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4/3 'Southern Comfort' Sleeps 10. SOLAR Pool Heat! Game Room

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our tastefully decorated Vacation home is located in the secure GATED neighborhood of Highgate Park, which is one of 7 communities in beautiful Legacy Park. We are just off Highway 27, one mile South of 192, and 5 miles North of Interstate 4. ALL DISNEY ATTRACTIONS are within a 10-20 minute drive. The KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (NASA) and both East and West coast beaches are approximately an hour drive. Grocery stores and shopping centers are a 1/2 mile drive, North or South on 27.

Once you enter our Villa, you may find it difficult to leave! The interior was designed by talented/proffessional decorators with beautiful, high quality furniture and artwork which coordinate throughout. Our villa is so relaxing and peaceful, we call it our 'Southern Comfort'.

Whether you are enjoying the large flat screen TV in the living room, playing cards by the pool or relaxing in the large garden tub while watching your favorite TV show, comfort surrounds you. Our home has both central air and heat-so whatever the weather, you will be comfortable!

As former renters, we discovered that many rental houses had HORRIBLE mattresses. We once had to put an air mattress on our bed to sleep. So, one of our top priorities was to equip our bebs with PREMIUM MATTRESSES. Our beds are so comfortable, that even my sister slept well with her very fussy,bad back.

We have 2 Master bedrooms (one King bed and one Queen) with attached baths, plus 2 bedrooms with twin beds. So bring Grandma and Grandpa, or another family to share the house and expenses. The largest master has a garden tub, separate large walk in shower and a private water closet. There is also a wall mounted TV so you can watch your favorite show while soaking in the garden tub!

Our Kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need: Dishwasher; Microwave; Garbage Disposal; Coffee Maker; Electric Tea Pot; Slow Cooker/Crock Pot; 4-Slice Toaster; Blender; Utensils and Pots and Pans. Both plastic and stoneware dishes are available as well as glass and plastic drinkware. We use the plastic dishware on the Lanai!

There are many golf courses in the area that are open to the public: Champion Gates, Polo Park and Reunion - to name a few. And the shopping in the area is fantastic and Bargains abound at Kohl's, J.C.Penny's and Belk's - all within 5 miles of our Villa! Bring an empty suitcase for all of your purchases!

So if you are looking for a beautifully decorated, comfortable and well equipped Villa, please contact us! Our HOME AWAY FROM HOME is waiting for you!

Like Mickey Mouse, we hope to 'SEE YOU REAL SOON'!!!!

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Gayle Gutchak
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Gayle Gutchak

Mike and I had been married for 40 years, before he passed away 2 years ago. I am a RN in Michigan, and Mike wa retired construction worker. We had been renting in Florida for 8 years, and then decided to purchase our own vacation home. We put all the things we learned about renting into our home. We got tired of cleaning and fixing up places that we did not own. Our friends laughed at us, saying that we are the only people they know that would travel over 1200 miles to clean a home that did not belong to us. I have OCD, and cleaning and organizing is essential to me. Before I became a nurse, I cleaned house for 15 years, and have to admit I loved it. Mike was almost as obssevive as I am, but his is more on the construction side. He liked things to be finished, level and in good working condition. So together we purchased our new vacation home in Davenport and went to work. We both are very proud of what we accomplished, and look forward to making it better everytime we stay. I still have lots of ideas and plans for the Villa. When I'm not working, my family and friends enjoy watching the hot air balloons float above us in the mornings as we sit by the pool and drink our coffee and tea. The sunsets by the pool are breath taking. We spend many hours by the pool, swimming, listening to music and playing cards. Our 3 sons, and their families are so happy with our purchase. We Have been blessed with 4 grandchildren, Blake and Carlie, 7 yrs, and Thomas adn Emily, 5 years. Each of them have made a trips to our new home, and love it. We hope that you will come and enjoy our home as much as we do. We really worked hard at making our villa a home, not just a rental. As Mickey Mouse says, 'SEE YOU REAL SOON!!' Gayle and Mike and family

