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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4822313

About the area

Helencia Villa Tuscan Ridge resort, Orlando, Florida lies just 12 minutes from the famous Disney World Resort, Florida. This part of Orlando is an entertainment capital of incredible standards, with more theme parks than you could possibly explore on a single Helencia Tuscan Ridge holiday. Helencia Villa Tuscan Ridge Resort is a fantastically luxurious, spacious community of villas, located in lush gardens and surrounded by pine woods that gives Helencia Villa Tuscan Ridge a wonderfully secluded, peaceful atmosphere in which you can truly relax before heading into the hot seat of activity and adventure that are Florida's theme parks. THINGS TO DO AT HELENCIA VILLA TUSCAN RIDGE, FLORIDA It would be impossible to run out of things to do from Helencia Villa self catering Tuscan Ridge, regardless of how long you stayed. Orlando is a global playground, with a collection of the world's most famous theme parks all located within a 15 minute drive of a luxury villa in Tuscan Hills Resort, Orlando. The Walt Disney World Resort is the most popular, thrilling children and adults alike. Sea World, Universal Studios, Water Mania, Wet n'Wild, and Gatorland are all within 20 minutes, whilst a little further lie the attractions of the Kennedy Space Centre and Busch Gardens, providing vast levels of entertainment for every member of your family. Helencia Villa Tuscan Ridge Resort is located just off the brightly lit US192, a large road lined with a vast array of restaurants, shops and amusements, which connects the areas airports, attractions, theme parks, golf courses and gated communities. There are four golf courses along US192, with the beautiful Champions Gate Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman, located easily within 10 minutes of Helencia Villa Tuscan Ridge. The famous golf courses of the Highland Reserve and Southern Dunes are also well within 10 minutes, and as long as you can provide a handicap certificate, you will have no trouble in arranging a tee off time, as the volume of courses in the region mean that there are never crowded fairways.

Getting around

Approximate Driving times Air Boat Rides (Boggy Creek): 35 - 40 Minutes Airport (Orlando International): 30 - 35 Minutes Airport (Sanford): 60 - 65 Minutes Airport (Tampa International): 60 - 65 Minutes Aquatica: 25 - 30 Minutes Beach (Clearwater Beach): 95 - 100 Minutes Beach (Daytona Beach): 95 - 100 Minutes Blizzard Beach: 20 - 25 Minutes Busch Gardens: 55 - 60 Minutes Dinosaur World: 35 - 40 Minutes Discovery Cove: 25 - 30 Minutes Disney Springs: 20 - 25 Minutes Disney's Animal Kingdom: 20 - 25 Minutes Disney's Epcot: 20 - 25 Minutes Disney's Hollywood Studios: 15 - 20 Minutes Disney's Magic Kingdom: 20 - 25 Minutes Florida Mall: 35 - 40 Minutes Gatorland: 25 - 30 Minutes Golf Course (Nearest): Less than 5 minutes Islands of Adventure:

Getting here

Follow the 417 towards Orlando Intl Airport & go past airport exit to the end of the 417 (signs will change to Tampa & Disney) at the end of the 417 you will come to Interstate 4 (I-4). Turn West on I-4 towards Tampa & Disney. continue on I-4 passing the various Disney exits until you reach exit 55 marked Haines City Exit at junction 55 & at the traffic signal turn left on Highway 27 towards Clermont (in the opposite direction to Haines City) you should pass a Burger King on your right & a Wendy's & McDonalds on your left, continue driving straight you will see a Walgreens & a small parade of shops on the right hand side, when you see this keep to your left hand side and look out for Tuscan Ridge Countryside which is on your left.

Owner profile

Helen H.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (20)

Excellent – based on 20 reviews Excellent
20 reviews

“A very enjoyable month at Helencia Villa”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2017

Our family of three enjoyed a month of sun and warm weather . The villa is in a great neighborhood...very pretty and safe. The villa was very comfortable and met all our needs. All appliances were modern and up to date. The pool was wonderful and warm...we were in it almost everyday. There is a small nearby mall that has a Target, JC Penney, Best Buy and other stores and a wonderfull cinema that we went to a couple of times when the weather wasn't perfect. There is a nearby Publix, CVS and numerous restaurants. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone wanting a nice villa with an owner who is great to comminicate with.

