Captiva, Formosa Gardens, Kissimmee, Florida - 5 Minutes From Disney, Close To Shops And Restaurants Set In The Gated Community Of Formosa Gardens
Captiva is a 4,000 sq.ft 5 bed 4 bath fully air conditioned luxury home, designed and furnished by a British Interior Designer. It is extremely spacious and has been designed on a New England theme, making it light and airy with white wooden shutter blinds. It is very close to Disney and other parks. There are 2 communal seating areas, a formal dining room seating 12, which overlooks the south facing pool, with white cabanas and pool loungers, hot spa, covered lanai for outside dining, Gas BBQ. Kitchen has stainless appliances. All 5 Bedrooms are individually furnished with beautiful soft furnishings, and all have a flat screen TV and Ipod docking station. Games room has dual flat screen TV's with twin PS3 gaming consoles, table football, pool and air hockey. Outside we have a playground for younger children and a sun terrace. The home features two very large master bedrooms with ensuites and private seating areas. Ideal for large families and those seeking space and quality.
Master Bed 32' x 13' plus ensuite 14' x 14'
2nd Master 25' x 21' plus ensuite
Living room 19' x 16'
Kitchen/Breakfast 22' x 14'
Games room 24' x 24'
Pool 30' x 15'
Deck 56' x 29'
Terrace 30' x 24'
Playground 24' x 24'
Plus 3 further bedrooms and further seating areas
Top Traveller Review
Great place to stay near Disney.
The pool/spa heater is outside the house and for obvious reasons is locked. The pool temperature is very much a personal preference - my wife likes it hot but I prefer it cooler. However, please call our management company if the temperature isn't right for you as they will be able to adjust it within reason.
The air conditioning temperature control was preset by the installer when the a/c system was replaced last July. It operates within a predetermined range but no lower than 72F. We understand that if the a/c is operated below 72F for any length of time, there is a danger that it will freeze. However, we have asked the management company if they can check this with the manufacturer for us.
About the Owner
The owners live in Staffordshire, UK and have 3 children. As their children were growing up they looked for holidays where there was plenty to do but where they were also happy to spend time in their house. They like contemporary style living and so the properties they own all reflect this. The owners have invested in large houses in Florida and Cornwall, which are available for short term (holiday) lets. The houses have been extensively refurbished and provide a clean, fresh, look and feel. The properties provide ample space and luxury for a family to live in while enjoying a holiday. They love spending time in our houses and hope that you will enjoy them too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
4.8 based on 18 holidaymaker reviews
Great place to stay near Disney.
We stayed here for a week with five adults and three kids. When we arrived the house was clean and prepared for us. We had plenty of space for all of us and the house is very close to Disney. The kids enjoyed the pool table, air hockey table, and pool. The WiFi was fast and had no problems with all of us on at the same time. We would most likely come back for our next Disney trip. One issue was that the thermostats couldn't be set any lower than 72 degrees. That's not a problem during the day, but at night we like to set it a little lower than that. Also, we couldn't adjust the heat for the pool. It was heated, but we would have liked to be able to set it higher. Thanks for letting us stay at your home.
Brilliant house and stay
We have just spent the most fantastic week in this beautiful house.
We were a bit concerned to read an earlier review that had been submitted about the house before we set off from the UK but we spoke to Tony & Maureen about it and they explained what the previous guests had done to the house. They showed us some photos of the extent of damage that had been caused – it looked truly horrific but we were assured that the necessary repairs and clean up had been carried out and that there was nothing to worry about.
We have to say that Captiva was the best house we have ever stayed in - it is amazing. We and our children didn’t stop saying “wow” for our entire stay.
The house is exactly like it shows in the photos – it is a very large 5 bedroom property set in extensive private grounds, it is very luxurious. The bathrooms are absolutely stunning. The two master bedrooms are enormous and there were no cramped areas anywhere. The showers all worked fine – they are all very contemporary which we haven’t seen in other houses around this area.
The pool is beautiful – it is about 30ft by 12ft and it is surrounded by a large pool deck and covered lannai. We haven’t stayed in a house with a bigger pool or deck than this and we have been coming to Kissimmee for several years. The terrace with the table tennis table and children’s playground are great for young children (and some of us adults).
Noel and Sue
What a beautiful house!
I stayed in Captiva house in the summer of 2015 with my family - and what a house it is! The house was very spacious for the whole family. It was immaculately clean upon arrival, which was great after a long flight from England. There were plenty of things to do. Our family enjoyed playing in the large swimming pool, especially after a few hours in the Theme parks. We also loved the outdoor table tennis table (having our own table tennis tournament) and kids play area. In the evenings we relaxed in the comfy living room and the kids played on the playstation in the well-equipped games room. A wonderful holiday, made even better by such a beautiful home. Credits to the owners Maureen and Tony!
Everything we could ask for, and more!
