A Sparkling Pool , Large Pool Deck, Shaded Lanai, Close to Disneyworld
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Get your vacation off to the best start by choosing to stay at Arkvilla.
Our home is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom vacation home with private pool and games room. A stylish home which is the ideal place to relax with your family or friends for a really special vacation.
Spend quality time enjoying a fantastic vacation in our lovely home, Arkvilla is furnished so that you can relax away from the theme parks. A warm, welcoming home.
The Lounge is elegantly furnished in gold & cream, a chic room with a bright, airy feel, relax in peace and quiet with a good book or surf the web using the free wifi.
The large open plan Family Room is furnished for comfort and relaxation. A 50' flat screen TV is the central focus, the family room looks out on to the private pool area. A room where you can relax after busy days at the theme parks.
The Kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal if you fancy a meal in. There's a full-size oven and hob, refrigerator/freezer with ice- maker, built-in microwave oven, dishwasher, waste disposal and telephone, wifi - everything you need for your stay. There's even a IPod dock are provided for your added convenience.
Adjoining the kitchen is a separate Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
The beautiful, spacious Master Bedroom, with En-suite, is in gold and black with hand chosen accessories and wall art. What a wonderful room to wake up in with a view over the pool and lanai. It has a queen size bed, large walk-in closet, 32' cable TV, safe, radio alarm clock and hairdryer.
The fabulous en-suite bathroom has his and hers inset hand basins, large walk in shower and a corner bathtub, enjoy a pampering soak in the tub.
The second Master Bedroom also has en suite facilities with queen size bed , cable TV and large closet with plenty of hanging space.
There are 2 further Twin Bedrooms with large closets which share the Family Bathroom, each room is decorated in neutral tones so that they are ideal for both adults or children.
Patio doors lead out from the Family Room and Master Bedroom to the fully screened, extended deck area with private pool. The pool is serviced and cleaned weekly, and arrangements can be made to have the pool heated during the cooler months.
Sun loungers, 8 patio chairs, footstool and table are provided for al fresco dining. A wonderful outdoor space and what more could you ask for to enjoy the gorgeous Florida weather
Our fantastic Game Room has 8 foot Pool Table, 7 foot Air Hockey table, Darts Board, Tennis and Badminton rackets for use on the onsite Tennis court.
For a fantastic family vacation all of the major attractions including Disney, Sea World, Universal Studios, Wet ‘n ‘Wild and Legoland are within a easy drive.
The Gulf and Atlantic Ocean Coasts and Kennedy Space Centre are only an hour and a half away.
• Walt Disney World 8 miles.
• International Drive, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc. 20 minutes.
• Orlando International Airport 30 minutes.
• Cape Canaveral and Space Centre 75 minutes.
• Tampa and Gulf Coast 90 minutes.
Please do get in touch, we'd love to have you stay
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Safe IPod dock
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- Pool Table
- Air Hockey
- Video Games
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Highgate Park is a quiet Gated Community set against conservation land. We often get the hot air balloons float by early in the morning, it's a lovely way to start the day, sitting on the lanai watching them. Just 8 miles to Walt Disney World and 20 minutes to Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld Many shopping malls and outlets are within 20 minutes drive. Huge choice of restaurants which are family friendly...moreless
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The Perfect Villa!
The Perfect Villa!
From the moment I found Arkvilla on the Internet I thought we'd found the perfect base for our holiday & once I'd spoken to its owner Sandra I knew i had! It is evident when speaking to Sandra that she really does care about her home & wants those who stay there to have the best holiday possible. She was happy to guide me through the maze of Disneyland (a daunting task for a complete novice!) renting cars & every attention to detail was afforded down to links to shopping Malls & even local Dr's & chemists details. This made such a difference to me & it meant that ahead of the trip I felt supported & felt confident that the villa would also live up to expectation. I am pleased to advise that the villa is stunning, the gated Estate provides a secure & extremely quiet environment. Inside its spotlessly clean & it really does provide home from home comforts. Being complete Disney novices we wanted to have a base within easy reach of the Parks (Sandra's directions are perfect!) but far enough away that we could escape the 'Disney Bubble' each evening & have our own space to chill out & relax. Arkvilla is a haven that provides all of this. It's within easy reach of all the parks (both Disney & Universal) & I can't recommend it highly enough! Thanks Sandra for helping to make our holiday so special & one we'll never forget (for all the right reasons!).
