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Stunning Private Lake Front Villa,luxuriously upgraded with games room

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

The Lake House is our stunning lake front villa with a pool on the prestigious Lake Berkley Resort just off 1-92 and a genuine 10 minutes from Disney and Sea World, 15 minutes from Universal Studios and International Drive, shopping and restaurants. This is our family vacation home and we have spared no expense in up-grading it to the highest standards.

Our villa is beautiful and is lavishly decorated and has a stunning premier view overlooking and fronting the lake which is not overlooked. Your morning starts with the sun rising over the tall trees draped with spanish moss at the opposite side of the lake. You can see the mist rising over the lake surface and you have full sun all day on your deck. You can enjoy dining Al Fresco while savoring your beautiful lake view. At night, you can unwind after a hectic day at the park and sit on your private deck watching the beautiful moon rise over the lake and listen to the cicadas, toads and birds returning to rest on the island on the middle of the lake. Our oversized pool deck has 6 loungers (upgraded this year) , a dining table and chairs, a charcoal barbecue and optional pool heat. We have hedging around the pool cage sides for added privacy - its just you and your family. Once you vacation in Lake Berkley, a gated and 24 hour manned resort you will not want to stay in other resorts. The resort is beautiful and meticulously maintained by staff and our villa is the best reason to keep coming back as it has been upgraded to our exacting standards as we vacation here too. Our villa is our home- not an investment property maintained by only a management company although we have an excellent one to ensure our exacting standards are met for all of our guests.

Our villa is fully air-conditioned (upgraded to a six bedroom house standard) and we have free wireless internet access (Brighthouse) and cable TV in all rooms. We have a 50' flat screen TV with a home theatre system and cable TV and PS-3 in our main living area. We have two living areas with comfortable over-stuffed furniture (We just added a new sectional leather sofa in our front living area overlooking the lake). We also have two dining areas with upgraded furniture. We installed new kitchen units with beautiful black granite surfaces and recessed lighting and we have stainless steel appliances. Our stainless steel refrigerator comes complete with surface water cooler and ice facilities.

Our villa has four bedrooms, all of which have beautiful designer furniture and bedding. We have a master en-suite with beautiful dark wood furniture and an over-sized Caribbean style fan. It has a flat screen TV and DVD which leads to a large oversized master en-suite with a jacuzzi bath, a separate shower and toilet areas and a large walk in closet big enough to store those extra cases you will fill with designer goodies at the nearby outlet mall !!! (Buena Vista 5 minutes and Vineland 10minutes away). Our master bedroom overlooks the lake and enjoys a stunning lake front view. We also have a queen en-suite bedroom with beautiful cream furniture, and a twin bedroom with a beautiful lake view also. Unique to our villa and a huge hit with the kids, is our themed Mickey and Minnie kids room. This room has a double bed under twin bunk and we installed miniature furniture with a Mickey TV and tons and tons of stuffed Disney toys. We also have a sleeper queen sofa in the lounge and a single rollaway bed if your little one wants to sleep closer to you.

We are constantly upgrading our villa and recently, we installed a white granite topped vanity over a black base in our master en-suite.

We also provide a full range of baby equipment, including a high chair, cot with bedding, a stroller and baby monitor.

We have a games room with a state of the art slate Proline pool table -very heavy but worth it, table football, electronic mini-basketball and darts board and a PS-2 and 3 and games console (games, videos and books provided). We also provide fishing equipment so you can fish the fully stocked lake from your pool deck. For hot days at the beach, we also provide beach chairs, sun umbrellas and a cooler and the nearest beaches, Cocoa Beach and New Smyrna Beach are 60 minutes away.

We have upgraded our furniture - no expense spared - no Craig's lists and no package furniture!!!!! We also have beautiful accessories and art-work in all our rooms to make you feel pampered and our windows are decorated with beautiful white wood blinds and luxurious curtains.

Our property has a 24 hour security alarm and our management also provides a 24 hour call-out service for your added peace of mind.