We have just had a fabulous holiday at Captiva House, the house was very spacious, beautifully furnished in a New England style, so different to the normal old fashioned styled Orlando villas. The owners were extremely helpful and everything we could have wanted was provided in this lovely house. We will definitely return
We stayed at Captiva House for a week in October 2015 and had a wonderful family holiday. There were 8 adults and 2 children and the house was more than big enough. It was very private, not overlooked, really modern furnishings and loads for the kids to do at the house. Can't fault it.
Lives up to the super description - thank you!!
I stayed in Captiva House in July with my family (me + 5 others). This is a super house! We spent a great deal of time at the house and in the pool, as we've been to all the Theme Parks before. The pool area and pool were great! We had many a table tennis competition! The day beds were great, and there were enough comfy sun beds for all of us, the pool isn't overlooked which is great! It was exactly what we wanted as most of the other houses we looked at had small pools, no sun beds, and they were often overlooked by neighbouring houses. The house itself is spacious, really nicely decorated with lovely furnishings. There was plenty of room for all of us, without getting cramped at all. This has been by far our favourite house we've stayed in in Kissimmee and we've been to Florida every year since we were kids! Maureen and Tony were a pleasure to deal with, thank you so much for letting us use your home! We've already booked in next year!!
From the Owner
“Formosa Gardens Estate is an upmarket peaceful part of Kissimmee, close to the parks and amenities yet far enough away to feel as though you are in a different world. The estate has a secure gated entrance well manicured lawns and beautiful properties. There is a lake in the middle of the estate which seems to interest all kinds of wildlife - including American Eagles. The was completely refurbished in August 2012 and added to every year. The owners installed wooden flooring in all rooms except kitchen and games in order to give the house the feel they were looking for. It has top of the range furnishings and kitchen appliances, including a kettle and a much loved British teapot and cosy!”
Activity and Interests
Approximately 1 hour to West and East Coast beaches
20 minutes from Orlando International Airport
1/2 mile to supermarket, shops and restaurants
Formosa Gardens is one of the closest short term rental community to Disney. 15 minutes to Sea World, 20 minutes to Universal. 15 minutes to Legoland. Lots of nearby attractions.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Prices exclude pool and spa heating of £15 per day if required. 25% deposit on booking required, and balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Contact owners by email or telephone for availability and booking form.
Rates exclude US taxes
Saturday changeovers, but flexibility will be considered for those arriving on other days of the week.
Check in from 4pm.
Check out 10am.
Notes on prices:
Cleaning included pre arrival and on departure.
Pool heating if required at £15 per day.
Prices exclude US taxes (13%)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The house is on the doorsteps of Disney - 2 miles away, and Sea World and Universal are only 20/30 minutes away too. Highway 192 is around the corner and International Drive is also close by. It is therefore really convenient for all attractions and dining. The owners have installed a safe playground for the younger ones, and a sun terrace for the adults to keep a watchful eye on the children as well as a games room with superb twin gaming consoles side by side, plus some 'toys' for the older ones. The house is 4,000 sq ft and is set in grounds of 3/4 of an acre on a large corner plot. The south facing pool is in the sun all day. The large deck has a covered area with ceiling fan. We have installed pool lighting, palm and Florida fruit trees to give it that tropical feel”
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- theme parks
- water parks
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- water tubing
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Ensuite Bathroom with Jacuzzi Bath, Walk in Shower, Twin Sinks and Dressing Room to Master Bedroom Ensuite Shower Room to 2nd Master Suite Ensuite Bath/Shower to Queen Bed, access to pool deck Shared Bathroom between Twin and Double Rooms
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: 2 King Master Bedrooms with Bathroom Ensuite, private lounge one with direct access to pool and lanai 1 Upstairs King Master Bedroom Suite with Shower Ensuite 1 Queen Bedroom - Bath/Shower Ensuite 1 Double Bedroom (2 dbl beds) shared Bathroom with 1 Twin Bedroom (2 twin beds)
- Golf ...
- Outside: Large landscaped gardens to front, rear and both sides of property. Fenced secure area with playground including slide, swings and see-saw. 24ft by 12 ft private and secluded heated pool set in large deck with covered lanai. Fibre optic pool lights. This property is set in 3/4 of an acre, which is one of the largest plots on Formosa Gardens. South facing pool. Spa. Table tennis. Childrens' Playground Outdoor dining table and chairs, under covered lanai Sun cabanas and loungers. Gas barbeque. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer, ironing board, iron. Mop/bucket, sweeping brush, vacuum. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, pool towels and linen provided (spare sheets and towels available). All bedrooms have english style duvets. King size bedrooms have mattress comforters. House is cleaned before arrival and after departure. Mid stay clean available on request at additional fee. Outdoor dining under covered lanai. Gas barbeque. Baby travel cot and highchair available. Welcome Grocery Pack can be arranged