About the Property
At a glance…
• SUPERIOR HOME SLEEPS 10 WITH 5 BEDROOMS/4 BATHROOMS
• OVER 4,400 SQ FT OF INDOOR & COVERED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
• 2 KING SIZE MASTER BEDROOMS WITH EN-SUITE
• HEATED POOL & SPA WITH PRIVATE SOUTH FACING ASPECT & NO REAR NEIGHBOURS
• GAMES ROOM WITH 8FT POOLTABLE, BASKET BALL & FOOSBALL
• 75” TV IN FAMILY ROOM, 4k BLUE RAY PLAYER & DOLBY ATMOS SOUND BAR
• 65” TV IN FIRST MASTER SUITE
• 55” TV IN SECOND MASTER SUITE
• DEN WITH 43” 4K TV, PLAYSTATION & XBOX ONE
• TWIN BEDROOM WITH 55” TV
• TWIN BEDROOM & QUEEN BEDROOM BOTH WITH 32” TVs
• LARGE FAMILY KITCHEN, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES
• SEPARATE FORMAL DINING AREA
• FRIENDLY LOCAL MANAGEMENT TEAM ON HAND
• CLOSE TO THEME PARKS & AWARD-WINNING GOLF COURSES
Large open plan with kitchen overlooking family room with large sectional sofa and two armchairs. 75” TV with cable, 4k Blue Ray DVD Player with Dolby Atmos Sound Bar. Recently refurbished with contemporary glass coffee and side tables. This lovely big room leads through patio door onto the covered lanai and south facing pool.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar which offers seating for 6 together with a family dining table for an additional 4 diners which overlooks the pool. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped to handle all your family food preparation needs and includes stainless steel appliances.
A modern sitting room with comfy sofas for reading your favourite book.
The formal dining area immediately adjacent to the formal lounge has a large rectangular table and seating for 6.
The King Master Bedroom Suite on the 1st floor provides a spacious retreat with large French doors that open onto a full-length private balcony overlooking the pool and stunning south facing views, with no rear neighbours. A perfect place for an early morning coffee ahead of a busy vacation day. This beautifully dressed master includes a wall mounted 65” HD TV providing a private haven away from the family! An expansive en-suite features a large, separate shower and tub bath with his and her twin sinks.
The second King Master bedroom also on the 1st floor offers the same access to the full-length balcony via French doors. Again, a generous sized room also features a closet and wall mounted 55” HD TV for your enjoyment. Another large en-suite with shower and bath completes this room
The shared full-length balcony for both Master suites features wicker rocking chairs with ceiling lights and fans – making an ideal place to sit, relax and watch the world go by.
The third Queen bedroom on the ground floor facing the front of the property benefits from a neighbouring bathroom offering a shower over bath and sink vanity. This room's attractive feature is its private situation away from the main family areas in the house. A closet and 32” TV complete the room.
Bedroom 4, upstairs a twin-bedded room with bright décor, closet and 55” TV suitable for adults, teens or children and hence is done in a neutral décor.
Bedroom 5, upstairs with twin beds overlooking the front gardens has a closet and 32” TV.
Bonus Room - The Den
On the 1st Floor there is a Den equipped with 43” 4k TV, Play Station & Xbox One. There is a Futon, cushions and comfy bean bag. A perfect space to kick back and chill out away from the adults for a few hours
2 family bathrooms and 2 en-suites.
Our wonderful Games room is well-equipped to provide fun for all the family! Why not play a game of pool on the 8ft pool table, enjoy a fast-paced competitive game of foosball or take a shot at the basket-ball game? If all that seems too competitive, simply grab a stool, have a cool beverage, and cheer on the competitors from the side lines.
Our fully screened pool deck and heated swimming pool with raised spa area is truly amazing and we feel sets this Villa out from the crowd. With a totally south facing aspect and no rear neighbours, it offers complete privacy and stunning views through the palm trees that flank the outside. Dine al fresco, enjoy the Florida sunshine or just sit and relax in the shade of the large covered lanai on a balmy evening. This pool deck is an “absolute gem” and we feel is hard to beat anywhere. A child safety fence offers protection for smaller guests.
FREE high speed 128 MB WiFi internet access during your stay.
