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Winnie's Retreat

Villa with 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and private pool in Emerald, Florida

From £666 per week

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WINNIE'S RETREAT a peaceful place amongst the mayhem of Disney


winnies retreat is situated on a hill of 3 houses 2 miles from disney
5 bedrooms 4 full 1 half bathroom built dec 2005
air con for hot days /central heat for odd cold
2827 s f space for 4 cars
every thing to make your stay the best it could be

club house
24/7 manned gate
clubhouse management services
internet broadband/with wireless router
giant tv
lounge com tea coffee
heated pool
heated spa
games room
tennis court


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57 out of 59 people recommend staying here


Family from Liverpool, United Kingdom Jul 2018

Absolute nightmare of a stay - had our 2 Autistic Grandchildren with us and our Daughter who has had a stroke, Heart Transplant and Kidney Transplant. Nothing in the games room was working, no TV`S for 3 days, some no working for almost the duration of our stay (21 days) no internet for over a week, no phones for nearly 14 days. Place was in immediate state of repair too numerous to mention, carpets a disgrace and overall safety condition to be desired. Smoke alarms without batteries, patio doors to pool area alarmed but broken and no batteries anyway. No DVD`S, NO X Box games and X BOX not working anyway.
Pool area netting damaged badly (did get repaired after 1 week) and BBQ an absolute disgusting state. Oven was filthy so not used, microwave we considered dangerous.
Made numerous complaints and got no where, reported to owner who has not had the decency to contact us since our return.
We are currently commencing proceedings against them - steer clear of this property is my honest advice - definitely NOT AS ADVERTISED photos must be years old.


Large Group from Stockport, United Kingdom Apr 2014

Another great property.


Family from Sunbury On Thames, United Kingdom Jul 2013

Villa was exactly as advertised and beautiful, really close to Disney and pool was great. We had a wonderful holiday.
Only downside was directions to find villa were poor and we got quite lost on arrival which was quite frightening. Also the key was not in the key box when we eventually worked out how to get to the villa! We used the emergency number and managed to get the code for the door( which we had not been given beforehand). Once we got into the villa the key was hanging up by the door ( inside)!
However.....I would go back tommorrow if I could, thank you! Would recommend the property to anyone.


Family from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom Jul 2013

We were charged extra for heated spa, it was not heated. The enclosure around the pool was damaged which allowed every kind of insect into the pool making it unusable and there was no net to clean the pool not that we should have to clean the pool when on holiday. The landline in the villa had been disconnected due to non-payment by the owner despite the villa details stating use of the phone, we had to use mobiles to complain about the pool at our own expense. We complained to the owner during and after our stay and requested fair compensation, they did not respond. We therefore would not recommend this villa.


From Dunboyne, Ireland Jul 2012

Overall the house was great but we did have some issues which were not satisfactorily addressed by the management company -

the house had not been cleaned properly -
1) there was the remnants of a meal in the microwave which also had food splattered throughout it.,
2) there were also food remnants (popcorn, drinking glasses, etc.) on the floor of some of the bedrooms which had not been vacumned,
3) the stairs had not been vacumned for some time
3) there was no light in the swimming pool
4) the air-hockey table did not work
5) the TV in one of the twin rooms was not working

we rang the management company upon arrival on Friday but they did not return my call. I rang again on Monday when they said they were going to get someone to ring but no one rang. On wednesday or thursday, I rang again because there was no light in the pool and was told that the pool maintenance company would ring me - they never did and I also very much doubt that the pool maintenance company cleaned the pool at all for the 2 weeks we were there. Overall the house could benefit from a good deep cleaning - some doors, door handles and the stair balustrade were actually sticky and black, they really needed a good rub down with soapy water.

On the positive side, the house is beautiful (despite needing a good clean), is in an excellent location and is right beside I-92 and close to Disney, and relatively close to Universal and SeaWorld.

It is unfortunate that such a nice house was spoiled by inadequate cleaning, and that the management company did not return our calls or check that the pool company had.


