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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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I’ve been a regular visitor to Florida for over 20 years and stayed in dozens of villas and this is by far the best. The villa is beautifully furnished with upgraded modern furniture and appliances and is exceptionally clean and well maintained.
Formosa Gardens is a lovely gated community and the villa is in a great location for restaurants, parks, shopping and golf.
Communicating with Carolyn was great and all the information you need is provided. I can’t recommend this villa enough.
Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewer name: Emeline, UK
We are so pleased when our guests enjoy their stay at our home. We are honoured that you rate our villa so highly! We have the best guests so we have to make them welcome. We hope to have you as a guest again!
Beautiful villa & great location
We stayed in this beautiful villa in July/August 2018 (only just got around to writing a review, sorry!).
If you are looking for a great villa in a very convenient location for Disney you cannot go wrong by booking Emperors Oasis. It’s about a 10 min drive from Disney, has restaurants and shops nearby and has everything you could possibly need in the villa.
The pool area and gardens are superb, we enjoyed many an evening swim in the lit pool.
The owners were great in terms of the info they provided going way beyond expectations.
I’d definitely go back!
Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewer name: Sowden Family , Lincoln, UK
Thank you Debbie. We are so happy that you enjoyed our home
An exceptional Home from home villa
We have stayed at this villa several times and would highly recommend it to everyone who wants to rent a villa , it's in an amazing location close to Disney parks , restaurants and a newly built Walmart just up the road .
The son loved the air conditioned games room with a selection of games , games console , many DVDs , a huge sofa and tv, he spent all of his time in there relaxing after a long day at the parks
The pool and jacuzzi is very relaxing and I would highly recommend this villa we wouldn't stay anywhere else now when we come to Florida every two years and Carolyn is extremely helpful
Date of stay: April 2018
Reviewer name: Shaun Jenny and Josh williams, Wrexham, United Kingdom
We have the most wonderful guests and we are so fortunate to have them! We think a holiday in Florida should be special and if our villa can help make your holiday special, we are happy. These are wonderful guests!
Another Great Stay
Our second stay at this wonderful villa. We have been to Florida on many occasions but this is the only place we have stayed at twice.
The Villa is very clean, comfortable and has everything you will need for your comfort also it is in an ideal location for the parks, restaurants and shopping.
Carolyn is great to deal with and gives plenty of information for a stress free arrival and stay.
We hope to return again someday.
Date of stay: January 2017
Reviewer name: Robson Family, Whitby England
Perfect villa ... perfect location
We stayed here April 16 and were not disappointed. The directions to the villa provided by Carolyn (owner) were great and entry to estate and villa was easy.
The estate is very clean and quiet with a good mix of renters and residents. The villa was spotless on arrival and has everything you could need. As Carolyn says, it is a home from home, and you can tell she has children/grandchildren as they are well catered for. The games room was fantastic and was well utilised by my 5yr old, he loved the Wii and having his own huge TV to recline in front of with a movie.
Disney is only a few minutes drive away, several supermarkets, restaurants etc nearby. Management Co are good and friendly.
Can't fault the villa at all or my communication with Carolyn. Would highly recommend this villa and hope to return one day.
Date of stay: April 2016
Reviewer name: Pamela M, Perth, Scotland
This is the place to stay!!!
We have stayed in this villa several times. We have always had the best experience here. It is very clean and peaceful. The game room is very well utilized by our kids. So much for them to do there. The pool is our favorite place. After a long day of crowds and commotion at the parks, it is awesome to be able to get some dinner cooking in the oven, while hanging out in the pool and relaxing. You can't beat this house. It is in a beautiful, relaxing neighborhood. A great location, close to the parks, grocery stores, and souvenirs stores. Everything you need is here. We love having a washer and dryer in the house. Big spacious rooms. You can't go wrong with this villa.
Date of stay: November 2015
Reviewer name: Harris Family, Oregon
Another fantastic stay
As I said in my previous review back in Oct 12 we would look no where else for our next stay in Orlando. We were back in October of this year and stayed again. The villa was exactly as we remembered it - genuinely a home from home. Great communication and information from the owner Carolyn and on arrival the villa was in excellent condition. It's best selling points are its homely feel in a lovely neighbourhood and the proximity to Disney and several good restaurants. We hope to be back again!
Date of stay: October 2015
Reviewer name: The Gold Family, Scotland
Stayed at Emperors Oasis in January 2015.
We all loved it.
Great Villa in a great location. Carolyn a pleasure to deal with.
But the best recommendation we can give is – we have booked to go again in January 2017.
