Amazing 9 Bed 8 BA Lakefront 16 Seat Movie Room Summer Kitchen
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Formosa Gardens Estate villa description
This Spectacular, Custom Designed Villa is undoubtedly one of the largest and finest available for rental in the Disney area. Our 9 bedroom Villa and two 8 bedroom Villas next door are the only Villas of this size in the most prestigious position, directly on the Lakefront on 'The Boulevard' at the Estates Formosa Gardens. All three Villas are next to each other and are set amongst an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, meandering down to the waters edge.
No expense has been spared in creating these luxury Villas. On entry you are greeted by soaring open plan ceilings and gallery landings, leading to the Grand Master suite with king-size four poster bed and its own lounge with widescreen TV and master bathroom. This room has been created as a honeymoon suite or executive suite for the party leader. There are a total of seven master suites all with full size ensuite bathrooms. Six have King beds, the seventh a Queen, bedroom eight has a Queen and a twin with adjoining bathroom and bedroom 9 has two twins, two of the Kings have their own private poolside access. All bedrooms are furnished with luxury pillow top matresses, window treatments and are beautifully decorated throughout.
There are also two extra twin beds in this villa that can be placed anywhere at your request as most of the bedrooms are large enough to comfortably accommodate extra beds.
The Villa is professionally furnished to the highest standard for the most discerning families and groups who simply want the best. The first lounge has a 60' theatre TV with DVD and surround sound. This room opens directly onto the pool deck. The Villa has two further lounges and a separate dining area also overlooking the pool.
The Villa is equipped with an Xbox games console and games and activities for children.
New for this year is an amazing 660 sq ft Summer Kitchen/Sports room, adjoining the pool deck. The Summer Kitchen has a Gourmet 48' Super Gas Grille, Double fridge freezer, sports bar, lounge area, 60' LED widescreen TV and pool table.
The screened 72 ft X 30 ft pool deck has a large lanai with dining facilities for 20 persons. The heated pool is 45 feet in length with fibre optic lighting and cascading fountains. Twin sunbathing decks both inside and outside the screened area with an abundance of sunbeds and relaxing loungers. The Pool area has wonderful uninterrupted views over beautiful Star Lake. This area is ideal for Wedding receptions, for alfresco dining or simply those romantic evenings under the stars. There is ample off road parking for at least six vehicles.
Free Concierge Service
Formosa House is managed by one of Orlando's forefront Management Service Providers offering top class management in the prestigious Formosa Gardens and Reunion Resort. We can offer our guests, a full concierge service, from Wedding planning to Reunions to planning for those special occasion’s, we offer catering facilities, private chefs, VIP visits, Limo and Car hire services, the list is endless. Just ask our Guest Service Team and we will ensure your visit is the truly wonderful experience you deserve.
This Villa has FREE Unlimited phone use to USA, CANADA and UK.
Keywords: Spectacular Custom Villa
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Smoking Allowed:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
- King size beds (6) Six of the seven master suites have King beds and their own ensuite bathrooms, Queen size Beds (2) The seventh master suite has a Queen bed, there is also another Queen and a Twin in the eighth bedroom, a teenagers room with its own bathroom adjacent, Twin or Single Beds (5) Bedroom 9 has two twin beds and shares a bathroom adjacent. Bedroom eight has a twin and a Queen.
There are two spare twins that can be placed anywhere in the Villa, Baby Cribs (1) The Villa is fully equipped for younger children with a crib and high chair, extras are available....moreless
Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Free Unlimited Phone Use, Air Conditioning/Climate Control, Cinema/Theatre Room, High speed Internet/Computer, Cable TV's, Stereo Surround Sound, Intercom for entertainment & child safety, Blender, Twin Dryers, Wall Safe, Fully Alarmed, Pool/Billiards Table, Xbox games console, Upscale Super Gas Grill (BBQ), High Chair, Cot/Crib, Cool Box, Childs Buggy, Fishing Equipment...moreless
- Video Library:
- Pool Table
- Air Hockey
- Video Game Console
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful Home - Rough Start . . .
Beautiful Home - Rough Start . . .
