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
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.
My only gripe is that towards the end of the 2nd week we seemed to get tiny ants in the master bedroom and kitchen area and had to throw away quite a bit of food, and two presents I bought for family. I know it's out of the owners control and we probably should have informed you but was unsure of the procedure and thought we would do it when we got home.
We have already told friends and family AND took numerous pictures that have gone on Facebook for friends to see and if the price and time is right next year we will probably be booking it again
Pat from Blackpool
Stayed Jun 2015 - Couple
We have stayed at Vista del Lago on several previous occasions but this is the first time at this property. It has everything you could possibly need and more. It is beautifully cleaned and maintained. If I had to have a little niggle, the bedding in the master bedroom was too big for the bed, and kept ruching up, but I managed to find something else which was ok. Plenty of towels and kitchen equipment. My husband loved to fish in the lake just round the corner! Very convenient for the pool too. A lovely relaxing home
Eric from Barrow-in-Furness
Stayed Aug 2014 - Couple
We are regular visitors to Florida and have stopped on this complex for the last four years although not at this actual property. From the moment we had communication with the owners we felt really happy and confident the holiday and property would be first class. We were not disappointed. Everything worked like a dream from the first payment to the end of our holiday.
The instructions of how to get there were spot on and on opening the door of the property we both had that WOW feeling.It had everything you could ever want to help your holiday along including beach towels, hair dryers,cool bags ,pool friendly toys. It was short of nothing.
The property had wifi which actually worked for the full two weeks every time and was great bonus to us.
We had a brilliant holiday which was certainly helped by the standard of this property.
One of the closest properties to all the Disney Parks without the high cost of a Disney hotel and much more room. The complex has three swimming pools and has a gated secure entrance so there is no issues with noise or disturbance.
It is situated along the 192 about three minutes from Highway 27 junction and is very close to supermarkets and a host of good restaurants
We highly recommend this property and we will definitely use it again.
Susan from Meopham
Stayed Jul 2014 - Family
We booked this villa less than a week before we were due to arrive. Communication with the Liz the owner was excellent and very straightforward. This villa is a complete home from home. We lacked nothing. Towels, beach towels, hairdryer, curling tongs even plastic boxes for your picnic sandwiches!! Incredibly spaceous. Ideally suited for all the theme parks - you can even see the fireworks from either the jetty at the Clubhouse or the first road on the right as you come into the site. But it is a very peaceful and tranquil place, much appreciated after a busy day at the parks. We felt very safe within this semi residential gated community and the residents were very friendly and welcoming. The villa is located on a nice spot within the community and is very well maintained inside and out. A 5 minute walk from a lovely pool. As a family (husband and 13 year old son and 14 year old daughter) we prefer pools which have a deep end and this one was 61/2 feet at its deepest. Steps down to 4 feet I think at its shallow end. I sometimes cycled to just outside the gate (about 8 mins) to the Subway to pick up a roll for lunch to take to a Park. Dominoes is next to Subway and theres a Publix supermarket either to your right or left when you come out of the gate along with lots of restaurants (steer clear of Sizzlers, awful food)! Perkins was very inexpensive and very nice food. It was very quiet for my 13 and 14 year old, I think it is slightly busier at the Clubhouse (where there are another two very nice pools) but not tons going on for them. But to be fair they didnt make a massive effort to go and investigate.
If I have any constructive criticism (and I am nit picking) it would be that on a few mornings I would pick out a few bugs from the pool with the net. They let the pool get a little cloudy after our first couple days but it was soon back to being clean and sparkly. Please do not let this comment put you off this property, I am quite fussy with pools and this one is lovely with plenty of chairs-although we very often had the pool to ourselves. I would not hesitate to recommend this property. Thank you Liz . We will be back.
Dennis from Maidstone
Stayed Apr 2012
We found the property fairly easily, even though it was dark when we got there. keys were locfated as informed and we were happy to get a good nights sleep on some comfortable beds. Distance to the parks was short, though depending on the time you set off, the traffic could be fairly heavy on the 535. The villa was very well furnished and we lacked for nothing. Club house is OK, with computers available for free, though it lacks a bar for you to go and have a drink in the evening and socialize that si if you have the energy after a day at the parks.
Dont hesitate to boo this excellent property.
Andrew from Wrexham
Stayed May 2011
Wow!!! Booked at the last minute having stayed at Vista Del Lago many years ago. This villa was way above our expectations having visited Florida 4 times previously. It was by far the cleanest we have ever stayed it. It was large, well equipped and well stocked with all those items you forget to take and end up buying (washing liquid, washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen towel...). The communal pool is only a short walk around the corner and was always clean and very quiet, allowing us hours of fun after the parks.
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I stayed here a couple of years ago and loved it. My first time in America and this was idealy located to get to all the theme parks.
The house is very well laid out and plenty big enough to lose yourself in.
One pool about a hundred yards away that is always quiet and the main pool is great too, by the main lake with a tennis court, etc.
Id recommend this place and will go back when I next go to the US.
If you have a day in Clearwater, go on the boat trip on little toot to see the dolphins!
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.
Golf is available at Orange Lakes Resort next door.
About the owner
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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