It Doesn't Get Closer To Disney World Than This!
Steve and Sandy
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About Steve and Sandy
We love to travel as a family and have become devoted vacation home renters. From Florida to France, from the moment we had our first vacation rental experience in OBX, we were hooked. It was such an intimate & happy experience for our family and we still have lasting memories from those trips. Vacation rentals are now the only way we travel and wanted to also pass on that experience to families staying in our Villa.
Steve and Sandy purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Steve and Sandy chose Kissimmee
We chose Windsor Hills vacation resort because of how close Windsor Hills (2 miles) is to Disney and how established The Windsor Hills community is. The villa is also one of the closest private houses to the clubhouse and all of the Windsor Hills amenities are just a short walk away. The pool was recently converted to a salt water pool. The saline is much better for your health, reducing skin and eye irritations. For the sun worshipers, the house offers plenty of sunlight throughout the day. The Pool faces south-west, getting sun starting around 10:30am and lasting until sunset. We love to enjoy the fantastic Florida sun by the pool.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa by the Castle is professionally managed and owner operated to provide our guests a more personal experience. It has a heated saline pool & spa, large covered lanai, 70 inch 3D HD LED TV, 3D BluRay Player, XBox One With Kinect, a play station 2 in the Mickey room and flower room, an LED TV (either 32' or 40') and Blu-ray player in every bedroom. The brand new game room has just been completed and features an 8 foot professional pool table, air hockey and foosball table. The game room has wall to wall carpeting, air conditioning and heating. We have several pool games available FREE for your use including a pool-side basketball hoop. We have a lot of baby gear FREE for your use during your stay, including a high chair, pack n plays, a jogging stroller, crib, baby monitor, excersaucer, bed rails, a baby gate and a baby bottle sterilizer. During your stay you'll have use of a 4 burner stainless steal grill including propane free of charge. The villa is close to all that Windsor Hills has to offer, in fact the villa is one of the closest private houses at less than a 2 minute walk to the water slide!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location and amazing hosts
Hosts were very responsive and helpful.
The house was spacious and worked so well for our large family
The pool was extra fun
Location is perfect. You couldn't get closer to Disney unless you were in a Disney property.
My personal favorite part was all the baby amenities. We have twin one year olds and we didn't have to pack much for them because this house was so equipped with baby items. It made traveling with babies very convenient. I will be coming back to this house for sure.
I also enjoyed the starter pack of food as it helped us not rush to the store. PS: the store is less than a minute away.
Oh and last thing: the clubhouse pool was so amazing... Again perfect for families with kids and babies.
Perfect even with an Impending hurricane
Everything was clean & tidy (although the maid was still there when we arrived at 4:45 she made an effort to be thorough yet hasty) The "little extras" are what made this place perfect. To arrive and have even a couple of drinks in the fridge & snacks for my ravenous family after travel was extremely thoughtful & a perfect touch. Updates & notifications about the weather / airport reports from the owners showed concern & offering of any assistance for numbers for travel and lodging with impending hurricane. The weather ended up holding out and our trip was perfect. We could not have asked for more perfect accommodations & we hope to return to the Villa by the Castle for future vacations.
Perfect for all ages!
I picked this property over others initially because it seemed most equipped for the extras you need when you travel with a toddler. From the minute we booked Steve and Sandy started taking care of every detail. The house guide is very thorough to ensure you can be most prepared for your time at Disney or whatever you do. We like to hit a theme park, take a day off, then hit a theme park again, take a day off... This Villa by the Castle really catered to every age. We loved playing pool, and air hockey. The swimming pool had so many play toys and even a puddle jumper. The clubhouse pool was nice too. The kitchen was equipped well. Wish there was a bigger crockpot to accommodate a larger crew and a pancake skillet, but we were still happy without those items. Steve and Sandy even had a welcome gift waiting for our family to help us begin our trip without running to the store. The Wal-mart was always busy! Thank you for making this part of our trip fantastic!
We have recently spent two weeks in Sandy and Steve’s property and have had a wonderful time with the family. We were particularly looking for a house in a convenient location for Disney with facilities for young children. We couldn’t have been happier. The villa was very comfortable and met all our expectations. It was very close to the community pool and water park when the children were ready for a change for the villa’s lovely pool. We would certainly recommend Sandy and Steve’s home. They have thought of everything to make their visitors’ stays perfect.
Fabulous Disney House!
This house had everything we needed. 5 adults and 5 kids had plenty of room for everyone! The place was spotless and the pool was awesome! After a long day at Disney it was so nice to come home and sit in our own hotub! 5 stars all around! Would definitely stay here again. So much better than a hotel! Thank you Steve and Sandy for everything!
Thanks for the incredible review! We're so happy to hear you and your family had a 5 star experience. Providing a happy experience is what we always aim to do. :) It was a pleasure having you as our guest.
Steve and Sandy
Had a great time wonderful house, close to parks, close to whatever kind of restaurant you want to eat at burgers, steak, seafood, breakfast ect., ect. ect. Clubhouse, swimming area, rec. room, and gameroom
Thank you for the five star review! We're so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the game room, pool, amenities, and location. In Windsor Hills, we’re very lucky to be the closest community to Disney World and to have so many great restaurants all around us. Have a great rest of the summer!
Steve and Sandy
Windsor Hills Resort
Windsor Hills is a resort style community that is unparalleled in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Windsor Hills is a gated resort with 24-hour security.
Some of the magnificent features of this community's amenities include a luxurious water park pool with fountains, a two story water-slide, spa, separate toddler pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and a putting green, arcade, fitness center, 48 seat Movie Theater as well as children’s playgrounds.
You’ll enjoy access to a luxurious water park pool (double Olympic size) with fountains, water slides and a spa. The beach entry heated swimming pool is perfect for the little ones.
While you are here, check-out the Windsor Hills resort events that take place at the pool or at the Clubhouse. The events calendar can also be found at the Welcome Center.
Windsor Hills is a 5 star resort that has been a top favorite locations for guests looking to enjoy their family vacation at Walt Disney World.
Located just off highway 192 west of Walt Disney World and only 2 miles from the Disney gates, you will be just minutes from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, & Downtown Disney. There is also a shuttle service to the Disney Parks for those who prefer not to drive.
In addition to Walt Disney World being less than 2 miles away, Universal Studios, Wet 'n Wild and Sea World are also close by – about 15 minutes away. There is also a vast assortment of golf courses, shopping, Restaurants and dining options nearby.
In fact one of the best golf courses in Florida, Mystic Dunes Golf Club is right next door to Windsor Hills.
Windsor Hills Resort's has the convenience of being close to everything the area has to offer but still offers you the ability to get away from it all once in the Resort. It's truly the best of both worlds.