Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4832399

About the area

The Sanctuary at West haven is one of the most exclusive, quiet GATED resort communities in the Orlando area. It is within 2 minutes of I4, 2 exits south of the Disney main entrance (10 - 15 minutes). The surrounding area is rich with restaurants, shopping, walk-in medical care, pharmacies, banks and ATM. It is ideal for avid golfers with some incredible courses nearby, such as the Greg Norman designed Championsgate. The resort community is a peaceful country-like setting with well manicured palm tree lined boulevards. Minnie's Sanctuary will offer you all the comforts of home including a private screened in pool with child safety fence, cable TV with HD package, wideband wireless Internet and a host of other facilities. You will feel at home in our wonderful villa. Davenport is ideally situated close to Orlando attractions, Davenport and Kissimmee restaurants and entertainment with easy access to either coast (less than 1 hour to either coast). Come and enjoy our villa and relax!

Owner profile

Ron & Cris S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wheelchair users


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table


  • 3 Full baths

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

“Great location and holiday”

Reviewed 8 Nov 2016

My family and I had a great vacation in this property. It was easy to find, secure and close to the Disney parks in particular. The property sleeps 8 comfortably, although we only used the main bedroom and one of the kids themed bedrooms. Communications with the owners was first rate too.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much Tim. Very happy you and your family had a great time. Hope to see you again! Ron and Cris

“Nice Vacation!”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2015

Home lived up to the pictures online. Having a quiet retreat after a day at the theme parks was most enjoyable. Gated community is a plus. Check in procedures were easy and the people very friendly. Checking out was even easier since there was nothing to drop off when leaving. Will probalby stay here again in the future.

“Davenport Vacation Rental Home”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2015

We rented Minnows Sanctuary for 16 days in January. The house was clean and roomy, especially for the 2 of us. It was very convenient to commute to Disney World. We could drive and park at any Disney park in less then 30 minutes. Shopping was available within 10 minutes of the house. The security was very good and the community felt very safe. We will return for additional visits in the future. Very quiet and relaxing setting with all of the comforts of home at your finger tips.

“Wonderful Stay at Minnies Sanctuary”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2014

Had a great stay at Minnies Sanctuary. The house was clean, pool was warm even though we had some cool days, and the location was great. I loved that the house was away from all the hustle and bustle. Thank you for a wonderful time on our vacation. We look forward to coming again.


Reviewed 3 Nov 2014

The home was beautiful, had everything anyone would need. There was only one complaint, and that was the heat of the pool. After requesting and paying extra money for the heat of the pool to be increased it was still rather chilly, my advice is to heat it more than 86 degrees at this time of year. Our family would return to this home as it was located in a very secured area.

Owner's reply: Thank you Ann. As for pool heat it is set for 86-87 F. It is impractical to adjust based on the current weather conditions, but we understand your desires. Thank you again for choosing to stay at our villa.

“Great Vacation House!”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely vacation home. There were enough bedrooms for everyone to have their own private space. The house was equipped with everything we needed, and the pool was very relaxing after a long day at the amusement parks. We will definitely come back!

Owner's reply: Thanks. We are very happy you had a great time in Florida and at our house. Hope to hear from you in the future. Ron & Cris

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

A Fabulous Home Away From Home!

Review Submitted April 12, 2012 Date of Stay February 10, 2012
This was a family vacation that included myself and husband along with my parents. We are frequent travelers, but this was the first time any of us had ever rented a home instead of a hotel, and what a terrific experience! As 2 adult couples vacationing together, I was a little concerned about the potential lack of personal space, but let me assure you - there is more than enough room here for 2 families to share. The villa was beautiful and clean, spacious and comfortable. The master bed/bath is gorgeous with patio doors that open to the pool area. The kitchen is fully equipped - there was nothing that we needed that was not there. We had a wonderful time playing in the pool and the game room. Check in was a breeze, and with the directions and information that you are sent prior to arrival, you really can't go wrong. The location is perfect - close and easy access to the freeway, Disney, and all the Orlando attractions and shopping you could ever want. There is both a Wal-Mart and Target within close proximity along with numerous other shops, liquor stores and restaurants. We could tell that the home owners were really commited to making sure that our stay was everything that we hoped for. We appreciated the phone call shortly after we arrived, just making sure that we arrived safely and that we had everything we needed. I would not hesitate recommending Minnie's Sanctuary to anyone looking for that special "home away from home". Trust me - once you're there you won't want to leave!

