, Golden Corral, Mannys Steakhouse and The Cheesecake Factory. Breakfast was at the villa, toast, bagel or cereal whilst watching the sun come up at the breakfast table, just perfect. Ice cold water and ice available at all times from the fridge meant we were not de-hydrated. The villa has 2 seating areas, but we only managed to find the time to sit in one area, the one by the kitchen. The settees here were comfortable and a great place to gather before exiting for the day. There is everything supplied in the villa for your stay, plenty of mugs, plates and glasses both for pool use and indoor use. Pots, pans, tea pots, coffee machine etc. Pool towels are provided and there was no end of bath towels. We shopped at Super Target for our groceries, but this store has much, much more than just food. We would return, yes, most definitely. Communication with Brian both before and during our stay was speedy and most welcome, even with issues that were not related to the villa itself, so our thanks go especially to Brian, the management company and the residents association of Sunset lakes. Thank you so much for making our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa everything was just perfect. From start to finish Brian was a dream to deal with, the location and setting of the villa was perfect, its furnished to a very high standard ( tho the cable box could do with an upgrade no HD ) the villa was spotless when we arrived. Would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending or rebooking, sooooo wish we could have stayed longer but all good things must come to an end. Thank you Brian for everything hope to be back very soon.

Gordon Anderson (Glasgow)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gordon, Thank you for the 5* review and choosing 'The Retreat' for your vacation. We have a fantastic cleaning staff who work very hard to make sure 'The Retreat' is presented perfectly for our guests arrival and we are pleased you found 'The Retreat' as spotless as we would expect, we will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our team. We hope to see you again back at 'The Retreat' very soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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An Amazing Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we received our welcome letter and comprehensive directions/useful information from the owner, we had a good feeling about our impending visit to The Retreat, and we were not disappointed. Access to the property via a unique entry code was straight forward, and despite being tired following our transatlantic flight, and shopping en route, we felt at home the minute we walked through the front door. The whole house had a light and airy feel to it, the soft furnishings were luxurious yet homely, and the extra large king bed in the master bedroom on the first floor was oh so comfy (can't vouch for the other beds as there were only the two of us, but they all looked to be of similar high quality). The Disney themed twin bedrooms and family bathroom are a lovely touch and will surely delight any children staying at the property. The house very much felt like a "home" due to all the extras we found such as books, CDs, DVDs, games etc as well as a plentiful supply of towels, pool towels, bed linen etc and a fully equipped kitchen. The outside space and pool were an absolute delight, along with the games room which was also well equipped and great fun. We opted to have the pool heated for the week and found it to be lovely and warm (especially if kept covered when not in use). As if all of the above was not enough, the location of the property is perfect for access to all of the theme parks, and within very easy reach of numerous food outlets situated along the US 192. It is situated in a very safe and peaceful gated residential community with amazing views across the lake - just the perfect setting to return to after a full on day at the parks! To summarise, we found the photographs and description of the property and facilities to be accurate, and the owner to be extremely easy and friendly to deal with. We would not hesitate recommending The Retreat to friends and family, and, in fact, have already booked to take our children and grandchildren back for an extended stay in 2018!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for 'The Retreat' and we are delighted you had such a good time. After a long flight we know the last thing our guests want to do is drive around trying to find a location where keys are waiting, so our state of the art electronic keypad system takes the stress away and our guests are given a unique code to gain access to 'The Retreat' for the duration of their stay. We cannot wait to see you and your family back in 2018. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Orange Lake
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Junction 64 , I4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster plus others
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Gulf Coast
Car: necessary

The Retreat villa occupies possibly the best position on Sunset Lakes for proximity to community pool and play area, fishing deck but also quiet cul de sac position with no through traffic. The Retreat has beautiful views of Sunset Lake and an early wake up is rewarded with a views of a breathtaking sunrise over Sunset Lake.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Utilites, Air conditioning/heating, quality bed linen, towels (including pool towels), high speed wireless internet & local and mainland USA phone calls, a high chair and travel cot.

Pool heating - £15 per day
Additional maid clean(during stay) - £100 per clean

UK customers - Bank transfer, PayPal or cheque
Oversee's customers - Bank transfer or PayPal

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.