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Private Pool, Not Overlooked, South Facing, Free International Calls/WIFI

Bedrooms 4
Space 20,397 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Calabay Park @ Tower Lake, Orlando, Florida Easy Route to Parks, A Dream of a Villa

This family villa sleeps up to 8 guests. Situated in a gated community the villa is on a very prestigious site with excellent golf courses nearby. The villa is disability friendly - details on request. Approx 15-20 minutes from Disney, 30 mins from the beach and 40 mins from Tampa. Situated just off the Highway 27, with excellent routes to all the theme parks. Easy routes from both airports. The villa is fully air conditioned with a games room, televisions / DVD's in all bedrooms and pool with a spa pool heating available. The pool has an extended deck so there is more space to relax and sunbathe! The living room is separate from the kitchen/morning room, where you will find all you require to cook! Both master bedrooms are en suite with a third bathroom set separate. We provide everything you require to make the villa home-from-home with an American size utility room housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. Please view the website www.littlemermaidvilla.co.uk where theVideo Tour is available at the website

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018


Born and living in the UK I am the owner of Little Mermaid Villa. As a busy self employed plasterer I enjoy getting away on holiday to the villa with my wife and family when possible...enjoying the break whatever time of year.

I have grown to love Orlando over the past 11 years of visiting and always there is something new to see and do.

My hobby when I get time is fishing and I enjoy the mornings I spend fishing at the lake on the community..while waiting for the family to get up and ready for the forth comming day of enjoyment.

I am married to Julie with one son and three daughters aged 21 to 25 years. Aalthough they are alot older now they still come away with us as a family with their partners which I enjoy greatly and hope they will continue to do so for years to come

JOHN FEARNEHOUGH purchased this villa in 2007

Why JOHN FEARNEHOUGH chose Calabay Parc at Tower Lake

The area is so handy for everything...parks 15 to 25 minutes away with Busch gardens just down the interstate four ..also direct roads to Clearwater St pete's and Tampa...driving is so easy and the location of the villa means no traffic jams and easy to navigate highways.

After looking at villas for what seemed an eternity I came across this community and made it my business to visit the site while building work was under way..I cannot help it being in the building trade!

The location is ideal for where ever you want to go..you enter the community through gates to view a large lake on the right then you travel up the small quiet roads to the villa which is situated within its own grounds and is not overlooked at all..we have a large lawn behind our villa which is a bonus guest tell me

What makes this villa unique

The villa is equipped to the highest standrds and caters for all needs. Tastefully furnished with a fully equpped kitchen. All bedrooms have televivions plus the three bathrooms have ample supplies of towels. Also provided are hair driers for those who need to use them [which are all on american voltage so you do not need to pack own] A cot and highchair are also provided if required

The villa has also had adaptations for diabled use..grab bars in main shower, with shower seat when needed plus all entrances to villa are slopong so a wheelchair can access the villa without problems..also the doorways are marger to accomodate wheelchairs. We also offer details of hoist hire if required.

The villa is situated on a gated community totally private . Sun shines over the pool area all day long and once visited am sure you will want to return..as many guests do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mrs A Jones: 'Absolutely lovely villa best we have stayed in. Owner did everything in her power to make our stay a good one. Nothing too much trouble and the villa owner gave us as much info as she could and actually help make the holiday the great success it was. Villa was better then expected we have recommended to friend and will be booking with them again, Thank you'.

Mrs D Brownrigg: "Villa gave the accessiblity my wheelchair grandchild required without going over the top. Sloping path into and out of the property and onto the pool area meant she was able to get about much easier and without asking for the help of others. Thank you also for all your guidance and advice plus the excellent ideas book left for us to loook through and time of the park openings and special events/themes. Highly recommend this villa to every holidaymaker'

Mr Lamb: 'The stuff dreams are made of villa great, owner great, holiday-out of this world, golf to die for!

