Vista Del Lago Villa - Home from Home!Close to Disney!
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We have owned Vista since 2004 and have spent many happy days here, and (hopefully) have helped the vast majority of our guests to have a fabulous Florida holiday, and many excellent reviews and comments in our guest book.
The bungalow is approximately 1640 sq feet in size with a lounge / dining area, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area, fully screened porch with patio table and chairs, cottage suite and TV. The lounge has a 37 inch HDTV with cable channels and there are two portable TVs for use, plus a TV in the rear porch.
The master bathroom is huge with a large round tub, separate shower and twin vanity units. The master bedroom and guest bedroom both have queen size beds with built in closets, both having new mattress sets in 2012, and the third bedroom has twin over full bunk bed, ideal for the kids.
The master bathroom has been refurbished (2012) and we put new luxurious sofas, (three seater and a loveseat, plus a recliner chair, in the lounge (2012). New carpets have been fitted in the lounge and master bedoom (late 2011) and in the queen guest bedroom (2012).
Externally there is a carport and shed and a west facing patio area to the rear of the shed with all weather furniture, and a view of the lake, and the most beautiful Florida sunsets.
There is a community pool just a couple of minutes from the home, which is usually quiet. If you want to mingle, there are two other pools, just a short distance in the other direction, at the main reception area, where you will also find all of the amenities such as the pool room, sauna, play area etc.
The community is about 50/50 residential and vacation homes, and we have found it to be very friendly and the gated (staffed)entrance gives that added feeling of security. Although we have since bought a pool home, we still stay at Vista out of choice sometimes, because we love the relaxed, friendly lifestyle there.
Keywords: Three bed, two bath, three pools, sauna, tennis, fishing, gated community, wifi internet, cable TV, sat nav provided.
- Vacation Rental
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Covered Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Lake View
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Pool tables at clubhouse, childrens play area, fishing, small beach
ReviewsWrite a review
We are snowbirds and this is our 8th year in this house. We find it great. We have everything we need and more. Sandra and Jeff are always improving conditions around the house. We are extemely happy with the accommodations. We just hope we can continue to come for years to come. If there ever is a problem, it is attended to immediately. We would certainly recommend staying here.
- Guest jjbase
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/18/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
We'll Come Back Soon!Guest comment entered by owner
We'll Come Back Soon!
It’s our first experience renting a vacation home and it was great – we really like the time here. After a Black Friday shop it’s difficult to close our baggage! We’ll come back soon – wait for us! Thanks for all!
- Guest Armando F. and Family, Brazil
- Date of stay 11/05/12
- Review Submitted 12/22/12
Wonderful stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for sharing your home and allowing us to experience a wonderful stay with our family. It was such a relief to arrive after a very long trip (1250 miles) and be pleasantly surprised by what you have to offer with your home. The location was great in relation to all the attractions. The gated community and it’s offerings with pools, lakes etc. was a big plus. The house itself was the best part – it has a well laid out floor plan that allowed us to be together as a family but also gave us the option to find area of privacy for personal downtime. You have done a great job with details at the house, from the decor to all the amenities that you offer inside and out. You gave us all the comforts and conveniences of being at home. The cleanliness and neatness were appreciated and noted as soon as we walked in the door for the first time. You have made coordinating this stay from the beginning all very easy. We appreciate all the kind hospitality that you have offered us with every thing.
- Guest Jeff K and Family, Wisconsin US
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 12/22/12
Really enjoyed our stay at Vista. The villa was beautiful, with everything you could need and beautiful with views of the lake from the back porch, where we would sit on an evening watching the sun go down. The amenities were first rate, with a pool just minutes away and shops close by including a number of supermarkets. We also enjoyed riding the bikes around the estate taking in the sights. We will certainly be returning, 10 out of 10.
- Guest Emily Jayne
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 10/19/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Need to relax ? THIS IS THE PLACE.
Need to relax ? THIS IS THE PLACE.
We have just returned from the most relaxing holiday we have ever had.Sandra & Jeffs villa is Beautifully furnished,spotlessly clean and equipped to the highest standard.It was just heaven sitting on the loungers on the patio overlooking the lake.There are lots of great restaurants nearby and very good shopping malls. There is also a place called Disney World nearby we are told [only kidding we did the parks years ago when our children were young] Now we just want the sun, the food the ,occasional ice cold beer and relaxation.We,ve been back home now for 24 hours and have already booked for next year.IT'S THAT GOOD.!!
