The Retreat Villa is a luxury vacation rental on Formosa Gardens and has been furnished and planned to provide a superior holiday home for families, reunions or group vactions. Just pack your clothes and go! From the 40ft x20ft pool with its extended deck, spa and separate character shaped paddling pool, to high quality furnishing, home entertainment systems and games room - there is something for everyone.
- Total privacy in an exclusive community - on 1/3 acre
- Fully equipped for families & suitable for all ages
- Free solar heating
- Separate baby pool in shape of Mickey Mouse
- Extended S.E. facing pool and decking. Seating for 10 and 10 Loungers
- Over 3,700 sq ft of living space
- Off street parking for 6 SUV sized cars
- Premium Movie Channels in all rooms. 50" TVs in all bedrooms
- PS4 in Games Room pre-loaded with the latest games
- Computer with super fast WiFi connection
The Retreat is a luxury vacation rental on Formosa Gardens and has been furnished and planned to provide a superior holiday home for families, reunions or people planning to marry in the Sunshine State, just pack your clothes and go! From the 40ft x 20ft pool with its extended deck, spa and separate character shaped paddling pool, to high quality furnishing, home entertainment systems and games room-there is something for everyone.
75" Flat Screen Smart 3D TV
Premium Movie Channels in all rooms
DVD & Blu Ray Player
Chef's Kitchen. All large appliances and small appliances e.g. Coffee Pot, Kettle, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Slow Cooker, Blender.
Laundry Room has Washer and Dryer and iron and ironing board.
Glassware, cutlery, silverware, plasticware, bowls, teapot, utensils.
Formal and informal dining and breakfast bar
Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 King Bed, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV, Pool Access, En-suite Bathroom.
Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 King Bed, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV, Pool Access, En-suite Bathroom.
Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 King Bed, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV, 1 Full Size Crib, En-suite Bathroom.
Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 2 Queen Beds, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV.
Upstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 King Bed, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV, En-suite Bathroom.
Upstairs Bedroom 6 - 2 Full (Double) Beds, Ceiling Fan, 50" Smart TV.
Upstairs Bedroom 7 - 2 Bunk Beds (4 Twins), 40" Smart TV.
85" Flat Screen Smart TV, Air hockey, Giant Connect 4, Board Games, Corn Hole, PS4 with over 20 pre-loaded games.
40ft by 20 ft, baby paddling pool, spa
Free solar heating for pool
Gas heat for pool and spa available on request
Seating for 10 and 10 Sun Loungers
Free high speed internet and WiFi
Crib, High Chair, Stroller, Travel Cot (Pack 'n' Play), Stair Gate, Bottle Steamer
Formosa Gardens Estates is arguably one of the closest communities to Disney World. This luxury gated community has premium Orlando vacation rentals making this a very popular location. NO SERVICE FEES
Formosa Gardens in Florida offers an exclusive development of spacious, executive 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and even 9 bedroom vacation rentals and villas, so can cater for parties of all sizes. Most of our Formosa Garden Florida villas have oversized plots, with fabulous pools, spas and extended decks. Many of the Formosa Gardens vacation rentals have the additional benefit of internal games rooms, and even home cinemas! The wide boulevards and palm fringed streets add to the spacious feel of this Florida community, we have homes on Spinning Silk Court, Sea Pearl Circle, Emperor's Orchid Court, Formosa Boulevard, Rising Sun Court and Plum Blossom Court.
Built around a central lake (Star Lake), many of these Formosa Gardens Florida villas have fabulous lake views. This executive community is an ideal holiday location for families. Formosa Gardens gated community is located off Kissimmee's Hwy 192 West at Mile Marker 4 - less than 3 miles from the Disney theme parks, so that you can be first in the gates each morning!
What makes Formosa Gardens sort after is the size and layout of the homes as most of them have larger than normal plots, pools and are general living space. There are also a number of custom built homes like St Georges Manor which is 8,500sq ft and has 8 bedrooms and 8 bathroom as well as a lagoon pool. It's elegant furnishing, home cinema, large balcony over looking the pool are unlike anything else you will find in a normal vacation rental and it's homes like this that make Formosa Gardens villas very sort after.
Once inside the gates of Formosa Gardens you will feel a world away from the busy Orlando theme parks but once you have had some chill time and are ready for dinner and drinks you have a huge choice right on your door step. Less than two minutes in the car on Formosa Gardens Blvd which is right out of the gates and you have an Outback Steakhouse which is an International chain restaurant serving steaks, obviously as well as fish dishes, wings and there famous Bloomin Onion.
Just a bit further down the road you have a newly opened sports bar called Buffalo Wild Wings which serves burgers & fries plus pitchers of beer and is a great place to watch all of the days games and has a great atmosphere when the matches are live so if sports are your thing this is the place for you. There is also a Red Lobster almost next door serving fresh seafood, clam chowder which I love, also steak and chicken.
