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Luxury Florida Villa, own pool, exclusive gated resort - Lake Berkley, Kissimmee

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

Villa in Lake Berkley, Kissimmee, Florida Orlando/Kissimmee, USA - Ideally situated: 10 minutes from Disney, 25 from Universal and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

We include all taxes in our prices.The villa provides every amentity for your Florida holiday, including free WiFi and free U.S. phonecalls. It has four fully furnished bedrooms: a king-size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, walk in closet, TV and DVD/VCR; a queen size bedroom with ensuite and TV/DVD player; two twin bedrooms with TV/DVD players, which share the third bathroom. The family area has cable TV and an iPod dock. DVDs, videos, board games and books are also provided. There is a poolside lanai for "al fresco" dining. There is a formal family dining area inside. An extensively equipped kitchen with every convenience enables a party of 8 to easily self-cater. The kitchen is next to a breakfast nook. The air conditioned games room (table tennis, Foosball and air hockey tables) also contains a laundry with washer, dryer and ironing facilities.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Ian and Julie Brazier
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About Ian and Julie Brazier

We spent many happy holidays in Florida which is why we bought our holiday home there. This is not a business but our home from home. After many years as a British Army family based all over the world it was one of our roots. Now working in the Social care and the education sector it is our bolt hole!

Lake Berkley was a real find with the landscaped spaces and elegance not found in modern resorts where every inch counts. Come and relax and enjoy this wonderful resort!

Ian and Julie Brazier purchased this villa in 2010

Why Ian and Julie Brazier chose Kissimmee

The appeal of the tucked away oasis that is Lake Berkley was the neatly groomed and landscaped gracious elegance. It was a real surprise. Once through the gate the hustle and bustle of Kissimmeee and Disney is forgotten. An intimate yet spacious resort, it was exactly what we wanted - convenience without the crowds, quiet relaxation to get a break from all that the area has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

Being close to the 192 the whole of Florida is easily accessible and there is so much more than the theme parks but I would not ignore them either.

We hope that you will relax and enjoy what is a home, not a business or part of a chain. We are lucky though to be supported by a really nice property manager who will always be ready to help if you have a problem, then call.

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely villa in good location

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for group of 7 (5 adults and 2 children). The community is quite and peaceful yet very near plenty of restaurants and a Walmart. Whilst we tended to be out and about during the days we enjoyed walking around the resort lake when we had opportunity and taking in the wide range of wildlife.

The villa is clean and offered plenty of room for our group, with the children particularly glad of the swimming pool and table tennis in the games room/garage.

We needed to call the management company with a couple of minor queries whilst staying at the villa and found Alex very helpful, which I found reassuring.

The villa looks exactly as advertised, and combined with the safety net of a helpfully management company make this a great villa to stay in. I would recommend to friends and family and return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, pleased that our guests had a great holiday.
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5

We loved the home we rented..

  • 5 of 5

The home was roomy and welcomimg.. as with any home things always need to be replaced.. our master bedroom was very comfortable. The queen size bed needs to be looked at.. I have discussed this with the owner who indicated that they would look into it.. the home was neat and clean when we arrived. The owners were only and email away and were always happy ro answer questions.. The home was close to Old Town in Kissimmee. Restaurants and shopping were all within 10 minutes..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that our guests enjoyed our home and their holiday.
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4

Lovely resort

  • 4 of 5

Property was very comfortable and has everything you need for a lovely stay. The resort is well located, close to all the theme parks, plus a Walmart and Aldi are close by and there is also a nice shared BBQ/play area, plus a lake for fishing. Owners were quick to respond to queries and were very helpful. Would recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review - glad you enjoyed your holiday!
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5

Great find!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t find fault with this place - the owners have worked hard to make sure it’s a real “home from home” with everything you need plus a few thoughtful extra touches to make it extra special. The location is great - you’re just 15-20 minutes from Disney, with Universal not much further.

Our hosts were very helpful throughout the booking process - in fact given the chance I’m sure they would have planned out our whole holiday itinerary for us!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant! So pleased our guests enjoyed their holiday and our villa!
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5

Great villa in an great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great villa in an area away from the main tourist area but close enough for the parks. The facilities were all you would need for a home from home in a well maintained four bed villa. The rooms were a good size with plenty of storage space and lovely fluffy towels. The garage had some sports tables which we made use of when weren't out. We'd recommend heating the pool if going later in the year as it was getting chilly when we went. We were close to the Disney parks and there were plenty of restaurants on the 192. Our favourite was Cracker Barrel. There's plenty of supermarkets close by if you eating in instead of out. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review; we are glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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5

July/August 2016

  • 5 of 5

Lovely well maintained property in an ideal location for Orlando attractions. Excellent facilities with everything you would need to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always we are delighted that our guests enjoyed their holiday and appreciative of their positive review.
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Location

From the Owner

The appeal of the tucked away oasis that is Lake Berkley was the neatly groomed and landscaped gracious elegance. It was a real surprise. Once through the gate the hustle and bustle of Kissimmeee and Disney is forgotten. An intimate yet spacious resort, it was exactly what we wanted - convenience without the crowds, quiet relaxation to get a break from all that the area has to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Orlando International (Kissimmee airport 5 Miles) at 21 Miles Nearest Golf : Disney PGA Courses at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Kissimmee (AMTRAK) at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Multiple family restaurants at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Lakeside at resort at 800 Metres Car: necessary

Ideally located for all the Disney Parks, Harry Potter at Universal as well as their other parks and Seaworld. An elegant well maintained resort with plenty of space. This is not a large intensively developed tourist resort.

