|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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This exceptionally spacious villa (3,385 sq ft) is approximately 10-15 minutes drive from Disney World, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Just further on is Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure (including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), Seaworld, Aquatica and in the opposite direction the new Legoland at Cypress Gardens. Champions Gate and its quality golf courses are less than 5 minutes away. Whilst being close to all the action, the villa is situated in a quiet and tranquil location overlooking a retention area.
The villa comprises its own pool and spa, 3 master bedrooms with ensuite (one king, two queen) and two twin rooms. One master suite is adjacent to the pool area. 7 cable TVs inc PS2 and XBox 360 Kinect .There is a living/dining room, family room and upstairs living room. There is also a games room with new pool table, mini air hockey, table tennis, basketball and exercise machine. PC, WiFi
Villa Leisure Facilities: The spacious pool with spa offers unrestricted fun for all the family and backs onto a nature reserve. During the day, enjoy our sun-drenched pool deck or shaded terrace with comfortable deck furnishings, surrounding our sparkling-clear pool with optional heating. The pool is south facing giving the optimum amount of sunshine into the early evening. Sit and relax in the bubbling spa pool that cascades a waterfall in to the main pool – or lay-back and take in the Florida sunshine. The pool is provided with a removable safety fence for extra added protection for young infants should you need it, and all doors leading on to the deck area have been provided with additional safety locks. All bedrooms have their own TVs radio clock alarms. The master has an iPOD alarm clock.
If you fancy a swim at night, the pool comes alive with beautiful rainbow lighting and there is solar fairy lights too creating a lovely magical atmosphere.
The newly decorated games room boasts a pool table, basketball and table tennis table and mini air hockey as well as an exercise bike/cross trainer.
The loft room upstairs has a TV with PS/2 station and XBOX 360 Kinect console with games.
HBO (inc HC) and English Premiership available!
Free Wireless Internet
Free Calls to USA and Canada
Living Areas: This beautiful rental villa has a large family room with brand new sumptuous sofa with two love seats to relax in during the day or evening, together with a coffee table and occasional tables with lamps, entertainment center with a large-screen plasma cable TV, DVD player and VCR. There is also a home sound entertainment system inc CD and iPOD dock. The family room leads out to the terrace, lanai and pool-side dining area, with ample deck furnishings to enjoy al-fresco dining in the evenings. When you would like some quiet time, why not sit in the separate 'formal' lounge where there is an additional sofa, loveseat and armchair and relax in comfort.
Prepare a family feast or a quick snack at the well equipped kitchen off the family room, and choose to eat at either the nook with 6-seat table, dining room with a magnificent brand new 8-seat table and chairs, or out by the pool. Or if you prefer someone else to do the work - why not eat out at one of the many restaurants and eateries just a couple of minutes away at ChampionsGate.
Bedrooms: Sleeping is as comforting as can be, with a sleep-soft really comfortable 4-poster king-size bed in the master bedroom, a dresser with 32-inch cable TV and VCR, nightstands with lamps and an iPOD clock/radio alarm, mirrored dresser and armoire, chaise, plus a master bathroom with his 'n' hers mirrored vanity basins, a roman tub, step-in shower and toilet, plus a huge walk-in closet.
The second master bedroom has a queen-size bed, dresser with 40' flat screen cable TV, nightstands with lamp, walk-in closet space and a master bathroom with mirrored vanity basin, step-in shower/bath and toilet.
There is a third queen-size bedroom with ample closet space, nightstands, and a dresser with 40' plasma cable TV, clock/radio/alarm, walk-in closet space and a master bathroom with mirrored vanity basin, step-in shower/bath and toilet. The two twin bedrooms are perfect for the kids, and both have 2 twin beds, clock/radio/alarm, night-stand and lamp, dresser with 22' flat screen cable TVs, and closet space. They share a bathroom. One has a Disney theme and the other a Universal Harry Potter theme with adult bedding available if necessary.
All bathrooms have new hairdryers.
For your security, the villa has a monitored alarm system and the community has 24-hour surveillance plus Neighbourhood Watch and an active Home Owners Association. There is a safe available.
