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*Enchanted View* at *Orange tree*

Watch the DISNEY FIREWORK display from the pool area
Extra large 58 X 29ft deck, Oversized POOL and Bubbling heated SPA

*3 LUXURIOUS MASTER EN-SUITE* Ideal for 2 or 3 families to share
Optional "Disney Princess" and "Mickey" twin bedrooms
High speed cable internet connection with Wi-Fi router
TVs with Cable, Video, DVD/CD player and PS2

Larger than most 5 bedroom homes.
Just 8 miles from Disney at ORANGE TREE
OVER 1/4 ACRE private garden with BBQ
Disney themed GAMES ROOM
24/7 EMERGENCY Contact
1st Class Customer service
Fully licenced and insured

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Orange Tree - 5 Bed/ 4 Bath (Sleeps 12)
(Owned by: Shirley and Paul Cottam)

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Villa Overview

General details 
Owner's nameShirley and Paul Cottam
CommunityOrange Tree
Number of bedrooms5
Number of bathrooms4
Maximum number of guests12
Breakdown of beds in the villa 
King size beds2
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds4
Sofa beds1
Wi-fi / Internet available
Private pool
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub
Pool is south facing
Games room
Stroller / pram
Crib / cot
High chair
Conservation view
Lake view
Games console
Washer / dryer
Linens included
House has an alarm
Use of a safe
Lanai / covered area
Single storey home
Beach towels
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Meet the owner

Shirley and Paul Cottam

Hello, our names are Paul and Shirley Cottam and we live in a 400 year old farmhouse in the beautiful Peak district in central England, in the UK. The photo shows Paul and our 2 boys James and William a few years ago at Disney (I am holding the camera!)

We first visited Florida when our children were small, and stayed in various hotels, and in 2003 we decided to rent a villa with some friends in Orange Tree. Wow, it was amazing, so much space for all of us, and our own private pool. It was so much more relaxing keeping an eye on the children when they were the only ones in the pool.

At this time they were still building the homes, so we and our friends both bought one, both very close together! We had the flexibility at this stage to add to the specification, so we bought a premium plot looking out over the lake (we decided it was worth the extra cost) and loved getting together with the pool designer to create a lovely custom pool and extended deck. The 6 bedrooms off plan were turned into 5, making 2 of the bedrooms into 1. We lost a bedroom but gained a 2nd master suite. The furniture was chosen with care, and it was a dream come true to stay in our villa when it was completed in 2005.

We have had some amazing holidays and we are very proud of our home and do everything possible to make sure our guests have a magical time and make memories to last a lifetime.

On booking our villa you will find it is so easy, and the personal one to one contact is what makes booking a private villa so rewarding.

Enjoy Florida!


For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Orange Tree community location and not actual villa location.


Summary of Enchanted View villa

* Luxurious 5 bedroom (3 are luxury en-suite) 4 bathroom villa is built on larger than average premium corner plot which is over 1/4 acre and in a quiet peaceful corner of the prestigious Orange Tree community. Situated only 8 easy miles from Disney.

* 1880 sq.ft extended screened patio with plenty of room to relax (plus lanai)

* Private and secluded sparkling sunny pool and hot bubbling spa overlooks a conservation area and lake, where you can unwind and watch the visiting wildlfe, with fantastic distant views of Disney’s spectacular firework display at night

* Lanai with overhead fan, for shade
* Plenty of padded poolside furniture to relax
* Childrens picnic bench
* Pool safety fence, removable if not needed
* Extra large landscaped garden with BBQ
* Large family room with 42" cable TV and PS2 overhead Fan
* Separate lounge with sofa bed and CD/ radio
* Formal Dining room seats 6
* Breakfast nook seats 6
* Two High chairs
* Fully equipped Kitchen and separate laundry room
* Games room with a slate bed pool table and air hockey table, plus a full toy box to keep the little ones amused.
* Cable TV, VHS player, CD/radio
* Cable TV’s in all 5 bedrooms
* Playstation2 with 2 controlers and games
* DVD player and films
* King SizeMaster bedroom suite 1 (6.6”size bed)
* King sizeMaster bedroom suite 2 (6 foot 6" bed)
* Queen size bed (5.5”) is in the third en-suite bedroom
* 2 x 2 Twin bedrooms share luxury bathroom which is situated between them.
* Travel cot with changing table and Winnie the pooh baby mobile, plus cot sheets and blankets
* Stroller.
* Luxury bathrooms with vanity unit sinks and plenty of towels
* Change of fresh clean linen/towels for every bedroom
* Free local telephone calls with answer machine
* Cable internet connection provided for your laptop with Wi-Fi router so you can surf the net around the pool!
* Sleeps 10 – 12 (plus infant in cots)
* Fully air-conditioned plus extra fans in all bedrooms, family room,lanai and games room.
* 24 hour AAA awarded and BBB "A+" rated management service


