About the property
- Villa2700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 , Local Management
Our beautiful villa is situated less than 15 minutes from Disney and close to all the main attractions. This 5 bedroom 4 bathroom fully air conditioned home has an enclosed pool overlooking one of the tranquil lakes within the much sought after Lake Berkley Resort.
There is a Premium Leisure 'Vitalizer' Hot Tub on the deck and multi colour LED lighting in the pool as well as a professionally converted fully air conditioned Games Room with an 8ft slate bed pool table, electric reclining leather sofas, a 50inch LED TV, Blu Ray player, X Box with Kinect, iJuke, bar stools and table.
The accommodation features a master suite on the ground floor with a large private ensuite including tub and separate shower. There is a further queen bedroom on the ground floor with a neighbouring bathroom with shower enclosure. On the upper floor is a spacious 'Hollywood Greats' themed queen bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and two twin bedrooms sharing the main bathroom. One twin bedroom features "Mickey Mouse and Friends", the other features Harry Potter. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs and DVD players.
The ground floor features a large family room with vaulted ceilings, a 50 inch flat screen Smart TV, Blu-Ray player, Playstation 2, Stereo with Radio, CD player and iPod dock. One of the sofa's converts into a bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen with ceramic top stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator with ice dispenser. The villa also provides formal dining and a breakfast nook overlooking the pool and lake. There is a fully equipped laundry room with washer and dryer.
Outside there is a covered lanai, tables and chairs for outside dining and loungers for relaxing around the pool. The pool has the benefit of a child safety fence (removable)
BBQ rental can be arranged through our local Management company
The villa has a key operated 'SentrySafe' Internal size: H6.4 x W11.3 x D8.4 inches (Conditions of Use apply).
Jeanette and Brian
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- Apr 17, 2018
About Jeanette and Brian
We live in Hertfordshire in the UK and absolutely adore the lifestyle and climate in Florida. The photo is of us celebrating our wedding anniversary in Florida Keys which we obviously combined with a trip to our home in Kissimmee!
Jeanette and Brian purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Jeanette and Brian chose Kissimmee
When we chose our villa our priority was a lakefront so as not to feel 'hemmed in' and 24 hour guarded security gate so as to feel safe. Lake Berkley is so much more than that and we have fallen in love with it. The community is maintained in pristine condition and there are facilities for family of all ages. We love the walks around the lakes and the spectacular scenery and wildlife.
What makes this Villa unique
Being close to all the parks, the 24 hour Walmart 2 minutes drive away, being east of Disney less than half-an-hour from Orlando International Airport on a route that does not involve toll roads.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful home and comfortable accommodations
The home is in a beautiful gated community that has several amenities that are available to enjoy. The master bedroom has the most comfortable bed you can imagine. The men in our group really appreciated the game room with the pool table and the kids loved the pool.
So pleased to have facilitated such a positive experience, something for everyone!
Jeanette & Brian
Absolutely over delivered on all expectations
Fabulous property, approx 30mins from attractions, lovely estate, very clean and well kept...everything possible thought of in property, only thing would say is would have been nice to have welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar....as we arrived quite late. One is offered for delivery but at cost of $60.....and more than we required....on the plus side, there is a large ll art we discovered the following morning round the corner, approx one mile. A very fabulous time was had by us all, very sad to leave...would highly reccomend.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay :-).
Welcome packs are available to order but guests tend to have their preferred brands so we will make sure to let guests know there is a 24 hour Walmart superstore two minutes drive away. We usually drop off the suitcases and then go do a mini shop to get through the first few days.
Jeanette and Brian
2 week family holiday
9 of us , oldest 60+, youngest 4 months, arrived in August, for a two week family,
The house is in an ideal location, about 15-20 minutes from the Disney parks, and about 22 miles from the airport, with five bedrooms, there is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing
Lake Berkley Resort is beautifully maintained and is very quiet, secure, and a haven from the bustle of the Orlando area,
Their is a large 24 hr Walmart supermarket less than a mile away,
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Jeanette and Brian
Great place to stay with your family!
Very nice house, With a very nice pool area.
We love the pool area too, being close to the lake and that feeling of endless water or dining alfresco with the pool light colour changing
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review.
Jeanette and Brian
Enjoyed our time!
The house was beautiful! The only reason I am giving it a 4 star is because when we arrived the floor around the toilet in the larger master bathroom was flooded. Not sure what the problem was. It was very difficult to get a hold of some one and when we did they seemed annoyed . I had to call like 3 times and still no one came until 4:30 on Sunday. On the whole my family enjoyed the home and pool. Convenient to the Disney Parks. My family also had lots of fun spending down time playing pool. Thank you!
Pool, pool and an unwanted pool!
There does appear to have been a misunderstanding here as the Management Company believed they had agreed to follow up by telephone to check whether further water had appeared but it seems there was no-one at home to take the call. The Management Company attended once expectations were clarified however, there was no leak and the cause of the water on the floor was never established.
Jeanette and Brian
A great house in a great position
Given you know all the wonderful things, we will just take the opportunity to tell you about a few things that you probably should know.
1. For several days our pool was not heated and we were not sure what the temperature should be. At the end of our second week when the pool maintenance man came by, he said the level had gone down too low for the heating to work. He switched the hose on and we in fact switched it off when the pool was about to overflow. He had not asked us to keep an eye. Luckily we saw it when we came home from the park. We did talk to the agency about this and have been a little disappointed not to be contacted about this.
2. On the kitchen surface, tiny ants appeared on a fairly regular basis. They were easily destroyed but ...
3. In the master bedroom, between the bedroom itself and the bathroom, there are some sharp edges in the carpet cord (plastic underweave). We covered these with a bathroom rug, but it will need attending to.
4. You may be aware that we had to call the rental agents as a smoke alarm was bleeping through the night in the master bedroom. It's probably time for all the batteries to be changed.
5. It has been awhile since we have stayed in a house in the States, but we were surprised there was no pepper and salt, washing up liquid etc to help us through the first day or so. Is that the norm?
Otherwise, all fab and we would definitely book again!
The issue with the pool heating was due to a misjudgement by pool maintenance about evaporation levels during a dry spell. The lack of heating has since been addressed to the guests' satisfaction. The remaining maintenance issues were addressed on changeover - great to have local management on hand able to act quickly! We do not supply food or detergent and this has now been clarified on the website
Lake Berkley Resort is a highly sought after 24 hour guarded and gated vacation community ideally situated close to the US 192 for a direct route into Disney, less than 15 minutes away. As well as being on the doorstep of Disney the Resort is close to all the main attractions including SeaWorld and Universal and just minutes away from World Class golf courses, hundreds of restaurants and many shopping areas including Designer shopping outlets. There is a 24 hour Wal-Mart Superstore within walking distance of the villa (2 minutes drive, 1 mile). Lake Berkley Resort itself offers tranquility and an abundance of amenities including: - 24 hour manned gate entrance - Community Clubhouse - Fully equipped fitness centre - Large Communal Pool - Hot tub - Kiddies splash Area - Private Sandy Beach by the lake with BBQ area - 14 acre lake stocked with fish and free fishing (catch & release) - Nature Walk and jogging around the lake - Lots of wildlife including baby ducks - Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball - Children's playground
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include High Speed Wi-Fi, Unlimited International calls to landlines and Hot-tub heating Optional pool heating is available $30 per day /$175 per week (minimum 5 days) - Maintains pool heat at 86 degrees Fahrenheit Maximum (Recommended October to April) There is an end of stay cleaning Fee of $100 for stays of fewer than 7 nights