- Guest Disney Novices
- Date of stay 10/22/12
- Review Submitted 11/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so, so, much for your testimonial, it makes us so happy to share our home with people who love it as much as we do. I am always happy to help with any questions as we want you to have a wonderful stay and I really appreciate your kind words. We will be delighted if you come and stay again
Having spent a fabulous 2 weeks stay at Arkvilla all we can think about is how soon we can book another stay. Everything went very smoothly from booking the holiday to arriving home. The owner contacted us after a couple of days to make sure everything was alright and both the owner and management company were contactable throughout our stay. The villa is lovely and homely, very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a fantastic holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone looking for holiday accommodation in Florida. It feels very safe being in a gated community, is easy to find and all of the local attractions and facilities are just a short drive away. Looking forward to booking another stay soon.
- Guest Benutzer
- Date of stay 09/09/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thank you so much for doing a review Christine, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay again for your next trip to Florida.
Wonderful!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
Wonderful!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
It was our first visit to Florida but I have rented lots of privately owned villas/houses before and have to say this is one of the best! Having seen photos of Arkvilla and although the photos are nice they really don't show the true amount of space in the villa. As soon as you walk through the door it has a real WOW factor. Arkvilla is beautifully furnished with top quality beds, linens, towels etc. Is spotlessly clean and has every facility you would need. We looked forward to coming "home" to the villa every evening. The pool and games room was loved and well used by our boys who in fact wanted to spend more time at the villa instead of the parks. It is ideally situated on a lovely complex and easy to get to all the parks, shopping centres etc. Arkvilla has a great range of local shops and restaurants all easy to reach. We would definitely recommend staying there and can't wait to go back!
- Guest Michelle W.
- Date of stay 06/01/12
- Review Submitted 06/21/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your first trip to Florida and like many people I know you are looking forward to going back in the future and we would be really happy to have you stay at Arkvilla again. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we look forward to helping you plan for your next trip.
"I wouldn't waste time - just book Arkvilla!"Guest comment entered by owner
"I wouldn't waste time - just book Arkvilla!"
Normally when doing reviews for things there's usually something you can mention which could be improved upon - but I have to say on this occasion I'm struggling! Sandra will make the booking process a pleasure – and you can tell she wants you to have the most enjoyable time possible during your stay. The location I think is ideal: just a short run to all the main parks and attractions, but just far enough to 'get away from it all'. The house itself is immaculate. I'm sure there'll be villas out there where the owners will do the bare minimum just to be able to get customers in, but at Arkvilla the opposite is true: it's like a showhome, and you can tell there's been a great deal of thought and attention put into every detail. The pictures are good, but the reality is even better. As a family of four, we had so much space it was unbelievable - no cramming the contents of your suitcases into inadequate closets: there were walk-in wardrobes with wall-to-wall clothes racks. The multiple bathrooms were a godsend, and for those who are fussy about cleanliness, I can only say the place was spotless. The villa seems to have everything you could need, and although we ate out almost every night, the fully-equipped kitchen would keep any chef happy. Needless to say the swimming pool was the feature most popular with the children, but it was closely followed by the Games room, and here again you can see the thought and ideas that have gone into the home - it had not just a pool table and a dartboard, but a full-size air-hockey table as well! Getting a good place to stay is a key part of any holiday, and of course the temptation is to spend a lot of time on choosing the right one. But anyone staying in the Orlando area couldn't go wrong with this property, and I am so delighted we stayed here: it became not just a base for our daily excursions, but somewhere we couldn't wait to relax in at night. It really did help make our holiday in Florida one we'll treasure.
