Oak Island Harbor Formosa Gardens Area
Oak Island lakeside Villa
Our tranquil lakeside home is just over two miles from the entrance to Walt Disney World, just South of Highway 192. The house has four double bedrooms and is fully air-conditioned with ceiling mounted fans in all public areas, a large living area with two seating areas under a vaulted cathedral ceiling, with a master bedroom with a pool view and en suite with jacuzzi bath and double shower. In a lovely lakeside setting the 28ft (gas) heated pool has an adjoining hot tub with covered lanai and a ceiling fan, poolside bathroom and shower.
There are TVs in all rooms, with a 42 inch HD LCD TV and Blu-Ray/DVD and Sony Playstation in the lounge, a Smart TV in the master bedroom and flat screen TVs in all other bedrooms.
Very fast wireless Internet included. A selection of bicycles; a wheelchair; Infants high chairs; a stroller; a full size Pool Table; a football table; an air hockey table and a dartboard are all available in the 'Games Room'.
This was our second visit and the villa is exactly as described. It is in a quiet residential location and all the rooms are beautifully decorated and so well equipped, you are wanting for nothing. There is a supermarket close by if you want to prepare your own meals but we ate at the local eateries. Breakfast at Ponderosa (~5 minutes away) evening meals at TGI Fridays, Sizzlers and Denny’s are all within 10 minutes drive. Most of our time was spent in the theme parks, Walt Disney World is so close. I could get to the Animal Kingdom car parks in 10 minutes from the villa and Magic Kingdom in 20 minutes. When the parks got too busy or the weather changed we would return to the villa where my grand children spent time in the beautiful pool or in the games room, they loved both. James is a pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble. He even allowed us a late check out as our flight back to the UK was not until the evening and there was no one checking into the villa until later in the following week… thank you James. If you’re planning an Orlando vacation I would recommend this villa without hesitation, we love this place and have a lot of happy memories from both of our visits.
Date of stay: May 2018 Reviewer name: Fearn family, Manchester, UK
It's always good to welcome back returning visitors and I am delighted that you enjoyed another great holiday. I hope that it won't be too long before you are able to come back.
Our Oak Island stay
We booked with James who I found most helpful throughout the process, nothing was too much trouble for him and also replied very promptly. Excellent directions to the villa.
The villa was beautiful overlooking the lake and within a few mins of the 192 highway which takes you to Disney/main highway to other attractions and shopping. The villa had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean - also plenty of space for our party of 5 to enjoy. We loved the pool and Jacuzzi after a day out and the beds were very comfy.
Definitely a family friendly villa. We would definitely recommend this villa and would return ourselves in the future.
Date of stay: November 2018 Review name: Jacqueline Mitchell
Thank you so much Jacqueline - I do hope that you will return very soon. I am so glad that you and your family had such a great holiday.
Fantastic holiday home
We stayed in this holiday villa and I can quite honestly say it was the best place we have ever stayed. From making initial contact with James, right through the booking process, up until we arrived, and even during our stay, James was the nicest person you could ever deal with, professional, friendly helpful and very understanding and accommodating.
The villa is beautiful, spotless, roomy and comfortable, the pool was fabulous and was enjoyed by all of us every day. Location too was excellent, just a short drive to the parks but in a lovely, quiet location. I would recommend this villa to anybody considering a self-catering holiday in this area. Many thanks to James.
Review date: October 2018 Reviewer name: Corina Bolger, Ireland
Thank you very much for this excellent review Corina. It was a pleasure to deal with you and I am delighted that your family had a wonderful holiday.
This was our second visit and the villa is exactly as described. It is in a quiet residential location and all the rooms are beautifully decorated and so well equipped, you are wanting for nothing.
There is a supermarket close by if you want to prepare your own meals but we ate at the local eateries. Breakfast at Ponderosa (~5 minutes away) evening meals at TGI Fridays, Sizzlers and Denny’s are all within 10 minutes drive.
Most of our time was spent in the theme parks, Walt Disney World is so close. I could get to the Animal Kingdom car parks in 10 minutes from the villa and Magic Kingdom in 20 minutes. When the parks got too busy or the weather changed we would return to the villa where my grand children spent time in the beautiful pool or in the games room, they loved both.
James is a pleasure to deal with, nothing is too much trouble. He even allowed us a late check out as our flight back to the UK was not until the evening and there was no one checking into the villa until later in the following week… thank you James.
If you’re planning an Orlando vacation I would recommend this villa without hesitation, we love this place and have a lot of happy memories from both of our visits.
Date of stay: May 2018 Reviewer name: Fearn family, Manchester, UK
It's always a pleasure to welcome back returning visitors and I am delighted that you enjoyed another great holiday. I hope that it won't be too long before you are able to come back once again.
We returned home from this beautiful villa last month. The villa was lovely and clean in a fantastic location and easy to find.
It was home away from home and was very well equipped. James and his wife were on hand from booking right through to returning home to answer any queries and nothing was too much trouble.
I would most definitely recommend this villa for two main reasons: firstly because it was very homely and secondly for the lovely personal touches that made it such a comfortable stress free holiday. We are already talking about returning in the future. Thank you so much for letting us stay.
Date of stay: October/November 2017 Reviewer name: Phil Holland and family
Thank you for a wonderful review. As soon as you are ready to return, please let me know - you would be especially welcome!
We have just returned from a 19 night stay at this villa, and we honestly can't thank James enough for letting us stay at this fabulous villa.
We have stayed in other villas before but this is by far the best villa we have stayed in. The pool has a beautiful view over looking a lake, so peaceful and quiet yet so close to Disney. It was spotlessly clean with beautiful decor. The garage had been turned into a games room which was great for the kids.
Once again thank you James for letting us stay here and for being so prompt in dealing with any queries we had, we definitely want stay here on our next visit to Orlando.
Date of stay: July 2017 Reviewer name: Claire Small and family
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in 2019.
Sunrise over the lake
Location, location, Location!!
This beautiful luxury villa couldn't be better placed for the restaurants and shops on HW192 and genuinely minutes away from Disney! Yet situated on a tranquil lake with stunning sunrises/sunsets.
James. the owner. was a great help from the initial booking with advice and tips and an info sheet with all phone numbers and directions you need making this a very pleasant and professional booking.
Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could need and more!
The gorgeous pool and Jacuzzi was an ideal place to watch the sunsets (and fireworks) can't wait to return
Date of stay: April 2017 Reviewer name: Mike and Sarah Hilton
Thank you so much Mike and Sarah. See you both again very soon, I hope..
New Year Break in the sun
We spent 10 days at the villa over the New Year period. The villa is in a fantastic location, close to all Disney Parks, shops, restaurants and golf courses. James the owner is excellent and always replies quickly to any questions. The villa is well furnished and plenty big enough for a family of 4 or more. The pool overlooks a lake and is very relaxing to sit by.
There is excellent Wi-Fi in the villa. The games room in the garage is a nice facility.
Overall we had a great stay and would definitely book again.
Date of stay: January 2017 Reviewer name: Andrew Harvey
Thank you for the nice review Andrew and Sarah - I am delighted that you had a great stay at our Villa and hope you will return before long.
Fantastic vacation all round.
We have been going to Orlando for 14 years, always in villas, always have pool heating, what ever time of year, this is only the second pool we have found that does not take your breath away when you get in.
Timed the journey to the Disney arch on World Drive, at 3pm, took 8 minutes, never been closer. Hope to book again in the future. Would recommend
Date of stay: August 2016 Reviewer name: Colin Campbell
Thank you Colin - I hope to welcome you back very soon.
You wont get anything better than this!!
We can't thank James enough for letting us stay here - we had to abandon our first trip 24 hours before arrival 2 years ago & we had amazing help from the owners regarding this. So we re-booked & can honestly say it was an amazing villa!
We've stayed in 4 other villas in the past 8 years & nothing comes close to this, it has everything you need for a holiday in Orlando. The location was spot on 4 minutes in the car from the villa to Animal Kingdom. 25 minutes to Universal Studios. 1 hour to Tampa. It was easy to find & close to the shops, the malls & all the parks. It was spotless on arrival with an amazing view over the lake by the pool. We could see fireworks from the pool to around 10pm every night.
All the rooms are spacious with great air-conditioning through out the home. Its equipped with everything a family would need for a holiday, its the small touches that's in this home that make it better than others we've stayed in. Brilliant WIFI which is always welcome, the kitchen was equipped more than we have back home. Thank you soo much we had a wonderful holiday at your beautiful villa fingers crossed we will be back next year as we wont want to stay anywhere else. The owners are an absolute pleasure to deal with. Book it as you wont regret it ;)
Date of stay: June 2016 Reviewer name: Alison & Nick Jones, North Wales
Thank you so much Alison and Nick. It was a pleasure having you stay at our Villa and we hope to see you again very soon.
We have stayed in this property before and again we were not disappointed. We were dealt with by James who was very professional and helpful and made you feel really welcome at his home. The villa was very clean and well maintained before our arrival so we felt very relaxed as soon as we got there. The games room was fantastic! The best pool table we have ever used within a villa, it makes such a difference to be able to play a game of pool without all the balls running around the place!! The outside area was a pleasure with lots of shade if needed but also plenty of sunshine too and the pool was fantastic as it was heated and it was a pleasure to use. We had a great view of the lake and the fireworks on a night, an amazing sight to see! We also saw some great wildlife and even met the local raccoon! All in all a fantastic place and I would highly recommend. We will be definitely be returning to this villa.
Date of stay: April 2016 Reviewer name: Lockwood Family, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Thank you so much for the generous review Brenda. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017!
The Villa is in an ideal spot for all attractions or just for you to chill in, with a lovely view overlooking the lake. Restaurants and a Publix are no more than a 5 minute drive away. The Villa has everything you need for a stay. Would definitely booked the Villa again as the owners are a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for everything James .
Date of stay: February 2016 Reviewer name: Southworth Family, Warrington
Thanks for the great review Lisa. I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay.
The perfect home
Spent 2 weeks in this home From first contact with James everything was carried out promptly and with ease The home is exactly as shown only better more spcious and with loads of little touches that made our stay a joy My favourite part was the feeling of total privacy and i cant not mention the view from the deck over the lake it is truly stunning especially as the sun rises The pool snd spa were a god send and lovely to soak away the aches of busy park visits The home is minutes from disney parks and its proximity to formosa village was great for a meal out only a 15 min easy stroll A big thank you to James and Angela and we will be in touch in 2017 be sure of it
Date of stay: October 2015 Reviewer name: O'Connor Family , Glasgow Scotland
Thank you Tom, and we look foward to seeing you again very soon!
Excellent Family Holiday Home
A lovely spacious holiday home that felt as much a family home as a holiday rental. The living area is huge and open plan - plenty big enough to fit a large family. The master bedroom is also very big with a good-sized en suite. The pool provided us with hours of fun and there are plenty of amenities within very easy reach. Would recommend without hesitation.
Date of stay: March 2015 Reviewer name: sjeb, Indiana
Thank you for the excellent review
Rented this villa in mar 2014. Great location and great villa Lovely views from pool area. Easy to book good communication with owners made it simple. Will use again and fully recommend.
Date of stay: March 2014 Reviewer name: Nick, Northants. uk
Many thanks, Nick.
We, group of four adults, recently (Sept/Oct 2013) stayed in this villa. From opening the front door we were impressed. The villa had lovely furnishings and artwork and everything in the kitchen you would need. Very good location and relaxing view over the lake. We would definitely stay again. We arrived after a cruise and it was a lovely end to our stay in Orlando
Date of stay: September 2013 Reviewer name: Hunt group, Darlington, Co Durham
Glad you enjoyed your stay and please Formosa again.
Excellent Villa and Location
As a family of 4 we have stayed at this villa on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The owners are very helpful and ensure that you have all the details prior to your arrival. On arrival the villa and pool area is spotlessly clean and very welcoming. The lake view is fantastic with lots of wildlife. The villa is well maintained and has everything you could possibly need for a great vacation.
Date of stay: November 2012 Reviewer name: Julie B, Kent England
Thanks Julie, most kind!
This beautiful villa is like our 2 nd home. We get away from our coldest months to spend time in a lovely lakeside area. Our children and grandkids enjoy the large home, spacious dining area, the pool and the many birds that visit every day. We are also so close to Disney, Fun Spot amusement park, Orlando and many shopping outlets. We are planning our 4th stay in 2013.
Date of stay: January 2012 Reviewer name: Auclair family, Chambly, Québec, Canada
Thank you Diane and Marcel. It's great having you wanting to stay once again in 2013. Really looking forward to seeing your latest paintings when we next visit later this year!!
1 week shopping 1 week on coast
this is our 3rd vist to this beautiful villa in 2 years and as previous reviewer says just book it , sadly think were orlando,d out but when my niece,s sons a bit bigger in 2 years would have no hesitation in treating them to a villa experience of this quality ,once again overall presentation cleanliness owner to customer communication excellent thank you we have never met but will never forget you
Date of stay: November 2011 Reviewer name: john liz rhonda, wolverhampton
Maybe we will meet sometime John & Liz, after all, only missed you by 10 days this time! Glad you had a good time and thank you once again!!
Just book it!!
If you are thinking about it, don't, just book it!! When we arrived the villa was spotlessly clean, the side lights were on, which was very welcoming. We have stayed around this area before and know the location is perfect. You are so near to everything, but far enough to chill out in the peace and quiet. This is not like a rental home, it has all the little touches of someone who lives here, so it has such a nice feel to it. The view of the lake from the pool is just beautiful. The fishing was lovely, the pool was wonderful, we even did some bike riding, the villa could not have been better. The late check out, because no one was going in that day, was fantastic! it just finished the holiday off. There was no extra charge for the late check out, which some do! Don't delay! book today! with confidence you will have a great stay.
