Our luxury villa on the Shire at West Haven has everything you require for a fun stress free holiday. Close to all the attractions.
Shire at West Haven Vacation Rentals and Villas near Disney World, Orlando. The Shire at West Haven offers luxury Orlando vacation rentals & villas to rent, located just off HWY54 in Davenport Florida and less than 15 minutes from Disney World. West Haven is a large estate made of six smaller communities. As you enter West Haven, you drive down beautifully manicured driveways, maintained throughout the year with new shrubs for each season. NO SERVICE FEES
West Haven is close to Champions Gates golf club and hotel, where you have restaurants, shops and a Publix supermarket on your doorstep. The Shires is the newest of the subdivisions on the estate, built around a small central conservation area. The Shire at West Haven is a small gated community of luxury vacation rentals and villas. Travelling from the UK, you will feel like your home from home, with road names, Dorset Drive, Devon Drive, Norfolk Drive and Essex Place to name a few! For more information about any of the villas on the Shire at West Haven or to see a 360 Virtual Tour please contact the owners direct.
We have over 35 luxury villas on the Shire at West Haven and it is fast becoming one of the most popular Orlando villa communiities to stay on with it's quiet location yet easy access to all the Disney theme park attractions.
We have put together a list of all the Side By Side villas on the Shire at West Haven to make it easy for large groups or families to book homes close together.
Click here to see a 360 Tour of the Shire at West Haven community or watch the video below.
If golf is your thing then all our luxury vacation rentals on the Shire at West Haven are within minutes of some of the best courses in Orlando. The nearest course is Champions Gate which currently offers two Greg Norman designed layouts called the National and International with a third course on the way and due to open in 2014. Next would be Highlands Reserve which is less than 5 minutes away and has only one water hazard so a great place to start before heading to one of the tougher Greg Norman courses. Other golf courses within 15 minutes are Ridgewood Lakes, Southern Dunes and Mystic Dunes all of which are great layouts and a challenge for golfers of every skill level.
To book any of the luxury Florida vacation rentals and villas on the Shire at West Haven or to see a 360 Virtual Tour please see the property listings below and then contact the owners direct via the contact forms to check availability and prices.
Please check out the video below which is a driving tour of the Shire at Westhaven and should give you a good feel for the layout of the community.
Driving Distances from the Shire at West Haven to the Orlando Theme Parks
We have added the actual driving distances to all the main Orlando theme parks below, these are not the distances to the main gate which most people quote, as this would reduce the distance, but to the actual car park for each attraction. Most of the jouney to the parks are on highways or interstates driving between 55-65 MPH so it's pretty quick to get to all the parks.
- Animal Kingdom - 12 miles
- Hollywood Studios - 11 miles
- Magic Kingdom - 13 miles
- Epcot - 13 miles
- SeaWorld - 17 miles
- Universal Studios - 20 miles
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Jan 2018 was our 2nd stay at this villa, and we would highly recommend it. The owners are always friendly and truly easy to deal with, the management service also takes care of issues speedily and with no fuss. The location is excellent with multiple new restaurants and services just 5 mins drive away and just 25 minutes from the airport and most of the parks. The Shires is a very clean and safe friendly neighborhood. Plenty of room for the family to spread out within the home and the pool, spa and games room are excellent. In short; you won’t be disappointed if you book this Villa, I will certainly book again next time I’m lucky enough to be in Orlando.
Date of stay: January 2018
Reviewer name: Welburn Family, Liverpool UK
Hi Gary and family thank you for your great review and we look forward to having you back anytime.
We had a wonderful 2 week stay in your Davenport villa. We loved the area - quiet and very well maintained and within easy reach of the theme parks. The shops at Champions Gate are only a 3 minute drive away and served us very well.
The villa itself was very spacious, clean and well-maintained and we absolutely loved the hot tub. It was particularly nice not to be overlooked. The villa is also very well equipped with absolutely everything we needed...and more.