- Guest Donohue Family, Liverpool, UK
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 30
4 night min stay
Sep 1 - Dec 19
4 night min stay
|Christmas and New Year
Dec 20 - Jan 4
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $170 nightly
Jan 6 - Feb 27
4 night min stay
Mar 1 - Mar 19
3 night min stay
Mar 21 - Apr 14
6 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $165 nightly
Apr 16 - May 30
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Our home is fully licensed/inspected by the state of Florida and regulated by the Hotels/accommodation division of Polk County
(Please be aware: homes that offer low rates may not be licensed or regulated and should they be inspected during your stay may lead to eviction.)
20% deposit to confirm booking.
$300 Security Deposit with balance which is refunded after you have left our home and our management company have checked it.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
7% Florida State Tax and 5% Polk County INCLUDED (12% total)
Stays of less than 7 nights have a $95 clean fee
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Orlando International at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: US27 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Gulf Coast at 60 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Linksters Tap Room at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Highlands Reserve at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Applebees at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are Sandra & Jai Mandalia and we live in Romford, Essex. We have 3 children Arun who is 20, Ryan who is 18 and Kyle who is 13, hence the name Arkvilla. Jai works for BT in Human Resources and I work for a Vicar in a local Church doing administration and helping with our Church Pre School. We love our Florida home and are happy to share it with guests and we do our best to make sure they have the most wonderful stay.
Why the Owner Chose Highgate Park:
We chose to buy our home in Florida after visiting Florida a few times and loving the people who are very friendly and helpful, the food is great, it's so clean, there is so much to do and we believe it’s a wonderful place to vacation. Highgate Park is a quiet Gated Community. Located in a peaceful area set amongst beautiful rolling countryside with an abundance of pine trees and orange groves adding to the natural beauty of the area. It is ideally situated on the US Highway 27, just minutes south of the US Highway 192 and only a short drive from the I4. There are many local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, and golf courses and yet our home is just 8 miles from Disney World. An ideal base to see lots of what Florida has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Within a 5 minute drive you will find a Publix, and a Walmart and many other shops & restaurants , including Applebees & Sante Fe Steakhouse. The renowned Manny's Chophouse which is absolutely unmissable, is around a 20 minute drive. Our wonderful home is stylishly furnished and comes fully-equipped with everything you need for the perfect vacation. There is also free use of the on-site leisure facilities including tennis courts and children’s play area.
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Sparkling Pool, Sun Loungers, Enjoy the Florida Sunshine, Imagine Yourself Here
Fun times for all ages, jump for joy
Shaded Lanai for Al Fresco Dining,
Dine in style in our gorgeous lounge area or sit back and enjoy the ambience
Richly furnished for comfort, enjoy a book or watch the children enjoy the pool
Early Morning View from our pool, what a way to start the day
Stylish and Comfortable for a Restful Slumber, Overlooking the Pool & Lanai
Stylish 2nd Master Suite with Cable TV and En Suite Bathroom
Another Twin Room, with Large Closet and Air Con. Ideal for Adults or Children
Dr Doom - meets his match at Universal Studios, Just 20 minutes away
Arkvilla, Blue Skies, Sparkling Private Pool, The Perfect Home for Your Vacation
Pool and huge deck, the best of both worlds, sundrenched pool or shaded lanai
This is the life, my own private pool to enjoy
Sit back and relax with 50' Cable TV, Family Room overlooks the sundrench pool
Welcome to our home, perfect for a wonderful vacation
Dine in style in our gorgeous dining area
Imagine breakfast on the deck with this view to start your day
Contempory Styled Master Suite, with Cable TV, Ceiling Fan & Huge Closet
Master En Suite with Walk in Shower, Corner Tub, Take a Pampering Soak
Family Bathroom with Tub and Shower and Lots of Fresh Towels
Game Room, For Lots of Family Fun Away From the Theme Parks
Arkvilla, A Welcoming Home for a Wonderful Vacation
Buckbeak makes a new friend at Harry Potter World
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