*Enchanted View Villa* is situated on the upscale private community of Orange Tree

We have taken great care in selecting everything in our villa to make it a top class home, and will be spending lots of enchanting times there. We will be using our vacation home regularly, and are happy to share it with guests who are looking for a really high quality property in which to make their Disney dreams come true.

We wanted to make our property really special as we had a massive corner plot on which to build our villa, (over 1/4 acre) so we extended the pool decking area by an extra 17ft in length and 3ft in width to give extra space to relax around the pool on the comfortable loungers. The sparkling pool is extra large, 31x15ft and the hot bubbling spa is a lovely place in which to put your feet up after a long day in the parks. The screening covering the pool ensures a bug free environment! What better way to relax than to sit by our superb south east facing pool and spa, looking out onto conservation area and lake with its visiting wildlife, while watching the children play happily in the pool. If the children are happy, then the parents are happy!
Then, when the sun sets, turn on the underwater pool and spa lighting and sit and watch the Disney firework display in the distance, makes it an enchanting way to end the day! Its Magical……...

The villa we chose to have built is also large, being a one off special design and converted from a 6 bedroom to a 5 bedroom, making an extra en-suite bedroom. This gives 5 luxurious large bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite (with super king size beds in two of them and a queen in the third and the 2 twin rooms share a luxury bathroom) make this accommodation ideal for 3 couples and their children, or 2 couples, children and the Grandparents. All the bedrooms have cable TV hairdryers, clock radios in the 3 master bedrooms


On entering the villa there is a cosy comfortable seating area with a sofa bed, and looking to the left is the more formal elegant dining area with seating for six. This gives more than enough room to have time out from the rest of the group, and yet the whole villa is designed on an open plan, with socialising in mind.

The archway leads to the breakfast nook (with patio doors leading to the pool) and the open plan kitchen, which has a casual table seating 4 plus 2 barstools. There are also 2 highchairs for the little ones. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we think you will need to make your stay comfortable. This includes cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge freezer with automatic ice maker, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle, blender, mixer, and all crockery and utensils, unbreakable poolside tableware and not forgetting the essential corkscrew!

The utility is a separate room located off the kitchen, containing washer, dryer, ironing board and iron, and vacuum cleaner for the inevitable crumbs! The kitchen/nook area is adjacent to the family room, with overstuffed furniture, Cable TV, Playstation2 and games, DVDs and an overhead fan and has a fantastic view of the pool through the patio doors, then to the lake and conservation in the distance.


The Master Bedroom accommodates a King size bed and there is a lovely view through the patio doors to the superb 31ft X 15ft pool, spa, and patio area. We have fitted a remote controled ceiling fan for a little extra breeze on those really hot days

There is a large walk in closet with security safe, leading to the exquisite en-suite bathroom with a large corner shower, bathtub, two separate hand basins both with mirrors and Hollywood style lighting above and mirrored wall medicine cabinets, a private enclosed WC, and a hair dryer.

The Second Master Bedroom has a King Size bed, plenty of storage space, fan, and also has its own en-suite bathroom containing large walk in shower, vanity sink with Hollywood style mirror, wall cabinet and WC. This bedroom is also large enough to accommodate a cot if needed, with Cable TV and clock radio

The Third Master Bedroom has Queen bed which is 5 feet wide, fan, and access to its own bathroom containing large shower, vanity sink with Hollywood style mirror, wall cabinet, WC. and shower. This bathroom has direct access to the pool. It has its own small cable TV and clock radio

There are Two further Twin Bedrooms each accommodating two single beds. These have access to a shared bathroom, containing bath, with shower over, hand basin, wall cabinet and WC. They both have plenty of storage space both have a small cable TV. and fans. There is a change bedding available to convert these twin rooms into themed rooms, "Mickey" and "Princess". The rooms will be made up if you have young chldren in your party, or on request.

