Formosa Gardens Luxury Vacation Rentals
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Formosa Gardens - Luxury Vacation Rentals on Disney World's Doorstep

Formosa Gardens in Kissimmee, Florida is an upmarket community of vacation home rentals which is located within a few minutes drive of Orlando's Disney World® theme park. This executive gated community offers large, attractive and luxurious vacation rental homes offering easy access to some of the facilities that has made Florida a primary holiday destination. For anyone searching for an alternative to a luxury hotel, then look no further than Formosa Gardens Estates.

The Luxury and Convenience of Formosa Gardens Estates

Indulge yourself in the luxury and privacy of Formosa Gardens Estates, arguably the most prestigious community in the Disney Area of Orlando, Florida. Formosa Gardens offers an exclusive development of spacious, executive 4 to 9 bedroom vacation rental homes and villas. Most of the homes sit on oversized lots with large pools, and often situated on one of the two lakes in the community. A lot of the homes offer an internal games room, and in some cases, home cinemas.

Tranquility of the Lakes

The manicured lawns and the tall palm trees which fringe the wide streets add to the spacious feel of this Florida community. Most homes are on quarter acre plots and often have lake views. Tripelli has vacation rental homes in Formosa gardens on Sea Pearl Circle, Spinning Silk Court, Formosa Boulevard, Emperor's Orchid Court, Rising Sun Court and Plum Blossom Court.

Disney World® Fireworks Display

Another advantage of staying in a vacation rental property in Formosa Gardens is that the community is close enough to Disney World® to be able to see the fireworks display which happens each evening at around 9:00pm.

Ideal for Early Risers

This executive community is an ideal vacation base for families wishing to take in the theme parks and shopping malls of Orlando, but at the same time avoid the hustle and bustle of the the hotels situated around the parks. Formosa Gardens is located off Kissimmee's Highway 192 West at Mile Marker 4 - less than 3 miles from the Disney world theme parks. It's also a stone's throw from over a dozen restaurants. So eating at a different restaurant is definitely on the menu, plus you can beat the crowds and get to Disney and even Universal Orlando before the rush each morning.

Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens

Formosa Gardens also has a new winery within a few hundred yards of the community. At the time of writing, Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens is soon to open. The owners of Island Grove describe themselves as being dedicated to celebrating healthy lifestyles, food, drink, community, and culture while setting a constructive example of social, economic, and environmental responsibility. The winery is apparently intended to be a model for future sustainable developments in Formosa Gardens, Central Florida and beyond.

Formosa Gardens and Golf

Golf has long been a Florida staple and well in advance of Walt's talking mouse arriving in Orlando, the area was a haven for golfers. Some courses you can play here, opened there doors before the Great Depression, but are still going strong. At the last count, Orlando had over registered 200 golf courses, around 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments. It's golfer's paradise, with a dozens of stunning courses designed by some of the world's best course designers and most famous golfers. Today, Orlando is able to offer visitors an exclusive golfing experience which simply can't be found anywhere else. Below are a few of the golf courses with their distance from Formosa Gardens, but there are just too many to list them all, so here are a few which come to mind:

Mystic Dunes – 2 Minutes
Highlands Reserve – 15 Minutes
Reunion – 10 Minutes
The Reserve at Orange Lake – 5 Minutes
Champions Gate – 15 Minutes
Tranquilo at Four Seasons – 20 Minutes
Celebration – 10 Minutes
Falcon's Fire – 15 Minutes
Providence – 20 Minutes
Disney's Magnolia – 20 Minutes
Ritz-Carlton Golf Club – 25 Minutes

Restaurants Near Formosa Gardens

Just two miles from Formosa gardens is Rolling Oaks Commons which is located on US Highway 192 (HWY192). This rapidly expanding tourist area offers a good selection of both supermarkets and restaurants.

A large Publix and a Super Target provide good quality supermarket shopping and these stores are surrounded by an ever growing number of restaurants from the fast food offerings of McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy's Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings and Subway to the more mainstream eateries of Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Bonefish Grill, Red Lobster, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday's, Giordano's Italian Restaurant, Millers Ale House, Joe's Crab Shack. The list goes on and on.

