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VERY CLOSE to Disney - Gigantic Pool-Spa-Fountain-Xbox, A/C Games Room

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,901 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 1 to 13)


Our 6 bed (3 en-suite masters) 4.2 bath villa (with a spectacular pool) is where you want to be - as close to Disney as it gets, only at 2 miles from Disney in the prestigious Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Estate on a QUIET street.

The Pool is Gigantic it's in the top 1% of VR pools at a 40 Feet long (typical pools are 15 to 20 feet), surrounded by gardens with a spectacular view of the lake and fountain during the day and and the lighted fountain and Disney fireworks (Disney's Hollywood Studios) visible at night. The warm Spa is great on a cool evening. Our pool photos are panoramic an not taken at pool level.

Read on for the many other features offered by our villa.

Our villa is in the area known to locals as 'the Golden Mile.' Its the center of the action in the Disney area with many fine restaurants and other attractions in the immediate vicinity.

In addition to the pool there is an extra large SPA that is sure to delight everyone that sees it. It is situated in an extra large yard and surrounded by tropical gardens, citrus trees that you are free to pick from and a landscaped pond with a large lighted fountain and multicolor LED lighting for the pool and SPA. You will not get a better pool experience or outdoor Florida living experience anywhere.

The villa is spacious, light & airy, and comfortable, this villa is perfect for a large family or two families travelling together with two separate lounge areas and two en-suite master bedrooms. The first floor master has a king bed and walk in closet. The attached bath connects to the pool deck and features a two sink vanity, garden tub and stand alone shower.

The second floor master has a queen bed and the attached bath features a two sink vanity and a combination tub/shower. There are two other queen bedrooms and two twin bedrooms. One twin bedroom has a colorful Mickey Mouse theme. The other twin bedroom is luxuriously appointed with ornate moldings decorated in Disney colors and is fit for a princess. Each twin bedroom has two beds. All the bedrooms are equipped with TVs, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.

All Stainless Steel Kitchen appliances and Speed Queen Commercial grade Washer and Dryer are new in 2018 and high quality . (Washer , dryer, fridge, diswasher, stove)

The great room has comfy seating area with a 55 inch flat screen HDTV and a formal dining area and soaring vaulted ceilings; the den has a HDTV flat screen and a seating area that looks out to the pool. The living room and games room have 46 and 55 inch flatscreens respectively for a total of 3 large flatscreens in public viewing areas. Enjoy choosing a movie from the vast catalog of Netflix on the Den and living room TVs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and hob (stove), microwave, Samsung French door refrigerator and lower compartment freezer with filtered water, ice maker (cubed and crushed), garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric kettle, crock pot, electric skillet etc.

It is generously stocked with dishes, glasses, cutlery, and assorted pots and pans. A large breakfast room with views to the pool is adjacent to the kitchen. The Air Conditioned game room is perfect for children of all ages to escape the adults and play pool and Foosball and play a WII game. Other amenities include 8 cable TVs, one in every bedroom and one in the den and one in the Games Room.

The villa also has a SECURED high speed wireless network in case you want to bring your wireless capable notebook computer poolside. A desktop Windows 7 computer is provided inside the villa as a service to our guests (it will be upgraded to Windows 10 in the near future). This computer has high speed internet access.

The pool, with killer water views, is one of the largest you will find in a vacation home (40 ft. x 20 ft.) has a built in spa as well. The expansive pool deck is very private, not overlooked by adjacent properties, a feature not shared by 95% of villas in the central Florida area. The pool is also equipped with LED color lighting for nighttime swimming. The pool deck also had its own outside shower. The over 1/4 acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac provides privacy and this premium lot size is in stark contrast to other crowded vacation villas. We have the largest lot in Rolling Hills and most of the surrounding area.

Within one mile without crossing a busy road there are numerous restaurants, shopping, ATM machine, Walk-In Medical Clinic and Mini Golf.

We offer maximum value for the dollar offering such extras as:

No security deposit required and free damage protection up to $150

3% discount off stated rates if we are paid by check.

Free gift pack of essential supplies to get you started your first day at the villa until you can get to the grocery store including: laundry detergent, dish washing soap, hand soap, TP, sugar, coffee & filters, tea, creamer, trash bags. Free secured high speed wireless internet Wi-Fi. Free long distance calling (some limits apply). The discounted attraction tickets that come with ''No Strings Attached.''