“A great villa with a Wonderful owner!”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

The Helencia Villa is a true treasure. Beautiful, well maintained, spacious, and comfortable. We have stayed at plenty of villas in the Disney area, and the Helencia was definitely the most well equipped. It had a numerous variety of cooking utensils, pans, dishes, linens...and even pool toys. Our little one even felt right at home with the high chair and pack-n-play that were provided. The owner of the villa is so friendly and very accommodating. She was just a call or email away if you had any questions, and she was sure to provide us with phone numbers of her local villa management team. We highly recommend the Helencia Villa!

“Helencia Villa”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2016

If you decide to have a great vacation, with an owner that's help you since the date you book it come to Helencia Villa. This lovely castle in Orlando have everything. Easy to come everything is near. The owner is an exceptional person. I will come every time that we will come to Orlando to this beautiful and super clean house. I recommended with all the stars that I can overall because here you feel so good that you don't want to go back. Thanks Helen to be professional and responsible, but most important so sweet. This is our little castle that we have in Orlando when we have a vacation.

Owner's reply: Hello Carmarine and Humberto Thank you both for such beautiful comments. I am so pleased you have found my villa for your vacation to be home from home. Hope to meet with you one day. Regards Helen

“Wonderful property..Peaceful location..Great owner”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2016

i found this property online doing a google search,i contacted the owner of the property who replied very promptly with the costs etc. the booking was very easy and we was also able to meet the owner at the villa during a prior holiday. the owner is very helpful and quick to reply to any queiries that we had. the villa itself has 3 bedrooms ,a den(with a sofa bed) a comfortable lounge area ,an adequetly sized kitchen with all the expected appliances etc.a large double garage and a wonderful pool,which had a comfortable size deck and chairs table and sunbeds. the villa is about 20 minutes from the nearest disney park entrance.travel on the i4 always seemed to hold up traffic(possibly the time of year?) everyone in our group had a great holiday and is due to where we stayed and the helpful owner of this villa

Owner's reply: Tracey thank you so much for your wonderful comments regarding your vacation in my villa I am so pleased you and your family had a brilliant time and everything was to your satisfaction.

“Great location, clean with everything you need”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2016

This home was awesome. Very comfortable neat and clean. The location was great near all shopping and restaurants. Felt very safe in this little community. Thanks Helen

Owner's reply: Thank you Darlene for your lovely comments glad you and your family had a great vacation and enjoyed your stay at the villa. Regards Helen

“Vacaciones Excelentes”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2016

Mi familia y yo estuvimos alojados por 18 noches en esta villa , y todos estamos muy contentos de haberla elegido. Se encuentra ubicada en un lugar muy tranquilo ,frente a la villa hay un bosque el cual da una sensacion de amplitud y contacto con la naturaleza ,.En el interior nos encontramos con todo lo necesario para nuestra estadia era como estar en casa, todo estaba limpio y ordenado, el mobiliario se encuentra en buenas condiciones.Para nosotros nos resulto muy practica porque tomabamos desyuno temprano y saliamos a los parques hasta las 2.30 pm, luego regresabamos a la villa a almorzar, y cayendo la tarde saliamos a algun outlet. La villa se encuentra cerca de supermercados y tiendas ( Publix , Walmart, Target ) lo cual nos ayudo mucho para poder comprar los viveres para la semana. La comunicacion con la propietaria de la villa fue siempre rapida , desde el primer momento respondio a todas nuestras preguntas y siempre estuvo atenta en darnos toda la informacion, ademas cuenta con un administrador de la villa en Orlando que habla espa?ol. Se encuentra ubicada cerca de la carretera i4 la cual nos lleva , a los parques Disney , universal , Seaworld, acuatica. La verdad es que nosotros la pasamos muy bien en esta villa , en visitas anteriores a Orlando nos habiamos hospedado en hoteles y ninguno nos brindo las comodidades ,seguridad y tranquilidad como esta villa. Si alguien me preguntara si volveria a hospedarme en esta villa ? Responderia que si . Si la recomendaria a mi mejor amigo? Responderia que si. Creo que con estas respuestas resumo mi opinion sobre esta villa . Espero que este comentario le sirva a alguien que este buscando un lugar bonito ,comodo y tranquilo donde pasar sus vacaciones.

Owner's reply: Good Evening Barbara and Augustin Thank you so much for such wonderful words regarding your vacation in Orlando and my villa. So glad you had a great time. I will translate in English. Regards Helen

“Disney vacation”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2015

We rented this villa for our first trip to Disney. It was a very spacious and super clean home . It was great to let the kinds unwind in a home versus a cramped hotel room after a long day at the parks. The pool was a great bonus for our little swimmers. We were very pleased at how the location of the villa was conveniently located near parks , grocery stores , and pharmacies... We will definitely be using this villa again in the future!!

