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Dolphins Dream

Villa with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, swimming pool and golf nearby in The Abbey at Westhaven, USA

From £444 per week

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Villa to rent in The Abbey at Westhaven, Florida

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Lovely 4 Bedroom Pool Home with conservation view! Perfect for Disney and Golf. Extra large pool, Games Room, WiFi. Access to Clubhouse nearby with Fitness Centre, Pool, Tennis, Volleyball & play area

Two en suite master bedrooms, one overlooking the luxury pool plus two other double bedrooms. Perfectly located directly between Disney World and Legoland. Located in the Abbey, a small, secluded, beautifully landscaped, private gated community with tree-lined boulevard. The villa has a huge, screened, heated pool - ideally south west facing onto lawn - sheltered sunny and warm in the winter but not scalding in the summer. All pool doors child safety alarmed.

This is a luxuriously furnished villa with a/c and ceiling fans, fully equipped with every modern convenience. Comprehensive Games Room with pool, fooseball, turbo hockey,table tennis & PlayStation 2. Communal Club with resort-size pool, tennis, volleyball and fitness room.

The villa is ten minutes from Disney main gates with all the other theme parks nearby. A few minutes only from Greg Norman's new magnificent Champions Gate golfing complex, restaurants, supermarket and shops ( + David Leadbetter's Golfing Academy.

Super location a few minutes from the main motorway junctions - great for the theme parks, golf and exploring the rest of Florida - rapid trips to and from the airport (35 min) and the east (Space) & west coast of Florida (an hour).

Package includes:
Single storey home that sleeps 8 + cot + queen size air mattress
Huge SW Facing Pool with heat on request
(2) Master En-Suites with Queen Size Beds
Bedroom 3 & 4: twin beds
WiFi Internet
Cable TV with over 200 chanels and Premier League soccer
PS-2 Gaming Station
Free phone calls to US, Canada, Puerto Rico & UK landlines
( 3 ) TVs
( 2 ) TV/VCR combos
( 1 ) VCR/DVD combo
One Stereo & CD player
Crib & high chair
Pool table, fooseball, air hockey, table tennis & pool volleyball
All towels & linen provided
Utility room with washer & dryer
Iron & ironing board
Community Club House also available that has a resort style pool, fitness centre, childrens play area, volleyball and tennis courts.
Overnight parking for two cars
Express Check-in - direct key-pad entry to villa on arrival - brilliant after the long journey.


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2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

Family from Saltash, United Kingdom Oct 2015

We had a fabulous holiday at Dolphins Dream. This is the fifth time we have stayed in a villa in Florida and I have to say this was the best all round.

The villa had all the facilities you could need whilst away, the location was excellent with a supermarket and shops very nearby (1-2 mins in the car). Very close to the I4 if you are doing the theme parks.

Our teenage boys particularly loved the games room in the evening and the fantastic pool was enjoyed by the whole family. We even had the pool volleyball that is in the photo which was great fun.

As an added bonus you have less than a minute down the road the community pool and gym. We were the only people in there (if we lived here we would use this all the time). You can enjoy table tennis, tennis, gym facilities and a large outdoor pool if you want to burn off those burgers!

Overall this is a fantastic, private home from home. Great location, large and spacious, excellent facilities and wonderful owners who kept in touch and advised on everything we needed to do. I can honestly recommend this to anyone thinking of staying in this area and we would not hesitate to book again.

Family from Kirkmuirhill, United Kingdom Sep 2014

I was very pleased with this villa. The location was perfect and the villa was lovely. Would definitely recommend! We had 7 adults in our party and had plenty of room. Thank you!

22 other reviews

Eliecer Cadenes May 2016

Eliecer C, Miami, Florida. Certified HomeAway Review ***** Stayed May 16. Excellent home. It was a really good experience, everything clean, a beautiful house to stay. Response: This was only a three nights stay. Many thanks for the appreciation and also for your earlier email which you said, “Hi, I just wanted to say thank you, your house is awesome.”

