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Villa With Private South West Facing Pool overlooking beautiful conservation

Bedrooms 4
Space 26,737 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Sandy Ridge, Davenport, Florida Orlando/Kissimmee, USA - Safe And Secure Location 10 Minutes To Disney Theme Parks, Kissimmee And Celebration

A beautifully furnished 4 bedroom 3 bathroom modern villa sleeping 8/10 on the secure and peaceful conservation community of Sandy Ridge. Near to Champions Gate and 15 minutes from Disney. The home has a monitored alarm and a safe. The home is truly home from home with 2 lounges, fully equipped kitchen/utility room with washer, dryer, dining area, 4 bedrooms, 1 king, 1 queen, both with en-suites and walk in showers, 2 twin bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. There is a fully screened 30ft x 15ft south west facing private swimming pool with sunshine most of the day overlooking beautiful conservation.

A games room has been installed in the garage featuring a full size pool table, Table football (Foosball) dart board, Magnetic chess and draughts, PS3 with games. Board games and a wide selection of books can be found in the Kitchen cupboard.

The location of Sandy Ridge is perfect, the area around is undeveloped, resulting in the feeling of a country retreat, yet the community is conveniently close to Junction 58 of the I4, giving access to Walt Disney World in less than 15 minutes. Marker 5 of the 192 can be reached in just 10 minutes via a quiet local road where you will also find a Walmart supermarket.

The Champions Gate development is just 2 minutes drive away and here you will find a Publix Supermarket, Macdonald's, Subway, a BP gas station, banking facilities and other small retail outlets. Restaurants in Champions Gate include Chilli's, Millers, Red Robin and Wendy's

There is also a Chinese takeaway and Italian Trattoria, both of whom provide delivery to the Sandy Ridge area.

Golfers will find 2 Greg Norman designed courses and a David Leadbetter Golf Academy at Champions Gate. Even closer is the upscale resort of Reunion, home to 3 championship courses.

So, if your family vacation involves visiting the theme parks, golfing, shopping, or simply lazing by your own private pool, you could not find a better location than Sandy Ridge.

More Details

Albert Barley
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Albert Barley

Sandra and Bert Barley are from Hertfordshire and are the owners of Orlando villa with a view, we purchased our property 5 years ago

During the time we have had our villa we have upgraded and refurbished it to a high standard, for our guests to have a comfortable and memorable holiday experience.

We have recently returned from the villa and during our stay we have installed a brand new games room with a full size pool table, Football, dart board, play station 3 with a selection of games.

There is a powerful upright fan to cool things down on the warmer days

We have also purchased brand new upholstery for all the patio furniture.

New bedding has been provided in both the master and second master suites.

We have been travelling to Florida as a family for a number of years now and welcome our guests questions or queries regarding their holiday. whether it be about their travel arrangements or local information regarding the Orlando resort areas.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Sandra & Bert Barley

Albert Barley purchased this villa in 2013

Why Albert Barley chose Sandy Ridge

The Main reason for purchasing a property on Sandy Ridge is all about location.

The community was built on a conservation area which gives a feel of being in the countryside which brings peace and tranquillity to the area but it is so convenient to get everywhere within minutes.

There are local shops, supermarket and restaurants just a few minutes away, local takeaways will also deliver to you on Sandy Ridge.

The community is a mix of residents and vacation villas which gives it a truly homely feel.

Sandy Ridge is well maintained by the owners and always looks clean and tidy


I think it right to separately mention security as I know that going to Florida security is paramount in most people’s thoughts, particularly guests travelling for the first time.

Orlando is generally a very safe area and the police are very proactive in protecting tourists but of course like most places in the world there will always be crimes and burglaries committed.

It is a common belief that a gated community is safer than a non-gated community, I am afraid this is not the case as there are as many break ins on gated communities as there are non-gated communities.

It is easy for thieves to gain access codes to gated communities as there are trades and deliveries being made on these communities every day and not all have 24/7 gate security.