Gayle Gutchak purchased this house in 2009

Why Gayle Gutchak chose Highgate Park

We love Davenport, it is close to everything. We often go into Orlando and visit the Malls, Old Town, Putt-Putt Golf, and a wide varity of restaurants. My husband and sons enjoy the public golf courses that are nearby. We like to go to DOWNTOWN DISNEY and shop, stroll, and visit the many unique resturants, without paying the gate price. We have a great new shopping area at Highway 27 and I-4, that includes Target, J.C.Penny and Best Buy, along with 30-40 other shops. Super Walmart and Publix are within blocks for groceries. Highway 27 is growing by leaps and bounds with new little shops, Irish Pubs, sports bars, fast food, Applebee's, and fruit stands that we find interesting and fun. We are happy that they put up a traffic light on the corner of Highway 27, which makes it much easier to get in and out of our development. I love to get a pedicures at the nail salon next to Publix. They often offer special prices on their services!! We LOVE our new home, and it's location to everything fun and exciting in Central Florida!!

What makes this house unique

We love that our house is a single level. We have rented homes with a second floor before, but found it to be very inconvenient. Running up and down the stairs frequently, being limited to where my mom and dad (both have bad knees) could stay and not seeing what the kids were doing were a few of the problems we encountered. It was more work then we wanted while on vacation. With the layout of our new home, we can be together or separate accordingly. The washer and dryer are located inside the house, not in the garage. I found this to be easier, I hated having to put shoes on to do a load of laundry. Our pool faces SOUTH, so you don't have to spend the day chasing the sun. We have stayed in homes, where our guest had to sit in the driveway or at the side of the house to sun-bathe. Not with a SOUTH facing pool!! The sun is with you ALL day. The covered lanai allows you to be in the shade if you need a break from the sun. Also we can sit outside and play cards even in a gentle rain. The child-safe pool fencing makes everyones stay more relaxing, without having to worry about annoying door and window alarms, or not being able to have the sliding glass doors opened to enjoy the Florida breeze. We are within 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic) of DISNEY, and 20 minutes to Universal and Sea World. Having a gated community with security guards is also a plus. It cuts down on vehicle traffic. It adds an extra layer of security for everyone. It is a wonderful neighborhood with rolling landscape which makes it more interesting for walking or bike riding. We have TV's in each bedroom, along with one in the large master bathroom, (a pleasant surprise from my sons). Our home is very comfortable, and a dream come true for both me and my family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gayle,

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. The refund check was waiting for me when we got home. We all thought the house was great! Instructions were clear and answered all our questions. At some point I will go on VRBO and leave a review. Thanks again! Geri
May 2011
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Highgate Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large Master bath, Separtate water closet. Separate sinks, TV, good natural lighting. En suite, first bedroom, Bath and toilet separted, so guest can prepare for the day while another is showering. Middle bath is shared by the 2 twin bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Deluxe Mattress, en suite, Queen size Beds (1) Deluxe Mattress, en suite, Twin or Single Beds (4) Deluxe Mattresses, Baby Cribs (2) Pack-N-Play with changing station and Porta-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size air mattress, with linens
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ceiling fan in each bedroom,living room and lanai; 5 Flat screen TV and One older model in mounted in master bath; Iron/Ironing board; High Chair; Hair dryers mounted in each bath; Child Safety fence around pool;Child locks on all lower cabinets, Child safe plugs in outlets. Electric adaptors for overseas electronics. Pool Towels; Patio furniture including large table, 6 chairs and 4 chaise loungers, plus 4 piece tabel and chairs; Plastic dishes/stemware for poolside use; assorted pool toys; Poolside shower; Neighborhood playground. Games, Disney VCR library, Childrens books, games, movies.


