'the Retreat' Villa at Sunset Lakes - Explore Disney and Florida in Style
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Sunset Lakes villa description
Welcome to 'The Retreat' Villa a wonderful high spec villa, with South/South East facing pool and lakefront location offering you a luxurious vacation home for your visit to Orlando.
The Villa is located in a cul-de-sac with no through traffic within the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes, just 4 miles from Disney making it one of the closest rental villas available to all of the Orlando theme parks, shopping malls and many golf courses.
After a long day enjoying all that Orlando has to offer, relax and unwind around the private pool enjoying the beautiful views of Sunset Lakes and enjoy the evening entertainment of the spectacular Disney fireworks lighting up the sky.
Our beautiful 4 bedroom/3.5 bathroom villa (over 2600 sq ft/over 3500 sq ft including the pool area) has recently been upgraded to a high standard, amongst the many upgrades are flat screen cable TV/DVD combo’s in all bedrooms, a large 60” flat screen cable TV and state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player in the family room, iPod docks in all bedrooms and a fantastic outdoor entertainment area including fridge, sink, grill and cable TV.
The villa’s private pool overlooks the beautiful Sunset Lake, the pool is not overlooked from either side offering you the highest level of privacy. The pool can be illuminated with bright LED pool lighting. Make the most of your time at 'The Retreat' villa and enjoy the pool all day and night with our unique poolside outdoor entertainment area with grill, sink, and refrigerator and cable flatscreen TV. We are also pleased to be able to offer a smaller shallow pool suitable for younger children, this adjoins the main pool.
The decking around the pool has ample furniture for all your needs including sun loungers, a high top table and bar stools aswell as a breakfast table and seating.
The villa benefits from two excellent sized master suites, each master suite has a King size bed, flatscreen TV/DVD combo with 100's of cable channels including movies and sports, iPod docks, oval bath tub, walk in shower, 'his and her' sinks, WC and large walk-in closets. Both master suites have fantastic views overlooking Sunset Lake.
Two disney themed twin rooms (Micky Mouse/Minnie Mouse themes), both of which have twin beds, iPod docks, flatscreen TV/DVD combo's with cable including kids entertainment channels and large closets.
The main family room has 3 large comfortable sofa's positioned around a fantastic 60' flatscreen smart TV/DVD combo with cable channels, also in the family room is a state of the art iPod dock/radio/CD player providing all the entertainment you could need.
A separate living area which we call the lounge room offers two further large sofa’s, one of which can be converted into a double sofa bed (bedding provided), and a dining room with seating for six.
The open plan large kitchen and breakfast area overlooks the family room and also has a dining table with seating for six. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer with ice-maker and water dispenser, microwave oven, electric oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, food disposal and telephone (free local calls).
Each room has in addition to full air conditioning, an overhead ceiling fan. This includes the pool deck keeping you cool in the fantastic Florida sun.
‘The Retreat’ continues to provide for our visitors with a large games room which is home to a pool table, table football, darts board and air hockey aswell as a Playstation 2 with games, a TV and HiFi system.
For your enjoyment we have provided an extensive DVD selection and book library at ‘The Retreat’.
Sunset Lakes is a gated community with community pool and children's play area just two minutes walk away from ‘The Retreat’. In addition just 30seconds walk from the villa is a beautiful fishing dock available for your use (fishing rods provided).
There are over 20 golf courses within a very short distance from Sunset Lakes including Orange Lake which boasts 3 championship courses and Falcons Fire. Feel free to visit local golf shops/outlets who are more than happy to offer advice on course condition and normally provide vouchers for cheaper green fee’s.
The Formosa Gardens shopping Plaza is about one mile from the house. It boasts several restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chinese, Italian and a new Sushi Bar. A new addition also is the crazy golf course.
