4 bedrooms, 2 en suite, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
We have close family friends in New England and for the last 20 years my wife Alison and I have loved travelling and spending time in North America. As soon as our two young girls arrived, the draw of Florida grew stronger and about 8 years ago we were able to purchase our dream vacation home. We visit the villa twice a year and when we’re not there, the villa is looked after a family-owned Property Management Company that we have known since buying the property. The villa is a very much a home or base for our family when we’re in US for and is a long-term commitment ; i.e. it’s not a short-term investment property nor are we looking to sell it in the short or medium term. My main point is that we’re very responsible homeowners.
Mark purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Mark chose Haines City
A key factor in purchasing the villa was to be within easy striking distance of the theme parks and in this respect we're just 15 minutes from the main gates of Disney via Interstate 4. However, we also wanted a location where we could relax in a beautiful, tranquil setting, away from the heavy traffic and commercialized urban development surrounding Disney. That's why we chose the lakeside community of Calabay Park, Tower Lake which means its that much easier to enjoy Florida's natural attractions including orange groves, stunning lakes and gulf coast beaches. Legoland is close by and Busch Gardens is easy to reach. So in summary, we’re close to the Orlando attractions, but just far enough away to enjoy the very best of Central Florida after a long day at the parks.
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Home Was as Advertised
Our stay was from Jan. 01,2019 to Mar. 02,2019. The home was very clean and spacious. Kitchen had everything we needed. We brought a Slow Cooker ( crock pot ) with us as it's nice to prepare a meal while you are lounging around the pool. We ended up leaving it there, as we still have 2 back home. Small gift to Mark the owner, as he was so friendly and helpful prior to our stay.
Nice surroundings in gated neighbourhood
Very nice property in a safe location, ideally located for shopping plazas, Bok Tower, Legoland and all the usual Orlando stuff! Pool is nice, facilities were absolutely fine - can’t complain! Would definitely consider staying here again!
Clean and friendly
We were very happy with this house. The cleaning staff were very friendly and accomadating. It was wonderful to have a kitchen and washer and dryer. The pool was warm until the last two days of our stay and then it felt like the heat was turned off. But other than that it was a great rental.
Fantastic property in great position!
The position of the property is ideally close to all the things great about central Florida. The gated complex gives an added sense of security to the whole place and the adjacent lake view is a fantastic added bonus. The property itself is very spacious and has everything you need for a long stay (we stayed 3 weeks). The accommodation is maintained to a very high standard and the property is in A1 condition.
The pool was a much appreciated addition on hot days and the high level pool area mesh cover means it can be used constantly without the outside bugs joining in on an evening!! We holiday'd with extended family and there were 5 adults and a toddler and it is spacious enough still for everyone to have their own space whilst under the same roof. The owner Mark is very helpful and communicates well - If we return to this part of Florida, I will DEFINITELY re-rent this place. I would HIGHLY recommend this property!!!
A great quiet location
We had a very enjoyable stay, the villa is comfortable, spacious and clean. It's also located on a quiet gated community which gave additional safety.
Supermarkets and restaurants are all very close by and this is the first time we've stayed this far south of Orlando. It's an excellent location for Legoland which can be reached in 20 minutes. Disney and other parks are also easily accessible and not too long a drive as long as you miss rush hour on the interstate.
The villa is priced very competitively as we've paid a lot more and got a lot less. Mark the owner is extremely helpful, quick to reply to any query, directions from the airport were excellent and he'll try to accommodate all requests.
It's good to stay somewhere the owners regularly holiday.
Retreat at Calabay Park
Nice home, perfect weather, and lots of places to see. This was our first rental and we so enjoyed the pool and quiet. Thanks VRBO and owner Mark.
Whether it’s magical lakefront sunsets, championship golf, fresh-water fishing, air-boat rides or simply relaxing with friends and family, you’ll find it all at Tower Lake Vista.
Situated alongside the beautiful and natural 'Tower Lake' in Central Florida, this new gated community offers facilities and holiday villas which are the envy of other vacation communities. Being located on Highway 27 just south of Interstate 4 means you can be at the gates of Disney in just 15 minutes and avoid the hassle of congested traffic in the more built-up areas around Kissimmee and South West Orlando.
There’s more to Central Florida than just Disney and the strategic location of Calabay Parc, Tower Lake means you can be on the Gulf Coast beaches or Busch Gardens in Tampa in little under an hour. The all new Legoland is a 15 minute drive and Universal Studios and Sea World is just 25 minutes away.