We are a family of five who love everything Florida and Disney!! In the case of our younger two Universal as well! We live in a cottage in Dorset in the UK (famous for its cream teas and unspoilt countryside) and Pete and I both work full-time so it is great to get out to forget everything at our villa in Florida. When we are there, we tend to like to do the parks early then come back to relax in the villa in the afternoons. Pete and I like Epcot, Alexander (our eldest) loves Magic Kingdom, Laura likes Animal Kingdom and Jamie loves Blizzard Beach, especially Summit Plummet. We all love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter And we all love shopping!! Pete was brought up in London, whereas I grew up in Coventry, but have my roots from the north of the country. We have a dog called Abbott who we rescued - sadly he can't come with us - but he is great fun and loves everyone including other dogs. The kids all go to the local schools in Dorset.
Peter and Gill purchased this villa in 2011
We had stayed in Florida in numerous villas and it seemed right to buy a place here. We used to stay in Kissimmee but found the Championsgate area by accident and much prefer it. It has much easier access to the parks and it is also still growing so each time we go there are new developments and it is great fun discovering new places. Windwood Bay is a really lovely estate, very quiet and safe but also friendly. What we liked about the houses compared with the others we stayed in is that the rooms are lovely and large. The master bedroom is especially spacious. The other thing is that we have the pool facing south which is what you need in the afternoons and evenings. The property has real character and a lovely clean feel about it. It really is a truly executive and luxurious home. All you really need to bring are your clothes and toiletries - everything else is here!
Although we can wax lyrical about the parks, the Championsgate area is also at the centre of the golfing area and you have loads of golf courses to choose from. Championsgate is right next to the i4 so you have really easy access to the airports, Tampa and Clearwater as well as the turnpike to Miami and the Keys without needing to go on the increasingly busy highways!
One thing about the villa is that you will not get bored - you will run out of time with things to do. One of our guests decided to start a tournament because you have the pool table, basketball (which is very popular), table tennis and air hockey as well as the X-box Kinect so there are loads of competitive games. There are TVs in each room if you're not feeling quite so energetic as well as a PC and PS/2. We decided to give the villa a bit of a fun theme for the kids, but equally we left some plain bedding for the adults who are not so much into Harry Potter or Mickey Mouse! Then of course there is the pool with a shaded verandah to cool down with a drink in the Florida heat. We can't wait to go again!!
Quality of the accommodation - Excellent.
Quality of the bedrooms - Excellent.
Cleanliness of the accommodation - Excellent.
Cleanliness of the swimming pool - Excellent.
The location of the accommodation - Excellent.
Any further comments on the accommodation -
The house was beautiful, well maintained, and provided everything we needed. We would definitely stay there again on future trips.
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Available entertainment - Excellent.
Variety and quality of restaurants - Excellent.
This property is perfectly located for any of the Orlando activities (we did Universal and was about 20 min drive but Disney is probably 10-15 mins). The house is very large with basically 3 sitting areas and 5 bedrooms with three with en suites. The kids enjoyed the games room and we all loved the pool and hot tub. We would book this house again in a heart beat.
We stayed February & March This Listing was as described. Home was clean and well maintained. We were provided with Great service by both the Owners Gill & Care Takers Marie. I would recommend this home to Family wanting a bit of privacy & room to spread out for a dream vacation!. Two twin bed rooms with their own closets/dressing rooms that share a bathroom on the top floor, another queen bedroom with dressing room / closet, large screen TV with its own bath , a Ginormous King bedroom with a huge dressing room closet/ combo with its own bath and shower with twin sinks. There is also a mini living room/computer room outside the bedrooms upstairs. Down stairs is another bedroom with a bath that leads to the Lanai/Pool/Jacuzzi that has a screen for small children. Down stairs also boasts a large formal living-room & dining room, a restroom with another family room with large screen TV, Big center island kitchen with all appliances, A kitchen table for 6 with sliding glass door that leads to the Lanai/Pool/Jacuzzi Area that has Table N Chairs, Chaise Lounges and it is all screened in to keep out insects and critters. At night the Pool & Jacuzzi light up beautifully. Off of the other side of the Kitchen is the laundry room with shelving storage and Full size Washer & Dryer, off of the Laundry room is a huge Game Room with Pool Table , Basketball, Kids Foosball, Ping pong, another TV with Gaming system and the softest floor should your kids fall down ! The Sheriff lives across the street from this home in this quiet secure neighborhood. My only suggestion would be to add a large crock pot to the property so guests can start their meals in the mornings when they leave for the parks/beach/shopping to return at the end of the day to a meal without having to stand in very long lines for a restaurant or a sandwich at the local deli/grocery stores. Helpful hint to guests : Before you arrive at your vacation home stop at a store Walmart Publix what have you and get a supply of paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, dishwasher pods , trash-bags, laundry soap & dryer sheets along with your food snacks. A - You will need these supplies and B. - Once you get settled in you may not want to leave this Home Away from Home On Steroids!!!!!
