'The Floridian' is a fantastic updated 5 bed, 4 bath villa located within the renowned Formosa Gardens Estate, Kissimmee. This is an established prestigious gated development consisting of large executive villas on plots typically of at least 1/3 of an acre. It is one of the most attractive and closest developments to Walt Disney World (3 miles away), with wide boulevards and palm fringed streets.
This exclusive estate is situated near to the new Margaritaville Resort and Waterpark. It is a quiet area, yet so convenient for all Orlando has to offer.
A fabulous place to return to after a busy day at the parks, golf, the coast or one of the many other attractions in Orlando. A great selection of restaurants, supermarkets and take aways are close by.
Orlando International Airport is approx 35 minutes away, with Sanford Airport around 55 minutes.
Universal and Seaworld can be reached in approx 20 minutes with designer shopping at Orlando Premium Outlet or Mall at Millennia within 20 to 30 minutes.
Our SOUTH FACING heated pool and spa have the benefit of all day sun and are extremely private as they are NOT OVERLOOKED. There is a covered lanai with table and chairs together with plenty of sunloungers and reclining chairs. A great place for relaxing and eating al fresco.
The pool deck extends outside of the pool screen, where a stainless steel gas barbecue can be found, together with a further table and chairs.
'The Floridian' is furnished to an extremely high standard and is fully air conditioned (new unit installed Feb 2019) and has a monitored security alarm. The villa is 3100 square feet in size and sleeps 10 (there is also a sofa bed in the second master suite should it be required).
The home has been professionally decorated inside and out, the pool has been re-surfaced and tiled, together with a speciaiist LED blue pool lighting system installed. The front of the home has been professionally landscaped.
Some of the furniture has been upgraded, including new pool furniture (2018), together with all new bedding, designer towels and pool towels.
New window blinds and plantation shutters have been installed, as well as stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Our fully licensed home is managed locally by a first class management company, so in case of a query, or if help is needed a swift response is always guaranteed.
Parks, Golf, Mini Golf, Fishing, Shopping and Dining are all within easy reach.
SMOKING is not allowed inside the home, but you are welcome to smoke outside.
We have two living areas (both have floor tiles), one is a more formal setting which can be used for quiet time, entertaining or for that special occasion, the other is a family area used as a more relaxed setting with a large flat screen modern HD TV with 100's of channels, surround system and DVD player.
Both living rooms have french doors to the pool deck.
Fully tiled and equipped with stainless steel oven, microwave, dishwasher, American Fridge / Freezer with filtered water and ice. All crockery, pots, pans and small appliances included.
Breakfast bar which seats 4.
We have a separate laundry room with a large washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron.
The formal dining area seats 6, informal dining can be found in the nook next to the kitchen which also seats 6. Both rooms are tiled.
- Master bedroom one has a super king size bed, sitting area, two walk in closets, a safe and a luxury en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and twin sinks, hairdryer. Direct access to the pool deck.
- Master bedroom two is upstairs and has a super king size bed, sitting area with new occasional chairs and sofa bed, closet, en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, single sink.
- The third bedroom has a queen size bed, closet and benefits from the sole use of the pool bathroom, which has recently had a new shower cubicle and rain shower installed. Direct access to the pool deck.
The fourth and fifth bedrooms both feature twin beds, closets and share a bathroom with bath and shower over.
All bedrooms have flat screen HD cable TV's, ceiling fans and are carpeted and air conditioned.
Four bathrooms, of which three are en-suite.
- The master bathroom has twin sinks, a bath and a shower cubicle.
- The second master bathroom has a single sink and shower cubicle.
- The Queen room has exclusive use of the pool bathroom which has a single sink, new shower cubicle with rain shower.
- The twin rooms share a bathroom with single sink, bath with shower over.
All bathrooms are tiled, have designer towels and hairdryers.
The garage has been converted into a fully air conditioned games room. We have a snooker / pool table. The games room also has an air hockey table, running machine, exercise bike and sofa to relax on when required.
Beautiful newly tiled and re-surfaced (2018) extremely private SOUTH FACING pool and spa with plentiful sun loungers, reclining chairs and foot stools.