The converted double garage makes a superbgames room with a Disney theme, and contains a fabulous slate bed pool table, an air hockey table, and a selection of books and toys to keep the younger guests happy, plus an overhead fan to provide a welcome breeze. We also provide tennis racquets and balls, plus a basketball to use on the communities courts, which are free for your use.

Situated on the upmarket development of Orange Tree our absolutely stunning vacation home is only 10 minutes easy drive from Disney and only minutes away from several championship golf courses. Surrounded by orange groves, it is a perfect place to stay; you can even pick the oranges when they are in season. Close by are nature trails, boating, cycling trails, hot air balloon or helicopter rides, shopping, places to eat and much, much more. Make time to visit Lake Louisa, state national park close by; it makes a welcome break from the bustle of the theme parks.

Most importantly of all…….enjoy your stay, have fun, and build your life’s memories in our enchanting villa

Recommendations for Our Disney Villa
Below are some personal recommendations which we have received from visitors that have stayed in our Florida villa , the comments were left in our guest book or were sent via email by happy guests that have enjoyed their stay in our holiday home

All the comments were freely given and we have the permission of the guests to use them as references on our site

Mrs R Monksfield, Kent

"The villa was absolutely wonderful and was set in a beautiful location. The pool was simply fantastic and we enjoyed many late night swims, with the Disney fireworks in the background. It was very relaxing. The villa inside is decorated and maintained to a very high standard and has everything that you could wish for.

It is located literally only 10 mins to Disney, and all the other main theme parks are only a short drive away. Also, a five minute drive down the road is a massive Walmart store. My whole family enjoyed staying in the villa and we were all very sad to go home! It was so nice living in luxury for three weeks! I would recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for a great place to stay."


Andrea and Simon Hird, Scotland

Shirley and Paul,
Back home and already Orlando seems such a long time ago! The villa is fabulous, beautifully furnished and very spacious. It was ideal for our party of eight. Your Man Co were very helpful and arranged a mid-stay clean for us. We were delighted with the villa and would be pleased to give references to future guests if required."

Garry Rogers and Family, NSW Australia.

"The house was great! It was clean and tidy and very, very comfortable.
Thanks so much for allowing us to stay. We would most definitely use it again in the future and recommend to our friends."


The Kaltenbach family - Metuchen USA

"Hi Shirley:

We just returned from Orlando and Enchanted View. Had a great time, the house was exceptional and the pool was outstanding. No rain for 21 days.

I am interested in booking the house for next year"

Carol and Dave and Family Gainsborough UK

"We had a great holiday. Enchanted view was more than we expected, what a lovely villa !
We have taken back to England some lovely moments and will always remember the lovely time we had. It was nice just to sit around the pool and watch the fireworks from Disney at night.
Sorry to be leaving"


The Wheeler Family

" Dear Shirley:
First of all we want to thank you for all your assistance with the rental, directions (the shortcut was great!), etc. I must admit this is the first time we have had such attention from an owner. Your personal attention certainly adds a lot to the experience!

Overall we had a wonderful vacation, a little wet initially, but it didnt dampen our fun. Just wish we had more time.

As for the villa it was perfect and is one we would definitely consider if we are down that way again.

Once again, thanks for everything."

The Wheelers



We had a wonderful vacation at your villa - it was such a beautiful place and so much room. The pool and spa were so relaxing and we really had a good time swimming at night with the pool lights on.

And thanks again for all the assistance you gave me in setting up the rental. You were always so quick to respond and let me know what would be best to do.

I would highly recommend this villa to any of my friend planning to go to Orlando.