We would add that there is a lovely community feel to West Haven and the fact we were in a gated community gave the neighbourhood a particularly nice safe and secluded feel. We enjoyed running and walking in the area and taking in the local wildlife including the resident crane family!
Thank you to Bryce and his family for providing us with such a homely and comfortable place to stay during our Christmas break.
Date of stay: December 2017
Reviewer name: Fairley family, Aberdeen, Scotland
Anne thanks again and we are so happy you had a great time over the festive break.
Visited Bryce's beautiful holiday home in Jun/Jul 2017. A fantastic place to relax and enjoy the sun after the frantic pace of the theme parks.
We were only a family of four so this 4 bedroom home was almost TOO big for us. Hardly a complaint.
Kitchen was well equipped, living area comfortable, dining space ideal, rooms were a great size and pool area and lanai were spot on. I'd struggle to find a fault with this place and hope to revisit soon.
Just a really well presented home in the perfect area.
Date of stay: July 2017
Reviewer name: Reid Family, Elderslie, Scotland
Hi Folks so glad you enjoyed your time.
Consistently great :)
2017 was our 6th year staying at the Gillies' villa, and we'd still highly recommend. The owners are always friendly and truly easy to deal with, providing all necessary information and amenities for a great stay. The management service also creates a clean, inviting environment. Both take suggestions and comments seriously to attempt to create the best guest experience possible.
There are so many great aspects to staying here: location (with multiple new restaurants and services within a 5km walk if you choose), friendly neighbourhood, cleanliness and esthetics of the house and pool, the fun games room, and lots of space for a family to spread. The hot-tub gets nice and hot and the fridge keeps the drinks cold!
It is truly a home away from home. You won't regret booking this property. But you will regret when your vacation is finished! Then you'll be inclined to book again, and again, and...!
Date of stay: March 2017
Reviewer name: Lisa H, Ontario, Canada
As always thanks Lisa and looking forward to seeing you back again B&S
This was a lovely villa very spacious, it had everything we required. The pool heat unfortunately stopped working but it was fixed the next day with no inconvenience to ourselves. The villa is situation very near to the freeway so easy access to all theme parks. Everything about the villa was top class and immaculate inside and out. If you have children the games room is excellent and the pool area is a perfect place to chill after a long day at the parks.
Booking this villa is hassle free and we hope to book the villa next March 2018.
Date of stay: February 2017
Reviewer name: Moloney , Derbyshire
Hi Marie & Sean...So sorry with regards about the pool heat but as always Deanna and her team rectified any issues immediately. we look forward to having you back next year.All the best Susie & Bryce
We stayed at The Shires over Christmas 2016 and had the most amazing time! The property was very clean and tidy and well equipped. The rooms were large, airy and very modern, beautifully decorated and homely. We had lots of fun cooking on the electric BBQ on the patio, relaxing in the jacuzzi and spending time swimming in the gorgeous pool.
We have visited Florida a few times but this villa was by far our favourite, we would love to come back again one day! Thanks Bryce !! X
Just probably 3 things you may want look into but please don't include in review if you don't have to!!
Christmas decorations and a tree would have been nice, the last villa we stayed at provided this. Also a few inflatables around the pool for children? The pillows could have been bigger and bedding of a higher quality (cotton sheets perhaps) but it was all fab! X
Date of stay: December 2016
Reviewer name: The Moore Family, Cwmbran, South Wales
Hi Folks Thank you for your honest review.
Christmas decorations will look into. Inflatables some people not keen on using other peoples used toys for the pool. Bedding will contact Deanna. Thanks again B&S
My friends and I stayed at this property while attending our best friend's wedding at the four seasons in Orlando. Not only was the villa incredibly convenient as the rest of our friends were staying on the same street but the property itself was immaculate. We were very impressed as everything exceeded our expectations. The access arrangements were straight forward and easy to follow, the villa was clean, well maintained and spacious, we loved the private pool, jacuzzi and games room, and overall just had a fantastic stay! Would definitely recommend! Allana :-)
Date of stay: December 2016
Reviewer name: Hall Wedding Party, Glasgow
Hi Alana so glad you and your friends had a ball. Thanks again B
The Watson's 2016
This really is the best place to stay in Florida. We have been coming since 1993 so I think we're quite experienced in Florida holidays. The villa is beautiful well kept and in an amazing location. Everything you want is catered for. Bryce was great to work with and nothing was a problem. If your going to Florida n want the best experience - go here! Simples!!