This is a truly beautiful villa and Lake Berkley Resort itself, is one of the most exclusive and sought after estates. The resort is gated and it is also manned 24 hours a day assuring your security and peace of mind as our guests. The resort is beautifully maintained with manicured lawns and offers a jogging trail, lake walk, a clubhouse with games internet and exercise rooms, a bar and coffee room. There are tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and there is a children's and adult playground. There are 2 communal pools with heated pool spas and one pool is an infinity pool, installed last year, this also has a water playground for younger guests. Our villa is around the corner from a Super-Walmart and Aldi and a Super Target and Publix are less than 5 minutes away. You can play crazy golf and go go-cart racing just around the corner.

Lake Berkley Resort is central to everywhere and is 5 minutes from Lake Buena Vista Outlet Mall, 10 minutes from Disney, Sea World, and Vineland Premium Outlet Mall and 15 minutes from I-Drive, Universal Studios, Florida Mall and Millennium Malls. It is 10 minutes from Boggy Creek Airboats and 5 minutes from horse riding. You will not have to endure long traffic jams on the 1-27 to return home after a long day at the park. On 1-92 there is a great range of restaurants catering for all tastes, including Logan's Roadhouse, Smokey Bones, Joe's Crabshack, Texas steakhouse, Landry's, Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze, Crackerbarrel, Santa Fe Cattle Ranch, Carrabas, Chilis, Perkins, I-Hop and Boston Market. There is a Mc Donalds in Super Walmart and a new Chick'Fillet just around the corner from our resort and you can treat yourself to delicious ice-cream from Coldstone Creameries, Dippin Dots and Baskin Robbins, all close by.

Our home is your home and we are not absent owners but active enjoyers and you will feel special the moment you arrive on our door-step to the moment you leave. That is why our guests return year after year and have become friends. Your vacation will be a magical one and we will ensure that your stay at our villa is one you will always treasure and remember forever.

Keywords: Lake front, Private Pool, Exclusive Lake Berkley Resort, Close to Disney, 4 Bedrooms, Games Room with Custom Slate Pool Table, Free High speed Internet, No rear neighbors, Designer upgrades, 50' flat screen TV, granite kitchen and master vanity

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Property Manager
Michael Lane
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Michael Lane

We are Mike and Val Lane and we bought the Lake House in 2007. Once we arrived in Lake Berkely Resort, set in beautiful grounds with mature oaks and three lakes, we knew we wanted a villa on Lake Berkley Drive as this has the best premier lake view fronting the lake and it is not overlooked and private. Once the villa was ours, we modernized our villa, updating the furniture, accessories and bedding with modern luxurious furniture, and installed a beautiful new granite kitchen and added a new flat screen TV. We have 2 boys so we know how to cater for youngsters and what they like. As we vacation here 3 times a year, our villa has to be special to us so we spared no expense in upgrading the fixtures as you will see once you vacation here. As we vacation here so often, we are also able to address any issues guests may have and ensure that all appliances and fixtures are operating efficiently. We are constantly changing and upgrading our home and this is reflected by the care our guests take while staying with us and the fact that many of our guests return year after year. Woken you will love our villa as much as we do we know you and your family will have a special and magical vacation when you choose our villa.

Michael Lane purchased this villa in 2007

Why Michael Lane chose Lake Berkley

The Lake House is our oasis. It is our refuge and we constantly update it so it remains current and modern - after all, it is our home from home. We treat this home better than our own home and we genuinely appreciate it when our guests return and we appreciate when they make thoughtful comments in our guest book about vacations they have had as we know our guests will love our place as much as we do and thank you to all of you for that.

Our villa is really special. It is so special to wake in the morning and open the blinds and see the ducks swimming in the lake as the sun is rising. It is so special to sit in the pool in the evening and watch the birds return to the island on the lake preparing for the night. It is so special to take family walks around the resort and create memories that will live on forever.

