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VRBO STAYED HERE!! 2.5 Miles to Disney! 6BR/4BA- 3100 Sf, Mickey Pool Private!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + 1 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)


Welcome to Characters Corner, our Disney Vacation Home, located in the elegant gated community known as Formosa Gardens Estates. Our home is located only two and 1/2 miles from the main entrance to all of the Disney Parks! We are the original owners of this home having built it in 2002 and we make every effort to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have gone to great lengths to take what is the existing luxury standard for vacation homes a step further. We are constantly in the process of updating and re-furnishing our home to keep things nice and new. Cleanliness is our FIRST priority. We understand that there is a lot of variation in standards with vacation homes and it is our goal to make sure you are happy with our home. We take a lot of pride in making sure your stay is magical! We are very fortunate to have a property manager who lives IN the neighborhood and who will be available in the event that you need any type of assistance or have any issues during your stay. Our property manager only manages a small number of homes and it is for this reason that she is able to take such good care of our home. We have been told by many guests (on several occasions) that our home is the cleanest that they have ever rented. :)

Our home offers the following features and amenities: A huge in-ground pool for you and your guests to enjoy, surrounded by a hot tub/spa and a Mickey Mouse kiddie pool which both have waterfalls into the large in-ground pool. The Mickey Mouse pool is 18 inches deep in the center and six inches deep in Mickey's ears. Our pools' deck/lounging area is extra large in order to accommodate a large group of people comfortably. This is sooo important! We find that most people spend most of their time at the pool! (Us included!) The pool area also contains a comfortable outdoor dining area. Make special note of the size of our pool and deck as you will likely spend a lot of time there!

Our home is 3,500 square foot, (this includes the movie theater room!) It has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and is located on a very large and private lot. Three of the bedrooms are master suites (two king and one queen), all with en-suite bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi tub). There are additionally two twin bedrooms containing two twin beds in each of these themed of themed rooms is our NEMO room and the other is STAR WARS! Finally we also have a PRINCESS/ROYALTY themed bedroom and this bedroom offers a full sized Princess Carriage bed. The Princess/Royalty bedroom can be accessed through the main master bedroom french doors or the french doors can be locked and there is a separate/private entrance to this room from the living room.

All of our furnishings are top of the line designer, name brand furnishings from companies such as Broyhill, Lexington, Hooker, and of course, the Disney Store! All of our bedrooms offer Flat Screen TVs. The family room (which includes a leather sectional sofa ) includes a home theater surround sound system and an assortment of family-oriented DVDs will be provided. The bonus room/master suite (the only upstairs room) offers a king-size bed, along with an extra pull out sofa in the same room. There are additionally two pack'n'play cribs for the little ones!

Our gourmet kitchen, with island and attached eat-in kitchen table area offers all of the comforts of home, and more!! There is a separate formal dining room area, along with a formal living room. Additionally, the entire home is equipped with WIFI WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS. And last but not least, our garage features new MOVIE THEATER ROOM, with a foosball table and some wonderful Mickey decor! Of course, there is a washer and dryer located on the first floor for your convenience.

Finally, we invite you inquire about a stay in our home. We are convinced that you will be so happy that you will want to return again and again. We have many guests who come back year after year!

Thank you for considering us and we would LOVE TO SHARE OUR HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY!!

Keywords: Disney Vacation Home

More Details

Heidi LaDuca
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Heidi LaDuca

My husband, Tony, and I are both attorneys practicing in the Rochester, New York area. We have four children, ages 22, 20, 18, and 10! We have been traveling to Disney for many years and have lots of great suggestions for your trip. I am available to answer any questions you have and would love to rent our home to your family!

Heidi LaDuca purchased this house in 2002

Why Heidi LaDuca chose Kissimmee

We simply love Disney and the Orlando area in general! There is simply so much to do together as a family! I (Heidi) am a HUGE Disney fan... I love the parks, the water parks, the restaurants, the shopping... I simply fell in love with the magic of Disney years ago and that feeling has never gone away. We do also enjoy Universal/Sea World/Busch Gardens and going to our favorite beach, Clearwater Beach! I am also a runDisney addict!

What makes this house unique

Our home is located only 2 and 1/2 miles from Disney's main gate, 15-20 minutes from Universal/Sea World/Aquatica, and an hour from Busch Gardens! We've done it all and we love it. After a busy day at the parks, the kids love to hang out in their themed bedrooms, play in our game room, but most of all, swim, swim, swim! We designed our pool area with a very, very large deck area so there is room for everyone... and then some. I don't think you'll find a pool area like ours anywhere! Check out the photos of our Mickey Mouse kiddie pool... a hit for the little ones!


Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • (2) King sized beds, (1) Queen sized Bed, (1) Full sized bed, (4) Twin or Single Beds, Baby (pack n plays) (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer and Dryer, Hot Tub, Pool, Three Master Suites, Mickey Mouse Kiddie Pool, Surround Stereo, Game room with pool table, Video game system, games, dvds and and books provided, toys for the kids, high speed internet service and free long distance and international telephone calls!!


