This delightful four bedroom three bathroom property is situated in a quiet gated community, the Sanctuary. It's south facing pool and extended deck overlook a conservation lake. It is two miles from Champions Gate Golf Resort and six miles from the Disney theme parks. The villa features a large, open plan living space, incorporating a dining area and fully equipped kitchen and comfortable seating area, with cable TV, DVD and iPod dock.
The pool (heating optional) is surrounded by a large deck, which allows sunbathing from sunrise to early evening, overlooking the tranquil lake and offers great al fresco dining and evening relaxation opportunities. The bedrooms have a king, king and twin beds. All bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and easy access to bathrooms (en-suite for the master bedroom). The games room offers pool/billards, table tennis and darts. The house has unlimited free outgoing phone calls to the USA and Canada and free broadband access.
Balmoral Lake is situated six miles (15 minutes drive) from the Disney World resort and just two miles from Champions Gate Golf Resort and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The villa is a 35 minute drive from Orlando airport and about an hour's drive from Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
There is a supermarket, drug store and five restaurants within a one-mile radius. You can get away from it all by sunbathing on the south facing pool deck, which overlooks a tranquil conservation lake. There is a 200+ channel cable TV in the main living room, and in two of the bedrooms. The phone offers unlimited free calls to the USA and Canada for all guests. There is also free wireless internet for all guests. The Homeowners Association maintains all gardens within the Sanctuary development, ensuring a totally clean and pleasant local setting. Guests are requested to refrain from smoking in the house, but may on the pool deck.
Golf: Balmoral Lake is a two mile drive, or pleasant half hour walk from Champions Gate Golf Resort and headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The 36 hole course features an 18 hole llinks style course and an 18 hole traditional American course. The course is open to members of the public and offers pleasant dining facilities. There are dozens of other golf options within a half hour drive of Balmoral Lake, offering a wide range of challenges for any golfer, no matter how experienced.
There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer for the guest to use.
Linen and towels are provided.
There is air-conditioning and central heating for the winter months.
Optional pool heating can be provided for the winter months - please ask for a price.
No smoking is allowed within the villa, but smoking permitted on the deck area.
Long-term rents are available.
Free virtual video tour: For further details of Balmoral Lake, including a virtual tour of the property, and a large number of still photographs, together with details of local facilities, including golf, Disney resorts and some local wildlife, inhabiting the conservation lake visit the owner's website, please ask for link, or contact Mrs Dympna Tuck, by calling (44) (0)1264 773063.
The living area is open plan incorporating a dining area and fully fitted kitchen. There is comfortable seating for up to 7 people on 3 sofa's. There is cable with over 150+ channels, and a large flat screen TV, DVD and stereo systems, plus a iPod docking station. There is access to the south facing pool area via the patio doors. The house also has unlimited free outgoing phone calls to the USA and Canada and free wireless internet access.
The fully-equipped kitchen also has the following:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Can Opener
The dining area incorporates a dining room table with comfortable seating for 6.
Bedroom 1 - 1 Large King Size Bed, direct access to pool deck, ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, TV.
Bedroom 2 - Large King Size Bed , TV, adjoining bathroom, walk-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Beds with Disney Theme, ideal for children, connected to bathroom and bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Beds, ideal for children, connected to bathroom, and bedroom 3, TV.
The master bedroom has a king size bed, and has direct access to a large south facing unoverlooked pool deck, a big en-suite bathroom and plently of walk-in wardrobe and cupboard space. It also benefits from a large flatscreen, multi-channel TV. The second bedroom features a kingsize bed, large TV, walk-in wardrobe and is adjacent to a well equipped bathroom. Bedroom three and four are known as a 'Jack and Jill' suite, one has been decorated in a Disney Theme. Ideal for kids, they can be separated from the rest of the house, but have a small linking corridor, along which is the third bathroom, which they can share, away from the rest of the house.
Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, en suite, in master bedroom.
Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, adjacent to bedroom two, with access from main living area.
Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, in passageway between bedrooms 3 and 4.
Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower, by pool deck.
The games room is situated in the garage, and comprises of:
- Table Tennis
The south facing pool (heating optional) is surrounded by a large extended deck, which allows sunbathing from sunrise to early evening, overlooking the tranquil lake and conservation, and offers great al fresco dining and evening relaxation opportunities. This is accessible from patio doors from both the main living room and the master bedroom. There is a large poolside table with up to eight comfortable poolside chairs for al fresco dining, and up to two full-length loungers for soaking up the sun. There is a shower on the pool deck, to clean you down and freshen up.
- South Facing Pool Area overlooking conservation lake
Game equipment is stored withing the garage.
