Fabulous Layout w/Large Private Pool + FULL WATERPARK & RESORT ACCESS
About Katrina Friedt
We've been coming to Disney for over 25 years and have been renting vacation homes in Kissimmee for our extended family since the late 1980's. It's been a long time dream to have our own Disney vacation home. After about a year of looking, we found The Encore Club at Reunion and we knew that we had found the perfect place.
Katrina Friedt purchased this House in 2016
Why Katrina Friedt chose Kissimmee
Location, location, location! Only 6 miles to the main gate and 8 miles on the highway to the west gate, we're right on Disney's doorstep. Not to mention, The Encore Club is a resort within a resort as part of the Reunion property. We love the concept of guest check-in at a central location, concierge services, the amazing waterpark, the gym, the bar and restaurant and all the amenities that Encore Club has to offer. You get the best of both worlds - a resort experience with all the luxury of a spacious private pool home.
What makes this House unique
This home is not just a rental property, it's also our family's vacation home. We have added touches to the house to not only make us comfortable, but to share with all of our guest.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Stroller, high chair and pack-n-play available.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Max guests:16 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Parking is limited to 2 vehicles, additional vehicles will need to be parked in the main parking lot near the clubhouse (which is walking distance).
All renters must provide copies of government issued identification and a list of names and ages of all guest to the owner within 72 hours of booking.
Pool heat is available for $40 per day. It is recommended from October to April. Contact the owner for additional information.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
FUN AND HAPPY PLACE ❤️
great !!! space and great location for a family vacation!
The property is well maintained and fully furnished for all of your needs :)
Thank you so much !! Your property is amazing ..we had sooooooo much fun !!!!
Thanks again !!!!!!!
Practically Perfect In Everyway!!
From the start, communication with the owner was great. She responded immediately and directly to all questions and requests and was very helpfully and accommodating, unlike some of the other properties we inquired on. We arrived after 11pm but the gatehouse process was seamless and we had no issues entering or leaving for our entire stay. Eric was particularly friendly. The house is beautiful and exactly as pictured. The kids (12, 6, 3, and 2) loved the Disney touches, and I can’t stress enough how amazing it was for each bedroom to have its own bathroom. Just about every kitchen item you could need was there and having 2 dishwashers meant never waiting to keep up on dirty ones. The pool was great!! The resort is well maintained and all the staff are friendly and helpful. We only utilized the water slide/pool area for 1 day but it was exactly as advertised. All the houses are required to have pool alarms which can get irritating as you will hear them at various times but this is certainly no flaw in this house just something to note. Disney parks are a reasonable drive away. Nearby Walmart was the busiest one I’ve ever seen and challenging to navigate but there is a Publix about 2.5 miles away that we found useful.
The only real challenge we had was communication with the management company. Prior to arrival I had some questions about the process and we exchanged 6 emails without them ever answering my actual questions. About midway through our stay we noticed a broken HDMI cord on the tv. We tried to call but the number just rang and never picked up and eventually disconnected. The following day, I called and left a message and never received a call back. I sent an email which was then acknowledged. Another friend called the following day with a question about trash pickup and his call was answered by Ben who immediately helped him and was extremely accommodating.
These 2 minor annoyances do not outweigh how great this place is overall and we would definitely stay again! Our security deposit was refunded 100% and within a week as promised!
If you can make it work, you should stay here!!
Wendy, thank you for the review. We are so happy that you liked our home and it worked so well for your family. We designed it with families like yours in mind. We picked this house layout specifically because each bedroom had it's own bathroom and we loved the 2 dishwashers too. As for your difficulties reaching our on-site manager, I am really sorry. I have already spoken with the owner of the company about your situation and she was mortified to hear that your request wasn't answered. They have actually been awarded a Top Vacation Home Management Company for 2 years in a row and they pride themselves on great customer service. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will make sure it doesn't happen again.
The property and area are excelent.
The house could be equipped with barcecue grill and air games table.
The spa could be heated
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you liked the house and the resort. We actually offer both a BBQ grill and pool/spa heat options for our guests. We use a rental agency to make sure that a clean BBQ with full gas is delivered for each guest that requests one and we also offer pool/spa heat upon request. I'll double check our listing to make sure that future guest can clearly see these options. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Beautiful home for a family reunion
My family and I ( a group of 9) vacationed in this beautiful home and stayed 4 nights. We had a fantastic time and loved the layout of this home and the convenience of each of us having our own bedroom and bathroom. The home looks exactly like it does in the pictures featured. The decor is pretty and nicely done. The master suite is on the first floor and is beautiful and has a very big bathroom. It overlooks the pool. Bedrooms upstairs are a nice size and the bathrooms are all a good size. Loved the area (loft) upstairs too. The owner Katrina was responsive and helped us with an online booking issue I had through HomeAway even though she was out of the country; we were able to get it resolved and I was then able to book the property. She also accommodated a check in at 3 pm instead of 4 pm because I was traveling with my elderly parents and it was super hot out that day. We also requested an hour extra for check out since we wanted to leave the home prepped as requested (sheets removed and placed in the laundry room). The home has everything you need, the kitchen is well equipped and has 2 dishwashers which was super convenient. The game room (converted garage) was so much fun, the kids had a great time playing ping pong, there is a fan also which helps. We did make great use of the resort amenities, such as the slides, pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. They are very close to the home (walking distance). The only issue we had was the Keurig coffee machine was broken when we took it out of the pantry. We reported it to Jeeves and were told that they would have to talk to the owner to replace it. Unfortunately it wasn't replaced during our stay so we couldn't use all the different pods we had just purchased the same day for the entire stay and were not going back out to shop so we had 3 days without coffee. You'll love this home, it is ideal for a large family getaway even if you do not want to visit the busy and hot parks this time of the year. There is plenty to do and you can relax.
Claudio, thank you for the review. We're so glad that you liked our house and the resort and that you had a good time with your family. We built the house with families like yours in mind. We love to spend time together, but also have some space to spread out and relax at the end of the day. I'm truly sorry about the Kureig, we had no idea that it was broken. I ordered a new one right away on Amazon Prime and hoped that it would be delivered before you left. However it didn't arrive in time. Thank you for your understanding of the situation.
Beautiful home and neighborhood! Had everything we could want. We had 6 adults and 6 kids and it was perfect in every way. The kids loved the water park and we ate at the restaurant a couple of nights. We hope to come back to this awesome home in the future.
Wonderful stay! Perks are incredible!
We had a wonderful first stay at this property & will be back! We were traveling as a family with our two small children & parents. There was plenty of space and the decorating is beautiful & high-end. The extra baby equipment made available at the house like pack n play, pop up stroller, high chair, etc really simplified our stay. The location is stellar to Disney! The perks of using the Encore Reunion clubhouse and waterpark were amazing. Such great service! We've stayed at other communities similar to this in Orlando, but this was by far the best. Thanks for making our stay great!
Just 6 miles from Walt Disney World!