We don't lock you out! Villa thermostat is not locked as many are. We will customize the SPA temperature for you (f you elect pool heat). The SPA is normally set to 97F but can be raised as high as 104F or lowered 85F.

Family friendly the baby equipment which includes a full size wooden crib, a port-a crib, two strollers, a highchair, an infant monitor, an infant bath tub and more. American sized washer and tumble dryer.

The management company we have employed is accredited by the BBB and rated A+. They are very customer focused and as part of our team will help to ensure that you have a great stay with us.

More Details

Jean & Lou Pannullo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Jean & Lou Pannullo

Lou and I live in CT but we long for the balmy weather of the South. Other than that Lou and I are polar opposites. He was fascinated with how things work from when he was a child – taking things apart and putting them together. He started building and fixing TVs from a very young age and then graduated to building computers. He is an engineer and enjoys web site development for the villa and automating pools, sprinklers – etc. I, on the other hand, was a history major and then a teacher and am the very opposite of handy. I love to cook and love having lots of people over to my house so I can feed them. Despite all our differences we enjoy many of the same things. We both are avid gardeners and enjoy walking with our 3 year old toy poodle puppy, Swizzle. We have big family vacations with parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. We all get together at the villa and have a blast. We go crazy at the park squeezing in as many rides as we can. When we tire out about mid-afternoon we head on back to the villa have lunch and a swim so we can race to the park and enjoy that evening’s entertainment. On lazy days we just hang by the pool playing Marco Polo or seeing who can hold their breath underwater the longest. When we start to turn to prunes from being in the water so long we head on inside to play board games or Wii. We look forward to those vacations and the special time that we can spend with the family without the distractions of everyday life getting in the way.

To date we have hosted over 650 families in our Florida homes and Chatham Cape Cod home.

Jean & Lou Pannullo purchased this villa in 2010

Why Jean & Lou Pannullo chose Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens

Lou and I sat down together to create our “wish list” for the villa. We have been offering villas for rent since Dec 2002. We decided the most important thing was location. We wanted to be very close to Disney in the more prestigious (and less congested) West side. We wanted a view and a large pool with an extended pool deck and a secluded pool (very private). A year and a half passed without me seeing what we wanted. “I guess our list is unrealistic,” I told Lou after so much time had passed. Once or twice I would see a possibility – only to find out the villa was too close to a road or the pool was much smaller than it appeared in the online photos. Finally I found “it”. “Don’t get your hopes up,” Lou said, “it probably is going to be a disappointment like all the others.” I thought to myself, “Lou is probably right.” ? Lou and I knew we liked Rolling Hills –we had targeted it as our favorite development. Only 2 miles from Disney on the Golden Mile and only a mile to shops, restaurants, mini golf and big boy & girl golf, a supermarket, ATM and even a walk-in medical it was ideal. We drove down the tree lined streets with our agent. As we pulled in the driveway I said “Look, I can see the lake and the fountain from the driveway!” I jumped out of the car and ran to the back yard. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the huge expanse of sparkling blue water. “Look Lou – it has a spa!” “This pool deck is huge” I said. While the agent worked the lock we walked around the other side of the house. “Look at this lemon tree” Lou said, “it is loaded with fruit.” As we walked to the front door Lou warned me “OK – the back is great but the house could still be a disaster on the inside – don’t get your hopes up.” After we walked around Lou and I knew we were going to try to get this villa. I picked a couple of lemons up that had dropped to the ground and made fresh lemonade to toast our decision. Our hunt was over – our wish list fulfilled.