There is free wireless broadband internet access provided
Balmoral Lake is suitable for children, and the elderly or infirm and has wheelchair access.
The Sanctuary at West Haven offers luxury Orlando villas and vacation rentals direct from the owners. Located just off HWY54 in Davenport, Florida it's less than 15 minutes drive from Disney World.
West Haven is a large estate with six smaller communities within it, each with it's own gated entrance. With about 100 villas positioned around a central conservation area, this resort offers an ideal setting for spotting Florida wildlife. As you enter West Haven, the approach is exceptionally attractive as you drive down a beautifully manicured driveway towards the holiday homes. Many of the homes on The Sanctuary at West Haven are two story, with vaulted ceilings in the lounge area, giving the spacious feeling you would expect from a Florida villa. This prestigious resort is a perfect base for your holiday with everything that Central Florida has to offer being close by, including Champions Gates where there are restaurants, shops and a Publix supermarket. Disney World Orlando is only a 15 minute drive away.
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Fantastic villa - A real home from home
Beautifully presented Villa both inside and out-really well equipped and very clean. Beautiful pool with no one over looking from the back and terrace for sunbathing. Spacious and very comfortable - we all felt extremely at home very quickly.
Check in process and communication smooth and very helpful owner
Great location with lots of restaurants and supermarkets not far away and within easy reach of Disney and only 30 minutes from Orlando airport – the traffic on I4 depending!
Many thanks for enabling us to have a fantastic first Disney experience-we would love to come back
Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewer name: Williams Family, Worcestershire UK
Superb holiday villa.
Having rented Florida holiday villas for many years, Dympna’s villa at the Sanctuary on West Haven ticked all our boxes. It is in a great location overlooking a peaceful conservation area with all day sun shining onto a very large pool deck and shade available under the lanai if required. The villa itself was presented in a very modern and clean state , and was stocked with all our holiday needs including plenty of beach towels. Dympna the owner was very easy to deal with and provided us with a good information pack to ensure our holiday got off to good start. The location of the villa gives you a great option of travelling to the parks via the i4 and is close enough to the highway 27 and the 192 where there are super markets and many many restaurants to choose from. We would not hesitate to book this villa again after a wonderful time spent their.
Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewer name: Paul & Diane, Ipswich UK
We had 2 lovely weeks here this May. The property was easy to find (the 417 cost us 9 dollars in total, change available at the intermittent tolls from Sanford). The estate was well presented and the property was fabulous. There was loads of space, the furnishings were in great condition and the kitchen was well appointed. The kids loved the pool which was very clean and looked after. It was very quiet; an oasis from the hectic parks. We avoided the Interstate 4 as there was lots of construction along it and there were traffic jams everyday. Mr Google maps helped us easily navigate to the parks on other routes. We would definitely recommend this property to others.
Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewer name: Horgan family, North Devon
This is our 2nd stay at this villa and we have just enjoyed 3 fabulous weeks. Dympna is a pleasure to deal with and very prompt when booking. The villa itself is clean, comfortable and well maintained overlooking a conservation area so filled with lots of local wildlife. It’s a peaceful area and ideally located for shops and access to I4. The management company are really good although we have not experienced any issues but a phone call to let them know we had arrived set the scene for 3 great weeks in the sunshine state. The only issue was the trip home, unfortunately... We hope to return soon and I would recommend this villa without hesitation.
Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewer name: Denise & David, Co Durham, England
Wonderful Home Away From Home
We had a delightful stay at this comfortable villa. The home was clean, well-equipped, and in a good walking neighborhood. We loved watching all of the wildlife that inhabited the lake right behind our property. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Date of stay: February 2019
Reviewer name: Jim and Sherrill, Michigan
We stayed in the Villa in December 2018, second time using this Villa we decided to return after our visit in 2016. The information received prior to leaving and the information binder in the villa has all the information you need. Directions to the villa are very clear and it is easy to find.
The villa is very well maintained both inside and the pool area.
The kitchen is very well equipped for those who chose to eat in the villa.
The view from the pool is very relaxing over looking the lake.
The management company were great and very helpful. We would definitely use the villa again when we return. Thanks Dympna
Date of stay: December 2018
Reviewer name: James-Buckett, Shropshire, England
Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Home from home
My wife and I stayed at the villa for 3 1/2 weeks in November/December 2018.
We loved it!
This is the third villa we've had at West Haven and is by far the best.
The open views across the lake make sitting by the pool a real pleasure.
The bed in the main bedroom is the most comfortable I've ever slept in (including our own - I wish we could buy beds like that in the UK!)
