Oak Island Harbor Vacation Rentals

Oak Island Harbor Vacation Rentals - A Florida Travel Guide

The Oak Island Harbor Vacation Rentals Guide from Tripelli - A handy insight into the rental homes and villas in Oak Island Harbor, plus the nearby shops, restaurants & golf courses.

Oak Island Harbor, or as the British spell it, Oak Island Harbour, is a vacation rental community built adjoining a conservation area in Kissimmee, Florida. Completed in the mid nineteen nineties, with just over 60 homes, the community is now one of the more established vacation rental communities in the Orlando area. Its location, just off the Highway 192, makes Oak Island Harbor one of the closest vacation rental communities to Orlando's Walt Disney World®, making it a popular choice with vacationers.

What is Oak Island Harbor?

Situated within a conservation area and surrounded by lakes, the ever popular Oak Island Harbor is actually half of the overall Oak Island vacation rental community. The other, newer and larger half of the community is known as Oak Island Cove. The community is well tended with generous grassed public areas including a number of play and picnic spaces which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Homes with views of the conservation area will also have the added benefit of allowing for the sighting of an array of wildlife including armadillos, deer, eagles and exotic birdlife. All of which can be enjoyed without even having to leave the house.

Vacation Rental Homes in Oak Island Harbor

All of the Oak Island Harbor holiday rental villas are detached, single or two storey single family homes with full air conditioning. Although there are a number of differently configured homes on the community, and each of these will offer differing standards of accommodations, the homes are generally well-equipped and spacious and have their own privately screened swimming pool.

The community provides a variety of different sized vacation rental homes ideal for all sizes of families and groups travelling together. Homes range from basic three bedroom properties up to five bedroom luxury homes with between 1,700 and 2,800 sq.ft of indoor living space. These homes are a mixture of both residential and vacation rental homes, with all vacation rental villas coming fully furnished with fully equipped kitchens. Homes in this area of Kissimmee also often have kitchen upgrades which can include upgraded tile, stainless steel appliances and granite tops throughout.

Probably the biggest benefit of renting a home or villa on Oak Island Harbor is its close proximity to Disney World® with the Disney parks being a little over 15 minutes drive from the community.

Oak Island Harbor on Youtube

In order to write our Central Disney Area Destination Guide, we visited each of the communities in the Orlando area and in a lot of cases we also recorded a brief video of the community and uploaded it to Youtube. We did this on our visit to Oak Island Harbor, which you can see by clicking below. These videos are fairly short and are simply intended to give an impression of the community and provide potential guests with more of a feel for the neighborhood.

 
Oak Island Harbor Youtube Video

Getting to the Attractions from Oak Island Harbor

It's probably fair to say that nowhere else on Earth are so many internationally renowned tourist attractions congregated within a single area, and certainly nowhere else in the United States. Florida is the top vacation destination for domestic and international travellers alike. The Sunshine State offers a great variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages, and while in the past, Florida was largely known for its beaches and natural resources, today it's arguably its man-made attractions that bring visitors to Florida in their tens of millions. In terms of the man-made attractions, these predominantly reside in a band running across the middle of the state from Orlando and south down towards Tampa. The beauty of staying in a vacation rental home in Oak Island Harbor is that all of these attractions are all accessible on a day trip from the community. But vacations aren't just about the man-made attractions; you can enjoy the natural resources of Florida too. If you want to take the kids surfing at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic coast, or just feel like chilling at Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, then either of these is doable on a day trip. Both of these beaches are no more than a 90 minute drive away.

The following driving times are approximate, but they give an indication of the convenience of staying in vacation rental home at Oak Island Harbor:

Disney World® Parks - 15+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 20 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 20 Minutes
Legoland - 25 Minutes
Universal Studios - 30 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 40 Minutes
Adventure Island, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Busch Gardens, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 75 Minutes
Cocoa Beach - 70 Minutes
Clearwater Beach - 90 Minutes

Golfing Near Oak Island Harbor

Grown-ups can have a good time in the land of Mickey Mouse too. The Sunshine State offers more golf courses than any golf destination in the world, so it's not too hard to find something that suits your game. There are many different options for style of play, location and budget featuring enough sand, water and sun to satisfy all golfers' needs. So, if you're a golfer, you cannot pass up the opportunity to play one of the best courses in Orlando, Florida. Here are some golf courses near Oak Island Harbor with approximate travel times:

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
Cassleberry Golf Club - 35 Minutes
Hawk's Landing - 20 Minutes

