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**3 KING BEDS - SOUTHVIEW** Our family extends a warm invitation to you and your family to enjoy the delights of our lake-view home.

We have a GENUINE SOUTH-FACING pool deck area, where you can enjoy ALL DAY sunshine. Our pool now has a "Color Splash" multi-coloured pool light offering a variety of lighting effects transforming our pool into a color-rich paradise

Southview provides a high standard accommodation. It is beautifully furnished and offers supreme comfort and amenities.

Our home is situated in the prestigious gated community of Lake Berkley Resort. It has everything you could possibly need for the perfect vacation. We have a dedicated interior Game Room for the whole family to enjoy. Southview backs onto a lake which is a haven for a variety of wildlife, it truly is a tranquil place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet....so stay at our house as you embark on your enchanted journey touring the magical theme parks.

* MAGNIFICENT professionally installed GAME ROOM
* SOUTH-FACING pool and spa.
* 24/7 Security Guard.
* 52 inch LCD Digital TV
* 6 Cable TVs - TVs in all the bedrooms.
* 6 DVDs, 2 VCRs
* Safe attached to the floor
* COMPLIMENTARY GAS BBQ GRILL.
* COMPLIMENTARY WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS.
* COMPLIMENTARY BABY EQUIPMENT.
* COMPLIMENTARY NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALLS
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Bedrooms:  5 Licensed to Sleep: 12 Community: Lake Berkley Resort Virtual Tour: Click Here Status:  Live
Bathrooms: 4 Advert Reference:  208 Owned By:   Madeleine & Denis Lock Smoking: Not permitted Pets:    No
villa ref is 208
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Property Description:
Southviewis a beautiful, spacious, luxury lakeside home with private pool and spa, in a premier gated community of Lake Berkley Resort, which is 8 miles from Disney. It is fully air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans. Time and effort has been spent giving our home the attention to detail the discerning guests expects. We are delighted to have created a quality environment for all our guests to enjoy. Regular personal visits by us, ensures that our home remains immaculate for ourselves and our guests. It is exquisitely furnished and comprehensively equipped and we are confident Southview will exceed all your expectations of what a vacational rental home can and should offer. The open-plan aspect to the downstairs living areas allows you to enjoy the light and airy environment of the southerly aspect of our home, and the professionally tinted windows keep out most of the Floridian heat without obscuring the wonderful views of the private pool and lake beyond.

We feel that privacy on the deck and in the pool, is of paramount importance, and to facilitate this we have installed privacy fencing on either side to the rear of the property, without compromising the view beyond. The LANAI; a covered seating area, with its own ceiling fan, is accessible from the kitchen/diner and allows you to sit out at all times of the day and night and enjoy the beautiful south-facing waterfront aspect. Here you can relax and unwind and soak up the atmosphere whilst eating your breakfast or perhaps sipping your evening cocktails and appreciating the idyllic surroundings, we even provide a deluxe gas barbecue grill for alfresco dining & those fun evenings in. Don't be surprised if the resident family of Ducks decides to join you!

These are some of our guests comments:

Southview is idyllic. A beautiful villa, very well equipped, with a south facing pool area looking out over a peaceful lake. Lake Berkley is a secure and well appointed community with good recreational facilities. Situated very close to the Wal-Mart and close to the Poinciana Boulevard it makes for easy access to shopping and easy travel to the parks and beyond. We had great fun and were sorry to leave! Madeleine and Denis, the owners, are great people to deal with and very supportive through booking, the stay, and afterwards. Snap up a booking in this villa if you can! Malcolm Valentine, Aberdeen, UK

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this wonderful villa. The location is perfect, just off the 192, so close to all the attractions and restaurants. The villa was extremely comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped, with lovely views over the lake. The owners couldn't have been more friendly or helpful from the very first contact. All in all highly recommended. Angela, Warrington, Cheshire

We had a fabulous time. It was an excellent respite from the heat and crowds at Disney. My four year old son says the pool and game room were his favorite parts of the whole vacation! Maddie has been extremely friendly and prompt about everything. Wigginton Family, Cedar Park, TX

We had a great time staying in Southview on our recent golf holiday in Orlando. We found the house great, with great space and every comfort. The kids (43-71 year olds) loved the games room. Each of the 5 of us had our own bedroom, with TV, all for the price of 1 room in a hotel. Why book anywhere else if SouthView is available. It would be ideal for a family holiday, as is near all the Disney parks, restaurants etc. 5 Happy Paddy's looking forward to our next trip. Aidan O Shaughnessy, Ireland