• 2 Master bedroom suites including King
size beds and large en-suite bathrooms
• 2 Twin bedrooms
• Sofa bed in lounge room if required (bedding provided)
• Open plan kitchen
• Dining area
• Large Games room
• Laundry room
• Private screened pool with extended decking
• Additional shallow pool ideal for young children
• Shaded lanai
• High-speed wireless internet
• High definition cable TV with 100’s of
channels including sports and music
• Flatscreen TV/DVD combo’s in all room
• 60” flatscreen TV/DVD in front room
• iPod docks in all bedrooms
• iPod dock/radio/CD player in front room
• PlayStation 2/TV and stereo in games room
• Outdoor entertainment area including grill, fridge, sink and cable TV
• Free local calls
• Air conditioning
• Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas
• Extended pool decking area
• Baby equipment (stroller, stairguard, high chair and travel cot)
• High quality bedding
• High quality bath towels and pool towels provided
• Hair dryers in all bedrooms
• Fishing rods
• Books and DVD’s
• Professional management company available 24/7
Keywords: Large detached home, Disney, lake, lakefront, lakeside, waterview, waterside, gated community, villa
- 2600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Master Suite (1) - King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, 'his and her' basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Master Suite (2) - King size bed, large en-suite with walk in shower, bath, 'his and her' basins and WC, walk in closet, iPod dock, TV/DVD combo with cable channels and beautiful views overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (1) - Minnie Mouse theme, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock, closet and beautiful view overlooking Sunset Lake. Twin Bedroom (2) - Micky Mouse theme, two twin beds, flatscreen TV/DVD combo, iPod dock and closet. Lounge Room - Two large comfortable sofa's, one the sofa's can be turnt into a double sofa bed if required (bedding provided) ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite / Cable:
- Game Room:
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Video Games:
- Pool Table:
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Water Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- 'The Retreat' villa occupies possibly the best position on Sunset Lakes for proximity to community pool and play area, fishing deck but also quiet cul de sac position with no through traffic. 'The Retreat' has beautiful views of Sunset Lake and an early wake up is rewarded with a views of a breathtaking sunrise over Sunset Lake....moreless
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Great Disney Home
Great Disney Home
Seven of us were lucky enough to spend 9 nights in this villa for a family Thanksgiving Disney holiday. We had a wonderful time! We were surprised to not find paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, etc. However, after further review (and a call to the property management company), we realized that none of these items are provided. So, no big deal. The only negative experience we had was the pool heating. Upon arrival, the pool was not heated as previously coordinated. The property management company sent someone to the house, and we had a heated pool the rest of the trip. What a great outdoor area! Beautiful views across the lake, ample outdoor furniture, great pool, kitchen area with grill, sink, fridge, tv. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of pots, pans, and dishes. The master suites are comfortable with HUGE bathrooms. The kids bedrooms have small TV's with dvd players. The games room was awesome too! Very convenient to Disney parks as well. A super choice for any family!!!
- Guest Deck Dweller (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Date of stay 11/21/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Owner response: Steven, Thank you very much for your review and we are pleased you chose to spend thanksgiving at 'The Retreat', we believe 'The Retreat' provides ample room and the perfect location for any special occasion. Toilet rolls, paper towels and soaps are all provided with enough supplies to get you through the first couple of days however 'The Retreat' is rented on a self-catering basis and therefore you may be required to buy your own supplies at some point during your trip. We use only the best management company we believe are available in the area and they will respond to any needs 24/7 to give you a worry free vacation as demonstrated during your stay. It appears you used and enjoyed all 'The Retreats' best features and took time to enjoy the view out over the lake, a personal favourite of ours to wile away the hours. We hope to have you stay with us again, 'The Retreat' at Sunset Lakes
Wow, we loved this villa. Great views over lake, with accompanying wildlife. Community pool lovely for a morning swim. Interior well decorated, games room great, and outdoor kitchen/barbecue fantastic. We have been to Florida many times - this villa is the best we have stayed in. Hope to be back!
- Guest The B's (Loanhead, Scotland)
- Date of stay 07/05/13
- Review Submitted 07/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Tracey, Thanks very much for the kind review and we are glad you had a good time and loved 'The Retreat'. 'The Retreat' offers unparalleled comfort and luxury whilst occupying a much sought after lakeside position. We believe this makes 'The Retreat' the perfect choice for you next holiday. Thanks, 'The Retreat' At Sunset Lakes
Slept like babies.
Slept like babies.
