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2950 Sq Ft Executive Villa ,28ft Pool with Spa, free WiFi 12 mins to Disney

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,950 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Photographs updated end of December 2017

This luxury Villa is a former show home which showcases all the developer's upgrades, furnished with premium quality furniture and maintained to a high standard. It is on a large plot that has no rear neighbours and has been planted at the back with pine trees and shrubs.


• Fully air-conditioned with a dual-zone system to enable the temperature for the upstairs and downstairs to be set at different temperatures.

• Five full bedrooms each fitted with a remote controlled thermostatic ceiling fan/light and flat panel TV

• Three full bathrooms and two half baths.

• Outside there is a large covered lanai with lighting and ceiling fan

• Fully screened, substantial 1200 sqft pool deck

• Outside seating for eight along with 6 high-end Carter Grandle loungers each with their own side table.

• A Ducane 5 burner stainless gas BBQ with side burner to enjoy alfresco dining using the high grade outdoor dining ware.

• Fitted child safety fence

• Bonus of a poolside toilet

• Outdoor shower with 10” hansgrohe rainfall showerhead.

• 28-foot x 14 foot pool (one of the largest on Calabay Parc) has fan sprays and streamers.

• Large 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 foot Jacuzzi/spa with waterfall.

• High power Gas Dual Zone Heater which can increase the temperature in the spa from 70° to 95° within approximately 5-10 minutes.

• Both the Pool & Spa have mood lighting.

• In-house intercom system including a speaker on the deck area.

• The former garage has now been converted to a fully air-conditioned bespoke Games Room with a 65” Smart TV, a regulation 9ft Robertson pool table as well as foosball, Air-Hockey and shuffleboard tables.

Kitchen and Living areas:

• Fully equipped kitchen (high quality dinner/flat ware pans and utensils) with corian© work surfaces & breakfast bar.

• Coffee Maker, Electric Kettle, 4 Slot Toaster with bagel feature, Slow Cooker

• Cordless phone & 4 slot USB charging Socket.

• Separate indoor utility with washer and gas dryer

• Half bath in foyer.

• Formal dining area with sliding doors to pool deck.

• Inter-room intercom/music system throughout the house with the main control situated within the living area.

• Open plan layout and cathedral ceiling downstairs makes the Villa light and airy.

• 46 inch flat panel TV in living/grand room along with a Blue-Ray DVD player, 6ft ceiling fan and sliding doors to pool deck

• Flat panel TVs in every bedroom.

• Modem and wireless router for free high speed internet access and free continental USA/Canada phone calls

• Separate study area with desk and chair.

• Games Room - A bespoke games room, insulated and air-conditioned with fully finished/decorated interior walls and floor.

• 65” Smart TV

• Regulation 9ft Robertson pool table

• 9ft Shuffleboard Table

• High end Foosball with weighted players and bearing supported rods for lightening fast action

• Arcade quality Air-hockey table

• Sofa for watching the action.



• Bedroom One - Master Bedroom – upgraded to a Drexel Heritage solid oak American king-size bedroom suite with travertine tops to the two night stands and dresser with mirror, high quality box spring and mattress and bed linen.

• Private pool access

• Flat panel TV

• Mirrored double wardrobe

• Hotel quality safe that is large enough to fit a 17” flat screen laptop.

• Thermostatic remote controlled ceiling fan/light

• Phone

• Alarm clock with night light

• En-suite bath with corian© double vanities, large Roman tub, separate large shower with 10” hansgrohe rainfall showerhead, and private water closet/toilet.


• Bedroom Two (former Den area) – remodelled January 2017 and upgraded to queen-size solid oak bedroom suite with high quality pillow top mattress, two night stands, dressing table with mirror and chest of drawers

• Built-in wardrobe

• Flat panel TV.

• Thermostatic remote controlled ceiling fan/light

• Alarm clock

• Bedroom Three – two single beds, dresser and night stand

• Built-in double wardrobe

• Flat panel TV

• Remote controlled thermostatic ceiling fan/light.

• Bedrooms One and Two share the second bathroom which has a tub with shower over, corian© double vanities, and water closet/toilet.

• Bedroom Four - two single beds, dresser and night stand

• Flat panel TV & DVD player

• Built-in double wardrobe

• Remote controlled ceiling fan/light

• Shares the bathroom with bedroom Five.

• Bedroom Five – upgraded queen-size solid oak bedroom suite with high quality pillow top mattress, two night stands and armoire

• Built-in double wardrobe

• Flat panel TV.

• Alarm Clock

• En-suite bath has a tub with shower over, corian© double vanities and water closet/toilet (shared with bedroom 3)

Baby Equipment – 2 High Chairs, 2 Travel Cribs and a single pushchair – we also have a bedside safety rail and children’s’ cutlery.

There is a Tot Lot on Calabay Parc with slides and swings

More Details

Helen & Gary Barnes
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Helen & Gary Barnes

We are based in the UK and have been married since 1982, we have two grown up daughters and are now proud grandparents of both 3 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. Gary is a Engineer and I am a homemaker having retired from a bank where I worked in risk and control.

