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Sun Lake at Formosa Gardens.2 bed/3bath/3 Living. Lakeside luxury

Upscale safe gated community 1 mile to DisneyWorld and Margaritaville's new waterpark and resort. 2 mins walk to pool, gym, tennis, many restautants, supermarket

Formosa Gardens

2 bedrooms (sleeps 4)

3 bathrooms (2 en-suites)

Property ID: 5366

From (GBP) £850 / week

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  • Covered Balcony with Lake View
  • Covered Balcony with Lake View
  • Lake View
  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting Area'
  • Sitting Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dining Table
  • Bedroom 1 with En-Suite
  • Bedroom with Balcony Access
  • En-Suite Batjroom
  • Bedroom 2 with En-Suite
  • Bedroom 2
  • Family Bathoom
  • Condo Front with Parking
  • Condo Block
  • Huge heated Clubhouse Pool
  • Spa
  • Sun Lakes Clubhouse
  • Gym
  • Gym
  • Well equipped gym
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  • Tennis Courts


On DisneyWorld's doorstep. 1 mile to Animal Kingdom and MargaritaVille.

Luxury 1650sq ft condo. 2 en suite king & queen beds, plus family bath. 40 ft covered lanai overlooking natural lake. Very private and peaceful in upscale gated community.  End unit. Parking outside. Formal Living room plus 2nd Family room with patio doors to private terrace. Separate dining room and laundry. Fully equipped kitchen.

2 minutes walk to large heated communal pool, hot tub, tennis, games room, GYM

2 minutes walk to Formosa Village with shops and great restaurants incl Outback Steakhse, Fridays, Buffalo Wings, Red Lobster, Carrabas Italian, Cracker Barrell, Taco Bell, Japan/Chinese/Indian. Crazy golf. 

Island Grove Winery close by. Great food and wines in a wonderful outdoor setting.

MargaritaVille Resort with bars, restaurants and Water Theme Park close by.

We also own the 8 bed front page home St Georges Manor - Listing 367

For many other 5* reviews see, listing 1898697



Two spacious and well furnished living rooms. Large Smart TV with Netflix and Roku


Very well equipped with breakfast bar


Separate dining room for 8


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.


3 bathrooms, 2 en-suites.

Games Room

Communal games room and gym plus tennis court. 2 mins walk


Very large heated communal pool and separate hot tub. Sunbeds and dining tables provided. 2 minutes walk from our condo.


40ft covered lanai with mosquito nets. Furnished for comfort and relaxation overlooking picturesque and natural Sun Lake. Use the binoculars to study the birds and wildlife. Despite being so close to everything it is like living on a nature reserve with wonderful views.

Recreational area opposite with a BBQ.


Unlimited free wifi and use of phone to US & Canada. Low cost calls to Europe and the UK.

Baby Equipment

Crib provided. Highchair can be provided on request.

Wheelchair Accessible - No
Pets Considered - No


Formosa Gardens Orlando Villas in Florida

Formosa Gardens Villas in Orlando

Formosa Gardens Estates villas to rent, 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 Orlando 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 Gardens 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 30 Formosa Gardens Villas to Rent

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 average plots, private pools and general living spaces. All set in a gated community.

Once inside the gates of Formosa Gardens you will feel a world away from the busy Orlando theme parks. After you’ve had some chill time by your pool and feel ready for dinner and drinks, you have a huge choice of bars and restaurants right on your door step.

Restaurants near Formosa Gardens Kissimmee

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!

We have put together a blog post listing over 50 restaurants along HWY192 in Kissimmee. It has all the details like phone numbers, links to menus and google / tripadvisor reviews. All of these restaurants are between mile marker 4 and 6 and just a few minutes from Formosa Gardens.

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.

Villa Communities near Formosa Gardens, Florida

If you can't find what you are looking for from our Formosa Gardens villas or they are out of your budget below is a list of other nearby communities. We have over 850 Orlando villas to rent so I am sure you can find something to suit your needs.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Formosa Gardens

Directions via the 417 Toll Road

The closest airport to Formosa Gardens is Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is 28 miles away. There are a number of different ways to get from the airport to Formosa Gardens but I find the best way is via the 417 Toll road.

Once you have picked up your hire car and left the carpark look for the 417 South Exit Toll road. The sign should be brown and might also have Disney – Kissimmee listed on it. You may have to do a loop of the airport to get the right exit but just keep following the signs.

Follow the 417 South Toll road for about 16 miles until you see signs for Interstate 4 West (I4). The 417 toll road should cost about $4 so make sure you have some cash on you.

