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Superb Lake View Pool Villa. Games Rm, Wi-Fi + Disney 10 Mins!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 10-12)

There are so many Villas to choose from in Orlando, but what makes our Villa different from the others?

Usually the answer is location, location, location but with our home it is not only our location (only 10 minutes to Disney) but also crucially that our beautiful home is so private and not overlooked!

The best just got better! New 50 inch LED TV with HD channels, new valuables safe, new themed Angry Birds twin room in addition to the much loved Mickey Mouse room, new multi burner BBQ, all great improvements for 2014.

The very last thing you need when you arrive at your dream holiday Villa full of expectation is to have another Villa backing directly on to you with the resulting lack of privacy and noise at all hours of the day from their Pool. That is what makes our home so special. There is NO house behind you, just our huge extended Deck, beautiful Pool, huge 6 foot Spa, huge Gas BBQ with 6 burners and Searer setting and a stunning view of a Conservation Area and Lake with views of the Disney Fireworks from the Magic Kingdom every night.

Add to this that there are only 58 homes in our gated Community and you can see why The Abbey is so popular. Nothing but nothing compares to stepping from the downstairs Master on to our Deck at 7.45 a.m. to watch the sky full of Hot Air Balloons lazily drifting over our Conservation Area!! It truly has to be seen to be believed!!

When you then consider the standard of our Management Team, the incredible list of equipment such as solid Oak furniture throughout the ground floor, two King Bedrooms, one Queen Bedroom, 2 themed Twin Bedrooms one Disney, the other Angry Birds, new 50 inch LED TV with HD channels plus 6 other T.V's, Dressed Windows, Games Room with Pool Table, Air Hockey, Foosball and Table Tennis, Broadband Internet PC, Wi-Fi, Home Cinema System, Spa, Balcony, Gas BBQ, DVD Players, Valuables Safe, CCTV in Community, Ceiling Fans throughout and the fact that we so close to all attractions, then you can see why the same guests return year after year. It is possible to watch the entire Fireworks show (which starts at 10.00 p.m.) in the Magic Kingdom, walk down Main Street, USA, take the Monorail to the Car Park, take the Mickey Train to your car section, find your car and drive back to our house and be in the Spa with a Cold Beer by 11.00 p.m.....I know because I have done it!!!

Every year when we visit Orlando, our Villa gets better and better! We reinvest in it every year so that it constantly improves. We now have a feature solid Oak Sleigh Bed in the downstairs Master along with solid oak living and dining room furniture. We also have a wonderful Community clubhouse with huge community pool, Gym, Tennis Courts and even a Beach Volley Ball court. We have added Free calls to all of the U.S. and Canada. Our reason for constantly upgrading is to ensure that our guests return again and again!

So, why don't you treat yourself to one of the top 5% Villas in Orlando at a very reasonable price....we want you and your family to have the vacation of a lifetime!

'The proof of the pudding is the eating' as they say in Ireland so here are just two of the countless Testimonials that we have received both from American, Canadian and U.K. families.

Hi Ross, I think I have to say that out of the seven or eight times I've been to Orlando (benefits of working for an airline!), staying at your villa made it the most enjoyable trip! It really is a lovely place and your website shows everything but until you get there, you don't realise how great it is. The directions were perfect as well. I know the area pretty well but after a long flight, it was good to have such precise instructions. I've already recommended it to a couple of people and they are having a look at the site. Forsdick Family, Sussex, U.K.

Hi Ross, I have been meaning to write you. The house was more than your pictures say. You should really get some better photos done, they really do not show the size of the house. We walked in and stood and said WOW! Everyone was so pleased. We had a wonderful time and would love to rent the house the next time we come down. I will also tell family about your house. We truly had a great time. Happy Holidays. Nordstrom Family, Mt. Bethel, PA, USA

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More Details

Owner
Ross Barry
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Ross Barry

I am a Financial Adviser based in Dublin, Ireland married to Linda with 3 kids Gavin, Keith & Bronwen. Apart from my Holiday Home letting (hobby!!), I like to play Golf, I fly small planes and I enjoy swimming and skiing.

Ross Barry purchased this house in 2003

Why Ross Barry chose Davenport

As a family we love Orlando. The climate, attractions and the cheap flying (one of my hobbies) made it a simple decision to buy there! The Abbey is a stunning Community and out of all the choices available to me it was an easy decision with its fantastic views, huge space and the fact that it was so close to everything. We paid for a premium lot to give us that amazing view whilst also installing a Spa and Balcony all of which are items I would love to have myself if I was renting a Villa. In simple terms, I would expect a high standard if I was renting a house myself and that is the standard I give to our guests at The Abbey!

