About the property
- Villa1733 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 10 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
NEWS FLASH THERE HAVE BEEN UPGRADES
There have been many new upgrades added to The Retreat: New living room sofas; New dining room chairs, new glass top stove; New games room furniture. Check out our new updated pictures.
Welcome to our villa, The Retreat by the Lake. The Retreat by the Lake is a luxury lakeside rental villa in the Orlando Florida area just minutes from Disney World. The villa has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private south facing pool that overlooks a lake. It has been completely renovated and refurnished, and provides all the modern amenities that should be expected from a 5-star vacation home including a games room. The villa is located on a tree lined street in the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes. This location is a true oasis in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Whether you’ve just done “Dumbo or Die” at the Magic Kingdom, spent the day on the links converting that 96 into a 69, or watched some exciting baseball spring training, you can return through the gates of this established community into a peaceful, serene environment where you have your own spacious villa at a fraction of the cost of a 5 star hotel.
The Retreat by the Lake now features a 55' high definition TV with Blue Ray and Netflix.
5 Star Luxury without the Price: The Retreat by the Lake has been renovated to offer a self-catered luxury experience at affordable rates. You will pay three to four times as much for comparable accommodations at the nearby theme parks. All the bedrooms have been tastefully appointed and equipped. The large living room and dining room overlooks the pool and the lake. You can have your morning coffee as the Sandhill CranesIbis and Herons saunter by just feet from the lanai. You can catch Bass as Bald Eagles and Osprey soar over the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range, microwave, ice making fridge, garbage disposal unit, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle and many other conveniences. The Retreat by the Lake also features a games room with a slate pool table and darts.
Convenience with Tranquility: When you stand on the quiet tree lined street outside the villa you wouldn't suspect that you are just minutes away from the theme parks and the stores / restaurants of Kissimmee. Grocery, big box and drug stores are just minutes away. Everyone who visits the Retreat by the Lake and Sunset Lakes is impressed by the peaceful tranquility of the neighbourhood and the lake. Other vacation home communities close to the Theme Parks cannot offer you this combination.
Security and Privacy: Sunset Lakes is a gated community with an electronic key code access and surveillance system. The Retreat by the Lake itself has its own electronic key code access system. Your code, which is unique to your stay, will be provided to you by email prior to the start of the stay. If there are issues our Property Management Company is available to assist you. . Two safes are available to protect your valuables. All sliding doors at The Retreat by the Lake are secured by safety locks and door alarms so you can keep track of the little ones. The Retreat by the Lake backs onto the lake, not someone else's backyard. Visibility from the neighbour’s backyards is restricted by hedges, screens and the lake.
If the dates you want aren’t available please check out our other family owned home on Homeaway listing number 3562756.
Please be advised that a refundable damage deposit will be required 1 month prior to your arrival date.
While the HomeAway cancellation policy listed for this villa is set to no refund , our full cancellation policy is articulated below.
The booking deposit required upon contract signing is non-refundable.
Should it become necessary for your party to cancel the booking, we ask that it be done in writing and signed by the party leader. The cancellation will become effective from the date it is received in our office. Cancellations are subject to a charge detailed below as a percentage of the total amount due dependent on the time you cancel.
Cancellation notice given:
8 - 6 weeks 40% of full amount will be deducted*
6 - 4 weeks 80% of full amount will be deducted*
4 - 0 weeks 100% of full amount*
*If an alternative rental is found for the cancelled dates we will refund all monies less the initial deposit.
Remember us. We are The Retreat By The Lake.
Karen and Mike - The Retreat by the Lake; The Lake House at Sunset Lakes
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- Apr 06, 2018
About Karen and Mike - The Retreat by the Lake; The Lake House at Sunset Lakes
We are retired Canadian civil servants. Before leaving the government we decided that we wanted to spend our winters in Florida. The Retreat is our winter "retreat". The Retreat by the Lake is really an extension of our home. and has been renovated and decorated to reflect our taste. When we are not there we are very happy to share our home with guests. We also manage the bookings for Mike's sister's villa, The Lake House at Sunset Lakes. It too is a winter home and reflects her tastes.
