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

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!

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 rooms..one 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

Owner
Heidi LaDuca
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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 Central/Disney/Orlando Area

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!

Amenities

Kissimmee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!!

Reviews

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 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
5

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: Jul 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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5

Such a beautiful home to make our amazing vacation complete!!! Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Characters Corner was an amazing house for our very special Disney vacation! It was so conveniently located to all of the parks, and so many stores and restaurants as well! We loved being so close to all of the Disney action, yet also being able to come home in the evenings and have our own private house and private pool for our families to enjoy with the kids! The house was clean and perfect for our 4 families with 7 children!! Adorably decorated character themed rooms and super comfy beds and furniture. Beautiful Disney touches everywhere!! Nice, quiet neighborhood in a cul-de-sac. You definitely can't go wrong with this house! We will definitely be back for each of our Disney adventures! The owners were very responsive to questions and communication prior to our arrival and made sure that our week was special! Thank you for making our week extra magical!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Place for Off-Site Families

  • 5 of 5

We found the Character Corners house while researching a place that would be suitable for a multi-generational family trip. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. Our two kids loved their bedrooms....our seven year old in his Star Wars room, while our daughter was in the room attached to the master bedroom in her princess bed. My wife and I, along with both sets of our parents were in nice, big rooms, while my Grandma enjoyed life with her single bed in the Nemo room.

This was our fourth trip to Disney, the first time staying off-site. With that said, all the Disney themes, along with the Mickey Mouse shaped pool made you feel like you were still in the Kingdom. The masters, however, along with the living room give you some respite from the Mouse, making the house appropriate as well for folks who aren't looking for Disney 24/7.

The star of the home is likely the recently renovated game room, which now serves primarily as a movie room. There's a giant TV, a fun Disney mural on the wall, and super comfortable reclining movie chairs. It's a great setup, and was a wonderful escape for our son. He was actually disappointed when we had to pull him away a couple times to go to the parks.

The pool area is really nice as well. For folks that have a 1-2 year old, the pool in one of Mickey's ears is about a foot deep and perfect for little ones. We loved the hot tub and splashing around in the pool. Good stuff.

The house is about five minutes away from major restaurants and shopping. We hit up Super Target for groceries and were thrilled to find Giordano's Pizza, a staple when we visit Chicago.

We were about ten minutes from Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, closer to 15-20 from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Most of our travel was in a 15 passenger rented van, though our wife and I did Uber our way around a couple times on "Date Night". A cheap trip, no more than ten dollars...

I should mention we had a bit of a hiccup upon arrival, largely due to the previous visitors who were not very good to the place. The owner was very quick to communicate with us, and any issues were quickly resolved. You're in good hands if you stay here.

In conclusion, a wonderful, wonderful choice for a big family like ours when visiting Disney. The owners clearly take a lot of pride in the place and have made numerous thoughtful upgrades and additions throughout the years. We'd absolutely love to stay again, and encourage you to do the same!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT HOUSE-GREAT LOCATION-FOURTH VISIT IN 5 YEARS!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit in 5 years and must say it was our best time yet. Plenty of room to roam about. The recent renovations are a nice touch. We really enjoyed the theater room at night watching movies together as a family. The pool of course is a real treat after getting back from the parks or just lazing around all day long. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house for a Florida vacation!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a large family going to the parks, especiallly Disney. We stayed with 6 adults and 3 kids Everybody loved the house

It is about 20 minutes (during rush hour) to the Magic Kingdom, if you take the backway.

Grocery stores nearby as well as a lot of restaurants.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect. Great location. Plenty of room. Clean. Kid friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. Great location. Plenty of room. Clean. Kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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