4 bedrooms / 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Oak Island Harbor (community info)

Owned by: Derek Houghton

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Villa ref: 3630
Stunning Lake View House,games room,free wi-fi and a genuine 2 miles to Disney

plus a short stroll from the new "Margaritaville" Resort

Villa Overview

General details
Owner's nameDerek Houghton
CommunityOak Island Harbor
Number of bedrooms4
Number of bathrooms2.5
Maximum number of guests8
Breakdown of beds
King size beds1
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds4
Bedroom 1King size bed
Bedroom 2Queen size bed
Bedroom 32 single beds
Bedroom 42 single beds
Wi-fi / Internet availablecheck_circle_outline
Private poolcheck_circle_outline
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tubcheck_circle_outline
Games roomcheck_circle_outline
Stroller / pramcheck_circle_outline
Crib / cotcheck_circle_outline
High chaircheck_circle_outline
Conservation viewcheck_circle_outline
Lake viewcheck_circle_outline
Big TVcheck_circle_outline
Games consolecheck_circle_outline
Washer / dryercheck_circle_outline
Linens includedcheck_circle_outline
House has an alarmcheck_circle_outline
Use of a safecheck_circle_outline
Lanai / covered areacheck_circle_outline
Beach towelscheck_circle_outline
Beach cool boxescheck_circle_outline
Fishing rod availablecheck_circle_outline
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.



Oak Island Harbor community is a community that is known and appreciated for its convenient location in the prestigious Formosa Gardens area. Upscale private pool homes in a spectacular and peaceful setting yet close to where everything is going on.

If you are vacationing in Central Florida for the fabulous weather as well as visiting all the world famous theme parks, then this is the villa for you. The house has one of the nicest settings imaginable with the back lawn running down to the waters edge of the private lake that this community is built around. The generous pool deck gives you uninterrupted exposure to the Florida sunshine all day long. Then in the evening enjoy the spectacular sunsets and the nightly glow of the firework display from the nearby Disney Park while you relax in the lanai or soak in our relaxing spa.

The lake is also visited by a variety of Florida wildlife including Herons, Cranes etc, the lake is also stocked with a variety of fish, so if you are feeling lucky, grab a pole from the games room and try it out.

Just a 2-minute drive from the villa, guests will find the famous highway 192 – and the Formosa Gardens shopping plaza and eateries. Some of the best-known restaurants are located at Formosa Gardens, with an Outback Steak House, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Giordano’s Chicago Pizza restaurant, Carabba’s Italian, Cracker Barrel, Chinese, Subway and Taco Bell takeaways, as well as shops, and just a short stroll the new Margaritaville with all its shops and restaurants and the new Water park.


The villa occupies a premium lot overlooking a lake attracting herons, cranes and other wildlife.

The 4 bedrooms consist of 1 master suite with en suite bathroom on the main level with views over the pool area and lake. The upper level contains the other 3 bedrooms - 1 queen with views over the pool and lake, 2 twin bedrooms one that is themed Winnie the Pooh with Xbox games console with games. The second bathroom is also on this level.All bedrooms have TVs and DVRs

Family room consists of 2 comfortable lazy boy recliners and a 3 seater reclining sofa. Large 50 inch LCD TV with DVD/CD player, tuner and premium cable package.

Kitchen is fully equipped with every mod con, kitchen nook with table and 4 chairs along with 2 breakfast bar stools. Dining Room elegantly styled table and 6 chairs. Games Room air-conditioned with 8 ft slate pool table, full-size foosball, air hockey and Xbox with games. Pool Area with covered lanai patio table and 4 chairs, recliners on the pool deck and a spa to help you relax after exploring Orlando's many attractions. Enjoy sipping drinks watching the fish jumping or a daily visit from the crane family. Watch the magnificent Florida sunset as the sun sets behind our palm trees, some evenings you can see the fireworks from Disney.

