Florida Villa - Vista Del Lago
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and shared pool in Vista Del Lago, Florida
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Villa to rent in Vista Del Lago, Florida
Spacious 3 bed/2 baths villa in gated community. Free use of 3 large pools and other ammenities. Minutes from Disney and other Orlando attractions. Use of Computers and Internet access at Clubhouse
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Villa overview - owner's description
Located on Highway 192 West less than 10 minutes drive from Walt Disney Theme Parks & Resorts. Vista Del Lago is without doubt one of the most beautiful locations in the Disney area. The complex has 24 hour gated security at the main entrance for your safety and peace of mind. Within Vista Del Lago’s 275 acres you will find a clean, peaceful and friendly community. The Clubhouse is centrally located within the complex and overlooks 90 acre Racoon Lake with its boat launch and fishing pier. There are 3 large solar heated communal pools (one of which is 100 yards from our villa) kiddies pool, hot tubs and sauna, all open late so its great to “chill out” after a long day at the Theme Parks. Enjoy free use of all these amenities including fitness centre, floodlit tennis courts, basket ball and racquet ball courts, shuffleboards and pool tables in the games room. There are several computers with Internet access and a well stocked library at the Clubhouse. Sports equipment can be borrowed from the Clubhouse reception. Guests can also join in some of the arranged activities which include bingo, crafts and coffee mornings (information can be found at the Clubhouse reception)
There are several golf courses in the local area and the nearest is at Orange Lakes, next door!! At the main entrance to Vista Del Lago there is a Sports bar with sky sports coverage, Domino’s Pizza Take away a Chinese Buffet Restaurant and a beauty salon. MacDonalds is across the highway. I
Although a car or people carrier is usually the most convenient way to get around, it is not essential. You can make use of buses, taxis and there are some private hirers (within Vista Del Lago) that will be available to you for as long as you need them.
Our1600sq foot villa is a spacious 3 bedroom detached home with large car port. It is fully air-conditioned with added ceiling fans, It is luxuriously furnished and includes an open plan living area which comfortably seats 6 guests and has cable tv, dvd, books and games The telephone can receive incoming calls and you can make local calls (ordering home delivery etc) you will need to buy a phone card available in most shops and then you can make International calls from the house phone. There are 2 dining areas and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, cable tv and a very spacious en-suite bathroom, which includes 2 vanity units, wc, bath tub and separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom has a double bed and the third bedroom has twin beds. The second bathroom includes wc, vanity unit and shower over bath tub. All linen and towels are provided. The fully fitted kitchen and laundry room include washer, dryer, iron and board, oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and coffee maker. We have a large screen porch with patio furniture where you can sit and watch the hot air balloons go by and in the evening (if you’re home in time!!) you can see the Disney fireworks in the distance.
We have wi fi in the villa ( Talia126 and password is Edson128 ) When you first arrive you must register at the Clubhouse for a gatepass. (Around $25 refundable on your departure)
Local & Distance Attractions
It is less than 10 minutes drive to the Disney Theme Parks, 15 minutes drive to Sea World and Discovery Cove and the famous International Drive where you will find Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Wet N Wild water parks. Visit the Titanic for an amazing experience. International Drive hosts many Hotels and fine Restaurants and Bars.
There are vast shopping malls and designer outlets with something for everyone so you can “shop ‘til you drop” !!
Within a short distance of Vista Del Lago along the Highway 192 you will find a large assortment of restaurants, including American Diners, Chinese, Italian, Australian, Irish Bars and many fast food courts. There are a large variety of affordable shops and entertainment including adventure golf, air boat rides, jet skiing and other water sports, go-karts, horse riding, helicopter and hot air balloon rides.
“Old Town” which is located at “Marker 8” (the 192 highway has signs at 1 mile intervals which make it easy to remember certain locations like Vista Del Lago is just after marker 4) You can recognise Old Town from a distance with its fairground attractions, shops and bars. Be sure to visit at the weekend when the “classic cars” cruise the streets. Get there early about 5 – 6 pm, park up and enjoy!!
“Celebration” is a quiet town with beautiful shops and waterfront café bars and restaurants. Take a leisurely stroll around the lake and surrounding area and see wildlife in its natural habitat. The main street comes to life at weekends when the town has themed entertainment, crafts and live bands.