Just returned - fantastic -Bay's
Apr 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake in Haines City

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 20397 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No End of Term Bookings No Home coming Parties No Birthday Parties
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathrooms, all tiled with walk-in shower cubicles, double sinks, large sunken corner bath (bedroom 1), storage. All towels provided. Third bathroom located next to 3 and 4, sink, loo, bath with overhead shower. Storage. All with clean towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2, kingsize beds, TV, doors straight out to patio/pool. Both with dressing tables and walk-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 and 4, twin beds with built-in wardrobes and TVs, dvds. All clean fresh bedding provided. Cot provided also hairdryers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Very tastefully decorated throughout. Villa has child safety fence around 26" pool which can be removed by an adult - adult supervision required at poolside. Air conditioning is thermostatically controlled. Wireless internet access will be provided for those with laptops! Games room with a variety of games [snooker table, football table, electric darts, ]for little kids and big kids to enjoy. Villa has extended decking area, is south facing and not overlooked. All televisions have cable channels fed to them. The 26 foot pool is on full view to the living room so you are able to watch your children if you are sitting in the living room. We have done our utmost to make our villa child friendly. Having children of my own I have made the villa as safe as possible can for them and visiting families. Outside: Patio furniture is provided with comfortable cushions. Private Pool approx 26 ft long with spa/Jacuzzi. Villa has a covered area that protects you from the mid day sun. Not overlooked at the rear of the villa so your holidaying nieghbour's are unable to see you while you are swimming/bathing! Fitted handrail to pool steps to support walk into pool from shallow end. Pool heating is available on request..please ask for rates per night. Plastic plates tumblers etc are provided for use by pool side, wholly for your own safety. Pool area will be lit up of an evening and underwater pool lighting is available on a timer switch. Pool area is covered by netting to stop all those midges! Under water lighting is activate by timer switch at pool side. There is nothing like sitting round the pool of an evening enjoying the remainder of the day after a hectic day at the theme parks or indulging in a bit of "Retail therapy". Utility Room: Houses the washing machine, tumble dryer (large) ironing board, iron and cleaning equipment. Also we have in here a stroller for use by holiday makers. Shelving area. The utility room gives way to our games room, this can be viewed at our online tour. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be cleaned prior to arrival then after departure ready for next villa occupants. Our management company are on hand for any problems you may have and are very very helpful. If required mid stay cleans of villa can be arranged for guests. Other: All rooms are tastefully decorated and carpeted through. Tiled kitchen/hall. Games room easy clean flooring. All rooms have TVs and all bathrooms have large quantities of towels, all bedding is provided hair driers also provided.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Couldn’t have asked for a nicer location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed how spacious it was for all 9 of us to stay. We weren’t cramped at all. There were plenty of linens for the bedrooms, bathrooms and pool towels. Temperature of the pool was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you return some day soon Thank you for taking such good care of the villa John Little Mermaid Villa
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Better than we ever thought it could be

  • 5 of 5

From booking to arrival looked after so well by owner

Villa was beyond out expectations so much nicer in real life than photographs

Amenities really good

Looking to visit again very soon

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home as a 'sisters trip' with the goal of getting our 82 year old mom together with her sister who lives nearby. My sister and I flew mom down to get her settled in John and Julie's home and it truly was such a simple process. Not only did mom see her sister daily for a few weeks but also a brother and sister-in-law.

This home was very clean, easy to find, a great location ( off the busy main roads but close enough to get to where you want to go quickly) and the gated neighborhood added a nice sense of security.

Setting up this rental was pretty simple as the owners were very responsive and when we needed support with a few things (getting the pool heated, additional towels and challenges with the key lock box) their local home maintenance contact people responded quickly and professionally.

Many thanks to Julie and John for making their beautiful home available on VRBO for others to enjoy - should you decide to rent it, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to say a big thank you for sharing details of your stay with potential guests. As you are aware I put 110% into my villa and make the villa as near to home from home for guests. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Dee and look forward to you returning in future years. It sounds as if your family had a lovely get together! On ending this thank you so much for not only choosing the villa to stay in but also for looking after the villa in the way you did. Guests become returning guests plus keep in touch with me which I feel is a great compliment Thank you John Villa Owner
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Miami, Fl


  • 5 of 5

The Villa has everything you need to be comfortable. We stayed for a week end only but we are already planning on going maybe every 2 or 3 months to spend the week end. We are coming from Miami, and have 3 kids that obviously love Orlando. Super easy check in and check out. The owners are super nice, always making sure you have everything you need. We recommended 100%.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Liverpool England

Excellent from booking to Departure

  • 5 of 5

Owner went beyond his role as villa owner ensuring we had all we required for villa stay plus info on other aspects that make up the holiday

Villa spotlessly clean cool and pristine

Journey time to parks easy to navigate turn off to Disney was 16minutes universal 20minites

Will we recommend to others ..definitely

Will we recommend to friends : definitely

Will we return : Most Definately

Best villa we've ever stayed in plus management company efficient and on hand if needed