Gas pool heater which is the fastest type of pool heat and doesn't rely on the ambient air temperature to heat the water.
The pool deck has been professionally painted also.
Shaded lanai with table and chairs and a ceiling fan.
All pool deck doors have child safety door alarms fitted.
- Wonderful SOUTH FACING fully screened pool which is NOT OVERLOOKED.
- Specialist LED blue pool lighting system - amazing for an evening swim.
- Jacuzzi spa with LED blue light.
- Plenty of sunbeds, reclining chairs and foot stools for those relaxing times by the pool.
- Designer pool towels are provided.
- Table and chairs for eating outside under the covered lanai which has a ceiling fan.
- The pool deck extends outside of the pool screen where the stainless steel gas barbecue can be found for al-fresco dining. A further table and chairs is located here also.
- Professionally landscaped gardens.
The garage has been converted into a fully air conditioned games roon.
Calls to the UK / USA and most international destinations are free of charge as is free high speed wireless internet (please bring your own laptop).
Play & Go / Travel Cot with bedding, two strollers which lay back and high chair are available at no extra cost. Full Cot / Crib rental is available at an extra cost if preferred (approx $115 per week). Please just ask if you require anything else.
There are several steps to the second master suite.
Although the villa is not specially adapted for wheelchair users, there is easy access to all downstairs areas.
Although we adore pets, apologies but they are not allowed to stay in our home for the comfort of all guests.
Formosa Gardens Estates Orlando villas in Kissimmee, Florida.
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.
Over 35 Luxury Formosa Gardens Vacation Rentals
Built around a central lake (Star Lake), many of these Formosa Gardens Orlando 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.
Restaurants near Formosa Gardens Orlando Villas
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 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 Formosa Gardens vacation rentals 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 Hooters which although you may not think so is family friendly. There is also a Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Rock & Brews 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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£20.00 per day pool heat, recommended between October and April.
Rates are inclusive of 13.5% sales tax.
10% repeat booking discount.
£140 cleaning fee for stays of less than 7 nights
20% deposit required at time of booking.
Security deposit is £200 which is refunded within 14 days of departure following report from Management Company.
Full balance and security deposit are due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made 4 weeks prior to arrival would be charged at 50%, 2 weeks prior to arrival would be charged at 100%.
We accept payment by bank transfer and Paypal (additional fee applies for Paypal payments)
NO SMOKING INSIDE VILLA
NO PARTIES / EVENTS OR ALL MALE / FEMALE GUEST BOOKINGS
MINIMUM AGE OF PRIMARY RENTER: 25
ONLINE CALENDAR IS LIVE WITH CURRENT AVAILABILITY UPDATED DAILY
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The perfect villa in Orlando
We are two couples who have travelled for many years now to Florida in November and this villa was the most immaculate home we have ever stayed in. Nothing disappointed. The private south facing pool, the absolute attention to detail inside, the abundance of luxury towels, the cleanliness of the property, pool and deck were all second to none. Diane has been super helpful from the moment we contacted her with every detail covered. She definitely goes above and beyond. Formosa gardens is one of the best up market developments and so very convenient for everything, the parks, golf courses, so many restaurants and, of course, the shopping. As you can see we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this fabulous villa.
Date of stay: November 2019
Reviewer name: Cree and Collins, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Myself and my family stayed here for 2 blissful weeks in October 2019.
From start to finish the holiday was perfection.
The information we received before our stay regarding the villa was great and the directions easy to follow.
As soon as we walked into the villa it was a WOW, spacious accommodation, beautifully decorated, comfortable beds, great pool and pool area and the kitchen had everything provided you would need.
The villa is located in a safe gated community, with lots of space around the house and a large drive.
Location is Perfect!! We hired a car, which you would need in this location and would be at MK in around 10 mins and the other Disney parks in around 15 mins. SeaWorld and Discovery Cove are under 30 mins. There are lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants in the area. Longhorn Steak House was our favourite!!
We really didn't want to leave, and cant wait to come back to this villa in the future.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. I know that every family who are lucky enough to stay here will have the most magical stay.
Date of stay: October 2019
Reviewer name: Wright Family, Sheffield, England
Best Villa Ever!
I can't praise this villa enough! We had a fantastic stay, from start to finish. The villa is very spacious, spotlessly clean, lovely decor, well equipped and so convenient for getting to Disney and Universal. Diane the owner was so helpful and friendly from the first time I enquired about the villa and nothing was too much trouble. The directions were very clear for arrival and there was plenty of information in the villa for places to eat/visit which was very useful. All in all, we had a very enjoyable holiday, i'm so pleased we picked to stay in this villa, and we will definitely be going back as soon as we can!
Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewer name: The Broomhall Family, Derby, UK
Fantastic from the beginning to the end
What a fantastic experience from the minute we sent an enquiry until our final day in the villa. Diane was so friendly and helpful. Her emails were very informative. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa was absolutely gorgeous - even better than the photos if that is possible. We have stayed in Formosa Gardens before so knew it was an extremely convenient location for Disney and Universal but it was by far the nicest villa we have stayed in. It was extremely spacious with plenty of room for 2 families comprising of 7 adults and a 16 year old. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone.
Date of stay: August 2019
Reviewer name: The Evans Family, Swansea in Wales
WOW - AMAZING VILLA - AMAZING HOST 5*
My family of 6 stayed here at the end of July 2019. From the initial enquiry to the end of our stay was exceptional. Diane was amazing with all of my initial enquiries with speedy responses and extremely helpful answers to everything. Her excitement for us was evident. The information sent beforehand with directions etc was fabulous too. The villa itself is immaculate and beautiful. It has everything you could need, from pool towels to kitchenware. The pool was a fantastic temperature at all times, a lovely warm dip first thing in the morning starts the day very well. The beds were very comfortable too, and the aircon kept us all at a perfect temperature night and day. All of the parks are very close by, as are plenty of restaurants and shops. The information folder in the villa was extremely helpful with write ups of all the eateries. The Formosa Gardens is a beautifully kept and very quiet location. This is definitely our favourite villa by far. If we ever return to Florida we will be staying again. So all in all, amazing and friendly hosts to deal with topped off by an amazingly wonderful villa. Thank you Diane for making our amazing dream holiday so special xxx
Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewer name: Jo Wilkie, Surrey UK
Fabulous fabulous fabulous!!
We have been to Florida four times staying mainly in the Kissimmee area, this time taking the whole family with us we all agreed looking at villas.
Went in to this site and pictures beautifully presented we fell in love with this villa immediately.
Formosa gardens is so easy to get to and loved the security gates on entrance.
I spoke by email to the owner Diane Hurt and she always answered quickly. She was so very helpful with everything eg we had a 5/6 month baby with us and her villa was so well equipped with cots, high chairs, new cot sheets, everything was spotless
On approaching the villa the lawn was immaculate and entering the villa it was so bright and very very clean. Although There was twelve of us it was roomy and outside pool was crystal clear and again immaculate
And enough room for us all to sit. We went on June 23 for two weeks and never had to put heating on the pool. It was always warm probably because it was south facing.
We needed assistance once with a leak and got it fixed immediately.
So very close to Disney and supermarkets near by too. Premium outlets where we frequented quite a lot in the evening was just 10/15 mins away.
All I can say is F A B U L O U S, hoping we all get back soon.
Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewer name: Cardno family, Scotlabd
We have visited Orlando numerous times and this is by far the best Villa we have stayed in.
The Villa is located on a prestigious estate with great locality to parks and amenities. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished with everything we could need. The pool area is very private and quiet, which can sometimes be hard to find in Orlando. The air conditioned games rooms was also a bonus and provided many hours of enjoyment in the evenings.
Thank you Diane and David for sharing your amazing home X
Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewer name: The Wanstall Family, West Malling, Kent
Awesome - Don’t hesitate, just book!
We had an amazing time at this villa and would not hesitate to go back. Everything was perfect.
As already stated below in other reviews, there are so many advantages of staying at this villa such as the location, security, comfort, cleanliness, condition, south facing pool etc but, for us the biggest tick in the box was the warm care and attention given by the owners throughout the whole process.