Medical Facilities

On a more practical note, when you're staying at one of the luxury vacation homes on Formosa Gardens, you might want access to either a doctor or a pharmacist. There is a walk-in medical center at Formosa Plaza on Highway 192 and Walgreens and Target pharmacies nearby.

Formosa Gardens is also close to a number of other vacation rental communities which include Windsor Hills, Emerald Island Resort, Windsor Palms, Acadia Estates plus many more.

Shopping

Supermarkets
If eating at home is on the menu, then you'll have to find a supermarket nearby. Staying in a vacation rental at Formosa Gardens makes that relatively straightforward as there are four large supermarkets (Winn Dixie, Walmart, Publix and Target) within a short drive of the community. So, when you make a last minute decision to have that BBQ, you'll always be able to pick up the supplies needed.

Other Shopping
If you're looking for something outside of supermarket shopping, then you'll have to drive a little further. A few miles west on the I-4 (towards Tampa), you'll find Posner Park where there's an IMAX theater, plus a selection of restaurants and shops which include: JC Penney, Best Buy, Staples, Target, PetSmart, DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Mall Shopping
If you're looking for more upscale shopping, then you'll want to drive east towards Orlando. With its upscale malls, shopping outlets and boutiques, Orlando offers a range of shopping options. Designer brands and the hottest fashion trends are always in style at The Mall Millennia and The Florida Mall where shoppers will find top department stores offering incomparable service. Orlando's designer outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive, Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue, and the Lake Buena Vista Outlets, feature a wide selection from the world's top designers at incredible savings. With this many shopping opportunities within 30 minutes driving distance, you had better bring a backup credit card.

Driving Directions to Formosa Gardens

With Orlando being the vacation capital of the world, it's the darling of the travel industry and so getting to Orlando is relatively easy. Most major airlines fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO) which is just 30 minutes from Formosa Gardens. Additional scheduled airline flights also arrive at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) which is a little over an hour's travel time away. To reach Formosa Gardens from Orlando International Airport, take FL-417S towards Disney World® and continue until reaching the Celebration Avenue (exit #2). Keep right to take ramp towards US Hwy-192 in a westerly direction. Once on Hwy 192 W, drive for 4 miles and then turn left onto Formosa Gardens Blvd. Formosa Gardens is approximately 1 mile ahead on the left, just after the 4-way stop.

It's also worth mentioning that Highway 192 is Kissimmee's primary tourist road. Also, much to the delight of non-native drivers, the 192 has brightly colored Guide Markers along various sections which make it easier to navigate.

 
 

Vacation Rental Homes on Formosa Gardens

Sleeps 9

$200 per night

Gardenia Villa

4 Beds3 Baths2360 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2360 Sq. ft, Sleeps 9
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking

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from $200 per night
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Sleeps 8

$175 per night

Florida Luxury and Just a Stone's Throw from Disney

4 Beds3 Baths2449 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Management Company )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2449 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking

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from $175 per night
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Sleeps 9

$200 per night

Magnolia Villa, on 1/3 acre with  South-Facing Pool

4 Beds4 Baths2360 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2360 Sq. ft, Sleeps 9
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $200 per night
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Sleeps 12

£145 per night

SIMPLY THE BEST

5 Beds4 Baths3100 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 12
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £145 per night
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Sleeps 14

$321 per night

Camellia Villa

6 Beds5 Baths3400 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 5 Baths, 3400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking

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from $321 per night
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Sleeps 14

$250 per night

Enchanted Disney Villa

6 Beds4 Baths3300 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3300 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $250 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

The Enchanted Retreat

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 16+

£200 per night

Villa Formosa

7 Beds5 Baths3500 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £200 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$430 per night

A Truly First Class 7 Bedroom 5 Bath Villa

7 Beds5 Baths3500 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $430 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

The Magical Escape

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 14

$225 per night

7 Bedroom Pool Villa 4 miles from Disney

7 Beds6 Baths3354 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 3354 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $225 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

Mickey's Oasis

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$850 per night

Atlantis - Formosa Gardens

8 Beds8 Baths8000 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 8 Baths, 8000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking

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from $850 per night
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