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5 Bed / 4 Bath Executive Home with South Facing Private Pool, Spa and Screened Balcony with No Rear Neighbours in Private Gated Community of The Shire at West Haven 15 Minutes from Disney


At a glance…

Stunning private south facing pool deck – truly amazing!

75” HD TV & soundbar in Great Room

65” HD TV in Master Suite & 55" in 2nd Master

43” 4K TV in “The Den” with games console

LCD TVs in all other bedrooms

Superb games room with 8ft pool table

A huge 3,221sq ft of indoor living space

Just 15-minutes drive from Disney.

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The Shire at Westhaven - 5 Bed/ 4 Bath (Sleeps 10)
(Owned by: Phill Gaskell)

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General details 
Owner's namePhill Gaskell
CommunityThe Shire at Westhaven
Number of bedrooms5
Number of bathrooms4
Maximum number of guests10
Breakdown of beds in the villa 
King size beds2
Queen size beds1
Twin / single beds4
Bedroom 1King size bed
Bedroom 2King size bed
Bedroom 3Queen size bed
Bedroom 42 single beds
Bedroom 52 single beds
Wi-fi / Internet available
Private pool
Spa / jacuzzi / hot tub
Pool is south facing
Games room
Crib / cot
High chair
Conservation view
Big TV
Surround sound
Games console
Club house
Communal pool
Washer / dryer
Linens included
Gated community
Use of a safe
Lanai / covered area
Beach towels
It is your responsibility to check with the private owner as to the nature and availability of these amenities.

Meet the owner

Phill Gaskell

Hi, we are Phill and Nicola Gaskell from Greater Manchester. In 2009, with children then aged 6 and 9, we visited Florida and Disneyworld for the first time and made wonderful memories. Since then we have been lucky enough to vacation there every year visiting the parks, attending local events, volunteering at a local childrens' charity and simply for a month a year living the 'American Dream'.

Following a 3 year search and, having recently retired, and with our children now 16 and 19, we finally found a villa that we all fell in love with. As you will see from the pictures, the pool deck is truly amazing and, in our opinion, is hard to beat anywhere on The Shire.

Reserving our villa is very easy but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask at any time. We understand that choosing the right Villa is a difficult choice and so we are more than happy to answer anything - just fire away. If you do choose to stay with us, we hope you have an awesome holiday in Orlando and make wonderful memories of your own.


For privacy reasons, the marker on the map shows the The Shire at Westhaven community location and not actual villa location.

















The Shire at West Haven is the gateway to Central Florida being located just off Hwy 54. Its ideal location makes for easy access to Hwy 27, Hwy 192, I4 and the Theme Parks in addition to many prestigious championship golf courses such as those at Champions Gate, Reunion, Providence and Highlands Reserve being within a 5-10-minute drive!

It is a beautiful secure gated community and is considered to be one of the very best locations in the Orlando area. Our guests will also have access to the community clubhouse (100 yards away) offering a range of recreational facilities including a resort-style swimming pool, two tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis, a fully equipped gym and lounge area.

Posner Park, a retail outlet located on the intersection between Hwy 27 and I4 at Exit 55, with dining, shopping and entertainment facilities is only 2 miles away. Disney World is just 15 minutes away while Sea World is 25 minutes, Universal Studios 30 minutes and Orlando International Airport only 40 minute drive away - all can be reached via the I4 at Champions Gate.

The fabulous beaches of the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic beaches are just an hours’ drive away (all distances and timings are estimated via Google Maps for reference purposes).




Great Room / Family Room

Large open plan with kitchen overlooking family room with large sectional sofa and two armchairs. 65” HD TV with cable, Netflix, Amazon and Youtube. This lovely big room leads through patio door onto the covered lanai and south-facing pool.


The kitchen has a breakfast bar which offers seating for 6 together with a family dining table for an additional 4 diners which overlooks the pool. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped to handle all your family food preparation needs.


A lovely quiet sitting room with sofa and armchair for reading your favourite book.


The formal dining area immediately adjacent to the formal lounge has a large rectangular table and seating for 6.


