The Sanctuary at West Haven Vacation Rentals

The Sanctuary at West Haven - A Luxury Vacation Rental Retreat

The Sanctuary at West Haven provides true resort-style living. It is one of six gated developments that make up the West Haven community. Conveniently located for easy access to the theme parks and attractions of Central Florida, restaurants and shopping are all on your doorstep. There are many golf courses nearby, the nearest being just a few minutes drive. What a perfect base for your Disney vacation!

Arriving at The Sanctuary at West Haven

The Sanctuary is the first of six small gated developments you reach in the West Haven community. The lushly landscaped entrance will leave you with a most memorable first impression. It is approached by a quiet avenue of lilac and crepe myrtle trees with their spectacular summer flowers and colorful autumn foliage. With about 100 villas positioned around a central conservation area, this resort offers an ideal setting for spotting Florida nature at its best as the wetland attracts a large variety of birds and wildlife. In the Sanctuary, you feel a real sense of peace and harmony with nature.

Homes in The Sanctuary at West Haven

These impressive high quality homes are set in beautifully landscaped grounds. Some have conservation views and some have lake views. The tree lined sidewalks and brick driveways add elegance to the community. There are 3, 4 and 5 bedroom executive style homes, some with multiple bathroom suites, sleeping up to 12 guests. Some villas have games rooms. Two storey villas have vaulted ceilings in the lounge area, giving the spacious feeling you would expect from a Florida villa. All villas have private screened pools. Resort amenities available to guests include a communal pool, fitness center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, clubhouse, children's playground. There's no end to the fun you can have in this stylish resort.

Reaching the Attractions from The Sanctuary at West Haven

Florida, and in particular, Central Florida is renowned as a world leader in tourism. But the jewel in the Central Florida's crown is the large number of attractions and natural resources it has available to tourists. These are predominantly spread across Orlando and south down to Tampa and are all accessible on a day trip from The Sanctuary at West Haven. But it's not just about the theme parks and attractions; 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 The Sanctuary at West Haven:

Disney World® Parks - 20+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 25 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 205Minutes
Legoland - 30 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 Around The Sanctuary at West Haven

As you would expect from a destination that hangs its hat on family fun, Orlando is overflowing with casual, kid and beginner-friendly places to play golf. A golf experience here can be whatever you need it to be. If you're a beginner looking to sharpen your skills, there's a course for you, and if you're a pro looking to test your talent on a wide range of different and challenging layouts, there are several courses for you. Whatever your skillset is, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere in the world. You might like to try some of the golf courses below which are near The Sanctuary at West Haven:

Reunion - 15 Minutes
Mystic Dunes - 15 Minutes
Providence - 15 Minutes
Stoneybrook West - 25 Minutes
Champions Gate - 10 Minutes
Cypresswood Golf and Country Club - 30 Minutes
Legends Golf and Country Club - 15 Minutes
The Monarch at Royal Highlands - 20 Minutes
Heritage Hills - 20 Minutes
Waldorf Astoria - 25 Minutes

Shops Restaurants around The Sanctuary at West Haven

Head out in the car from The Sanctuary at West Haven in any direction and within five or six minutes you'll have driven past at least twenty restaurants or fast food joints. Therefore, whatever you'd like to eat for dinner, you're likely to find it within a 4 or 5 mile radius of your vacation rental home. Also, it's worth bearing in mind that the area around Disney World® is expanding quickly and so new restaurants are opening every month, but at the time of writing, the best selection of restaurants are to be found on the US192. Here you'll find some of the local eateries include: Bahama Breeze, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Charley's Steak House, Chili's, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza , Golden Corral, Longhorn Steakhouse, Macaroni Grill, Manny's Original Chophouse, Miller's Ale House, Moor, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pollo Tropical, Ponderosa, Red Lobster, Retro Station, Rosies Smokin Hot BBQ, Sakura Asian Fusion, Savion's Place, Sizzler, 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 don't feel like driving too far and just want to pick up something locally, then there's a whole range of fast food restaurants nearby which include Arby's, Burger King, Checkers, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza, Cordovano Joe's Pizza , Crown Fried Chicken, Domino's Pizza, DQ Grill and Chill, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, McDonalds, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Upper Crust Pizza and last, but not least, Wendy's.

If you're looking to cook in the rental home, then you'll need to pick up the food from a supermarket. There are three large supermarkets (Walmart, Publix and Target) within a two or three miles of The Sanctuary at West Haven. So, it won't take long to run out to get that bottle of wine and the shrimp for the barbeque.

If you're looking for something beyond supermarkets then you'll have to drive a little further. Fifteen plus 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 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 Sanctuary at West Haven 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 The Sanctuary at West Haven is located, the climate is classified as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.

So, when staying in The Sanctuary at West Haven, 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.