What makes this house unique

I love the fact that every morning at about 7.45 a.m. the sky over The Abbey is filled with Hot Air Balloons! In the evening, you can listen to the amazing chorus of frogs and crickets close to the lake. The whole house is so large and spacious with massive Pool Deck. The spaciousness is fabulous and the house is so well designed that when I have to leave to travel back to Ireland to my home, I am missing it before I even leave!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ross,

Counting down the days till we are at our (your) winter home. As soon as we leave our home we know it's nothing but relaxation and fun with no surprises at your villas. Homes away from home. Thanks, Linda
Oct 2011
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Amenities

The Abbey at West Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master 1 - 1 king
    Master 2 - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Angry Birds Bedroom! - 2 twin/ single
    Disney Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2) Two wonderful King Beds with Master 1 having a King size solid Oak Sleigh Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful Queen Bed in Bedroom # 3, Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Community Pool, Fitness Room, Beach Volley Ball Court and Tennis Courts. Both Masters have DVD Players Main sitting room has Home Cinema Surround Sound System All downstairs windows are dressed including the two Master Suites Magnificent solid oak Sleigh Bed in Master 1 All downstairs furniture is luxurious Solid Oak

Reviews

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Superb Lake View Pool Villa. Games Rm, Wi-Fi + Disney 10 Mins!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 55 reviews
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Wonderful Vacation House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house!! Plenty of space for 3 separate families! The pool and patio was awesome, we couldn't get the kids out of it!! Enclosed patio kept out the bugs and did give a view of the fireworks at night! Location to the Disney parks was great! About 15-20 minutes to each one, super easy! We couldn't have asked for better people to communicate with, they always responded quickly and were very helpful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Vacation Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! When we arrived we were amazed at how spacious the house was-6 adults, 3 children and 2 pups and had tons of room to spare. The layout of the house made it easy to get ready in the morning to head out to Disney. The property was very clean and well maintained. Game room was a hit! The pool was wonderful after a long day at the parks. You can see fireworks from Disney from the pool area at night and hot air balloons in the morning. Publix and restaurants located within 2 miles of the villa (Millers Ale House was one of our favorite restaurants). It only took us about 15-20 minutes to get to Disney! This definitely felt like home away from home. Ross responded quickly to any questions. I highly recommend this villa. We hope to return next year. Thank you so much Ross!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fall River
5

Perfect Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

June/July 2017

Jon/Trish R

We rent a vacation home in Florida once a year and this one has been by far the best one yet. Very spacious and close to everything. It takes about a 15 to 20 minutes to get to Disney parks due to traffic. About 10 minutes to a Publix , Restaurants and a Walgreens. A perfect outdoor patio and pool area with bbq that you can also enjoy Disney fireworks from at night. I read on a previous review that stairgates didn't work, we had a puppy and a little one so we used the stairgates and they worked perfectly fine. Also the washer and dryer work perfectly as well. I was able to get all my laundry done and took everything back home clean. Ross was very easy to deal with. Responded quickly to all inquiries and emails. I would definitely recommend this home to family and friends. Thank You Ross!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yorktown, VA
5

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at this property and we continue to love it! The location is great and the neighborhood is quiet. Many conveniences close by and the area has grown with each visit...grocery, drug stores, restaurants and more. The house itself is large and in great shape. Pool, hot tub and outdoor space are great places to start your morning or end your day after a long day and one of the near by theme parks. Any minor issues we have had while staying have always been addressed by the property manager in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property and area. Home from home!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of villas in the area and this one ranked as overall best. It is spacious and has a nice homely feel. The outdoor pool area was where we spent most of our time. Outdoor sitting areas can often be on the small size but this had the most space I have seen and plenty of room for the 9 of us which allowed us to spread out in comfort. The pool was lovely and the spa an added bonus. We paid for the pool heat which we would say was worthwhile as although we had fantastic weather, it takes the edge off any cold.

The property was clean and well maintained as were surrounding properties. This one also has a lovely view which is often lacking in other properties and the Fireworks from Disney can be seen pretty clearly at night.

We had cause to call out the manager once because the pool heating had gone off after it had been cleaned. This was fixed within half an hour of the call which is simply excellent service.

The games room was fantastic and we had a table tennis tournament each night which was an added bonus! The BBQ was fantastic. Don't panic if it seems to catch fire - this is normal - just turn it off and it burns out ;-)

The villa is in an excellent location for Disney in particular with Universal slightly further away. We generally reached Disney within 20 - 25 minutes but this is largely down to traffic and not location. There are restaurants and Publix within 2 miles. We went to Chillies on more than one occasion which you pass on the way into the complex. It's best to phone ahead to jump the queue as it's really busy. The nearest Walmart is roughly 7 miles off the 27. This was very easy to get to if you prefer Walmart to Publix. The i4 is also within 2 miles. We generally avoided the i4 preferring back routes as it can get exceptionally busy.

