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Luxury large 5 Bed Gated Resort villa Sth Facing Pool,close to main attractions.

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Updated: 19-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Vacation resort villa in Lake Berkley, Kissimmee, Orlando, Florida, USA - Superb central Location for all Orlando attractions 24/7 manned gated resort with great facilities

This large two storey 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury villa with south facing private heated and screened pool is centrally located in the pristine gated residential resort of Lake Berkley, Kissimmee. Close to Disney, SeaWorld and Universal with easy access to the other Orlando and area attractions and Highway 192 leading to either the Atlantic or the Gulf coastal resorts. This family friendly, roomy and airy villa is well equipped and stylishly decorated to a very high standard. Local shops and restaurants are just minutes away. Peaceful Lake Berkley Resort, with its 24 hour manned security gate and community facilities, is an ideal location for those with children of all ages. The resort boasts a clubhouse with games room, exercise room, internet access and community swimming pools. Other Lake Berkley attractions include a fully stocked, spring fed fishing lake, fishing pier, sandy sun beach, two well equipped children's playgrounds (one covered), tennis court, volleyball and basketball facilities, and walking and cycle paths. There is a pool bar which opens during peak seasons. Welcome packs available on request.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Robert Chidley
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, some spanish and french
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Robert Chidley

Hi, I am not sure how much of this will be helpful to you to help you decide upon your choice of holiday accommodation but I like to know who I am dealing with so hope this does help!

I have been going to the US and Florida in particular for over 25 years, having owned villas for 15 years and the Kissimmee and Englewood ones now for between 4 and 10 years after I become fed up with going to hotels and villas which frankly were disappointing with poor locations, cheap/sparse furniture/fittings & inconsistent standards.

I was a senior police officer in the UK, retiring as a full time officer in 2014 and will probably do some consultancy from then as well as spend more time in Florida if my two children who are still at school allow me to as they get very jealous if they can't go too!

Robert Chidley purchased this villa in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodation was superb. I will recommend your property to friends and family. MB.
Mar 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodation was superb. I will recommend your property to friends and family. MB.
Mar 2009
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3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family was looking for a quick getaway and I used VRBO to search for a rental home. We were looking specifically for a home with a pool and at least two master because my sister and her family joined us for one night. We found this home which was a great price and had a nice pool and home layout. The house was clean and was larger then expected. The location is Kissimmee was close to many restaurants and stores and very close to Old Town. It is a gated community which we felt was safer. The kids really enjoyed the swimming pool and kept us busy for hours. Communication with the owner was very good. Although our stay was brief we would visit again and would recommend the home to other families.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of our lovely Villa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us and that we did 'add that extra magic ' as we aim to do. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Robert
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Hope to Do it All Over Again!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, thank you for allowing us to use your home during our stay in Orlando!! This is the very first time we've ever rented a home from someone we didn't know personally before!! I can't thank you enough for being so kind and accommodating. I would highly recommend everyone staying there!

The high-lights were:

1.) Working with you personally instead of a large company.

2.) The proximity to the Disney Parks and convenience to local shops and restaurant, yet far enough away from traffic and noise.

3.) The neighborhood was gated, guarded, safe and beautiful!

4.) Your home was so very spacious with plenty of room for everyone to spread out, plus stocked with everything we needed and MORE! Way more than we needed!

5.) Your manager, Alan was very, very nice and responded right away when we called with a minor issue.