Date of stay: October 2016
Reviewer name: Watson's , Seaham UK
Hi Julie....Thank you for your lovely review..very much appreciated.. B&S
Top notch Villa
I've been making regular visits to Orlando for 20 years and stayed in many villas. To be honest, they're much of a muchness, and all were up to a pretty high standard. However, I have to say the Shire is well towards the top end of the scale.
It's clean and tidy, spacious, secure and brimming with features which made our stay extremely comfortable and enjoyable. The peace and tranquility of the surroundings provided the perfect antidote to a hectic day at the theme parks.
The heated pool was one of the warmest I've ever swam in, the integral sauna is an added bonus (once I'd worked out how to turn it on!)
The house is situated 3mins away from the supermarket and only a 10mins drive from DisneyWorld which is a great advantage. 15-20mins more and you're in Universal.
Administration before and after booking was uncomplicated and hassle free. Thanks to everyone at the Shire for helping to make this holiday one of the best!!
Date of stay: September 2016
Reviewer name: The Hampson clan , North Wales, UK
Hi John and the clan .....Thank you for this glowing review ...this is what makes it all worthwhile knowing that families have had great time in Orlando and then they can go back to the villa to chill out. Thanks again folks. Susie & Bryce
This is a brilliant villa, beautifully presented and well located for Orlando.
The information we received before we travelled was fine and it was good to know we had a local contact while we were there, not that we needed to contact them.
It is really easy to find, just off the motorway and close to Champions Gate which has food outlets and restaurants so very handy.
Everything about the villa was top class and it was very clean. Pool was great.
Book this villa, you will not be disappointed!
Date of stay: April 2016
Reviewer name: Anna S, Wirral uk
Hi Anna, Thank you for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the villa....we look forward to having you back sometime. Regards, Bryce & Susie
We have arrived back in Canada, safety. Already miss the warm weather. Just wanted to thank Bryce and Susan, for allowing us to rent there beautiful villa, it was well equipped and clean. Definitely a wonderful home away from home. We didn't have many problems , but the few calls to DeAnna were addressed quickly..(Thank you DeAnna). We will definitely look at booking another winter in the future.
Date of stay: January 2016
Reviewer name: Bev, Mike LeRue and Jackie Knickle, Nova Scotia , Canada
Ah Bev so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. So pleased that everything was to your expectations. Look forward to speaking to you some time soon. Regards, B & S
Bryce was a pleasure to deal with. The booking process was so easy. The villa is just wonderful and the pool area and lanai are just outstanding. The subdivison the house is in is immaculate and very safe. We had a wonderful time!
Date of stay: December 2015
Reviewer name: Helen, Amherstburg Ontario CANADA
Hi Helen, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa....hurry back. Ching ching B & S
Feb 2015 Visit
An amazing Villa. Very modern, clean and tidy. in Excellent condition thoughtout. This is our second yr in a row that we have stayed in this villa and would recommend to all.
Date of stay: February 2015
Reviewer name: Burks Family, West Sussex, UK
Looking forward to having you and your family back Al. Regards Bryce & Susie
Beautiful house and great location! Perfect.
This was our first trip to Florida and I would come back to this villa again and again. Everything was spotless and the villa was just perfect. The pool was beautiful, great for the kids to chill out and play in after a day at the theme parks. It's so handy for the theme parks, 10 minutes drive (if that) and you are there. I can't fault this stay - any problems we had were rectified immediately by the property agent with no hassle at all. Everything we needed was there for us. It felt like we were staying in a mansion. We will definitely be coming back!