The King Master Bedroom Suite on the 1st floor provides a spacious retreat with large French doors that open onto a full-length private balcony overlooking the pool and stunning south-facing views, with no rear neighbours. A perfect place for an early morning relax ahead of a busy vacation day. This beautifully dressed master includes a wall-mounted 55” HD TV providing a private haven away from the family! A very expansive en-suite features a large, separate shower and tub bath with his and her twin sinks.

The second King Master bedroom also on the 1st floor offers the same access to the full-length balcony via French doors. Again, a generously sized room also features a wall-mounted 55” HD LCD TV for your enjoyment. Another large en-suite with shower and bath complete this room

The shared full-length balcony for both Master suites features wicker rocking chairs with a ceiling light and fan – ideal to sit, relax and watch the world go by.

The third bedroom is a Queen bedroom on the ground floor facing the front of the property benefits from a neighbouring bathroom offering a shower over bath and sink vanity. This room's attractive feature is its private situation away from the main family areas in the house. A 32” TV completes the room.

Bedroom 4 upstairs on the first floor with twin beds overlooking the front gardens and has a 32” HD LCD TV. This bedroom can be for adults, teens or children and hence is done in a neutral décor.

Bedroom 5 upstairs on the first floor is another twin-bedded room with bright décor and 32” TV to keep the kids amused.

Bonus Room / The Den

On the 1st Floor there is a Bonus Room / Den equipped with 43” 4k TV, Games console, Blue Ray films and DVDs. There are an assortment of Bean Bags and cushions plus a Futon that can be converted to provide sleeping arrangements for 2 additional guests if required. A perfect space to kick back and chill out away from the adults for a few hours


2 family bathrooms and 2 en-suites.

Games Room

Our wonderful Games room is well-equipped to provide fun for all the family! Why not play a game of pool on the 8ft pool table, enjoy a fast-paced competitive game of foosball or take a shot at the basketball game. Worried that the room (or the competition!) will be too hot? Don’t be as the room benefits from 2 high-speed fans. If all that seems too competitive, simply grab a stool at the bar-top table, have a cool beverage, and cheer on the competitors from the sidelines.


Our fully screened pool deck and heated swimming pool with raised spa area is truly amazing and we feel sets this Villa out from the crowd. With a totally south facing aspect and no rear neighbours, it offers complete privacy and stunning views through the palm trees that flank the outside. Dine al fresco, enjoy the Florida sunshine or just sit and relax in the shade of the large covered lanai on a balmy evening – this pool deck is an “absolute gem” that is hard to beat. A child safety fence offers protection for smaller guests and the pool may be heated for an additional charge as detailed below.


FREE high-speed WiFi internet access during your stay

Additional Security

For further peace of mind, the Villa has a digital safe for passports, documents etc – guests may make use of this free of charge.

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

2020 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
16 Sep 2020 - 08 Nov 2020$1395£1075
09 Nov 2020 - 15 Dec 2020$1265£975
16 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021$1815£1400

2021 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
16 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021$1815£1400
06 Jan 2021 - 10 Feb 2021$1295£995
11 Feb 2021 - 27 Mar 2021$1425£1095
28 Mar 2021 - 15 Apr 2021$1750£1345
16 Apr 2021 - 30 Jun 2021$1425£1095
01 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$1725£1325
16 Sep 2021 - 08 Nov 2021$1425£1095
09 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021$1295£995
16 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022$1750£1345

2022 DatesUS Dollars ($)UK Pounds (£)
16 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022$1750£1345
06 Jan 2022 - 10 Feb 2022$1320£1015
11 Feb 2022 - 08 Apr 2022$1450£1115
09 Apr 2022 - 27 Apr 2022$1750£1345
28 Apr 2022 - 30 Jun 2022$1450£1115
01 Jul 2022 - 15 Sep 2022$1725£1325
16 Sep 2022 - 08 Nov 2022$1450£1115
09 Nov 2022 - 15 Dec 2022$1320£1015
16 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023$1750£1345

Rental rates notes

Please note smoking is not permitted at this property and the person making the booking must be over the age of 25.