We were very excited about our vacation to Disney and the vacation home. Upon our arrival we found a beautiful home inside and out. However, we were very disappointed to find that everything was not in working order in the rental. Items that were not working: 1) Movie theater - projector bulb was not replaced until Wednesday evening - more than 1/2 of vacation was over. The repairman from the management company said "these bulbs go out all the time", so wasn't there a back-up supply of bulbs. 2) Dishwasher - wouldn’t drain 3) Computer & Wi-Fi (never worked) 4) Had problems with showers – had to call for instructions 5) No washcloths - had to buy 6) Exhaust fan in summer kitchen not working properly. We were "smoked out" of the kitchen. 7) Irons not working – 1 was replaced 8) Some bedroom TVs not working 9) Summer kitchen freezer not working 10) Had to call pest control (cockroaches). When owner was notified of the issues he negated them, saying that the management company advised him the only issue was the theatre room and that he didn't expect to receive this sort of correspondence, namely me expressing my "disappointment", because this was "a beautiful property" and considering the fact that he let us bring our dog, that we shouldn’t be complaining. (Note: our dog is a 7 pound, 10 year old, house-trained miniature pinscher.) I replied to the owner that no one was disputing how beautiful the home was. We merely wanted to let him know that his management company clearly had misinformed him of issues in the home and/or were not checking to make sure everything was in working order. I also let him know that the fact that "he let us bring our dog", as he put it, did not mean that we should not complain about deficiencies in the home. We were very disappointed that we did not get as much as an apology and a "we'll get right on these issues". This is just a "buyers beware" note . . . The home is absolutely beautiful inside and out and is in a great location. With that being said, the owner/management needs to make sure everything is working BEFORE tenant arrives! It is truly unfortunate that the owner chose to respond so defensively. Hopefully this review will make him aware of these issues and he will address them so that future renters will have smooth sailing. - The Douglas Family, Maryland (6/2013)
- Guest Lois D.
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Manager response: We always welcome all comments regarding our property's, whether positive or negative. However, in this instance the Management Company only found the Theatre movie projector light had blown(these last approx 4 years) and one iron missing, everything else was in perfect working order. These two items were attended to as soon as was practically possible. We assure you, we constantly strive to maintain the best possible service to our guests.
The Perfect Villa
The Perfect Villa
We had to take the time to thank the owners for all the effort he and his wife put into making this villa a perfect vacation home. I have stayed in the Formosa Garden area for 4 years and never had the experience my family had in this Villa! The furnishings were top quality. The T.Vs were all modern and easy to use. It made it difficult to leave and go visit the local area. The pictures don't do it justice. Everything was exactly like he explained and the few questions we did have were handled immidiatly by the local rental agency. "Jeeves" he calls them. We would love to stay there at our next family reunion. And I DEFINITLY recommend this Villa to anyone looking to spoil themselves with a top quality vacation home,
- Guest Rick (Charlotte NC)
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Thank you, for all your helpGuest comment entered by manager
Thank you, for all your help
Thank you so much, Mike and Susie for being so helpful, we could not have planned this vacation without you. Everything went according to plan, just as you told us it would. The Villa was amazing, comfortable, spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, we wanted for nothing. We used your catering team on one evening - they were absolutely superb. Well done, we will certainly recommend you to future visitors.
- Guest Patrice
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 12/19/12
THE PERFECT FAMILY REUNIONGuest comment entered by manager
THE PERFECT FAMILY REUNION
The Villa was perfect for our Family Reunion, the bedrooms were very spacious and so comfortable, the kitchen and dining area so well equipped, we could not believe the size of the movie theatre and the excellent choice of movies available. Our favourite area of course was the pool and summer kitchen, absolutely stunning with the most amazing outlook over the lake. We only wish we could have stayed longer. This has to be the best location from Disney, only 5 minutes.
- Guest Felicity
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 11/24/12
We cannot praise Mike and his family highly enough, this villa really was the very best we have ever stayed in. We always spend many weeks deliberating over our vacations, this one was definitely the right choice, everything went to plan, the villa was exactly as described if not better. It was also beautifully maintained and exceptionally clean. Also a big thank you to your management who could not have been more helpful with the concierge service offered. This saved us so much time and expense and introduced us to many options that we were totally unaware of including quality restaurants, VIP Events in Disney, special family fun days etc We will certainly be returning within the next two years.
- Guest Saz (Hampstead)
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 11/10/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: We continually upgrade our properties and add to our already extensive list of services like the concierge, catering, golf packages, weddings etc To ensure your vacation is as perfect as possible and a truly memorable experience. Please always ask for our help with any special occasion.
We were so pleased with this unbelievable accommodation. It was everything that we expected and more.The pictures posted on your website did not do it justice. Every bedroom was so spacious and comfortable - the pillow top beds in the master sweets were the best we have slept on. The spacious kitchen and open lounge adjoining was ideal for everyone to be in the same room at the same time. We were on a much deserved family vacation and the house had to be perfect - it was. The views from the pool deck overlooking the lake were magnificent! After a day at Disney, the huge pool and summer kitchen were waiting for us, a great way to end a great day. The Kids loved the movie room, we have never experienced anything like this before. It's location to all the theme parks was very convenient and was very easy to get too. We were also thankful for the amazing variety of restaurants and supermarkets within a few minutes of Formosa. Thanks for sharing your home with us!!
- Guest vicki (Cambridge, UK)
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 10/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: Thank you, Vicki for your lovely comments. This Villa is undoubtedly the one that pleases all the family it has everything. Its location within 2 miles of Disney and with a huge variety of quality restaurants and supermarkets just around the corner make it the ideal vacation home.