Restaurants and Shops near Oak Island Harbor

With millions of people traveling to Orlando/Kissimmee/davenport/Clermont each year, it's not overly surprising to find that the area around Disney World® and Universal Studios is packed with restaurants and fast food outlets. And the area near Oak Island Harbor is no different. If you drive out from the community you'll soon come across various eateries. But the largest concentration can be found nearby on the US192, particularly around the Rolling Oaks Commons section of the road. Here, you'll find dozens of restaurants and take outs and these include: Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Black Angus Steak Restaurant, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Boston Lobster Feast, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Diromio's Pizza And Grill, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza , Golden Corral, IHOP, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Manny's Original Chophouse, Miller's Ale House, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pollo Tropical, Ponderosa, Red LobsterSizzler, Shoneys, Sweet Tomatoes, Tarantino's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Thai Thani, The Catfish Place, Waffle House and finally Zaxby's. But this list is by no means exhaustive.

If you'd prefer to grab something to take out then there's plenty of choice in that situation as well. This includes Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza, Cordovano Joe's Pizza , Crown Fried Chicken, Domino's Pizza, DQ Grill and Chill, KFC, Long John Silver's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Upper Crust Pizza and Wendy's.

If you're thinking of cooking at the villa, then you'll want to find a supermarket. That's easy; there are three large supermarkets (Walmart, Publix and Target) within a five minute drive of Oak Island Harbor. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up that bottle of wine, or a few beers and the steaks for the poolside BBQ.

If you're looking for something beyond supermarkets then you'll have to drive a little further. Twenty minutes down the I-4 in the Tampa direction, you'll find Posner Park where you'll find an IMAX Movie Theater and a whole range of restaurants and stores including, Books-a-Million, JC Penney, Best Buy, Staples, Target, PetSmart, DICK'S Sporting Goods. But, if you're looking for more upscale shopping then you'll need to head into Orlando. With its upscale malls, shopping outlets and boutiques, Orlando is a shopper's paradise. 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 options within a 30 minute drive, retail therapy is never too far away.

The Oak Island Harbor Weather

When staying in Florida, no matter where you stay, you'll never be far from the ocean, so as a result, the weather across the Sunshine state is partly determined by the ocean. In addition, climatically the state is divided into two. The split occurs at Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state. In areas to the North of the lake, which is where Oak Island Harbor is located, the climate is classified as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.

So, when staying in Oak Island Harbor, you should expect weather ranging from warm and pleasant during the non-summer months, through to extremely hot during the summer months of June to September. The sun shines on most days in Florida and the temperature doesn't usually fall below freezing (0°C / 32F). These facts should give you a clue as to why Disney World® and Universal Studious and the other parks were built in Orlando.

Generally, if you visit the parks outside of the summer months, you should have a dry and comfortable experience. But in summer months, it's going to be very hot and very humid most days, with temperatures in June, July and August reaching into the mid 90s F.

Other Vacation Homes to Consider

Oak Island Harbor is a popular vacation rental community and if you've found a home that you like the look of, then you should send off an inquiry concerning its availability and exact prices. However, why stop there? There are dozens of vacation rental communtities in the Disney area, so it's worth your while checking out a few of the others. The three main areas for vacation rental communities around Disney are Davenport, Clermont and Kissimmee. The communities in Davenport and Clermont are a longer drive from most of the attractions, but they're often priced better than homes on the communities in Kissimmee. So, starting in Davenport, why not check out Calabay Parc and also, if you're into golf, Highlands Reserve . If you're looking to keep costs down, then we'd suggest looking at Crescent Lakes . Looking at vacation rental communities in Kissimmee, you may want to look at vacation rentals in Emerald Island which is close to Disney and Terra Verde, which again is close to the parks.

If you spend a little more, then we'd advise you to take a look at Formosa Gardens, or Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms which are both full resorts and so offer more onsite entertainment.

The quality of all of the vacation rental communities around Kissimmee and Davenport is very good and the general standard of the homes in them can be exceptional. So, we would suggest that before booking any vacation home; determine your requirements including the intended travel dates and the number of people traveling before contacting as many homeowners as needed. This will allow you to determine which vacation rental homes most closely suit your requirements. Whether it be price, availability, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision.

Driving Directions to Oak Island Harbor

Orlando is one of the most visited American cities, popular with both domestic and international travelers, Once nicknamed the City Phenomenal, it's now internationally recognized as the City Beautiful and the Theme Park Capital of the World. Today, all the domestic and most international airlines of any worth fly into Orlando's airports each day. The city is served by two international airports; Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando-Sanford Airport (SFB) which are 30 minutes and one hour's driving time, respectively from Oak Island Harbor.

