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Gorgeous Villa with HUGE Pool Deck and Pastoral Views--May/June Dates Available

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8) 2 En-suites w/King Beds

Pastoral Palms Villa is located in the quiet country setting of Wildflower Ridge. Situated on one of the largest lots in the subdivision, the east-facing, extended pool deck is not overlooked and provides a wonderful pastoral view of the countryside. Yet guests will find they are only minutes away from all the Orlando area has to offer.

Our villa is completely new inside and out! We have gone above and beyond to ensure the highest quality accommodations for your vacation. Our home has been freshly painted and all carpeting is new. All of the furnishings and decor are new too!

UPDATED: 8/2017 50" LED TV in Family Room and 47" LCD TV on the Pool Deck.

Beds/Baths: We offer 4 well appointed bedrooms featuring all new furnishings, mattresses and linens. The 2 master en-suite bedrooms are equipped with King size beds and offer the ultimate in privacy and comfort. The 3rd bedroom is set up with a plush queen size bed and is decorated in soothing blues with beautiful crystal accent pieces. The 4th room has two twin beds featuring an African decor. All bedrooms have TVs and ceiling fans. i-home/alarm clocks have been included in both the King rooms and the Queen room. Our sleeping accommodations will leave you well rested, to get the most out of each day of your vacation!

Our home has three baths, two of which are en-suite. The third has direct pool access. Each shower is equipped with a water conserving shower head that increases water pressure and decreases the amount of water used. One master bath includes a large garden tub with separate shower, dual sinks, and water closet. The other master bath features a HUGE walk-in shower. The pool bath has a tub with shower. All baths are equipped with hair dryers.

Kitchen and Dining: Our kitchen is equipped to the highest standards offering a full sized stove with oven, microwave, ultra-quiet dishwasher, a large side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker offering both ice and chilled, filtered water in the door. We have also included for your convenience a blender, coffee maker, electric kettle, electric mixer, and waffle maker. Cookware, serving pieces, flatware, utensils, dinnerware, glassware and even plastic ware for poolside dining, have all been included. If you are looking to eat-in, we have provided all the things you will need to prepare an unbelievable meal! Remember though, you are on vacation!

Our home offers three dining areas for our guests. The breakfast room overlooks the pool and offers a beautiful counter height table with seating for 8, for your informal meals and snacks. In the dining room we offer seating for 8 at a large, formal dining table. For those that like to dine alfresco, a poolside dining table is set up on the covered lanai.

Relaxing Inside and Out: In our large, bright family room we have a massive sectional seating arrangement that offers two over-sized recliners and a huge reclining chaise. There are no bad seats in this room. All offer extremely comfortable viewing areas of the 50'' LED-HD flat screen TV with over 300 channels, a DVD player and a large collection of movies for your enjoyment. A ceiling fan provides additional air circulation for the room. This room looks out onto our covered lanai and pool deck with access via a large sliding glass door.

For those looking for a place to enjoy quiet conversation, reading or those that need a work space (isn't this a vacation?), we offer a beautifully appointed den. With a comfy sofa and chair, multiple end tables, lamps, and a desk, this room is a great multi-use room for a quiet escape. This room also has a ceiling fan for added comfort.

Out on the pool deck we offer comfortable patio furniture for soaking up the sun! Enjoy the pool & spa, lounge in the sun with a book or take in the view from the covered lanai. An i-home has been provided for use on the pool deck. We have installed a great new ceiling fan on the covered lanai! Not only does the fan look amazing but it also helps provide a gentle breeze for those seeking the cooling shade of the lanai as a respite from the warm Florida sun! The outside living space has been expanded to include an extended patio for grilling up tasty meals on the gas barbeque grill. There is a 47" LCD TV with access to Digital Cable mounted under the covered lanai.

More Details

Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa)

Both my husband and I grew up in families where spending time in Florida was a common family vacation. As teachers, we have the opportunity to get away for extended periods of time over the summer as well as for shorter periods at the holidays. Being from Michigan, we love to get out of the cold and escape to the Florida sun in the winter. In the summer we love the heat, so Florida is a great choice! We frequently travel to the Orlando area because it has so much to offer. We love that we can have lazy days by the pool if we choose, just taking in a book and the sun. We also love that there are things to satisfy every interest just minutes away. Some of our favorite things to do while in the area are visiting the theme parks, shopping, playing golf and enjoying the great restaurants. We also like to try new things and have once in a lifetime experiences! Some of our favorites have been hot air ballooning, kayaking trips, and space shuttle launches! As we frequently travel with family and friends, having a vacation home allows everyone to be together, yet have their own space and privacy when they need it.

Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa) purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mindy and James Gentz (Owners of Pastoral Palms Villa) chose Wildflower Ridge

We began renting homes in Florida for our vacations in the late 90s. After several years we decided we should look into getting a place of our own and began causally looking in 2006. When the real estate market crashed in 2008, we were ready to take advantage of the situation and actively began searching for our dream home in 2009. With the help of our realtor, we looked at over 250 homes from December 2009 through December 2010.