We strive to keep our decor fresh and modern. This year we installed new carpet in our front living room and we added a leather sectional sofa to our main living area. We bought new pool towels for our guests comfort and we constantly review everything in the villa because we are here 3 times a year to ensure everything is working efficiently. Last year we bought top grade loungers for our guests ( thank you for the comments in the guest book) A new PS-3 has recently been added also.

What makes this villa unique

How many villas are lakefront overlooking a large lake with no rear neighbours, therefore not overlooked and screened for privacy with hedging ? How many are manned and gated have an excellent management company on call 24 hours and also have a 24 hour security alarm for your extra peace of mind ? Our villa is not a business, it is our oasis from home and we regularly update it to the highest standards because we vacation here and is is our oasis. We understand kids, we have our own to cater for !!!!. That is why our kid's room is Disney themed with Micky and Minnie and it comfortably sleeps 3 kids. It also has many many stuffed Disney animals to comfort and excite our little ones. Our internet access is free and high-speed - a must for today's busy lifestyle and we have cable TV with the option of renting movies also. We also have DVDs for those of you that have special movies the kids watch again and again. How many villas have a games room with a state of the art grey lined slate Proline pool table ? You have not played pool unless you have played don one of these !!!!! How many have 6 overstuffed loungers from Palm Casual on your lake side deck ? How many have fishing equipment, tennis racquets and beach equipment for your enjoyment ? (lake bass stocked for your enjoyment). We also provide a high-chair, car seat, baby monitors, cot and strollers for our littlest ones. It is all provided to ensure our guests have a special, memorable vacation as reflected by the number roof return guests we have. We know you will love The Lake House as much as our guests and our family does.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to thank you for allowing us the use of your vacation home. It was all that we expected and more. Your home allowed our stay to be very comfortable, especially after our long days at Universal Studios,,,,,,!!!!! Our children greatly enjoyed the game room and pool area. This kept them busy and us relaxed!!! If you have children, I am sure you know how important that was.....

Once again, thank you very much!!!
Jul 2007
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Lake Berkley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful designer dark wood furniture. upgraded accessories, dark wood ceiling fan, plasma screen TV and DVD and beautiful lake-front view, Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful cream cottage furniture and designer accessories, ceiling fan, TV and DVD, Twin or Single Beds (1) Beautiful lake-front view, designer furniture and TV, Baby Cribs (1) Yes and bedding, high chair, stroller and baby monitors and baby dinner ware, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Queen and rollaway bed, Bunk Beds (1) In unique, one of a kind Mickey and Minnie themed bedroom with single over twin bed to sleep 3, miniature kids furniture, Nintendo game cube and Mickey TV and many many toys and games
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
We replaced our furniture this year and bought designer pieces - no expense spared for our guests no package or second hand furniture and original contemporary accessories and art in all rooms - this is our home too and we holiday here twice a year !!!!


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Stunning Private Lake Front Villa,luxuriously upgraded with games room
average rating of 4.923077 based on 20 reviews

Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Very nice and well-equipped house far away from the massive traffic in the Orlando area

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Snowbird Retreat" - A home away from home !