For the safety of our guests post Covid19 and as part of the Florida Vacation Managers Association's Safe Home Initiative we now charge an additional £125 / $150 per stay for deep cleaning sanitization both before and after stays.

Pool heat is available at an extra charge at the rate of £20 / $25 per night and must be requested at least 72 hours before check-in. Please note that pool heat is required to heat the spa.

How to make a reservation

Making a reservation is easy just drop me an e-mail with your name and address, dates and party size to allow me to check availability and get back to you.

I will email you a confirmation letter, a booking form and a copy of our terms.

To secure your dates complete and return your completed booking form with a £150/$200 per week deposit to hold the reservation.

The final balance, plus a £250.00 ($300.00) refundable security deposit, is payable 8 weeks prior to departure. Access codes and directions are given 3 weeks before arrival.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all about our villa

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Guest reviews of this villa

Average rating: 5.0 / 5 from 14 reviews.

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Fantastic Villa

5.0 / 5

Had a wonderful time really enjoyed the villa and will definitely recommend to family and friends. With regards the villa we really couldn’t fault it, this is our 5th time staying in a villa in Orlando and I can honestly say it was the best equipped, the décor was excellent, the location perfect and the community very quiet and secure.

Guest name: the McNevin-Duffs
Date of visit: 18th April 2019

Owner's response: Superb review Andy – thank you. We were delighted that you all enjoyed it so much and had such a relaxing and enjoyable vacation and would consider staying with us again. Thank you also for leaving the Villa in such a nice and tidy state and for starting the laundry – it is such a big help and is very much appreciated.

Great Getaway

5.0 / 5

Nice home with a great neighbourhood. The owners were great to deal with. Well-appointed and we really enjoyed our stay. We are looking at next year and are thinking about 4 weeks (Mar/Apr). Please let me know what you think about this. I realize that this is early but we definitely want to come back here next year.

Guest name: The Byrnes
Date of visit: March 2019

Owner's response: Thank you, Bob, for the feedback, it was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to you staying next year

Wonderful family holiday

5.0 / 5

First off, the communication with the owner was fantastic. Rarely did a message go more than a few hours before a response... not that I needed or required a response so quickly. Our family of 9 was able to comfortably occupy this home without any issues of privacy or space. We had member in their 70s, 40s, 30s and teens. No one was ever cramped or bored. The pictures of the home did not do it true justice as the home is in really wonderful condition. Each room is spacious, and the beds are quite comfortable. There is ample room in each closet with lots of hangers and the dressers are plentiful… you will have plenty of room for all your clothes. Almost every room in the house has a large television for your enjoyment and to relax. We had very little need to watch television as there was a den with a PlayStation 3, and a garage that housed an 8 foot pool table, basketball hotshot, and a foosball table. Much of our time was spent in the stunning large pool and hot tub. Nice and warm too!! The kitchen is very spacious with really great appliances and all the cookware you need to prepare good meals. The cupboards are full! You will not run short of anything! We could not have been more pleased with this home, and there is a very good chance we will come back to this home away from home in the future!

Guest name: The Pearson Family
Date of visit: 25th March 2019

Owner's response: Just read your review, David - that is awesome thank you so much - it is very much appreciated. Thanks also for the pics, it is lovely to put a face to the name. As discussed, we only bought the Villa late last year and so we are slowly working our way through making improvements/enhancements as we go. Take care David, I will make a note to send you picture updates of the new 75" TV planned for the Great Room lol

Have a great year and we would love to have you stay with us again

Amazing time

5.0 / 5

We had the most amazing time, thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, our daughter used the Second Master and always sat on the balcony in the rocking chair listening to her music at least twice per day and was so sad to leave her lovely bedroom. She really got so attached to the villa, her room and the beautiful pool. On our first morning, the hot air balloons passed by, such a beautiful welcoming and then on our very last morning which was Memorial Day, there were about 18 balloons in the sky as we looked out of the window, such a wonderful sight and you can imagine we took loads of photos throughout our trip!! This was all very emotional for us!