Pastoral Palms caught my eye on one of my real estate shopping trips in March of 2009. I knew the moment I saw it, that it was the ONE! It was everything we wanted! The neighborhood was small and quiet. The home was is great shape. It had a large pool deck with a spa and covered lanai! The floor plan was great-- exactly what we had been looking for. When I made my next 'shopping' trip, I told my husband 'if it is still on the market--we are putting in an offer'. It was then I found the home was off the market--temporarily! After seeing the home, my husband agreed--we had to have it! In July we put in the offer and waited only to find out they accepted another. Devastated, we went back to searching for a property. In October, the home came back on the market! A second chance! In November we were again told another offer had been accepted. In December we made another 'shopping' trip, ready to put down an offer on something--after all it had been a year of looking! After our first day of viewing properties, we had a couple we could settle for but nothing special. On December 23 our Realtor called and said 'Merry Christmas, the other offer fell through and yours has been accepted!' This was the best Christmas present EVER! In the end, what sold us on this home was the quiet location, the floor plan, the premium lot, and my favorite--the view from the pool deck!


Wildflower Ridge Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master En-suite 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Master En-suite 2 - toilet , shower
    Pool Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by Bedroom 3 and Bedroom 4
  • Master En-suite 1 offers a spacious spa-like retreat. It offers a large walk-in shower and a separate garden tub perfect for long soaks with a glass of wine and a good book. The dual sink vanity allows for two people to get ready at the same time, a real time saver in the mornings when everyone is trying to get ready to go to the parks. This bath also features a private water closet. Master En-suite 2 has an over-sized walk-in shower and would be suitable for guests with special needs. The pool bath is located directly outside of bedrooms 3 and 4. With direct access to the pool deck, there is no need to track water through the house. All showers and toilets are set up for water conservation.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king , beautiful 4-poster bed with new plush mattress, 22' TV
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king , new plush mattress, 22' TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , new plush mattress, 19' TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , new mattresses, 19'' TV w/DVD
  • Master Suite 1 has direct access to the pool deck. The room is outfitted with all new furnishings and mattress. It features two walk-in closets. The master suite is separate from the other bedrooms creating a private retreat. Master Suite 2 has all new furnishings and mattress. It is located off the dining room, away from the other bedrooms, providing additional privacy. Bedroom 3 and 4 are located next to one another. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed with a tall bookcase style headboard. Bedroom 4 has two twin size beds and features a TV with a built in DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All carpets and upholstery are steam cleaned on a regular basis to ensure a high standard of cleanliness for our guests! New high efficiency HVAC system installed August 2016.


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Mönchzell, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this wonderful villa. This time with our 3 kids.

Three words: WE LOVED IT

And we will be back, whenever traveling to Florida again.

So nice owners, polite and always caring. Wonderful house and perfectly equipped with everything one might need during a relaxing stay.

Great outdoor view from the pool area, very quiet and yet close to all attractions, food and shopping


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Perfect and exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa from Mindy and James for our family vacation of 4 adults and 3 young kids. It was exactly as pictured, roomy and well taken care of. This was our first time renting a home and they made the process easy and seamless. The home is close to the parks and also close to grocery stores and restaurants! Our kids can't wait to go back in a couple years and they have requested we stay at "the Florida house" again. They loved the pool!!!! Thanks Mindy and James for letting us use your beautiful vacation home! We have already referred some friends your way!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Very clean and updated - Excellent home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the stay here during our vacation. The house is updated and clean. The pool and hot tub was the highlight! We went to Universal (about 20 min) and the next day we would relax at the pool/hot tub. I will definitely recommend this house because of the price. It's the best I could find within the area. You always get what you pay for - but in this case - it was a great opportunity! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Beautiful clean home!! They way to see florida

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home and we are sold on the idea now! It is the way to go! Everything for exactly as described and so clean and comfy. The pool and hot tub were awesome after a long Disney day! Love the goats ! Love all the bathrooms and no fighting or waiting for showers.

The neighborhood was quite and close to Disney , restraunts and stores. I would never stay at a hotel again ...and when I come back to Florida I will definatley be calling you back Mindy to stay here for our next vaca...and i will recommend my sister and others to rent here in the future also. Really happy!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent. Great location everything we needed for an awesome holiday. Will book again. Thank so much

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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  • 5 of 5

All I can say is IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Reunion, Providence
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 4
Car: necessary

Pastoral Palms Villa at Wildflower Ridge is the perfect location for your vacation! Our home is far enough away from the major attractions to be private and relaxing yet close enough to have easy access to all the Orlando area has to offer. It is only 20 miles from Orlando International Airport. The Disney Parks are less than 13 minutes away. Universal Orlando is just 25 minutes away. For the golfers in the group, our closest courses are Reunion, Providence, and Champion's Gate. Reunion and Providence are only 3 miles and Champion's Gate 5 miles. There are too many courses to list that are all within 15 miles. Our home is just 3 miles from the nearest supermarket, pharmacy, and bank.

Other Activities: theme parks, air boating, golf, softball center, professional sports

Golf: Golf is a great activity year round in the Orlando Area. Our home is only 3 miles from Reunion as well as Providence and 5 miles from the Omni at Champions Gate. There are great opportunities to enjoy a round of golf no matter you skill level. Disney courses are only 10 minutes away. There are more golf courses than one has time for!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday Rates $1120/week
Snow Birds $2100/month--minimum 6 week stay (available Nov-Apr)(Pool Heat NOT Included)
Pool/Spa Heat Included Sept-May
Contact owner for an exact quote for your stay
Credit Card or Electronic Check accepted
Bookings are not complete until the guest has signed the rental agreement and returned via email and the initial payment & security deposit has being received by the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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