Xavier Bodenes Apr 2016

Xavier B. Finistere, France. Certified HomeAway Review ***** Stayed Apr 16. Extraordinaire villa. Un séjour de 9 jours en famille dans cette très belle villa très bien située pour accéder aux différents parcs d’attractions d'Orlando (proche de I4) . Un supermarché Publix à proximité ouvert 7j/7j de 07h00 à 22h00 . Propreté impeccable , piscine très agréable , la villa est très exactement comme on la voie sur les photos , les chambres sont bien et on apprécie les 3 salles de bain très fonctionnelles. La cuisine aussi est vraiment bien, avec tout ce qu'il faut pour cuisiner. TV dans toutes les chambres et un écran plat aussi dans le salon avec un choix de chaines incroyable.Internet disponible avec un WI-FI qui fonctionne parfaitement. Le quartier est très calme et les espaces vert sont très bien entretenus. Merci aussi à Colin pour son suivit et ses informations très précises lors de la réservation. Sans aucune hésitation , nous reprendrons cette villa si nous revenons à Orlando . Xavier , Christine , Kevin , Evann , Tifenn, France, Bretagne . Response: Thank you for this excellent review - full of very helpful information. It certainly tested my knowledge of French! Please come again. Je vous remercie pour cette excellente revue - plein d'informations très utiles. Il certainement testé mes connaissances en français! N'hésitez pas à revenir.

John Fletcher Mar 2016

John F, Cheshire, UK. Certified HomeAway Review ***** Stayed Mar/Apr 16. Just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks holiday. Villa was excellent and spotlessly clean and the children really enjoyed the pool and other facilities. Location was spot on for the parks with a 15 minute drive to most with very easy access to Interstate 4. I would definitely recommend the villa as a base location for all the parks however, a hire car is essential. Also worth a visit to the Outlet Malls as there are some significant savings on American sportswear and clothing to be had e.g. Converse. Response: Thank you John for this very helpful review emphasizing how great the location is - ideal for going anywhere by car, just off the US 27 Highway with very easy access to Interstate 4. The surroundings are lovely too - beautifully manicured, two lakes and lots of wildlife.

Steve D Feb 2016

Steve D. Ontario, Canada. Certified HomeAway Review ***** Stayed Feb 16. This beautiful, spacious, clean home with large open kitchen, dining and living areas easily accommodated our party of 5-6. Particularly nice were the sliding glass windows in the living and dining areas that open onto the screened-in pool deck where the afternoon sun was thoroughly enjoyed. The house, gardens, heated pool and other amenities are well maintained and far exceeded our expectations. The location was close to golf, shopping, restaurants and less than an hour to attractions and activities in Orlando, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Lakeland, Winter Haven, etc. The house was prepared for our arrival as nicely as any five-star hotel (I had just recently stayed in one of Fairmont's flagships). Kudos to Colin! Also, we were able to pack fairly lightly for our stay knowing there were laundry facilities and a well equipped kitchen. We highly recommend this place and look forward to returning! Response: Thank you Steve for this excellent review. I am delighted you had such a great time in my villa. It is lovely that all the pool alarmed sliding doors can be opened right across the pool deck. And yes, the location is superb only 10 minutes from Disney, directly between Disney and Legoland and ideally placed to get to almost any attraction. The adjacent lake and abundant wildlife are great bonuses too.

Meghan Ames Dec 2015

Meghan A. O'Fallan, Missouri USA. Certified HomeAway Review ***** Stayed Dec 15. Phenomenal villa! We just came back from our vacation and had a wonderful trip! We chose this villa due to our large party size and it accommodated us very nicely. The kitchen was wonderful to have and the living area was great for all of us to gather after a full day at the parks. Only had a small hiccup with the pool heating as the compressor quit working, but that was out of Colin's control. Otherwise, the pool was very clean and great to splash in (even if it was extra chilly). We traveled with a 2 month old and the crib was difficult to locate and needed a thorough wipe down prior to use, but that was easily remedied as well. The washer and dryer worked wonderfully and the rooms with two beds were perfect for our other four children. The two rooms with queen beds were fantastic (beds were squeaky), and the adjoining bathrooms were very spacious. The entry system was easy to use, and the driveway was narrow but was able to fit both our van and our four-door car. Internet worked well and the TV took some fiddling but was nice as well. We had a fantastic time at the villa and will definitely return for future vacations! Thank you for allowing us time in your beautiful vacation home! Response: Thank you for this excellent and very comprehensive review. It is always great to know that guests have had a wonderful trip. The villa is set in a lovely development and ideal location. I am very pleased to hear that the intermittent problems with the pool heating did not mar their stay. Of course, at the end of the trip, a full refund was made for the whole of the pool heating charge, and a brand new pool heater has since been installed to insure this does not happen again.