Date of stay: January 2015
Reviewer name: Ian Robson, Whitby North Yorkshire
We have been going to Florida for nearly 15 years, I can honestly say this is the BEST villa we have ever stayed in. The villa is very tasteful in decoration and accomodates all ages. Lovely linen on the beds and little extras that we have usually had to buy like bin bags, toilet rolls were all provided on our visit. Very clean throughout and the management company were also very helpful. Hoping to go back again next year 2015!!
Date of stay: May 2014
Reviewer name: McGarry, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
Best Villa we've ever stayed in
Rented this beautiful villa as we were attending a wedding and wanted to be close to the rest of the wedding party. Have stayed in many Florida villas over the years but have to say this one beats everything hands down. Pictures don't do it justice. The location is excellent, the owners are with you every step of the way. They have provided everything you can think of, including a whole host of things for kiddies. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this beautiful home to anyone visiting orlando.
Date of stay: September 2013
Reviewer name: Waspo1609, Wirral, U.K.
Thank you, Wendy. And thank you to all of our reviewers. We are so fortunate to have the loveliest guests. When you rent a villa, it should be part of wonderful holiday and we try always to make our home comfortable for all of our guests.
Even better than the photographs!
We stayed at this villa for ten nights from January 5th - 15th 2013.
We hoped that the pictures on the website were a fair reflection of the villa, but we were absolutely blown away. It was perfect, and we couldn't have wished for a better base for our Disney holiday.
The villa was beautifully decorated, perfectly clean and exceptionally well equipped. The pool was fabulous and had been heated before our arrival. The games room was great and had loads of children's toys and games as well as the foosball and airhockey tables. The villa is literally a few minutes away from Disney and maybe ten minutes away from Universal and Seaworld. It's also just a minute or so away from loads of shops and restaurants and several supermarkets, although Formosa Gardens is beautifully peaceful.
Carolyn was wonderful to deal with - emails were always answered the same day. She also helped me arrange some extra things, like flowers to be delivered before we arrived (my mother's birthday). We were allowed a last-minute late checkout at no extra charge. Also, our security deposit was returned in full within two days of being home.
This is the first time that I have stayed at a privately owned villa in Orlando - I have previously always stayed at hotels. Never again! We are already trying to work out when we can come back and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Date of stay: January 2013
Reviewer name: Nia Clark, Wales, UK
A wonderful place to stay
We searched long and hard to find a villa for our recent family vacation. Once chossing Emperors Oasis the communication and help from the owner about the facilities and arrangements was first class. When we arrived the villa was perfect. It has everything a family could need in terms of what is provided and the games room in particular is the best I have seen. The villa is in a fantastic location with restaurants nearby and it is genuinely a 5 minute drive to the entrance to Disney. Brilliant villa and I would look nowhere else for our next holiday to Florida.
Date of stay: October 2012
Reviewer name: Gold Family, Scotland
Wonderful villa made our holiday special
This wonderful villa is the perfect place to spend a family holiday. The rooms are spacious and the layout is perfect for an extended family group. It was such a pleasure to return after a day at the parks and relax in the hot tub. My 4 year old LOVED the pool and the games room, especially the air hockey table. Formosa Gardens is a quiet estate with houses spaced out so you never feel overlooked, and it is so close to DisneyWorld.
Any questions we had were instantly dealt with by Carolyn and Ann, both before and during the trip, which made it so much more relaxing. Thank you for everything, I hope we get the chance to visit again.
Date of stay: April 2012
Reviewer name: Peers family, Cheshire, England
We picked this villa because we had stayed in the Formosa Garden area before and it is so close and handy for everything Disney related.
Everything, EVERYTHING about this villa is easy.... to find, the owner correspondence, it was a pleasure.
From the moment we drew up in the car it took our breath away, it was everything we were looking for and more. Spotlessly clean, modern, beautifully and tastefully decorated, and above anything else, comfortable with a capital C. The pool area isn't overlooked and it has a separate sunbathing deck!
Wi-fi provided, the jaquzzi heated. I can not praise the standard of this home enough. The kids loved it as much as the adults. What a games room..... it's amazing.
The Formosa shopping area is great too with a tremendous Outback steak restaurant that also does a take away service..... yes we were that sad, we got to the stage where you had to prise us out of the villa.
This home was the highlight of stay, it made our holiday as we were terribly unlucky with the weather, but's that's Florida!! That was my ninth visit to Orlando and by a mile the best accomodation bar none. We are returning next year and hopefully Carolyn can fit us in for another stay as i would not look past this home.
In one word, FABULOUS.
Date of stay: June 2011
Reviewer name: Vicki, Aberdeen, Scotland