Owner's reply: Hi Julie I am so pleased you and your family had a great time in florida and at the villa, I look forward to hearing from you again in the future for your next vacation in Florida. Thanks again for your booking. Regards Helen

“Mylea' vacation”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2015

This was a beautiful home. It actually made us feel like we were home. Our daughter enjoyed it so much she wants to move to Florida. In the c future this home will definitely be in our review. The only reason we would go with another home is if there is more if us.


Reviewed 5 Mar 2015

We had a great stay at your villa, with my wife just retiring ,the comfort of your home was just what she needed after a long demanding career. The directions were easy and precise , this was a relief after our long drive. We spent time exploring and shopping along with enjoying the many restaurants with in a very short distance.Also the pool became our haven a lot of days enjoying some quiet time. The villa is very comfortable and well equipped .We may apply to see if it available some time in the future and would certainly recommend it to all. Yours truly Bill and Lynn.

Owner's reply: Hello Bill and Lynn Many thanks for your lovely comments regarding your stay at my villa. Look forward to hearing from you shortly for your next vacation in Sunny Florida. Helen

“sea world trip”

Reviewed 3 May 2014

recently stayed at this lovely villa. The house is located close to all Disney attractions, it is very neat, had everything we needed, our grandchildren totally enjoyed coming home every nite to the private pool. the owners were very helpful and quick to respond to all our inquiries. My family and I are looking forward to staying there again in the fall

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We all had a wonderful time in Florida. Your villa is absolutely gorgeous and had everything we could have needed for our stay.

I will definitely pass on the details of your villa to any friends/family members that are thinking of travelling to Florida in the future.

Claire Sondi
9th May 2007

The holiday was brilliant and your villa was superb. The villa was just what we wanted and very homely and had everything that we needed. It was also a bonus having the free phone calls. I can't think of anything you could do to improve it as it was perfect for us.

I will certainly recommend your villa to anyone I know whose planning a Florida holiday.

Martyn English
28th April 2007

We were very impressed by Tuscan Ridge and would heartly recommend it to friends and we actually looked at two properties in the development for purchase ourselves such was our satisfaction with location and the privacy of the development. We enjoyed staying at your villa and enjoyed the space and abundance of natural light throughout the property. The property was furnished to a high standard and had all modern conveniences - in fact our kids actually preferred to stay in the villa on many days rather than travel to local attractions.

Mr DJ Maher & Mrs M Maher & Family
29th June 2005

You have a beautiful home in a very quiet relaxing neighborhood.

James Hall and Jane Hall, Illinois USA
10th April 2010

Tuscan Ridge is a quiet, beautiful and prestigious community with a mix of both residential and vacation homes. Located just off US Hwy 27, 3 miles north of I-4, the community is newly built and has the villas set on generous grounds. The south border is overlooking Orange groves. There is also a communal tennis court and childrens play areas.


Luxuriously furnished throughout, sleeps up to 8 people, everything you need is at hand, home to home just bring your suitcase and enjoy the Florida Sunshine a holiday you will never forget.

31st May 2010

Dear Helen

Our stay at your Villa was very Pleasant.

The villa is lovely, nice and peaceful so we were able to relax on the days we stayed at the villa. It is well situated for easy access to I4, there is a publix supermarket, restaurants etc. just down the road and only 10mins to the nearest Target.

The pool was great and relaxing. Lovely community felt safe with plenty to see and do. Great communication from the owner starting with the day we requested our dates.

I would recommend this Villa to anyone that is looking to Vacation in Central Florida.

Thanks again Helen for all of your help in making my Families vacation a memorable one.

Mike Kelsey
Seneca Falls, New York
Stayed 18th February 2012 - 25th February 2012

Hi Helen

We had a great time staying at your villa whilst in Florida. We love the close proximity it has all the major theme parks and attractions.

That made it very convenient and easy to get around.
The place had plenty of space and my daughter had a great time swimming in the pool, as you know right now in Canada it's a little too cold for that right now.

When we do come back to Florida in the future we will definately consider staying at your villa again.

Thanks very much,

Matt Johnston
Ontario Canada
Visited 28th January 2012 - 5th February 2012

Thanks Helen for everything, my family and I enjoyed the stay in your house, I felt like I never went away from home.. Hope to keep in touch with you for our next trip to Orlando. Everything was perfect. Have a wonderful and blessed new year.
Always Daisy Pereira
Visited 28th December 2013 - 2nd January 2014