The community of Sandy Ridge is a non-gated community which is a mix of permanent residents of which some are police officers. The remainder is made up of short term rental properties and it is up to each owner to install their own security measures.

The community jointly pay for mobile security 24/7 with monitored CCTV on all entrances and exits.

Our villa has a monitored 24/7 alarm system and a safety deposit box so our guests can feel very secure whether away or at home.

What makes this villa unique

The major benefits of the property again is location.From the front door you can be in a local Publix Supermarket, Chemist and restaurants in less than 5 minutes.

Champions Gate for further Restaurants, Shops, Championship Golf Courses and the I4 exit is just 5 minutes away.

All the Disney Parks are only 15 minutes away as well as Kissimmee for bars and restaurants, Walt Disney's creation of a true American town, Celebration is only 15 minuets drive from the villa.

Old Town Kissimmee and its old world American charm is only 10 to 15 minuets away and has a Fun Spot with all the latest thrill rides and on a Friday and Saturday is full of entertainment and a vintage American car show and drive past. There is something on most nights in the old town. An excellent night out for all ages..

The villa itself is great to come back to after a day at the theme parks or shopping. To relax around the pool which is only overlooked by conservation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Sandra & Bert,

We are all settled in to your wonderful villa. The place is perfect, the improvements that you made are very much appreciated. It is very nice to have the working alarm system and the safe these items make us feel very secure. All the improvements have made us very pleased to have rebooked with you for our 2015 Florida holidays.

Thanks again for all the improvements you have made to the villa it looks fantastic.

Mike & Carol Bauer


Jan 2015
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sandy Ridge in Davenport

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 26737 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite bathroom with large bath, walk in shower, 2 sinks, seperate WC, hairdryer, walk in wardrobe and pool access Bedroom 2 en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, WC and hairdryer Bedroom 3/4 family bathroom with shower over a bath, WC. and hairdryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedded Room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bedded Room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) villa is registered for 10 people so allows for additional children in cots. Cot and high chair available. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a king size bed, 32" tv with cable, ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with a Queen size bed, 32" tv with cable, ceiling fan 2 x twin rooms both have twin beds with 19" tv's both with ceiling fans
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The villa is detached and has surrounding gardens, there is a 30ft x 15ft private enclosed swimming pool which can be heated. There is good size pool deck with sunbeds for sunbathing and a covered lanai with patio furniture a table with a light and fan above. Pool heating does not come as standard and if required is charged at £120 per week. Pool heating is generally only required for the months of October through to April. Utility Room: Utility laundry room with seperate washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board, iron and vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided, as well as pool towels although we ask that these are not removed from the villa. The villa is cleaned prior to arrival and a free clean on departure. Other: A play station 3 with games can be found in the garage, the games are for use at the discretion of parents.


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Villa With Private South West Facing Pool overlooking beautiful conservation
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Great location, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

First thing I noticed was how clean the house was. House is very spacious and loved the game room; my daughter kicked my behind in pool, and Foosball but apparently Im a good dart player. The pool is bigger than the picture and it is very quiet. I loved that you had everything I needed, especially the spice rack as we cooked a couple of times.

The main thing is, it is only about a 10 minute drive to the Disney parks if you use the directions that is on Bert's website, if you end up on the highway you will get stuck in traffic.

Public's (supermarket) is a few minutes away and Walmart and all the other stores and restaurants are about 10 mins drive.