All in all we had an absolutely fantastic time with my children who range from 7 - 13 and parents who are 70. This catered for all. I would definitely recommend this villa and would not hesitate to return. The deposit was also returned within a few days of return.

Thanks to Ross the owner for allowing us to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally unimpressed!

  • 1 of 5

We traveled as a family of 9, us as parents, daughter & her partner with 2 children, son & his partner with a toddler. This was the 6th villa stay in 12 yrs & by far the worst. Villa was good size and large deck area and these were the only redeeming features. As 3 families we had 3 cars. We were aware of the policy of no parking on the street between hours of 10pm and 7am, and were to park on the pavement facing direction of travel if inadequate space on drive. No way was there space behind the cars to do this. A neighbor informed us that 17 cars had been towed away the previous weekend at a substantial cost & inconvenience to the owners. There was no suitable area on the whole of the estate to park our additional car hence we had to move the gaming tables in the garage to get a car inside. We did not feel the house had been kept up to date at all. Yes the oak furniture was good quality, but the other fixtures and fittings were dated. The bed coverings on master bed seemed to be unwashed so I reached for an additional cover in the wardrobe which was obviously soiled. Had to use duvet from child's bed! We weren't able to put washing machine on in the evening as very noisy and not in an enclosed area so couldn't have conversation in lounge. No working stairgates! There was only one but some fittings missing and we had to improvise with table tennis bats and plank of wood! This still left lower edge of gate unsecured however and high risk to toddler! Shower handle mouldy. No clothes airer (never had this before!) we had to dry clothes over the stair bannister every day as don't always like to use tumble dryer. Villa totally stripped of anything that previous guests may have left, not even salt/pepper/sugar sachets! Understand the need to keep things tidy but really? And finally, we paid for pool heating which was very effective. On our last full day at the villa the pool and spa definitely cooled off which gave me the impression the heating had been turned off prematurely. Too cool for me to enjoy. Penny-pinching? This villa cost us much more than we have ever paid, yes some of that may be attributed to Easter, but the owners certainly do not seem to plough the revenue back into the villa. Disappointed all round.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I simply have to defend my beautiful house against this grossly unfair review. The guest lists 7 issues that they perceive they had. PARKING. The fact that they spent 30% of the review giving out about parking and then stating in the review that they brought a car in to a carpeted area of the house is shocking. It is explained in the clearest possible written terms to every guest in advance how the HOA want cars parked. There is parking on site as guests can park their 3rd vehicles by the clubhouse, a mere 8 minute stroll away. To deliberately empty our Games Room of Table Tennis Table, Pool Table and Air Hockey so as they can park a 3rd car on our carpet through laziness is shocking and if I had been aware of it, they would have lost their Security Deposit, which I had refunded on time. NOISY WASHING MACHINE. What really can you say about this? No complaint EVER previously in 15 years. NO CLOTHES AIRER. Some guests feel an airier is ugly and an obstruction on the deck and when you have a Tumble Dryer, do you really need one? STAIR GATES. The guest was told he could hire a Stair gate or 3rd Cot from our Manager but clearly opted not to. We have back up ones but we do not advertise them as part of our ad so to criticise this is grossly unfair when he was given an option to hire one. SHOWER HANDLE. I have asked our Manager to take a look at this. BED LINEN. I am sorry but this is sheer nonsense. Every duvet is replaced twice yearly and dry cleaned if needed at any other time. PENNY-PINCHING? In 15 years of renting 2 houses we have never EVER turned off heating early. In fact to ask the Manager to do this would incur a cost for her driving out to the house greater than the cost of the heating for the day! Did the guest ever consider for a moment that there just might have been a fault which would have been resolved by a phone call? CONCLUSION. The credibility of this review is completely undermined by the fact that this guest admitted publicly to disobeying the rules of our house by removing furniture from our Games Room so that they could park their 3rd vehicle in our carpeted Games Room rather than walk a short distance like everyone else with 3 vehicles! I hope that future readers will see that their perceived parking issue has skewed their view of our beautiful house so negatively that they couldn't possibly give a balanced and fair review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando MCO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beef O'Bradys
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Champions Gate Greg Norman Courses
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 4
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chillies @ Champions Gate
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

We are right in the centre of the Theme Park capital of the world with Disney, Seaworld, Universal, Legoland, Busch Gardens and all of the Water Parks only a matter of minutes away. We are so near Disney you can actually see the evening Fireworks from our Deck. All this plus the luxury too!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pool/Spa heating is an optional extra charged as follows:

April to September $13 per day for Spa only or $20 per day Pool & Spa
October to March $18 per day for Spa only or $30 per day Pool & Spa

A minimum refundable Security of $400 will also be required.

Pet Fees apply at $25 per week for one dog or $50 per week for two dogs max

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund