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Private Home, Quiet Secure Lakeside Community, Free Wi Fi, Disney 5 Ml

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Screen room, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8), free Wi fi

Luxury, spacious, air conditioned, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom villa with all the amenities of home including Wi Fi. Situated at a quiet, select, lakeside, security gated community and only 5 miles from Disney.

Our home is situated in the quiet, select, lakeside community of Vista Del Lago. The main entrance has a 24hr manned security gate and guests have a security gate pass. It is an ideal location for families as you will feel safe and secure. The community has a 20 mile per hour speed limit. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and socialising at one of the 3 swimming pools which are a 5 minute walk away. Swimming towels are supplied and water toys available.

Vista Del Lago is a magnificent waterfront gated community of detached homes on beautiful Raccoon Lake, situated on Highway 192. Raccoon Lake is a stocked fishing that is also used for water sports. The lake has a boat dock and ramp. The club has 2 heated swimming pools, picnic and barbecues areas, racquetball, volleyball, badminton, shuffleboard and basketball courts and a floodlit tennis court.

Our luxury spacious, air conditioned villa features:

• 1 Master bedroom with King size bed and en-suite bathroom

• 2 Double bedrooms with King size beds

• Flexible sleeping - 2 additional single beds that can be put into any bedroom

• 2 bathrooms

• Large contemporary kitchen / diner,

• Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, microwave,

Water filter, no need to buy bottled water

• Television, video, DVD player, stereo player.

• Open plan living and dining area

• Superb double glazed screen room for alfresco drinks and dining

• For everyone's comfort please note this is a no smoking family home, we appreciate you abiding by this

• Local housekeeper to answer any queries


Keywords: Villa, Wi fi, Home, bungalow, house, private home, spacious, luxury, well equipped

More Details

Jancis Shepherd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Jancis Shepherd

You are invited to share the Shepherd family holiday home for your vacation. We bought this home in 2001 and have had many fabulous holidays with our 3 daughters and their friends.

Jancis Shepherd purchased this villa in 2001

Why Jancis Shepherd chose Vista del Lago

We chose VDL in Winter Garden as it is safe, secure, restful and well located for Disney, Universal and the many restaurants, shopping Malls and local, State Parks which we enjoy. Having stayed in both smaller homes and larger homes we realised that a successful ingredient fro a holiday is having enough space to be with your family and friends but also to be able to have a large enough home to have personal down time. This is a lspacious house where you will feel comfortable and relaxed, many 3 bed room properties are tiny and cramped and do not give the feeling of relaxation you desire for restful holiday.

What makes this villa unique

A spacious, comfortable, well decorated and maintained home with all amenities including Wi Fi. We also have a freshwater drinking filter system so you do not need to buy bottled water.


Vista del Lago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Queen sized beds in each of the 3 spacious bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) These can be placed in any of the bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) Cot available at no additional cost
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
3 Shared swimming pools, Sauna, Tennis courts, Fishing


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Private Home, Quiet Secure Lakeside Community, Free Wi Fi, Disney 5 Ml
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Quiet, clean, spacious, great community pool and more

  • 5 of 5

When we got there, there was a bit of confusion to get through the gate, but I think it was more my hearing problem then anything else. It was quickly resolved by the very patient knowledgeable gate attendant.

The place is spectacular in every way. Clean and spacious. We were 4 adults and three children. There were toys for the kids, bicycles, tennis rackets you name it and it was there. While my son and family enjoyed Disney World, we focused on the good weather and used the pool daily.

They even had a Sunday service in the Club House.

If you what to feel like at home away from home, this is it.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we are delighted that you found this a home from home and were able to enjoy both the facilities at VDL, the pool and hot tub, the church service as well as Disney and the winter warmth. VDL is a great location for Disney, shops and restaurants! We will look forward to you returning in the future,
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Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 people and stayed comfortably using two trundle beds for our teens and the rest sleeping on very comfy queen sized beds in 3 bedrooms. Excellent guide book/instructions with many helpful tips.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. Mrs. Jancis was very helpful through the whole process. I ran into a little road block and she was very understanding.

The complex is very nice. We enjoyed the 3

Community pools. The residents who live there was very friendly.

The house is very nice, clean and is well equipped with amenities.

We would definitely rent again if we should happen to go back to this area.

Close to attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our villa's location is very convenient for the sports competitions held at the Disney resorts. It was good to hear that your daughter and her team did well. We like relaxing at the pools too!
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Jancis and Tony's home! It was clean and comfortable. The neighborhood was peaceful and relaxing. The home was equipped with most everything you would want. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Short drive to major attractions!

  • 5 of 5

This location (just off Route 192) was convenient to all the DISNEY parks and SeaWorld! The home is super spacious -- almost too big if that is possible! The owner was excellent in communicating prior to visiting and had details in a printable document - super convenient! Document included recommended excursions that were family friendly! The amenities included several pools and a hot tub which we used often. Pool was never too crowded and finding lounge chairs was quite easy at any time of the day -- even with our large family. Quietness of the community, allowed morning walks within the complex or a morning cup of coffee in the screened lanai. We visited over the holiday season and was thrilled to be offered a Christmas tree and decorations! This owner is a top notch owner giving attention to every detail! We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent and perfect vacation home for Disney and Universal

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 10 days and this house was perfect for my family stay. The house was clean , secured. Close to Disney

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Clearwater Beach
Car: necessary

Disney, Universal, Disney Parks, Theme Parks, Discovery Cove, Beaches, Space Centre, Blue Springs State Park,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed.
We will consider bookings below 7 nights on an individual basis, however a cleaning fee will need to be added to the costs.
There will be an automatic deduction and loss of the whole security deposit if our personal locked cupboard in the kitchen is broken into.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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