A large number of flights arrive and depart Orlando International Airport each day, with Sandford far less well served. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to Oak Island Harbor, but we generally advise on this one because of its simplicity. To reach Oak Island Harbor 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 Highway 192 in a westerly direction. Once on Highway 192, drive for 4 miles and then turn left onto Formosa Gardens Boulevard. Oak Island Harbor is approximately 1 mile ahead on the left and is reached after passing the junction with Funie Steed Rd.

Whilst our travel editors make every effort to ensure that the information contained in our Oak Island Harbor Vacation Rentals Destination Guide is accurate and reliable, we take no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of the information displayed. We strongly recommend that any information shown on Tripelli.com is independently verified.

 
 

Vacation Rentals in, or near Oak Island Harbor

Sleeps 8

$100 per night

Oak Island Lakeside Villa

4 Beds2 Baths1855 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1855 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Oak Island Harbor, 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 $100 per night
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Sleeps 6

$126 per night

"LUKE SKYWALKER'S RETREAT!"

2 Beds1 Baths1000 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Legacy Dunes Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $126 per night
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Sleeps 5

$90 per night

The Dream Villa  2 Bed

2 Beds2 Baths1583 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1583 Sq. ft, Sleeps 5
Location:
Indian Ridge Oaks, 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 $90 per night
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Sleeps 6

$75 per night

Windsor Hills - Stay at the Treetops - 2 BR

2 Beds2 Baths1100 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Windsor Hills Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $75 per night
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Sleeps 6

$119 per night

DISNEY WORLD!  "POOL-SIDE PARADISE!" WOW!  Low $'s

2 Beds2 Baths1350 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1350 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Villas At Island Club Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $119 per night
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Sleeps 6

$65 per night

Luxury Windsor Hills 3/2 Condo

3 Beds2 Baths1250 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1250 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Windsor Hills, 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 $65 per night
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Sleeps 8

$65 per night

2 Miles to Disney,1600 sqft 3BR/3BA Townhome

3 Beds2 Baths1600 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Crestwynd Bay Community, 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 $65 per night
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Sleeps 8

$139 per night

DISNEY WORLD!  "Hemingway's Animal Kingdom!" NEW, Low $'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1500 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Grand Palms Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $139 per night
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Sleeps 8

$128 per night

DISNEY WORLD!  "THE MAD HATTER!" New, Low $'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1400 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Villas Of Somerset, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $128 per night
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Sleeps 6

$80 per night

3 Bed Town Home 50ft from Clubhouse with Lake Views

3 Beds2 Baths1286 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1286 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Terra Verde, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking

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from $80 per night
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Sleeps 6

$137 per night

DISNEY WORLD!  "The Force Is With You!"

3 Beds2 Baths1450 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1450 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Villas At Island Club Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $137 per night
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Sleeps 6

$129 per night

DISNEY WORLD!  "Doc's Seven Dwarfs Magical Adventure!"

3 Beds2 Baths1490 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1490 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Villas At Seven Dwarfs, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 8

$139 per night

"WELCOME TO POTTER'S CASTLE!" New, Low $'s!!

3 Beds2 Baths1400 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Villas At Laguna Bay, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $139 per night
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Sleeps 6

$129 per night

"THE ORLANDO EXPERIENCE!" WOW, Low $'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1450 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1450 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Villas At Laguna Bay, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 8

$129 per night

"THE DISNEY WORLD EXPERIENCE!" New, Low $'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1400 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Villas At Laguna Bay, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 6

$110 per night

3 Miles to Disney No Extra Fee Gated & Secure Free WiFi

3 Beds3 Baths1800 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1800 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Windsor Palms, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $110 per night
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Sleeps 6

$129 per night

"MICKEY'S POOL-SIDE GET-AWAY!"  New, Low $'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1400 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Villas At Island Club, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 8

$129 per night

DISNEY WORLD! "THE LION KINGS!" New, Low $$'s!

3 Beds2 Baths1550 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1550 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Villas At Island Club Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $129 per night
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Sleeps 10

$92 per night

Venetian Bay Villa, Great for Families, Near Disney, sleeps 10

4 Beds3 Baths1470 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1470 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Venetian Bay Villages, 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 $92 per night
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Sleeps 8

£70 per night

Seasons Kissimmee Florida

4 Beds3 Baths1935 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1935 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Seasons, 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 £70 per night
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