A travel cot and high chair are available for guests upon request free of charge.
For further peace of mind, the Villa is accessed via a digital PIN controlled Smart Lock. In addition, there is a digital safe for passports, documents etc which guests may make use of free of charge.
Wheelchair Accessible - No
Pets Considered – No
Strictly NO SMOKING home
The Shire at West Haven is the gateway to Central Florida being located just off Hwy 54. Its ideal location makes for easy access to Hwy 27, Hwy 192, I4 and the Theme Parks in addition to many prestigious championship golf courses such as those at Champions Gate, Reunion, Providence and Highlands Reserve being within a 5-10 minute drive! It is a beautiful secure gated community and is considered to be one of the very best locations in the Orlando area. Our guests will also have access to the community clubhouse (100 yards away) offering a range of recreational facilities including a resort-style swimming pool, two tennis courts, beach volley ball, table tennis, a fully equipped gym and lounge area.
Posner Park, a retail outlet located on the intersection between Hwy 27 and I4 at Exit 55, with dining, shopping and entertainment facilities is only 2 miles away. Disney World is just 15 minutes away while Sea World is 25 minutes, Universal Studios 30 minutes and Orlando International Airport only 40 minute drive away - all can be reached via the I4 at Champions Gate. The fabulous beaches of the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic beaches are just an hours’ drive away (all distances and timings are estimated via Google Maps for reference purposes).
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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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 01 2020 - Nov 30 2020
Dec 01 2020 - Dec 17 2020
Dec 18 2020 - Jan 05 2021
Jan 19 2021 - Feb 05 2021
Feb 06 2021 - Mar 05 2021
Optional pool heat p/n: $25
Optional BBQ hire p/w: $70
Sanitization clean: $165
All rates are inclusive of resort fees and taxes
You must be at least 25 years old to book. Minimum stay is 7 nights and discounts may be available for longer stays of 21 nights or more.
For the safety of our guests post Covid19 and as part of the Florida Vacation Managers Association's Safe Home Initiative we now charge a one off fee of $165 per stay to cover deep cleaning sanitization both before and after stays.
We take a $200 per week deposit (non-refundable) to hold your dates, if you are travelling within 8 weeks of the date of booking then the full amount is payable. The balance is due - 8 weeks prior to departure.
Pool heating is available if required at an additional cost of $25/night. IMPORTANT NOTE: In the event of very unusual adverse weather conditions, pool heaters do not operate effectively when the air temperature is below 55 degrees.
BBQ grills are not supplied at the home but can be hired locally from our management company at an additional cost of $70/week (payable locally in the US). If you are considering renting one, please be aware that you may only BBQ outside the screened in pool area as per legal regulations of the State.
Security deposit - $300 refundable security deposit to be paid with final payment 8 weeks prior to departure. Deposit will be refunded after you vacate the villa and following an inspection of the villa by our Management Company. For bookings within 8 weeks of departure, the full amount together with the Security Deposit fee is paid at time of booking.
Please note that West Haven does NOT allow RVs or parking on the road.
Last updated on September 16, 2020
Year Purchased: 2018
About the owner: We are Phill and Nicola from the UK. In 2009, with children then aged 6 and 9, we visited Florida and Disneyworld for the first time and made wonderful memories. Since then we have been lucky enough to vacation there every year visiting the parks, attending local events, volunteering at a local childrens' charity and simply for a month a year living the 'American Dream'.
Following a 3 year search and, having recently retired, and with our children now 16 and 19, we finally found a villa that we all fell in love with. As you will see from the pictures, the pool deck is truly amazing and, in our opinion, is hard to beat anywhere on The Shire.
Reserving our villa is very easy but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask at any time. We understand that choosing the right Villa is a difficult choice and so we are more than happy to answer anything - just fire away. If you do choose to stay with us, we hope you have an awesome holiday in Orlando and make wonderful memories of your own.
Why this property? We finally purchased 'Bella Vista' in Oct 2018 after spending a number of years in search of our ideal Villa. We did so with the intention of living here ourselves for at least three months every year as our children intend to move out here in the longer term. As such we had a long list of fairly demanding requirements. It had to be spacious, well designed with ample bathrooms on a quiet gated community close to the action of Orlando and the theme parks. We also wanted a private pool deck with a true south facing aspect. Well we managed to meet all of our requirements and more. To put it simply we fell in love with the Villa as soon as we walked through the door. We still get that same feeling everytime we visit.
