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Stunning, unoverlooked, lakeside pool villa, WIFI, HDTV, GPS, 20mins to Disney

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 en suite, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Our newly-built and lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, villa is built on one of Florida’s newest executive gated vacation communities and offers guests a relaxing tranquil holiday where guests can fish at the lake, take a lovely stroll down to the lakeside clubhouse to enjoy the stunning sunsets. The community has an impressive gatehouse with 24hour video camera security to help provide that little bit of extra security whilst you are on vacation.

The villa is fully air conditioned and enjoys all-day sun. The pool and large deck area are screened for protection from Florida’s wildlife. There is poolside furniture for al fresco dining and sun loungers to enjoy the Florida sun. There are no properties backing on to our villa giving you more privacy.

- Sleeps 8 + 1 infant

- Two king-size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms

- Private, un-overlooked pool with all-day sun

- Use of community fishing pier with fishing rods

- 40” TV with state-of-the-art Fios fibre-optic cable TV

- Xbox Elite with games

- Use of TomTom Satnav system – perfect for planning day trips J

- free super-fast WIFI

- Dishwasher, dryer and washing machine

- Friendly on-call property management company

- free telephone calls within US and Canada

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Mark

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 4 wonderful weeks in Florida, and were fortunate to find this beautiful villa to stay in. From booking through returning the owners have been so very helpful. The Villa exceeded our expectations by far, the location is ideal - set in a very pretty gated community with a nice mix of holiday homes and locals, there is a beautiful lake which offers great fishing, the locals are only to happy to offer advice and hints on fishing. Walmart is just 2 mins down the road which was a bonus. Parks well within comfortable commuting distance. Great eating places very close by. I cannot speak highly enough of this villa, it really does have all you need and more. Very spacious and homely, we have found our perfect holiday villa for our next visit.

-Pilson Family, Bangor, Northern Ireland (
Jul 2012
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Calabay Parc at Tower Lake Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Stunning, unoverlooked, lakeside pool villa, WIFI, HDTV, GPS, 20mins to Disney
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 32 reviews

A great quiet location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Retreat at Calabay Park

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Firstly, Mark is so very helpful and it was a pleasure booking with him. He even emailed us detailed directions to the villa from the airport. We are so thankful for everything!

The villa was perfect. Over and above what we expected. As a newlywed couple on our honeymoon this was pure luxury. Loads of space, lovely and clean and our own pool?! Wow! The location was just right. Close enough to the parks and malls, but far enough away from all the hustle and bustle. Having Walmart just down the road was a huge bonus. We felt safe at the villa and very relaxed. Cannot recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious and clean. The location was very convenient but outside the hustle and bustle of other locations. The pool was lovely and got great sun. We were looking for a place to relax and unwind and this was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was a good feeling and relaxing to get to the place after a long drive from Texas. We were so greatfull because it had all the items needed ( just like a regular home) to enjoy our stay. All we had to take was clothes and purchase food. We will reserve it again. The place was great! It was well kept and a good location.


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I was in the area for an emergency trip to be with grandmother in dying days. Over a three week period we stayed in 3 different homes. Two in calabay and 1 in southern dunes. I am very familiar with area and typically stay in southern dunes.

Mark's home was the best of the three. The home is very well kept - fresh carpet, clean walls, quality amenities, and a responsive property manager. I was pleasantly surprised and relieved by this. We had the perfect place to step away from the bedside vigils if and when needed. This place is perfect! It is comparable to homes in southern dunes and much better than the one we stayed in.

The community has gated security and is very quite. I typically stay at southern dunes for privacy, security, and peace and did not think calabay offered this. I was wrong. Calabay is a great option and marks place is great!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beef O Bradys
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Cape Canaveral
Nearest Golf
750 Metres
Southern Dunes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 4 / Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Manny's Chophouse
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Vero Beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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