Thanks to new owner Brian who revamped the house and responded to our needs. Home interior is in excellent condition. Spectacular view of the lake from numerous rooms, very relaxing. Clean pool with new patio furniture. Kitchen opens to great room with new big screen TV & DVD. Less than 10 minutes away: Super Target, Publix grocery, Walgreens, TGI Friday's, Applebee's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster. Numerous golf courses nearby. Since house is located just south of Animal Kingdom and 10-15 minutes from the remainder of Disney World, it was quick and easy to take a break from the afternoon heat and return home for a swim. Slept like babies every night thanks to quiet culdesac location. We'll be back, I encourage you to make "The Retreat" your Disney home. Ron & Lynn, Denver, CO.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/25/13
Owner response: We would like to thank Ron and his family for the review of our home in Florida. We have spent a lot of time and effort to get our house to the level we feel comfortable with and would like to assure future guests that we will maintain the standards that we have set. Problems will always occur and we and our local management company will be as responsive as possible
Great Vacation Home!
Great Vacation Home!
LOVE LOVE LOVE This home. It was nice to be in a gated community. From the moment we drove up- we feel in love with the home. The house is very spacious. The adults loved their stay just as much as the kids did. My 2 year old lived in the "mini" pool as we called it while my oldest son enjoyed the big pool. I would highly recommend this home and would stay again. Thanks for a great place to stay!
- Guest Michelle (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/26/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Michelle, Thanks for leaving such a kind review and it was a pleasure having you stay at 'The Retreat'. We will continue with the many improvement we have made to 'The Retreat' to ensure that each and every stay is as perfect as the last. Thanks, The Retreat At Sunset Lakes
Fantastic villa in the best location.
Fantastic villa in the best location.
We are a family of 6, this villa was perfect. The children loved the pool and games room. The master suites are very large and the most comfy beds I've ever stayed in. Directly on the lake was great, we watched the fish jumping out of the water and all the other wildlife. The villa has an excellent location only a couple of minutes drive from the 192 with all the restaurants and shops and very close to Disney. The villa is very spacious and has every home comfort to make the stay even better. We plan to go back again soon and wouldnt even look at other villas now we have found our perfect holiday home!. Thanks to Yvonne you have a beautiful home.
- Guest Tracy (Northeast)
- Date of stay 03/18/12
- Review Submitted 04/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
The first & last place to stay in Florida!!!!
The first & last place to stay in Florida!!!!
I just have to start by saying, that I was totally stunned on driving up & walking into the property how well presented & big it really is!! It was a pleasure to stay there & the whole family really didn't want to go home again. Being in a gated community makes you feel extremely safe & the property has such stunning views over the lake! It was so lovely to wake in the morning just as the sun rose through the master bedroom window & then watch the sun set from over the other side of the lake. The property has everything you need for a perfect time away from it all & it's so peaceful! The owners have equipped it so that nothing is amiss & you feel so very much at home, as soon as you walk through the door. My teenagers never got bored because of the games room & playstation! We found it to be the perfect distance away from all the attractions & easy access to the major roads if you want to travel further afield. We would love to go back in the future!!!
- Guest Michele & family (Nottingham, UK)
- Date of stay 10/21/11
- Review Submitted 11/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.
Wow, just love this Villa
Wow, just love this Villa
After much much searching and shortlisting, I selected this Villa for our 2 week Florida holiday - none of us were disappointed in the slightest. The booking process was very well handled and it was easy to secure the booking and communicate with the owner. Upon arrival we were blown away with the Villa, it has been very nicely decorated and very well furnished. Everything is in good condition and it seems every conceivable need has been catered for. Whilst we stayed, we used most of the Villa's facilities and everything worked and worked well. The pool area is lovely and we had a couple of BBQ's at the Villa and used the outside kitchen facilities whilst the kids messed about in the pool. The A/C is quiet and very effective, the bedrooms have extremely comfortable beds with plenty of bed linen and loads and loads of towels. The final word goes to the Villa location, it is about 10 minutes away from Disney and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac in a lovely gated Villa community. I am hoping to stay again when we next visit Florida.
- Guest Marky P (Norfolk, UK)
- Date of stay 08/22/11
- Review Submitted 09/12/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Great vacation or family reunion location!
Great vacation or family reunion location!
Our family loved the location of this clean and spacious home in the Sunset Lakes community. The east and partially south-facing pool with a spacious deck and plenty of lounge chairs made for a very relaxing outdoor experience. The website pictures are exactly as we found upon arriving! This home is very tastefully decorated and the games room was hit for kids and adults alike. We experienced difficulties with the pool heat upon arriving and the community pool was closed during our stay for upgrades; otherwise our rating would be 'excellent'. Both the owner and the management company were great to work with to get the pool back up to working order. It also helped that is was sunny and warm every day!! This home is ideally located for people who want to commute to Disney and other local attractions but far enough away that the noise from US192 can not be heard! The view of the lake is spectacular. There are lots of great restaurants and grocery stores closeby. I would highly recommend this property to other families....but not the 2nd week of March as it is reserved for our family again for 2012!