Alternative Communities to Consider

So, if you find that you like the look of one or more vacation rental homes on The Sanctuary at West Haven, then that's great, but don't restrict yourself just to this one community. We strongly advise you to look around at other communities and resorts too. These can often be found within a short distance of The Sanctuary at West Haven. As you've probably already found, the three main areas for vacation rental communities around Disney are Kissimmee, Davenport and Clermont. The communities in the Davenport area are further away from most of the attractions, but they are often priced better than comparable vacation rental homes in the Kissimmee area. So, in Davenport, if you like a game of golf, then take a look at Highlands Reserve and also Calabay Parc at Tower Lake and also Tuscan Hills which is a fantastic place to stay if you're a golfer. If you're looking to limit the expenditure, then check out Crescent Lakes . When it comes to 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 can be a little more flexible on how much you're looking to spend, then we would suggest checking out both 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 adults and children in your party before contacting as many homeowners as possible. This will allow let you determine which vacation rental homes best closely suit your needs and budget. Whether it be availability dates, price, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision making process.

Driving Directions to The Sanctuary at West Haven

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 The Sanctuary at West Haven. Additional scheduled airline flights also arrive at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) which is a little over an hour's travel time away. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to The Sanctuary at West Haven, but we generally advise on this one. To reach The Sanctuary at West Haven from Orlando International Airport, take FL-417S towards Disney World® and the I4. Stay on the 417 until merging with the I4 and head west towards Tampa. Take exit 58 (CR532) towards Poinciana. Keep right at the fork and go on to Champions gate Boulevard. Then turn right onto Ronald Reagan Parkway and after two miles and just befoire the US27, turn left onto May Fair Boulevard. Turn left after a hundred yards and the communities at West Haven will be ahead.

 
 

Vacation Rental Homes in or near The Sanctuary At West Haven

Sleeps 8

£82 per night

The Oaks

4 Beds3 Baths2000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Sanctuary At West Haven, 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 £82 per night
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Sleeps 6

£89 per night

Sunset Ridge Villa

3 Beds2 Baths1850 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1850 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Sunset Ridge Gated Community, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £89 per night
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Sleeps 6

$120 per night

Sunrise Villa, Fabulous Family Villa close to Disney,Seaworld and Universal one rate all year !

3 Beds2 Baths1650 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1650 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Westridge, 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 $120 per night
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Sleeps 6

$120 per night

3 Bed Executive Home starting at only $120 per night, plus Tax

3 Beds2 Baths1850 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1850 Sq. ft, Sleeps 6
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $120 per night
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Sleeps 8

$117 per night

Welcome to the MAGIC

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Tuscan Ridge, 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 $117 per night
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Sleeps 8

£75 per night

Aylesbury Villa

4 Beds3 Baths1414 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1414 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Aylesbury, 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 £75 per night
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Sleeps 8

$95 per night

home with private pool

4 Beds2 Baths1350 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1350 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Davenport, 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 $95 per night
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Sleeps 8

$140 per night

Tiggers Villa

4 Beds3 Baths1980 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1980 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Highlands Reserve Golf Community, Flor...
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 $140 per night
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Sleeps 8

$140 per night

4 bedroom luxury Villa

4 Beds2 Baths2500 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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Home:
4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Four Corners, 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 $140 per night
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Sleeps 8

£82 per night

The Oaks

4 Beds3 Baths2000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Sanctuary At West Haven, 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 £82 per night
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Sleeps 8

$124 per night

Superb Spacious Luxury Villa, South-facing Solar Heated Pool & Spa/Jacuzzi

4 Beds3 Baths2100 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Countryside At Tuscan Ridge, 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 $124 per night
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Sleeps 8

$155 per night

5 STAR resort villa!  Neverland Villa is the best!

4 Beds3 Baths1583 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1583 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Solana Resort, 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 $155 per night
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Sleeps 8

$130 per night

Beautiful Florida Villa, near Disney

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Loma Vista, Florida
Features:
No Smoking

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from $130 per night
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Sleeps 8

$115 per night

Family Friendly 4 Bed Home just Minutes from Disney

4 Beds3 Baths1600 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Four Corners, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $115 per night
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Sleeps 10

£65 per night

Fantastic 4 bed 3 bath villa with south facing pool on a gated community.

4 Beds3 Baths1600 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Manors At Westidge, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £65 per night
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Sleeps 8

$115 per night

Lakeside villa in peaceful location close to Disney

4 Beds3 Baths2060 Sq. ft

Family Villa

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4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2060 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Ashley Manor, 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 $115 per night
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Sleeps 8

$85 per night

Quinn Villas - Regal Palms Davenport Florida - Sleeps 8

4 Beds3 Baths1500 Sq. ft

Condo

( Owner Manager )

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

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from $85 per night
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Sleeps 8

$82 per night

Tower Lake Vista - unoverlooked pool villa just 15mins from Disney!

4 Beds3 Baths1950 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1950 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Calabay Parc At Tower Lake, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $82 per night
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Sleeps 10

$130 per night

Executive home on Golf Course, Sleeps up to 10, $130 per night + tax

4 Beds3 Baths2400 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Ridgewood Lakes, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $130 per night
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Sleeps 8

$95 per night

The Best Place for the Best Vacation!

4 Beds3 Baths2200 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
Wildflower Ridge, 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 $95 per night
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Sleeps 8

£100 per night

Manor Palms Villa - Great Home on Disney's Doorstep

4 Beds3 Baths2083 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2083 Sq. ft, Sleeps 8
Location:
The Manor At West Haven, 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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