Helen & Gary Barnes purchased this villa in 2012

Why Helen & Gary Barnes chose Calabay Parc

We wanted a property that ticked all our boxes, on a good community, not overlooked, light and airy, large pool with spa that is not too far from the parks but also near to supermarkets and other amenities. A property that would be a good holiday home for both ourselves and our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Whilst most people would have been happy with the villa as it was we drew up and have been carrying out a scheme of upgrades, starting with replacing the linens and cook/dinner ware, we then replaced the bedroom furniture in the master bedrooms, replacing and increasing the amount of patio furniture, replacing the fans in the bedrooms with thermostatic fan/lights, converting the garage to a bespoke air-conditioned games room, repainting the pool deck, installing mood lighting to the pool & spa and installing a pool side thermostatic shower replacing the existing lounge fan with a large remote controlled fan and with further upgrades planned


Calabay Parc Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , located downstairs off hall way
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin corian© vanities
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin corian© vanities
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , toilet in separate closet. Twin corian© vanities.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located outside under covered lanai on Pool deck
  • All full bathrooms have twin corian© vanities. Bonus of Air conditioned pool side half bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , with shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , with shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Drexel Heritage Solid Oak bedroom suite with en-suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Solid Wood Bedroom suite 2 x nightstands, Armoire
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Solid Wood Bedroom suite 2 x nightstands, dresser & drawers
  • All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and remote controlled thermostatic ceiling fan/light. All master bedrooms have been upgraded with high end solid oak bedroom suites, mattresses and bedding. All bedrooms have been repainted
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
Within Calabay Parc there is a covered tot-lot with slides, swings etc


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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2950 Sq Ft Executive Villa ,28ft Pool with Spa, free WiFi 12 mins to Disney
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent the last 2 weeks of August at the villa and it was 6 of us, 2 kids and 4 adults. We didn’t want to be at the parks every day during our stay in Florida hence we chose a villa rather than a hotel in the parks. We made the right choice! The villa is placed at about half an hour drive from the parks, sometimes it may take longer if there are traffic jams. There is a Walmart 10 minutes drive away and plenty of restaurants close by. The house was clean and well looked after. The swimming pool was a godsend after being the parks all day and my children loved playing in it and in the games room. The swimming pool area has a safety gate at all times which was great to keep our children away from the pool when we were busy in the house. The kitchen is well equipped and we used the BBQ quite often; the living room area is airy and bright; there are 5 bedrooms so we had plenty of choice. WiFi worked well and it was fast enough for 4 of use to use with different devices at the same time. Communication with the owners was easy and on arrival there was a booklet which helped us with any questions we had. It was also reassuring we had the caretaker’s phone number at hand if we needed anything. Overall, we were very pleased with the villa and we had a fantastic holiday. Our children didn’t want to leave and neither did we! We’d come back and stay at this villa again without hesitation. Thanks again Helen and Gary.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous house…

  • 5 of 5

We stayed from June 26 to July 5. We were two families (4 adults and 4 teens). The house was very spacious (very well divided), welcoming, and cozy... we felt like we were at home. The location of the house was ideal for us (close to the grocery store, pharmacy, and restaurants) and my wife and I were able to take our morning walk in the subdivision.

5 out of 5 for this house…hands down.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andre for your kind review. We love the location of the Villa as it is ideal for all. We look forward to having you back. Kind regards Helen and Gary
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  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at the Villa. It was perfect for us. Lots of space for the family. We had a great time in the games room and enjoyed lounging and relaxing by the pool.

There are some great wineries nearby, mini golf about 15 minutes away.

Thanks again

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda Thank you for your kind review and really glad that you and your family had a lovely vacation and found the villa to have plenty of space. The games room is one of the many rooms in the Villa that we have enhanced, upgrading all the games and converting the room into a bespoke air-conditioned room. As you have found there are many interesting places to visit nearby other than the usual Theme Parks. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Helen and Gary
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We all felt it was simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Although we could write and write about all the good points regarding our stay in the villa, it is much simpler to cut to the chase and say for us we felt it was perfect.

When we arrived our first impression was this is terrific. The villa was spacious, clean, well equipped, in a good state of decor and well laid out. The pool area was super, the instructions provided were clear and comprehensive and the location is as good as you could wish for.

Our dealings with Helen and Gary, minimal as they were, durng the stay, were as good as we could have hoped for.

The joke amongst us all was that we would write a terrible review in the hope that it would increase the likelihood of the villa being available for our next trip. It will be our first choice next time we visit in 2020 when, if all goes to plan, we will be back with our family yet again.

Thank you Helen and Gary for helping make our holiday one we will not forget.

Very best wishes

Donald, Jackie, Catriona, Matt, Niamh and Sam.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Donald, Jackie, Catriona, Matt, Niamh and Sam for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to hear that our Villa has helped make a holiday all the more enjoyable, especially by guests who have treated our home well and appreciate it as much as we do. Hopefully you will join our many repeat guests who always look forward to seeing what improvements and upgrades we have done since their last visit. We are now taking bookings for 2020 and look forward welcoming you and your family back for your next holiday in Florida. Kind regards Helen and Gary
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Great Property!