It's still great!

Review Submitted April 1, 2012 Date of Stay December 17, 2011
Our second stay at Minnie's Sanctuary was just as great as the first one. Longer this time, we stayed almost two months. The villa was again immaculate, light and bright, colorful walls, not stark-white as they are in many places, very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, nothing to want for. The large refrigerator was really useful this time. The full-size washer and dryer were also appreciated. The new tile on the floor in the hallway, living room and dining room looks great and is certainly more user-friendly than carpet when it comes to the inevitable spills. Our family was with us during the first two weeks; some on-site and some stayed else-where. I can't really describe the marvelous time they had in the pool. There were six children, ages 5 to 11, plus fun-loving older relatives. Even great-grandpa was in on the action. When not in the pool they enjoyed the game room, the Wii, and loved the kid-friendly bedrooms with adjoining bathroom. As usual Disney was an attraction on some schedules but others "loved" the new Legoland which is not far away, Gatorland, and Fun Spot. Quick access to the freeway and little need to go into bedeviling Orlando traffic is a real bonus since Minnie's is near the attractions and Theme parks but not right in their midst. It seems that at least 50% of drivers in Orlando are tourists not knowing where they are going. It's good to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mega resorts or a long day of crowds and lines. And a little ways away from tourist pricing. For my husband and I Minnie's is a quiet getaway in the warmth of Florida where everything we possibly could want is at our fingertips. Most tourists seem to head to Wal-Mart to stock up on their needs; we find the Target grocery and the Dollar Tree store at near-by Posner Park Mall are less crowded and have what we need. Publix, Walgreens and CVS are also close. Minnie's is in a gated community and we believe it to be a very safe place. My husband isn't able to take walks but I walked alone at various hours of the day, always feeling completely safe. The grounds crew continually work on the upkeep of the property which makes a walk visually stimulating as well as good exercise. It is soothing and peaceful. One other really nice thing about Minnie's is the fact that we escape from high pressure sales pitches that are prevalent at Time Shares. We hope to be able to return. Thank you Ron and Cris.

Home away from homme
Columbiana, Ohio
Review Submitted October 12, 2011 Date of Stay October 2, 2011
We had a great week at Minnie's Sanctuary. It was really great to come back to a home atmosphere while we were away from our own home. It was really clean and in a quiet area not far from Disney. The kids loved the pool and the themed rooms! Thank you we will be recommending to others!

Family Vacation at the Orlando, Fl gated resort
Savannah, Georgia
Review Submitted October 5, 2011 Date of Stay June 30, 2011
My family and I enjoyed staying at the resort home of Cris for an entire week. My mother has dialysis treatment 3 times a week so having the comfort of a home made our visit special. The treatment center was about .5 mi from the house & that was a blessing. The house was beautiful, spaceous, quite, and peaceful. We had a small fellowship with some of the neighbors; we like that. Cris thank you from the entire family; we can't wait to come back again. The price was very reasonable which allow us to visit the Publix's grocery store about 4 times a day. That's funny because we didn't go to the Publix store in our own town, but now we do. I left my Disney tickets home in my other wallet, so we didn't get the chance to visit the park. Keep us in mind if you're running a special, we like to take mini vacations as well. May God bless and keep you for your hospitality & kindness towards people you don't know and share your home with. Brenda

Bye Bye Hotels!
Todd L Funk Summerville, SC
Review Submitted April 26, 2011 Date of Stay April 15, 2011
This was everything me and my family was hoping for. Very clean, well maintained house, close to all the Disney and waterparks. Owners kept in contact with us, provided a GREAT welcome package. I have bragged to friends at work about our stay and a couple of them took down all the info for their vacation in Orlando area. It was also great being in a gated community, helped you feel more secure. I hope to be using this house again for our next trip to the Orlando area. Thank you for letting really enjoy our vacation in Orlando.