Even a Bear like me can have a

VRBO Bear stayed here

May 12, 2013

My family and I had a spectacular stay at this beautiful property. The 6 bedroom home had everything we needed and wanted. It was absolutely perfect for our first vacation to Disney World. We didn’t stay at Disney but were literally 5 minutes away via a short cut on Sherberth Road which the owner graciously included in her email to us with the directions and access codes. The added bonus of not staying at Disney included having a private pool and especially the comforts of feeling at home. The owner was wonderful and prompt at answering all of our questions and truly helpful and attentive to meeting all of our needs. She has done a great job at keeping her vacation home up to date and very cozy. We cooked every meal at the house; breakfast, lunch and dinner - and the kitchen was fully equipped with every pot and pan you could need along with proper cooking utensils. Our family spent most of the time together in the kitchen and family living room talking, eating and watching movies. But if anyone wanted to go off on their own it was nice having a TV in each bedroom. I can honestly say I would recommend this property to any of my friends and family and know without a doubt they would have a great experience there. The property owner is a very generous and hospitable person to work with. Thank you for allowing us to spend our vacation in your home!

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VRBO STAYED HERE!! 2.5 Miles to Disney! 6BR/4BA- 3100 Sf, Mickey Pool Private!!
average rating of 4.986111 based on 72 reviews
Fairport, New York

Great spot to wind down in after a Day at Disney!

  • 5 of 5

10 of us stayed at the Character Corner this past week! We loved it. Most of our days were spent at Disney and it was nice to come home to our “own space”. Having our own pool was great too! We had plenty of room to hang out together! The kids loved the pool and the media room. And you can’t beat the themed bedrooms! Our daughter loved the Cinderella canopy bed. The Star Wars couldn’t have been any more appropriate for our son! This house made our vacation extra “magical”! :)

The house was clean and well cared for. And it was nice not having to worry about sheets, bath towels or beach towels!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Katie! We loved sharing our home with your family!!
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Spacious, clean and close to Disney!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was exactly as described and more! The home was very clean and organized and we loved the pool and movie theatre room! The kids loved having lots of space to unwind after busy days visiting Disney (which is very close). The instructions (directions, security codes, house orientation etc) provided were very comprehensive and we had no trouble finding everything we needed. Both Heidi and her property manager were very responsive to any questions we had. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean, well appointed, and great for our extended family to be together but also have room to spread out.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here. The property is always clean and ready for us. This time the owner let us check in a few hours early because the house was cleaned the day before. My kids love the themed rooms and think this is Disney.

We decided to add a few more days to our trip and the house wasn't available so we stayed in a hotel near Orlando. There was no comparison for the same price.

It is nice after a long day at Disney to have a pool and hottub to yourself.

We are looking into booking our 3rd trip.

If you're not sure if you want to stay on or off Disney premises, this house will be the reason to stay off.

My parents love having their own suite away from the kids. This is the perfect place for a vacation.

Also, it is located close to some really cool state parks where we saw manatees and went on an alligator hunt.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We were so happy to have you stay with us again and we are looking forward to having you again!! I absolutely love it that the kids think they are at Disney and I love that you've compared it to a hotel stay! Thank you, thank you :) Heidi
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Great, relaxing place for families

  • 5 of 5

This house was fantastic and the owner, Heidi, is very responsive and welcoming. We were six people that stayed (it was originally 8 but changed after we rented) and it was perfect! There was lots of space to spread out, lots for everyone to do, and was overall very relaxing. The pool was particularly great because it had the kiddie pool for our two-year old which made swimming all the better!

We house was clean and well taken care of and had great amenities. I appreciated that there were movies and books for the kids as well as really fun themed rooms for a variety of interests. They have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into making it a home away from home! I thought I would miss the convenience of staying at a Disney resort, but honestly, after seeing the lines for the buses, etc., this was a much better option for us. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We absolutely loved sharing our home with your family!! Please keep us in mind for your next trip... we'd absolutely love to have you again! Heidi
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Great location and clean home

  • 5 of 5

The home was 3 miles from Disney. It was spacious and clean. It was as advertised. My family of 6 adults and three small children loved the home and really enjoined the pool after Disney.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We loved sharing our home with your family!! I hope we helped create some magical memories for all!!!
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AMC Universal Cineplex 20
'50s Prime Time Cafe
One of my all-time favorites for sure!
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The LEGO Store
My family's LOVES Legos!!
Disney's Days of Christmas
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Old time drive-in movies and great food in a super cool atmosphere!
Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life
The Crystal Palace
Great Characters Meals!
Liberty Tree Tavern
All-American food in a historical atmosphere!
Cinderella's Royal Table
A meal fit for a Princess!
Disney Cruise Vacations
My family absolutely loves the Disney Cruise Line!
Walt Disney World
The happiest, most magical place on earth!
Nearest Point of Interest
Walt Disney World!
Nearest Point of Interest
Our House!
Car: necessary

Walt Disney World parks are only 2.5 miles away! Universal Studios/Sea World only a 15-20 minute drive. There is a super-Target and a Publix within 2 miles, along with lots of souvenir shopping and restaurants too! Amazing Outlet Centers close by, shopping, golfing & dinner shows!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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