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5 Bed 4 Bath (2 En-Suite) Game Room Spectacular Lake View

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

Lake Berkley Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Our home 'Winter Haven' is just a short distance away from the famous Orlando attractions of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld. It is located within the prestigious Lake Berkley Resort, a private gated community of luxury executive homes surrounded by three lakes and conservation areas.

Our fully air conditioned home sits on a premium lot with an enviable open aspect across the natural 14 acre Lake Berkley. The fully screened pool area is surrounded by tropical planting to ensure total privacy without impeding that wonderful view. A covered Lanai with overhead fan and coloured pool lighting add to the enjoyment of the patio area.

Tinted windows and ceiling fans ensure your maximum comfort within our home. The large family room has soft leather couches, a 42 inch HDTV, digital cable channels and a DVD home theatre system. A wireless broadband internet connection is provided for guests wishing to bring their laptop or notebook computers.

The doors out onto the deck area are fitted with alarms and security bars.

The master suite is opulently decorated and has a king bed, a leather love seat and TV with DVD player. The en-suite bathroom has a corner bath, twin basins, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

Also on the ground floor is Bedroom 5, a queen room, with an adjacent shower room with vanity basin and toilet.

The second master is situated on the first floor. The en-suite shower room with oversized shower cubicle,vanity basin and toilet has been cleverly designed to be either, exclusive to the master room, or, by simply locking one door and unlocking another, it becomes accessible to the rest of the house.This room has a queen bed TV & DVD player.

Bedroom 3 is a Safari themed room with a full (UK double) bed and a twin. TV and DVD player

Bedroom 4 is a Disney themed children's room with twin beds. TV & VCR

A house shower room with vanity basin and toilet completes the upstairs accommodation.

The garage has been professionally converted into an independently air conditioned games room with a full size pool table, TV and Play Station 2. Sofas provide seating for spectators!

Keywords: Villa,lake view,private pool,near Disney,2 masters,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Recently retired, and based in the North of England, we are very regular visitors to our Florida home.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

Why The Owner chose Kissimmee

We first discovered Lake Berkley Resort in 2001 when we rented a home for our family holiday. We were blown away by the beauty and tranquillity of the resort and vowed to own there one day.

That day dawned in 2004 when we purchased our 4 bedroom home 'Riva del Lago' and we decided to 'push the boat out' and buy our second home 'Winter Haven' in 2006.

What makes this villa unique

Anyone who has experienced the magic of watching the sun rise over the lake from our pool deck will know why we bought this home. It is just as magical to sit in there in the evenings and watch all the beautiful birds settle on the Island in the lake and hear them 'chatter'

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The Waltons' second visit to this beautiful villa and once again it proved to be the perfect setting for our holiday.



The sunrise over the island is a spectacular sight whilst eating breakfast outside under the lanai.



Appreciated the spa after a day at the parks, and the inhabitants of the island never ceased to entertain.



Thank you again for the use of your beautiful home.

We'll be back next year!



K & K
Feb 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
5 Bed 4 Bath (2 En-Suite) Game Room Spectacular Lake View
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Plymouth, Devon, England
5

Perfect place to stay in Florida

  • 5 of 5

This was our 9th time to Orlando and the villa was the best that we have stayed in. 6 adults in total stayed for 2 weeks and the accommodation was perfect for us. We have stayed in Lake Berkley previously but this particular house was far superior to any previous property. We loved sitting by the pool watching the birds on the island opposite fly off every morning. The pool table in the games room is first class and having a tv in that room meant that we spent a lot of time in there just relaxing. Ideal location for both Disney, Universal and shopping. A great place to unwind and relax after the madness of the parks. We loved it and cannot recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Sussex UK
5

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

We have had many lovely holidays in Florida and staying in a private villa adds to the enjoyment especially when its as nice as "Winter Haven". It is equipped with everything you would need, well maintained and situated with a stunning view of the lake . The villa is spacious with home from home comfort and with the luxury of a heated pool. With just 6 adults this time it was truly wonderful and relaxing spending a day in the villa. We know how exhausting a day in the Florida heat can be. The location is great - close to good restaurants, shopping and of course the theme parks. On Lake Berkley you feel very safe with 24/7 security at the entrance. The whole area is quiet and peaceful and well kept with hedges trimmed, lawns cut and no litter. Management were quick to respond to a small problem, asked if everything else was okay and checked that the pool temperature was right for us.. My daughter is missing her morning run around the lake and the rest of us missing the sunshine and your beautiful villa. We keep saying no more Florida but never say never. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in "Winter Haven" and will be recommending it to all our friends and family.Roll on next year and with thoughts of booking your villa again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaw Family Holiday 2015