Location is very important, as the Parks are often open for 15 hours a day, probably too long for young children. Our close proximity to the parks allows guests to return to the villa for an afternoon siesta before returning in the evening for the fireworks and parades. Not to mention the shortcut into the parks without using the main highways which can get congested during peak season.

Staying at a location such as ours cuts down the time you spend in your car and gives you more time chilling out with the mouse! You can also come back at lunch for a rest and a swim in the pool -and return in time re-charged for the evening.

Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)

For a personal quote tailored to your holiday plans, please fill in the enquiry form below.

To give you an idea of possible prices, the owner has indicated the following:

Low season prices from $1050.00 per week.

Peak season prices from $1200.00 per week.

Rental rates notes

Pool heat $185 per week, highly recommended for the winter months

Spa heat only $85 per week

cleaning fee $120 for a stay of less than 7 days

Late availability

This villa currently has no late availability.

Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating:
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from 19 reviews.

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We really enjoyed this home. It was very clean and comfortable. Loved the back yard views. So enjoyable to have a quiet morning coffee and watch the birds. It’s close to many amenities. Derek and Julie were very accommodating. We asked for an extra night and a late checkout and it was no trouble. To say nothing of the welcoming bottle of wine. The management company brought our bbq the day after we requested it. I would definitely recommend this home, especially if you have a family of any age and want to visit the Disney parks!

Guest name: Wendy Silgard
Date of visit: 3 Feb to 3 March 2019

Great location!!

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Nice place. Owners were very responsive to any questions. Well worth the money compared to what it cost to stay in the parks! Kids enjoyed there week very much

Guest name: john davis
Date of visit: 19-26 Jan 2019


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Was wonderful place to stay!!!! thank you so Much!!!

Guest name: Doug Carrico
Date of visit: 29 March to 6 April 2019

Wonderfull Home!!

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Wonderful Home!
A beautiful home well supplied with all you may need! Location is perfect for all the parks, and any general needs are close by. Derek was quick to reply to questions and very friendly to work with. The pool and quiet neighborhood were so appreciated after long, hot, busy days. Would definitely stay here again if we’re ever lucky enough to repeat the trip!!

Guest name: Heidi Caldwell
Date of visit: 2 June to 8 June 2019

Nice house with lovely pool and Lake view

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Nice welcome. All the information needed to have a good stay. Recommend this place. Will use it again next time we go to Orlando

Guest name: casper wittorff
Date of visit: 12-19 April 2019

Clean house description & pictures on internet was very accurate

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Close to amenities & shopping. Close to Disney and surrounding Orlando, Tampa & other area attractions. Comfortable living while on vacation

Guest name: Liz Gibson
Date of visit: 11-17 March 2018

Relaxing House and Fireworks in the Distance

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My family stayed at Derek and Julie's place last week. We gathered to visit with my cousin, aunt and uncle. They visited Epcot one day on their own; it's close enough to drive to. We cooked in the kitchen. The hot tub and pool were nice and worked great. Used the game room one afternoon as well with my sister and dad. From the hot tub we saw fireworks in the distance. Great place to visit again and recommended.

Guest name: Ryan Penfold
Date of visit: 4-10 March 2018

Great home in great location

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This home was perfect for a week stay for my husband, daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandsons ages 3, 10 and 14. My husband and I claimed the master suite on the first floor and they had the entire upper level which worked out very well. The house was exactly as described in the listing, fully equipped, and in perfect working condition upon arrival. We took full advantage of the pool, hot tub and garage game room. My oldest grandson is an avid fisherman so the lake front location was particularly important to us. Both he and his 10 year old brother caught several large large mouth bass as well as many smaller ones. The location was convenient to shopping, restaurants and all the Disney Parks. We spent several days in the parks and enjoyed the quiet location and house amenities during our off days from the Disney mania. One thing I especially appreciated was the prompt and friendly communication from the owners Derek and Julie. I had a few questions prior to our stay and they were always promptly responded to. We received a welcome call from Julie the day after we arrived to make sure that everything was okay. By the end of our stay I felt like we were old friends. I would highly recommend this rental, and would definitely rent it again.