There are a number of themed dinner shows, all at great value for money. Down Town Orlando boasts the famous “Church Street Station” with live entertainment and dinner shows. Tourist attraction guides can be found in Vista Del Lago’s reception and at most shops and restaurants.
A little further away you can visit Cyprus Gardens a leisurely walk round its beautiful landscaped gardens and catch a stunning water sport show.
Travel north to St Augustine where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around this very old historic town and get a feeling Florida’s past. Take a horse drawn carriage trip along the river front and take in the beautiful scenery.
Take a 90 minute drive out to the East Coast to enjoy a fascinating tour around Kennedy Space Centre. Catch the waves at the famous Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach resorts.
Travel west to Tampa Bay and Busch Gardens. It will take about 90 minutes to get there from Vista Del Lago. Drive on out over the long causeway to Clearwater Beach with its white sandy beaches. You can enjoy boat excursions, fishing trips and evening boat trips where you can experience beautiful sunsets and watch the dolphins jump the waves!!. Your return journey from Clearwater is about 2 hours.
Further south on the Gulf Coast and you can visit Sarasota and Naples which both have exclusive shops, white sandy beaches and of course the beautiful west coast sunsets. You will need to take an overnight stop to visit these places.
If you decide to venture to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, The Everglades or the Florida keys you will need to stop over en-route. You will need to allow plenty of time at each location. The Everglades, miles and miles of swamp lands with resident alligators and native Indian Reserves. If you venture an airboat ride (not to be missed) be sure to protect yourself with strong sunscreens and insect bite repellent!!
Miami is a vast city with a huge harbour and sea port you can board the Caribbean cruise liners from here (Pre-booking essential) The boat trips up the inter-coastal rivers are a must if you want to see how the millionaires live!!
Travel further south to the Florida keys, a string of islands linked together by miles of causeways. It is over 130 miles from Key Lago to Key West and not a MacDonalds in site!! From Key West you can get a glass bottomed boat trip out to the coral reef or go snorkelling or diving. Visit the harbour front and be amazed at the grandeur of the cruise liners that dwarf the little fishing boats. Enjoy the sunset on the pier with lots of street entertainers.
These are just a few of the many reasons why people come back to Florida time after time. Whether you enjoy the exciting family entertainment, the shows and thrill rides of the Theme Parks, shopping, the beautiful sandy beaches, the surf and water sports or the tranquillity of secluded beaches and romantic sunsets, discover your own Florida paradise.
Please consider booking our villa for your next Florida vacation.
This villa has 18 verified reviews.
18 out of 18 people recommend staying here
I stayed here with my Mum, husband and our 6 year old daughter for a fortnight in Nov 2017. Cannot recommend the villa, and the owners highly enough.
The villa itself if great, located inside a lovely little gated community with friendly neighbours. The pools and communal areas are great too. As previous reviews, plenty in the villa that you may think of needing. Iron, hairdryer, pool toys, bikes in the shed. Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Also some reusable cups for parks, (which sadly we found after purchasing our own!) and to make packed lunches.
Just out the complex is plenty restaurants, shops etc. A large Target, Walmart and Publix 5 min drive away so plenty facilities near by.
20mins to Disney depending on traffic, a little longer to Universal and Seaworld, around 35/40min during taffic. No issue though plenty to see along the way.
The owners are lovely, very informative. Sent a wee email before our departure with helpful info. Although we had a few minor problems with the tv and internet, and nothing was an issue for them and all resolved very quickly, and their onsite handyman is very helpful and lovely too.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and wouldn't hesitate to return to here. Infact, it will be my first port of call when booking our next trip!