  • 4 of 5

It’s a little drive out from the attractions but well worth it for the room and amenities it offers!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris Thanks for your review. We hope you and your family enjoyed the Universal Parks. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Kind regards Helen and Gary
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Great pool and hot tub. House was just ok. 2.5 stars

  • 3 of 5

The house is about 25 minute drive to Disney gates. Some days due to traffic it took over an hour to get back to the house.

The pool and hot tub are a great feature and the pool has a 3 feet shallow end and a max depth of 5 feet which was great for our 5 year old. We did pay the extra fee to heat the pool per day and it was well worth it.

We were very excited for the outdoor grill. But it was a huge disappointment. Only 2 out of the 5 burners worked and it was left very dirty. We were not able to get it hot enough to cook. A cheap rental bbq was given as a replacement for the week.

The house has a nice layout. 5 bathrooms were nice. The beds were quite hard and not very comfortable and the pillows were very cheap and we needed to steal pillows from other bedrooms just to have at least 3 to prop our heads up. The cookware in the kitchen is minimal. 2 frying pans that were old and not very clean (one was for frying an egg and nothing larger) We ended up buying our own. We could not find the one dish cloth all week until we stripped the sheets to find it static clinged inside the bedding.

Be prepared to supply yourself with everything for the kitchen. Salt and pepper, paper towels and toilet paper should be on your grocery list. Publix is 5 minute drive away. 10-15 minute drive away are a tonne of restaurants and some shopping.

We felt safe in the area and safe in the house.

The carpet throughout the house and kitchen chairs could use a steam cleaning as they are extremely stained.

I've rented homes in vacation areas before and this one gets a 2.5 because if the pool/spa and location. It could have been a 5 if the beds and pillows were more comfortable and the bbq was as advertised and the carpet was in better shape.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brandi Thank you for your review, We are glad you and your family enjoyed the pool and spa which is one of the many attributes of our Villa and always recommend guests have the Pool heated between mid-October and mid-April to really enjoy these features. Whilst we encourage guests’ feedback we are disappointed with some of your comments and overall rating but hopefully have addressed your issues below. As stated in the terms and conditions the BBQ is supplied free of charge and although it is cleaned on a regular basis it is not cleaned weekly, previous guests had not reported any issues. However, once you reported this, the Caretaker arranged a replacement to be with you in 1.5 hrs, unfortunately rental bbqs are not of the same quality as ours. The BBQ is now being completely overhauled with new burners / igniters. Bed comfort is a very personal thing, the previous guest’s review comments on how comfortable the beds are?? All our bedding / mattresses and pillows are high quality branded items, the pillows being replaced earlier this year. We will however confirm the cleaners have not substituted the originals whilst laundering. The cookware is a standard sized set plus a couple of additional pans and is just 12 months old, again a good quality ‘Hard Anodzed’ set and we have a vast assortment over 20 items of Calphalon utensils. Two kitchen towels / oven mitts and supply a new dish cloth for each guest. Initial toilet rolls, hand soap and bin bags are provided, however as with the vast majority of rentals we are a self-catering property. The soft furnishings and carpets are regularly deep cleaned, unfortunately not all guests treat our property with the respect it deserves. Due to the direct access to the pool area from the lounge, the carpet gets a lot of high traffic and as part of our continuous upgrades and improvements, plans had already been made to replace this carpet with tile in two weeks’ time and also for the fabric on the kitchen chairs to be replaced with leather. Kind regards Gary and Helen
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Beautiful Calabay Parc is a prestigious development of executive homes ideally located close to Disney on Highway 27, only 2.5 miles from Exit 58 on I-4. It is quiet and well-maintained and is situated in a conservation area. The wide streets and variety of architectural styles make this a perfect location for all the family to enjoy a relaxing holiday whilst still being within easy reach of all the major attractions. It is approximately 12 minutes drive to Disney World main gate, 35 minutes to Legoland and 25 minutes to Sea World and Universal Studios, 35 minutes to Orlando International Airport.

The Atlantic coast can be reached in a little over a hour, where you will be able to visit the Kennedy Space Center, Florida’s oldest town of Saint Augustine and the world-famous Daytona Beach. The powder white sands of the beautiful Gulf coast to the west are just over an hour away. There are many excellent golf courses within easy reach – 5-minute drive to the 36-hole championship course at Champions Gate, and easy access to the three signature courses at Reunion Resort. The multi-million dollar retail center at Posner Park is only 3 miles away – providing lots more shopping, dining, cinemas, etc., close to the villa.

Public Supermarket, gas station, and Wal-Mart Supercenter nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Pool & Spa Heat per day............................................... $26
Spa Only Heat per day................................................. $13
Exit Cleaning Fee for Stays under 7 Nights...................... $100
Taxes.................................................................. Included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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