Re - the pool, we obviously met Dave (Millers Pools) on a few occasions and have to say what a lovely guy he really is and so helpful. He also gave us lots of details of the local area and places to go, so with all the info you kindly gave us in advance, we really felt so much at home! The pool was lovely and warm and beautiful and we were able to swim in it each day. Our daughter used her lilo chair all the time and absolutely loved the outlook from the pool, which was truly beautiful and quiet and so serene. The warm pool really helped her health. As we live in a quiet village, it felt just like home, but with the pool and beautiful sunshine, it was amazing!! Each day, we were visited by a family of 4 Sand Crane birds which would come up to the cage around the pool and they would just stand and look at us for several minutes and then they were on their way digging for insects with their long beaks. We always chatted to them!! We also had a resident rabbit which appeared to live in the front garden area and he would pop around the rear of the villa to see us too! We also loved watching the lizards! We loved all the wild life and the beautiful view from the pool area and were in tears when we left it to return to the airport! We thought that The Shire was such a lovely area and you must be so pleased that you have found such a lovely villa after much searching.

We did spend several days just sitting around the pool and relaxing. We did visit Celebration so are grateful to you for your suggestion! We sat on the rocking chairs and I ate the ice-cream and enjoyed the beautiful chocolate fudge! We did not walk around the lake but will do so next time! It was such a beautiful area. We also visited Disney Springs on our last night and thoroughly enjoyed it, having never got around to this before! We made friends with so many of the staff in Publix at Championsgate where we visited frequently, as we did in the past! We also thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cracker Barrell and the beautiful shop and rocking chairs!

Sorry for sending you such a lengthy email, but just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our visit and stay in Bella Vista and really wish we were still there! Just to let you know that we shall highly recommend Bella Vista should any of our family and friends wish to visit Florida.
Will keep in touch for our next planned visit!

Guest name: The Cain family
Date of visit: 28th April 2019

Owner's response: What a lovely long and thoughtful email Christine. It was our pleasure to share our home with you and your lovely family - you are delightful. Thank you for all the feedback

We are so delighted you enjoyed Cracker Barrel, Publix, Celebration etc - we love them all. You've pretty much done what we do. I'm sure the hot air balloons were really special and also added to the memories. Also how lovely for your daughter to enjoy those relaxing hours on the balcony - please tell her that we will also be installing some blue tooth speakers on the lanai so that guests will be able to link their phones to a particular speaker in the future and listen to music in their own space.

It will be lovely to have you stay with us again in the future, Christine, so please do keep in touch and thank you in anticipation for recommending us to friends and family.

Stunning Villa

5.0 / 5

Just to let you know ur villa is stunning. This is the 3rd villa we have stayed in & we have stayed in Emerald Isle & Highland Reserve both were beautiful but this by far is the most superior, thanku soooo much.

Guest name: Lisa O'
Date of visit: 13th July

Owner's response: Thank you so much Lisa, we absolutely fell in love with the place and we are really happy to share it with others. Pls relax, enjoy and treat the place as your own – don’t forget Millers on Tuesdays

Beautiful home

5.0 / 5

We have just got back home to England after a memorable 12 nights that we spent in Phill and Nichola’s beautiful home in West Haven. The house was everything and more than what we expected. The pictures do not do it justice at all. All the furniture is immaculate and so comfortable, and you can see that they take care of the house so well. The neighbourhood was lovely, really quiet and very safe, and also full of wildlife!! The location is good with the shops, restaurants and excellent golf courses at Champions Gate a 5 minute drive away. You can even see the fireworks from Disney (Universal is a good 40 minutes away but that is down to the awful i4 freeway!!).
I couldn’t recommend this wonderful villa anymore and also the owners Phill and Nichola who have been fantastic all the way through and so helpful.

Guest name: The Moss Family
Date of visit: 27th July

Owner's response: Thank you, David, that is a lovely review and we really do appreciate it. Yes we will definitely keep you posted on all the changes we make as we go and we do hope to see you and your family again real soon.

Can't wait to go back!

