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Location, Privacy & Lakefront Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is the home everyone is talking about! Phillip’s Palace is the most sought after home in the Rolling Hills & Celebration area!

Located less than 5 minutes from Disney and 10 minutes from downtown Celebration, Phillip’s Palace was custom built for my personal use and now you can enjoy this fantastic home!

Filled with luxurious furnishings and decor this home is for those who appreciate the finer things in life - yet don’t want to pay Disney thousands of dollars nightly for the privilege of staying on property.

From the moment you pull up to this home, located at the dead end of of a Cul De Sac street, you will appreciate the large pavered driveway that easily accommodates 4 vehicles with ease. As you enter the travertine entry and open it’s double doors you will see thru the formal entry and living room into the huge covered lanai and oversized pool.

Spectacular view after spectacular view can be enjoyed from the breakfast room, living room, breakfast nook the family room featuring a triple sliding door that disappears into the walls and and of course the pool itself.

JUST ADDED! The latest and most modern TV made - a 60 Inch Ultra 4K Television! Enjoy the unbelievable picture of a huge 4K TV in the family room now.

You can sit at the breakfast table, one of the three lazy boys in the family room, the plush pool side rocker lounge chairs under the covered lanai or in the oversized pool spa and watch the nightly fireworks of Disney.

Early mornings you will enjoy the colorful spectrum of the low flying hot air balloons as they gently float by overhead. All the day you will be entertained by the majesty of the huge assortment of wildlife that partake of the 20 acre water and conservation area.

Watch as the Sandhill Cranes bring their babies up to your pool or the majesty of a huge American Eagle soaring above the lakes seeking it’s next pray. Storks, Flamingos, Ducks, Herons, Turkey Buzzards and many, many more water foul will help you relax your day away in this beautiful home.

It's so, hard to believe it is so quiet and yet so close to Disney - literally only 3 miles from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park- and you don’t have to fight the huge traffic issue to get to Disney!

Yes this home is designed for those who enjoy and understand the advantages of great living. The oversized foot 40 long pool, the large 6 person spa, the “clear view” screen that allows you to see it all, without the little bugs to annoy you.

The home is designed for adults, families with older children and business men who want to take advantage of bringing associates and family with them to the area. The home features two master suites each with king beds and private baths.

Two other bedrooms with queen size beds and a full bath between them. The family room not only offers spectacular view of the lake, fireworks and pool area but also has a 60 inch Ultra 4K HD televisions programmed with cable TV and over 400 channels.

If you are looking for your own “world” while visiting Disney or other theme parks you -have found it. Every theme park is less than 20 minutes from this home. Literally hundreds of restaurants are within 20 minutes .

For the golfer’s you have over 50 course within 20 minutes of the home. Courses like Celebration, Mystic Dunes, Championsgate’s 3 courses, Reunion’s 3 courses, Orange Lake, Orange County National’s 3 courses, Disney’s Courses including the Magnolia Course, Falcon Fire and over 50 others!

This is the home you have been searching for - but don’t be disappointed - reserve it now, if you don’t somebody else will!

If this home is to big or not big enough check out my other Disney homes. Listing #4559 was a custom built 3 bedroom home that was originally built for me. Listing #9390, Listing #7171 is a 6 bedroom home located in the resort community of Windsor Palms. Listing number 9392 was a custom built 4 bedroom condo I had designed for my parents - all of them are as close to Disney as this home.

More Details

Property Manager
Jhony Alvarez
Member since: 2000
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, We have staff fluent in Spanish!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Jhony Alvarez

We moved to Florida permanently in 1996 after spending the winter and the first quarter of 1995 here. We sold our home and business in Kentucky because we wanted to enjoy the warm winters. We traveled for three and a half years while living full time in a motorhome until we built this home. Late in 1999 I decided to become a realtor and became a broker in 2001. I enjoy meeting people and helping them enjoy what we have became more than a hobby. We have recently acquired another motorhome and hope to travel a few months a year in it again. We enjoyed this home and shared it with family and friends for many years. This home was designed to be our permanent home and has many, many features for safety and comfort. This home is a Hurricane resistent home. It's walls are permanent as they are steel and concrete - we wanted to feel safe when we were here and think our guest will enjoy this quality as well. We had three hurricane'"eyes" to come over our home in about 4 weeks in 2004. We had NO damage! While other homes around us lost roof shingles and pool screens we had no damage. We didn't even lose our TV signal during any of the storms. We have owned this home and lived in it ourselves until 2015. As a licensed Real estate broker I have assisted many people with the purchase or rental of homes for the past 16 plus years as well. We love sharing our homes with our guests. We listen to the guest and try to provide the things they want and like while trying to keep our rental affordable to everyone. After being in business for many years one thing I realize is we aren't perfect and different guest will expect different things. We provide the homes with what most families have asked for AND used from our experiences. If we don't have what you desire - we will try to get it for you - our goal has always been to satisfy our customers and make their vacations the best possible!

Jhony Alvarez purchased this house in 2000

Why Jhony Alvarez chose Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens

Location, Location and location! Great Neighborhood, nice size home. This is one of the few places you can get to Disney's World Drive or Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in less than 5 minutes of real driving time. Located on the preferred side of I-4 the west side close to Disney, yet only minutes from easy I-4 access to easily navigate to the other theme parks, convention center, downtown Orlando and the Orlando International Airport.