The property is very spacious and can accommodate a party size of ten with ease. The bathroom layout is very family friendly and there is space for everyone.
One feature of the property that we really love is the fact that there are no rear neighbours which allows views to the rear of the property over the conservation area which can be enjoyed from the 40 ft balcony that runs the full length of the rear of the property. It is very peaceful and some regular visitors are a family of Sand Cranes that are wonderful creatures. An added bonus is that we had the space to create an additional gaming room for a 43" TV with games consoles, a perfect place for the younger ones to chill out and relax in their own private space.
Calendar last updated: September 16, 2020
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Thank you again so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Hope you have a lovely Xmas.
Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your home with our family. The whole process from booking to arriving was easy & professional & you were very patient with my endless questions!
The Shires is a lovely gated community, the house exceeds expectation it is huge! The photos are spot on, our family had plenty of private space but also enjoyed the family areas. This was our 13th visit to the area & we have stayed in some lovely homes, as our family is still growing we certainly hope to return and would not hesitate to rebook this beautiful home.
Our family rented this very beautiful home for a week. It had everything we needed and things we didn’t even know we wanted. The gorgeous pool has southern exposure. Located in a lovely, gated community that is close to the supermarket, restaurants, shopping etc.
The owners were such a pleasure to deal with. Correspondence was seamless. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to stay and play at your piece of paradise. We will absolutely be back.
Thanks for the extras (clothes horse, washing up bowl, grater) all delivered very quickly and much appreciated. We appreciated the new TT bats although the pool table proved to be the favourite choice with my son-in-law and grandson (left you a pack of 6 TT balls). The villa was great and very comfortable beds. Our grandson loved the computer room. We are planning to come back for Christmas 2020
We had a fantastic two weeks & your villa was fabulous, I will definitely recommend and we hope to get back out there soon.
We had such a lovely time. Thank you. Your villa is gorgeous and perfect for what we needed. Will definitely be in touch when we visit again.
Had a great time, just a pity you have to come back. Will keep in touch as I’m sure we’ll be back.
The stay in the villa was brilliant so from us both I just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality and attentiveness, it really did help make our trip to Orlando!
We have just got back home to England after a memorable 12 nights that we spent in Phill and Nichola’s beautiful home in West Haven. The house was everything and more than what we expected. The pictures do not do it justice at all. All the furniture is immaculate and so comfortable, and you can see that they take care of the house so well. The neighbourhood was lovely, really quiet and very safe, and also full of wildlife!! The location is good with the shops, restaurants and excellent golf courses at Champions Gate a 5 minute drive away. You can even see the fireworks from Disney (Universal is a good 40 minutes away but that is down to the awful i4 freeway!!).
I couldn’t recommend this wonderful villa anymore and also the owners Phill and Nichola who have been fantastic all the way through and so helpful.
Just to let you know ur villa is stunning. This is the 3rd villa we have stayed in & we have stayed in Emerald Isle & Highland Reserve both were beautiful but this by far is the most superior, thanku soooo much.
We had the most amazing time, thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, our daughter used the Second Master and always sat on the balcony in the rocking chair listening to her music at least twice per day and was so sad to leave her lovely bedroom. She really got so attached to the villa, her room and the beautiful pool. On our first morning, the hot air balloons passed by, such a beautiful welcoming and then on our very last morning which was Memorial Day, there were about 18 balloons in the sky as we looked out of the window, such a wonderful sight and you can imagine we took loads of photos throughout our trip!! This was all very emotional for us!
Re - the pool, we obviously met Dave (Millers Pools) on a few occasions and have to say what a lovely guy he really is and so helpful. He also gave us lots of details of the local area and places to go, so with all the info you kindly gave us in advance, we really felt so much at home! The pool was lovely and warm and beautiful and we were able to swim in it each day. Our daughter used her lilo chair all the time and absolutely loved the outlook from the pool, which was truly beautiful and quiet and so serene. The warm pool really helped her health. As we live in a quiet village, it felt just like home, but with the pool and beautiful sunshine, it was amazing!! Each day, we were visited by a family of 4 Sand Crane birds which would come up to the cage around the pool and they would just stand and look at us for several minutes and then they were on their way digging for insects with their long beaks. We always chatted to them!! We also had a resident rabbit which appeared to live in the front garden area and he would pop around the rear of the villa to see us too! We also loved watching the lizards! We loved all the wild life and the beautiful view from the pool area and were in tears when we left it to return to the airport! We thought that The Shire was such a lovely area and you must be so pleased that you have found such a lovely villa after much searching.