- Guest Den & lainy
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Fabulous house1Guest comment entered by owner
An absolute credit to the owners. This is a fabulous house with fabulous amenities and is perfectly located. It is easy to get to and from the parks and on return from the parks exhausted. It is so nice to unwind in the comfortable spacious lounge. All the people we met were very friendly and would return at the drop of a hat. We would highly recommend a stay here as you have everything at your fingertips. Hoping to return next year.... Thank you Sandra for helping to make our first trip to Florida such a memorable 5 star experience
- Guest Alan, Kellie and boys, Durham, UK
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Great place to stay, New River, Az.
Great place to stay, New River, Az.
Our family had a great time staying here. We had everything we needed, like a home away from home.We have relatives nearby in Groveland.This location was close to them as well as all the parks. We went to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and was able to get there in no time. So many places to eat close by or just being able to cook in was great. We found it very accessible to both coasts as well. Your home exceeded our expectations and we reccomend it highly. Much better than staying in a hotel. Thanks Sandra and Jeff, you really put a lot of thought into making people comfortable.
- Guest Dry Heat
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Many thanks to Craig and family for taking the time to write a review, it's great to know that our hard work is appreciated!
We all just loved the place. It has everything we needed plus lots of extras like the fishing lake and bikes, and pools. The location was perfect and we just did not want to go home.
- Guest realtor girl
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
what can we say. just had the most brilliant holiday in florida which was made all the better by staying in sandra and jeff,s villa. vista del lago is the perfect location for everything, all close to hand. the villa is very large and has been furnished to a high standard and has everthing that you could need. no need to take beach towells or sat nav or anything really as sandra has thought of it all to make it easy for her guests. loads of eateries around and we specially liked Longhorns steakhouse, Carrabas italian, texas roadhouse etc. if you like chinese try P F Changs at millenia mall ( excellent). could go on and on but just would like to say thankyou to sandra and jeff for letting us use there villa. excellent. norman & barbara
- Guest norman
- Date of stay 05/28/12
- Review Submitted 06/29/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Beautiful home!Guest comment entered by owner
1st - 8th November 2011 -Stayed at this villa in November 2011 with family- my third visit. All I can say is that it just gets better, it is beautifully furnished, well equipped and ideally located both on the estate itself and for access to all the theme parks and attractions. It has everything you would need on holiday and more - I will definitely be going back. It is undoubtedly a home from home and I would recommend it to anyone. Joan G. Durham UK
- Guest Joan G.
- Date of stay 11/01/11
- Review Submitted 06/17/12
Rates from $425 - $495 per week Contact us for special offers / discounts
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- Nearest Airport: Orlando International Airport at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Orange Lake at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Jeff and I bought Vista after staying at a friends villa in 2003. We'd been visiting Florida since 1990, but just fell in love with the community at Vista so decided to buy a home there and have never looked back. It was a big step for we cautious Brits to take but we have never regretted a moment of it! Because we visited the Orlando area so many times before we bought it, we knew what people were looking for on a trip to Florida, so we have tried to provide as much as possible to make it a home from home, after a busy day at the theme parks.
Why the Owner Chose Winter Garden:
One of the things we liked about Vista was the fact that it was close to Disney, but in a relatively quiet area on the US 192. There has been some retail development since then, restaurants supermarkets etc, which have added to the amenities without detracting from the area. We also liked the feeling of security and the friendly atmosphere. Having looked at several other homes during the course of a long day, we walked into this one last viewing, and although it was in a sorry state we just fell in love with it's location and the rear aspect, especially the porch! We have spent many, many, hours bringing it up to a high standard.
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Large comfortable lounge!
Fully fitted Kitchen with Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffemaker etc etc
Guest Bedroom 1
Guest Bathroom with overbath shower
Rear West Facing Patio
Front view of villa
Dining area and entryway
Kitchen Breakfast Area leading to Rear Porch
Master Bedroom with Queen size bed
Guest Bedroom 1
Bunk Room - ideal for the kids or two adults!
View from rear patio
Lake at Reception Area
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