This villa far exceeded my expectations it was a home from home everyone on the complex made us feel so welcome this was a quite place and the pool felt like are own private pool the villa was extremely clean and fresh unfortunately we were their for hurricane Irma and had to evacuate the owner Hillary was on the phone constantly during this time to check we were ok she went above and beyond the call of duty I will be booking to stay here again and would highly recommend this to anyone Mick and Dawn
I should say this place was terrible so next time we go we could be guaranteed to get it! Been to Florida over 20 times and without doubt this is the best villa we stayed at. When it comes to booking we look at 3 things. First security. You are on a gated community surrounded by American family's meaning that there is always people wandering about walking dogs etc and they all very friendly. Secondly location. This is 5 minutes from Disney property but still 20 mins to get to the gate as the place is massive and with good traffic about 25 mins from seaworld and 30 from universal studios. There are tons of shops and restaurants around making the location ideal. Thirdly price, we got a fantastic deal on this we could have paid a lot more for a lot worsevvilla. Everything you could imagine can be found in the villa meaning you do t have to hunt Walmart for toilet roll, cleaners etc and the whole place was immaculate not a piece of trash or waste anywhere. The owner is fab to contact she always responded within a couple of hours to any queries we had prior to leaving for the US or once we were in the villa (we had problem with internet access that was sorted within a few hours). My highest accolade for the place is that as soon as we get our flights sorted next year this is the first place we will try and stay. Go on give it a try you won't be disappointed!!!!!
We have just had the most fantastic stay in Orlando. It is 21 years since my husband and I last visited the US and we were delighted to be taking our two boys away. This villa is an absolute gem, it is clean, spacious, totally spotless and stocked with everything you could need and more. The location is great but the villa far, far outweighed all our expectations. I cannot recommend it enough. Best of all was the fact that not only has the owner given a great deal of thought to what to stock the villa with (from hair dryer, tongs, styles to beach toys, iron etc) but they also took the time to contact us personally with loads of great hints and tips and even phoned us the night before our trip to pass on as much help as possible - Hillary you are amazing and you helped us so much. The whole complex was beautiful and the pool just round the corner was quiet and spotless. Cannot express how fab this place and its owner are.
We have been to Orlando for 7 years in a row now and we have come back this weekend after staying 17 days in this villa. Wow, its is a real home from home, it was spotless on arrival and had everything we needed for our holiday, even down to a needle and thread. My grandson is 3 and he loved to talk to the passing neighbours in the mornings or evenings, very friendly place to stay. We have even made a life long friend now a few doors away. Its in a perfect spot and at night you could hear a pin drop as its so peaceful, hard to believe that we were only a minute from 192 which can get you to everywhere you need to go. They supplied everything from a pool towel to a hoover ( I love to clean even on holiday so was very excited when I saw the hoover :) )
We will be going back here and just wish we had found it earlier.
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Outside this villa in Vista Del Lago, FloridaThis villa is in the town but in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a children pool area, outside lighting, a garden and a tennis court. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 10 July 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 20 July - 31 July 2018: bookings must be for whole weeks only.
- 1 September 2018 - 19 January 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 22 April - 30 April 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 May - 31 December 2019: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 2 January - 30 September 2020: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Late booking discounts
- Receive £100.00 off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.
- Receive £50.00 off if the booking is made within 28 days of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 10% off if the booking is for 5 weeks or more.
- Receive 10% off if the booking is for 8 weeks or more.
- Receive 5% off if the booking is for 3 weeks 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.
Housekeeping service charge for short stay guests
£39.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 cot
3 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's
Shared pool with electric heating
CD player, Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court, Childrens pool area
Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Snooker / pool table
Golf is available at Orange Lakes Resort next door.
Children's pool, Gym, Tennis
Infants, Restricted mobility
There is a large pool just round the corner within a very short walking distance and is usually quiet. Also plenty of seating there and toilet facilities. We do not accept single night bookings but we can gladly add extra days onto your stay if requested.
Private Owner From Bradford, United Kingdom Member since Aug 2007
HI I AM 45 YRS OLD AND HAVE VISITED FLORIDA FOR THE LAST 20 YRS OR SO. I LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT I GOT TOGETHER WITH SOME FRIENDS TO BUY A HOUSE THAT WE COULD ALL USE AND RENT OUT AS WELL. IT HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS AND EVERYONE THAT VISITS LOVES THE PLACE AND THE AREA . WE HAVE MADE MANY FRIENDS THERE OVER THE YEARS AS THE LOCALS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME AT VISTA DEL LAGO AS THERE IS LOTS TO DO ON YOUR DAYS OFF FROM THE THEME PARKS. WE WELCOME ANY FEEDBACK FROM YOUR STAY AND HOPE THAT YOU MAY RECCOMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AS WELL.
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