Join I4 West and follow for 3.5 miles then take Exit 60 onto the 429 North. Take the first exit off of the 429 which is Exit 1A (Sinclair Rd). This has a cash only toll booth so you will need exact coins. I think it is currently $0.75. Take the blue lane and chuck the coins in the bucket, be careful not to miss!!

Once you are through the toll booth go straight over at the lights and follow the road (Connector Rd) around for 2 miles. The Formosa Gardens Estate is on the righthand side. Make sure you have the gate code to get in.

Directions via the 528 Toll Road

If you would prefer to avoid a few tolls you can take the North Exit when leaving MCO. It would be sign posted as North Exit (528 Toll). Look for the 528 Toll (West) To I4 (International Dr). I don’t often take this route as the 528 is a busier road.

Follow the 528 Toll and then join I4 West. Stay on I4 West for 7 miles and take Exit 64. It will read 192 Kissimmee / Magic Kingdom, follow for a few miles and then take 192 West (Magic Kingdom / Wide World of Sports). Stay on the 192 West for 3.5 and then turn left on to Formosa Gardens Blvd. There is a Red Lobster restaurant on one corner and Harley Davidson on the other.

Follow Formosa Gardens Blvd for about 1 mile to the 4 way stop. Cross over and then the Formosa Gardens Estate in on the left.

As you pull into the community there is a Video monitored entry system to the left. When you press the button, an agent will assist you to get in the gate. Only registered guest could enter.

Sandford International Airport (SFB) to Formosa Gardens

Again there are a number of ways to get from Sanford International Airport (SFB) to Formosa Gardens but I think the best way is via the 417 Toll Road (55 miles). When leaving Sanford airport you want to take 417 South and just follow it all the way until you reach I4. This is a toll road and will cost you around $9.

Join I4 West and follow for 3.5 miles then take Exit 60 onto the 429 North. Take the first exit off of the 429 which is Exit 1A (Sinclair Rd). This has a cash only toll booth so you will need exact coins. I think it is currently $0.75. Take the blue lane and chuck the coins in the bucket, be careful not to miss!!

Once you are through the toll booth go straight over at the lights and follow the road (Connector Rd) around for 2 miles. The Formosa Gardens Estate is on the righthand side.

As you pull into the community there is a Video monitored entry system to the left. When you press the button, an agent will assist you to get in the gate. Only registered guest could enter.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Formosa Gardens

As with all of American there are a number of ways to get everywhere but I have hopefully listed the quickest way. It is 70 miles from Tampa airport to Formosa Gardens but it’s a very easy drive.

When you leave Tampa International Airport (TPA) you will be taking I-275 North / Tampa via the 60 East. Once on I-275 North towards Tampa look for the I4 East (Orlando) Exit 45B. It’s a very straight forward drive but the traffic can be heavy especially if you arrive during rush hour so take your time and don’t panic. You should get plenty on warnings for your junctions as they are very well sign posted.

Once you are on the I4 East follow this for around 55 miles and then take exit 60, which is the 429 Toll North to Apopka. Take the first exit off of the 429 which is Exit 1A (Sinclair Rd). This has a cash only toll booth so you will need exact coins. I think it is currently $0.75. Take the blue lane and chuck the coins in the bucket, be careful not to miss!!

Once you are through the toll booth go straight over at the lights and follow the road (Connector Rd) around for 2 miles. The Formosa Gardens Estate is on the righthand side.

As you pull into the community there is a Video monitored entry system to the left. When you press the button, an agent will assist you to get in the gate. Only registered guest could enter.

We hope the above directions have helped you find your way to your Formosa Gardens villa and you have a great time in Orlando.

How far are the Orlando theme parks from Formosa Gardens?

Pool Safety Fences

Most of our Florida villas will either have door alarms on any exterior door that leads to the pool area or a pool safety fence surrounding the pool. Some even both, we have put together a blog post and video showing you how to use the fence. We have also included brief details below.

These are in sections and can be taken down by unclipping and rolling the fence up. Obviously taking the system down will mean you have removed the safety defence and are now susceptible to accidents happening. We recommend that you keep this in place at all times when you have children in the party that are not capable swimmers, and adults are not able to supervise children by the pool area.

Pool safety is extremely important to prevent drowning. The first and best rule to prevent drowning is constant adult supervision for both children and the elderly.

The pool is cleaned on a weekly basis, access to do this is via outside doors within the pool screen.


