About the Property
Welcome to our villa, The Retreat by the Lake. The Retreat is an upscale lakeside rental villa in the Orlando Florida area just minutes from Disney World. We cater to discriminating guests. The Retreat has been completely renovated and refurnished to a high standard rarely found in the Disney vacation home market. Your stay here will be remarkable. Our guests discover that spending afternoons chilling by the pool of The retreat is a perfect counter-point to the crazy times at the theme parks.
The Retreat is a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom single story bungalow with its own private pool overlooking the large lake at Sunset Lakes. The king master bedroom, the living room and dining room offer guests a spectacular south facing view of the lake. Attached to the king master bedroom is a large ensuite bathroom and walk-in cupboard. The queen master bedroom and the two twin bedrooms offer privacy. A well-equipped modern main bathroom is located off the hallway. All the bedrooms are equipped with flat screen TV’s, Blue-Ray players, and charging stations for your devices. We offer you the option of converting one of the twin bedrooms into a Mickey Mouse room for the young or young at heart.
The living room features a 55” smart TV, Comcast cable, blue ray player and a Netflix package. A library of DVD/Blu ray discs is conveniently located near the entertainment center. Also available is a great selection of books for pool side reading. The Retreat has free WIFI throughout the villa for internet access.
The dining room can seat 6 with space for two more at the bar. The fully modernized kitchen features a glass top stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. The freezer includes an icemaker. The kitchen is richly equipped with appliances and utensils.
The pool deck has 2 loungers, 4 chairs and a table with a sun umbrella. There is a second table and four chairs under an exterior ceiling fan in the covered lanai. A propane BBQ is available for your use
The Retreat has a games room complete with a slate pool table, dart board, and Xbox gaming system.
Sunset Lakes is a gated community with an electronic key code access and surveillance system. The Retreat itself has its own electronic key code access system. Your code, which is unique to you and your stay, will be provided to you by email prior to the start of your vacation. If any issues arise our Property Management Company is available to assist you. Two hotel grade safes are available to protect your valuables. All sliding doors at The Retreat are secured by safety locks and door alarms so you can keep track of the little ones. The Retreat backs onto the lake, not someone else's backyard. Visibility from the neighbour’s backyards is restricted by hedges, screens and the lake.
Located in an idyllic setting just minutes away from the major attraction the Retreat has all the amenities that one should expect from a 5-star vacation home. What’s not to love!!!
If the dates you want aren’t available please check out our other family owned home on Homeaway listing number 3562756.
*Pool Heat is included - Mid October to End of April
The villa features tile floors throughout. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and all appliances are modern. All bedrooms feature ceiling fans. The living and dining rooms have also been professionally remodeled and refurnished in a modern contemporary style. The Retreat uses many energy saving technologies including CFL lighting whenever possible. The Retreat has a games room with a pool table and XBOX system. In addition to your own private pool overlooking the lake there is a community pool just steps away from the Retreat where you can entertain larger groups. The Retreat is fully cleaned by our professional staff before and after each guest however guests may request additional cleaning services if desired at a cost of $100 + tax per cleaning. The Retreat has free WiFi internet access throughout. The Retreat is also equipped with an internet radio that allows you to receive international music and news from around the world. Credit Cards via PayPal are accepted
Why Kids Love It
The games room
TY and DVD player in every room
XBox system in games room
Catch and Release Fishing
NearBy Tot Lot
A wide variety of wildlife can be seen on the lake
Nearby Theme parks
The Retreat By The Lake is located on a tree-lined street in the quiet gated community of Sunset Lakes. This location is a true oasis in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Whether you’ve just Mickeyed your way through the Magic Kingdom, flown a Banshee at Animal Kingdom, or spent the day on the links converting that 96 into a 69, you can return through the gates of this well-established community into a peaceful, serene environment where you have your own spacious villa at a fraction of the cost of a 5-star hotel. Sunset Lakes is well populated with wildlife. Ducks, Ibis, Sandhill Cranes, Eagles, and Osprey are common. “Catch and Release” fishing is allowed on the fish stocked lakes. Limited fishing gear is available at The Retreat.
When staying at The Retreat, one can be lulled into believing that you are in the country far away from it all. You wouldn't suspect that you are just minutes away from the theme parks and the stores / restaurants of Kissimmee. Grocery, big box and drug stores are also just minutes away. Everyone who visits The Retreat and Sunset Lakes is impressed by the peaceful tranquility of the neighbourhood and the lake. Other vacation home communities close to the theme parks cannot offer you this combination.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Sorry. This is Orlando. Nothing is within walking distance of anything else, A Car is a must
Favorite Places To Eat
All the major fast food and sit down restaurants are within a 5 minute drive of The Retreat
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 08 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Oct 04 2018 - Dec 22 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 04 2019
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 05 2019
Jan 06 2019 - Jan 12 2019
Jan 13 2019 - Mar 02 2019
Mar 03 2019 - Mar 16 2019
Mar 17 2019 - Mar 23 2019
Mar 24 2019 - Apr 06 2019
Apr 07 2019 - Jun 29 2019
Jun 30 2019 - Sep 07 2019
Tax Rate: 13.5%
Pool heat - $25/nigh Oct 1 thru Mar 1 recommended
Cleaning $100 per visit
Last updated on August 22, 2018
Karen and Mike Billings
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are retired civil servants from Ottawa Canada. We spend our winters at the Retreat By The Lake. When we are not there we enjoy sharing our winter homes with guests. We also manage the rentals for Mike's sister's villa, The Lake House at Sunset Lakes which is only a few doors down from The Retreat By The Lake. We believe in providing villas that we ourselves would be willing to stay in (in fact we do).
Why this property? We decided to look for a vacation property in 2010. We saw about 15 villa's in one day. But as soon as the agent pulled upon the blinds to the sliding doors overlooking the lake - That was it. This place as sunshine, pool, lake, close proximity to Disney. It has everything
Calendar last updated: August 22, 2018
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