What makes this house unique

12 foot wide stack and pack totaling hiding sliding door from family room to pool area. Huge 40 foot chevron shaped pool with separate large raised spa. Large covered porch inside the lanai with luxurious patio furniture. All of this overlooks lake and conservation area. Spectacular views, privacy and upscale bedrooms with flat screen tvs in each. The family room has a 60 inch 4K Ultra HD TV.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been to Disney before and stayed in a rental home. We stayed only a little further away, less than 10 miles, but we soon found out how much closer this home was to everything including Disney time wise. We visited over Labor Day weekend, the time saving was incredible. We know we saved over one hour travel time each day to the parks. My time is valuable, especially with tired and cranky kids after leaving the parks. Oh, the house was really nice and clean as well. We hope to come back next year. Thanks for a great time!
Aug 2010
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Rolling Hills at Formosa Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large master ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), , Baby Cribs (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
60 inch TV in Living Room, TV's in masterbedrooms, Full Laundry room, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Luxury Decor, Double Mastersuites each have Plush Pillow top mattresses on King Size beds, Tile Floors, Private Pool with Pool Heat available, Close Proximity to Disney, Model Home


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Location, Privacy & Lakefront Views!
average rating of 4.7045455 based on 50 reviews

Best stay in 8 years of spring training visits

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in hotels, condos and vacation properties. If we had stayed here 8 years ago, this would have been our 8th visit!

Out week was spent with 2 other couples, party was 7 total. Everyone was very comfortable. Pool area is fantastic and the lot is aligned so it is very private. As soon as I know next years date I will be organizing my next stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thanks so much for your review of our home. We continue to try to meet our goals of providing the best guest experience. It all starts with our guest. We enjoy making your visit the best and appreciate your comments - as they really help future guest. We look forward to seeing you again next year along with your family and friends. Mickey, Jhony and the team
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Was great we felt at home, great location. We will rent again

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Dimas, California

My family & I truly enjoyed our stay, the home is beautiful, clean, comfortable, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved how peaceful the location is, being at the end of a culdesac and with the private green space behind us, it was very relaxing. We enjoyed the pool, and all the comforts of having everything we needed when preparing meals. I would defiantly recommend this home to a friend.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful but it had storm damage. The storm damage allowed wild animals and a lot of bugs to enter the pool area. I know that was not the owners fault because of the storm but since we were two days late getting there and paid for those two days we thought that should've been fixed. Also I notified the owner that the coffee pot did not work and he said he was going to bring us a new one and in those three final days there he never Did.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles thanks for your review and we are very happy you thought our home was a nice home. I know you were on vacation and no matter what happens it was your vacation and we are sorry we couldn't make it perfect and keep a Hurricane from hitting central Florida for you. I want others who read this to understand a little about what was going on. Charles arrived right after Hurricane Irma, the Hurricane that did the most damage in Florida history came thru our area. Our home was in the "eye" of the storm - the area with the most damaging winds. It was a testatment to the quality of home we built we had little damage - our home is one of less than one tenth of one percent of all homes that is a hurriance resististive home. Unfortunately we can't make the pool enclosure strong enough for the screens to not be vulnerable. 10,000 - that's right - 10,000 homes in just a 5 mile radius of us had pool screen damage! Many homes had the enclosures completely destroyed and lost the roofing. The home next to ours had the screen enclosure completely blown down and the pool was unusable and still is! It takes special people to be able to walk on top of a structure and replace screens - most people haven't had their screens fixed as of this writing. October 8th. We have our pool screens fixed quickly - about 3 weeks after the storm hit - that was because we do a lot of work with our contractor and were on the top of his list. As to the coffee pot, I'm sorry Jhony didn't get it to you. I hope you understand neither I nor Jhony had power in our homes - we were without power for 9 days - others had it much worse. Fortunately your home didn't lose power. So, it was a difficult time for us personally to just keep our families in food and shelter - as you know it was/is still in the 90's for daytime highs here. I think we did a remarkable job to take care of our customers and keep things going. I think under the circumstances we did fairly well. We are not a big company, We don't have any construction employees, just our family who runs the entire operation. We take pride in what we do - and we are sorry we weren't 100% on this visit. Many pools in the area still don't have pool screens as I write this review - it is something we can't fix ourselves as I said. Thanks for your understanding and I can assure everyone that we are fully operational again and look forward to seeing our guest again and again. Mickey, Jhony and the Team
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Love the property and space. Master bed needs to be replaced as it caves in in the center.

  • 4 of 5

Loved it need more fry pans. Only one with a family of 8 is time consuming. Owners around but private. Need new master bedroom mattress as noted. Black snake on front porch gave us a scare. Pretty property

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Sandra! I will make sure additional pans are put in the property this week. We haven't had a complaint on beds before, since we have three king size beds - I need to know which bedroom you are speaking about. The larger true master suite has the newest mattress - about two years old - so if it is that one - I am surprised! Of course, if you are like me - no bed sleeps like the one l sleep on each night. I will be talking to guest and monitoring it as well. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you again soon! Mickey, Jhony and the Team!
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The house was amazing and the parks were not to far away!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family! We loved the location and neighborhood it was located. Our children did not want to leave! The beds were also very comfortable after long days at the parks!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings, Friday's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mystic Dunes, Celebration, Orange Lake, Disney,
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 192 West
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Outback, Red Lobster Carraba's, Taco Bell

Disney World's Animal Kingdom park is only 3 miles and access to all Disney parks is Nearby. Disney's Wide World of Sports is less than 10 minutes away. Miniature Golf 2 is within 2 miles. The quaint community of Celebration is less than 5 miles from the home as well as exceptional discounted shopping centers being only 15 minutes away. Spring Training is nearby with several major league teams training centers being 15 minutes to 1 hour away. Universal Studios and Sea World are also less than 20 minutes away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.5%

Pool heat available $30/day. Damage deposit of $500 required upon check in. Cancellation fee is $100 after reserving. 50% if less than 60 days for arrival and 100% if less than 30 days before arrival.

Manager'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.