Dave Smith Jul 2015

Dave Smith Crowborough, UK. Stayed Jul 15. Just finished a 10 day stay at this wonderful villa. Family of 4 including 2 teenage boys on first trip to Florida. The location is fantastic being only 5 mins from Publx and a petrol station, 15 mins to Disney, 60 mins to Busch Gardens and 60 mins to Cocoa Beach. The villa is in a well kept gated complex with abundant wildlife - we managed to see lots of small lizards, squirrels and the local cranes out for their morning stroll. Inside the villa is lovely and spacious with loads of fixtures and fittings to make you feel at home. The games room was an added bonus to keep two teenage boys occupied after returning home. The pool was superb with plenty of room to swim and play in. We loved our first time in Florida and loved Dolphins Dream - Colin the owner was very helpful and we would not hesitate to stay there again in the future.

Frank Pusateri May 2015

Frank Pusateri, Pittsburg We stayed here in May 2014 and were thoroughly pleased with the home and the location. It is nicely decorated and both the home and the pool were very clean. The kids loved the game room in the garage and it was an easy walk to the community pool, as well as an easy drive to Orlando attractions. The owner, Colin, was great to correspond with and we would definitely consider renting this home again.

Steven D Apr 2015

Steven D. Middlesbrough, UK ***** Stayed Apr 15. What can I say the Villa is fantastic! Everything you need and more! The pool, the games room and all its facilities were top class not one problem at all! I have recommended this to family and friends!

John L Apr 2015

John L, TN. Stayed Apr 15. Well cleaned, easy too access, fun property with lots to do on site, our kids loved this stay and it was convenient for us adults also! Be prepared to supply garbage bags and toilet paper. Our kids are asking to go back again! Owner's Response: I am very pleased that this family group had such a super ten days in the villa, and would come again. It was a booking at the last minute. To clarify on the garbage bags and toilet rolls - all bins have bags at the outset, and all toilets have toilet rolls, but there are no reserves unless a previous guest leaves some. For stays of more than a few days, therefore, guests need to provide replacements (along with all their other normal family provisions).

Adrian B Mar 2015

Adrian B Solehull, UK. Stayed Mar 15. This villa is in a great location with several nearby areas to shop and eat whilst also being conveniently close to the Orlando theme parks. The villa is within a very pleasant gated community which provides a very relaxing atmosphere. The property is very well maintained and has a super games room and pool for those days you want to take a break from seeing the sites. The owner goes to great lengths to provide timely advice and communications and takes a genuine in ensuring you will have a good time. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to my family or friends.

Toney L Feb 2015

Tony L Bagley MN. Stayed Feb 15. The house was great! We traveled with 2 adults and 5 children, the home was perfect for us. I really lived that the property had 3 bathrooms indoor and as an added bonus a half a bath in the pool area, making it easier for us to jump out of the pool and use without streaking water through the home. All of the beds were comfy and we had no complaints while there. The master bedroom was great, and I would only have upgraded the size of the televisions in the bedrooms, but because we weren't there to watch TV this was a minute detail. All in all a great trip, we would book it again. The owner of the property was very kind and great to work with. Thanks!

Lucchina B Nov 2014

Lucchina B Maryland. Stayed Nov 14. I would like to say that this is my 4th time visiting Florida with my family and I can say it was the best place we rented overall. The house was in excellent shape. I would recommend this at 100%. The owner is very nice and professional, and I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks a lot for making my vacation a success. The kids loved the pool and game room.

Pascal L Netherlands July 14.  We had a great time in the house. The owner is very friendly and responded quickly to all our mails. One day before our departure to Florida the owner of another house that weve rented mailed us that the house was sold and that he would give us our money back. We therefore had to make other arrangements and thanks to the owners quick responses we succeeded. We liked the house very much. Especially the pool in which we played volleyball every day. The kids also loved the games room. Its a very spacious house in a quiet community. We had a great time! Wish that we were still there. While we were staying there we were fortunate to be able to extend our stay by an extra day just by emailing the owner as it was still free. Pascal & Marlieke and family

William T Wisconsin July 14. Certified HomeAway review ***** We enjoyed our stay in this villa very much. The backyard and pool are relatively private. The home feels spacious and was comfortable for our family of six. The home is clean and maintained well. Disney parks were easily accessible within a 15-20 minute drive. The clubhouse has nice tennis courts, workout facility, and large pool.

