Luxury Villa Nr.Disney,WiFi, Game Rm,Lakeview, Spa

FREE use of cot, high chair & strollerGas grill BBQ (4 burner)Sandy Ridge Play Area
“ Excellent ”
26 Reviews
573 Scrub Jay Way, Orlando, FL 33896


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Villa
Per week: $825 - $1,075
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Orlando vacation villa rental
Peaceful Southfacing by Lake & Woods,
NO Rear Neighbors,Excellent Reviews,
FREE Internet Access
Game Room: Pooltable,AirHockey,PingPong,Foosball
10 MINS.DISNEY along quiet roads
FREE FiOS HiSpeed Wireless Internet Access: secured
FREE phone calls across USA & Canada
FREE use of Mickey Mouse Stroller, Crib & Highchair
FREE use of Gas Grill BBQ (new May 2013)
FREE use of Washer and Dryer
FREE use of Coded Safe
CODED front door lock (NO keys needed)

*click below External Link (end of page) to go to our 'site' with Guests' Photos, Reviews and more photos.

* IDEAL LOCATION: 10 minutes along quiet roads to Disney
* Easy access to I-4 & all other Theme Parks, Malls, WalMart and more
* Child friendly, all rooms on one level, 2 lounges
* 2 master bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom
* Disney twin bedroom
* Dolphin twin bedroom
* Third full Pool Bathroom
* Lounge has 42" Flatscreen TV
* Teenage 'chill out' room with TV, & PS2
* Play Station 2
* Fully Licensed by State of Florida
* Easy Check in by coded front door lock
* Close to CHAMPIONS GATE GOLF, Banks, Restaurants,Gas & shops
* Fitness Center, Publix supermarket, CVS Pharmacy & MinuteClinic nearby

* We're just so well-placed at Sandy Ridge, everything within easy reach!

GREAT Location ... GREAT Reviews ... Returning Guests ... !! =============================================

Extrac ts from Guest Emails:-

"We had a great vacation at your excellent villa. Peaceful and private but very close to all the attractions. Especially using some of your excellent shortcuts which meant missing the I-4 most days. All together your pre trip information and tips, and lovely home made for our best break in Florida ever!" the O'Neill family, Scotland

*** There are more extracts from our Guests' emails below, taken from the last 3 years. For Guest comments in full, also lots more Photos, Location details and more, please select link at foot of page to go to our personal site.

*** See Guests enjoying themselves in our pool click on our site below.

*** Just 10 minutes from Disney (the quiet back way!) and yet tucked away in a tranquil place by lake & conservation: idyllic!
Area Information
Backing onto a peaceful lake bordered by woodland, our luxury vacation rental villa, Lakeside-Orlando, has all you need for an unforgettable vacation: one of the best holiday villas you will find!

Our villa is 10 minutes from Disney (easy drive down quiet roads), with Sea World, Universal Studios and International Drive a further 10 minutes.

We are just 5 minutes from Champions Gate Golf Course (designed by Greg Norman). Many other superb golf courses are located in the Disney vacation region, including those at Falcons Fire, Mystic Dunes, Celebration & Southern Dunes.

Nearby there are 2 Publix Supermarkets, cash ATMs, Shops, CVS Pharmacy, Gas Stations, Chinese and English restaurants, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and more.