Less than 5 minutes from our vacation rentals on Formosa Gardens is Rolling Oaks Commons which has a number of restaurants as well as a Super Target super market. From Formosa Gardens head back out to HWY192 and then turn left and head about about a mile down where you will come to some traffic lights, either side you will see a number of restaurants. Located here you have Millers Ale House which is another sports / family restaurant which have nightly specials so check out menu to see whats cooking. On the opposite corner is an Applebees, and then across the road you have Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Logans Roadhouse plus a few other like Flippers Pizzeria and Sweet Tomatoes for salad lovers!
As you can see you have access to more than enough restaurants while staying at Formosa Gardens to keep everyone in the family happy. There are of course the usual fast food restaurants nearby like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Burger King for that late night snack or 4th meal as Taco Bell call it and if you love subs you have Subway right there, my favourite is a meatball sub!
Whilst staying at your luxury vacation rental on Formosa Gardens should you need medical help there is a walk-in medical center at Formosa Plaza and a number of pharmacies nearby.
Other nearby vacation rental communities include Windsor Hills, Emerald Island Resort, Windsor Palms, Acadia Estates plus many more, visit our search page to see a complete list.
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Stayed for 2 weeks in October 2017
Outstanding accommodation. It was truly a home away from home. Even though we were a large group there was enough room so that we felt we were not under each other’s feet. The rooms were large, spacious and well presented. The kitchen was well equipped with high end appliances. Any issues - not that they were many, was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would certainly stay here again.
Date of stay: October 2017
Reviewer name: Anon, UK
Amazing holiday made perfect with the perfect vill
The villa is truly breathtaking! From the moment you walk in every room is even better than shown in the pictures.
The villa is so central to all your usual attractions and so many restaurants and just a short drive from International Drive.
Starting with the villa... it’s modern, massive and has just about everything you’ll need for your stay. We had a great time with 13 of us there it wasn’t cramped at all and we had more than enough space when we were all home. The kitchen accommodated all of us and plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is equipped with EVERYTHING you could possibly think of utensils, pots, trays bowls- you name it it’s there!
Spent lots of nights in the games room and enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi! The rooms themselves were spacious and well presented and clean. They have put a lot of effort into accommodating us and our party had a fantastic time. Pauline was available to answer all of our questions and gave us plenty of information to settle us into the villa.
We would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a modern, luxury, high quality place to stay for your Florida holiday. We will be coming back again and again!! Looking forward to the next trip!!
Date of stay: September 2017
Reviewer name: Susan J, UK
The property was amazing, lovely place.
This was truly a good idea for my family. I'm looking forward to planning another vacation just to spend the whole time in the house relaxing. I hope we left everything in order. I had to leave before the rest of my family but I gave them the instructions on what needed to be done. The children enjoyed the pool and I sat in the jacuzzi which is something I normally don't do. It was very relaxing.
Stayed: July 2017
Date of stay: July 2017
Reviewer name: Gwendolyn G, USA
The house was spacious and elaborately decorated.
The eleven member family was quite satisfied with their accommodations. All the amenities were in place for our convenience. We saw just a couple of things to be attended to. Attention to front walkway was overlooked and front twin bedroom floor was dirty behind lamp table. Needless to say, you had efficient staff there to right any issues that surfaced. Thank you again for an enjoyable vacation. I would highly recommend this property to family and friends.
Date of stay: June 2017
Reviewer name: Beverly Rayford, USA
I almost don't want to send this because I don't want to let people know about this amazing property. We stayed there for 5 days and it is close to Disney which is great but when you are there it really feels like home. The beds and pillows weren't that great but I am particular about my pillow, which is why I brought my own. That being said, the house was clean, comfortable and actually made us skip a day at the parks. We wanted to spend more time together as a family in the heated pool. It has plenty of rooms and common living space to allow everyone enough space to be comfortable and not cramped. Grocery stores, target, Buffalo Wild Wings and Giordano's Pizza are all less than 5 minutes away. Really great place! I am already planning the next one. Also, the owner was really great and pleasant to work with. In addition to her being great, I met the new property management company representative when we were packing up and they were really great too. I know they are new to managing this property but they were first class!
My favorite things about the stay: Pool, higher end appliances, the size of rooms and space, location, location, location.
My least favorite things: bedding, pool door alarm (a necessity though), one living room (kids ruled the main area). All of these are least important to me as well so this could have been blank.
On a scale from 1 to 10 I give this property a 9.5. I can't wait to stay there again this summer.
Thank you again for allowing us into your home!
Date of stay: March 2017
Reviewer name: Christopher A, USA
The property was absolutely gorgeous and very well
The home was impeccably decorated, spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, dishes, pots, pans and everything the family needed. We enjoyed the pools and spa each day. The furniture was comfortable and of excellent quality. We had all of the comforts of home and more. This was really a dream come true! We plan to return next year and hope to make coming to this home for a week an annual tradition. I highly recommend this property, the owner and the property manager. They are all awesome!
Date of stay: March 2017
Reviewer name: Jacquelyn M, USA
The owners are very responsive and helpful
Date of stay: January 2017
Reviewer name: Sydelle T, USA
Great clean home with everything well thought out!
Wonderful owners and gracious hosts!