We hope to stay there again on our next trip to Disney, for we couldn't imagine another place being any nicer than yours!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your views for others' benefit. I am so pleased that your venture into staying at our personally owned villa was such a success and that we managed to 'add that little extra magic' to your stay as we aim to do ! We look forward to hosting a future visit .............Robert
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995 lake berkley drive

  • 4 of 5

three generations of our family stayed at this villa for two weeks and i must say the villa had plenty of room for all of us. The villa it's self was very clean well equipped and everyone of us had plenty of space to do our own thing .Beds were comfortable as were the settee's( the younger generation were arguing who was having the pirates bedroom) the kitchen had everything and more that was needed plus the added benefit of a small safe to keep your valuables in. The pool was quite large with plenty of sun lounger's and seating plus a couple of inflatables and floats for the non swimmers. On the down side when on one occasion the young one's wanted to watch a DVD we found the tray's on the players would not open and the light switch in the master bedroom would not work and the same could be said for the hairdryer but those are minor gripes. Overall this villa lived up to our expectations great location 15 minutes drive from the Disney parks just over an hour to the Kennedy Space Centre and for your every day needs Walmart 2 minutes drive. Being on a gated community with 24 hour security you always feel safe . We found the owner very efficient and helpful answering any queries very promptly and would definately use this property again and would strongly recommend anyone to as well. I would have given this villa 5 stars if it wasn't for the couple of gripes but i'm sure John the owner will soon put that right

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Orlando MCO Airport 30 minutes. Use of car is very desirable.

We have another luxury villa nearby (F1320) and a gorgeous smaller villa in Englewood on Florida's laid back and friendly Gulf Coast (see listing F1248 on this Owners Direct site). Subject to availability, we are pleased to offer two centre accommodation packages.


Disney Maingate under 15 minutes. SeaWorld 15 - 20 minutes. Universal Studios 20 minutes. Downtown Orlando 20- 30 minutes.

Further Details:

Local shops, including a 24/7 Walmart superstore just around the corner, new Aldi and Wawa gas/food station with many restaurants from a few minutes away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £73 + Tax
cleaning per stay £49
Refundable Damage Deposit £162
Tax Rate 13.5%

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
We are flexible as to arrival/departure days. Minimum booking is 3 nights. Departure time is normally 10.30am but late check out may be available by arrangement if bookings permit.

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.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • resort


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, super en suite to master bedroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, downstairs and for bedroom 5
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, the family bathroom upstairs
  • Spacious luxury en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with large Roman corner bath, separate shower, basin and wc (dressing room off). Colourful family bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and wc. Cheerful guest shower room with shower, basin and wc.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 queen - 1 Large Double Bed, large and airy
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, the pirates room Jack Sparrow would like
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, at home with the movies
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, cosy and convenient downstairs
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, part of a super master suite with bath and dressing room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large room, (USA) king bed, large en-suite bathroom, TV/ DVD. Bedroom 2: large room, (USA) queen bed, TV, music player Bedroom 3: double bed, TV/ video. Bedroom 4: twin beds, TV. Bedroom 5: twin beds, Pirates of the Caribbean theme, TV.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: This family friendly, roomy and airy villa is well equipped and stylishly decorated to a high standard. The two twin bedded bedrooms have been specifically 'themed'. All internal doors exiting to the pool area are alarmed for child safety. We provide a cot and high chair at no additional charge. Multi channel cable TV is provided. The villa has air-conditioning throughout and central heating if needed is via this system. Local USA/Canada telephone calls are included. Good Internet connections are available at the house and at the community clubhouse. Pool heating is not usually required during the summer months. During the spring, autumn and winter months pool heating is recommended. NB If extra accommodation or other dates needed our other superior very large 4 bed villa is 5 mintues away please see F1320. This is a No smoking villa and sorry we do not allow pets. Outside: Large, south facing heated and screened pool with sun deck and covered lanai. Amply supplied with quality deck furniture from Palm Casual. Lush, well maintained gardens laid to lawn and tropical planting. Located in a quiet and very well maintained neighbourhood. Community facilities include clubhouse with games room, exercise room, internet access and community swimming pools, fully stocked, spring fed fishing lake, fishing pier, sandy sun beach, two well equipped children's playgrounds (one covered), tennis court, volleyball, basketball, and walking and cycle paths. Parking for 4 cars (two in integral double garage). A gas barbecue available on request and small charge. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be cleaned and arranged to a very high standard for your arrival. Ample towels and bed linens are provided for the duration of your stay. Additional maid service can be arranged locally for £70/ clean.

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