I will definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here! Everything was nice, clean & very convenient to everything. We will be back! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful vacation in this home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home, we stayed 8 days with my family of 7. It was very clean and inviting when we arrived. Bert is super accommodating and very professional to deal with. We had an issue with the A.C. and it was taken care of very quickly and efficiently. We traveled quite a way to visit Florida and my visiting family and I loved this house. On our next trip we will be hoping to stay here again. Thank you so much Bert and Sandra for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Whitney it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you all back at some time in the future. A new AC unit was only installed in May and we would not have expected any guests to have an issue so soon and apologies that you did. It turns out that the drainage pipe got blocked which automatically shuts off the AC, a small lizard or the like can get in the pipe and cause a blockage, thankfully a rare occurrence. We trust you had a good vacation in Florida
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beautiful well equipped home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, with plenty of space for all the family, the kitchen had everything you needed. The villa was clean, nicely decorated and furnished, with plenty for linen and towels. The pool and deck very well maintained enjoyed that it looked out onto woodland even saw racoons and an armadillo. Very good base for a family holiday in Orlando.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tracey, Thank you for your 5 star review and we are delighted that you and your family had a memorable stay at our villa and found everything as advertised. We hope that we are able to welcome you back at some time in the future. Regards Sandra & Bert
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Perfect location, home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a problem with the aircon early on, but the property management team were in attendance within 90 mins of being informed. Owner is easy to contact and pleasant to talk to offering advice and tips to help you enjoy your stay. The villa is brilliant and is equipped with everything you might want. The games room was enjoyed by the lads and the pool was enjoyed by everyone, with the sun shining on it for most of the day. We have stayed in florida villas a number of times now and we all agree that this one is the Tops. Thank you Bert and Sandra for allowing us to share your villa.


  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen for your lovely review and we are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful stay at the villa. Sorry you had an issue with the AC unit but delighted our management company responded quickly to get it fixed. We followed you into the villa and yesterday had a brand new AC unit installed as the old one was coming to end of its life so all good now for the next 10 years were told. We would be delighted to welcome you back at any time in the future. Kind Regards Sandra & Bert
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Sandy Ridge (8169100) Review

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this vacation home. It was super comfortable and accessible with everything we needed. The kitchen was fully equipped, instructions were clear on how to care for the space and it was very clean. The home was close to major shopping locations and Orlando attractions. We would definitely stay here again. Mr. Barley was super helpful and very accessible.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5* review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We constantly update the villa for the enjoyment of our guests and pleased that you had a comfortable stay. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family back at some time in the future. Best Wishes Sandra & Bert
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Car: recommended


Clearwater beach 85 to 90 minutes by car

Daytona Beach 85 to 90 minutes by car

Water parks nearby: Blizzard Beach 10 minutes by car

Aquatica 15 to 20 minutes by car

Discovery Cove 15 to 20 minutes by car

Volcano Bay 25-30 minutes by car


Orlando International Airport 30 to 35 minutes by car

Sanford International Airport 50 to 55 minutes by car

Tampa International Airport 60 to 65 minutes by car

Car hire is recommended


Distance in time by car

Kissimmee 10 to 15 minutes

Busch Gardens 60 to 65 minutes

Celebration 10 to 15 minutes

Cypress Gardens 25 to 30 minutes

Dinosaur World 40 to 45 minutes

Disney Animal Kingdom 10-15 minutes

Disney Epcot 10-15 minutes

Disney Hollywood Studios 10-15 minutes

Disney Magic Kingdom 10-15 minutes

Downtown Disney 15 to 20 minutes

Florida Mall 20 to 25 minutes

Universal Studios 20 to 25 minutes

Further Details:

Local Publix supermarket is 2 minutes away

Local restaurants are 2 minutes away

Local pharmacy is 2 minutes away

Local Bank is 2 minutes away

Champions gate and I4 5 minutes away, with further restaurants, shops and a supermarket. This area is also currently undergoing development with further Shops and Restaurants opening soon

Kissimmee 10-15 minutes away, shops, Bars, restaurants and entertainment.

Downtown Kissimmee 15 minutes away, bars, restaurants, fun fair, shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sandy Ridge, Disney / Orlando

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas-New Year
16 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
a 25% non refundable deposit secures your dates with the remainder due 6 weeks prior to departure

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.
Arrival is from 4.00pm with departure by 10.00 am
Earlier arrival or later departure can usually be arranged for a small charge
Cleaning fee of £80 is chargeable on any stays of less than 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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