Also 5 minutes drive from the I-4 freeway, with Cocoa Beach (Atlantic coast) & St Petes Beach (Gulf Coast) just an hour. Another half hour takes you to the world-famous white sandy beach of Siesta Key. Makes a great day out!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 22 2015 May 02 2015 - - $1,075 - 1 Week
May 03 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - $975 - 1 Week
Nov 01 2015 Dec 13 2015 - - $875 - 1 Week
Dec 14 2015 Jan 04 2016 - - $1,075 - 1 Week
Dec 14 2015 Jan 04 2016 - - $1,075 - 1 Week
Jan 05 2016 Jan 31 2016 - - $825 - 1 Week
Feb 01 2016 Feb 28 2016 - - $875 - 1 Week
Mar 01 2016 Mar 21 2016 - - $975 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: Reservation Deposit $300 per week booked. Accidental Damage Waiver Insurance $45 per booking. No Security deposit needed. Please view our site: 'Lakeside-Orlando' for more details on our Terms and Conditions. Ours is a *Non-Smoking Villa. * No Pets, sorry due to allergies.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pool & Spa heat: $175 per week (Spa Heat alone: $90 per week). NO cleaning charge for bookings of 7 days or more - providing villa left in satisfactory condition on departure. There may be a small fee, towards the cost of processing, for payment by card or Paypal.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • Lakefront
  • Ping Pong Table
  • View (Lake)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Pool Table
  • View (Water)
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (6 miles)
  • Zoo
    (6 miles)
  • Lake
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (6 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Playground
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Pool
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (6 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (15 miles)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (6 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (6 miles)
  • Water Park
    (6 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (15 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Watch the early morning sun rise behind the lake and the mist slowly lifting; see the wildlife stroll past the pool cage and watch the birds catch the fish in the lake. In the evening sit and relax as you watch the sun setting behind the trees. Being a south-facing pool, private and floodlit, any time is the right time for a swim and to enjoy the pool area; sheltered lanai for shade, and Gas BBQ for al fresco meals.

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Orlando, Florida

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Arles, Bouches du Rhône, France

peace and quiet with every convenience

August 22, 2014

After having stayed in a hotel in Miami, Key West and Sanibel Island that I recommend particularly, we spent a great stay in Orlando in this district of Sandy Ridge. Nothing is missing in this villa, everything has been thought so that we live a restful in a safe setting and soothing stay. Owners have even pushed the attention to make available both for small and large everything necessary so that you spend beautiful days on the sand of the Space Coast (a Council: not to be missed near Cape Kennedy playalinda!). The villa is close to commerce and lies 20 minutes from Disney world and a half hour of Universal Studio, which is appreciable after long but nevertheless extraordinary days in the Parks. The swimming pool with its jacuzzi that overlooks a small body of water is so incredibly relaxing. No worries, if necessary, service agency is at your disposal and the owners are available and you respond immediately. Thanks again to participate in the success of our dream of Florida! Merci beaucoup

Anna Solis-Frank Solis

Anna Solis-Frank Solis


disney vacation

March 18, 2014

The house was beautiful it's just I did like that there some things were broken in the house and the carpet was pretty bad and the fact that we could not get in there till 4pm and we had to be out by 10am I know I agreed but I just felt it was fair but the house was really beautiful and I would go again thank you.

Sharon Sjaaheim

Sharon Sjaaheim

Minnesota--St Michael, Howard Lake & St Cloud USA

Great Family Vacation

March 10, 2014

Our son and daughter and 3 granddaughters came down to spend a few days at DisneyWorld the end of February/first of March. We visited Theme Parks, did shopping, went to the Ocean for a day and just enjoyed the whole experience. The Villa was perfect for our group. The granddaughters--age 11,9 and 6 especially enjoyed the pool, even if the weather was not the warmest some days. The house is so well decorated, designed, and anything you would need is in the kitchen to make meals, which is what we did the majority of the time. We would recommend this rental to any group wanting to visit the Disney World Parks. The location is so convenient to everything we chose to visit and also was easy to get to and from the airport. Actually, the villa could be your vacation and skip the Parks!

Harry Klapaska

Harry Klapaska


Great experience.

January 30, 2014

We stayed at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek resort in January. Our room was amazing and we were very pleased with the wide variety of activities that were available at this resort despite the cooler temperatures. . The staff was friendly and the resort was very well kept. This was our first experience renting a condo so I was not sure what to expect. I was very impressed with my entire experience. I would book again.

Per Arne Graabraek

Owner's reply:

This Review came from a guest who did not stay at Our Villa

Kathy Neumiller

Kathy Neumiller


Nice Home!

September 7, 2013

Our stay was 5 days and this home was very comfortable. Very comfortable, WiFi worked great. enjoyed the pool, spa and game room, pool table is 6 foot but fun was still there! Loved having the grill! travel to Orlando several times a year and will stay here again!