Ann Crosby Nova Scotia Feb 2014   My family (2 grandparents, 2 parents, 1 toddler, 1 baby) stayed at this pool home for a week in February, 2014. We were looking for something close to the Omni Resort in Champions Gate for business meetings and the location was absolutely perfect - a straight-forward, low-traffic, 5 minutes away. Champions Gate also has a grocery store, pharmacy, gas station, restaurant and even a nail salon which was extremely convenient. I was very impressed with Colin, the property owners, prompt attention to my questions - in fact, Colin both called and emailed me to ensure that everything was okay upon our arrival. Also, the local property management company responded quickly to a request that I had. Although the Orlando weather was nice, we were pleased that we had decided ahead of time to pay the little bit extra money to have the pool heated. With an active toddler and baby, the security alarm on the sliding doors to the pool was good to have. The games room was a really nice feature, allowing for some lively family competition. Express Check-In, without the need to pick up keys when we arrived or dro p off keys at the end of our stay, made the process very easy. We also didnt need to worry about anyone losing house keys. The only down side was that the access code to the house was too long to memorize. In a nutshell, the property was clean, well maintained and exactly as described in the listing. Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children.

Gary M Canada Jan 2014 Certified HomeAway Review ***** Our Canadian family of eight (two grandparents, three parents, two kids and a baby) stayed here in January, 2014 and were very pleased with the accommodations, and with Colin’s (the owner’s) responsiveness. The house and amenities were exactly as advertised, and well maintained. The property is southwest of Disney World, about a 15 mile / 20 minute drive to Epcot’s parking lot, mostly along I-4 – sufficiently close for us. Along the road that connects to I-4 there is a shopping area with a Publix supermarket. This spacious 4-bedroom house, more tastefully decorated than most, is well equipped for eight people (e.g. both dining table and pool deck seat eight). There is a crib and high chair for a baby, plus a kid’s bike. We were pleased to have free Wi-Fi / Internet and free phone calls to the U.S. and Canada. During our rental, temperatures ranged from 39F to 80F, so we used both heating and air conditioning, and both worked well. The good-sized private, screened-in pool is on the west side of the property, and gets both mid-day and afternoon sun. Beyond the pool, the ground slopes up steeply to houses hidden by fences / bushes a considerable distance away, providing excellent privacy. A hedge along both ends of the lanai provides good / fair privacy from the pools of the adjacent houses. Pool heating is optional (but necessary in January) and costs only $12 per day, much less than the $25-30 daily charge by some property owners. The driveway is very short and, due to vegetation along one side, is tight but manageable for two vehicles. Parking on the street overnight is not an option. There is a community / rec centre a short distance outside the Abbey gates to the east which includes tennis courts, exercise equipment and a large, but unheated, pool. The whole West Haven area is attractive, nicely landscaped, and feels safe.

Trip Advisor review by TC with young children from UK 12 May 13 for stay in Apr 13 - Fabulous villa, with everything you need for all the family - Villa is perfectly placed for all the theme parks, especially now Legoland has opened at Winter Haven. The villa had everything we needed for a smashing holiday. Beautiful, spotlessly clean villa, with safe and hygienic pool, every television channel and fabulous games room. Have recommended to family and friends already and will be returning. Great layout and location. Ease of booking ***** Directions to the property ***** Overall condition ***** Quality of bedding/mattresses **** Kitchen/utensils quality ***** Cleanliness of bathroom ***** Quality of facilities/amenities ***** Service ***** Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Yes. Recommended for: Friends getaway People with disabilities Older travelers Families with young children Large groups. The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access.

Trip Advisor review by SP with extended family group 30 March 13 for stay in March. Very nice villa and great location for theme parks and much more. We had a great time. The villa was spacious, light and airy - very clean and well maintained with some new kitchen appliances. Utensils, crockery etc more than adequate. Lovely large pool. In March take the pool heating option - it costs, but is worth it. The key-pad entry was a wonderful bonus after past nightmares collecting keys to holiday rentals. Will definitely go again. Parking for two vehicles only at night. Ease of booking **** Directions to the property ***** Overall condition ***** Quality of bedding/mattresses **** Kitchen/utensils quality **** Cleanliness of bathroom ***** Quality of facilities/amenities **** Service ***** Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Yes. Recommended for: Friends getaway People with disabilities Older travelers Families with young children The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access.