Linda A. Illinois
We brought our son, his wife and our two grandchildren, 7 and 12. There was plenty of room for everyone! The kids especially enjoyed the pool and hot tub although we were all in it a few times. The close proximity to Disneyworld and Universal Studios was great! There are stores, restaurants, anything you need within a couple of miles. We were never in each other's way, there's something to do in every area of the house! We would definitely stay there again. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
This house is so huge and so comfortable. You really feel like a 'home away from home.' We travelled with four adults and four children, and not once was there grief of being in each others face!
The games room was a plus, but the real seller on this one was the huge pool, hot tub, lounging area outside. The hot tub was amazing and it trickled over into the pool keeping the pool warm even in March!
The kitchen is huge, two dining tables, bar stools to a counter. Great room at it's best. Washer and dryer right there off the kitchen, and we felt so safe in the location. Not far from any of the major attractions and shopping, which was ideal for us first time travelers! Minutes away from grocery stores and pharmacies. My son was sick and we ended up getting medical attention at the local "Minute Clinic."
Sorry it took so long to post the review, but I was looking back over our photos tonight and felt inclined to finally do this! Worth every penny :)
Everything was perfect for our vacation. We all had so much fun relaxing after long days at the parks. It really felt like a home, we look forward to returning some day soon!
After looking at over 200+ homes on the homeaway website for our Disney vacation, I am so glad we found this beautiful home! Gillian, the owner, is so helpful and sweet and I enjoyed conversing on our many emails before our trip! The home is extremely spacious and the kitchen is very well stocked with dishes and everything you need for cooking. We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was a pack n play, a crib, and a high chair in the house! Things like that help to make the stay so much more like home. The pool was beautiful and well maintained and the safety fence and locks on the sliding door gave us added comfort which is so important with little ones. Not only is the décor beautiful in this home, but the bedding is like a 5 star hotel! I can't get over how comfortable our beds were!!! On our way home, we stayed at a nice hotel and we missed our beds at the vacation home. The drive to Disney was easy and quick and we spent 5 days at the World. I wish we had booked our stay for 2 weeks so we could have enjoyed being at the house a little bit more because there is so much to do with the amazing game room and pool area. My 7 and 10 year old enjoyed their very own television in their bedroom and in the upstairs lounge area where they could watch cartoons until their hearts were content! I would definitely recommend this property to any future vacationers. The little things really made this home stand out, like VERY soft and luxurious bedsheets, wonderful scented hand soaps in the bathrooms, and the calming lights in the pool area. Also, we didn't need to check in with a guard unlike some of the other housing areas. We wanted to drive through one of them to tour one of the areas and waited for 15 minutes just to get up to the guard. You don't need to worry about that at this home - you just come and go as quickly as you want. The neighborhood is close to shopping districts and convenient to everything, in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. The home was spotlessly clean as well. Thank you for an amazing vacation experience!!!
Windwood Bay is a beautiful community surrounded by conservation land and wetlands. Lake Madison is a pleasant stroll with its nature trail round the lake.
The house is situated within minutes to Disney World (3 lights!) and other Orlando theme parks including Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure with the awe-inspiring enchanting Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Approx 30 minutes to the south is Legoland park at Cypress Gardens. Nearby, there's the pristine Champion's Gate shopping area, with supermarkets, restaurants, fast food outlets and lots more besides. The Omni Resort is right on your doorstep with its fine dining restaurants, 2 fabulous championship golf courses designed by Greg Norman and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy®. The Reunion resort is 5 minutes away with its 3 championship courses for you to enjoy.
Close to the I4 highway and US27, the location offers easy and fast access to the parks, attractions, shopping malls and restaurants as well as the major international airports.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 28 2016 - Aug 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Optional pool heat $190/wk (recommended Oct-Mar)
A security deposit of $500 is required
Regret no RVs - caravans, boats, trailers etc are allowed on the estate. No pets, sorry
Price includes cleaning, use of bbq (diy) and safe as well as childrens equipment
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