The Graham Family

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

2019 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
23 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019$1555£1110
15 Jun 2019 - 06 Sep 2019$1695£1190
07 Sep 2019 - 15 Oct 2019$1560£1119
16 Oct 2019 - 03 Nov 2019$1695£1199
04 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019$1560£1110
15 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020$1950£1420

2020 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
15 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020$1950£1420

US$ prices quoted are fully inclusive of all taxes. UK£ prices quoted are fully inclusive of all taxes.

Rental rates notes

Our villa has Executive status and is not a budget property. However, if you want something very special, then this is an ideal vacation property.

Pool heating is available at an extra charge
Spa heating is £35/$55 per week
Gas BBQ rental for small local charge (pre bookable)

Deposit of £200/$350 per week will secure the booking.

A refundable security bond of £200/$350 is also required with final payment, due 10 weeks before holiday.

A minimum booking preiod of 14 nights applies over the peak season.
Payment Options

UK Guests:
Payment by UK cheque, direct deposit, bank transfer or online by card via PayPal.

US/Other Countries: Payment in US$s.
Pay by US check, wire or electronic bank transfer, direct deposit into our US bank account or online by credit card by PayPal.

Photographs - click image to enlarge

WOW Front of house Al freso dining Evening swim ! Private pool
Family room Nook King master suite TV King suite 2 TV Queen 5 ft bed TV
Lounge with sofa bed Mickey mouse twin with TV Princess room TV Games room Floorplan
Dining area Kitchen Master bathroom Games courts

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Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 11 reviews.

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Enchanted Villa, Orange Tree

5.0 / 5

Shirley Cottam gave us the feeling of "coming home".We had the perfect vacation time! Shirley helped us out of any problems and was always the perfect contact for us.We have stayed there a second time and we will come back, that's for sure!!

Guest name: Christel Meyer-Burgdorff
Date of visit: 9 nights , August 2018

Magical memories

5.0 / 5

Leeper-Mattingly, Cedar falls Iowa

"We had a wonderful time in "enchanted view". although we spent the majority of time during the day at Disney, our evenings in and around the pool contributed some magical memories, in fact, we are not sure whether or not the seven kids on our party enjoyed Disney or the pool at Enchanted view more - both were fantastic.

We recommend your house gladly and we hope to return again in the future"

Guest name: Leeper-Mattingly
Date of visit: 2014

Great place!

5.0 / 5

"Hi Shirley,
Thanks again for all of your help. It helped make our vacation a wonderful experience.

We basically visited every theme park including Busch Gardens in Tampa. I also went to the PGA Golf merchandise show at Orange County Convention Center because I work as a golf professional.

Your villa provided us a great place to spend with the family. It really felt like it was our home for the two weeks we were there. I couldn’t think of a better place to stay while we vacationed in Orlando.

Hopefully, one year soon we can do it again."

Thanks again,
Kevin & family

Guest name: The Bulman family - Brazil
Date of visit: 2015

Absolutely fantastic

5.0 / 5

The Bell Family Belgium

Dear Shirley

We had a wonderful holiday and your villa was beautiful. The villa was spotless when we arrived and the management team were very helpful when we needed any help.The children particularly enjoyed the games room, that is a definite plus along with the play station.

Certainly if you have young children it is good to keep them out of the sun for an hour or two and a DVD is a way of calming them down. Apart from that one thing (please dont think it is a criticism more a constructive comment) I personally would have liked more cleaning products, i.e. a spray to clean down the kitchen work surfaces and possibly something in the toilets, (but that could be more as I treat rental homes like my own)

Apart from that it was absolutely fantastic, and we would certainly consider renting from you again if we were to return to Orlando ( the shortcut to Disney was also a blessing!)

Many thanks,

Guest name: The Bell Family
Date of visit: Visited April


5.0 / 5

"Hi Shirley and Paul,

Thank you again for everything - we had a fabulous time in Florida and the villa was a perfect match for our needs! (The kids especially loved the pool as the week had unseasonably warmer weather than usual for February).

Again, thank you for everything - it was a trip we will not forget!"
All the best,

Dean and Justine

Guest name: The Stamos family, MA USA
Date of visit: February


5.0 / 5

Cindy Lorenz, Newmarket NH

"Hi Shirley,

We did have a fantastic time and the house was great, everything we expected and more! We are going to be spoiled as the kids will never want to stay in an ordinary hotel room again. We plan to come back in the near future and we have friends who are already asking about renting it.