  • 5 of 5

I travel around the USA a lot especially Florida and have stayed in many different types of villas and hotels, I must say this was by far the best. the villa is ideally located to all the amenities you could possibly need, and was easy to find as well. Lake berkley is beautifully kept and well maintained it is also a gated community which was always manned 24/7. Upon arrival I was blown away on how peaceful, and how clean and tidy the area was kept which resinated right throughout our stay. The villa itself is very well maintained and cleaned to a very high standard. There was 6 six of us staying 4 adults and 2 teenagers, from 2 different families, the problem I have experienced in the past when 2 families try to co-habitate there can be some friction, I'm sure we have all experienced that in the past. Winter Haven was by far the largest villa I have stayed in, and sharing with another family on this occasion was fun and I put this done to the shear size of the property, we all had our own space and plenty of it. We had a lot of fun in the pool to the point some days the kids did not want to go out to the parks. In the evenings we would get back from the park and spend time playing pool and chilling out in the games room, the youngsters would often take a DVD from a good selection and take themselves off to bed as they were often tried, there was always something to do keeping them happy was easy because we all know what teenagers can be like. The only issue I had was half way through the our stay the safe stopped working, the only reason why I mention this is not to complain, incidents happen, its so I can point out that I did have to use the Management company and they responded well above my expectations, also worth mentioning that I felt so safe and secure at Winter Haven I was not concerned wether the safe worked or not. Every thing about this villa ticks the boxes. Mick the villa owner responded to all my emails in a very timely manner and I felt confident with this booking from start to finish. This villa is not just a money making opportunity for the owners its actually their home and you feel that, when your staying, there are lots of little personal touches. Why we were there we met the neighbours who knew the owners well, we were even invited to a B.B.Q very friendly place. All in all great villa and I comparing this to some very good hotels and other villas that I stayed in, so believe me when I say, you won't go wrong here. FANTASTIC.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home - it is much appreciated! We fully endorse the maxim ' if the kids are happy then we're all happy!' and have tried to provide games, dvd's, toys etc. to ensure everyone gets a peaceful vacation - especially on those rare occasions when the sun doesn't shine! Lake Berkley is a very special place and once people have experienced what it has to offer they tend to return - so we hope to welcome you back again very soon!
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5

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We liked the look of Winter Haven from the website, but the reality was even better than we had thought. We spent 4 weeks living in the house and felt right at home from day 1. The management company was helpful and attentive, as was everyone we met from the security staff on the gate to the pool guy. The house was big enough to accommodate a range of family from youngsters to oldies and the pool was used all the time for fun and games, cooling off and keeping fit. We even learned to play pool in the games room. We loved the ever changing world of the lake and the rhythm of life for the birds, particularly enjoying the evening roosting process of cramming feet and feathers into the trees on the island! The villa is so well placed for shopping (whether it's Walmarts just down the road or the outlets at Lake Buena Vista), restaurants (Perkins for breakfast, Longhorn for steak!), the theme parks and 'getting out of town' when needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review - it's great to hear everyone had fun! We agree, life over on the island is mesmerizing - from trying to identify the various bird species to watching their battles for branch supremacy - especially if you're enjoying a nice warm bubbly spa with a glass (plastic of course!) of your favorite tipple at the time! Its hard for us to explain to guests just how well placed Lake Berkley is for getting to the parks, shopping malls and both coasts - so thanks for reiterating our efforts! We look forward to welcoming you back to our home in the not too distant future!
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The Smith family, Chester, UK

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this villa, and cannot recommend it highly enough. The owners and Management Company are very easy to deal with and a few maintenance issues were dealt with swiftly.

Our grandchildren loved the games room , and of course, the pool.My wife and i have already booked their smaller villa for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very happy mum/nan

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying in a rented villa as we tend to use all inclusive hotels, and I must say was very pleasantly surprised. We had absolutely everything needed to make this a home from home. I could cook as all appliance were easy to figure out or there were local restaurants a small drive away. ( there were numbers on fridge if you wanted to order in all so ) All rooms were perfect for my very fussy family. The games room was perfect for our boys (20/13yrs) and the pool for our daughter of 27yrs with her daughter 3years old. The view of the lake was beautiful. The villa was clean, beautifully laid out and very spacious. As a family who like to be adventurous and also like to take time out to relax this was perfect place to be. Can't wait to go back and would defiantly recommend this villa. There was only one down to this and that is the previous visitors did not clean the BBQ. So if you book this beautiful villa be respectful of other visitors and leave as you would like to find.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Volley ball, basket ball hoops, tennis court, open area exercise stations, nature trail.

Clubhouse with computer, small gym, communal pool with spa. Kiddies splash pool with water toys.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Berkley Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Apr 9 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Peak
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Low
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Peak
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
14 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Low
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
High
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Peak
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 22 2017
14 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
High
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Peak
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Low
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Peak
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
14 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Low
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
High
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Peak
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 14 2018
14 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
High
Apr 15 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Peak
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Low
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Peak
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 9 2019
14 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$210
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $110 + Tax
Pool / spa heat per day $27 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

20% non refundable deposit required at time of booking
Balance due 10 weeks before arrival date.
$400 damage/security deposit payable with final payment

Tax 13% to be added to all rates

ALL BOOKINGS INCUR DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE $110 + tax

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Amenities

Lake Berkley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ground floor master with en-suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor master with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Safari Themed triple
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Disney Themed twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Ground floor.
  • King size beds (1) Ground floor master bedroom, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower., Queen size Beds (2) First floor master suite with queen bed and en-suite shower room; Ground floor queen room with adjacent shower room, Double Beds (1) Safari room with a full and a single bed, Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2) Wooden full size crib Pack & play / travel cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
FLOOR SAFE Set of Gents right handed golf clubs available to hire if required

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