Thank tou

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and for taking time to share your experience of booking and staying at the villa with those who maybe looking to book. I hope to see you back at the villa sometime soon ..and welcome also your friends and family Thank you once more John Villa Owner
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Brilliant. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

The best villa I have ever stayed in, and there have been many. Amenities abundant, spotlessly clean. Is well looked after and cared for and will be returning in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Say sit all Many thanks for your review hope you return very soon John Villa Owner
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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

All the theme parks are within easy reach to the villa. I-Drive has the most fantastic shopping you could imagine,make sure you take that empty extra suitcase. People say they don't need it but you ask any Brit, a family of four can go out with 4 suitcases and come back with 7. Orlando stores sell a lot of suitcases to us British while we're over there. With 4 adult offspring we have come to know all the best stores to shop and the best stores to shop in. We will provide a fully illustrated online brochure and will answer any questions you may have about anything to do with the villa, theme parks, anything at all to make your holiday a success. Ask our family of 4 what they enjoyed most about there recent stay - Discovery Cove, swimming with the dolphins then onto Seaworld to see Shamu and Clyde and Seamore!! Every time we visit Orlando there's something new to do - next time we visit we're off to the Kennedy Space Centre -we can't wait. Girls leave the men at home and hit the shops!


Daytona beach is 40 minutes drive away from the villa. Miami is signposted as 200 miles away about the same as Liverpool to London so you could drive there for a few days if you wish. A visit to Clearwater is a must. Stunning beaches and sightseeing. Take a boat out into the gulf to watch dolphins in their natural habitat..stunning, a memorable experience. Go on a fishing excursion. Men can fish while women top up their tans on the upper deck of the boats.Have your catch cooked at local bar.mmm!


It can now take 30 minutes from Orlando airport to get to the villa,Using the new toll road = approx 40 mins from Sanford. The beauty of our villa is that when you come out of either airport you go straight onto the Interstate four and that's it, come off at the given sign post and onto the villa. The detailed directions will make your journey from the airport stress free. After 9 hours on the plane you will want to get to your villa as stress free as possible.


15 minutes - straight into Disney along Interstate Four Seaworld approx 25 minutes, Busch Garden 40 minutes. All shopping facilities, you are just 3 minutes away from the Walmart and Walgreen. Florida Hospital close by if required. All the details covering parks, medical services, holiday do's and don'ts will be available at the villa. We will give info on all aspects of your holiday which you may find useful while staying in Orlando - just little tips and pointers! Golfing five minutes away!

Further Details:

The villa is situated on a exclusive gated community manned 24 hrs per day. Details of access into the villa will be given one week prior to your villa stay, code is required. All you require for your grocery shopping, take away's, chemists etc all are just 3 minutes away. The villa has an info booklet listing all you will require to make this advice to enable to help you avoid any possible pitfalls. This is a holiday of a lifetime, and will give you as much information as possible to make your stay in the villa an enjoyable one. Help is at hand to answer any questions you may have plus Booking the villa up to a year in advance enables you to book flights so much cheaper. The earlier you book the cheaper the flights are i.e. a guest booked the villa then same day booked flights 9 months in advance, they saved £123 per flight booking so early which they said they used to visit Discovery Cove and Seaworld and they were very happy about that. So booking early does save money in the long run.Fishing at the lake off the pier you will be able to catch the odd Bass or Five. In fact take home your supper! Walmart has a good selection of fishing rods which are cheap enough to use for the duration of your holiday so don't take your own over there just buy a cheap one whilst there! Am only too pleased to speak via phone or email about what the villa has to offer plus details of special offers that may be had at certain times of the year. As listed before - we are now finding the ladies are ditching Europe and opting for a sun filled holiday to Florida where they can shop without feeling guilty as prices are so low even if the dollar is now 1.40 then returning the villa for a swim then going for a leisurely meal without the husbands, children etc and simply enjoying a week or so away from the stresses and strains of everyday life! Men who do go love the golf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calabay Parc at Tower Lake, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Apr 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Nightly Rate
16 Feb 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pool Heating per night £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
On booking the villa a fee of £100 per week is required to secure your stay.
Balance due 8 weeks prior to stay, this will be explained in detail in the information that will be sent out to you within the booking form.
Pool Heating is available PLEASE REQUEST RATE
Changeover Day:
Departure from the villa on last day: Due to the villa having to be cleaned for possible incoming guests I have to adhere to the management companies rules. Where possible I will do my best to arrange a late departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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