Lori Balzer

Lori Balzer

Regina, Sk. CANADA

great accomodation

January 10, 2013

This was an excellent rental property for our stay in Orlando. Comfortably slept 8. Lots of room throughout. Pool was a big hit - complete with a heated spa pool. Great location - 10 minutes from Disney. 25 minutes to Sea World. Easy access to I-4 interstate. Home owners had excellent communication with us -- provided great tips, directions and instruction to help us find out way around. Would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.

Luis Marquez

Luis Marquez

Converse, tx usa

Pleasant vacation

July 22, 2012

This was a very welcoming home. My family really enjoyed staying. We felt safe and comfortable. I would book this again if avaliable.

Hope Yuschak

Hope Yuschak

New Jersey

Definition of Vacation

April 29, 2012

Our family stayed in FL for 8 days. The best were the 3 we spent away from the parks. The heated pool, jacuzzi, bbq, view of lake were exactly what we needed. The house brought us together in a way the parks never could. Next time we plan on staying longer (same amount of park days--more days at the rental house).

Liliane Brunetti

Liliane Brunetti

Montreal, QC

A great family vacation

March 12, 2012

We headed to Orlando with friends (4 adults, 4 children) and had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. Our biggest problem was getting the kids out of the pool - they were even asking to come back from Disney to go swimming! We were only 15 min. drive to all the parks, but far enough to go back and fully relax at night. I would definitely recommend this property!

Jean Schilling

Jean Schilling

Iowa, US

Our Florida Home away from Home!

January 31, 2012

We stayed at this villa for 9 days with 2 kids and 2 grandparents. By day 4, I caught myself referring to it as "Home!" Quiet, safe neighborhood for walks. This is not a gated community but we felt very safe walking out on the street. There is an association security patrol and they waved back everytime. Everything is very clean and well organized. Pool was impeccably clean. The pool blanket was not inconvenient at all and kept the water very warm for January. Linens and towels are super well stocked and beds are very comfortable. Every kitchen tool I needed was easy to find and in great condition. Plenty of pots, pans and dishes. Great floorplan too. Wifi worked wonderfully and fast for our laptop and iPad. Owners communicated very well as to directions, local stores and services as well as tips to make the villa function easily. Directions are detailed and straightforward so that I found the house at 1am! They recommended printing the directions and tips and that was a great help even though we use iphone, ipad and laptop. (Their shortcut home from Disney only had 3 stoplights, avoided interstates and took 15 minutes!) Location is great with Kennedy Space Center about an hour away. We also had business at Orange County Convention Center and it was about a 20 minute jaunt up I-4. We also discovered Lake Louisa State Park to the west of I4 and the Showcase of Citrus just 3 miles south of Lake Louisa where you can pick your own oranges! If you go south to Lake Wales, check out Bok Tower Gardens. We knew what to expect and were not disappointed at all! The maintainance service was very responsive also. We had one issue and it was resolved within 24 hours with a great attitude and great service. This was our first experience renting a vacation home and we definitely will again. In fact, we'll be returning next year!

Thomas Trabosci

Thomas Trabosci

Pennsylvania, USA

Beautiful Villa - first class!!

July 8, 2011

Thank you, John & Barbara, for providing us with an extremely pleasant place to stay during our Orlando vacation. The villa was incredibly clean, neat, and in close proximity to ALL the attractions we planned on seeing. I was also very impressed with the care you took in providing us with all/any information we might find useful during our trip. Having the pool right outside our patio only made the trip that much more perfect. The kids loved the ocean themed bedroom, and of course, the game room was a huge hit as well. I highly recommend any one planning to visit Orlando, to contact John and Barbara first. You will not be sorry!!

Margaret Adamkiewicz Epperson

Margaret Adamkiewicz Epperson

Chicago, IL USA

R&R and Disney...Is that possible?

April 22, 2011

Rest and relaxation are not the first two words that come to your mind when you think of Orlando and Disneyworld...but staying at Lakeview made it possible! Instead of a cramped hotel room and community pool...we sprawled out in 4 bedrooms, ate our grilled burgers at a dining room table and swam morning, noon and night in our private pool! 16.5 hours of Magic kingdom one day, 12 hours of Epcot another, rain day = Orlando Science Museum and in between all...pool, rest, hottub and relaxation! What good is a getaway if when you get home, you need a vacation from your vacation! Staying at Lakeview gave us the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of life with 4 children and we will definitely be returning to soak in our little piece of private Florida sun. FYI..."The Happiest Place on Earth" that week was about 15 minutes from Disney's gate!