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4/3 'Southern Comfort' Sleeps 10. SOLAR Pool Heat! Game Room
average rating of 4.8125 based on 18 reviews

Awesome house and pool!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing my family loved it. It was quiet and close to all the shops and Disney world!! We will definitely be coming back !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilkesport, Ontario

House was fine, owner though...

  • 3 of 5

The house was fine and what we were looking for; clean and spacious . However, the owner seemed confused! I booked certain dates, she sent through the rental agreement with the wrong dates. I asked her to resend with correct dates, and she said "just change it".. So we went with it but the cleaners came a day early. She clearly was confused. She then said she would keep the entire deposit because of staying and extra day, even though we didn't! We stained some towels, and I told her she could take from the deposit but there is NO MERIT behind her keeping the ENTIRE deposit. Wish the homeowner had her communication skills sharpened, because there was a disconnect. Other than that the house was a nice home. Still don't understand how she can keep the ENTIRE deposit for some stained towels.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This person turned out to be a Property Manager who rented our house for what I later found out was a Softball team of girls. I did not know this until days before the rental. They had changed the date a couple times. The last email I received was from their office stated the dates, as I put it in. When they didn't leave on the stated date, I called and he told me I made the error. Both myself and my cleaning team had the email with the dates they entered. So my team was forced to return the next day and had work hard since we had an early arrival scheduled. Also the renters moved the heavy furniture around in many rooms. We had to feel that they put in more than the stated 8 renters due to how the furniture ended up being. Myinstruction book does state not to move furniture in the house. The cleaning ladies needed to bring in help to get the furniture back in its proper place. Also the instructions state not to remove property from the house. The large "Polo" beach towels were ruined by being used outside of the house. They were covered in pickers that could not be removed. This is the first time that we have had a complaint from the cleaning crew about any renters. Normally everyone goes out of the way to respect my home and contents. I did keep the deposit, for replacement of towels, extra day in house, and extra staff to move things back to original position. The $350 deposit did not begin to cover all the additional charges. I learned to be more careful in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home in June 2015. It was amazing! Nice quiet neighborhood setting - away from the hustle and bustle. A little far from the parks but they were easy to get to. So clean and so many extras! Would love to stay again sometime

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltic, SD

Family of 4 from South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Gayle was so nice and easy to work with! We had a wonderful time! The pool was great! We would definately stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lithonia, GA, USA

Relaxation Personified

  • 4 of 5

My grandsons loved the Disney Theme bedroom. We enjoyed all the amenities this rental offered. We requested extra pool heat since this property does not have a hot tub or spa. It was great!!! Our favorite Italian restaurant was nearby, which made deliveries a snap.... We couldn't use the grill on the patio but that was not a problem for us. The oven worked perfectly. No place we wanted to go was that far away but a car is a must. The rental is very well appointed and has a lot of personal touches. For some that may cause a bit of apprehension about kids' spills, etc. but there were enough kid friendly dishes and other kid related items provided that short-circuited the need to be overly watchful of the kids as they too enjoyed the rental... We are definitely planning to return...

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to here you had a problem with the grill. I always have an extra tank in the garage. we do not charge for the grill, and ask if someone happens to run out of gas, that they get the fresh tank and have the empty tank filled, so no runs out during their use. I wish you would have called and I would have assisted you with the problem. Thanks for staying. We try very hard to make our home user friendly, and also a home. This is our personal home, and we want it to feel like a home to our guest when they stay.
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Nova Scotia, Canada

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean and well stocked with anything that you might need and then some. The instructions to get into the community and the house are clear and easy to follow. After a long trip it was nice to have everything work out. Not only was the house very clean, but the pool looked (and felt) great too. This house is not too far from the parks, but far enough that you do feel like you are leaving the "busyness" behind. My 6 year old son kept asking "when can we go back to the rental?" because he loved it so much. Sometimes in the early morning you can even watch hot air balloons going by. Overall it was a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puzzles and games. CD's and radio. Cocoa Beach, an hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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