Coast/Beach:

The West Coast, including Tampa Bay, is just over an hour away. Take in Legoland or Busch Gardens on the way, although both deserve a day of their own. The Space Coast and Cape Canaveral are under an hour away to the east, with Cocoa Beach only a few minutes further (69 miles). The drive NE up to St. Augustine is well worth the 2 hour trip.

Travel:

Orlando International Airport: 30 minutes (21 miles).

Orlando-Sanford International Airport: 60 minutes (approx. 53 miles).

A car is essential to catch the sights and give you the flexibility you need.

Distances:

There are many family restaurants within 5 minutes- but many deliver! Themed dining is on the doorstep at Medieval Times and Capone's. There is fine dining to be had at Downtown Disney (10 mins) and on Universal Boardwalk (30 mins). Downtown Orlando has all that any major city can offer (30 minutes). Disney World is 10 minutes away, Seaworld 15 minutes, Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 25 minutes. Busch Gardens and Legoland are just under an hour away.

Further Details:

There is a 24 hour Walmart less than an mile away from the resort. Close by family restaurants include: Olive Garden, TGI Friday's, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Denny's, Applebees, Cracker Barrel, Steakhouse, IHOP, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Hut and many more, including several local Chinese restaurants. Delivery is an option from many of these eateries.

Downtown Disney offers themed dining: Planet Hollywood (drop in before you catch Cirque Du Soleil! ), T-Rex (American fare in an interactive dinosaur-themed setting presented by the creators of Rainforest Café) and Fulton's Crabhouse - on an old paddle steamer (a personal favourite), amongst many other cafés and restaurants. There are many other choices at Universal CityWalk too, including Hard Rock Cafe Orlando and Bubba Gump's. For really excellent dining, Disney offers many options both in the parks and resorts. Do not forget Orlando itself- and it is worth talking with tourist information to tie restaurants in with the many entertainment, concert, theatre options in Orlando.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter/Spring
2 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£452
for 4 nights
From
£97
£742
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£483
for 4 nights
From
£104
£796
 
 
Autumn/Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£421
for 4 nights
From
£89
£688
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£483
for 4 nights
From
£104
£796
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£877
for 7 nights
From
£116
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£421
for 4 nights
From
£89
£688
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Clean 6 nights or less £65.71

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.
Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible but we ask you to be clear by 10:00 on your day of departure. We may be able to accommodate a slightly later departure time but this must be booked well in advance.
Notes on prices:
All taxes included.
Pool Heat optional $20 per day. (Not recommended for Summer)
A security deposit of $250 secures the booking. Only refundable if another booking is received for any cancelled dates. Also subject to the property manager's post departure inspection.

All Taxes INCLUDED.
The security deposit of $250 secures the booking. Refundable once post departure property check completed.
Payment in full is due 6 weeks prior to the start of the booking.
Pool Heat is charged at $20 per day, if required.
A cleaning fee of $85 for stays of 6 days or less only.

Cancellation policy within 6 weeks refund will be made less the original security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Being close to the 192 the whole of Florida is easily accessible and there is so much more than the theme parks but I would not ignore them either. We hope that you will relax and enjoy what is a home, not a business or part of a chain. We are lucky though to be supported by a really nice property manager who will always be ready to help if you have a problem, then call.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • resort
  • town

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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
  • Master ensuite: Large accessible shower with seat, WC and basin vanity unit. Direct access to pool deck. Queen ensuite: Bathtub and shower. Basin and vanity unit. WC. Family bathroom: Bathtub and shower. Basin and vanity unit. WC. Towels provided.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, En Suite bathroom with shower/bath
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, TV and DVD provided
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, TV and DVD provided
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, En suite bathroom. Direct access to pool deck. TV/DVD/VHS.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twin) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size, ensuite with own door onto pool deck. Walk in closet, TV and DVD/VCR. Bedroom 2: Queen size, ensuite with TV and DVD Player. Bedrooms 3 & 4: Both twin bedded, sharing third bathroom. TV and DVD player in both rooms.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Our friendly and efficient property manager is locally available and responds to all queries in a timely fashion. Each bedroom has a full spare set of linen. They also each have drawers and spacious closets. A baby Pack 'N Play (travel cot) and high chair are also available. Outside: A table and 5 chairs plus stool and 2 sun loungers are provided. The pool and patio area is fully screened. Your private pool can be heated, if required. There is also a resort pool and water play area, gymnasium, tennis court, basketball area, nature trail, beach, picnic and BBQ area. Catch and release fishing is also available from the dock. A quiet walk by the lake watching the birds settle onto the island at sunset is a a real break from the bustle of Disney only 10 minutes away. Utility Room: The laundry area is in the air conditioned games room. There is a washer, dryer, ironing board, iron and clothes rack. The games room has a full size table tennis table, Foosball and air hockey tables and a sofa. Baby equipment & family coolbox provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included for all bathrooms and bedrooms. There are also beach and pool towels provided. The property is cleaned on your arrival and departure. Additional cleaning is available on request at $85 per clean. Other: The formal dining area seats 6 adults in comfort and the breakfast nook will accommodate 4. There is a high chair provided.

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