The location was great, the house had plenty of room for our friends and family and the pool / Jacuzzi area were awesome - we mostly lived out by the pool

Thank you again for all of your quick correspondence and for letting us share your home!!"

Best Regards

Guest name: Cindy Lorenz
Date of visit: June


5.0 / 5

The Pullin and Miller families - Wiltshire UK
Visited March

"We had a fantastic time and your villa is a lovely retreat from the parks etc this was are first visit to the USA and was a very positive experience the Millers have travelled a lot more than us (the Pullins) and loved the villa as well

We also phoned the management company because the safe did not work and they responded very quick and replaced the batterys

The villa was very well equipped and we would like to thank you for a lovely escape from the British weather and a touch of luxury for two weeks

We certainly would recommend your villa to anyone, and in fact we already have done so to several of our friends. We had a fantastic time, enjoyed the pool and the hot tub, water was of a nice temperature.

Sitting in the spa on a warm Florida evening chatting about what we did that day and what to do the next day watching the Disney fireworks will be a memory for my old age.

Kind regards & best wishes
Simon & Maggie

Guest name: The Pullin and Miller families
Date of visit: March

Beautiful Villa

5.0 / 5

Wow what a beautiful Villa, it looks great on the website but oh - even so much better in the flesh. Pool is a great size and plot is on the corner over looking the lake. Couldn't ask for more. Great location with Publix being 1.1 mile away so walkable within 30 mins each way approx.
Everything was seemless prior to our visit and arrival all taken care of by Shirley!!
Thank you for letting us share your beautiful home Xx

Guest name: Guest requested not to display their name.
Date of visit: 22nd Dec 2017 to 5th Jan 2018

Owner's response: Thank You Janet for the review, and I have to say L was rather envious of you being in Florida for Christmas. I hope to stay for Christmas myself one year, its Magical at Disney in the holiday season

Fantastic base for wonderful family holiday in Orlando

5.0 / 5

We had a wonderful time in Orlando. The house was spacious well equipped and in a lovely neighbourhood, close enough to feel part of the Disney buzz, but far enough out to enable us to unwind and relax together as a family.

Guest name: Roger Clements
Date of visit: August 2018

Owner's response: Many thanks Roger for the review, I hope you will come back and stay at our place when you next visit Florida

Luxurious but homely

5.0 / 5

We absolutely love this villa - it is always welcoming, clean and very comfortable and spacious in all areas including the kitchen, dining areas lounges and bedrooms - the pool and jacuzzi area are very and inviting and also spacious and include sun loungers and outside dining Furniture which we make full use of along with the games room - especially after a long day at the parks or beach etc.

The villa is in an excellent location for all of the parks and attractions. It provides a fantastic base for our family and have just booked for our fourth stay here for 2019 and can’t wait

Guest name: Karen Bradbury
Date of visit: May 2017

Owner's response:
Thanks Karen for your review, Its always good to welcome you back.

Amazing place

5.0 / 5

We stayed at Enchanted View for a fortnight in April, it really made our holiday. The place is huge! We intended for it to be a base for us visiting the parks but we found that the kids wanted to stay at the house and make the most of the pool and hot tub rather that being at the parks every day, in the end we compromised and did alternate days. The days we weren’t in the parks we were still able to see the fireworks from both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom from the poolside (albeit in the distance).

Enchanted view is very well equipped with everything you may need to make your holiday as comfortable as possible. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied and they loved the games room in the garage, air hockey is always a favourite although it can become a tad competitive!

The pool area is massive and it’s so nice not being overlooked by other houses and pools, the lake at the back is beautiful, especially early in the morning with the mist over it.

The fact that the house has two master suites made it ideal for two families like us as it didn’t feel like one of the couples was getting a raw deal and as there is two living areas the adults could ‘get away’ from the kids if need be.

All in all we had a great holiday and would unreservedly recommend Enchanted View to anybody wanting to travel to this amazing part of the world.

Guest name: Jennette
Date of visit: April 2018

Owner's response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our villa Jennette, its important to me that everything is perfect!


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