About the Property
“Minutes-From-Mickey” is our beautiful townhome, situated in the 5-Star Windsor Palms Resort community less than 4 miles from Walt Disney World in sunny Central Florida, giving quick and easy access to the area’s many theme and water parks, golf courses, restaurants, shopping and other attractions.
With its 3 elegantly furnished bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms, there is also a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious lounge. This fully air conditioned luxury townhome also has its own South facing Patio and Pool in an enclosed Lanai.
Our well-equipped spacious kitchen with modern appliances allows you to prepare either a quick snack or complete family meals. There is also a large walk-in Pantry. The Dining Table comfortably seats 6, plus there are 2 additional chairs at the Breakfast Bar.
In the comfortable Lounge area you can enjoy the 46" HD flat screen TV with Cable, along with Playstation 3 and a DVD/VHS Player. The ceiling fan along with ceramic tiles throughout are additional features for the hot summer days and evenings. The sliding glass doors open out to a private screened-in lanai with South facing Splash Pool where you can really enjoy the warm Florida sun throughout the whole day. The pool area has a removable safety fence adding protection for young infants if required. To the rear of the property is an open grassed area.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in closet, TV and ceiling fan. The en-suite bathroom has a shower cubicle and vanity unit. This bathroom also has a separate entry door from the entrance hall.
Upstairs, the Master Bedroom has a king size bed with its own private bathroom featuring a garden tub and shower combination. Walk-in closet, hair dryer, TV, and ceiling fan are also included.
Across the landing you will find the Disney themed 3rd bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. The twin beds, TV and ceiling fan make a perfect space for the kids to relax. The private bathroom continues the Disney theme and has a bath with shower and vanity unit.
On the landing you will find the laundry area equipped with fully automatic Washer and Dryer available for guests’ use. There is also an iron and ironing board provided.
For our guests’ convenience the home is equipped with a keyless entry door lock with a unique combination assigned prior to arrival. This avoids having the inconvenience of having to collect keys after a long journey to the resort.
Complimentary Wi-Fi and telephone within the USA & Canada is included for those who wish to keep in touch with the outside world. In addition, all bed linen and towels are provided along with a high chair, Pack 'n Play Crib and bed rail. Pool heating is available if required at additional cost.
Additionally, for our guests’ ongoing comfort, our onsite management company is available 24 hours a day for emergency service on our property.
Windsor Palms is a premier resort style gated community located approximately 3.5 miles from the Disney World theme parks. It is located just off Highway 192 in Kissimmee and within easy access of Interstate 4 from Orlando. Windsor Palms Resort has a 24 hour manned security gatehouse. The following are just a few of the resort facilities that are freely available to all our guests.
• 7,500 sq ft Clubhouse and Reception.
• Olympic size heated salt water Clubhouse swimming pool, separate toddler pool and whirlpool/spa.
• Children’s play area and picnic/BBQ area.
• Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
• 58 seat Movie Theater.
• Fitness room and gym.
• Nintendo Wii Suite, Video Arcade and Billiards Room.
• Business facilities including Internet enabled PC’s.
• Bicycle rental.
• Convenience store.
• Shuttle service to area attractions (small charge).
Windsor Palms Resort is located near to the Formosa Gardens area on Highway 192, which has many amenities including restaurants and major supermarkets such as Target and Publix to cater for all your needs.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Jan 01 2019 - Dec 21 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Dec 31 2019
Cleaning Fee: $85
Pool Heat per day: $15
Refundable Sec Deposit: $250
Tax Rate: 13.5%
Last updated on October 31, 2019
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We’re Eric & Jane Frearson and we’d very much like to invite you to enjoy our vacation home.
We have 2 main reasons for having a vacation home in Florida. When our 3 children were young, although we lived in the UK, we took vacations in Orlando. We just loved the experiences and the warm sunny weather – we had the most amazing times. The memories are still very much alive and will never be forgotten. Now that we live in Upstate New York, we want our 3 children - now with their own families - to experience those same great times. And for us… we hope to share some of those times with our now expanding number of grandchildren. What a joy it is to see their faces! We are a “hop, skip & a jump” away from all the main attractions & plenty of other things to do as well. We’ve been fortunate to travel to many places in the world and Florida is still one of our favorites.
The second reason for our Florida home is - although we now live in a beautiful area (the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY) where the summers are very enjoyable, the winters are cold and unforgiving when it comes to snow. We live just south of Lake Ontario and typically an average annual snowfall for us is 120”! Perfect for snow sports but our thoughts turn easily to escaping to Florida’s climate & even fitting in a long weekend is gratifying. Direct flights to Orlando make it very easy for us.
Because of employment commitments, we are unable to spend a lot of time using our home in Florida so we would like to welcome you to come & enjoy it! It seems sad for it to be empty when it can generate so much happiness.
We hope you are able to share our enjoyment of our lovely home in Florida!