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our 3 month stay in this beautiful home in Lake Berkley. It is apparent that the owners, (Mike and Val) love their vacation home and we are the ones who benefited as renters. The pool and the view over the lake provide an escape of tranquil peace. The home is roomy, the kitchen is fully supplied and updated to the max. Everything you could possibly need has been supplied with extra surprises for your comfort and entertainment. Games, books, a garage equipped for family fun, and all of those extra needs that a family with little ones may need. They have put a lot of time and effort in anticipating what may make your stay more comfortable and memorable. No matter the size or ages of your family, this home comes with high marks. Communication and effort to make our stay everything we hoped it would be was addressed. We are looking forward to our return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Wow, were do I start. I have stayed on Lake Berkley for the last 4 years but this was our first time at this wonderful Villa. The communication I had with Mike an Valerie was second to none. They answered all my questions straight away and put my mind at rest about making the booking. We arrived at the gate and had a smooth check in as all the paperwork was in order (24hr Guard on duty at lake Berkley) when we arrived at the villa and opened the door we could not believe how beautiful it was it is so well laid out and spacious, it was lovely and clean and all the appliances were modern like a massive fridge with ice machine cable Tv which was great you even get live Premier Games on channel 49 ( I Think it was 49) there is even a games room and books in the garage, but the best thing about this fantastic Home was with out doubt the View overlooking the lake. I really miss waking up having a coffee sat out by the pool watching the sun come up over the lake it is out of this world, the Birds and wildlife on show are great to watch, we even bought some Binoculars to get a better view. We stayed over Xmas and had a great time, Wish I could put some pictures on here to show you all. There is a massive Walmart just around the corner that has everything you need and more restaurants up and down the main road than you could eat at in a lifetime. The Parks are only 20 minutes away so it's a great location. Anyway I am saving up and hope to go back to this Great Villa next year. Big Thank you to Mike and Valerie this holiday made what had been a bad year for us as a family a whole lot better.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home while in Orlando on our Disney vacation. The house was equipped with everything that you would need, it was truly a home away from home. Thank you to Michael for checking in on us while Hurricane Matthew loomed off the coast of Florida, and thankfully it passed us. I would highly recommend your home to anyone that would be traveling to the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Thank you again!!

Sincerely, Sarah Madison

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Florida but following our stay at Mike and Val's it definitely won't be the last!

Mike was a pleasure to deal with, answering all our questions in the lead up to our holiday in a very timely manner. Instructions for our arrival were great, as well as the really useful tips for nearby restaurants, shops and attractions. On arriving at the house we were really impressed - as other reviewers have stated, it is very spacious, spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. It has everything (and more) that a family needs for a stay in Orlando.

We were lucky to have some great weather so spent almost all of our time at the house outside enjoying the pool and the spectacular view over the lake. If you can manage to wake early (not that easy given that the bed in the master suite is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!) you will experience some of the best sunrise views possible. The pool area is not overlooked as it backs directly onto the lake and is screened at each side to provide privacy. We had planned on eating out most evenings whilst in Orlando, however given the great weather, super pool, not to mention the games room and other great facilities at the house we found ourselves relaxing at the "home from home" most evenings.

Lake Berkley resort is very well maintained and the security staff on the gate are really polite and responsive. The staff at Florida Gold (Larena and Molly) were really helpful.

The house is in a great location for exploring all the Orlando has to offer - very close to Disney, 15 minutes to Sea world/Aquatica and approx. 20 minutes to Universal Studios. It is also very close to Celebration village, Boggy Creek airboats (which were great) and all the shopping malls! For practical items, there are numerous supermarkets very close by and many restuarants & eateries within easy reach.

We would (will) definitely book this property again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eamon, Thank you so much for your glowing review. Val was so chuffed when she saw it. Her first response was that viewers will think we wrote it ourselves, it is such a fantastic review. We are delighted you had such a good experience and will be very happy to have you stay with us again in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and comprehensive review. Kindest regards Mike
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this villa. It is a beautiful home with beautiful furnishings. Not only was it beautiful, it was also "squeaky" clean. Parks, restaurants and shops were all within a 15 to 20 minute drive. Florida Gold Management was responsive and helpful. The security guards were polite and helpful. Dealing with the owner, Mike, was a pleasure. Would recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Winnie Thank you so much for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Thanking you Mike
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Premier location close to Disney in one of the top Orlando resorts, gated and manned 24 hrs for extra peace of mind. Two children's playgrounds on site, tennis, volleyball, recreational centre, beautiful walking trails on site with stocked bass in lake and a gator !!!!! We are 10 minutes form Disney, 15 from Seaworld and 20 minutes from MCO airport. There is a Super- Walmart around the corner and Target and Public close by. Many good restaurants are also close i.e. Red Lobster, Logans, Outback Steakhouse, Smoky Bones TO MENTION BUT A FEW. Who wants to be stuck on the I-27 in long lines trying to get home after a day at Disney or Universal ?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $244.38

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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