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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.

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 which boasts 3 championship courses 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. A new addition also is the 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

• Newly installed 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

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 Kissimmee

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 4.85 based on 20 reviews


  • 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: Jun 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: Nov 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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Guests from upstate New York

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 2 parents, and two 22yr old sons. We have stayed at the resort 3 times previously with prior owners...this is the first with Brian. The home is just as comfortable as it always has been. My husband (carpenter) had a few points...soffit needs repair on back of house, refrigerator needs to be leveled and secured and drain on pool deck seemed to be clogged. He and sons caught and released 38 bass! Best fishing in years. Pool heat was not needed. New outdoor furniture very nice. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of leftover supplies....I know I know it is listed as such but we have rented homes for the last 16 yrs and have never had such minimum supplies.....we have always left our "Leftovers ie paper plates, napkins, dish soap, baggies, etc" and appreciated when others did as well...perhaps maybe this practice can be installed again...I assume the cleaning company removes the leftovers. We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to the upcoming stays in the future. BRIAN was very easy and nice to work with...Thanks for a great stay! JULIE

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, Thank you for leaving a 5* review for 'The Retreat' and also thank you for visiting again, return visitors are always a huge compliment. We work hard with our management company to ensure 'The Retreat' maintains the high standards our guests expect and any repairs are carried out as soon as they are reported or found so thank you for notifying us. That sounds like a huge fish and one of the biggest we have heard of being caught in the stunning Sunset Lake, hopefully your be back soon to catch him again once he gets a little bigger :-)! We look forward to seeing you and your family back at 'The Retreat'. 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Loved our stay at The Retreat

  • 5 of 5

After 5 busy days at New York it was great to arrive at The Retreat and totally relax.

The villa was beautiful and just as pictured on the website. It was very modern and clean. My hubby thought it was a bonus being able to watch premiership football on the tv. We loved the heated pool and made good use of it, the view from the pool area was lovely. We also enjoyed sitting out at the pool at night watching the Disney fireworks around 9.00pm.

The Retreat is around 5/10 minute traffic dependent drive away from Rolling Oaks which has lots of nice restaurants Longhorn, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Texas Roadhouse and more.

Brian was great to deal with and very speedy with his replies. Loved our stay and tried to return later this year but already booked. We will definitely return our next again trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley, Thank you for your review and we are pleased 'The Retreat' was as relaxing as you hoped after the hustle and bustle of New York. The restaurants you listed are some of our personal favourites and a great place to grab an early dinner and then get back to watch the spectacular Disney fireworks from the extended decking of 'The Retreat'. We look forward to you returning to 'The Retreat' soon. 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Love your Home

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed having Christmas at your lovely home we were there for eleven days.We had 14 day tickets for Busch Gardens, Sea World, and Aquatica Water Park, it sure was nice to have some place nice to come home to.The pool and was very relaxing after a long day and the view of the lake was gorgeous.It was nice to be able to be outside barbecue supper on the built in grill and watch the kids in the pool at the same time.We are already starting to plan our trip to visit your home again soon.

Penny and Tom Meinhardt

Port Huron, Mi.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Penny and Tom, Thank you for choosing 'The Retreat' as the location for you and your family to spend Christmas and we are delighted it lived up to your expectations. It sounds like you had a busy time enjoying all the attractions and we are pleased 'The Retreat' provided you with the tranquil home away from home you need at the end of a long day. Overlooking the beautiful Sunset Lake and enjoying a family meal around 'The Retreat' pool, sounds like the perfect end of the day to us. We hope to see you back at 'The Retreat' soon. Thank you, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
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Very clean, very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with plenty of room. Good location. Strange was that there was nothing left from previous vacationers. Not even salt and pepper or some dishwasing soap. We left behind dishwash tablet, salt&pepper, ketchup, mutsaard, laundry detergent, wine, chips. I can not believe that other people take everything back home, you can't take it on the airplane.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janneke, Thank you for leaving a 5* review and for choosing 'The Retreat' for your vacation, we appreciate there is plenty of choice out there. We do provide a small amount of items to help our guests settle in (toilet rolls, trash bags, dishwasher tablet, etc...) but most perishable items are removed by our cleaners for hygiene reasons and we do advise that a shopping trip is necessary to stock 'The Retreat' to individual guest preference. Thank you and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. '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.


Rates & Availability

Sunset Lakes Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Rate
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Feb 10 2018 - Feb 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Mar 31 2018 - Apr 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
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May 26 2018 - Jun 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Jul 14 2018 - Aug 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
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Oct 20 2018 - Oct 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
Peak Rate
Feb 9 2019 - Feb 17 2019
5 night minimum stay
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Mar 30 2019 - Apr 7 2019
5 night minimum stay
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May 25 2019 - Jun 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
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Jul 13 2019 - Aug 25 2019
5 night minimum stay
Peak Rate
Oct 19 2019 - Oct 27 2019
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 5 2020
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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 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 30 days before arrival date.
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