- Guest Deb (Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/11/11
- Review Submitted 03/29/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We stayed here over Christmas/New Year. The house is lovely. Very spacious. Spectacular views over the lake and next to the fishing dock. Would love to stay here again.
- Guest Sandra (UK)
- Date of stay 12/23/10
- Review Submitted 02/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
linda Wales UK
linda Wales UK
Had a fantastic time at Sunset Lakes, house was fabulous. The 2 ensuite bedrooms were huge with really comfortable beds.Living accommodation was fabulous with a huge plasma tv and every appliance you could think of in the kitchen. Ample room for 8-10 people Pool was perfect with views across the lake, you could see the fish jumping out of the lake, and the resident ducks would come to visit each day, also on the day we were leaving, a turtle came out of the lake and laid eggs right outside the the pool netting and then went back into the lake, amazing! Excellent location too for Disney, and all other attractions and shopping, by far the best property we have stayed at in Orlando. Will definately be returning in the future.
- Guest Linda (Wales, United Kingdom)
- Date of stay 06/30/10
- Review Submitted 07/27/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
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- Nearest Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO) at 25 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Junction 64 , I4 at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Gulf Coast at 65 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Buffalo Wings at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Orange Lake and Mystic Dunes at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster plus others at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: Hi, we are Brian & Carol Williams. We bought this gorgeous property with our daughter & son in law. We are completely thrilled and over the moon to own such a dream property, we have recently completed an extensive upgrade of the Villa, our aim was to make 'The Retreat' the perfect 'home away from home' for our visitors.
Why the Owner Chose Sunset Lakes:
From the moment we saw this villa we knew it was the one, with the magnificent Sunset Lake at the rear and the spacious plot 'The Retreat' occupies, 'The Retreat' has unrivalled privacy rarely found in the rental areas surrounding Disney. Sunset Lakes close proximity to Disney means you can spend more time enjoying the villa and the parks and less time travelling.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
'The Retreat' Villa has unparalled unobstructed panoramic views of Sunset Lake and complete privacy from our neighbours, at 'The Retreat' you will truly be able to relax in what we believe is paradise. Being on the lake and also so near the fishing pier, playground and community pool offers added convenience for our guests. We believe that once you have stayed at 'The Retreat', you will most definately be wanting to return.
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A sign of luxury, 'The Retreat' sign
Tropical landscape entrance to 'The Retreat' villa
Childrens pool and seating on the decking area overlooking Sunset Lake
Outdoor bar table and stools
Relax in the sun on comfortable sun loungers
Family Room - Three large sofa's, 60' flatscreen cable TV and iPod dock/radio/CD
Minnie Mouse Twin Room - Beautiful views of the lake & flatscreen cable TV/DVD
Kitchen/Breakfast Area - Large fully equipped family kitchen and breakfast bar
En-Suite Bathroom (1)- 'his & her' sinks, shower, bath, WC, Walk-In closet
En-Suite Bathroom (2)- 'his & her' sinks, shower, bath, WC, Walk-In closet
Bathroom (3) - Disney themed bathroom shared by the twin rooms
Community pool and playground just a short walk from 'The Retreat'
Welcome to 'The Retreat' villa at Sunset Lakes
Our beautiful pool overlooking the stunning Sunset Lakes
Relax around the pool enjoying the views of Sunset Lake
Unique outdoor entertainment area - grill, fridge, sink and flatscreen cable TV
Open Plan - Dining table for 6 with views of the lake
A sprinkling of Disney magic in the Minnie Mouse room
Lounge Room - Two large sofa's, one can be turned into a double sofa bed
Master Suite (1) - With beautiful views over the lake and large king size bed
Master Suite (2) - With beautiful views over the lake and large king size bed
Mickey Mouse Twin Room - Flatscreen cable TV/DVD combo and large closet
Games Room - Pool, Table Football, Air Hockey,Dart Board,Playstation 2/TV & HiFi
Fishing pier as viewed from 'The Retreat' (fishing rods provided)
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