Date of stay: February 2015
Reviewer name: First time Florida visitors, Whitley Bay, England
Hi Alison , Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Bryce & Susie
We rented the villa for our annual Florida vacation. The price is very affordable and the transactions were easy. Excellent communication; the information for the villa was sent right on time. The location is one of the best at Florida, very close to Disney parks, malls, pharmacies and supermarkets. The house is beautiful, modern, clean and comfortable, it has everything you need, just bring your personal luggage. I'm definitely booking for the second time. 100% recommended. Thank you Gillies!
Date of stay: December 2014
Reviewer name: Sepulveda Family, PR
Thank you Sugeyl and welcome back again in 2015. Kind regards Bryce & Susie
The shire at westhaven villa
We had a fantastic time and the villa was perfect. Great location for all parks and pool area gets the sun all day which is a big thumbs up. I'd definately go back!
Date of stay: July 2014
Reviewer name: The coulls , Aberdeen, Scotland
Thanks for that Steve much appreciated.
Bryce & Susie
Stayed 13 nights in this lovely villa. Very well equipped and clean. Our son loved the games room. The home backs onto a conservation area, which was so nice . Bryce was great to deal with, and the rental process was easy.
The shire at west haven, being a gated community, is one of our favourite locations. Lovely and quiet, yet easy to get to the disney parks.
Would definitely return to this home.
Date of stay: June 2014
Reviewer name: Nancy, Canada
HI Nancy, Haste ye back....thanks again much appreciated. Bryce & Susie
This is a wonderful villa, kept immaculately clean with a well stocked kitchen, beautiful bedrooms and really does feel like a 'home from home'.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying there and will definetly be back!
Date of stay: May 2014
Reviewer name: Crossley Family, Yorkshire
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our villa and look forward to hearing from you again in the future. The Gillies family.
We stayed here for 2 weeks and loved every minute of it. The villa is beautifully furnished, the beds are the comfiest I have ever slept in. There are no negatives that I can think of. From beginning to end the owners were helpful, answering any question we had. I would highly recommend this villa.
Date of stay: May 2014
Reviewer name: Weloveflorida, Yorkshire
Thanks again folks.....if ever you return to Florida drop us a line.
Bryce & Susie
we stayed here in 2014 with my husbands family for a couple of weeks. the villa was perfect in every way. Perfect location, perfect villa, perfect pool, literally everything was great. I have no complaints and would stay in the villa again in the future
Date of stay: May 2014
Reviewer name: crook family, burnley
Haste ye back Tracy. Regards Bryce & Susie
The Villa is imaculate, Just the right size on a great gated community. It is eay to get to shops (5 mins) & Parks (25 mins) from the villa.
Best nights sleep in years! Pool and Sauna much needed after a day at the Parks :)
Date of stay: March 2014
Reviewer name: GW, Liverpool England
Hurry back Gary for some more peacefull nights sleep...lol
I stayed in the Shires with my family, we couldn't ask for more. The photographs on the website did not do justice enough to the Shires until you set your eyes on it. It's just too beautiful to behold! I'm comfortable to recommend it to anyone who's planning a trip to Florida on vacation. Please keep up the high standard of providing a first class accommodation for visitors to the magnificent Shires.
Date of stay: August 2013
Reviewer name: Ogunbiyi Family, London United Kingdom
Thank you so much the Ogunbiyi family we are so happy you had a lovely time at the Shires.
Excellent villa again !!!!!
Just a quick message to say thank you for another fabulous stay at this lovely villa. We had a fab time villa was spotless as usual, can't wait to come back. Thanks again bryce and suzie. We'll be it touch soon to book our next trip!!!!
Date of stay: April 2013
Reviewer name: Griffiths family, Hartlepool, England
Hey folks so glad you enjoyed it again ......back to home to the dreary UK weather again. As always Martin email me if you can think of any improvements that could be done . Cheers and all the best.