Guest name: ellen Wood
Date of visit: 17-24 Feb 2018

You won't find one better!

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The Lakeview home was our second time staying in the community, and it's a perfect location for anyone visiting the theme parks. Street is quiet, yet extremely close to all amenities. Communication from the home owners was prompt and always friendly, and the local property management team was exceptional - quick to respond to any call, and extremely accommodating (our only request to increase the temperature of the pool and hot tub was addressed within an hour of calling). The home was exactly as described (clean, spacious, etc.), fully equipped, and in perfect working condition upon arrival. Pool and hot tub were exceptional, and the back deck area offered peace and quiet at all times. Would highly recommend this rental, and would easily rent again - you will not find anything better in the area.

Guest name: Craig Davidson
Date of visit: 27 December to 3 January 2018.

Beautiful home...

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Derek and Julie were a pleasure to work with from the time we booked and all through out our stay. Their home was everything we needed to enjoy our stay in Florida. We came down for the AAU Nationals volleyball tournament and it was so nice to come back to a house and swim in our own pool rather than be stuck in a hotel . Our four girls and my mother in law all had their own space and the kids LOVED the game area and learned how to play pool, foosball and air hockey! We will definitely book with Derek and Julie again in the future! Thanks again! Ann and Bob

Guest name: Ann Czajka
Date of visit: 17-25 June 2017

Great holiday

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The villa is in a perfect location and the views towards the back of the property are stunning it was the perfect retreat after a long day at the Disney parks to come back and relax around the pool and get the added bonus of being able to see the fireworks go off in the evening, would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends.

Guest name: Denise Gaskell
Date of visit: 30 March to 13 April 2017

Wonderful stay!!!

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We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this vacation rental. It was wonderful. The pool was divine and the view amazing. We loved the fountain and the view of the fireworks. The house was very clean. No dirt or bugs detected. There was plenty of towels and the homeowners thought of everything. The neighborhood was safe and secure. We've rented several homes in the area and we were most impressed with this one.

Guest name: Michelle Newman
Date of visit: 22 March 2017

Great home close to Disney

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We enjoyed this nice home with private pool and hot tub. It only took a few minutes to get to Disney parks each day. We even saw fireworks from the back yard one night. Overall, I would recommend this house!

Guest name: Amy Johnson
Date of visit: 19 Febuary 2017

Lovely home away from home!

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Beautiful home. We had a wonderful stay. Perfect location to Disney. Tonnes of room. Pool and hottub were perfect after long days at Disneyland and we did enjoy just staying the day at the pool as well. Very clean. Highly recommended!

Guest name: Melissa St-Jean
Date of visit: 8 January 2017

WOW WOW WOW! Stunning villa and breathtaking views

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WOW WOW WOW! Stunning villa and breathtaking views
We have just arrived back home from our absolutely amazing time in Florida and definitely one of the main reasons was this fantastic luxurious villa we stayed in for three weeks. To begin with all the communications/queries with the owners Derek and Julie were dealt with extremely promptly and both of them were helpful and accommodating. We were emailed directions to the villa a week beforehand and were also provided with a 'Welcome Handbook' on arrival at the villa covering everything from instructions how to use appliances and technology, suggestions of places to go and even a short cut to Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park which is surprisingly is only a short distance away. Julie rang us the day after we arrived to check we had settled in. She also rang when the unexpected news of Hurricane Matthew happened which for us was very reassuring. Both Julie and Derek were extremely kind, helpful and very accommodating with regards to this unexpected news and for this we feel they went above and beyond what we would have expected. This made it as stress free as possible considering the forecast of Hurricane Matthew. We must also say Keith, from the property management team who helps run the villa on behalf of Derek and Julie, was also very good during our stay there and especially with advice about the hurricane. With Derek, Julie and Keith they couldn't have done more to help us and provided excellent service from start to finish, which was the best we have ever received. The villa certainly has the WOW factor. The villa inside was very comfortable and had everything you possibly could have wanted. The furnishings were of a high standard. There was also plenty of linen and towels provided. The main feature that definitely was the jewel in the crown was the pool, spa, outside pool area and the most amazing views of the lake at the back we have ever experienced whilst on vacation. We could have stayed forever in the spa/pool area looking at the view of the lake and fountain as it was simply breathtaking. It was also a perfect way to end your busy days at a theme park, relaxing in the pool or spa at night with the fireworks from Disney at a distance. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Location was very good and very close to all the Disney parks/areas, shops and restaurants. It also had easy access to the 192 and I4 for all the other attractions like Universal, Sea World and International Drive. Definitely would recommend.