When it is your first time booking an online reservation it can be scary to trust and take the plunge. Booking with the Locks was a truly pleasant experience all around. Every single thing about the place was EXACTLY as described but when you see it for real it appears even more beautiful. The community had every convenience and many attractions enjoyable for all different age groups and interests. It is a very short distance from all of the major attractions and then there was the heated pool and hot tub to enjoy! Madeleine and Denis have thought of everything. The home was also beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Thank God there are people like them out there making dreams come true for others. Thanks for all of your hard work and friendly chat. Margo and Dean and extended vacationing family. Margo Houston

My Family & I stayed at Madie & Denis house at Southview in July. This was the best vacation we have been on. The house is absolutely beautiful, it has everything you need to washer, drier, full kitchen with all the things you need for cooking etc, etc to make your stay enjoyable. You have a nice view of the lake right in your back yard, where you can go fishing if you like. Everything is just minutes away. Everything you see in the pictures is what you get a beautiful house but much bigger in person. I recommend this house to anybody. Oh also the beds are like sleeping on clouds!!!!! Thanks Madie & Denis we will be back soon everything was great!!! much love, Leida,Joe,& Family, Worcester, Ma

Living Areas:
Air-Conditioned Game Room
This room is home to a full-size slate bed pool table, foosball table, cable TV, PS2, DVD/VCR combi, board games etc for hours of family fun. It has two large leather sofas just made for lounging in front of the TV and the room is decorated with an eclectic mix of pool room memorabilia and all things USA!! This room could be used as a second sitting room if required.

Downstairs Shower Room
Adjacent to the games room is the shower room, with a shower cubicle, WC and a vanity unit which houses a hair dryer.

Utility Room
The utility room has a full capacity washing machine and separate dryer. Also provided is an iron, ironing board, laundry basket and a clothes horse for those delicate items which shouldn't be dried in the tumble dryer.

The Dining Room
Off the central hallway you will find an elegant formal dining room which has seating for six. Our exquisite glass top dining table with its ornate wrought ironwork is adorned with china, glassware and linens allowing guests an opportunity to enjoy a more formal dining environment with an ambience of elegance if they so wish; it truly provides a gentle wind down after a hectic day.

The Great Room
The Great Room features a 21 ft high ceiling with staircase to the first floor and balcony landing giving a light, airy and spacious feel. There are three windows overlooking the pool deck and lake. You can sit and relax on three oversized soft sumptuous leather sofas. There are two side tables with their own reading lamps and a central coffee table. For your enjoyment we have provided a home entertainments system, which includes a 52 inch LCD digital HDTV with iPod docking station and theatre surround sound and a DVD player. We are pleased to provide a selection of CD's, DVD's and books for your use whilst staying at Southview.

The Kitchen and Nook
The open-plan fully equipped kitchen has every conceivable appliance, even a self-cleaning cooking range and caters for all your culinary needs. There is an abundance of crockery, glass ware, cooking utensils, cutlery, pots and pans for when you want to stay in and dine. A wall mounted phone allows you the convenience to phone an order through if that is your whim! There is a huge French door fridge/freezer with ice making facility, microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal unit, coffee maker, toaster, blender, juicer, kettle and even a teapot for those who enjoy a nice cup of tea in the morning. Guests who wish to prepare a culinary feast or just a simple buffet lunch will find all is catered for. The nook has a large table laid out for six. There are two breakfast stools to enable you to enjoy your breakfast whilst enjoying the views of the lake and pool out of the alarmed patio doors.

Master Bedrooms:
The Master Bedroom Suite
The rich colours of yellow and blue embellish the huge master bedroom creating a sanctuary where you can relax body and soul. This heavenly room is situated downstairs and has a sumptuous KING-SIZE BED, where you can sink into the soft furnishings. The large dressing table and bedside cabinets provide much needed drawer space. A cable 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player are in the corner of the room on a swivel cabinet so can be seen from any vantage point. The spacious and private bathroom has a WC, an oval shaped Roman bath, where you can relax and soak away your aching limbs after a hectic day at the theme parks. There is a separate shower cubicle, vanity unit (where you will find the hairdryer and curling tongs), here you can pamper yourself to perfection. There is a large walk-in wardrobe/closet with an abundance of hangers, it also houses the highchair and portable crib.