5.0 / 5

Had a great time, just a pity you have to come back. Will keep in touch as I’m sure we’ll be back.

Guest name: The Bates family
Date of visit: 23rd August 2019

Owner's response: Thanks John, yes always hard returning to work after such a lovely hol. Thank you so much for your kind words

Gorgeous Villa

5.0 / 5

We had such a lovely time. Thank you. Your villa is gorgeous and perfect for what we needed. Will definitely be in touch when we visit again.

Guest name: the Dargues
Date of visit: 3rd September 2019

Owner's response: Thank you, Vicky, it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us – please keep in touch

Fabulous Villa

5.0 / 5

We had a fantastic two weeks & your villa was fabulous, I will definitely recommend and we hope to get back out there soon..

Guest name: S. Price
Date of visit: 13th September 2019

Owner's response: Thank you for your kind words, Sharon, we are delighted that you had such a fabulous two weeks. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and yes please do keep in touch

Great Villa

5.0 / 5

Thanks for the extras (clothes horse, washing up bowl, grater) all delivered very quickly and much appreciated. We appreciated the new TT bats although the pool table proved to be the favourite choice with my son-in-law and grandson (left you a pack of 6 TT balls). The villa was great and very comfortable beds. Our grandson loved the computer room. We are planning to come back for Christmas 2020

Guest name: The Munros
Date of visit: 18th October 2019

Owner's response: Thank you also for your kind words, Tony and for the TT balls. Thank you also for leaving the Villa in such great condition - it is such a big help and very much appreciated. it was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us.

Beautiful home

5.0 / 5

Our family rented this very beautiful home for a week. It had everything we needed and things we didn’t even know we wanted. The gorgeous pool has southern exposure. Located in a lovely, gated community that is close to the supermarket, restaurants, shopping etc.

The owners were such a pleasure to deal with. Correspondence was seamless. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to stay and play at your piece of paradise. We will absolutely be back.

Guest name: The Chanceys (Canada)
Date of visit: 9th November 2019

Owner's response: Hope you had a safe journey back to Canada, Rosilyn and thank you for leaving the Villa in such great condition - it is such a big help and very much appreciated. That's a wonderful review, thank you so much. We will certainly keep you updated on all improvements as we go and it will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family back. We are next there in April to oversee internal painting and some other work (so we too need to navigate our winter before going - not quite as harsh as yours!).
I know still a month away but have a wonderful Christmas and holiday period

Thank you for sharing your home

5.0 / 5

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your home with our family. The whole process from booking to arriving was easy & professional & you were very patient with my endless questions!

The Shires is a lovely gated community, the house exceeds expectation it is huge! The photos are spot on, our family had plenty of private space but also enjoyed the family areas. This was our 13th visit to the area & we have stayed in some lovely homes, as our family is still growing we certainly hope to return and would not hesitate to rebook this beautiful home.

Guest name: Linda W
Date of visit: 16th November 2019

Owner's response: Lovely, Linda, thank you so much and what a beautiful family picture. I'm sure you have some wonderful memories. We would love to welcome you all again in the future. It was a pleasure having you and your family share our home

Can't wait to return

5.0 / 5

We are strongly considering a return visit next year for 4-5 weeks, so would be interested if your villa is available for the same period of time in 2020. We appreciate all your communication and concern for our happiness during, and after, our stay at your Bella Vista.
Thanks much!

Guest name: The Hanneys
Date of visit: February 2019

Owner's response: Thanks Brian, really appreciate your lovely comments – please find attached our calendar for next year.

Christmas 2018

5.0 / 5

We very much enjoyed our 3 week stay in December 2018/January 2019. Lots of good things to say about this property - spacious, well equipped kitchen, nice pool with lots of afternoon sun, and a wonderful upper deck above the pool - great place to get away from the kids for some peace and quiet

Guest name: Guest requested not to display their name.
Date of visit: December 2018

Owner's response: Thank you, Wayne. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks once again for leaving the property so clean and well looked after. You were in fact our very first guests. We do hope you will stay with us again, we have many new improvements planned over the next year or so and will keep all our previous guests updated


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