Matthew & Kristin McCoy

Matthew & Kristin McCoy

Chickamauga, GA

The Perfect Wedding/Honeymoon Vacation Spot!

April 9, 2011

We no doubtedly picked the perfect spot for our "elopement" and our "family" honeymoon! Within hours after arriving at the villa, we were already recommending this spot to everyone we knew! John and Barbara were so accommodating! They always stayed in contact with us and made sure we had everything we needed! Our stay was memorable and exciting! When we return next time, we fully intend in staying at the villa again! Thank you to John and Barbara for making this a lifetime memory!!

Lorna Sommerville

Lorna Sommerville


Fantastic Peaceful Villa

November 2, 2010

We stayed in this wonderful villa in Oct 2010 for 2 weeks, all I can say is it was just "sheer magic". The villa is everything they owners say and much more, The owners of the villa are fantastic - they gave you so much information to help you before your trip and whilst you are there. ie short cuts to the park, places to shop, places to eat etc. The pool & spa are a dream after a busy day at the park or a busy day shopping. My son was in the pool every morning and every evening, it did not matter how hectic a day it had been a play in the pool was a great start and end to the day. The games room kept the boys entertained many a night too. We now will never stay in a hotel again after the comfort, peacefulness & flexibility of staying in this fantastic villa. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone it is just wonderful. Thank you John & Barbara for all you help and advice and for making our holiday the best ever.



Brooklyn NY USA


August 30, 2010

Had a blast. Lots of room, kids loved the pool, caught a ton of fishes in the lake. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to rent vacation home near the Orlando theme parks.

Tricia McCloskey

Tricia McCloskey

Orangeville, Ontario Canada

Great Villa near Disney

March 20, 2010

This villa was perfect for everyone in our party, including small children, an infant and four adults. It was close to everywhere we wanted to go: baseball games, Disney etc. The pool was perfect and was well used. The owners were very responsive and had everything ready for us when we got there, much appreciated after a long drive. We'd definitely go back.

Brian Childs

Brian Childs

Charlevoix, Michigan

Escaping the northern winter

March 18, 2010

Luckily I chanced your advertizing on the Internet. We arrived to find a spacious, ultra clean vacation home about five years old. Ample room for a large family or four family's. The pool and Spa were major attractions, completely private, backed by a canal(pond) and wilderness. The modern kitchen was appreciated, as was the pool table up front. Only about six miles to Interste 4 to the south and maybe twelve miles to major restaurants to the north, a fun time. Based on circumstances we hope to return next year to enjoy the sun! Brian & Phyllis

Melinda Hedges

Melinda Hedges

Boise, ID USA

Great for families

January 14, 2010

We had a wonderful time at the villa. I like staying in a home rather than a hotel when traveling with my kids. I liked having a pool that doesn't close at night. It made watching the kids easier too. This villa was close to Disneyworld and made it very convenient for us. We cooked dinner every night, which made it less expensive and saved time. The kitchen had everything we needed and we loved the BBQ too. This was a great fit for our family!

Stuart Ellershaw

Stuart Ellershaw

Barnsley, England

A wonderful stay in Florida!

January 12, 2010

This villa helped to make our vacation in Florida even more fabulous! It is in a great location, closer to Disney than Universal but still only 25 mins from Universal up the I-4. The owners custom freeway avoiding directions were great, although the I-4 was fine every time I used it, it was nice to have an alternative! We easily found The Loop also and enjoyed our Macaroni Grill, Ben & Jerrys and the Aeropostale shop there! Also found the Mall at Millennia which was lovely, just the right size. Had a great meal at the Cheesecake Factory there. Also drove to Cape Canaveral to see the Space Shuttle launch, this was a 75 mile 75 minute drive from the Villa. Also visited Miami Beach which was delightful, and an easy 3h 40min drive down the Florida turnpike. Just make sure to use the right hand toll lanes if you dont have a Sun Pass! The Villa had all we needed and was very well stocked with towels, enough bin liners, a ball for the pool... all the things you dont really think about beforehand when you are more used to Hotels! Any issues were dealt with prompty and efficiently either by the owners or Alan the local Villa manager. Nothing was too much trouble. We really felt like we LIVED in Florida for the 2 weeks as we had a lovely house as our home base, and got to see much more of the area than we would if we stayed on resort. Would heartily recommend this lovely Villa to anyone! Thanks John and Barbara for helping to make our dream vacation even more unforgettable!