Other Bedrooms:

The Lilac and Purple King Bedroom
Downstairs is a bedroom with dramatic feel to it. It has a huge KING-size pillow-top mattress bed. It has its own 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD, dressing table, ample wardrobe/closet space which also houses a small chest of drawers. The white wooden headboards contrast and enhance the rich bedding and lilac wall.

Upstairs are the other three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The Vibrant Red Master Bedroom
To the left of the landing is a master bedroom with a magnificent KING-SIZE BED, the rich red and gold bedding, with its abunbance of soft furnishings have been used to create a room of opulence and romance which will appeal to the romantic in you. It has a cable 40 inch flat screen TV and VCR, closet and if you combine the dressing table and the two bedside cabinets more than enough drawer space for two. This room has its own en-suite. This bedroom is next door to the family bathroom

The Family Bathroom
The family bathroom has a large screened bath with an over head shower attachment, vanity unit and WC

The Chocolate and Blue Twin Bedroom
With its soft blue quilt contrasting with a brown comforter, wicker headboards and dressing table provides a haven of tranquility. It has its own flat screen 32 inch TV, large wardrobe and bedside cabinet. This bedroom can also be converted to a KING with our Create-A-King Bed Converter.

The Disney Twin Bedroom
This twin bedroom has a Disney theme. White headboards and bachelor chest compliment the bedding. It has its own flat screen TV/DVD combo.Giant Disney murals will enchant all who see. A wooden toybox holds the cuddly toys which are bountiful for the little ones. Mr Grumpy sits by one of the beds but the children won't be grumpy when they see this room.

Exterior:
Southview Villa lies in a QUIET SECLUDED ENCLAVE of luxurious private executive homes surrounded by wooded areas. In the front garden palm trees gently sway in the breeze. The view from the back is not obscured by trees so that the fishing lake and wildlife can be viewed clearly. Tame ducks bring their ducklings up to the pool door to be fed so remember to have plenty of bread at your disposal. Egrets, sacred ibis, cranes and much more frequent the lake during the day time so there is always plenty to see. A fine mesh screen covers the pool-deck and stops unwanted flies and mosquito's during the day and night provided the pool door is kept shut, but allows the sun to shine through. In the evening you'll enjoy the tropical sounds as you swim or relax in the illuminated pool and spa. There are four padded sun-loungers for you to relax on and eight padded chairs set around two tables to dine on and smaller tables to leave your books, drinks and sun cream. Being able to sit under the sun umbrella is also an added bonus when the day becomes too hot. The patio doors are alarmed for peace of mind so little ones will not be able to get out without you noticing. A mobility handle by the steps allows the less able and the little ones to enter and exit the pool safely.
Location & Surroundings:
LAKE BERKLEY RESORT is a most sought after destination. Its located just south of the 192, behind Medieval Times, less than a mile to the shops, restaurants and amenities of the 192. Security gates at the entrance offer peace of mind and are manned 24/7 by a security guard who greets you as you come and go. The resort of Lake Berkley is set around 3 well stocked fishing lakes. The largest of the three, Lake Berkley, is spring fed and covers 14 acres. As you jog or stroll the nature trail around the lake you'll see an abundance of mud turtles and terrapins. Within this beautiful setting there are many local amenities that the resort has to offer. These include a Children's Playground, Gazebo, volley ball court, FISHING PIER, small sandy beach, picnic area and BBQs for your use free of charge, all of which are in the PARK. In the Clubhouse is a Fitness Room/Gym,cyber cafe, games room, movie rentals. Outside is a community pool with a separate children's wading pool with water cannons and spa. The tennis court and basketball court are on the right hand side of Lake Berkley Drive just after the clubhouse. Adjacent to the Lake Berkley community is The Hapimag Resort, which offers an additional community pool for a small fee, Tots Lot

Two minute drive from the resort is a 24 hour Wal*Mart Supermarket and the nearest golf course is only 3 miles away and those famous shopping malls such as Florida Mall, Mall at Millenia, the new shopping centre "The Loop" and of course Premium Outlets are just a short drive from the villa.

The close proximity of all the major road networks ensures that the major attractions are within easy reach of our home.

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