From Warrington, United Kingdom Mar 2012

This house was well maintained and close to everything we wanted to see. The kids and adults enjoyed the pool every day. We had 9 people in the house and had plenty of room. I would definitely stay there again

23 other reviews

Oct 2010

The house met all my expectation and then some!!! The house was very roomy and the kitchen is huge and the cupboards was fully stocked. The house was very clean and neat. It looks like a model home. All the kids are still talking about how fun the house was. It was so helpful that there is a dishwasher and washer and dryer. We saved probably a good $1,000 by staying at this house. I Will try to book it again this year. Hopefully, it will be available. It was easy to book and the owner, Sue is very friendly and called me back when I requested her to.

Apr 2009

We were pleased with the property in terms of value for the price. It is a great place to stay for large groups

Apr 2007

The house was very spacious. Loved the settings. I would recommend more tolietries, such as soap, and toliet paper. To make the stay more accomendatable, like a hotel these items are inclusive in stay. Overall we enjoyed our stay, and would consider on our next vacation.

Apr 2007

receive the opportunity to meet with the owners and they were very friendly and accomodating. There was a problem with the Gas Grill. But the matter was resolve by the owners. Enjoyed the decor of the home and felt very much at home. The home has an abundance of space and excellent amenities. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The neighbourhood is quiet and Disney's gates are exactly 5 minutes away.

Apr 2007

We loved the convenience the house offered to our family of 7. Lots of space for everyone. The pool was an added asset as well as the game room. All in all, we have a lovely week of great memories

Apr 2007

Well looked after property that was perfect for our need's. The games room in the garage is a good idea and was well used by all of us on a nightly basis,this was a life saver at the end of a busy day. We will definately be happy to visit this villa again. We hope others will enjoy their visit to emerald island

Apr 2007

I would recommend this villa. Good size pool, peaceful location and very close enough to the parks.

Apr 2007

A really beautiful villa. We have rented many times in Florida but found this to be one of the best. Downside is that the pool is not as large as we have had in the past and also barbequeing is not allowed. Upside is that the villa was very clean,well equipped and had everything we required for a 2 week holiday. Games room was a bonus for the odd 'exhausted from the theme park' times! Loved to sit at the poolside overlooking the woods.Close to Disney,192 and International Drive, but far enough away not not be involved in the 'hurly burly'!We found the staff at the resort to be very helpful and friendly.Our major complaint was that we had to leave!!!!!"

Mar 2007

This villa was fantastic. It was eaxctly as described on the website. This is the second time we have been to Florida and it was the better of the 2 visits thanks to the flexibility of staying in a villa. We will never stay in an Orlando hotel again. The pool was fantastic, the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to cook and the free Internet and phone calls were great, especially when the rental car had a flat tyre. With any luck we will be back again next year

Mar 2007

This is wonderful place to stay. The place is decorated very well and for us, it was just like home. Having handy access to the pool and Jacuzzi was out of this world. We used it day and night. The lanai was a great idea and kept the bugs away. Master bedroom and ensuite were great. Loved the open concept Kitchen, eating area, living room and dining room. All the features of home. Would definitely make a return visit and stay there again. The owners (colin&sue) were extremely accommodating and helpful. We had a problem with the pool and that was taken care right away. Service was excellent and personable. My hats off to you both for making our stay so enjoyable. Thanks Roger & Heather

Dec 2006

Dear Mrs. Evans My family loved your house. It was the best vacation that we ever took. This was everything that we ever dreamed of and we would love to book another visit soon. Thank you for this great oppourtunity we enjoyed it very much!!

Dec 2006

sue Just writing to thank you and Mike, for the villa, It was better than was described to us, It is a very difficult thing to try and show people how good something is with pictures, But this villa is better than what you see in any picture you could show. The lounge is superb, the master bedroom and the children's bedroom were fantastic and comfy, The games room and the computer and internet kept the children busy when we came home, we are very regular visitors to Orlando, and we will be using your villa again thank you once again Allan & Debbie

Dec 2006

a truly beautiful home. so light. and so much space. thoroghly enjoyed our stay. would recommend to anyone. thank you for sharing your home with us. "

Nov 2006

The location is excellent, we had no children with us but still enjoyed all the things on our doorstep, disney, universal etc. The house itself was just fab. We fell in love with the place strait away. the area is secluded and quiet, and as we hoped

Nov 2006

we enjoted our stay the villa was clean tidy fully stocked light & cool space just right as a base for Disney

Oct 2006

A beautiful home offering incredible value for money in a great location, matches the description exactly... Evenings in the heated spa were wonderful and the property was well maintained, we did not want for anything and as surrounded by stores as well as restaurants whom deliver the kids loved every minute. A short drive to Disney and the Interstate, in a quiet gated secure community which is just a perfect place to vacation and we'll be back next year. Thanks to Sue for making that extra effort to ensure our vacation was special."

