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Sarah & Ken Elder
About Sarah & Ken Elder
Hi there, we are Sarah & Ken Elder. Who knew when we bought our first home in 2005 that it would lead us down the path of a new business venture? We certainly had no idea, but we've now been welcoming guests to our beautiful Orlando vacation homes for over a decade and we love every minute. Imagine having a job where you help plan exciting and amazing vacations and get to deal with happy guests all the time! It doesn’t get much better! We spent 28 years living on an idyllic Greek Island where we owned and ran our own restaurant in a busy coastal village. Time eventually caught up with us and we left our beautiful Greek Island with a lifetime of memories. We now split our time between Florida and Ken's ancestral home in Scotland. We spend half the year overlooking a beautiful Scottish Loch and the other half on Disney’s doorstep in Florida. Who says you can’t have your Key Lime Pie and eat it too. And with Pixie Dust sprinkled on top :) We have 3 vacation homes so we have something to suit couples and small families and larger groups or multi-generation families. We have a firm commitment to provide wonderful relaxing and carefree vacations in beautiful homes. We look forward to being part of your vacation memories.
Sarah & Ken Elder purchased this House in 2005
Why Sarah & Ken Elder chose Kissimmee
When we were looking to purchase a home, we had two main thoughts - there had to be a spacious living area where all the family could spend time together and it had to be as close to the Disney parks as possible to enable us to easily pop back home during the day. As soon as we walked into Serendipity, we knew instantly it was 'The One' we had been searching for. We found our piece of paradise and now have the magical theme parks just a stones throw away and also all the endless entertainment and recreational activities Orlando and central Florida has to offer. Fabulous beaches are within an hour's drive, the Florida state parks are just beautiful. Shopping and dining are endless and of course we have the beautiful sunshine which is just the icing on the cake.
What makes this House unique
We love the fact the pool is not overlooked in any direction, the high enclosure ensures complete privacy and it also has a great whimsical beach theme, so it's not just a boring old fence! The lighting around the pool and yard at night make it a great area to relax and unwind after a hectic day and nothing beats watching a movie outside by the pool. The outdoor living area is our favorite place and when we have friends and family staying, we tend to spend all our time out there just relaxing and enjoying time together. Perfect!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No events, parties or gatherings allowed
No Smoking inside the property
Rates do not include pet fee
All ages are more than welcome
Cancellation: If you do have to cancel, we will refund in full if we manage to rebook the dates. Trip Insurance is HIGHLY recommended.
Optional Pool & Hot Tub heat is not included in any rates. $38 per day during winter, $25 per day during summer.
A refundable damage deposit or non-refundable damage waiver is required prior to arrival.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything about this property was absolutely perfect for our family vacation! The house was very clean, organized, had everything you could possibly need and even beautifully decorated for the holidays!! The owner was super responsive to all our questions. The pool and hot tub were fantastic. The neighborhood was great for walking the dog. We had an amazing time! Thanks for everything!!!
Thank you so much for your lovely review Heather! So pleased you all had such a wonderful time! We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Sarah & Ken
Love, love, LOVE this rental!
We stayed here the week of Christmas, 2019. The first few days there were only 6 or 7 of us, but by the end of the week there were 9 adults. Not once did we feel crowded. The home is roomy, the kitchen is well-stocked, and the decor is both playful and pretty. There are so many "unique touches" to this home, it takes a couple of days to actually pick up on them all. Our group has rented multiple homes together over the last 12 years and everyone was thrilled with this one.
We never used the pool or the hot tub but they were both clean and inviting. The game room is air conditioned, the washer and dryer work great, and we had plenty of parking. Because it was the week of Christmas, there was even a 7' fully decorated (Disney-theme, no less!) Christmas tree waiting for us!
The owners thought of everything, including milk, juice, a fruit and snack basket, eggs, beer, water, AND a bottle of wine! They even supply the GOOD toilet paper. lol
We broke the glass on the breakfast area table and had to spend two days of our trip getting it replaced. Sarah was very understanding about it and even offered to pay half. We didn't let her pay any of it but seriously, how many owners would even offer?
Small group or large, when we return to Orlando, we will always try to stay here. Sarah and Ken are the best!!!!
Thank you so much for such a lovely review Alice. How wonderful to hear you and your family loved the house so much. Music to our ears!
So pleased you liked all the decor too.
And the toilet paper!! I have a thing about cheap toilet paper, it's awesome to know you noticed, it means it's not just me :D :D
We can't wait to welcome you back.
Thanks so much,
Sarah & Ken
Absolutely Love This House!
Definitely a must return to house! Owners were great to work with and were very much in contact with us, leading up to, during and after our stay. Very pet friendly. The warmest pool we have ever paid winter heat for! (thank you!!!) We were very comfortable with 4 adults and 2 teens, and 3 pups. We got much use out of the game room, the pool, hot tub. We just ran out of hours in the day! Loved the welcome basket and the sign on the fridge. It is the little touches that really make the house feel welcoming.
This was probably my favorite Disney property to date.
Thank you and we look forward to returning in the future!
Thanks so much for your review Tammy, wonderful to hear you loved your stay so much, music to our ears!
And great you liked the warm pool. I am a super softie when it comes to swimming in the winter, I like my water toasty warm and I am sure lots of guest do too! Of course we can turn it down if it's too warm, but nobody has every asked us to yet :)
So pleased the little touches made a difference too.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you for choosing to stay with us.
Sarah & Ken
Great house, great location
If you want something close to Disney, with services nearby, a great host and a great house this is it. You have everything you need here.
Thanks for your 5 star review Lucas! So wonderful to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the house.
We hope to welcome you back someday soon. Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us :)
Sarah & Ken
Wow! Amazing Home!
We have stayed in a few homes in Orlando in the past. This is the only place I will stay going forward. The home was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more! The owners were very responsive and were truly interested in making sure our vacation was great. I highly recommend!
Thank you for your lovely review Jennifer. So pleased you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you for your next visit!
Thanks again for choosing to stay with us and for being such awesome guests.
Sarah & Ken
Truly a fully-stocked home that was clean and inviting. The kids loved the pool, they were accommodating of our furry family members, and we had a wonderful stay. Definitely one of the best experiences I’ve had on VRBO. Close proximity to stores, restaurants, and located in a quiet neighborhood. Would highly recommend this home and hope that we are able to book here in the future!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review Rebecca! So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful stay and that it was one of your best VRBO experiences!
We hope we can welcome you back again someday soon.
Thanks for staying with us,
Sarah & Ken
We have a treasure trove of tips, so don't hesitate to contact us with any questions at all.
There are two children's playgrounds, a fitness park, tennis court, basketball and multigames court, practice putting green and jogging/walking paths around the lake.
Indian Creek is situated in one of the most sought after locations available to Disney. Animal Kingdom is the closest Disney park to us just 4 miles away - we can even give you a great shortcut to avoid the traffic. We are so close, you can easily break the day by going back home for a cooling swim in the afternoons or head back to the parks in the evenings for the spectacular fireworks.
Restaurants Close By
The Formosa Village is less than a mile away and is home to several restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays, Wild Wings, Olive Garden and Red Lobster. The busy US192 Highway is just a minute further and home to a huge selection of stores and restaurants. There is a Publix and SuperTarget just 2 miles away and a 24 hour Walmart just a little further.
Other Activities: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Universal Island's of Adventures, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Discovery Cove, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, Aquatica