5 time return visitor!
We've been repeat renters for 4 years now, and have again renewed for 2014! Villa is still great: pool and hottub are good temperature, games room is lots of fun. Location is the best part: very safe/secure neighbourhood and close to many stores and restaurants. Less than 10km from just about every chain store in the state (on US192); 15 minute drive to the ballpark at Disney (and all the other Disney parks/amenities. Owners and management team are very responsive to needs. This picky person recommends!
Date of stay: March 2013
Reviewer name: HodgePodge, Canada
Lisa you are a star.
Amazing villa in a fantastic location
This is easily the best villa we have stayed at in several visits to Orlando. Excellently maintained and cared for with all the modern amenities you could need.
The location is excellent, close to main roads for easy access to the Parks, also near to a supermarkets and restaurants.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa. The owners communication was great.
Date of stay: October 2012
Reviewer name: The Robbins, Lincolnshire
Hi Rebecca...looking forward to having you back in the future Regards, Bryce & Susie
Fabulous in every way!
From the time of booking to the end of our stay we were provided with excellent customer service by both property owners Bryce & Susie and their management company.
The location of this villa is perfect for both parks and just chilling out with family and friends. Large enough for two families it has everything to accommodate you with a beautiful pool area and spa. With Publix within a 5 minute drive next to a chinese takeaway, nail bar, and many other shops along with a Chilli's restaurant on the corner of Championship Gate entrance.
We had a great three weeks holiday with our family and would certainly recommend this villa to both family and friends for future visits to the sunshine state.
Date of stay: June 2012
Reviewer name: Kerry & Pete Dixon , Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK
Hey folks thanks for your lovely comments. B & S
Lovely comfortable home
Thanks Bryce and Susie for letting us stay in your lovely villa.
We love the Shires and wouldn't stay anywhere else.
The villa is stunning and you won't be dissapointed, we can't wait to go back!
Date of stay: June 2012
Reviewer name: Kay family, Uk
We have just returned from our stay and all I can say is how beautifully decorated and how well stocked the villa is. it is so handy having Publix within a 5 minute drive and there are numerous restaurants. Our favourite was the Outback Steakhouse at Formosa Gardens (The ribs are to die for!!!)
Bryce provided plenty of information prior to arrival and the home was immaculate with towel swans in the bedrooms on arrival, a lovely touch!
Thanks again and we would recommend to anyone
Date of stay: April 2012
Reviewer name: Taylor family, Cheshire, UK
Thank you so much for your kind words Claire and family ...and we will try the ribs next time we are across.
Hi all we would like to thank the gillies family for a wonderfull holiday at their villa. We have stayed at other villas before but this one is by far the best one. The family were very helpfull with every aspect, the villa is spotlesly clean and very well maintained. would highly recomend.
Date of stay: March 2012
Reviewer name: The Griffiths family, north east england
Martin and family so glad you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to hearing from you in the future. All the best.
Booked direct with Bryce who could not have been more accommodating and was happy to answer all questions. The villa is situated on a nice quiet estate approximately 25-30 minutes from Orlando International Airport, 10 minutes or so from Disney and around 20-25 minutes from Sea World and Universal. There is a Publix supermarket at Champions Gate, an excellent Chinese restaurant and takeaway (China 1) and a great burger/ribs/steak restaurant called Chillies (recommended). The villa is well equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The pool is a good size and well heated with the spa pool being an added bonus. We would certainly stay here again the next time we visit Orlando.
Date of stay: February 2012
Reviewer name: The Davison Family, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Thank you Alan and family and we look forward to seeing you back in the near future......when Newcastle qualify for the C.L.
Great way to holiday
This was the first time we've rented a house for our holidays and I think we're spoiled for hotels now. The location is great and the house spacious and well maintained.
The only disappointment was the beds. In the main bedroom, you could feel individual springs in the mattress. In the secondary bedrooms, the mattresses were thin and exceptionally hard.