Sorry for sending you such a lengthy email, but just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our visit and stay in Bella Vista and really wish we were still there! Just to let you know that we shall highly recommend Bella Vista should any of our family and friends wish to visit Florida.
Will keep in touch for our next planned visit!
Had a wonderful time really enjoyed the villa and will definitely recommend to family and friends. With regards the villa we really couldn’t fault it, this is our 5th time staying in a villa in Orlando and I can honestly say it was the best equipped, the décor was excellent, the location perfect and the community very quiet and secure.
It was a fantastic break, just wish it could have been longer! Debbie and Tim were fantastic, always very quick to respond, though we tried to avoid as we know it costs you guys money for call outs etc. They are a real asset, as was the pool guy. Overall the house was lovely, A/C was just one of those things. Tim did come out but needed a pro in the end to clean out, he said it was a fairly standard issue and the drainage just gets blocked with debris over time. We tend to pop over to Florida every couple of years and think your property was the nicest we have stayed in. The last 3 or 4 times when in the Orlando area we have stayed somewhere along the 27 normally further north but would definitely like to return depending on number of people.
First off, the communication with the owner was fantastic. Rarely did a message go more than a few hours before a response... not that I needed or required a response so quickly. Our family of 9 was able to comfortably occupy this home without any issues of privacy or space. We had member in their 70s, 40s, 30s and teens. No one was ever cramped or bored. The pictures of the home did not do it true justice as the home is in really wonderful condition. Each room is spacious, and the beds are quite comfortable. There is ample room in each closet with lots of hangers and the dressers are plentiful… you will have plenty of room for all your clothes. Almost every room in the house has a large television for your enjoyment and to relax. We had very little need to watch television as there was a den with a PlayStation 3, and a garage that housed an 8 foot pool table, basketball hotshot, and a foosball table. Much of our time was spent in the stunning large pool and hot tub. Nice and warm too!! The kitchen is very spacious with really great appliances and all the cookware you need to prepare good meals. The cupboards are full! You will not run short of anything! We could not have been more pleased with this home, and there is a very good chance we will come back to this home away from home in the future!
Phill, we arrived yesterday evening after a long day. We are very pleased with your home and are really excited about a nice relaxing vacation here Bob Nice home with a great neighbourhood. The owners were great to deal with. Well-appointed and we really enjoyed our stay. We are looking at next year and are thinking about 4 weeks (Mar/Apr). Please let me know what you think about this. I realize that this is early but we definitely want to come back here next year.
We are strongly considering a return visit next year for 4-5 weeks, so would be interested if your villa is available for the same period of time in 2020. We appreciate all your communication and concern for our happiness during, and after, our stay at your Bella Vista. Thanks much!
We very much enjoyed our 3 week stay in December 2018/January 2019. Lots of good things to say about this property - spacious, well equipped kitchen, nice pool with lots of afternoon sun, and a wonderful upper deck above the pool - great place to get away from the kids for some peace and quiet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have baby equipment?
Yes we provide a travel cot and bedding free of charge along with a highchair. We do not have a stroller as we have found that guests usually prefer to use their own.
Does the pool have a safety fence?
When you arrive the safety fence will already be in situ in order to comply with Floridian law. Guests with younger members in their party may prefer to leave it up. Should you wish to remove it, you simply pull up the poles and role it up. All we would ask is that you ensure that you re-install it prior to your departure.
Do you have a safe at the Villa?
Yes - and you will be supplied with a pin code prior to arrival.
Do you have a smart lock or a key to the front door in a lock box?
Yes we have both. You will be supplied with your unique entry PIN code to access the Smart lock prior to arrival.
Can we pay in pounds sterling?
Yes no problem at all - just contact us.