WOW FACTOR 6 Well what can I say, on arrival at Formosa Gardens we were delighted, an absolutely beautiful community. As we drove up outside the Villa, the whole family went WOW. On entry another WOW its huge and beautiful. The kids rushed out to the pool and all you could here were shrieks of delight, WOW, WOW. Then the movie room, we could not get the kids or the adults out of there. 2 more WOWS. This really is the ultimate dream villa, I would recommend it to all ages and for any occassion, we have already rebooked for next year. Kerry and Keith
- Guest Kip (Southampton)
- Date of stay 02/26/12
- Review Submitted 03/10/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: The 9 bedroom Villa has been recently upgraded and as you can see from the photos, it is now one of the most prestigious Villas in Formosa Gardens. The pool area and Summer Kitchen is amazing, we recently had an independent property agent view it for his clients, his comment on the Movie Room was. "This is amazing the largest and most luxurious movie room I have ever seen in a rental property". The whole Villa has been upgraded, with 7 master suites all with their own bathrooms. Beautiful chandeliers and ornate furnishings throughout.
We recently celebrated my Fathers 70th Birthday, in this Villa, with a big family Reunion. This Villa was amazing, with everything you could possibly want from a rental property, it had huge living areas and nine full size bedrooms. The pool was the largest I have seen, the kids loved it, who needs Disney, when you can stay somewhere like this. It is also in an excellent location, close to many excellent restaurants. The Management Company were also extremely helpful. Will certainly return next time we are over.
- Guest JC (Coventry/United Kingdom)
- Date of stay 11/05/11
- Review Submitted 01/23/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: This is certainly one of the largest and most spacious Villas at Formosa. We and our Management Company pride ourselves on the cleanliness, the presentation and the facilities this Villa has to offer. We also excel in our customer care program, we have many delighted repeat Guests.
Christmas Family Vacation
Christmas Family Vacation
Very Dissappointing! The house was certainly not what we had hoped for, and not as the pictures on-line portray it to be. It is old, tired and in need of some work. The carpets were extremely dirty and need replacing. It was not as clean as we would have liked, and generally needs some up-dating and paint work. We were also infested by cockroaches both in the garage and house. The neighboring house, also owned by the same people had the very same complaints as us. The owner did try to sort this out with his management company for us, but it did put a disappointing dark shadow over our otherwise wonderful family vacation.
- Guest scotland (houston texas)
- Date of stay 12/21/11
- Review Submitted 01/13/12
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Manager response: These guests were unhappy from day one, not for the reasons in the review but because they were caught with a large dog in the property, they had also booked the property 14 months prior to arrival and were annoyed that the new description on the website refers to the changes that have now been made for 2012, although they had only paid the old 2010 rates. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and immediately offered our services to appease them, we arranged at our expense for a full mid stay clean, needless to say, the cleaners did not find one single meadow bug(not cockroach) in the house, but there were two dead ones in the garage, this is Florida, it is bug country!! We arranged for an extra pest control treatment, always carried out monthly in our properties, but they could not treat due to the dog!! Since the guests stayed, the Villa has been completely upgraded, as planned, with new carpets, new window treatment, new paintwork, an amazing addition is the construction of a 650 sq ft summer kitchen/ sports bar adjoining the pool deck, new Travertine Marble extended pool deck and new Sunbathing Terrace, inside the 9 bedrooms have been revamped with more King beds and a new 16+ seat Netflix Movie Theatre. New photographs will be posted of the new facilities over the next few weeks.
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5 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 3
7 night min stay
Mar 30 - Apr 5
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 30
7 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 29
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are exclusive of tax at 13%
Pool Heating when required $45 per night plus tax
$55 Property damage Insurance(No security deposit required)
Booking deposit of 20% required on reservation
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About: This Villa is owned by Mike and Susie Mannings who have vast experience in rental property both in the US and Europe. Both Mike and Susie are always available to speak first hand with their guests.
Why Formosa Gardens Estate:
The Estates Formosa Gardens is the closest prestigious community to Disney, within 2 miles. It is unique with 120 to 130 ft wide lots, offering peace and total privacy, yet only minutes from shops, fine restaurants and the many attractions. Local Restaurants now include Bone Fish, Red Lobster, Joe's Crab Shack, Steak and Ale House, Appleby's, Carrabbas Italian, Olive Garden, TGI Friday, Outback. Crackerbarrel etc. Plus all the fast food chains
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Granite Summer Kitchen - Large Gas Grille - Hot plate - Fully equipped -Frig
Front lounge - luxurious furnishings
Luxurious Master Suites
Largest pool deck/summer kitchen in Formosa Gardens
Master suite - Private pool side access
Granite and Mahogany - Gourmet Kitchen - Fullly equipped
Interior dining seats 12 Exterior seats 20
Master Suite Private pool side access
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