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Season Start Date End Date Weekly Rate Min Stay Notes
Holiday  01/01/2023  01/12/2023  £850  7 nights  US $170 per night 

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ADD 13.5% tourist tax
ADD £100/$120 end clean fee

Payment in Sterling or $US. Paypal and credit card. Damage deposit £200/$250.

REFUND POLICY. Payment refunded if the period rebooks less £100 admin. If only part rebooked or at a discounted price this will be reflected in the refund paid.


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Great location close to all WDW parks and restaurants. Will definitely stay at property again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , NY

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The Engineer and Accountant loved this place. Exactly what we were looking for and hoping for. I ask alot of questions and they always were there for us! Owner had also made some suggestions about local places and we visited and loved it! Great comfort, great location, super quiet, exercise and pool area, everything was great. We have talked about looking for a place just like it for ourselves to purchase. They are just good people!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , NY

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So pleased you loved our condo, come back soon

Chris and Jim were wonderful hosts! Their place was a nice quiet retreat from all of the tourist activities in the area, but close to everything! My family of six had plenty of room to unwind and escape after a long day in the parks. We thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the large balcony overlooking the small lake behind the condo. They were quick to respond to any questions/ concerns. We would definitely stay here again! 12/31/2021 at 5:00 PM

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , USA

Highly recommended

Great forDisney, couldn't get closer. Nice pool, near to restaurants and bars.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , NY

Great Luxury Condo

Highly recommended very comfortable beds and luxury apartment in a great area. Close to swimming pool and hot spa. Issue on arrival quickly resolved by owner. Have stayed at other apartments on this resort and this was of a lot higher standard, very quiet and great views from the balcony

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , TX


Great condo. The condo have everything we need. We will stay again in the future

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , NC

Condo très pratique pour journées dans les Parcs

Condo très confortable, spatieux, salles de bain très bien équipées, lits confortables et king dans la chambre des maîtres! Cuisine pratique et couverts suffisants. Commerces importants à proximité, ainsi que des Outlets. Les parcs de Disney sont à proximité et Universal tout de même assez prêt. Télévision intelligente appréciée. Arrivée très simple avec code de la grille d'entrée et de la porte du condo. Piscine et salle d'entraînement très près. Restaurants divers à proximité. Avons eu un petit problème avec une porte de douche et le propriétaire s'en est occupé tout de suite. Personnel disponible rapidement.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Francais

A Very enjoyable Stay

My family went on vacation and wanted something homey that we could relax and cook our own meals in. We were very nervous as this was the first time that we have stayed in something like this rather than just a hotel. I have to say that Christine could have not provided a more enjoyable stay. She was on top of everything and answered any questions we had. The place was very relaxing and nice. Christine has provided her guests with every amenity that is needed. She explains everything in great detail. She is so organized that if there is something that you need she lets you know where to get it. This vacation was one of the most pleasurable weeks that I have spent. We were able to cook, sit around and visit or play games, relax, or take a nap anywhere we wanted as the place is so comfortable. I will definitely use this place and deal with Christine again.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , MI

Great place

Great place with all the needed gear. Location is great and used workout room....nice 2 bedroom with great balcony overlooking lagoon. Would definitely use again if come back to Orlando

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Brilliant location & family base for a wonderful D

My husband, 6yr daughter, 10mth son, my parents & I spent New Year at Disney whilst staying at this wonderful property. The property is a real home from home experience with everything you would wish to have at your finger tips. The kitchen & condo is fully equipped with everything imaginable. The condo is in a great location literally not even a 2 minute walk to Formosa Garden Blvd which is lined with various restaurants & supermarkets. No more than 15 minutes drive to Disney - Perfect! The condo is so big & decorated lovely with lots of space for a crawling baby and 6yr old to play. My parents had the master bedroom overlooking the lake enabling us to have the kids with us at other end of the condo which meant we didn't wake them in the morning when the baby was up at 5am! We hope to return again very soon!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Excellent condo

We really enjoyed our stay here at this superb condo. We will definitely be returning. Great access to the 192 which is great for the parks and shops. Really neat and clean accommodation and Chris was very

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States


Could not fault the condo, amenities or location

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Chicago

Great condo.

Great condo. The condo have everything we need. We will stay again in the future.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Home had all the amenities needed and close to all

Beautiful home, in a very good location. Close to shopping and had easy access to many activities. Close to Disney theme parks, lots of shopping malls and made it very easy to get around.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Very well-appointed condo in the perfect location!

