Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 37 reviews (view reviews)
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• Close enough to Walt Disney World to hear the fireworks! •
• Cinema with pinball/arcade machines and stadium seating •
• Private outdoor golf putting green •
• Private, non-overlooked south west facing pool and HUGE upgraded spa •
• Big screen HD TVs with Netflix in each of the 5 bedrooms •
• Disney theme park crowd calendar with every booking - avoid the crowds! •
Storytellers Villa… all the magic you’ve always wanted.
|Owner's name||Tony Ghirra|
|Number of bedrooms||5|
|Number of bathrooms||4|
|Maximum number of guests||10|
|Breakdown of beds in the villa|
|King size beds||1|
|Queen size beds||2|
|Twin / single beds||4|
|Wi-fi / Internet available|
|Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub|
|Pool is south facing|
|Washer / dryer|
|House has an alarm|
|Use of a safe|
|Lanai / covered area|
|Single storey home|
|It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.|
Meet the owner
Tony GhirraHi, my name is Tony, I live in London and I work for the John Lewis Partnership.
I've been a complete Orlando addict since visiting in 1992 with my family. I can't get enough of the weather, the parks and the friendly, laid-back atmosphere. I first began booking villas instead of hotels as a cost-saving measure but soon got accustomed to (or spoiled by) the space, privacy and not having to share the pool! Having rented a number of villas over the years, I finally decided to buy my own in 2013.
I'm really meticulous, so I make sure my villa is maintained to rigorous standards and has all the amenities I looked for when I was looking to rent. I will always do anything I can to make your stay memorable and look forward to welcoming you to my very special home.
For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the Indian Creek community location and not actual villa location.
• Situated in one of the very closest communities to the Disney parks.
• New Harry Potter Room of Requirement kids' bathroom.
• Newly fitted central air cleaning system - filters out dust, pollen and other allergens from the air inside the home - great for allergy sufferers!
• Newly redecorated adorable Disney's Frozen themed room, featuring Anna, Elsa, Sven and Olaf!
• Newly installed laptop safe for your valuables and documents (choose your own memorable combination or use any magnetic card).
• Brand new cinema seats now feature electric reclining motion and cool blue LED lighting!
• Five spacious bedrooms, four full bathrooms:
• One king master bedroom with en suite bathroom (now with 46in HDTV).
• One queen master bedroom with en suite bathroom.
• One queen bedroom with its own bathroom.
• Two themed kids’ twin bedrooms, sharing a Harry Potter 'Room of Requirement' themed bathroom.
• Each bedroom has its own 40in HDTV with Blu-ray player, Netflix and HD cable TV.
• Extended, private and enclosed south west facing pool deck with barbecue, heated pool and extra large spa.
• Shaded lanai with cushioned wicker seating and outdoor HDTV.
• Private outdoor golf practice putting green.
• Private cinema with 122in HD screen, surround sound and stadium seating.
• Pinball machine and 60-game arcade machine.
• Open plan living area complete with 70in HDTV, Blu-ray and Nintendo Wii.
• Fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and breakfast nook.
• Laundry room complete with washer, dryer iron and ironing board.
• 24hr monitored burglar alarm.
• High-definition security camera system.
• Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access.
• Complimentary nationwide calls.
• Complimentary Walt Disney World theme park crowd calendar for the duration of your stay.
Storytellers Villa - All the Magic you can Handle!
Storytellers is part of the Vacation Rental Home Connection network. This means Disney comes out to inspect the home every once in a while. They check for amenities, cleanliness and location. During the inspection, the Disney representatives were so enamoured of it that they wanted to stay. Instead of visiting other villas, they spent the afternoon in the living room, commenting that if all villas were like Storytellers, they wouldn't need to do inspections!
Come and stay at the villa the Disney inspectors didn't want to leave!
Before I found Storytellers, when I was looking for places my family and I could rent for our trips to Orlando, I had a list. I expect you have a similar list. A list of all the things your dream villa must have. At the same time, I would both love and hate the list. On one hand, it would make me reject most of the villas I was able to find. On the other, it tantalised me with the dream of the perfect holiday destination, where everything was available and beautiful and… right.
When I decided to buy, I made a new list, a longer list that made my realtor recoil in horror. My original list meant it took weeks for me to find a villa to rent. My new list meant it took months for me to find a home to buy.
You’re looking at the only villa that satisfied the list.
You’ve already read that Storytellers is set in the Indian Creek community and that it is one of the closest to Disney property. Did you know there is a little-known cut-through directly onto Disney property that avoids all the morning traffic?
Within a couple of miles, you have access to an array of restaurants, a bar, a pharmacy and a supermarket. Locally, you also have all the attractions, stores and restaurants for which the US Highway 192 is so famous.
New! Got allergies? We've got you covered! A new central air purification system filters dust, pollen and other airborne allergens and removes up to 75% of them from the air.
New! Come and stay in the new Arendelle Room, featuring everybody's favourite Frozen characters!