Kathleen Hubert

Kathleen Hubert

Pelham, NH


August 28, 2009

We had a fabulous stay at the Lakeside-Orlando villa! This house was very spacious. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us. The villa had everything you would want or need during a stay and was very homey and comfortable. It was a nice short, easy trip to the parks. Also, it was wonderful to come back from a long day at the parks and cool off in the pool and have a jacuzzi in the evening. Everything was very clean. The owners were so nice to deal with and were very responsive in answering any questions. They also provided a large amount of extra information about the parks, directions, etc. to help plan our trip. We would highly recommend this villa for a clean, comfortable, hassle-free stay!

Judy Palmer

Judy Palmer

Bobstadt, Germany

Family Togetherness

May 25, 2009

Our family spent one wonderful week at the Villa. It was conveniently located to all the places we visited, but situated in a very quiet area. The kids each had their own room which they thought exciting. We all enjoyed the pool, and everything about the villa. It was beautifully furnished, and everything we needed was provided.

Kim Maxwell

Kim Maxwell

McDonough, GA

Comfortable Villa

July 9, 2008

We had a wonderful time. Lots of space to spread out and the pool was wonderful. We hope to visit again soon.

Troy Allen

Troy Allen

Boise Idaho


June 27, 2008

John, we had a wonderful time in your Villa. It was just as you described and our family was very comfortable there. The pool was an obvious hit with children and adults alike. Our kids loved the Dolphin rooms/game room and the chill out room. We would definitely want to stay in your Villa in the future if we are fortunate enough to make it back down south. Very close to all of the theme parks and getting around was a breeze. Thanks for the hospitality. A++++++ Best wishes, Troy and Debbie

Robert Furman

Robert Furman

Lincoln NE

Great time!

April 21, 2008

We had a ball at your house. The pool was a big hit with everyone. Everything was nice. Would prefer more everyday things [tp, paper towels, trash liners, coffee] to some of the other amenities seldom used. We accidentally punctured one of the pool toys; if we own for that let us know. Thank you thank you.

Alan Eckard

Alan Eckard

Pennsylvania USA

Absolutely wonderful!

January 4, 2008

I could not have had a better time in this vacation home. It was just that too. Home! We enjoyed the pool, the spa, the game room, and the spacious living room. It was wonderful. They think of everything for supplies. It was nice packing clean clothes to bring home too. I did not spend two days washing clothes when back from vacation like a hotel room would have been. Beautifully decorated! So many nice paintings and other decorations on the walls to make it more comfortable. I am so happy we rented from John and Barbera. Alan the manager was very friendly. Thank you for this opportunity to enjoy your home.

Lynne Eckard

Lynne Eckard


Fabulous Vacation house!!!

January 3, 2008

I recommend this vacation house to anyone looking to rent one for their vacation. The owners are extremely helpful and nice. They have a manager that lives close by and he actually came to the house to make sure everything was fine since he could not reach us by phone as were out enjoying Orlando. This house is absolutely beautiful inside and out! The private pool is an added plus. Could not have asked for a better house. The location is great.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"So convenient to all the Amusement Parks ... our 4th visit to the Orlando area, and your villa was the closest we've ever stayed to everything that we wanted to see ... our grandsons enjoyed the teen lounge - and of course the pool. Staying in a house surely beats staying in a hotel!" the Boucher family, Massachusetts

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Per Arne Graabraek

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  • About:

    We are Gry Karlsen and Per Arne Graabraek, a couple in our mid 60s from Kongsberg, Norway.

    We chose to buy a house in Florida because we want to be in a warmer climate for part of the winter. We chose this villa because of its high quality and also its situation by a small lake and conservation,...
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