Sep 2006

We had an execellent vacation. The villa did exceed our expectation. It is well mantained. This is the first time I rented a villa, I always used to stay in a timeshare resort due to that I work in one. However, this time we planned a family gathering and decided to stay all together and it was a big success. It gives you a feeling of being home away from home. We took my live-in maid (nanny) along, so the ladies had a vacation too when it came to cooking cleaning etc. We all had a great time and ejoyed the warm pool early in the mornig and late in the evening after visiting the parks. Especialy the kids had a blast. One recommendatin for the Villas is to provide T.V. in all rooms;however, the kids were so entertained that they hardly had the time to watch t.v. Also to have one telephone upstairs in the master room. I normally visit Orlando every other year and would definetly return back to this villa and would also highly recommend it to all my friends. To the owner sue who was very attentive, Thank you very much to rent us your beautifull villa."

Aug 2006

Everything was fanatstic about this villa, the location, size, pool and especially the pool table. The only downfall was when we arrived the pool heat was not switched on and the bins or the fridge hadn't been emptied. Apart from that I will definitley stay at this villa again and recommend it to anyone

Jul 2006

"Extremely well-equipped villa - excellent for the 3 families who were holidaying together. Number of bathrooms great especially since we had a few teenage girls with us! Any problems were efficiently and quickly dealt with by the management company. Really appreciated the Welcome Pack since our flights were delayed and we didn't arrive until almost midnight. Would not hesitate to use this villa and Villarenters again - have already recommended both to friends!"

"I have rented some 6 times before and found your property to be the best yet! The pool heat actual worked well and was comfortable the entire stay, the big screen tv made me feel more like I was at my own home, the game room was just great for me and the kids, the house was very clean, the layout was perfect and the location was just right. I will rent this property again!"

This property was recommended to me by friends and familly. We certainly enjoyed our stay and I will ecommend to others." Shari

Everything you could need was in the villa,excellent location.Villa clean and tidy and close to all amenities.Have already recomended it to a friend who is going next year and go to florida often.The web site details show everything exactly as it is.What more can we say except highly recomended."

stayed in april 2006 it was everything i wanted only ever stayed in hotels but its villa from now on will rebook over new year sam

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 45km Nearest bar 1km Nearest restaurant 1km Nearest ski lift 99km Nearest supermarket 1km mco orlando international airport 40.2km disney 3.2km sea world 16.1km univerisal 10km shops/192 1km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 99km Fishing 15km Flying 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 99km Mountain biking 99km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 15km Skiing 99km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 15km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 20 March - 2 May 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 2 July 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 July - 11 July 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 12 July - 31 August 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 October - 19 November 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 20 November - 30 November 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 December - 16 December 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 11 January - 27 January 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 2 February - 28 February 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 March - 2 May 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 2 July 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 July - 11 July 2020: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 12 July - 25 July 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 17 August - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 October - 19 November 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 20 November - 30 November 2020: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 December - 16 December 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 11 January - 27 January 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 2 February - 2 May 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 2 July 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 July - 11 July 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 12 July - 31 August 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 October - 19 November 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 20 November - 30 November 2021: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 December - 16 December 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 11 January - 27 January 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is made 48 weeks before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 June and receive 10% off if the booking is made 48 weeks before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is made 48 weeks before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 1 week of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 10% off if the booking is for 22 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 May - 31 May and receive 10% off if the booking is for 22 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is for 22 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • up to 7 day stays cleaning service applys

    £105.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking

  • spa heat

    £15.00 per night, paid with booking

Optional extras

  • pool heat

    £20.00 per night, paid with booking



6 bedrooms, Sleeps 14:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in family, 1 cot


6 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 5 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating

Shared pool with electric heating


CD player, Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 12, Dining area seats 12, Air conditioning, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Tennis court


Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Snooker / pool table

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility, Pets

Evans Properties Ltd

Average rating from 212 reviews

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