What makes this villa unique

We come from a large Italian family and we like to vacation together. Our family tests the house for us. The baby could use a sippy cup, the kids want a Wii we could use another big bowl to put fruit in - we jot down things to get when we are in the villa. We also listen to our guests – our UK guests enjoy a proper electric kettle and other things we had never heard of –egg cups with egg spoons. Often it is the little comforts that really make the villa feel like your home away from home. You also have Jeanie and Lou – we are committed to making your stay at the villa enjoyable and stress free.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This villa has it ALL. It is immaculately cared for, beautifully decorated, very well stocked, comfortable, huge..I could go on and on. The pool is much larger than average, just mere minutes to everything you could want from the parks to grocery, restaurants, etc. Very private yard on a quiet court. We have done other Florida rentals and this one exceeded them all by far. Plenty of room for larger groups too. We walked the entire neighbourhood and no home was as nice as this one! The experience with the owner was so pleasantly easy. She communicates very well and I would definitely rent again here. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is SO well stocked - everything you could need and lots and lots of dishes. There is a yard beyond the pool enclosure which is rare and includes fruit trees that made for lovely juice in the mornings! You won't be disappointed whatsoever with any part of this home or what it has to offer. The location couldn't be more ideal.
Feb 2014
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Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2901 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have a good time! Please launder towels used for the pool as it is not possible for the cleaning service to clean all the towels between guests..
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Master 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , can be shared with the Disney Bedroom, has a hair dryer
    Queen master - toilet , combination tub/shower , has a hairdryer
    Queen - toilet , shower , has a hair dryer
    Ensuite Master 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Hair dryer, double siink, hair straightner, scale
    Half 1 - outdoor shower , In the pool area
  • All bathrooms are equipped with wall mount hairdryers. The master bath has scale and flat iron, ample towels are provided. Laundry detergent is provided.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen Bedroom - First Floor - 1 queen , 32 inch HD Flatscreen TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 32 inch TV, DVD, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan
    Princess Room - 2 twin/ single , Flatscreen TV, Alarm Clock, Ceiling Fan, princess costumes
    King en-Suite Master Bedroom - First Floor - 1 king , 32 inch HD FS TV, DVD, Alarm, Ceiling Fan, pillow top king
    King en-Suite Master Bedroom - Second Floor - 1 king , 32 inch HD FS TV, DVD, Alarm, Ceiling Fan, pillow top king
    Disney Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 32 inch HD FS, tons of stuffed animals, Ceiling Fan
    Queen en-Suite Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , en-Suite Bathroom 32" FS HD TV, DVD, Alm Clk, Ceil fan
  • Can sleep 13 with rollaway bed. All king mattress are pillow-topped. Children UNDER 2 do not count in occupancy. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs with cable, Crown molding, Plantation shutters, professionally decorated with quality linens. Additional cleans and maid service is available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 17 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This villa is very close to the theme parks. It only takes a few minutes to get onto Disney property even at the busiest times. House is professionally decorated with high end features such as travertine floors with decorate inlays, crown molding and plantation shutters throughout. The owner, Jeanie, personally calls all guests and is readily available to answer any questions or concerns.


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average rating of 4.88 based on 28 reviews

Very pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at big pool villa. The pool was very well maintained and all needs supplied. The owners were very accessible and great to work with. Felt like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall the house was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was plenty of room for a family of 13. The kids enjoyed the Rec room late into the night. Weather was a little chilly for the pool but they still jumped in the owner suggested we use the pool heater but we declined the offer. If we end up going again this late in October we will take them up on the pool heater. We will be back again

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, great pool!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time, the villa had all we needed. We absolutely loved the huge pool and the proximity to the parks. Hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great location and pool

  • 5 of 5

Close to all theme parks and has a great, large pool and spa. Home is as described. Owners very responsive with our questions and information they provide is outstanding.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

best place and close to everything, we will we back at sometime. thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ash Grove, MO

A great place near Disney and Universal.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well maintained and a very comfortable place to stay. We had 8 adults and 3 children and found the house to be plenty spacious. The pool and hot tub were quite fun. It is close to many great restaurants and in a quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outback,Fridays,Bahama Brz,BoneFish,Txas Rdhous
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Water Skiing
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa (Atlantic) Clearwater(Gulf)
Car: necessary

Golf: There is an abundance of Orlando/Kissimme/Dianey area golf courses. Courses border on our development. Disney courses are only a couple of miles away. This is a great villa for people looking to golf a different course every day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.5%

No Security deposit is required. Free accidental damage insurance covers up to $150 in damage at no charge to you.
Additional coverage can be obtained from Homeaway.
check in after 4PM checkout before 10 AM
Pool SPA heat $190.55 per week

3% cash discount available on posted rates
No Quotes are Final Until approved in writing
13% Tax

No HomeAway quotes or Bookings are final until confirmed by owner
4 night min stay;Stays less than 7 nights must change over on Sat during Summer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund