About this listing
Summer SPECIAL! Rent our 3 BR 2 BA home with covered carport & screened in lanai. 24 hr security gate patrol. Coded house key lock. Access to all amenities at clubhouse: 3 pools, pier, fitness room, games. Close to Disney! OCTOBER 1st the price goes back to $125 per night
FOR Rent 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home in the gated community of Vista del Lago just minutes from Disney World parks. Located 10 lights down from the entrance to Disney's Magic Kingdom on Hwy 192 in Kissimmee, approx. 3 miles. There is 24 hour security patrol on duty at the gate. A gate pass can be obtained at the Clubhouse inside the community. They are open Monday -Friday until 5pm. If you arrive after hours or on weekends we need to let the patrol gate know you are ok to come and go until the Clubhouse opens. Wal-Mart, Target, Publix, Kroger and more are all located within one mile from the Vista del Lago community.
Hwy 192 is well-known for miles and miles of restaurants and tourist shops as well as golf, helicopter rides and other attractions. Vista del Lago guests enjoy Club Vista inside the community. Club Vista has 2 swimming pools, 2 HOT TUBS, a snack shop, tennis courts, a basketball court, shuffle board and more. Enjoy watching the sunset while sitting on the pier that looks out over beautiful Racoon Lake. There is a boat access ramp also. Vista del Lago is a quiet community with bike and walk ways on either side of the street. The speed limit through the community is set at 20mph with speed bumps throughout. This is a family friendly vacation area as well as very enjoyable for older folks. McDonalds, Subway, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Chinese Buffet, a Pharmacy and more are just outside the front gate within walking distance.
The home has a carport large enough for your vehicle to be parked out of the sun. Steps off the carport lead in the front door to the livingroom or another set of steps leads off the carport onto the screened in Lanai. This is great for coming in from the pool.
There is a sofa sleeper (queensize) available in the livingroom , as well as a bedroom with two twin size beds, a bedroom with a fullsize bed and the Master bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a washer, dryer and dishwasher inside the home for your convenience. A coffee maker, iron/ironingboard, microwave, dishes, linens, cooking pans and utensils are all provided for you. Internet service is provided as wi-fi. A TV is located in the Livingroom as well as the master bedroom and a DVD player in the full size bedroom.
The home is located just a few yards from a third more private swimming pool with tables and a shelter, so you can bring your cooler...as you can see all you need to bring is your swimsuit!!
Please remember that you are renting our own personal private residence so there are items we leave for our pleasure and/or convenience such as movies and books, candles, condiments etc. Some guests have left clothing items. My cleaning lady launders these items and puts them away just in case a guest is in need of something. Please feel free to use these if you need to. This is an older home so of course the carpet isn't going to look NEW but we DO shampoo once a month if needed. The lanai is screened in so in between guests there may be rain or storms so if the indoor/outdoor carpet isn't spotless or something blows over or you have a tiny salamander visitor... Try to understand. I have tried to think of everything possible for you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I pay the utilities which we try to keep around $200 even with the AC which is kept at approx 75 with guests and lower when unoccupied.
I pay the water, utilities, insurance, yard work, cable, wifi as well as the monthly Lot rent. This is why I don't negotiate "special deals".
I am available 24 hours a day to you. My housekeeper, Property Manager and Yard man live in the community just a few minutes away. So, we can take GOOD care of you and your family!!
If you are looking to buy a vacation home ... Ours is For Sale through Four Star Homes. Price $79,500.
Welcome to Vista del Lago!
2 clubhouse swimming pools are within walking distance, bike ride, golf cart, or short drive. There is a 3rd pool near our house. One clubhouse pool is heated (mostly senior citizens use it but it is available for anyone) and it has a seat that lowers into the pool. There are hot tubs at each of these pools. The clubhouse is open Monday-Friday where the fitness center is located and guests need to obtain their gate passes here. A $20 deposit is required for a gate pass. If you leave on a weekend or after hours the clubhouse is closed. In order to obtain your deposit back you need to go during business hours. A $20 car sticker is also available. On Fridays free bread, donuts, pies and other goodies are given away at the Clubhouse from Publix. There is shuffleboard, basketball, volleyball in the sand, playground, snack bar, bike rack, mailboxes and pier access available at the Cluhouse/pool area. The 3rd pool near our house has a shelter, restrooms, shower, eating tables under the shelter so you can bring your cooler for the day. There is also a shelter with tables at one pool at the clubhouse. Restrooms are by the snack bar by what we call the "senior pool" .
Interaction with Guests
I am available 24/7 by cellphone. If there is a problem You may Text, email, or reach me through Airbnb messaging as needed.
60 percent of the homes in this community are snowbirds, folks who are only there a few months out of the year. All the neighbors who are there more often or are permanent residents are so great to look after properties or check up on anything suspicious. I have neighbors who have keys to my home in case I need them to check on something for me since I am in Tennessee. When you walk...others are also walking or sitting on their porches. We stop and talk to so many people who are permanent residents or just visiting. It is a very friendly, family oriented community. We love to come at Christmas time and see the decorated houses.
I see buses all along the 192 highway from Disney on up to our community.
Other Things to Note
This home is also for sale as is with all decor and furniture for $75,900. OBO
NON-Smoking home (owner is a cancer survivor and has a special needs son)
NO PETS please... This requires additional cleaning costs.
Please be respectful of neighbor's bedroom windows and turn OFF the carport light once you are in for the night.