Date of stay: September 2011 Reviewer name: Kim, Hertfordshire, England.
Thank you Kim and Bill. Would be delighted should you decide to come and stay again!
We'll Be Back!!! (Add appropriate Austrian accent)
What a fabulous place to spend our holiday, we are familiar with both the area and location but were pleasantly surprised with your villa. Light and spacious but with lots of extra personal touches that made it feel more homely not quite so much a holiday rental. When we arrived the villa had been beautifully prepared and obviously very well cleaned. As the pool overlooks the lake and has trees around it you feel secluded and private enough to wander round in your swimsuit all day! This villa is in a great location, far enough from the main road but close enough to all the facilities on Highway 192 so you don't have to travel far to eat or shop. Disney is very close especially if you use the secret back route along Sherberth Road. We were sent friendly emails with advice and tips before we went and even called us to make sure everything was ok during our stay. Thank you, you are so lucky to have such a beautiful villa, we really enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate in recommending your home to anybody. Mick & Sue.
Date of stay: May 2011 Reviewer name: Mick & Sue, Nuneaton, England
Mick and Sue - So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll be our guests again before too long!
Winter sun and shopping
After visiting in April we wanted some winter sun and bargains well we got 3 with the villa as well , nice changes to some furnishings since april and painted outside heard from neighbour - the Owner is constantly on go to make sure accomodation is impeccable for his guests, as already stated villa is within easy short drive to theme parks ,and a 15 min walk to eateries a must try is golden coral, thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful villa
Date of stay: November 2010 Reviewer name: john liz rhonda, wolverhampton
Thanks John. Hope you'll come again next year!!
Fantastic Holiday Home
The house was excellent very spacious with everything you need for your stay. The rooms were very comfortable and clean throughout very well maintained. Location is brilliant, we have been to orlando a few times in the past and this is the best house and location we have stayed. The owner has been so helpful, and very kindly posted us the items we left behind !!!!! Jayne, Mark & Family
Date of stay: October 2010 Reviewer name: ja, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thank you for looking after our home and so pleased you enjoyed it's location Jayne.
Second stay at this property within the last 2 years and the standard is higher again,The house itself is very spacious and has lots of high quality fittings,the pool and lania area is just great,backing onto a lake with breath taking views its the best way to relax after a hard day at the parks. Located quite close are numerous restaurants,shops etc, I must recommend The Red Lobster and Applebees and Tropical Rain Forest at Downtown Disney for dining, they were excellent. People say that going to Orlando is not relaxing,it is when you are staying in property like thisand we have been many times. We thank you again!!the house is just magic!! and oneday we may have one like this. We shall return. Arrival 30th June to 14th July 2010
Date of stay: June 2010 Reviewer name: Chris/Rhian Godwin, Barry South Wales
Thank you so much Chris and Rhian. So glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully, we'll be able to welcome you back again in the future
Spring in florida
this is not home from home this is a luxury home from home an exceptional well equipped and furnished house plenty of room for 8 people ,with view over lake, easy short drive to all parks, from lazy mornings by pool then visiting parks in afternoon or early start and relaxing evening with bbq and chilled wine,even bbq supplied,well equipped games room not used fishing my thing - the Owner even supplies all the tackle would we use again yes we going in november thank you for allowing us to use your house
Date of stay: April 2010 Reviewer name: john liz rhonda, wolverhampton
Thank you John for your kind words!
A little bit of magic in the sunshine state.
Nothing but praise for the owners. Beautiful well appointed home close to all amenities and disney. The house had everything you could think of to enjoy your holiday that little bit more.Nice and quiet area to stay.Would we go back and reccommend this villa to people,you bet we would so much so we are going for christmas and new year this year.
Date of stay: January 2010 Reviewer name: Delboy the kopite, liverpool,uk
Thank you Ian. Let's hope the weather is kinder to you this time around than it was over Christmas 2009!
Fantastic base for a fantastic holiday!
We stayed in this Villa in August 2009. It was the perfect location in Florida, we were only 10 minutes away from most of the parks and attractions but it is in a great residential area so on the days that you want to chill it is great for that to. The fishing in the Lake the Villa is on was great and all the equipment comes included free at the Villa. The Owners also rang while we were staying to make sure everything was ok and to see if there was anything they could do which was a nice touch. It is close to lots of great restaurants and also it is really close to a lot of the Oulet Centres for people who want to go shopping. Cant recommend this Villa highly enough!!
Date of stay: August 2009 Reviewer name: Mark Sleaford, Boston