Karen and Mike - The Retreat by the Lake; The Lake House at Sunset Lakes purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Karen and Mike - The Retreat by the Lake; The Lake House at Sunset Lakes chose Four Corners
We discovered The Retreat by the Lake in 2010 and immediately fell in love with it. The south facing view from the pool deck over the lake is just amazing. We completely renovated and re-decorated The Retreat by the Lake in 2010 and 2011 so that it would be our winter home and provide an upscale level of accommodation to guests. In 2013 Mike's sister's, Jane, purchased the Lake House at Sunset Lakes which is only three doors down from The Retreat by the Lake and it has the same amazing lake view from the pool deck as The Retreat. It was renovated and decorated to the same upscale standard. Since the renovations to both villas we have continuously been making small improvements to them. It is because we live there too.
What makes this Villa unique
If you want to stay at a villa that has superlative amenities, beautiful surroundings, and is very close to the theme parks then either The Retreat by the Lake or The Lake House at Sunset Lakes are for you. Being located in central Florida you are within a half day drive of everything you could possible see in Florida. Be it the Atlantic, or Gulf Coast, Kennedy Space Center, Miami or St Augustine.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Loved our stay! The weather was beautiful and a nice break from the New England cold winter. The Retreat by the Lake was beautiful inside and out. Excellent location for visiting all the parks and shopping.
Beautiful Sunset Lakes
We had an awesome stay. Everything went smoothly. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating, very professional yet friendly. The home is exactly as described, a beautiful retreat on the lake. I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone or to book it again myself.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your vacation and that our villa contributed to your family's wonderful memories. We take great pride in offering a superbly located, upscale accommodation to discriminating guests. Looking forward to your next stay!
Fantastic 5 star villa!
If you are looking for an ideally located, well equipped villa with a memorable view over the lake, beautiful interiors maintained to an excellent standard and a peaceful and private decking/pool area to relax in after a day at one of the many nearby theme parks, then look no further!! The Retreat by the Lake really does have it all.
We have just come back from a fantastic 15 day break and choosing the right property really makes a holiday. You can book this villa with confidence, knowing that you will arrive to a truely first class holiday home that you simply won't want to leave!
Karen and Mike were friendly and helpful from the outset and were a pleasure to deal with throughout. They take pride in their villa and it clearly shows. Thanks for everything!
A fabulous family villa in a fantastic location.
This is a fabulous villa in a fantastic location and within easy reach of Disney, Universal and Seaworld as well as many restaurants and shops. We did a lot of research before choosing this villa and were not disappointed. The only downside was that we couldn't spend more time staying in the villa, but it will be our only choice when we next return to Florida.
Munro family, Scotland.
This is our second time staying at the Retreat. The house is equipped with all the amenities that a family will need away from home. We loved every second of our vacation. The location of the villa to Disney is amazing. Only took us 5 minutes to get to the parks each day. Our kids loved to swim in the pool every night. We will definitely be back.
Amazing Villa and location = Memorable Vacation
The villa is simply beautiful, so home like with everything you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. It is also so close to the attractions too. In our ten years of visiting Orlando, we have stayed in many villas but this villa exceeds all expectations and we would simply not stay anywhere else. The view over the lake is simply breathtaking and particularly relaxing after a hectic day at the parks. This was our second visit to this villa and we hope to return again when we hope to return to Orlando in 2018.
The Retreat is between 2.6 and 5.6 miles from the Disney Theme Parks with Sunset Lakes being one of the closest vacation communities to the Mouse. The Retreat itself backs south onto Sunset Lake. You can sit all day by the pool and bask in sunshine while watching the wildlife on the lake. The Retreat is about 19 minutes from Sea World and 27 minutes from Universal Studios. A short drive of 90 minutes will take you to the beaches on both the Atlantic or Gulf coasts. Other Activities: Hot air balloon rides
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Optional Pool Heat: $25/night + taxes: recommended from 1 Oct to 30 Apr.