Vista del Lago is a safe family oriented community with 60 percent of residents "snowbirds" because of this please try to be courteous when sitting outside or on the screened in lanai concerning language, loud talking and laughing etc. Especially at night or early morning hours.
If you are coming to drink and party...Vista del Lago is NOT the community for you and we reserve the right to ask you to leave.
If you are a group of girls and/or students who want to have a fun but safe vacation you can rest assured that this community is for you. Residents and guests often walk or ride bikes around the community, there are street side markings for your safety. Golf carts are seen throughout the community going at approx. 20 mph.
I have a Property Manager who lives in the Vista del Lago Community if you have any problems. She is also available to you should you have any questions or need anything. Always call me first!
I am available to you 24 hours a day and will provide you with my number. All of the community numbers are also provided to you on a bulletin board inside the home.
We have tried to provide you with a WORRY FREE vacation!!!
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
It was awesome. The house was clean and neat. It is the same as the pics. The respond time was very fast.
It is worth the money you spend
Christal was a great host. Very responsive to our questions. The house was as it was described and very comfortable. Very quiet area and close to everything we needed. Thanks for the wonderful vacation!
Really good place! The decorations are great. It is the same as the host's description. We really enjoy the trip.
This place were awesome. It was exactly like the pictures on Airbnb website. The house was huge and it was clean. It has washer and dryer inside that was very comfortable. The house was decorated in a tasteful way. The neighborhood was beautiful and quiet and safe. I will definitely recommend this place. I hope to go back there again.
Christal was very responsive and she helped us with any issue immediately.
The house is listed as a short drive (3 miles) to Disney, which was why we chose it. However, be forewarned that it is measured to the gate, not the magic kingdom entrance (it took about 15 -25 minutes with traffic).
Cristal did check in with us to see if everything was okay, which was nice. However, the retrieval and return of the gate key was problematic. We could only pick up/return during the hours of 9-5 pm and we had planned to be at Disney by 9 and stay late. So we had to delay our fun to pick up the pass. That was not the biggest sticking point....it was not disclosed until we were there that we would lose the $20 deposit if we didn't return the key by 5pm on Friday (our check out was Sat morning). We contacted Cristal by text to offer leaving the gate key at the house so subsequent guests would have it easier and not lose $. She refused to refund our money. There needs to be a better system or it needs to be disclosed that you have to return it by 5pm Friday (which is not possible if you plan to see the fireworks at Disney!). Also the house was very dusty, if you have allergies to dust (like my daughter and I and another travel mate, this is not the house for you! Luckily, we had our medication with us. Overall, it was in a safe neighborhood and close to restaurants/Disney but we would not choose to stay here again due to the dust/allergies and gate key issue, especially when there appear to be a lot of other air b & b options available.
I plainly state in my description of my home that the gate passes must be obtained and returned Monday-Friday because the clubhouse is NOT open on weekends. I also state that if the passes are not returned on a weekday that the guest will forfeit their $20 deposit. I do NOT handle any kind of money as I told my guest so I am not in a position to REFUND or RETURN deposits. My home description also states that is is 3 miles from the entrance to Magic Kingdom, it DOES NOT however state that it is a 10 minute drive...anyone who has ever visited Disney World in the Kissimmee area knows that there will be traffic as this is a very busy tourist area and again I state this in my listing description! As for the house being dusty, yes, Florida is a tropical climate and dust does accumulate, so if guests are sensitive to dust, they SHOULD bring their medicine because dust will be ANYWHERE they stay in FLORIDA! My housekeeper lives in the community and she cleans and launders linens after each guest and also goes in prior to guests arrivals and freshens up. This guest left food everywhere in the house...they were very messy and there were pineapple chunks in the beds, under the beds, food under chairs and I had to pay extra to have what looked like pizza sauce stains removed from the cloth dining room chairs. I prefer NOT to rent my home to this guest again. I am an excellent host and did not appreciate this review which was left as a direct result of him not receiving his $20 deposit back for his guest pass.
My family and I had an amazing time while staying at Vista del Lago. The house is great and everything works as described. Also, the whole Vista del Lago community is great, with a lot of beautiful areas to walk and really close to Disney and stores/supermarket. Christal was always available when we he something to ask and offered us a great service overall. I will definitely show this listing to friends and family who might go to Orlando and will consider when traveling there again.
The House is as described. Very clean and well fitted out, instructions for everything, a very relaxing place to come back to after a long Disney day. Surprisingly big which was great for us so the family had loads of space.
The complex is very pleasant, quiet with lakes around and I spoke with a number of the neighbours who were all very friendly.
The communal area was good fun, pool is heated and the kids loved it. My kids are small and noisy, add a swimming pool and the volume goes up. This was not an issue as all the other pool users were very friendly but they were a lot older, I am guessing retirees, and quieter. We only used the pool for an hour at a time and more than this I think our family would have irritated other users, that said there are two pools so either we or they could have swapped! We went for lunch at Breezers, 2 minutes round the corner at Holiday InnVacation club and our kids joined in the kids club there for an hour.
Good location for the Parks.
So generally, all very positive
About the Host, Christal
We bought this home in Kissimmee to retire in. Until that time, we use it for family vacations and would like to share it with you and your family. To rent it or for more information you may contact me through AirBnB. I will answer all inquiries but you must Book it through AirBnB and all payments, deposit, insurance etc. Is handled by them.
The house is approx. 3 miles from Disney World!