The villa is very well equipped, with everything we needed. It really feels like a home.
The management company were very helpful when we needed the odd bit of help.
We had a really relaxing holiday and plan to return as soon as we can. We're are looking forward to it already.
Thank you Dympna!
Date of stay: November 2018
Reviewer name: The Berrimans, Cheshire, UK
Thank you Robin, it was a pleasure to have you, glad you enjoyed your stay and we have to agree with you about the comfy bed.
Beautiful Villa, Excellent Stay!
Our family of 4 stayed at the Villa for 2 weeks end of October, start of November. This is the second property we have stayed at in the Sanctuary and it did not disappoint. The Villa was neat and tidy upon our arrival, very comfortable and nicely decorated. The pool without rear neighbors is a gem! We were even joined by another family of 4 for a few nights and we never felt short on room! Communication with the owners and Management Company was top notch! We can't wait to come back.
Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewer name: Shaun and Linda, London, Canada
We have now stayed in a few villas in Orlando and this one is one of the best . The villa was very clean, well stocked and spacious . The Haven is a very nice area , quite , but shops and supermarket very close .
Dympna was great with instructions on the property , also very prompt return of our insurance deposit when we got home . Our only complaint was the weather- typical Florida weather with lots of storms !!
Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewer name: Linda and Chris , North East England
Thank you Linda and Chris for your lovely review. We do try hard to make it a home from home, though sorry I couldn’t help with the weather!
A beautiful, spacious villa. The gated community is lovely and quiet.
Great location with easy access to restaurants, shopping and Disney.
The pool is a good size with a lovely pool deck for relaxing. We would love to book again in the future!
Date of stay: February 2018
Reviewer name: Haines Family, Somerset, UK
Fantastic villa 5 star
Communication with the owner prior to travelling was excellent. Arrived to this spotlessly clean villa all amenities and a (fantastically comfy master bed) south facing pool in the fantastic location of Davenport. 20 mins easy drive to Disney. We were a family of 4. 2 adults, 2 children. We would fully recommend this villa and would not hesitate to stay here again??
Date of stay: August 2017
Reviewer name: Mccormack family , West Yorkshire
We were very impressed with the house, arrived to find it immaculate. It is extremely spacious inside, and a large outside space ensures that everyone has their own space to unwind and chill after a busy day at the parks.
Quiet location, with excellent proximity to major road network, which meant short travelling times to the parks and malls.
We would definitely stay at this villa again, it offers excellent value for money!
Date of stay: May 2017
Reviewer name: Hughes family, Staffordshire, UK
A lovely Home from Home
We have visited Orlando a number of times and I research Villas before we go. I booked this one over a year before we were due to go, because it was a perfect fit for myself and my family.
Our two grown up sons liked it, due to the Table Tennis and Pool table, as well as the Darts, in the garage.
My wife and I liked it for it's cleanliness and functionality.
Super Pool which was fine for us, unheated , 1st three weeks in May. After a day at the theme parks, my head said, "Thank you!" as it hit the water in the evening. The Pool was spotlessly clean, as was the Villa, which had everything anyone could need.
Really appreciated the use of lots of towels for the pool area.
The pictures on the website don't actually do the place justice, tbh.
The lovely Dympna gave us all the info we needed prior to arrival and the Villa is a doddle to find, but is well away from the hustle and bustle, with a nice view of the lake and visiting cranes!
We had a fabulous time and the Villa definitely enhanced our visit.
Date of stay: April 2017
Reviewer name: John, Portsmouth
This is our second stay and would highly recommend this villa. Everything is supplied and well maintained. Plenty of room, perfect position for our stay as this was only 20 minutes away from the parks. Very good shops and restaurants at Champions Gate.
We had evenings in the pool and table tennis and pool competitions in the garage.
Very comfortable beds and plenty of linen and towels supplied.
Excellent and friendly owners and management company, Easy to contact.
Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewer name: Chittenden Family, Maidstone Kent, England
Fantastic well located villa
It was our first trip to the USA and I have to say we loved it. We booked the villa for 7 people in June and were so pleased with the accommodation and location. We contacted the owners on a couple of occasions prior to our visit and found them helpful and quick to reply. The villa was spacious and airy and situated in a gated, well maintained area, with plenty of room for us all. The pool was clean and bright with a lovely tranquil view. Exceptionally well located, far enough away to be very peaceful but with many major attractions within half hour drive it was perfect base for our trip. I can highly recommend this villa as we did not have any negative thoughts or comments and we have no hesitation in returning.
Date of stay: June 2016
Reviewer name: The Nicoll/Kennett's, Hampshire UK