First, the bedrooms – there’s five of them, with four full bathrooms to make sure there’s no waiting around while the family is getting ready for a fun day visiting theme parks. That's two master bedrooms with en-suites (one king, one queen), one queen bedroom with its own bathroom and two twin bedrooms which share a bathroom.
Both master bedrooms have direct access to the pool deck.
Each bedroom has a 40in HDTV with a Blu-ray player and Netflix.
The two kids’ bedrooms are themed (princesses and pirates) and they'll love hanging out in them... There's even little white fluffy clouds on the walls!
Speaking of hanging out, have you seen the cinema? It can comfortably accommodate nine in its sumptuous stadium seating, so everybody has a great view of the high definition 122in screen (yes, that’s 10ft!). Your Mickey ears are in for a real treat with the excellent Yamaha/Pioneer Signature Series surround sound system.
If you’re not in the mood for a movie, put your favourite CD in the player, or connect your USB media and enjoy the pinball machine and arcade machine with a choice of 60 arcade games. Beware – it’s seriously addictive!
The Pool Deck
Once you finally tear yourself away from the cinema to come outside and enjoy the wonderful Floridian weather, the private pool deck is the place to be. It’s south west facing, so it’s a true sun trap and is extended to give you the space you want, and enclosed to give you the privacy your family needs. There’s an outdoor dining suite, sun loungers and even a barbecue for you to really taste some outdoor living. The heated pool is a spectacular playground for the young and the young at heart. The spa is the perfect way to unwind and ease those aching muscles after a busy day’s theme park touring. The shaded lanai is a real outdoor living room, complete with a ceiling fan, cushioned wicker seating and even an outdoor HDTV! Finally, the unique golf putting green is completely fenced, so nobody has to see how badly you putt!
The Living Area
The great room is the place to relax. Kick back in the leather sofas and be captivated by the 70in HDTV, or enjoy some family time with the Nintendo Wii, or one of the many board games available. There’s a dining area, a breakfast nook and fully-equipped kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and a side-by-side fridge/freezer complete with chilled, filtered water and an ice dispenser.
Storytellers Villa has high-speed internet access with wifi and a printer/scanner so you can (through teary eyes, no doubt) check in for your return flight. Nationwide phone calls (perhaps to postpone those flights?) are complimentary.
Free Disney Crowd Calendar
Unique to Storytellers, each booking receives a complimentary crowd calendar for the duration of the stay, allowing you to see which Disney parks will have the lowest crowd levels and which parks you should visit on which day of your stay so you can spend the least time queuing and the most time experiencing the attractions.
Storytellers is managed locally by an exceptional management company, who are only too keen to help make your stay as memorable as you want it to be. Their welcome centre is around five minutes away and includes a free internet café, games machines and even luggage storage, so you can make the most of your last day. They can also arrange for baby equipment hire, if required.
There is little I enjoy more than discussing Orlando, theme parks and trip planning, so I’d be happy to answer any queries you have or help with your planning – just drop me an email… I’ll even help you make your own list!
Contact me for additional pictures, movies and information.
Please note that Storytellers Villa is a non-smoking home and pets are not permitted.
Rental rates (per week - for the home - NOT per person)
|2019 Dates||US Dollars ($)||UK Pounds (£)|
|02 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019||$1771||£1086|
|23 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||$1477||£926|
|06 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019||$1771||£1086|
|13 Apr 2019 - 03 May 2019||$2261||£1396|
|04 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019||$1771||£1086|
|22 Jun 2019 - 06 Sep 2019||$2261||£1396|
|07 Sep 2019 - 13 Sep 2019||$1771||£1086|
|14 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019||$1477||£926|
|28 Sep 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||$1771||£1086|
|02 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019||$1477||£926|
|23 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019||$1771||£1086|
|21 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020||$2261||£1396|
|2020 Dates||US Dollars ($)||UK Pounds (£)|
|21 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020||$2261||£1396|
|04 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020||$2261||£1396|
|11 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020||$1785||£1106|
|18 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||$1505||£945|
|08 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020||$1785||£1106|
|29 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||$1505||£945|
|28 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||$1785||£1106|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||$2275||£1421|
|25 Apr 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||$1785||£1106|
|27 Jun 2020 - 11 Sep 2020||$2275||£1421|
|12 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||$1785||£1106|
|19 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020||$1505||£945|
|03 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||$1785||£1106|
|19 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021||$2275||£1421|
US$ prices quoted are fully inclusive of all taxes. UK£ prices quoted are fully inclusive of all taxes.
Rental rates notes
All taxes are included in the rental rates, although pool heating is an additional £30 ($45) per day (recommended from October to March). Pool heating must be booked for a minimum of four days.
Bookings of fewer than seven nights will incur an additional cleaning fee.
Villa is secured upon receipt of a 20% non-refundable deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before travel. Bookings made less than 8 weeks from arrival date must be paid for in full at the time of booking.
Online payments are subject to an online payment fee.
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