Sanctuary is the perfect word
Louise Sebesta Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Review Submitted April 3, 2011 Date of Stay February 1, 2011
My husband and myself stayed here for 2 months. When we walked in we knew we were going to like staying there. The house was perfect, clean and so nicely decorated with beautiful furniture. We needed some very much needed rest and we got it. It is a very quite neighbourhood. The pool was nice. All kinds of movies available for the evenings when not much on TV. Books to read when relaxing by the pool. Games available, you name it, rest or play, you never get bored here. Shopping so close by car. The master bedroom is great, especially the ensuite, large shower. Better than a 5 star hotel. The owners were so nice, called the first day to make sure all was okay. Can't say enough about this beautiful home. You won't be sorry to stay here, best home yet.

A Month at Minnies Sanctuary
C S Parent mid-west USA
Review Submitted January 27, 2011 Date of Stay January 5, 2011
My husband and I spent a month at Minnies Sanctuary in January and were very pleased with our experience. We have utilized a wide variety of accommodations in the past and would rate this experience right up at the top of them. Driving directions were correct and we didn't have any problems finding the home. First impressions are usually correct and the home is immediately appealing. It is clean, spacious, nicely decorated, comfortable, safe, and is very adequately furnished. The neighborhood is well-maintained and quiet. We especially liked the open feeling of the kitchen-dining areas-living room. There are numerous area restaurants but we enjoyed using the kitchen right here. Cooking was fun with all the equipment one could wish for. The laundry with new washer and dryer and no coins needed was wonderful. Our main goal this year was to have a relaxing break from winter, but it is obvious to us that this would be an ideal site from which to visit Orlando's attractions and then retreat the short distance back here out of the traffic jams, people jams, and frustrations. Having a private swimming pool right outside the door, and a private patio for eating or relaxing adds to the delights here. There is a large shopping mall near-by with national chains including a new Super Target with a large grocery department. Publix grocery is even closer. The property managers checked several times to make sure we were comfortable and didn't need anything. We definitely would recommend this property to friends and relatives. It is obvious that a lot of care and thought has gone into preparing this villa for guests.

A Vacation Place Made in Heaven
Razi Mohammed -
Review Submitted November 30, 2010 Date of Stay October 31, 2010
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your villa. It fit our needs wonderfully with easy acess to the freeway for working trips to Tampa and vacation visits to the area parks. It was also very close to shopping and local restaurants. The quiet of the gated community was a perfect break from the daytime activities at Disney. The tree and palm lined streets through the West Haven community was a perfect setting for evening relaxing walks. This was truly a home away from home with every convenience available. We cooked most meals at the villa and were amazed at all of the kitchen tools to allow home cooking and dining for our group of 7. We will definitely be booking your villa for future stays. Hopefully the weather will cooperate a bit more so we can more fully enjoy the gorgeous swimming pool.

Ron Stene -
Review Submitted August 29, 2010 Date of Stay July 26, 2010
Our first stay at this wonderful villa was all we could ask for. New furnishings and all a delight. Now I could go on as the result of the stay was we bought the villa and are making it available to others who enjoy the finer things in life along with some private seclusion when staying in the Orlando area. Minnie's Sanctuary is located only a few minutes from a favorite golf course, the Greg Norman designed Chanpionsgate. And only 2 exits from the south entrance to Disney. Fabulous for all members of the family. The villa is maintained by IPG, a well known property management company that will not dissappoint you. I hope your next stay is as noce as ours was.