Calendar last updated: October 31, 2019
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Minutes From Mickey Website
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation home. The proximity to Disney was a dream. Your house provides so much more than the average vacation rental, with many thoughtful extras... even baking supplies. The house was immaculate, the resort was great fun, with a lot of 'life' around the community pool and children's play area. Also we had to phone the management company during our stay and they responded right away! So that was great. We would definitely stay again.
We had a great time at your townhome. Everything was super cleaned and meticulously maintained. I loved that the beds were made for us considering we arrived at midnight. Plenty of towels and the kitchen had everything we needed. Thank you again, and I would highly recommend anyone to your townhome.
We loved being at Minutes from Mickey! The townhouse was beautiful and had everything we needed and wanted! It was so close to Disney and Orange County Convention Center where my daughter played Volleyball. We loved having the three bedrooms and three bathrooms to get ready each morning! The owners even let us add on another night when we wanted to stay an extra night! I highly recommend this property!
We loved the townhome
We arrived on May 5, 2019 and for the next 10 days we totally felt at home in Jane's lovely, clean townhome. All the amenities were there for us - a fully ready-to live in environment (we just had to add food). There was four of us staying there and the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms were more than we needed. Towels were a-plenty, the screened in pool was a nice touch, and we even had pool towels for visits to the central resort pool which was very clean and nice too. The games room, Tiki bar, theatre were awesome and the staff was so friendly. We really loved it. The home was central to everything we needed - Universal, Golfing, Shopping, Groceries and the airport. The gated area was always staffed so we felt very safe. The grounds around the resort are well kept and maintained. It was quiet and relaxing. There were families with kids and older kids like us. All was good. Jane was a pleasure to deal with, very responsive to our questions, very accommodating and we will definitely stay there again on our next trip to central Florida. We mean this 100%. Highly recommended. Thank you Jane.
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 17, 2019
We stayed here for a week during our kiddos spring break in March. Rightfully named “minutes from Mickey” it was so close to Disney, which was super convenient. Better yet, the house itself was simply perfect for our family. The heated lanai pool was absolutely perfect and by far my favorite part. The fact that it’s walking distance from the larger community pool with basketball and volleyball courts was my husbands favorite. The house was immaculate when we arrived (early) as well. We had the worst weather we’ve experienced in Florida, yet because of this townhome, it was our best vacation here yet!! I also communicated with Jane several times before, during and after our stay and got immediate and friendly responses which is essential when vacationing at someone’s home.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: March 26, 2019
The kids enjoyed the pool and arcade daily. The Disney parks were very close as well as Denny’s and Ponderossa to name a few. The townhouse was very comfortable for our family of 5 with many amenities of home. We enjoyed many great meals that made us feel at home. The security of the gated community was also reassuring when taking our family to an unfamiliar setting. All who we came across were very welcoming. We would not hesitate to book again.
Stayed: December 2018Submitted: December 22, 2018
castle away from the castle
We loved loved loved this castle. It was easy to book,Jane was very helpful with the payments through. PayPal. 1 week before our arrival I received an email with the address and keyless entry code, without. Having to chase this information down she was 10 steps ahead. Then we arrived at the gate the security guard. Was through and very friendly. We pulled into the drive with the kids jumping out of the car in pure excitement. We opened the door and everyone was very happy to see how neat and clean everything was as well as modern and very tastefully decorated. The girls really loved the Mickey bedroom.and bathroom decor. We unpacked and went into the pool perfect. Temperature. We then went to bed for an amazing night sleep on very comfortable beds. Waking up to fix breakfast in a kitchen. That was fully equipped was a added treasure in the castle. Later in our stay we had visited the community pool which was nice and big clean and had friendly staff and guest. All around. We had family from Clearwater. And Tampa. Come to visit for the day and they really felt comfortable. At the castle as well and will be recommending this castle minutes from Mickey. To their friends and family. We had a great time from the time we walked in to the time we left. Our only problem was our vacation had to come to an end, however we are already planning our next trip to this castle.
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 30, 2018
Very comfortable stay!
This home was spotless, had a great location, comfortable beds, lots of pillows and tons of towels. With a washer and dryer we didn’t have to pay a lot for checked bags knowing we could do laundry. The little pool was fun and the extra cost for heat this time of year was well worth it. It was an easy drive to Disney but a bit far for repeated trips to universal studios in heavy traffic. If grocery shopping on your way to the townhouse be sure to remember everything you need like food wrap, laundry soap, dishwasher pods, condiments etc. as housekeeping removes ALL remnants left behind. If you’re driving from the airport be prepared for 3 or 4 tolls on the way. At least one required exact change. Windsor Palms resort is lovely. There are movies every day and we enjoyed the hot tub, basketball hoops and volleyball. The owners answer questions promptly and genuinely care that you have a good holiday!!
Stayed: January 2018Submitted: February 11, 2018