Nothing is too much trouble.
You really do get a sense of being well looked after during your stay at their home.
Thank you again Diane and David!
Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewer name: McLaren Family, Dundee, Scotland
This is our 5th. Visit to this villa and it just gets better and better
Nothing is ever too much trouble for the owners.
Cannot wait to visit again next year. Already Booked!
If you want a beautiful villa in a great location, look no further
Date of stay: February 2019
Reviewer name: Gill B, Hampshire
Perfect in every way
This home is stunning. Location, just a couple of miles could not be better and on the best rental estate in the Disney area. The home itself is very well renovated. Two superb master suites. Another great double and two children's rooms. Games room is great and an amazing pool that gets lots of sun.
The booking process was simple and great contact throughout from Diane the owner. We have been to the area a dozen times but this already feels like our own second home! When we return we only want to stay here! Amazing and miss it already - only home today.
Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewer name: John and Theresa Carter, Birmingham UK
Stunning spotlessly clean home from home
What can I say other than we had a truly fantastic time staying in The Floridian. Very clean, comfortable and modern. We had everything we needed and the owners were great. Every question we had was answered promptly.
Formosa Gardens is an upscale community, very close to all amenities and the nearest to Disney. Quick journey back at the end of a long day in the parks!
The pool had recently been resurfaced and tiled and the new pool loungers were extremely comfortable.
Can't wait to go back. Would definitely recommend to all of our friends and family.
Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewer name: D Rendall, UK
Beautiful spacious very clean house, the pool area is particularly lovely and very well kept! You feel very safe there, it’s in an upmarket gated community. Close to Disney, restaurants and shops. The Owners are very friendly and nothing was too much trouble! Reasonable prices. We had had a fabulous holiday and will definitely be rebooking here again.
Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewer name: Allen family , Nottingham
Fantastic home close to Disney
Wow, what a great stay we had in 'The Floridian'. The owner was really kind and helpful and answered all of our queries prior to our stay, nothing was too much trouble. The home had recently undergone a few updates which were fantastic. Everything was extremely clean, the new bedding and towels were really good quality and the kitchen was well stocked.
The pool was superb, plenty of sun loungers and chairs. Not overlooked, sunny all day and very peaceful.
Lots of restaurants and supermarkets close by and the closet most exclusive estate to Disney. A beautiful place to stay.
Have already enquired about booking for next year!
Date of stay: June 2018
Reviewer name: Makings Family, East Midlands, UK
An excellent stay, we would definitely return!
We stayed at The Floridian in April 2018 for three weeks. It was easy to find the villa thanks to the information we received from the owner before we travelled. We drove to the villa from the airport and were well prepared for the toll booths enroute!
The villa had recently been updated and was immaculate inside and out. There was plenty of room for our large family and it was a real pleasure to stay there. It was nice to be able to completely relax after a long day in the parks. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and utensils, the cooker and the fridge appeared to be brand new. The bedrooms were a good size, with three of them being en-suite. Everything was spotlessly clean.
The location of the villa was perfect for the parks, and there were plenty of amenities close by (2 minute drive, 10-15 minute walk). We ate at the Outback down the road, as well as the TGI Fridays and the Longhorn steakhouse. We were also close to the local supermarket and Walmart.
The highlight of our stay was definitely the pool deck, it was perfect for a day off from the usual Florida attractions, it got the sun all day and we had a few bbq’s during our stay. It looks fantastic at night, when lit up with the blue pool light.
The Formosa gardens estate is really well kept, secure and quiet. We can’t wait to go back!
Date of stay: April 2018
Reviewer name: Faye , Leeds, England
We have stayed in this villa for the past 4 years. We were fortunate to visit it again whilst on vacation this September, with the new owners permission
The New owners have done an amazing job. The updates only compliment this truly amazing villa and enhanced its appeal. We cannot wait to stay there again in February
Anyone who is Looking for a truly magical stay should seriously review this villa. It has everything you want and more !
We will certainly be booking again
Date of stay: February 2018
Reviewer name: Gill, Bishopstoke