Guest name: Jo Colligan
Date of visit: 16 September 2016

Truly Magical!!

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Our family loved our stay in Derek's home. The home was exactly as it was described. It was very clean and everything was in working order. Clear directions were given for all of the technology and appliances. Derek checked in on us soon after we arrived to make sure we were settled and comfortable. Our teenage children thoroughly enjoyed the game room. The kitchen was spacious and well-equipped. The open floor plan allowed for all of us to interact when we wanted to do so, but the beautiful bedrooms allowed each child their own space when needed. The Master Bedroom was very spacious with a large Master Bath. There were plenty of linens provided in all areas of the house. The crowning jewel was the pool that looked out on the beautiful lake. We spent most of our daytime hours at the Disney parks, but our family started and ended each day in the beautiful pool and hot tub. It was a great place for us to plan our exciting adventures for the day, and then to recap each magical moment as the moonlight shone on the lake. One evening, we watched a fireworks display from the pool! There were plenty of restaurants and shops close by. We were delighted to find a Publix and a Walgreens nearby for picking up food items for the week. The house was truly 5 minutes to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Parks. I would recommend this house to anyone. Without a doubt, we would stay here again.
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Guest name: Clair Collins
Date of visit: 11 June 2016

Beautiful villa, amazing views,fantastic stay

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Very clean and well equipped. Beautiful lake view with whole array of wildlife and good view of the Star Wars fireworks. Children loved the pool, we loved the hot tub. Owners very helpful and quick to respond to emails. Easy and quick access to Disney parks Hope to go back someday.

Guest name: Gill Bradbury
Date of visit: 6 April 2016.

Location, Location, LOCATION!!!

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This home was just perfect for us! It was located in a wonderful area and exactly as it stated...close to everything!! We only went on Interstate 4 once (to Discovery Cove), otherwise, we stayed with 10 miles or so of the home. The home had everything we needed, inside and out. Derek called us on Sunday to make sure all was great! How nice of him to do that!! We loved the porch and esp the pool & spa!! We used the kitchen to make our Fresh strawberry shortcake, that was delicious!! The oven actually baked it better than mine at home??!! We had one minor concern, only because my husband knows about pools. But it turned out the pool man stopped by to clean and he agreed with my husband, and had it taken care of in a manner of minutes!! What great service!! The a/c worked great and kept the home nice and comfy!! The only sad thing: we found out that "Ted" lives in the pond and we never got to see or meet him. Although, just to see him would have been enough!! (FYI-Ted is an alligator that lives in the pond). One day the boys went to Epcot and my daughter & I ordered pizza from the local/close by restaurant. It was delivered on time and hot and delicious. There were brochures in the home that we found. So close to groceries, gas, restaurants, and of course the Disney attractions. Thank you Derek for the wonderful week we had in your Orlando home!!! And having seven sun-filled, no rain days was even better. We would definitely rent from you again!!!

Guest name: Cindy Moores
Date of visit: 5 March 2016

Excellent experience at Lakeview House!!

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We had an excellent experience at lake View!!!! The house is very comfortable, well equipped and the heated hot tub was the best for relaxing after long days walking in the theme parks. Kids enjoy the pool, the game room and XBox in their room. Probably they would have love to stay in home all day!!!! The owner very helpful as well. great experience!!!!

Guest name: Christian Matetic
Date of visit: 12 March 2016.


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