“Fantastic!” Reviewed 18 April 2012 by Wendy NY for a stay in April 2012 NEW The house was just perfect. It was even better than I was expecting. I loved how close it was to Disney & golfing. Value ***** Comfort ***** Location ***** Cleanliness ***** Check-in ***** Service ***** Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Absolutely! Recommended for: A romantic getaway Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers Was this review helpful? Yes

“Wonderful” Reviewed 24 July 2011 (Flipkey verified reviewer – Georgia USA) Everything was great. The service, location, and the home was just wonderful! Thanks for having us. One thing for sure I will be using youll again. Value ***** Comfort ***** Location ***** Cleanliness ***** Check-in ***** Service ***** Liked best: IT WAS SEMI PRIVATE..(POOL) Liked least: NOTHING Travelling group: Family with young children My age: 25-34 Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Absolutely! Recommended for: Young singles Friends getaway A romantic getaway People with disabilities Older travelers Families with young children Families with teenagers Tourists Large groups Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers

“Close to Disney World and Legoland!!!!” Reviewed 4 February 2012 (Cheryl Hogan – Dallas Texas) Great Location! Beautiful interior and landscape. The Liani is facing west, perfect for an evening swim and wind down cocktail before bed. Ten minutes to Disney, thirty to Legoland. Nicely decorated rooms, especially the childrens room is complete with a stuffed Donald and Ram. Clean and well maintained. I highly recommend paying a little extra everyday to have the pool heated! Will stay here again in the future. Ease of booking ***** Directions to the property ***** Overall condition ***** Quality of bedding/mattresses **** Kitchen/utensils quality **** Cleanliness of bathroom ***** Quality of facilities/amenities ***** Service ***** Liked best: The close proximity to area attractions and the gated community, very safe. Travelling group: Family with Young Children Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Yes. Recommended for: Friends getaway Families with young children The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access. Was this review helpful? Yes

“It was perfect.” Reviewed 11 April 2012 NEW (Kris – Michigan USA) The home was very clean and the pool was heated and ready to go when we got there. The neighborhood was very nice and we could enjoy talking walks. The location was perfect. Everything we needed was close by. Value ***** Comfort ***** Location ***** Cleanliness ***** Check-in ***** Service ***** Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?   Absolutely! Was this review helpful? Yes

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This villa is:

100km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 2km from the nearest restaurant 2km from the nearest supermarket 48.3km from Orlando MCO airport 12.9km from Disney main gate 38.6km from Legoland 112.7km from Cocoa Beach (East coast) 128.7km from Clearwater Beach (Gulf Coast)

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Golf 3km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 2km Shopping 5km Theme park 15km

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Outside this villa in The Abbey at Westhaven, Florida
This villa is in a quiet area. It has a pool, a shared pool, outside lighting, a garden and a tennis court. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 8 October 2016

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Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 4 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 20% off if the booking is made within 4 weeks of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 15 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • DLW (Damage Liability Waiver) - Passed on to management company.No other security/damage deposit required

    £35.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Cleaning

    £75.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • Local admin and 24/7 emergency support paid to management company.

    £30.00 per booking, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • BBQ hire

    £45.00 per week, paid with booking

  • Pool heat if requested

    £90.00 per week, paid with booking



4 bedrooms, Sleeps 10:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Air mattress, 1 cot


1 bathroom, 2 en suite bathrooms, 4 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 8.6m x 4.3m, Depth 0.8m to 1.8m

Shared pool, Size 24m x 20m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court


Gym, Snooker / pool table, Table tennis

Suitable for

Children, Restricted mobility

Extra information

Club house with fitness room, tennis courts & pool. In gated community of 58 award winning properties. BBQ available for hire. Private pool heated at extra cost. 4 x tennis racquets + balls provided.


Average rating from 2 reviews

Private Owner From Salisbury, United Kingdom Member since Mar 2012

I am a Rotarian and recently retired from Government Service. My wife is a retired teacher. We live in Wiltshire, England. We have been letting property since 1977 and the holiday villa since 2005. It is always a wrench to leave our lovely villa in Florida which we use very regularly. But it is available for rent when members of our large family, which now includes 8 grandchildren, are not using it. Colin Heggie

Past bookings: 5 bookings

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I am a Rotarian and recently retired from Government Service. My wife is a retired teacher. We live in Wiltshire, England. We have been letting property since 1977 and the holiday villa since 2005. It is always a wrench to leave our lovely villa in Florida which we use very regularly. But it is available for rent when members of our large family, which now includes 8 grandchildren, are not using it. Colin Heggie

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