Date of stay: January 2012
Reviewer name: Cliff and Susan, Manitoba, Canada
Hi Cliff & Susan
Thank you for your comments that is how we will keep on improving our service .....The mattresses have been changed so hopefully when you return you will have a peacefull nights rest.
Fuimos en familia de viaje Eramos 7 personas y pasamos una semana divina en esta casa.
Lo que se muestra en la web es exactamente como luce la casa cuando uno llega
La limpieza es impecable y esta todo pensando para que no haga falta nada.
Para nosotros fue lo mejor haber alquilado esta casa porque nos permitía compartir despues de los parques a diferencia de un hotel.
Cuando uno llega hay un libro de manuales que es aconsejable leerlos Nosotros no lo hicimos y nos equivocamos coon la basura pero se soluciono de la mejor manera, por la amabilidad de la adminitradora.
Date of stay: January 2012
Reviewer name: Familia Mandia, Uruguay
Hi folks we really hope you enjoyed your break at our villa ....and hope to hear from you and your friends anytime you decide to visit the sunshine state.
Had a fantastic time at this villa, was very spacious and fully equipped. If going back to Florida in the future we would return to the villa and i would certainly recommend it to family n friends!
Date of stay: September 2011
Reviewer name: kezza19, Falkirk
Perfect Vacation Getaway
Our first visit to Florida and like the previous reviewer we took time to find a villa that suited us and we made the right choice! Bryce (the owner) could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The villa is tastefully decorated and was spotless on our arrival. It is a nice size and it was also nice to all be on the one floor. The villa is in a new estate very close to all amenities and only 15 mins from the parks. Coming back to the villa after a day at the parks was such a welcome respite, so peaceful and private, will definitely recommend to our friends.
Date of stay: May 2011
Reviewer name: Ali, UK
Nothing else to wish for!
Our family of 4 has stayed in this beautiful villa twice now (2010, 2011) and we've already re-upped for a third visit next year! Booking through the owner was hassle-free, even from overseas. The Shires and West Haven community is beautiful, safe, extremely well-maintained and very close to chain restaurants, groceries, shopping, and recreation. Inside and outside the villa appears new, very clean, and nicely decorated. What a joy to have separate bedrooms, kitchen facilities, and our own private pool and hot-tub! All the comforts of home, except better decorated and in FLORIDA! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend, and have to many friends. You just can't take our week!
Date of stay: March 2011
Reviewer name: HodgePodge, Ontario, Canada
Your a star .....remember if you see or think of anything that will improve the villa please let us know.
Bryce , Susie and the Family
We have stayed at this beautiful villa twice over the last two years, and would highly recommend it to anyone. The home is fantastic, with luxury furnishings and everything you need for a wonderful vacation. Correspondence with the owner Bryce was second to none, very accomodating, nothing is too much trouble. The villa is spotlessly clean and in excellent condition, a credit to the owners. The Shires is in an excellent location, very central and close to all the attractions, with some lovely restaurants close by.
Having visited Orlando yearly for the past 16 years, and stayed in many villas in various locations, this is by far the nicest and best! Thank you
Date of stay: December 2010
Reviewer name: Denise & Roy, Durham UK
Denise and Roy thank you so much for your kind words.
This was our first trip to Orlando so we spent some time looking for the right villa, in the right location. we could not have chosen better, the villa is perfectly situated in a quite estate which gives you a chance to chill out and relax after a busy day at the parks. it's only a mile or so from a well stocked Publix supermarket, restaurants and take aways. DisneyWorld is about 15 minutes drive via the I4 which is a short drive away via champions gate. The villa itself is very clean, well equipped and well furnished. the pool is excellent. communications with the owner, Gilles was excellent, any query or question was answered without hesitation. overall the villa played a very big part in a very memorable holiday. highly recommended.
Date of stay: May 2010
Reviewer name: Steve, Kay and Adam, Stoke on Trent
Your words make it all worthwhile hope to hear from you again.
The Gillies Family