I strongly recommend this unit for several reasons. The unit is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. I knew there would be plenty of space for us, but the unit was even bigger and better than I expected. Our trips to Orlando are busy with a lot of walking, and this place felt like home as soon as we walked in and was the perfect spot to rest and recover for the next day! The kitchen was very well-equipped to make any meal, and the owner has all of the little extra's that you would need. Both bedrooms were spacious, and the three full baths made getting ready in the morning so much quicker! The very private screened-in balcony has a beautiful view of the lake and assures that you will not get bitten by any bugs! There is plenty of room on the balcony to enjoy coffee and breakfast while taking in the nature that is all around you. This condo is in a gated community with plenty of nearby restaurants. We visited Universal, which was an easy 25 minute drive, as well as Kennedy Space Center (highly recommended). We did not visit Disney this time, but that is probably 10 minutes away. Important to add is that the owner, Chris, was absolutely amazing and easy to deal with. She offered us a very early check in which was really appreciated!! She also gave us an extra hour to check out which was so helpful! I would strongly recommend this unit to any family, and I would definitely stay here again when I return. Thanks, Chris!!

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Perfect Stay

“We were very comfortable here during our week visiting Disney and Universal. My husband and I were traveling with our adult daughter and her boyfriend. The condo was very spacious. The screened-in deck was a great spot to have morning coffee or to read. We didn't hear anyone else during our stay; it was very quiet. I like to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed. We made much use of the pool and hot tub. We did not have a car with us and used Uber and Lyft to get to the Disney parks each day. It cost between $8 and $12 depending on the park and the time of day. Very reasonable considering parking at Disney starts at $22 a day. We really enjoyed the jungle mini-golf next door, and the Winn Dixie was a great place to get groceries (although a bit expensive), those travelling by car would be wise to pick up groceries somewhere cheaper. There were a number of restaurants nearby as well, all of them chain restaurants like TGI Fridays and Red Lobster. Communication with the property owner went very smoothly and she responded promptly when I had a question. Staying here was SO MUCH nicer than being in a cramped hotel room or dealing with the crowds at the big resorts. Very peaceful and comfortable. I think this is a perfect condo for two couples or families with older children...I would not recommend it to a family with young children unless the kids were really well behaved - there are too many things a child could break.”

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , NY

Quiet & serene, the perfect condo

We have stayed in many condos over the years but this was the nicest and best location we have found. tastefully furnished and very comfortable, we felt immediately at home very spacious with two separate lounges which was ideal for our party EXTREMELY comfortable beds!! The location couldn't be bettered. Just a minutes walk from the entrance is Formosa Village shoes and restaurants. You really only need a car to get to the theme parks which are close by anyway. The pool and spa were very quiet and sunny all day. We are tennis fans and our children fitness fanatics so these facilities served as well. The owners were friendly and helpful from start to finish. we are looking forward to many return trips. The long open lanai looks over an tranquil area of a beautiful lake, very quiet picturesque you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside when you look out.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Canada

Beautiful rental with all the amenities you

This was a last minute rental on our part and we are glad we waited until the last minute! This rental is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need to feel like home. Its location is close to everything like parks, malls, grocery stores, and restaurants but secluded enough to get away from it all. The owners are very hospitable and respond quickly to inquiries. This definitely will be our first choice for a rental on our next trip to Florida! Charlie & Suzanne - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Your Response

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , United States

Great condo and unbeatable location

Very nicely furnished, comfortable beds. 3 bathrooms between 4 of us was a luxury. Well equipped kitchen, everything you could wish for. Very peaceful and private. Just one large TV but fine for us. Netflix had hundreds of movies all set up. 2 mins walk to the pool and gym. We enjoyed just walking to the shops and restaurants and not worry about the extra glass of wine

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Alabama

Best condo

Fantastic location a couple of minutes walk to the pool, the shops and great restaurants. Marketplace supermarket is just around the corner, good prices and they make up lunches. Superb condo, very well furnished and very comfortable. We enjoyed watching the sun setting over the lake with a chilled glass of wine, chilling on the balcony with a book. Just perfect, we will return

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , Birmingham UK

Enjoyable holiday

A truly great property , so homely, all amenities included. Lovely views from the veranda , watching wild life, So easy to get to the shops and parks, Nice communal pool on site. Open the door to a great stay.

Date of stay:     Reviewer name: , UK

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Covered Balcony with Lake View

Great location close to all WDW parks and restaurants. Will definitely stay at property again.

Date of stay: June 2022    Reviewer name: TRENTS, NY

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