Would definitely come back again.
Thank you Pauline.
Date of stay: January 2017
Reviewer name: Kevin F, USA
Beautiful and spacious
Plenty of room for our huge clan of 16. Wonderful place for an intimate wedding.
Date of stay: December 2016
Reviewer name: Marianne R, USA
Spacious and modern
Lots of room and modern full kitchen. Pool is warmed by the solar so nice temp, especially in the morning. CLOSE to Disney theme parks. We would always choose this option vs the resorts. So nice to have the whole family together.
Date of stay: November 2016
Reviewer name: David B, USA
The house was all we needed and wanted. It was Big, spacious, and very nice and well maintained and kept. The pools were great for the kids. the place is very very close to all main parks- it is in a very nice gated neighborhood- no through traffic- very quite. We will definitely be renting again and telling all of our friends that needs big houses for big families! The owners we are great to work with! Thanks again for an awesome place to stay!
Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewer name: Sandy K, USA
My family and I enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Everything was great from the décor to the pool, we wanted for nothing. The place was stocked with towels and washcloths which is wonderful, but if your particular like me bring your own washcloths. The only two things that was disappointing was the fact that we spent too much time away so we did not get t enjoy the house as much as we would have liked. Next time we will have to book a longer stay. The second thing which I reported was the Jacuzzi would empty after 8:30pm which I reported but it wasn't resolved. Our guest wanted to take a late night dip but wasn't able to. I loved the alarm system on the door because we had plenty of children so it was a great safety device in place. Everyone loved the pool, the house was so big that our very large group did not get in each other's way. Would definitely go back again and again and again.
Date of stay: August 2016
Reviewer name: Theresa H, USA
Pictures say a thousand things, but even as beautiful as the pictures of this property are, they don't show enough. Absolutely everything was better than we ever imagined. We drove from Chicago and thanks to good traffic and great weather, ended up in town earlier than we had thought. Rather than stay in a hotel that early night, we decided to reach out to the property owner... calling her at 9pm on the Sunday before Christmas. Even though she had been traveling all day herself, she not only took our call, but she made calls to ensure everything was ready, arranged for us to be able to stay in her villa a day early and called us back with all the info!! We can't say enough of how accommodating she is! Thank you Pauline!!
The house was PERFECT! Fabulous kitchen with awesome high end appliances, a huge washer and dryer, incredible travertine tile and hardwood floors... tons of bedding and towels. Our kids loved the Xbox, tons of DVD's and even a computer for us to use! Sitting under the lanai by the pool with ceiling fans keeping the unseasonably warm 86-87 degree Florida Christmas weather from making us Chicagoans too warm was wonderful.
I think it took us about 5 or 6 minutes to drive to Animal Kingdom... faster than any Disney monorail, bus or boat ever got us from a hotel to the park! Tons of restaurants just as close and a couple of great grocery stores too!
A huge driveway... easily parked 4 cars in it without being anywhere close to blocking the sidewalk... in other homes we've stayed in we were lucky to get just 2 cars in the driveway.
I know we're missing more we could say, but one thing we will say is that we will definitely be back!!
Date of stay: December 2015
Reviewer name: Dan L, USA
This is the 3rd time we've rented a house in Florida and the 2nd time in Formosa Gardens. First, Formosa Gardens is a great community. Second, this house is great. It had plenty of room for the 12 adults and 2 children. The pool was great; especially the attached Mickey Mouse kids pool. The kitchen was great. The rooms were great. The owners / management company were easy to work with and accommodating. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this place again.
Date of stay: May 2015
Reviewer name: Phil S, USA
Top End Formosa Gardens Villa, Very Very Clean!!!
We've stayed in Formosa for many years and have rented several villas, Formosa Gardens is a gated community and if you want to stay in the Disney area I can assure you from experience there is no better! It is within a short drive to all Disney attractions and is located right off of the 192 which is loaded with all the big name restaurants (Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, T.G.I.Fs, Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, etc) and shopping (Flea Markets, Gift Shops, Factory Outlets, Super Target, Wal-mart, Ross, etc). Pauline was a pleasure to deal with and this Villa is very very clean, all you can ask for when you make a villa your home for your vacation stay is that it is clean and comfortable, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. My wife also wanted me to make mention of the appliances; the washer and dryer, gas range, fridge, and dishwasher are all top of the line which was a very nice unexpected feature! The pool is huge with enough seating for the whole group to lounge and suntan and the pool heat works great! We will be back soon! Joel
Date of stay: February 2015
Reviewer name: Joel C, USA
Dance Moms Retreat
Our group had 11 parents staying at the house to support our kids high school dance team that were competing at ESPN Wide World of Sports. This house was perfect for us. It's just like the pictures. Our kids were on Disney property with the UDA organization and we were only 8 minutes from their resort. One night we were able to cook them dinner and had plenty of room to feed all 30 people at the house. Beautiful home, perfect location. Lots of shopping and dining close by. Will definitely stay here again!!
Thanks for everything.
Date of stay: January 2015
Reviewer name: MHHS Dance Team, San Marcos, CA